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Voice Over Practice Scripts - Promo, Trailer & Imaging Voice Over Scripts

Script Genres > English Adult > Commercial > Promo & Trailer

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    168 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Dave Clarke's recording

    Just thought this would be fun to do. Have at it.

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-107152/script-recording-85097.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    I thought this was a great performance! It flowed really well until "...faces his greatest..." and Eight Seven central. The fluidity of the recording just before you say "greatest' and "Seven central" seems to break. Other than that this is Awesome!

    Peer Feedback:

    I didn't care for the way you said Jack Bauer, there was a smirk that didn't fit the copy, imo. There was some big difference I felt in the resonance of your vocal quality that varied throughout that wouldn't fit in promos either. When you start that first tone is only touched on throughout the recording, but I think the whole thing needs to be around in there. Maybe nit picking but the F on Fox was a little off to me.

    Other than those critiques, really nice done. :) Seriously, very good. Do you often do promos or promo natured jobs?

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks for the comments, I appreciate them both. Your input was spot on. This was just a shot in the dark just to see if I could do it. Promos are what I really want to do. I understand that's a niche filled by some pretty big shoes. All I can do is train and do the best I can. I have a commercial coach now and he's great! We just don't work on stuff like this. A promo coach is in the works. :)

    Peer Feedback:

    Wonderful!

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    Sounds great Dave!

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    I'm no promo coach, but I liked what I heard

    Peer Feedback:

    I thought this was a great performance! It flowed really well until "...faces his greatest..." and Eight Seven central. The fluidity of the recording just before you say "greatest' and "Seven central" seems to break. Other than that this is Awesome!

    So now even in our “go anywhere,” “learn anything” digital world, a lot of people are kind of… bored. Another space launch? Whatever. Another miracle of modern medicine? Yawn. Seems like the more advances there are, the more it feels like there’s something missing.

    Peer Feedback:

    This man is really awesome, I love is Voice a lot. Please Voice over this

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    Sounded amazing! well done.

    Peer Feedback:

    I thought that the quality was excellent. The performance was good but the growl in your voice felt a little forced. You've got better chops than I do to pull something like that off.

    Nicely done

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    "CURIOSITY" - The Discovery Chanel

    Script:

    Some people find the shock of the new…
    rather pleasant. They can’t help it, they’re just curious.

    Besides leading a cat or two astray, curiosity has done pretty well.

    But now curiosity has hit a wall…
    of information.

    Our, so-called, Information Age creates more knowledge every day than we can possibly process. But mountains of cold, hard facts are still, well, cold and hard…
    not at all… satisfying.

    So now even in our “go anywhere,” “learn anything” digital world, a lot of people are kind of… bored. Another space launch? Whatever. Another miracle of modern medicine? Yawn. Seems like the more advances there are, the more it feels like there’s something missing.

    Where’s the magic of learning? That child-like amazement of finding something new?
    It got buried in an avalanche of information.

    We crave something more surprising…

    something more mysterious…

    something more intriguing.

    Curiosity is after more than just knowledge, it’s looking for one helluva story.

    A trip into someone else’s world…

    to see what it feels like to get down and dirty…

    or to just plain go nuts.

    To let loose…

    or grab hold… and face the worst
    without flinching.

    To hop a ride with the people who spend their lives following their curiosity…

    no matter where it leads.

    For twenty years, millions have trusted us to carry them into the unknown…
    expanding their minds…
    and their lives.

    Because no matter how many new
    information feeds start up, we tell stories better than anyone else can…

    infusing knowledge with the magic it deserves… turning the everyday into a brush with the unexpected.

    It’s about more than just finding out you were created by a recipe made up of over thirty thousand genes.

    It’s the dance they do when curiosity is rewarded by a true

    Discovery.

    103 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear jamesromick's recording

    I took a VO narration class a while back. This is one of the scripts that was given to another member of the class. (I steel a copy of all the scripts for myself.) Its format was typical of a script for television - divided into two columns, the right column containing the text and the left column giving descriptions of the shots or visuals presented on the screen. The punctuation (the ellipsis) and spaces (broken up sentences) are deliberately written to match or leave spaces for the images. I left slight pauses that would hopefully be enough for an editor to play with to match the video. However, for the sake of expediency and your listening pleasure, I did not want to make those spaces too long here as to loose the thread of the narrative.

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/Discovery-VO.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Hey James,
    This, as with everything you do, sounds good, but IMHO, it needs a little more energy and variation in tempo to really sell it. It just seems a little too serious.. almost as if you're being too careful with the words. You are a gifted storyteller no doubt, but I think this would sound even better if you would just throw away the words and had more fun with it. Do as the script says, "go nuts and let loose." Within reason of course.

    Peer Feedback:

    Hey James --
    I'm on the opposite side of the argument from Javier…
    Since this is a Discovery Channel narration, I imagine the read to be less "friendly/casual", and more "explanatory/expository"…. even with the casually worded text.

    I felt like you nailed it with the line "We crave something more surprising….". If I were the director, I'd ask for more of that tone.

    All purely subjective.
    And as usual, having said that, I think the performance on the whole is beautifully done.

    cheers,
    Dave Saunders.

    Peer Feedback:

    Javi & Dave,

    I think you guys hit the nail on the head with two different hammers. VO, as with any acting genre, is a truly subjective art form, if I may call it that. What suits one person's taste and sensibilities may not necessarily float someone else's boat. I would imagine the same is true when the job is won and the lonely VO artist in the booth is in the tug of war of creative ideas of those on the other side of the glass.

    I don't do it often, but one of the reasons I re-post some scripts is because of the direction/suggestions I receive from some of the voices on this forum. It challenges me to sharpen my skill set.

    Thanks guys & gals.

    Peer Feedback:

    I just wanted to comment that, as opposite as the above reactions are, your nuance and expressiveness as a storyteller shine through, and regardless of the creative direction a producer or client may wish to go, I would trust by this read that you are totally directable. It was a pleasure to hear.

    Peer Feedback:

    Jamesromick you have the satisfying voice on this planet.

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi James. I really liked the quality of this recording. The performance was a little sing-songy for me though. I'm not sure if that's what you were going for, but I would have preferred to hear something a little more straightforward with out the up and down sing-song nuance in your delivery.

    Nicely done!

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    66 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Aahzz's recording

    Trying out the trailer voice, and building my home studio, so both performance and recording feedback are highly appreciated - thanks!

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-120201/script-recording-93986.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks.

    Peer Feedback:

    That's kind of a strange comment - did you have anything to say about the recording itself? Thanks!

    Peer Feedback:

    I like the intensity and the music. I felt the 'The season premiere...' line was a bit rushed and you kind of dropped off at the end of the last line, but those are minor points really. Good work!

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks!

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    The read was really clear. I would agree with Jason, felt a little rushed on the last two phrases but overall really good. I could hear the click of either your mouse or mic at the end, simple fix for that. Good work!!

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks! And yeah, probably the mouse click of me stopping the recording :) Will go back and fix that....

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    24 Promo

    Script:

    They can attack him. They can judge him. But they can never break him. The nation is under seige, and now Jack Bauer is on his own. The season premier of 24 begins now. Viewer discretion is advised.

    69 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear RTKline's recording

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-5623/script-recording-31067.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Howdy!

    Very well produced. But I think the read could use a touch more enthusiasm and/or speed to convey the thrill of this new season.... You have a great voice, BTW!

    VERY cool overall!

    Regards,

    SteveO

    Peer Feedback:

    I think that was pretty cool!
    Good change of pace in the read.....I can hear that on TV !!!
    Great audio!
    I just listened again....and had an idea about the ending.....I think the very last line about viewer discretion would be cool in a Don LaFontain type of delivery.....to make it seem like you're about to see something Baaaad !!!

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi RT
    My,My.My that was nice,Where can I get some of those toys you have,(SFX) :).Great Job

    Peer Feedback:

    LOL...no special toys. Just ripped it from the 24 soundtrack. Thanks for the feedback!

    Peer Feedback:

    Great voice and great read A- because i hear a little annuncition issue with the word "HIM" other than that perfecto My friend!!!

    Peer Feedback:

    I think you did your self a huge dis service by trying to cut it with music into a real promo....not good for the forum... sounded too flat and boring not a real good sound...you are you...not the guy who cut the original...SO STOP trying to sound like the promo guy and just be you for a change.. i don't recommend coaching i don't think it accomplishes much honestly the best way to learn how to do this is to meditate and get spiritual and expand your mind...good deep rich voice and tone though just needs work...i would try commercials or maybe even audio books you have a great sound for the self help and development genre and very lucrative as well...than come back to promos as it is the hardest genre to break into its really for seasoned pros and honestly i don't see a break coming for you anytime soon in that sector. KEEP TALKING BRO DON'T SHUT UP YOU HAVE POTENTIAL!!!!!

    Peer Feedback:

    You definitely have a great voice. In fact, you sound a bit like young Leonard Nimoy (back when he was on Start Trek TOS).

    Peer Feedback:

    Thank you for the Leonard Nimoy reference!! LLAP

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    125 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Darrentpayne's recording

    This is new for me so please be honest in your opinions.

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-106726/script-recording-92696.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi Darrentpayne,

    I like the emotion. You've certainly got the delivery for promos.

    I'm hearing a number of plosives. A pop screen and mic technique would help.

    You need to pause slightly after "under siege" before starting "and now."

    The music needs to be a bit louder for my taste, but it sure fits the script.

    Good.

    Peer Feedback:

    Have you ever watched 24? it's a pretty fast paced show. So the promo has to reflect that. It is also a call to action - a "Don't touch that dial!" kind of thing. So, it needs a sense of urgency. Thirty seconds is much too long and self indulgent. a promo like this is designed to fit into the 10 to 12 seconds before the program begins. It doesn't matter what "voice" you use (nobody will ever top Don LaFontaine), it has to be swift and to the point before the viewer can get up off the couch to grab another beer.

    If this were a promo for the show that played during the week - as opposed to just before the show begins - then, yeah, it would fit into a 30second time frame and it would probably be worded a bit differently with quick cuts of the next episode incorporated into the spot. But this one has to grab the viewer and keep them from grabbing the remote.

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    74 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Chad Stypmann's recording

    Just getting started...Any feedback appreciated!

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-42286/script-recording-51448.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Love the voice! Very Powerful, perhaps reading a little slower would give more impact. The music did sound a litle bit "tinny". Enjoyed listening though

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    Love the resonance in your voice! You definitely have a sound that commands attention.

    Peer Feedback:

    Quality sound and your voice is great...I do hear a little annunciation issues Sir ....Love to be a critic and to be criticized it will only make you and I better..I do love the style Awesome!!!

    Peer Feedback:

    A commanding voice from the first to the last word !! Recording was clear but background could be a little bolder , but not louder . Overall thoughts : Impressive ! Good luck .

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    24

    Script:

    They can attack him. They can judge him. But they
    can never break him. The nation is under seige, and now Jack Bauer is on his
    own. The season premier of 24 begins now. Viewer discretion is
    advised.

    141 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Robert Fairbairn's recording

    This is a second attempt at the same piece I submitted three weeks ago, but this time with a MUCH better microphone and mixing software. I've also tried to incorporate some of the feedback I received.

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-6325/script-recording-23089.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi ferly! overall I think the pacing was good. The quality of the recording needs a bit of work, everything was in my left headphone. I would also put more emphasis on the words: "attack, judge and break" instead of "him". Iron out those few things and you are on your way!

    cheers,
    Danny

    Peer Feedback:

    Hey Ferly,

    Just signed on and heard your piece. Even though Jack Bauer is off the air it sounds interesting. I played it on my PC's sound and it came across alright. Like me you may need to work on the "Big Voice" aspect of Promo's. Great quality in your voice. Work on the flow of phrases.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thank you, that's solid advice. If I could just find a Don Lafontaine voice emulator I think it would be perfect.

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    I felt the power of the read (thumbs UP!). I would dig in a little more on the "Jack Bauer" and give it a little more space and weight. and the music worked well in the background...

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    24

    Script:

    They can attack him. They can judge him. But they can never break him. The nation is under seige, and now Jack Bauer is on his own. The season premier of 24 begins now. Viewer discretion is advised.

    156 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Robert Fairbairn's recording

    This is my first attempt at a voice over demo, so any feedback would be helpful.

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-6325/script-recording-22258.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    The script AND the music bed you put down demand a really gritty read. Your levels were too low to emphasize the intensity needed here. I also felt you should have slowed the read a little and allowed the tension to build..pause just a little between each sentence, deliver it hard, pause, deliver the next one hard and let the suspense build. I don't know what you're reading into, but to my ears, this sounded a bit thin...punch up the intensity and let's see how it sounds.

    Peer Feedback:

    I agree with Tx,
    Read needs to build ....Watch those commas and periods..
    Also - Bold up those words in the copy that call for it "Attack", "Judge", "Break",

    Keep practicing!

    Joe

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi Robert.I'am a newbe,but I think you need some hard drama to go with your music.Look on Utube for movie trailers.Take note Robert this is what we do.Have a blessed day

    Peer Feedback:

    Thank you, Lonnie. Although it does sound like you're primarily doing a bit of marketing for your website there.

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    24

    Script:

    They can attack him. They can judge him. But they can never break him. The nation is under siege, and now Jack Bauer is on his own. The season premier of 24 begins now. Viewer discretion is advised.

    105 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Hubert Williams's recording

    Just checking

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-3115/script-recording-91415.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Had somewhat of a hard time hearing your voice over the background music.

    Peer Feedback:

    Good read, Huber.t A bit more of a sense of urgency would make it even more exciting.

    Jim

    Peer Feedback:

    Good read, but the music was too loud and drowned out your voice. Add more urgency or excitement as well.

    Monniep

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    51 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear inourto's recording

    I'm using different software but am more concerned about the performance. Thanks, Theo

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/24.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Classic LaFontaine. You growl, you added intense music, but you inflect too much. Takes away from the intensity. Sorry: classic stuff will always be compared to the original.

    Peer Feedback:

    Only thing I have to say is to watch the word "can". It sounded colloquial, like a contraction "c'n"
    On the second listen - one more thing. You might give the 4th sentence more a sense of desperation than just stating fact. My 2c.

    Peer Feedback:

    The word "him" did not come accross well. Yous seemed to have a fast cadence. Overall nice voice and I liked the music which was suspenseful. The music added life to the script.

    Peer Feedback:

    Cool voice there, keep up the practice
    regards
    Balazs

    Peer Feedback:

    Luv the VOice!!

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    68 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Lonnie James's recording

    I'am working with some reverb to try to get the trailer effect.If you guys think it's to much please tell me.Thank you God Bless

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-1427/script-recording-32603.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Ooooh haunting! I like your voice and the music in the background. My only critique is that it is hard to hear all the words you're saying because of the reverb. It might be a little too much but if it is toned down it might work better. I would love to hear what is sounds like with less effect :-)

    Peer Feedback:

    I do think it's too much and don't think reverb is the way to achieve a trailer effect. (This is a promo, which is slightly different anyhow.) Listen to some professional examples of action show promos and see what you notice about delivery and production. Then give it another shot. You have a great voice for it, and that's what's most important.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thank you,I'am on it.Will redo.God blees

    Peer Feedback:

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    had introduced a new security feature called two step verification to secure your Gmail account.

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    24

    Script:

    They can attack him. They can judge him. But they can never break him. The nation is under seige, and now Jack Bauer is on his own. The season premier of 24 begins now. Viewer discretion is advised.

    89 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Robert Fairbairn's recording

    Ever since I submitted this piece as my first online VO submission for feedback almost three months ago, I've been wanting to redo it properly. Although I wince while listening to it, You can here my initial attempt here: http://www.edgestudio.com/script-recording/22258#comment-15083 This first effort was done using a $15 PC microphone, and it shows. My latest effort uses a studio condensor microphone, along with greater experience in improving VO through audio editing. I've also incorporated a few tips I picked up on the first try. Let me know what you think.

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-6325/script-recording-24864.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Right tone. But you're down at the bottom end of your range, which means you can't go lower when you need to, so it ends up sounding a bit flat. Give yourself some breathing room.

    Peer Feedback:

    Agreed. I think I was struggling a bit to hit the low range. Like Peter from Family Guy I need to find a way to aquire Patrick Stewarts vocal chords.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear sir2u's recording

    First post on this site.

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-84159/script-recording-65709.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi Sir,

    I believe spots like this are usually done in 10-15 seconds max. As will be pointed out, the music is too long before and especially after the script. You probably already know this, but you may have limited editing capabilities and not able to shorten it...
    Quality: there was a little distortion when your voice got louder at: "...and now Jack Bauer is on his own.The season premier of 24 begins now"
    Performance:
    Your tone was right on.
    The diction could be improved upon in one spot or maybe two:
    The part: "...is under seige, and now..." seemed too smoothly and "blended" together. Think "military precision" to match the backgound music.
    "...on his own." sounded slightly rushed and the precision may not have been there.
    Good first post... looking forward to the redo!

    Peer Feedback:

    There's one suggestion that I usually give first time posters. Skip the music and FX for now and give us a clean read so we can get a sense of who you are, what you sound like and how you approach the copy. People are also interested in knowing what your setup is (mic, interface, software, computer, room, etc.) so that they might be able to give honest critique and advice on how you might better the recording quality.

    tjstorms' advice on the length is good. This is a direct promo lead-in to the show and would probably be quick and to the point to hook the viewer. This is probably a :15, it's a lot of copy to cram into :10 without sounding rushed and still be effective.

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    24

    Script:

    They can attack him.They can judge him.
    But they can never break him
    The nation is under siege
    and now Jack Bauer is on his own.
    The season premier of 24 begins now.
    Viewer discretion is advised.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear TallRobert's recording

    And something a bit more... FOX-ey.. LOL.. Not the best recording quality from an iPhone. Looking for performance notes Thanks for listening! -Robert

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/24_2014.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Good effort Rob. Blame the IPhone for not sounding deeper and fuller. I saw a YouTube clip of the trailer for the first season minus the Voice Over. You can find it here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lxDREJ4vTo. If you could rip the audio, you could add your voice to it. Would be interesting to hear your take on this. Best.

    Peer Feedback:

    Hey TallRobert --
    I like this. I like the performance -- you kept it at the low end. it doesn't sound forced (to me. other may disagree) - it sounds sustainable. well done, and nice pipes.
    to me, ironically, the Hitchhiker's Guide reads you did where you went with a higher pitch sounded more forced that this deep one.

    also, the quality of this voice track is not bad at all -- an iPhone really? sounds a lot better than that.

    good job on the music mix.you used a nice :15 promo track - sweet.
    good job.

    cheers,
    Dave Saunders.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks Dave. LOL, Interesting about the higher-pitch... Just for a laugh I might want to try this one again as Kermit the Frog...

    Peer Feedback:

    First, If you do Kermit,, you have to follow with Elmer Fudd... but anyway,, very nice. Besides the Iphone,, what kind of a set up are you working with ? I use twisted wave on my Ipad,, I tried apps, and found even the app can alter the sound of the recording. Some sound more tinny, some more muffled. Out of the ones I tried , I liked VC pro and Twisted wave best. But VC Pro, if you don't turn off WIFI,, gets trash in it. Going back to the funny voices... I did one on here awhile back, called monkey business.. and no one else has ever tried it.. I'd love to hear some one else's interpretation of it. - Feedback Forum > English Adult > Character > Monkey Business- Good job !

    Peer Feedback:

    I use VC Pro to record, then edit in Adobe Soundbooth CS4... I don't muck too much with it, just hit a little equalizing to beef up the clarity as much as I can and hit some noise reduction. Then I slap in the music bed, trim as needed to fit the timing of the promo or read (for commercials I try to stick to 15, 30 or 60 seconds depending on what I figure to be the length of the spot)

    My "booth", such as it is, is my car with some clothing to coat reflective surfaces (also means no one can see me..LOL)... I'm still sorting out the best way to position the mic (this read was done holding the iphone as a normal phone, and hoping I didn't blow out the sound... playback gives me a rough idea of where to place it if one read blows out. Not perfect, but until I can afford to put a true studio together or get in at a real one, it'll have to do)

    Peer Feedback:

    Robert,
    Being a Promo, you need to have a smaller dynamic range and a more subtle approach. If you listen to the actual promos for things you'll notice they're often almost whispered, but without a loss of intensity and intention.

    For Reference: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QeGMoBYg618

    Peer Feedback:

    I don't know what area your in, but I was watching a old episode of VO Buss weekly, the other day, and they were saying , out in CA , they have a Don Lafontain Voice over Lab, where people can try out real equipment, and its FREE... wish I were in CA ! Here is a link - http://www.sagfoundation.org/actorscenter/lafontaine . Its in the building with SAG, but you do not have to be in the SAG union. On the welekely call last night we talked about people finding working groups around them, You might try to find some one around you, and barter off some time maybe. Im in Memphis if your in the mid south. ( When I'm working I travel form Nuke site to Nuke site , but for now Im off )

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks so much knm! I'm in the LA area, so I might be able to check this out! Fantastic. Thanks again!

    Peer Feedback:

    are you really reading into an iphone for these submissions?

    Peer Feedback:

    TxTom... Yeah, I use an app called Voice Record Pro. It's not perfect, but I find if you hold the phone like a phone (mic near your mouth) it gets tolerable results.

    Not great, but tolerable

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    9 hours 9 persons 9 doors

    Script:

    ^9 people have been trapped on a ship that’s slowly sinking into the ocean. Together, they must navigate through ^9 doors in ^9 hours unless they want to make the sea their final resting place. |Take the role of Junpei, a young college student, as he works together with his fellow captives to solve puzzles and escape. But be warned, time is not your only enemy in this game. (change tone)Buy 9 hours 9 persons 9 doors as part of the nonary games collection on PS4 and Vita.

    54 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear JHarrelson90's recording

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-125881/script-recording-100249.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    starts out kind of Rod Serling-esque. Keep that all the way to the end, and you'll have a cool read.

    DS

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    98 one

    Script:

    For the smoothest, grooviest jazz. Keep your ears tuned in to the west coast, Cool 98.1. Catch the vibe. Be cool.

    102 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Hubert Williams's recording

    Continued practice.

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-3115/script-recording-80111.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    I thought you nailed the proper feeling and emotion for the copy and the audience/purpose; good feeling! Nice music choice too. I was able to envision you with a sax, sunglasses and a drink, taking a break from playing to tell us about the Cool 98.1 fm radio station.

    For vocal performance, I thought it was a little hard to understand with respect to the 'esses' and 'zees' at the ends of words. Also, I heard some clicks that might be worth editing (grooviest, coast, & catch all started with a click).

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    A & E's Ancient Mysteries

    Script:

    Be it endless fascination with the Bible, or chilling tales of Gothic horror, man has been compelled by the wonders of the unknown since the beginning of time. From the possible existence of Big Foot to the grips of a mummy’s curse. Uncover the truth behind “Ancient Mysteries” tonight on Channel 4...NBC.

    58 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear rhondaduncan@att.net's recording

    This is a "brand new genre" for me...I have no training in this market niche. For fun, I've decided to give it a try. Let me know what you think as far as performance, energy, recording quality. From what I've researched and heard on Promo's/Trailers, they tend to be male dominated and delivered with different levels of energy, dependent on what it's being used for. All comments are welcome

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    Peer Feedback:

    I think this sounds great, I really like the tonal qualities of your voice.

    I would maybe give more emphasis to "Ancient Mysteries"... it's the product, but you say it in the same tone/framing of the sentence. Even something as simple as a brief pause before and after would give it space to stand on it's own as an important point.

    As for the recording quality, I think it sounded good. Mic placement, sibilance, plosives, background, etc all seem to be in check. There's some odd digital quality to it though... What are you using for your A/D conversion? What software are you using? It's not bad, I'm just trying to put my finger on it.

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi Rhonda, for me to make a comment on your reads (applies to both), I need to ask you if there is any technical variation to your voice?? In other words, is this raw, clean voice?? Look forward to hearing from you. All the Best! Eva

    Peer Feedback:

    Your voice is very pleasant to listen to, i could imagine a bit more tension to the read more energy, your talking about BIG FOOT , MUMMIES and MYSTERIES.
    If someone is interested about these subjects, you want to make him/her get more curious about the show, and be glued to chanel 4.
    Hope i make sence
    regards
    balazs

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi Mark...I'll give it another try for feedback. I use basic editing on Audacity and that's all I know. Ok?

    Thanks again for your feedback. I appreciate it.

    Rhonda

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi Eva...this is my own raw voice, no technical adjustments. I don't fool around with that. Ok?

    Thanks again,

    Rhonda

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi Balazs...thanks for your comment on where I need to "punch it." I'll resubmit for feedback. Hopefully, I can pull it off since I have had no specialized training in this market niche.

    Take care,

    Rhonda

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    69 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear biggjoej2003's recording

    playing with pitch, speed and echo.....

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    Peer Feedback:

    Good, ominous tone. Nice fit for this read. Liked what you did with the editing of the audio to make the voice resonate.

    Peer Feedback:

    again, thanks for the review Kenbond! you're quickly becoming my biggest fan...my only one...and certainly my biggest!...lol

    Peer Feedback:

    OK. OK.

    Now let us hear what you REALLY sound like.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks again JamesR....purpose of THIS particular exercise, for me, was to see how well I could work with pitch, speed, and echo..using Audacity....of course, I really don't sound like the recording.....but again, that wasn't the purpose of this entry.....

    Peer Feedback:

    Got it.

    However, consider this. For an audition, you would NEVER do something like this. The auditioneer wants to hear YOU - unfiltered and unaltered, but normalized (maybe some applied NR, slight compression and just a tiny bir of EQing). They want to hear what you really sound like and what you can do with the copy.

    In production, you might be asked if you can manipulate the sound. IF you were producing this from your studio. More than likely, you'd give the client the raw track and their engineer would trick it out to the producer's liking.

