Author Archive | David H. Lawrence XVII

Why You Might Have More Than One Microphone Open And Not Know It

Hey, there!

My Pro member, Karen, recently wrote me about something she’d seen on one of the groups she follows on LinkedIn, Audiobook Narrators. (She’s a really good one.)

She works very hard to make sure her space is as quiet as possible, but noticed that getting rid of excessive room noise was proving next to impossible.

The potential issue:

If you use a Windows-based laptop or desktop, you might have more than one microphone open on your computer, even though you’ve only selected one via Audacity.

That’s a big problem.

Here’s the solution. Continue Reading →

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How To Be Great At Slating

Hey, there!

When recording an audition, the very first thing you want to lay down is a clear, precise and brief slate. Your slate is there to not only let the casting person know who’s speaking, but also to set the stage for your audition. Oh, and there’s one very important aspect of your slate to always remember. Continue Reading →

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How To Sanitize NSFW Audiobook Demo Material

Hey, there!

You’ve heard me say that once you get booked on something, make updating your resume and demo portfolio part of your work.

I commit to you that this year, I’ll do a better job of that myself. I’ve been so busy that I’ve become lax in that area.

So when my copy of League of Denial showed up in the mail, I tore into the package and ripped a section that I knew I wanted to feature in a demo on ACX and elsewhere.

But I had a problem.

The clip I wanted to use contained profanity.

I also had a solution: I used Audacity to fix that. Continue Reading →

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Normalization

Hey, there!

When auditioning, giving a loud, clean sound to your submissions is essential. The level at which you safely record those auditions, being careful not to overdrive the microphone or recorded signal, can leave you with a properly recorded, but weak sounding final product. Here’s how to fix that. Continue Reading →

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Introducing VO2GoGo Pro Complete

Hey, there!

Over the years I’ve been teaching the VO2GoGo curriculum, more than a few times, those of you who are potential student/clients have asked if they could just have everything all at once. All the classes. All the videos. All the discounts. All the…stuff.

And I’ve resisted this, wanting to guide you at a reasonable pace for the “stuff” to stick. Too much information can lead to overload, confusion and drag your progress to a halt.

But this past holiday season, far more people signed up for the “make everything available” option than I would have imagined.

So, listening to my customers, I present to you the newest membership level in the VO2GoGo Pro collection, VO2GoGo Pro Complete.

Click here for more info on the new Pro Complete membership: http://www.vo2gogo.com/product/vo2gogo-pro-complete-membership/

Sometimes, you just want it all. Right now. So you can get on with creating the life (and VO career) you want.

With VO2GoGo Pro Complete, you get it all, and at a discount. Want to access all of the classes in the VO2GoGo curriculum instantly, and take them at your convenience, and at your pace? And, save close to 10% over month-to-month? This is by far the quickest way to get the VO training you need, and save money at the same time.

And, for those that need to play catch up to the classes held earlier in the curriculum, you’ll be all set.

Join the Pro Complete membership, and get instant access to ALL 36 VO2GoGo classes immediately, and, in addition, receive:

– Early access to each month’s live VO classes, on a first-come-first-served basis
– A 48-hour window to sign up for classes before they are opened to the public
– Free admission to your choice of each months’ live class locations (a $250 monthly value)
– Free anytime-streams of video versions of ALL classes (another $225 per month in value)
– Free anytime-streams of audio versions of ALL classes (another $147 per month in value)
– Free step-by-step online versions of ALL classes (another $225 per month in value)
– Instant access to the VO2GoGo Labs, the Pro-only skill-building video library
– Participation in our private ProConnect mastermind group on facebook
– 20% discount on all VO Workout private coaching sessions:
— $100 $80 for a half hour
— $175 $140 for an hour
– 20% discount on all VO Demos: $999 $799 (animation slightly higher)
– 20% discount on home gear installs: $600 $480
– 20% discount on VO2GoGo.com custom pages
– Monthly Pro-only ProConnect Live teleconference call via phone or web
– A free copy of Rehearsal® Pro, the app for actors (and VO talent)
– free limited edition VO2GoGo red microphone sock
– Immediate membership in Pro Emeritus after 12 months at the reduced rate of $67 per month

It’s just $2195, a $205 discount from the $2400 you’d spend on a 12 month subscription. And you truly do get everything all at once.

Click here for more info on the new Pro Complete membership: http://www.vo2gogo.com/product/vo2gogo-pro-complete-membership/

Hope this helps.

David

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How To Download A Related PDF On Audible

Hey, there!

Audiobooks are aural beasts. Some of the things you read on paper don’t make sense when you’re listening.

Like “the photo below…” or “like the drawing on page 73…” or “Look at the chart above…”

But…did you know that if an audiobook’s content would be a little more clear to the listener if they could see the photo, the drawing or the chart, the audiobook publisher can create what Audible calls a “related PDF” (it used to be called a “companion PDF”) that you can download right along with the audiobook itself?

Yep.

And if they did, here’s how to download that PDF. Continue Reading →

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