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    Ben & Jerry's Freezer Fairies (for one reader)

    Script:

    Hey, it's me. The Ben & Jerry's Freezer Fairy. That's what I said. Ben & Jerry's Freezer Fairy. You know some people don't believe in Freezer Fairies. Doesn't bother me. I know I’m here.

    So listen up. Here's how it works. Do something good out there in the world and bang. I stick a pint or two of Ben & Jerry's in your freezer when no one is looking.

    Now, do something bad and boom! No Ben & Jerry's. Plus I stick something really weird in your freezer like frozen clams.

    Hey! I ain't no lightweight fairy that tap dances on moonbeams and stuff.

    I work for a living. I got bills to pay.

    Just like you guys.

    So where was I?

    Let's review. Do something good....

    I sneak some Ben & Jerry's into your freezer. Maybe some Cherry Garcia.

    Or some Chunky Monkey. But do something bad....

    And no Ben & Jerry's in YOUR freezer!

    Plus I mess with your head a little bit.

    OK, till next time. I wish you a freezer full of love and surprises.

    Be good out there.

    OR ELSE!

    30 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Alexa Bee's recording

    This is my first upload! I haven't bought any soundproofing equipment yet, so ignore any weird mouth or background noises you might hear. Thanks!

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    Top Golf

    Script:

    Topgolf is everyone’s game… to score BIG.
    Whether it’s with one of our BIG new menu items, like our mega burger or BIG beer you can share with friends or by catching the BIG game on our BIG screen TVs.
    So go Topgolf or go home, because Big Hits live HERE.

    32 people have played this

    Audition Recording:

    Click to hear Greg Allen's recording

    Working on my new home setup. Using a Rode NT1A & just trying to get the most out of it. Any feedback on the quality of the audio would be much appreciated, as this would be what I would be sending out to clients and I'd hate to be delivering subpar sounding audio. Thanks!

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    Board Game Tutorial

    Script:

    At the start of each round, the player who goes first draws a quest from the deck. If they can complete a quest at this time, they may do so by paying the quest’s resource cost and moving the quest from their hand to the Completed Quests pile. They can then perform one of three actions: move their character token up to three tiles; spend resources to upgrade their skills and abilities; or invoke a character ability.

    Let’s talk about the specifics of each action…

    38 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear David Cui Cui's recording

    Considering using this script (or part of it) in a narration demo. Any feedback on performance and delivery is greatly appreciated! Thanks! -Cui Cui

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    Bellows' Painting

    Script:

    The year is 1911. The place is New York City, the epicenter of modernity. And George Bellows dared to take it on in this dynamic painting…. Here, Bellows imagines the city's business district at Madison and 23rd Street at its most frenetic.

    It's hard to even know where to look. The street car on the far left loading passengers, the store front signs, the anonymous pedestrians crowding the street. In a sea of greys and greens, Bellows picks out just a few details in red.

    52 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear ycollymore's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    Fabulous pacing. Breathing sounds like it gets strained on "Bellows imagines the city's......"

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    Bombay Gin

    Script:

    It’s pretty simple really. Either you want to drink the best gin … or you don’t. Bombay Sapphire. Gin … only better.

    55 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear banciaux's recording

    Which version do you like better and why? The furnace kicked in during the first one, so I did use a denoise plug-in. Might sound a little funky. Just practicing, after all. More curious about which read you like more. Thanks for any feedback. Bill A.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Version 1- because it hooked me with the inflection you used.

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    Anime Script

    Script:

    You don't understand! Why do you not believe me,
    when the signs of evil are all about you! Look at me... LOOK AT ME!! I am the only one
    who can save you... the only one who...who KNOWS how these creatures think...who KNOWS
    their weakness....

    Why do you laugh as if I were a madman? Wait a second...WAIT, WAIT ... where are you
    taking me?... WHERE ARE YOU TAKING ME? Don't you see they are coming? Just answer me..
    DO YOU NOT SEE THE SIGNS?

    When the last of the day's light has disappeared from the horizon...you will see...Yes..yes,
    you WILL SEE! ... And by then.. it will be too late.. No.. NO... NOOOOOO!

    59 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Lukemazur02@yahoo.com's recording

    I have never recorded any voice acting before, this is my first time.

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    A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines

    Script:

    I was not there, yet I was there. No, I did not go to the trial, I did not hear the verdict, because I knew all the time what it would be. Still, I was there. I was there as much as anyone else was there. Either I sat behnd my aunt and his godmother or I sat beside them. Both are large women, but his godmother is larger. She is of average height, five four, five five, but weighs nearly two hundred pounds. Once she and my aunt had found their places--two rows behind the table where he sat with he sat with his court-appointed attorney--his godmother became as immobile as a great stone or as one of our oak or cypress stumps. She never got up once to go get water or go to the bathroom down in the basement. She just sat there staring at the boy’s clean-cropped head where he sat at the front table with his lawyer. Even after he had gone to await the jurors’ verdict, her eyes remained in that one direction. She heard nothing said in that courtroom. Not by the prosecutor, not by the defense attorney, not by my aunt. (Oh, yes, she did hear one word-one word, for sure: “hog.”)

    61 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear llberry4714's recording

    First time recording a sample, is this for a sample submission?

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hello,

    I like this scene and think it's a good piece to practice with. What sort of feedback are you looking for? Always good to share what your intention was with a particular performance because you'll get a more specific critique. My suggestion based on this recording would be to sit closer to the mic and bring your volume down a bit. Read as though you are reading to someone sitting right at your side...more personal and close. This sounded like you were reading to a group from a distance. It lacks the intimacy of good story telling. Don't direct your voice right into the mic, though, especially without a windscreen or pop filter as your plosives will create a new problem. Check out a few YouTube videos on voiceover mic technique. Regarding your performance, I like the intensity in the final few lines, starting at "She had heard nothing..." I think you were more comfortable by then and so you sounded more engaged with the scene. Thanks for sharing. Bill A.

