My Ghetto Studio: Prentice’s VO Playhouse!

After having a snafu with getting some reads done, I checked my nest egg and realized I finally saved enough money to buy…

A mic for voice over recordings!!!!!!

So now begins a new portion of my blog: My Ghetto Studio! Basically, I will share with you my journey through creating and using a home studio on a budget. Starving artists have to start somewhere, right? And, I’m not a believer in hoarding know how like some artists. I think that is unsportsmanlike, so I will share all I know. Feel free to ask me questions.

Firstly, I know some of you mic hipsters may wonder “Why go with a Blue mic? There are lots of brands, and just because Blue is a big name does not make it the end all be all of mics.” Well, you are absolutely right. There are lots of fantastic condenser mics out there, but the reason I chose a Blue Yeti is this: My voice teacher told me to buy it. I trust her judgement, and I took her advice. I was able to buy one brand new on Amazon for $105.

The moment I got my hands on my Yeti, of course I wanted to record! The problem is I’m not at home this week. I’m house/dog/cat sitting for a friend, but that didn’t stop me…

This may look like a particularly awesome pillow fort, but it’s more than meets the eye…

It’s a pillow fort voice over play house, complete with a mini pillow pet unicorn!

I’m aware that this is not a proper set-up for a professional recording. I would never use this for Voice123 auditions, but it was just dandy for the project I was doing. I probably could have just used the Yeti in a small room, but I wanted to make the best recording I could with what I had…and I just happened to have pillows, blankets and chairs.

I voiced both Chrysalis and her mother in this awesome comic that my buddy Deft made:

When the animation is done and the voice is added, I’ll post it. For now, here is the last comic I did for him. I played Octavia.

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About purrrentice

Fantastic Voiceover? How About PRENTASTIC VOICEOVER?!?! I'm Prentice Osborne, a full-time, freelance voiceover talent out of Atlanta. My specialty is Millennial, teen and everything in between, and I work in multiple genres of VO, from e-learning to games to cartoons to radio and TV ads. I love the entire VO process, from pen to paper, mouth to mic, cursor to waveform. It's totally Prentabulous! Need some voice work? Bring it on, World! Freelance Prentice is here to blow your mind with laughs, creative magic, mad skills, and a little bit of razzle dazzle!
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4 Responses to My Ghetto Studio: Prentice’s VO Playhouse!

  1. You’ve got talent for voice over work – and pillow forts! I’m very impressed! Keep at it!

    I also happen to think Blue makes quality microphones. I have a Blue Snowball mic I use for podcasting and it has never disappointed. So I see no problem with your choice of the Yeti.

  2. Blondie says:

    Yaaaaaaaaaaaay pillow fort! I’m excited to see this studio come together over time. I feel in ten years when you’ve got a wonderfully successful VO career, we’ll look back and giggle about when you had a build a pillow fort! 🙂

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