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    World Of Warcraft III: Reign Of Chaos

    Script:

    Old Man: (voice-over) We never paid any heed to the ancient prophecies. Like fools we clung to the old hatreds, and fought as we had for generations. Until the day the sky rained fire, and a new enemy came upon us. We stand now, upon the brink of destruction, for the reign of chaos has come at last.

    4 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Sharonreimer's recording

    So, I thought I'd have a little fun with this and really exaggerate my Minnesotan accent...again this was just for fun.

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    Fatherhood.gov PSA

    Script:

    Fatherhood
    According to a recent survey, 86 percent of dads spend more time with their children today than
    their own fathers did with them. However, 7 out of 10 also reported that they could use tips on
    how to be a better parent. The smallest moments can have the biggest impact on a child’s life.
    Take time to be a dad today. For more information call 877-4DAD-411or visit fatherhood.gov

    34 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear sterng66's recording

    My VO coach wanted me to practice an intense low-volume commanding style read, so let me know your thoughts. Appreciate the feedback!

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    Peer Feedback:

    I like where you were going with this piece. I didn’t hear an intense low-volume commanding style, as you would have hoped. It felt matter- of-fact, straight forward, which was good in itself. Your pacing was good, not too fast, as there were figures to digest. Don’t want to confuse or rush the listener. Honor the ending of words. The “86 percent of dads” line bled into the word “spend.” Watch phrasing and pausing when perhaps the thought should continue. For example, the first line, the comma after survey may be enough for a pause, and the rest of the line be a continuous thought, not pausing after “today.” Watch words to avoid being unspoken, such as at the end of line four. “today” was unspoken. Make it declarative. Food for thought!

    Peer Feedback:

    I thought it was a good read, great voice, maybe make it a little warmer sounding, think of your own kids (if you have any), but the recording quality was poor.

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    The Lord Of The Rings Opening Monologue

    Script:

    The world is changed. I feel it in the water. I feel it in the earth. I smell it in the air. Much that once was is lost, for none now live, will remember it.

    It began with the forging of the Great Rings. Three were given to the Elves, immortal, wisest and fairest of all beings. Seven to the Dwarf-Lords, great miners and craftsmen of the mountain halls. And nine, nine rings were gifted to the race of Men, who above all else desire power.
    For within these rings was bound the strength and the will to govern each race.

    But they were all of them deceived, for another ring was made. In the land of Mordor, in the Fires of Mount Doom, the Dark Lord Sauron, forged in secret, a master ring to control all others and into this ring he poured his cruelty, his malice and his will to dominate all life. One ring to rule them all.

    30 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Sharonreimer's recording

    Working on some new voices...

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    Peer Feedback:

    Really good read. The only thing I would have to say about the reading is to slow down. It should be read slowly, thoughtfully, maybe a little eerie. The quality was good, I did not hear any extraneous sounds or mouth noise.

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    Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

    Script:

    There be the chest. Inside be the gold. And we took 'em all. We spent 'em and traded 'em and frittered 'em away on drink and food and pleasurable company. The more we gave 'em away, the more we came to realize, the drink would not satisfy, food turned to ash in our mouths, and all the pleasurable company in the world could not slake our lust.

    We are cursed men, Miss Turner. Compelled by greed, we were, but now we are consumed by it. There is one way we can end our curse. All the scattered pieces of the Aztec gold must be restored and the blood repaid. Thanks to ye, we have the final piece.

    33 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Sharonreimer's recording

    Trying out another new voice...

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    narration from script library

    Script:

    You fool! The power contained within these orbs is enough to turn one into a living God! Now all I have to do is kill you, and take back what is rightfully mine! - (unknown source for this script)

    28 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Sharonreimer's recording

    Trying out a new voice...

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    Peer Feedback:

    I thought the tempo and the tone as well as the background effects were great. The spot had a sultry feel to it and really captured my attention. The sentence that began "It's delicately light sesame formula..." could be more fluid as I thought it had some awkward pauses, but overall, it was a really nice job.

    Peer Feedback:

    Yeah, this is not what I wanted to upload. I feel pretty dumb.

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    Dunkin Donuts Latte

    Script:

    Discover a latte that's delicious, indulgent and a lot more convenient. Dunkin Donuts' incredible new latte. It's rich. It's creamy and it's so much easier.

    38 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear QuiceStraughter's recording

    I probably shouldn't have paused a few times.

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    Peer Feedback:

    I would try thinking about your favorite coffee, whatever kind it may be, how does it affect you in the morning right when you wake up. Try to project that into your read. Don't just try to do a good read, try and get the point across that this coffee really is rich and indulgent. Take your time and "sip the words", if you catch my drift.

    Peer Feedback:

    I liked the tempo throughout the spot was good. The message was convincing as I felt like driving over to DD for a latte after listening to it. I think the pitch should remain consistent throughout. Emphasis on "Dunkin Donuts" also included a pitch change which I don't think it needed but overall, nice work.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks for the feedback, guys.

