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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
The number one question I’m asked about this amazing mic, the AT-2020 USB Plus (in all it’s various incarnations, including the Plus) from audio-technica, is:
“Why won’t my AT-2020 fit on my mic stand?”
I got not one, but two emails and a frantic phone call in the last couple of days, all asking the same question.
The most desperate of the calls came on Friday morning.
Leticia was beside herself. Continue Reading →
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.
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?