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    Mortal Kombat 11 - How To

    Script:

    Tutorials, in pretty much any game, aren't for everyone. They sometimes keep you away from the action when all you want to do is dive in headfirst. Mortal Kombat 11 is no different, except that the tutorial is just as deep as the game's mechanics. It has character-specific walkthroughs, a deep dive on the basics, and much more. Whether you're a veteran or a newcomer, the tutorial will definitely help you transition into playing Mortal Kombat 11 at a higher level.

    1 person has played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear fpyne1's recording

    Performance and Recording Quality feedback, please

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    American Gothic

    Script:

    In 1930, an Iowa artist named Grant Wood asked his sister and his dentist to pose for a painting; a tribute to the tough rural stock of America. He dressed his sister in a simple frock: a white collar held close around her neck by a broach. The dentist he outfitted in overalls, a band collar shirt buttoned tight around the throat and a dark business jacket. He posed the couple, stiff as a board, in front of a plain house. The man, transformed by art into a Midwestern farmer, grips a pitchfork and stares straight ahead. The woman looks away. The resulting painting, called American Gothic, became one of the most enduring images of the decade, an icon of the spirit that survived the hard times of the Depression.

    2 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear captech19's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    I thought that this was a very solid performance. Very clear, the emotion was appropriately understated, and I like the rich sound of your voice.

    The recording quality might benefit from a couple of tweaks - your plosives were a little pronounced, and I could hear some mouth sounds. A bit as though the gain were turned up a little high on your microphone.

    So performance, very good. Recording quality, maybe try lower gain / back a little further from the mike and see how it sounds? :)

    -Frank

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    Marvelous Mitochondrion

    Script:

    Hi, I’m a Mitochondrion. But you can call me “Mito.”
    I’m called an “organelle” because I’m so tiny, but I’m really important. I’ve been called the powerhouse of a cell, because I’m how cells get their chemical energy. I generate most of a cell’s adenosine triphosphate, or ATP, from which your body in turn makes DNA, and other important molecules.
    Every functioning cell in your body has mitochondria!

    5 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear lili.castelblanco's recording

    Any feedback appreciated.

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    Peer Feedback:

    I love your impression of how mitochondria speak. Perfect voice for a microscopic entity ... :-)

    Every word crystal clear and the pacing excellent.

    There was some background noise; for example, the percussive sound associated with the constants "p" and "t." If I remember correctly from Technique 101, these are called "plosives" and the first step in solving this would be to install a pop filter (I apologize if this information is way too elementary.) You may also want to edit out the breathing sounds.

    With the caveat that we'd need to work out the production issues mentioned here, were I to cast a mitochondria, you'd get the job!

    Peer Feedback:

    I can absolutely envision a little cartoon mitochondria having this voice. The emotional performance was very good, with the gearing (I'm assuming) toward a younger audience. Each word was very clear, and the pacing seemed good for a youngster learning about the powerhouse of the cell.

    The recording quality could perhaps use a tweak or two. The plosives were pronounced - this might be the gain on your microphone, or how close you were to the mike? The breaths you took were audible as well - you might want to remove those from the next recording.

    Overall, very nice work!

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    Pituitary Tumors

    Script:

    The causes of pituitary tumors are unknown. A tumor of the anterior pituitary can cause excess growth hormone production, leading to gigantism or acromegaly. Too much thyroid-stimulating hormone can lead to hyperthyroidism, and excess adrenocorticotropic hormone can cause Cushings Syndrome. Finally, an increased production of prolactin can cause galactorrhea, absence of menstrual periods, and infertility in women. In men, increased production can cause impotence, infertility, feminization, and galactorrhea.

    3 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear lili.castelblanco's recording

    This is a new microphone but I don't have to pop filter yet. I am new at this. Thanks for the feedback.

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    Peer Feedback:

    I believe I just commented on your mitochondria reading. I noticed the tag just now re: pop filters so won't comment on that this time. If I missed such a tag last time, my apologies.

    Your voice is unusually high in pitch, which is not a problem of itself, but the slightest dropping of consonants could make it harder for older listeners to make out the beginning and ending of syllables. I mention this not because your performance is lacking at all in this respect, but to praise you for enunciation so crisp (without being exaggerated) that this potential problem is non-existent. And your fluency with the technical vocabulary is beyond impressive.

    Even though this is a technical read, I quite enjoyed listening to your reading.

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    9 people have played this

    Demo Recording:

    Click to hear RYoung's recording

    I revised my demo down in time to 1:37 and tried to mix in different vocal styles to market. Any thoughts appreciated, thanks!

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    New York Life

    Script:

    Peace of mind is waiting to meet you all across the country. In towns big and small, there's a New York Life agent who can help you to secure your future and protect your family. New York Life--The Company You Keep.

    8 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear RYoung's recording

    Audition contest previously, it's difficult to place with so much competition, any thoughts appreciated, thanks!

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    Peer Feedback:

    Nice read! The raising of your voice at the end of "New York Life" was a nice touch which added a sense of sincerity to me.

    I would try changing the pitch somewhere during, "In towns big and small." It should sound reassuring to the listener that they can find an agent regardless of where they live.

    Peer Feedback:

    Awesome voice and read. I would just say you could probably lightly connect some of the phrases a bit more naturally. There are a few pauses in the sentence There's a new your agent | who can help you | to secure that could probably be flowed into slightly better. But overall very nice!

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks for your great feedback. I agree more connected or less disjointed as they say!

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    100 Years Of Solitude By Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    Script:

    Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendia was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice. At that time, Macondo was a village of twenty adobe houses, built on the bank of a river of clear water that ran along bed of polished stones, which were white and enormous, like prehistoric eggs.The world was so recent that many things lacked names, and in order to indicate them it was necessary to point. Every year during the month of March a family of ragged gypsies would set up their tents near the village, and with a great uproar of pipes and kettledrums they would display new inventions.

