Why Musicians Should Make Amazing Voice-Over Artists May 29, 2012
The voice-over industry attracts all kind of people in search of a lucrative and creative field: would-be actors, people with a knack for character voices, and others who simply enjoy the freedom of being their own boss.
Many people use voice acting to transition into other forms of acting, while others yet are just looking for a way to work comfortably from home. Some people entering the voice-over world have previous experiences that make the transition from amateur to professional easier. Musicians are a great example of those who tend to enter the industry with a leg up on the competition.
Musician have a great potential to become great voice-over artists for many reasons. First of all, many musicians have studied music in a way so that they understand pitch, attitude, volume and energy. While musicians employ these techniques to produce a different sound on their musical instruments or for a different style of music, the principles still apply to voice-overs. Professional voice-over artists must master those elements and know when to use more of one than the other, and even how to mix them up within a very short read.
In addition to understanding voice-over techniques, musicians tend to have technical experience with sound proofing and acoustics, both of which are needed for setting up a professional home studio. While voice-over artists can learn Pro Tools and other software programs that are used for professional voice over recording and editing, musicians certainly have an advantage of the average layperson who has never worked with complicated programs. Plus, learning the software and honing other recording and editing skills would be beneficial for both the music career and the voice-over career.
A bonus to learning the business of voice-overs is that a musician would easily be able to network with venues in the area who probably need a professional voice-over artist to promote their shows and events!
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