I'm looking for opinions on what is the best vocal mic for when I'm on the road ( hotel room, guest bedroom, etc) I need to be able to record broadcast quality vocals for TV spots 24/7. I've ordered the Harland Hogan Porta booth so that will help. I have heard shotguns are the best but there are always differing opinions. Please post any advice based on experience, cost not an issue.
Added by Brent Halfyard on July 31, 2010 at 7:56pm —
Hi everyone, I wanted to share my very recent success with VU, with the hopes of inspiring you to always strive to be the best and to never give up. I recently was contacted by a client seeking a character voice for a company mascot. after a few call backs it turned out to be the fox puppet for the Carfax. I was shortlisted to the top three and did not get the gig. Then I received a phone call a few weeks back - they were re-evaluating the talent and i was now down to the top two! To make a… Continue
Added by Brent Halfyard on July 28, 2010 at 9:26pm —
Well... I've always wondered what makes a intelligent voice-over artist. Somebody who can pick up a script, connect with it, and deliver a read that will sound believable. But more importantly, you can not make a solid connection without finding what the "truth" is behind it; in otherwords, what is the writer trying to convey to his/her audience? Just because you have a great voice doesn't always mean you can provide a delivery of what I have mentioned above. There are so many people here who… Continue
Added by David Cameron Griffith on July 28, 2010 at 11:10am —
Interview by Andy Boyns
is pictured with John Garry
at VOICE 2010
is by far one of the most recognized trailer voices on the big screen, and in this audio piece he takes a break… Continue
Added by VU - Founder - Zurek on July 27, 2010 at 1:00pm —
YOU KNOW YOU ARE A PROFESSIONAL VOICE OVER ARTIST WHEN.. Your day begins and you are reading emails and downloading copy, ripping faxes off your fax machine, recording, editing, and turning around sessions quickly, not to mention, getting dialed up via the ISDN all day long.
Thank the Universe that you get to do what you love. But never take it for granted. Not even for a minute. Remember that every time you get an audition. Let’s face it, in voice over you love having contract work but… Continue
Added by Randy Thomas on July 27, 2010 at 11:42am —
I enjoyed voicing this spot.. it seemed that it was a direct respresentation of a new father meeting his child for the first time. Im not a father, as of yet :-), but I can already tell how much one’s life can change suddenly once they bring a child in to this world.
Copy and paste the link above… what do you think?
Added by David Cameron Griffith on July 27, 2010 at 8:31am —
In this interview from VOICE 2010, John Garry
talks about understanding your capabilities – finding your guy – and gives some great advice. It was a privilege to have this conversation with John after a busy session at the conference, a great inspiration. Belief. People. Action. Thanks, John.
To hear the full interview, and view the transcript, please visit… Continue
Added by Andy Boyns on July 27, 2010 at 7:26am —
Are you taking acting classes to become a better Voice Actor?
In a great voice over talent you will find a true actor. I have bounced around many acting classes, never to stay, and finally I have decided to take it seriously. In the past 3 months I've had a few call backs,
and just recently I was cast as lead role to play a ( TV spokesperson) Police Officer in a 1-800-411-PAIN commercial, but my upcoming trip to… Continue
Added by VU - Founder - Zurek on July 26, 2010 at 4:00pm —
Good morning, everyone! I hope your weekend was as fun as mine. Friday night I attended a cancer fundraiser at the Shannon Rose in Clifton which turned into a mini-Applebee's reunion (I worked there for five years). Saturday we celebrated my best friend's 40th birthday at the Greenhouse in Wayne. Sunday I helped my other best friend load in a huge pile of furniture and boxes into her new apartment. Whew! I'm beat but very happy...
Last I narrated the audio book "The Political… Continue
Added by Tom Dheere on July 26, 2010 at 11:51am —
A great little book I own, Sales: Brief Lessons and Inspiring Stories
by Jim Williamson includes an amusing “Alibi Chart for Salespeople.”
