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    Titan/Titanic

    Script:

    Today we are diving into a story that sits at the crossroads between history and the paranormal… if you believe in serendipity, predestination, or are simply fascinated by cosmic coincidence, this story may be for you. So sit back, and let me tell you the eerie tale of the fictional story written by Morgan Robertson, entitled “the wreck of the Titan” and it’s undeniable parallels to the real life sinking of the RMS Titanic.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear eay.brown's recording

    Any feedback is appreciated.

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    Peer Feedback:

    You have a good storytelling sense and sound excited to tell this particular story. Having said that, I think you could relax even more and immerse yourself in the story, rather than thinking about the technique. It comes with practice. I like the bit of mystery and intrigue that came through in this take. Nice job. Bill A.

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    New Orleans

    Script:

    Welcome to the French Quarter, the cultural heart of New Orleans. Home to artists and musicians, some the best French and creole cooking in the country, and the epicenter of ghosts, ghouls, and voodoo.
    Today I’m going to be walking you through some of the best places to eat, dance, dine, and encounter history to create a once in a lifetime trip.
    Let’s start on Bourbon street, the lifeblood of the Big Easy.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear eay.brown's recording

    Looking for overall feedback. Appreicate any input.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Wonderfully enthusiastic! (You certainly don't sound like a tour guide who is sick and tired of rattling off this same script.) I'd recommend you announce less though and converse more. That is, bring your volume down a little and remember that you are talking right in someone's ear. Overall, great emotion though. Thanks for sharing. Bill A.

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    The Honey Baked Ham Bees

    Script:

    Bee 1: Hi we're bees.

    Bee 2: And we're mad!

    Bee 1: Here's the deal. You buy Honey Baked Ham.

    Bee 2: You love Honey Baked Ham!

    Bee 1: But here's our beef with this whole Honey Baked Ham thing.

    Bee 2: Go ahead, tell 'em!

    Bee 1: You talk about the spiral cut

    Bee 2: Fine.

    Bee 1: You talk about the three generations of traditions.

    Bee 2: Also fine.

    Bee 1: And you go way nuts over the great honey taste

    Bee 2: And that, our human friends, is where the trouble begins.

    Bee 1: Yeah, 'cause where did the Honey Baked Ham people get the idea for the great honey taste? HUH?

    Bee 2: Yeah, where? FROM BEES! You MORONS!

    Bee 1: But have you ever thanked a bee?

    Bee 2: Have you ever gone up to a bee and said, "Hey, you bee, thanks for inspiring the great taste of Honey Baked Ham."

    Bee 1: No, you haven't!

    Bee 2: You never thanked us, yet you enjoy Honey Baked Ham on Holidays, at Super Bowl Parties, your kids graduation, birthdays...

    Bee 1: Whatever!!! You love it. You enjoy it. But you never thank us.

    Bee 2: And YOU wonder why... we STING!

    ANNCR: Honey Baked Ham.... The Number One Ham in America!

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear billanciaux's recording

    Trying some new voices. What do you think? Thanks for any feedback.

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    America's Money Vault

    Script:

    Whether it’s cash, gold, or digital bits, we all know that money makes the world go round. And what that money is worth depends on trust. Trust that the engines that power it all won’t fail. For the first time, National Geographic is going to take you inside the system. Places that you’re not allowed to bring a camera – straight into the vaults of the world’s largest stash of what you want, need, and bust your butt to get – money. One of the places that truly controls money is the central bank of the United States – the Federal Reserve. They count it, store it, move it, inflate it, deflate it, destroy, stabilize, lend and buy it…and make a profit off of it. But above all, they protect it.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear D.A.Seferino's recording

    I would appreciate any and all feedback regarding performance and recording quality. Thank you!

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    Peer Feedback:

    I was drawn in right away. The upbeat, rather happy tone sounds great on the first couple lines. I think it should change though when the script gets more serious: "depends on Trust." From this point on, I would expect a more serious delivery. You stay in the same pattern and emotion throughout, which makes you sound somewhat disconnected from the story you're telling. Would like a bit more intensity and seriousness starting with "For the first time..." Also, I would add a high pass EQ filter to remove the low-end frequencies...where it gets muddy. Around 150Hz and below. Thanks for sharing. Bill A.

