Recording Studio Etiquette

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Here are some simple tips on what NOT to do in a recording studio when booked for a voiceover gig!


  1. July 17
    Thirza Marks @ 10:49 am

    I am so passionate about performing voiceovers. Thank you Terry for being there for us, the beginners. My favorite singer, Patti Austin, started out as a voiceover artist. In the meantime, I will continue to follow my instructors advice, from “Your Act” talent agency, continue to read every thing I get my hands on. Thank you Della.

  2. October 1
    Ramona King @ 9:09 am

    Now, that was funny! Thanks, Terry. The studio recording experience can be really laid back…in some parts of the country. I think sometimes it’s easy to forget there is a protocol to follow and etiquette to adhere to. These are good tips to remember that this is business…I’m dealing with clients…and I am there to serve them. Great video and thanks for sharing!

Adobe Audition CS5.5 Tip

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Here’s a little tip on how to enhance your recording on Adobe Audition CS5.5. For a series of informative modules on recording, become a member of Voice Over Club today!


  1. February 8
    Bob @ 8:48 am

    Hi Terry,

    You mentioned a site called Beldago (Spelling?) Do you by chance have a web site for them or correct spelling? They don’t seem to show up on a search.

    Bob Ross

  2. February 8
    Bob @ 8:51 am

    Hi Terry,

    Your link has the wrong site in it. There is an “S” after over.

  3. February 8
    Durin Gleaves @ 11:17 am

    Great tutorial! Thanks for sharing the power and quality of Audition for voiceover work.

  4. February 8
    Drex @ 12:55 pm


    Your old tutorial, which I based my preset (entitled Terry Daniel in homage), used to include a light hard limiter. Why no longer? Also, I noticed you didn’t go crazy with sound foam around your studio, yet it didn’t seem too live in there. I’m also wondering where you have your computer. Is it out of the studio, or do you run a gate? If you run that gate in Audition, I’m curious how you did it.

    Thanks for letting us pick your brain.


    • February 8
      Terry Daniel @ 1:27 pm

      Hi Drex!

      Awesome questions!

      You can still use a light limiter on your recording but for basic commercial reads, it may end up sounding a little too processed.

      I have a lot of Auralex up. You just don’t see it because most of it is on the sides and behind the camera.

      I do have a gate on my DBX 286A preamp that works great.

      The computer is just below my desk. The gate on the DBX blocks any noise from that or the furnace. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. February 8
    Darryl R. Queen @ 5:31 pm

    Thank you for small segments of informational training that you have provided. My interest have gone through the roof, pertaining to voice overs. I’m currently in school and have been interested in forms of broadcasting since was 13 yeas old. And I’m totally hooked on voceover work or the art.
    Thanks for all you information
    Darryl R. Queen

  6. July 12
    Prince - South Africa @ 3:05 am

    Can I master my finished work on audition for commercial release ?

Directed Voice Over Session

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Here’s another directed voiceover session featuring Terry Daniel.


  1. January 31
    Dory Hayman @ 6:14 pm

    Hi Terry,
    Thank you soooo much for sharing this with everyone. At present, I work full time as a commercial producer for a TV station and I record freelance voiceover from my home studio. It’s wonderful to hear such a pro talent as youself in a directed environment. You handle being directed with amazing grace and professionalism. What a great example of how important it is to respect your client and do as you are instructed.


  2. March 23
    Michael C. Erdmann @ 6:46 am

    i enjoyed listening to the “Directed voice over session”. I look forward to my own chance to be part of the opportunity of future voice over sessions

  3. February 15
    Johnny George @ 12:57 pm

    Always nice to peak behind the curtain no matter what level you’re at to see how others handle it.

    Thanks for sharing.

  4. June 9
    Nani Morris @ 6:39 pm

    I finally got to be part of a teleseminar.soooo impressed.Thank You,Nani

  5. June 16
    Steve Singer @ 7:29 am

    is this session via phone patch? ( if so,what kind do you use?) or ISDN?

    • June 16
      Terry Daniel @ 7:31 am

      Hi Steve!

      Thank you for your question. This was actually done via skype! Skype works as a pretty good phone patch tool.

  6. June 16
    Elton E Jones @ 9:42 am

    Hey, Terry!

    I enjoyed listening in on your session. I’ve had several of these directed phone patch sessions over the last couple of years (I’m a 3-year guy) but it’s nice to hear how a seasoned pro does it – AND discover mine sound very similar.

