BackStage with Source Connect

This is Source Connect by Source Elements. Hailed as the industry standard ISDN replacement!

Wait, is ISDN going away? No…it’s just getting really expensive! Source Connect is a portable, high quality, secure way to record and monitor from anywhere in the world.

It’s available in 3 versions: Standard, Pro and Pro X. Well, 4 versions if you count Source Connect Now…but let’s not, ok?. Nothing says “working pro” like the free, less stable version of the thing everyone else has!

Source Connect is super easy to install and easy use and it sounds amazing!

In this video I take you behind the scenes in my voice over studio and show you some of the fun toys. This is my recording studio…my WhisperRoom!

Since 1990, WhisperRoom, Inc.™ has manufactured Sound Isolation Enclosures across the world to major TV networks, federal governments, medical labs, musicians, and weird voice over guys’ basements for a myriad of applications. Wait…do that say medical labs?

The prefabricated acoustical enclosures present a handsome and professional appearance made with three quarter inch MDF, precision cut to ensure accuracy of the component fit and are covered with an attractive, durable, charcoal gray, cloth material…that our cat Rosie used as a scratching post. (RIP Rosie)

Its got a ventilation system I don’t use and their website says some components used to manufacture the WhisperRoom contain formaldehyde and I am just reading this now?

Their booths significantly reduce ambient and acoustic noise but are not soundproof. So if you don’t treat it properly you end up sounding like you’re in a coffin. And if you get a model any smaller you’ll feel like it too!

This is the “899” and retails at about $6,000. I got this baby off of Craigslist for $1000 from a woman in Tennessee who was starting a demo recording business for karaoke singers. And I promise uphold the legacy of the previous performers that have stepped into these hallowed walls!

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BackStage with my Centrance Mixerface

This is the Centrance Mixerface R4. It’s a unique combination of Mobile Mixer, Recorder, and USB Audio Interface. It makes for a sweet little travel mixer and backup for your normal set up. Always have a back up.

It’s got a rechargeable battery that makes it your ideal companion on the road. Perfect for podcasting, vlogging,  streaming, and a ton of other uses including but not limited to…voice over marketing videos.

Musicians use MixerFace to record album tracks. Radio journalists use it to record interviews. Houses of Worship use it to stream services. Podcasters use it to record all over the world. And I use it in hotel rooms in my custom made pillow fort.

In this video I take you behind the scenes in my voice over studio and show you some of the fun toys. This is my recording studio…my WhisperRoom!

Since 1990, WhisperRoom, Inc.™ has manufactured Sound Isolation Enclosures across the world to major TV networks, federal governments, medical labs, musicians, and weird voice over guys’ basements for a myriad of applications. Wait…do that say medical labs?

The prefabricated acoustical enclosures present a handsome and professional appearance made with three quarter inch MDF, precision cut to ensure accuracy of the component fit and are covered with an attractive, durable, charcoal gray, cloth material…that our cat Rosie used as a scratching post. (RIP Rosie)

Its got a ventilation system I don’t use and their website says some components used to manufacture the WhisperRoom contain formaldehyde and I am just reading this now?

Their booths significantly reduce ambient and acoustic noise but are not soundproof. So if you don’t treat it properly you end up sounding like you’re in a coffin. And if you get a model any smaller you’ll feel like it too!

This is the “899” and retails at about $6,000. I got this baby off of Craigslist for $1000 from a woman in Tennessee who was starting a demo recording business for karaoke singers. And I promise uphold the legacy of the previous performers that have stepped into these hallowed walls!

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BackStage with my Aphex 230

This is the Aphex 230 Master Voice Channel Tube Mic Pre.

It’s got a logic assisted gate, split band de-esser and (my favorite) an aural exciter!!

This preamp is notorious for being in radio broadcasting studios and on the engineers desks due to a power supply issue.

But the EQ and Big Bottom make up for it! It sounds so damn good!

It is a Reflected-plate amplifier tube mic preamp…Which means the circuit effectively operates the tube’s plate at a constant low dc potential, and extracts the plate current through a current mirror which thereby produces an output current as a reflection of the plate current.

Confused? Just wait till I explain the “low jitter word clock output” feature.

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BackStage with my WhisperRoom

In this video I take you behind the scenes in my voice over studio and show you some of the fun toys. This is my recording studio…my WhisperRoom!

Since 1990, WhisperRoom, Inc.™ has manufactured Sound Isolation Enclosures across the world to major TV networks, federal governments, medical labs, musicians, and weird voice over guys’ basements for a myriad of applications. Wait…do that say medical labs?

The prefabricated acoustical enclosures present a handsome and professional appearance made with three quarter inch MDF, precision cut to ensure accuracy of the component fit and are covered with an attractive, durable, charcoal gray, cloth material…that our cat Rosie used as a scratching post. (RIP Rosie)

Its got a ventilation system I don’t use and their website says some components used to manufacture the WhisperRoom contain formaldehyde and I am just reading this now?

Their booths significantly reduce ambient and acoustic noise but are not soundproof. So if you don’t treat it properly you end up sounding like you’re in a coffin. And if you get a model any smaller you’ll feel like it too!

This is the “899” and retails at about $6,000. I got this baby off of Craigslist for $1000 from a woman in Tennessee who was starting a demo recording business for karaoke singers. And I promise uphold the legacy of the previous performers that have stepped into these hallowed walls!

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BackStage with my Neumann TLM 103

 

In this video I take you behind the scenes in my voice over studio and show you some of the fun toys. The Neumann TLM 103 is my microphone!

The TLM 103 is one of the biggest successes in Neumann’s history. Its pristine, clear sound is a modern update on the classic U87…which is longer and heavier and well, who needs it!

Also the 103 is 1/2 the price so…it was perfect for a cheapo like me who wants to save a penny but sound damn good too!

It comes in a nickel finish, weighs in at one pound and is delivered in this beautiful wooden box that for some reason I keep my guitar picks in.

The TLM stands for “transformer less mic”…it’s a cardioid condenser microphone with a gentle presence boost for a stunningly direct sound with breathtaking definition and ultra low noise…and it’s the kind Howard Stern uses!

Just look at the lines of the grill. It’s so sexy so sleek! And makes my voice sound exactly the same way!

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