Sound like you mean it (from home).
At Clean Cuts, we certainly love a challenge! And, like the rest of the world, we found ourselves in 2020 having to quickly pivot how we did business to provide the same level of service to our clients in a safe, socially distant manner. In addition to putting in place our SAG/AFTRA-approved Covid protocols for in-person studio recording, our clients asked us to help develop ways to record people from the place they felt safest—their own home—with the highest-quality sound possible.
Our team researched, purchased, tested, and analyzed many different types of microphones, headsets, recorders and software to design shippable Recording Kits. Because Clean Cuts is involved in so many different types of audio projects, we quickly realized this wouldn’t be a “one size fits all” solution. The right Kit for a client whose project involved recording a high-profile talent for multiple days, with a full day allowed for setup, looked a lot different than a simple Kit for a podcast featuring multiple, one-time guests, needing very little setup time. So, we customized each of our Kits, with options ranging from world class microphones, audio interfaces and laptops, to inexpensive analog headsets and everything in between. Our USB Mic Kit packed with pop filters, headphones, and adapters was a popular choice for our podcast projects!
Keeping it simple and utilizing our engineers to help was a big key to our success. Each Kit was packed with super-simple instructions that we paired with a scheduled setup session with one of our engineers. The setup session allowed our engineers to take the stress of having any technical knowhow off the talent or guest, and made sure we had time to solve any technical challenges before the session. It also allowed us the opportunity to give any necessary advice on improving their room acoustics.
We ended the year completing over 400 successful remote sessions, including commercials, podcasts, video games, audiobooks and more—and we learned a ton! It will always be our preference to record your talent or guest in-studio whenever possible, but if you can’t…. let us help! We love to talk about these types of challenges, so don’t hesitate to reach out.
SOUND LIKE YOU MEAN IT
Clean Cuts is an award-winning creative boutique producing inspired, emotional audio and sound design for all media.
Have a project in mind? Contact Paul Perret.