Focal Press Recording Voiceover: The Spoken Word in Media (Softcover)

Focal Press Recording Voiceover: The Spoken Word in Media (Softcover)

Focal Press Recording Voiceover: The Spoken Word in Media (Softcover)

B&H # FORVOSC MFR # 9780415716093

Show MoreLess


Now Viewing:

Special Order
Expected availability: 4-6 weeks

Product Highlights

  • For Recording Engineers
  • Author: Tom Blakemore
  • Softcover
  • Pages: 270
  • Publisher: Focal Press
  • Date Published: March, 2015
Show moreShow less

This item is noncancelable and nonreturnable.

B&H $500 Gift Card Dash

Share for a chance to win a $500 B&H Gift Card!

Share on Twitter

Share a favorite product for chances to win one of eight $500 B&H Gift Cards!
1 new winner announced every Monday starting Nov 5th!
Limit 1 entry per day: Come back every day to increase your chance of winning.

Be sure to mention #BHWishList when you share!

Congrats to our winners so far:

Next winner: Dec 17th

James Z. (Wk 1)

Ralph H. (Wk 2)

Arturo M. (Wk 3)

Rich P. (Wk 4)

Valeria A. (Wk 5)

Sabrina B. (Wk 6)

Official Rules


NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. The B&H $500.00 Gift Card Dash (the "Sweepstakes") is void where prohibited by law and is sponsored by B&H Foto & Electronics Corp., 440 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10001 ("Sponsor"). It is not sponsored or endorsed by Facebook or Twitter in any way.

Entry Period/Methods of Entry. The Sweepstakes will run from on or about October 28, 2018 until on or about December 23, 2018 (the "Entry Period"). Entries received outside the Entry Period are void. Enter the Sweepstakes via either one of the following methods. (1) Share any product found on the B&H website (the "Website") on Facebook or Twitter via the dedicated links contained on the website using the hashtag #BHWishlist; or (2) Mail a postcard (postmarked during the Entry Period) containing your name, address, phone number, and email address, and indicate the subject(s), if any, about which you are interested in receiving future emails from B&H (e.g. photo, video, audio, computers, home theater, portable entertainment ) (optional) to: B&H $500.00 Gift Card Dash Sweepstakes, c/o B&H Foto & Electronics Corp., 440 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10001 (either option, an "Entry"). Entries must not, in the sole and absolute discretion of the Sponsor, contain obscene, provocative, defamatory, sexually explicit, or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate content. Entries deemed by Sponsor to be inappropriate will be disqualified. Entries owned by a third party, or the use of any trademarks, service marks, logos, brands, or products owned by a third party are not acceptable for entry into the Sweepstakes. Limit 1 entry per person, per day.

Winner Selection/Prizes/Odds. The B&H Social Team will randomly select a winner from among all eligible entries every Monday during the Entry Period, for a total eight (8) winners (each a "Winner"). Each Winner will receive a B&H Gift Card pre-valued in the amount of $500.00. No cash or other substitutions will be offered. Winner selection is in the sole and absolute discretion of the B&H Social Team. Any taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner. Winners will be notified and receive their prize at the email address associated with the account to which their Entry was posted or the email account provided with a mail-in entry. The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

Identity of Winners/Eligible Participants. Winners will be identified by the email account associated with the Facebook or Twitter account from which their Entry was submitted or the email account provided with a mail-in entry. An email account holder shall mean the natural person assigned to such email account by the internet access or online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with such email account. Any issues regarding the identity of a Winner shall be resolved by Sponsor in its sole discretion. The Sweepstakes is only open to residents of the United States that are at least eighteen (18) years of age on their entry date and is not open to employees of Sponsor, their immediate family, any person domiciled with such employees, or any affiliates or subsidiaries of Sponsor.

Entry Ownership/Entrant Agreements. Entrants retain full ownership and copyrights to their Submission. However, by entering the Sweepstakes entrants grant Sponsor permission to use their Entries for promotional purposes on their respective social media channels with proper credit. Entrants also agree: (a) to be bound by these Official B&H $500.00 Gift Card Dash Sweepstakes Rules; (b) that any claims related to this Sweepstakes shall be resolved individually without resort to any form of class action and that awards, shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred in entering the Sweepstakes, and shall not include incidental or consequential damages or attorneys fees; and (c) that any actual or perceived ambiguities in these rules shall be interpreted by Sponsor in their sole discretion.

Limitation of Liability/Sponsor Modification/Cancellation Rights/ Choice of Law/ Venue/ Winners List. Sponsor is not responsible for incomplete entries or for failure to receive entries due to technical failures or human error of any kind. Winners agree that Sponsor will have no responsibility for losses or damage of any kind resulting from the acceptance, possession, or use of the prizes. Except where prohibited, participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes entrant's consent to the publication of his or her name by Sponsor in any media for commercial or promotional purposes without limitation or further compensation subject to Sponsor's respective Privacy Policies. Sponsor may modify or discontinue the Sweepstakes at any time and may disqualify from the Sweepstakes any person it determines, in its sole discretion, to have attempted to or actually tampered with or otherwise abused any aspect of the Sweepstakes. Entrants agree that in the unlikely event a dispute arises in connection with this Sweepstakes, it will be governed by the laws of the State of New York and heard exclusively in a court of applicable jurisdiction in the County and State of New York irrespective of any choice of law provisions to the contrary. To receive names of the winners by U.S. mail, please mail a self-addressed stamped envelope to: B&H Foto & Electronics Corp., Attn: B&H $500.00 Gift Card Dash Sweepstakes, 440 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10001. Any Winners List request must be received by B&H within one (1) year of the date the Sweepstakes is conducted.