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    Comcast - "Channel One"

    Script:

    Last time we looked there were at least 300 television channels out there for you to watch and that is a lot. But, the way we look at it, Channel One is a channel in name only, because your average TV channel cannot give you abs workouts at exactly 7:42am. Nor can it become an instant karaoke machine when your friends stop by, or let you watch hundreds of free movies whenever you want. Yes, Channel One is a channel like on other. This is your On-Demand channel. Comcast Channel One, you may not need it, but you really really want it!

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear JrRamones's recording

    First time to do this.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Your recording quality really needs something, not sure what type of equipment you are using. Almost sounds like you are recording straight from a phone?

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    A & E’s Ancient Mysteries

    Script:

    Be it endless fascination with the Bible, or chilling tales of Gothic horror, man has been compelled by the wonders of the unknown since the beginning of time. From the possible existence of Big Foot to the grips of a mummy’s curse. Uncover the truth behind “Ancient Mysteries” tonight on Channel 4...NBC.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear waynes7's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    Overall, the read seemed monotonous. Thought there should've been some variation in the tone.

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    Bob The Builder

    Script:

    Kids share the fun as Follow Me Scoop follows Bob wherever he goes. Kids push Bob’s talky-talky button and Scoop drives and then…makes the coolest moves! Have lots of fun, when you bring home Follow me Scoop! Another Bob the Builder Toy from…Learning Curve!

    55 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear MarkHenryCooney's recording

    I'm still trying to get used to my braces - it's been a challenge. Any thoughts on my enunciation? Thanks!

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    Peer Feedback:

    First of all, didn’t even know you had braces. Pronunciation was fine. The energy for the script was great. If the braces don’t get in the way, add a bit more smile. Two sentences seemed a bit choppy, so the direction I would give you is to pick up on key words and use them to bring the emphasis, rather than a pause. For example, the 1st sentence could be read more connected without pauses and use the word “wherever” as the key word. Same concept with the 2nd sentence. Keep the flow going and use the ellipsis as your pausing place. What a fun script. Nice job!

    Peer Feedback:

    Pleasant voice, good energy, great recording quality as well.

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    58 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear YogaBrain's recording

    This is practice for my demo. I just set up my home studio and learned how to use recording software, so go easy on me. :)

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    Peer Feedback:

    Very pleasant read! I can hear a smile. Good job on getting your equipment going. Audio isn’t too bad! On listing the places Southwest travels, act as if there’s a period between each destination. Sounds strange to ask you to do this, but it works. Eliminate the pause after the word “destinations” which then leads to the variety of places Southwest travels. Work on not dragging out the end of words. Listen to your recording again and listen to these particular words: “sea” “fee” . This is a great piece for your voice. Good luck!

    Peer Feedback:

    Delivery is a little choppy, and sometimes tentative. Sounds like you're reading to the punctuation rather than giving us the content in "thought clumps".

    One example of many: "Our flights serve more than one hundred destinations (big break) throughout the US, Mexico and The Caribbean."

    Run that all together as one thought.

    Then there's that big sigh of a breath (in through your nose?) before the tag line: "From Sea to Shining Sea (another breath) and no baggage fee. (breath) We're Southwest.

    Can you get through that on a single breath? You sound engineer/editor will love you for it.

    The other thing too, is to keep the energy and concentration going to the end. You started to gradually flag after the introductory line.

    Your sound quality is pretty good. Did you do any processing FX on the file? My guess is that you did not. That will come over time.

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    Six Flags Magic Mountain

    Script:

    This will be for a demo, so won't post that here.

    54 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear YogaBrain's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hi YogaBrain,
    I really enjoyed your voice, it came across to me as a 16 year old.
    The recording quality came through fine and the words were very clear and understandable.
    I thought the script could have been read more enthusiastically especially things like "I was so excited" , " Oh my gosh" and "insane".
    I also noticed a few short pauses between some words such as "thrill capitol---of the world" and at times in "Six Flags---Magic Mountain".
    Best of Luck !

    Peer Feedback:

    Question:

    Did you write this or is it a piece of copy that you found?

    Here's the reason I ask.

    It's a lot of copy, which indicates to me that it's a radio commercial. So this has to go at a pretty fast clip - like squeezing it all into 30 seconds.

    So, the energy has to be intense and non-stop - like you barely have time to take a breath (which would probably be edited out anyway). Acting, yeah. But no over-indulgent acting. It's a frigging roller coaster, right? Them things is fast!

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    Friskies Dental Diet

    Script:

    Stand back in amazement as your cat brushes his own teeth. New Friskies Dental Diet helps maintain your cat’s dental health with every bite. So now you can help give your cat the dental care he needs and the taste he loves. Now that’s news to chew on. Friskies Dental Diet. Bring out the frisky in your cat.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear marysboy1's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    Love the spot! And your background music was great. A few things to highlight: keep phrasing consistent, don’t break them up with hidden commas. Examples I heard: health (pause), he needs (pause), frisky (pause). Next, important words throughout the script: your, you. They are important, use them a give them a bit of emphasis when necessary. And lastly, when beginning the spot, make the first word declarative, making sure that word is not unspoken. Great piece. It sounded like you were having fun with it!

