Proper Microphone Technique
Sometimes we get so focused on practicing our performance skills, we forget to check in with proper microphone technique; which is essential for achieving high-quality voiceover audio. Here are some tips keep in mind when recording:
Maintain proper distance: The ideal distance between your mouth and the microphone should be around 6-8 inches. This will help to avoid plosives and other unwanted noises in your recording. You move closer or further away if you want more of an intimate or authoritative tone.
Speak clearly and enunciate: It is essential to speak clearly and enunciate your words correctly. This will help you to achieve a clear and professional-sounding recording. However, you want to ensure you sound natural and not robotic.
Use a pop filter: A pop filter is a thin mesh screen that is placed between your mouth and the microphone. It helps to prevent plosives and other unwanted sounds from being picked up by the microphone.
Use headphones: Wearing headphones will help you to monitor your voice and ensure that you are speaking at the right volume and with the right tone.
Sit-up or stand-up straight and maintain good posture: Maintaining good posture will help you to breathe properly and project your voice effectively. Remember, people can’t see you, you only have your voice to win them over.
Experiment with microphone placement: Depending on the type of microphone you are using, you may need to adjust the placement of the microphone to achieve the best sound. Experiment with different positions to find the sweet spot.