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    Ibaby.com

    Script:

    It’s amazing how much stuff one itty-bitty baby needs. Get a grip. On a mouse. Then click. One will get you to ibaby. Put your feet up. Relax. You order from home. We deliver to your door. Choose what you want. Get what you need. Simply amazing.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear spblat's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    The interpretation is very clear and I can understand every word your saying! It really sounds like your getting the person to relax too. Also very good recording quality. I’m new at this but good job!

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    MACY’S HARRISON LEATHER PUSHBACK RECLINER

    Script:

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    NOW AT MACY’S GET A SUPER BUY ON A HARRISON LEATHER PUSHBACK RECLINER. IT WAS $799. NOW JUST $499. CHOOSE SUPPLE CHOCOLATE OR NUTMEG LEATHER WITH A RICH EXPOSED HARDWOOD FRAME. FOR QUESTIONS OR FINANCING OPTIONS, TALK TO A MACY’S FURNITURE AND MATTRESS EXPERT. FOR INFORMATION CALL 1-800-BUY-MACY. DISCOVER THE MAGIC OF MACY'S NEAR YOU!

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    Practice Recording:

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

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    Peer Feedback:

    Wonderful as always. I've been wondering about EQ lately. I tend to deliver a recording that's more or less untouched. I roll off anything under 50Hz and maybe sweeten the high a tad. Conversely, in your recording it sounds like you have a high pass above maybe 100 Hz. So we can hear that you have a deep and lovely voice but there's less sonic energy down there. I'm assuming that's a deliberate choice. Why?

    Peer Feedback:

    Hey Spblat!
    Thanks for listening and commenting. Yeah, it's deliberate. I was reacting to criticism that my voice is too "bassy" and "boomy". I like my voice unprocessed or lightly processed but I can't seem to find that sweet spot between too much or not enough.
    The old ears ain't what they used to be. I used an EV RE-320 mike on this spot. Recorded in Adobe Audition. I have used RCA BK-11, RCA Varacoustic ribbon mikes, (love their warmth) EV RE-20 and played around with EQ on all and I just can't seem to get that "perfect" balance. Maybe a real engineer could find it for me. Any suggestions would be welcomed. Once again thanks for listening and commenting.
    BillH

    Peer Feedback:

    Cool. It sounded great, just causing me to second guess my own decisions. I now feel like my last recording "iBaby" represents the opposite end of the eq spectrum, and not in a good way. I'll back away from the mic a bit next time.

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi Spblat
    If it weren't for second-guessing, I wouldn't guess at all. No matter how many times I record something they are all different and seem to demand different tinkering. Never satisfied, always wondering "Is this it?" It would be great if "one size fits all" but alas, that's never the way it is. It's still fun though and posting here always gives one a new perspective. Thanks again for weighing in. Much appreciated.
    BillH

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    Almay Bright Eyes

    Script:

    New Almay Bright Eyes. Open wide. Take your eyes from tired to tremendous with the Almay Bright Eyes Collection. Color cream shadows, dual-ended eyeliners and lash-lifting mascara designed to give you wider, brighter, beautiful eyes.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear whitethornrose's recording

    I am new to this. This is my first recording. I have a new mic and testing it out. I know there is some echo but working on my voice first!

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    Peer Feedback:

    Maybe a little faster? Clarity is good. You are right about the echo. What is your mic. and set up like?

    Peer Feedback:

    Thank you for your feedback. I just have a Yeti Blue Mic. My next thing is working on the set up. I need a sound proof booth.

    Peer Feedback:

    I agree the clarity is good! The only thing I heard was that you accidentally missed one word “the” after tremendous with. Is the yeti mic the blue snowball mic? That’s the one I currently have but it’s not set up yet.

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    Turbo Tax

    Script:

    Well it's tax season and once again I've waited until the last minute to get everything done. I need help, and quick! Thank goodness for TurboTax! Check it out, there's a reason it's the #1-rated best-selling tax preparation product year after year.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear QuiceStraughter's recording

    I compressed the audio a bit to tweak the audio levels. And this read was rather difficult.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Much better than your first spot! You're headed in the right direction!

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear silvers1339's recording

    Primarily I am focused on my audio quality/setup. Is there any noticeable way that you think I could improve it? Other than that any feedback on the acting would also be appreciated, thank you.

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    Peer Feedback:

    I do hear some echo bouncing around. Some of the silences are a little noisy and I can hear odd little blips here and there, so those were a bit distracting. But I thought the acting was great! You have a great instrument there.

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    University of Utah Health Cardiovascular Center

    Script:

    Heart disease can happen to anyone. If it happens to you, trust the experts at the University of Utah Health Cardiovascular Center to keep you healthy. To find out your risk for heart disease or to learn more about the signs and symptoms, visit U of U health

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    Audition Recording:

    Click to hear Stephanie Ferring's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    Very high sound quality and delivery. I am not entirely sure if you were intentionally going for a more monotone read (perhaps that's what the client wanted in which case disregard the rest of this message), but I do have to wonder what your excellent vocal tone would sound like if you put injected more of a caring character into this piece as well. Regardless, the tone is still excellent.