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    Tourism Promo

    Script:

    The Williamsburg General Store has gifts and souvenirs for the entire family.

    Decorate your home with historically-inspired collectables and home decor.

    Indulge in Simply Southern apparel...buy one, get one Williamsburg t-shirts...novelties and colonial souvenirs.

    Take back the perfect gift with home-cooked, old-fashioned Virginia peanuts...sweets, treats, and so much more!

    Beat the Virginia heat with a giant waffle cone at Bubba’s Ice Cream Shack located right in the store.

    The Williamsburg General Store—something for everyone!

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    Audition Recording:

    Click to hear kenbond's recording

    Appreciate the feedback. Thanks!

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    Peer Feedback:

    Ken,

    Like your voice and read! Believable !

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    Mountain High Resort, California - “Tears of Jealousy” RADIO SPOT

    Script:

    Everybody complains about the weather, but nobody does anything
    about it!
    At Mountain High, we’re not nobody, we’re somebody! Somebody with
    an 'armata' of snow-making guns.

    And they’re not your old man’s snow-makers, they’re ours. And they’re run by computers, that adjust to water content, humidity and temperature to blow snow so perfect it makes Mother Nature cry tears of jealousy.

    Tears we turn into more snow.
    Natural. Man-made. Natural-manmade.

    It's always winter at Mountain High - so visit Southern California’s closest winter resort: MTHigh.com.

    57 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear SODay's recording

    Any feedback welcome. Practice on my phone - pls ignore pops and windy-ness. Thank you!

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    Peer Feedback:

    So-Day,

    Aside from the tech noise (phone) , You have a nice warm tone to your voice, Very commercial, Keep it up!

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    Apex

    Script:

    This “how to” video is designed to teach you how to draw a basic area using Apex.
    In future videos, we will show you how to use the more advanced features of Apex that will help you get around those special or odd circumstances. For now, lets stick to the basics.

    63 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear MBlake3's recording

    I am interested in getting more involved in the e-learning world. I would like to take the approach of offering information, but making it digestible and easy to understand.

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    Peer Feedback:

    I thought your copy interpretation was professional yet conversational. Quality was excellent! Intonation was excellent! I would want to listen to more. One area I would say stood out for clarity was that your r's sounded a little throaty, if that makes any sense. They just stood out amongst the other sounds.

    Peer Feedback:

    I would encourage you to slow this down a notch or two.

    You're giving instructions (steps) to follow. Let the listener have time to absorb and process the information.

    It also mentions that this accompanies a video. So you need to see the images in your minds eye (even though you may not have the actual video to watch) to know where to take slight pauses between scenes.

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    Ravens

    Script:

    Students often ask us how to tell the difference between a crow and a raven. Although the two birds are closely related, there are a few ways to tell them apart.
    Ravens differ from crows in appearance by their larger bill, tail shape, flight pattern and by their large size. Ravens are as big as Red-tailed Hawks, and crows are about the size of pigeons.
    In populated urban areas, ravens are uncommon. If you see a "really big crow" in the city, the chances are good that it really is a crow and not a raven.
    Common ravens have a well-developed ruff of feathers on the throat, which are called 'hackles.'
    While flying, ravens soar more than crows. If you see a "crow" soaring for more than a few seconds, take another look - it might be a raven. Common Ravens can do a somersault in flight and even fly upside down. Ravens are also longer necked in flight than crows.
    Raven wings are shaped differently than are crow wings, with longer primaries (or finger-like feathers) that have more slotting between them.
    Finally, ravens have wedge-shaped tails and crows have fan-shaped tails

    59 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear BarbQSauce's recording

    First upload. Didn't do any post processing - not really sure where to start on that. Any feedback is appreciated.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hi, BarbQSauce! Great work on getting your first upload up and running!

    The PROS:
    1. You did really well in pacing yourself with this script - especially because it's pretty long.
    2. You have very clear enunciation - you are nice and clear with your words!
    3. You have sincere inflection - you sound like you Care about the person you're informing. That's excellent!
    4. There was a lot of good pacing throughout the script, you did great! For a lengthy script, you were very consistent with your timing and rhythm. =D

    Tips:
    1. I can hear your AC vents or your PC fan. It was a little distracting.
    2. After most pauses, you tend to exhale through your nose to clear your lungs completely before taking a breath - perhaps you're still nervous about the take?
    3. Careful with not letting your connecting words force you to enunciate them harshly, but rather let them flow together so it doesn't sound like you're reading your script, i.e.
    //In populated urban areas, ravens are uncommon// when you spoke "are uncommon" it sounded very choppy. Let them flow together as you have a consonant (r sound) that can transfer you to the "uh" in "uncommon seamlessly. bringing it together smoothly to say = "ahruhncommon"

    Peer Feedback:

    Simple little thing, but crucial IMHO.

