with Laya Hoffman
Do you have the courage to invest in yourself? In this episode, Anne & Laya share how they built their dream booths and how you can too! From soundproofing to equipment, they cover picking the right recording space, investing in quality materials & technology, and taking that financial leap of faith to up your bookability + professionalism like a #VOBOSS!
Anne & Laya talk booth-building and what it takes to overcome the physical, emotional, and financial challenges of building your own VO space...
"When you feel connected to your surroundings, you’ll feel & deliver your best." - Laya Hoffman
About Laya Hoffman
Laya Hoffman is an Atlanta based Voice Actor & Podcaster with over 20 years on the mic, specializing in Commercial, Corporate, Promos, and other short form audio projects for forward thinking brands like BMW, Google, Amazon, AAA, Kind Snacks, HBO, ESPN & hundreds more. A former Marketing Exec, Nightclub DJ, and Creative Agency Lead, Laya brings a modern minded approach to her voice work. She is the producer of the She Sounds Like Me Podcast, which she co-hosts with her 8 year old daughter Cyla. Laya is on a mission to advocate for equality, ensuring that all women know they can stand up, speak out and be heard.
Top 10 Takeaways
Quick-share concepts from today’s episode:
Feel good where you are performing so you can deliver a great performance #VOBOSS
Don’t put too much pressure on your first recording space. Everyone starts somewhere! #VOBOSS
Investing in your space is investing in your business. #VOBOSS
Part of crafting a recording space is the technology! Research the best DAW, computer, and plugins for your business!
Do your research! Sometimes a custom studio is more cost effective than purchasing something pre-made.
Don’t be afraid to reach out to sound professionals for advice, tips, or further audio education. #VOBOSS
Your VO work is a business. Financial investments are required, and will make you better! #VOBOSS
If you can’t financially invest, invest your time in learning how things work and how you can improve your sound with your current setup.
Periodically ask clients + peers for feedback on your sound. #VOBOSS
Delivering high quality audio makes you sound professional + helps you stand out. #VOBOSS
"You deserve to feel amazing in the space where you create and perform."- Anne
Referenced in this Episode
Direct links to things we brought up ++
Watch Laya’s Studio Tour
Check out Anne's First Booth Build.
Learn from Audio Genius Tim Tippets + build acoustic panels with him!
Recorded on ipDTL
#VOBOSS Recommended Studio Gear
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