Recording engineer on Beach | Blog - Where clients and voice actors can find valuable information on pre-production, technology, animation, video and audio production, home recording studios, business growth, voice acting and auditions, celebrity voice actors, voiceover industry news and more! Do you ever find yourself missing great auditioning opportunities because you are away from your home recording studio?
Sometimes, everyday life prevents you from being at your home recording studio when that perfect voiceover job comes in.

With the launch of the new iPhone App, submitting auditions have never been easier. You will have the ability to audition as soon as the job comes through, right from your iPhone, wherever you happen to be!
Where is the weirdest place you’ve ever had to record an audition from? Share your story as a comment and join the conversation.

Ever Recorded In A Weird Place?

I recently asked our Facebook community where the weirdest place was that they’ve ever recorded an audition. See what people have said and how they were able to rise to the occasion!
Dave Pettitt Voice Over – ISDN Studio said, “In the passenger seat of my truck in a State park.”
Voice over talent Ja-Len Jones recorded in a subway station!
Hayden Neeley had to prepare a recording environment on the fly, creating under “a makeshift studio of blankets draped over a loft/bunkbed…and that was for the actual recording!”

Mark Ewart shared, “Under the duvet in my hotel room. Worked well until housekeeping decided to check the mini bar!….took some explaining. And in the trunk of my Volvo.”
Matilda Novak has recorded auditions from her walk-in closet.
Hannibal Brown recorded an audition in a closet with his digital microphone and a net book. Days later the customer approved his voice and asked where the recording had been made because of how well it sounded.
Anderson Mark – Inside a rental car with a blanket around me far away from home!

Where’s The Weirdest Place You’ve Recorded An Audition?

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  1. I once recorded a concert commercial for Diana Krall inside a grass hut beside the ocean in Mexico. You could hear the sound of the ocean waves in the background! Needless to say, her concert sold out.

  2. I was making dinner and watching our baby in her playpen. An audition came along that I could NOT ignore. Obviously, I couldn’t run downstairs to the studio, so I grabbed the only thing available – my camcorder. I held it like a microphone, recorded a few takes, and uploaded them to my laptop. Yes, the quality was not very professional, but… I got the job! And the baby was happy, and dinner didn’t burn. 😉

  3. HA, love this! I’ve definitely done the hotel thing. Inside the hotel room closet with blankets over my head. That’s the beauty about our job is that we can literally work from anywhere (as long as it’s quiet enough!)

  4. Voice – under blankets in bedroom.
    Acting video audition – for chronicles of riddick 3 audition. crouching on top of a 40′ grainery ‘yelling’ lines across my yard. (and more than a little concerned what the neighbors thought)

  5. Recorded audition in Chicago on a very busy area in front of a Starbucks coffee in the back seat of my car around Midnight CT. Used Porta Booth pro, VO1A and Mic port pro.


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