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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 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.



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 […]

Revisiting a location recording

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 […]

New VO link up

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 […]

Recording Firedaze “Another One Like That”

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 […]

Bass – another great player

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 […]

Bass – 3 ways to play one

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 […]