    Do you see the images in your mind as you read this "story"? When you do, you're more connected to the material rather than just reading us interesting information about these birds.

    You can also do, what I call, "vocal tricks" to draw the listener in. One is to elongate or draw out some words ormake some glottal pauses in the same way that we do in a normal conversation.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks guys. I'll keep all that in mind. I might have to move my setup a little bit since my PC is very close to my mic. I've also had trouble with eliminating breathing sounds in general. Thanks again both of you for your feedback.

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    Excerpt from Guilty Pleasures - Laurell K. Hamilton

    Script:

    Willie McCoy had been a jerk before he died. His being dead didn't change that. He sat across from me, wearing a loud plaid sport jacket. The polyester pants were primary Crayola green. His short black hair was slicked back from a thin, triangular face. He had always reminded me of a bit player from a gangster movie. The kind that sells information, runs errands, and is expendable.

    Of course now that Willie was a vampire, the expendable part didn't count anymore. But he was still selling information and running errands. No, death hadn't changed him much. But just in case, I avoided looking directly into his eyes. It was standard policy for dealing with vampires. He was a slime bucket, but now he was an undead slime bucket. It was a new category for me.

    54 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear cryssken's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hi, would love to know more about the character that you're narrating. Usually this genre is YA, and your voice sounded more mature. I loved your interpretation of her emotions about Willie.

    Peer Feedback:

    Slow down.

    There are a lot of word pictures here - and attitude - and humor. Don't let it all race by.

    To YogaBrain's comment: Sure, the YA voice may sound less mature than you do. But this is practice. I would assume that you can harken back to your high school days and place your 16 year old self there. And that's kinda what's missing. It's "attitude" more than a vocal quality.

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    Italy Narration

    Script:

    One of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, Italy represents a stunning combination of history, architecture, natural beauty, and culinary excellence. There are just a few places in the world that boast such a wide range of different landscapes, traditions, and cultural riches.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear spear2442's recording

    Recorded on iPhone so less concerned about audio quality than I am about the quality of the read. Thanks.

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    Peer Feedback:

    I like the tone. The first list (history, architecture, natural beauty, and culinary excellence) sounded a bit choppy. Maybe because all of the elements were punched? I'm not sure. The second list (landscapes, traditions, and cultural riches) was better. Overall a great read!

    Peer Feedback:

    As far as the recording, there seemed to be some reverb.

    You pronounced "culinary" as "cool-ih-nair-EE". Should be "cuhl-ih-nair-EE"

    Overall, it seemed like you were reading from script, IMO. Need to sound more conversational

    Peer Feedback:

    Could also be "QUE-lihn-air-ee", if you're using the Queen's English.

    That first punctuation mark is a comma. Which means that the thought isn't complete yet. This one came full stop like a period.

    Watch the long AYE sounds when the shorter "uh" would be more appropriate.
    Example: "...uh stunning..." instead of "...aye stunning..."

    How do you feel about Italy as a vacation spot? Not getting the thrill here.

    Consider one other thing. From the title, this is a narration. Probably a long-form travelogue. So there's more to it. This read gave a sense of finality. One way to get around that is to write and record some more material, then edit it off so that this doesn't sound finished.

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    Rolling Stones Documentary

    Script:

    They were the original “bad boys” — founded by a gifted musician already on a path to destruction. At the forefront of a cultural rebellion, they transformed rock music and staged one of the most defining moments of the 1960s. The Rolling Stones.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear spear2442's recording

    Recorded on iPhone so less concerned about technical quality than I am about quality of read. Thanks!

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hi spear24442,
    I enjoyed your recording and thought your interpetation was good. the pacing and clarity of words seems fine I just thought you left a little to much space between "1960's" and "the Rolling Stones" . I'm not a tech person but the recording quality sounds to me a little muffled but you said you recorded on an iPhone . Hope this helps.

    Peer Feedback:

    Great voice for this read. Are you, or were you ever a disc jockey?

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    Diesel Engine E-Learning

    Script:

    All Diesel engines draw air only past the intake valve into the cylinder. A high-pressure fuel injection system, injects fuel into the cylinder. The amount of fuel injected is varied to suit the load on the engine and to control engine speed. Intake air volume does not change.

    53 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear spear2442's recording

    Recorded on iPhone so less concerned about technical quality than I am about quality of read. Thanks!

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    Peer Feedback:

    Nice pacing and great”guy” voice for this script. You were very clear with your words, so it made for a great learning experience. One thing I took note of were two glottal stops. Those are pauses in a phrase that aren’t necessary. In the first instance, it occurred in the first sentence. ...air only (pause) past....The second instance was in the second sentence...varied (pause) to suit...I appreciated your pacing, as it didn’t overload the listener. By the way, nice audio on the iPhone! Good job!

    Peer Feedback:

    Since it's an explanatory video, I think I would slow the pacing down just a little.

