Features

Get Feedback

Listen & Give Feedback

By Category

By Type

By Script Genre

Edge Studio

Tuesday November 20

ONE DAY SPECIAL

To further your learning, get a Performance Checkup with each hour Private Training Session you sign-up for.

Want to talk with us?
Call 888-321-3343.

The Voice Actor Feedback Forum

    Back to top
    printer friendly version edit
    Keds

    Script:

    What size Keds were you wearing when they stopped delivering milk, when you got too big to be carried, when your mother was the prettiest woman on earth? What size Keds will you be wearing when the first of your friends gets married? And, what size Keds will you be wearing when a woman walks on Mars? KEDS. Never stop growing.

    25 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Bil-Bo@hotmail.com's recording

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-4431/script-recording-104502.mp3
    Back to top
    Acme Investment Advisors

    Script:

    I was going crazy trying to plan our financial future. It got so bad, even my calculator was threatening to quit. [Henry's Investment Advisors] took my whole financial snapshot: net worth, investing timeline, financial goals, and created a portfolio tailored to my life and needs. Now I'm resting easy. And I sent my calculator on a cruise to Aruba.

    35 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Areese623's recording

    Last homework! Tell me what you think :)

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-136307/script-recording-104500.mp3
    Back to top
    The Metropolitan Opera

    Script:

    The Metropolitan Opera founded in 1880 is the largest classical music organization in North America. An opera season can contain anywhere from 25 to 27 different operas and lasts for 8 months. The operas in the Met's repertoire consist of a wide range of works from 18th-century Baroque or 19th-century Bel canto to new works being created in the 21st Century.

    39 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Rachel Cori Collins's recording

    New to voice over and just starting my private coaching for narration. Looking for feedback and comments. This is the first script we are working on.

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-147596/script-recording-104499.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Dear Rachel: Welcome aboard! I like your energy and focus, but I'm not sure they're completely right for this particular material. (Full disclosure -- I'm an old school opera lover!) It might be useful to pull up a couple of YouTube clips of Met performances to get a sense of the place and product, then experiment with alternate deliveries of the same text to see how the music might affect you. Also, purely technically -- the sharp intake of breath at the beginning is a little jarring and should be avoided. What works best for me is to have the breath ready and take a slight pause before speaking. Makes it easier to edit out if there's "space" to work with.

    Back to top

    43 people have played this

    Demo Recording:

    Click to hear Mike Nelson's recording

    Demo Sample Reel 1 of 2 Hey VO community: I’m hoping to get some feedback on potential demo spots/reads for a commercial demo. I have posted two sample reels (in two separate posts) and each contains six spots. Please let me know which spots you think might work for a demo, overall performance, variety, etc. The numbers and names for each spot on this reel are as follows: 1. San Diego; 2. West Coast Outfitters; 3. Wix; 4. Afrin; 5. U.S. Army; 6. Quakes Baseball. Feel free to comment on audio quality too, although keep in mind that a final demo will be recorded with Edge. Thank you!

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-5446/script-recording-104498.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Dear Mike: Nice work here. My only comment would be on the first two spots (San Diego, West Coast Outfitters) -- feels to me like they want a couple of ticks more enthusiasm plus "smile". Good delivery, especially the nose! Frank Hopkins

    Back to top

    34 people have played this

    Demo Recording:

    Click to hear Mike Nelson's recording

    Demo Sample Reel 2 of 2 Hey VO community: I’m hoping to get some feedback on potential demo spots/reads for a commercial demo. I have posted two sample reels (in two separate posts) and each contains six spots. Please let me know which spots you think might work for a demo, overall performance, variety, etc. The numbers and names for each spot on this reel are as follows: 1. Ontario Auto Center; 2. Audible; 3. Red Cross; 4. Michigan; 5. Feared; 6. Onyx. Feel free to comment on audio quality too, although keep in mind that a final demo will be recorder with Edge. Thank you!

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-5446/script-recording-104497.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Mike: Only one kind of picky pronunciation note: The word "get" comes out as "git" at least a couple of times. This might be intentional to create a more relatable character, but I'm mentioning it here just in case it's not. Frank Hopkins

    Back to top
    Door Dash

    Script:

    DoorDash brings thousands of restaurants to your door.

    It doesn't mater where you are.

    It doesn't matter what you're hungry for.

    It doesn't even matter how many you are.

    Restaurants come to you.

    Delicious at your door.

    Download DoorDash. First order, $1 delivery fee.

    40 people have played this

    Audition Recording:

    Click to hear lmsimeon27's recording

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-11996/script-recording-104496.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Sounds pretty good, but I might try and put a little more "excitement" into your read. Think about what the potential customer might like about this service (e.g., ease of use). Keep up the practice...

    Peer Feedback:

    Hey,
    I don't know what kind of booth you have but you might want to muffle out the sound of the room. Also, I agree with the previous comment on sounding a little more excited. Also, slow down. :-) You have a great voice

    Back to top
    printer friendly version edit
    Jack Daniel's - Giving the Right Gift

    Script:

    Giving the right gift is easy. Just follow these simple steps.

    First, pick up a bottle of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey.
    Now, the size ya choose depends on who it’s for. Say, your boss, a friend or a brother.

