Guidelines

Following are the details on things that should be taken care of during the entire process of recording and sharing of files

Microphone

Use large diaphragm condenser or ribbon mics (example, Blue SL series/TLM 102 etc or higher)

Avoid using dynamic mics like SM 7B

Maintain proper distance from the mic while delivering the dialogue and let that distance be consistent in every recording

Recording Tips

Record in a quiet room with no extra reverb, no paper sound or overlap of any external sound with the voice during the recording

Keep sipping water after every alternate takes or as in when throat dries up

Maintain the character voice always. Practice before recording the take for the line to ensure that character is maintained (especially after taking a break)

When taking loud reaction voices, test before recording to ensure that audio does not peak

You can add expression sounds such as umm, ah, etc if you feel that it could make the character sound more natural while delivering the lines

File Management

We are following a standard naming scheme with Unique IDs (UID) to keep things organised and easy to track.

For this, we have simplified the method to name your file. All you need to do is copy the file name as mentioned in the Upload File Name column and paste in your DAW.

Make sure to cross check before copying the name that correct script's data is used.

UIDs will help us know exactly which file is the final version for a particular script.

DAW Settings & Audio Format

DAW Session must be in 24-bit 48kHz

Audio recordings must be recorded in a Mono track

Audio should be within the peak value of -6db (+/- 1db)

Before recording, verify if the reference audio, if any, is getting leaked into the recording.

During recording, make sure that there are no clicks / pops in the audio

Do check about the proximity effect that might occur because of speaking too close to the microphone

Make sure that audio clipping does not occur

When bouncing (exporting) the audio, make sure that proper format is used:
  .wav (PCM / broadcast)
  24bit 48kHz
  Mono

Scripts & Voice Delivery

The educational parts, are italicized and needs a slightly slower rendition pace, for ease of non-native English speaking kids.

We also have to put certain words in bold that require emphasis when rendering voices.

Contact Us

In case of any query, you can contact us at any time and we will try and make sure that we sort things out as quickly as possible to ensure that there is no delay in the timelines from both the ends.