    Peer Feedback:

    I agree with previous comment about possible need for a little more modulation or emotion. Heart disease is an emotional experience, but if the client wanted a straight inflection you nailed it. Rec. quality is great.

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    Mylan read

    Script:

    The success of any company is not achieved by any one particular event, but is the result of a series of occurrences throughout its history. It is a combination of the management team, the employees, and the corporate philosophy that make or break a company. Mylan is the proof of that principle! We have grown from a tiny, single location, West Virginia company, to a present day, financially strong, multi-location industry leader listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Mylan’s code of ethics and its corporate philosophy that “If we can’t do it right, we don’t do it at all,” combined with the integrity of its employees provides the foundation upon which this company is built.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear TonyEd's recording

    Hello! My first submission here, I have a Newcastle accent so hope it's not too strong. Just general feedback really, how's the room noise/mouth sounds etc and does it sound natural and not too "sing song" I kind of felt with the topic it should be read relatively sincerley though. Thanks!

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    Peer Feedback:

    I really liked your commitment to the copy. The two things that stood out to me were the boominess of the recording (I am hearing echo), and some mouth noise. Nice accent. :)

    Peer Feedback:

    Very nice vocal tone and delivery and also really good for a first submission. The biggest thing that stood out to me to improve upon has to be the amount of pauses you do in the piece. VO is a somewhat different form of acting in that because we can't see the rest of you acting, very rarely/if ever is a pause in this medium needed or advisable. Try cutting them out to the best of your ability in whatever recording software you're using and I am sure that it will make a world of difference.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks so much for your feedback! I found this really helpful and is exactly the sort of thing I was looking for, I can never get constructive feedback from friends and family!

    You've given me some good pointers to work on and I'll try and sort them for my next recording, thanks again! :)

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    Cigna 2

    Script:

    Lullabies at 7. Diaper changes on the hour. 2 a.m. feedings. You put in a full day’s work before you put in a full day’s work. How can you find time to take of yourself ? At CIGNA HealthCare, we’ve created programs just for a woman’s special needs. Because wouldn’t it be nice to have someone take care of you for a change? CIGNA HealthCare…a business of caring.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear elizabeth.paine's recording

    My first recording. Just starting and have no idea what I'm doing! Any and all feedback is helpful. Thank you!

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hi Elizabeth!

    You've got a great voice and that was a nice read. I'm not sure of the acoustics of the place you're recording, or what your set up is, but all-in-all, not bad at all. My first response is slow down just a bit and get a little more emotion into the read. You start out talking about your kid, you want to bring the listener with you and get them to think about theirs. Also, highlight the tagline, and find an emotional connection to Cigna - gratitude? comfort? relief? What is the spot trying to make them feel? This is a Problem --> Solution spot, meaning you're pointing out Cigna meeting a need.

    Keep up the good work! Getting feedback and posting recordings is the fast track to learning, you're doing great.

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi elizabeth.paine! You voice is clear and youthful and easy to listen to. The main thing to unpack for yourself in voice acting is how does your character/person feel about what's being said, each line, and what are the important ideas in each line. Answer at least 4 questions clearly before you begin: Who am I? Who am I talking to? Where is this talk taking place? and What do I want?
    "Lullabies at 7. Diaper changes on the hour. 2 a.m. feedings. You put in a full day’s work before you put in a full day’s work." That's all night long, every night. So, for instance, maybe you are putting your character in the listener's shoes (in other words, "Hey, I've been there, I get it"), and then there's a focal/tonal shift that happens, right? "(We want to help you get through this, so) At CIGNA HealthCare, we’ve created programs just for a woman’s special needs." ... "a business of caring." You'll get into it, just work through the process.

    Peer Feedback:

    Your voice is very articulate and natural. The recording sounds a bit tinny, so you're probably getting a lot of high frequencies bouncing around in your recording space. I'm also hearing a little bit of hiss, so maybe your gain isn't as high as it could be before normalizing. If I were hiring, I think I'd like to hear more emotion at the beginning and then a more confident tagline at the end.

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    Vision Center

    Script:

    I used to wear glasses-until I changed my looks at Vision Center. It’s a great place for contact lenses- regular, soft lenses, clear, tinted ...So ...Say goodbye to glasses and come to Vision Corner for a new look. Contacts sure make a difference on how you see the world... And how the world sees you.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear QuiceStraughter's recording

    This read was rather difficult.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hi ,you start ok, then you get real loud in the middle then it finishes better.Make sure your distance from the mic isn't changing, it sounds like you start about 4-6 inches away from the mic then you go to about 1-2 inches away its kinda hard to tell. Maybe reading it a few more times in practice could help.Memorize as much of it as you can, it might help you read in phrases rather than reading one word at a time. Keep practicing!!!
    Good luck!

