Audio Engineering

Audio Engineering for Voice Actors

An Extended Toolkit in Audio for the Discerning VO

Summary Summary

A solid foundation in audio as a voice talent in this modern remote-working world is imperative, especially when working with studios and engineers, and while it takes time to master the craft, we want to give you a fast and effective path towards a professional standard of work in your own home studio.

Over the course of 6 weeks we will cover introduce to you such necessary tools as gain staging, EQ, and compression as well as real world uses of the skills needed to be successful.

You will be given audio examples and practical projects that relate closely to real-world professional practice. This is a hands on course designed to guide you, step-by-step, along the path to possessing a strong skillset in audio engineering your voiceovers.

6-weeks.

This class is 6 weeks and will attempt to have multiple timeslots to accomodate all timezones.

Video Recordings

This class is recorded so you'll be able to keep up to date even if you miss a session.

10 Credits

This class takes 10 credits to enroll.

Instructor, TA, and Peer education

This class has an instructor, a TA, and peer run assistance to help answer your questions. This class' format is lecture-based.

Results

How to drastically improve the quality of your recorded audio no matter what you are using to record.

Understand how to not only identify audio quality issues but why it is happening and how to fix them.

The considerations in setting up your own home studio and how you can create a recording space that can offer broadcast quality recordings even with very little budget.

Topics Covered

Acoustics

The sonic characteristics of a room and how it can affect your sound

Reverb

Reflections of sound waves off surfaces in your recording space, and how to treat them.

Gain Staging

Setting your audio levels to a manageable state for the cleanest recording possible.

Compression

A volume leveler bringing the quietest signals up and the louder signals down.

EQ

Sculpting to shape a tone by boosting and cutting frequencies.

Headroom

How many DB before reaching zero DB.

Sibilance

Unpleasant tonal harshness that occurs on consonants such as S, T, and Z.

Input vs Output

The directional flow of an audio signal, from microphone to speakers, and how it flows from one device to the next.

Fundamental Frequency

The "sweet spot" on a frequency graph which defines your unique voice

Harmonics

All other tones on the sound spectrum outside of your fundamental frequency

Noise Floor

Everything your microphone picks up when you aren't speaking.

Clipping

The bane of voice actors and audio engineers alike!

And more!

Standard Member Benefits

What you'll get as a Closing Credits member

Every course comes with extra benefits just for being a member of Closing Credits

Instructor Led Courses

6 to 12 week courses with an industry professional to guide you through.

Closing Credits Community

Access to our private Discord, forums, email lists. Work through fun and interesting challenges with your future colleagues and network.

Weekly Events

New Events, Workshops, Webinars, Panels, and Exercises Weekly.

Material From All Courses

Your interests change, and Closing Credits changes with you. Read and watch all the material from all courses.