Create a home voice recording booth

Course Dates: 12/03/19 - 26/03/19
Time: 18:30 - 21:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Tutor: Max La Villa

Are you working in voiceovers or wish to do so? Building your own home voice recording booth is a shrewd investment and gives you quality control of your output. Explore your options on this intensive course.


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?

Tutor demonstrations.
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.

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See the course guide for term dates and further details


Book your place

Course Code: MK607

Tue, eve, 12 Mar - 26 Mar '19

Duration: 3 sessions (over 3 weeks)

Full fee: £119.00
Senior fee: £119.00
Concession: £73.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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