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks for the feedback.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear devinvo's recording

    Hi, thanks for listening. I'm a little stuffed up but wanted to give it a go! The script is provided on Edge.....not sure where I found it. Sorry , Devin

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    Peer Feedback:

    Devin, you have some deep pipes. It sounds like you do radio for a living....
    IMHO, for this type of read, I would suggest keeping your depth "in reserve"; stay in the upper end of your range, and dip down for certain inflection purposes.

    Sometimes, those big pipes are hard to hear without really projecting into your studio RE20.

    You have skills.
    cheers,
    DS

    Peer Feedback:

    Nice read. I am hearing mouth noise (I know you said you were congested) and so it sounds a bit muddled in some parts with regard to articulation. I am also hearing some sort of boom which disappears during silence- it's a bit distracting. You have a very rich voice, keep up the good work!

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    Hyundai Tuscon

    Script:

    The all new Hyndai Tuscon with America’s best warranty. Perfect for whatever…whenever.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear spblat's recording

    I've totally changed my recording space, and I made a couple of corresponding changes to my production process. First you'll hear the processed version, then the unaltered version directly from the mic. How does it sound?

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hi, Its very short so its hard to get a good feel.Maybe a smile on your face could help.
    Where are you from? The word " warranty" kinda sticks out. A little processing is fine.
    Audio sounds alright. Good Job !

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    "Norte Refresher" Health Soft Drink Spot

    Script:

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

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Dwight Randolph's recording

    recorded with lav mic on audacity. This is my first voice over ever. Any tipes or comments welcome!

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    Peer Feedback:

    You have a fine instrument. Things to consider:

    You're too close to the mic, which is causing plosive problems and wind noise. Regardless, you'll want to invest in a condenser mic. From a Blue Snowball to a Rode NT1 up to a crazy-expensive Neumann, there are lots of options.

    It was a nice, relaxed read. Still, every word counts. "With" didn't get the attention it deserves.

    The final line was especially relaxed. I think some directors will like it this way, and other directors may want more energy on the tag line. I actually liked it.

    Little things like the click at the end will also be noticed. Make sure your output levels are appropriate, and leave around a half a second at the beginning and at the end.

    Great start!

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi , good energy! The words "ten" and "so" are a too over the top, you can emphasize
    the words without being so Randy Radio.Watch your annunciation on words like "delicious" it needs to be clearer, you kinda ran through the word.Get a good Condenser mic $150-$200.If you can, buy from a place that lets you test different mics out.Good room acoustics are a must! Good start but don't over act.... say it more with subtlety and nuance . Good luck!

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    Standard Federal

    Script:

    Welcome to Standard Federal.

    To enter a branch number, press 1.

    To enter an extension number, press 2.

    For questions about an existing mortgage, press 3.

    To speak to an operator, press zero or stay on the line.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Polarqueen's recording

    I wanted to try a phone thing because I've seen a couple auditions for them. In my experience of making calls, these voices tend to sound automated...is that what we would want to go for with these? Like, your friendly neighborhood robot?

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    Peer Feedback:

    Way better than most phone messages. I can hear the smile in your voice and it sounds genuine, not forced. Friendly and sincere, well done.

    Peer Feedback:

    Very good read, it sounds very natural. The main issue I can hear is hiss throughout the track. I'd try turning up the gain while recording (try getting as close to -3dB as you can... normalizing shouldn't make up the dBs THAT much). And some acoustic treatment wouldn't hurt, as I hear some high-frequency bounce. Keep up the good work!

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    Anime Script

    Script:

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

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

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

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear ArlenChitty's recording

    I have been providing character voices for Games for a few years and this one is right up my alley!

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    Peer Feedback:

    Well good gracious, this is in your sweet spot! Sound is outstanding. The read is a bit over the top but depending on the genre that may be exactly called for. This was fun to listen to!

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks Spblat. Yes, I did go a little 'over-the-top' but I needed to express a range of emotions here, from sadness, fear, anger, concern and hopelessness. Best.

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    Apple iPod

    Script:

    Presenting iPod. The first MP3 player to pack a mind-blowing 1,000 songs and a 10-hour battery into a stunning 6.5-ounce package you can literally take everywhere. But iPod isn't just a revolution in portability, it's also a revolution in simplicity. Just plug into your Mac and all of your iTunes songs and playlists are automatically downloaded into iPod at blazing FireWire speed. With iPod, it's that easy to take your entire music collection with you wherever you go, in the pocket of your choice. Get your iPod at The Wiz, Circuit City, or Best Buys

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Raj's recording

    Thanks for your feedback.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Raj. I don't mean any personal offence only constructive advice. If you are aiming this at the Indian market perhaps there may be opportunities for work depending on the demands for your particular regional accent but for mainstream voice over work in the US or UK, it would be a challenge for you. Best.

