Finally got around to posting this. I had the chance to compare 6 different methods of noise removal: Sound Forge, iZotope, Audacity, Audition, Waves, and doin it by hand!
I'd love to hear your thoughts!
Added by SomeAudioGuy on July 13, 2008 at 2:00am —
I just started trying to update a blog on a regular basis and have been using the Nextcat site to do so? What do you think - keep it there - move it here - or start up my own on my website? Hmmm. It's not all about voiceovers - like right now it's about my trip to New York to help my mom after her knee replacement - and the struggles with understanding how much "help" she is actually going to need after I leave.
And the voiceover news...in between trips to the rehabilitation place… Continue
Added by Connie Terwilliger on July 12, 2008 at 11:43am —
You might be wondering what reduced forms are even though we use them every day. According to Jane Morley of the English Language Institute at Ann Arbor, these words make up nearly 60% of the spoken English in daily use. When said in isolation, most of these words have stronger forms but weaker forms are used in the context of a phrase or sentence spoken in the natural rhythm of conversation.
The words we typically “reduce” can be grouped into grammatical categories.… Continue
Added by Bonnie Engel Lee on July 11, 2008 at 6:06pm —
Added by Bob Souer on July 10, 2008 at 11:33pm —
So, I'm sitting on my deck with an ice cold Stella on a beautiful summer night in Minneapolis. I started to reflect upon my childhood and all the fun things we did. Kick the can! Hide and seek! Hell, even lawn jarts! Remember those? Once in a while I think about my childhood friends and what they may be up to these days. What does this have to do with anything? Absolutely nothing. Just thinking out loud :) As the sun starts to dip behind the trees, I begin to appreciate how lucky I really am. I… Continue
Added by Terry Daniel on July 9, 2008 at 8:30pm —
WNYZ - SCANDALS - 063008 d.mp3
I don't do a lot of these types of spots, but this one was a lot of fun.....
Added by Trish Basanyi on July 8, 2008 at 12:17pm —
Hmmmm online blogging hey, well this WILL be a new experience!
Being the creative lil' button that I am..no doubt my mind will be flicking between a million things and I might only remember to write here every so often..but oh well..here goes......
SO....Very excited to have found a site like this a few short weeks ago & have since spent nearly every waking hour combing through the site soaking up all the amazing info..the benefit of my desire to read the site until the wee… Continue
Added by Kathryn McClean on July 7, 2008 at 2:54am —
I am currently working two narration projects.
The first is a documentary narration on the grim ecology of the Louisiana Bayous.
I am about halfway through the painstaking narration tracks for this project, working to match my reads to the producer's vision. So far, so good. But pronouncing those Cajun names is an acquired skill. Not exactly like French.
The second project is a narration of a documentary for "Angel Faces", a non-profit organization that "Brings out the inner… Continue
Added by Michael Schoen on July 6, 2008 at 5:00pm —
I've had a chance to poke around the VO Universe a bit and this seems like a pretty cool place! I want to thank all the members who have left me nice messages welcoming me to your professional-social-networking site thingee. It's great to be here among my own kind!
For 25 years I've been a radio person - but I also spent a few years away from transmitters and request lines working on the 'other side' of the glass as a Producer/Engineer. It's amazing how much our business has changed… Continue
Added by Ken Slobodkin on July 6, 2008 at 2:44pm —
I had a chance to trade some emails with Holter Graham (national AFTRA VP), and he had some very thoughtful answers to my questions regarding the current contract negotiations, AMPTP, and the SAG "Vote No" campaign.
Five Questions for AFTRA National VP Holter Graham about the AFTRA - AMPTP Negotiations
Added by SomeAudioGuy on July 5, 2008 at 8:10pm —
After 13 years of writing and performing on the mic, I will be leading my first official VO artist workshop series beginning this coming Monday. I have a bunch of material and ideas on exactly what I want my students to walk away with at the end of our time together, but I would be VERY curious to get some feedback from VO artists here in VU about the high- and lowlights of any formal training YOU have had, so that I might better prepare my own students for the rigors and fun of this… Continue
Added by STEPHANIE RENEE on July 5, 2008 at 11:46am —
Wow, lots and lots of online auditions. No rest for the wicked I guess! My neighbors must think I'm nuts! (Got plans for a booth on the way, should put that to bed.) I'm looking at a couple of new mics, (Sennheiser 416 and Neumann TLM-103), seeking that magic tone!