    7 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear captech19's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    Very good documentary style, authentic comes to mind. Some of your inflections are the same, you may want to mix it up a bit. I would highlight or inflect up more key words, mostly they are neutral or down inflecting. Keep it up you have a great documentary style!

    Peer Feedback:

    Agree with the above. This is really pleasing to listen to. I love the phrases where your voice is really taking me on a journey, like "the distant afternoon" sounding very wistful. Maybe you could play with doing the same with phrases like "white and enormous," and "uproar" using your tone to illustrate what those mean. Overall really enjoyable!

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    Company Website Greeting

    Script:

    Meet Bob. Like 95% of car shoppers, he uses his computer, smartphone and tablet to shop for his next car.A few years ago, you could have reached Bob through traditional means such as Direct mail, TV or radio, and newspaper ads.Today, that simply isn't enough.
    According to Google - consumers visit 18 websites on average - before stepping into a dealership.

    10 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear IMIS89's recording

    Hi There, Can you please let me know if the sound quality is good? My peak level and noise floor seems to be fine but please let me know if anything still needs to be improved. Aside from mouth noises/clicks, would this be audition ready in terms of sound? If not, what can I do to improve? I am using a AKG P220 Condenser Mic with XLR cable and pop filter and Scarlett Solo 3rd Generation interface, recording from a small closet with moving blankets lining the walls and pillows on the floor. If possible, can you please also let me know what you think of the performance? Thank you!

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    Peer Feedback:

    You have great energy, Imis. I would maybe play around with how high you're pitching certain words, for example "tablet"- the pitch feels like it swings up pretty high, and playing around with that could help it feel more natural. There are also some words switched and added in the sentences "Direct mail, TV or radio, and newspaper ads.Today, that simply isn't enough."

    Peer Feedback:

    Your voice is lovely and clear with good enunciation. I am no expert but I thought your sound quality was quite good with no extraneous background noise or too many clicks. I think you could make the read a bit more natural by allowing the sentences to flow while avoiding unnecessary pauses. For example, the pause between "Today" and "That simply isn't enough" was a bit long as was the pause prior to "before stepping into a dealership". Instead of a pause maybe you could emphasize key words a bit more such as "before" in that last phrase. Overall, good sound.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks, BrookeLonegan for your feedback!

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks very much, lili.castelblanco, for the feedback! This will help when practicing the script again.

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    Marijuana

    Script:

    Teenagers are at a critical point in building the academic foundation for the rest of their lives. But experts agree--marijuana has no place in the equation for success. Don’t let drugs compromise your child’s ability to learn. Parents. The Anti-Drug.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear gkkl's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    Very nice read of the copy, good recording quality. I like the emphasis you put on, "Parents," and then connecting their significance with "the anti drug". Very good commercial read

    Peer Feedback:

    Nice, calm read. Consider separating the word "teenagers" from the word "are" By running them together, you lose the opportunity to highlight "teenagers." Similarly, you might want to give a tiny pause after "marijuana" or highlight it in some other way. Consider voicing the "t" at the end of "point" and the "d's" in "child's". If I didn't have the script in front of me, I might not have understood what you were saying. Hope this helps.

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    Smoke Alarm

    Script:

    A smoke alarm can save your life, but not if it's silent. Over 60% of fire fatalities and countless injuries happen where smoke alarms are installed but fail to work. Remember, only working smoke alarms save lives, so sound the alarm to your family and friends. A silent smoke alarm may be the last thing they never hear.

    10 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear gkkl's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    Good recording quality and performance.

    I would suggest putting more emphasis on the word, "Remember", and "A silent smoke alarm..." because you're conveying the importance of a working smoke alarm.

    hope this helps as a critique

    Peer Feedback:

    That was a very clear and crisp reading!

    I would emphasize more on the word "never" at the end of the last sentence to better emphasize the severity of ensuring you have a working smoke alarm.

    Peer Feedback:

    This was beautifully read. Great job! I agree with the previous comment that emphasizing the word "never" would help. It is very conversational but maybe a bit more emphasis on key words in general.

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    Humane Society

    Script:

    Up to 6 million homeless animals enter shelters nationwide every year. Some abandoned, some sick or injured. They’re just looking for a place to call home. When you rescue a shelter animal, you won’t just be making a difference in their life--you could be making a difference in your own. Visit your local animal shelter today and save a life

    6 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear gkkl's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    Good Job with the recording quality and the performance. I thought it was a potential commercial for a homeless shelter when I listened to it.

    Peer Feedback:

    Hello. Thank you for posting. You have chosen a tone of voice that really brings gravity to your message. Yet, as I am finding with my own work, if I do not modulate that tone the words begin to sound the same. You brought a new, more warm and friendlier tone, into the text around "you could be making a difference in your own" and I think you may like the result if you brought that in from the beginning. Also, your consonants have a hard pop to them (as on the c in could) that you may want to soften.

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    Polaris Ranger

    Script:

    When work stacks up, you need the best work partner to power through from sun-up to sun-down.

    And the best is what you get with RANGER—the world’s number one selling utility side-by-side.

    Tow more, day in and day out, with class-leading power…

    ...hitch up faster with exclusive Ride Command technology…

    ...and when it’s time to play, claw through the toughest terrain with the fastest-engaging all-wheel-drive system in the industry.

    Because dedication is more than hard work--it’s what makes you, you.

    35 people have played this

    Audition Recording:

    Click to hear asafos's recording

    Thanks for any feedback on audio quality and delivery. I submitted the audition dry, of course, but added some background music for this feedback version. Direction was a voice that has "been there, done that" with a bit of a rugged/country accent--but not too much.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Overall, well done. I can't comment on the recording quality, since the music obscured any extraneous sounds. The delivery was crisp and you came across as having positive feelings about the product. In the phrase "utility side-by-side", you emphasized "utility" and I wonder whether "side by side" might be the focus of the sentence. You have a great voice for this kind of script.

