Voice Over Booth – MAS Room 114
ROOM 114 VO ROOM
The NEW system for Voice-Over in 114 :
- Computer stays ON
- Please clean up and leave the room as it was when you arrived – or better 🙂
- SWITCH ON main power (Down and to your right in the mini-rack)
- Large TV monitor and booth cue monitor are connected to the computer – mirror
- Use the remote for the large TV if needed
- The booth has an AKG 414 CONDENSER mic – THUS REQUIRES PHANTOM POWER (+48V)
- That mic has a pop screen which should locate the talent in front of the mic
- The mic is plugged into the base-plate under the booth monitor near the floor. The talent plugs in headphone to the corresponding port and the mic is in INPUT 1(A)
- INPUT (B) is available for a 2nd MIC should you desire. You will have to reserve the 2nd mic via Connect2
The signal chain is MIC–> INPUT A –> RNP Preamp –> RNC Compressor –> MACKIE BIG KNOB –> via USB –> Mac (Premiere/Audition)
- The Mic(s) in the booth are wired through the RNP PRE-AMP
- The VO mic will be coming to channel A on the preamp, which will require phantom power.
- PHANTOM power is the button marked +48V on the face of the Pre-Amp. A red light indicates +48V (Phantom Power) is active.
- The two PRE-AMP knobs control ‘Volume’ (gain) of the mic input A and B respectively
- Decide if you want your recording to pass through the RNC-Compressor. If you DON’T want the recording to go through the compressor, or you just aren’t sure what a compressor is THEN press the BYPASS button on the RNC – Compressor. The red light indicates that BYPASS is selected (It doesn’t matter how the knobs are set, the compressor will be bypassed.)
- Pictured below is the MACKIE BIG KNOB. Please note the highlighted buttons which are depressed and the gain on INPUT 1 and 2 should indicate TWO (2) O’clock or ~134.99999 degrees
- The signal chain is MIC–> INPUT A –> RNP Preamp –> RNC Compressor –> MACKIE BIG KNOB –> via USB –> Mac (Premiere/Audition)
- To hear the recording through the near-field monitors (speakers), make sure Monitor A is selected on the BIG KNOB.
ON THE COMPUTER:
- On the computer SYSTEM PREFERENCES —> SOUND—> input and output set to Mackie Big Knob USB
- In Premiere or Audition – FILE—> PREFERENCES —> AUDIO HARDWARE. Set both the input and output to Mackie Big Knob
- Look to Application Recording SECTION A (below)
On the computer:
- Launch APPLICATION (Premiere or Audition)
- Open a multitrack session
- In a track (ex.Track 01) select the Record Monitor Button. It will turn red when you click.
- Go to the top pulldown in that track which corresponds to the INPUT . Select BIG KNOB (Mackie)
- Set levels using the Preamp gain control (pictured above)
- Press RECORD in the transport.
- Track is saved in sub folder Audio Files but one can select a track and FILE –> EXPORT –> Multitrack Mixdown –> selected clip(s). Save as a *.WAV or *.AIFF 48kHz 16bit (min)
- Under WINDOW, select AUDIO TRACK MIXER Sequence 01 (or your sequence title)
- In AUDIO TRACK MIXER window select micro-menu – METER INPUTS ONLY
- Select the Record monitor for the track you plan to record to (R)
- TOP pull-down selection for INPUT needs to read BIG KNOB
- SET LEVELS!! Use the PREAMP GAIN CONTROL (see #4 in PROCEDURE above)
- Click red circle (record button) in transport results in a blue halo around red button icon, then press Play and the RECORDING light under the clip should engage and the playhead start moving.
- When finished with recording click the square icon in the transport or hit the spacebar. The waveform should generate in the sequence timeline
- The recording is saved to your project folder – in the AUDIO FILES folder.
- Your files can be copied to an external drive, or OneDrive etc.
- If you prefer, you can export the audio in the tracks by selecting the tracks, FILE–>Export –> Media and save as a *.WAV or *.AIFF 48kHz 16bit (min)