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MIKE COOPER - UK VOICE ARTIST MADE GOOD IN NORTH CAROLINA

The Pro Audio Suite

Release Date: 11/09/2017

Smart Phone Microphones! Yes/No? show art Smart Phone Microphones! Yes/No?

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After AP read a Facebook post regarding a client of a US radio station recording their commercial on an iPhone and sending it to the station to go to air, we convened a panel of Radio's big guns along with our regular "know it alls" to debate whether anything recorded on a phone and in a random environment should be deemed "air quality". 

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Studio monitors, which ones and how much should you spend? show art Studio monitors, which ones and how much should you spend?

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Just like the speakers themselves, you don't want to be blowing your budget on overpriced, or oversized speakers for your home studio. So how do you know how much you should be spending, and what size is right for your space and needs?

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Binaural audio with Jeff Silverman show art Binaural audio with Jeff Silverman

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On this episode, we talk with Jeff Silverman about 3D binaural audio and the song 'The Wall Will Fall' by Rick Springfield. Jeff has worked with Rick for the last 46 years and was asked to mix a 3D version of the song with all proceeds from the sale of the stereo and 3D Binaural mix being donated to FeedingAmerica.org. / @feedingamerica.

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2 Questions show art 2 Questions

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A couple of questions to answer this week that came through on our website.

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Monitor Controllers - Do you need one? show art Monitor Controllers - Do you need one?

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AP's beloved "Big Knob" blew up this week and he's been trying out a bunch of replacements. But do you actually NEED a monitor controller in a Voice Over Studio? And if y so, do you need to spend a months pay to get one?

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RECORDING ENVIRONMENT v NOISE REDUCTION show art RECORDING ENVIRONMENT v NOISE REDUCTION

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This week's discussion came from an article posted questioning whether it was best to spend money on your recording environment (Acoustic Treatment etc) or just spend on some great noise reduction tools and worry about the artifacts after recording. Robbo and Robert put their perspective on it from an Audio Engineer's point of view, George has his own angle on it as the designer of many a great room, and Andrew gives his insights as a voice actor with 40 odd years experience.

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Quickbyte - Source Connect Port Mapping and IP Address show art Quickbyte - Source Connect Port Mapping and IP Address

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Source Connect, now the lifeline for most home studios. Whilst it's mostly simple to set up, there are a few snags that even the most seasoned audio professional can run into. 

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Eat your way to better creativity show art Eat your way to better creativity

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You're feeling sluggish, you're on autopilot, just going through the motions. Now that big audition you've been working towards drops into your inbox.

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Quick Bite - In Ear Monitoring show art Quick Bite - In Ear Monitoring

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In-ear monitoring has been a common thread through many of our quick bites over the past few weeks, so this week we figured we'd deep dive into the subject.

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Episode 41 - Imaging Blueprint - Radio Imaging perfection show art Episode 41 - Imaging Blueprint - Radio Imaging perfection

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Tom and Adam are the directors and Audio Force behind CHR Imaging service "Imaging Blueprint". Together they create unique and powerful work parts for Radio Stations around the planet. 

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Shhh… don't tell everyone, but in 2014, after two decades in London, Mike Cooper followed his dream to live in nature. Nowadays he enjoys log cabin life in the forest with his partner, two rescue dogs – and an increasing array of livestock – in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Fortunately, high-speed cable internet means he can still be the "guy next door", no matter where you are in the world…

Starting out as a newsreader for the BBC World Service, and narrating TV documentaries for the likes of HISTORY and National Geographic, his work has been described as "exceptional", his performance as "spot on in the first take", and his delivery as having an "effortless authority".

This week on the VO Radio show, we chat with Mike about his start the business, his career path and how he got to where he is today. It's an exception snapshot into the career path of one of the best.

Find out more about Mike here:

http://www.mikecoopervoiceover.com/#demos

Find out more about us here::

http://www.voradioshow.com/

Robbo Here:

https://www.voodoosound.com.au/

And Andrew here

http://andrewpetersvo.com/

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“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!”