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    Track slider

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    Track slider

    The track slider is on top of the control buttons. It shows the progress of playing of the media file. You can drag the track slider left to rewind or right to forward the track being played.
    Two timers at the left and right ends of the track slider show the current playing position (left) and the total time (right) of the current track.
    Note: When a media file is streamed (live), the position indicator of the track slider does not move because the total duration of the streaming is not known until it finishes.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear keith.nelson's recording

    Any input would be appreciated. Thanks.

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    Peer Feedback:

    nice work. take some breaths between sentences otherwise it sounds as it can run on

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    Tax Fundamentals

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    On this episode, we’re talking about: Deductions

    So let’s say you’re single with a job as a lion tamer. You live alone, have no dependents, and your yearly income is eighty eight thousand dollars.

    You have two choices when it comes to deductions: You can itemize your deductions, or take the standard deduction.

    The lion food is an example of an itemized deduction. You can claim multiple itemized deductions but there are limits for each tax bracket and rules around each deduction.

    The standard deduction is a fixed amount associated with your filing status and tax bracket. If you don’t want to add up all your expenses, the IRS allows you to just take the standard deduction. If your itemized deductions don’t add up to a lot, taking the standard deduction instead can often save you more money on your taxes.

    So that’s the skinny of Tax Deductions. Want to learn more, CTA. Thanks for watching Tax Fundamentals.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear keith.nelson's recording

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    Air Processor 2000

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    To install a new capsule into your air purifier, switch the unit “off.” Then remove the new capsule from it’s protective wrapping. Open the capsule cap by turning in the direction opposite to that indicated by the arrow on the cap. Insert the capsule in the cap until the tabs catch the cap. Insert the complete cap into the air purifier. Turn the cap in the direction of the arrow. And then switch the unit back “on.” Your air purifier will now release a pleasant fragrance during operation. Either choose “repeat” to watch this demonstration again, or it will automatically close.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear keith.nelson's recording

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    Automated Phone Voice System

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    All of our operators are currently assisting other customers. Please stay on the line—one of our representatives will be with you shortly. Please make sure you have your account number ready so that we may better assist you. This call may be monitored for quality assurance.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear sizzlinsarahall's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    Love your voice for this type of read. I also liked the obnoxious beep at the end, how many time does that happen to you :). My choice with this read would have been to read it from start to finish without any breaks but either way.The last line also seemed a bit choppy but as I said I very much like your voice for this.

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    Photoshop: The beginners guide to Photoshop, Editing Photos, Photo Editing Tips, and How to Improve your Photography with Photoshop!

    Script:

    Using Photoshop can be an intimidating task for many beginners. However, the application has many vital features that can benefit many novice photographers and graphic artists in particular; therefore, despite the added challenge, they should learn to utilize the photo editing tool if they wish to become better at their chosen craft. If you are one of the many interested Photoshop users who have long wanted to use the application but don’t know where to start, then this book will help equip you with all the Photoshop basics you need.

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    Audition Recording:

    Click to hear wseegers's recording

    I am brand new to the current VO/voice acting industry. I have radio experience from years ago, but through research have found that to be the scarlet "R" these days. I currently teach audio/video production and am an independent/freelance video producer. Most times, I do my own VOs for projects, but recently started using online VO sites to get fresh (more fitting) voices for specialized projects. I want to improve my VO technique for my own projects and add VO to my list of services to branch out. I think I need a VO make over to compete with todays pros. I may be an old dog, but I can learn new tricks. Let me know the good, bad and the ugly. Both technically and with talent. Lol. Its the only way to improve. Thanks in advance.

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    Peer Feedback:

    the pace was right on I think. could use a little more inflection to make it not so mono tone sounding. I heard a crack of a smile when doing this piece, smile on your face puts a smile in your voice. overall pretty dang good.5

    Peer Feedback:

    Very nice read. Only thing I heard was a pause after "better" in the line " if they wish to become better at their chosen craft." I wouldn't have pause. and after "you" in the next line. Makes it sound a bit choppy and read. Good job.

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    Ratatouille (2007)

    Script:

    In many ways, the work of a critic is easy. We risk very little yet enjoy a position over those who offer up their work and their selves to our judgment. We thrive on negative criticism, which is fun to write and to read. But the bitter truth we critics must face, is that in the grand scheme of things, the average piece of junk is probably more meaningful than our criticism designating it so. But there are times when a critic truly risks something, and that is in the discovery and defense of the new. The world is often unkind to new talent, new creations. The new needs friends.

    Last night, I experienced something new, an extra-ordinary meal from a singularly unexpected source. To say that both the meal and its maker have challenged my preconceptions about fine cooking is a gross understatement. They have rocked me to my core. In the past, I have made no secret of my disdain for Chef Gusteau's famous motto: 'Anyone can cook.' But I realize, only now do I truly understand what he meant. Not everyone can become a great artist, but a great artist can come from anywhere. It is difficult to imagine more humble origins than those of the genius now cooking at Gusteau's, who is, in this critic's opinion, nothing less than the finest chef in France. I will be returning to Gusteau's soon, hungry for more.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Eric Gooch's recording

    I'm paranoid about my breathing. Is it too loud? Too noticeable?

