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    Air

    Script:

    Air
    It’s much better fresh ... cold ... or warm. If it’s not clear, it can make you sick. Animals, trees, insects, and plants use it too. What is it? It’s air. That substance that none of us can live without. THE NATIONAL WILDLIFE FEDERATION is doing its part in America’s quest for a healthy environment. You can too. Don’t pollute the environment. Our survival is at stake.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear paubanez's recording

    Trying to start a career in voice overs, will I make it?

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    Peer Feedback:

    If you put in the time and effort you can do anything. My first suggestion would be to increase the volume of your recordings. I had to turn up my monitors almost to full just to hear you. Doing this will make it easier for everyone to critique your recording and offer you feedback. First, check the gain settings on your mic. You want to peak around -3db. Proximity to the mic can also help with this. Welcome to the biz!!! and thank you for sharing!

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    O-glycsosylation

    Script:

    It is likely that loss of O-glycosylation at Thr 178 increases susceptibility of fibroblast growth factor-23 to proteolytic degeneration. This results in low serum levels of fibroblast growth factor-23. Mice that completely lack this growth factor develop severe phosphate-retention phenotypes, which is characterized by extensive soft tissue calcification and hyperphosphatemia.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Zeldagirl79's recording

    a new partially done in home studio..how is sound? And how is delivery? Thank you everyone in advance.

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    Peer Feedback:

    There is a prominent background hum throughout. Maybe a fan or air conditioner? Also, some of you pauses make the read sound a bit disjointed. Try to think about the full phrase and eliminate any unneeded pauses.

    Peer Feedback:

    You're doing a good job. some soundproofing between you / your mic and whatever is creating that hum, will be critical before you are ready to audition for jobs. But your voice / recording seems clear. Seems like you are on your way. The other thing ( that my coach is telling me) is pauses where they don't belong - where we definitely wouldn't put them in normal conversation, but think for some reason that we need them when we are "performing". A very obvious example is after the word "severe". You would never pause there in real life. Record it again without the pause and listen back. You'll see.

    You'll get there - It's all correctable!

    Good luck!
    Geoff

    Peer Feedback:

    Sorry but I don't think this is your genre. Imo your better off with characterization and acting! That's a tough read, I auditioned for some pharma commercials but they were much more about passion for the persons not medical terms. Good luck!

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    LAB 203 Anniversary Script

    Script:

    There are thousands of personal stories that LapCop has been a part of from DNA testing which helps exonerate the innocent to developing drugs that can turn a disease from fatal to treatable. LapCorp has a continuing dedication to excellence felt from that first day in 1969 and still now 50 years on.

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    Audition Recording:

    Click to hear Fred@fredvo's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    The audio is good..no funny noises..Your tone and emphasis on particular/words and phrases are appropriate!! Great job .. Also good on speed..Not too fast!!

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    Batman versus

    Script:

    Batman Versus
    BANE
    You will watch your great city burn, Batman; then, I will give you permission to die.
    BATMAN
    Not on my watch, Bane.
    JOKER
    We're just trying to put a little smile on your face.
    Haha.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear jinglesunchained's recording

    Music, a Rough trial take.

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    Demo Recording:

    Click to hear Jesh's recording

    there's three short scripts in one. tell me about the voice and wether it can be improved

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    Peer Feedback:

    TURN THE VOLUME UP. Get rid of the things that go bump in the night in the recording. MORE AND MORE FEELING!!!!!!!!

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    Dole

    Script:

    Getting kids to eat fruit isn’t rocket science. It’s Astronomy. Some kids don’t like fruit. And getting them to eat it has been quite a challenge. Until today. Because now Dole fresh pineapple comes in cute, little shapes. There are stars and moons for little astronomers. Fish and turtles for little oceanographers. And, thank heaven, a little peace of mind for you.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear kinikki7's recording

    Hi This is my 3rd attempt, I have tried to incorporate the critiques from my previous version and address the sound quality. Any pointers or suggestions appreciated. Thank you

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    Peer Feedback:

    a bit of mouth noise and the audio was a bit too loud. apart from that i like the peppy voice.

