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dVoiceBox is a recording studio that specialises in voiceover and spoken word projects. The studio also records singers, musicians, and provides mixing and mastering servies as well as general audio production services (very short run CD duplication, DAT to CD and Tape to digital conversion).
Podcasts and pre-recorded radio programming is also produced.
dVoiceBox also provides an ISDN service for voiceovers.
The studio also records live events and provides PA services and stage lighting.

This blog consists of a series of posts by dVoiceBox owner Chris Radley looking at studio techniques, microphones and tips for recording, past studio projects, internet marketing for musicians, and things like interesting bands, videos, voiceover artists etc.



Podcasting

Podcasts are one of the fastest growing media sectors. Maybe you have thought about creating one for your company or for yourself. A podcast is a great way for a company or individual to create more brand awareness or reinforce or grow a perception of industry sector expertise. For musicians it could be a good way of engaging with fans. Relevant content delivered by people with a passion for the […]

Studio Upgrade

My studio is  built around my medium format 32 channel Soundcraft Ghost mixing desk.  It is almost certainly the case that if I was starting out now I would not have a desk like this but 18 years ago when I bought it new I was recording a lot of production library and TV music. Back then I was running lots of hardware samplers, sound modules and synths and I […]

Charity acoustic Concert – Lighting and PA

I’m working with Mick Bisiker from Rack and Ruin to provide stage lighting and full PA for a charity Acoustic Concert at Napton Village Hall this weekend. The acoustic music gig is raising funds for Myton Hospice and will take place on Saturday the 19th of October 2019. As it’s a charity gig we are proving technical support for free. It should not be too much like hard work as […]

Mixing and mastering Suave Martyrs – Party Man

Suave Martyrs – Party Man In June 2019 I was asked to mix a new single from Bury based band Suave Martyrs. Full disclosure – I was not their first choice but the person that was had let them down with just a few days to the single release date. I had previously recorded drummer “Biscuit” when he was with another band and he contacted me to see if I […]

Recording Songlines 2018

In late November 2018 Bruce Knight from the Songlines Community Choir – based in Leamington – asked me if I was interested in recording their annual Christmas Charity WaterAid Concert and producing a CD of the event. Their previous sound recordist was not available. I agreed to do the recording and CD production and set about planning my approach to recording a 100 strong choir in St Mary’s Church in […]

Frank Renton – Still Listening To The Band

Since April 2018 musician and former BBC Radio 2 presenter, Frank Renton has been recording his “Still Listening To The Band” programmes for Brasspass.tv at dVoicebox.com. As you may know in early 2018 the BBC decided to pull the plug on the long running BBC Radio 2 show “Listening To The Band”. The programme had been broadcast for more than 50 years and Frank Renton had been its presenter since […]

Rugby’s Got Talent

This is singer Emily Goodwin. Emily is one of the performers in this year’s Rugby’s Got Talent competition.  I’m going to be in Rugby tonight (23rd June 2018) providing sound engineering and a small lighting set up for her performance at fashion emporium CV22 – Rugby – England. The venue are her sponsor in the competition.  There is more information about the competition on facebook. Providing accompaniment on guitar and […]

Recording voice reels for video gaming

  I’ve just written a blog post on this topic after reading a very interesting article by casting director Mark Estdale.  He answers the question of whether to include music and FX on the showreel  Also how long should they be? What voices should they include? You can read my post on gaming voice reels on the chrisradley.co.uk website and you can read Mark’s article on the Linked In website […]

Tom Robinson plays live in Rugby

The legendary TRB singer and BBC 6Music radio presenter Tom Robinson recently played a short acoustic set at The Rainsbrook Conference Centre, Rugby (CV21 4PN). I provided the PA and the FOH mix and also provided stage lighting for the show. The benefit event also included performances from Lorna Dea (a couple of nights before she’d been on stage supporting Paloma Faith at the O2 arena!) and local young female […]

Paradise Rocks! at Rugby Library

I’m providing PA services and stage lighting for this show on the 22nd of March at Rugby Library. Brighton based band The Indelicates are presenting a West End musical in stripped down form. As Julia from the band explains: “Paradise Rocks is a musical in progress – one day there will be giant animatronic Tikis, a cast of several hundred and a working pyrotechnic volcano – but for now, you’ll […]