It’s a soggy Thursday afternoon here in Eau Claire, and the temps are starting to drop even further. Going outside is about as enjoyable as having your gums tattooed.
I’ve been playing mad scientist again with the software I have, trying to see what boundaries I can push with it while still managing to sound good. It’s a fine line between making your voice sound smoother and thicker, or making it sound like Popeye.
There’s a set of guidelines when recording for Audible and other clients; there’s a certain noise floor, a certain level of normalization, so there’s not a ton you can do while messing with it all, but in the name of experimentation, it’s a lot of tinkering to see if you can get it to sound “perfect” or close to it.
I’ve managed to create a button on my StreamDeck (a touchpad where I can make buttons for shortcuts in the recording software) that does all the mastering work for me, and to anyone reading that’s starting out, I REALLY recommend getting one to help automate part of the post production process.
Been taking interest in seeing how music engineers work, as well. Always had an interest, but as I have little musical skill, other than listening to it, VO post-production always made more sense. But knowing how to mix, engineer, produce not just vocals, but the rest of the sound has always sounded intriguing. Time to binge some YouTube vids on the process.
Ok everyone, kind of a hodgepodge of a blog today, but alas, this is where my brain is at.