    Just sayin'.

    But, yeah, it is fun to play around.

    Peer Feedback:

    Understood. I probably should start offering both raw & edited copies to criticise! Good notes! Thank you!

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    A Haunting Tale

    Script:

    In this world, there is real evil.
    In the darkest shadows and in the most ordinary places.
    These are the true stories of the innocent and the unimaginable.

    Between the world we see and the things we fear.
    There are doors.
    When they are opened.
    Nightmares become reality.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear jamesromick's recording

    Haven't posted in a while. Just having a little fun. Corrected a typo in the copy.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Quality is great, definitely resembles Lafontaine - high praise.

    Peer Feedback:

    oh you're so good, so I'm gonna nitpick you a little with some Nancyism. Cuz we all love her... and I just came from my lesson lol

    Your pitch was the same for some of the contrasts you wanted to make, which gave it a little singsongyness. eg "see/fear(/doors)...shadows/places" all hit the same note in your delivery.

    "Innocent / unimaginable" was spot on though! I also liked how you hit "true"

    You missed the -ed on open. But just for funsies, right? :) Yea for corrected typos!

    Peer Feedback:

    DARN!!!
    How in the H. E. Double Hockey Sticks did I miss the past tense?
    Uuuuggggghhhhh!!!!!!!!!

    (The pitch-isms were more or less deliberate.)

    Hey bean420, was your lesson with the Nanster? If it was, I'm very jealous.

    Peer Feedback:

    It was! I've been seeing her for awhile now, and I'm finally starting to get somewhere! hahaha I will relish in this small moment where you are jealous of me. *big breath* that was nice :D

    Peer Feedback:

    it sounds like you channeled Vincent Price...nice.
    I noticed the "when they are open" instead of "opened".

    your acting chops are a lot more visible in this kind of read.
    DS.

    Peer Feedback:

    Great read, ominous, great tone

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Henry Dewing's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    Creepy!! Loved it! Great job!

    Daisy

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Chris Coulter's recording

    This is another experiment in different genres.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hi! This being a different genre I would expect a different style of reading but yours didn't reflect the intrigue, drama and entertainment that would draw potential viewers through your promo. Best.

    Peer Feedback:

    I'm new to VO Chris, so forgive my green-ness. That said, what I hear in the recording quality is a bit of room reflection. I do like the sound you're getting with your voice, though.

    Performance wise, overall I would like to hear more energy. Who are your listeners? To me, this has a gossipy, over-the-back-fence quality to it. And you're inviting the listener to voice their opinion on this scandalous situation.

    I would like to hear more variety of inflection and arc in each of the first three sentences, Chris. They sound very similar to each other. I'm imagining a video sequence behind the mom, model, and housewife, so maybe consider a slight pause between each one as you picture each of them, and use your voice to comment. And you might try hitting the "your" and "you" that modify "vote" and "learn". I think it would emphasize to the listener that you are speaking directly to them.

    Peer Feedback:

    Downward inflection at the end of every sentence. No excitement, no stakes=no engagement.

    Peer Feedback:

    I'll listen to my recording and check for the downward inflections. I'm sure they're there; I just didn't notice them. As far as the intrigue and the sense of drawing people in with the gossipy feel that I'm familiar with in promos: I think it's a case of thinking I was putting that across and knowing that I wasn't after listening to the recording. Maybe it has to sound exaggerated to my ears as I'm reading so that it'll sound normal during playback. I'm not sure I understand that but it seems to be happening with a lot of my recordings. I just don't want to go too far over the top either.

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi Chris,
    I did a practice recording with this script as well. I actually had some difficulty and plan to try it again. I agree that this does need to have a bit more excitement with intrigue. Great voice, but it just needs a bit more oomph! I loo forward to listening to more from you. :-)

    Peer Feedback:

    I think you need a stronger connection to the copy, more attitude. Paint that picture and try to excite the audience about seeing the show. It may be a promo, but you are still selling something.

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    ABC 20/20

    Script:

    "Three happy wives. They vowed to be faithful. But one is more likely to cheat. Is it the first-time mom, the model, or the housewife? Cast your vote online at ABCnews.com. What you learn may save your marriage!

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Misst28's recording

    Hello Everyone, I am looking for any feedback you can give on my performance and the recording quality. Thank you so much!

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    Peer Feedback:

    Perhaps go with a more dramatic read for this? The volume was good, but the tone sounded a bit too gentle for the subject matter I think.

    Peer Feedback:

    It pretty much sounds like you are reading - there is a little investment in the message, but very little. This is a promo for a news story as well as a call to action - to watch and cast your vote - that's the hook - and it has to have some drive and purpose to it. There's also probably going to be some kind of driving station promo music under this, so your voice has to cut through. Or, the music could be jazzier and sexier, in which case you might consider sounding like a tease (these kind of promos aren't called "teasers" for nothing). Also, it's probably only 15 seconds long, so you don't have time for pregnant pauses (and the engineer would probably cut out the breath sounds which will tighten it up a little). You also need to visualize in your mind's eye what images might be popping up on the screen. What do three three women look like?

    Recording wise, there's a lot of popping. You might consider working off-axis to the mic. That way you will be directing the air past it instead of directly into it.

    Peer Feedback:

    Great. Thank you both for the feedback. I will work on this again. :-)

    Peer Feedback:

    I just stopped by because I was notified that you had commented on my recording of this script and I listened to both of our recordings. I could hear that you were going for the intimate, friendly read but your voice could have been just a little louder and the intimacy would still have come across. I like the timbre of your voice. It's sweet and soft. I can see James's point about it needing to cut through the music, though.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thank you Chris…I will keep working. Thanks for your feedback.

    Peer Feedback:

    You definitely could pump up the drama or intensity, by that I mean your attitude about what you are communicating. I agree about the aspiration directly into the mic, which can be easily remedied by placement of the mic just above your mouth, possibly using a pop filter, and a little increased distance.

    Peer Feedback:

    I enjoyed your tone. I did hear alot of movement in the recording. Perhaps you are to close to the mic or something was bumping into it as you read.

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    ABC Promo

    Script:

    April’s jammin’ and ABC’s got the stuff…with “special” episodes of all your favorite series. Like Coach, Roseanne, and Home Improvement. Plus a great line up of all your favorite blockbuster movies. All right here on ABC.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear ChanceMichaels's recording

    Just looking for some feedback on sound quality and my pacing. I feel that I might be rushing the read, but it seems that most of the promos I'm hearing lately for this type of read seem to be a little the quick and energetic side. My Voice Over Helmet and Shoulder Pads are on....have a run at me.... :P

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hi There Chance,

    What a nice deep voice you have! I just sounded like the wolf from "Little Red Riding Hood", LOL. I thought that you did a nice job, your voice is well suited for promos! Make sure that you pause a little longer before the ellipsis... also watch the pauses on the commas.

    All in all, I thought that you did a Wonderful job, keep up your Great work!!

    Wishing you the very best!!

    Many Blessings,
    Carol

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi Chance,

    Agreed with Carol, certainly a voice suited towards this type of read.

    Your feeling of it being a little rushed is one I am thinking also. Perhaps a little less rushed and more relaxed with the same energy? Sounds confusing but I hope it makes sense!

    Best of luck,

    darcyd

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks for your much valued input folks! Yeah, I did feel the rush on the read....I think when I read, the adrenaline takes over! LOL....Anyway, I appreciate the kind words and the encouragement! I'll take and work with your suggestions. Thanks again!

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi Chance,
    I like it very much. I can see you working in this genre.

    Peer Feedback:

    Yeah, you could afford to take just a smidgen more time with this and relax into it just a touch. It's probably a :15 promo - and it will have either graphics of or short clips from the shows flashing up on the screen. Which is why you may want to separate and give equal weight to the each show's name.

    Carol is right about the ellipsis, although I think that she meant to pause AFTER it - ever-so-slightly. Think of it as kind of an afterthought, but continuing along the same lines, if that makes sense.

    Everything else was pretty spot on - energy, smile, tone of voice and articulation - with the one exception that "line up" was rushed and smushed together and just a tiny bit inarticulate.

    Good stuff. Definitely in your wheelhouse.

    Peer Feedback:

    @Richurd - thank you for your kind words!

    @James - Yeah, for some reason the 'line up' section gave me a hard time saying "Plus a great line up of all your blockbuster movies" smoothly. Seems easy until you read it coming off of the actual series line up. Anyway, It became kind of a tongue twister for me so to speak. I'll work on 'laying back' a touch instead of 'break neck' speeding through it....darn adrenaline combined with a live mic in front of me = "I'm Batman!".... :P

    Thanks again to everyone for taking the time to lead this newbie in the right direction!

    Peer Feedback:

    I thought it was good!

    David Goldberg coaches using this script on a very old "talk with a pro" that you can listen to in the archives. I think "April's jammin'" might have something to do with basketball season? Football? Sorry...sport ignorant. But I think I remember it's a play on words, so might have to let that little joke land with a tiny pause before "ABC's got the stuff". I wonder if this is a promo that's telling folks they can watch ABC if they don't want to watch sports.

    Er...or I could be way off base. Slinking away to watch something that isn't sports on TV.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks, Tonia. I went to archives and found it. I see what you mean. Thanks for your help! It's very much appreciated! :D

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    Acura Audio Interface

    Script:

    Quality. Clarity. Sophistication. Simplicity. The New Acura Audio Interface for Ipad. Watch movies, play games or access you music library. Whichever you choose, just got a little easier. You won't have to have a degree in rocket science to use it, install it, or even enjoy it. But your passengers will think you did, so getting them out of your car, just got a little harder. The Acura Audio Interface for Ipad….ejection seat not included.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear MusicJunkieK1's recording

    Trying to find my niche. I think this type of script suits me best (Cool guy, luxury cars, etc)

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    Peer Feedback:

    I think you have a great voice quality! A few comments:

    1) Each of the words in the beginning carry different meanings/connotations, so try to give them each a different treatment. "Quality" should not be stated the same as "sophistication," for example.

    2) I would try to slow down a bit

    3) Overall try to space some of the words out so they don't run together.

    Great job!

    Peer Feedback:

    You say "Quality. Clarity. Sophistication. Simplicity" as stand alone items,, They are a group that add up to the product,,, Use them to entice the listener to want to know what your talking about. Right now they are random descriptors you throw out for no apparent reason. When you say "You won't have to have a degree in rocket science to use it, install it, or even enjoy it. But your passengers will think you did, so getting them out of your car, just got a little harder." you sound like your reading it,, and there is no connection with the feeling.. the script is having you be a smart ass,, so be a smart ass

    Peer Feedback:

    I had a feeling those first four would trip me up. I didn't have a clue as to how to place them.

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    Alexander the Great

    Script:

    In a world where dynasties were unshakable, one man, driven by a desperate need to prove himself to his people, hungered for acceptance, power and world domination. Just when it seemed he had everything, Alexander journeyed one step too far and fell into a trap so primitive that it was beyond the design of his own gods. A king's dream... a philosopher's legacy... a prince's fate was in their hands. Alexander the Great, coming to theatres everywhere, August 2020.

    38 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Macintheus's recording

    Hi there -- this is a practice demo. Looking for feedback on performance, sound, and overall recording quality. Thanks.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Recording quality sounds absolutely top notch! Delivery is excellent, measured, clear, and the tone is resonant and rich. I would just experiment with a slightly quicker pace to compare with this version. Overall excellent reel.

    Peer Feedback:

    To piggyback on the previous comment, I'd also say to experiment with a quicker pace. Without all the extended pauses, I think you can it down to :30.

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi Mac,

    You certainly have a gift my friend! Every thing was spot on! Although , clients will also expect the script to be read and words pronounced correctly. Dynasty is pronounced ( Di) like diamond. Otherwise great job!

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    Amc

    Script:

    Amc
    Go back to high school without really going back to high school. Back to school movie marathon Sunday August 29th.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear TerrysVoice's recording

    I finally set up the room the way I think sounds good . New Mic good board and a tube power amp. I am looking for feed back on the sound as well as my performance it was a short one I was just trying to get a feel for the equiptment.

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    Peer Feedback:

    PS I also noticed I forgot the word Movie before Marathon .

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi! Terry. A subtle inflection could have achieved a better result without the strong emphasis and long pause on 'really'. Best.

    Peer Feedback:

    There is a little ambient room noise (a kind of fuzz) underlying the recording. Without analyzing the sample, I would guess that your noise floor doesn't come very close to a -50dB to -60dB range. Did you apply any noise reduction to the recording? That might have taken care some of it.

    There is a "click" at the end of the first sentence. I can't tell if it was a hard edit or something like a paper rustling in the background of if something got bumped. Also there seems to be some kind of "gating" - especially present after the first iteration of "school" - the recording level and noise level drops out and then ramps back up. The same kind of effect happens after "marathon". And a hard edit at the end. It's a good practice to leave just a touch (a split second) of room tone at the finish.

    As for the read. It's choppy and sounds a little too contrived. That pause after the first "high school" interrupts the flow of that thought. The hard punch on "really" sounds forced.

    Station programming promos are most often accompanied with music, graphics and/or clips of the show that's being promoted. They're the star. The voice underneath is a supporting character as sort of an informational observer. Now, that's not to say that it can't be big and boisterous with lots of energy. (I know, sounds like a contradiction. But if there's loud music or a raucous scene happening, the VO needs to cut through.) This, however, was disjointed and disconnected (evidenced by the missing word "movie" which is crucial to the copy). I hear you looking at words (and not all of them) rather than giving me the ideas.

    Promos are deceptively more difficult than one might think for only 2 lines of copy. That's why there are VO talents who specialize in them almost exclusively.

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    American Express - Blue 1

    Script:

    Presenting Blue from American Express. The card with no annual fee and an introductory rate that's frozen at zero percent. Call 1-800-600-Blue to get yours. Blue from American Express.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear banksnoelle's recording

    Looking for any honest feedback. I've had 4/6 coachings for a demo. Thank you!

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    Peer Feedback:

    The recording sounded tinny, but your voice was clear. I thought the performance could have used a little more "smiling" in the middle section of the delivery.

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    American Justice

    Script:

    They’re kids committing awful crimes...Are they homicidal monsters...Or are they abused minors. Do they need us to get tough, or get treatment? American Justice, Wednesday on Channel 12.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Aahzz's recording

    Trying a new recording software - moved from Garageband to Reaper.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Sounds clear to me.

    Love your voice. The questions have a bit of repetitive lilt. I might play with different pitches at the end of the questions to get some variety in there (though admitedly the style you used I hear on the tele quite a bit!)

    Peer Feedback:

    I'm a big Reaper devotee. I've tricked mine out to maximize it for VO. The learning curve is a little steeper than Garageband, but if you stick with it you'll find out how truly powerful a DAW it is.

    Can't tell if you mispronounced the word (crimes - plural) or used a noise gate and it cut off the S at the end. After the third listen, I assume the former because all of the other S's at the end of words are there.

    There is some slight room echo in the recording - hard surface reflection. A little more sound deadening material may be needed for your recording space. Don't hear much "noise" in there. Reaper's NR plugin (ReaFir) is really quite good. You also may be just a touch too far from the mic. Even 1/2 inch can make a big difference.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear jaanuvox's recording

    any general comments welcomed

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    Peer Feedback:

    I think you captured the mood or tone very well. The pacing was nice and overall it was a very clear delivery. Perhaps you could find more places to use inflection to create intrigue about the program. You did this well on the word "quest". I also wanted you to grab my ear a bit more with the first line. The music underscore was a great choice.

    Peer Feedback:

    I can't explain what I mean, exactly, but can you try to give a more sinister/mysterious feel to your voice? The music was a good choice, but the voice seemed less connected to that feeling.

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi,
    I think your voice is great for this spot. I have a habit of following along in the copy when I listen to people's stuff on here - which may not always be a good idea as the track should stand on it's own without a "text-assist The script isn't posted here, so I didn't have the option of following along.
    Ok, I just went back and listened pretty loudly. I really like your voice on this but here's the issues I have with this particular recording:
    There's syllable-bunching - staccato bursts of syllables that making understanding more difficult. The word "It's .." at the very beginning goes by very quickly.
    I think a great exercise would be to re-do this once, reading the whole thing very, very slowly...just to get used to it. Compare the intelligibility of that track to this one. Then, re-do it one more time at reasonable speed taking care not to bunch any syllables. I mean , it doesn't have to be read monotone or exactly the same time given to every syllable of course, but try not to squeeze any syllables together so fast that it might compromise intelligibility. I honestly don't know what you said here: "_______chilling tales of Gothic horror". (I think it's "Four"... or "More" ) I have diction issues with my own tracks...and I'm twice as hard on myself. I'm not going to point any out but they're up here.
    I often wonder if folks really want to hear all this stuff about their tracks. It is, however, being given as a sincere opinion in attempt to be helpful. People are certainly, of course, welcome to take or leave it.

    Regards,
    -touzet-

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    Animal Planet

    Script:

    Tomorrow at 8 Animal Planet brings 12 animal experts through the most grueling job interview on the planet to see if they have the knowledge, the courage, and onscreen personality to win a killer prize: their own television show. Jeff Corwin hosts, King of the Jungle: The Rumble Continues. Tomorrow at 8, only on Animal Planet.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear mohsameh's recording

    Does the accent sound american or what? and what about the quality and the editing?

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    Peer Feedback:

    Not American. more like "mid-atlantic".
    you missed on "killer prize"...it's supposed be a "really awesome (killer!) prize", not a prize for being a killer...KILLer prize vs. KILLer PRIZE!

    I liked the performance, but you could really tighten up the editing and make it a clean :30 spot, I think.

    cheers!
    DS.

    Peer Feedback:

    Not bad my friend, you're not far off. The good thing is that you sound more middle America and not like the stronger regional accented folk that live in the south, midwest, or on east coast. That being said you do have a few corrections to make. Here are some of specifics: Don't aspirate the T in the word "at" in the opening line (and at the end), "tomorrow at eight" Only aspirate the T in "eight" That's the "proper way" to speak normally and that's certainly true for VO. Casually speaking, you'll hear Yanks not aspirate both the T in "at" AND the T in "eight"

    Generally speaking most of your vowel modifications and your hard R's (as in "expERt" "tomORrow" "intERview" and "killER" all sound pretty good. Please forgive if I unintentionally offend, but I'm guessing you are Australian. Here are the words that I hear that Aussie or British sound in your read. "most", "knowledge" and "on" as in "on screen" All the things that you are speaking technically correctly so far just sound a little forced at this point. But that's not bad because it sounds like you have a good ear and I know that when you can own it and relax, it will be great.

    I liked the spot itself and the read. There again, when you trust the accent and can relax, it will be even better.

    Good work!
    Marcus

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks Guys for the detailed Feedback. It is really beneficial and I will do my best to work on what I missed in the next recording.
    Thanks!
    Mohsameh

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Hubert Williams's recording

    I need other opinions besides mine.

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    Peer Feedback:

    NIce strong voice! Think about more excitement and intrigue to the read and maybe a little bit faster.

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    Band of Brothers

    Script:

    There was a time when the world asked ordinary men to do extraordinary things. Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg present, Band of Brothers.

    50 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear JGARZA's recording

    Testing the water.... it's been a while since I've posted, any feedback would be appreciated.

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    Peer Feedback:

    J.
    Not sure what to think on this. Sounds a little to me like what you THINK you hear in a promo. It was all about your voice and it seemed a little unnatural. Your voice seems forced down there instead of a natural resonance.
    Maybe not so pitched low and more in your real voice might ring better????
    Please keep in mind I haven't worked on promos myself... so take what I say as just my set of ears!!!!!!!!
    Keep working!!!
    Best
    Jeff

    Peer Feedback:

    Jeff -
    No, that's my natural voice and resonance... it may be the fact that I didn't have a decent amount of air in my lungs, but I hear what you're saying. Thanks for the feedback.

    Jerry

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi Jerry,

    I think its the choice of material. We've come to expect a breathy "In a world.." quality for movie promos.

    Your voice has character, maybe you should be looking at a different kind of script?

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    Bermuda Triangle

    Script:

    The mystery of the Bermuda Triangle remains… Why do more ships and planes vanish in the Bermuda Triangle -- without a trace -- than anywhere -- else on earth? Pilot error, water spouts, riptides, -- all plausible explanations, but what is the real truth? The Discovery Channel presents . . . the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear dhickie's recording

    Need some feedback to see if I'm wasting my time. I had several different takes and finally decided on this one. I only have a USB mic for now. Thanks, Dave

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    Peer Feedback:

    Wasting your time on what? Not practicing more? ;-) Not a bad read at all. Could use a little more drama or tension in the vocal, but everything I heard here says that with practice and feedback and probably some pro coaching you could have something to offer.

    Peer Feedback:

    Love the characteristic of your voice but I would have to agree with TxTom that some of that character needs to come out in the read. Just making the two questions in that read sound more like questions would help to get more coloration in the read I feel. Keep up the good work.

    Peer Feedback:

    I agree. You have a nice sound. A little soft. You dropped on "earth."

    Peer Feedback:

    Another decent place to put link to article about USB mics.

    http://www.pcworld.com/article/149123/review_usb_microphones.html

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks. I'll keep practicing.
    Dave

    Peer Feedback:

    I liked this read, and your voice. nice fit for this read.
    I would've directed you to do it again, but with a faster pace.

    i Iiked the close - "the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle" was delivered as a title, rather than a phrase. I think that's a good call.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear AmrMamdouhSaad's recording

    It's my first Practice Recording. what do you think about my Voice, is it really into MOVIE-TRAILERS and VIDEO-GAMES? Just please be Honest with your critic! Thanks

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hi AmrMamdouhSaad:
    I enjoyed the use of music in this spot! I could envision sitting in a theater and watching a movie trailer, and I was definitely drawn in to the storyline as you were speaking. It dropped off at the end when I wanted to hear more! There were a couple of instances where I couldn't quite understand a few of the word endings (although that may be due to the music volume.) All things considered, I enjoyed listening to your read. Great job!

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi linnyayh,
    Thank you for your Feedback i really appreciate it, and about the couple of instances that you couldn't understand, i'm pretty sure that its the music volume! i was worried about this point, but here is the point its a practicing record, we should make mistake to learn from it! thank you again.

    Cheers
    Amr Mamdouh

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Andre Hughes's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    Andre, you definitely have the pipes for movie trailers. However one phrase caught my attention. The line "In a worlds of savage beauty", I could be wrong but don't think the S belongs there, it didn't seem like a distinct end to the word world. Should it be "In a WORLD of savage beauty"? Also the first half of the read varies in tone/inflection from the second half, your voice went up in pitch. Perhaps the same tone/inflection throughout would be more effective. IMHO. Sound quality was very good. Overall enjoyed it very much. BTW excellent movie. -PSJ

    Peer Feedback:

    I agree with psjones - great voice (or "pipes") for this sort of thing. I also agree that there seems to be an S tagging along at the end of "world," so perhaps there was a bit of a misread of either "a world of beauty" or "worlds of beauty," whichever the case may be. It felt like a very personal read, very human and natural, which is a good thing. It didn't sound like you were trying to force it to be anything - it just happened on its own, and happened well.

    I think your recording quality is audition-level - if you're intending to record actual projects from home, I'm hearing a modicum of white noise whenever you talk, which cuts out when you stop. Might just be something to fix in editing, but it is noticeable.

    Nice job overall. Very pleasant to listen to.

    Peer Feedback:

    Awesome voice! I would love to hear it with some epic music in the background.

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    Black Robe

    Script:

    A man who believed in the mysteries of his faith. A people who believed in the magic of the earth. In a world of savage beauty. And a time of discovery. They met, and shared an extraordinary adventure. A test of courage, and a triumph of the will. From Bruce Beresford, comes an epic story of the heart... and spirit. BLACK ROBE.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Josh Carpenter's recording

    Please let me know what you think about the recording quality: is it sufficient for an audition? If not, what's wrong? Please critique my performance as much as possible. I will probably be posting other items for critique later today and would like to apply any advice offered. FYI - this is as raw and uneditted as it comes. I was very limited on time to record this. Thank you.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hello Josh!

    A technical thing. Are you 'addressing' the mic directly? IOW re you speaking front on into the mic? If so, you really do not want to do that. Your plosives (Ps and Ts and even THs) are 'popping' in your audio file. You want to place the mic a bit to the side of your mouth (say a 30° angle from your nose line) and employ a pop filter (sort of a screen that fits in front of your mic, and dissipates a lot of one's plosives).

    Best of luck! :)

    Regards,

    Steve O'Sullivan

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks Steve. You're spot on. I was not addressing the mic correctly. I'll try to correct that in my recordings later.

    Josh

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    Black Robe

    Script:

    A man who believed in the mysteries of his faith. A people who believed in the magic of the earth. In a world of savage beauty. And a time of discovery. They met, and shared an extraordinary adventure. A test of courage, and a triumph of the will. From Bruce Beresford, comes an epic story of the heart... and spirit. BLACK ROBE

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Jay Dubz's recording

    First upload, and I'm always hearing where I can improve each time I read and record, I'm looking for feedback of all types. I heard the original trailer to this and it's ready pretty straight forward, however, I wanted to practice as many approaches to the read as I could to sharpen my skills. Thanks for your responses.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hello: I think the music a tad too loud and your read was a little drawn out..... not that it needed to be fast, but I felt the pauses a little too long. Like your voice.

    Peer Feedback:

    thanks crissy, I'm still getting familiar with 'ducking' the background music properly. I extended the pauses because the original lines are spaced and placed between scenes and actor's dialogue in the original trailer. I probably need to ignore the trailer and just focus on the text as presented.

    The Black Robe trailer - http://youtu.be/hVfMsZMiSzY

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Lonnie James's recording

    I have some reverb on my mic,inside a sound proof booth

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    Peer Feedback:

    Lonnie, you have a great sound, reverb or otherwise. But maybe you love your sound more than the subject. I recommend the film as a great experience in Canada's history.
    I haven't yet figured out how to deal with the missionary and the natives.

