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Any good voiceover software referrals?

Postby mikehende » Tue May 07, 2019 5:52 pm

Hey guys, I am trying to help out a local guy here who wants to start doing voiceovers. He has purchased a mic and external sound card so needs a software but since he's now starting out he wants to get maybe the cheapest good one he can afford.

Can you guys recommend a couple softwares please which would work well for a beginner but also will give good quality?
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Re: Any good voiceover software referrals?

Postby Still Vibrations » Tue May 07, 2019 7:06 pm

A quick reply before the really knowledgeable forum members reply (and there are many here) but does he use a PC or Mac? If a Mac I would recommend DSP-Quattro:

http://www.dsp-quattro.com/dspquattro/Site/DSP-Quattro.html

Audacity is free for both PC, Mac and Linux:

https://www.audacityteam.org

However I'm sure the quality of the mic and audio interface are the more crucial elements. (I am involved in quite a lot of spoken voice recording but as a writer, not an engineer.) If it is voice over for video then my suggestions would not be relevant.
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Re: Any good voiceover software referrals?

Postby James Perrett » Tue May 07, 2019 8:25 pm

The room acoustics, microphone and vocal delivery are all far more important than the interface and software. I've been working with a voiceover artist recently who can deliver a great sound with absolutely no further processing. My job is simply editing the best bits together.

I use Reaper for recording and editing which has the bonus that, if we are working to video, I can load the video up in the timeline and see how the voiceover works with it.
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Re: Any good voiceover software referrals?

Postby Ariosto » Wed May 08, 2019 6:29 am

James Perrett wrote:The room acoustics, microphone and vocal delivery are all far more important than the interface and software. I've been working with a voiceover artist recently who can deliver a great sound with absolutely no further processing. My job is simply editing the best bits together.

I use Reaper for recording and editing which has the bonus that, if we are working to video, I can load the video up in the timeline and see how the voiceover works with it.

I second this. Reaper is excellent and with some room treatment it will be a good result. Close miking and a really dry sound is what is required with a noise floor of better than -60dB, with an RMS figure between 80 and 130 dB. These are the requirements for VO and narration work.
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Re: Any good voiceover software referrals?

Postby mikehende » Wed May 08, 2019 11:54 am

Ok thanks for the help guys, will pass on this info.
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