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hi Eric -
    your breathing is fine.
    regarding the performance, a couple things pop out at me. First, you seem comfortable in your performing and mic presence. I like your voice. it reminds me of Sterling Holloway or Roy Brocksmith. Very marketable in my opinion.

    But the read was somewhat stiff - maybe tighter editing would fix the flow.

    The sound quality wasn't competitive, IMHO. It sounds like you could use a mic upgrade, and you might benefit from backing away a bit - plenty of pops, and sounded like the mic buzzed a few times (overdriven).

    nice read, you have acting skills in my unlearned opinion.
    There's an Eric Gooch in IMDB - is that you?
    Dave Saunders.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks for the feedback Dave. When you say "tighter editing" what do you mean specifically? I'm pretty new to the editing side of things.

    The mic is definately mid-level, (an AT2020USB+) and I do think I'm too close. Probably only 5" or so with a windscreen between me and the mic. Is there a standard distance that's best? I've found if I'm further away it's hard to get the volume I need. I will back off though and experiment. I'm assuming the closer I am to the mic the more obvious the popping.

    Yes, that's me at IMDB. I've done VO work for a few games, but this is the first time I'm trying to set things up and do the recording myself. A lot to learn.

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    Heros of the Imperium

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    In the grim darkness of the 41st millennium, there is only war and mankind teeters on the brink of extinction.

    There are many enemies of the Imperium.

    The Alien… The Heretic… and The Demon.

    Power and Corruption has turned Battle Brother against Battle Brother.
    .
    Who can save Mankind from annihilation?

    The Space Marines… With Bolter and Chainsaw we’ll cleanse the galaxy, sector by sector.
    Burn … Kill … Purge ...
    LET NONE SURVIVE!
    The battle lines have been drawn, and the time to make a stand is now. What side will you be on?

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Eric Gooch's recording

    Just getting set up, interested in critique of mic and performance. Any advice appreciated.

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    Peer Feedback:

    I think the sound quality I mentioned in the last read might just be a dryness due to lack of post processing. The buzzing and pops are there.
    ex: "there is only WAR"; "the ALIEN"; the SPACE marines", "burn, kill, PURGE", etc.

    great performance, IMHO.
    again, perhaps you've done this before?
    DS

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks again Dave.

    The only processing I've done is a slight limiting to reduce the highest peaks, and a normalize to -.3db.

    Is there something else I should be doing?

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    LL Bean.com

    Script:

    Fast. Easy. Secure. Discover thousands of products and helpful selection guides online at LLBean.com. You can also place an order online with our easy-to-use L.L.Bean Catalog Quickshop.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear QuiceStraughter's recording

    Did one take this time. Probably should have used more energy at the end of the take.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Sounds good overall. The pronunciation of "Secure" seemed a bit off. Agree that there could be a little more energy at the end, and it seems like there's a popping P at the end of "quickshop". No background noise at all though!

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks.

    Peer Feedback:

    Nice job. You have the same issue with mouth noise I have. Not to give you TMI on the cause of mine :) but I do have to spend a little extra time zooming into the recording and deleting the peaks from saliva sounds. You'll be able to spot them with the peaks in the db levels. It will make a world of difference. Nice read.

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    Sailboat Horizon

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

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

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

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

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

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear FSXpilotChris's recording

    Tried to make a "chill," soothing voice.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Nice tone of voice and good pace. maybe a little more inflection and it will sound great. good sounding recording.

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    Demo Recording:

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    This file is of 3 possibles for a demo. Thanks all.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Sounds like you're doing this yourself.

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    Beauty and the Beast

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    Once upon a time in a far away land a young prince lived in a shining castle. Although he had everything his heart desired, the prince was spoiled, selfish and unkind. But then one winter’s night an old beggar woman came to the castle and offered him a single rose in return for shelter from the bitter cold. Repulsed by her haggard appearance, the prince sneered at the gift and turned the old woman away but she warned him not to be deceived by appearances, for beauty is found within. And when he dismissed her again, the old woman’s ugliness melted away to reveal a beautiful enchantress. The prince tried to apologize but it was too late for she had seen that there was no love in his heart. And as punishment she transformed him into a hideous beast and placed a powerful spell on the castle and all who lived there.
    Ashamed of his monstrous form, the beast concealed himself inside his castle with a magic mirror as his only window to the outside world. The rose she had offered was truly an enchanted rose which would bloom until his 21st year. If he could learn to love another and earn her love in return, by the time the last petal fell, then the spell would be broken. If not he would be doomed to remain a beast for all time. As the years passed, he fell into despair and lost all hope. For who could ever learn to love a beast!

