What is the course about?
This course will cover what is required to make a recording environment for voiceovers, how to use recording software to capture the recording, use effects to enhance the recording and edit a final voiceover reel.
What will we cover?
• Making a vocal booth, spanning budget to higher grade professional.
Acoustic sound treatment of a recording space, different types of microphones and their placement .
• Using recording software to capture vocals- Audacity and Garageband, understanding industry standard file formats
• Performing basic editing to compile the best take of a vocal and place the voice over a backing track
• Using Eq and Compression to enhance the quality of the recorded voice.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
• Create a recording environment suitable for recording voiceovers
• Understand how to apply acoustic treatment to a space to make a more professional recording
• Use recording software to record and edit a voiceover reel
• Perform basic editing to compile takes
• Use effects to enhance the quality of the recording
• Understand the different file formats for rendering the final recording for distribution to industry standard.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Those who are working in the voiceover industry are particularly welcome but the course is open to all.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Group theory and practice sessions.
Question and answer.
Online resources available.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
You may wish to purchase some of the equipment recommended on the course.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Voiceovers; Radio Presenting; Acting for Radio.
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details