Voiceovers And Recording Gear – The Not Silent Blog 2/20/18
It’s fun to play with new recording gear. What a better place to do that than B&H!
Carin Gilfry of the Voice Actors of NYC Facebook group organized an outing to B&H in Manhattan for an equipment demo.
That’s us at B&H
Just behind us to the left is a booth with dozens of mics lined up. We went in groups of two to try some of them out, also known as a “mic shootout”. They set up a Neuman TLM 102, a TLM 103, and a Sennheiser MKH-416 for us to play around with. I went in with my buddy Melissa Exelberth. We both own a 416 so it was interesting for us try out the 102 & 103 and then the 416. It confirmed for that the 416 is right for both of us.
A big thank you to Carin and the folks at B&H for a fun trip!
TIP OF THE WEEK
If your recording gear ain’t broke, don’t fix it! My 416 works great for my sound and the genres I work in so I don’t plan on getting a new mic anytime soon. Some of you use different mics for different genres and that makes sense if you get enough of each type of work. While the quality of your recording gear is critical to being a successful voiceover business, don’t get too caught up in the technical minutia and upgrading your recording gear constantly.
Today’s outing to B&H also reinforces the value of spending time with real humans in person. I met some great new people, got to hang out with old friends, and had a lot of fun. Analog networking trumps digital networking every time!
NEWS AND NOTES
Tuesday, February 20th @7PM EST: my next Abacus Entertainment seminar will be ‘Voiceover Marketing for Real People’. You can attend either in-person at the New York studio or online. Use the promo code TOMSENTME to get 20% off! (in person session only) Click here to sign up.
Thursday, February 22nd @8PM EST: my next Edge Studio “Marketing 201” webinar topic will be ‘4 Words that will Kill your Marketing’. Click here to sign up.
Sunday, March 18th @1PM EST: at Abacus Entertainment I will teach the seminar ‘Learning to do eLearning’. You can attend either in-person at the New York studio or online. Use the promo code TOMSENTME to get 20% off! (in-person only) Click here to sign up.
Tuesday, March 20th @7PM EST: at Abacus Entertainment I will teach the seminar ‘Get Your $$$ Going!’ about how to manage your finances, pat your taxes, get insurance, and save for the future. Use the promo code TOMSENTME to get 20% off! (in-person only) Click here to sign up.
Happy Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day and Love Your Pet Day!
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
From my village to yours; this is Tom Dheere, The H is Silent, but I’m Not.
Tom Dheere is a 20+year veteran of the voice over industry who has narrated thousands of projects for clients in over a dozen countries. He is also a coach at Edge Studio, voiceover business consultant known as the Voice Over Strategist, and is currently producing the comic book “Agent 1.22”.
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