    Peer Feedback:

    Your voice is definitely a great fit for this type of copy. A few things I noticed: some words were emphasized that perhaps sounded like they shouldn't have been (such as "system"), and the final word, "you," dropped so suddenly in pitch that it almost sounded distorted--I actually had to listen to it again to make sure I didn't mishear anything. Other than those small quibbles, I think you pretty much nailed the tone and delivery.

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    How to Remove a Horseshoe

    Script:

    To remove a shoe on a hind limb while avoiding injury if a horse kicks, stand beside your horse’s hip so that you and your horse are facing the same direction and your back is to the horse’s rump. Then pick up the horse’s foot and place it on your inside thigh. This position optimizes access to the outer hoof wall for the next step. Once the foot is in position, use the farrier’s rasp to file down or “thin” the clinches, which are the pieces of horseshoe nails left after farriers clinch and clip the nails when setting shoes.

    29 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Marc Briggs's recording

    Step-by-step practical advice for removing a shoe from a horse's hoof. All comments on the read and recording quality are welcome.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Very clear instructional tone. You started with different words than the script, but these converged toward the end of the first sentence. In several places, unnecessary pauses not indicated in the script and the phrase "for the next step" seemed overemphasized. I like your voice for this kind of script.

    Peer Feedback:

    Good tone. Unnecessary pauses in various spots. "Which are the pieces" sounded a bit fast compared to the rest of the script. Great read otherwise--your voice is a natural fit for this kind of copy.

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    Steinbeck Center Museum Tour

    Script:

    The National Steinbeck Center houses John Steinbeck’s original and meticulously restored GMC truck and camper shell, which he dubbed “Rocinante” after the famous trusty horse from the classic Miguel de Cervantes novel Don Quixote. In the fall of 1960, the author wrote and sometimes slept in this small camper, as he toured America with his road-trip-loving standard poodle. The book Travels with Charley: In Search of America resulted from Steinbeck’s adventure.

    33 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Marc Briggs's recording

    Practice script for a museum tour. All comments are welcome.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hi Marc! Great tone, pronunciation and quality/ clarity (from what I can hear :) ). One thing, you had a few pauses on the commas that were a bit too full and felt like a full stop- I would try tightening those up or rolling on through the commas to keep the energy up and intention of the sentence clear.

    Peer Feedback:

    Your Spanish accent is great and it flows beautifully. You might consider highlighting the full name of the museum, perhaps with a tiny pause after "National Steinbeck Center" so that "Center" doesn't run into "houses" and "houses" is not emphasized. The longish pause after "the author wrote" makes the sentence choppy. You instinctively want to note the interesting fact "and sometimes slept," but it might be more effective to do it with a change in your pitch, rather than a pause. The word "poodle" is swallowed. Maybe consider "road-trip-loving standard poodle" as one item, highlighted as a unit. Hope this help.

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    Bobby Bibby

    Script:

    Bobby Bibby bought a bat
    Bobby Bibby bought a ball
    With his bat Bob banged the ball
    Banged it bump against the wall
    But so boldy Bobby banged it
    That he burst his rubber ball
    Boo! cried Bobby, Bad luck, ball!
    Bad luck, Bobby, Bad Luck ball.
    Now to drown his many troubles
    Bobby Bibby's blowing bubbles.
    Black Bart was a smart marksman.

    29 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear SpencerNYC's recording

    I had to read this a few times without recording just to get the laughter out because the copy is so absurd LOL! Was going for something playful here- what do you think?

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    Peer Feedback:

    Very interesting copy indeed! I do think the tone is appropriately playful. A few points: "Bobby Bibby bought a ball" sounded like "Bobby Biddy bought a ball," and "With his bat Bob banged the ball" sounded like "With this bat Bob banged the ball." There was some background noise as well, as if you were recording outside (not sure if you're in the process of getting this adjusted, but thought I'd point it out just in case). Lastly, I noticed that many of the sentences ended with the same intonation, especially in the first half, so perhaps work on varying that a bit.

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    Bicycling for Running

    Script:

    A bicycle can be among a runner’s most valuable tools for training the body to shift into gear, develop quicker turnover, create more power and reach peak racing shape. Begin by replacing one or two of your weekly easy runs with a 60- to 90-minute bike session. After a few weeks, replace one of your weekly fast running workouts by ramping up the intensity and adding intervals in the middle of a ride. The primary goal should be to mimic the neuromuscular cadence of quick leg turnover while running.

    37 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear SpencerNYC's recording

    Hi gang! Hope all is well! My focus is narration and I thought I'd try this exercise related script. Recorded using my microphone app on Android which has served me pretty well so far. Do I sound personable? Thanks!

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    Peer Feedback:

    Nice smooth read! You might want to relisten to the last sentence: you ran "goal" and "should" together resulting in "goal" being muddied. Also you faded out, almost like you ran out of breath on "turnover while running." Hope this helps.

    Peer Feedback:

    Very professional-sounding read overall. The tone of the last sentence sounded a bit strained and quite different from the rest of the copy. The "to" in "to mimic" gets swallowed up, and there's a sound that coincides with "quick" that sounds like something is hitting the mic. Other than that one sentence, I think this is a great take.

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    Recycling

    Script:

    I don’t know about you, but I like our planet a lot! And one of the easiest ways we can help protect the Earth is by recycling. That’s where instead of throwing things like plastic in the trash, you put them in a special bin so they go to a kind of factory to be reused. You’ve probably recycled things like plastic bottles before. There might even be a recycling bin in the room you’re in right now! Recycling is important because it helps keep the Earth clean, especially from trash made of plastic.

    39 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Christinesachsnyc's recording

    This is a practice recording of our 10 year old. We were working on not smushing words (although, the first sentence is a bit smooshed), and differentiation. Any feedback is welcome. Thank you!

