BOSS Audio: Top Tips for Great Audio – Part 2

This episode could be the best thing to come out of 2020, a second helping of the best tips for BOSS listeners! Anne and VO Tech Guru Tim Tippets talk about the importance of getting to know your tools to help you run an efficient business and connect with clients. Learn why it’s vital to backup external drives, which technology delivers the fastest performance, and why adding video capability to your studio can take your recording sessions to the next level. Check out the episode now to rock your business #LIKEABOSS.



Takeaways

Quick Concepts from Today’s Episode:

  1. You should have in-depth knowledge of every part of your studio and business – including your software and your hardware

  2. Don’t skimp on audio equipment when you’re first starting, buy the highest quality equipment you can afford. Consider it a business investment

  3. Quality equipment will usually last longer and be more dependable

  4. You should hardwire your computer to the internet for reliability

  5. Some computers require adaptors and special cables to hardwire into your internet

  6. In today’s work from home world, video is a valuable communication tool

  7. You can easily add video capabilities to your home studio. High-quality webcams start in the $99 range

  8. It is beneficial to know how to use Zoom, Skype, Source Connect, and/or ipDTL

  9. Be aware that these programs might not automatically default to your professional microphone

  10. Know how to switch audio inputs

  11. Always record at the highest quality levels possible within reason. Common recording speed is 48K, and 32bit quality

  12. Always have a back-up of your original, raw audio

  13. If you let your local drive run the software, and you let your external drive carry and process the audio, your system is going to run smoother

  14. Make sure you backup and archive completed jobs 

  15. Be aware of your physical and emotional state when recording your audio in case your need to do pick-ups later 

  16. Don’t let social media distract you from times that you could be marketing

  17. If you’re posting controversial opinions on social media, you could be alienating potential clients

  18. The internet is forever.

  19. Screenshots can be taken at any time without your knowledge or approval

  20. Hydrate. Hydrate. Hydrate. Your body takes time to absorb liquid, so you must always stay hydrated ahead of time


Referenced in this Episode

Direct links to things we brought up ++

  1. Keep organized by using Evernote

  2. Here’s the adaptor how to use thunderbolt to connect your mac to the internet

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

  4. Hear more about tech with Anne and Tim here

  5. Recorded on ipDTL


Transcript

>> 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 BOS