    Second, get some wrapping paper and ribbon. It’s kinda like wrappin’ a tennis racket. They’re gonna know what it is, but that’s part of the charm.

    And last, and most important, step three. Be there when they open it.

    42 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Young Apprentice's recording

    Technically speaking I am interested in feedback on the quality of the recording, specifically, noise level and microphone as I am trying a new setup. Also I would be interested if you detect any inappropriate regionalism in the delivery. Also, I would like to know spots where you feel the delivery might not be copy-connected enough. Thanks so much for listening, and for your feedback.

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-139857/script-recording-104494.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Love the voice and your tone for this spot. I do feel like the pacing needs to be picked up just a little bit. This looks as it is intended to be a 30 second spot and the record itself was 35 seconds. Overall though, great.

    Back to top
    Big city hypnotist

    Script:

    We don't cotton to your kind coming around here, Mr. Big City Hypnotist! Always waving your watch in front of other people's faces, snapping your fingers, and expecting folks to be doing things you tell them to do. It just ain't right!

    45 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear samariassy's recording

    Any feedback on character read, or anything else you can think of! Much appreciated! Thank you! :)

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-144637/script-recording-104487.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    I like your interpretation. Only thing I can say is slow down just a tiny hair in the beginning because it's almost a tongue twister "We don't cotton to your kind coming around here."

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks for the Feedback, Imsimeon27!! Much appreciated! :)

    Back to top
    Jif Peanut Butter

    Script:

    My kids. All they care about is peanut butter. So I make sure they get the best. Ya’ know, I wasn‘t sure there was a best, until I opened the three leading brands, and found Jif smells more like fresh peanuts. That‘s how I know JIF is better. As long as my kids care about peanut butter, I want to know they‘re getting the best. Jif Peanut Butter … for Moms who care.

    39 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Cedarcid's recording

    Any feedback is appreciated! However I am particularly interested in the quality of the sound. Thank you!

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-145618/script-recording-104486.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Pretty voice, nicely done! I do hear some noise at the start of the recording and in the beginning few words. Great job! :)

    Peer Feedback:

    Thank you Sam! Your feedback it really appreciated!

    Peer Feedback:

    I'm sold. Good; believable read. You sound like a real mom!

    Peer Feedback:

    Thank you very much for the feedback Mike!

    Back to top
    printer friendly version edit
    Nature Documentary

    Script:

    Our goal is to peel
    back the layers of myth and
    misunderstanding on this complex
    creature see that glance I put us in our
    place doing it to better understand
    their personalities all our theories out
    the window to witness firsthand how they
    live today
    and what the future might hold for the
    Bears of the last frontier

    48 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Steven C's recording

    This is my homework for coaching. I am trying to slow down and cut out pauses.

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-140399/script-recording-104484.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    This read lacks emotion, and is read very flat. It also comes across like a run on sentence, rather than something that would be of interest with appropriate pauses. This type of read requires a lot of skills you can develop with a good coach. Good luck.

    Peer Feedback:

    Try to think about to whom you are talking to. For this type of read as you are talking there will be images on the tv screen of the bear and you want to captivate the audience. Inspire a sense of wonder and curiosity. Also add some punctuation into your read. As someone said above it does come off as a run on sentence.

    Back to top

    58 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear jerry lino's recording

    Any and all comments or critiques are welcomed and appreciated. Thank you.

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-3696/script-recording-104471.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Hey, Jerry. Your performance on the first few lines was especially engaging. The inflection, pacing, and emotion matched the script well throughout. Great job varying each item in the list slightly. I would have liked to hear a bit more warmth on "a community of friends, neighbors, and coworkers." This is the why the script sets up in the first half, so give it a bit more love. Great recording quality, if just a tad processed. Great to hear you again, Jerry.

    Bill A.

    Peer Feedback:

    Great delivery. You have "conversational" nailed. Loved it.

    Back to top

    53 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear jerry lino's recording

    Any and all comments or critiques are welcomed and appreciated. Thank you.

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-3696/script-recording-104470.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Another keeper. I can see the visuals with the background music bed.
    I also like the touch of NY accent for a Con Ed commercial.

    Back to top
    printer friendly version edit
    Movie trailer

    Script:

    For Jack Sullivan, pain was a way of life. And ... life was good.

    But what happens when a cure becomes a killer?

    It's time to end one of the darkest stories of our time

    59 people have played this

    Audition Recording:

    Click to hear eddiethatvoguy's recording

    Working on my trailer/promo skills. Any feedback is appreciated. Thanks!

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-129052/script-recording-104469.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi! You definitely brought the mystery to this! Really like the overall delivery. Just two comments:

    - The And" might be emphasized a little too much so it seems to alters the pacing you want in the rest of that sentence. I'd play around with how much you hit that word.
    - The tone of the second statement "But.." could indicate a little more contrast to the stage you've set in the first statement since I imagine it's supposed to get the listener to entertain a different scenario for a moment. Maybe play around with the inflection of the word "what".

    Hope this is helpful!

    -Vidya

    Peer Feedback:

    I think your dark and intense tone works really well! The inflections and pacing don't sound as natural to me though. Try not to hit the key words so hard and pick up the tempo slightly. Remember, the focus is on the visuals more than the voiceover. In this take, you are bringing a bit too much attention to your delivery with the phrasing and pacing. Just my opinion. Bill A.