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    Young Children's Animated Character

    Script:

    I already told you Christopher, there’s no such thing as a problem - everything is a solutions waiting to be invented.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear gbwhatsappdownload's recording

    We all know about the app GBWhatsApp which is the most popular among all mods of whatsapp. It is unofficial also but there is a lot of features in this app that made people crazy. Today with the new technology people want advance technology in modern era that’s why people attracted more with mods of apps then official. As we know that there are many mods of whatsapp available but GBWhatsApp is the best in all of these.for more Updates Visit Our <a href="https://gbwhatsappdownload.com/">GBWhatsApp APK</a>

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    Peer Feedback:

    WHAT IS THIS?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

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    Demo Recording:

    Click to hear Kristian A. E.'s recording

    Ok, party people. Demo upload take 3. I took the feedback collected from here as well a myriad of other sources, and this is what I came up with. I think this is my final draft. What do you think?

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    Peer Feedback:

    sounds great! I think its professional quality.

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    Library Preservation

    Script:

    Our knowledge of ourselves and the world around us grows only through the accumulation of countless bits of information, laid down like bricks as a foundation for wisdom. Libraries are the intellectual brickyards of our civilization, fundamental to our survival and growth. This is the largest library in the world. More than 84 million items are housed in three buildings on 535 miles of shelves. The accumulated facts, fantasies, philosophies, and fears of mankind are brought here in every medium yet devised to record information.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear wrwoolley's recording

    Brand new to this, first recording, simply trying to determine what additional equipment I might need and what I should work on for voice quality and delivery.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Welcome, and congrats on your first recording!

    To determine what equipment you need, can I ask what equipment you're using?
    To get it started, it's apparent the space you're recording in isn't treated, as it sounds quite echo-y. I'd recommend starting with that. There's audio foam, or even just using nice, thick blankets to cover walls or other hard, reflective surfaces.

    As for your voice, it's soothing. You are clear and easy to understand. Your speaking pace is good for the piece, however, you have pauses a few places I think last a little long that break up single ideas into multiple.

    Example: The first sentence is broken up into 3. After "us" and "information" there are pauses that, in my opinion, are a bit long, and necessarily slow down the piece. I'm a pauser myself, so I listen for that. Fortunately, that's easy enough to fix in editing! But it might be something to practice.

    Keep up the good work!

    Peer Feedback:

    "Welcome, and congrats on your first recording!"
    To Kristian A. E.
    Thank you SO much for your thoughtful feedback and suggestions! Agreed, if I'm going to get serious about this, I need to create an acoustically better space. And yes, upon re-listening, I do tend to draw out my pauses. I guess there's a fine line between having a positive dramatic effect and leaving listeners hanging too long. I deeply appreciate your encouragement about my voice quality and will try to accentuate the positive as I practice. Wishing you success! —Bill

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    Demo Recording:

    Click to hear DanTheMan79's recording

    This is my first animation demo. I am just starting out and need feedback please.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hello Dan!

    Your range is pretty good. Definitely cartoony. I'm not sure what your plans are with this demo, but I'd suggest investing in some better equipment and re-doing this. Definitely need to treat your recording space with some foam or something similar to reduce the echoing room sounds.

    Also, be careful when yelling. It sounds like you peaked the audio twice. During the "Look at me" scene, and the "It's not fair" scene.

    Good luck!

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    Demo Recording:

    Click to hear Jesh's recording

    Thank to your feedback which I am uterly grateful for, I narrowed down my voicing techniques (for I had many) to the one that (I hope) finally works fine. Does the voice match the tone in this one? Comment on artifical/announcey pacing if any.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hey Jesh,

    I just want to say that I'm hearing great improvement throughout your postings. Keep up the hard work!

    Geoff

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    6 Flags - Hurricane Harbor

    Script:

    Cool off at the # 1 water park in Phoenix
    Wet-N-Wild is now 6 Flags Hurricane Harbor
    Save up to 50% on season passes, but hurry - offer ends June 16th
    Hurricane Harbor. Bigger, Better, wetter than ever!

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Geoffrey Ivan's recording

    I'm including 2 reads .... the second is just a little less hyped

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    Peer Feedback:

    It sounds quite hyped up to me. Good enthusiastic pronunciation too. The decibels are a bit over the top however. The recording quality was excellent.

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    Avis

    Script:

    Avis is proud to be the official rental car of the PGA tour
    After all, we both know the importance of a good drive

    69 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Geoffrey Ivan's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    In this and the previous recording you sounded a bit anxious. Amp up the chillaxitude in your voice. Nice voice though. The kinda voice I'd have a beer with.

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    Fisher Price

    Script:

    Some walkers are for more than just walking
    Like the new Fisher Price Sit, Stride and ride Lion
    It Snacks, counts, sings, and most of all it makes learning to walk an unforgettable adventure
    Only from Fisher Price - For the best possible start!

