3 Ways to Better Control Your Voice

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Voice acting is a profession that demands a lot of endurance from a fairly sensitive part of your body. The strain on your vocal cords can be pretty taxing, and more so if you don’t properly control your voice. Fortunately, your ProVoiceUSA team can help. There are a lot of ways to practice good voice control, and we thought we would highlight some of the big ones.

Breathe Well

Good voice control starts before a single sound comes out. Good voice control starts with good breath control. Fortunately, breathing comes even more naturally to us than talking, so it’s a great place to start the right habits. Learn how your body feels and moves when you breathe deeply and fully, then learn how to do breathe while keeping your upper body still.

Limber Up

Like with any kind of exercise, your body benefits greatly from some loosening up beforehand. You can stretch your voice just like you might stretch your legs before a run. There are a wealth of excellent vocal fold exercises that are good to do, beginning at least fifteen to thirty minutes before making a recording.

The Lip Trill

Lip trills are, you guessed it, a lip exercise. They help you loosen your lips for better pronunciation and also help warm up your vocal chords. The end result will be more coordinated breathing and vocal fold control.

Voice control can make all the difference between a good recording session and a great one! That’s what makes the big difference in our top quality voice work at ProVoiceUSA. Contact us today to schedule a recording session and hear how it’s done.

Caring for your Voice as a Voice Actor

Caring for Your Voice and Livelihood

As a voice actor, your voice is your one and only tool, your professional portfolio, and the source of your income. Caring for your voice should be a number one priority, no matter how harsh a role can be on your voice. At ProVoiceUSA, we understand this better than anybody. Here are a few tips you can follow to help keep your most vocal and valuable asset healthy and strong for all of the work you do.


Of all the things you should do for your voice, the best thing you can do is keep your vocal cords hydrated. Not only does it keep your voice from drying out and becoming hoarse, it will protect your voice from unnecessary strain while acting. Water keeps the vocal cords loose and flexible. You should drink a good amount of water at least an hour before every performance, and keep a water bottle handy during each session.

Keep Sinuses Clear

Taking care of your sinuses is also important, as it determines the resonance of your voice. Keep in mind that a decongestant spray or tablet will work in case of emergencies, but it will also dry your mouth out. If things get bad, consult with an ear, nose, and throat doctor. Some actors who have been diagnosed with deviated septums have found a lot of success with surgery.

Physical Exercise

You might not think it, but good physical exercise is a great way to maintain your voice. Voice work depends on a lot of breathing control. You’ll find that the better your fitness level, the bigger lung capacity you’ll have and consequently more control. Without a lot of breath control, long-form voice work like audiobooks becomes a lot more difficult.

Here’s a short list of other things voice actors should avoid to keep their voices strong:

  • Caffeine (it dries the throat)
  • Alcohol (same as caffeine)
  • Smoking (while some actors do this to change the quality of their voices, smoking can make work in a booth very difficult for yourself and others)
  • Eating right before a session

Remember to care for your voice: it’s your moneymaker! For the best voice work and some of the fastest turnaround in the business, you can rely on the professionals at ProVoiceUSA to get the job done. Contact us today.

Becoming Competitive in the Voice Over Market

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Becoming a voice actor in this day and age is about as difficult a field to break into as you’d find. And it’s a common misconception that having a naturally resonating and well-toned voice will automatically find you work in the industry. Some artists may say that becoming a talented and successful voice artist requires a little bit of luck. Perhaps that’s true, but along with talent, practice, and hard work, there are some things you can do now to improve your chances of finding work. Here are a few we at ProVoiceUSA have found.

Audio Setup for a Voice Over ActorFind Professional Representation

Finding your way into the industry on your own is nearly impossible these days. If you’re serious about finding work as a voice actor, you need someone who can actively advertise your unique voice and offer quality services to you. This is where ProVoiceUSA can come in handy. With the right demo and a quick turnaround time, you can present yourself as a reliable and high-quality voice actor.

This leads to the second point…

Produce the Best Demo Possible

Like an artist’s or writer’s portfolio, a voice-over demo needs to demonstrate the best and highest-quality work you can produce. If you have the voice over gear at home or in a private studio, you could do it yourself, but a better method would be to save up and splurge on a coaching and recording session at a professional studio. This may set you back on average $1000 or more, but you’ll have the best example of your work possible to show potential agents and clients. It might also pay off to research and pick the right studio to produce the right demo for you: some specialize in commercial work, some in television, and others in video games and interactive media.

Practice Perfect Timing

With voice work, it all comes down to timing. Practice reading different scripts or pieces of writing with different enunciations and inflections, keeping track of yourself with a timer. Remember, it’s about eighty words for thirty seconds. Eventually, this will become instinctual. One of the best skills a voice actor can have is performing lines within the perfect time frame.

If you have what it takes to become a professional voice actor, contact ProVoiceUSA today. We offer only the finest professional voice-over work in the industry with great response times and competitive pricing.