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    Peer Feedback:

    Really lovely work for someone so young! Nice clarity, the quality was high so I know your recording setup isn't just on his phone or something similar - it sounds great. I would say he could read a bit faster and doesn't need to end every single sentence on a downward-inflection. Some are great, but too many makes it predictable and kind of boring. Loved the delivery of "the room you're in right now!"

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    A few various animation scripts

    Script:

    Popsi & Lucy: Fluent Frog
    Popsi (Narrator): Once upon a time there was a little kid walking down the street.
    Lucy: My name is Lucy.
    Popsi (Narrator): She came upon a frog in the middle of the sidewalk.
    Frog: Ribbit.
    Lucy: Hello little frog!
    Frog: Ribbit ribbit.
    Lucy: (gasp) You are?
    Frog: Ribbit (croak croak ) ribbit (croak).
    Lucy: (chuckling) Oh, that’s interesting!
    Frog: (continuing) Ribbit ribbit ribbit ribbit!
    Lucy: (pondering) Hmm… I guess it’s all in how you look at it…
    Frog: (croak) Ribbit, ribbit!
    Popsi (Narrator): This little kid had a very special talent: she could speak fluent frog.
    Lucy: Well, it was very nice talking with you, little frog! I hope everything works out okay for you today. You have a good one, okay?
    Frog: (croak)
    Popsi (Narrator): What the two of them were talking about – I guess we’ll never know…

    X-Men Animated Series - "The Final Decision"
    Senator Kelly: Why did you bring me here? What do you want?

    Magneto: Your life. You see, Senator Kelly, like you I believe that mutants and normal humans cannot live together in peace. The war for survival must begin now, while we mutants are strong, and you are still divided. Your assassination would have ignited that war. I flew to Washington to witness the beginning of a new age. But, the X-Men saved you. It is up to me to finish what others have started.

    (sound of throbbing energy)

    Kelly: No, please! I've got a family! Children!

    Hi, University Mom!
    (Witty) Hi, Mom, How were the undergraduate students today? Were they useful for once, or do you wonder why you went into work today at all?

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear AnnCanCT's recording

    Thank you for your review. I naturally have a very unique sounding voice and would like to utilize it for children's books, animations and/or video game character. Please have Jay Snyder review as I would like to coach with him following this initial review. I appreciate your feedback. Best, Ann Canfield 203-528-8480 anncanfield@optimum.net

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hi Ann, yes you're right and we do all have a unique voice. I like your characters however I think the delivery needs work maybe try speaking as the character in the your normal voice and then move into the character it might flow better. Also your breathing seems a bit distracting you can't either edit them out or try breathing off to the side and practice speaking longer without rest you can even talk while you're breathing by moving your diaphragm. Good luck and thanks for sharing that.

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    Spartacus

    Script:

    Stanley Kubrick’s historical epic stars Kirk Douglas as a slave who leads a revolt against the brutal Roman state. At three hours and 18 minutes long it’s a serious watch, but you’ll see some of Hollywood’s most famous names in action, including Sir Laurence Olivier, Peter Ustinov and Jean Simmons.

    Despite its four Oscar wins and huge box office success, today the film is perhaps best known for the much-parodied line "I am Spartacus". Discover the movie’s fascinating backstory in this week’s Movie Program.

    38 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear SarahCoble's recording

    After recording this, "I am Spartacus" has been stuck in my head while I make cheesecake. All feedback welcome.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hi! I really loved your performance. So upbeat and fun. Thank you! The only feedback I have is technical. It sounds like your mic caught some breath noises and background noise. I really wanted to hear all of your lovely voice.

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    Berry Burst

    Script:

    Thank you for calling General Mills. While we connect you with someone who can help, let's talk about Cheerios and fruit!... Yeah you heard that right! Fruit, real fruit! It's Berry Burst Cheerios. Wish you had same while on hold?

    31 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear SarahCoble's recording

    First crack at Edge's audition competition. All feedback welcome.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hi, I'd vote for it, sounds very inviting and happy! Don't worry I'm sure you'll place in any future contests with this being your first. I think the winners, ( not to knock them ) might have mistakes that can be used to teach others, which is fine, however I've heard some that were incredibly monotone and run together without a breath since they are very short commercials, and would not be picked by a casting person in my opinion. I may post mine later that I thought could have paced somewhere in places 1-3. Don't give up!

    Peer Feedback:

    I enjoyed this cheerios commercial. Really liked the performance. You did a great job with recording quality. Your vocal delivery was spot on!

    Peer Feedback:

    Wonderful delivery! You clearly have a good mastery of vocal technique. My only question is about quality--for some reason, your voice sounded quite echo-ey to me, as if you were speaking inside a box. It might just be because of your higher vocal pitch, or perhaps something's wrong with my headphones. Anyhow, good work!

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    Delsym Cough Commercial

    Script:

    Don't get cropped by a cough! Delsym 12 hour relief.

    31 people have played this

    Audition Recording:

    Click to hear RYoung's recording

    Shortest commercial I've tried out for! Thanks for listening.

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    Peer Feedback:

    I like it.
    My only critique is to maybe lower the volume of the music while you're rehearsing your lines. That way you can hear yourself better as the music is playing.

    Peer Feedback:

    I liked it too. I just wasn't sure about the space between Delsym and 12-hour relief. If the product's full name is 'Delsym 12-hour relief' then I reckon the space is too long. But if the text is meant to have a comma / space there, then it's spot on.

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    1 Corinthians 13

    Script:

    If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear elmurodov22022000@gmail.com's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    This is just a music track.

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    Revlon High Dimension Hair Color

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    Funny thing being a red head...when I was a kid, I just wanted to be like everybody else, now it's one of the things that makes me me. Get your best color. Revlon High Dimension Hair Color, so precise it takes only 10 minutes to deliver rich, dimensional color where it's needed most. Every time. With deep conditioners that gently protect so your hair stays soft and shiny, and beautiful. I like being me.. 10 minutes to beautiful. Revlon. Be unforgettable.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear BrookeLonegan's recording

    Any and all feedback appreciated :) Thank you!