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear cathicol's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    I liked the performance, but there's a lot of background noise. (Something I struggle with too.)

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    Heros of the Imperium

    Script:

    In the grim darkness of the 41st millennium, there is only war and mankind teeters on the brink of extinction.

    There are many enemies of the Imperium.

    The Alien… The Heretic… and The Demon.

    Power and Corruption has turned Battle Brother against Battle Brother.
    .
    Who can save Mankind from annihilation?

    The Space Marines… With Bolter and Chainsaw we’ll cleanse the galaxy, sector by sector.
    Burn … Kill … Purge ...
    LET NONE SURVIVE!
    The battle lines have been drawn, and the time to make a stand is now. What side will you be on?

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear cathicol's recording

    I have never done this before and would very much like to give it a go. I like to act, but don't feel comfortable in front of the camera. Thanks for any feedback.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Not bad for your first time (if you're really new to this). I think your voice and accent go very well with this script. The read was pretty good in my opinion.

    Now as for the recording quality, since you also want feedback on that, I think you need to work on your recording space. If you can, try acoustically treat it with acoustic foam panels, blankets, anything you can find. Or maybe it's your mic. I can hear some artifacts and it can be hard to hear your voice at times. Maybe a better mic will help. If you really want to take this more seriously, then you should invest in a better mic.

    Keep it up!

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    Breast Cancer Research

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    Remember your best friend from childhood? Remember swearing you’d be best friends forever. Well she just found a lump in her breast. One out of every eight women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. With your help, we will change that statistic. So join the fight. If not for yourself, for someone you love.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear sizzlinsarahall's recording

    hope you like

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    Peer Feedback:

    HI Sarah
    I loved the music in the background! I think you portrayed really good emotion. I think the pacing was a little inconsistent. The recording quality seemed good.

    Peer Feedback:

    This is WAY too long for a PSA. Standard lengths depending on venue or format (TV, Radio) is 10, 15, 20 or 30 seconds. This is way too long because you are trying to make it dramatic and such. Part of breaking down a script is learning how to fit a timeframe. First....don't slate. We see your name under and above the player. Second, keep to the standard time slots. And lastly...get a pop filter. That's a biggie on this sample.

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    Product Demo

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    This is a demo Voiceover. In this demo we will take you through a step by step process to show you how to use this product. Start at home page and pick a circle. Start with sign up and move quickly through registration. Continue with account setup, proof of certification, pricing, patient catalog and payment or bank setup. This concludes our demo Voiceover.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear QuiceStraughter's recording

    Did one take this time.

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    Peer Feedback:

    I think it sounded professional. your voice has nice inflection. very nice tone. overall good production.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks.

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    Words. They can do anything.

    Script:

    Words. They can do anything. They can call in a dog at night. They can bring comfort to an old friend. They can say happy birthday to a girl whose balloons are slowly sinking. But sometimes, words can get you into trouble. Like the human rights activist who was kidnapped for standing up to Government corruption. Or the journalist sentenced to 10 years in prison for sending an email. Or the thousands of men and women who are arrested and tortured just for demanding fair election. Now we need your words, to demand justice; to take a stand. To offer hope, to people around the world, who are silenced for simply speaking their minds. Write a letter or speak out today. Your words can lead to their freedom. Words. They can do anything.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear clj899's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    There a bit too much echoes in your recording. I don't know if you're using a built-in mic in your laptop or not, but either way, try acoustically treating the room with foams, blankets, and such and such. Also, I can hear background noise so try using a noise removal plugin in your DAW software.

    As for the performance, I think it needs a bit more energy. It need more sympathy and compassion. Show the audience that you actually care about their well-being. Be a therapist or a counselor to them. Also, I think you need to fully pronounce your words (i.e. friend, sometimes, minds, etc.).

    I hope this helps.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks so much, it certainly does help!
    I noticed the background noise too after I uploaded it. Initially I didn't, so will definitely always keep the volume up high when I playback to catch it. Good call with word pronunciation.

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi
    I think the tone of your voice beautiful. It is very rich. Maybe think to articulate the words a little more clearly. Also, you fade out at the end of some sentences that might be better with some added emphasis. Hope that's helpful.

    Peer Feedback:

    I agree with the other comments here about a little more pronunciation on some words, but I think you have a good voice. I'm having issues with the same kind of background noise I'm hearing here. It's tough to get rid of!

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    7up

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    7UP Plus with Calcium. Introducing a whole new kind of soft drink. With real fruit juice, 10% of your daily calcium and only 10 calories in every 8 oz. serving, it tastes so good you can feel it in your bones. For great taste with calcium, the only way to go is UP.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear mrgmrgjr09's recording

    Hey there! I'm new to the VO business. This is my very first recording ever. I'm still a little shy on the mic so I need honest feedback from my peers. Thanks

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hey, great job! Good volume, good job making the script your own and making it sound fairly natural. I'd watch the pace and pronunciation on some of the fast parts, but that's getting picky. There's a liiiiiiiitle hiss in the background, but that's an easy fix. Generally, a good read.

