The Coolest Thing About The New MacBooks For VO Talent

Hey, there!

There’s a lot that’s really cool about Apple’s 2015 MacBooks.

But the coolest thing about them, for VO talent that will use these laptops, seems to be pretty boring to most people.

Apple’s not even touting it – you have to look in the fine print to find it.

But trust me – it defines coolness.

Yes, it weighs just 2 pounds.

Yes, it’s only 13 mm thin.

Yes, it’s got a 16×10 Retina display and edge-to-edge screen that lets you see more of your script and Audacity window more clearly.

Yes, the keys are nearly 20% larger.

Yes, the keyboard is 40% thinner.

Yes, the battery lasts up to 9 hours, and the Intel chip that powers it does so at only 5 watts.

And yes, it comes in silver, gold and space gray.

Let’s face it: none of that will make you a better VO talent.

But this will:

It has no fan.

Yep. No fan. Which means no fan noise. Ever.

Which means, you don’t have to take a break when your Mac heats up and the fan kicks in. Because it has no fan.

Which, by definition, is coolness.

(There’s one other Macintosh that is fan-free (thanks, Joel!) has a fan that operates at just over 700 RPM and is virtually silent, but that particular Mac Pro can cost you over 4 times as much, and it’s not very portable.)

So, I now have an answer to one of the most often asked questions I get: “What’s the best computer to buy if I want to do voice over?”

The new MacBook. Check it out here.

Hope this helps.


10 Responses to 6 Steps to a Perfect VO Demo

  1. Kelli August 18, 2011 at 2:58 am #

    I feel really good about my demo. It is a quick and fun process, even for someone like me who gets very self concious. :)

  2. David Britz September 5, 2011 at 11:25 pm #

    The demos are great. Superb quality. Why go anywhere else?

  3. David Britz October 20, 2011 at 3:51 pm #

    Can’t wait to record my Narration VO Demo!! :))

  4. Mike Brang December 31, 2013 at 9:44 am #

    Having a well-produced demo is one of the most important things in the VO business. I had a number of demos made from other producers in the past and they all had one thing in common — that manufactured, cookie cutter sound!
    What sets David apart from the rest, besides his affordable price and tremendously fast turn around time, is that all of the clips you record with him sound unique. Each spot sounds like an actual commercial you recorded for a job.
    My agent loved the quality and even asked who produced it to refer his other talent there!

    Thanks again, David for producing such a great, high quality demo for me. You made the process relaxing and enjoyable. I urge anyone reading this unsolicited reply to listen to David’s student demos to hear the difference for yourself. Anyone would be lucky to work with him

  5. Kristy Liles February 9, 2017 at 7:04 pm #

    I can not thank you enough. I worked so hard on 15 page IVR project, one day I cryed, look for answers, pull my hear (not really) but I was about until another VO send me this great tool. Thanks!

  6. Frank June 11, 2017 at 9:51 pm #


    When v123 indicates the audition is for a student/ nonprofit are we to assume it is for $0. If so, why does the audition ask for an amount to be entered?

  7. shirley jordan June 12, 2017 at 5:58 pm #

    I did get this scam through Voice 123. In our discourse, they offered me the gig and they gave me the name of a legit local place to record and the same runaround with the money. I didn’t send anything, but instead, I called the studio to make sure the booking was for the day we set up, and lo and behold, the people there had no idea what I was talking about. I then tried to call back my “contact person” who was setting this up and there was a fax machine beep on the other end. I immediately contacted Voice 123 and told them what had happened. You know what they say…if it sounds togaed to be true, it probably is. Thanks for the reminder!

  8. shirley jordan June 12, 2017 at 5:59 pm #

    …too good…not togaed.
    The one time spell check didn’t work!

  9. Bernard Prame July 1, 2017 at 9:44 pm #

    extremely helpful demo. Thank you!

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