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    Peer Feedback:

    I enjoyed the warm, happy tone. My favorite sentence, which captured the mood of the ad really well, was "I like being me." Only negative was the mouth sounds ("to deliver rich". Try the apple cider vinegar trick.

    Peer Feedback:

    Friendly and warm read. Very nice. You might want to consider: the word "Funny" at the beginning was swallowed--it is the first word and sets up your point of view so it should be clear. Ditto with the first "minutes" Consider hitting both 10 and minutes. Consider the words "soft" and "shiny," and "unforgettable." You hit "and" and "be", but maybe the most important words are "soft" "shiny" unforgettable.

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi. Thanks for sharing. I thought the performance was warm and inviting. My only comment is technical. It seems like some of the sounds got louder...like you moved closer to the mic and then further away or you were really hitting certain sounds so that those sounds landed louder than others. Hope this is helpful!

    Peer Feedback:

    Talented I disagree with the other comments, yes you had some glottal stops I think one or two like funny. However none of it stands out like your you're gifted ability to voice these kind of commercials I hope your working if not you should be thanks for sharing that.

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    Albert Einstein

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    Albert Einstein was a genius, and one of the greatest physicists of all time. His famous Theories of Relativity, which describe the relationship between mass and energy, and between space and time, were published in 1905 and 1916. Einstein was born of Jewish parents in Ulm, Germany. He spent many years in Switzerland, becoming a Swiss citizen in 1901, and gaining his Doctor of Philosophy degree in 1905 from Zurich University. It was while employed as a patent clerk in Berne that he published his first Theory of Relativity. This contained his famous equation: E=mc2, which explains the relationship between mass and energy.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Opal's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hi Opal! You sound very articulate and clear. I think you can up your energy on this read, and I have a few thoughts on making it more engaging. Overall, I would approach as if you're telling someone you know a story, versus reading- really pretend they're there with you and try to keep your nice articulation, but take it to a slightly more casual and conversational place. I would also pick a few key places in this script for some clear intention changes. Since this one isn't signposted quite as well with new paragraphs, I would try, for example, to treat the first two sentences as your setup, like you're giving someone the overview version of everything you're about to talk about. Bring some more energy to this section, like you're excited to tell the story. Then, for the next few sentences, maybe it's more matter of fact. Then when you get to "it was while employed..." try getting a little more excited again, like you've just uncovered the secret of the whole text and are finally letting us in on the secret and telling us about his theories of relativity.

    I hope that's helpful and fun to try! I think upping your energy and varying your intention will make this read (and your time reading it) more fun!

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    American Express

    Script:

    Thank you for holding. Did you know that you can now receive your American Express statement completely online. No more paper bills! We’ll even send you an email reminder when your statement is ready for viewing. To see if you can take advantage of this free service; log on to americanexpress.com/paperless. Or ask your representative.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear BrookeLonegan's recording

    Trying out telephony- would love any and all feedback, and I appreciate your time! -Brooke

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    Peer Feedback:

    I'm pretty new to voice over myself, but I thought that your delivery was well done and sounded very natural! Your recording quality also sounds very good.

    Peer Feedback:

    You've definitely got the perfect voice for this kind of copy. Excellent delivery overall. My only critique is the second sentence; the overall intonation sounds a bit off (particularly on "Did you know"), and I don't think the word "statement" needs to be stressed. Other than that, great work!

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    Cool Jazz

    Script:

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

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear biggjoej2003's recording

    just feeling.....cool tonight ;-)

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    Peer Feedback:

    Your voice is made for this script. I def want to listen to 103.9 now, lol. I liked the choice of music underneath and the recording quality sounded good to me. A couple of small notes: instead of saying "plays today's jazz hits" it came out as "today's smooth jazz." Also, your vocal inflection went up on the last line which made it sound like the sentence was cut off prematurely versus it being the end of the sentence. Otherwise, fantastic read and excellent choice for your voice!

    Peer Feedback:

    Nyadv...thank you for your review....the "ad lib" in the smooth jazz was intentionally done as the author, in a prior note mentioned he had posted the incorrect script....with regards to the voice inflection...there was an intentional...pause before the station id...funny how subjective these reads can be...thanks for the feed back!

    Peer Feedback:

    This was awesome! Great performance, inserting the music, and great performance. I really felt like I was listening to a pro radio station

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    Truth about Fairies

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    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 TotalMixandMaster.com's recording

    I put an older Elven character to this script. It's set in a forest around a fire. Any comments appreciated. :)

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    Peer Feedback:

    Oooh, super creepy read - what a treat it is to listen to you! The background music works really well, it adds to the mood without being distracting. You also have a perfect devilish laugh that grows as you move through the text. It kept me on the edge of my seat! A couple of small things I noticed: there were a couple of times I think I heard mouth noises. For example on "You see, their glittery skin..." It might have been the crackling fire though, so I'm not sure. Also, the accent you started with changed around 0:23 and then faded away by the end. I liked each of the accents you moved through, but it might make the read even stronger if only one was used throughout. Keep up the great work, you're a talented character voice and excellent choice!

    Peer Feedback:

    Thank you NYADV very much for the kind words! I love doing character scripts. I response to your comments, that was the fire crackling and not mouth noise, just the timing of the fire crackling.

    I do have a hard time staying in character sometimes and that is something I really need to work on to be more effective in my delivery.

    Very much appreciated! :)

    Peer Feedback:

    So fun, well done! You stayed consistent tonally and pacing-wise throughout the read, but I would almost say- try not to! I think you could play with/ find a few more places to vary your tone and pace a bit more, and sound a bit more conspiratorial with the boy/ angry at the fairies/ or like you're trying to jump scare the boy- which would also show your ability to stay in character but change your tone and emotion. You started to do this really nicely with "It's all just a trick!" where it started to go a little more guttural and quick. I would play around with leaning into that more, and in more places. Maybe even do a read where you're actively trying to scare the boy in a few places to bring that energy- like in, "first, THEY BITE!" Think it will make it super fun for you, too! Awesome job.