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    Antartica

    Script:

    Far to the south lies a land of dazzling snow fields, crystalline glaciers, and dramatically carved ice mountains soaring above an untamed frozen wilderness. There are no human sounds in this land of primeval beauty, only the wild cries of birds, seals, and whales echoing across a vast, expanse of land and sea. Experience the wonders and grandeur of a land where few have ever set foot as we discover the world's last frontier -- the great White Continent. This special voyage takes place during the austral summer, when the weather is best, temperatures are moderate, and days are long. Penguin chicks are hatching and it is common to see elephant seals along the beaches.

    65 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear michelleann227's recording

    This is the 2nd time I've recorded this script, taking the comments I had gotten previously into consideration. I also decided to have some fun and add a song to it :) It may not fit perfectly but I wanted to try my hand at figuring out how to do it lol. I'd love to hear what people have to say!

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-137921/script-recording-105109.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    There is something about your voice I just love. I closed my eyes and I really felt like I should have been watching a documentary. You did really well at painting the picture with your voice.

    Peer Feedback:

    You Have an Amazing Voice! If I can just imagine you doing professional work!

    Peer Feedback:

    In my opinion, your tone and that of the music is too sweet and serene. The imagery for me is much more untamed, wild, remote....dangerous and isolated. I would narrow your range of intonation and remove the music. Might be worth a try just to notice the different effect a few small changes can have. (Double check the pronounciation on primeval and grandeur.) I too enjoy listening to your voice! Thanks for sharing! Bill A.

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    AARP

    Script:

    It’s right in your own backyard.

    While it may be hard to believe, roughly five million Americans don’t even know where their next meal will come from.

    In communities just like yours, there are many who need help.

    Join people across the country who are coming together with AARP Create the Good, to end hunger.

    Start today. It can be as easy as giving food or money to your local area food bank, or getting tips to start your own food drive.

    Whatever level of involvement is right for you, we’ve made it simple to find and help people in your area.

    So get involved. Go to www.createthegood.org/hunger.

    57 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear whitejen99's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    Good tone and pacing! I'd suggest keeping in mind how you say the word 'to'. Half of them came out sounding like 'tuh'. It's helps to write the number 2 over them to pronounce the 'to' fully. Overall, good recording!

    Peer Feedback:

    I think you sound very comfortable with yourself in your delivery (not an easy thing for many to do, and a strong asset to possess), but also that in this delivery you have a number of artificial pauses (for example - between "Americans" and "don't").

    It's a good idea to make conscious decisions as to where you will take breaths (by doing practice run-throughs) and mark them on paper to hold yourself to them. I also like to take out all punctuation and capitalization in the script before marking it up so as to truly free my interpretation up and make more creative decisions about the script. It also lets me see options for alternate readings more clearly in doing so. Just a thought.

    In any case, on the technical side you could use to normalize your recording up to about -3 dB or so before uploading.

    Good luck!

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    Crayola

    Script:

    At last, Crayola dry-erase crayons
    combine all that kids love about dry-erase,
    with all they love about crayons.

    Crayola dry-erase crayons are washable,
    smudge-proof,
    won't dry out,
    and wipe away like magic.

    Now ideas transform, right before their eyes.
    Idea, after idea, after idea.

    For back to school,
    find Crayola dry-erase crayons and sets
    in the Crayola aisle.

    64 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear stephsvoice's recording

    any criticism is welcomed. AND do I sound like I'm from Alabama :)

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    Peer Feedback:

    Your warm smile sounds great on this copy. I noticed your regional dialect a bit, especially on the word crayon. At other times, not much at all. Of course, I am listening with the ears of a north midwesterner. ;-) The line "idea, after idea, after idea" could be varied more, I think. Slightly different inflection, pacing...or even...tone. Slightly. Thanks for sharing. Bill A.

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    lunesta

    Script:

    If your racing thoughts keep you awake,
    Sleep is here, on the wings of Lunesta.
    And if you wake up often in the middle of the night,
    Rest is here, on the wings of Lunesta.
    Lunesta helps you fall asleep and stay asleep.
    So you can wake up feeling rested.

    Ask your doctor if Lunesta is right for you.
    Get Lunesta for a zero-dollar co-pay, at Lunesta.com.
    Sleep well, on the wings of Lunesta.

    69 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear stephsvoice's recording

    heyyyyy 1. working on getting my ALABAMA out of me, honestly its hard to me to hear so please comment on how strong my accent is! 2. im brand new so please pick whatever you can apart.. thanks

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    Peer Feedback:

    You have good pacing and a nice calming voice that fits the script! Your accent is still present on some of the vowels like "helps" and "well". They sound like "haelps" and "wael". But I think with enough practicing and hearing other people talk, you'll have it down in no time. Not bad at all :)

    Peer Feedback:

    It's a strange thing to hear, but I noticed that in some places your words seem to blend together too much so as to lose too much distinction (i.e. racing-thoughts), while in other places the word-for-word distinction stands out almost too much as in the "And if you wake up often in the middle of the night..." sentence.

    I think I would just focus on trying to get that balance worked out. Recording and listening back, record again, listen, etc. Paying attention and adjusting until you can hear the two sides of that performance smoothing into something that keeps both clarity and natural flow going together at the same time consistently.

    Something else that might be helpful is to consider coming up with a couple of different lead-ins/ramp-ups for the script to suggest more specific ideas of tone and attitude in the read. Boil down an attitude to communicate in a few words, speak those in tone, and transfer the tone and inflections into the actual script, and to help find words you may want to "hit" or emphasize. This may also help you add clarity without sacrificing flow, as well.

    I didn't hear any background noise, and your levels sound pretty good.

    Overall, good work! Keep it up!

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    A&C Diamonds (Classy, Intimate)

    Script:

    What makes a gift...unforgettable? 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.

    65 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Bo's recording

    New to VO and wondering if I'm on the right track?

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hi- Personally, I found the music a little too loud, seemed to compete with your voice rather than just being in the background.

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    7-Eleven

    Script:

    7-Eleven
    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.

    68 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Bo's recording

    Completely new to VO. Need feed back and honest opinions.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Bo,
    You do sound relaxed and conversation in this take. I like the emotion you bring to the script too. Chill. Seems like the right vibe for someone listening at this time of night. Thanks for sharing! Bill A.