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    Crime Drama Narration

    Script:

    Some crimes committed are so undeniably gruesome that they defy logic and have people asking questions, forever more. The case of Katherine Knight did just that. A woman who not only murdered in cold blood but, then, went on to commit the most despicable act after the brutal slaying.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear spear2442's recording

    Recorded on iPhone so less concerned about technical quality than I am about quality of read. Thanks!

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    Peer Feedback:

    This script seems to call for a dark, stern tone and I think you did it well. Not sure you needed to hit the word "AFTER" as hard as you did though.

    I like your voice. Reminds of the narrator at the beginning of the "Law & Order" episodes

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    Amelia Earhart

    Script:

    Amelia Earhart dared to go where no one had gone before. The public adored the pioneering pilot. And news reels of the day captured her every move. Yet the private side of Amelia would always remain an enigma.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear SODay's recording

    Any feedback welcome. Thank you!!

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    Peer Feedback:

    Thought it was a great read with one minor comment. The last sentence reads as if it should be a bit “darker” than the rest of the copy.

    Peer Feedback:

    I like the musical notes in your voice. It was a good read.

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    CONTINUING THE GREAT LEGACY

    Script:

    He was born of humble beginnings in Louisville,
    Kentucky… and emerged to become perhaps the
    most recognizable person on earth: Muhammad
    Ali, “the greatest of all time.” While his athletic
    accomplishments were the stuff of legend, there
    was always far more to Muhammad Ali than what
    took place in the boxing ring.
    Ali’s self-confidence, unwavering conviction, and
    his giving spirit have empowered and inspired
    literally millions of people around the globe.

    It is the Muhammad Ali center in Louisville,
    Kentucky that preserves and shares Ali’s legacy.
    Much more than the celebration of one man’s
    dream… it is the culmination of one man’s
    dream…to inspire others to achieve their own
    “greatness.”
    If you are interested in learning more about the
    Ali Center, please visit ali center dot org today.

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    Audition Recording:

    Click to hear lanfred01's recording

    Curious if it sounds real and connected.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Very nice! I like your emphasis - especially how you ratcheted upwards from empowered to inspired (I wouldn't have thought to do that). Nice vocal tonality overall.

    To your question about 'connectedness' -- the repeated phrase (one man's dream) - I think the important word is 'culmination' to bring that thought together.

    Great job!

    Peer Feedback:

    Very nice read. Yes, I think it sounds real and connected. Agree with comment above that the word “culmination” needed to be emphasized. Other than that, great job!

    Peer Feedback:

    A great read! I love the contagious excitement of it. Great job.

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    Ballroom Dancing

    Script:

    Just as you can’t run without first learning how to walk, you can’t dance without first learning how to connect with your partner. So let’s try one of the simplest of moves… the FoxTrot. Now, grab your partner. Ladies, bring your feet together. Men, flatten your stomach.

    43 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear waynes7's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    Very nice! I like your emphasis and phrasing -- very pleasant. Just a couple thoughts:
    -In the first sentence you might want to try a version where you emphasize the contrasting words a bit more (run/walk, dance/connect)
    -And then when the script is directing the audience (women/men), try a take where you emphasize their "parts" (feet/stomach) over the action (bring/flatten)
    -Also, I suggest putting a beat just before "Now" as a transition from the lesson to the exercise.

    Great job!

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    SwissAir

    Script:

    Travel, they used to say, frees the mind. It still can. So relax. Think your thoughts. And leave everything else to us. SwissAir. We care. Call your travel agent or SwissAir at 1-800-221-4750. www.swissair.com

    45 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear QuiceStraughter's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    Nice read with a couple of points:
    1) I think the first part was a bit choppy and dramatic.
    2) The next four short sentences should sound more relaxing to the listener. Same with “We care”.

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    Bud Light

    Script:

    Bud Light: "The great taste won't fill you up and never lets you down. Make it a Bud Light".

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear GabeJT's recording

    First attempt at uploading. Not much in the way of soundproofing, hence the slight echo. Any and all constructive criticism is welcome.

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    Peer Feedback:

    I think you need to emphasize Bud Light in both spots. It sounds as if you don’t care about the product. Other than that, nice read.

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    Discovery Channel - "When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth"

    Script:

    In nature, disaster is a constant companion and death comes in many guises. Dinosaurs now trapped by the fire - flee in panic. Most will survive, but for the creatures that perish, the conflict is over. For those that remain, what lies ahead is 30 million years of evolution. Triggered by unseen forces, the environment will gradually change and so will the dinosaurs that live here. In the distant future, the offspring of the young femikas will grow bigger, weirder and even more perplexing. The raptors will stay small, agile and quick, but they’ll get smarter and the kin of the Steggasours will become the most famous creature in North America.

    38 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear SODay's recording

    All feedback welcome. Practice recording from my phone.

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    Peer Feedback:

    I like your pacing. The inflection of descriptive words helped the imagination to go where you were taking us. You have a good voice for narratives. The recording quality was good and as stated, so was the performance. Nice job!