Best of luck to everyone, book lots of jobs. (Just not the ones I'm up for!;) Happy Fourth!
Added by TJ Jones on July 4, 2008 at 2:24pm —
It's the Fourth of July and I'm having my morning coffee. Just joined Voice Over Universe and am beginning to set up my page, etc...but most of all, I'm thinking over a long career as a Writer/Director/Producer and... once again, Radio Babe. So grateful fo it all and so excited about the future. Thanks to those of you who welcomed me when I joined. Let's make beautiful music together!
Added by Cirina Catania on July 4, 2008 at 12:13pm —
There are so many voice actors on this site who have been extremely generous to me.....
So I'm naming names! The people listed below have helped me move my game forward, both personally and professionally Without them, I wouldn't have a career.
Bob Bergen-thanks for the class.... thanks for reccommending me to Bernadette....for the August opportunity....vox on the rox and so much more. You're like a big brother to me in voice acting (even though you look like a younger… Continue
Added by John Taylor on July 3, 2008 at 2:30pm —
Well here is my first ever blog of anything. First off let me tell any who read this that I detest the word blog. It's just so...whatever, I just hate it. So let me blog on. Sitting here in my studio writing this I am thinking about this last week and my joining the group here at Voiceover Universe. I am humbled that I have put myself in the midst of so many friends and fantastic voices. I'm not sure I even deserve a spot in amongst the tall trees of voicedom. Well thanks anyway for letting… Continue
Added by Craig Koepke on July 3, 2008 at 11:00am —
So I dunno, I figured I should have some sort of blog post in here as a sort of inauguration into this world of Online Social Networking all those kids are talking about now-a-days (Ok who am I kidding I'm still a kid).
My new website is up and fully functional finally, with the great new demos and everything!
Same address, totally new everything else. I'm really pleased with how it turned out. Now I'm just waiting for the hard copies of… Continue
Added by Laura Post on July 2, 2008 at 8:30pm —
I have set up a good working home studio -- but there are some particular problems.
The studio is part of a storage room, off a sun room on the South side of my home in Rockland county, New York. That's the good side, since my neighboors to the North are in the midst of a massive construction project to completely redo their front yard -- complete with a retaining wall constructed of boulders. (loud)
The first issue is that there is a working hot tub 20 paces away from the studio… Continue
Added by Michael Schoen on July 2, 2008 at 7:00pm —
Okay, let me explain...
I LOVE the idea of forums and communities... I'm with all of them: Savvy, VO-BB, Voice-overs.com, MySpace FaceBook... and of course also Voiceover Universe.
I love that we can network, share our experiences, thoughts, advice, have fun etc. through all of these places.
Basically, I like the idea of a voiceover-related MySpace/Facebook kinda place. And it's really amazing that Rick has gathered almost 1000 members already, and the contributions… Continue
Added by Jacob Ekstroem on July 2, 2008 at 4:30pm —
... and I'm NOT TELLING YET!
I'll throw it up on SomeAudioGuy when I get the Green light!
Added by SomeAudioGuy on July 2, 2008 at 2:06pm —
Hi. I love the essence of summer--the long sunny days, warm nights and endless dreams of down-time with the family and our friends...then reality sets in and I'm running around between auditioning, releasing my newest demo and keeping the kids entertained at various activities! Whew! Whoever said that voicing is an easy job??? A lot of hard work is what it is. But worthwhile!!!!
I've been concentrating on getting a website up and running. I know what I want it to look like, and I've… Continue
Added by Lori Furth on July 2, 2008 at 1:27pm —