Twisted Wave Debreathing Tutorial

My friend Christi Bowen is an expert at Twisted Wave (one of the many audio recording software programs voiceover folk use) and has created this little tutorial on how to use presets to “automatically” reduce the amplitude of the breaths in a long recording.

Not remove the breath entirely, but reduce the sound of the breath.

This is NOT a beginner tutorial or for someone who is not very skilled with editing and some basic audio concepts.

Voice Recording Bootcamp Class – Big discount

Passing this deal along – good through January 11.

The folks at Studio C here in San Diego are offering this special price.

For $10 you can get the VR bootcamp class (11 hrs or so of video content), versus $129 normal price.  Its only through January 11.    A former student passed this information along. He found it to be very helpful in how to record and edit sound, using Audacity. There is also an offering, again for $10 for a an in depth Audacity course as well.  They are both through Udemy

Who might benefit? For home recording voice over artists who want to compete in an online market, we offer the Voice Recording Bootcamp. This course picks up where the voice acting classes leave off. Voice Recording Bootcamp provides in-depth, hands-on training in recording and production by professional audio engineers that allows students to produce studio quality work for auditions and jobs


What Fun! Create a pleasant background sound track

Not sure how I would ever use this other than simply for the fun of mixing the sounds, but this website let’s you create your own soothing sound palatte.

Probably too soothing to be very useful in mixing spots, but I am enjoying listening to some rainfall, wind chimes and thunder. Since we don’t get much thunder here in San Diego, it is quite soothing.

Perhaps some of the sounds could be useful if you wanted to play with some production, but remember for my 106 class – do not submit any mixed spots – just want to hear your voice for the class assignments.


Looking for a mic under $200? Check out this great review

My good friend Bob Souer blogs on a regular basis and comes up with some gems that are worth passing along. This time he posted a link to a fabulous review of a bunch of condenser mics under $200.

The article is detailed and includes samples for comparison. See if you can find the RE20 he slipped into the mix.

Need a Swoosh? A Boing? A Chain Saw?

My friend Dave Courvoisier is a list guy. Well, he is a lot more than that – but he loves to collect lists of Internet Resources for VO folk and this one is a doozy! Much like low-fat doesn’t mean low calorie, some of these sites do have a fee, but some are completely free. Have fun – and practice safe SFX!

Royalty-Free Sound Effects Web Sites