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    Dublin

    Script:

    James Joyce once said that he wanted to create a picture of Dublin so complete that if the city one day disappeared, it could be reconstructed entirely from his book Ulysses. He succeeded. The spirit of James Joyce is evident everywhere in bustling, booming modern Dublin, from the bronze statue of him leaning casually on his walking stick at the intersection of busy O’Connell Street and Earl Street to such famous landmarks as St. Stephen’s Green, University College, and the Martello Tower in the nearby suburb of Sandycove. With a bit of imagination and some good walking shoes, you can virtually step into the pages of Ulysses to follow Leopold Bloom on his fictional 18-hour odyssey through Dublin on June 16, 1904.

    43 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear SODay's recording

    Any feedback welcome, thanks! Just a practice recording from my phone.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Beautiful read. I would have emphasized/de-emphasized a word or two different than you but probably a personal choice so I’m not going to call them out. Very nice!

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    Six Flags Great Adventure 2

    Script:

    There's a time for work and there's a time for play. Six Flags Great Adventure. It's playtime.

    47 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear QuiceStraughter's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hey QuinceStraughter -- nice attitude! Just a couple suggestions:

    -When playing the contrast in the first sentence, you should still maintain a smooth volume, and there seems to be a significant increase for the second half.
    -The contrast in the first sentence is the thing you want to 'play up' - so "work" and "play" should be the emphasis (not the second "time").
    -"Six Flags Great Adventure" is the most important thing in the script and needs to be emphasized, but smoothly. I think you drop the name at "Adventure" too much.

    Good work!

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks for the feedback. And by the way, it's Quice without an "N".

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    Great Plains Communications Blog Promo

    Script:

    You've purchased a 4K TV. It looks great! But did the salesman mention that along with that beautiful resolution comes the need for additional Internet speed?

    52 people have played this

    Audition Recording:

    Click to hear hawthornesvoice's recording

    I have not closed any auditions for the last 2 months. I just took one at random.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hi Ed - great emotionalism and character. This guy sounds like a buddy who's going to tell you what you really need to know.

    Just a couple notes -- I'd clear up the start of the second sentence ("It looks great!"); in both reads it sounds like you're trying to 'be real' -- and the result is some word-swallowing that sounds a bit odd. Then, in the second read you put in an extra word, and "an" between "for" and "additional" - which makes the sentence not make sense.

    Nice job and good luck!

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    "Clem the Prospector - Nebraska Lottery"

    Script:

    Howdy folks, Clem the old prospector here to tell you how you can strike it rich, and you don’t even need a pick and shovel, all you need is a new Quick Pick from the Nebraska Lottery. With 6 chances to win, odds are you’ll do better than me diggin in this old mountain here.
    The new Quick Pick, from the Nebraska Lottery.

    55 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear SODay's recording

    Took a couple liberties. Pls forgive the pops, used mt iPhone to record. Thnx in advance for your feedback!

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    Peer Feedback:

    Fun and nice read. A couple of minor thoughts:
    1) Copy reads Clem and it sounded like you said Clementine.
    2) Would have emphasized SIX chances to win
    3) Too much emphasis on 2nd syllable in Nebraska. Chops it up a bit.

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    Creativity

    Script:

    Creativity is not the same as hard work or effort, it requires genuine inspiration. It is the product of a mind thoroughly intrigued by a question a situation or a possibility, therefore creativity does not come in exchange for money or rewards but when we focus our attention on something because we want to. 

    52 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear keith.nelson's recording

    Any feedback is welcome. Thanks.

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    Peer Feedback:

    There is a technique that some term " The unasked question". So, for this copy, it ma go something like this:

    Q - I try and I try and I try, but my work seems dull and lifeless. What am I doing wrong?
    A - Creativity is not the same as hard work or effort, it requires genuine inspiration.
    Q - OK. How do you explain "inspiration"?
    A - It is the product of a mind thoroughly intrigued by a question a situation or a possibility,...
    Q - Oh! So, it's not really a "concrete" thing?
    A - ...therefore creativity does not come in exchange for money or rewards...
    Q - Oh? Where does it come from?
    A - ...but when we focus our attention on something because we want to.

    So, that's the "conversation" in "conversational".

    In this delivery, you're hackhammering me with a passion that I'm not sure that you actually feel. It can be simpler and more matter-of-fact, and still have a passionate POV. Talk to me like your best friend about this revelation about what "creativity" is to you.

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    Acura Audio Interface

    Script:

    Quality. Clarity. Sophistication. Simplicity. The New Acura Audio Interface for Ipad. Watch movies, play games or access you music library. Whichever you choose, just got a little easier. You won't have to have a degree in rocket science to use it, install it, or even enjoy it. But your passengers will think you did, so getting them out of your car, just got a little harder. The Acura Audio Interface for Ipad….ejection seat not included.

    54 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear keith.nelson's recording

    I wanted to compare this recording to my recording of it back in 2013. I think I've improved. Let me know what you all think. Thanks.

