A Very Handy Guide To Installing Audacity, LAME and The Levelator
I’m often asked to help people install the three pieces of software I use most often with my voice work.
Happy to help.
They are all free, and relatively painless to install.
So, let’s do this. Continue Reading →
Keeping Audacity Simple – Don’t Mess With Plugins
I got a note from the lovely and talented Marlon Braccia about what I do to manipulate my audio with Audacity before submitting – you know, compression, noise reduction etc.
She was talking about all those options on the Effects menu in Audacity.
The truth is, I suggest you keep it really simple. Continue Reading →
Helping ACX Rights Holders Bundle Anthologies
My lovely client, Gina, called me up (as my Pros can do anytime) and asked me a question I’d never been asked before
“I’ve voiced a series of books for a rights holder via ACX, and now, she wants to bundle them as an anthology and offer them for sale. She asked me to take care of this – so how do I do that?”
Great question! I’ve had this happen twice now, once with a royalty share set of books, and once with a per-finished-hour book. And I’m going to go into great detail with this process in the newly updated ACX Master Class.
Here’s how you do that. Continue Reading →
The Neti Pot
I’m going to warn you up front: what I’m about to share with you is not for everyone. I’m not even sure how I came to be comfortable with using this device, but I did. And since I started using it, I’m almost never stuffed up, never at a loss to do voice work because of congestion. I’ve never been more healthy, head-wise. But…it is a little…odd. Continue Reading →
Why Those Other Casting Sites Usually Aren’t Worth It
Seems like every month or two, some new startup comes along that is going to reinvent the casting game with a new site that promises to be the coolest and most useful thing ever for performers.
Useful? Usually not. And for one very good reason.
Speeding Up The Playback On The Audible App
Just a quick show of hands…do you alter the playback speed on the Audible app when you’re listening to audiobooks?
Are you as against it as I am?
If you’re a performer, how do you feel about listeners consuming your well-crafted narration at a speed other than your chosen pace?
Help Me Solve A Lovely Mystery!
So, I’m just sittin’ there…minding my own business…
…when one of you sent me a lovely gift, and it arrived in the mail.
Problem is, I don’t know who sent it! Help!
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