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi
    I loved the quality of your voice. The recording sounded good. I could definitely imagine hearing you in a commercial. It felt like your accent got heavier as the reading went on. Maybe just more consistency there. Overall, it sounded good to me.

    Peer Feedback:

    @BradBeadleJr. Thanks so much for the feedback. How can I get rid of that hiss?

    @Cathicol. I greatly appreciate your honesty. I'm from Texas so yes I'm having accent issues at the moment....lol Thanks again.

    Peer Feedback:

    I like the authenticity of your voice - very honest/down home. An accent can definitely be a plus, but even more so if you can turn it on and off.

    Quality-wise I hearing a lot of breaths (at 0:07 and 0:29) and some definite pings and room noise, especially at the end. The can be fixed with noise reduction or a noise gate, but the best way to "fix" room noise is to avoid it during recording :) Maybe a smaller space, closet, etc?

    Overall though, nice read. You're definitely connected to the script from start to finish!

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    7 11

    Script:

    So it’s 2:00 in the morning...and you’re starving. Nothin’ in the fridge, and nothin’ in the cupboards. You don’t even have dog biscuits hangin’ around. You think about cooking, but then you remember the 3-alarm fire you started last time you tried using the stove. Well, check out 7-11. There’s gotta be one right near ya’. They have everything from burgers to tacos...24 hours a day...7 days a week. 7-11. Think of it as your own personal walk-in kitchen.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear BradBeadleJr's recording

    First time on the new mic, still trying to get a feel for it. No editing, raw audio, be kind but honest.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hey Brad I thought it was a good read. I my opinion that is a challenging script. However, I loved the character and personality you added to the read. Nice! I thought the volume was a bit low but I loved the angle you chose.

    Peer Feedback:

    I also thought it was a good read. I would say try and remember the punctuations. Example being after 'week' at the end, honor the period a little bit more. This was something I was told not too long ago, and am still working on myself, but watch out for upward inflections. Like when you say 'day' and 'week,' it almost sounds like a question instead of a statement.

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    Army's Ultimate Angus Philly

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    Arby's Ultimate Angus Philly
    Introducing Arby’s new ultimate angus philly. Thinly sliced, premium angus beef, oven roasted and piled high. With hot melted swiss, it could be the best philly outside Philly.

    Arbys. It’s good mood food.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear mikeanthoni's recording

    I have a new mic how does it sound? What do you think about the read?

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    Peer Feedback:

    Wow, what a voice! Great read. The file could benefit from a little noise filtering, but you have great support and energy!

    Peer Feedback:

    Good read and definitely good energy. I would say have more fun with the descriptive sentence. The first three kind of sound the same but you can hear a difference on 'piled high.' And honor the period after the first sentence a little more.

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    Meditation

    Script:

    Make yourself comfortable, sitting upright, with a straight spine. With your eyes closed, look at the point midway between the eyebrows on your forehead. Inhale slowly, counting to eight. Hold the breath for the same eight counts while concentrating your attention at the point between the eyebrows. Now exhale slowly to the same count of eight. Repeat three to six times.

    Be as attentive as possible. If you have difficulty feeling the breath, you can concentrate on the breathing process itself, feeling your diaphragm and chest expanding and contracting.

    Gradually as you become more calm, try to feel the breath higher and higher in the nose. Be sure that your gaze is kept steady at the point between the eyebrows throughout your practice. Don't allow your eyes to follow the movement of the breath. If you find that your mind has wandered, simply bring it back to an awareness of the breath and the mantra.

    By concentration on the breath, the breath actually diminishes; its gradual refinement leads naturally to an interiorized meditative state.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear LivingColor's recording

    Experimenting with using my voice in different types of copy, like this one for meditation. Please let me know what you think and I hope it puts you in a relaxed state of mind! :)

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    Peer Feedback:

    First of all, great choice of background music. All-in all, great sound, great use of pauses, and your tone inspires relaxation pretty easily. Really, the only comment I would say is maybe back up off the mic and use more air. I think the proximity effect is a little jarring on certain words, and the voice gets slightly gravelly at times. I think if you used more air you could ride right through and finish each sentence strong.(while still keeping the same timbre and tone.)

    I really am nit-picking here, very well done. Keep up the good work.

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    Virgin Airways

    Script:

    We know how frustrating air travel can be. That's why we offer comforts that bring out the best in business passengers, like our on-board massage therapy. With five amazing treatments to choose from, it's no wonder why more of our passengers arrive rested, relaxed, and dare we say...smiling. So go on, fly Virgin Atlantic Airways and see why Upper Class is rubbing everyone the right way.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear QuiceStraughter's recording

    Did one take this time.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hey QuiceStraughter,

    Great sound quality! I liked the read and that was a challenging script there. However, I thought it was a bit slow in some areas and some of your words like when you said, "be" I thought you held on to it just a little to long. But over all I thought it was a good read.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks for the feedback, mikeanthoni.

