Debbie Levitt

voice actor, singer, producer

Production & TheApiary.Studio

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Welcome to, “The Apiary,” Debbie’s production-quality home studio. Located just outside of San Francisco in a quiet suburb, The Apiary is in a dedicated room with a large vocal booth Debbie designed and built. This studio contains all the equipment and tools a voice actor and singer could need.

Debbie records, edits, produces, and masters her own work.

Computer and Audio Gear

Inside of vocal booth:

  • Audio Technica 4040 microphone.
  • AKG K240 studio headphones.
  • M-AUDIO Fast Track Pro USB interface.
  • Android tablet for scripts.
  • Toshiba LCD USB screen
  • Logitech webcam
  • Logitech Bluetooth keyboard and trackpad mouse

Outside of vocal booth:

  • Lenovo Y40 gaming laptop (16G RAM, SSD drive)
  • Adobe Audition CC (current subscription)
  • Reason Essentials 8 software
  • Camtasia Studio

Vocal Booth

Designed and built by me in spring 2016, the vocal booth is designed to be:

  • Large (5′ diameter) so I can stand, gesture, and really use my whole body.
  • Sound deadening.
  • A fully functional studio (with a monitor, keyboard, and trackpad, I can remotely work the computer on my desk).
  • Visually isolating (I’m not in a closet full of clothes).
  • Vocally warm.

Communications

  • Can email, FTP, Dropbox, etc… files in any requested common format.
  • Mailed or overnighted CDs, DVDs, or thumb drives upon request.
  • Live web conference via Skype, Google Hangouts, Join.Me, or your preferred collaboration tool.
  • ipDTL upon request.

Audio Experience

  • Certificate in audio engineering from Audio Recording Technology Institute, Long Island, NY in 1992.
  • Weekend manager of River Sound, recording studio co-owned by Gary Katz and Donald Fagen, 1993-1995.
  • Tour manager, road manager, and FOH sound engineer for “The Jazz Passengers with Special Guest Vocalist Debbie Harry” summer 1995 European tour.
  • My home studio in the 1990s included Vision sequencing software, Opcode Studio 3 MIDI interface, Alesis Quadraverb GT effects rack, Ensoniq VFX keyboard, and SM58 mic recording to a Tascam 688 MIDIStudio. Still have that machine and all of my tapes!
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