You’ve seen it too. Big name celebrities broadcasting from home. Quaint isn’t it?? I’m not a fan. Here’s why.
I’m a voice talent who has had a broadcast quality studio for quite some time. Yes it took a few dollars investing in accoustic foam and paneling, getting the right microphone (AKG C314)? for my voice, and adding an industry respected audio interface (Scarlet 2i4 to be exact). But even in my Zoom set up, I’ve invested in lighting, a HD camera and staged my setting. So, yes, I’m a little impatient seeing home interviews that are fuzzy with poor audio.
In terms of voice talent, big studios hire both professional voice talent, and celebrities. Here’s the difference. Celebrities typically don’t have a home studio. But professional voice actors, like me, do! And with the added bonus of web-based remote connection service like Source Connect, I can record from home to anywhere!
Here’s where I hope the industry for voiceover is going once studios do open back up.? I hope casting agents, directors, and creatives will consider those with a quality home studio in their mix of talent – without the need to be based in LA or NY. Let’s keep our fingers crossed.? In the meantime, if you need a super quick turnaround when your messaging is changing as businesses open at whatever capacity, consider me. I’ll deliver the voice you need. Warm, friendly, approachable.