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    Atlanta Bread

    Script:

    When you think of Atlanta Bread Company, don’t just think “bread.” Think of an entire breakfast menu - fresh-baked pastries, hot breakfast sandwiches and specialty coffees. Think of our Café with savory sandwiches, daily soups and crisp salads. And don’t forget…we can cater your next special event or meeting! Atlanta Bread Company - more than just bread.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear thall1906's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    The recording quality leaves a lot to be desired. I can hear slight echoes and background noises. While the mic you used is good for practice, you need to invest in a better mic, especially if you want to start looking for work.

    As for the performance, I think it was a tad rushed. Also, it needs more energy and life. Sound way more friendly, especially when you're listing the food on the menu. Try smiling more when doing this read.

    I hope this helps.

    Peer Feedback:

    I'm pretty new, but I agree, you need to work on you recording location, or run some noise cancellation in your DAW. The background noise is distracting.

    I can hear your smiling though, and your speech is upbeat! Watch your speed, remember, the listeners are hearing this for the first time and their brain needs time to take it in. (this is something I have trouble with, too).

    Try imagining each food item as you speak it, work on enticing them, they're hungry!

    Keep it up! Never stop getting better.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks everyone. That attempt was just my very first attempt this. Will keep working.

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    Baked Veggie Crisps

    Script:

    Baked Veggie Crisps
    Why is it that the stuff that’s nutritious never seems to taste as good as the stuff that isn’t? Well, that’s about to change. Our Veggie Crisps are made with a wholesome blend of rice, potato and real vegetables. And here’s the humdinger. They’re super tasty too. That’s right - we made the impossible, impossibly good. New Flat Earth Baked Veggie Crisps.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear marysboy1's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    Wow, what a great pairing of voice with copy! Love it. I would suggest you linker a bit more on the sponsor product name, and draw it out a bit lovingly, with that great twang in your country voice which is as fresh as a mountain breeze! Great job!

    Peer Feedback:

    I wasn't feeling it at first, but boy, you won me over. You really had me at humdinger. Really, very good read - solid and thought out. Thanks for posting! I would highlight the tag line more, but otherwise, you taught me things, sir. Nicely done.

    Peer Feedback:

    gosh that was great, good overall sound. your tone and inflection is superb. good match of voice and background music

    Peer Feedback:

    Yes, good combination of music and voice. Sounded good overall!

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    Audition Recording:

    Click to hear kenbond's recording

    Had to get this in at or under 15 seconds so the rushed delivery is intentional.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Ken,

    Not bad , that's a hard one for time. Keep it up!

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    7 11

    Script:

    So it’s 2:00 in the morning...and you’re starving. Nothin’ in the fridge, and nothin’ in the cupboards. You don’t even have dog biscuits hangin’ around. You think about cooking, but then you remember the 3-alarm fire you started last time you tried using the stove. Well, check out 7-11. There’s gotta be one right near ya’. They have everything from burgers to tacos...24 hours a day...7 days a week. 7-11. Think of it as your own personal walk-in kitchen.

    52 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Missrosabella's recording

    I recorded this on my phone, how does it sound?

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hi Miss Rosa,

    Small minor adjustment. Cupboards is pronounced " cubbards". It sounds awkward other wise. I think you have the drive, keep practicing!

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    2013 Heisman Preview

    Script:

    The 2013 Heisman Trophy race promises to field a group of dual-threat quarterbacks that have displayed the ability to impact the game with their tremendous passing and rushing skills.
    The trend of all-purpose quarterbacks dominating the Heisman chase continued in 2012, as Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel captured college football’s top individual award.
    Heisman voters have had a fascination with these athletes that have redefined the quarterback position in recent years. Florida’s Tim Tebow opened up the floodgates of this new Heisman era by running and passing his way to the bronzed trophy in 2007. Since then, the award has been garnered by similar performances from Auburn’s Cam Newton, Baylor’s Robert Griffin III and the Aggies Johnny Football.

    54 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear fpyne1's recording

    Working on not having my 's' sounds so sharp, and general practice. :) Looking for any feedback on quality of audio recording, performance, tone...anything, really! Thanks so much for listening. -Frank

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    Peer Feedback:

    I felt the recording quality was very good, and I didn't notice any sharp 's' sounds. In terms of copy interpretation, I thought your delivery was very smooth and had good pacing to it. Depending on whether this copy is for an educational video or for the actual Heisman Trophy award ceremony, you may want to add a little excitement to the overall tone of the reading, like the TV announcers do at the beginning of a sporting
    event. I think it was well done. Good job.

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    Wendy's -- Bacon Swiss Burger

    Script:

    What’s so special about Wendy’s new Bacon Swiss Burger? Bacon. Special Sauce. Swiss cheese. More bacon. All on a toasted kaiser bun. It’s the only bacon swiss burger with three strips of bacon! Mmmm. Doesn’t that sound delicious? WENDY’S NEW BACON SWISS BURGER. Come on in now and grab one while they’re hot!