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    Balducci's

    Script:

    Can your food market pass a simple taste test? At Balducci’s, the food lover’s market, we put taste first. And this spring, we’re loading up our stores with fresh and chef-crafted foods that are simply bursting with flavor. Like majestic orange wild king salmon, flown in daily. And specialties like champagne ham, slow-smoked over hickory chips and glazed with pineapple juice and brown sugar…….We think stores that focus on ingredient lists are all well and good…. But now there’s a store that puts taste first. Balducci’s. The food lover’s market.

    55 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear banciaux's recording

    This is my third day working on this script. Just wanted to see if I could deliver in :30 without too much editing trickery. I kept most of the pauses and breaths, though brought them down 8db. I would hope in a case like this, the client might be willing to edit out 2-3 words, but I don't want to be the reason why. Thoughts? Experience with this kind of challenge? Thanks.

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-88090/script-recording-105091.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Wow sounds great to me. Performance, and Quality A1. I'm a little discourage now.

    Peer Feedback:

    You've got the pace down, the time down and a good delivery. One of the things that's bugged me about the script library is that the actual criteria or specs for the scripts aren't included. I've put some of those on scripts I've posted. I think it's important to state where the script is being poached. This MIGHT be a longer spot which would allow for video to flow with a WAY more relaxed delivery. A script that drove me nutty was this one: https://www.edgestudio.com/script/3255#recording-24000

    Do I love the spot now? Not so much, but I saw it as as challenge. But looking at the number of words, one might expect a 10s spot. I tried to make it a longer spot. But it occurs to me that this might be the case. Without knowing where the script came from and what the original specs were...it's speculation.

    Peer Feedback:

    Hey, Bo. Don't compare yourself to others. Practice to become comfortable at the mic so you can deliver the authentic you.

    Tom, I have often felt this way with commercial scripts - rushed to meet the time allotment. Just wanted to see if I could deliver a :30 without sacrificing too much performance-wise or removing all the natural pauses. It's good practice because I'm not in a place career-wise where I'd start suggesting copy changes. Thanks for the comments!

    Bill Anciaux

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi banciaux

    The Edge script library is littered with "junk" copy written or transcribed by who knows who. Since this site is for practice, there's no reason you can't re-write a piece of copy to record in your style. As a professional broadcast copy writer (30 years) I've had clients who want 45 seconds of copy squeezed into 30 seconds. Can't be done. Copy written to be spoken is entirely different from ad copy (newspaper, magazine, etc.). With very simple editing I was able to remove unnecessary words from this spot without changing the spot.

    Balducci's
    Can your food market pass a simple taste test? At Balducci’s, the food lover’s market, we put taste first. This spring, we’re loading up our stores with fresh and chef-crafted foods simply bursting with flavor. Like majestic orange wild king salmon flown in daily. Specialties like champagne ham, slow-smoked over hickory chips, glazed with pineapple juice and brown sugar. Stores that focus on ingredient lists are all well and good Now there’s a store that puts taste first. Balducci’s. The food lover’s market.

    Look at the words I removed (7) without really changing the copy.

    The best broadcast copy writers know "word economy" and how to write a spot that flows and is written to be spoken. If you want to record a commercial from the Edge library and it doesn't work for you, re-write it so it does and submit your copy to the library. This may help someone else who would like to record it.

    You've got a great voice and there's no reason you can't create great commercials.
    When you hear a professional v.o. on radio or tv, you're hearing the finished product. Who knows what copy editing or any other adjustment (especially with the digital treasure trove of effects we have access to) that might have occurred during the creating of that commercial.

    Hope this helps. Best of luck.

    Jimmy Jamm

    Peer Feedback:

    Jimmy,
    Many thanks for sharing your expertise, perspective, and encouragement. Others who visit this forum will benefit from your generosity too. I will practice these writing skills as I work on a commercial demo. Thank you.

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    Software as a service explainer video

    Script:

    Buying business software used to be simple. You put in a request through IT, that went to procurement, the software got installed, and everyone was on the same page. Now, things are different. We’re in a subscription economy. From movies and music to razors and food – it’s all just a click and a credit card away.

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    Audition Recording:

    Click to hear Dubois's recording

    Looking for feedback on two takes of the same script. In particular: Natural delivery, pacing, articulation and variety between the two reads. Of course, any other thoughts welcome as well. Thanks!

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    Peer Feedback:

    Quality sounds good both performances are good, but I like the second better. It has those inflections.

    Peer Feedback:

    in all honesty i like both reads. IMO the first sounds more like ur leading into something more and about to really teach me something. the second sounds like ur just telling me "hey this is the info bye!". anyhow hope that helped

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks for the feedback, especially about how the read made you anticipate what was coming next, stephsvoice!

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    Barbie Glam Getaway House

    Script:

    When a glam girl needs to relax, she needs a glam getaway! This amazing house is the perfect spot for Barbie doll to refresh and recharge. Plus, a latch and carrying handle means this getaway home is also the perfect play set to take on a getaway of your own!

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear shreevidz's recording

    Appreciate all general feedback! Specifically I'm wondering if the pacing is ok and if the energy is upbeat enough. Trying to balance enthusiasm without sounding over the top! Thank you!

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hi!
    I’m not 100 percent about pacing so I won’t comment on that but your tone was very nice and the energy was great

    Peer Feedback:

    I think your pacing is great and so was your energy! I'd just like to say that sometimes, what you may think is over top might actually be the right kind of energy needed. Of course it all depends but you never know, exploding enthusiasm could be a hit :D

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    Explainer

    Script:

    A photo is made of three channels: red, green, and blue, that when combined form a color photo. For this orange and teal look, we're going to start by converting from three channels to two channels. To do this, go to the adjustments panel and add a channel mixer adjustment layer. If you don't see this panel, you can open it by going to "window", and then "adjustments". Here in the channel mixer properties, go to the blue channel and set the green to 100% and the blue to zero.