    Peer Feedback:

    Do you want me to be quiet, "NiceMan?" I meant no harm or disparagement.
    A man with such a big voice has special problems.

    Peer Feedback:

    Wow, you really got A VOICE there....!
    I, I have a question here...does the original script have that many full stops??
    I miss the smoothness, it feels to me as if there were full stops and commas in the wrong places, and you read them (hence my question)...
    Mind you, the music did distract me and I am with Henry in, watching the movie would change the interpretation of this script for sure!
    Can't deny you have A VOICE! Thanks for sharing!

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks Henry
    I didn't understand at first,I went thru the whole clip.I understand that it's the word (extraodinary).I'am new with no training,Please forgive me.I will fix the problem.I don't know how long it will take,but it will be fixed.I left my pride issues in the 70's.After that's been said,thank you for your constructive criticism.Sorry again

    Peer Feedback:

    Lonnie, nothing to be sorry for! I was trying to help you and overstated my case.
    Work this piece again with full knowledge that It's Christianity versus the Natives.
    This is a classic historical struggle!

    Peer Feedback:

    Small point but I think the "a" vowel before a word beginning with a consonant is not pronounced as a "long a" but rather a "short a". I noticed you didn't follow this rule here most of the time, starting with the first two words. Easy to fix!

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    Black Robe

    Script:

    A man who believed in the mysteries of his faith.A people who believed in the magic of the earth.In a world of savage beauty.And a time of discovery.They met,and shared an extraordinary adventure.A test of courage,and a triumph of the will.From Bruce Beresford,,comes an epic story of the heart...and spirit.Black Robe

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Lonnie James's recording

    This is a redo,I knew nothing of the real movie,but I do now.I'am alittle short on music,but I liked this piece.Thank You &God Bless

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    Peer Feedback:

    Lonnie, may I be the first to observe that you have taken an important step,
    to understand your copy. It is not my place to coach you, except to say, carry on!

    Peer Feedback:

    What a fabulous voice you have! It definitey sounds right to me for this read.

    Just a couple of points. I'm not sure about some of the intonation? For instance, in 'A man who believed in the mysteries...', /man/ and /-lieve-/ have exactly the same tonal emphasis. Perhaps a very short pause after 'man' for emphasis and then the tone you use for /-lieve-/, could work better? In that same sentence, /in the/ runs together so that /th/ sounds like /d/. Your pronunciation of /and/ and /in/ are also hard to distinguish. Finally I would say 'Black Robe' sounds a bit weak after such a well timed lead up to it.

    These were the only things for me that got in the way of a really strong delivery.

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi Lonnie!
    So glad to hear your voice again, I agree with Henry, you connected with the text and we connected with you and the text. You have a VOICE! I've never heard anything like this before so I was very impressed!
    I'd say two little things that caught my attention:

    1) the "e" in "the" just before Earth..... I believe when the word that follows "the" begins with a vowel, it reads different. It is not the same "the cat" and "the elephant" ??

    2) I could not hear the PH sound in triumph... and nobody's mentioned this so far, so perhaps it's my headphones???

    Just my comments! Loved this read Lonnie. Thanks for showing us what you got!

    Peer Feedback:

    You most definitely move back from the mic. With the bass you have naturally, proximity is not your friend when you want to deliver full-breath full-volume vocals. Most people 8-12 inches from the mic is normal...you probably should back up even more than that.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thank's Guy"s
    The reason I joined Edge Studio because you guys are the best in the world,and that's were I want to be.I want to thank from Henry down to TxTom.Tom I'am useing two mic's an Apec 435 and a MLX89.Thank again.God Bless

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    Black Robe

    Script:

    Black Robe

    A man who believed in the mysteries of his faith. A people who believed in the magic of the earth. In a world of savage beauty. And a time of discovery. They met,and shared an extraordinary adventure. A test of courage,and a triumph of the will. From Bruce Beresford,,comes an epic story of the heart... and spirit. Black Robe

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear TallRobert's recording

    Terrible webcam mic (will be looking to get a good one soon). Looking for notes on my actual performance.

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    Peer Feedback:

    TallRobert,
    I thought that sounded really good; good pace and well read. For a webcam mic that sounded pretty good to me, although it did sound like you were a little close to the mic (probably trying to compensate for the microphone's quality). Nice choice in background music too. The only thing I really picked up on was how you said "extraordinary adventure"...you did a good job of connecting the end of extraordinary to the beginning of adventure (which is what you're supposed to do w/ words that start with vowels), but I feel like the word adventure got a little rushed and lost. Keep up the good work.
    John

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks John. Exactly the kinds of things I need to hear

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi Robert,

    You have a wonderful weight to your voice and it works really well for this promo. What I recommend, however, is to up the energy of the read a little bit. You have all of the authority you need with a voice like that. Now the read just has to sound as epic as this script demands. Don't be afraid to use the upper end of your voice as well. Right now I'd describe your read as a straight line. Your inflection is minimal and you keep mostly the same pitch. Straight reads could be just what a director is looking for, but for something like this I bet they'd ask for a reading where you took a step back, did a few jumping jacks, and read it as if it was the movie of the century that you can't miss! I'm a bass too and get stuck relying on keeping things down low. In reality, every casting director I've ever worked with has told me to use the entire range of my voice (while keeping those rich bottom tones ;). You have an amazing voice. Just use all of it and play with the script. I think you'll be amazing with what you get out of it. Just my 2 cents.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks, Mark. I'm going to take the notes I get here and try another take on it.

    I guess in trying to NOT be like Don Lafontaine, I might've missed the mark LOL

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear ChanceMichaels's recording

    Took a crack at this short AMC Promo. New recording space. Wondering how it sounds? I've put on my "V.O. Helmet and Shoulder Pads"....take a swing at me! (P.S. added a small music bed just for fun). :D

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    Peer Feedback:

    Could have used more striking emphasis on the promo elements, particularly the 'Bond' bits, but otherwise good. Microphone was a little noisy.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks for the feedback. When you say "microphone was a little noisy" can you elaborate? Frequencies? Room noise? Rumble?

    Thanks!
    Chance

    Peer Feedback:

    Watch "git" for "get" - it's a kind of midwestern regionalism. As well as "fer-ever" instead of "4-ever" - and that's a trick that even some pros use. Substitute "4" for "for" and "2" for "to" on your script. It fools the brain into making the mouth say it.

    This is just a nit to pick - lead in with the music to help create mood of the copy. It also helps with the double-en-tend. Coming in naked and then bumping in the music doesn't set up the scene for me. Especially if this is only a radio spot with no visuals.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks, James. Yeah, guess I need to work on my 'articulation'. I'll take your advice and use the "4" and "2" as you explained to help me enunciate the words that incorporate them. I was kind of hoping for the music to jump out at the "James Bond" mention, but I can see what you mean about setting the scene for the piece.

    Thanks again, all!

    Chance :)

    Peer Feedback:

    Hey Chance,

    I thought this sounded like it could be a real promo: music, voice, and all. However, my one major critique is that the very first line did not grab my attention and seemed separated in terms of energy and level of enticing from the rest when the music came in. So just make sure that the energy comes right off the bat. If you didn't pre-sentence this time, that may help. But overall, great job!

    Peer Feedback:

    @cluciani....thanks for the kind words....I will work on my energy level to grab from the 'get go'. Thanks everyone!

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear lcw115's recording

    I see a fellow peer recorded this script, as I remember Richurd (Who is a great VO Talent and a really sweet guy!) suggested that I perform this and emphasize on the word "bond" in which I did. I'm getting back into practicing my VO's, so I'm a little rusty. Please disregard the sound quality, as it's not the best and would appreciate constructive, courteous and positive feedback. Thank you, Lenny.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hi Lenny,

    Performance wise, I liked it. You gave it a nice smile and it flowed pretty well except for maybe two things: "story" was slightly slurred and the pause between Common and Bond was a little too long.

    On the production side, make sure the sliding bar is centered, otherwise we'll only hear music on one speaker or headphone, like we do here. Other than that, your recording quality is good. And you get extra points for hitting the 15 second mark. :)

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi Javi,

    The reason I paused between "common" and "bond" was to make it effective. When Richurd suggested that I perform this during a Skype session, he said to recite it the way I did to add somewhat of a dramatic yet humorous effect. Some of the words do lack clarity, but I will watch that as I'm getting back into the swing of things, so I'm a tad bit rusty and I'll make sure to level the music bed for future reads. Thanks for listening and glad you enjoyed it.

    All the best,
    Lenny

    Peer Feedback:

    Well how nice to see you contributing again. Rust is less important than brushing the dust off and getting back into the game. Good for you and never stop pursuing your creative path. Why? Because it's creative not destructive!

    Peer Feedback:

    Well thank you Richurd! I dedicate this read to you, since you wanted me to perform it.
    I just want to thank you, Tom and Javi, as I look at the three of you as my "PERSONAL COACHES"! LOL! Because I really have learned a lot from you guys when it comes to delivery, using emotion and more.

    I will be posting some new material in the weeks to come and loved your most recent scripts!

    All the best,
    Lenny

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    Bond Girls Are Forever

    Script:

    Get the inside story of women who all shared a common bond. James Bond. Bond Girls are Forever. An AMC Original Special. Wednesday, November 6th at 8 pm

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear sabrinasvoice's recording

    How was this. Could you hear any edits. I just removed breaths but read in one take. Thank you

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    Peer Feedback:

    The reading feels pretty natural and your voice quality is good, but where you cut out the breaths I feel like there's now almost no space, giving the recording a rushed, breathless feeling. Try muting the breath spots rather than deleting them so that you keep the natural pauses.

    Peer Feedback:

    I agree with the above comment, it does seem a bit rushed. Also, I would billboard or show a little more emphasis on James Bond. Add a more sexy kind of delivery to it as it is about Bond girls who known for their sex appeal, and as if to say "they shared a common bond. JAMES BOND that is" And maybe sit on the "Bond Girls are Forever" a tad little longer. You're voice and quality sound great, nice read!

    Peer Feedback:

    I couldn't hear any artifacts of your edits, but it didn't sound natural, like the comments above, the editing made it sound rushed. something you may try, recording 10 seconds of silence at the beginning, then use that to fill where you cut, but keep the room silence in there, just cut it to the desired length.

    Another thing you might try is, when you read this, break it into phrases, record 2 or 3 different takes of each phrase. Then, when you are editing, pick the one you liked from your recording and put those together into one. that helped me develop a sense of timing. I did it with a 2-3 scripts I've done lately. Keep up the great work!

    Peer Feedback:

    Wanted to add one quick thing... Do you realize how darn much you sound like Cathy Bates? I listened to 3 of your recordings and you are a dead ringer for her voice. She does animation because of her distinctive style and delivery, but you have that same "roundness" about your phrasing and your tones are very similar. I'd love to hear you do something she has done!

    Peer Feedback:

    Your voice is low and warm, which gives it a very relaxed and friendly sound. I did notice a touch of the South in your accent but I don't see that as necessarily good or bad. I agree with commenters who suggest muting your breaths rather than deleting them. An occasional light, quick breath can sound natural and human.

    Peer Feedback:

    Lovely tone. The read felt slightly rushed.

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    Audition Recording:

    Click to hear Dave Saunders's recording

    Looking for peer opinion. I think this piece sounds pretty good, but really need feedback. thanks in advance for your opinion(s). cheers, Dave Saunders

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    Peer Feedback:

    I've got to agree, this piece does sound good. Sounds like a professionally produced Ad to me. Only thing I might look at is the music level at the end of the first piece..I like the idea of it building but it gets a little loud during the last few words.

    Peer Feedback:

    I liked the tone and inflection you gave this piece. bnstone is right about the music at the end. It came in nice enough, but got a little out of control by the end. I'd tinker with the sound bed the vocal is worth preserving. Very nice job.

    Peer Feedback:

    What a nice sound you have. Very confident feel in this read. I agree with the others on the music ..but WOW nice set of pipes !

    Peer Feedback:

    thanks for the feedback, everyone.
    FYI, I recorded this track on a Blue Yeti Pro mic (I absolutely LOVE that mic), in a converted broom closet, and mixed in on a Macbook Pro and Garageband. No fancy stuff...
    Music background is 2 separate Royalty Free tracks (from Amazon) and cross faded midway through the bit.

    Cheers, and thanks again
    Dave Saunders.

    Peer Feedback:

    Dave,
    This is really superb. I like the enunciation, pacing and clarity. The music is excellent and you make the topic very interesting. Very well done and I hope to hear more on the radio or TV!

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    Bush Gardens

    Script:

    Where does once-in-a-lifetime happen all of the time? At a place just east of unexpected and north of unbelievable. And now, make more of your visit with a Busch Gardens 2-day ticket. Enjoy 2 days of fun, plus a bonus 3rd day! Explore the worlds of Busch Gardens. Make a connection in a whole new direction.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear ChanceMichaels's recording

    Trying out a Blue Yeti Pro USB Microphone with an M-Audio MobilePre interface for sound clarity. I'm new at this....so have a swing at me :) Thanks! Chance

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    Peer Feedback:

    Me thinks I hear a background in radio in this read. It's just a touch "announcery", but not out of bounds for this kind of spot. So, c'mon. Fess up. You've done this before (or, at least, played around with it).

    It's a good read. Sounds like one that could be on air. Nice, articulate neutral American accent, up-energy and good pacing.

    The sound is good. There is a "liveness" to the sound when you are speaking (and a little room echo) and dead silence in between. Did you use a noise gate (or edit out the breaths)? One trick that I learned from George Whittam, is to splice some room tone in those spaces so that the silences aren't so jarring.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks, James. Actually, I never have been in radio at all. I've been primarily a lead vocalist most of my life. I have always wanted to try voice overs but never thought I had what it took. My wife has tried to convince that I've been wrong and to give it a whirl. So, for the past few months I've tried to assemble a small home studio in an attempt to make it happen. Yes, I did try to silence (or at least tone down) the breaths not realizing how much deadness between lines it would produce. Great idea on adding some 'room' tone. Thanks again for the feedback. I really value your pro opinion as I've listened to a vast number of your recordings and know you are a man that knows his craft.

    Chance

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi, I'm with James on this read. Great job!

    And James, if you're read this (or anyone else knows), how does one splice room tone where there is silence? Is there a plugin that does such thing? Because I would think that it would be too time consuming to have to do this manually, especially in long narration.

    Peer Feedback:

    Chance,

    It was very evident to me that you had some kind of "training". As a singer (I, myself am a classically trained singer), I heard the vocal (and breath) control and "musical" range and expression in your voice. And if you're at all worth your salt at all as a lead vocalist, you know that you have to put your own artistic expression (and storytelling ability) to the lyrics of a song. And, as a musician and a performer, your ear is a bit more fine tuned to the subtleties of volume. pitch and word color than the "average Joe". So, IMHO, you're ahead of the game here, even though you consider yourself to be new at this. Keep plugging away, there's still a boatload to learn (I'm learning new stuff all the time). And take advantage of Edge's Sunday night webinars - they're free, only take an a little more than an hour of your time and (can be) quite informative, even as a lurker. You'll find that VO is both satisfying and frustrating, but worth the time and effort.

    Javi,

    Here's the technique that I learned from George (and Graeme Spicer, Edge's Managing Director, seconded George's advice):

    First of all, I am using Reaper as my DAW. It is helpful to use a program that has non-destructive editing (unlike Audacity, but the same thing can be accomplished, it just takes a little extra effort), because all of the waveform information is always there, even if you've spliced or edited something out. (If you are using Audacity, you have to copy and paste the waveform over and over and over, one after another, to achieve the same result.)

    Record about :30 seconds of room tone on a separate track. You're going to use it as a loop (like a music bed under the voice track). Just drag the waveform out as long as your voice recording, and that's it.

    There has been some discussion as to whether the room tone noise level is compounded by the noise level of the vocal track (where there is also room tone present). According to George and Graeme, the answer is yes and no. By the laws of acoustics and physics, yes. But does the human ear hear an appreciable difference? According to these two gentlemen, not really.

    I am using the technique on this audiobook production that I'm doing, and it seems to be working out fine.

    Peer Feedback:

    Chance-
    great read. I agree with the commentors above about the performance - but I'm not sure that I hear a noise gate cutting off between lines...to me, it just sounds like room noise - I could easily be wrong.

    I used a Yeti Pro for a couple years -- it has a built in ADC and USB port (24bit X 192K, which is better than the 24 X 48 from the M-Audio MobilePre) and a monitor port right on the mic. Why not just plug directly into your computer via USB?

    I'm a little confused about the room tone thing, because it seems that the room will not contain a noise if there is no noise in it (like active speaking, AC blowing, a window, etc.) usually room noise is flutter echo that decays to nothing quickly, especially if you have any acoustic treatment at all.
    that said, I do get some kind of detectable noise floor in my booth around -60dB...but that's well below even the most timid noise gate setting (mine is set at -50dB)

    Just sayin'...my goal is to eliminate any kind of noise completely. I'd even record in a clothes closet if I had to.

    cheers,
    Dave Saunders.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks again, everyone for the feedback!

    @Dave Saunders...I actually did, on this particular recording, go directly into my Mac using the USB from the Blue Yeti Pro. I'm glad you brought that up! I stated it ran through my M-Audio first in the clip's description in error. I have used the M-Audio MobilePre w/the Yeti's XLR outs in the past. My mistake!

    @James...good idea on Edge's Sunday Night Webinars! I'll be there!

    You all are a great, supportive and extremely informative group! You rock!

    Chance...aka "The Newbie" :D

    Peer Feedback:

    I love the voice! You come off as accessible, friendly and involved. You have the same ambience problem I have. I'm using a Mudflap, but there are other alternatives including fashioning your own from a large cardboard box and insulation.

    Peer Feedback:

    Sounds nice, and I agree with the feedback already given re: announcery vs. conversational. Wanted to pipe up re: room tone and long narration.

    One can also record a nice long stretch of room tone--pick a time late at night and record a long stretch if you're lucky enough to be out of a city. Label the file. Input it into a track when you need it.

    Dave, I hear ya. Sometimes there's a slight hiss to some recordings, too, and one can hear it when room tone isn't spliced in--because they spaces without any recording is completely blank. But my vocal booth is so dead (I literally have Roxul stapled on the walls, quilt fashion, with a sheet to contain it) that I can get away without adding that second track.

    Peer Feedback:

    In theory, even though the meter reads -60dB or even quieter, there is still some ambient sound captured in the recorded room tone (more evident in the analog world). All of the film and TV productions that I have been involved with set aside one or two minutes to record room tone before they wrap at the end of the day's shoot. They use it to maintain a consistency and continuity of sound, should they need to do dialogue replacement or something like that to the scene in post production. Everyone stands (or sits) quietly (not holding your breath) until the sound guy says that he's got what he needs.

    I have also heard (though not yet experienced it first hand) that, in an in-studio recording session for audiobooks, recording room tone is common practice. In listening to Dan O'Day's webinar with Barbara Rosenblat (and if you want to do audiobooks and you don't know who she is, you should), she talks a little about the process and the prep of the studio setup for each of her audiobook sessions. Matching room tone from session to session is important because an audiobook is rarely laid down in one session (the studio may have had other recording sessions sandwiched in between yours) and it is effected by many factors - temperature, relative humidity, the clothing you wear, the way you breathe, the physical setup of the room, the number of other bodies in the studio with you, etc.

    So, even though you may think that your recording environment is perfectly "dead", in actuality, it is not - nor should it be. Again, according to George Whittam (and other sound engineers that I have known), dead silence is unsettling to the human psyche. Which is one reason your ears "ring" in a supposedly dead quiet room. (It's actually the sound of your blood rushing through your body. Pitch darkness has the same effect on the sense of sight. You see "stars".) And that's also why those dead silent gaps in a audio recording are oh so noticeable, because it is literally no sound, no warmth, nada.

    Peer Feedback:

    James, thanks so much for taking the time to answer my question. It's a great tip on making vocals sound more natural when deleting breaths. :)

    Peer Feedback:

    No one seemed to bring this up (I scanned...didn't read every word) but to me, this read was rushed. Relax the speed!

    Peer Feedback:

    @TxTom...thanks for the input. I do seem to want to "rush" the read a bit. Hopefully, with time I'll learn to pace my reads better! Thanks again to everyone for all your helpful comments.

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    CBS

    Script:

    This CBS Sports telecast is brought to you by Wells Fargo.... together we'll go far.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Andre Hughes's recording

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-42270/script-recording-52803.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    You should be aware of a long-standing forum rule. Post two per day at maximum and also comment on two for every one you post. It keeps the forum active and it also prevents overly-enthusiastic newbies from flooding the forum and driving recent reads off the 'front page' too quickly.

    I'll comment on this one: FAR too reserved!!! Watch one of the games this March Madness season and see if you can find one this laid back. It won't happen. These spots are always over-the-top and announcery in nature....contradicts the 'conversational' advice you might get on other reads, but it's got to be a driving, over-the-top delivery.

    Peer Feedback:

    Very nice, Andre. You've got a great voice and this is a smooth delivery with a nice smile/warmth. If it were played during, say, a figure skating program, I think the tone and energy are fine. Probably too long a pause after "together" since there is no punctuation there.

    Peer Feedback:

    Hello Mr. Hughes,
    Nice rich mellow voice and your recording was clear as well. What you didn't bring to the mic was life. You need to make this material come alive. The cliché smile while reading would have worked here. TxTom is right about the 2 per day post guideline. You see every post you put up pushes someone off the front page. So by our all limiting ourselves to the 2 post rule it gives your fellow posters time for comments on their reads. Don't mean to jump on you. You didn't know about the rule. We're just letting you know.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks all for the constructive feedback. I will definitely follow the 2 for 1 rule!

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    CNBC Announcement

    Script:

    The preceding was a paid program. The opinions stated do not express the views of CNBC or its employees.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Robert Fairbairn's recording

    Just a quick and simple disclaimer.

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-6325/script-recording-23359.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    ....and now a message from our sponsor! good job.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thank you very much, Daniel.

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi Daniel,I was looking at TV that time.Great job.

    Peer Feedback:

    Great Job Robert A plus

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    CNBC Announcement

    Script:

    The preceding was a paid program. The opinions stated do not express the views of CNBC or its employees.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear sabrinasvoice's recording

    What about this one?

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-4472/script-recording-28980.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    IMHO there are two ideas here, and it would pace better if you paused between them.

    Peer Feedback:

    I'd lengthen the pause just a fraction...the pace and tone are perfect.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear ramjamz's recording

    ramjamz, I wanted to try a radio promo,so this not a trailer, thank you for any feedback. ramjamz

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-41184/script-recording-53609.MP3

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi Ramjamz - I thought you sounded really really good and very typical of what one might hear on a jazz station. Smooooth! Very nice. However, when you got to the basketball part, you threw me. All I could think of was Derek Rose . . . sleeping! Haha - maybe redo, but forgo the bball part!

    Peer Feedback:

    The music bed doesn't convey the script. Your delivery has an under-pronounced or 'lazy mouth' sound that needs to be addressed. The addition of additional reads into this script is confusing.

    Work on mainstream diction.

    Peer Feedback:

    ramjamz, please!!! explain what mainstream diction is lazy mouth, and under pronounced, just what are you suggesting. I agree the script was a bit confusing, but please explain this other stuff!

    ramjamz

    Peer Feedback:

    Mainstream diction would be one that doesn't bring an urban feel to it. If you want to concentrate on an urban audience, you're in the right zone for the most part. But if you're wanting to work outside that genre, you'll want to learn more precise pronunciation of your syllables. When I said you under-pronounce, I meant just that. The delivery was somewhat lazy in delivering the separate syllables. Some call it Lazy Mouth because you're not giving the letters, the syllables good clear pronunciation. That's what I was saying.

    Peer Feedback:

    ramjamz, Thank you. And for helping me understand better what I need to work on. I want to be the best! At what I do, so I will begin working on this right away.

    ramjamz

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    Cool Jazz

    Script:

    Have you listened to Cool Jazz 103.9? Cool Jazz is the only station that plays today's smooth jazz hits. Smooth out the workday. Tune in to Cool Jazz 103.9

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear CA Tate's recording

    I am using a Blue Yeti USB mic with a blanket behind me. How do I sound? This is my first of many submissions for peer feedback. Please be brutally honest regarding my performance and recording quality.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Even though this is a "cool jazz" laid back kind of script, it doesn't mean to let it have sloppy articulation.

    Example: The first sentence sounded like, "Have you lisena Cool Jazz..." - "Cool Jazz izee only station..."

    The rest of the articulation was fine. But those little lapses will kill your chances for the spot.

    In the copy, "cool" appears 3 times and "smooth" twice. The copy writer chose those words and their repetition for the long "oooo" sound, so stretch them out a little - almost to exaggeration - to give that flavor and attitude to the copy. It's onomatopoeia, making a word sound like what it describes.

    In an audition situation - and for the weekly script contest - slating is usually required or requested. But here in the forum, we can see who you are are (your user name accompanies your submission) and what the copy is (when it is submitted along with the recording). Most people just dive right into the copy without a slate and title. But feel free to slate if you want to. It's a good habit to get into.

    Peer Feedback:

    In addition to the comments made by jamesromick above, I think the pacing was a little fast for this particular script - especially the first two sentences (you slowed down a bit after that). Based on my listen through cheap headphones, the sound quality was fine.

    Peer Feedback:

    Hello,

    I agree with the previous post. Must elongate the word cool and give it a little life. This is a much more mellow type of read I feel so try to slow it down ever so slightly.