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    Helen Keller

    Script:

    Helen Keller
    Helen Keller had an ageless quality about her ... inherent even in her looks ... in keeping with her amazing life story. Blind, deaf, and mute from early childhood, she rose above her triple handicap to become one of the best known characters in the modern world, and an inspiration to both the blind and seeing everywhere. When she visited Japan after World War II, boys and girls in remote villages ran to greet her, crying “Helen Keller, Helen Keller!” Her name had penetrated jungles even before the days of radio or motion pictures. Although warmed by this human reaction, she had no wish to be set aside from the rest of mankind.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear retact's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    retact I think both reads were great and showed your range for what I am assuming is your interest in audio books... great work! As to recording, I am hearing a lot of mouth noise. It happens to all of us and usually has to do with being under-hydrated. There are audio tools to help remove mouth noise but that should be last in the recording chain with proper hydration first. Hope that helps and looking forward to hearing more.

    Best! Kenneth

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    Burt's Bees

    Script:

    This is the story of a startup. A different kind of startup. The founders didn’t meet in a boardroom. And this was headquarters. This, their venture capital. You could say they lacked a strategy. But what they had was gumption. A belief in the power of nature. Rosemary, sweet almond oil and beeswax. For nourishing, effective skincare that says, I heart you, Skin. People took notice. Sales went national. Then to Canada. Sweeping Europe. Asia. Latin America. Even Easter Island. Burt got famous. Splurged on his wardrobe. Fame never went to his scruffy-haired head. They put their commitment in writing. Crafted their belief in sustainability. Invested in community outreach. And nature? Is still CEO. At the place where it started. At the start of a movement. That started it all.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear billanciaux's recording

    I am mostly focused on narration but would like to book some commercial work too. Thought I'd see what I could assemble for a commercial reel. Not sure what to call this voice, kind of a parody of something? Anyway, how do you like it with this script? Sound like a voice that could book some commercial work or is it too corny? Thanks for any feedback.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Bill I love it! If however, this is in prep for commercial work I would challenge yourself to cut it down to 15-18 seconds and increase the pace. I think increasing the pace will add a new dimension to an already great voice. Great work! Looking forward to hearing more!

    Kenneth

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    Famous Daves Baby Backs

    Script:

    Dave's Baby Backs are back at Famous Daves!
    Try Dave's original Baby Backs, Seasoned, smoked for hours, then slathered in Dave's very own honey sweet BBQ Sauce. Or try Dave's Memphis style Baby Backs. Dry rubbed with herbs then flame kissed to lock in the flavor. Hurry in to Famous Dave's! Dave's Babies are back, but only for a limited time.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear JRock78's recording

    Just getting started.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Great upbeat, energetic read with just the right amount of inflection. I like the overall pacing and clarity too. Maybe pause after "Backs" and before "Seasoned" to set yourself up for that descriptive list of how they prepare the original style ribs. Also, give a little love to some of those wonderful verbs, especially slathered and kissed. Maybe grin slightly as you say them...or stretch out the word a tad. Your voice sounds great on spots like this one. Good job. Thanks for sharing. Bill A.

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    Edge Scripts: XM - A-1 - Blue Note

    Script:

    Disclaimer - the following are Edge Scripts:

    XM Radio
    Right now, in the skies above America, two XM Radio Satellites are broadcasting over 100 digital channels of music, news, sports and talk coast-to-coast. All for less than ten dollars a month.

    A-1
    With steak, you want to make every bite count. That's why we use A-1 Steak Sauce. A-1 brings out every single bite of steak, or even hamburger. Mmmmm, delicious. For me, there's only one steak sauce, A-1. Because A-1 has all the taste that makes every bite count.

    Blue Note Cafe
    Smooth jazz, great food. The Blue Note Cafe. San Francisco

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear JRock78's recording

    The mic is a Focusrite Scarlett; merely an intro mic. Thoughts on any reasonably priced upgrades... How can I enhance my technique?

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hey, Jake. Great to hear you on this forum!

    You sound relaxed which is great, but I noticed the clarity could be better in some spots. For example, some final consonants could be clearer. ("every bite count" needs that final "t," "great food" is missing the "d," and "Blue Note" definitely needs a clear "t.") Oh, and what are those XM radio satellites doing? Are they bra-casting or broadcasting? In my radio days, I learned to pronounce 100 as one hundred not a hundred. Pretty sure that would sound more professional here too.

    I've heard some good reviews of the Scarlett mic as a starter. Your files here sound good to me. Keep practicing with it and experiment with your technique -- distance and angle. Note the differences. Proximity effect is strong on the first and last spots. You might try a high-pass EQ on your editing program to take out some of the muddiness on those.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Bill A.

    Peer Feedback:

    JRock78I agree with Bill's assessment of the sound quality of the Scarlett... rather than buy a new mic (because this one is sounding pretty good...) hire an engineer like Edge's Dan Friedman Home Studio Specialist who can help with making the Mic sound even better ... rolling off some of that low end/muddiness Bill mentioned. It's well worth spending the money to do that and as Bill mentioned experimenting with your technique. Hope that helps!