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Geoffrey Ivan's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    Geoff it sounds great ... the only think I might try is changing the inflection on "lion" when you are concluding that line... instead of sustaining try falling in inflection on "lion"... it will give a brighter start to what the lion does in the next line and also help differentiate that list from the tag in the previous line... otherwise great work! Hope that helps.

    Kenneth

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    Southwest Airlines

    Script:

    Wanna get away? Now you can with Southwest fares as low as $49 One-way. Say Yes to low fares with nothing to hide. That's transfarency.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Snarlow's recording

    Just looking for feedback on the read. How's the pace? Does it sound natural to you?

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hey,

    I like your interpretation and conversational read.

    It's hard to evaluate your recording quality because I have to turn up my headphones so much my headphone preamp is hissing. You should be exporting your audio files at a higher volume. People may have different levels they recommend, but probably somewhere between -3 and -1 would be safe.

    I think there's probably a big market for your style. Good luck!

    Peer Feedback:

    Yeah I still gotta get a hang of how to record properly. Thanks for the tip, Geoffrey.

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    Introduction of the Architect (Bluebeard's Castle)

    Script:

    Finally, you have come, young master. I see that you are curious about your father. Allow me to introduce myself. I am the Architect, Count Bluebeard's loyal assistant. I created this castle as a sanctuary of happiness and peace.

    Many years ago, the streets of this town flourished with life and joy. Until a demon cursed these lands as revenge for the broken deal. The dark Heart took root in the castle and holds us captive.

    The map will help you find the shrouded evil. And I will guide you in your quest.

    Find the heart and lift the curse! Save us all!

    You may go anywhere you wish in the castle, except where the doors are locked, where of course, you will not wish to go.

    There is a reason that all things are as they are, and did you see with my eyes and know with my knowledge, you would perhaps better understand of what strange things there may be.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear jsfarrell90's recording

    2nd try on this script. Went with a different voice. Would really appreciate any feedback.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hey,

    Love it. I'm not a character guy... but your voicing sounds authentic, and your phrasing and intonation is great. Sounds like you're getting a good clean recording too.

    Keep it up - and good luck!

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    EVIL SPEECH

    Script:

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

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear jinglesunchained's recording

    No music, a very rough take

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    Peer Feedback:

    This was an entertaining listen! Definitely reminds me of an evil villain from a video game or animated series. The laugh at the end was great and I enjoyed your characterization as well. I don't have much to critique this take on, just some suggestions if you were to try something different in another take:

    At the very beginning the "Oh, You Fool" felt a little disjointed, like the "Oh" wasn't reacting to the same person as "You Fool". In another take you could try linking them together instead of taking that pause or just getting rid of it entirely. You could also try emphasizing "living god" a little more manically. Pace was good and recording quality sounded good too!

    Best of luck,
    Elizabeth

    Peer Feedback:

    Sounds good! My only suggestion would be to vary the prosody pattern a bit. If you listen to how you're ending your sentences, you're hitting the same downward falling note each time, which makes the read sound a little bit samey as it goes on.

    Other than that, I like it! Nice work.

    -Will

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    Denny's

    Script:

    There are places proud to serve biscuits and muffins all day
    Meanwhile at Dennys, we’ll be serving made to order omelets, skillets, and grand slams
    24 / 7. Just like always.
    Denny’s. Welcome to America’s diner

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Geoffrey Ivan's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    Good voice! Perhaps saying "Welcome to America's Diner".

    Peer Feedback:

    Good recording quality. The delivery was warm and conversational, you have a very pleasant tone of voice. A note for next time is you could try picking up the pace/energy a bit and really emphasize that "Meanwhile at Denny's" to drive home that Denny's has a lot more to offer than it's competitors.

    Best,
    Elizabeth

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    Sandals

    Script:

    Somewhere in the Caribbean there are 5 star luxury resorts
    Where it’s all inclusive, all the time
    Sandals, where love is all you need. Because everything else is included
    Call 1-800-SANDALS

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Geoffrey Ivan's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    The commercial as a whole needs to be a wee bit faster. Good tone overall!

    Peer Feedback:

    I agree with jingles that it needs to be a little faster. I'd also suggest you try and make it flow a little more. Currently, the pauses you're introducing are making a lot of the read sound kind of disjointed.

    Recording quality is great, and you've got a really nice relaxed tone. Well done!