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    Cool Jazz

    Script:

    Have you listened to Cool Jazz 103.9? Cool Jazz is the only station that plays today's smooth jazz hits. Smooth out the workday. Tune in to Cool Jazz 103.9

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Michael F's recording

    Hi, I'm just starting out and getting to grips with mics, pop shields and Audacity software etc. This is my second 'stab' at recording this piece. Any feedback gratefully appreciated.

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-88643/script-recording-70133.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    I love a good sax! The bed on this was spot on. I hear what you are going for here. The problem lies in the confidence. "Have" was lost at the start and the pause before "tune in" made it sound more like a question than the positive statement that is meant to influence listeners. Think of a nice relaxed flow next time you read it. (We are all aware of how difficult it is to be as relaxed and deep as Barry White while wearing headphones and looking at waveforms.) You are getting the grip on the production very well. Great voice. Is the accent London or close by? Best. NGB

    Peer Feedback:

    Great voice! The challenge (for me) is doing everything at once. Am I reading the right words? Am I maintaining a consistent voice and distance from the microphone? Am I processing and appreciating the meaning of the words, so the listener sees the picture in my head?

    In my case the answer is often "no" to one or more of these questions at one spot or another. And I end up recording it again and again until I'm either totally frustrated or I lose the meaning of the piece...or I eventually have something I'm happy with.

    I tend to soften "to" in "tune in to" to "tune in teh" as well. I'm trying to fix it.

    Anyway, it's hard to get it all right. The good news is your voice is smashingly good. Keep at it, it's worth the effort!

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks NGB and spblat, I hadn't noticed the missing 'Have' and the 'to' has turned to 'teh' :)
    I live in Essex, near London NGB, although I grew up in Cornwall but never picked up that accent.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear rosch99's recording

    I'm using a Blue Yeti and recording on Audicity. I know the recording's far from being a finished product but your feedback is much appreciated!

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/SMOOTH JAZZ DUBBED (2).mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Great job smoothing out your delivery for this, but I don't think you should pause between "today's" and"smooth jazz hits". It flows great and I like the relaxed, hip tone to your voice. That Yeti sounds good too.

    Peer Feedback:

    Really enjoyed your vocal tone, texture and the pacing for this recording. Agree with previous comment that the slight pause before "smooth jazz hits" breaks the flow rather than accenting the genre. Overall, nice work.

    Peer Feedback:

    I like it! The pacing and tone seem fine. Audio quality sounds good to me too. Good job!

    Peer Feedback:

    yes, sounds quite good.

    The two things I'd mention is the first "one-oh-three" sounds like "one-UH-three", and you could probably raise the pitch on the end of your first question to sound more, well, "question-y"

    Keep pushing ever onward!

    Wolf

    Peer Feedback:

    Other than the pause between tomorrow and smooth Jazz, you did a great job with this one! This sounds like a commercial already!

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear touzet's recording

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-65861/script-recording-77133.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    I like the MB you used, but it did seem a touch loud when I first played it.

    The delivery came off as a little over extended, I feel. Especially in the beginning. Instead of seeming relaxed with some jazz, you sound like you're purposefully slowing it down comes off a bit disingenuous. Not sure I cared for the echo effect either. But not sure I didn't... It was different and certainly unexpected. Wasn't even sure I heard it right the first time. It definitely pulled me back in despite not feeling your sincerity.

    It felt more sincere in the tag, from "Smooth out..." but a little too slow again on the station dial.

    Other than that, I liked your vocal techniques, with fry and whatnot.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Noah Ryder's recording

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-17578/script-recording-46383.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Hello,
    please include the copy. it helps with providing feedback. I like the mysterious tone. I think it could have used more inflections and pauses to emphasis certain words. good effort. keep working on it.

    Peer Feedback:

    Noah,

    I had a hard time understanding what you were saying in the first half of your read but towards the end I didn't have any problem. It might have been because of the grittiness of your read (which I liked). I listened to it a few more times and it seemed easier to understand.

    Peer Feedback:

    I appreciate the feedback, I am trying to work on finding what works for me and any and all feedback is warmly welcomed!

    Peer Feedback:

    You have the perfect voice (I think!) for a read like this. Slow it down just a tad and enunciate "promiscuity" more (that word sounded a bit jumbled).

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    Cricket 20/20 - gloscricket.co.uk

    Script:

    A rivalry like no other
    Two teams thrown into the spills of battle
    (Very dramatic) TWENTY 20 HAS RETURNED!!
    Thursday 14th June brings you the hottest T20 game around, as Gloucestershire take on Somerset
    Tickets are selling fast! So, if you want to see this great sporting event, with all the thrills and spills that this fast and furious cricket match will no doubt bring, you need to visit Glos cricket dot co dot UK now, that's glos cricket dot co dot uk

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    Audition Recording:

    Click to hear Robert Fairbairn's recording

    This is an audition for a commercial spot. The client specifically requested a Hollywood "movie-trailer" style delivery. I added some appropriate music to further emphasize the desired effect.

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-6325/script-recording-31931.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Really well done. Perfect.

    Peer Feedback:

    This really sounded contrived. Sounded to me like you were trying to channel a bad imitation of LaFontaine. Make it your own. If you're going to gravel up your delivery, make it less contrived and push the grit and read it like YOU would. Not like what you think LaFontaine would..or what you think the late-LaFontaine movie guys are doing.

    It came across really forced and unnatural.

    Peer Feedback:

    Great energy, but I think you're pushing too much, especially on the final syllable of "other". No problem if they want parody, but that doesn't seem to be the case. Also, I'm pretty sure that Gloucestershire is pronounced with two syllables (Glou-ster). You might want to look into that.

    Peer Feedback:

    Really liked how you said: A rivalry like no other
    Two teams thrown into the spills of battle
    (Very dramatic) TWENTY 20 HAS RETURNED!! Pretty good overall

    Peer Feedback:

    I auditioned for this spot for Voicebunny. My recording was similar in tone to what your doing. They said it sounded too much like an ad for a monster truck rally. As I read the script again, it does read to me like a monster truck style spot. I saw this job posted several times on Voicebunny.. Apparently they're not finding the style they're looking for.

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    Audition Recording:

    Click to hear jerry lino's recording

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-3696/script-recording-62681.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Your Ss are really piercing. I think that's called having a sibilant S. Otherwise, this was great.

    Peer Feedback:

    Jerry --
    I like this one alot.
    remember -- no more than 3 at a time.
    ;-)

    Peer Feedback:

    Jerry -

    A very nice read...like the rasp in your voice...gives true character. Can you take it down one octave? Might be a fun try and offer a different dimension to the spot

    Nice job...very nice!

    Bill

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    Cyber Protector

    Script:

    This is the moment when you realise – you have been hacked...
    Time stands still. Your head pounds with a thousand questions...
    how could this have happened?
    why us?
    why didn’t we train for this?
    Your classified data —stolen.
    Your secret projects—revealed.
    Your passwords and access to your bank account—hijacked.
    Everything you’ve worked for... Gone.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Roy North's recording

    This is an audition script that I didn't submit. I'm new to this and not sure if I'm ready. Still tinkering with the recording process as well. Please critique as though it were an audition. In addition to performance and recording quality, please let me know if you have any processing suggestions, as the recording is completely unprocessed. Director's notes are: This will be a very dynamic and powerful animation video. I am looking for a strong, dark and tough man movie trailer voice to give a huge power for my video.

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-82764/script-recording-70956.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Since this is your first recording, I don't have anything to compare it to. But I have a suspicion that this isn't really your "normal" speaking voice. My further suspicion is that you were trying to go for the "Director's Notes" suggestion of a "movie trailer voice", - that Don LaFontaine sound - which not everyone is cut out for. So that's why I suspect that your regular speaking voice doesn't really sound like this - you've tried to force it down into a lower register that sounds just a tad uncomfortable.

    It's also a little slow in the pacing. Every line was it's own entity, and there were large separations (pauses) within some lines. Instead of having me on the edge of my seat with anticipation, I was getting lost and screaming, "Get on with it!" Some of that had to do with the formatting of the text - the way it's not written as one paragraph and all of the ellipses and dashes. They're not always meant as long pauses, just tiny separations between inflection and/or thought.

    There's a sense of urgency that's missing here - it's an energy (not necessarily louder or faster) from realization to regretful rumination to the direness of the message.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks, James. You're right. It's completely annoying. That is my voice, though. I'm not forcing anything, just doing the sotto voce thing.

    Peer Feedback:

    Hello Roy,
    First let me say you remind me a lot of Peter Coyote's voice. I don't know if you know but he's very big in VO. That said there is a difference. Everyone starts out on this board married to the sound of their voice or someone else. In reality, it can play an important role but a minor role in becoming an effective VO. People love the sound of some voices but that drops off fast. That's when the the real art of VO takes over. You must be able to drive the storyline. That requires employing numerous tools at your disposal (provided you have them) :

    1 script interpretation
    2 texture and tone of the read
    3 inflections
    4 ability to communicate
    5 Closing

    These are just a few of the tools you'll need to put together a winning delivery. I've been pumping out read after read since December 2010 and I'm still learning new ways to apply those tools. Some very big names in this industry got where they are less because of their voice and more because of their ability to deliver. Keep working at it. You will always plateau. It'll be up to you to push it to the next level. If you want it bad enough you will figure that out.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks, Richurd. I appreciate your taking the time, and for your advice. Peter Coyote, eh? I know who he is, and you're the first person to tell me that. I'll definitely take it!

    Peer Feedback:

    Did not mean at all to imply "annoying" and I stand corrected. But I did have the inclination that, with that "sotto voce thing", you were pushing your voice (and it's natural sounding character) into a bit of an uncomfortable place.

    Why don't you give us a kind of baseline read representative of what you actually sound like - Full Monte (full voice) - with a less directorially spec-y script (something that doesn't require an affectation). Just you having a comfortable "conversation" with us through the copy.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks so much James. I'm going out of town for a couple days but I'll try and upload something tomorrow morning. Maybe my demos.

    And sorry I wasn't clear. I meant the pauses were annoying. You were absolutely right.

    Peer Feedback:

    You're such a story teller! I think you just went too big with the drama of your choices and it slowed things, too. Lots to like. Would love to hear you in audiobooks. I think your recording quality is terrific. I'm still relatively new with processing, but your mic technique and the sound quality makes me think less would be more for you because I wouldn't want over processing to screw it up.

    Peer Feedback:

    Tonia, you just made my day! Thank you so much for your kind words.

    Peer Feedback:

    Does Edge allow "Full Monte"?

    Peer Feedback:

    "If it's done tastefully", says David G.

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    Dear Evan Hansen

    Script:

    A letter that was never meant to be seen. A lie that was never meant to be told. A life he never dreamed he could have. DEAR EVAN HANSEN is the new American musical about life and the way we live it. The 2018 Tony Award winning Best Musical, hailed by critics as simply “one of the most remarkable shows in musical theater history”. DEAR EVAN HANSEN, on Broadway at the Music Box Theater. For tickets visit telecharge.com

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear TKVO's recording

    Once again - I see a show, love it, put a few promo bits into a script and make my own radio commercial. Obviously very easy to get tracks for this one. Any and all comments welcome, from script through production quality (yes, I know it's 3 seconds over). Thanks as always!

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    Peer Feedback:

    I like the timbre in your voice. Lots of nice grit, which can land you jobs.
    I also like the music bed...it's fun to do some post production on reads to give context and I think you did that nicely.

    Having said that.....
    Clearly, your delivery was sing-songy. The words that you hit sounded a little awkward. That will kill audition success like nothing else.
    If you are self-directed (i.e.: home studio, submitting auditions to P2P sites - which is not a bad thing) you have to figure out a way to drop that bad habit.
    My suggestion: live direction, coaching, tons of practice, and a genuine interest in studying professional commercials, promos, trailers, documentaries, etc. They have the direction built in and available to the discerning listener.

    cheers!
    DS

    Peer Feedback:

    Dave - thanks much for the feedback! Was hesitating whether or not to post this as I knew the delivery was over the top - was really playing more with the technical aspect of putting a clip together in its entirety rather than creating a demo piece. That said, "sing-songy" is a term I know all too well and is something I'm attacking with a coach. Old habits die hard and the "announcery" voice in me seems to always lurk beneath the surface!

    I did another straight read for Esurance on here, would be interested in your thoughts on that.

    Thanks again - googled your work, very impressive and inspiring stuff!

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    Discovery HD Showcase

    Script:

    There are moments of scientific discovery :
    That the earth isn’t flat
    That we evolved
    That we can go further...
    Science is all around us.
    How we live....think...feel
    PART OF LIFE.
    Incredible science programs in breath-taking High Definition.
    Science Night Friday on Discovery HD Showcase

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Robert Fairbairn's recording

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-6325/script-recording-24579.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Your read is not bad but to my ears has some flaws.

    1) The pace feels over-dramatic and a little too slow.
    2) The beginning of sentences starting with "that" need to be varied somewhat - not overly so but enough to prevent monotony..
    3) The phrase "how we live...think...feel" is strung out too long and needs to be shortened - perhaps a single beat between words.

    The first sentence and the last two sentences have a more natural flow. If you can match the middle part of the script, the read will have a better flow.

    E

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Wren Tenor's recording

    OK, don't kill me on this one but give it to me straight. Promos are where I'd like to be eventually.

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-7371/script-recording-24465.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Aww...you had to go and do this one on day 1. I think I waited 2 or 3 days. LOL

    Not bad at all. Clarity is good, you gave it a little more drama than your motorcycle read...not bad. What I would suggest is to maybe slow it down just a little...let some drama build as you approach the end.

    Almost everyone has put some kind of musical bed to this with varying success. As a dry read, it's hard to build as much tension. But you know...you did ok.

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi Wren,
    Your recording quality is good. Obviously you have first rate technical equipment and skills, but the read is flat. This is read that calls for drama.
    I have some pointers on what I would like to hear as a listener.
    -"Throughout history" - This is delivered flat on both the words. Choose to stress and add drama in one of the words.
    -"man has marveled at the vast complexity of the universe." - Again put some drama on at least two words probably 'marveled' and 'complexity'.
    - "Without a single unified voice, humanity has been left searching for answers to the unknown." - make "single unified" and "unknown" sound different.
    - "Now, one man has the power to change that and to spread his voice across the earth for all of mankind to hear." - Make the words "one man" and "all mankind" heroes here.
    - "one man" and "Me"- These two words cry out for a typical Don LaFontaine trade mark kind of read. Give him a tribute here by emulating him. Don't copy him. Do your own version.
    You are good man. This is a feedback on what I would like as a listener. No offence.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear JD Cannon's recording

    I'm just checking the pacing and recording of the read. Just thought I'd try my hand at "The Master" when I heard someone elses'

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-3288/script-recording-23037.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    I like to start a comment here with a name (Bill, Fred, Red, LostInAmerica...) I'm gonna call you Walk. If you have a real name, I'd be glad to use it. :-)

    Walk....a good number of us have done this one and we ALL come up short in some aspect. Not everyone tried to imitate Don, some of us did, some gave their own interpretation. I felt you were going for the imitation/homage approach. To that: I have to say that while you hit some really low registers, it really needed some clarity amongst the low read. It felt rushed. I didn't feel like you articulate enough...not OVER doing it, but more than what you brought here. From what I've read and listened to on this craft, in the USA most producers are looking for an accent neutral english. I wasn't hearing that here.

    You definitely have some chords there. Keep working at the clear pronunciations and I think you can really have something to offer.

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi Walkintall, I have to agree with Tx on this one as well. You got the pipes, you just need a bit of tuning and your off and running!

    Peer Feedback:

    Walkintall437, as you said, I admire your courage in giving a go at this script; however, I have to agree with Tom & Daniel. In all honesty, it felt as if you were reading words off a script and relying solely on your deep vocals to carry the read. Also, as Tom mentioned, you have to be careful in this type of read not to have unwanted accents creep into the delivery, especially when trying to give a "neutral" read. You do indeed have a wonderfully deep voice, but please understand that short of the standard "announcer" style deliveries (which have apparently faded in place of more "natural" style deliveries), the deep voice is just the start. With a bit more practice and understanding of vocal techniques, I feel you could see success. I hate to say it, but as you are refining your tools, it may be beneficial to concentrate on as many different style scripts as you can.

    You have a deeper voice than my own, and I will give you one piece of constructive criticism that I wish someone would have given me quite some time ago, and that's...with the deeper voice, sometimes it can be more difficult to convey your full energy/inflection in an audio only clip, and that's where learning more about vocal technique & breath support will come in handy. ;)

    Peer Feedback:

    On another couple quick notes to address the "pacing and recording"....

    The pacing honestly felt a bit too slow and deliberate, so maybe try to keep a crisper pacing. If you were trying to have a read that simply reached the full 30 second mark, I might suggest using a well placed soundbed to fill some of the gaps.

    The recording quality was overall good, my only suggestion would be to try and eliminate some of the 'plosives and "shh" sounds, which I found for myself was more of an issue of proper vocal technique rather than recording setup, but that can still also just be cleaned up in the editing/finalizing process.

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    Doomed Ships - History Channel

    Script:

    While Titanic is the most infamous of all ship disasters, the fate of her sister ships, Olympic and Britannic, were similarly tragic. From the beginning, the histories of these three ill-fated liners were joined by a series of mysterious coincidences. Were these gems of the White Star Line jinxed? Join us on “Doomed Ships of the Titanic.” on the History Channel.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Macintheus's recording

    Hi there. Looking for feedback on performance, sound, and overall quality. Thanks.

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    Peer Feedback:

    I liked the recording quality including the sound track you chose. You have a very soothing voice. I noticed a slight pause between the words "ill-fated" and the word "liner" in the sentence "...the histories of these three ill-fated liners were". My interpretation would not pause there. Also you cut the word "Doomed" short and didn't pronounce the "ed". That made the sentence sound present tense rather than past tense. Otherwise I liked your read very much.

    Peer Feedback:

    Very Nice! good Bass and very informative !Well spoken.

    Peer Feedback:

    Vocal tone and recording quality are excellent. I didn't initially catch the "ed" thing on doomed but have to agree with the previous comment. For me, I would have liked to have heard slight pauses before the "on"'s in the last sentence.
    Very nice.
    - touzet -

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks for the feedback folks. I did lose the "d" sound on the end of the word "Doomed" -- I'll be more careful in future. Much appreciated.

    Peer Feedback:

    Fabulous job! great tempo and tone. wonderful base voice.

    Peer Feedback:

    Again, recording/sound quality are excellent. I wanted the script to keep going...

    Peer Feedback:

    I really liked this.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Lonnie James's recording

    Thank you

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    Peer Feedback:

    Lonnie this really sounds overprocessed. Not sure whether it is form the input or the post processing, but you may need to dial back some settings. On the performance I felt there was some challenges in pronunciation. There were also places where you dropped words and added others from the script. Make sure you go through your script word for word prior to posting. If this was a gig, I feel you would have missed this opportunity. All the best.

    Peer Feedback:

    I'am sort of lost on this one Daniel.I'am using theOSP 1300,the same spec's as the U87 and could you tell me what word I dropped.I used a CLA reverb from WAVES,but not much.I know who you are and I know you give classes on home studio's,but like I said I'am lost on this one.SORRY.I'll keep trying,I also have Bose and Yamaha Monitors.Ok.What you're BEEN missing

    Peer Feedback:

    Any mic can claim the same specs as another but not sound the same. The RODE NT1A claims to have the same quiet self-noise as the AKG C414...but it does not and is not delivering the same sound. Someone might try and convince you of that and if you're getting on in years and your hearing is not as it used to be, you might fall for the claim. The U87 is priced at what it is because it IS what it is. Cheaper attempts cannot deliver the same....believe me, if they could, the U87 would come down in price.

    As to your read: DanielKrempa gave you good advice. Further advice is quit playing with 'toys' (plug-ins and anything beyond basic software) and work on your technique. I do more production than VO and this would not have gotten you past the person who opens the email at our studio. You really need to worry about your delivery more than your sound -- which is quite unacceptable.

    Peer Feedback:

    Lonnie, I think you have me confused with someone else about the home recording classes. Anyways, I listened back a few recording to your Amstel Light read and the sound quality is 10 times better. Not sure what you have changed but I would listen to BrianPoole's suggestions. As for comparing the mics I'll stick to my U87.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thank you

    Peer Feedback:

    Equipment and processing are not really my forte, so my only comment about that would be this. Don't expect the newest toys to be the make up for technique.

    You didn't hook me at with the question at the beginning. "Easy 99.5" appears 4 times in ths copy, and 4 times you said it exactly the same way. I know it's the product, but you could afford to change it up at least once (the first one is a question - how about a lift?).

    You should also try to be consistant with the ends of words. Examples of your read. "listened" no "d" - "soft" no "t" (either time) - "hard" no "d" - "Amy Grant" big "t" - "hits" no "t" - "it" big "t" You need to go one way or the other. Such a drastic contrast of the two in the same piece of copy is a little jarring.

    Ask me the question. Give me the solution.

    Peer Feedback:

    Your comment about the mics, BrianPoole, is worth its weight in gold! Thanks, all the best and God bless!

    Peer Feedback:

    Lonnie, you have a nice tone and relaxed enough for the soft station that you portray. May I ask what accent that is? I agree with the others in your pronunciation of the words. Soft you say sof.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear TallRobert's recording

    Saw this in the feedbacks and thought I'd take my own crack at it. All perfomrance notes are welcome. Thank! -Robert

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    Peer Feedback:

    i like your delivery on that one you have a good voice for this type of script.

    Peer Feedback:

    Your music bed is a touch too loud. You don't seem connected to the script. It lacks personality. Who are you reading this to? Speak with interest...with connection to your friend or wife or brother ...whatever...and put a little personality into the delivery.

    Peer Feedback:

    Robert,
    I really like the music you chose, but I too think it's a little too up front... The recording sounds like you are in a boxed in area (a little echo-y?)
    The stop and starts definitely perked up my ears... just not sure if it happened too many times... Found myself waiting for the next time it happened rather than listening to what you had to say.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks Even, TxTom and Jeff... Yeah, I don't yet have an actual sound booth, so this is all done with a webcam mic.

    Will wort on a better connection to the read, was going for slightly ironic and comical *hence the music choice* but maybe something more personal will give an extra layer.

    Also, perhaps my trying to time deliver to beats in the music broke things up too much, so thanks so much for the honest critiques... we only grow when we honestly hear what others have to say, so thanks to you all.

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    Food Network

    Script:

    Food Network
    The great food truck race is back… with an unexpected twist!
    No one’s ever run one… cooked in one… or even driven one! 8 teams race across America on a life changing journey.
    Who will drive away with 50 thousand dollars and their dream food truck?
    Don’t miss... The great food truck race season 3. Sunday night at 7, on Food Network.

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    Audition Recording:

    Click to hear PJRentieVO's recording

    I've been trying to find what genre I'm good at. It took me a while to let go of the fact that I just don't have that Don LaFontaine-type voice, so I'll never get those epic movie trailers. However, I DO know that my voice is fun, upbeat, and friendly, so I may not ever do a Marvel Comics movie trailer, I may get a fun comedy trailer to do! This one is a trailer for Food Network, I thought I'd be a good fit. What do you think? Any suggestions for any other genres? Thanks!

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    Peer Feedback:

    Are you listening to the music as your record this? I feel like this is the level of energy that I wanted for the Discovery Channel one. When I made my demo, I had the sound engineer pump the music into my ear, because for me, it enhanced my energy level.

    I'm still researching genres myself, but I could see you doing like a fun Nickelodeon spot... like that old show "Wild and Crazy Kids."

    The sound quality itself doesn't sound quite pro, but I don't know if that's what you're going for. Read was great to me!

    Peer Feedback:

    Thank you for the comments on both files! As far as this one goes, I wasn’t listening to the music, it just happened to fit perfectly! And I have a makeshift studio in my closet. I suppose I could use a little more treatment to the recording space. But your comments are encouraging and helpful!

    Peer Feedback:

    I hear you! I'm still trying to figure out the pro studio sound too...I just spent two weeks not realizing that I didn't actually have my mic hooked up to my Audacity.

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    Forensic Files

    Script:

    Wednesday on Forensic Files. How investigators use viral genetic research to solve a baffling mystery. Was it a case of promiscuity? or a deliberate act by her lover. Follow the clues on Forensic Files. Premieres Wednesday at 9 pm. Only on Court TV.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Robert Fairbairn's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hi Ferly, your delivery created the right of amount of intrigue and drama for this promo. The music bed was a great fit as well. The only thing you could probably improve on, would be to hit "Court TV" with a little more enthusiasm. But all in all, great job. I'll be listening to more of your work for pointers.

    Peer Feedback:

    CourtTV isn't exactly Spike or SyFi...but Javier's probably right in putting a little more 'umph' on the brand. Great tone for the read.

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    Forensic Files

    Script:

    Friday on Forensic Files. Follow Chicago’s finest detectives on their search for the latest night-creeping serial stalker. Forensic Files. Premiers Friday at 9 p.m. Only on Court TV.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear MarkFisher's recording

    Okay, After some very constructive criticism (thank you), I went back to the drawing board and only uploaded my voice. Thank you for your thoughts. Mark

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    Peer Feedback:

    I played the previous post. It sounds like you just stripped the "extras" off. It sounds like the same read to me.

    The first line sets the tone, but the emphasis on "Files" (even though it is on a downward inflection) sounds a bit weird to me. My sensibilities prefer for the title of the show, "Forensic Files", that both words get equal weight - if not more to the first word - with some lift. Another thing is that you said it the same way both times. I would suggest changing it ever-so-slightly in one place or the other to give it a little more interest.

    Peer Feedback:

    Forensic Files is read just a touch too fast.

    You have pleasing qualities to your voice and although there isn't as much of the bass-y echo that many people have uploaded on this forumn over the past few weeks, you have just a little that could be clarified with a high pass filter. Work the EQ just a little bit and re-post this. Nearing a really great read!

