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    Cool Rock 99.5

    Script:

    Have you listened lately to Cool-Rock 99.5? Cool-Rock is the only station that plays today’s cool hits. Nirvana. The Verve. The Dave Matthews band. Turn it on and find out what you’re missing. You’re gonna love it!

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Marie2.0's recording

    any thoughts welcome!

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    Advil

    Script:

    As a nursing home aid from 9 to 5, I’ve made a lot of close friends. But the one I rely one the most is Advil. Advil works at the site of minor arthritis pain – stopping it where it starts. And now introducing new ADVIL GEL CAPLETS.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear lzcatz's recording

    Seeking feedback on 'natural' sound and pitch, hitting some of the right important words or not?

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    Peer Feedback:

    Nice voice and nice read. The beginning was natural until there were some odd pauses: at / the, stopping it / where it starts, new / Advil. Try bringing those in together like you are really talking to someone,

    Peer Feedback:

    Good voice and started with stable inflection. I agree with cryssken, the pauses were a little bit strange and not very natural. Kinda lost the flow. Recording sounded good, just at a couple points was a little bit of mouth crackle. Good work otherwise!

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    Ace Brand

    Script:

    Ace Brand lawn and garden supplies are made with a satisfaction guarantee. Because all the talk in the world doesn’t matter if you can’t back it up. Ace Brand.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear lzcatz's recording

    First time recording after one coaching session. This is my homework! Used Iphone Twisted Wave. I am more interested in vocal quality comments not recording quality. Thanks so much!

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    Peer Feedback:

    Congratulations on your start! Good effort here. I'm sure your coach will tell you (well, it's what my coach tells me) to add a little more "personal" to your voice, by imagining for instance, that you've just run into your neighbor at the hardware store. This can be challenging as we are expected to sound natural while saying things that we would never actually say to someone in conversation, but I find with a lot of practice, you will bring it around. Keep it up!

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    Acura Future

    Script:

    Great design challenges more than just the eyes. It challenges the future. We designed the RDX to challenge not just the future of SUVs, but also the future of Acura. The future starts now. The future is the Acura RDX.

    Acura. Everything we ever imagined. And then some.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear j_jereb's recording

    I am trying to find a sweet spot between luxurious smoothness ("Corinthian leather") and a sense of excitement or urgency ("The future is coming"). Thanks for taking the time to listen!

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    Peer Feedback:

    J., That was a rich sounding delivery and given the brand that is spot on! I think you sounded a little light on the first 'challenge'. might want to pronounce that more smoothly, clearly. for the urgency, it was urgent without sounding panicky (which isn't what you are going for of course) i would nod your head a little to sound urgent but solid/sure at the same time. Great work. :-)

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    XM Bank

    Script:

    Script is below, but this was the voice detail given along with the script:

    30 Second TV Ad
    This is a serious spot defending American jobs. Towards the end, VO should be urging viewer to take action. Not too over the top of an attack, but it should convey some disappointment and frustration with partisan Washington politics that prevents progress on jobs. Due to the tight production deadline, we love it when applicants post a custom demo so we can hear what the script would sound like!

    SCRIPT
    You sent a message to Washington.
    Loud and clear.
    Focus on the economy and jobs.
    Show the taxpayers that Congress can work again.

    Unfortunately, others have a different agenda.
    The same politicians who brought us a government shutdown and led the U.S. to the brink of default have a new bad idea:
    Ending the X-M Bank, which is designed to help American employers and American jobs.
    These jobs and workers in the Export-Import economy deserve support.
    Do the right thing for our economy and support the X-M Bank.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear aprilmartella's recording

    I am using Garageband to record, if anyone has any good setting or export tips using GB, I would love to hear them. Thanks!

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    Practice Recording:

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    Peer Feedback:

    Nice read! I didn't hear any background noise! Good job!

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    Paper & Packaging

    Script:

    Packaging is one part protection and one part perception.

    There's a thrill that comes with making a new purchase. And with premium products come premium expectations. Well-designed paper-packaging helps protect products, build anticipation and separate thoughtful brands from their competitors. What's inside is a product, but what's outside is a first impression.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear DerickT's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hi DerickT,
    I'll try to explain myself since my English is not the best, but it's good enough...

    As for the quality, I can hear the crickets in the background, try to isolate a little bit more the room where you are recording and/or if you have to audition or record something for a client, DO NOT do it during the night (I have a similar issue here)

    In terms of the copy interpretation, try to read it softer, (between the tone you used and whispering), and give some more color to your read. Think that you are painting images in other peoples mind with your narration, in this case you are talking about packages and its two different purposes "protection" and "perception of the product" (with emphasis in perception) so try to differentiate them.

    Also, the first thing we learn when we start doing voiceover, is to read without letting others know that we are reading. It should sound as if it came out of your mind, not from a script.

