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I WORK IN THE VOICE OVER INDUSTRY AS A(N)
Voice Actor
HERE'S A LITTLE ABOUT ME AND MY VOICE OVER EXPERIENCE
I am an on camera actor and voice over actor.
RECENTLY BOOKED PROJECTS
100 Questions in Spanish, Buick in Spanish for Southern California
LANGUAGES
Spanish, English
VOICE DESCRIPTION
Warm, friendly, guy next door, proffesional, sophisticated
DIALECTS, Character voices and vocal impressions
Cuban, Spanish, Mexican, neutral Spanish
VOICES I AM ABLE TO PERFORM
Senior Male, Middle Age Male, Young Adult Male
AUDIO DELIVERY METHOD
FTP, MP3, WAV
EQUIPMENT
RodeNT1a, PC intel core 2 duo processor, Symetrix 528e voice processor, Emu1616m sound card, M-Audio BX5a monitors, Behringer Xenix1204 mixer, Adobe Audition
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http://www.voiceoverbyluis.com

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Thinking of Switching to an iMac. Question for you Guys

Posted on July 13, 2012 at 2:01pm 0 Comments

Guys I have been using a PC for many many years and I think I am ready to make the move to a Mac. Can you tell me how you are connecting your Mic pre to the Mac? I most likely will get the iMac.

Here is what I now have...My AT4050 mic into my 528E processor into my E-MU 1616 A/D converter into the PCI card of my PC.

I think the EMU1616 is only PC based and if so, do you recommend anything else? I know the iMac comes with a thunderbolt input and a firewire input...are you using…

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At 6:15pm on January 4, 2011, Howard Ellison said…
Quick follow up to my last reply.   Have only just spotted the equipment info already on your page!  I had better apologise now for the very basic ideas I put forward. You are well set up there.  Adobe is much more competent than Audacity.  We also use the same excellent  NT1A mike.  Howard
At 6:09pm on January 4, 2011, Howard Ellison said…

Hi, Luis!  Answering your query:  I'm not expert but can answer this one.  A mike preamp will have a line output connection - supplying plain audio, of fairly good strength, much more than a mike.  The appropriate connection therefore is the line input of your computer (never the mike input, as that will overload and distort).  Some horrible mini-computers do not have a line input, only a poor quality mike input. You may have to go into a 'mixer' section of a pc to select line input, or to the Preferences tab of recording software to select external input rather than internal mike.

Next, to record, your computer needs suitable software.  Audacity is a free download, suitable for pc and Mac, which will record and let you edit, as well as apply compression and equalisation if you like to use those.  I certainly do, within reason!   The Mac can record as it stands, using Garageband, but that application is not nimble enough for VO, in my view.

Many people take a different route by using a USB mike.  This has a preamp built in, as well as the electronics needed to turn your golden voice into digits which a computer can record.  I think most come with a disc of some sort to set your computer up to accept this.

A USB mike can be a way to gain the convenience of a mini-computer, and still get good sound, if not quite top notch.   As a step up frpm the USB mike, there are also various black boxes that can fit between an ordinary mic and your computer, and do a better job of creating digits than what's in the pc.   Or so they say.

Can't answer more without knowing what you are using at present.

Howard.   www.howardellison.net

At 7:58am on August 4, 2010, Rene Figueroa-Spanish said…
Hola:
Sabias que esta página tiene una hermana hispana?
se llama www.voiceoverhispano.com. ¡Te esperamos alla!.

RENE FIGUEROA
At 6:18pm on January 16, 2010, Dan (Daniel Eduardo) Hurst said…
Que tal Luis!

I know you’ve been a member of Voiceover Universe for some time, but I wanted to introduce one of our groups to you.

I hope you'll check out and join a group called MARKETING FOR FUN AND PROFIT. It's a group dedicated to discussing ways we can market ourselves - what works; what doesn't. You’ll find some very interesting ideas and concepts there! And we would appreciate your input. Click here for the link: MARKETING FOR FUN AND PROFIT!

Thanks for your time! I trust our paths will cross soon!

Best to ya!

dan (daniel eduardo) hurst
www.DanHurst.com
At 6:11pm on November 21, 2009, Zuleika Deciga said…
Gracias por tenerme en mente para proyectos futuros! Por cierto, compraste el Dbx? Si estas interesado te puedo vender el mio ya que actualice todo mi equipo hace poco y no lo estoy utilizando.
Saludos,
Z
At 2:52pm on November 14, 2009, Alejandra De la paz said…
Hi Luis how are you... I sent you an email... Saludos!
At 5:43pm on November 4, 2009, SamA said…
My pleasure. I always like connecting to fellow VO's. It can be a lonely business.
At 4:26pm on August 21, 2009, Trujo said…
Gracias mi buen Luis... el solo hecho de que estemos ligados por medio de lo que hacemos y cómo nos apasiona es suficiente!! Te mando un saludazo y ojalá podamos estar más atentos de nuestros trabajos y del buen desempeño de otros colegas,

Trujo
At 4:15pm on August 21, 2009, Trujo said…
Luis...recibe un saludo desde el corazón de Hollywood de parte de otro profesional de la Voz... espero poder y formar parte de ella: de una gran cadena de actores de la voz y locutores profesionales en español... ya que me enorgullece hacer lo que hacemos.

Saludos,

Trujo
At 11:40am on July 27, 2009, Jenny The Voice said…
jejeje Gracias ;) Y mira tus fotos muy lindo tambien!! Ese es el gancho verdad!!! Que vean las fotos y luego los audios es el complemento!! Asi se deciden mas rapido!

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