    51 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear QuiceStraughter's recording

    Did one take this time.

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    Peer Feedback:

    I really liked the quality of the recording, it was near professional in my opinion. I also really liked how you interpreted the line, "Doesn't that sound delicious?" One suggestion would be to add a little more excitement into your voice when you're reading the list of things that make the burger so special, especially when you're reading "More Bacon." Good job. Keep practicing!

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks for the feedback, elgranmartino.

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    Berserk (1997) Griffith monologue

    Script:

    For some men these are the most precious, but I believe beneath them there is something even more precious than these. They are driven to pursue it, and they pursue is solely for their own sake, not other. One man's dream can hold dominion over the entire world, for one who dedicates his life to the forging of a single sword. While many can pursue their dreams in solitude, other dreams are like great storms blowing hundreds even thousands of dreams apart in their wake. Dreams breathe life into men, and can cage them in suffering. Men life and die by their dreams, but long after they've been abandoned, they still smolder deep in men's hearts. Some see nothing more than life and death. They are dead. For they have no dreams.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear donnieG's recording

    The Griffith, who is the leader of warriors is out in the garden near the fountain with the princess. This is kicked up a couple of notches from the original.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hi, donnieG. This read starts out, to my ears, as more "read" than "acted", but picks up a bit in the second half. In the first sentence, I would emphasize "some", rather than "men". "Blowing hundreds, even thousands" could benefit by hitting "hundreds" and "thousands" a little harder. The "men live and die" bit might be better off with more pause between "die" and "but". As it is, it sounds like the latter part is qualifying the first part of the sentence, saying "men live and die by their dreams long after they've been abandoned".

    On the technical side, I hear what sounds to me like a good bit of mouth noise throughout.

    I like the overall sound of your voice; it's appropriate for the mature leader you describe.

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    Barnes and Noble

    Script:

    Einstein said “Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” What better way to use your imagination then with a book? Whether you enjoy a charming short story, a terrifying novel, or a literary classic, Barnes and Noble has everything. They even their own NOOK e-reader if you prefer something a bit more digital. So go ahead, let your imagination run wild.

    59 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Sterling Cage's recording

    Hello! I'm wondering how the overall quality of the recording sounds, and how well the performance sounds. Thanks!

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    Peer Feedback:

    This is probably the best read commercial I have heard here on the forum. Recording quality is excellent also.

    Peer Feedback:

    I think the performance sounds great! The only thing I noticed was possibly mouth click after 'classic' and 'everything' or a result of editing.

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    Applebee’s Half-Priced Apps

    Script:

    Don’t just think of it as half off late night apps at Applebee’s. It’s half off the after party. Half off the first date. Half off girls night. Late night half-priced apps. Only at Applebee’s.

    73 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear TKVO's recording

    Have been playing around with pitch in recent coaching sessions. My natural register is pretty low, went up a notch or two to make this sound more relaxed, inviting, approachable. Any and all comments welcome, but in particular - does it sound believable? Thanks!

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    Peer Feedback:

    This is pretty good! I think your voice is good for the role, and you've done a good job mixing the audio aside from a slight scratchiness in the mic, which is probably more due to your microphone quality than any fault of your own.

    The one major bit of advice I'd offer is to try to sound a bit more excited or "cool." This is the sort of ad that is structured to appeal directly to a younger audience, so you want to sound like you're confident and ready to party without being overly hyper.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks McDoogle good point - on listening again the energy could be punched up a notch.

    My mike is usually pretty clean, still working on what should be my "go-to" compression. Wonder if that's the scratch you're hearing?

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    Vincent Price Thriller Rap

    Script:

    Darkness falls across the land
    The midnight hour is close at hand
    Creatures crawl in search of blood
    To terrorize y’awl’s neighborhood
    And whosoever shall be found
    Without the soul for getting down
    Must stand and face the hounds of hell
    And rot inside a corpse’s shell
    The foulest stench is in the air
    The funk of forty thousand years
    And grizzly ghouls from every tomb
    Are closing in to seal your doom
    And though you fight to stay alive
    Your body starts to shiver
    For no mere mortal can resist
    The evil of the thriller.

    83 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear sizzlinsarahall's recording

    mixed this pieces and produced it using Adobe Audition

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    Peer Feedback:

    This sounded quite nice! The recording quality sounded quite good, I could hear you loud and clear with the added sound effects, and the volume was good as well.

    The performance was good as well, I still got that Thriller vibe without any over enunciation/over acting. In fact, I would love to hear what this would sound like if you pushed the acting part up just half a step. Great work!

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    Audition for Video Game

    Script:

    ANNA
    Good job Ben. You've landed outside radar cover and the security team hasn't detected you yet.