    It would be great if you try again this same read so we can see how

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    Crown & Caliber

    Script:

    Someone just paid too much for a luxury watch.

    Why pay more for a pre-owned luxury watch than it's worth? With our experienced Swiss-certified watchmakers and comprehensive value database, you get an authentic, performance tested watch at a price that won't make you feel like you paid too much. Don't be a goat.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear DerickT's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hi Derek,
    I am brand new to this industry, and I thought your read was very nice. :-) You have a an appealing, easy to listen to voice, and I wouldn't mind listening to your voice while driving down the road listening to my radio. The only constructive feedback I have would be to slow down in speaking your words, to pronounce them more clearly and articulate. Other than that, great job! Keep up the great work!

    Peer Feedback:

    You have got a great voice and great inflection at the appropriate places. I would suggest annunciating with more clarity though. Some of your words sounded a little slurred or stifled. But great job!

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    Dewar's

    Script:

    What's in a name? In a word, standards. At Dewar's we've made quite a name for ourselves by living true to our standards for over 130 years. That's about how long we have been double ageing our whisky.

    Why? For extra smoothness.

    It takes longer and costs more but ageing, blending and ageing again is the gold standard when it comes to marrying forty different single malts and grains into one super smooth Dewar's.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear DerickT's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    The question mark could be more expressed/noticeable in the first sentence. I think you could say malts and grains like maltsandgrains
    All sounded clear!
    didn't slur the the 's's' and there are quite a few. I am finding that hard myself.
    Maybe envision drinking a Dewars while your acting!

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    Ocean Documentary

    Script:

    Away from all land. The ocean. It covers more than half the surface of our planet and yet, for the most part, it is beyond our reach. Much of it is virtually empty, a watery desert. All life that is here is locked in a constant search to find food. A struggle to conserve precious energy in the open ocean.
    The biggest of all fish. 30 tonnes in weight, 12 meters long - a whale shark. Its huge bulk is sustained by near-microscopic creatures of the sea - plankton. Whale sharks cruise on regular, habitual routes between the best feeding grounds.
    In February, that takes them to the surface waters far from the coast of Venezuela. Others are already here. Bait fish have come for the same reason - to feed on the plankton. The whale shark has timed its arrival exactly right. Oddly, the tiny fish swarm around it. They're using it as a shield. Other predatory fish are lurking nearby. Yellowfin tuna. They seem wary of the giant. The shark dives, as if to escape from such overcrowding. Now the tuna have a chance to attack the unprotected baitfish. But then, back comes the giant. It has taken a vast mouthful of the baitfish itself. Plankton, it seems, is not the only food for a whale shark. Both shark and tuna feast together. But the tuna must beware. Even they can end up in the whale shark's stomach. Predators here must grab what they can, when they can, for such events do not last long. The dense shoals on which so many depend, gather only when water conditions are perfect. Many predators spend much of their time cruising the open ocean, endlessly searching.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear briank411's recording

    I did this after a coaching session. The advice I was given was to slow down a little bit to add a little more drama to the read, since it would be accompanied by music, video, interviews, etc. I was also instructed to change how I did my reading when it seemed to get a little more "up close and personal". I also tried to find some music that seemed oceanic. lol

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    Peer Feedback:

    It sounds like you took the coach's direction well. The speed was just right. Your transition from "In February..." was spot on as I could visualize the change in camera shot from open water to close up at that point. I think that toward the end, maybe at "The dense shoals" there would be a transition back out, where you might switch your tone again.

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    Puffs

    Script:

    I know. You think tissues are wimps. Well, my friends, that's ordinary tissues. Not me. Puffs Extra Strength. I'm the strongest tissue around. Even wet, one of me is stronger than two of these guys. Cause I'm no wimp. Leading brand -- hah! So go ahead --- give me all you got. I'm built for it. As for my name, Puffs ... ah, that's another story. I'd have called myself Tuffs.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Areese623's recording

    Don't have a muffler for mouth noise yet so I hope it sounds okay!

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    Peer Feedback:

    This is really entertaining. You've personified tissues well and I like the inflections you use to separate yourself from 'ordinary' tissues. It's good!

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    Arnold Bread Man

    Script:

    This is my first upload, and I used one of your sample scripts, and I don't know how to find it again to copy and paste it. So sorry!

    41 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear aprilmartella's recording

    Thanks for listening. This is my first practice recording.

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    Peer Feedback:

    I love the tone and energy in your voice! It really fits the background music you chose and reflects a nostalgic home-style feel to the over all read. The only thing I would work on is speed. In the beginning you were reading a tad fast so there wasn't enough of a brief pause between your sentences. In the middle towards the end though you had it perfect so I would just try and maintain that consistency.

    Great job overall though!

    Peer Feedback:

    I like the background music you chose....it added some nice flare to the read. Agree with the good tone and energy as well. The only concern I have is it seems like there might have been a bit of an echo...possibly from the room you are in? Otherwise the read was very well done.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thank you for your feedback! I will work on speed and also getting into a quieter environment when recording. I actually used my iPhone to record, hoping to get a real mic recording for the next one.