    Back to top
    printer friendly version edit
    Think Student Loans

    Script:

    My college told me I needed fourteen thousand dollars next semester. And that’s after scholarships and federal loans. Thankfully, I found Think Student Loans. With a Think Student Loan you can get up to forty thousand dollars a year for school. And the money is sent directly to you. And you don’t have to pay a cent until after you graduate. And the best part, you can get your money in as little as five business days.

    63 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear czechosaurus's recording

    This is my first time using the Feedback forum and I'm open to any critique! This script represents the type of spots (I think) I will be focusing on.

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-146427/script-recording-104456.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Great voice, nice read! I enjoyed it. Good job!

    Peer Feedback:

    tip: get your recording level up to -3dB to -6dB for the final bounce.
    This one is way too faint.

    Back to top
    Deer

    Script:

    The deer approaches the opening, unaware of the cougar's presence. Slowly and quietly, Shuka creeps toward his prey. Hearing a twig crack, the deer turns and faces impending danger. There is no time to run before the six-foot-long, 200 pound male cougar pounces on its back and bites its neck. The deer, a favorite food of the cougar has met its match. He has fallen victim to the balance of nature.

    64 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear michelleann227's recording

    I tried to get rid of the background noise but didn't have any luck :/ I probably just need better equipment... Please let me know what you think of the read :)

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-137921/script-recording-104450.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    I like that you use your natural storytelling instincts to make a potentially boring script (I'm thinking of watching Animal Planet back in science class and nearly falling asleep to these animal documentaries) more interesting!

    However near the last half of the script, particularly the last two sentences, I would reconsider the tone, as it almost seems like you are glad that Bambi just got mauled to death. I think it can still be an exciting narration without being sinister.

    I would also consider going back to scan for key words to hit, (ex. "unaware", "creeps", etc) Also, be mindful to articulate "Time to run" as is comes off as "time'narun".

    Great energy for this read:)

    Back to top
    printer friendly version edit
    How to Video Intro

    Script:

    Hello and welcome! I am going to walk you through how to complete your annual ABC attestations for each of your ABC parts. In 2016, the NOC released a product that allows you to complete your parts without entering all of the data elements – this is called the ABC Attestation interface.

    This is a quick how-to-video that will guide you through how to use the ABC Attestation interface. We hope you find this helpful.

    70 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear prsplace's recording

    I know the esses are a problem, does anyone have ideas about how to reduce or get rid of them?

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-151119/script-recording-104449.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Try eating a green apple before every record. The sourness of the apple reduces the popping and saliva in your mouth and might help with your S's as well.

    Back to top
    printer friendly version edit
    Ormond Renaissance Condominium Project

    Script:

    REDISCOVER HOME- ORMOND RENAISSANCE IS HERE FOR YOU……….
    WALKING DISTANCE TO RESTAURANTS, SHOPPING, GROCERY STORES….
    JUST MINUTES FROM THE BEACH……
    ALL CONDOS FEATURE SUPERIOR FINISHES. OUR STANDARDS ARE EXPENSIVE UPGRADES ELSEWHERE……
    ENJOY YOUR ACTIVE LIFESTYLE. MEET NEW FRIENDS…..
    GO FOR A SWIM IN THE RESORT STYLE POOL OR….
    KEEP UP WITH YOUR HEALTH IN THE FULLY EQUIPPED FITNESS CENTER…..
    ORMOND RENAISSANCE CONDOMINIUMS….
    LUXURY. LOCATION. LIFESTYLE.
    VISIT OUR SALES CENTER….. TODAY.

    66 people have played this

    Audition Recording:

    Click to hear Ken Nichols -Voice Overs's recording

    This will be a VO for their TV spot which is a combination of slides and video of the new project. The marketing decision makers for the project like what I did,;however, the ad agency thinks it's too announcer-style.....yikes, I need some thoughts? Thank you.....

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-150757/script-recording-104442.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Ken, You have an amazing voice and personally I think it's perfect! But for those who think it sounds "too announcer style", perhaps try to tone-down the emphasis in places like: "Just minutes from the beach." Or "Expensive upgrades elsewhere."

    Back to top
    printer friendly version edit
    Bane from "The Dark Knight Rises" Impersonation

    Script:

    Artistic Direction: I'm looking for someone to very accurately impersonate a particular scene from "The Dark Knight Rises" but slightly tweak some of the script.

    Oh, you think the SNOW is your ally. But you merely adopted the NORTH; I was born in it, molded by it.

    I didn't see anything else until I was already a man, and by then it was nothing to me!

    The snow betrays you, because it belongs to me!

    69 people have played this

    Audition Recording:

    Click to hear rcnarrating's recording

    I mostly did this for fun, I didn't get the job, but I am curious if I came close lol. Let me know what you think.

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-148673/script-recording-104440.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    6 in a row? You pushed everyone else way down the page.
    Forum etiquette is 3 max at a time (per day).

    Peer Feedback:

    Sorry about that, I didn’t know, thanks for telling me!

    RC

    Back to top
    printer friendly version edit
    Family Law

    Script:

    Artistic Direction: These are 15s ads for a family law attorney. They should be concerning and serious, but helpful and friendly.

