Here at Nostairway we have been working on lots of new voice-over productions recently. We’ve been hard at work setting up our new recording facillities in our brand new office in Chiswick.
Here’s the work in progress, keep an eye out for updates!
We have been producing voice-overs for some of our talent who you can check out HERE. These have included voiceovers for corporate video productions and voicereels for talent. We have been working with Shelle Luscombe and Katy Haswell in the past few weeks.
On our youtube channel you can also find examples of some of our work of late. Here is some of our very own Robert Marshall’s voice-over work.
In our current voice-over production space we use lots of soundproofing foam to create high quality audio safe from the noises of Chiswick High Street. We then edit and cut the recordings on site and send them off to clients. We can offer super high speed turnaround on our projects currently which has been great for those in a hurry.
During the editing process we cut out breaths, pauses and extra takes for a flawless product. Sometimes we will also use a function in our audio editing called noise reduction. This is because recordings will sometimes have background atmospheric noise, such as noise from electrical equipment or air conditioning.
We will also add music or sound effects depending on what we are producing. We can produce that music ourselves or use preferred sounds which will be shaped around the voices for a clear listening experience. Recently we produced a piece which required jungle sounds and footsteps.
Why you need a studio to do voice-over production?
A studio is an important asset for voice-over production. It allows the voice-over artist to record in a professional environment with high-quality equipment, which results in a polished and professional final product. The acoustics of a studio also help to ensure that the voice-over recording is clear and free of echo or other unwanted sounds.
Additionally, studios typically have soundproofing to minimize outside noise interference, further ensuring the quality of the recording. Finally, studios provide a comfortable space for the voice-over artist to work, which can help to optimize performance. For all of these reasons, a studio is an essential piece of voice-over production.
Training to the voice
voice-over production often requires a voice that is clear, articulate and well-paced, which can be difficult to achieve without proper training. The voice is one of the most important tools an actor has at their disposal, and mishandling it can lead to disastrous results. A voice that is too high-pitched or squeaky can come across as annoying or infantile, while a voice that is too deep or gravelly can sound threatening or intimidating.
A good voice coach can help an actor find their natural range and learn how to use their voice effectively for the role they are auditioning for. With the right training, an actor’s voice can be a powerful tool that can help them land the role of their dreams.
If you need help scripting, recording or editing your voice-overs and audio the get in contact with us HERE. We are currently open and ready for top quality voice-over production in London. At Nostairway we also produce video and would love to hear from you.
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