    Peer Feedback:

    I really enjoyed everything. Your performance, the music, and the recording quality. I liked the scary feeling I was getting while hearing you read the copy. I think you stayed in character through the whole thing, keep it up

    Peer Feedback:

    Thank you Brooke and SuperLuke!

    Brooke I will definitely take your advice and play with it a bit more and make those adjustments and repost. Thanks so much for the feedback. :)

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    Olay 2

    Script:

    Most regular soaps leave your skin feeling dry. But Olay-clean lather is specially formulated to wash away dry skin. No other beauty bar leaves skin smoother. Because dry cleaners are for blouses. Not Bodies. Olay...love the skin you're in.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Wilber's recording

    I have a new mic blue yeti how is my sound? and my delivery?

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hi Wilber, your voice is lovely, easy to listen to and sounds good with this copy. I'm not an expert on sound so can't give concrete feedback in that regard. I did notice audible inhalations of breath before each sentence which was a bit distracting. Your delivery was also a bit on the choppy side. (E.g. I believe the product is 'Olay-clean lather' soap but in the take it sounds like "clean lather' only because of a pause. So that one sentence sounded like two: "But Olay. Clean Lather is specially..." I'm certain with a more smooth pace, your read will be even stronger. One possible suggestion: perhaps considering gently hitting "regular soaps" and "beauty bar" to emphasize that the commercial is for soap? I really liked your opening line and the way you said the tagline. Your script interpretation overall was strong too. Nice job!

    Peer Feedback:

    Lovely voice Wilber- Agree with the above comment- good script interpretation and you have such a sweetness in your voice. The thing to work on as nyadv said is the breaths. It sounds like you may be breathing through your nose as well-- I would try deep breaths through your mouth and some breath control exercises (I'm sure there are better ones on youtube than I could purport to know ;), and avoid breaking up sentences and words you don't intend to with a breath. I'm also hearing either some reverb or pops of air around some words (around "away dry skin" is a good example)- are you using a pop filter? If not, that could help. Might help to back off the mic a bit too or play around with your positioning.

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    Phytophotodermatitis (Medical Narration)

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    Phytophotodermatitis is a nonimmunologic phototoxic cutaneous eruption resulting from contact with photosensitizing substances found in plants; furocoumarins (present in limes and other plants) are typically implicated and get activated following exposure to sunlight, especially 320-400 nanometer UVA rays.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Marc Briggs's recording

    Practice recording. All comments about the read and the recording quality are welcome .

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    Peer Feedback:

    Great read! Wow. Quality is really good as well. Well done.

    Peer Feedback:

    What a tongue twister! Great quality and performance and I'm impressed with the ability to say all of that lol. The only thing I did hear was a bit of a shift in pace after the semicolon where you slowed down a bit. I would say maybe either start with that slower pace (especially as those words sound so confusing) or up the energy/ pacing nominally on the back half.

    Peer Feedback:

    You have a great ability to smoothly pronounce tough medical terms. Bravo! I don't know your audience or what came before this segment, but the first words (Phytophotodermatitis is a nonimmunologic phototoxic cutaneous) are complicated for a listening who is not reading along. You might consider slowing them down: perhaps with a tiny pause after Phytophotodermatitis so that listener knows what your subject is. (You took that pause effectively after "furocumarins" so that we understood you were moving to a different topic.) What is the most important word of the sentence? Is it is "nonimmunologic"? or is it is a "phototoxic"? Which ever it is, should it be slightly highlighted to distinguish it? You swallowed "implicated" and you highlighted "and". Perhaps the words that need highlighting are "implicated" and "get activated." Consider having sufficient breath through to the end of the sentence so that "UVA rays" isn't swallowed. A good trick might be to think that there is another word in the sentence after "UVA rays": For example, pretend the sentence ends with the words "UVA rays today." You will not say the word "today", but you THINK it and prepare for it, in order that you have sufficient breath to carry you to the actual end of the sentence. Hope this helps.

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    E-Learning Test Taking

    Script:

    E-Learning Testing

    This section measures the ability to recognize language that is appropriate for standard written English. There are two types of questions in this section.

    In the first type of question, there are incomplete sentences. Beneath each sentence, there are four words or phrases. You will choose the one word or phrase that best completes the sentence.

    Clicking on a choice darkens the oval. After you click on Next and Confirm Answer, the next question will be presented.

    The second type of question has four underlined words or phrases. You will choose the one underlined word or phrase that must be changed for the sentence to be correct.

    Clicking on an underlined word or phrase will darken it. After you click on Next and Confirm Answer, the next question will be presented.

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    Click to hear IMIS89's recording

    I posted this one yesterday and based on some feedback I received, tried to improve. Please let me know what you think! (and I know there is some background noise.....really hoping to perfect my recording area asap!)

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    Peer Feedback:

    This was an engaging read that made the content sound more interesting than it is! There's some background noise at "must be changed for the sentence to be correct" and I would probably edit out some of the breaths.

    Maybe try saying "one word or phrase" as a single phrase - it sounds like a repeated two note pattern.

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi SarahCoble,

    I am glad to hear my read was interesting!

    I still need to work on my recording area and make sure background noise isnt an issue.

    I appreciate the feedback on the "one word or phrase". You're right, I say it in a two note pattern. I'll work on it. Thanks!

    Peer Feedback:

    I liked your delivery and performance. Your voice was very engaging with the audience, giving you a great e learning persona.

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    The Truth About Fairies

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    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 IMIS89's recording

    Let me know what you think of my performance! I also tried to learn how to normalize today. Let me know if it sounds ok or not. Thanks!

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    Peer Feedback:

    I am not an expert in characters whatsoever, I like the first character who's narrating the story seems very descriptive and also clear read that is inviting as a storyteller. However the second character not so sure about, although I'm not an expert in characters at all. I don't want to influence you one way or the other so if I were you I would seek some coaching on character development, you have great style though keep it up!