    The holidays are over, and for many people, it’s time to face a harsh reality.
    It may be time for a divorce.
    Our family law attorneys can guide you through the complications this difficult decision will bring.
    Call us today, and we can guide you through your options.

    80 people have played this

    Audition Recording:

    Click to hear rcnarrating's recording

    Feedback on artistic direction would be great.

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-148673/script-recording-104438.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi there,
    I think you did a great read on a challenging topic..You sound good, the audio quality is also good and the pace was right. I feel something is missing though. I am not sure how you can make it feel a bit warmer, still helpful and friendly.

    Peer Feedback:

    Overall, great quality and voice. My one comment would be to think about using a more serious tone for the first two sentences and a more friendly, helpful one for the last two.

    Back to top
    printer friendly version edit
    Promo Videos for Trucking Audience

    Script:

    Artistic Direction: The voice they are looking for needs to sound Natural/Authentic. Looking for a strong, rugged, pleasant voice with a natural 'gravelyness.' There are 4 :15 -:30 sec scripts to be recorded.

    Every day, a new adventure begins.
    Make sure you’re ready with quality parts from Bendix, Fleetrite and Meritor.
    Discover new ways to buy parts online by visiting our home page and clicking on RepairLink. See your local dealer today and find more ways to save on Parts and Service - and keep your adventures rolling.

    82 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear rcnarrating's recording

    Feedback on artistic direction would be great.

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-148673/script-recording-104436.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    You certainly sound authentically strong and rugged along with having that natural 'gravelyness.' Just wondering if the d sound needs to be so accentuated in words like 'day' and dealer'.

    Back to top
    printer friendly version edit
    Computer Hardware

    Script:

    This man in his late 30s has a deep, calm voice. He is a
    touch professorial, has gravitas, yet is very calm and reassuring.
    Overall, while the voiceover is an impactful monotone, there will
    still be areas of audio excitement to add contrast and draw the
    viewer into the action.

    Computer hardware is constantly advancing.
    Faster Processors
    Faster RAM
    Faster graphics cards
    what about the Hard Drive?
    Most users are still relying on hard disk drives, a
    decades old technology.
    Unlike the rest of your computer, an HDD is made
    of many moving parts, leading to less speed and
    reliability.

    85 people have played this

    Audition Recording:

    Click to hear rcnarrating's recording

    Feedback on artistic direction would be great.

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-148673/script-recording-104434.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    What a lovely, relaxing, trustworthy voice!

    That being said, considering the script is about how Computer technology is getting FASTER, I'm not necessarily getting that message, as your voice is remaining the same, steady pace, with roughly the same cadence throughout the piece. Lovely and relaxing, yes, but the message, I think, could be clearer.

    I would consider evoking a little more speed or movement on the first part of the spot by eliminating the added comma on the first line, then reading the next series of lines ('faster...'etc) as if they were written in one line or sentence. Then after "What about the Hard Drive"? Perhaps you could relax back into the folksy tone and demeanor.

    I would also be mindful to play around with different inflections as you are tending to fall on the same cadence every other moment, which can be monotonous.

    Just my two cents...lovely read!

    Back to top
    printer friendly version edit
    Merit/Andrew Infomercial

    Script:

    We are searching for a male voice who can create a tone of commanding, empathy, comfort, and trust. He should provide peace of mind and a sigh of relief that you're in good hands.

    Join today and a full year of Merit/Andrew membership is just $51. We’ll waive $19 off the membership admission fee, and send you a free hot and cold beverage container with convenient carrying strap. That’s a combined value of $95 for only $51 through this limited time offer. That’s about $1 a week for 24-hour Roadside Assistance when you need it…

    79 people have played this

    Audition Recording:

    Click to hear rcnarrating's recording

    Feedback on artistic direction would be great.

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-148673/script-recording-104431.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    I like your voice, it has real depth to it. I think the two biggest improvements are ; 1- it's sounds very flat line, kind of robotic....needs a little more energy without going over the top. 2- there's pauses where there shouldn't be. Great voice....keep working on your delivery to 'smooth' it out.

    Back to top
    printer friendly version edit
    Home Point Financial

    Script:

    The artistic direction is something that is informative, educational, tech-y, modern, hip, present day, innovative.

    Now, for Home Point Financial® borrowers, applying for a home mortgage loan can be just that easy: we’ve created a new online mortgage application process that provides a better lending experience - one that’s faster and easier.

    79 people have played this

    Audition Recording:

    Click to hear rcnarrating's recording

    Any feedback is appreciated. Thanks!

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-148673/script-recording-104429.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    This reads are lots of fun... informative, educational, tech-y, modern, hip, present day, innovative.

    It felt like you were just reading this one. It helps me to pay attention to tv and radio ads where they are doing the fun, quirky reads. As my coach tells me, pretend you are talking to a good friend in a conversation versus reading. You have natural sounds and pauses.

    Your voice is easy to listen to so work to add some distinct variety on this one.
    It's just practice. Listen and practice.

    Back to top
    Bose Home Entertainment

    Script:

    3 wires. 2 speakers. 1 easy system. Imagine five-speaker surround sound. Now imagine enjoying much of that same experience without center or rear speakers. And without all those extra wires. Imagine that. The 3-2-1 home entertainment system from Bose.

