Silence is in a hotel wardrobe
You’d think recording a voiceover in a plush hotel suite would be one of the more practical places to do such a thing (outside of a recording studio – obviously). Not so. When you need your surroundings to be completely silent, you’d be surprised by the amount of noisy intrusions there are... Housekeepers blasting hoovers, low-flying planes, bin-men collecting rubbish outside, endless footsteps up and down every corridor, persistent alarms, even fridges with lives of their own.
So what’s the solution? Try shoving your interviewee inside a wardrobe for an hour with the sound boom slot in-between the almost-shut door – that should do the trick. Well silence may be golden, but it can’t always be comfortable.