    Peer Feedback:

    This is very clearly spoken and it has a great tone. The music also works really well with the way you were speaking.

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    Red Hat

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    If you need an open source solution for your business, look no further than Red Hat. The world’s leading provider helps more than 90 percent of Fortune 500 companies solve business challenges, align IT and business strategies, and provide the software to make it happen. Ladies and gentlemen, the future is here. The future is Red Hat.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Sterling Cage's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    I think the read was done very well. Good emphasis where it was needed, and good pronunciation.

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    You have a very distinct voice and it was very clear and the recording was of very good quality. I think this is a really great read.

    Peer Feedback:

    Great! I like the personality that came through the read. All the right words were hit without it being obvious or "too hit". Very well done.

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    Campbell's Tomato Soup

    Script:

    With Campbell’s tomato soup, your mouth’ll be psyched! Campbell’s tomato soup. M'm M'm Good!

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear QuiceStraughter's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    I like the energy you have on this script! It may be short, but you provide enough without making it sound over the top or cartoony. However, the "Campbell's tomato soup" lost some of that energy and was harder a small bit harder to hear.

    Your recording quality sounded clear, so my suggestion would be to carry some of that energy until the very end of the copy.

    Great work!

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks, Sterling.

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    ANTZ

    Script:

    All my life, I've lived and worked in the big city, which now that I think of it, is kind of a problem since I always feel uncomfortable around crowds. I mean it, I-I have this fear of enclosed spaces. Everything makes me feel trapped all the time. You know, I always tell myself, there's gotta be something better out there, but maybe I think too much. I-I-I think everything must go back to the fact that I had a very anxious childhood. You know, my, my mother never had time for me. When you're the middle child in a family of five million, you don't get any attention. I-I mean, how's it possible? And I've always had these abandonment issues, which plagued me. My father was basically a drone like I've said, and, you know, the guy flew away when I was just a larva. And my job, don't get me started on, 'cause it really annoys me. I was not cut out to be a worker, I'll tell you that right now. I-I-I feel physically inadequate. I, I, my whole life I've never, I’ve never been able to lift more than ten times my own body weight, and, and when you get down to it, handling dirt is, you know, ewwww, is not my idea of a rewarding career. It's this whole gung-ho super-organism thing that, that, you know, I can't get, I try, but I can't get it. I mean you know, what is it, I'm supposed to do everything for the colony, and, and what about my needs? What about me? I mean, I gotta believe there's someplace out there that's better than this! Otherwise, I will just curl up in a larval position and weep! The whole system makes me feel - insignificant!

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Marie2.0's recording

    New Mic, how is the sound quality? And also new genre with accent. How does it sound?

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hey Marie! I don't see any issues with the sound quality aside from occasional minor mouth noise (such as around 0:41). As for the accent, I think you are doing a good job!

    The only suggestion I could give could be to perhaps put a little more emotion at points. This is stuff that has really effected the character, so don't be afraid to show some more sorrow or frustration in what the character is saying!

    This is great work, and I only hope it continues!

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    Demo Recording:

    Click to hear Ray53's recording

    Microphone,settings,noise floor,performance.

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    Peer Feedback:

    You performed this very well! I didn't hear any noise! Good job!

    Peer Feedback:

    The mic quality was on point. Just try not to record too close to the mic. As for the performance, I think you need more enthusiasm. And I think you need to speak a bit more clearly because at times I was having a hard time making out a few of your words.

    Peer Feedback:

    The mic quality is great. I love the voice and you didn't hesitate when using the accent. Nice one!

    Peer Feedback:

    I didn't hear any noise on my end either, sounded very clear, and love the accent!

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    Audition Recording:

    Click to hear S. Hecht's recording

    Just looking for general comments on either performance or recording.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Very nice! Performance was believable! Good job!

    Peer Feedback:

    Not a bad attempt. I think you need to smile a bit more and make it sound a bit more lively. Also, try not to record too close to the mic and get a pop filter if you don't have one. I can hear puffs here and there.

    Good attempt!

    Peer Feedback:

    It's very clear and you enunciate well. This is a good read, but perhaps a bit more inflection and emotion would make it even better. Near the end I could definitely hear some enthusiasm. Great job!

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    Flight Delay

    Script:

    What happens to the traveler unpleasantly surprised by a flight delay?

    They could have a pay-per-use lounge membership, or maybe they go through a lengthy claim process with their insurance provider. Most travelers end up feeling stressed that their trip is starting or ending on a sour note.

    So how can we make the lives of APAC travelers easier and less stressful when they experience a flight delay?

    Introducing Mastercard® Flight Delay Pass.