    Best! Kenneth

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    Tell Your Stories Using iPad Video

    Script:

    What makes great video? IT's a combination of two things. Great video encompasses telling a story, and once you tell a story, actually making a video becomes much easier, too. I'm going to be doing my utmost to show you how to unleash the power of your stories using the iPad video.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear mikocrouch's recording

    This is an eLearning video script that I'm practicing toward my narration demo. I have a new booth and equipment and would appreciate feedback in this regard as well. Thanks, Miko

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    Peer Feedback:

    Interesting. I may want to learn more.

    Peer Feedback:

    Miko I think this is a very strong first go on performing the copy...Great work! My thoughts are what if you were to read again with a single point of focus ... like a freind you know who is maybe a bit afraid of technolgy... and while explaining to that person you do it with a sense of wonder and mystery... like a teacher trying to spark the imagination of a student. Your intention being to make the seemingly complex simple. My bet is your pitch will come down some and you'll convey the more luxurious "Apple" styled delivery which they're so well known for. Does that make sense? Hope so and hope it helps.

    Best! Kenneth

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    Audition Recording:

    Click to hear jerry lino's recording

    Any and all feedback appreciated.

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    Peer Feedback:

    So, you're a tough guy, huh?! ;-) Loved it, Jerry. The transition from "summer Fridays" to "under pressure" could be a bit more dramatic. For example, I like the way you deliver "walled in" but thought you threw away "life or death." As you went on, I caught on and loved your serious, no messin' around delivery. I liked the dialect too...in places like "art school...we're talkin' the kind..." Technically it sounded a bit processed...like you used a noise filter or EQ. Anyway, you are so talented. Love your stuff, Jerry. Thanks for sharing. Bill A.

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    The First 48 | Bad Love

    Script:

    Tulsa Oklahoma, east of downtown a young woman is gunned down. Police race to the scene and find the young woman lying in the grass dead. A killer is on the loose and the clock is ticking down. For homicide detectives the chance of solving a murder is cut in half if they don’t get a lead in the first 48 hours.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Kenneths's recording

    Working on some of the final scripts for my narration demo. This one is for a crime documentary meant to be read over imagery related to the copy. It is a little faster read than it would be normally for the demo… love any thoughts on interpretation and performance. Thanks!

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    Peer Feedback:

    I have no problem with the read when I imagine myself focusing in on this crime documentary. Meaning, I could sit here and watch this show with your read and barely notice you're there, which is meant in a good way. You're giving me the information and you have no strange voicings or phrasings that are distracting. Recording quality is excellent. You might consider less song in your phrasing, and more despondency might be helpful. As you say, slowing down the delivery is in the plan, and it will change the tone. If this were my read, I would regard two important factors are to have good vocal tone in the first two words "Tulsa, Oklahoma" and to have smooth and articulate sentences. So, if you are picky, "...if they don't get a lead..." may be a phrase you want to listen to and decide if you want each word to be as clear as possible, given that it's quite the DUN DUN DUN!
    Good read, Kenneth :)

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    Museum Tour : Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future

    Script:

    Welcome to Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future. Born in Stockholm in 1862, Hilma af Klint began her artistic career as an academy educated painter of naturalistic landscapes and botanical illustrations. Today however she is best known for the original abstract paintings and works on paper that she began making just after the turn of the twentieth century.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Kenneths's recording

    Working on some of the final scripts for my narration demo. This one is for a museum audio tour. It is a little faster read than it would be normally for the demo… love any thoughts on interpretation and performance. Thanks!

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    Peer Feedback:

    The text is a good match for you. You are what I would call a husky tenor. Sort of a Roger Taylor type. So, quite pleasant for the subject matter. I think it works. Nice, intimate mic placement and sounds effortless.The sound, as with the others, it quiet and of professional quality.

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    Chase Mobile App | Schedule A Payment in Bill Pay

    Script:

    To schedule a payment log into your Chase Mobile App and tap the menu. Now tap pay bills and then tap schedule payment. Select the payee you wish to schedule a payment with and enter your payment details. Submit the payment to view the confirmation screen. That’s it. You’ve paid the bill.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Kenneths's recording

    Working on some of the final scripts for my narration demo. This one is for an e-learning/explainer meant to be read over imagery related to the copy. It is a little faster read than it would be normally for the demo… love any thoughts on interpretation and performance. Thanks!