    Nate

    Peer Feedback:

    It sounded to me as if your highs were turned up a little more than they needed to be. I think your read was dramatic but a dramatic read can work in this spot if it's not overdone.

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    Formula One

    Script:

    It is the end of summer in Australia.
    Yet, just moments away, a beginning: a new season.
    The drivers hurrying toward the first turn, starting the journey.
    Racing for the Formula One World Championship.

    The calculations: done.
    The designs: done.
    Every car new, each shining with promise, full of invention.
    It is a time of renewal: the rivalries of team vs. team, of driver vs. driver, the laws of physics vs. the ambitions of men.
    Men who live on the edge, conscious that the paper-thin difference between survival and disaster may tear apart at any moment, that luck can be stretched just so far.

    There can only be one first race, and this is it.
    Today the cars leave the grid with their record a blank slate.
    Always ahead: the winning, the misjudgments, the unexpected.
    It is a story to be told by the stopwatch, in the language of minutes, seconds, fractions of seconds.
    The flickering backlit digits of implacable time, and the watch is about to start.

    The Grand Prix of Australia, the opening round of the 2011 Formula One World Championship, is next.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear waninick's recording

    Saw this and it looked kinda fun. Let me know if the sound track is helpful or not. Looking forward to your input.

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    Peer Feedback:

    The music selection kind of worked, it had a nice steady beat. But for a race, I would have preferred something with a little more of a driving beat with a slightly faster tempo. If you have a feature in your software to increase the tempo (without pitch adjustment), that might have done it for this soundtrack.

    In the back of my mind, I hear Jim Lampley or Jim Nantz in this spot. There's a certain "drive" (pun intended) to their delivery. Your interpretation is really good, but I'm missing that little extra urgency and excitement of the race, a kind of clipped delivery like pistons firing. This is just a touch laid back, too smooth. Even though Formula One is a more sophisticated and glamorous type of race, it's still a race, with fast cars and deafeningly loud engines.

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi waninick:
    This is a really nice read in my opinion-- good diction, good pacing, good connection to the audience, good consistency of delivery. Good voice too. But I agree: more energy would make this a more engaging listen. Ramp it up a little (not too much) and see how it works for you.

    Also, it doesn't bother me much that a lot of your phrases end in a downward inflection (sometimes this can be an issue) but often this is also coupled with a "softening" of your voice (journey...championship...done...done...invention) which is mainly noticeable because at times it gets lost in the music. On my speakers, anyway.
    Best,
    Pete

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    Fox 54 - Mad Max & Deathwish

    Script:

    Buckle your couch belts. This weekend FOX 54 takes you for a ride! Saturday night at 8, get on a Harley or get out of the way when Mel Gibson takes to the open highway in MAD MAX. A biker gang terrorizes innocent pedestrians. MAD MAX is gonna put the pedal to the metal and blow the bikers right off the asphalt! Then at 10, Charles Bronson is back...cracking down on crack in DEATH WISH 4: THE CRACKDOWN. Mr. Vigilante goes after the dopes who deal drugs. The deal is...he does it his way. Bronson takes the war against drugs personally. All right here on FOX 54.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear jmcbride1983's recording

    Trying out a television promo and playing around with the background effects. All inputs welcome. Thanks.

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    Peer Feedback:

    LOVED IT! Your voice, the music, sound effects, all of it.

    Peer Feedback:

    That was very nice jm. I want to go out and rent the movies now. It really sounded like you had a lot of fun with this.The only advice I have is to add some inflection, give each movie spot just a little different feeling. Cool, right on & Voice On!

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    Fox 54 Promo

    Script:

    Buckle your couch belts. This weekend FOX 54 takes you for a ride! Saturday night at 8, get on a

    Harley or get out of the way when Mel Gibson takes to the open highway in MAD MAX. A biker

    gang terrorizes innocent pedestrians. MAD MAX is gonna put the pedal to the metal and blow the

    bikers right off the asphalt! Then at 10, Charles Bronson is back...cracking down on crack in

    DEATH WISH 4: THE CRACKDOWN. Mr. Vigilante goes after the dopes who deal drugs. The deal

    is...he does it his way. Bronson takes the war against drugs personally. All right here on FOX 54.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear coffeeandfingernails's recording

    This was done as homework from my last private session. I was struggling with a script that was over the top/melodramatic and so my assignment was to get something that felt equally overdone and cheesy to push through my discomfort with it.

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    Peer Feedback:

    The homework is based on the principal that it's easier for a director to pull you back from going too far, but it's more difficult for a director to pull more out of you.

    So go nutz with this! Get loud! With lots of energy! And spit the words out hard! Get physical! Because there are going to be car crashes and gunshots and pumping music all kinds of s#it going on on the screen during this promo. Be you and get away from the "In A World" delivery.

    Peer Feedback:

    I'm relatively new to VO, and I love assignments like this that are designed to get you out of your comfort zone.I started to hear a fun and energetic piece of your personality come through on "the deal is, he does it his way," so perhaps try building on that. Sometimes I record late at night and, so as not to wake my neighbors, I subdue my voice. Maybe try doing the opposite of that and record "like no one is listening" just to see how far you can go and how much fun you can have with this. The word, "gritty" came to mind when I was reading this for a possible delivery style - but there are others as well for sure.. There is also an improv technique you can use called "dial it up." So let's say that was a 3, now try it at a five, then keep going until it's a 10 out of 10. It might feel silly but listen back at the difference in your energy and delivery and see what you think. I hope you find something useful here and thanks for sharing!!

    Professional Feedback:

    OK chica! You want to add you own 'pedal to the medal' with a much much MUCH more energetic and know it all voice. Remember you ARE the Fox 54 Promo 'goddess' so let it show in your words to your TV fans.

    And in promos the reason why you want to be much more over the top with energy and 'wink' 'joke' 'you guessed it fans' voice is that the networks are BLASTING both the visual and audio tracks/music along with YOU! Yep - it's fun, however you want to ramp up tone, tempo, volume and a bit of varied pitch as you go through this promo.

    And shave off about 10 seconds. These are fast! time yourself next round :-)
    don't speed through though - really build the drama and tension (first at 8) then /stay with me listeners because at 10.... (get where we're going with this???))

    move out of your safety zone and into promo zone and have a blast with your new choices.!

    Keep at it!!

    Best,
    Marjorie Kouns....Coach

    Professional Feedback by Edge Studio Coach April 12, 2016 at 1:44PM
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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Chad Stypmann's recording

    Trying to get a demo together and deside if my sure snow ball usb mis is recording well enough to submit a reel. I would like feed back on the quality and preformane please.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hi Chad,

    I don't know what to say man.... you have a VOICE there, no doubt about that, but to me it was all in a very similar voice register, which made it almost imperceivable to differentiate one ad from the next....I believe you'd probably need to work it a little bit more...Hope this helps!

    You have a great voice to work with!! :)

    All the best,
    Eva

    Peer Feedback:

    I don't prefess to know much about putting a promo reel together, but one thing you
    do need is a pop-filter. Nearly every "p" fluttered my eardrums throuh my cans. The promo reels that I have heard run the spots together, one after another, barely giving the listener time to breathe without even knowing it.

    You may get this warning from others on this site and definately from experienced and working VO artists. DO NOT TRY TO PRODUCE YOUR DEMO YOURSELF! Have it professionally done in a studio that does VO, not just music production. Most music production houses don't know what to do with VO.

    The first spot is cool. The second works too. The third needs more energy, excitement and charm and possibly a slightly higher pitched voice because you're talking to kids (paint the picture). The fourth spot is tricky because we already know that Home Depot voice guy. To make it different, give it more energy (March Madness kinda energy eventhough it's a different sport), but don't push. The tag sounded a bit whiny. For the fifth, you need to channel your inner Don LaFontaine. Not an immitation, but the same kind of sincerity and gravitas. The final spot is much the same as the ESPN spot. Change it up by giving that lower pitched voice that you gave the first spot but with the same pointed forward focus as opposed to the mellow jazz station quality.

    The arrangement of the spots seems fine IMHO.

    Hope this helps. Take from it what you can use and trash what doesn't make sense. Only my 2c.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thank you for the feeback !

    I do have a pop filter on the snowball mic. It's mesh, I quess I should have went with the metal one?
    I plan on working from my home studio shoud'nt I be able to record my demo there too?

    Once again thank you for the feedback.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear TallRobert's recording

    One more take on this long-form read. Took some suggestions made here and hopefully hit them far better. It certainly sounds a lot better, so thanks for everyone's input. Looking mostly for performance notes, so I thank you in advance for your time. -Robert

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hey TallRobert, first let me congratulate you on getting through this bear of a script so smoothly and professionally. I found your diction for the most part quite clear, and with even, easy to listen to pacing. There seemed to be a few mouth clicks in one section. I think you achieved a sardonic, tongue-in-cheek delivery that worked well for this piece, while maintaining a story-telling edge that led very nicely to the final line "It begins with a house". The only constructive criticism I can offer is that I would have liked to hear you vary the vocal rhythms a little more often, perhaps especially in the first two paragraphs up to "that they still think"...etc., using a dramatic, National Geographic style, perhaps, to add contrast. While the inflections were effective, sometimes I lost the main points of the story, because it started to sound a little sing-songy to me mid-way through.
    Overall, I thought you did an excellent job on a difficult script.

    Peer Feedback:

    True the audio is better than the one you posted on the 7th, with a Iphone mic ( is this one a different set up?), but that recording had more "character" in the voice- in my opinion, I liked it. This one is a good read, but I liked the other better. There are a few spots that sounded a bit rushed. Like the statement "a girl sitting on her own in a small cafe in Rickmansworth England"... I thought you said she was sitting on a ruin. I guess over all, my main comment, is I think you lost a touch of the character and energy. I know in the other read, some people thought it had rushed spots as well, but for me , it played into the characters sound of not really caring.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks CindiH and Knm...

    Cindi, are there specific lines that struck you as "sing-songy"? Just so I can really hear what you mean..

    Knm, thanks for the comments. It's hard to know how to handle this thing... going for a bit sardonic and a bit "instructional", as the book itself would likely be. Which lines sounded particularly rushed to you? Still working on pacing and rythem, obviously. That blend between conversational and instructional with enough personality that it doesn't come off like it's robotic.

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    Hyundai Equus

    Script:

    Close your eyes and picture a vehicle exterior that expresses beauty and elegance. Inside, envision the rich comfort and innovative features that enhance every ride. OK? Now open your eyes.
    Surprised?
    The all new Hyundai Equus is waiting for you.
    With Hyundai Assurance Connected Care and America’s Best 10-Year/100,000-Mile Warranty.
    Finally, a vehicle that doesn’t compromise taste for affordability.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear MusicJunkieK1's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hi MusicJunkieK,

    Good effort from someone who has more potential.

    The pauses are there but change in tonal quality needs to be even more accentuated. I think your rendering can be improved by introducing three distinct tonal difference between the following three sections:

    Section 1 (should sound more personal)

    Close your eyes and picture a vehicle exterior that expresses beauty and elegance. Inside, envision the rich comfort and innovative features that enhance every ride. OK? Now open your eyes.

    Section 2 (more exclamatory rendering)

    Surprised?

    Section 3 (more racy)

    The all new Hyundai Equus is waiting for you.
    With Hyundai Assurance Connected Care and America’s Best 10-Year/100,000-Mile Warranty.
    Finally, a vehicle that doesn’t compromise taste for affordability.

    All the best!

    Regards
    Jothi

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    Infiniti FX

    Script:

    Design is the new luxury. It’s what makes Infiniti the most progressive car company in the world. It has the power to transform the functional into the emotional. It fuels innovation. It fuels performance. And it fuels us to create objects that are as powerful and beautiful as they are provocative. At Infiniti, form follows function, follows no one. The 340-horsepower FX. From Infiniti.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear MusicJunkieK1's recording

    I'm not gonna quit 'til I get this one right...I think I've finally caught on to sounding more natural.

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    Peer Feedback:

    You have a wonderful voice. Very smooth and pleasant.
    I think your read could be more definitive and forceful. The ends of your sentences sound somewhat hesitant, as if you're not quite convinced of what you're saying.

    Peer Feedback:

    I have the same critique that I made to your previous read of this script. The only difference that I detected is that you quickened the pace.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear MusicJunkieK1's recording

    I'm back again, with a few new tricks. I think this is my best one yet.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Sounds good. Speed up just a little bit.

    Peer Feedback:

    Nice pacing and good delivery.

    There were a few pops here and there, like you were a little too close to the mic. Do you have a pop filter?

    Some spots could use a bit more articulation. Example: "It's what makes..." got slurred together a bit and sounded like "Isswatmaaks". Emphasizing "the" is probably ok if it were capitalized, but for my money the more operative words in that part of the sentence are "most progressive" and "world" (which you did hit). I realize that it is was a deliberate choice. Just be open if the director, producer, copywriter and/or engineer want to go another way.

    "340-horsepower"- the numbers could use just a touch more articulation too.

    Nice and elegant though.

    Peer Feedback:

    It was a bit slow, but your voice is as smooth as silk. You have demanding undertones, too. Like you have experience and know what you're talking about.

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    Jack Bauer cinematic trailer

    Script:

    Script:

    They can attack him. They can judge him. But they
    can never break him. The nation is under seige, and now Jack Bauer is on his
    own. The season premier of 24 begins now.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear RTX's recording

    Well, this is how I see and hear these words coming across. TV series usually have some interesting voices introducing cliffhangers or premiers so I gave it a dramatic entrance. How's it sound on your telly?

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    Peer Feedback:

    Well, having heard LaFontaine deliver this and so many others like it, I'll have to give it to you straight. This should build tension and drama..."they can atTAK him, they can JUDGE him, but they can NEVER BREAK him." Your delivery is whispery and needs some 'umph!' Give another go! Look on youtube for the original and you'll see what I'm talking about.

    Peer Feedback:

    Oh no. I had no idea LaFontaine had done this. Oh geeze! I don't watch much TV although I have cable, netflix, and hulu. I didn't even know '24' was a real TV show series. Just Youtubed it and there it was. I would of stayed away from this had I known LaFontaine's voice of God is engraved on every one who's heard it.

    Will try another one later. Where are my cigarettes...

    Peer Feedback:

    I agree with Tom. It sounds like you're whispering. I like your voice! Deep!

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    Jack Bauer

    Script:

    They can attack him.They can judge him.
    But they can never break him
    The nation is under siege
    and now Jack Bauer is on his own.
    The season premier of 24 begins now.
    Viewer discretion is advised.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Jay Dubz's recording

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-9286/script-recording-72202.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks John, I had to get these headphones off to hear the mix through the speakers, so I'm fixing the audio and will try it again. and you're right, the "d's" in 'advised' were not properly or distinctively defined... Thanks again...

    Peer Feedback:

    A intro promo/teaser like this is quick. It has to grab you before you have a chance to get up off your couch to grab that next beer. 15 seconds at the most, 10 would be better. (And this can be done in 10 seconds.)

    So, the pace of this has to be picked up. There's also an urgency that needs to be injected into the copy. That does not necessarily mean that it has to be louder or more frantic. Just urgent.

    What would you interpret as the bottom line (of most importance) of this copy?

    I would suggest that it is this: "The season premier of 24 begins now." ("So, sit tight! Don't go anywhere!") Everything leading up to that is filler, of minor importance. There are probably tons of action graphics (or some visuals) on the screen anyway, so you're only support for that stuff. So, get to the point! 24 starts now! (If we've seen the program before, we all already know that it is up to Jack to save the day. All of that background is just "priming the pump," so to speak. So get on with it!)

    You also have to be very articulate. We need to understand every vowel, consonant and syllable.

    And when was the last time you heard breath sounds on either a TV or movie promo? Answer: Never.

    Peer Feedback:

    Great response and critique James... I'm going to take all of what you said into mind and try this again, as well as clean up the audio. Thanks again.

    Peer Feedback:

    Ouch. The overprocessed sound was so sharp in the upper frequencies I had to pull my headphones off to listen....breathing frequently withing sentences and phrases is very distracting and the music didn't really match the intensity of the impending doom suggested by the script. James gives some valuable advice, so I'll save the keystrokes and say that I agree with his advice.

    Peer Feedback:

    The recording quality was so bad that I couldn't tell what you were saying sometimes. Your breath came into the mic every time, which normally wouldn't bother me so much, but when you breathe every two words, it did get distracting. Also, you missed both "d's" in "advised."

    Peer Feedback:

    I think you already got beat up on this one. If you can get past the poor sound quality, I think I can hear a great voice somewhere in there!

    Peer Feedback:

    LOL! Thanks Daniel for the encouragement. I can take any and all criticism... I'm tough and use to uphill battles (0:

    I was experimenting with some VO mixing ideas I learned online and missed the mark by a mile, which I could really hear when I played this back through my speakers. I'm new to VO and the software, but I think I know what will work better. I listened to the recordings of others here and it's obvious, as we are all learning, everyone misses a consonant or drops a vowel somewhere (be they know it or not), and this is why we are here to help each other improve. After some tweaking and simplifying, I'm going to record this again with all that was said in mind... Thanks again..

    Peer Feedback:

    Great job Jay. Love the voice. I would speed it up a little. You don't want the listener to get bored and decide to change the channel. LOL. Just kidding but yes a little speed wouldnt hurt.

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    Justice Promo

    Script:

    At a time when crime was out of control. One man stood for justice. His name was Jack Reacher.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Watson3's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hi! Watson. I've always thought those who 'do' movie trailers for a living were an indulgent and arrogant lot until I heard the late Don La Fontaine talk about himself. Such an unpretentious and unassuming guy the late Don was. What a terrible loss so early in his life. Anyway, I'm not sure if your recording has been processed. As your first attempt. I would have much preferred a straight forward narration (bit longer than 7 secs) so that my 'two cents worth' evaluation could be more constructive. Best.

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    JustPort

    Script:

    Everyday we make hundreds of decisions.

    But, what if you could make a decision that helps change everything.

    Education breaks the cycle of poverty, and for every bag or backpack you buy, JustPorter fills a backpack with school supplies and gives it to a child in need.

    Because, with the proper tools for education, children are inspired, engaged and go to school longer.

    The impact of just one purchase can change the lives of generations.

    This is just one child, imagine the possibilities. You’re empowered. And when you share, like or tweet JustPorter, your action shows that together we can be greater than ourselves.

    JustPorter

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    Audition Recording:

    Click to hear surfingdaisy's recording

    This is one of my many auditions. I'd really like some feedback!!!!

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    Peer Feedback:

    Your read could use some smile...something to instill some hope for the cause you're reading for. You also ended every single sentence on the exact same downward inflection. Mix that up a bit. When you go down every time, it begins to sound read.

    Alter your pacing up a little too...nothing too drastic, but slow it and speed it here and there...you'll begin to realize that feels more natural. Hardly anyone speaks at the exact same tempo. Our thoughts don't hit us like that and we don't express them in even-paced tempos. Well...maybe Ben Stein does, but that's his schtick.

    Loosen up a little...speak as if to your best friend and see how that feels. Good luck.

    Peer Feedback:

    You have a very pleasant voice for sure, but I would echo what Tom said...it's sounds a bit read...Believe me on this one, force yourself to physically smile...you can actually hear it! Best of luck.

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi There,

    I will agree, you do have a very pleasant voice. I think that you read the script a little too fast. I wish you the best of luck!

    Blessings,
    Carol

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    Lifetime Movie Network

    Script:

    Lifetime Movie Network
    Lifetime Movie Network has more of what you love. More of your favorite movies and your favorite stars all day, all night, and all the time! Lifetime Movie Network, the only all-movie network for women! Your favorite stars, your favorite movies, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! Lifetime Movie Network, your movie's on!

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear rhondaduncan@att.net's recording

    I just finished a wonderful coaching session with Rob Schullar. This is the one of the scripts he selected for my voice type. I'm trying to incorporate a few of the techniques he suggested. Emphasize "more" in the same tone. Take a slight beat after "Network." your movie's on. Let me know your thoughts on pacing...too fast or slow. Thanks!!!

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    Peer Feedback:

    I liked this... obviously you're not in a pro-booth, but that's ok.

    I kind of feel "all the time" could have had just a little more punch to it, to complete the thought.

    Otherwise, fantastic work ! Great inflection, pacing and energy

    -Robert

    Peer Feedback:

    It came in at :23. If it were a :30 spot, there would be some dead air. I would assume that there would be some clips being shown during the VO, most likely during the second sentence. That's where I think you could afford to stretch it a little bit. See a movie clip, see pictures of a few stars on the screen in your mind's eye. The title in the next sentence might be stretched a scoach. That might get you closer to :28.

    Question. Did you use this voice for all of the coaching takes, or did you try a couple with a bit of a warmer, smoother tone (not necessarily sexy)? Might have been an interesting contrast to explore. This was really good though.

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi Robert...thanks for your input and I agree "all the time" could use alittle more punch. It's always nice to have a second or third pair of ears. Rhonda Duncan

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi James....thanks for your input. In answer to your questions, I used the same tone for the different takes Rob wanted me to do (which he liked). He thinks I have a good warm, motherly tone. What I'm working on with him is technique. Obviously, I would pace according to the visuals (if I had them). Thanks for your compliment, I appreciate the valuable feedback.
    Rhonda Duncan

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    Lord of the Rings Opening

    Script:

    It began with the forging of the Great Rings. Three were given to the Elves, immortal, wisest and fairest of all beings. Seven to the Dwarf-Lords, great miners and craftsmen of the mountain halls. And nine, nine rings were gifted to the race of Men, who above all else desire power. For within these rings was bound the strength and the will to govern each race. But they were all of them deceived, for another ring was made. Deep in the land of Mordor, in the Fires of Mount Doom, the Dark Lord Sauron forged a master ring in secret, and into this ring he poured his cruelty, his malice and his will to dominate all life. One ring to rule them all.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Aahzz's recording

    After listening to the other gentleman's recording of this, I had to give it a go myself. Please comment on recording quality as well as the reading itself. Thanks in advance!

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    Peer Feedback:

    I really enjoyed listening to your recording. I thought the pace was just right, you read everything perfectly, and your voice grabbed my attention immediately.

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    Love Actually

    Script:

    From the makers of Four Weddings and a Funeral, Bridget Jones’s Diary and Notting Hill. The ultimate romantic comedy. Love Actually. Very romantic. Very Comedy. In theatres on November 7th. Love Actually.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Macintheus's recording

    Hi there -- this is a practice demo. Looking for feedback on performance, sound, and overall recording quality. Thanks!

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    Peer Feedback:

    Great read! The pace was good, as was your diction. I have only one and a half critiques. first the half, I felt the music was just a tiny bit too loud. But this opinion is completely subjective. The only flaw I noticed was the mispronunciation "Jones's" in the list of movie titles. You pronounced it as "Bridget Jones Diary" not "Bridget Jones'S Diary".
    Keep up the great work!!

    Peer Feedback:

    Great voice, good read, probably needs to be a little quicker but fantastic

    Peer Feedback:

    Copy interpretation was good, music selection was a good fit, however the level of the music did drown out your voice a bit.
    Vocal performance, pacing, clarity, emotion, inflection all seem to be spot on
    Recording quality in regard to the music levels was really the only thing I thought could be improved.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks for the great feedback...

    I do agree that the music might be just a tad high -- it's a fine line -- I'll try lowering it a bit.

    Adam, good catch on the Jones'S slip!

    Xotrex, I agree that I could probably have read it a bit faster.

    Thanks all.

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    Macbeth

    Script:

    When life threw Dave Macbeth a curveball … he decided to go for the fence.
    Only his conscience had other plans.
    But when Mrs. Macbeth steps up with a little moxie of her own, Scotland is theirs for the taking.
    This royal couple puts the fun in dysfunctional. Half their friends think they're just plain crazy, and the other half are dead by the third act.
    This summer, don't miss the romantic comedy that's got the critics talking.
    Macbeth. Sometimes you have to take fate into your own hands.
    (Alt tag 2): Macbeth. Some spots just won't wash out.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Waltonia's recording

    Just for fun. Macbeth as a RomCom. It might be a little hot with the compression, and I always seem to misjudge the music bed volume. Let me know. Thanks.

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    Peer Feedback:

    I'm not qualified to give a professional VO critique, but as a musician who has done a lot of recording, I'd day the voice compression sounds pretty good, and the music bed mix is just right - your VO stands well above it, and the movie lines are clear and audible as well. This is inspirational to me as a beginner to VO as to where I'd like my voice production to be. Thanks for posting.

    Peer Feedback:

    Interesting an funny take on a promo for "The Scottish Play", as we in the theartre say. Bad luck, you know, to say or quote it in a Theatre.

    As a movie promo, the VO is too "present" over the soundtrack - the idea being that the film is the star and not the voice artist. The VO should be less obtrusive. Part of the problem is that the movie clips are of a different sound texture and quality than the the VO and music bed.

    But all of that said, it's quite cleaver.

    Peer Feedback:

    Great script.
    Mind if I steal it?? I could get some good demo pieces out of this. hehehehe...

    In return, here's my take on your take:
    so the spot should be, IMO, a much more "romcom" fast-paced :30 (at most) spot. A rolling, raucous.....just plain funny.....MacBeth. Coming Soon!
    You have a really nice quality vox track, but I didn't care for the music....again, pace related.
    If your going for a promo, then edit the spot together really tightly. Like the AVO almost steps on the clips.
    the supporting clips were clearly a lower res than your track - not sure how to fix that other than find a high-resolution (or perform characters in high-res) so that it all matches.
    Actually, I like the idea of performing the clips in character, because they are so famous and archaic, and played by the likes of Sir Laurence Olivier and others (I'll bet a dollar James Romick did some shakespeare in his life) - you could easily parody within your own character abilities.

    this is cool.
    cheers!
    DS.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks for the feedback, guys. Yeah, I think a more whispery, quieter VO works better for this in hindsight, but then Dave's idea of an exuberant, rollicking approach sounds good, too.
    I considered just doing the characters but I didn't want to spend a long time on it.
    Other than a less vocalized VO, and reduced volume, I don't really know much about how to make the VO less present, but I totally see the point. Any tips?
    By the way, feel free to use it, Dave and James. I'd love to hear your versions (and your characters, James). Just throw me some credit if anyone asks. : )

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    Mummy Dearest

    Script:

    There is an ancient legend of a place called the city of the dead. A force more powerful than any other the world and is about to be unleashed by two people who should know better….

