We make the production process as easy as possible. Most projects follow this timeline, so if you are looking for more in depth information about our production process you have come to the right place.
1. Consult With a Producer
2. Choose Your Narrator
We will work with you to find the best narrator for your project. We have a list of over 150 available narrators including some of the best in the industry.
If you are an author doing your own narration, we will work with you to make sure that you are prepared for recording, including offering Author Narrator Coaching
3. Final Prep
At this point we go through the book and prep the manuscript for audio. We want to make sure that the narrator or the author recording in the booth knows exactly what to say and when to say it. Some books have charts, graph, and images that need to be thought about. Others have difficult words and names that will need research.
Narrators will begin recording at their home studios. Author narrators will begin recording at one of our partner studios. Audio files will be sent out to clients for review after and throughout the recording process.
5. Editing/Post Production
This step is where most of the magic happens. Our editing team will go through your recorded audio and completely clean up the material. They will add spacing where appropriate, and take the first steps to making the audio compliant with ACX.com submission guidelines.
You might have thought you gave a flawless performance in the booth, but chances are our editors will find things that need to be re-recorded. We call these “pickups”, and authors and narrators will need to go back into the studio for a short 1-2 hours session to record these corrections.
7. Final Product
Final audio mastering is performed by one of our post production engineers. This process will bring all audio up to ACX.com submission guidelines standards and will meet the same quality requirements of major publishers. When your project is completed you will be emailed a download link where you will find both 320k mp3 and 16bit wav files.