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    Peer Feedback:

    Well, you sound born to do this type of read. Pleasant, natural, and clearly delivered. I liked the pace and voice placement. Your recording quality is right on! This recording could be the actual demo. It's that good.

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    The Life and Times of William Shakespeare

    Script:

    There’s no name better known in the world of Literature than William Shakespeare, and whatever your feelings about his dramatic offerings such as “Romeo and Juliet”, “Twelfth Night”, or “King Lear”, Shakespeare is impossible to ignore. Biographers and literary critics are still inspired to wax lyrical upon the subject. So what exactly is it that makes Shakespeare such a fascinating subject? Shakespeare’s meteoric rise from the humblest of beginnings to worldwide fame, tells a tale of tenacity that is inspirational to this day, and as we follow in the Great Bard of Avon’s footsteps, where there’s a will, when you’re talking about William Shakespeare, there’s most definitely a way.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear ScholarNeilliam's recording

    Good morning! I had the following scene in mind when I performed my recording. I meet a friend at a bookstore by chance, and there is a sale on Shakespeare’s plays. She tells me that she never understood Shakespeare in school, but she thinks that the sale is a good opportunity to see if she can understand him now. We walk to the shelf that has all his plays on sale, and she becomes nervous because she does not where to begin. I persuade her to give Shakespeare another chance despite her reservations.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hi ScholarNeilliam, the following thought is based on the premise that you are meeting a friend in a bookstore and then though she is reluctant you try and persuade her to give Shakespeare another chance. With that in mind listen to your performance of the script and ask yourself: does this sound a single point of focused as if having a conversation with a friend? If not try the read again with a specific person in mind and just have a conversation with them. Listed back to that read in comparison to this one and see if there is a difference.

    As to recording quality, I can hear a low-frequency noise like a fan in the recording. I can also hear what sounds like the creaking of a chair near in a few places near the end of the recording. Lastly, as you are ending your performance I can hear you clicking your mouse to end.

    Hope the feedback is helpful... keep up the good work!

    Kenneth

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    2 Virtual Tour/E-Learning Scripts

    Script:

    Morton Arboretum

    Welcome to Morton Arboretum, home to more than 36 HUNDRED native trees, shrubs, and plants. This virtual guide provides a snapshot of what to expect when you visit our Wheaton, Illinois location. First, let’s look at how to get the most from your virtual tour. See the 5 Main tabs across the top of your screen--Introduction, Trees, Shrubs, Plants, and Frequently Asked Questions? The “Introduction” tab is highlighted because your tour automatically started here when you clicked the “Enter” button on the home page. Use your mouse to click on a different Key page. Each Key page lists subcategories in its left pane. Hover your mouse over each subcategory to view a drop-down menu, then click the subtopic you want. Use the black scroll bar to navigate subcategories. Use the white scroll bar at the right of your screen to navigate each Main page. Now let’s continue.

    Incline Village

    Hello—you’ve arrived at Incline Village in scenic Lake Tahoe! Click “Enter” now to join our virtual tour of magnificent Village features. Click on any of the 5 tabs—Golf, Tennis, Skiing, Event & Meeting Facilities, or Local Attractions for a close-up look. Click the red Pause button or the yellow Zoom button at any time to take in even more detail. Visit Frequently Asked Questions by clicking the FAQs (“fax”) icon—it’s located at the top right of your screen. Now let’s get started!

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    Practice Recording:

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    Hows the Tempo. This is for a self guided tour and Im telling people how to use the software.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hi montereichert, I think the tempo is maybe just a little slow...only just slightly though..slight increase in tempo and I think you'd be right on the money. One other thing that stuck out to me was the series of words: Introduction, Trees, Shrubs, Plants... you are reading each with the same inflection and I think coloring each word with a slightly different inflection would make them stand out more and keep the listener's attention to what you are describing. Great work all the same. Hope that helps. Best!

    Kenneth

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    Biographical Narration : Female Ruler In A World Of Men | Cleopatra

    Script:

    Cleopatra the seventh queen of ancient Egypt is one the most famous female rulers in history. Descended from a long line of Egyptian rulers Cleopatra was born around 69 BC. In 51 BC her father died leaving his throne 2 eighteen year old Cleopatra and her younger brother Ptolemy the XIII. The first three years of their rule were disastrous.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Kenneths's recording

    Working on some of the final scripts for my narration demo. This one is for a history documentary meant to be read over imagery related to the copy. It is a little faster read than it would be normally for the demo… love any thoughts on interpretation and performance. Thanks!

