"It's the best money I've spent in quite a while. Why? My first audio
book You Can Quit Drinking... if you want to was approved right out of the starting gate. I would NEVER have been able to figure out the
Audacity settings etc without Derek's Course. I then went on to create an audio book for Easy Food Dehydrating. Such fun!"
~ Susan Gast
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Do you want to see my set-up?
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ABOVE: This hanging quilt is to
my right as I sit at the pair of iMacs. Tip: I bought some wooden dowels (about 1/4"
diameter at Home Depot) and threaded them through the folded over top
part of the quilt. Then I used some very strong metal clips which hang off heavy duty
wall hooks (think big cup hooks). I used those screw things (rawl
plugs, aka wall plugs) so they wouldn't easily pull out of the wall with
constant use. Behind the green quilt are rows of
the nice grey sound-absorbing peel-n-stick panels (see more about those
farther down the page).
ABOVE: The brown cabinet is a
bookshelf with a rattan roll up/down front. Behind that is the jazzy
quilt draped and clipped to a 6-panel folding wooden screen I got off Amazon. The
folded part of the jazzy screen gets pulled 'closed' behind me when I'm
recording! It acts as a doorway. You will need to add lighting.
Just make sure it's one of the modern LCD bulbs that doesn't give off much
heat as it gets pretty stuffy in there with my two computers running.
ABOVE: This is showing you the 'recording studio'
in a straight-on shot. I know this will be a fun 'winter job' as it gets nice and
snuggly warm in there when the quilt 'ceiling' gets draped over my audio work station! But it
gets the job done. Adapt my setup to a comfy spot in your home (or office) and you'll be narrating
your audio book in a jiffy.
Here is the folding screen on Amazon:
Here's the equipment you'll need to narrate your audio book:
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Now you know what it takes to narrate your audio book!