    A unique service that instantly sends complimentary lounge passes to cardholders and 3 other registered traveling companions if their flight is delayed by 2 hours or more.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear vobyriya's recording

    I'd like to know if the read sounds artificial and "put on". Feedback appreciated.

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    Peer Feedback:

    I like the tone of your voice. It's friendly, but not syrupy. I noticed that there was a bit of a break where it seemed you ran out of breath between "stressful" and "when". This made it sound to me like you were reading instead of just speaking naturally to me. At the end there were a couple of audible gasps where it sounded like you were trying not to run out of air.

    The overall technical quality seemed good, although my hearing is not as sharp as it used to be (I'm old!) and my monitors are not as crisp as I would like, but there was no hiss or rumble that caused any problem on my setup.

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    Sailboat Horizon

    Script:

    I liked the sail boats. I woke up one day and there they were. Lot's of 'em. Dozens and dozens.

    They come from somewhere far, far away. Somewhere over the horizon. They make me smile.

    Every morning I see them. I get up and there they are.
    Coming from far away.

    When the sun goes down, I see them again. They head back to the horizon.

    I don't know where they go, or where they come from, but they always make me smile.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear DmVo4437's recording

    hows the tone of voice? I'm trying to convey admiration as well as fascination, any other feed back is welcome as well!

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    Peer Feedback:

    The voice quality is unique. I love the accent! The pacing seemed as though you were holding up a book and reading it to a classroom for the first time, which is not a terrible thing, but being more familiar with the material (not necessarily memorizing) should make it flow more smoothly. The pacing was also almost sing-songy. This goes back to the "natural delivery" we're all trying for. There also were places where you were audibly pausing to catch your breath.

    The recording space seems a bit echoes and the sound overall seemed a bit thin. You might want to try working just a little closer to your microphone. You may need to experiment a bit to find the right distance. The recording space also is very lively and bright sounding and may require some sound deadening.

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    Travel Podcast

    Script:

    Hello! I am looking for feedback on sound and recording. Thank you!

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear deanalynn55's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    the recording quality is really good! can hear you loud and clear! however the performance sounded a little weird to me, you took some weird highs and lows and to me sounded a little lacking since it sounded a little on the dry side! I would recommend going beyond what you think is suitable. btw, your recording is not 5:00s long so I think you have formatting issues. But other than those gripes you did an excellent job!

    Peer Feedback:

    Lots of pitch fluctuations, which make the audio interesting! However, there are too many stretching of words that result in an unnatural sound. Tone is fun!

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    The Truth About Fairies

    Script:

    Do you believe in fairies? They are not as friendly as once thought. First they bite. It feels like a little pick; a sting on the skin. When it begins to glow, that is what you have to be careful of. Then you're in for quite a rush, my dear boy. You see, their glittery skin, their sprinkling wings, and glowing smiles - it's all just a trick; and they love to play tricks, especially on the ones that are fond of them. You think we are evil, we are devilish, these little girls (if you choose to call them that) are much more darker than we.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear samariassy's recording

    Trying another character script! Any feedback please! Thanks so much! :)

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    Peer Feedback:

    I thought your vocal performance was good! Your clarity, emotion, inflection reflected the script above! Is this for a children's book? I felt the recording quality was good, too! No unusual sounds in the background as you were very clear! Nice work!

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks so much deana! Just wanted to try something new! Much appreciated! :)

    Peer Feedback:

    I must agree with Deana! I could not find any distractions! great job!

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks so much, DmVo4437! Much appreciated! :)

    Peer Feedback:

    The recording quality is great, no distractions or outside noise. The voice was clear, the pace of the reading was nice, and it made me want to keep learning more about the fairies. Your voice really brings the listener in and this would especially work well in narration.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks so much DerickT! :)

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    Evil Speech

    Script:

    You Fool! The power contained within these orbs is enough to turn one into a living god..All I have to do now, is kill you and take back what is rightfully mine!

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear samariassy's recording

    Trying my hand at character narration! Any feedback is always appreciated! Thanks :)

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    Peer Feedback:

    This sounded good! Very evil-ish! My only feedback is to not place so much emphasis on fool - no long sounds in fool but try fool! - One emphasis; one word. I thought your emphasis on 'living god' was right on! You nicely interpreted it and placed just enough emphasis on those words! Your recording quality is good! Overall, good work! :)

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks again, deana! Appreciate your feedback! :)

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    Excerpt Sophie's Choice by William Styron

    Script:

