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Studio One Know-How: Voiceovers

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    Tutorial 1

    Introduction

    1:10

    An introduction to the Studio One Knowhow Voiceovers series by Marcus Huyskens.

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    Tutorial 2

    Choosing the Right Mic-Preamp Combination

    3:11

    In this video Marcus talks about some of the different microphone choices & offers some insight as to which options to choose, and various environmental factors that can affect your decision.

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    Tutorial 3

    Setting Recording Levels

    3:41

    Marcus demonstrates some good practices when setting recording levels using the free VU Meter plugin available through the PreSonus Shop. In addition, he talks about the difference between Peak vs RMS metering.

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    Tutorial 4

    Different Recording Options

    1:49

    Marcus goes over the different options available in the Record Panel, and discusses when to use them, with respect to recording voiceovers.

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    Tutorial 5

    Creating A Signal Chain Pt. 1

    9:51

    Learn how to create a basic Voiceover signal FX Chain using the stock plug-ins included in Studio One.

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    Tutorial 6

    Creating A Signal Chain Pt. 2

    8:39

    Creating A Session Template - Marcus Finishes off the voiceover Signal Chain, and then demonstrates how to save the session as a session template to speed up productivity for future Voiceover sessions.

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    Tutorial 7

    Basic Editing Workflows

    5:58

    Marcus demonstrates the basic editing workflow he uses when working with voiceovers - the shuffle delete, as well as a useful tip for comping in Room Tone to fill gaps, and noises.

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    Tutorial 8

    Useful Shortcuts

    3:36

    Learn how to utilize custom keyboard shortcuts in Studio One to map out commonly used menu options such as delete time, and expand layers, to increase efficiency when editing voiceovers in Studio One.

Are you a Studio One user and a voiceover professional, or someone looking to get into the voiceover business? These instructional video tutorials by Studio One master Marcus Huyskens are a must see and will get you on going on the right foot.

Marcus starts off by welcoming you to the series and then covers the important basics like choosing the right microphone and preamp combination for voiceover work, and setting recording levels correctly, ensuring the lowest noise and best sound.

Studio One specific info is then revealed, and you’ll spend some time learning about the different recording options available in Studio One, as well as how to create a voiceover specific signal chain.

Wrapping it up, Marcus bestows his techniques for basic editing workflows in Studio One, and the most useful shortcuts when recording and editing voiceovers in Studio One.

If you’re just getting into voiceover work, or have been at it for a while and want to see what Studio One has to offer, check out “Studio One Know-How: Voiceovers” today!

Marc A.
Submitted 4 months ago

Some mixing/production basics applied to voice over

This is not a tutorial on using Studio One, the user should have a rough understanding of what to find where. Unfortunately, a user who knows how to work with layers (the presenter is using layers to "comp" a final mix based on voice track and ambiance) will know what a compressor, EQ or noise reduction plugin is used for, so the actual tips in this tutorial aren't showing anything new to those users. While I personally appreciate the "compressed at the source" style of talking the presenter is exercising - along with the fact that he does quite some pre-EQing and pre-compression on his recording pipeline - this makes the course lack tips for some of the more pressing issues like dealing with very unsteady source material, evening out a voice track that is not smooth and perfect to begin with. In other words: The presenter works with "perfect" input material, giving it some final touch by adding standard EQ, compression and editing. Which is fine for a novice user to see, but does not help with a "real world scenario". The novice user might be somewhat lost in applying the tools, though. Personally, I find the lack of dynamics in the presenter's narration tiring, but that really, really is a personal thing and has nothing to do with quality, professionalism or pizza.

Response from Customer Service:

Hi,
Thank you for your review! We appreciate you taking the time.
You are correct that this is not a Studio One lesson on features and functions. This is a beginner level/entry level tutorial introducing voiceovers using the Studio One DAW. Please check out our Studio One 3 Explained and other tutorials for specific lessons on the software.
I will add a request for a more advanced version of this tutorial for you and others who want to take these concepts further.
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Trupps2900
Submitted 7 months ago

Very helpful.

As usual , Marcus v good. Love Groove 3.

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garethbee
Submitted 9 months ago

good

great

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Ableton Live, Studio One

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txrpls
Submitted 1 year ago

Studio One Voiceovers

The presenter is very knowledgeable and it the material is quite helpful. The problem is that the pace is way to fast for a beginner of which I am. It is obvious that he is experienced in Studio One and I think he assumes the user is as well. No very useful to a beginning user of Studio One.

I am a: Beginner

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BobDio
Submitted 1 year ago

Studio One vo tutorials

I bought the tutorial in December 2016 and I picked up two or three tips.

I am a: Professional

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ehausler
Submitted 1 year ago

Excellent

Marcus leaves no stone unturned yet shows simple and straight ahead it can be. Just like him.

I am a: Mastering Facility, Producer, Professional, Audio Engineer, Musician, Sound Designer, Sound for Film/TV

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JRucks01
Submitted 1 year ago

Good features

I do mainly music for TV and Film, but occasionally I get voiceover work as well. This was good for showing me levels and signal chain options. Thanks!

I am a: Producer, Musician, Hobbyist, Sound for Film/TV

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I started playing piano at around 5 years old, after which point I switched to the Guitar at around age 10. I was pretty lucky, as my parents had quite a nice selection of records, spanning across multiple genres, that I could listen too. I would sit by the record player with headphones on, and close my eyes, and imagine myself playing along with them. I listened to much "older" music than the current music my age group was listening to. I continued to play the guitar and by 16, had developed some pretty decent chops, and was playing lots of local jazz clubs & restaurants with a couple friends. However after the birth of my first son, I took a break from gigging, and made the transition to the other side of the glass. However, I still rely on, and draw upon my abilities as a musician all the time, as I feel that an engineer, producer, or mixer, with a decent understanding of music, tempo, groove, theory, and genres, is a step ahead of the game.

