Being a Voice Actor nowadays is a little different from the past (at least as far as I understand it). Once upon a time, VA’s had an agent and that agent set up auditions, and the talent went to a studio somewhere to audition. In fact, I think that a lot of the big names still operate that way.
For most of us starting out now though, things will probably be a little different. Many of us will start auditioning, and with luck booking jobs, before we get an agent. We will find these jobs online at the many casting sites and forums and even general sites like Craigslist. What we won’t be doing is traipsing off to some $500 an hour studio to lay down a couple clips in the off chance we will book a $150 job! (I know, I know; you spent 2 years, thousands of dollars in class fees, and countless hours reading aloud to yourself in a coat closet just so you could get a shot at making $150.00!?! — hmmm, how much does it cost to go to Hamburger U. again?)
So guess what? Basic proficiency with recording gear and software is in YOUR future!
Good news is, it is not that hard or expensive now. Bad news is, it is more stuff you have to learn and practice. So while you are starting to learn the performance part of the business, you might as well start dipping your toe into this pool too. I am going to be addressing topics on this subject in the near future — just as soon as I learn them myself. hahaha. If nobody else laughs at my jokes I will just do it myself.
Oh, and it is a good thing you have ten toes (and just keep it to yourself if you don’t, I don’t wanna know) because I keep falling into other pools that are going to have to be dipped into to create a viable business in this industry.