About the author


My name’s Mike Varela. I’m an audio engineer working in Los Angeles. I work in the world of audio post production, mostly TV. I also coach and engineer at the Screen Actors Guild Foundation’s Don LaFontaine Voice Over Lab (mouthful I know). I’ve been working daily with voice artists now for 6 years and it’s this breadth of experience coupled with my love for post and audio engineering in general that has led me to a deeper understanding of how the voice industry and it’s individual actors work. I’ve put together this book mostly because I get asked similar questions, usually on a daily basis and almost always about audio recording and it’s related equipment. Hopefully through my experience and this article, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of audio for voice over.