    64 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Coreykat2's recording

    Was working on this one with my coach and he suggested I record and upload what I've been working on. Working on pitch shifting and pitch changing between words. What do you think?

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-137797/script-recording-104427.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    First, I have to say, you have a great "every man" voice. Excellent. Recording sounds great as well. The pitch changes do sound a bit exaggerated, not how you would normally talk. However, overdoing it first can definitely help with finding the happy medium. Keep it up man.

    RC

    Back to top
    Bose 3-2-1 GS System

    Script:

    Congratulations on your discerning purchase of the new Bose 3-2-1 GS System. We’ve made this award-winning 3-2-1 DVD home entertainment system even smaller and better, with an enhanced surround sound experience from just two incredibly small speakers. With Bose patented speaker technology and our latest signal processing, your new speakers will deliver the benefits of a surround sound without running wires to the back of your room…

    73 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear gj8959's recording

    I would appreciate any constructive feedback. Also suggestions as to what genre my voice may be suited for - commercial, narration, eLearning, etc. Thx!

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-131295/script-recording-104426.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Personally, I think you could do well in all genres. You do have an excellent voice for narration and eLearning. To do commercials I would just say be more natural, yourself. Recording quality is great.

    Back to top
    printer friendly version edit
    4 Kids TV

    Script:

    For more children’s entertainment – check out 4 Kids TV On Demand. Here you’ll find exclusive episodes and premiers of all your favorites. Just go to Kids and select - 4Kids TV.

    79 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear jalinogray's recording

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-133657/script-recording-104425.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Excellent voice and good approach. Recording quality could use some improvement. Not sure what your studio looks like, but it sounds like there is an electrical hum in the recording. Keep up the good work.

    RC

    Back to top

    74 people have played this

    Demo Recording:

    Click to hear kondaguey's recording

    How does this demo sound in terms of professional quality? Am I using an unaffected voice for it or an affected voice? Thanks!

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-151084/script-recording-104423.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Recording quality sounds great. And you have a great everyman sounding voice. Your performance does sound a bit affected. I would probably try to go for a more natural read. Granted you have a lot of different styles in there. Some need a more affected voice than others. Overall, I would say pretty darn good, just be a little more yourself.

    RC

    Back to top
    printer friendly version edit
    GE Medical Systems Employee Video

    Script:

    Although the controlled use of ionizing radiation is widespread and highly beneficial, employees may regard its potential for harm too casually. Most exposures are harmless, but above certain levels, ionizing radiation can be very dangerous.

    The purpose of this video is to increase your knowledge of ionizing radiation and to help you develop safe work habits. When working with ionizing radiation technology, you’re the person most responsible for your safety.

    75 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Sean Sarah's recording

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-139419/script-recording-104421.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Hey hey!

    It sounds as though it may be a little hollow in terms of quality. Maybe a more treated room/studio might help? :)

    I can see what you were trying to do with emphasizing certain words and phrases such as "you're the person" but perhaps you can try just reading it without necessarily making too much of an upward inflection on certain words?! So maybe think of it like...instead of italicization, try to make certain phrases and words sound bold if this were a written document...if that makes sense :)

    Otherwise, nice job!

    Peer Feedback:

    Hey thank you yeah! I'm still working on treating my home studio as I'm just beginning the process. Thanks so much for the feedback on the inflection, I listened again and I can totally hear what you're talking about. Cheers!

    Peer Feedback:

    I agree with the above comment. I would also say to try reading it like you are just talking to someone. It can still sound professional and be conversational as well. Just tweak your studio a bit, and you'll be cookin' baby.

    RC

    Back to top
    Alpha Clinical Systems ACS360

    Script:

    When it comes to clinical trial data
    capture, all eSource is not created
    equal.

    You see, some eSource solutions are not
    designed for site efficiency, while others
    aren’t budget friendly, and many more
    don’t deliver faster study startup.

    That’s why there’s ACS360 by Alpha
    Clinical Systems—the world’s most
    comprehensive, affordable and flexible
    eSource platform—that delivers
    real-time access to high quality clinical
    trial data.

    That’s why there’s ACS360 by Alpha
    Clinical Systems—the world’s most
    comprehensive, affordable and flexible
    eSource platform—that delivers
    real-time access to high quality clinical
    trial data.

    With ACS360, quickly and easily build
    custom eSource forms that reduce site
    burden and ensure both protocol
    compliance and data quality.

    Using any iOS or Android device, users
    capture eSource data directly during
    the patient visit. Automatic edit and
    logic checks ensure data quality,
    eliminating transcription errors and
    SDV.

    75 people have played this

    Audition Recording:

    Click to hear snikpohf's recording

    1 minute of corporate video script sent by potential client. Checking especially for quality of sound, editing, technical aspects. Comments on delivery also welcome!

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-136896/script-recording-104419.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    The delivery is clean and precise! On the technical side, my major note is that it's quiet on my end. There's no noticeable reverb on my headphones and the edit sounds clean with no breath or mouth noises.

    Peer Feedback:

    I must say, you have an excellent voice for this type of narration, it just says "I am Wise." Your pronunciation is great, so I wouldn't focus so much on that and try making it a little more engaging. Also, I did notice quite a bit of mouth noises in your speech. Maybe drink some more water, or make sure the humidity in your studio is around 30%? Overall very good.