    Universal Pictures presents... Brandon Frazer…and a lady who’s name I cannot pronounce. I’m Sorry.

    And Introducing John Hanna and Freddie Both

    And the Rock …as the scorpion king.

    The Mummy. Returns.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear RCCole's recording

    I keep hearing trailer announcers who sound so different in an interview, so I wonder if I am pushing my voice too hard in this read...but is is fun to explore different styles. There is a lot happening...let me know if it is not to harsh or not as to the mix. I want to say thank you to all who were so kind to comment on my prior upload. It was very encouraging and gave me some hope. Thank you all. : )

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    Peer Feedback:

    I like the read. Love the voice. The bed is a bit loud to my ears - I'd either back down on the levels or duck it under your voice and let it come back up when you're not speaking...

    Peer Feedback:

    Thank you Sundance. I appreciate the input. I agree the mix was not as good as it could have been. I remixed it and it sounds a bit more listenable. Thanks again.

    Peer Feedback:

    yeah, in this version, the soundscape is overpowering the VO.
    i really like how you did the "and a lady who’s name I cannot pronounce. I’m Sorry." bit…that was really funny and well done. totally unexpected and takes the "Movie Trailer Guy" out of character for a split second -- great effect. great on a demo.

    you got skills.

    Dave Saunders.

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    Navy

    Script:

    Kicking butt is mandatory. Taking names is optional. Choose a career where honor, courage and sheer intimidation are part of the job description. Check out the Life Accelerator™ at navy.com or call 1-800-USA-NAVY. Navy – Accelerate your life

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear jamesromick's recording

    And now for something completely different.

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/Navy-VO.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    My opinion is that your voice is very fitting to the read. Lots of authority in your voice that draws you in as the listener and can definitely motivate you to consider accelerating your life. One suggestion I would have is to perhaps slow down a bit and leave some space between the sentences. I felt like the sentences were somewhat rushed but overall, a very nice read.

    Peer Feedback:

    Happy2B, - I was trying to come in under :15 and just made it.

    Peer Feedback:

    Timing is important. Keep up the good work.

    Peer Feedback:

    Hey James
    Now imagine the visuals, boats choppers, technology GUNS.Young man and women on the beach training.
    HONOR, COURAGE are words that in my opinion you can play with, but deffenetly give them some weight, after all you are trying to convince our youth to join the NAVY and fight for us.
    In my opinion slow it down try 30sec and let your audience suck in the info it's a serious decision to join the navy!!
    Hope it makes sence
    regards
    balazs

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Jim Babbitt's recording

    Here is a comparison of my voice on 2 great mics. As you might know, I am working on my Rock Imaging Demo. I have been working on it every night, little by little. I decided to redo this liner that I did in 2009 with a Neumann U87 and use my new Lawson mic. I also added a little luster to it by producing it in a more dynamic way. Heck, everyone would most always do something different the second time. WARNING!!! This is a rock imaging demo in progress. It is geared for an 18-34 male audience. It is not for the faint of heart and VERY edgy. Please do not listen if you are easily offended. This demo includes the word "ass." That said, I hope you get a kick out of this one too. Old liner first, then the new one. Jim

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-6137/script-recording-30250.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    The first one has crystal clear mids and highs, but I prefer the fuller/richer sound of the second mic. Great demo!

    Peer Feedback:

    Yes....I agree the Lawson has a fuller sound. Nice!

    Peer Feedback:

    It would be more helpful if we could hear your mics in the same recording space and set to dry...no compression, no noise reduction etc...I did one with an AT and and AKG I have ...used the VU meter and a tone generator to try and give them the same input levels even though one is probably more sensitive or has higher output than the other....but it let me and others hear the mics as the interface does....just the mics.

    From this comparison, it's hard to be objective because of possible difference in the engineering (EQ, level of compression, difference in recording space etc)...but as you do own the radio station, I know you know that.

    Peer Feedback:

    Very good points Tom, thank you, but I don't have that luxury. I sold my U87 to buy the Lawson mic. This comparison is crude at best, BUT it does let your ears notice the edgy base of the Lawson that I just couldn't get from the U87 with my voice. These mics were used at my very quiet home studio using the same Focusrite ISA 430 Preamp. To me, the comparison is in the results I can now get with the Lawson. I have a rather friendly thin mid-range voice with not much edge to it, but with the Lawson, I can become an adult man.

    Another note: I noticed after posting this that the new version is a little quiet near the end. I have that fixed in my final mix that will be in the actual demo.

    Peer Feedback:

    Hearing you describe your voice, I'm curious how you'd describe mine! LOL

    Peer Feedback:

    You asked me to describe your voice after I said that mine was "a rather friendly thin mid-range voice with not much edge to it". I would describe yours as a reasonable sounding, middle age, full mid-range voice. I would say you have the "Every Man" voice, sounding like the father next door or a guy making sense about healthcare decisions for his parents. When I describe "edge", I am referring to the ability of a voice to cut through the music and sfx. I have lots of edge in the mornings and a smoother, softer sound later in the day. I'm not sure how it goes for your voice. Does your voice change much through the day? Only you would know that. "Edge" is also enhanced with compression in the effects of Adobe Audition. I use no compression or effects as I record into the computer. I let the mic capture everything it can and I process that sound afterwards in Adobe Audition. What equipment and software are you using?

    Peer Feedback:

    Fascinating! I'm finally getting something out of the forum. If I decide to do straight stuff, I will keep this in mind. Of course, I don't modify my voice, but you guys can teach
    me how it's done.

    Peer Feedback:

    So Henry what are you saying? Does this mean you're going straight?

    Peer Feedback:

    Richurd, it means that I am trying to break away from the 'heroic' stuff (except for demos), find a "conversational" level for my voice. I have said how hard it is for
    me to do "natural" that doesn't sound natural to me. I'm trying to learn it.
    Jimmy Cagney said "...it's all about sincerity. If you can fake that you got it made."
    I hate a phony, but I can read straight with 'honesty.' False emotion is something else.
    After "Titanic" I went in a different direction. Thanks for asking.

    Peer Feedback:

    I'm glad to hear that Henry, Truthfully, a lot of those reads were all sounding alike. I think most would agree that phonies aren't appreciated very much, but voice acting isn't an exercise in phoniness. True when attempting the art it doesn't come easy. It is after all a skill that requires concentration and attention to detail so that what comes out of your mouth is not you but a character pulled from your life's interaction with others. So in that sense it's very real. A person of your age should have a wealth of accumulated exposure to a wide range of real characters. Open the door and let them out. I appreciate your clinging to your values. They are hard earned and worthy of both protecting and defending. In this arena, however, it becomes an obstacle to putting reality in your reads. So in a quirky way it's preventing what's real from entering your delivery. Nothing here to take offense to. It's merely an observation and not an opinion. I don't put a lot of stock in opinions. I hope this gives reason for pause and reflection because no matter how much advice you get from this board whatever comes out of your mouth can only come from inside you, and I'm sure that's not phoney. I look forward to your next read, and it better not be "Robespierre" or I will have to look you up and put you out of your misery. Ciao

    Oh, By the way, Nice read Jim. I'm hoping to step up to a better mic myself soon.

    Peer Feedback:

    The issue is moot. I have nothing to offer in the way of opinion. Adios!

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear sundance kid's recording

    It's awful quiet in here. Too quiet if you ask me. So I thought I'd try to shake things up a bit. Here's how NOT to do a contest entry. I actually submitted an entry this week, but it has about as much chance of winning as this one since my voice is not really the right fit for such a read...

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hi There,

    That was Hilarious!!! I really enjoyed listening to it, so I am going to listen to it again!!! Yeah, I entered the script contest too and it wasn't my niche, but I gave it my best go!!

    Many Blessings,

    Carol

    Peer Feedback:

    It's me Again, I pictured an old age home with their pro announcer, in his Pj's in front of his peers. Everyone's watching the TV with the game on! Great Job!!!

    Thanks,
    Carol

    Peer Feedback:

    Ha! That was great! Kinda like Droopy Dog on thorazine announcing for a geriatric basketball game.

    Peer Feedback:

    If it ain't fun it ain't worth doin'.

    Peer Feedback:

    LOL! I'm dancing, I'm laughing. I love your goofy stuff. I say send this kind of stuff into bigger production companies when you're a bad fit, and I bet they'll find something else for you to do!

    Peer Feedback:

    Sundance...Butch Cassidy here...

    I do not read others comments until my own bumbling comments are written...so don't know if I am in lock-step with others...

    That was funny...as though the announcer handed the mike down to row 66 and gave a fan his 5 minutes of fame...cute and of course different -- would like to hear your voice attack this copy

    Bill

    Peer Feedback:

    Awesome!!! Loads of fun!

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear SMS7's recording

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-2980/script-recording-98668.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    I thought the read was decent. It could be even better if you put in more pep into it. Perhaps sound a bit more excited. I also thought you read it too fast so try to slow down a little so you add more clarity into your speech.

    Good attempt!

    Peer Feedback:

    Nice read - Might want to back off the mic just a tad. Also, I hear the mouse click at the end you will need to edit that out for a customer. Your pace seemed just a tad fast to me.

    Peer Feedback:

    I enjoyed it! I thought you had appropriate energy for the copy, but was delivered just a bit too quickly. If you slow that down a bit, I think it will be a great performance.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear caperman376's recording

    the first one was low sound quality, new mic had to adjust thanks to Brian, hope this is audible.

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    Peer Feedback:

    You have a unique voice. You sound like Ray Charles to my ears. The read was a little fast for me I would like to have heard it read slower. Because of the speed all I listened to was the uniqueness of your voice. Ok on my second listened, still a little to fast and near the end I heard some slurred words so...slow down. You sound good, keep up the good work.

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    Ocean Mysteries - Discovery Channel

    Script:

    Ocean Mysteries – Discovery Channel

    You're watching the Discovery Channel. Up next, sea creatures so foreign, they look like science fiction - on Ocean Mysteries Deep Secrets. And later, Loch Ness and Giant Squid on The "X" Creatures.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear PJRentieVO's recording

    All of these recordings will be my demos for my website until I can afford a professionally done demo! This one I decided to do with no music or anything in the background. Please let me know what you think. Thank you!

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    Peer Feedback:

    I'm into the read! It sounds energetic and makes me want to watch the show. I guess if you wanted a critique, maybe I would add just a little bit more smile? Like, oh my god, these are the most AMAZING CREATURES EVER.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear qgeorge30@gmail.com's recording

    My performance?

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    Peer Feedback:

    not as conversational with the twist of sarcasm that "the Don" used. Lose the watermark or folks will ignore your postings.

    Peer Feedback:

    It almost sounds like you've adjusted the pitch downward to try and get that real guttural "one man" sound. If your voice is actually that low, bravo. If you're going with the Don theme (Don LaFontaine, that is), why not start this bad boy off with a good ol' fashioned, "In a world...". :) Cheers!

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear jimbobway's recording

    I posted this a few months ago, and Romulus1975 mentioned that the "S"s were a bit too prominent in the first half of the read. I attempted mitigate them. Did it work? Thanks - Jim

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    Peer Feedback:

    Wow! this was magnificent! It was dramatic, suspenseful, and riveting! Exactly what a piece like this should be. Great vocal performance and production. Thumbs way up!

    Peer Feedback:

    Yes, it worked. I didn't hear excessive sibilance at all.

    Peer Feedback:

    Hey Jimbobway,
    Excellent read. You know I don't give out compliments losely but you definitely deserve it for this read. Superb.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks, guys! I really appreciate your kind words. - Jim

    Peer Feedback:

    Damn...that was GREAT.

    Peer Feedback:

    I don't think you can improve on this...Awesome!

    Peer Feedback:

    Your did a great job in making this your own. The music was in such sync with your delivery that it seems it were written to it.

    Look forward to more work from you. Thanks for the high standard of work.

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi Jim. While this is absolutely amazing production, interpretation and performance, I am a little confused about the purpose of it - and all the recordings on this site - that add music. As a working voice over artist, I am asked to never add music or effects to my auditions, because it distracts from the quality of recording and vocal performance. I try to imagine how this recording would sound without the music. I think it would loose a lot... which of course, would be unfortunate, because it IS fantastic, and I really enjoyed it. I am new to this site, and am using it for extra practice. When you post something with music, are you looking for feedback on your entire production? Do you think it takes away from the feedback you would otherwise get on your performance sans music?
    All my questions aside, your accent is magnificent. (even if you aren't British), and your performance and music you chose was outstanding.

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    Practice Script

    Script:

    [part001]:
    [This recording will be used in our marketing campaign video. We need it to sound epic, interesting and a bit mysterious.]
    In a world where voice overs were hard to get. In a world where it was cumbersome and expensive to pursue a career in voice acting, we decided to start a revolution!

    The journey hasn’t been easy, but we’re stronger than ever.
    Step by step, we’ve created a digital service to bring the voice over industry into your home. We’ve included you in this mission and are counting on you to take part in this dream.
    There’s no looking back.
    We came, we changed the world, and we're here [Make a short pause here] to stay.
    We are bringing the voiceover industry to your hands.

    62 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear chrismatthewsdj's recording

    This is the script from a rejected recording from another voiceover site. This is raw, unprocessed and unedited because I am really looking for feedback on the recording quality. I am using a Behringer Xenyx 502 mixer, a lexicon alpha audio interface and a MXL 770 condenser mic. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated!

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-137820/script-recording-100144.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    First, REALLY great read, I like the smile, I like the energy. I think the volume or compression could use a little boost, but sound quality was great! The only thing I THINK might be funny - I think they're making fun of generic move trailers (have you ever seen the movie "In a World"?) so it might be good to ham that part up a little more, then go back to conversational later.

    Generally, I'm excited for you, sir - you have some talent and this was great.

    Peer Feedback:

    I wasn't getting "epic and mysterious" on this read - it was warm and friendly instead. To me, the entire read sounded a little slurred. It would be good to hear some more consonants, and a little more space between words.

    Production sounded good, though I'm listening through a suboptimal setup at the moment... You have a voice that's easy to listen to!

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear sam22arc's recording

    Just trying out some promo scripts to movies, shows and documentaries. Feedback on timing, voice control, emphasis and character.

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/Promo Reads_0.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    The voice is deep and rich. Lots of mispronounced and slurred words.

    First promo: "Washington" sounded like "Washintun" - "secretly" sounded like "seeketly"

    Second promo: "documentary" sounded like"dokumentery"- Your pronunciation may be correct, but I think the accent of "phenom" is on the first syllable - "violence" was "vylence" (I kinda like a little bit of the "o" in there)

    Third promo: "sixth sense" sounded more like money "six cents", gotta get the "th" in there.

    Forth promo: "surviving" sounded like "surviveen" - missed the "d" in "band" and "oil riggers" sounded like "old riggers"

    Pacing was good. It would help you to visualize what may be presented on the screen. I think what got me was that you articulated some words really well and others not so much. A lack of consistency.

    Peer Feedback:

    Agree with James' assessment.

    Peer Feedback:

    What I am hearing is a rich full voice with a very distinct regional accent. If you are looking for broad appeal I agree with the above comment, you will need to annunciate your words clearly.

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    Radio ID

    Script:

    ft. wyanes rock station , 989 , the bear

    65 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear asena11787's recording

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-109905/script-recording-90662.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    too much reverb or distortion on the end.

    "THE BEAR!!!"

    If i couldn't read the script, I would have no idea what you said.

    But it sounds like a radio promo, so good work!

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    Script submitted by dave@clickproseo.com

    Script:

    Transformers-Optimus Prime

    With the Allspark gone,we cannot return life to our planet.And fate has yielded it’s reward,a new world to call home.We live among its people now,hiding in plain site but watching over them in secret... waiting...protecting.

    I have witnessed their capacity for courage,and though we are worlds apart,like us there’s more to them than meets the eye.I am Optimus Prime,and I send this message to any surviving autobots taking refuge among the stars:We are here.We are waiting.

    22 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear David_K's recording

    I recently had access to a Neumann U87, thought I'd give this script another try.

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/Optimus Prime 2_1.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi Dave, the dynamics used to produced this really spoiled the use of a really great mic. I was really hoping to hear your voice naturally through it. It sounded overmodulated and distorted.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks for the input Dan. I used the Neumann to re-record an Audiobook. I had some time left to mess around with it. I wanted to compare it to my AKG 220 using the same dynamics for a previous recording of this script. Fantastic mic, hope to have the money to purchase one some day.

    Peer Feedback:

    Very cool! Congrats on the audiobook. Comparing and using the same levels and dynamics is night and day, you can record a whisper and make it sound large. I use a U87 and even comparing that to my Sen MKH416 is night and day. I'm still working through getting that perfect sound in my chain, since it is a very sensitive mic to work with. It is a blast using it tho.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks Dan, the problem now is going back to the AKG I have sort of a hum drum attitude like getting your Mercedes taken away and are now stuck driving a Chevy station wagon. Best of luck to you, Voice On!

    Peer Feedback:

    Dave, Good effort. Trying to reach Peter Cullen's vocal depths is always going to be a challenge for anyone without his golden pipes .Despite the vocal processing, Peter projected a kind of emotional warmth and humane quality to his interpretation which I envy! Best.

    Peer Feedback:

    Yep...despite the processing (over-processing) the element missing is the human, dramatic touch that Cullen delivers to the character. Contrats on getting an audiobook.

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    94 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear David@dkvoiceservice.com's recording

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-113302/script-recording-94716.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    That was awesome! I really liked the reading pace. It was easy to understand what you were saying. Quality was clear.

    Peer Feedback:

    Are you using a noise gate? Something in your processing chain is clipping off the ends of some of your words. - "faith" was almost incomplete, but "magic" got completely clopped off at the end.

    Have you seen the trailer for the movie?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVfMsZMiSzY

    Notice how the voice artist doesn't "push" the words or the emotion. The reason is that it's connected to the visual. In other words; The VO is not the star but should lie more unobtrusively in the background - between the dialogue scenes. The copy writer chose the words very carefully so that they could speak for themselves without a lot of added drama (wide inflection and punch). Movie promos are difficult things.

    Check this out. At about 19:00 in, Scott Rummell tells a story about a trailer he did. Very enlightening.

    http://www.vobuzzweekly.com/episodes/103/84/Network-Promo-Guys-PT2-EP99....

    Peer Feedback:

    'Trailer guys' are fast becoming an endangered species these days with movie trailer-pictures telling their own stories for the most part. I guess without the sound track and special effects, your voice sticks out like a sore thumb but James had some valid comments. Best.

    Peer Feedback:

    honestly, it sounded a bit robotic, like you were getting cut off, which made the overall timing weird. Needed more storyteller in it to paint that picture :)

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Jim Babbitt's recording

    Just adding to my demo. I did this promo for a friend in another city.

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-6137/script-recording-56504.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Hey Jim --
    sounds great. Nice production job. did you do the Jim Walsh guy too, or was that actually Jim Walsh?
    How's the radio station doing?

    cheers,
    Dave Saunders.

    Peer Feedback:

    Hey Jim
    I have to Agree sounds superb to me.
    Good job.
    Regards
    Balazs

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks, guys. The other guy was Jim Walsh, a talk show host from Bismarck, ND. The radio station is keeping me so busy that I haven't had time to work on my VO career. I want to focus on imaging, eventually.

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    35 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Nelson Jewell's recording

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-1502/script-recording-23984.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Sorry this was meant to be a "Practice Recording" and not a script. I tried to change/delete it but it wouldn't let me. And I meant to say, "I think that Promos are a strength for me." Forgive me, it's just after 5AM.

    Peer Feedback:

    You are spot on. They are a strength for you! The fullness of your voice isn't coming through on the recording though. Your performance was great! I can tell that you are comfortable with the Promos. Keep it up and tweek your settings a slight bit so the fullness comes out in the recording.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thank you, Tiffani. I've got an idea on how to tweak it by adding a little hard limiting. I record using an old version of Cool Edit 2.0.

    Peer Feedback:

    I agree with Tiffani.. Promos are your thing. I heard all your demos on your website. And while everything is great, the promos demo was simply AWESOME! - especially the "Spike TV" and "the Amitiville horror".

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    13 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear ramjamz's recording

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-41184/script-recording-55608.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    I love the howl;) I think the recording is good, if it were me I would maybe pronounce "blood" with an "uh" sound, but that's just me. Really good:)

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    Script submitted by RCCole

    Script:

    The mystery of the Bermuda Triangle remains… Why do more ships and planes vanish in the Bermuda Triangle -- without a trace -- than anywhere -- else on earth? Pilot error, water spouts, riptides, -- all plausible explanations, but what is the real truth? The Discovery Channel presents . . . the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle. Next!

    43 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear RCCole's recording

    I worry about self direction. Let me know what you think about a moody almost scary approach on this.

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-83847/script-recording-65382.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    I wonder...is the crack cocaine at fault for driving them there or KEEPING them there??

    There's a scary and eerie mystique about the Bermuda Triangle, I thought bringing in a scary mood is right on the money. Probably inspired by a crack binge, no doubt ;-)

    Great job!

    David Michaelson

    Peer Feedback:

    I liked it,, I thought the "list section" was a bit to fast,, but over all I liked it.

    Peer Feedback:

    RCCole --
    great pipes, nice job. really pro; polished. (I assume this isn't your first rodeo).
    slight deviation from the script -- lol. crack cocaine…

    you sound like you might have some trailer samples lying around….would love to hear 'em.

    cheers,
    Dave Saunders.

    Peer Feedback:

    I am still laughing out loud at the crack cocaine line! Great voice, great interpretation. The scary approach was right on the money.

    Peer Feedback:

    Love this... Will agree that the listing of causes might need a little more separation for the sake of both clarity and impact.

    Otherwise... WOW!

    Really nice!

    Peer Feedback:

    Thank you all. You gave me some hope. Fairly new to the VO thing...was a Top 40 DJ for years and trying to overcome some bad habits.

    Peer Feedback:

    Agree with others that the list of the possible causes was a little rushed...but to me, I feel like you're bottoming out in your vocal range and that doesn't leave much dynamics to be used. There's a couple of other readers here currently doing that. It limits your voice. Maybe with better processing, it might not sound like that, but that is what I'm hearing in the couple reads you've put up.

    Watch the mix of the music vs. the voice. You brought the b/g up to much in both your reads from today. Truthfully, both reads had odd EQing to my system. Addressable. Good luck.™

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks for the honesty Tom. You touched on something I have sensed...and as you say...I am guilty of crushing the inflection possible when bottoming out...(Darn Don La Fontaine ; ) after I uploaded the Mummy read...I did a more relaxed version and better mix. I will upload tonight or tomorrow and would appreciate your comments then.

    Best,
    Chuck

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    Script submitted by RCCole

    Script:

    There is an ancient legend of a place called the city of the dead.
    A force more powerful than any other the world has ever know is about to be unleashed by two people who should know better…

    Universal Pictures presents. Brandon Frazer…and a lady who's name I cannot pronounce... and introducing John Hanna and Freddie Bot

    And the Rock …as the scorpion king.

    The mummy… returns.

    29 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear RCCole's recording

    Got some good feedback about bottoming out my voice...you guys are right on the money. Here is another read...a little less intense and better mix. I use a RE 20 mixing in Adobe Audition with a preset for male vocal...if that helps

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-83847/script-recording-65458.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    RCCole -
    great voice, and performance. awesome pipes.
    I'm assuming that you stick to the script when you're getting paid…

    all the best,
    Dave Saunders.

    Peer Feedback:

    Ditto DaveSaunders

    Peer Feedback:

    Yep, great job all around.

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    Showboat

    Script:

    You have not experienced Broadway until you experience Showboat at the Gershwin Theatre. The two-time Grammy-award winning duo of Oscar Hammerstein III and Richard Rodgers once again show why they have no peers as Broadway’s leading musical geniuses. Marvel at the Showboat stage which takes you back to yesterday on the Mississippi River. And cherish the excitement of a live Broadway musical like you have never seen it before. Don’t wait any longer. Experience SHOWBOAT at the Gershwin Theatre and experience BROADWAY at its finest.

    76 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Aahzz's recording

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-120201/script-recording-94361.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    First of all, "Showboat was not written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein III. It was written by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II.

    Also. Kern and Hammerstein could never have won a Grammy for the show, let alone two of them. "Showboat" premiered on Broadway in 1927. The first Grammy awards were presented in 1959. Hammerstein won a Grammy (with Richard Rodgers) for "The Sound of Music" in 1961. And Rodgers won a Grammy in 1963 for his Broadway Musical, "No Strings" for which he wrote both the music and lyrics. Jerome Kern could never have won a Grammy because he died in 1945.

    And. That particular Broadway Revival of "Showboat" played at the Gershwin Theatre from 1994-1997. The show won the 1994 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical, but wasn't even nominated for a Grammy. "The Who's Tommy" won the Broadway Musical Grammy in 1994.

    "Wicked" has been playing at the Gershwin since 2003 and is still there.

    The only accurate thing in this copy is the mention of the Mississippi River.

    Peer Feedback:

    The copy came from the sample scripts here on Edge Studios...wasn't really looking for critique on the accuracy of copy I didn't write, more on the performance thereof.

    Peer Feedback:

    Regardless, it is always good to research and proof the copy before laying it down.