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    Peer Feedback:

    keith.nelson - nice attitude! That you're having fun with this is clear and welcome. You could be a hair faster. A couple specific suggestions:
    -Missed the word "Simplicity" in the first line
    -"Acura Audio" - is a little 'swallowed' -- and as the brand name will need to be clear
    -The audio level between the first and second words of the piece seemed dramatically diff -- may want to smooth that out.

    Great job!

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    Script submitted by NilaB

    Script:

    [This recording will be used in our product video. We need it to sound energetic, interesting and fluent]
    Why are we the best option to get professional voice overs?
    To start, we only deliver top-notch voice overs that are screened by our Quality Control team. Besides, our pool of voice over artists has thousands of options for you in many languages, styles and prices to match! On top of all that, our projects are covered by our Satisfaction Guarantee, if you are not happy with the result, our production management team will jump in and give you your money back. [Make a short pause after every word] No questions asked
    We are fanatical about customer support; our team is happy to help. We make sure that your experience with us is seamless, professional, [Make a short pause here] and fun!

    59 people have played this

    Audition Recording:

    Click to hear NilaB's recording

    Among the hundred or so auditions I have on file, some of which (after trying to select one for this experience) definitely will be deleted soon, I, like all others, want to know what is preventing my auditions from going beyond "4 stars", and "like", and even one "favorite", to actual hiring, not to mention being accepted as a talent for other producers.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Very nice, NilaB! You've got an excellent emotional take on this and the recording quality is good. I think you could speed up a bit overall, and just double-check to ensure you have a smooth read (a couple sentence re-starts seem to come in at an increased volume over the last). Nice!

    Peer Feedback:

    Your voice is very pleasant. So, it isn't that.

    #1 - IMHO, you're working the script too hard. At the end, it almost sounds like you're talking to a child. Relax and talk to me like a friend over coffee. "Tell me, don't sell me."

    #2 - Your editing and mastering leaves a little to be desired. Some breaths, no breaths, clipped breaths, clipped words and mouth noise.

    What DAW are you using and with what processing FX and in what order?

    Also a lot of extraneous noises in the background - possibly some cloths rustling or movement noises. You may need to concentrate a little more on the engineering side of self-recording and edit/master with a more critical ear. P2Ps say that they want RAW files, but even a RAW (unprocessed) file can be indicative of what a client might expect (good or bad) as to the final product you can deliver from your home studio.

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    AIG

    Script:

    The Greatest Risk Is Not Taking One. They gave up everything. Their families. Their friends. Their homes. The villages they were born in. They arrived with only the clothes on their backs. Vulnerable. Scared. But brimming with hope and determined that a better life was within their grasp. Today, risk takers don't have to go after their dreams alone. They can rely on a business partner to help them through uncharted waters. An organization with unsurpassed insight and financial resources. One with the ability and flexibility to design specific solutions to help minimize risk for almost any business undertaking. So the next time you decide to venture into new territory for an idea you believe in, call AIG. We're best equipped to help you manage the uncertainties that go along with the pursuit of hopes and dreams.

    44 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

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

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    Peer Feedback:

    Great sounding read I would speed it up a little though. You put a few pauses where there shouldn't be. I would flow through each sentence only to pause where the punctuation is. Just my take. Great voice!

    Peer Feedback:

    Hey Bil-Bo -- very deep, attractive sound. Nice! I agree with keith.nelson about the speed, it could stand a faster read. I'd also suggest varying your emotionalism a bit, the piece is heartfelt at first, and then somewhat more determined later when you get to the 'sell'. Great job!

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    "Poof" by leawms

    Script:

    Script:

    Have you ever noticed what happens when you put in a movie?
    It's amazing.
    You just stick it in,
    Sit back,
    Hit play, and...
    Poof.
    The rest of the world just disappears.
    Gone.
    Suddenly, it's just you and your family.
    You remember them. Your family. Some of them look like you.
    At Movie Gallery, we have thousands of great movies. Including your favorite holiday movies plus the latest releases. And every one of them is guaranteed to have the same magical powers.

    Movie Gallery.
    Play on.

    leawms: https://www.edgestudio.com/user/103152/feedback-forum

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear rgn67's recording

    Thinking about getting into the VO business. This is my first script reading ever. Equipment used is an audient iD4 with MXL 2006 microphone.

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    Peer Feedback:

    I would love to hear your voice recorded in a sound treated environment. Your current environment has an echo. I did like your read though.

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    After School Program Brand Video

    Script:

    The read should be warm, authentic and real and should not sound like an "announcer".

    (Script)
    For those with the fewest resources and greatest needs...

    At a critical time in their lives when all children deserve the chance to discover their own interests and talents, be inspired and encouraged

    We’re an organization with a unique story in one of the greatest cities in the world

    We are LA’s BEST

    An after school program founded by Mayor Tom Bradley in 1988 currently engaging twenty five thousand elementary school students every school day in economically distressed neighborhoods across Los Angeles at no cost to their families.

    In long standing partnership with the City of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Unified School District and the private sector

    We help our students explore enriching activities in the arts, STEM, literacy, sports, and more.