    RC

    Back to top
    printer friendly version edit
    Dear Holly

    Script:

    Dear Holly,

    Thank you so much for your contact, and let me just say that the position of B&B Corporate Benefit Sales Representation sounds like an amazing opportunity. I have worked with many people over the course of my career, and I’d love to be able to add Regional Manager, Benefits Brokers and Associates onto that list. I just have a few questions before you begin paying me:

    1. Do I need to care whether or not people live or die? I ask this only because, in the tumultuous night time thrashing of my spirit before slumber takes its deathlike hold of me, I have looked deeply within my soul and found it lacking in empathy for my fellow man.

    On the one hand, it seems like this attitude might be disadvantageous to someone who sells life assurance, but then again, it may not be! Even with my seventy-nine years on this Earth, I don't know! The great philosophy man Plato once said that the only true virtue is to not know anything, and I know at least twice as less as that, so take that right on down to banking town, Plato!

    72 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear DCTims's recording

    I'm trying to develop more inflection and less flatness in my recordings. I'm trying character exercises, looking for feedback on embodying a character, bringing humor across, etc. Any feedback is appreciated!

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-146881/script-recording-104409.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    I think the read is very 'quick'. There's not enough time taken to tell the story because of the fast pace. The recording also sounds 'hollow'.....try to work on these two points. Best of luck!

    Peer Feedback:

    Dear DCTim: Good strong, "present" reading! RECORDING QUALITY: I'm hearing a fair amount of mid-range ambient room noise - sounds like the space might not be completely deadened, or perhaps the computer is in the space producing a small but noticeable background noise. VOCAL PERFORJMANCE: The age of the character is well established right away by the texture of the voice -- but it tends to stay at the same quick pace and intensity -- a bit aggressive and forward throughout. INTERPRETATION: Although the text seems to suggest an off-beat, ironic scenario ("whether or not people have to live or die", etc.), it might enrich the delivery if there were some variation in "his" dead certainty, or perhaps a darker take on "empathy for my fellow man". The expression "life assurance" would imply an English character. I sensed you were going for a mildly English accent, but it wasn't always clear. Hope this helps!

    Peer Feedback:

    You have a great voice sir. I agree with the above comments. I would try some acoustic treatment and noise removal. It sounded like you were going for a posh southern accent? All I have to say is more practice. I'm right there with you. Keep on keepin' on.

    RC

    Back to top
    Ghost In The Shell soliquoy

    Script:

    A copy is just an identical image. There is a possibility that a virus could destroy an entire set of systems, and copies do not give rise to variety and originality. Life perpetuates itself through diversity, and this includes the ability to sacrifice itself if necessary. Cells repeat the process of regeneration and degeneration until one day they die, obliterating an entire set of memory and information. Only genes remain. Why continually repeat this process? Simply to avoid the weaknesses of an unchanging system.

    65 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear samariassy's recording

    Working on sounding conversational and do not want to sound like I am reading. I tend to do that. Feedback on anything else would be so helpful! Thanks! :)

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-144637/script-recording-104397.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    I, myself have troubles trying to sound conversational but, I've found that picturing the person you're talking to helps. Also, a lead in can set the mood too. Your recording does still sound like you're reading but I think you're off to a good start!

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks, michelleann for the feedback!

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi Samariassy,
    That seems to be the most worked on phase of our business,,,sounding conversational rather than reading the script. Here's a tip I received from a coach...next time you are at the coffee shop or restaurant with friends, take out your phone start recording a video, but place it on the table and record you and your friends talking.audio only. The subject doesn't matter..just listen to how you all speak. Voice inflections, etc. listen to your recording many times and then apply ther techniques to your script. You will be amazed at how different you recordings sound when the director calls for conversation. Hope this helps.

    Steve Bailey

    Peer Feedback:

    Great idea! Thanks Steve for the feedback! :)

    Peer Feedback:

    The conversational voice is difficult with the best scripts and the script you have here is not at all conversational at first glance. I think it might help to establish the context--is it a college prof giving a lecture, or is it the biochemist heroine of the latest blockbuster killer-virus horror film?

    Something that has helped me is, in addition to lead ins, to also insert phrases within the script that orient you toward the conversational voice. Like the lead-in, these of course would be edited out.

    Good luck!

    Peer Feedback:

    This is a narration - animation that is an Edge script. I wasn't sure how it was supposed to sound. It's hard for me to combine conversational with character sometimes. Thank you, J_jereb for your feedback! :)

    Back to top
    printer friendly version edit
    American Express - Blue 1

    Script:

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

    73 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear anyproblems123's recording

    Added some music to this read. Any feedback on my read would be lovely! Thanks!

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-106772/script-recording-104396.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Very nice! I liked the music also! Great job!

    Peer Feedback:

    Overall inflection is really good.

    The music is a nice touch, but I would mix your voice a bit louder so it's not competing quite as much.

    I'd also re-record the phrase "the card with no annual fee and an introductory rate" one more time. The "d" on the end of "card" is getting lost and there's a slight waver on the words "fee" and "introductory."

    Not sure if you had a specific time to hit but the pacing is really good!

