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 →
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 →
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?
And if they did, here’s how to download that PDF. Continue Reading →
I get calls every day from people wanting to produce their VO demos with me.
Here’s the conversation you want to have with me, or any other demo producer, to get the best results. Continue Reading →
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 →