    Expanding opportunities for our students with proven results

    39 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear solin232's recording

    Looking for over all feedback - delivery, pacing, pronoucing of words and any noticable recording problems, thanks !

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    Peer Feedback:

    solin -
    nice read.
    enunciation good.
    sound quality ok.
    tone and timber of your voice is good.
    I liked the content of the script, but it seems to be punctuated (or not punctuated) in a misleading way to the actor.
    Overall, I liked your read.

    only a couple critique items:
    pacing seemed a bit slow and a little stiff. The pace might be ok for a technical training video or something like that. For this particular read the director would probably want more empathy (my guess). The spec says "warm, authentic...."
    There's an east coast accent in your delivery that might not be preferred on the west coast.
    You might want to EQ the high end a little bit more. It seemed a little muddy. Tons of sound treatment in your booth? That can muddy things up.
    Lastly, "LA's BEST" seems like a proper name for a program, not just a superlative - you should probably punch or frame that more.

    hope that's helpful,
    DS

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks Dave!

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    Colorado. Come to Life

    Script:

    I am the endeavor you didn’t know you wanted. Or maybe you did.
    That unexplainable impulse driving you beyond your imagination.
    I’ll help you reach far off places and create memories you’ll keep, long after you return. I’m Colorado. And I’ll show you what it’s like to be truly alive.

    Colorado. Come to Life.
    Get the guide at Colorado dot com

    71 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear jamescooperVO's recording

    Just general feedback. Thanks for taking the time to listen.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Impeccable quality and your performance is spot on and very inviting!
    Now off to Colorado.com

    Peer Feedback:

    Makes me wanna be Colorado's best friend.

    Peer Feedback:

    This is one of those times where a director may ask you to go right into another take right away and use the same level and energy as you did with the last two lines.

    And what I mean by that is this:
    If EVERYTHING is important then NOTHING is important.

    I'm not getting the message so much as I feel like I'm being bludgeoned by the words and exaggerated inflection.

    Bring it down.

    Example: Have you ever seen the series "Aerial America" on the Smithsonian Chanel? The narrator (Jim Conrad) can lead you through the stunning visuals with almost a whisper. You, with your vocal gymnastics, are not the star here, Colorado is. Make it inviting.

    Peer Feedback:

    I agree with James on the inflection. You're helping the listener too much.

    Peer Feedback:

    Much appreciated, all!

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    Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

    Script:

    HALLOWEEN… WITH A DISNEY TWIST!
The witching hour’s almost here, so get your favorite costume ready for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, a special event in Magic Kingdom park!
    It’s the happiest haunting on Earth! Don’t miss your chance to collect candies, sweets and frightfully delightful treats—all while the park hosts grim grinning ghosts, eerie entertainment and Disney Characters that go bump in the night.
    Best of all: since the tone of this event is “not-so-scary,” that means children of every age can enjoy the fun!

    61 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear jamescooperVO's recording

    New soundproof setup and overall feedback is welcome.

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    Peer Feedback:

    A bit choppy and rushed. "The witching hour is almost here", should be read with emphasis. You left out the 't' in 'twist'.and 'collect'. You paused on 'the' in "It's the happiest haunting....." , and before "collect" in "don't forget to collect".

    Although this wasn't supposed to be read with a 'scary' tone, enunciation and inflection need to be a priority. Best.

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    Anya Audition

    Script:

    (sarcastic, exasperated) Wrinkle Lady sure says a lot of things, doesn't she?

    (angry, disbelieving) HA!

    (accusational) Hey, Jimmy. I wanna ask you something. What is going on between you and Melody? (J: Nothing) Yeah, right. There is something!

    (reel of crying/laughing)

    61 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear SevereLimits's recording

    My friends said I should try some voice recordings. Here is my 1st attempt at recording a mixdown. New setup and first ever recording.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hi Anya, Over all I liked it and felt you did a good job . Your setup sounds fine to me but I'm not a tech person.Your voice and the background voices came through clear.
    I thought you could of pronounced the ends of some words like " something " better (the endings slur ) and I thought the accusational lines dragged a bit for me and that's where I hear more slurred endings of words. You sound like you can do this, good luck !

    Peer Feedback:

    Some clicks (big one before "Wrinkle") and plosive popping (big one in the middle of "between"). May be working a little too close to the mic?

    Even if you're "acting" drunk, we have to understand you. The first "something" got swallowed at the end.

    Setup sounds good. Maybe give us an idea of what it is? (mic, interface, recording space, etc.)

    Peer Feedback:

    better acting than I can do.

    seems like you have a ton of compression going on there - like FM radio. crispy and crunchy sounding. Since this piece is labelled "audition" it's a good idea to go much dryer on the post-production.

    nice job. you've done this before.

    Peer Feedback:

    Setup is a yeti mic pumped into Adobe Audition in a small office about 8' x8' covered in acoustic foam. I have the setup due to the fact I do some video streaming.

    Thanks all for the feedback! now I know a few things to work on

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