    Peer Feedback:

    You absolutely nailed the first sentence. The second sentence was excellent too until the last word "percent." The style and feeling of the first sentence was great, it sounded professional, but effortless, like you weren't trying to sound professional.

    RC

    Back to top
    printer friendly version edit
    Age Range Vocal Exercise

    Script:

    Today I'm 100. I don't feel older...I mean, mentally. Physically, I am tired. I walk with a cane and have fallen a couple times lately. Been trying to eat right still, and watch my blood sugar. Have to be fit and nimble for the ladies.. Heh, heh.. *cough*. I try not to spend too much time thinking about the old times. The memories and all. Everyone I knew in school has passed on. Two of my children are gone. It's just not fair for parents to bury their children. *sniffle*. Well, I suppose that's all I want to talk about today. Not much of a birthday when the ones you love and miss the most aren't around to share it with you. It's tough getting old...it really is.

    Script submitted by dave@clickproseo.com

    71 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear sbailey100's recording

    I appreciate any and all comments. This is a kind of forum we as VO Artists need.

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-108584/script-recording-104395.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Love your voice! Pacing and flow were very well done! Great job!

    Peer Feedback:

    Thank you for your comments much appreciated.

    Back to top
    The Birth Center at Mission Hospital

    Script:

    Magical Moments. Mission Hospital continues to support women in having the safest and most empowering birth experience possible. We work with a full team of OB/GYNs, midwives and doulas to create your ideal birth experience. We also offer massage, skintherapy and aromatherapy for moms pre-and post-delivery. The Birth Center at Mission Hospital.

    69 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear happytalkvo's recording

    This is a practice read: I'm trying to sound soothing without sounding somber or sad. It's a new microphone and I don't know what levels to set it at, so I'm open to any advice or corrections on settings. Thanks!

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-2902/script-recording-104393.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Some room reverb is evident, but just a little. Some inhalation noises between sentences. Fine read, though. Nice voice inflections, perfectly appropriate to the script.

    Peer Feedback:

    I like it. As mentioned above just some breath or mouth noise, but your inflections were spot on and your delivery was very easy to listen to. I'm just wondering if a little more of a smile would have been better especially your first two words. Overall great read and much success to you in the future.
    Well Done
    Steve Bailey

    Peer Feedback:

    Hello,

    I really liked your delivery. The pacing seemed appropriate for what was being read. The only thing I have for you is that the mouth noise could be distracting but I am sure that you could clean it up easily.

    Back to top
    printer friendly version edit
    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.

    68 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Chris Shatek's recording

    I'm just starting out in the Voice Over world. Looking for any feedback on pacing, inflection, etc. Thanks!

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-151004/script-recording-104390.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Nice read. Small sample, but you seemed like a good story teller.
    IMHO, don't go too much into "radio announcer" space - you were edging that way,.

    nice job. you have skills,
    cheers,
    DS

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi Chris,
    I like the read, and agree with DS it drifted into "radio announcer" mode slightly, when it should have stayed storyteller. I think you rushed it a little too, great script for slow, almost eerie dramatic reading. I do agree you have skills. Try this, google Vincent Price and listen to some of his you tube videos, especially Edgar Allen Poe's 'The Raven" He is the master of the macabre, I believe he also did the VO for Micheal Jackson's "Thriller" Don't try to perfectly duplicate his voice, but pay attention to his voice inflections and pauses.

    Great read, and much success to you my friend,

    Steve Bailey

    Peer Feedback:

    Dear Chris: Good choice of material and the bravado of the character comes through nicely. You've definitely got the story-telling chops! As others have mentioned, the announcer quality works somewhat against the character's situation and the mood you'd like to establish.. Try incorporating more of the atmosphere (dark, cloudy), location (off the beaten path, smelly alleyway) and sense of immediate threat (backbone = calcium powder!). An uncertain situation being keenly but surreptitiously observed by a hardened pro. Staying "under the radar but cocked and locked" might be a useful image.

    Back to top
    printer friendly version edit
    1-800-PET-MEDS

    Script:

    Where do you get your pets flea, tick and heartworm medications? 1-800-PET-MEDS guarantees the lowest price on all your pets medications. Order now and receive free shipping. Call 1-800-PET-MEDS.

    68 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Chris Shatek's recording

    Just starting to dip my toe in the Voice Over world. Looking for any feedback you can provide please! Thanks for your time!

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-151004/script-recording-104389.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Your read has great energy--although I admit I jumped a little on the opening line because it took me by surprise. Overall, it is clear and positive. It has a strong announcer feel to it, which might actually be appropriate for this type of script, but I would suggest trying a different read by adjusting the volume down and increasing the warmth. Pretend you are standing next to the listener in line--this might help take the suddenness out of the opening line. The recording quality sounds good to me--no obvious reflections or background noise.

    Peer Feedback:

    This is a great clear recording! The one thing I'd take a look at is the way you hit medication at the beginning of the first and second sentences. They sound quite similar to me and it gives it perhaps too much of a repetitive quality.

    Great read!

    Peer Feedback:

    I meant "medication" at the end of the first two sentences. Sorry for that!