    -Will

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    Blue From American Express

    Script:

    We are helping put instruments back in the hands of kids. Why? Studies indicate kids who learn music excel at reading, science and math. But Budget cuts are eliminating music programs. So, join blue from American Express to help put music back in the hands of kids!

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    Audition Recording:

    Click to hear Jesh's recording

    Im trying out a new recording technique. (To bring out the words in a different style.) How does it sound? Does the script match the tone?

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hi Jesh, there's too much background noise you can barely hear anything.

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    IVR - SlideShop

    Script:

    Thank you for calling SlideShop. If you know your party's extension, you can dial it at any time.
    To reach our sales team, please press 1.
    To reach customer support, press 2.
    To speak with our design services team, press 3.
    If you'd like to access our company directory, please press 9

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    Audition Recording:

    Click to hear Kelly Coker's recording

    Trying to improve on my IVR / telephony deliveries. Thanks.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hi Kelly, great performance... Only thing I am picking up are some plosives... using a pop screen? If not that could help or if you are maybe you are a bit to close to the mic and project just a bit louder or just nudge the gain on the pre-amp. Great work!

    Kenneth

    Peer Feedback:

    Here's a tip. When doing a telephone commerical, think like a telephone. Speak like a telephone would speak.

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    Beauty and Da Beast

    Script:

    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 jinglesunchained's recording

    No music, a very dry take.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hi Jinglesunchained, the read was nice and clear. I didn't hear much change in emotion though. The prince goes from being repulsed, to dismissive, to apologetic, to ashamed and then despair. Make the listener feel that. Instead of just reading us someone else's story, imagine you're witnessing this take place in front of you. Good luck to you!

    Peer Feedback:

    HI,

    You've got a good handle on the intonation / expressiveness for storytelling.

    There is a noise in your recording. This is something you will have to deal if you plan to audition for work. If you can't figure out how to solve it yourself, take advantage of a "Home Studio Consultation" from Edge. They'll be able to help you.

    Good luck!

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    Dole

    Script:

    Getting kids to eat fruit isn’t rocket science. It’s Astronomy. Some kids don’t like fruit. And getting them to eat it has been quite a challenge. Until today. Because now Dole fresh pineapple comes in cute, little shapes. There are stars and moons for little astronomers. Fish and turtles for little oceanographers. And, thank heaven, a little peace of mind for you.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear kinikki7's recording

    I apologize in advance for the recording quality, looking for critique on the performance only. Thank you kindly

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    Peer Feedback:

    A wee bit faster and a wee bit more emotion. Love the sound of the recording as it sounds like a robot talking as if going through a manual! Cool voice!

    Peer Feedback:

    Yeah, I agree the pace should be a little faster. I can hear you stopping at each period. Try removing the punctuation and I think you'll hear where to stop naturally. Good luck to you!

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    Demo Recording:

    Click to hear Kenneths's recording

    This is my narration demo I completed back in July to compliment the commercial demo I just posted. Thought I would post it for contrast and comparison .... happy for any thoughts you might have as well. Thanks!

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    Peer Feedback:

    Really nice demo. You've been doing this for awhile.
    Not much of a critique...

    One thought - can you (next demo) use more variation in your tone or inflection? The demo was very "one note" from spot to spot. I think narration is less demanding on a wide performance range (i.e. Peter Coyote only does Peter Coyote), but it's really evident in back-to-back spots.

    Meh, something to think about.

    cheers,
    DS.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks for the feedback Dave! Yes I had actually pushed much harder in my prep for the demo... I was instructed though in my coaching that I should pull back a bit as I was pushing too hard in my varriations and that a more converstional read is what is most marketable these days. Hopefully these reads will book me some work all the same. Thanks again!

    Kenneth

    Peer Feedback:

    Congratulations!

    Lots of hard work behind this - and it paid off!

    Now go get some work! You're obviously ready!

    Geoff

    Peer Feedback:

    Geoff thanks so much for your feedback! Greatly appreciated. Kenneth

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    Demo Recording:

    Click to hear Kenneths's recording

    Hey all! Just got my commercial demo back and wanted to post it for any thoughts on performance, production and sound design. And again thank you to all that were so helpful with their comments during my practice preparation leading up to recording.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Perhaps turn the effects and the music just a wee bit down. As a whole it sounded good but it seemed the emotion was the same throughout the demo. Perhaps a section with a wee bit more drama? Good voice! I would stop at Hilton! As long as they are like a Hampton that offer a good free hot breakfast!!

