The nature of the voice over career or business makes it possible to do it almost anywhere. For instance, if you are planning a vacation with your family, you can take your voice over work with you and it won’t steal any of the quality time that you plan to spend with your family.
Advancement in technology has made it possible to record and connect with your clients anywhere in the world. You no longer need to rely solely on a professional studio set up to record and edit your work. For the travelling voice over artist, anywhere can be converted to a studio, your car, hotel room, and the parking lot, as long as it’s quiet at the time of recording and there’s no echo. Since your clients are most likely not interested in where you record the project, you can go anywhere with your recording studio.
So if you must make an important trip to another country or city for a long weekend, there is absolutely no reason why you should give up those voice over gigs.
What Should You Bring With You?
You do not need to bring all your recording gear. Today’s technology has made it possible to do many things on a single device, so you only need to bring your laptop or tablet, a mini mic, a mic stand, and headphones. The laptop must have the software that you need to record and edit (there are dozens) and you are all set! The amount of time you will spend on the road will determine how much you need to pack. If you are going to be away for weeks then you might want to pack more of your high-grade studio gear with you. You do need to consider your luggage at this point, so we suggest you have a travel set up for the road.
What about Acoustics?
If you are going to DIY, you need a way to achieve quality acoustics, and it is possible. If you are recording in your hotel room, you can build a wall with your pillows to prevent sound from bouncing off the wall, it is not perfect but it will get the job done. You can cover your head and the mic with a blanket or duvet (whichever is available). If you are staying at a hotel, you should request a room on the top floor so you do not have to worry about noise from above.
Do I need the internet?
Of course, you do. You need the internet to communicate with your clients and send the finished work to them. You must ensure that your hotel has good internet service. Another way to solve the internet issue is to do some research about the hotel you will be staying while away. Read reviews about the quality of the internet.
Now that you have all the information that you need to record your voice over gigs on the road, head over to voquent.com to connect with agents, clients, and brands.