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi Raj! Vocally you sound approachable and articulate. That said, basically what I hear is reading. How does your character (you) feel about iPod? What do you want me know and why do you want to tell me? Would you tell me calmly, or are you excited, happy, serious, sad, cautious, in love? What do you want me to do about it once you've told me? Having an accent may or may not be a factor depending on the script or genre, but you do need to sound natural when you're speaking, no matter what the script is.

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    Working with Windows

    Script:

    Working with Windows

    The drop-down Windows menu in the Desktop Console displays five window arrangement options, plus a list of all the windows in the currently selected project. The following figure shows a project that has the AppResponse Insight Index and Default Color Manager open

    Use Next Window and Previous Window to cycle through making open windows active.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Raj's recording

    Thanks for your feedback.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Overall good maybe add more emotion to it

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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!

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Jonathan Thompson's recording

    Just starting out in VO, all critiques welcome!

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    Peer Feedback:

    Very good read.
    I couldn't sense any big difference in the 2 takes.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks for the feedback, Raj! This is the first copy I have recorded and edited all on my own, sitting at a desk in a completely untreated room.

    There isn't a big difference between the two takes, just a little emphasis difference in a few parts. When auditioning, would it be better to drop the second take, or have a second take vary to a greater degree?

    Thanks again!

    Peer Feedback:

    I thought it was a great read -- fun, clear, and kid friendly, but I do agree with Raj that I didn't notice a big difference between reads.

    Just as an experiment, I'd be interested in hearing you do this as though you were telling just one child about the toy rather than announcing it to a room of children. Don't know if it would be a good or not, just curious as to how it would sound.

    Peer Feedback:

    I think, one (the best) take must be good, Jonathan.
    Sometimes, producers may ask for multiple takes, in different tones/moods!
    For practice and feedback, multiple takes with identifiable difference, would of course be useful.

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    Commercials: shampoo, sports drink, sparkling water

    Script:

    Awaken your senses.Transform your shower experience with New Botanicals Shower Foam. (multiple takes requested)

    ANNOUNCER (VO): Mike Trout wouldn’t use an old busted up body shaker machine to get ripped.
    ANNOUNCER (VO): So why would he choose an outdated sports drink?
    ANNOUNCER (VO): No, he wouldn’t.
    ANNOUNCER (VO): Thanks, Gatorade.
    ANNOUNCER (VO): We’ll take it from here

    VO: Introducing Bubly sparkling water...
    VO: Crack a smile

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    Audition Recording:

    Click to hear Stephanie Ferring's recording

    I have received "likes" for these commercial auditions, but would like some feedback as to how I can go all the way and win the audition in the future. I hope it's okay that I included a few, I'd like to know how my studio set-up and DAW editing sound to trained ears.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Nice. Little DeSsing would give more improvement!

    Peer Feedback:

    It sounded great and really professional to me. I'm getting likes and no jobs as well -- so I wish I knew what advice to give you!

    Peer Feedback:

    I think your performance is good, but maybe even a little more commitment to the telling, you sound like you have a bigger personality than you give here, and it comes across a little bit stilted in places. I thought maybe you were a tiny bit too close in to the mic at the very beginning, I hear a bit too much bass rumble in my cans there. Otherwise sound quality sounded good.

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    Demo Recording:

    Click to hear tnadeau's recording

    Hi all, I'm been trying to put together a preliminary commercial demo for online sites until I can afford to get one done professionally. Any feedback on this attempt would be super appreciated. Thanks so much!

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    Peer Feedback:

    recording is good you have a good voice. I can feel the emotion behind it. I think the quality is fine.

    Peer Feedback:

    Good Job! Maybe needs just a little polishing, but that Demo can get you some work!

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    Historical Overview Video

    Script:

    As we embark on our next one hundred years we reflect on the moment.
    A moment that belongs to each of us.
    It’s in this moment that we might choose to step forward.
    With courage and integrity
    to answer the call
    A call that rings out inside each of us.
    In our minds
    In our hearts
    If we listen
    A call that has the power to transform us from who we were
    into who we could be.
    One century ago our founders listened.
    What did they hear?
    At first a soft sigh
    A whisper
    They listened deep.
    And they heard a thunderous pulse so clear.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Jenni's recording

    Total newbie on the forum and would love feedback on voice and studio quality please?

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    Peer Feedback:

    Nice job Jenni. You have a very nice, soothing voice that suits this read well. There's quite a bit of background room noise/reverb (sounds like some crickets in the background?) so you'd want to create a better acoustic environment to minimize that.

    I'm no expert either but another suggestion could be to maybe vary your tone and pacing a bit more throughout the piece to give it a little more variety and emotional resonance. Good stuff!