These are the reasons salespeople give year-round for why they’re not able to make sales:
— Need time to recover from the… Continue
Added by Kevin Delaney on July 25, 2010 at 3:31pm —
Javier Fernandez is basically a Voice 123
Source: Voice123 blog
Several weeks ago, we had written about Javier Fernandez-Peña
and a voice over job he booked after being found on… Continue
Added by Voiceover Universe on July 23, 2010 at 11:30am —
Hi guys. Voices of Vision
is a voice over instruction conference coming up September 23-25th
of this year in Toronto Canada
(by the airport, for those of you considering coming in from out of town - so easy access!). I'll be presenting on the topic of search engine optimization and website promotion for voice actors on Saturday at the luncheon (lunches on Friday and Saturday are paid for as *part of your… Continue
Added by Jodi Krangle on July 21, 2010 at 9:30am —
And as promised, the middle of the night grumpiness has passed. I awoke and rejoiced to find that someone had tagged one of Voice123 demos (clear! fresh! pleasant!) and then I took a second look at my Voices.com profile only to discover that the most likely reason I didn't have any jobs posted was that somehow I had only checked off the box indicating that I would like to be informed of jobs priced at $10,000 and up.
Took out the checkmark and shazam!… Continue
Added by Karen Joyce on July 20, 2010 at 11:54am —
I'm informing you of a SCAM that I was ALMOST caught up in.
Charles Thamesmead [firstname.lastname@example.org] or
email@example.com is NOT who he says he is.
I quoted, this person, for job on Voices.com (Hybrid Energy Drink) and stipulated that he was to provide 50% of my quote before production begins. A week later I received a check for more than DOUBLE of what I quoted in the first place. After questioning this he told me that the client paid me the ENTIRE amount… Continue
Added by Rich Brennan on July 20, 2010 at 11:22am —
I hear voices. I mutter to myself. I'm not sleeping much and holy hell, I've actually been forgetting to eat. (Note to self: cancel Weight-Watchers membership.)
So ... this is what it's like to embark on a new career in voice over.
I'm pretty sure that I'm doing all the things I should do ... got some awesome coaching (by my friend and mentor *** shameless plug alert ---> Keith Alan of 57th Street Media)
<--- shameless plug alert *** to bring me up to speed;… Continue
Added by Karen Joyce on July 20, 2010 at 1:59am —
Good morning on this humid and stormy day! I wasn't supposed to get to this until late tonight, but the studio I'm supposed to go to this morning lost power because of that nasty storm that just passed through. Anyone else having electrical issues?
Okay kids, this one is all about cause and effect. I booked an on-camera commercial last week for Ridge Tire and Auto in South Orange, NJ via my pal Mike Curran of Cablevision.
Click Here to see the spot.
How did I… Continue
Added by Tom Dheere on July 19, 2010 at 10:06am —
Originally posted on my blog: http://www.johnmatthew.com/blog/2010/07/16/talent-interview-matilda-novak-on-audiobooks/
recorded her first audio book, Jhumpa LaHiri’s Pulitzer Prize-winning collection of short stories “Interpreter of Maladies” in 2000. Since then she has recorded other works of both fiction and non-fiction. She also records in nearly every other… Continue
Added by John Matthew on July 16, 2010 at 5:11pm —
(This applies to all the voiceover categories, I chose to speak on what I personally know... Promo, but the rule is the same.)
Recently I was apart a panel at VOICE 2010
called, "Diversity in Voiceover,"
moderated by Big Llou
and in that… Continue
Added by VU - Founder - Zurek on July 16, 2010 at 11:30am —
Who will kill the dinosaur, ISDN? (No offense to the voice of Barney, Dean Wendt
:) This has been a huge debate since the arrival of Source Connect, Audio TX, Audio Compass and others, but the big ole monster is still there, and not going out without a fight!
I am subscribed to many blogs, and "The Ramblings of Some Audio Guy's"… Continue
Added by VU - Founder - Zurek on July 14, 2010 at 10:30pm —
I just had the opportunity to work with some great folks in the My VO Coach Primetime Promo
workshop. My friends Stephanie, Jaye and Lee and online pal and now bricks and mortar friend Barry were in the class. It was a great experience learning with my buddies and taking cues from David Alden who has directed many of the greats in our profession in thousands of promos. Promos are usually produced as a team effort and the feeling of camaraderie and unity of purpose among all participants… Continue
Added by John Taylor on July 13, 2010 at 1:00am —