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks for your feedback, RYoung!

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    Transformers-Optimus Prime

    Script:

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

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

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear biggjoej2003's recording

    I see it's been almost 8 years since anyone posted a classic Optimus Prime recording....had a free minute...my kids loved this voice, thought I'd give it a go Too much fun!....ENJOY! ;-)

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    Peer Feedback:

    Wow, this sounds great! Tone, pitch, pacing and recording quality are all excellent. That voice can take you places!

    Peer Feedback:

    Sounds great love the "gravel". Although 8 years? I posted 2 this year;
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    Enjoy;)

    Peer Feedback:

    This was awesome, performance and recording quality are spot on!

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    Wall Street Journal

    Script:

    Between my breakfast and the Wall Street Journal, I get all my daily requirements. To start my day, I need a good balanced breakfast. But, to start my business day, I need my copy of the Wall Street Journal. The Journal gives me all the business information and background I need. So, every morning I read the Wall Street Journal. That way, when I get my daily business information, I’m sure to get a full serving!

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    Click to hear noah@nvvharris.com's recording

    Please focus on consistency and delivery. I tried this several times with different intonations and came back to my natural voice. Do you like how I said the words "need" and "The Wall Street Journal"? Does it feel healthily confident without bridging the gap into cocky? Thanks!

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    Peer Feedback:

    I like it

    Peer Feedback:

    Sounds conversational, like your really speaking to your audience. The part that's unnatural is unfortunately Wall Street Journal, the second and third time you say
    Wall Street Journal it's in a 3 word sort of crescendo with journal being the forced most highlighted word. You don't want to increase 3 words in a row usually should vary their inflections. I would make journal sound friendlier, you sort of just increased the volume to highlight it. Your style is avant garde for new style v.o. thanks for sharing!

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    Hampton Toyota

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    At Hampton Toyota, we‘re having a sale that‘ll blow you away! It‘s our annual July 4th birthday extravaganza. Hundreds of cars, trucks, and vans … at unbelievable rock bottom prices. Shop around. Then come to Hampton because we guarantee the lowest prices. The right car, the right price, the right dealer. Hampton Toyota … right where it counts.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear noah@nvvharris.com's recording

    Audacity was giving me trouble on this recording because it would cap-out and not record the highest highs of my volume, so please ignore audio quality and solely focus on the vocal choices and consistency of delivery!

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    Peer Feedback:

    Audacity and recording quality aside, overall I enjoy the direction you're going with in this performance

    Peer Feedback:

    I think your performance was right-on for this script and you delivered the excitement and urgency--and hit all the right words, in my opinion. Maybe try one take with not pausing quite as much for "the right car, the right price, the right dealer" and also ending the final "counts" on a down pitch instead of up. See how this sounds compared to your first take. All in all, very good.

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    JC Penney 6

    Script:

    Your brain has 2 sides. The right side: creative, buys things, has fun. The left side: organized, practical, saves money. Now JC Penney makes both sides happy. It's the buy more, save more sale. It's simple, the more you buy, the more you save. 20 to 30%. So use your head. Buy more. Save more. Only at JC Penney.

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    Click to hear tim.kietzman19's recording

    Did my new setup make the recording any better? Otherwise, how's my performance?

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hello Tim,

    Thank you for posting. You clearly have the ability to do straight read and character voices and I wonder if you considered looking at this copy as though there were three different "voices" present- the right, the left and the narrator. The right and left brain are so often equated with different personalities ( i.e., dreamy and more cut and dry) that it may bring more differentiation to the read, as well as impact to JC Penny's message, to allow the voice to change/soften/flow accordingly.

    Peer Feedback:

    Hey Tim! I could hear a lot of background static in places where you cut away breath/pauses, so the setup may need to change slightly. It could have been the sound of your computer fan, or your air conditioner, or a bunch of other things, so for recording quality it was pretty tough to stay focused on your performance. Besides that, the way you entered the script was a bit choppy: "Your BRAIN.....has TWO sides", is how I heard it, when I as the listener want that first sentence to flow smoothly and clearly. I like that you're making big choices about delivery! Just make the transitions smoother and get rid of unnecessary pauses. That "Two sides" moment is also somewhat of a revelation for some people, but it's not brand new information for many more listeners, so your delivery should be more of a revelation for you, too. I'd love for there to be more of an upbeat feeling throughout the moments of being the narrator, and the feedback above from Laura about finding three different kinds of voices for the left, right, and narration is a great directorial choice! Try it out and see what you find! But make sure that narrator voice is peppy and excited to tell the listeners about why this promo is so cool that both sides of your brain are gonna love it! Well done :)

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    Popeye's Chicken

    Script:

    Got a cravin’ for Cajun? Come along for some New Orleans style fried chicken, cajun battered fries, and buttermilk biscuits. Love that chicken at Popeye’s.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear tim.kietzman19's recording

    How's my performance? Am I properly rolling off on the statements?

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    Peer Feedback:

    First sentence: I wanted more emphasis on the words "got" and "craving", so that it picks up immediately with higher energy and then lands solidly on that word, "Craving" to get me feeling hungry.
    Second sentence was great! Would just make "fried chicken" sound a bit more upbeat.
    Last sentence, as your closer, was slightly too low-energy. Try to make it really land, make me believe you LOVE THAT CHICKEN!!! And try not to let the name of the brand, Popeyes, drop down in intonation at the end. It is the final word AND the name of the brand, so it really has to fully resolve the commercial.
    Pretty good work overall!
    -Noah

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    Allstate Insurance - Agent

    Script:

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

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear tim.kietzman19's recording

    I tried a new setup, does it sound any different from the one I had before?

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hey there, Tim! I didn't hear how it sounded before but I can certainly give you some feedback on your current sound and how it measures up with what would be considered "broadcast quality".

