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At Voice123 we always encourage our members, like you, to have a home studio where you can record auditions and final products. Most buyers will expect you to record professional, high quality audio from your home studio.

 However, if you don’t have the equipment needed to make a voice recording that meets the  expectations of the project or if the buyer requests that you record in their studio, here’s some advice for recording from a professional studio.

  1.  Carefully choose the clothes you will wear the day of the recording: choose soft fiber clothes that do not generate allergies, static or grinding noises. Any noise can sneak in when you record. In the same way, avoid wearing bracelets, necklaces, and other jewelry that can make noise.
  2. Turn your cellphone off: this is a priority. The only thing to be heard in the session is your voice and the instructions you receive. Any interference or an incoming call can adversely affect your work.
  3. Do warm-up exercises: be sure not to make any extra effort with your voice or consume food or drinks that may compromise it (for example, extremely salty foods or caffeinated or acidic drinks). Prior to the session, you should warm up your voice so that it’s ready when you need it.
  4. Arrive at least 10 minutes before starting the session: when you arrive a little early you can set your mind and attitude in the recording and internalize the customer requirements, you can re-read the script and do some vocal and breathing exercises.
  5. Show your good manners: being professional means being respectful and maintaining neat and transparent communication. It is also important to reflect courtesy as this also defines your professionalism.
  6. Show that you know your business: never discuss your rates or payment terms with your employer during the session, do it before. Take advantage of the session and ask all the questions you need to know so you can focus on your work and your performance. This speaks highly of you as you demonstrate that your priority is the customer and the product you are recording. Lastly, do not share information about the project on social networks.

Remember that this is one of those moments in your life that will be captured forever.

Enjoy every second you spend doing what you love.

 

I’m probably leaving out some information. What other tips can you provide about this? Let us know in the comments!