Let us know how to reach you if you win!

Privacy 100% guaranteed; email address for contact purposes only


Already have a B&H account? Just log in tomorrow to enter again!

$0 VA Sales Tax Collected on This Item
Add to Wish List Item in Wish List

Focal Press 9780415716093 overview

  • 1Description

The softcover edition of Recording Voiceover: The Spoken Word in Media from Focal Press is a comprehensive guide for engineers looking to understand the process of capturing the spoken word. By addressing all phases of the recording process, Recording Voiceover discusses everything from microphone selection, per-production, and studio setup, to working with and directing voice talent, and strategies for reducing or eliminating distracting noise elements found in human speech.

The book features in-depth recommendations for recording radio and television commercials, corporate communications, documentaries, tracks for gaming and animation, radio drama, interviews, and roundtable discussions. Special attention is given to the final release format and how it impacts recording strategies, as well as explorations into using telephone interfaces, both analog and digital ISDN and recording across the internet.


  1. Introduction
    • A Life in Sound
    • A Bit About This Book
    • The Making of a Superior Voiceover Recording
    • A Short Case Study
  2. The Voice in Media
    • Information Theory
    • The Beginning of Digital Audio
    • Historical Precedents
    • Psychoacoustics
    • Reverberation
    • The Disembodied Voice
    • Recording Foreign Languages
  3. Room Acoustics
    • A Word on Project Studio Acoustics
    • Studio Design and Acoustics
  4. Microphones
    • Fundamentals of the Human Voice
    • Microphone Design Types
    • Polar Response
    • Frequency Response
    • Microphone Experiments
    • Dynamic Microphones
    • Condenser Microphones
    • Digital Microphones
    • USB Microphones
  5. The Engineer
    • The Engineer at Work
    • Collaboration – Communication – Responsibility
    • Multitasking
    • Building a Sense of Trust
    • Preparation
    • The Team
  6. The Studio
    • A Few Simple Truths
    • Lighting
    • The Script Easel
    • Seated or Standing?
    • Monitoring
    • Video Monitoring
    • Keep it Organized
    • Additional Considerations
  7. The Session
    • Documentation and Notes
    • The Co-producer Role
    • Working With the Voice Talent
    • Some Tips and Tricks
    • Documentation (Part II)
    • Studio Weirdness
  8. Your Personal Recording Space
    • The Basics
    • The Space
    • Modifying an Existing Space
    • Custom Designing a Studio
    • Prefabricated Voice Booths
    • Hardware
    • Software
    • Delivery – The Remote Session
    • Additional Costs
    • The Matter of Trust
  9. Recording for Commercials
    • The Dictatorship of the Clock
    • How Long is Too Long?
    • The Commercial Session
    • Insert Lines and Redos
    • Editing and Intercutting
    • After the Session
    • One Final Word
  10. Recording Long-Form Narration
    • The Long-Form Session
    • Documentation
    • Recording to Picture
    • Further Thoughts on Long-Form Narration
  11. Recording for Games and Animation
    • Game Voice Recording
    • Recording for Animation
    • Watch Your Levels!
    • An Experiment in Voice Recording
  12. Recording Interviews and Roundtable Discussions
    • Interviews
    • Video Interviews
    • Boom and Shotgun Mic Techniques
    • Recording Roundtable Discussions
    • Live Mixing of Roundtable Discussions
  13. More Voiceover Opportunities
    • Voice Response
    • Public Announcements
    • Web Content
    • Voice Talent Demos
    • Audio Books
    • The Wacky World of Toys
    • Audio Tours
    • Something Completely Different
    • In Conclusion
  14. That’s a Wrap
    • Building the Sense of Trust
    • Your Insurance Policy
    • A Passion for Voice


Author Bio
Tom Blakemore has been an active audio engineer for over thirty years, working in film, television, commercial, and corporate communications as a supervising sound editor and mixer. His film work includes Emmy Award winning documentaries, Academy Award nominees, Directors Guild of America Best Documentary winners, and Audience Award winners at the Toronto, Chicago and Amsterdam Film Festivals. Tom lives in Chicago, where he is an adjunct professor at Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy teaching film sound, and is a member of the Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) and the Audio Engineering Society (AES).
Table of Contents
  • 1Description

Focal Press 9780415716093 specs

Author Tom Blakemore
Publisher Focal Press
Pages 270
Format Softcover
ISBN Number 9780415716093
Date Published March, 2015
Packaging Infobquxszvtsavy
Package Weight 1.1 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.2 x 7.4 x 0.6"

Focal Press 9780415716093 reviews

Be the first to review this item

Focal Press 9780415716093 Q&A

See any errors on this page? Let us know.