    Peer Feedback:

    Perfect! Good work - I hope you're proud of it!

    You sound like pro!

    Geoff

    Peer Feedback:

    Thank you Geoff!

    Kenneth

    Peer Feedback:

    Wow.
    Just wow.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Rcwalden's recording

    Working on editing sound and trying to get the kinks out. is sound quality ok? How is delivery?

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    Peer Feedback:

    Sounds pretty good. I think it could flow a bit better though as it felt a bit choppy between each thought. Also, slight popping on your "P"s and your "K"s. If you are using a pop filter maybe try adjusting your angle to the mic a bit so you are not straight on... if you aren't using a pop filter, try that first. Overall, I really like the tone/character and your voice. Very nicely suited to this style. Well done!

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    National Savings Bank

    Script:

    Welcome to National Savings Bank’s customer service center.

    To continue, enter your social security number now

    Please enter your pin, followed by the pound sign.

    To speak to a customer service representative, press zero. Or, to continue, please press 1 now.

    For information about your checking or investor’s choice account, press 1

    To transfer funds or make a loan payment, press 2

    For information about your savings account, press 3

    To report a lost or stolen ATM or debit card, press 6

    To return to the main menu, press 9

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Masoud's recording

    I decided to do a practice run for a Telephony. Trying out a couple of genres to find out what best fits my voice. Thanks.

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    Peer Feedback:

    I'm very new to this business, but I would say that the recording quality was good. My criticism is that your voice and tempo sounded, well, dark and foreboding. I would try lifting your voice, or as others have suggested to others, smile when you read. You might also try calling some numbers that have telephony recordings just to listen.

    I thought you cadence was good, but could be just a bit slower so you don't blend words too much and come across clearer.

    Not a pro here, just my two cents. Best of luck to you.

    Peer Feedback:

    Think "friendly" on this script. Telephony is boring by nature so try your best to sound engaged and interested in what you are conveying to the listener. Also, I think this needs to be a bit quicker. Usually, people know what they are calling for and don't want to spend time waiting for their option to come up in the list... Keep up the good work!

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Masoud's recording

    This is a practice recording. A prospective client asked me to do a short narration and send it to him for a documentary project that he has. I can already pick up afew things wrong with the recording like mouth clicks and sounds but would like to hear more from my peers'. Thanks.

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    Peer Feedback:

    The timbre of your voice and quality of recording give the script real resonance.
    Solid and assured. The enunciation can still be improved, but like the quality and performance.

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    Basic Computer Terminology

    Script:

    access time – The performance of a hard drive or other storage device or how long it takes to locate a file.

    active program or window – The application or window at the front (foreground) on the monitor.

    alias – an icon that points to a file, folder or application.

    alert (alert box) – a message that appears on screen, usually to tell you something went wrong.

    CPU - means “Central Processing Unit”. The place of computer data handling. More specifically, it does data manipulation, calculations and formatting data for output.

    PC - simply stands for “Personal Computer”.

    RAM - stands for “Random Access Memory” or “Ready Access Memory”. Is a temporary notepad where your computer sends information to disk, or to the storage place of instructions from other input devices.

    Software - refers to the instructions needed to make a computer work.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear johnhammer07's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    The reading was fast and there was a click or some kind of noise in the background. Slower delivery with intentional emphasis in selected areas would help. Studio needs less echo and no ambient noise.

    Peer Feedback:

    John, I am very new to this industry, but to my ear your sound quality was fine. You were clear in your pronunciation. My only suggestion would be to give a longer pause in between the word and it's description and also to slow down your reading just a bit. Otherwise, it sounded great to me.

    Best of luck to you.

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi John. I liked your approach and your voice sounds fine for this type of script. However, it is very clear you are reading this. You dont need a lot of character but it should sound more natural and conversational. Think about your audience and try to keep them engaged in the subject matter. Thanks for sharing!

