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…
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.