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Boss Equipment Necessities Part 1

with Gillian Pelkonen

Anne & Gillian discuss setting up a home studio space and the necessary equipment for it. A home studio space should have proper sound absorption, emphasizing the need for high-quality audio recording equipment and internet connections for efficiency & consistency in their work. They mention the importance of finding a quiet area with proper sound absorption to minimize noises from in & outside of your home. Anne & Gillian also discuss the importance investing in a good computer, as it is a foundational technology that helps run your voice over business. For more insight and recommendations, tune in!


Anne & Gillian share insights on the ideal home studio setup + investing in high-quality equipment & internet for your voice over biz.

"Why wouldn't you invest in something that you use every single day?" - Gillian

About Gillian

Gillian Pelkonen is an artist constantly searching for pristine + creative sounds. She holds an M.A. in Audio Arts and a B.A. in Creative Writing & Television, Radio + Film from Syracuse University. She has the pleasure of working at reputable commercial recording studios in the New York area & has assisted for engineers such as Elliot Scheiner, D. James Goodwin, Paul Antonell, and Ariel Shafir. Gillian makes waves as a female-identifying sound engineer (and then strives to leave gendered ideas on the control room floor). She uses her voice to teach no B.S. audio + empower everyone who has stayed away from recorded sound due to fear and intimidation.



Top 10 Takeaways

Quick-share concepts from today’s episode:

  1. Set up a home studio space with proper sound absorption.

  2. Look for a quiet area with minimal external & internal noise to record.

  3. Invest in professional or DIY soundproofing & acoustic panels for your home studio.

  4. High-quality equipment and strong internet connections will ensure efficiency & consistency.

  5. A powerful computer is important for running a successful voiceover business.

  6. Avoid using an older computer that can't handle the workload.

  7. Invest in a good website to serve as the face of the business.

  8. A professional-looking website is crucial for building trust with clients.

  9. Ear health is important for anyone in the audio field.

  10. Expensive gear is not necessary to start out, but it's worth the investment for growth.


"I love the internet. I would marry the internet if I could." - Anne

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