Studio Ingenuity

by | Sep 6, 2012 | VO Business

This week, scores of voice-actors are sharing with the world a picture and a brief narrative of their home recording studio on the site.

I’m amazed at the practicality, ingenuity, and creativity each person has applied to their physical space, their budget, and their needs.  You can view them all on the site.

The picture above personifies what many would probably hope to have in their home.  Cliff Zellman of the Dallas Voice Acting Meet Up group — and a seasoned audio engineer in his own right — put together the configuration you see above.

Cliff writes of the equipment included:
ProTools 192 HDIII,
Digi 002 Rack
Groovetube GT-66 microphone, Sennheiser MD 421
Avalon737sp Channel strip,
Mackie 1202VLZ mixer,
Telos Zephyr
KRKV6 Powered Monitors,
DXB 166-A Stereo Compressor
Mac Pro 2,
iMac 5,
Toshiba laptop
Gold and red lava lamp
2.5 TB (total) Glyph drives
Presonus Comp16 / EQ3B

I LOVE my home studio. It fits me perfectly and sounds great!

Wow!  Awesome!…and so are the other entries you can peruse on  Just….if you visit to see how everyone else is doing it…why not post a pic and description of your own studio?  However humble it is, there may be some element that helps out another voice actor with something that’s been a stumbling block to a great-sounding studio.

Let me mention too, that we’re getting dangerously close to the deadline for choosing a prize for participating in this week’s Question. This Friday 9-7-12 at noon Pacific time, I’ll be randomly choosing three names for the three prize packages. and all they did was send in a pic, and say a little bit about their studio.

Here’s this week’s prize package:




  • Your choice: one of three Edge Studio classes
  • EWABS: A FocusRite VBM virtual reference Monitoring Box ($80 value)



  • $50 Sweetwater Gift Certificate from Dallas Voice Acting Meet Up Group
  • Free World Voices organization membership



  • Free pass to a future VoiceOverXtra webinar of the winner’s choice
  • Voice Actor Hat from VoiceOverXtra
  • Deb Munro’s Voice Over Biz Handbook ($43)

Next week, an all new Question, another great package of prizes, and another chance to help out someone in this business who may benefit from your wisdom and experience.

I hope you’ll take a few minutes out of your day to contribute.

Thanks to all who have done so already!








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