    Peer Feedback:

    Hey,

    You've got a noisy background that will need to be addressed. If you can't figure it out yourself, perhaps get a home studio evaluation from Edge - they'll help you out.

    performance - slow down just a little. it's not just the speed , it sounded like some things were getting "rushed". Slowing down may allow you to keep everything more relaxed

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    BMW Automatic

    Script:

    There is a popular notion,
    albeit misconceived, that a sports car must,

    by definition, contain a manual stick shift and clutch pedal.
    That anyone who would think of merely shifting into the “D” position
and letting the car do the work must somehow be deprived, never having known the true joy of driving.)
We’d like to change your mind....with the new BMW automatic...
the ultimate driving machine.
Test drive a BMW at a dealer near you.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear RyanJamesKasper's recording

    Just wanting to venture into the voiceover business..... Recorded on a Rode NT-1 through a Presonus Channel Strip mic processor with Focusrite Scarlet interface into Adobe Audition. Had a bit of a cold on this read.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hello Ryan. Really liked your read. Liked the Up Beat music behind the recording too, gave the commercial/radio spot a good, powerful, energetic feel. Good choices all around. My only negative comment, and this is a little nit-picky on my part, is I felt the silences and pauses between phrases dragged on just a tad long. If you were timing for a one minute spot, then disregard that, but I think some of the silence spaces could be trimmed back a bit. Just my personal opinion.
    All in all, a very good read. Good Job.
    Have a good one! Ben

    Peer Feedback:

    recording quality sounds good - at least good enough when mixed with the music. Looks like you're starting off with decent equipment.

    as far as the pauses go....it did feel like a lot - but it depends of course, if there is video to go with it and how it fir-ts the timing of the scenes. If it 's just audio - if you've just added the music to create the commercial yourself - I know my coach would tell me to speed it up and take out most of the pauses.

    Hope this is helpful. Sounds like you've got a good voice and some tech knowledge - You can do this!

    Good luck!

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    INVISALIGN

    Script:

    Your smile says a lot about you. If you let it. When you’re uncomfortable about your teeth, it’s easy to hold back your smile. Invisalign’s advanced technology now lets you straighten your teeth invisibly – so you can express yourself fully. And because they’re invisible, no one has to know about it. Hundreds of thousands of people already have discovered Invisalign. Maybe it’s time you were one of them

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear jinglesunchained's recording

    No music> A very dry take.

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    Peer Feedback:

    NO!! I CAN HEAR THE POPS ON THIS!!!

    Peer Feedback:

    The popping happens a lot in this recording. Try investing in a pop filter. Besides the popping you switched "already have" in the second to last sentence around. Not sure if it was intentional or an accident.

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    Boston University

    Script:

    Wondering what it’s like to be a student at Boston University? Take one of our virtual tours to learn about the lives of some of our students and their varying backgrounds, interests and majors. Freshmen can learn more about what to expect during their first year at BU including time management, how college differs from high school, and what living in a residence hall is really like. Interested in the person you could become with a degree from Boston University? Check out the Senior Experience tour to learn from students who “know the ropes”. Find out about the challenges and rigors of various majors, the benefits of internships, and preparing for the world after graduation.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear elizacoo's recording

    I'm focusing on practicing my delivery to different audiences. Here I directed this towards incoming Freshmany students. I'd also like feedback on the audio quality. Thanks!

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    Peer Feedback:

    I really like your vocal fry! I would say smooth the transition into and between list items (smaller pauses between items), as your current tempo makes it sound like your reading lists off of a page (although the inflection is great!). I would also say try to relax and go for a more informal read as there's some parts where you're over-enunciating and it slows it down. I think doing those two things will make your delivery a lot smoother, just my two cents!

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi elizacoo, I think you have a great voice for this script. It sounds just slightly like you are reading a script to me though. Maybe try it again picturing someone you know and then giving it another read into the mic. Also, I find for myself that smiling while during parts of the script where appropriate gives it that little extra lift. Great work! Hope this was helpful!

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    McKinsey & Company

    Script:

    Our twin aims drive all that we do. We only serve clients when we are convinced that we can help them to achieve real and lasting improvements in their performance. And we also regard the development of our people as equally important. To find out more about McKinsey & Company, visit our corporate website.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear elizacoo's recording

    How's the delivery and recording quality? Went for it from kind of an orientation, welcome to the firm POV and am not quite sure if this was the right choice or if it even came across. Thanks!

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    Peer Feedback:

    Sounds humble and emotional in the voice. Works for the ad. Nice voice. Perhaps the volume of the recording could be a little louder.

    Peer Feedback:

    Great elizacoo! I would agree with jinglesunchained on the volume ... I think maybe just a little more projection into the mic would help with that. Looking forward to hearing more.