    As for performance, it's rather amateurish. Sounds like you're reading and "punching" certain words for effect rather than having it come out honestly. Also sounds like the energy used for an ad for a Monster Truck Rally than for a Broadway Show. Also sounded like you ran out of breath at the end of the second (very inaccurate) sentence.

    The VO overpowers the soundtrack, which is the most beautiful part of this historical musical. The instrumental of "Why Do I Love You" is nice and bouncy, but it's not the most memorable tune from the musical. "Ol' Man River", "Cotton Blossom", "Bill", "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man" or "Make Believe" might have been more recognizable to get people out to see the Show.

    As you might tell, I'm a Broadway Musical Comedy snob.

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    Skin in the Game

    Script:

    This … is … Skin in the Game, the biggest game ever played on TV!

    On this show, you get to do more than watch, you get a piece of the action.

    YOU get to be the judge, the coach AND the shark.

    44 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear jmmorris's recording

    Intro to a game show. Main concern is the production quality - does it sound like a professional recording? Could I book pro gigs with the sound or is it better suited for demo purposes (if that). I've got VO experience, but not so much on the tech side. Any performance critique welcome, thanks! Jim

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-91446/script-recording-98428.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Your voice is great but there's an echo in the room you're recording in. Also I'd reduce the gain just a little because there was some distortion throughout the read.

    Peer Feedback:

    Montereichert thanks for the feedback, I agree with you!

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    Smart Tuition

    Script:

    There Isn’t Any Real Difference Between Facts and Smart, right? You Tell Us. Only Smart has 24 hour live web chat for schools and parents, a note system for adding requests to family accounts, around the clock…live payment handling customer service for parents, and has made more than 4 million outbound calls to parents who missed payments to get them back on track.
    Only Smart has an Apple-Approved Mobile App, sends text alerts to families for upcoming debits and past due payment alerts, ensures that your families' checking account number is entered correctly with mobile photo capture ACH enrollment, and even accepts mobile photo credit card payments.

    77 people have played this

    Audition Recording:

    Click to hear Chrissy Hogue's recording

    Trying a new genre: Young Adult, Gen Y. Thanks!

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-22809/script-recording-46421.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi there Chrissy,

    I really like your read, your voice sounds good. I think that you might be a little fast in the transition between "You tell us" and "Only Smart." Your voice is clear and easy to listen to.

    Ashley D.

    Peer Feedback:

    Very conversational read, and a really nice voice.
    the pace was a little unpredictable, which may be exactly what a director might want. dunno.
    it start out slow, and the got really fast toward the end (even then, there was a slow-down on the finish).
    nice job.
    DS.

    Professional Feedback:

    Hi Chrissy!

    I think you have a very contemporary, "real" quality that is very popular right now. I love that you gave the read a bit of boasting tone-- it kept it from being generic and really allowed a nice amount of personality and smile to come through.

    I think you could pick up the pace overall, especially on the very first line. I think doing this will bring out more of the "smart cookie" quality of your character. The key is to make sure you have enough breath control to do this confidently without running out of breath at the end of those long lines. It sounds a little like you're getting short of breath in the current read. What will help is if you really use your punctuation more-- let one thought finish cleanly before starting the next sentence. If you had ended cleanly after the statement "You tell us." this would have allowed you to take a breath that would have helped sustain you through the next long sentence-- however, make sure to use those commas as well to breathe when you need to.

    Even in a spot that is meant to sound real and conversational, you want to make sure there is variety. Right now, the two long sentences that both begin with "Only Smart has..." start and end in a very similar fashion. Granted they are similar, but your job as a voice actor is to find how they can be different. In a real conversation, if you were trying to convince someone of something or make a point, there would be a reason you would repeat yourself. Meaning, you might give the phrase a different or stronger intention the second time you said it, since you would be driving home the point.

    With just a little more polish and breath control, I think you would be very marketable!

    Best,
    Noelle

    Professional Feedback by Edge Studio Coach November 29, 2012 at 1:32AM
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    "Snow Falling on Cedars" Movie Trailer

    Script:

    The critics are calling "Snow Falling on Cedars" haunting and beautifully crafted. A visual masterpiece and a heartbreaking love story that transports us to a magical world. Snow Falling on Cedars. 9 PM / 8 Central on NBC Monday.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear John Stout's recording

    Please focus on the home-studio sound. I have lots of ways to get feedback on my performances, but very few ways to get feedback on the home studio. Thanks!

    /sites/default/files/John-Stout-Snow-Falling-On-Cedars-Trailer.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Since you don't want commentary on your delivery...ok

    the vocals have some kind of flutter echo going on and then silence in the pauses. Your space still needs some work.

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    "Snow Falling on Cedars" Movie Trailer

    Script:

    The critics are calling "Snow Falling on Cedars" haunting and beautifully crafted. A visual masterpiece and a heartbreaking love story that transports us to a magical world. Snow Falling on Cedars. 9 PM / 8 Central on NBC Monday.

    9 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear John Stout's recording

    Ron -- thanks for your help! Here's another take, where I tried a deader location and smarter editing.

    /sites/default/files/John-Stout-Take-2-Snow-Falling-On-Cedars.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    I think you went too dead...it had no involvement.

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    Sports Network Promo 1 (DEEP)

    Script:

    Ever wanted to know what it’s like to go flying through the air on a dirt bike - for a living?
    Watch our series chronicling the journey of one man, one bike, and candid interviews
    with some of his paramedic friends, tonight on the Extreme Summer Sports Network.

    71 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear KDaviesVoiceover's recording

    Hey y'all. I'm Kevin, 33 year old, male, living in Bangkok Thailand. I recently started producing my own commercials and v.o demos, and I'm looking for any advice, tips, helpful hints, anything that can help get me started. I'm concerned mostly about my range and communication, but am willing to take criticism on anything and EVERYTHING. I'm a total newbie. Thanks for any helpful advice you can give me in advance. I'll be posting more of these in the future!

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-116299/script-recording-90696.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    You sound a lot like Bill Hader.
    This spot seemed maybe a tad bit deadpan -- but, a lot of TV show promos are taking the emotion out of the VO and putting into the visuals.
    Director's call.

    If you're a "total newbie", why do you think you can tackle producing your own demos? That can be the quickest way to not getting work.

    BTW, your delivery seems a bit more advanced than total newbie -- so, nice job.

    DS.

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    Sports Network Promo 1

    Script:

    Ever wanted to know what it’s like to go flying through the air on a dirt bike - for a living?
    Watch our series chronicling the journey of one man, one bike, and candid interviews
    with some of his paramedic friends, tonight on the Extreme Summer Sports Network.

    61 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear KDaviesVoiceover's recording

    Hey y'all. I'm Kevin, 33 year old, male, living in Bangkok Thailand. I recently started producing my own commercials and v.o demos, and I'm looking for any advice, tips, helpful hints, anything that can help get me started. I'm concerned mostly about my range and communication, but am willing to take criticism on anything and EVERYTHING. I'm a total newbie. Thanks for any helpful advice you can give me in advance. I'll be posting more of these in the future!

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-116299/script-recording-90691.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Sounds good. Makes me think that I'm looking at Discovery Channel while chilling on my sofa. Copy interpretion done well. Adding the music was nice.

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    Sunset Boulevard 2017

    Script:

    Alone in the dark with no more than her celluloid memories, Norma Desmond remains what she has always been – the greatest star of all.

    Glenn Close returns in the tour de force performance that earned her a place in Broadway history – SUNSET BOULEVARD, coming to the Palace Theater for 16 weeks only.

    For tickets, visit Ticketmaster.com.

    Sunset Boulevard. It’s as if we never said goodbye.

    52 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear TKVO's recording

    Recorded this before and it was going way over 30. As much a track mixing project as a read. Thanks.

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-99564/script-recording-96065.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    I really liked it! I am not at all versed on track mixing, but thought that sounded good from a listening standpoint. The vocal recording quality sounded just a bit echo-y, just a touch, but was kind of hard to tell for sure with the music background. It was a good read!

    Peer Feedback:

    Loved the music track - it really added to the read, which was done really well. Pacing and emotion seemed right on. Nice work!

    Peer Feedback:

    Nice read. Maybe the music was a tad high, and I think the pace varied a bit.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks for the feedback - yes, definitely echo-y and I'm sure that's my space. Against some objections (lol) I'm testing out some reads in a small walk-in closet.

    As for the tracks I was having a lot of fun with that. It was actually a mix of two tracks so I didn't get any lyrics from the show fighting with my read. Still very new at this.

    Thanks again, I learn so much from this forum!

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    Television Promo

    Script:

    "It's morning and time for IHOP's new bakery favorites. Try festive cupcake pancakes, red velvet crepes, or cinnamon swirl brioche French toast. Another great reason to come together over breakfast at IHOP."

    "Three happy wives. They vowed to be faithful. But one is more likely to cheat. Is it the first-time mom, the model, or the housewife? Cast your vote online at ABCnews.com."

    "They can attack him. They can judge him. But they can never break him. The nation is under seige, and now Jack Bauer is on his own. The season premier of 24 begins now. Viewer discretion is advised."

    "Go back to high school without really going back to high school. Back to school movie marathon Sunday August 29th."

    100 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear otto.clark's recording

    I'm concerned about my overall performance and demo quality. How can I improve?

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-116455/script-recording-90776.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    You have a really nice voice and a good tone, I like all the music you put behind it.

    Peer Feedback:

    You definitely have a strong quality of voice! Here's a couple things I noticed.

    For your first piece, it sounds a little announcery. Try to bring a little more warmth or friendly neighbor to your voice. I think part of me got that vibe in the beginning with the "IIIIt's morning." Also I'd vary it up on the foods you're describing. They all have the same tone to them and I think you can play around with giving each menu item it's own personal flare. Also your last sentence starts off a little weird, it sounds like you're building towards "reason" which doesn't sound needed. But I think that's a phrase where you can bring out more of that warmth.

    Second piece. The tone throws me off a bit on this one. It comes off as a suspense thriller, where instead of cheating one of them has committed a murder. When I read the script however I imagine this as sort of a juicy, fluff piece in the news. I like your tone for a murder mystery suspense thriller, but I don't know if this is the right copy for it. Maybe try a different take without that music and make it more juicy gossip, like you're telling one of your best friends about some secret.

    Third piece. No real notes from me on this one, I think this fits your voice, I think the tone worked perfectly. Good stuff!

    Fourth one. I really like where you're going with this one. Good sort of campy vibe with it. I think you could go even just a hair bit further on the smile/campy sort of vibe but good tone overall. A couple small phrasing things I heard. Your first sentence I think you hit "really" too much. It's hard to convey through written word but that "really" can be more like a wink or nudging the guy next to you. Find more of the humor, like your conveying that you get to do all of the nostalgia and fun stuff of high school but when you say "without really going back to high school" that's like all the bad stuff of high school you won't have to revisit. Hopefully that makes some sense, hard for me to convey it without through a keyboard. Also your last sentence sounds like we're going back to the "School Movie Marathon" instead of the Back-to-School Movie Marathon. And your sentence tapers off at the end when your talking about when it's on, the sentence kind of deflates and I think it'll sound better if you keep that energy up.

    Overall really great stuff, You have a fantastic sounding voice. Keep up the great work!

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    The Exorcist Files

    Script:

    "Anthony Hopkins" soft but scary style deliver. Think Silence of the Lambs

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    NARRATOR:
    There are those who believe…. that the world we know … is not what it seems. That the devil is real … and that we are in the middle of an epic war he is waging against us.

    NARRATOR:
    If you are unlucky enough to be caught up in it…there are only a handful of men in the world who can help you. These are their --true---stories.

    Act 1
    NARRATOR:
    A house on the outskirts of Pittsburgh.

    The owner thought it might be haunted, but a priest thought it might be infested with demons…

    and referred it to the Vatican-based International Association of Exorcists, which receives hundreds of such cases every year.

    NARRATOR:
    The Church decided to call in a clinical psychologist named Adam Blai to interview the family that lived in the house. Adam is the only lay member of Association of Exorcists, and is frequently brought in to consult.

    NARRATOR:
    Adam has participated in hundreds (?) of exorcisms, but realizes that dealing with skepticism is part of the job.

    NARRATOR:
    Adam got his first direct experience of the extraordinary at Bob Cranmer’s house, and the two men have since become friends.

    NARRATOR:
    What happened there was what the Catholic church calls a demonic infestation.

    NARRATOR:
    This particular house had held Bob Cranmer spellbound since he was a child.

    NARRATOR:
    Bob was married with a family when he returned to Pittsburgh after a long absence – and learned that his childhood dream house was on the market.

    NARRATOR:
    One area of the house seemed especially active… a closet at the base of the stairs.

    NARRATOR:
    That seemed to describe what was happening in the Cranmer house.

    NARRATOR:
    As a member of the International Association of Exorcists, Father Mike Salvagna was familiar with demonic infestations, and sent someone to bless the house.

    NARRATOR:
    That’s because according to church doctrine, demons fight to retain what they’ve conquered.

    NARRATOR:
    A number of different priests came to bless the house. But when the prayer sessions seemed to have no effect, Adam Blai was called in.

    NARRATOR:
    What happened next would change Adam’s life – and put him in regular contact with forces he believes can only be called by one name: demonic.

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    Audition Recording:

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    Peer Feedback:

    I think this needs a little more enthusiasm and dynamic range. Your tone is soft, but not scary or intriguing enough. In fact, you sound a little bored.

    Peer Feedback:

    I agree. This needs more emotion, more mystery. More variety in the pacing. You have a very soothing voice so perhaps it is not well suited to this particular piece of copy.

    Peer Feedback:

    Agree with Javier and brimacitd. I'd do this raspy but with more force, intonation and suspense. And, scarier.

    Peer Feedback:

    You are spot on with the Anthony Hopkin's interpretation - as that is what you were going for. He often does this "aged, tired sound" - it was spot on. Good job!

    Peer Feedback:

    Daniel, although a fan of yours I must say that this reading would probably put me to sleep after several minutes. Not necessarily a bad thing for me. I enjoy falling asleep to soothing sounds. I like the way it started; however, I began to fall into a hypnotic trance shortly after Act 1. I really don't know what would make it better; perhaps a little more inflection here and there and a few more dashes of...draaaammmaaa.

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    The Haunted Mansion

    Script:

    Ghosts and witches and creatures of fright,
    Don't miss the call of Halloween night.
    Come one, come all in the threads of the season,
    If you miss this bash, it's an act of treason.

    Be here by eight and meet your fate,
    Bring your scariest costume
    and your tastiest date.

    If you & your mate are not in by two,
    There will be no drinks to be enjoyed by YOU.
    If you are a Scrooge or you are a scrounge,
    Make sure you head down to The Coco Lounge.

    On Saturday November 1st All Roads Lead To "The Haunted Mansion" at The Coco Lounge, corner Carlos Street and Ariapita Avenue, Woodbrook. We're going to get Spooky, Scary and thirsting for your blood.

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    Something fun for Halloween!

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    Peer Feedback:

    Great voice and character! Just a couple of nit picks. You missed "if" in "if you miss this bash". I think you could have read this a little more tongue and cheek and had fun with the line "and your tastiest date" maybe a evil laugh or snarl there. I didn't like how you broke character on "If you are (A) Scrooge or you are (A) scrounge." I would have used "if you're a". Finally, I would have used a normal voice for the date and location and then tagged it in character for the last sentence. Otherwise, this was terrific! With the tweaks I mentioned this would be a really great radio spot. I know, I produced tons of them in my radio days.

    Can I ask if you're using any processing? What mic? The sound is great! Love the low end and yet still clean and crispy. What's your secret?

    Every time I listen to this I add something, sorry. :) You should try movie trailers, you've got the pipes and style for it. Don Lafontaine comes to mind. Few people can do those and sound good.

    Peer Feedback:

    Dave, all good suggestions. The music kinda blocked the word if. Thought of adding an evil laugh (I have a good one too), so I wish I had. Also using a normal voice for date and location is a good choice as well, I tried to "tone down" my scary voice a tad however. (Once i get in character it's hard to break....:) Thanks for listening. Mic is a Rode NT1-A, processing: NR, Normalize and slight EQ.

    Peer Feedback:

    So, this could be either a radio or TV spot. I would lean more toward radio because it's very descriptive. But there could also be visuals for a TV spot. Either way, it could be stretched out to 60 seconds. Your total production came in at just over 51 seconds, so you have lots of room to play around. You could even add more FX in the clear between lines and/or stanzas without sacrificing the total narrative. The poetic structure will hold.

    My first suggestion would be to stretch the first stanza out a bit more. As the set-up for the piece, you need to lay out the visual - especially if it's only radio. This delivery was a bit brisk. The characterization was really nice. Lay it on a little thicker. Really let me have it. The last line is a threat and ominous warning. Really grab me by the throat and yank my heat out of my body! In fact, you could push the characterization even further throughout. Really go for it. Be that ghoul!

    Watch the articulation in the second stanza. "...tastiest date" got a little garbled in the vocal characterization.

    Same thing for the place & time. It needs to be laid out clearly (especially on the radio) whether you do it straight or in the character voice (which didn't bother me in the least).

    Really a fun piece of copy. I may take a hack at it before Halloween comes.

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    All critism is appreciated

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    Peer Feedback:

    Good, friendly voice. Technical quality seems good, but I am not listening on high-end monitors. What I do hear is clean. To me, the read sounds a little too much like a "read". Perhaps more rehearsal time is in order to get the feeling of a spontaneous conversation. Keep going!

    Peer Feedback:

    Nice deep sounding voice. Some background sound in your recording. I agree with mike - you sound like your are reading instead of telling this to a family member or friend. Go for that natural conversational sound, (easy for me to say - much harder to perform)

    Peer Feedback:

    Good day, I just heard your read and I have to agree that in parts in does seem to a bit readie. You want more of a natural conversation read back. Hint: read the script multiple time aloud before recording, try to memorize as much as the script as possible so when it comes out it is more natural and not forced and it sounds more believeable.

    Peer Feedback:

    Great voice, very calming and soothing. I don't agree with the previous comments. I felt that you performance was more pacing than "readie". I really enjoyed it!

    Peer Feedback:

    Thank you voiceover Family

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    The Time Capsule

    Script:

    How we lived. Who we loved. And what we overcame. A world premiere event, The Time Capsule. Tonight at 7 Eastern, 10 Pacific on The History Channel.

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    How's my enunciation, tone, script interpretation?

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    I like it! Enunciation, tone and script int. all worked for me. I only have one suggestion... on "A world premier event" you took your pitch all the way down as if you were ending the sentence. To my ear, it would sound better if you landed on that word a note or two higher in pitch, honoring the comma rather than inserting a period with your delivery. Great job!

    Peer Feedback:

    And by "that word", I mean "event". *oops* ; )

    Peer Feedback:

    Biggest problem is the over-abundance of mouth clicks. Personally, I thought you were too soft-spoken for the material. But that is a personal opinion...take it for what it's worth.

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    I agree with Tom and the soft spoken,,and it seemed to a bit slow

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    Transformers - Optimus Prime

    Script:

    With the Allspark gone,we cannot return life to our planet.And fate has yielded it’s reward,a new world to call home.We live among its people now,hiding in plain site but watching over them in secret... waiting...protecting.

    I have witnessed their capacity for courage,and though we are worlds apart,like us there’s more to them than meets the eye.I am Optimus Prime,and I send this message to any surviving autobots taking refuge among the stars:We are here.We are waiting.

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    Another crack at The Big Guy... all performance notes are welcome Thanks for listening -Robert

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    sounds like something i would hear on tv. nice delivery and great sound.

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    Nice Job Robert!!! nice recording quality!!!

    Peer Feedback:

    Pretty nice. I thoroughly enjoyed it. It is very hard to do Optimus Prime as the original character has such an epic voice. You sound like him but still retain some of your own style.

    Nice work.

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    I put some reverb to this clip.This is my first clip to Atlanta.Happy to be home.Thank you and God Bless.I don't know if my clip was up loaded so I submitted again.

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    I think this script is well suited to your voice. Generally, a very nice job. I think you should slow down the opening phrase on this: "With the Allspark gone..." - maybe try holding the "th" of the With for a tiny, tiny bit. Sounds like there's some feedback in the opening phrase as well.
    There's a couple of enunciation/pronunciation issues but I think one that bothered me most was "meets _____ eye". Not sure what you said there but I think it should probably be the "thee" sound right there.

    I don't know what you are recording with but I'm not sure it's doing your voice justice.

    Very nice overall job though.

    Regards,

    - touzet -

    Peer Feedback:

    Nicely done. Add a little bit more pace to the read.

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    Transformers-Optimus Prime

    Script:

    With the Allspark gone,we cannot return life to our planet.And yet, fate has yielded it’s reward,a new world to call home.We live here now among its people, hiding in plain site but watching over them in secret... waiting...protecting.

    I have witnessed their capacity for courage,and though we are worlds apart, like us there’s more to them than meets the eye. I am Optimus Prime,and I send this message to any surviving Autobots taking refuge among the stars:We are here.We are waiting.

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    A more professionally engineered take on the Ol' Big Lug All comments and critiques welcome! -Robert

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    Peer Feedback:

    i liked it your vocal quality is good for this kind of script.

    Peer Feedback:

    I'm going to have a word with TxTom about this script. He said he was the one who uploaded this thing. It's like an attractive nuisance for people to play with and hurt themselves.

    Peer Feedback:

    It might approach Muddyshoe's VO Actor's Voice in that category, Brian.

    BTW, Brian, I walked away from that commercial script you suggested. I'm not suited to it. It's not a male voice script IMO and I think you knew that when you suggested it ya #$#@. Funny man!

    Peer Feedback:

    Sorry Tom, but I'm with Brian on this. I didn't care too much for the movies and this copy is sooooo anoying. You did a good job though, TallTobert.

    Peer Feedback:

    Oh, I take no offense, James. I posted this to fill out the narrative from the first movie as someone had posted a partial script of it. Little did I know that it would inspire as many imitations as it did. There's been a few scripts that seem to be 'gotta try 'em's" on the site. The VO Actor's Voice is probably the biggest one on the site.

    Peer Feedback:

    All nice and good fellas, but would appreciate notes or critiques on the actual read, I think you can email each other over the discussion over whether the script is worth reading. Thanks

    -Robert

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    TV Promo Practice Audio

    Script:

    TV’s number 1 comedy is moving to a new night!

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    Recorded from an iPhone

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    Peer Feedback:

    Nice energy-- good voice . But the word "is" does not sound natural . Thus I would add it would be advisable to change the copy interpretation.

    Peer Feedback:

    You tend to pop things in your iPhone, which is something you should be listening for.

    Honestly, I'm a little jealous of how well your recordings are on your phone :P lol you in a treated room at all? Closet? Just hanging out in the park? Hmm.

    I think moving was an important word that you dropped.

    Peer Feedback:

    Great enthusiasm! like the other comment; the word "is" is barely in the read. It is very pivotal in the copy and should stand out.

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    ANY COMMENTS, FEEDBACK OR CONSTRUCTIVE CRITISISM WOULD BE APPRECIATED - THANKS. JGARZA

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    Peer Feedback:

    You threw a lot of words away. For example the second line, man HAS marveled. It kinda sound like you may have a bit of a cold.

    I would encourage you to record a bunch of stuff dry so you can really listen & analyze yourself. Record some loud & soft stuff.

    Get a coach, some lessons & practice, practice, practice.

    Peer Feedback:

    Vocal performance - you used an affected voice for this type of read, which is good.
    However, to my ear, it sounded like you didnt use your articulator, tongue, very well.
    Keep up the good work.

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    20/20

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    "Three happy wives. They vowed to be faithful. But one is more likely to cheat. Is it the first-time mom, the model, or the housewife? Cast your vote online at ABCnews.com. What you learn may save your marriage!

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    20/20 (hillary Clinton)

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    Tonight, Hillary Clinton. She’s got strong views on raising children. What about her own image? Hillary Clinton on 20/20 this Friday.

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    20/20 (martha Stewart)

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    Martha Stewart. Love her? Hate her? Either way you’ll finally hear from her. Martha Stewart in her only interview speaks exclusively to Barbara Walters. Tonight on 20/20. 10 PM / 9 central.

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    24

    Script:

    They can attack him.They can judge him.
    But they can never break him
    The nation is under siege
    and now Jack Bauer is on his own.
    The season premier of 24 begins now.
    Viewer discretion is advised.

    Script submitted by Lonnie James

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    3 Happy Wives.. ABC news

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    "Three happy wives. They vowed to be faithful. But one is more likely to cheat. Is it the first-time mom, the model, or the housewife? Cast your vote online at ABCnews.com. What you learn may save your marriage!

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    A & E’s American Justice

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    They’re kids committing awful crimes...Are they homicidal monsters...Or are they abused minors. Do they need us to get tough, or get treatment? American Justice, Wednesday on Channel 12.

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    A & E’s Ancient Mysteries

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    Be it endless fascination with the Bible, or chilling tales of Gothic horror, man has been compelled by the wonders of the unknown since the beginning of time. From the possible existence of Big Foot to the grips of a mummy’s curse. Uncover the truth behind “Ancient Mysteries” tonight on Channel 4...NBC.

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    A Haunting Tale

    Script:

    In this world, there is real evil.
    In the darkest shadows and in the most ordinary places.
    These are the true stories of the innocent and the unimaginable.
    Between the world we see and the things we fear.
    There are doors.
    When they are opened.
    Nightmares become reality.

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    A Saga Continues...

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    There is a fable embedded into our modern culture that has affected our world more than any other story in film history. It gave us a tale of hope, revenge, and redemption. Now for the first time in over 30 years the world's most beloved trilogy will continue.

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    A&e Promo

    Script:

    Every airline has a story. Airline Premiers Monday. Only on A&E.

