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!