Auditions and recordings are now all done remotely. As a result, having an at home recording booth and studio setup are critical. I’m lucky to have started working with a new agent, and a new manager, all because of my ability to record broadcast quality remotely. Here’s how.
I have a 4×6 recording booth, with a very low noise floor. That means there’s no background noise in my recordings. The interior is filled with sound absorption panels that help give a clear, true tone, without any unwanted effects. I then process the recordings at my studio PC.
I use two. My go-to is a Synco D2 Hyper-Cardio shotgun mic. It gives me a really true tone, clear and crisp, with no background noise. The shotgun style mic is an industry staple since it allows sound in only from the front. I also have a Rhode NT1 cardio mic for a nice, deep, rich sound, without being too bassy.
I use PCs for all my work. I have an external monitor in the booth with a wireless keyboard, and I record into a laptop outside the booth. I run Audacity for recording and processing, Dropbox for saving (and sometimes sharing), then everything is transferred to the studio PC where I do all the editing and processing.
There are lots of ways we can connect about your project, before, after and even during the recording. I have Source Connect, ipDTL, Zoom, Skype, access to browser based connections, as well as phone patch. You can give direction or have direct access to the recording in real time, without having to back and forth via email, call, or text. Easy.