Five Essential Components of Audiobook Recording Equipment

A recent survey from the Audio Publishers Association and InterQ found that audiobook revenue rose to $1.6 billion in 2021 — a 25% annual increase. This suggests that more people are tuning into audiobooks as a form of entertainment or enrichment. While audiobooks do provide a more convenient reading experience, they aren’t the easiest to produce. Audiobook narrators spend… Read more »

Why You Should Record Your Audio Work in a Professional Studio

A recording studio

Being a new or young artist or author can be an exciting time in your life. Whether you’re working solo or are with a group, putting out music or an audiobook there are few better feelings than putting your first-ever single, album, or audiobook. But it can also be a nerve-wracking time – you want… Read more »

Should an Author Narrate Their Own Audiobook?

Woman Recording Audiobook

When an author completes a book and is considering creating an audiobook, one question will often be raised. Should I narrate this myself? While it certainly depends on the voice and personality of the author, having the author narrate the audiobook themselves has its certain advantages that include them knowing their characters, cultures or own… Read more »

5 Essential Tips for Recording an Audiobook

5 Essential Tips for Recording an Audiobook

In the 21st century, writing your book is just half the battle. You also have to record it. Audiobooks have revolutionized literature, and more readers than ever before are listening to books rather than reading them. To reach this crucial demographic, you need to produce a high-quality, professional audiobook. Here’s how to get started: Find… Read more »

3 Reasons You Should Create a Podcast

Talk to anyone, and chances are that the conversation will drift to what podcasts they’re listening to. According to Edison Research, roughly 24% of people listen to podcasts each month, and up to 40% have ever listened to one. The growing popularity of podcasts is just one reason why you should create a podcast of… Read more »

The Top 3 Reasons to Use a Professional Studio for Audiobooks

With the rise of smartphones and apps like Audible, audiobooks have become an increasingly popular form of media. In the past year, roughly half of all Americans were listening to audiobooks. In that respect, many authors and publishers are realizing the benefits of recording their newly published books. While some believe that they can record… Read more »

Tassajara Under Fire: Colleen Morton Busch audiobook

When the Tassajara Zen Monastery in Central California was threatened by wildfire in 2008, firefighters decided to evacuate. Five brave monks, however, decided to stay behind and do what they could to protect the monastery. Writer, longtime resident of California, and former Zen monk herself, Colleen Morton Busch, brings the story to life in the… Read more »

Dive Into Funk with Aced Out Podcast

For full-time funkateers Ace Alan and Jay Stone, keeping the spirit of funk music alive is a calling of the highest order. They are priests of an “electric church”, as Stone calls it. Together, they make music in Stone’s group The Funkanauts, whose newest album, Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth, is coming out soon. They… Read more »

Swing Into the Past with the Burl Haggard String Band

Even in the epicenter of the Bay Area tech boom, the Burl Haggard String Band keeps the traditions of the western swing music of the 1920s and 30s alive and well. Founded initially by musicians Lucas French and Adam Simo, the band’s lineup also includes Kristina Miller, Marquitas Ignatius, and Mike Berry on the pedal… Read more »

Singer Le Perez Steps Into the Spotlight At Last

Before winning Jazz Search West 2017, Le Perez had never set foot in a recording studio. A therapist by profession, Perez majored in social work and spent her career working in psych wards, jails, and chemical dependency units—all while maintaining a deeply ingrained love of music and lifetime membership to the “sing in your shower… Read more »