Voice Recording Bootcamp Master Class teaches you how to produce your own world-class voice over recordings outside of a professional studio. This 7 module course takes you through the entire production process: from creating a recording space, finding the right gear for you, the best ways to record and edit, all the way through the final effects and processing that will give your voice a polished, professional sound.
To complete this course, you’ll need access to a computer and the internet, recording software (we recommend Audacity because it’s free), and the drive to see it through.
In this course, you will learn:
- How your recording space affects your sound, and simple ways to fix it.
- The equipment you need and how to use it.
- How to turn your computer into a recording powerhouse.
- How to produce audio like a professional, including editing and sound enhancement techniques.
- Listening and self-coaching techniques, turning you into your own producer.
- And at the end of the course you’ll receive a Certificate of Completion.
Deborah Reeves is an audio engineer, voice over talent, and educator with over 10 years of experience. Involved in music, theater, and audio engineering from an early age, Deb has a Bachelor of Arts in Music with an emphasis on Technology from UC San Diego.
She has worked with many prestigious clients, including Penguin Random House, HarperCollins, Electronic Arts, and produces a weekly radio program that airs on AM stations across southern California and worldwide as a podcast. Deb has lent her voice to commercials, audiobooks, eLearning courses, company voicemails, training videos, and more.
Deborah teaches audio production at colleges in San Diego. She also produces music for independent artists.
Scott is the owner of Studio C Creative Sound in San Diego CA, where he has been creating and engineering audio productions for broadcast, industry, and the arts since 1983. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from UC San Diego, in Music and Communications. Clients include Disney, ABC, CBS, PBS, Qualcomm, Warner Audio, Harper Audio, Simon and Schuster, and hundreds of major companies worldwide.
He has engineered and produced thousands of radio commercials, hundreds of audio books, hundreds of documentary films and corporate videos, dozens of theatrical and dance productions. Educational programs. Yoga instructors. Pick up artists. Sales trainers. Banks. Shopping malls. Evangelists. Jingle companies. Ad agencies. Video producers. Speakers. Authors. Publishing companies. TV news, TV networks. ABC, CBS, PBS, Disney, Tony Robbins…
Scott has been actively working with the voice over community in San Diego for the past 25 years, hosting voice over classes and producing vo demos with some of the most respected voice over instructors in Southern California.
"Deb and Scott start at the very beginning and walk through the entire process of setting up and working. What's impressive is that they also talk about the key elements of voice recording, equipment, setup and everything I could possibly think of, as well as may things I had never considered. The plentiful tips and tricks, and quick references are incredibly helpful. Their personalities keep you engaged. I can't recommend this course highly enough!"
- Cheryl Gustafson, Voice actor, California USA
StartDigital Recording: Turning Your Computer Into a Studio - What You’ll Learn
StartDigital Interface Explained
StartDigital Audio Workstations
StartInstalling Audacity on a PC - The Best Free DAW Around
StartInstalling Audacity on a Mac (0:51)
StartSample Rate and Bit Depth Explained
StartSetting Your Input and Output
StartGetting Started Recording with your DAW
StartIntroduction to Getting Around in Audacity
StartEditing Exercise Example
StartHow to Export Your Work
StartHow to Import Audio Into Your Session
StartChallenge - Editing Audio
"I use this course as a resource when I need to go back and review. I knew nothing about voice over work, setting up a studio, recording, etc. It's all explained in the lectures. The best news of all, I've found voice over work and the gigs are starting to come in! Scott and Deborah, thanks so much!"
- Lewis Giles, Voice actor, London UK