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    A Haunting title

    Script:

    In this world, there is real evil.
    In the darkest shadows and in the most ordinary places.
    These are the true stories o the innocent and the unimaginable.

    Between the world we see and the things we fear.
    There are doors.
    When they are opened.
    Nightmares become reality.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear dano357's recording

    Other than the background noise how is it?

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    Peer Feedback:

    I like the script, not sure what direction you were going with it. Are you trying to sound sinister, intriguing, convincing?????

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    Temperature

    Script:

    Temperature is the measure of the degree of hotness or coldness of a person or object. The word comes from the Greek word “tempera” which means heat. Temperature is recorded using a thermometer, which is usually a thin glass tube with mercury or colored alcohol inside the column. These old-style thermometers work on the principal of the mercury or alcohol expanding and moving up the column when the air around it heats up, and contracting and moving down the column when the air cools. The units on the scale used to measure temperature are called degrees. There are two different systems of measuring: Celsius and Fahrenheit.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear waynes7's recording

    New recording system. Constructive criticism welcome!

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    Peer Feedback:

    Recording quality: lots of room noise, which is completely dependent on your recording space rather than your recording "system".
    What are you recording on? (mic, pre-amp, h/w compressor, DAW, etc. )

    Regarding performance (even though you didn't ask): I think your voice fits this educational or informational genre well. You deliver the information with a certain staccato which suggests a teacher. You might consider loosening up the cadence with a little an inflection which suggests you are "sharing" information instead of "instructing" the listener. Maybe try another take with more smile. One other thing I noticed; you seemed to "swallow" a syllable here and there. For example: "Temperature is recorded using a thu-mometer", and "thin glass tube with "merc-ary"

    I think this genre calls for strict enunciation.

    I hope that's helpful,
    cheers,
    DS.

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    Reborn - Bad Teacher

    Script:

    This is just hypothetically speaking, but, let’s just say there’s a sole student that scores in the twenty point range and painfully lowers the class average…According to me, who’s gone through an elite course, that kind of person will just be baggage and a burden on the education-conscious society. Now, is there a reason for that kind of trash to live?

    Script from Edge Studio's 5,427 Practice Script Library > English Adult > Narration > Animation

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear psjones's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    I think taken as purely a read, you have a wonderful tone and enunciation. I would just wonder if you would want like, a more crass sounding approach to this script. I guess what i'm trying to say is you sound too likeable!

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks for the input, polarqueen. I wanted to sound more “snobby” or “elitist”, as opposed to evil. But I think your point is well taken. I could have sounded more “bad”.
    I do think this teacher does not have a clue his is bad.

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    True Blue Jeans By Gap

    Script:

    You can always count on a great pair of jeans. Choose your favorite pair from our new fits and washes, in sizes to fit every body. True Blue jeans from Gap. Fall into the Gap.

    55 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear QuiceStraughter's recording

    I probably read this a bit too slow. Wasn't sure if it was supposed to be a 15-second spot.

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    Peer Feedback:

    You sounded like you were bored. These are great jeans. Think about how you feel with that news pair of jeans that fit just right and you 're telling your friend about them. A smile goes a long way.

    Peer Feedback:

    I'll keep that in mind. Thanks.

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    "Norte Refresher" Health Soft Drink Spot

    Script:

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

    49 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear StephenB007's recording

    I've never done this before and I'm experimenting to see if I may have the ability to have a Voice Over career. What do you honestly think.

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    Peer Feedback:

    The audio quality leaves a lot to be desired. It was mainly your recording space that caused it. If you could acoustically treat your recording space with acoustic foam, blankets, anything you can find, then it would really reduce a lot of echoes. Also, convert your audio file into mono instead of saving it as stereo since I can only hear the audio coming from the left channel only.

    As for the read itself, I can hear a lot of regionalism in your voice. While it's good for urban commercials, I think you need to work on reducing that if you want to do voice work for national commercials that requires a general American accent. I'm still working on that myself so don't feel discouraged.

    I hope this helps.

    Peer Feedback:

    I'm only getting the left channel. Some setting in wrong when you bounced the recording. From a performance standpoint, I liked the sound and texture of your voice. It reminds me of someone on TV. Maybe speed up the read a little.

    Fix the left channel thing, and you'll likely get a lot more useful feedback.

    cheers,
    DS.

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    HP Printers

    Script:

    No film. No developing. Keep only the pictures you want, and delete the rest. Digital images from HP. Make them, share them, store them, invent.

    54 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear QuiceStraughter's recording

    Did one take this time.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Good read!
    A little gap or pause before the ending 'invent' may give more effect.

    Peer Feedback:

    Nice read but you could vary the inflection used in the list (make them, share them, store them). I was taught to use a rising inflection for the first item, neutral in the middle and a falling inflection at the end. And yes, a longer pause to put emphasis on 'Invent' might work quite well

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks for the feedback, guys.

