dVoiceBox is a recording studio that specialises in voiceover and spoken word projects. The studio also records singers, musicians, and provides general audio production services (very short run CD duplication, DAT to CD and Tape to digital conversion).
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
I recorded an evening of poetry and musical performances in front of a live audience at the Holy Trinity Church in Leamington back in 2007. I had been asked to record the event by the poet Julie Boden (Poet in Residence at Birmingham Symphony Hall) – we subsequently went on to record several other spoken word and poetry events together and she also recorded her collection of poems “Cut on […]
We’ve just linked up with a very useful website that’s just the job if you are a voice artist who’s out and about and away from your home studio and suddenly need a studio for an urgent session. With voiceoverstudiofinder you just put in your current location or a post code and within seconds you’ll have information of all the studios within whatever range you specify. The studios may be […]
We’ve just finished mixing a new track for Leamington based band Firedaze. This track is following on from their 2014 album, “Never After Land” which was also recorded at Dmusic/dVoicebox. Firedaze singer Steff has a massive passion for ice hockey and is a regular supporter of the Coventry Blaze Ice Hockey team. She recently decided to write and record a song that could be used by supporters of the team […]
I’ve mentioned before that my main instrument is the bass guitar and I love checking out other bass players. This week I was surfing the internet looking for some information on 8 string fiddles when somehow I ended up watching this NPR session from earlier this year instead. It features piano player Robert Glasper and the two other members of his band the Robert Glasper Experiment. Its kinda jazzy and […]
In addition to running the dVoiceBox studio I’m also a musician – my main instrument is the bass guitar. I used to be a guitarist but started playing bass when a band my brother was in asked me to help them out when their bassist left them in the lurch. I’ve played bass for a many years now and I’m always fascinated to see and hear what other people can […]
It is only relatively recently that I’ve started to get really interested in microphones. Not just the sound of them but how they look too. I think this post says quite a lot about me and microphones. It was reported this week that Bradley Wiggins is making a cameo appearance in the long running radio 4 soap The Archers. I discovered the story when I saw a photo on the […]
dVoiceBox recently recorded live poetry and music event Love in Leamington 2014 in the main Library in Leamington Spa. This was the second such event as Love in Leamington had happened for the first time back in February 2013. On that occasion it was a grant funded project run in conjunction with Warwickshire Libraries that saw a number of composers and musicians composing and performing musical pieces that were produced […]