    ANNA
    Ben, there's a communications antenna ahead. If you plant the transmission device I'll be able to hack into Zaphire's security grid.

    ANNA
    Great, tapping in now... There's a... secured door ahead, and the pass code is... 0119. Do you read? 0119.

    ANNA
    There's some heavy security on this door. I can't help you unless you plant the transmission device.

    ANNA
    You're entering the helipad control room. Security expected you to land here, so you should be able to catch them with their pants down.

    68 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear sizzlinsarahall's recording

    first time be kind lol

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    Peer Feedback:

    The recording quality was good overall. I believe I heard a small amount of background noise, but besides that there were no issues.

    Your performance of the script is on the right track. I believe you have a good voice for this, and you are projecting very well! The only thing I can suggest for this is to have more of a sense of urgency with this copy. This sounds like a secret mission where time is quickly running out, and you can help show that through picking up the tempo a little, and possibly sounding a bit more serious. Remember, Ben's life is in your hands! Great work, and I wish you only the best!!

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    Hawaii

    Script:

    There are few places in the world that offer the incomparable beauty, lushness, and serenity that Kauai does. Enjoy a fun-filled week of hiking, kayaking, snorkeling, and relaxing on Hawaii’s sunny island! Day hike on the famed fluted Na Pali Coast into the dramatic Waimea Canyon and the misty Alaka’i Swamp. Kayak in the protected waters of the Hanalei Reef Lagoon and snorkel at several different shallow reefs. Kauai, Hawaii. Explore the best of it. Includes six nights lodging in two-person kitchenette cabins. All island transportation courtesy of Kauai Airport Transfers.

    67 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear waynes7's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    did a great job pronouncing thoses words. throw in a pinch of influction and you have yourself a great recording. quality of recording was superb.

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    Audition1

    Script:

    VO: Let's get real for a second.

    VO: The global economy is going through mind-boggling changes. In two years there will be more than 20 billion connected things on this planet.

    VO: Behind these extraordinary data points are real challenges.
    How to adapt quickly to changing business needs.
    How to make the most of a data-driven economy.
    HOw to manage risk and maintain business continuity.

    VO: It's a big ask and Verizon is delivering with the best network on the planet.

    62 people have played this

    Audition Recording:

    Click to hear eddiethatvoguy's recording

    The specs are: Youngish, Energetic, Informative, friendly with a little drama How is my range? Too much range? Too little? How should I improve my range? Is the read too fast? Too slow? Is the sound quality good?

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hi!
    This is my first comment on a sample, so I'm far from an expert. I liked the second take best. The sound quality seemed better than the first one, and the third sounded a little too intense. The pacing seemed good to me. The one thing about inflection that I noticed was that there was a faint accent on the word 'ask' in the last line, like the 'a' was drawn out a little?
    Sounded very good overall to me.

    -Frank

    Peer Feedback:

    I'd go with #1, as it sounds the most natural. Sounds like by the time you got to the third take you were more concerned about the pitch/energy and disconnected from the script a bit.I would classify the tone on #1 as informative, friendly and authoritative (like you really believe what your saying). Pacing good, sound quality nice - overall a strong read!

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    Car Dealer Holiday Promo

    Script:

    Hmmmm... what is SANTA's Christmas wish?

    He's been leaving some hints...

    ...something shiny...
    ...he likes shiny...

    A new stereo...

    New touchscreen...

    Leather seats...heated, please!

    Make it a hundred eighty-five horsepower...
    ...the elves like that.

    Finally, the peace of mind that it's a Honda.

    The 2017 Honda Accord,
    Santa.

    Now, at your North Alabama Honda Dealer...
    Huntsville, Decatur, and Florence.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear jamesromick's recording

    Putting my mouth where my critique is again. I re-formatted the script a little for my own clarity.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Well done, James. To me, it sounded like the inner child coming out of the adult, getting excited at the possibility of getting a Honda Accord for Christmas. Nice touch with the holiday-ish sounding background music.

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi James - This sounded very nice! I like the music selection, which served well as a background and didn't distract from your message or obscure any words. The pacing was good, and the underlying excitement was restrained in a good way. The sound quality was very good with no hissing/breathing/background noises that I could hear.
    Well done!

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    Adidas Sl Hoops At Champs

    Script:

    The new SL Hoops from Adidas. Where sport and style become one. July 25. Only at Champs Sports. Where sport lives.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear QuiceStraughter's recording

    Did one take this time.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hi!
    Your voice has a very nice sound to it, and the sound quality of the recording sounded good to me.
    One possible suggestion might be to make it a little higher-energy and increase the pacing just a bit? It was certainly friendly and engaging, but for an Adidas/Champs ad, a little more hype might be good. :)

    -Frank

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks for the feedback, fpyne1. However, I believe this is a ten-second spot, which is why I did this read in ten seconds. If I increased the pacing, then it wouldn't really be a ten-second spot. As for the energy, I'll try to kick it up a notch. Again, thanks for the feedback.

