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BOSS Equipment Necessities Part 2

with Gillian Pelkonen

Anne & Gillian continue their discussion on Boss Equipment Necessities, providing even more valuable insights on what essential audio equipment you need in your booth. They discuss the importance of selecting studio headphones that offer both comfort and accuracy. They also delve into the convenience and limitations of USB microphones, as well as providing a comparison of costs and quality of audio interfaces. Additionally, they share tips on where to get tech support and test gear in person. You definitely don't want to miss this conversation...

Anne & Gillian continue the conversation of Boss Equipment Necessities. They talk headphones, audio interfaces, and so much more...

"There's no magic formula to find the best pair of headphones, it's all about finding the perfect fit for you." - 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. Invest in a quality pair of studio headphones that provide comfort, accuracy, and sound isolation.

  2. Using high quality headphones will enhance your recording quality + help you focus on the performance.

  3. Closed-back headphones are ideal for preventing sound bleed while in the booth.

  4. Try to find a mic that complements your voice and enhances your sound, rather than altering it.

  5. Talk to a pro audio engineer! An expert opinion can help you make informed decisions about your audio equipment.

  6. Always have an extra pair of headphones and microphone in case of an emergency.

  7. While gear may not always be perfect, being prepared for technical issues can help you stay calm and professional when they happen.

  8. Check in and refine your recording setup as your career and skills progresses.

  9. Upgrades to your studio set up are upgrades for your voice over business.

  10. Remember that what audio gear works for one person may not necessarily work for you, so it's important to find the right fit for your unique voice.

"Don't overlook the power of less glamorous tech in building a successful voice over business." - Anne

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