Ariosto wrote:Personally I think that for close miked VO/narration work you need some room treatment. Mostly duvets, hanging towels, sheets and blankets on as many reflective surfaces including desk top and glass windows and mirrors which will be quite effective. In other words, on any hard surface that may reflect the sound waves back into the mic. Put duvet(s) and blankets behind you and also behind the mic, to get as dry a sound as possible.
I have mentioned my PortaBooth Pro several times and no one has commented on it.
The whole concept of sound-proofing is somewhat foreign to me, as I often thing the end result is a muffled, unnatural end result?!
When I tried my PortaBooth Pro on a tripod stand it sorta sounded like that too.
Ariosto wrote:Then close miking at about 12-18 inches should give a very strong audio recording with minimum room noise. However, sounds from outside your room may still intrude and be a problem, so record when it is quiet (3.00am?) or when noise from roads and aircraft etc are at a minimum.
Instead of treating my entire hotel room, couldn't I just either use my PortaBooth Pro or make a box around my mic on broadcast arm using Auralex? Then maybe throw a blanket over my head?
In other words, contain the sound space to a small area versus treating a wide open space...
Ariosto wrote:Turn the gain up until you have the meters peaking at around -6 to -10dB (or a bit lower at -14dB if your voice sometimes gets too loud, or you can't control it well enough. Don't forget it's about voice/mic technique as much as anything else. (Peaks must not go above -3dB for commercial work, and I keep mine to about -4.5 dB overall).
So how do I learn that?