2. What training have you had?

Pretty much 23 years of locking myself in a chair, and working diligently on my craft. Over the years, Ive also had had the great pleasure of working with other fantastic engineers, being able to pick their brains, observe and sponge in all the information that they offered. I still maintain, that you can learn more from a couple weeks, or even a couple days working with a seasoned pro, then you can in a year or 2 of school. Although I was set on going to audio engineering for school, my parents insisted on me going to school for business marketing, which didn't really work out, as I spent most of my time cutting class and going to my older sisters media arts classes, offering up myself as an actor, or voice over actor, (whatever they needed) for all of their student productions, so that I could learn more about audio/video production. It wasn't quite an audio engineering per se, but it was a close second!

Although Ive never had any formal education, I can recall my early "lessons" from my father, of cutting tape, and working with analogue gear. Being given tasks, like recording music from a record to tape, then cutting the tape, to make edits. The process of gain staging, EQ, fader riding, compression, adding reverb, etc etc. Also most importantly, my lessons in understanding the psychology behind getting the best performance from your artist/talent, which I was able to comprehend, and which I still keep with me, and use to this day.

3. When did you get into recording?

By about 11 years old, after listening to countless records in awe, I became interested, (or maybe even obsessed) with the whole recording process. When I badgered my father enough, he eventually dusted off his old TEAC 3340 reel to reel, an old mixer, and a spring reverb for me, that had been meticulously stored and well taken care of. Needless to say, It was pretty much game over from that point on. I fell in love with the notion of being able to capture a moment in time, a performance of art, and preserving it. In the very beginning, I spent most of my time re-recording old records, and singing and playing over top while tracking them, playing around with different microphones, then began a crash course in the basics.

In a sense I was very fortunate, as in addition to being a producer/camera man, my father was a pretty savvy audio engineer, who used to record/mix the music for all his documentaries / productions he worked on back in the day. So, at a very young age, & before the times of the “Mbox" and portable interfaces, little did I know, that I was receiving some very thorough training that became the foundation of my craft. As i grew more comfortable with the gear, I started inviting other children over to my "studio" (parents living room-LoL) who were in bands, so that I could record them. My parents were pretty supportive, often allowing me to use this area, and make noise to do something I enjoyed.

Fast forward a couple years to high school, As my band was looking to get some gigs, I was able to record our own demo's to hand out to clients, and continued to work on my craft, eventually opening up my first studio in 2002. From there, everything else is pretty much history.

4. People you have worked with/for?

The majority of my work has been on the Indi scene music wise, working with local talent, and also internationally as a mixer for various clients in different genres. In 2010/2011 I shifted my efforts, and began working on ad spots, both writing, and recording/mixing with different composers, which eventually brought me down the path of actually developing my own set of sample libraries for composers to use in music production, and television/film/games. This has really opened up some doors for me and expanded my cliental into areas I would have never imagined. I continue to work with talented artists, and composers on various projects, in addition, I also do some voice over work for different audio brands.

5. Why are you so good at training people?

Tough one to answer, but, i'd like to think that I teach people the way that I prefer to be taught. Which is building a foundation of knowledge, then adding to it in stages, with clear steps. I try to stay on point, and simplify a process down to its core level. I find that in general, there are a lot of tutorials that leave you scratching your head sometimes. I try to avoid that. Ive often had friends say to me, that I simplify things, so if thats the case, then I hope I can continue to do so.

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Studio One Know-How: Voiceovers is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 7.
Rated 3.5 out of 5 by from Some mixing/production basics applied to voice over This is not a tutorial on using Studio One, the user should have a rough understanding of what to find where. Unfortunately, a user who knows how to work with layers (the presenter is using layers to "comp" a final mix based on voice track and ambiance) will know what a compressor, EQ or noise reduction plugin is used for, so the actual tips in this tutorial aren't showing anything new to those users. While I personally appreciate the "compressed at the source" style of talking the presenter is exercising - along with the fact that he does quite some pre-EQing and pre-compression on his recording pipeline - this makes the course lack tips for some of the more pressing issues like dealing with very unsteady source material, evening out a voice track that is not smooth and perfect to begin with. In other words: The presenter works with "perfect" input material, giving it some final touch by adding standard EQ, compression and editing. Which is fine for a novice user to see, but does not help with a "real world scenario". The novice user might be somewhat lost in applying the tools, though. Personally, I find the lack of dynamics in the presenter's narration tiring, but that really, really is a personal thing and has nothing to do with quality, professionalism or pizza.
Date published: 2017-10-23
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Very helpful. As usual , Marcus v good. Love Groove 3.
Date published: 2017-07-26
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from good great
Date published: 2017-05-18
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Studio One Voiceovers The presenter is very knowledgeable and it the material is quite helpful. The problem is that the pace is way to fast for a beginner of which I am. It is obvious that he is experienced in Studio One and I think he assumes the user is as well. No very useful to a beginning user of Studio One.
Date published: 2017-01-14
Rated 3.0 out of 5 by from Studio One vo tutorials I bought the tutorial in December 2016 and I picked up two or three tips.
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent Marcus leaves no stone unturned yet shows simple and straight ahead it can be. Just like him.
Date published: 2016-08-25
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Good features I do mainly music for TV and Film, but occasionally I get voiceover work as well. This was good for showing me levels and signal chain options. Thanks!
Date published: 2016-08-19