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    Demo Recording:

    Click to hear Derrick Heidebrecht's recording

    Good afternoon all. This is my first attempt at a voice over demo...I have never made any money at this and am trying to get into the business. I am looking for feedback on how this sounds from a talent ( do I have what it takes) and production point of view. Any help and feedback would be much appreciated. Thank you for your time. Have a great day. Derrick Heidebrecht Letting.the.voices.out@gmail.com

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-139654/script-recording-100678.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Overall, I think your reads are pretty good. While the demo will help you find online work, I would never submit this to an agent if you are considering doing so. The production quality didn't sound professional enough. Maybe it's just me, but there is a slight echo in the vocals and the vocals are a bit too loud. I think you need to tweak those audio levels. Maybe you should record in an acoustically treated room.

    I hope this helps.

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    Rand Paul spot re-do

    Script:

    As the bluegrass reaches up to the morning sun, our Kentucky values sustain us.

    As the winds of change blow, we need a strong voice, fighting for OUR way of life.

    Rand Paul lives our values.

    A career doctor and grassroots activist, he’ll take on those in Washington who spend too much, Destroying our liberty.

    As surely as the sun will rise, Rand Paul will fight every day, for Kentucky.

    49 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear CarlRingwall's recording

    Wanted to try a political ad. I'm from Kentucky, so I picked Rand's ad from his senate run. I'm working on my compression- too much? Also concerned about muddy bass, as my voice is strongest in that mud range. Don't hold back, I want to learn. Original: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvyS3y9m3Kg

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    Peer Feedback:

    Really nice spot.
    you've done this before.

    cheers,
    DS

    Peer Feedback:

    Very, very nice. Compression sounds fine to me, too. Good choice for music backing. What more can I say? Well done.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks for the good words. I'm just worried about the bass response, it sounds like too much on small devices; I have rolled off huge below 100 hz.

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi! Yes, to much compression. It sounds a bit over the top, It's forcing the consonants to pop out and sound a little crispy, It's also pulling up the rasp in your voice and the attack is set way too hard, example " As surely as the sun will rise" when you say "as" the "a" pops out, making it sound harsh, or you were trying to edit out your breath and chopped the tiniest bit off the "a", or you're using a gate and that is set to hard as well. Instead, of using EQ, pull back off the mic. Remember, when you cut one frequency another stands out. If your not getting the results your looking for with just the mic itself, and you're trying to process everything to make it sound good, your mic may not be the best mic for you.

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    Travel commercial

    Script:

    Imagine a day…
    Where your worries float away
    You feel the wind in your hair and the sun on your face
    Adventure, exhilaration and adrenaline are yours to keep
    Fears are conquers and family bonds are created
    When you leave the world behind…anything is possible.

    48 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear silvers1339's recording

    I would love any acting feedback on this if possible, but right now I am actually more concerned with my audio setup: if anything sounds off I would love to hear suggestions, otherwise just the acting feedback would be appreciated, thank you.

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    Peer Feedback:

    I envy your lack of sibilant 's'!!! What is your secret? Good read.

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    Mcdonald's Salads

    Script:

    Me. Myself. My salad. Okay. This is it. This is the salad for me. The Grilled Chicken Caesar at McDonald’s. I am so into all the different kinds of lettuce and the cute little tomatoes. But what really shouts my name is all that warm grilled chicken. I drizzle on the low fat Newman’s Own all natural Balsamic Vinaigrette and I am one happy woman. Want to hear me go on and on about the crispy cobb or bacon ranch salad too? I’m lovin' it.

    48 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear kathleen.r.negron's recording

    Just looking for some feedback on the improvement of my performance based on my first and last takes. This is part of a homework assignment I have through coaching, so all feedback is welcome. I also 100% own the fact I say McDonald's a little weird in the first take. Thanks for any feedback! - Kat Negron

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    Peer Feedback:

    This was a really excellent couple of reads I think that you did a pretty stellar job with them all around. If I had a preference I would definitely say that second one seemed to resonate a bit more for me as I felt more as though you were having fun with the script and providing a larger amount of vocal variation. If I had to critique anything I would say just watch out for those parts where you list things one after the other, each one should sound new and exciting to us in a different way expressed through your voice.

    Peer Feedback:

    I really like the performance. Very crisp and clean. You have skills.
    I think the pace should be faster;

    cheers,
    DS

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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. 

    44 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Polarqueen's recording

    I'm like trying to figure out how to toe the line between cheesy and monotone so any feedback is great. Also...how do you minimize volume on breaths in Audacity? I've been deleting them, but I feel like the cuts makes the edits sound kinda abrupt. Thanks!

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    Peer Feedback:

    I think that you have some excellent vocal quality and tone, but I would advise you to ere on the side of providing more emotion and tonal quality variation for this piece, even if it does come off a bit cheesy. You could do with a stronger, more flavorful variety of acting to listen to if that makes any sense.

