Do you like to hear yourself talk?
I mean in recordings as a singer, actor, or narrator.
If so, do other people like to hear you talk as well? Are you interested in using your voice to gain a following, share a story, or support yourself financially?
There are a lot of things you should know in order to be successful at any of these pursuits. That doesn't mean you should be discouraged if you're a beginner to professional voice work; in fact, this is possibly the best time ever to get started in the industry!
But you still need to work hard in order to make your voice drown out the competition. Opportunity always comes with competition, but these tips will help you ace your auditions and land those juicy gigs.
Upgrade Your Equipment
If you're already serious about voice work, you probably have a lot of decent equipment already. But is there anything you're missing?
Consider every part of your home recording setup:
What sort of microphone are you using? If...
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Pairing up a gamer with the right headphone is a bit like playing matchmaker!
In this video, linked at the end, I boil down over 10 years of community advice into 3 Personality types:
I share a few keywords to look for, as well as some software and settings suggestions. I think everyone has a little bit of each type in them, but which type is dominant for you?
Thanks to the sponsor of this video: DekoniAudio.com
Dekoni is a headphone accessories company, unique for providing frequency response graphs on their website so you know what effect their various pad options will have. Thanks also to Drop for giving me permission to share here. I hope it helps everyone!
I’ve been here in Drop/Massdrop for a few years, also on Head-Fi since 2008, and I’ve seen a few common questions and gaps in knowledge over the years. So, to try answering them so that I (or you) can simply link a video when a common question comes up, I “rebooted” my YouTube channel with new videos to serve as a guide for new and intermediate personal audio enthusiasts!
Thanks for accepting my amateur production with a “shrug” and a subscribe, I’ll try to upload 1-2 videos a week and add them here as well. Go ahead and leave audio questions you think others would also want answered!
I cannot tell you the number of times I have heard a conversation about amplifier power go like this: “I hear that B&W speakers need at least 400W,” or, “I heard that Paradigm speakers are very power-hungry.”
The fact is, there IS a way to figure out how much power your speakers will need and how to pair an amplifier with the speakers you already own or are looking to purchase.
To determine the amplifier power, you will need the following items:
Speaker sensitivity specification (typically dB SPL /1W /1m)
Number of speakers you are using
Distance from speaker(s)
How loud do you want your music to sound, for general reference
70-80dB for speech only
80-95dB for light music
95-110dB for heavy music
Rules to Remember
Every time you double power or double the number of speakers, you increase the sound pressure level (SPL) by 3dB.
Every time you double the distance from the speaker, you decrease SPL by 6dB.
A speaker specification of 95 dB SPL/1W/1m means that at 1W of power, the...
Hi Everybody. I’m Bill-P. You may know me from Head-Fi or SuperBestAudioFriends (formerly Changstar). I have done a lot of headphone modding in the community and have recently been doing some headphone modding for Massdrop. This led to some questions from Massdrop employees about headphone modding and why I do it. They thought you might like to know how I got into modding headphones and some of my ideas on how to mod. At the end, I’ll also share what I was able to do with the new HiFiMAN HE-350 in making them sound the way that I want them to.
Why do I modify headphones?
Basically, I really want to make headphones sound better for everyone and I think that manufacturers should hear how good their headphones can sound if they take more time to tune them. When you buy a high-end model, you expect that the manufacturer has already done all of the engineering for you- from tonality to frequency response to resolution. You assume you’re going to get great design and...
So, my hearing has gone down hill somewhat in that past 10 years. I do not hear past 10-11khz. So now I'm thinking... buy headphones that are the best at midrange, bass, and all other things that great but not so much in the mid-higher treble area. Thoughts and ideas?
hello! i am looking for some help & have little to no knowledge about audio. i’m pretty big into gaming. i recently got a gaming PC. & for my audio i’m using the Astro A40 with mix amp. & for my microphone i’m using the HyperX Quadcast S. i’m looking to get a more powerful headset and from what i’ve seen you also need a Dac & Amp. i’m interested in the Sennheiser HD 6xx. could someone possibly help me out and point me in the right direction. i would greatly appreciate it!
i would like to spend no more than $500 for the dac & amp.
So, I'm just wondering if there are any Canadians out there with experience ordering from Drop and related shipping charges, import fees/duties (because I'm sure you've been hit hard with them), delivery times, etc. I was looking to grab a pair of headphones between the $400-$500 US price point, but I'm extremely hesitant given my past experience with ordering anything from the US and how a lot of the big couriers slap on huge Brokerage fees on top of everything else.
What was it like for you guys? Is it worth it?
Thanks in advance.