    40 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear jupjazz's recording

    Hello everyone, just looking for a bit of feedback on a recent practice recording. I specifically want to know how the audio quality sounds to other listeners. I've recently turned a walk-in closet into a (modestly) treated recording space but still feel that my audio quality could stand to be better. Is it maybe too loud, "boomy", unclear, etc.? The read itself could probably be a bit better as well, so I'm definitely open to any tips regarding performance too. Thanks!

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    Peer Feedback:

    Very smooth . Sounded real.

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    Demo Recording:

    Click to hear krystel.abimeri's recording

    Hello, that's my first commercial demo! What do you think?

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    Peer Feedback:

    Congratulations. This is an amazing demo and you have an incredibly marketable voice. Authentic, tension free, beautiful interpretations. Not for a moment did I want to press the stop button. Excellent production as well. Thanks for sharing. Bill A

    Peer Feedback:

    Great voice. I'm looking you up online.

    cheers,
    DS

    Peer Feedback:

    Bravo! Great voice. Great choice of different emotions. I can't see you not doing well. Please excuse my interest - but did you produce this yourself? Or did you record with someone directing you in the booth?
    So again, bravo and thanks for uploading!

    Peer Feedback:

    this sounds great! good luck to u!!!!!

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    Explainer

    Script:

    A photo is made of three channels: red, green, and blue, that when combined form a color photo. For this orange and teal look, we're going to start by converting from three channels to two channels. To do this, go to the adjustments panel and add a channel mixer adjustment layer. If you don't see this panel, you can open it by going to "window", and then "adjustments". Here in the channel mixer properties, go to the blue channel and set the green to 100% and the blue to zero.

    48 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear michellemittelstedt's recording

    Hi All, I would really appreciate your ears and feedback on this sample instruction script; tone, tempo, quality, etc. Thank you in advance for taking the time to listen and provide your thoughts.

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-143892/script-recording-105068.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    You've got a really nice voice, prosody pattern, and the microphone quality is great. The only thing that kind of caught my attention was your temp in places, especially at the beginning. The first line, 'a photo is made of three channels', sounded kind of choppy. It may sound better if you smoothed it out a little bit more. It also might be good if you split the line 'when combined form a color photo' into 'when combined, form a color photo'. I feel like a brief pause there would make a world of difference.

    Other than that, really nice. I think you'd fit right in in an explainer video.

    Peer Feedback:

    Hey there Michelle,

    First off, the quality of the recording sounds great, as does the pace of the read. The only concern I can find is the way you start pronouncing the word "channel" after your third time saying it correctly in the first few lines of the script. It almost sounds like the word "chemical" or "camel" the last two times it's said.

    Other than that, great job and great read!

    Peer Feedback:

    I'd like to hear this read with much less inflection.
    You're helping the listener too much, in my opinion, almost like reading aloud to children (an exaggeration, but you get what I'm saying). since this is a technical explainer, I assume that the audience is technical.

    Your voice is great - very competitive.
    sound quality excellent as mentioned previously.

    I hope that was helpful,
    DS.

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    Balducci's

    Script:

    Can your food market pass a simple taste test? At Balducci’s, the food lover’s market, we put taste first. And this spring, we’re loading up our stores with fresh and chef-crafted foods that are simply bursting with flavor. Like majestic orange wild king salmon, flown in daily. And specialties like champagne ham, slow-smoked over hickory chips and glazed with pineapple juice and brown sugar…….We think stores that focus on ingredient lists are all well and good…. But now there’s a store that puts taste first. Balducci’s. The food lover’s market.

    57 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear banciaux's recording

    Starting to practice commercial scripts. I know this is a :30, so I probably lingered too long on a few words; my previous take was over :40, so I'm moving in the right direction. Tried to keep my volume pretty low to allow for more texture and nuance. What do you think of my interpretation? Thanks for any feedback.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Wow! I want to go to this store now. Your have a great, strong voice! I especially like the way your colored the food descriptors in this script. With such a deep voice, there was a slight rasp to some of the words; particularly the last words of a sentence. I would perhaps move away from the mic just a bit or read those words a bit quicker. Really nice read!
    Thank you for sharing your work.

    Michelle

    Peer Feedback:

    Hey Bill, it's not lingering, it's pace. You've edited the spaces down, and yet you're over 4s too long. Really 5-6s too long since you've got to have a little space before and after. Sometimes we can't give the love to the script as much as we have to respect the time slot. Your recording quality is quite good.

    Peer Feedback:

    Hey there banciaux, I think your performance was quite spot on (as was the quality of the recording itself). I played it a few times to try and see how you could get it to the 30 second mark, but honestly, couldn't figure out too many ways of doing it w/out sacrificing the pleasant cadence of the read.

    Maybe try speeding up your read by just a bit, while still leaving emphasis on certain words like "bursting" or "majestic", and less so on longer word/conjunctions, e.g. "pineapple and brown sugar"; that should shave off at least a couple of seconds, I'd hope.

    Great read and hope to hear more from you!

    Peer Feedback:

    Thank you for the constructive feedback! Michelle, I appreciate your specific comments about the texture/coloring. I moved in close and lowered my volume to bring those qualities out. Helps to have a roll-off on my mic to reduce proximity effect (excessive bass); Tom, you sound are a producer with an incredibly well-tuned set of ears. I am going to work on pacing; always been my challenge with commercial scripts. Jupjazz, I'm going to mark my script to improve pacing. Your specific tips will help me here. Again, thank you all. I hope to be helpful regarding your posts to this forum soon. bill@billanciaux.com

    Peer Feedback:

    Waow, I absolutely love your voice! A tad raspy, deep, powerful without being pretentious. It definitely makes me want to check out Balducci's and have a feast. You describe the produce in an aficionado/connoisseur kind of way. Great recording quality too. Keep up the good work!

    Peer Feedback:

    BTW, Bill, I'm still on Skype...same addy.

