We strongly suggest that you have a functional home studio with a treated voice booth (or walk-in closet!) to submit proposals. Most clients will expect you to be able to record professional, high-quality audio in your home studio.
If you are building a recording space, make sure you treat it well to prevent room echoes and reflections from ruining your audio. You will also need some basic equipment:
- A computer
- A microphone with a USB connection, or a recording interface that has one.
- A pop filter to prevent blasts of breath caused by plosive consonants such as p's and b's.
- Recording and editing software.
An excellent resource to consult is the Voice Over Guide.
Clients will take into account the audio quality as well as your voice when listening to your proposals so give yourself every advantage by ensuring your recordings are as high-quality as possible.
In some cases, local voice actors make be requested to record in the client's studio, but this rarely happens in today's world of online voice casting.