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    Organ Donation

    Script:

    Becoming an organ donor is one of the most important decisions you can make. In 2000, 3,916 Americans died while waiting for a transplant. On May 6, 2000, 55,560 patients in the United States were awaiting transplant. When deciding to become an organ donor, consider these facts: Your donor status has no effect on the care you receive. Organ and tissue recovery occurs only after every effort has been made to save your life. Organs are removed surgically from the donor without disfiguring the body. People of any age and with any medical history may still be donors. If you decide to become an organ donor, share your decision with your family now. Signing a donor card does not ensure that your organs will be donated.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear elizacoo's recording

    I'm working on my pace/delivery, particularly slowing down and connecting with the source material. Also, how's the sound quality? Any feedback would be helpful, thanks!

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    Peer Feedback:

    The volume of your recording is low. This could be the gain on your mic or proximity to your mic. Shoot for a peak around -3db. I think your pace was good, and I think you did a good job on each phrase/sentence but it felt choppy between the phrases, too much of pause. Maybe consider how each phrase builds into/and from each other to help with the overall flow.

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    America's Money Vault

    Script:

    Whether it’s cash, gold, or digital bits, we all know that money makes the world go round. And what that money is worth depends on trust. Trust that the engines that power it all won’t fail. For the first time, National Geographic is going to take you inside the system. Places that you’re not allowed to bring a camera – straight into the vaults of the world’s largest stash of what you want, need, and bust your butt to get – money. One of the places that truly controls money is the central bank of the United States – the Federal Reserve. They count it, store it, move it, inflate it, deflate it, destroy, stabilize, lend and buy it…and make a profit off of it. But above all, they protect it.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear leliarebecca's recording

    This is my second attempt at this script after working on it with my coach.

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    Peer Feedback:

    I thought your pace was good, nice and slow that everything was easy to absorb. You did a great job with the reading of that list at the end in particular (count it...buy it), nice inflections to still make it interesting. As far as recording quality, I noticed it was a bit inconsistent in places as if it was spliced together. Not a bad idea if you like some deliveries better than others, but there is a noticeable change between "-money" and "One of the places". Also in the sentence "largest stash of what you want" I thought I heard some background noise like television.

    Peer Feedback:

    If you slow your pace a bit you will find it easier and more natural to "Hit" certain words. Practice the script by slowing down... so slow that it feels that you have gone to far. Then listen and, if necessary speed up a bit, but keep in mind this is a documentary, so you are describing what is being seen on the TV. Allow the observer time to both listen and see what is being presented. Your voice is very nice and easy to listen too and you did a great job!

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Zeldagirl79's recording

    I know audio quality still needs work. Just looking for feedback on delivery and sound of voice. Thank you

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    Peer Feedback:

    This year... One out of 3 people over 65 will fall. Now, you can have peace of mind with ADT companion services. Just one touch of a button puts you in contact with an ADT trained professional who can call an ambulance and help with any medical emergency. Protect your independence. Call now for free information about ADT companion services. ADT. Always there.

    Hi Zeldagirl79. Your voice has a warm, calm sound. It works well with this script.

    As for the read, I can hear some slight pauses that shouldn't be there. After 3 people, button, contact, ambulance and information. Try smoothing those lines out so it doesn't sound like your reading.

    Slow down over the first "ADT companion services" and the last "ADT" since that's what your're selling.

    I would emphasis "PROTECT your independence"

    End it with a firm "Always there"

    I hope this helps. Good luck to you!

    Peer Feedback:

    Great tone of voice! It works well with this content. Just some thoughts on delivery if you were to do it again: try placing more emphasis on the word "Fall" in the first sentence, since it's the emotional catalyst for the rest of the spot and it feels a little rushed in this recording. There are some pauses after "touch of a button", "ambulance and help". Next time, you could try to link them together and smooth that out. The ADT in "ADT companion services" feels a bit rushed as well. Nice ending on "Always there".

    Peer Feedback:

    Bring a bit more emphasis and variety to the end of your phrases. As presented, its pretty clear you are reading a script. Think about each phrase and how you might say it to someone in a natural conversation... You could even try memorizing the lines so its easier to "imagine" such a situation. Thanks for sharing!

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    Kitty Subscription Box

    Script:

    (Voice of Cat) It's so frustrating, there's hardly anything in my kitty closet, no boutiques nearby and the selection at the big box stores is so bourgeois.

    That's why my I got my human to order Belinda Riggs Designer Kitty Subscription Box.

    It's puuuuurrrrrrrrrfectly designed for a feline my size and the quality is unmatched.

    Now I sleep in style...(falls asleep) hmmmmmm...ahhhhhh..
    (Suddenly wakes )

    Aach! hairball! ....Maybe she has something for that? Ahhhh..so sleepy...so comfy....(purring).

