Recording VO on a Budget (while still sounding amazing)

by Jason McCoy

Updated August 2022

In this episode of the Voice Acting 101 Podcast, you'll learn:

  • Cheap ways to setup a recording space (when space or budget is an issue)
  • The cheapest mic that sounds great

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  • Kathi Reynolds says:

    Hey Jason, I have a small room where I do my recording, and my husband made a 3’x3′ wooden frame for me on which I hung two grommeted moving blankets on pegs he nailed at the top. I also cut pieces out of another moving blanket – one for the “roof”, one for the “floor”, and strips that hang over the openings. It has created a wonderful “booth” with the only expense being the moving blankets, and it doesn’t take up a lot of room. It does not get rid of some of the outside noise, but it certainly makes a difference!

  • Thanks, Jason, great tips, especially on the tracking down of the noise! Sounds obvious but it impinged on me when I heard it so it’s part of my problem-solving repertoire if I need it.

    • Yeah, some people think the noise isn’t noticeable (especially if they themselves are used to it), but it usually is.

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