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Recording and Producing Your First Audiobook

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

May 6, 2014

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Have you ever recorded an audiobook before? Producer Paul Fegan shares his experience working with a narrator on their first audiobook at Bitsixteen, Fegan's professional recording studio in Dublin, Ireland. Learn about what worked and also what Paul would have done differently! This is a must listen for anyone who wants to narrate or produce audiobooks.

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Paul Fegan of bitsixteen in Dublin, IrelandPaul Fegan is a sound engineer based in Dublin, Ireland and has been recording and directing voiceover audio since the late '90s. Having spent 10 years as Audio Manager in an eLearning company where he set up their two in-house studios, Paul has recorded, directed and post-produced voiceover audio for a multitude of clients both in English and in a variety of languages for the localisation market. In 2009, Paul established his own studio, bitsixteen, in Dublin and has been working as a sole-trader ever since, producing voiceover and other audio for various sectors such as eLearning, advertising, IVR systems, audio books, musicians and mobile apps.

Related Topics: Audio Production, Audiobooks, Bitsixteen, Dublin, Ireland, Paul Fegan, Recording


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      Very clear and well-organised instruction. Thank you!

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        Paul - I think you've got a good handle of the the process and you'll find ways to fine tune your workflow with each book you produce. There is so much to producing a title for both the narrator and the producer. It is quite an involved process. I've had conversations with authors who naively believe it's just reading their words and chopping the chapters up into audio files. Ugh! If it were only that easy.

        Thanks for sharing your virginal experience with audiobook production and the specific tips from your process.

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          Clever stuff in there about nuancing the tone. Great storytelling, Paul: the medium was indeed the message!

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