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    General Motors

    Script:

    The people who created the first biofidelic crash test dummy…who introduced the first infant safety carrier…who designed the first traction control system…who pioneered the side-guard door beam…and who developed the first child restraint system…have seen the results of their efforts in over 200 million cars and trucks from over 25 different manufacturers. All because the people of one company believed that nothing could be more important than helping to save lives. General Motors…People in Motion.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Will-Reierson's recording

    Added some music to this one for a change. Fingers crossed that's not the only thing bringing in the mood! Still working on giving each word the attention it deserves.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Oooh, this has some wonderful moments. Your tone is just right and quite moving in several places. I like the little break in your voice on "first infant safety carrier." That's what can happen when you don't announce but rather speak...and are really in the moment. Your performance shows your understanding of the emotion they want to connect to in the audience, for sure. Your articulation on the word first is just a bit distracting/noisy though. Perhaps direct your voice just a bit more off axis? Really like the overall effect and, no, not because of the music. Thanks for sharing. Bill Anciaux.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Myles Catania's recording

    This read's supposed to sound fun, something with emotion behind it. Let me know if it hits the mark.

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    Peer Feedback:

    I liked the read. Without knowing the context it's kind of hard to say if you got the tone right, (some of the words sounded a little over the top) but as it is, it sounds good! I will say that the word 'evenly' kind of blends into the word slices with the way you said it, but other than that, I think it sounded nice.

    You've got a mouth click at 2 seconds in which you should be able to get rid of relatively easily. Also, it kind of sounds like you're breathing through your mouth. Give breathing through your nose a shot and see if you can get your breaths just that bit quieter. I'm nitpicking here, but every little bit does help.

    Nice work!

    Peer Feedback:

    Love the easy-going, fun personality. I especially liked the "now...these things have got all kinds of uses..." part for it's tension-free, conversational feel. I can imagine this narration syncing with a close-up video of someone doing what you're describing here. A web video...maybe even an animated male chef character. Fun read. Thanks for sharing. Bill A.

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    Promo for the series "24"

    Script:

    Promo for the series "24"
    They can attack him
. They can judge him
, but they can never break him
. the nation is under siege, and now Jack Bauer is on his own
.the season premier of 24 begins now..........viewer discretion is advised.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Eric_A_German_English_1971's recording

    Hi there everyone. I finally took the courage to upload one of my newer practice recordings, Becuase of audio issues at home, I invested in recording in a studio, using a Neumann TLM102. I then took the file home to fiddle around with a little music and do some cleaning. I'm rather new to the Voice-Over business and my first language is German, so I'd love to get any kind of feedback. Personall I#m also really interested if you can hear a strong foreign accent in this read. Thanks in advance and thanks for this fantastic website I came across recently.

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-149074/script-recording-105047.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    English isn't your first language? I can't tell at all! I think the read sounds amazing, sound quality and everything.

    My only suggestion is, as someone who has never seen the show, to experiment around with different feels for the way you read the line. I'm getting a bit smug impression about Jack from this read. If you read in a more deadpan serious tone, I feel like I would get a grittier impression. Experiment around, and see what you think works best! Once again, great read!

    Peer Feedback:

    This is a very professional sounding and enticing read! One small nitpick: it doesn't sound like the word "under" is fully enunciated. It sounds a bit more like you're saying something like "uh-neh", so make sure to hit the d and the r sounds.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks a lot for your feedback and comments!
    David, I indeed may have overdone it just a bit with the Promo/Trailer voice. But it's just so much fun... ;-)
    Thanks Myles for your great and correct observation: the word "under" is too slurred, or simply messy and not right on.

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    Great Canadian Adventures

    Script:

    32. GREAT CANADIAN ADVENTURES (television commercial)
    Thousands of miles of unspoiled wilderness. Boy oh boy are you gonna need a good guide. Canada is big, rugged, 100% pure, and definitely the place to go for authentic outdoor ad- venture. That’s why we’ve put together an amazing 44-page guide, jam-packed with unique adventures, astounding photographs, regional highlights, and information on the valu- able exchange rate and how to get here. And best of all, it’s free. Get closer to polar bears, moose, and whales; mush your own team of sled dogs across northern lands; or play all day, then retreat to the comforts of a resort lodge nestled amid majestic mountains. For your FREE copy of “Great Canadian Adventures” call 1-877-8-CANADA. The World Needs More CANADA.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear DJLANCASHIRE's recording

    I have a new mic. Also how is my pacing? Too fast?

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hello! I like the quality of your voice and you bring an optimistic energy to this script overall which is great. I think the pacing and tone could use a little more variation. For example, the parts that describe how great Canada is, I would consider slowing down and really painting that picture for the audience. There's a long pause between "it's free." and "Get closer to polar bears" which you probably don't need. This same sentence has a lot going on it and you can vary the energy between the first half which is very active and the second half when you describe retreating back to resort. The last sentence seems like an assertive declaration rather than a sentiment or idea you're trying to communicate to the audience. I think you can relax that by pretending you're talking to a friend. I'm hearing a lot of room noise which distracts from your voice. Thank you for sharing this!

    Peer Feedback:

    Mic sounds good.....

    Peer Feedback:

    Really pay attention to what you're saying. Why are you saying it? Who are saying it to? Really try to connect with the script and find meaning in it.

    The mic quality doesn't sound back, but there is a lot of noise in the background. It could be a fan, or perhaps a something in your chain or, god forbid, to do with the mic itself.

    Also, try to pay more attention to your breathes; they're really quite noticeable and you could do a lot to quiet them down. Try to practice breathing into your stomach, rather than your chest and that should help.

    Your energy is good and your voice has a good quality to it. If it were me, I'd do the script again and really tear it to pieces to figure out where I'm going to pause, put stress, and enunciate.

    Keep it up!

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Richard.Hawks's recording

    Using a new sound booth and home studio setup. How does it sound? Is there too much room noise? I tried to eliminate any hiss in Audition without hurting the audio. Thoughts on the performance? I'm in training and was shooting for an authentic guy next door read. I tend to "perm" a script.

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-81188/script-recording-105043.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    You achieved the "guy next door". Great voice quality.

    Peer Feedback:

    I agree that you've got a good voice, though there are some things you can work on.

