If you have a sub-par (or non-existent) home studio, please go to a professional studio to record your auditions. With all of the online casting sites, you’ll need to know where to go to record if you book a job anyway, so start to get to know your local studios by recording some auditions there.
Most professional studios have talent friendly pricing for auditions, phone patch sessions, and ISDN. If you are outlaying cash to get or do the job, make friends with your local studio owners and engineers, as they will be helpful at many points in your career.
You will practice and hone the art of auditioning and all of the factors that go into it. Their booth directors will give you great advice and direction. You can even hire your favorite local engineer to come set up your home studio when you are ready.
If you are in Los Angeles, consider the following studios, all of which I’ve been to and endorse wholeheartedly (unpaid, of course!):
Mai Tai Studios
2311 W Olive Ave
Burbank, CA 91506
14144 Ventura Blvd., #303
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
1832 Burbank Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91508
12215 Ventura Blvd #205
Studio City, CA 91604
Yes, these are all in Valley. What can I say? I’m a valley girl.
For a full list of LA recording studios, go here and find a studio near you:
For a nationwide/worldwide list of ISDN friendly studios, go to Digifon’s list: