I used to travel a lot for my live show work...and I mean A LOT! While I was grateful to have unique experiences in different cities/countries/towns and the sort, recording voice over on the road was quite a challenge. Figuring out how to deaden a hotel closet, or bury myself in blankets and record like I'm reading ghost stories was the norm. From time to time, I'd book a local studio if I needed ISDN or if the gig was from an agent. A few times I'd recondition road cases and turn them into a portable studio! That was a thing...
It's getting easier to be a VO-ON-THE-GO, but having the right environment is key. Not to mention not having to carry your entire studio! My chiropractor appreciates that. I've tested a ton of gear options on the road. Different interfaces, condenser mics, USB mics, dynamic mics, and even an iPad option. For me what it comes down to just depends on what projects have come down the tubes, whether I think pickups are coming my way, or if it's just auditions.
I recently picked up the new Apogee MiC. Which is a real neato piece of gear! The sound isn't too shabby. It does have a decent lower end, so I highly recomend a pop filter, which a SM 58 windsock works great!
But if I need to be critical with my gear, and use Pro Tools, I can't recommend having this little piece of gear in your arsenal enough; the Triton Audio FetHead. It gives a good, clean, 22db of gain to any mic. That means you don't have to push your mobile USB recoding interface! Pair it with any mic and go! Real winner! Now put yourself in an upright position and go get it!
Tips, Tricks and Insights for casting, producers, agents, managers, creatives, and talent in the voice over industry.
Tony Pasquale National ISDN Voice Over Talent. As a former Creative Director, Tony has the unique perspective from both sides of the booth. Also, he's funny. And smells nice. And refers to himself in the 3rd person.