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    Crest Extender

    Script:

    Introducing the Crest Extender. Gentle Extender fibers clean deep between teeth. Now you can floss daily...extend between. Crest Extender. Fits between to get teeth clean.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear ColinMaynor's recording

    Hi everyone! First time using the Feedback Forum. :) Tried this on two takes. Any feedback is appreciated. Thanks!

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    Peer Feedback:

    I would submit that the operative word (the actually product) is "Extender."

    So it's the crest EXTENDER and not the CREST extender. I mean, how does one extend Crest? What kind of a device extends Crest? Oh, yeah. The Crest EXTENDER.

    Same thing in the second sentence. Extender is not an adjective to "fibers" the fibers are part of this Extender thing that goes in between your teeth. That's why it's capitalized.

    Then comes the play on words - you can floss and then Extend. The (...) takes the place of "and then" - so just a tiny pause. (You added "and" in both takes, which is not there.)

    The 2 takes are not significantly different - same pacing, same volume, same inflection, same energy, same emphasis, same ups and downs in rhythm and pitch, same attitude, same total time. If you put each take waveform on separate tracks, they would probably line up perfectly and look virtually the same. If you're going to do two takes, make them different somehow.

    Recording quality is rather poor. Lots of open room echo and line noise to the sound. You sound very distant from the mic.

    What is your recording setup like?

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi James,

    My setup is simple at the moment. I'm using a Blue Snowball Microphone hooked to my computer. I used Audacity for the recording.

    Thanks so much for the detailed feedback. It helps a lot!

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    Alaska Airlines

    Script:

    At Alaska Airlines, you'll never fight for a seat. Maybe that's because we give you one when you book your flight. Check-out the selection of seats and low fairs at alaskaair.com

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear BrianDuchnak's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    Very straightforward script that can be played with in many ways. Working with the direct presentation you gave, I liked where you were going with it. If you chose to practice this script again, play with it. Bring a smile into it, go “over the top”, increase the speed for the last line. I liked the pacing and your clarity. Nice job!

    Peer Feedback:

    Not bad. Maybe it's just me but I would prefer a bit more friendliness into this read.

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    A&C Diamonds - Practice Recording

    Script:

    What makes a single moment...a lifetime memory?
    The answer lies in the distinctive and eclectic collections at A & C Diamonds in Savannah.
    The timeless treasures that adorn life's hallmark moments should never be purchased in haste.
    Nor should the search for a cherished gift be left to chance.

    71 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Paul Sullivan's recording

    How does it sound? How are my siblilants? Any other comments - technical or otherwise, very welcome. Thanks for listening! P.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Love your interpretation and read, very well done. I would however, turn the background music down a bit. Want to hear you more. Great job.

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    American Tire Supply

    Script:

    Free. Now when’s the last time ya’ heard that? A while...right? Well at American Tire Supply, when you buy one all-weather radial tire, you get another one free! Plus, get a free alignment! Hey, with a deal like this, how can you NOT afford to visit. So hurry on down to your local American Tire Supply, where you can still hear the word free. Subject to dealer participation.

    63 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear keith.nelson's recording

    I need feedback :) Thank you all!

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hi Keith,

    I like your relaxed, natural voice sound but the recording quality is a bit hissy. It would be interesting to hear your voice, produced in a studio by an expert.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thank you Paul. Not sure the hiss you mentioned like to get some other ear as well. The only issue on my read may be that I read the first Free with a question mark which isn't the copy but thought it may be a good interpretation. Thanks again.

    Peer Feedback:

    You can hear the hiss, or white noise if you will, if you turn your volume up. But good job, I can hear the character. I would say pay attention to intonation for the whole thing. Add a little more friendliness to it.

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    Age Management Medical System - Cenegenics

    Script:

    Aging is inevitable, but how you age is not. You have the power to take control and actually manage your aging process. A unique Cenegenics protocol is your gateway to next generation medical science . . . a comprehensive, evidence-based approach to age management that takes you well beyond the conventional approach of quick, routine exams and generalized guesstimates, based on body type, gender and age. In-depth diagnostics reveal your big picture, uncovering your strengths and weakest health links. With that medical data in hand, Cenegenics Affiliate NYC partners with you to create a personalized, multi-faceted program, which meets your health goals and successfully manages your aging process.
    Think of it as "squaring the curve," staying healthy and staving off decline, typically associated with getting older. The result? Youthful aging with a more vigorous, healthier lifestyle. Take charge & revitalize your aging process today ...

    56 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear keith.nelson's recording

    Yet another version. Let me know what you all thinks. Thanks in advance for the input.

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    Peer Feedback:

    A very long read that was well done. Appreciated the clarity, pacing and clarity of medical terms. A pretty straightforward script that doesn’t require much emotion, but yet needs to keep the listener engaged. You handled that well. Your recording quality was very clean, free of pops, or breathes. A very nice read.

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