    “Excerpt”
    Sophie’s Choice – by William Styron

    Chapter One

    In those days cheap apartments were almost impossible to find in Manhattan, so I had to move to Brooklyn. This was 1947, and one of the pleasant features of that summer which I so vividly remember was the weather, which was sunny and mild, flower-fragrant, almost as if the days had been arrested in a seemingly perpetual springtime. I was grateful for that if for nothing else, since my youth, I felt, was at its lowest ebb. At twenty-two, struggling to become some kind of writer, I found that the creative heat which at eighteen had nearly consumed me with its gorgeous, relentless flame had flickered out to a dim pilot light registering little more than a token glow in my breast, or wherever my hungriest aspirations once resided. It was not that I no longer wanted to write, I still yearned passionately to produce the novel which had been for so long captive in my brain. It was only that, having written down the first few fine paragraphs, I could not produce any others, or - to approximate Gertrude Stein’s remark about a lesser writer of the Lost Generation - I had the syrup but it wouldn’t pour. To make matters worse, I was out of a job and had very little money and was self-exiled to Flatbush - like others of my countrymen, another lean and lonesome young Southerner wandering among the Kingdom of the Jews.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear sallybvo's recording

    Going way out of my comfort zone to try a southern accent.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Your voice is clear and your accent and enunciation are defined. I like pacing, but it could be helpful to add some of the hopelessness inflection that this character, Stingo, has. Great work!

    Peer Feedback:

    Nice voice and I agree good pacing! Great job.

    Peer Feedback:

    You sounded very southern. The words, "sunny and mild" were excellent - southern and yet your emphasis was right on! I can picture a southern lady somewhat lost in Manhattan as I close my eyes and listen to this. Good work!

    Peer Feedback:

    I think the accent was great! If I hadn't seen your comment I would have thought you were from the South! The only problem I heard were some missed words, but that shouldn't be an issue for you if you review what you record before you send the files. Altogether a great job!

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    It looked a lot like you.

    Script:

    It still looked a lot like you.

    Well to me at least, it seemed like a twin that could act like I could, but not like I could. And yet, it could still remember what I'd forgotten, and can perform and look a way I used to. It's hard to describe.

    It seems like you're having a crisis with yourself. You know yourself best.

    No, it's more like a paradox of real and fake, and natural and artificial, and so much thought it doesn't make sense.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear DmVo4437's recording

    what do you think?

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hi,
    I was wondering how you were recording your uploads? I had the volume all the way up in both my browser and my computer, and then I could hear you. Try speaking closer to your recording source, and there were a few times you added the word "yet" to the script. You could try pausing for a moment instead of adding the word, and then continuing. Great job!

    Peer Feedback:

    I agree - your sound is hollow in a sense. You need to listen back and 'hear' the loss of volume. You are doing great! Keep it up!

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    Audition Recording:

    Click to hear S. Hecht's recording

    Just looking for general feedback

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    Peer Feedback:

    Sounds clean, clear and professional, very enthusiastic. I like your emphasis on the name of the company promoting the rewards program. Consider a slightly slower pace on the final "horsecareloyalty.com" so the website sticks with the listener.

    Peer Feedback:

    Very pleasant voice! I agree with sallybvo on slowing the pace with the website name. Overall, great job!

    Peer Feedback:

    Professional sounding read! Clear, too! Pacing is good. The audio quality is also great!

    Peer Feedback:

    Friendly voice, professional, and the quality of the recording and the read is wonderful. Great job!

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    Diaccia Botrona

    Script:

    And here were are at the Diaccia Botrona Nature Reserve. Extending over one thousand hectares, it is considered to be the most important wetland in Italy. On your left, you will see the remains of the ancient Lake Prile, which was once fifty square kilometers before drying out in the 19th century.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear thaddeus.m.buttrey's recording

    I know the audio quality isn't great: I'm in the middle of a move and am still setting up the studio. My current focus is more on delivery: I'm trying to work on the flow and softness of the spot, and making sure that it's not choppy or that I'm working too hard.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hi Thaddeus,

    Overall I thought it was really good! The only things I noticed were the following:

    1) I couldn't hear the word "at" in the first line
    2) The script says "drying", in the last sentence, but the word I was hearing was "dying".

    You have a great voice! I'd love to hear something you've done once you get your studio up and running!

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi! I thought you did a great job reading this script! Your inflection on Lake Prile was excellent! You nailed the word, emotion, clarity, etc. Try this:

    After the word Italy - pause.....and then begin 'On your left....

    I do hear 'dying" out instead of 'drying' out....simple fix :)

    Excellent work!

    Deana Steere

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    advantage technology from edge library

    Script:

    Advantage Technologies
    Script:

    Welcome to Advantage Technology Incorporated and to the excitement and challenges of a growing business. As a new employee, your job is important to us. Your success is an important factor in the success of this company. This software is designed to offer you accurate information about company policies and procedures, benefit packages, performance reviews, training, and education opportunities.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Drjim777's recording

    This is my same read post incorporating suggestions, i think its louder and cleaner. The feedback on my levels not being up to ACR standard of -3db was extremely helpful. i looked up how to normalize, adjust peaks and amplify to get to the ACR standard of -3db with twisted wave. i think you will be able to hear the touched up version much better now I also used rx6 to try to remove the mouth noise/clicks. i think it sounds cleaner, not sure. i realize the tone can be more upbeat and welcoming, i didn't rerecord it but understand the constructive criticism. i put my self in the anxious new employee position listening and i didn't feel very welcomed either. This was also very helpful to hear and put myself in the listeners position to get what was the take away from my read. Thank you all very much!