    Firstly, take more time with the words you're saying and think more about how they should be said. As it is, your speech pattern sounds unnatural. For example, the pause at the beginning, paired with the breath, is too pronounced and kills some of the 'everyman' tone you're going for. You do it throughout the piece as well. Really pay attention to where you're pausing, where you're putting emphasis, and ask yourself why exactly you're putting it where you're putting it. The key is to think about every word you're saying and to avoid just 'reading' it.

    On the lines 'meet new people, learn new things, explore new places, and more', you end each of them on an upward intonation, which makes it sound like you're asking a question, rather than stating a fact. Same thing with the word 'how' in the line 'show you how'. It's tempting to do, but what it does is make you sound unsure of yourself. Unless directed otherwise, it's better to always end your sentences with a downward intonation.

    Also, make sure that you don't close your mouth in between words. What's happening is you're making mouth noise every single time you close and open your mouth, and that's not good. Instead, leave your mouth open in between the sentences and try breathing through your nose to minimize mouth noise and help prevent your mouth from drying out. It'll save you a lot of grief!

    On the last line, 'and the future of every generation', it sounds as if you're rushing to finish it. As far as I can tell, that final sentence is the money maker. The company is saying that they're gonna champion your future, but not only your future, the future of EVERY generation as well. That's a big claim, so you'd better have the gravitas to back it up. I wouldn't rush that final line. I'd really take my time with it and make it perfectly clear that AARP knows exactly what they're doing and that they are totally trustworthy.

    As for the recording quality, you've got a very audible hiss in the background which takes away from the performance. Check to see if something around the mic could be causing electronic interference. It could also be the mic itself. Troubleshoot your chain and see if you can find the source.

    Again, you've got a good voice. Deep, smooth, and really satisfying to listen to. Now work on nailing the 'acting' part of the equation.

    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.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear justinkime's recording

    First off, I know the audio quality is terrible. This was recorded with a usb lapel mic. I'm brand new to voiceover and would like to see if I could get some constructive feedback on my performance. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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    Peer Feedback:

    Keep in mind that I am also new to doing voice-over, so my advice might need to be taken with a grain of salt. Your voice has a nice easygoing tone and you narrate with a confident, steady pace. I like the little laugh you add in when you mention the "three-alarm fire", it helps the listener connect with you better. However, you could afford to put more energy into your performance. At certain moments, like "and you're starving", the delivery falls a little flat.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thank you for the feedback PippinTheGreat! I'll strive to implement your feedback the next time I do a recording.

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    Houston We Have a Podcast - Promo

    Script:

    This script is a promo to interest those in what it is like to be in space and the stories behind it.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear walk64005's recording

    I am new to VO and working towards my Demo....I am thinking of using this script. I have only provided the first part of the script, which has two more short paragraphs. I would like to receive feedback on the potential and anything I need to do with my voice.

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    Peer Feedback:

    I like your interpretation of the script. You were very clear and easy to understand. There were a couple of places where the "s" was kinda prevalent but otherwise I think it was a good read. Keep up the good work....

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    Chicago Jazz Ensemble

    Script:

    Founded by the late Jazz Composer, William Russo, the Chicago Jazz Ensemble specializes in the repertories of Duke Ellington, Stan Kenton and other great bands that have forged the American big band Jazz Heritage. Before our show begins, we take you on a journey spanning the history of the Chicago Jazz scene, and honoring the cultural history of this club.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear rjk3's recording

    I really enjoy documentary so far, and would love feedback on my voice, pitch, speed and recording quality.

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-92241/script-recording-105027.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    I like your delivery and the quality of your voice. That first sentence is a doozy! You do come across like you're reading, though, which is something to practice. Slow down and be present with the script. Also, the noise in your recording is distracting. More important to work on technique if you're just starting out. Always good to find a genre you enjoy. I think you could do well in narration/documentary. Thanks for sharing. Bill A.

    Peer Feedback:

    I think your voice and delivery style lends itself nicely to doc narration. I like the variation of inflection you give to the names in the first sentence. I agree with Bill that it sounds like you're reading. I might consider picking up the energy (and slowing pace) a bit by maybe visualizing yourself kicking of an actual tour? It could help to really picture yourself taking the audience on an upcoming journey. Also, I hear a good amount of air going into the mic on your B's and P's (composer, repertoire, big band etc.) - wondering if you're a little too close to the mic on this recording? Might want to play around with that. You're voice sounds confident and trustworthy - both great qualities for doc narration in my opinion. Thanks for sharing!

    Peer Feedback:

    Great read! Good recording quality, speed, and pitch. Your voice is soothing and determined. The only piece of advise I would give is - try not to follow the punctuation so much, but rather, interpret it your own way, it will feel less like you're reading. Otherwise, you're made for documentaries, that's for sure! Thanks! K.

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    Crystal Cruise

    Script:

    The difference is in the details. And the details are what make a Crystal Cruise like none other. Award-winning European chefs. State of the art spa. 24-hour concierge service. Experience the Crystal difference. Call your travel agent or visit www.crystalcruises.com or call 1 800 340 1300.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear rjk3's recording

    I'm trying to get immersed in both commercial and narration to see which I want to start my demo in. Any feedback appreciated! I also could use recording feedback.

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    Peer Feedback:

    You inflected the list items nicely, each a little different. I would suggest you bring your volume down and make this more conversational...more personal. Think luxury and relaxation. Take your time. Thanks for sharing. Bill A.

    Peer Feedback:

    It's a decent read, but could use a bit more emotion. Right now the tone sounds feels like a better fit for something corporate. You should try to make the "award winning European chefs" and " state of the art spa" sound more enticing to the viewer.

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    Corpse Party

    Script:

    "(Yuuya finds Yuka) Actually I'm looking for my sister. Would you like to look for them together? I'm a 2nd year student at Byakuden High, Yuuya Kizami. Did you preform the Sachiko charm and ended up trapped here too? I see.. so you were here. Yuka-chan you stay here."

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear rjk3's recording

    I'm trying out some different genres to see what feels most comfortable and what I need to work on. Also, I just started using Adobe Audition. Any tips on recording sound would be great. Thanks!

