What do I need to do to prepare for a voice over recording?
Once you know where your project is headed, the first thing that you will need is the script for the voice over which you can then present to your selected voice acting agency. You will also need to know what your recording budget is, and if you are syncing your voice over with a video or animation etc.
These are really the only things that you will need to prepare, we can provide all of the equipment and studio space required. We can even provide the perfect voice actor for your project from our expansive pool of professional artists.
How do I find the right voice over talent for my project?
Choosing the perfect voice artist for your project is absolutely key, as the voice will be the main focal point for your listeners and will represent you and your project.
At Chatterbox, we utilise our pool of over 1,000 unique, professional voice artists to fit whatever needs you require. Our voice artists range in age and can cover over 80 different languages. We also offer an endless array of different speaking styles and vocal ranges – from deep, slow and seductive to fast-paced and informative.
The importance of using the right voice can make finding it a daunting task. But if you’re not sure where to begin, don’t worry, we have extensive experience and can use our large network to complete the casting for you!
To find out more, take a look at our dedicated blog How to Choose the Right Voice Over Talent for Your Project.
What is the best environment to record in?
The importance of the quality of the recording environment should never be underestimated. There are so many different variables that can affect the standard of recording; you need an environment with as little interference from background noise as possible, and that’s not just loud cars or people shouting in the distance, even the faintest sounds can drastically affect your audio quality.
In fact, even the materials that the room and furniture are made out of can have a huge impact on your recording, with hard materials bouncing sound around the room, while softer materials can help to absorb the sound for a smoother quality.
As an established voice over agency, the team at Chatterbox are experts at achieving perfect sound quality in recordings and have some of the finest recording spaces available. We are very proud of our state-of-the-art recording studios in the heart of London, and they’re in such high demand that we’ve recently acquired another! So, if you’re looking for the perfect recording environment then give our friendly production team a call today on 0203 744 3558
How much does a voice over recording cost?
There can be many different costs involved in recording, however we like to break the mould at Chatterbox by keeping things simple. We don’t charge for set up time, file transfers or backups. Instead, you simply book the time you need, from a single hour to an entire week, and pay in accordance. Throughout. you will always be supported by our friendly, expert sound engineers with access to our extensive range of kit.
What kind of voice over projects can you produce?
If you’re looking for a short answer, then the better question would be what kind of voice over project can’t you produce – the list is endless!
As a specialist voice acting agency, no matter what you’re looking to achieve, our Chatterbox team can help! Here is just a short list of some of our specialisms:
- Audio Books
- Corporate Videos
- Audio Guides
- Text to Speech
- Language Courses
- Inflight Edutainment
We love the diversity of our partners and team, and the versatility of our voice artists. So no matter what you’re looking to do, we’d love to help.
How long does it take to record a voice over?
This can sometimes be a tricky question to answer, and it does depend on a few different factors, such as whether playback is needed, for example when recording in multiple different languages. It is also important to account for the time required for editing and finishing any audio. It is likely that a professional voice artist will be able to achieve anywhere between 1,000 and 4,000 words per hour, depending on the nature of your project.
We pride ourselves in being refreshingly different, and as such we don’t charge you extra for things such as set up time, thus ensuring that your recording experience is as easy and efficient as possible.
What equipment do I need to record a voice over?
Voice over recording requires the following equipment: Microphones, a script, recording and editing software, and a computer to run all of the software on. This is of course not forgetting one of the most important things that you’ll need, the voice artist.
These are the main foundations that you will need to record a basic voice over yourself, but when you work with a voice acting agency like Chatterbox Voices, everything is provided for you in our state-of-the-art production studios.
We have three studios optimised to achieve the best sound recording, as well as an extensive selection of top of the range recording equipment. This, twinned with our highly experienced sound engineers and vast network of professional voice artists, means that the only thing that you really need to get started is an idea – we can help you with the rest.
If you have any further questions that are not listed here, or would like to make an enquiry about our London based studios, then give a call to a member of our Chatterbox team on +44 (0) 203 744 3558, and we’d be happy to help!