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    ABC - 20/20

    Script:

    Slate your audition with first initial, last name, "20/20 Web Survey"

    Three happy wives. They vowed to be faithful. But one is more likely to cheat. Is it the first-time mom, the model, or the housewife? Cast your vote online at ABCnews.com. What you learn may save your marriage!

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    Click to hear knm_voice@yahoo.com's recording

    Hi, Noelle Here is the next contest script I'm trying, Thanks for all your help ! The background sound in the last group ( and in this one ) is not clothing,, its a residual “trash signal” My “system” for right now, records at a very low level,, I've gone on line and looked it up,, ends up its a known problem between the mic ( Samson C01U) and windows vista and 7. So I artificially boost the volume in audacity. Then the background hiss is bad,, so I run a noise removal program,, and what you hear it the left over that is around the fringes of what 'I'm saying,,, After another check or so, I'm going to get another mic,along with what ever I need,, in time, and see what I can work out with equipment, For now, I've done some low budget treatment to the room. Which is another small issue,, right now I travel a lot, about 10 months of the year. So, I'm not “at home” so my “space” and “ treatment” are portable and temporary. I know its not the best,, but for now it pays the bills,, and makes it so I can afford to do this,, some day,, I hope I can make money at this,, and stay home with my family. All of this said, I know in the end, If I want work ,, those are my issues,, and 'I'm just bringing them up to say,, they are known issues,, and will be handled, in time ( and money) So I'm not ignoring you,, and I'm not wearing layers of polyester shirts,, while I fling my arms around :) Thanks once again for all your help. Director's Notes: Our advertising agency is searching for a talent to narrate a promo for a 20/20 web survey. Entice viewers to participate by reading the copy in a way that piques their curiosity. Please give us a flirty and mysterious read.

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    Professional Feedback:

    Hi Kent!

    Thanks for the info about your sound quality. Good to know you're not wearing layers of polyester shirts!

    For this 20/20 spot, I think you can pick up the tempo a bit and smooth out choppiness. As noted before, you bring a lot of personality to your reads, which is great, but what you most need now is polish and smoothness.

    Relax into the copy. Don't hit your key words as hard. The mic is sensitive and it will pick up subtlety. Learn to emphasize your key words without pausing as much and putting so much air around the word. Right now, that first sentence is really dragged out and the middle word is over-emphasized, creating a hefty pause right before it. "Threee..."happy" wiiives"...let it be easy and don't chop it up as much. Other words that are over-emphasized include: vowed, one, learn, save. Tone it down a bit. Yes, these are the correct words to hit, but allow yourself to do it in a more natural way.

    Imagine telling this "riddle" to a friend. Let it flow and be more conversational. Your voice has so much natural character and that will still come across and prevent you from being boring. Trust it.

    Best,
    Noelle

    Professional Feedback by Edge Studio Coach September 25, 2011 at 9:55PM

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi Kent, Noel gave you such an awesome critique and great advice, that there's no need to add anything else to that. Not that I could, LOL. She is a gifted VO talent and a great coach. And as soon as I can afford it, I'll call her for some coaching myself.

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    ABC 20/20

    Script:

    "Three happy wives. They vowed to be faithful. But one is more likely to cheat. Is it the first-time mom, the model, or the housewife? Cast your vote online at ABCnews.com. What you learn may save your marriage!

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    Abc Promo

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    April’s jammin’ and ABC’s got the stuff…with “special” episodes of all your favorite series. Like Coach, Roseanne, and Home Improvement. Plus a great line up of all your favorite blockbuster movies. All right here on ABC.

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    Amazon Warrior Women On Pbs

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    Secrets of the Dead "Amazon Warrior Women" [pbs documentary preview / promo] (read the first part like it is part of the documentary? or the more-promo bit at the end?) Stories of beautiful, bloodthirsty female warrior women thundering across arid battlefields have been told, re-told and speculated about for thousands of years. Greek myths are filled with tales of the Amazons and their exploits. Amazon warriors fought and died in the Trojan War. Homer and Hippocrates speculated over or wrote of these fierce fighting women. Herodotus believed they may have occupied the sweeping steppes of Southern Russia. But are they real or myth? SECRETS OF THE DEAD "Amazon Warrior Women," airing on PBS Wednesday, August 4, 2004, investigates whether any of these long-dead women actually are the mythical Amazons of Greek legend. Investigators follow a trail of artifacts to the remotest region of modern Russia to find out if forensic experts can use DNA to locate the descendants of these famous - and infamous - warrior women.

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    Amazonia by James Rollins Book Trailer

    Script:

    A field operative is found alive
    after disappearing into the Amazon
    4 years ago.
    He dies before he can answer-
    What happened to him?
    Where are the others from the expedition?
    And how did he go into the
    Amazon with only one arm
    and come out with two?
    Now a new expedition will enter
    Looking for answers,
    Finding horror in
    Amazonia.

    Contributed by Richurd

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    AMC Movie Marathon Promo

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    Go back to high school without REALLY going back to high school? Ahhhh, it's the 'Back To School Movie Marathon' Sunday, August 29th only on AMC.

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    American Justice Promo

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    They’re kids committing awful crimes...Are they homicidal monsters...Or are they abused minors. Do they need us to get tough, or get treatment? American Justice, Wednesday on Channel 12.

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    Animal Planet - King of the Jungle

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    Animal Planet - King Of The Jungle
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    Tomorrow at 8 Animal Planet brings 12 animal experts through the most grueling job interview on the planet to see if they have the knowledge, the courage, and onscreen personality to win a killer prize: their own television show. Jeff Corwin hosts, King of the Jungle: The Rumble Continues. Tomorrow at 8, only on Animal Planet.

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    Anne Perry Mystery

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    A shattered romance. A scandalous lawsuit. A savage murder. A suspenseful new case for Victorian detective William Monk. Presenting Anne Perry’s latest murder mystery, “A Breach of Promise.” Kirkus Reviews calls it, “A banquet for history buffs.” Critic Kay Hellman says, “Perry’s Victorian England pulsates with life and...wonderfully memorable characters.” Read “A Breach of Promise,” in hardcover now.

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    Art Exhibit-local

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    Yoko Ono and the Las Olas Art Center and Big 105.9 Miami's Classic Rock present, "Instant Karma" the artwork of John Lennon. Featuring rare original drawings from 1965-1980. January 28th, 29th, and 30th at the Las Olas Art Center. 600 Southeast Second Court. For show info and directions call: 954-463-8863. A suggested $2 donation will benefit The Florida Hurricane Relief Fund. Instant Karma. Help Florida rise and rebuild.

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    Authors

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    An insightful and inspiring collection of interviews with ten women authors, I Gotta Crow, explores and celebrates the voice of the woman writer with grace and wisdom.

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    Band Of Brothers

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    There was a time when the world asked ordinary men to do extraordinary things. Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg present, Band of Brothers.

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    Basketball

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    Sunday...The Duke Blue Devils continue their ACC Basketball season against the Maryland Terps. Sunday...ACC basketball...on CBS.

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    Bermuda Triangle

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    The mystery of the Bermuda Triangle remains… Why do more ships and planes vanish in the Bermuda Triangle -- without a trace -- than anywhere -- else on earth? Pilot error, water spouts, riptides, -- all plausible explanations, but what is the real truth? The Discovery Channel presents . . . the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle.

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    Biography Of The Year On A&E

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    In 1995 it was OJ Simpson. In 1996, Bill Gates. In 1997, Princess Diana. In 1998 it was Bill Clinton. In 2013, who will be A&E’s Biography of the year? Find out December 13 at 8 Pacific, 9 Eastern, on A&E.

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    Black Robe

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    A man who believed in the mysteries of his faith.A people who believed in the magic of the earth.In a world of savage beauty.And a time of discovery.They met,and shared an extraordinary adventure.A test of courage,and a triumph of the will.From Bruce Beresford,,comes an epic story of the heart...and spirit.Black Robe

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    Bond Girls are Forever

    Script:

    Get the inside story of women who all shared a common Bond. James Bond.Bond girls are forever. An AMC original special.
    Wednesday,November 6th at 8PM.

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    Practice Recording:

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    Hi Linda pls tell me what you think.. to fast/slow? How is the pitch? etc. Thanks, Charles W.

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    Charles you have a really nice voice... I thought the pacing was just a bit slow...other than that GREAT JOB!

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    Bond Girls Are Forever

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    Get the inside story of women who all shared a common bond. James Bond. Bond Girls are Forever. An AMC Original Special. Wednesday, November 6th at 8 p.m.

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    Boomerang Vampire-Pumpkin Split Standup

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    Vampire Pumpkin: So I SAID, ELLA, IS TIME FOR YOU TO KNOW THE TRUTH: I’M SPLIT TOO.

    Vampire Pumpkin: SHE WENT, “PUMPKIN WHAT ARE YOU SAYING?”

    Vampire Pumpkin: I SAID, YES, I’M A VAMPIRE PUMPKIN. I DON’T READ MINDS; I TELL THEM WHAT TO DO.

    Vampire Pumpkin: SHE WAS PETRIFIED … THAT’S WHY, ELLA, YOU CAN’T CHOOSE BETWEEN ADAM AND LEO: YOU WANT A PIECE OF ME, BITCH (IN ENGLISH, BEEPED).

    Vampire Pumpkin: I NEVER ADD FRIENDS ON FACEBOOK, ONLY ENEMIES … LIKE BRANDON, THE EDITOR.

    Vampire Pumpkin: YOU CAN’T SEE ME ON SPLIT BECAUSE I’M IN THE 268 DELETED SCENES.

    Vampire Pumpkin: BRANDON HATES ME. HE SAID “I WILL MASH YOU INTO PUREE.”

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    Brazil Football Trailer

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    Over ten million people play football in Brazil...
    More than a game; a show..
    More than business; an art form
    A nation united by a passion that reaches beyond the borders of sport. The greatest symbol of national identity, football blends into politics, economics, culture, society.

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    Broadway -- Showboat

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    You have not experienced Broadway until you experience Showboat at the Gershwin Theatre. The two-time Grammy-award winning duo of Oscar Hammerstein III and Richard Rodgers once again show why they have no peers as Broadway’s leading musical geniuses. Marvel at the Showboat stage which takes you back to yesterday on the Mississippi River. And cherish the excitement of a live Broadway musical like you have never seen it before. Don’t wait any longer. Experience SHOWBOAT at the Gershwin Theatre and experience BROADWAY at its finest.

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    Bullitt

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    Detective Lieutenant Frank Bullitt. Some other kind of cop. Pity the guy he works for.
    The way Frank Bullitt is swinging, you know he's headed for a crash for that thrill of official disapproval.
    But when some rare Chicago blood starts spilling in San Francisco, they hand Bullitt the mop.

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    Busch Gardens

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    Where does once-in-a-lifetime happen all of the time? At a place just east of unexpected and north of unbelievable. And now, make more of your visit with a Busch Gardens 2-day ticket. Enjoy 2 days of fun, plus a bonus 3rd day! Explore the worlds of Busch Gardens. Make a connection in a whole new direction.

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    Cartoon Network

    Script:

    Next on Cartoon Network: more of the Scooby Doo marathon! Hey, Scooby! Save a Scooby-snack for me!

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    Casper

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    It's amazing where sleep can take you. When carried by the perfect bounce. And just the right sink. When you're kept pleasantly cool at night. Everything's effortless. Just relax, And see where Casper takes you.

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    Castle In The Sky

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    Above the clouds
    Beyond legend
    There is a castle in the sky
    From master film maker Hayao Miyazaki
    A girl with a magical crystal
    A boy with an irresistible dream
    Together they found the courage to take off on an unforgettable adventure
    Battling the forces of evil
    And protecting the secrets of the castle in the sky
    This summer, experience the epic tale of an enchanted princess and a daring young boy, who must save a mystical land from destruction and discover the secret of the castle in the sky.
    Walt Disney Pictures presents
    A Studio Ghibli Film (*pronounced Jibli)
    Featuring the voices of Dawson Creek's James Vanderbeek and Academy award winner Ana Paquin.
    The long awaited award winning epic adventure from the director of the Academy Award winning, Spirited Away, Hayao Miyazaki - A Castle In The Sky!

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    CBS- 20/20

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    Three happy wives. They vowed to be faithful. But one is more likely to cheat. Is it the first-time mom, the model, or the housewife? Cast your vote online at ABCnews.com. What you learn may save your marriage!

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    Channel 1 (comcast Digital Cable)

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    Last time we looked, there were over 300 television channels already out there. And that’s plenty. But the way we look at it, Channel 1 is a “channel” in name only. Because your average TV channel can’t give you an abs workout at exactly 7:42AM. Or become an instant Karaoke machine if your friends drop by. Or let you watch hundreds of free movies whenever you want. Yes, this is a channel like no other. This is your On Demand channel from Comcast Digital Cable. And maybe you don’t need it. But you’ll really, really want it.

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    Channel Eleven Eyewitness News

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    Everyone said she'd make a wonderful mother and now they say she's killed her baby. How could this have happened?For many new mothers, changes in their hormonal balance may cause mild depression after giving birth, but tonight on eyewitness news, we talk to mothers whose hormones nearly drove them insane.It's called Postpartum Psychosis, new mothers--find out how to protect yourself and your baby tonight at ten on Channel Eleven's Eyewitness News.

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    Paid Job Recording:

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    I would like a review of my current commercial demo. I recorded it myself with equipment I have since upgraded and am concerned with the recording quality. Most of my work has been for story book narration and web animations. I believe my niche is for "guy next door" recordings with a professional, yet casual and approachable appeal. I do not do the typical "movie trailer" voice. Any feedback on the the attached demo would be greatly appreciated. I am interested in feedback on my voice and the audio quality. Also interested in any advice on which segments to leave in and which, if any, to delete from this reel. Thank you! Ken

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    Kenbillard - you sound great, very conversational, absolutely believable reads. COULD DEFINITELY BE DOING TV COMMERCIALS!!. It seems as though your demo is not complete as it cuts out at the end. The only other thing I noticed was a slight lack of warmth in your sound without any music. That I'm sure is caused by your acoustic setup - nothing too bad, its just that when you listen to the demos of pros that are out there you want your own to sound flawless and really give a "Real" commercial sound.

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    ABC - 20/20

    Script:

    Slate your audition with first initial, last name, "20/20 Web Survey"

    Three happy wives. They vowed to be faithful. But one is more likely to cheat. Is it the first-time mom, the model, or the housewife? Cast your vote online at ABCnews.com. What you learn may save your marriage!

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    more like this?

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    Kent,

    You have a great sounding voice and it lends itself to this type of read. Initially, it is hard to hear your slate at the beginning and where it leaves off and the script starts. Give the read more energy and inflection. Your pacing was good and consistent and maybe just a little faster and more conversational. Keep it up!

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    Bond Girls Are Forever

    Script:

    We're casting a strong, exciting, and sexy voice for this promo. We'd like to hear males and females (we have not yet determined which gender to go with). The VO will be on top of a :15-second TV spot, so t-a-k-e y-o-u-r t-i-m-e! We certainly want you to play up the common 007 tagline, "Bond, James Bond" at the end of the first sentence. One dry take (no music, no sfx). No slate please.

    Script Title:

    Bond Girls Are Forever

    Script:

    Get the inside story of women who all shared a common bond. James Bond. Bond Girls are Forever. An AMC Original Special. Wednesday, November 6th at 8 pm.

    12 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

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    Hello Coach, How does the script sound...voice quality and studio? Any and all critiques and suggestions are welcomed....please be honest and frank. I have experience as an announcer (information) and I am very interested and excited about taking my voice to the next level. Thanks so much, ANDSON email: andpete777@gmail.com

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    Hi Andson,

    Your voice is smooth.
    The studio is OK but doesn't sound professional enough to bring out the potential in your voice.
    Try it rendering in a huskier voice. That would go better with the subject.

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    Cheers

    Script:

    The next time your in Bean Town drop in and pay us a visit for old times sake.
    We get people coming by all the time just because:

    Sometimes something unexpected and magical happens like tapping a pencil.

    Cheers

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    Chevy Promo

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    Student athletes have to work twice as hard. Which is why we've offered some help. Michelle Kwan and Chevy invite you to enter the R.E.W.A.R.D.S. Scholarship Program. Morning classes. Afternoon practice. And the occasional all night study session. When you're balancing athletics with academics, it's tough to keep your winning edge. Which is why Michelle and Chevrolet are happy to offer up to $5,000 toward the cost of your college education. Most varsity sports are eligible - from skating to soccer, from softball to swimming. To apply, just visit chevy.com/rewards or call 1-888-377-5233 for additional information. Chevy - We'll be there.

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    CNBC Announcement

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    The preceding was a paid program. The opinions stated do not express the views of CNBC or its employees.

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    CNN - 99rs

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    They're called the 99rs...because their 99 week limit on unemployment has run out. Tonight...what do the jobless do when their safety net is gone? The CNN Newsroom...6 o'clock Eastern only on CNN.

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    College Football Promo - Michigan

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    The Michigan football team is within sight of the summit of their mountain
    Their journey inspiration in part from those that have climbed the highest mountain
    Michigan Stadium is called “The Big House”, but it’s more than that
    It’s a house of history
    A house of pride
    A house of tradition
    A house of WINNING!
    When the Wolverines take the field, you’ll hear a roar that’ll shake the paint off every building within a 10 mile radius
    HAIL to the Victors valiant!
    HAIL to the conquering heroes!
    HAIL, HAIL to Michigan!
    The leaders and…the BEST!

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    Comcast And Sprint PCS: Toyota Pro Beach Volleyball

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    Join Comcast and Sprint PCS this weekend on the boardwalk in Ocean City, Maryland for Toyota Pro Beach Volleyball. Toyota has invited some of the best players in the country to compete for over $20,000 in cash and prizes. Comcast and Sprint PCS, present two full days of exciting probeach volleyball and music on the boardwalk in Ocean City. Catch some great volleyball and music all weekend. It's all brought to you free by your local Toyota Dealers, Comcast, Sprint PCS and US Airways.

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    Concert Promotion

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    Judas Priest is back, August 14th at the Giant Center in Hershey. Expierience the drumming thunder of Scott Travis, the looming rythm of basist Ian Hill and the power of KK Dowling and Glenn Tiptons dueling guitars.Combined with the lyrical mastercism of the one and only, Rob Halford. From a griddy smoke filled industrial town in Birmingham England Judas Priest was formed...At that moment..Metal was born. The cinematic stage presence of Judas Priest has entertained millions all over the world, Bang your head to over 4 decades of metal mayhem when Judas Priest takes the stage at the Giant Center,August 14th,to proclaim their legacy as true metal gods.Get your tickets at the Hershey box office by calling 534-3911 thats 534-3911 or on the web at www.giantcenter.com.

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    Cool Jazz

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    Have you listened to Cool Jazz 103.9? Cool Jazz is the only station that plays today's jazz hits. Smooth out the workday. Tune in to Cool Jazz 103.9.

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    Crunch Time

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    It's crunch time.
    Sharks, Kings: Game 7
    Tonight on NBC Sports Network

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    CT Lottery

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    I couldn‘t stop laughing. I mean me ... win the lottery? I couldn‘t believe it! I mean, at first, I figured it was just my wife ... or even a couple friends playing a joke on me. But when they gave me the money ... well then I knew it was for real. I‘ve been playing those same numbers for about 2 years ... and wow ... it really can pay off. The Connecticut lottery ... somebody‘s gotta win.

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    Design Star!

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    The hottest show to hit Vegas is opening soon: Design Star! Season premier’s Sunday July 22nd at 10 on HGTV.

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    Diana Krall

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    Diana Krall live in concert Friday night July 2nd at PNC Bank Arts Center. The greatest performing artist in the world of jazz today. Diana Krall. Get tickets now at the boxoffice, Ticketmaster by phone or online. Diana Krall live in concert.

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    Direct TV - I has it

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    Opulence.

    I has it.

    I like the best.

    This one.

    But I also like savings the money.

    So when Direct TV tell me

    5 months free

    for most premium televisions package

    I jump in it.

    Kiss

    Laugh

    Contributed by Richurd

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    Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

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    Steve Martin and Michael Caine are competitors.
    In the Riviera's most profitable business.
    But with very different styles.
    Can two con men survive in a town really made for one?
    Let the contest begin.
    To prove once and for all who is :
    The dirtiest,
    The rottenest,
    The sleaziest,
    The sneakiest,
    The phoniest,
    The trickiest,
    The all time champion of dirty rotten scoundrels.
    Steve Martin is the man no woman can resist.
    And Michael Caine is:

    And they're both Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.
    Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.
    You mustn't turn your back on them, for a second.

    Contributed by Richurd

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    Discovery HD Showcase

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    There are moments of scientific discovery :
    That the earth isn’t flat
    That we evolved
    That we can go further...

    Science is all around us.

    How we live....think...feel

    PART OF LIFE.

    Incredible science programs in breath-taking High Definition.

    Science Night Friday on Discovery HD Showcase

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    Discovery Channel

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    How does it feel to climb Everest? Breathe through a straw and climb one hundred flights of stairs. It’s just like that. Except you have frostbite, you’re dehydrated and fighting hypothermia. Maybe even hallucinating. Why would five amateur climbers go through all this? Find out in the most intense climb ever caught on film. Everest: Beyond the Limit. An all-new series starts Tuesday Nov, 14, 10 pm. Let’s all discover how far we can go. Discovery Channel.

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    Discovery HD showcase

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    There are moments of scientific discovery :
    That the earth isn’t flat
    That we evolved
    That we can go further...

    Science is all around us.

    How we live....think...feel

    PART OF LIFE.

    Incredible science programs in breath-taking High Definition.

    Science Night Friday on Discovery HD Showcase

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    Discovery Health Channel Promo

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    Together, the Berman sisters head the Female Sexual Medicine Center at UCLS. Working as a team, they have helped thousands of women to healthier and more satisfying intimacy. Their new series provides an unblushingly frank forum for spirited dialogue and useful information. Real Women. Questions. Answers. Berman & Berman - For Women Only. Weeknights 10PM. Premiering April 15. Real Life. Medicine. Miracles. The new 24/7 Health Channel from the people who bring you the Discovery Channel.

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    Discovery Health Channel – The Residents

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    No more school books. No more exams. This is where the real test is taken. Decisions are the difference between life and death. Do you have what it takes? Do they? Find out on The Residents. Sunday at 10. Only on Discovery Health Channel.

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    Discovery Kids

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    What's as strong as an elephant? Stinks like a skunk? And can see in the dark? Find out next on Discovery Kids

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    Disney Channel Halloween Marathon

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    Spend Halloween with Disney Channel this year and see 24-hours of back to back fear! Watch it Friday – Scare Day! (insert sinister laugh) Happy Halloween!

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    Disney Channel Halloween Marathon Promo

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    Spend Halloween with Disney Channel this year and see 24-hours of back to back fear! Watch it Friday – Scare Day! (insert sinister laugh)
    Happy Halloween!

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    Don LaFontain's Universe Script

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    Throughout history,man has marveled at the vast complexity of the universe.Without a single unified voice humanity has been left searching for answer to the unknown.Now,one man has the power to change that and spread his voice across the earth for all of mankind to hear.One man.Me

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    Doomed Ships – History Channel

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    While Titanic is the most infamous of all ship disasters, the fate of her sister ships, Olympic and Britannic, were similarly tragic. From the beginning, the histories of these three ill-fated liners were joined by a series of mysterious coincidences. Were these gems of the White Star Line jinxed? Join us for “Doomed Ships of the Titanic.” on the History Channel.

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    Easy 99.5

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    Have you listened lately to Easy 99.5? Easy 99.5 is the only station that plays today’s soft hits without the hard stuff ... Whitney Houston, Elton John, Amy Grant ... Easy 99.5 plays today’s soft hits ... Turn on Easy 99.5 and find out what you’re missing. You’re gonna love it!

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    Educational Book Series Promo

    Script:

    Here is the instructions that came along with the audition:
    The client has requested an "adult female who should be bright and playful". Keep in mind, though, that the target audience for the video are the PARENTS & TEACHERS, not the kids themselves.

    Generic American accent, please--not a region-specific one.

    We're looking for a range of ages--BUT PLEASE NOTE that voices should not sound TOO junior or TOO senior.

    And here is the script:

    Ever wonder what the inside of a submarine looks like?
    Or where a tree frog sleeps?
    Did you know the mars Rover is lined in gold
    And a whale shark can be 40 ft long

    Introducing Scholastic Discover More
    An eye-popping, innovative new book series that brings you up close and personal
    with everything under the sun… and beyond the stars

    From sharks to spaceships
    From tadpoles to tractors,
    Scholastic Discover More is an encyclopedia on overdrive
    With something for every explorer
    Presented in a way you have never seen before

    Every book comes with its own Interactive Companion Digital Book.
    Just enter your unique code on the website to access cool videos, audio clips and
    visually stunning graphics…all so you can discover even more.

    Let Scholastic Discover More be your guide to exploring your world and the universe

    When you need to KNOW more…

    DISCOVER MORE.

    What’s YOUR passion?

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    Epic/Historical

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    In a world where dynasties were unshakable, one man, driven by a desperate need to prove
    himself to his people, hungered for acceptance, power and world domination. Just when it
    seemed he had everything, Alexander journeyed one step too far and fell into a trap so primitive
    that it was beyond the design of his own gods. A king's dream... a philosopher's legacy... a
    prince's fate was in their hands. Alexander the Great, coming to theatres everywhere, August
    2020.

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    ER on NBC

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    NBC Thursday. An episode of television that will make you believe- in miracles. An all new Christmas hour. An all new ER. NBC Thursday.

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    ESPN

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    Sports Center is a presentation of ESPN, the worldwide leader in sports. For more log on to ESPN.com.

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    ESPN -- Charlestown Horse Races

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    It’s West Virginia’s richest night of racing. The over 300 thousand dollar West Virginia Breeders Classics. On Friday, September 8th! At