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-92241/script-recording-105023.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Let me first say that I'm very glad to have found someone else interested in voicing characters, rather than just doing narration or voice-over. : ) While voice-over and voice acting are similar, they require different sets of skills. The reading you're giving here would be great for an automated transaction or warning on a public train ; words are clearly pronounced and your voice is very polished. However, characters require emotion, as well as little quirks in their conversational patterns that help distinguish them. Ordinary people don't take the time to carefully sound out each word. They speed up on certain parts while slowing down on others, their pitch changes depending on their mood, their inflections are varied, etc. Try getting into the mindset of playing a person, rather than attempting to be technically perfect. Yuuya is in high school. A kid like her should probably sound higher pitched and have a more "slangy" way of speaking. Also, consider what situation they're in. She is concerned about her sister, bewildered at the supernatural events that have occurred, and determined to find a way out of her predicament. Communicate these feelings to the listener in your performance. A fun part of acting is that a lot of it tends to be up to your own interpretation; those emotions I just listed for Yuuya might not be the same ones you see in her. Don't be afraid personalize the character and make them your own! If you're struggling, look at other actors, whether they be in anime or regular movies, and take notes on how they portray their own characters. You have a very good foundation in the technical aspects of using your voice, but your acting needs work. For additional tips, there are tons of resources on the internet such as this: https://www.backstage.com/magazine/article/tips-winning-audition-52162/

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    Chicago Jazz Ensemble

    Script:

    Founded by the late Jazz Composer, William Russo, the Chicago Jazz Ensemble specializes in the repertories of Duke Ellington, Stan Kenton and other great bands that have forged the American big band Jazz Heritage. Before our show begins, we take you on a journey spanning the history of the Chicago Jazz scene, and honoring the cultural history of this club.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear jshipp53's recording

    first upload, what do you think

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-139027/script-recording-105018.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Hey Jshipp! Welcome to the forum! I'm not sure if it's just my laptop, but I can't hear your recording very well. You may want to play it back just to double check it's audible here.

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    Paid Job Recording:

    Click to hear William Money's recording

    My tattoo artist friend asked me to do something for her. Winged this one.

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-153863/script-recording-105017.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Hey William! I think this sounds great. I found the music behind the narrative to be a little distracting in some areas. Maybe try a take with music that's more of a loop, as in, it's the same jingle behind it. Otherwise this is something I could hear being played on the radio. I did notice the voice level changing in the middle of the take, but that can be easily fixed.

    Peer Feedback:

    Rj3. It was on the radio.

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    Harvest Snaps

    Script:

    What’s snappenin’? We’ll tell you: There’s about to be a shift in your snack routine! Thanks to Harvest Snaps, you can serve your kids a snack that’s delicious and nutritious. A handful of any Harvest Snaps snacks supplies your family with a good source of protein and dietary fiber. Plus, with six scrumptious flavors to choose from, we guarantee your whole house will be craving veggies. So grab a bag of Harvest Snaps Snapea Crisps or Lentil Bean, and start snackin’!

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear happytalkvo's recording

    In this piece, I'm trying to deliver with energy without sounding rushed. I'm open to any feedback whatsoever! Thank You

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-2902/script-recording-105016.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    This sounds well done! You have a good cadence. The beginning (we'll tell you: there's about to be...) sounded a little too fast. Also the end (Harvest Snappea Crips or Lentil) sounded like there was too much of a gap. Play with the acting too and try different tempos!

    Peer Feedback:

    Wow, what a great performance. Cheerful, friendly, engaging. Sounded really natural throughout and brought a smile to my face. You could have been more clear with “source of protein and dietary fiber.” A touch too fast. Loved it! Bill A

    Peer Feedback:

    Awesome energy! I felt like I was listening to a real commercial. I'm especially impressed with your delivery of "Harvest Snaps snacks supplies" - lots of consecutive S's! You could slow down a bit in some key spots such as at the beginning and could use a pause after the word "Plus". Great stuff!

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    "The New Colossus" by Emma Lazarus

    Script:

    Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
    With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
    Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
    A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
    Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
    Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
    Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
    The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
    “Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
    With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,
    Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
    The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
    Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,
    I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear banciaux's recording

    Just practicing today. I interpreted some shifts in tone in this poem and tried to deliver a tension-free read. Used the Acon Digital de-click plug-in (recent purchase) and a bit of compression/EQ. I kept the breaths but brought them down 8db. Thanks for any feedback. Seemed like a timely poem. ;-)

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    Peer Feedback:

    I really like the sound of your voice in this piece! Clear, dramatic, yet soothing to listen to. I did not sense any tension in your voice. The pacing was nice and even--maybe consider varying the pace ever-so-slightly by allowing yourself to linger on some of the adjectives--but overall I was able to see the visuals unfold as you said it. Maybe also consider how to adjust your delivery of the spoken parts so that it is differentiated more from your narration. I got a slight chill on the final sentence--very nice job maintaining that intensity through to the end!

    Peer Feedback:

    Thank you for such a thoughtful and constructive critique. Going to work with this poem a bit more using your suggestions. Thanks! Bill A.

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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 chaztastic1's recording

    Anything you can give me would be great.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Your voice sounds young and easygoing, like you are someone's best buddy, so I think it is well suited for this type of script! I would suggest, continue to work on being more conversational, as if you're really telling your buddy about checking out 7-11. Also, see if you can bring out "check out 7-11" as the turning point in the script--the sentences before are all about the problem that the listener is experiencing, and then at the turning point you are providing the listener with the solution. I think your delivery is at a nice energy level. Well done - keep sending your work in!

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    A.G. Edwards

    Script:

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

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear SteveVO's recording

    I would welcome any feedback on the performance and the recording/editing quality. Thanks, Steve.