    You have a LOT of background noise which I assume is a combination of the environment you're in and the equipment (maybe a cell phone?) that you're recording on. Take a listen to other recordings on here (you're welcome to look up mine, if you want) and listen to the lack of background noise... that's what you're shooting for.

    So what does that mean in terms of your VO career? It means you could have the most amazing read (and this one is really good, by the way!) and an agent/casting director/client will stop listening literally within the first 2 seconds. Given that I've gotta ask... what are your goals in VO?

    The days of VO actors recording at their agent's or in studios are mostly over because SO many of us can record at home. Can you move into a nicely padded closet? Can you upgrade your microphone? Do you know how to edit your audio yourself? To work in this current pandemic-ly-challenged world, that's what you'd need.

    Moving forward with what you have right now there are two big things that will help immensely... get into a quiet space and add "room noise" in between phrases. Sounds counter-intuitive, right, adding noise? But here's the thing: there's no such thing as silence. So whenever you stop talking and we hear silence, our ears are jarred and taken out of the read. Assuming you are using some kind of editing software, record a few seconds of what your space sounds like when you're not talking. Then drop those in between phrases instead of the silence. It will make the recording sound more smooth and engage the listener for... well... maybe for a few more seconds... maybe long enough to realize you're delivery is really good! I hope that helps!

    So let me talk about that delivery you gave! I really like it! I like the quality of your voice and I believe you believe in Allstate. Make sure you are pronouncing the final "t"s on words like "agent" so it doesn't sound like "agen" and within words like "Allstate" which can sound like "all stay".

    You've got a bit or a road ahead of you but I'm looking forward to hearing you again when you're further down your path!

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    Sun Trust Bank

    Script:

    What good is a bank on every corner, if you can’t get what you need, when you want it--- Frustrating. There is a bank that understands. Helping you easily get to your money- by phone, online, in supermarkets and through even more ATMS’s. What you do with it after that is completely up to you. How can Sun Trust help you?

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear DenaDahilig's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    Amazing read. You sound so serious, formal and state everything matter-of-fact. Good work on pitch, tempo, volume, and tone too. Your pauses are brief and fitting for the moment, although, I don't fancy the way you wrote the second-to-last sentence: "What you do with it after," "that is completely up to you." I think you should have made a combined enunciation of "after that."

    Peer Feedback:

    Ha! Tim, you're right!!! I let the line break in the text dictate the read! Good, good, good catch!! Oh, sigh. Thanks for the feedback!

    Peer Feedback:

    Really lovely, formal, corporate-style read. Feels like you're already hired and in a $10,000 studio, so no worries about recording quality. Several small notes: the very first two words don't flow in this recording, "WhaT -- good" instead of "What good." Also, the delivery of the word "frustrating" could be spruced up a bit, either with the feeling of real frustration or the sensation of relief in allowing the listener to know that this commercial is going to solve that everlasting problem of having too many banks without enough purposeful effect. I agree with Tim that the second-to-last sentence is a bit choppy, but it isn't confusing or misleading so I don't mind it too much. Last note: the final words "How can Sun Trust help you?" are made to be a question, but are delivered like a statement. This can be effective because you're playing the omniscient Sun Trust narrator who knows that they can "help you" in any and every way, but it is still a question, so making it sound like a real question that is truly engaged with the listener's other unmentioned concerns could give your performance a better sense of authenticity to the reader. Thanks for a great listen!

    Peer Feedback:

    Final comment!!! Your t sounds are inconsistent on words like "what good" vs. "What you do with it", so make sure those are consistent! I'd recommend you go with the second style as it sounds more natural.

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    Chase

    Script:

    Welcome to Chase...

    Where the right relationship is everything.

    We are pleased to have you as a Chase Platinum card member.

    Please enter the last 4 digits of your account number followed by the “#” sign.

    For detailed account information or the address to mail your payment... Press 1

    For your 5 most recent transactions, to confirm or change your pin number for use at cash machine worldwide or to request checks... Press 2.

    To report the loss, theft or none receipt of your Chase credit card which will prevent further transactions on the account ... Press 3.

    To hear about the Chase Gift Card, Chase Currency To Go or Chase Travel Rewards programs... Press 4.

    To repeat this list of services... Press 9.

    To speak with a customer service representative... Press 0.

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    Practice Recording:

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    Hello! Thank you for listening.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Very nice! I like the pacing and the overall read.

    One of the things you could work on (and I'm saying this because I'm SO guilty of this, too!) is your diction on some of the "t"s. For example "right" "account" "recent" "request" sound like rye, accoun, resen and reques. It also can happen in the middle of words like "representative" that end up sounding like represenadive.

    Listen also to how you say "to". Shoot for "too" rather than "tah" in these kinds of corporate reads.

    And finally, try the first phrase without a pause after "welcome".

    Those are easy fixes and then you've got a fab recording! Thanks for posting!

    Peer Feedback:

    I listen to this and I feel like I'm really listening to the automated Chase customer service. You read it great, and have a magnificent recording setup. However I think you should pay better attention to your pronunciations. I heard "tuh" instead of "to" twice. It's a mistake most of us (me included) make as we're reading. Just pay better attention to what you're saying.
    Also, you may be pausing too much and since there are definitely no visual aids to accompanying this recording, you must save those for the ends of the sentences and keep them half a second or less.
    Either way, I loved it. Keep up the good work!

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    Acqua Di Parma

    Script:

    The classic and natural Italian fragrance that combines verbena, lavender and sparkling citrus…

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    Practice Recording:

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    Please give feedback on my performance not audio quality.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hello Debjde. The volume to your upload is very low as to make your read very difficult to hear. Could you upload again?

    Peer Feedback:

    I think you're hitting the words very well and the tone matches the script. However, you're speaking much too quietly and the tempo is choppy. You should raise the volume while maintaining the calm, soothing tone and avoid pausing in the middle of the sentences. (Pausing should be left for commas and periods, and even then do not make them too long.)

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