    Back to top
    printer friendly version edit
    Age Range Vocal Exercise

    Script:

    Today I'm 100. I don't feel older...I mean, mentally. Physically, I am tired. I walk with a cane and have fallen a couple times lately. Been trying to eat right still, and watch my blood sugar. Have to be fit and nimble for the ladies.. Heh, heh.. *cough*. I try not to spend too much time thinking about the old times. The memories and all. Everyone I knew in school has passed on. Two of my children are gone. It's just not fair for parents to bury their children. *sniffle*. Well, I suppose that's all I want to talk about today. Not much of a birthday when the ones you love and miss the most aren't around to share it with you. It's tough getting old...it really is.

    Script submitted by dave@clickproseo.com

    66 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear David_K's recording

    Does it sound real or disingenuous?

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-14479/script-recording-104386.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    I thought it sounded believable, the pacing was really good and you had my attention throughout. Very nicely done!

    Peer Feedback:

    Great character voice.

    A few too many plosives - perhaps use any of the 3 usual methods to eliminated them: back up, pop filter, off-axis mic position -- or all of the above.

    One small suggestion: maybe make the 100-yr-old sound a little more feeble. This old-timer sounds robust.
    Great use of emotion. you have chops, which I laud (and envy).

    cheers,
    DS.

    Back to top
    Rasputin - The Mad Monk

    Script:

    They said he was a lustful, mad monk. A holy devil who preached the word of God and practiced every form of corruption. They said he had hypnotized the mighty Tzar and seduced his wife, the Tzarina. In fact, Rasputin was allowed even into the bedrooms of the Tzar’s children.
    The reason for his presence was a closely guarded secret. He, and he alone, could soothe and heal the desperately sick child who was the heir to the Romanov throne.
    Even while he was alive, legend replaced reality in stories about Rasputin. His bizarre death only confirmed his reputation as the very embodiment of evil...a reputation which endures to this day.
    The truth about the rise of Grigori Rasputin is stranger, more powerful and more moving than the legend of the satanic mad monk.

    55 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear DCTims's recording

    Hi all - first time upload, trying to develop a natural read. Was asked to "go dark" on this one. Any feedback appreciated!

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-146881/script-recording-104385.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Good overall read Tim, good sound and nice articulation. You will hear this term a lot on this forum, "Inflection". Your read was a bit flat, remember you are telling a story and imagine who you are telling the story to. Picture your audience when recording, break up the script into objective beats and use your body to create some highs and lows. Example: On the line, "A reputation which endures to this day" Slowly raise your arms and clench your fists on the word day. Hope this is helpful.

    Peer Feedback:

    This script strikes me as possibly a :60 Discovery Channel promo (you nailed the timing, btw); so energy level is really important.
    Your read is a little too flat, and too invariably dark sounding.

    My personal direction would be:
    Lead with a more neutral tone (authoritative) that gives you room for contrasting inflection, and use the "dark" in those cases. For example, juxtapose "preached the word of God" with "practiced every form of corruption";
    And, "The TRUTH about the rise of Grigori Rasputin....." [is more powerful] "than the LEGEND of the satanic monk"

    Also read the last line as if you're summarizing or wrapping up the read - a kind of a tag line. Really nail down how extremely interesting this TDC program is going to be, and sprinkle in some darkness at the end.

    I hope that's helpful.
    cheers,
    DS.

    Back to top
    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.

    55 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear samariassy's recording

    Working on conversational, pacing, believability, etc. Feedback on anything you can think of! Thanks so much :)

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-144637/script-recording-104382.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    The pacing was very well done and it was conversational as well. There wasn't anything I didn't like about it.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thank you, Chris, much appreciated! :)

    Back to top
    printer friendly version edit
    Aveda 2

    Script:

    Now at Aveda, the present is the future. This holiday season; embrace the millennium with optimism and hope. With special gift ideas for hair, skin, body and lifestyle. Expressing wishes and affirmations for the people you love, through the experience of pure flowers and plants. Awake. Aware. Aveda.

    57 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear alicia.ellson's recording

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-147614/script-recording-104381.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Pretty voice. Nice pacing and friendly. Just a little background noise and the word "optimism" was a little unclear. Great job!

    Peer Feedback:

    What feedback did you want on this?
    The good - Your voice is bright and pleasant. You have a very marketable sound - you have a certain depth that is interesting --- AND, you had the guts to continue with the take even when you stumbled.

    room for improvement:
    You need to find a good VO coach who can bring out the acting skills that will present your voice competitively.
    Your recording space sounded like a bus station; If the spot truly needs a noisy ambient background, let the engineer add that in post. ;-) My point is, set up a decent space at home.

    I hope that's helpful,
    cheers,
    DS

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi Alicia,
    I agree with DS comments above, very helpful. I would suggest you become more familiar with the script before recording. Here's what I mean: Dave Fennoy, a great voice actor and coach, has got a dynamite technique to familiarize the script. Number 1: read it silently three times to yourself; number 2, read it again mouthing it aloud so you can hear the words, be aware of word groups or phrases, and 3 record it, perhaps one, two or three times. It works!

    Much success

    Steve Bailey

    How to Reach Us

    Call us 888-321-3343
    Email us training@edgestudio.com

    Click for Edge location information...

    Meet Your Coaches

    Edge Alumni Work Everyday

    Get free educational
    voice over newsletters!

    Get free, educational voice over newsletters

    Where should we send them?