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    Peer Feedback:

    I liked this as you changed your accent and demeanor as if to say that Cleopatra was quite a big deal, let me tell you! It made me smile because I heard your other three recordings. What stood out was the contrast from the other demo choices.You seem to choose some deliberate nuances well. Dropping the bottom in your voice to create a greater sonority, for instance. Great recording quality.

    Peer Feedback:

    mikocrouch thank you so much for taking the time to comment on the reads I have posted.... really appreciate you taking the time to do that. Looking forward to hearing your submissions. Best!

    Kenneth

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    How To Guide: Creating Hand Written Notes With Apple Pencil

    Script:

    Creating notes with your Apple Pencil is as easy as a tap. Here are some helpful tips to use in your next note. To quickly create a new note tap the lock screen of your iPad with your Apple Pencil and then you can start writing. Whatever you write or draw from here will automatically be saved in notes.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Kenneths's recording

    Working on some of the final scripts for my narration demo. This one is an explainer meant to be read over imagery related to the copy. Love any thoughts on interpretation and performance. Thanks!

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    Peer Feedback:

    All in all it was very good. You've done this before I can tell. I would work on maintaing the energy towards the end og the sentences. One example would be "...easy a tap",
    "... you can start writing.", "...will automatically be saved in notes."

    Interpretation was spot on as well your timing. Recording quality was good.

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    Documentary Narration : Wolf vs. Bear - Smithsonian

    Script:

    Spring is finally here. Icy plains transform into lakes and lush boreal forests full of life.
    The bears are in their element. They have only a short summer to fatten up and the protein from the rotting meat is going a long way. But the ravens are a problem.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Kenneths's recording

    Working on some of the final scripts for my narration demo. This one is for a nature documentary meant to be read over imagery related to the copy. It is a little faster read than it would be normally for the demo to keep it under 20 seconds… love any thoughts on interpretation and performance. Thanks!

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    Peer Feedback:

    As I've said before, you're definitely experienced. You interpret and perform wonderfully. I would still work on the bringing up the energy at the end of some sentences though. "...bears are in their element." Recording sounds good

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    Papa John's

    Script:

    Say Aloha to a great new taste from Papa John's. Introducing Papa Johns barbecue chicken and bacon pizza and our new Hawaiian barbecue chicken with juicy pineapple. Try one of Papa John's new barbecue pizzas only $10.99 for a limited time.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear monicarachelle's recording

    Hello! I'm trying out my new sennheiser mk4and focusrite set up before I start really using it for work. My coach requested that I upload for performance feedback as well. Thank you so much for your time.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hi Monica, the mic is sounding good through my headphones ... the only thing I am picking up is some plosiveness... If you are not using one then I think that will take care of it. Congrats on your new mic!

    Kenneth

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    Script submitted by evoorg4

    Script:

    America needs more schools that encourage our children to fulfill their promise

    So they can succeed in the competitive world they soon face

    Call 1 800 96 PROMISE, and we'll send you information on how you can help change the schools in your community

    KEEP THE PROMISE

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear evoorg4's recording

    First time recording myself; trying to to acclimate myself to using USB mike; and Audacity download application to enhance my tracks; I have been instructed by my coach to download this and listen to the feedback to focus on as well as his critique as well...Thanks for your thoughts

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    Peer Feedback:

    Really solid interpretation of the script. Good choice with the commanding direction. You do have some white noise coming from your recording. Learning how to record is an adventure and things can only go up!

    Peer Feedback:

    I think it's a good first attempt at script interpretation and performance. Nice work! Maybe try hitting/emphasizing some of the action and descriptive words.... it will give more color/range to the reading. As to the mic, there is some noise coming through... could be your pre-amp that is introducing it. Agreeing with monicarachelle, "Learning how to record is an adventure and things can only go up!"

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    Allstate Insurance - Agent

    Script:

    Go ahead... Make a wish... Now call your Allstate agent. Because today, planning makes wishes come true. And your Allstate agent can help make sure that “family security”, “college funding”, and even a “healthy retirement” are in the stars for you. Your Allstate agent wants to be your agent for life. You're in good hands with Allstate Life Insurance.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear NoiceVoice's recording

    Am I lively enough? is there any white noise?

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    Peer Feedback:

    Nice job handling those pauses at the beginning. I'd watch pronouncing the ends of all your words. You are correct there is some white noise throughout the recording. Really smoothe read though. Great job!

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    Audition Recording:

    Click to hear jerry lino's recording

    Any and all feedback is appreciated. Thanks

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    Peer Feedback:

    Nice Slate. Creative. Edgy topic. Well spoken and emoted. I liked the deep breath "high" after cat description. "Soft clothes slide drawer" is a bit quick.

