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Dan Lenard

Webinar hosted by: Dan Lenard

Voice Actor and Voice Over Recording Consultant

Dan Lenard has more than 30 years behind the mic and in commercial studios. Dan specializes in Commercial, E-learning and Documentary narration.He also has become a recognized industry expert and consultant in home voice over studio set–up and problem solving, specifically for voice over artists new to the industry, or experienced, but with little or no self-recording experience. He is Co-Host of the popular weekly live webcast of East-West Audio Body Shop with George Whitham, which talks about home voice over studios, presents guests from the voice over industry and other industry news He is also a Founding Board Member and Vice President of Technical Standards for World-Voices Organization. An industry association representing entrepreneurial voice actors around the world! His philosophy. Keep it simple! You can see his website here. Full Bio »

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Learn directly from Dan Lenard, a 30+ year veteran of professional voice work and a recognized industry expert, known as “The Home Studio Master”, who specializes in home voice over studio set–up and problem solving.

His knowledge of home studio design, construction, equipment, and the overall technology of home-based recording is exceptional. There are only a handful of people in the voiceover world who have the ability to communicate even the most complex home studio concepts with relative ease – and Dan is one of them. I highly recommend him. - James R. Alburger

In today’s voice over marketplace, a personal or “home” voice over studio is a must. More and more, Agents and Producers are insisting on voice actors having a personal studio to do auditions, and there is a massive amount of non-commercial work available if you can produce it yourself.

Having your own home studio is not as expensive or as intimidating as you’d think. However, every location, every house, every room, every voice and every microphone is different, so you must know how to customize your home studio to specifically fit your needs in order to be successful.

In this Stage 32 Next Level Webinar, host Dan Lenard will guide you through the steps of creating your own simple, but professional personal studio. Drawing from his 30 years in the voice over business and his expertise in home studio setup, you will learn everything you need to know – from how to choose the right space to convert into a studio to what kind of equipment you need – and will leave this webinar confident in successfully creating and using your personal voice recording space.

What You'll Learn

  • Why you need a home voice over studio if you want to stay competitive in the market.
  • How to choose the right space for your home studio.
    • What you need to consider acoustically.
  • Computers for recording.
    • What do you really need?
  • What are the best microphones for your desired results?
  • How to navigate digital interfaces.
    • How your microphone talks to your computer.
  • The different recording software available and which one is right for you.
  • Recording and editing in your home studio.
  • The mythology of home recording.
  • Recorded Q&A with Dan, a 30-year veteran voice actor!

About Your Instructor

Dan Lenard has more than 30 years behind the mic and in commercial studios.

Dan specializes in Commercial, E-learning and Documentary narration.He also has become a recognized industry expert and consultant in home voice over studio set–up and problem solving, specifically for voice over artists new to the industry, or experienced, but with little or no self-recording experience.

He is Co-Host of the popular weekly live webcast of East-West Audio Body Shop with George Whitham, which talks about home voice over studios, presents guests from the voice over industry and other industry news

He is also a Founding Board Member and Vice President of Technical Standards for World-Voices Organization. An industry association representing entrepreneurial voice actors around the world!

His philosophy. Keep it simple! You can see his website here.

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Testimonials

I was TOTALLY lost with all of the technical stuff at building and operating a home studio until I “met” Dan in a skype class. He taught me in a very patient and “easy-to-understand” manner how to use my software, and how to sound-proof my closet. Then I was off and “talking”. I now audition and record jobs from my home studio every day. Thanks Dan!” – Tess Masters


His patient, non-technical, non-intimidating approach let’s me recommend him with total confidence!” – Harlan Hogan

His knowledge of home studio design, construction, equipment, and the overall technology of home-based recording is exceptional. There are only a handful of people in the voiceover world who have the ability to communicate even the most complex home studio concepts with relative ease – and Dan is one of them. I highly recommend him.” - James R. Alburger

His knowledge was exceptional and his detailed care in assisting me has so far proven invaluable. He continues to make himself available with any questions I may have and his experience shared both in front of and behind the mic, has enabled me to continue to be hired for and subsequently produce top quality recordings.” -Larissa Gallagher

Dan IS the home studio master! He’s a GREAT resource for both beginning voice actors and seasoned pros. Dan has a great set of ears and the technical knowledge to solve almost any problem.” - Dustin Ebaugh

Dan is at the top of my short list when it comes to home studio gear and setup. Dan has given me great advice on how to get the best out of my home rig. I would recommend him to any VO person, rank amateur to seasoned pro.” – Brad Venable

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