How to record voice at home
How to record voice at home? This was the first thought came to my mind when I wanted to start my freelancing voice over. I didn’t have a professional microphone nor any other gadgets which could help me to sound better and professional. So I thought to buy a microphone for me but soon I got disappointed because professional microphones are expensive.
So what to do now? I wanted to sound better and professional but it was difficult for a beginner like me to buy a mic or any other recording equipment. I searched on google and came to know that I am not the only poor guy here and this brings some kind of a relief in my life ( So bad I am ). Like everyone, I also wanted to know how to record my voice professionally at home. I tried different tips and tricks to record my voice but the outcome was not satisfying.
However, I didn’t give up and as elder says “agar kisi chiz ko dil se chaho to puri kayanat usko aapko milane me lag jati hai”, So finally, I learned some technique to record my voice at home and surprisingly, I was happy with the outcome. So today I will be sharing some pro tips, which can help you to record your voice at home. You will record your voice better after using this these techniques. I am using these techniques for my Youtube videos and for my voice over and I am getting a good response from the people. If you are my subscriber so you must be knowing my voice quality. By the way, Jitsimplify is my youtube channel so you can subscribe for voicing and Radio jockey tutorials in Hindi.
Okay, so now let’s discuss how to record voice at home.
No need for expensive equipment:
People think that they need an expensive mic or other recording systems to record their voice. But the truth is, you don’t need it. In fact, You have your professional mic with you all the day. Wondering what is it? the answer is your phone. Yes, your phone can record your voice as good as like a professional microphone. You have to use it wisely and need to follow a few tips which I will be covering in the next point. So the conclusion is you just need your smartphone to record your voice, not any expensive gadgets.
Use your headphone’s mic:
Use your headphone’s mic if you need a better voice quality while recording. Your headphones come with the mic and those are sensitive and powerful. I am using iPhone headphones to record my voice and it never disappointed me. But it doesn’t mean that you have to use iPhone headphones only. You can use any headphone which has a mic and starts your voice recording.
Now let’s understand what all measures you have to take while recording your voice from headphones or any other mic. I have written a few points which I feel people can easily relate to. I have seen many people doing such mistakes while recording their voice and they end up with poor recording. So follow the given tips below to make your recording more professional.
How to use headphones smartly to record your voice:
You have to follow a few basic steps to record your voice from a headphone. These tips are useful and used in a professional recording studio while recording songs or voiceover, of course with the professional microphone. However, these tips are very useful and helped me a lot to improve my recording quality at home.
- Keep your mic away from your lips:
Don’t keep your headphone mic close to your lips unless you speak very soft. People generally keep their mic very close to their lips while recording. You may feel that this could help you to get a better voice recording but you will end up with breathing and air blow sound. Moreover, you may sound loud and shaky If you keep your mic very close to your lips. So to avoid that keep your mic bit away from your lips. You can keep a gap of five fingers between your lips and mic.
- Keep mic at 180 degrees from your mouth:
Generally, people keep their mic right in front of their mouth while recording and it’s not wrong at all if you use Pop Filter (foam filter). If you keep your mic right in front of your mouth then it can easily record your breathing and air blows sound. You must be familiar with the following words like Bhartiya, Phir, bhashan, thane etc. Whenever you speak such words you feel throw of an air from your mouth which creates air blow (Bha, Ph, Tha). So to avoid these, keep your mic at 180 degrees from your mouth. It will help you to record a good voice quality & you can easily escape from breathing and air blow sound.
- Close all the doors and Windows:
If you stay in the society where children like to play in the compound, cars like to honk, women’s like to throw their utensils & shout at their children’s & husband. So you have to close your doors and windows to avoid such unwanted noise in your recording. It’s better to record your voice when people are sleeping or not around at least at home. I record my voice over generally in the night because I don’t want unwanted sound in my recording so it’s better to take some pain to get a nice voice recording.
- Keep your voice relax:
We have already discussed this in our previous blogs that your vocal cords should be relaxed to get the best voice quality. So its always better to do some voice relaxation and breathing exercises before your recording. These exercises will help you to relax your vocal cords and generate resonance in your voice. As a result, your voice will sound better and professional. You can watch the video given below to know more about voice and breathing exercises.
So the conclusion of this blog is that you don’t need any expensive gadets to record your voice at home. You can record your voice professionally at home with your mobile and handphones. Try the above tips & let me know your experience, I am sure these tips will surely give an answer of how to record voice at home. Also, let me know if you are using any other tricks to record your voice at home by commenting below.
Thanks for reading this.