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Holding the microphone

As a VO talent you will rarely have to hold the mic during an actual session. However, it may be necessary for some auditions. If it ever happens to you, you need to know how to properly do it.

The correct handheld microphone technique is to hold it vertically or at a slight angle, with the top of the mic at chin level, about an inch below the lips and slightly away from the chin, not touching the face. In this position, you will be speaking the top of the mic rather than directly into it.

Talking across the microphone minimizes breath pops. You can test for proper mic placement by saying “puh, puh”. Slowly raise a finger from below your chin up to your lips and you will know where to position a mic to avoid being hit with your breath.

And last but not least.. never play or wiggle with the cord! Just let it hang from the end of the mic but try not to touch it because, even if you don´t hear it, it could cause saounds that could cover up an otherwise good recording.

 

Alanis Sophia records jingle for Visit Florida

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Alanis Sophia records jingle for Visit Florida

We had an awesome recording session with Alanis Sophia, one of the girls that was part of The Voice Kids last year. It was a very upbeat and fun song for Visit Florida.

She is the new face of Florida Tourism since last October. She was a finalist in The Voice Kids and has over 55.000 likes in Facebook, you can see this for yourself at www.facebook.com/AlanisSophiapowervoice

We hope we get to have over again for a new recording! Great voice and talent!

You can visit her webpage at alanissophia.net

Busy week!

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We have been very busy this week at Elite Music Studios!

We have had several casting calls for several new projects, as well as our usual ISDN recordings with Memo Sauceda for Chevrolet. We also have been doing the Dubbing in English and the Sound Design for a series of educational videos for children from Spain called ELESAPIENS and we recorded a jingle for Florida, Mi Paraíso.

For the castings we had some of the best VO talents in Miami visit us: Memo Sauceda, CC Limardo, Gary Matos, Norma Hernández, Mariana Medina, Alejandro Toro, Eduardo Wasweiller, Pedro Castillo, Johnatan Ramírez, Karl Troller, Manolo Zota y Laura Termini, entre otros.

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Fotos: Arriba, Alejandro Toro y Johnatan Ramírez grabando. Abajo Gary Matos con CC y Norma Hernández en nuestro foyer

VO tip of the week!

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VO Tip of the week!

Welcome to this weeks tip of the week!

Working the microphone: Never blow into or tap a mic!

Studio microphones are delicate and very expensive. Blowing into a microphone can cause severe damage. When testing a mic or giving a level to the engineer, always speak in the actual volume of your performance. When the engineer asks you to read for levels, consider it an opportunity to rehearse your performance.

Tapping the microphone, although not usually harmful, is annoying to most engineers. It´s good to keep engineers on your side, they control how you sound and have complete power in the control room. Remember this basic studio etiquette: don´t touch the equipment!

 

 

VO Tip of the week!

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VO Tip of the week!

Welcome to a new year of VO Tips!

Keep your sinuses clear

Clogged or stuffy sinuses can seriously affect your performance. You can find in any pharmacy nasal sprays, tablets and capsules that help if you have a stuffy nose. However you must be careful when using this type of medication because they will do the job, but most likely also dry your mouth.

An alternative to decongestants is a saline nasal rinse. Rinsing the nasal passage with a mixture of warm saline solution is a proven method for treating sinus problems, colds, allergies, post-nasal drip, and for counteracting the effects of environmental pollution.