BOSS Audio: Inside the Booth

What’s that noise? VO Tech Guru Tim Tippets joins us again for our BOSS Audio Series! Listen as Anne and Tim talk about those annoying extraneous sounds inside the booth like mouth noises and tummy grumbles, headphones, and fans. Learn about booth ventilation and how to keep cool while keeping quiet. You don’t want to miss this fun, informative episode of VO BOSS!


Quick Concepts from Today’s Episode:

  1. Sometimes your headphones can cause noise in the booth – it’s not always mouth noise

  2. You should record with fully over the ear headphones to avoid audio bleeding into your mic and recording

  3. Your mic will pick up sounds that you do not hear with your ears

  4. Whether you record with headphones on is a personal choice – but they are a must for directed sessions

  5. When you’re stressed, your mouth noise might increase

  6. Room temperature water will help reduce mouth noise

  7. Try adding some lemon juice or throat spray to your water to reduce clicks

  8. Don’t record on an empty stomach – but also don’t record while digesting

  9. If your computer fan makes noise during a live session, it will be a big problem

  10. If you try to blow a candle out with your mouth completely open, it will not work. In a similar way, if you distribute the airflow of your ventilation system properly when building a booth, the air will not be picked up by your microphone 

  11. The goal is to have airflow distributed over a wide area (in Anne’s case a plenum above her booth ceiling), so it is never concentrated enough to make any nois

Referenced in this Episode

Direct links to things we brought up ++

  1. Learn more about audio by taking Tim’s Courses!

  2. Follow Tim’s Instagram where he posts all of his builds

  3. Find out more about RX Elements

  4. Get some of your own VOcal Spray

  5. Find out more about ReaLemon Juice

  6. Learn about the Vornado Fan

  7. Here are the headphones Tim uses!

  8. Recorded on ipDTL


>> It’s time to take your business to the next level, the BOSS level! These are the premiere Business Owner Strategies and Successes being utilized by the industry’s top talent today. Rock your business like a boss, a VO BOSS! Now let’s welcome your host, Anne Ganguzza.

Anne: Hey everyone, welcome to the VO BOSS podcast. I’m your host, Anne Ganguzza, along with my very extra special guest co-host, Mr. Tim Tippets. Hello Tim!

Tim: Hello Anne, how are you?