The Pro Audio Suite

The Pro Audio Suite

The Pro Audio Suite is a podcast that covers anything and everything to do with Voice Overs and Audio Production. We feature interviews with key players from within the industry, and anything to do with studios, writing, creativity, or the human voice in general. With thanks to RØDE Microphones for the awesome NTG 5 mics and George's pet Rodecaster.

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July 19, 2021 27 min

The mic chart! If you're looking for a new mic (or even your first) the one thing that might point you in the direction of a mic or two that's worth auditioning for your voice is the frequency response chart. But what do they show? How do you know what sound that will translate to when you get behind it? And what should you be looking for in the first place?

This week, George, Robert and AP take a look at the ins and outs (...

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There seemed to be some confusion on a recent Social Media post regarding the upgrade path for Source Connect on PC. Given that Source Elements are mothballing some of the older versions (15 years or older) of their popular software, some users are needing to upgrade to the current version.

Given that 3.9 is not available for PC, and version 4 is just around the corner, there has been some confusion amongst PC users as to how they ...

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Every week we use audio terms and technical phrases that can go over some people's heads. Especially if you're new, or just not so technically minded. So this week, thanks to a letter from Bob Leedom, we take a look at a few of the more common ones and what they mean.

The Pro Audio Suite has kindly been supplied with gear from RØDE microphones. We would like to thank them for their involvement with our show, and their gener...

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 The Acousta LE03 is a high-resolution audio interface designed and made in Austria by Innovative Audio. What’s impressive is that the two Mic inputs are built with high-quality ADCs (Analog-to-digital converters) with a dynamic range of 160dB from noise floor to full scale. Meanwhile, the monitoring is courtesy of a Class-D headphone driver and high-quality DAC (Digital to Analog converter), so the sound you monitor is more accura...

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Interfaces are super easy to use, but mixers give you more flexibility when it comes to routing audio around your studio. So what's best, in what circumstances? This week we investigate your options...

The Pro Audio Suite has kindly been supplied with gear from RØDE microphones. We would like to thank them for their involvement with our show, and their generosity. You can see the complete list of their gear here.

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Everyone has their preference for headphones. Open, closed, in ears, and some you may never have heard of. We opened this episode with the intent of discussing just Open v Closed, but in the usual Pro Audio Suite tradition, the conversation ends up a lot deeper... 

The Pro Audio Suite has kindly been supplied with gear from RØDE microphones. We would like to thank them for their involvement with our show, and their generosity. You ...

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From treatment on the walls to computer monitors, iPads, and more. What is necessary and what is optional in your booth if you really want to be prepared for what may come at you from the other end of the line during a session?

The Pro Audio Suite has kindly been supplied with gear from RØDE microphones. We would like to thank them for their involvement with our show, and their generosity. You can see the complete list of their gea...

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So you jump in the booth at home, and with the client on the line, lay down a bunch of takes. Then, down the line, you hear them say, "we haven't been recording here, could you cut takes 2 and 6 together, with the third paragraph from take 12?"...

Is this a reasonable request? After all, you're just the voice guy, right? Of what about playback in general. Is that something that's reasonably expected of you, or s...

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Diffusion and Absobtion. Both completely legitimate ways to treat your room and booth, but which one is better, and most importantly, which one should you be using?

This week, Robbo, George, Robert, and AP break down the ins and outs of each technique and chat about how and where you may want to use them. Plus ways to achieve both on a budget..

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We all love the smell of a new car, but did you know it's actually a nasty gas that creates that new car whiff?? Well, it's the same with studio foam, and if that's not enough, what those same particles of foam can do if they get into your lungs as they degrade is even scarier.

This week we take a look around a typical recording studio and sniff out the potential health hazards..

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In the early 1920s, Drs. Walter H. Schottky and Erwin Gerlach co-invented the first ribbon microphone. By turning the ribbon circuit in the opposite direction, they also invented the first ribbon loudspeaker. 

This week we take a look at how far this technology has come in terms of fidelity and reliability. 

Andrew has got his hands on the Sure KSM353, and George pulls out an old "Lip Mic" for a listen. Meanwhile, on the ot...

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May 14, 2021 27 min

Just a few weeks ago on the show, we broached the subject of VOICE AI and the legal predicament it presents in terms of protecting your voice. 

Well, it didn't take long for things to come to a head. Just this week (May 2021) Canadian Voice Actor Bev Standing launched legal action against global Social Media giant Tik Tok, claiming they have used sound files that she recorded for another job without her permission and without c...

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Thanks to your feedback on our recent poll, we've begun planning more episodes that feature gear, gear setups, and room tuning tips n tricks.

The first cab off the rank is this week's episode. We asked each of our panel members to come up with something new that they have been playing with over the past few weeks. And what we got was a great diversity of NEWNESS...

George looks at some software for your RODE USB Mini, Robbo...

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They're thought of as "The Dark Side" of Audio, long hours behind the mic for some, and hours of painstaking editing on the other side of the glass. This week we speak with Simone Feiler (Brisbane Audio Books Owner/Engineer) and Scott Brick, Audio Book Voice Artist with a stack of credentials.

We take a dive down the rabbit hole of questions about this little know artform and have a few laughs along the way. Don't m...

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April 26, 2021 23 min

"The NT-USB Mini brings the pristine sound quality of RØDE’s world-class studio mics to a compact, easy-to-use USB microphone. Designed to deliver crystal-clear, professional-quality audio direct to a computer or tablet, it’s the perfect microphone for gamers, podcasters, musicians, streamers, and content creators who want to be heard in full definition.''

That's what RODE have to say about their mini USB mic on the...

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April 19, 2021 45 min

In past episodes, we have discussed the broader consequences of Voice Over AI. 

Bob Bergen talked about the union's position, Tony Bellette discussed the repercussions of selling your voice, and on more than one occasion we have had a discussion around 'owning your voice". And for us, that's what a lot of this comes down to. Can you OWN your voice? What rights do you have, and can anyone just make a sample and use i...

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If you follow our show, you will absolutely know who Bill Drescher is. 50 Years behind the console at studios like Sound City, A & M and many others make him a household name in the Music Biz.

In Part two of our interview with Bill, we look back at the later part of his career, and Charles Manson, Drum Mic Setups, His Vocal Chain setup, tips and tricks, and a whole lot more...   The Pro Audio Suite has kindly been supplied wit...
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If you follow our show, you will absolutely know who Bill Drescher is. 50 Years behind the console at studios like Sound City, A & M and many others make him a household name in the Music Biz.

In Part One of our interview with Bill, we look back at the early years of his career. The building of the Sound City legend, his production/engineering work with the likes of Neil Young, Barry Manilow, Rick Springfield, INXS, and (belie...
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Last week we featured Brad Newman (upper-level CRM owner and founder)and spoke in broad terms about marketing for Media people. This week we get down to the nitty-gritty of what to post and when...

Find out more about Brad below..

Brad's VoiceOver website.. bradnewman.com/

Voice Actor website hosting .. voiceactorwebsites.com/services/web-hosting/

Upper-Level CRM.. upperlevelcrm.com/

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Brad Newmann is a "Jack of all trades". He's a voice artist, post-production studio owner, and also heads up a marketing company aimed at voice-over and audio peeps...

This week Brad joins us to talk about Marketing for the Voice Over industry. What are we doing wrong, what are the ways of getting it right?? And everything in-between. 

Oh and don't worry we couldn't let him go without geeking out over gear and s...

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