I once heard a well-known voice over coach say that a Whisper Room looks like a coffin. Well, they are both dark. They dominate everything else in a room. And at 1200 pounds, we needed a team to bring it upstairs. But my new studio doesn't feel like a coffin at all. I'm having a great time.
Voice Over is such an unpredictable business, that in the beginning, I hesitated to invest in a dedicated isolation booth. Luckily, for a long time, I didn't really need to. I have been working at home for a while, and like so many VO's, I was living in the closet.
I made a recent splurge for my studio, investing in an Avalon 737 preamp/channel strip. It's quite a beautiful piece of equipment, with a shiny aluminum cabinet and glowing orange buttons. That's not why I bought it. But as it turns out, it helps.
From experience, I'm committed to having backup for everything in my studio. If there's ever an issue with equipment or a need to take the gear on the road, with a backup, I can just move to Plan B. Lately, however, my Plan B pre-amp wasn't cutting it.
Greetings. Perhaps we've never met. Perhaps we've worked together, but it's been a while. Perhaps we're colleagues who said we'd keep in touch, but...you know. Let's change that.
I have been a working voice over artist since 2006 and working in radio studios for much, much longer. Given the transition from live broadcast to session recording, the technical learning curve, and the unpredictability of VO, I'm fortunate to be busy every day. I am more clear and confident than ever about what I can offer a client and bring to a project. That said, I've been lazy about the marketing part.
My station stalker told me I look older in person. Good thing I'm getting new headshots next month. (He still wanted a hug tho.)
"She understands how projects should go, and is the consummate professional."
Tony Pasquale, ISDN Voice Talent
"If you need something done right the first time, hire Haneen."
John Mamus, Principal and Chief Creative Officer of Mamus Creative
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Haneen is great at taking direction and reading between the lines. She is even better at making jargon make sense. She is based in the New York City area, is not intimidated by intimidating deadlines, and she makes a mean macaroni and cheese.
Chances are, the pre-amp is warmed up, and she is ready for your copy right now.