Recording a GOOD Voice Over is fairly time consuming. Post Processing that Voice Over to make it sound even better is equally as time consuming, especially if you’re using trial and error to make it sound good.
In this article and video, I’ll show the exact Effects / Plugins I use to make my Voice Overs pop!
I’ll even show you how to mix a Music file with that to make that pop too!
There’s about to be a lot of popping so let’s begin!
Lavalier microphones can be placed really close to your sound source. They don’t need a mic stand and can be clipped to a top or stuck on the skin using a small patch of moleskin tape. But these mics pick up all body movements so placement is key.
Anyway, to connect the G3 to the H4n you will need
Why is my audio distorted?
If you’ve ever tried to record a direct feed out of an external mixer into the Zoom H4n, you will very quickly find that it will sound distorted and at most times unusable. You are trying to convert a line level signal from the external mixer to the H4n’s microphone level.
Line level is normally -10 dBV for consumer gear and +4 dBu for pro gear while Mic levels are normally -60 dBu for dynamic microphones and -35 dBu for condenser microphones, so you can see now that a line level signal is always going to be ‘hotter’ than a microphone level signal.
So what now? You need a device or adapter / plug that will convert the line level signals to a signal level that can be connected to your microphone input. The adapter / plug is called an Attenuator and is essentially a resistor that limits the flow of an electrical current in an electronic circuit. I bought mine off eBay years ago for around £20. But who uses eBay these days?!