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Will-Reierson's recording

    Felt like doing a character read. Had lots of fun with this!

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    Peer Feedback:

    OMG I love it!!! I love the accent.. I am no expert but as a potential customer this really holds my attention.. the Purr rolling of your tongue is great ..very smooth!! and the cat sounds very sleepy at the end.. I think the delivery of each line is delivered with the right energy that matches the words. The speed was just right to my ears!

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi Will, i must say you got this spot on. Awesome job.

    Peer Feedback:

    This was awesome :) your purr was purrrrrfect! you nailed this

    Peer Feedback:

    I don't see how it could have been any better, it really was puuurfect !

    Peer Feedback:

    I enjoyed how well you played with this script. I did notice when you were saying, "Belinda Riggs Designer Kitty Subscription Box." you sped up the word "Kitty" and almost mushed it with the word "subscription". It almost sounded like those two words were actually one. Try saying that whole name again and keep the same pace to sound just a bit clearer. Otherwise keep up the work.

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    Lesson on America

    Script:

    America's greatest period of change was between 1850 and 1950. In that time the industrial revolution took hold of the imagination and talent of the American people. America started her life with the advantage of having many cultures among her citizens. Our story begins with a momentum from previous centuries of discovery and experimentation. The people who came to America brought to her shores faith, courage, and a sense of wonder and curiosity. Qualities that gave the United States a national spirit. A "spirit" that grew during the century of change. The sharing of these qualities by Americans is important to our knowledge of how the United States became the modern nation it is today.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear DomCStudio's recording

    Looking for critique on my performance choices

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    Peer Feedback:

    You have a smooth sounding voice with clear enunciation. The speed and energy is a little too slow for me to keep my interest. But that is just me.I am in high speed mode all the time. The audio sounds very good..no funny noises or sounds!

    Peer Feedback:

    I agree with the previous commenter. Love the clear enunciation and smooth tone but the speed is sleepy.

    Peer Feedback:

    I think the speed would be ok if you had a bit more variation in your presentation. Your inflections are pretty much the same through out and YOU sound bored. Some of your pauses are a bit too long and out of place...

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    Demo Recording:

    Click to hear bpatten21's recording

    Wanted to share my demo and see what people think. I produced it with Marc Graue in Burbank.

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    Peer Feedback:

    The characters you have in your demo are awesome! The background sound effects are not too distracting and add to the overall characters. I would say the sound effects can make it difficult to recognize the transition of characters with the first couple of samples. Listening to the demo again helped clear up which characters are what. You have definitely found a good niche with your characters. If I was a casting director I would hire you for animation jobs, but the range would be for smaller voiced characters if that makes sense.

    Peer Feedback:

    This demo does a great job showing your range and the background accompaniment doesn't distract for your voice! I would definitely market this as an Animation demo, since you seem to be showcasing your character work. I agree with the previous comment that I had to listen twice to get some of the character distinctions in the beginning, but the ending ones are very clear. I enjoyed the fish in particular :)

    Best,
    Elizabeth

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    Demo Recording:

    Click to hear Jesh's recording

    does the voice sound \natural? For example would this pass as a professional TV commercial on US TV?

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    Peer Feedback:

    I could hardly make out the dialogue with all the back ground noise. the vocal performance was not very clear. The recording quality was not up to my standards and to answer your question does this sound natural or pass as a professional tv commercial? I would say needs a lot of work for it to pass for it. I hate to to be critical of this but i just want to let you know my points so you can be successful in the future.

    Peer Feedback:

    I still think a better microphone would be a great investment for you, Jesh. Then the critique could be solely on your performance, and not the audio quality.

    As for the performance, I don't think its something that you'd see on a TV commercial. You start off by saying "You're looking at a (pause) very unusual kind of egg (pause) from Cadburrys (pause) that's only around until Easter." Because of the pauses, it makes the read sound stilted and like it lacks a lot of flow. Try doing the read again but plan your pauses in, using them strategically for emphasis.

    Again, a better mic would definitely help with critique, so that would be my next suggestion. Doesn't have to be anything expensive, just something that sounds decent enough to get rid of the background hiss.

    Best,

    -Will

    Peer Feedback:

    Hello, I agree with previous commentators and I also wanted to add to beware of "pop" noises, particularly on the P's and B's, during "Cadbury" and "pure"; they caused some of the distortion of the audio quality in the middle.

    Best of luck!

    Elizabeth

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks foir the feedback. This was a new recording technique I was trying out.

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