    Peer Feedback:

    Jerry very solid performance and script interpretation... Nice work! I think what stuck out was the lack of variation when doing the descriptive list: finicky, crafty, aloof... maybe just adding a slight variation or coloring of each word to help illustrate the different personalities. Recording sounds great. Hope that's helpful!

    Kenneth

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    Neuroendocrine Tumors

    Script:

    Although pathologic concepts regarding squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma have remained relatively stable during the past 10 years, those regarding the class of neuroendocrine tumors have continued to undergo revision and refinement. Neuroendocrine tumors are defined as those that produce biogenic amines. Pathologically, this can be demonstrated by the presence of neurosecretory granules by electron microscopy.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear VeronicaGJonesVO's recording

    Practicing pharmaceutical reads.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Can't speak to whether you're pronunciation of the medical terminology is correct, but you sound like the person that should be reading it. I would suggest reading a hair faster. I'm thinking of needing to hear this for work and after a while wishing you'd speed it up just a little. Good job!

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    2012 Extinction

    Script:

    The Maya, an ancient South American culture, predicted that time would end in a violent apocalypse on December 21, 2012. They created an elaborate astronomical calendar called "The Long Count," which stops abruptly in 2012.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear noobvoice13's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hi Noobvoice, I love your voice for this read. It is perfectly suited. It was a good read. I would suggest reducing the pauses and connect the words...between "time" and "would" for example.

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi noobvoice13, I think it's a great first attempt in performance. It might be your interpretation of the script that's holding the performance back from where it could really shine. The script is describing a culture who believed in an end to times scenario... How about trying a read adding some darkness and foreboding... it would go along way to add to the drama to your read. Hope that helps!

    Best! Kenneth

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    America's Money Vault

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    Whether it’s cash, gold, or digital bits, we all know that money makes the world go round. And what that money is worth depends on trust. Trust that the engines that power it all won’t fail. For the first time, National Geographic is going to take you inside the system. Places that you’re not allowed to bring a camera – straight into the vaults of the world’s largest stash of what you want, need, and bust your butt to get – money. One of the places that truly controls money is the central bank of the United States – the Federal Reserve. They count it, store it, move it, inflate it, deflate it, destroy, stabilize, lend and buy it…and make a profit off of it. But above all, they protect it.

    62 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear TonyCobb's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    Wow. Audio quality is amazing, as is your voice. To my taste, I'd like to hear more humanity in your read. Your first "depends on trust" sounds disconnected. Your even-toned read could be marketable though. I'd hire you with the plan to add some inflection. You sound great otherwise!

    Peer Feedback:

    As previously mentioned, your voice and sound quality are awesome. I would work on copy interpretation. Money can be a boring topic. This copy however centers on the multitude of ways the Federal Reserve (what's that) works with it. It got me excited to learn about something I would normally be bored with. Let the listener hear that excitement in your voice. You've got a great voice, animate the read a little and they'll be hooked. Good Luck!

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    Pet Owndership

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    Pet Owndership

    Slide 2
    Several topics will be discussed during this presentation. The first half of the discussion will be about Deciding if a Pet is Right for You. We will review commitment, budgeting, animal selection, veterinarians, trainers, and where to find that perfect pet. The second half of the discussion will be about Pet Ownership. Topics to be discussed will include wellness, nutrition, training, multiple pets, pet safety, pet laws and pet custody.
    Finally, we’ll provide you with resources so you’ll have an opportunity to reach out on your own OR how to find additional help for your search.
    Again, we are glad you are here and hope you find this information helpful in your start of this new opportunity in being a pet owner. It’s a wonderful feeling to have a pet and to be able to care for and nurture during its life. We want to help you be the best owner you can be and help you find the perfect pet for you and your family.

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    Practice Recording:

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    Any feedback is greatly appreciated!

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    Peer Feedback:

    Very nice sounding voice, and you could do a whole variety of genres. Here the warmth yet responsibility comes through. I would maybe reduce the pace just a slight bit, and allow the concepts to sink in just for a moment more. Kind of like you are making sure we understand, because it's a very interesting and emotional experience. And buy the way this is not an easy copy to read, but yet you do it smoothly and positively.

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    Rock 100.5 The KATT

    Script:

    Don't settle for half the rock. Get it all. Rock 100.5. The KATT.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear TonyCobb's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    I really liked it. The pacing was good. The only criticism is to perhaps be a little more dramatic with the first two sentences. Otherwise, it was solid...as a rock. Get it? All? Okay, leaving now. Bye. =T

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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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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear TonyCobb's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    After America's Money Vault, I read this copy expecting to hear how you would change up, but your read is the same. To me, this text doesn't call for your even tone, but more stinger style, with conversational inflections. Your voice is still amazing, now I'd like to hear what your conversational read sounds like.