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    Peer Feedback:

    I would agree that you have a really clean sound there. Your delivery was also good, as I thought the relaxed yet authoritative approach worked well for you. My one critique would to make sure you're honoring the commas: in your last sentence, you had a pause after "accurate information," though the script didn't call for one. It's a small note, but producers may care about that kind of thing. All in all, really good work!

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    My First Games

    Script:

    It's laughing with her at the funny characters. Helping her learn to win, lose and take turns. That's what MY First Games are all about. They take just a minute, but you'll give her the most important thing of all, a part of yourself. Hasbro, Parker Brother and Milton Bradley.

    53 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear leticiabeni's recording

    I finally got a pop filter cause I noticed I was popping a lot on my P's and B's. Let me know what you think? :-)

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    Peer Feedback:

    'Hasbro,Parker Brother and Milton Bradley' was a good test of the pop filter. I listened with headphones and the p's and b's were clear but to my untrained ear but were not to overly explosive.

    Peer Feedback:

    Great enthusiasm and good pacing. I think you've overcome the plosive issues you were having. Since the word MY is all caps, consider emphasizing that word a bit more.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thank You guys!! :-)

    Peer Feedback:

    Oh yes! The pop filter helps! I hear no pops of your P's and B's!
    Good work!

    Deana Steere

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    Suzuki -- 1200 GSX

    Script:

    Turn the key. The 1200 GSX inspired 16-valve engine comes to life. The wind flows around you as you accelerate. You lean into the first turn. The rigid twin-tube diamond steel frame holds the line. And you think, go ahead life, throw me more curves. Suzuki. The ride you’ve been waiting for.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear samariassy's recording

    Looking for feedback on believability or anything else! Thanks again! :)

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    Peer Feedback:

    Quite believable! I felt like you were talking to me. Recording quality sounded fine to my ear. I didn't hear any mouth or room noise. "Rigid twin -tube diamond steel frame" is a bit staccato however it is a difficult mouthful.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks Drjim777! I appreciate the feedback! :)

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    Reality Show Promo

    Script:

    Welcome to "The Super Fan.". Step Up to the Plate. Are you ready to Live Your Dream?

    "The Super Fan" is a Dynamic and Exciting New Interactive Platform in Reality Television!

    What Does it take for a Super Fan to be Super Human? Courage, Tenacity, Determination ...and Never... Never Giving Up. Because failing is not an Option.

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    Audition Recording:

    Click to hear kenbond's recording

    Promo for a sports reality show. Going for energetic, passionate delivery.

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    Peer Feedback:

    I like your voice! Good for this kind of work! Good job!

    Peer Feedback:

    If the old school promo announcer is the sound you were aiming for, you definitely have achieved it. My untrained ear didn’t hear any particular recording flaws or mouth noise. You also also consider movie trailers.

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    New Software

    Script:

    Full Sheet Search makes it easy to find the sheets you need, whether you are working online or offline. From the sheet grid, simply type in a key word in the search bar. This can be anything, like "door", "wall" or "floor".

    If it exists, PlanGrid will display all of the sheets where the word appears, whether in the sheet number, the sheet title or included anywhere on the sheet itself. The number of matches found is indicated on the bottom of each sheet. Once you click on a sheet, the search term is automatically highlighted.

    You can also search within a single sheet. For example, try searching for the word "office" to find out how many offices there are in a sheet and where they are located.

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    Audition Recording:

    Click to hear kenbond's recording

    Just a simple narrative, explaining the features of the software. Thanks in advance for your feedback

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    Peer Feedback:

    Nice calming voice! Excellent read! Well done!

    Peer Feedback:

    The script called for you to use the word ‘sheet’ as far as I can see, 11 times. I’m not sure if it’s necessary or even possible to vary the same same word 11 ways that make sense. I understand the copy writers emphasis on the sheet search feature however 11x in 43 seconds asks a lot of you!

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    National Parks

    Script:

    They are more than a collection of some of the most spectacular places on earth. More than majestic waterfalls and grand canyons. More than nature’s laboratories, where the forces that created our world can still be observed. More than unspoiled sanctuaries where magnificent species of animals can still carry on their existence as they always have. They are more than the repository of our collective memory. More than hollowed battle fields commemorating the nation’s greatest sacrifices. More than shrines honoring the nation’s first principals and highest aspirations. America’s national parks are more than all that. They embody an idea born in the United States nearly a century after its creation. As uniquely American as the Declaration of Independence and just as radical, that the most beautiful and sacred places in the land should be preserved not for royalty or the rich, but for everyone. The story of the national parks is a long and complicated one, full of competing demands between utterly American impulses; between preservation and exploitation, the sacred and the profitable, between the immediate desires of one generation and its obligation and promise to the next. It is a story that often focuses only on powerful presidents, famous conservationists and wealthy philanthropists, but everyday Americans, Americans from every background and every walk of life have been part of park history from the very beginning, and it is their story too.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear eeyore54321's recording