    Peer Feedback:

    You have a real strong voice-- in tone and delivery! It might be that I am thinking of me, but it sounded like you were being careful on this read instead of using the real voice skill you have. Does that make sense? Add some of the Crystal light enthusiasm along with this read, and it may very be perfect. I heard the breathes - but as time goes on you will eliminate that w/o even thinking. Your talent is obvious.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks for your feedback silvers and mahoney... Yes, I was being careful -- I went over to the Audition Contest tonight and listened to all the submissions, and I could hear how over the top mine seemed next to the others. So I'm like...where's the line between sounding cheesy and sounding authentic? I guess it's a matter of figuring out different styles. Like, I'm not sure quite how to do something like authoritatively explain a computer system or something like that without sounding like either a kindergarten teacher or a robot.

    Peer Feedback:

    spot on. nice work.

    -DS

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    Freedom

    Script:

    Freedom. is it possible?
    Freedom from addictions?
    Freedom from your past?
    Freedom from your problems?
    Sometimes you think you're free, but if you truly were, then why do you still struggle with the same things over and over and over.
    You fight battles. You keep searching. You try out all the programs. And you're still stuck. You aren't truly free. You want real freedom, but you just can't get it. Until now.
    We had the same questions and struggles as you. We got fed up with our false ideas of freedom and set out on a journey to discover the real thing.
    It took a long time, but we found it. And now we're sharing it.
    Over the last two years we've taken what we've found and put it into a comprehensive package, so you can discover it too.
    It's a book to read, an interactive guidebook to journal in, and an extensive video series to wrestle with.
    This isn't self help and it isn't a bunch of bullet pointed easy answers. It isn't a guy with perfect hair and reassuring smile talking to camera and telling you everything will be ok.
    If your looking for that stuff, you'll just have to keep looking. But you won't find freedom.
    Freedom takes hard work. Freedom can get messy.Freedom will will challenge you in ways you never imagined.
    But Freedom will come. You'll feel it. If you've always searched for freedom, if you can't win the fight, if you think you're alone, then this is for you.
    Freedom is it possible? Yes.
    And it will change your life for the better... See you on the road.

    46 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Michael Altamirano's recording

    If you can, suggest genre's my voice may be suitable for as well please.

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    Peer Feedback:

    OMG so funny, I was just languishing about the possibility of free will at happy hour last night.

    I really liked this read. There were a couple spots where I wanted some dead space, but I suspect that you were cutting out breaths. (For example, "so you can discover it too." and "it' a book to read.") There was a also a minor mispeak at "Freedom CAN get messy."

    Other than that, I personally thought it was great. You almost have me sold on freedom, soooo

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    Demo Recording:

    Click to hear parlare's recording

    One of several tracks on my standard demo reel at bobsterry.com

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    Peer Feedback:

    I think the read is not bad itself, but I can hear echoes in the audio. It would help if you could acoustically treat your recording space with acoustic foam, blankets, anything you can find.

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    Spa Agio

    Script:

    Imagine the ultimate in relaxation and tranquility, where the outside world disappears and inner peace is revealed. Escape to Spa Agio. The Northwest's Premiere Luxury Wine Spa where pathways to better living will transform your body, mind and spirit.

    Owners Dwayne and Terese Clark created Spa Agio from the most decadent and luxurious treatments discovered during their travels to nearly 400 spas in 40 different countries. Every detail was carefully selected to make your spa experience simple exquisite

    64 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear mahoneybill's recording

    Delivery and pace. Or anything else your ear may hear. FYI: There may be a tad ambient noise in the background which will be cleaned up once I get the studio built in my closet :)

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    Peer Feedback:

    I'm assuming you already know about the breaths, so I won't comment on that. There was a little mouth noise in the second half of the first line.

    I thought the vocal tone and pacing was really great.

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    Austin's Car Company

    Script:

    Looking for a new set of wheels but have to trade in your old ones first? Check out Austin’s number one automotive buy and sell online at www.website.com. We’ve got cars of all shapes and sizes listed on the web including vintage cars, family vans, and sports cars! Whether you’re trading in old faithful or buying for the first time, you’re sure to find a real gem on the lot. Test drive your dream car today at Austin’s number one buy and sell.

    62 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear dexterscribe's recording

    Did the script twice. I feel I could've gone slower at times, or enunciated more in some spots. I tend to have a slight mumble in general haha.

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    Peer Feedback:

    I thought the pacing in 1st take was good, you speech was clear and concise with just enough emotion for me....not overbearing and loud like some of these types of adds you hear on TV/radio.

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    Razer Description

    Script:

    Razer is the world leader in high-performance gaming hardware, software and systems. We live by our motto: For Gamers. By Gamers.

    64 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear dexterscribe's recording

    !!! First post on the forum! :D!!!

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    Peer Feedback:

    I would attempt to reduce the echo in your recording in order to improve it.