    BTW, I’ve had sessions directed both over Skype and cell phone speaker phone. They both worked just fine for me and the client. Thanks for sharing!

  7. May 3
    Dave Airozo @ 5:59 pm

    Thanks for the share on your session, great learning experience. Have a great day Terry.

The Voice of Santa Claus

Check out Scott “Scooter” Fortney as Santa Claus!


    The Art of the Voiceover

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    Terry Daniel, voiceover artist and coach discusses the world of voiceover talent on FOX 9 News in Minneapolis.

    The Art of the Voiceover:


    1. July 18
      Alastair McDermott @ 2:43 pm

      Great interview, Terry. Good to see the guns on show too, you been hitting the gym, eh?

    Jonathan’s Voice & Terry Daniel – Getting Perspective

    Terry and Jonathan team up to bring you an important tip when recording!


      Shatner Loses it in Recording Studio

      An oldie but goodie! Enjoy!


        Putting Your Eggs In More Than One Basket

        Here’s a few tips when first starting out in voiceovers.


        1. May 26
          John Sipple @ 10:39 am

          Thanks, Terry, for confirming and validating my thoughts about the likelihood of success from the membership sites, and that there is much work elsewhere.

          Thanks for the information and inspiration.

        2. May 26
          Helen Jaubert @ 11:44 am

          Thank you.. Terry for your words/videos of encouragement. Your videos are a great source to lots of my friends just starting out and very “strap” for money…

        3. May 26
          Howard Ellison @ 12:14 pm

          Wow, I’m energised! Thanks, Terry. I’m one who has been fortunate with the Canadian membership site I started with, so it would be too easy just to let things stick. Of course, as versatility develops, it is good sense to become more visible – or audible! You remind me that although Brits like me are lucky to get gigs across the pond, and we enjoy the vitality of your industry, there’s a whole field here in UK to play.

        4. May 27
          Taher @ 12:17 am

          thank you Terry, I am heated up to get back to work ๐Ÿ™‚

        5. May 27
          R. Douglas Barbieri @ 9:31 am

          Thanks Terry! Wonderful advice and voice!

          I wanted to ask you a question regarding your set up. It looks like you have regular wall behind you. How do you get your room so nice and quiet without insulation?

          • May 27
            Terry Daniel @ 12:33 pm

            Hey Doug!

            I have Auralex everywhere else but I also have a good preamp with a good noise gate. ๐Ÿ™‚

        6. May 27
          Dave Johnston @ 11:51 am

          Greetings Terry,great advice,the biggest part of our adventure as little voicelings is researching these great opportunities,as always best wishes in your endeavors.Dave

        7. June 9
          Mary Wonnacott-Hills @ 8:36 pm

          Great advice Terry!

          I have tried several of these sites and found it to be just as you said. Sound advice to those of us trying to make it in the biz.

          Question though, is it necessary to have a demo cd made for these sites?


        8. August 7
          Jeff Heedles @ 6:52 pm

          Great advice Terry once again. Voiceovers is like the stock market. If you put all your eggs in one basket. how silly is that. Spread yourself out .

        9. September 10
          Dan McGowan @ 1:51 pm

          FANTASTIC advice! You rev’d up my engine – and I mean that in the most manly way! Thanks, as always!

        Jonathan’s Voice – Smack Is Whack!

        Check out Jonathan Tilley in action as he shows us how to get rid of mouth noise before recording. Jon will be joining the small staff of experts at Voice Over Club and will be producing some training modules for us!


          How to Post Audio on Your Facebook Page with AudioBoo

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          Scott (Scooter) Fortney is back to tell us an easy way to post audio to your Facebook page!


          1. April 12
            Morgan @ 8:42 am

            Audioboo is awesome! This is a great tutorial. ๐Ÿ™‚ Audioboo has stuck around amongst some of the others dying out. SoundCloud is also a great place to upload and then embed into your FB status. ๐Ÿ™‚

          2. June 17
            scottq @ 12:27 pm

            Get this app, “Microcast” from apple. lets you record unlimited under 2 min micro podcast. Then you can post to facebook and twitter.

          3. June 17
            scott @ 12:29 pm

            Get the “Microcast” app from the apple app store. Lets you record unlimited 2 min audio mirco podcast that can be posted to facebook and twitter

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