    I was trying out something a bit longer than I've done before. There are a few long phrases. I was trying out breath control and varying ways of punching phrases that have similar patterns.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Very Nice! Good sound too... :-)

    Peer Feedback:

    I felt this script is great for your voice; however, I am still hearing breathing pauses. Can you hear them when you play it back? It is more pronounced at the beginning than toward the end. This is a long read and a good one to work on breath control! At the very beginning, I can hear the breath you take and it continues - perhaps try not thinking about breath or breath control - just read as your voice nicely connects with this read! I hope this helps! You are doing great!

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    Intro- top 5 Asian countries to visit on a budget

    Script:

    I honestly just winged it. Very new to this. Much appreciated!!

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear mj_freed's recording

    flying blind here, I have a USB mic and built a sound booth but I still don't know if I sound alright!

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    Peer Feedback:

    I think your sound quality is great. You don't always need a "fancy" mic to get the job done. Your vocals are very good. My suggestion would be to try to not emphasize the word "sheet" as much as you do. Find different, important things to hit, and emphasize those as well. I came away from there not realizing the name of the product until I looked back in the script. If this is supposed to be a 30-second spot then your pacing needs to be faster, and a little more energetic. Over all, it is quite good, especially for just winging it, and flying blind.

    Peer Feedback:

    You sound great! No issues with recording quality!

    Deana Steere

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    Breathing Lessons By Anne Tyler

    Script:

    Maggie and Ira Goldstein had to go to a funeral in Pennsylvania. Maggie’s girlhood friend had lost her husband. Deerlick lay on a narrow country road some 90 miles north of Baltimore, and the funeral was scheduled for 10:30 Saturday morning, so Ira figured they should start around 8. This made him grumpy. He was not an early morning kind of man. Also, Saturday was his busiest day at work, and he had no one to cover for him. Also, their car was in the body shop. It had needed extensive repairs, and Saturday morning at opening time, 8 o’clock exactly, was the soonest they could get it back. Maybe they’d just better not go, but Maggie said they had to, for she and Serena had been friends forever ... or nearly forever ...

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear sallybvo's recording

    Working on fiction in general.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Great quality - super clear and paced very well. The end had an excellent tonal change - created suspense without overdoing it. The text feels (almost) comedic to me, so varying the tone, pitch and speed could enhance that feeling.

    Nice work!

    Peer Feedback:

    To confirm: the "comedy" I referenced was more of a dark humor (I sense Ira is a Larry David type)

    Hope this is helpful!

    Peer Feedback:

    Overall, the tone was monotonous. Sounded like you were just reading from script.

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    Butterfly Forest

    Script:

    I saw the car coming slowly around the block, the Atlantic Ocean dark in the background, a strobe of distant heat lightning threading gold stitches through the clouds. I entered the alleyway, the smell of garbage pungent in the night air. I knew he personally wanted to turn my backbone into calcium powder. They were here to take me alive, take me back to their leader's hut. But, I wasn't going to comply. Come get me.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear cryssken's recording

    Any and all comments are welcome and appreciated.

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    Peer Feedback:

    As to your recording quality, don’t forget to address areas of your performance that are not what you are recording. Makes no sense, right? Listen to the first half-second of the file and there is a very distinct clunk that would be a very easy edit to be rid of. Similar but a bit more challenging are the mouth noises throughout. It sounds like you are working very close to the mic, and when you do mouth noises are almost always a problem. It is best to avoid them, and you can find expert advice with a very quick search. For those that are unavoidable, the editing can be quite touchy, and will take some time to master, so again do some research and find a process that works.

    Russell
    russellericnewton.com

    Peer Feedback:

    This is a good read for your voice! You nicely connected with this read, too! I agree with Russell; you need to reduce the clunk at the beginning and the pops throughout. Perhaps move away for the mic a bit. Overall, your vocal performance was very good! I hope that helps!

    Deana Steere
    www.deanasteere.org

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    TodayTix App

    Script:

    Want tickets? Try the TodayTix app! Browse our ever-growing selection of performances: musicals, plays, opera, jazz and more! Whether your definition of spontaneous is “tonight” or “next month”, we've got tix for you — up to 30 days in advance. Just click the ticket icon to get started.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Cedarcid's recording

    I am new to voice over, so any feedback is appreciated! :)

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    Peer Feedback:

    I think for you the performance side of voice acting will be an aspect at which you will do well. Conversely, on the technical side I am afraid you may have quite a ways to go. I don’t say that to discourage you, so please keep working and learning and improving, both yourself and your equipment. Watch for noises, hisses and hums - they are very evident in this piece. Do your research and learn how to improve the quality of your recording. Consider donating some effort at LibriVox to hone your process and get some advice from their volunteers.