    Peer Feedback:

    Way too much room noise. sounds like you recorded in porcelain tiled bathroom. Easy to fix - lots of pointers online.

    Having said that, I liked the read. If I were the director....I'd have you do a couple more takes and adjust pace, and some inflections. You have a strong voice, and a "millennial" sound, which is in demand. I think you could cut together a decent read from a session in the booth.

    But fix the recording quality first. It's not competitive.

    Hope that helpful.
    welcome to the forum!
    DS.

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    Rain-X-Car Wax

    Script:

    Introducing Rain-X-Car Wax. Designed to withstand rain, dirt, UV-rays and the occasional jealous stare. Protection you can see.

    65 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear QuiceStraughter's recording

    I think I'm a bit rusty.

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    Peer Feedback:

    That was cool!! I like your voice!! :D! One thing I noticed was that you tended to enunciate some vowels a bit longer than I expected/pronounce words in a way I wouldn't have (i.e., occasional) -- so, little bit rusty, but I think you'll be able to get back into this pretty easily!!

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks for the feedback.

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    Zales 'That Look' Ad

    Script:

    At Zales, we believe, a diamond kind of love is all about that look - right there.

    Hurry in this weekend to save 30% off everything- and we do mean everything.

    Extended now through Sunday.

    Tis the season to save and sparkle...more than ever!

    At Zales - The Diamond Store.

    From
    https://ispot.tv/a/ws8C

    59 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear CarlRingwall's recording

    First effort from new home studio setup. Would like overall impressions of read and audio.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Cool music!! Really enjoyed the bass in your voice!! The "right there" was really nice and also right when you started saying the "Hurry in" sentence it matched with the flow of the music very well!! I'd say your home studio will get used a lot haha! Also it felt to me like the music at the start ALMOST went on too long (before any vocals from you), but you started reading in a very nice pocket of time, so I feel it worked out. :) Recording quality is immaculate (compared to mine, haha) and your performance is too good for me to give any adequate feedback -- but in terms of the recording, maybe pause a little more in between sentences? Only thing I can think of but good job!

    Peer Feedback:

    Appreciate your feedback!

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    Demo Recording:

    Click to hear gmura's recording

    Working on producing my own demo's. While there is no substitute for another 'pair of ears' and good direction from an experienced producer, I can only afford to outlay so much cash at this time, and while I'm saving up for an Edge-produced demo I'm practicing at supplementing what I have right now. This one is of an 'Epic' style show trailer with the script borrowed form the Edge library. Looking for some feedback on production quality, balance, mix, use of effects, etc... thanks so much for your feedback!

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-116549/script-recording-100625.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Here's the script as taken from the Edge Library:

    24
    They can attack him.They can judge him.
    But they can never break him
    The nation is under siege
    and now Jack Bauer is on his own.
    The season premier of 24 begins now.
    Viewer discretion is advised.

    Peer Feedback:

    I have no technical expertise but this sounds pretty dann impressive to me. .y untrained ear wouldn't know you didn't pay for this.

    Peer Feedback:

    Okay, thanks Polarqueen. I appreciate you taking the time to comment. My backround is in music, so I'm trying to transfer some skills in VO production.

    Peer Feedback:

    nice spot. whenever I hear "producing my own demo" I cringe. But not this time.
    really, really nice job.
    Only problem I can see with it as a demo, is that '24' is a bit dated now (isn't it? it's not on the air anymore, right?)

    cheers,
    DS

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks Dave. Yes, you are right. It's already obsolete so I won't be using it... I just grabbed some fun looking scripts from the library here to give them a go for the exercise. I'll have to do another one soon that is more up-to-date and usable. Thanks again!

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    Crystal Light Pink Lemonade1

    Script:

    Because water is boring and you’re not. Drinking more of that wonderful stuff called water? Wake it up with Crystal Light Tangy Pink Lemonade today. Luscious Peach Iced Tea tomorrow. All the water you need. All the taste you want. Always 5 calories a glass. Never, ever, dull.

    57 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Polarqueen's recording

    Practicing a commerical. Things I noticed upon listening are weird pronunciation of the word "tangy" and "pink," as well as hitting "dull" really hard. Interested in additional feedback -- it's tough to hear the flaws in your own voice!

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    Peer Feedback:

    Nice voice! Something from "Lemonade today, Luscious peach iced tea tomorrow" I kept coming back too. I think there was too much inflection in the "luscious." Dull was hit a tad hard too. Overall, good stuff!

    Peer Feedback:

    Well. I really think you should keep doing this! I liked the read. The sound quality is good. There's a little mouth noise here or there which plagues me too. They say green apples and tea but I solve it with the Mouth De-click module from iZotope RX6. Great progress!

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks for the feedback! Ah, mouth noise, the eternal plague! I didn't realize there was software for that...i will check it out!

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