Voice over work can be tough work but we like to make it easy at Crash Symphony Productions, a Sydney Recording Studio. From the moment the client calls, to when the artist arrives, and when the final files are delivered, we pride ourselves on making the process as seamless as possible. In this article, we’re going to outline some of the things that we do to make sure a voice-over recording session happens with ease and finesse for everyone involved. Read on to learn our approach to voice over. 

Voice over client calls and we initially make sure we know exactly what it is that they’re trying to achieve. This is critical to everything that follows. Is it ADR for film, is it a podcast recording, an audiobook, or a TV commercial, or an app. All these types of productions require different time, energy, and preliminary planning. Different types of voice over work require different microphones, iPad resources, and technical specifications. Once we know this information we can make sure that the session is setup and ready to go as soon as the voice-over talent walks into the studio. The voice-over talent and client should never have to wait for the engineer to setup the session. This must be done before the session and that involves prior planning. 

When the voice-over talent arrives (and client) we ensure that they’re comfortable. “Would you like tea, coffee, or water?”. These are the critical questions of comfort that we want to be focusing on when the client arrives. Once they’re ready to go we usually ask the voice over talent if they’d like to sit or stand during their voice-over work. Most usually like to stand when they’re delivering short, but important, lines of copy. If it’s a podcast or an audiobook we find that they usually prefer to sit down. This means we need to be thinking about when the talent would like a seat with a back on it or a stool. Temperature. We always make sure that the temperature is comfortable in the isolation booth and that they feel like they can breathe properly. If the voice-over artist is not comfortable on a fluid and a temperature level then they’re not going to deliver the best performance that they have within them. 

Voice over rates are very clear cut and transparent. We always make sure that these rates are communicated before the session. If our clients want to receive their files immediately after the recording is complete we make sure that full payment has been received by the end of the session. Communicating is key here. Managing the expectations and boundaries of the client-studio relationship is critical to sending them away happy so that they’ll return in the future. 

Voice over sessions are increasingly needing internet linkups to zoom, source connect and other communications solutions. In our Recording studio, we like to make sure the connection is stable and working properly before the session even begins. Making sure technology doesn’t get in the way of the goals of the recording session is important in making the operation run smoothly. 

Voice over recording is largely our specialty. We’ve been doing it since 2005 and really pride ourselves on being one of the best operators for voice over work in the world. We worked with Siri, Alexa, Hollywood movies, Coke commercials, and famous audiobooks. To learn more about how we can make your voice over session run flawlessly contact us at 0408 300 402 or email info@crashsymphony.com.au.