Navigating Voice Over Microphones

Finding The Best Microphone For You
Hosted by Dan Lenard

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Dan Lenard

Webinar hosted by: Dan Lenard

Voice Actor and Voice Over Recording Consultant

Hailing from Sherman Oaks, California, Dan Lenard has been a radio personality, a high school Media and Social Studies teacher, and currently is a free lance producer, professional voice artist and professional home voice over studio technical consultant. Dan specializes in E-learning and audio book narration. He also has become a recognized industry expert and consultant in home 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 Voice Over Body Shop (http://vobs.tv) with George Whitham, which talks about home voice over studio tech, presents guests from the voice over industry and other relevant voice over industry news. He is also a Founding Board Member and Vice President of Technical Standards for World-Voices Organization. An industry association representing freelance voice actors around the world. His philosophy. Keep it simple! You can read more about Dan on his website http://homevoiceoverstudio.com. Full Bio »

Webinar Summary

Learn directly from Dan Lenard, a 30+ year veteran of professional voice work, recognized industry expert, known as “The Home Studio Master,” who specializes in home voice over studio recording and Vice President of Technical Standards for the World-Voices Organization!

It is becoming the industry standard for voice actors to record their voice tracks, on their own, in their own home or “personal” recording studio to be able to find work. More and more, agents and producers are insisting on voice actors recording their own material to audition, and there is a massive amount of non-commercial work available if you can produce it yourself in your own “personal” or home studio.

One of the most perplexing and confusing question beginners ask is: “What’s the best microphone for voice over?” With so many models and types to choose from, what’s best for YOU?

In this exclusive Stage 32 Next Level Webinar, host Dan Lenard will personally guide you through the maze of misconceptions about microphones used to record voice over! Drawing from his 30+ years in the professional voice over business, Dan will give you a breakdown all of the different models and uses of voice over microphones! He will discuss the different types of microphones, how they work, what each are for, how to pick one for yourself, and most importantly, HOW to use them. This is the information you need to finally stop worrying about "What’s The Best Microphone For Voice Over?” and start working on the most important part of voice over... YOU!

You will leave this webinar with a comprehensive knowledge of exactly the right microphone you need in your arsenal to take the next step in your voice over career!

What You'll Learn

  • The different types of microphones.
  • How they work.
  • The many manufacturers and the models they make.
  • What to look for that works best for your voice.
  • How to "Audition" mics.
  • How NOT to buy a voice over mic.
  • Recorded in-depth Q&A with Dan who has over 30 years of experience!

About Your Instructor

Hailing from Sherman Oaks, California, Dan Lenard has been a radio personality, a high school Media and Social Studies teacher, and currently is a free lance producer, professional voice artist and professional home voice over studio technical consultant.

Dan specializes in E-learning and audio book narration. He also has become a recognized industry expert and consultant in home 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 Voice Over Body Shop (http://vobs.tv) with George Whitham, which talks about home voice over studio tech, presents guests from the voice over industry and other relevant voice over industry news.

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

His philosophy. Keep it simple! You can read more about Dan on his website http://homevoiceoverstudio.com.

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Testimonials

"Dan’s ‘The Home Studio Master’ is not an ad slogan, it's a spot-on description of Dan's work, expertise and - well - mastery of the intricate art of assembling and fine tuning a home recording studio, for each individual clients and their unique needs. Best-of-all, his patient, non-technical, non-intimidating approach let's me recommend him with total confidence.” - Harlan Hogan, Voice Over Actor

Dan has dedicated himself to providing individuals who are home based recording professionals (voice talent, podcasters, speakers, etc.) with the knowledge, tools and understanding so that their recordings are acoustically and mechanically well done. This tends to be a major problem even among those who claim they have ‘good sound.’” - J.S. Gilbert, Voice Over Actor

Dan Lenard is an internationally recognized expert in home studio consultation. His in-depth knowledge of what goes into building a home studio, setting them up efficiently, how to get the best sound possible and how to maximize budgets makes him the go-to guy for any and all questions about home recording studios. I wish he were my neighbor! OH, Now he is!” - Marc Cashman, Voice Over Coach, Author of "V-Oh! Tips, Tricks, Tools and Techniques to Start and Sustain Your Voice Over Career

As a freelance voice over artist with a private recording studio, I'm expected to deliver broadcast quality audio files to my customers worldwide. Although my background is in both radio and television, I've encountered a few glitches I found challenging along the way. Dan's quick, precise diagnosis and easy-to-understand advice has truly come in handy.” - Lisa Rice, Professional Female Voice Over Actress

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