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    Peer Feedback:

    nice read. good quality recording

    cheers,
    DS

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    Thriller

    Script:

    In the hallway, Charlotte opens the front door to reveal Gary standing on the porch with his suitcase in hand. He's dressed very smartly, clean shaven, with his hair neatly combed. “Wow,” says Charlotte, clearly surprised by Gary’s new look.
    “What do you think?” he asks. “Your old man scrubs up pretty well, eh?”
    “You look,” Charlotte pauses to think, “different.”
    “Oh, well, thanks for the ego boost, pet.” Gary enters the house and Charlotte closes the door
    behind him.
    “No, I mean good different. I've just never seen you like this before. It's a bit of a shock.”
    Lisa walks down the stairs into the hallway.
    “Okay,” she says to Gary, “who the heck are you and what have you done with my
    husband?”
    “You cheeky gits. I just thought I'd make a good impression. First impressions last and all
    that.”
    “Oh, so it's not permanent then?” Lisa asks.
    “You never know. This could be the new me.” Charlotte looks at the scratch below Gary's
    eye.
    “What happened to your face?”
    “Oh, you'll never believe this. Yesterday, I was helping the bloke from the flat below mine
    shift some stuff out of the garden. I was carrying this big old box, looking down where I was stepping like, and whack. Walked right into this overhanging tree branch. It's my own fault. I knew it was there, I must have walked past it a hundred times. Almost took my bloody eye out. I tell ya, that's what you get for being a good Samaritan.”

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    Audition Recording:

    Click to hear overthepondVO's recording

    My first audiobook audition...How does it sound? I have permission to use this file as a demo on voice123...should I upload it? I don't have an audiobook demo... Thanks! Rachael

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-143519/script-recording-105007.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    A great read Rachael! I really liked how you distinctly brought to life all the characters, and a nice steady narration. Good sound quality too!

    Peer Feedback:

    Great read. You've done this before. You've got skills.

    cheers,
    DS

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    American Cancer Society

    Script:

    American Cancer Society
    It’s tough to quit smoking. Just ask any of the 50 million Americans who continue to puff away, even though they know the toll it takes on health and longevity. When it comes to breaking this lethal habit, the most effective tool is willpower. The American Cancer Society now offers a free video for those smokers who feel they can’t quit alone. Call the AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY today, at 1-800-575-2424.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear kennyb1's recording

    Went to a recording studio so I know the quality is good. Did have some issues with some of the phrasing. Let me know how it sounds!

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-153154/script-recording-105006.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    hmmm. drop the reverb. it's sounds like you recorded in a cathedral or something.

    cheers,
    DS

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    7 MBA Application Tips

    Script:

    Looking at Individual MBA Programs

    When it comes to looking at specific schools and the programs you are interested in, there are many factors you want to consider that are going to define the school of your choice. Each school is going to be unique and will offer factors that could or could not match your school requirement list. Here are some factors you may want to consider carefully: • Program: First and foremost, you want to focus on the program that you are applying for. What does the school offer in terms of your ambitions for an MBA? What areas does the school focus in? What rank is the program given? What are the specific strengths unique to this program? Is it going to provide you with all the necessary skills and confidence to enter the postgrad school professional world? What are the official statistics on graduation and employment rate?

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Miles Briggs's recording

    This is an audiobook read which is supposed to come across as articulate and authoritative. I am new to this and any feedback will be appreciated... performance, pacing, am I connecting, sound quality.... the more, the better. I have very thick skin so PLEASE be candid. Thanks!

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hi Miles, great voice and altogether a nice delivery.

    For constructive criticism, your P's were popping, especially on "program". Make sure you use a pop shield and if you already have one, stand back from the mic a bit, turn up the volume, rather, and talk slightly across your microphone instead of directing your voice head on. That would reduce popping.
    Secondly, add a little more variety in pitch and tone when you list things. It always helps me to count them on my fingers and silently say/hear 1, blah blah, 2, blah blah etc.,.

    I hope that helps? I am also learning audiobooks after successfully recording long form narration. Have fun!

    Rachael

    Peer Feedback:

    I liked the read ...very smooth with emphasis in the right places...
    Recording sounded pretty good except for some p pop plosives on "program".
    The options there are: Add a pop filter like foam or a hoop or both. Sometimes these pops get through even if you are using both. You can also be off axis a little to the mic instead of talking directly into it.
    -touzet-

    Peer Feedback:

    great read....and I concur on the plosive on "Programs". The rest of the recording has good technical quality in my opinion.

    nice timbre in your voice. very competitive

    Cheers,
    DS

    Peer Feedback:

    Great overall read..... Definitely agree with the feedback that the others have provided. Having the mic slightly off axis and the use of a pop filter and adjusting your distance to the mic will definitely help.
    Keep up the good work!!

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    Puella Magi Madoka Magica

    Script:

    I still have to finish the rehab for my legs. So, I can't really do anything until I can walk again. Plus, everyone's still wondering how my hand healed as fast as it did. They're concerned about it. The doctors wanna run some more tests on it to find out what that is.

    The other day, I said some awful things. I was really upset and it was wrong.

    Why are you taking me up to the roof?

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    Audition Recording:

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    I auditioned to fandub a character in an animated show called "Puella Magi Madoka Magica". His name is Kyousuke Kamijou, a young student and violin player who loses use of his hands and becomes very bitter and angry because of it. After being secretly healed by magical means, his attitude improves.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hi Pippin,

    I am pretty new at this so please keep that in mind but I enjoyed both reads very much. The second read was the slightly stronger one, in my opinion, as it felt a bit more connected. The sound quality is very crisp and clean and you have a great voice!

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi Pippin,

    I agree with miles - great reads and the second one was stronger (a little smoother). The only criticism, I guess, would be that both deliveries were quite similar. So if you were submitting this audition treat it like an interview. Show off your skills by providing 2 very different takes with various pitch/tone/delivery/attitude of character etc.,. Hire that helps?

    Have a great day,
    Rachael

    Peer Feedback:

    I take it that this is a read for a video game, or something?
    I think it would benefit for a little more energy; your read seemed a bit flat, but I'm dont have the context or direction.

    If you're a violin player and lost the use of your hand, then got it back again, I assume you would be really upbeat on that part of the script...

    my 2c,
    DS

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi Pippin.

    I had not read any of the peer comments prior to my thoughts on your reading. I agree that the second read was the best of the two. I did hear the sincerity about you feeling awful regarding some things said. The question at the end, and the delivery, leads to anticipation for me to find out what is awaiting.

    Very good read!

    Diriest

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