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    Writing An Essay

    Script:

    Writing an essay can seem overwhelming, but is actually easier than you think. Follow these steps to ensure essay writing success.

    Step 1: Read the writing prompt carefully. Figure out what the question is asking you to do.Are you comparing or contrasting, explaining or analyzing? Before you begin be sure you understand exactly what your assignment is.

    Step 2: Brainstorm and write all of your ideas. Think of a graphic organizer that can help you organize your thoughts. Think of the main idea of the topic and try to come up with three reasons to support your position.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear VeronicaGJonesVO's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    First of all the voice is made for this type of copy. Secondly the pacing is natural and comfortable. Perhaps a little more "personal" take would be most effective, done as though talking to one person face to face. Some of the words sound very careful, and if you did it more "casual" it would just pop. Overall great tone., rather than sou

    Peer Feedback:

    Thank you for the feedback Tony. I can appreciate the "careful" sounding words as I try to slow down. :)

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    10-10-220

    Script:

    Siempre hay una razón para llamar a casa. Y también hay la mejor forma de llamar. Y como 10-10-220 es tan barato, a veces sólo llamas...
    Para excelentes tarifas alrededor del mundo, marca 10-10-220.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Miguel Micke's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    While I am not fluent in Spanish, this recording seemed to flow very well with the sound effects. I really enjoyed listening to this and it felt as if I was listening to a pro.

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    Black Robe

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    Túnica negra

    Un hombre que creía en los misterios de su fe. Un pueblo que creía en la magia de la tierra. En un mundo de belleza salvaje. Y un momento de su descubrimiento. Se reunieron y compartió una extraordinaria aventura. Una prueba de coraje y un triunfo de la voluntad. De Bruce Beresford, viene una historia épica del corazón... y el espíritu. TÚNICA NEGRA.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Miguel Micke's recording

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    10-10-220

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    Siempre hay una razón para llamar a casa. Y también hay la mejor forma de llamar. Y como 10-10-220 es tan barato, a veces sólo llamas...
    Para excelentes tarifas alrededor del mundo, marca 10-10-220.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Miguel Micke's recording

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    Bus Project Introduction

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    Welcome to the Bus Transformation Project Open House! Metro and the other local bus operators in the region launched the Bus Transformation Project to transform local bus in the Washington region, improve service and the customer experience, and create a more cohesive area-wide bus system.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear jarred.toups's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    good but the recorder having very high tone

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi Jarred, I think you can add a little more inflection in your voice; and, there were a few pauses throughout your read. Try making it a bit more conversational and see if that helps. Nice voice!

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    57 people have played this

    Demo Recording:

    Click to hear HD11's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    good rytm

    Peer Feedback:

    Thank you Miguel! Does anybody else have any feedback on the overall delivery and sound quality? I am worried that the music is drowning out my voice. Do you all hear the same thing?

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi Anthony I wanted to give you my thoughts on the recording quality. I am hearing boxiness in your voice which can be fixed using a parametric equalizer to tamp that down. As to production to my ear, it does not sound like a professionally produced demo and that might be part of the concern you are having in the "worried that the music is drowning out my voice". If you are self-producing your demo I would highly recommend against it. It's a very complex art and there are few voice talents out there that can both do voiceover and produce demos... doing the voice over performance is already hard enough! This is not to discourage you but to remind that we only get one chance to make a good first impression ... and that's with our demos.

    As to performance, I think some of the spots are stronger than others. Are you working with a VO coach to work on performance? If not it would be worth spending the money to tighten up the overall reads. Great start! Keep up the great work!

    Kenneth

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    Allstate

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    Some insurance companies seem to think that 15 minutes is all it takes. But not Allstate. We'll take as long as you want to help you make sure your insurance coverage is right. You deserve more than just 15 minutes of fame. Are you in Good Hands?

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear VeronicaGJonesVO's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    You had good variation in pitch! You went a little fast though, both between phrases and between sentences. I'd slow down a little bit if I were you (I'm guilty of this as well!)

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    10-10-220

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    Siempre hay una razón para llamar a casa. Y también hay la mejor forma de llamar. Y como 10-10-220 es tan barato, a veces sólo llamas...
    Para excelentes tarifas alrededor del mundo, marca 10-10-220.

