Nils Östergren’s studio is acoustically treated and equipped for the production of top quality voice recordings of all kinds. The signal chain is kept as short and uncomplicated as possible to minimize the risk for unwanted noise and technical interruptions.
Audio Quality Test
The studio allows recordings of the highest sound quality. This can be verified by downloading and having a sound engineer review this short recording that is recorded and saved completely “raw”, ie without post-processing with digital effects.
Voiceover Studio Equipment
Vocal booth: Studiobricks ONE Plus
Microphones: Neumann TLM 103 and Sennheiser MKH 416
Mixer: Yamaha AG03
A/D converter: Apogee Duet 2
Preamp: Universal Audio 710 Twin-Finity.
Platform: Mac Mini
Remote: 500/50 Mbit/s cable connection
Editing, mixing and mastering: Reaper
For travel: Sennheiser MKH 416 + Apogee One or Apogee Mic 96K + iPad (DAW: Auria) or Macbook Pro
Listen and direct my recordings online via the service of your choice – anything from for example a phone, Facebook Messenger and Skype to pro services like SourceConnect, SessionLinkPro, Zoom and more.
WoVO approved Studio
This badge ensures that the studio, equipment and my technical performance has been scrutinised and approved within the Technical Studio Approval Program offered to the professional members of World-Voices Organization, WoVO.
In order to obtain WoVO approval, a candidate must demonstrate basic knowledge of:
Studio Construction: Understand the correct materials and the process of creating a personal studio
Acoustical Properties: Understand the acoustical properties of their personal studio
Audio Chain and Equipment: Understand the proper use of audio equipment in an audio chain
Microphone Technique: Demonstrate proper microphone technique
The candidate is tested on:
– Recording and recording levels
– Microphone technique
Submitted audio files are scrutinised for:
– Absence of plosives
– Proper proximity / placement
– Does the microphone suit the candidate’s voice?
– Is there headphone leakage, ground loops, ambient noise?
– Range of -6 to -4dB peak
– Minimal observable room reaction; bass reflex
– Minimal noise floor: -55 to -45 dBfs, peak
– Level reflectivity, room-size based reflection, bass reflex
– “Clarity” of audio: Is the audio “muddy” or overdriven?