    You have I think the potential. But the challenge will be in the nuts and bolts, and I hope you will conquer that challenge! Keep learning!

    Russell
    RussellEricnewton.com

    Peer Feedback:

    Russell, Thank you for your constructive feedback! It is very helpful!

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    HitchHiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Vogon Poetry

    Script:

    Vogon poetry is of course, the third worst in the known universe.
    The second worst is that of the Azgoths of Kria. During a recitation by their poet master Grunthos the Flatulent, of his poem "Ode to a Small Lump of Green Putty I Found in My Armpit One Midsummer Morning", four of his audience died of internal hemorrhaging and the president of the Mid-Galactic Arts Nobbling Council only manage to survive by gnawing one of his own legs off.

    Grunthos was reported to have been "disappointed" by the poem's reception, and was about to embark on a reading of his 12-book epic entitled "My Favourite Bathtime Gurgles" when his own major intestine, in a desperate attempt to save life and creation, lept straight up through his neck and throttled his brain.

    The very worst poetry of all perished along with its creator during the destruction of the planet Earth.

    Vogon poetry is considered mild by comparison.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear gheilweil66's recording

    I was going for nerdy, alien, a moribd sense of humor and a librarian with an intergalactic poetry fascination There's some mouth noises I couldn't hammer out but after a half an hour I wanted to get this out there to see mainly what the performance feedback is. It was a blast to be a nerdy alien

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    Peer Feedback:

    I like the laughs. Smooth read. Way to hook me.

    Peer Feedback:

    i could see the nerdy alien!

    Volume seemed a bit loud, check you level but maybe its my headphone level that i need to turn down a bit.

    Peer Feedback:

    I love the personality in the read! I wanted to hear more!

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    "Poof" by leawms

    Script:

    Script:

    Have you ever noticed what happens when you put in a movie?
    It's amazing.
    You just stick it in,
    Sit back,
    Hit play, and...
    Poof.
    The rest of the world just disappears.
    Gone.
    Suddenly, it's just you and your family.
    You remember them. Your family. Some of them look like you.
    At Movie Gallery, we have thousands of great movies. Including your favorite holiday movies plus the latest releases. And every one of them is guaranteed to have the same magical powers.

    Movie Gallery.
    Play on.

    leawms: https://www.edgestudio.com/user/103152/feedback-forum

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Nazzy's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    There's a dull buzz in the background and a kind of ringing as well. I'm sure you're just starting out and all but that's definitely something to work on when you feel you're ready to spend some money on your studio/booth/room

    What I'd love to hear on a future take would be :

    The word 'put' is hit awkwardly with a strange inflection.

    The "it's amazing" line has energy, which it should, but your voice raises too high so it's a little unnatural and sales-y

    "You remember them?" is a humorous line. I'd like to hear that line with a little more of a sly/smirky tone.

    Take a little more ownership of the "we have thousands". SOme pride and a touch of extra enthusiasm would take that a long way.

    Pause after " great movies"

    Some good
    Nice, conversational tone all throughout, now it's a matter of technique, adding color where appropriate and delivery of specific spots

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    A story

    Script:

    Every moment has a story. And every story matters

    The first men painted stories on stone walls, the ancient Egyptians chose the chisel instead.

    The Incans told story with dances and fire, aborigines told it with star and spear.

    Stories are at the very essence of human life. They count the breaths of every sunrise, the beats of every emotion and the silence of every heart. Stories take the fleeting temporal and makes them eternal.

    42 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Nazzy's recording

    I'm working on different types of scripts to see which type works best for my voice. Practicing and would like input!

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    Peer Feedback:

    Your pacing and clarity were excellent! Just wondering what it might sound like with a little less objectivity and a bit more awe and wonder.

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    Aku's Lament

    Script:

    Bowser: Yeah, so this one time Mario thre me into a pit of frickin lava! Lot's of times! (Notices Aku) What's your story?

    Aku: Let me tell you my story. I used to rule over the Earth with an iron fist, and then a Samurai, a Samurai from the past, came to the future because I sent him there, and then he spent, 50 years doing absolutly nothing! A period of time durring which I could have killed him 3 to 200 times over! And I sat and did nothing, and what did he do? He found a portal, and then he drove a sword directly through my head!

    Bowser: Oh, that's pretty rough man.

    Aku: Yes... Pretty... Rough.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear timebenimble's recording

    Terrible mic, would like feedback on character modulation

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    Peer Feedback:

    Good character differentiation - that's so hard to do, so well done! Made me chuckle, even without knowing the full script, so kudos to you on script interpretation. There were some breathy moments (during Aku's lines), but I think that's due to the syntax/sentence structure. I feel this could go over the top even more ;-)

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