    59 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Miguel Micke's recording

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    IRA Annuity

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    In the next 15 minutes, you will learn the four steps towards a better retirement. An IRA will be a key player in almost any retirement plan. Here are some steps you can take now to make your IRA work harder for you and help secure a more comfortable retirement. The earlier you start contributing to a tax-deferred IRA Annuity, the larger your nest egg can grow. Over time, the combination of tax-deferral and compound interest can be dramatic. Although you can open an IRA Annuity with as little as $50, making the maximum contribution of $2,000 means you will have more money growing tax deferred.

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    Practice Recording:

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    Looking for natural style with energy.. Does it make you interested in the product, or did I loose you after the first sentence...?

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    Peer Feedback:

    Not sure if this was intentional or not, but your recording cut off earlier than the script suggested. You tend to drop in energy at the ends of words or sentences (I do the same thing), so I'd work on keeping energy and pronunciation strong at the end.

    Peer Feedback:

    I was interested throughout. Nice read. Over 15 minutes though, you might start to lose me. Relax, vary the pace, and bring down the volume slightly for a more conversational delivery. I think it would help. Thanks for sharing. Bill A.

    Peer Feedback:

    HI montereichert, good read and script interpretation ... I guess my only thought is a little more energy / inflection in your read. I know it can be hard with the subject of the IRS but I think adding a bit more life to the subject would go a long way in hooking the listener into the copy. Great work! Look forward to hearing more from you. Best!

    Kenneth

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    Script submitted by mmordell

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    It never ceases to amaze me - get sick and everybody has a home remedy.
    My Aunt Emma's “cure all” is crushed garlic and Limburger cheese - in a sock tied around her neck.

    “I never get sick” she says. That's, cause nobody can get within 50 yards of the woman.

    Then there's my cousin Moon Beam from California.
    Swears by frozen Tofu Daiquiris.

    And my mother - anytime she hears me sneeze wants to give me an oil and vinegar rub down. Great - unless you wanna smell like a salad bar for a week.

    Me, I just go down to Winn Dixie.
    There, low prices alone make me feel better, and by the time I go pick up some chicken my prescription is ready.

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    I'm a noob. Working on technique. I hope I captured the fun!

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    Peer Feedback:

    I could see that you tried to vary your town to capture the quirky nature of this copy. I think you had the right idea, but the differences could be a little more pronounced. I'd also slow down a tiny bit. Also, some words got jarbled: "There, *low* prices alone..." is a one example. Good work though!

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    A.G. Edwards

    Script:

    In a world of new, higher tax brackets, your investment broker can be a valuable source for investment ideas that can help you reduce taxes. It's all part of the complete service AG Edwards is committed to offering you. Not only this year, but every year. The time to start next year's tax planning is now. And your AG Edwards investment broker can help you with an understanding of your particular needs. Why not take advantage of that expertise by calling today?

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    Practice Recording:

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    Thanks in advance. Only seeking comments on the read, still using a USB headset.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Very honest straightforward and with integrity. Trustworthy-sounding, and that's important. I do detect a bit of dropping off of your speaking volume on the last word of each sentence, and would only recommend keeping the tone and emphasizing the words that come at the end of sentences a bit more. As they say, "don't throw it away". You have a good sound.

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi LS77, I thought the performance was pretty solid. My only thoughts are on recording quality... you have a pretty high noise floor probably having to do with your mic/preamp... it takes away from being able to listen to your voice and fully access the performance because the noise is so pronounced. Otherwise great work! Thanks for sharing.

    Kenneth

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    Sesame Place Theme Park

    Script:

    Sesame Place is the theme park where Sesame Street comes to life! New in 2018 is our biggest, most exciting roller coaster ever – Oscar’s Wacky Taxi™! Bring the entire family to whirl on rides, splash down slides and hug everyone’s favorite furry friends. So before little kids become big kids, bring them to meet their Sesame Street friends at Sesame Place® theme park!

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    Practice Recording:

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    I've been out of commission for about 5 months, feeling rusty trying to get back in the game.

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    Peer Feedback:

    This is perfect script for your voice. Pacing was good and I felt excited about the new ride. You have experience at this and the way you phrased Wacki Taxi demonstrated that. Based on that, I'm not sure why you chose an acoustically untreated room for this recording. There is a huge echo. Definitely get to a treated room for the real audition. I think you'll get the job.

    Peer Feedback:

    Very upbeat, kid/parent friendly vibe. There's a noticeable break in the flow in the sentence "whirl on rides, splash down slides", where if it were instead treated as one cadence it would flow with a lot more fun. Have fun with that, even exploiting the rhyme. Right now that sounds just a bit technical or with effort. Very effective overall though!

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