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Put it to work!
Got a great voice?
Put it to work!

Home Studio Set-up Tech Support


In-studio workshop at Voiceworx Many of you have asked us about home studios, what equipment to purchase, ballpark budget, and how to set it up. We can recommend our demo engineer Ben Spiller who is extremely knowledgable and has assisted Mike with his home studio. If you are in the downtown Toronto area and would like Ben to come to your home to set up your fully-functioning home studio, his details are below. He'll come right to your door!

There are 3 main components to every home studio: a microphone, an audio interface, and a computer with recording software. Ben has a few recommendations for each piece of equipment. These suggestions are based on quality, price and convenience.

Microphone:

A good microphone can make or break any recording. There are thousands of microphones on the market, and it can be intimidating. Here are a few of Ben's favourite budget Voice-Over microphones:

  • Rode NT-1A
  • Shure SM7B
  • Rode NT-2A
  • Neumann TLM 106

Audio Interface:

The audio interface is responsible for converting the analogue signal from your microphone, to a digital signal that can travel to your computer. It's also used as your primary gain-staging device. Most audio interfaces have knobs or faders that allow you to adjust the levels going into your computer. Some of Ben's favourite budget interface's include:

  • Avid Mbox 2 (Regular or Mini)
  • Avid Mbox 3 (Regular or Mini)
  • Digidesign 002, or 003. (Discontinued, but still very cheap online.)
  • Rolland Edirol UA-25

Recording Software (Digital Audio Workstations):

There is a lot of recording software on the market. The good news is, you really don't need to break the bank here. If your only aplication is recording your own voice, almost any piece of recording software will work just fine. Some of Ben's favourite budget DAW's include:

  • Pro Tools LE
  • Logic Express
  • GarageBand
  • Presonus Studio One

Feel free to contact Ben directly if you have any questions pertaining to home-studio setup.

Ben Spiller
Email: b.spiller4@gmail.com
Cellphone: 647-921-9851
cost: $75/hr



Voice work can be intensely exciting - just you and the microphone, a page of text and the wonderful sound of your voice in your head-sets.