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The Focusrite ISA One for Voiceover

Posted in blog by Richard Cope

I love the Focusrite ISA One mic preamp. I’ll explain why. Yes, it’s derived from a classic Rupert Neve design. Yes, it’s engineered in the UK. But moreover, in the 6 years I’ve owned mine, it’s proved itself to be a very, very good mic preamp for the voiceover studio.

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The Hampshire House with the Soho Sound

Posted in blog by Richard Cope

Great Audio is really important to me. With my production background, I have an ear for quality sound and strive to deliver that to you. I believe there’s no reason why high quality recording has to be exclusively the domain of the top notch London studios. That’s why I recently

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The Audient iD22 – the Voiceover’s interface

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After much deliberation over the merits of various audio interfaces, I recently invested in an Audient iD22. I’m delighted that I did. For voiceover, the most important considerations are the professionalism of the microphone pre-amps, and the fidelity of the Analogue to Digital conversion. In music production a great deal

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Rich Cope Voiceover Web Video Showreel

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Click here to watch a selection of clips from web videos recently voiced by me…  

New Rich Cope Voiceover Commercial Voicereel

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  Take a listen to my latest Commercials Voicereel!

Imaging Production

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Production is my roots, it’s in my blood. So it was an exciting opportunity to work on production of two different radio station imaging packages in January! A sound of the station refresh for Tameside Radio, and a teaser package for Artist Controlled Radio’s new brand partnership with W.H.Y. You

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Family Pet Show radio and online video ads

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Family Pet Show ads Here’s a nice video-based online ad for the forthcoming Family Pet Show in Manchester, as voiced by me this week. Beautifully made by Damian at Redolution https://vimeo.com/105274910  

IP DTL ON TEST

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IP DTL ON TEST There’s a lot of buzz around the new IP DTL system in the voiceover and audio/radio production community at the moment, and justifiably so! The prospect of replacing ageing and costly ISDN lines and codecs with a good-sounding, easy-to-use new standard over IP is very appealing.

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WET OR DRY? HOW DO YOU LIKE YOUR PROCESSING?

Posted in blog by Richard Cope

HOW DO YOU LIKE YOUR PROCESSING? When recording in my studio, the Neumann TLM 102 microphone and Focusrite ISA One pre-amp deliver a smooth, natural, well-balanced sound. That’s exactly what I’ll deliver to you via FTP transfer, in 24-bit fullness… as fresh as if it were recorded right next to

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DIRECTING VOICE SESSIONS OVER SKYPE

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CAN SKYPE ACT AS A VIABLE, LOW-COST ALTERNATIVE TO ISDN? Well. yes and no. I regularly connect to record voiceover sessions with one of my biggest clients via Skype – and as a tool for giving direction and monitoring performances it works well. The sound quality isn’t good enough for

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