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    Boost Mobile 2

    Script:

    I don’t want commitments. Let me pay what I want, when I want. PayGo Basic from Boost mobile has no monthly payments and no activation fees.

    65 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear QuiceStraughter's recording

    Feeling a bit rusty.

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-105875/script-recording-104086.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Hey QuiceStraughter, I like your voice, and the quality sounds decent.

    This is how I interpret the copy: Visualize a sales rep who is trying to sell you a product that's a knockoff of Boost Mobile. He gave you his/her best sales pitch. But you just found out about Boost Mobile and their great offerings. Try a hint of sarcasm in your voice that says, "Now top that!"

    Just an idea.

    Peer Feedback:

    OK, thanks for the feedback, Nelson.

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    7-11

    Script:

    7-11

    So its two in the morning and you're starving
    Nothing in the fridge and nothing in the cupboards
    you don't even have dog biscuits hanging around
    You think about cooking, but then you remember the three alarm fires you started the last time you tried using the stove
    Well check out 7/11, Theres gotta be one right near Ya'
    They have everything from burgers to tacos, 24hrs a day, seven days a week
    7/11! Think of it as your own personal walk in kitchen

    71 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear LeeCox's recording

    I am just starting out and I need to know what to work on.

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-126078/script-recording-104076.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi Lee, I'm listening through my laptop speakers and the quality seems fine. Try visualizing a pathetic single dude in a scarcely furnished apartment. You're the invisible friend talking to him while he peers into the fridge and cupboard, and also when he looks at the stove and has a flashback about the fire and firemen. Then give him some 7-11 advice. Just an idea.

    It's not in the script, but start by saying in your head: "Oh, dude look at you...(pathetic tone)."

    Peer Feedback:

    I see you posted the script along with your sound file. The problem is that the original posting of the script had some rather colloquial elements which presented some acting challenges and brought character to the read. I've noticed a couple of postings which have eliminated or edited or "cleaned" the true character of the read.

    Nelson touches on some of the things which the original posting would suggest simply by reading through the script. The script requires no acting...and as such...I hear none.

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    Acura Future

    Script:

    Great design challenges more than just the eyes. It challenges the future. We designed the RDX to challenge not just the future of SUVs, but also the future of Acura. The future starts now. The future is the Acura RDX.

    Acura. Everything we ever imagined. And then some.

    76 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Nelson Jewell's recording

    I bought a Rode NT-1A a while ago, and need some feedback. I'm running it through a DBX 286s mic pre, and a Steinberg UR22 mkII interface. I'm way out of practice, too. The first of the year I plan to ramp things back up.

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-1502/script-recording-104075.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi Nelson,
    This is my first time on the site. I also have the Rode NT-1A. I think it is a good choice.

    The delivery sounds good to me although I am hearing a good deal of hisses on all the letter S. Not sure if this has to do with your gain, pop-filter or simply the text. Your voice is strong and clear on the recording so you may be able to lessen the hiss by lowering the gain or baking away from the mic just a bit.
    The pace seems slow - almost choppy. My hunch is this would be a 30 second spot so the target time would be longer perhaps. Your pace on the 3rd sentence speeds up at "challenge not just the future of SUVs,...". If you slowed that just a bit you could lessen the paused between sentences.
    I like the inflections and emotion as well as the voice resonance.
    Overall it sounds good to me.

    I hope this helps and I look forward to uploading my first file for feedback soon.

    Peer Feedback:

    Nelson...listening to the tempo...it started to feel choppy. Start stop start stop. The recording sounded really good. The Rode sounds like a good match. But if I were directing you on this, I would ask you to loosen that chop just a bit.

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    Blizzard Entertainment

    Script:

    HI! You have reached the realm of EPIC GAMING!! Blizzard Entertainment is dedicated to bringing the most glorious possible gaming experiences to your fingertips! We also provide the best customer service money can buy! For quality assurance, your call may be monitored. Please listen closely to the following options, as our menu's have changed.

    If you would like to speak to one of our Goblin associates, who will listen if you mention money, about World of Warcraft, press 1.

    If you would like to speak to one of our Zerg representatives, who won't understand a thing you're saying and want to eat you, about Starcraft 2, press 2.

    If you would like to speak to one of our Nephilum representatives, one of the most overpowered and vaine people you will ever talk to, about Diablo 3, press 3.

    If you would like to talk to a random member of the Blizzard universe who will curse all other realms of Blizzard but their own, about Heroes of the Storm, press 4.

    If you would like to speak to a gun slinging hyperactive sharp shooter who's trigger finger flicks while they sleep, about Overwatch, press 5

    If you would like to speak to a regular person about any "other" platform from the Blizzard universe, press 6.

    Thank you for your patience....your call will be answered as soon as the queue will allow.

    90 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear briank411's recording

    This was me just TOTALLY having a good time. If you've played a Blizzard game before, then I hope you enjoy this script. I wrote it just staring at the Blizzard launcher, so again, was just for sheer fun value. Feedback on the read and quality are greatly appreciated. I thought I didn't have the cut off at the end....apologies in advance for that. lol

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hi Brian, I thought your read was excellent, and your comedic writing and timing were also spot-on. The nice thing is that you don't really have to be familiar with the games to enjoy the humor! I thought the quality of the recording was also very good. I didn't hear any unwanted noises or echos. Great work!

    Peer Feedback:

    Thank you for your feedback Lisa! I’m glad you enjoyed it!

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    He's So Unusual

    Script:

    You talk of sweeties, bashful sweeties,
    I got one of those,
    Oh, he's handsome as can be,
    But he worries me;
    He goes to college and gathers knowledge,
    Hooh! What that boy knows!
    He's up in his Latin and Greek,
    But in his sheikin', he's weak!
    Cause when I want some lovin',
    And I gotta have some lovin',
    He says, "Please! Stop it, please!"
    He's so unusual!
    When I want some kissin',
    And I gotta have some kissin',
    He says, "No! Let me go."
    He's so unusual!

    93 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear leticiabeni's recording

    Having fun! Ever since I was a kid I always imitated this song. What do you think?

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    Peer Feedback:

    I had to look up this song as i wasn't familiar with it and I must say yours was very good. If this was America's Got Talent, you'll get a ticket to Hollywood for sure! Best.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thank you so much!!!! :-)

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    93 people have played this

    Demo Recording:

    Click to hear LisaBlairVoice's recording

    I have a new mic - how does it sound?

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-145474/script-recording-104064.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    I'm not a expert just a student, but I think I hear a bit of a echo. But your reads are very good!!

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    Musical biography, roots of Def Leppard

    Script:

    Sure, there were bands that rocked harder. But none defined 80’s hard rock better than Def Leppard. Unique among the new wave of British Heavy Metal, the band emphasized melody over heavy riffs – vastly expanding their sonic appeal.

    Founded in Sheffield by bassist Rick Savage and guitarist Pete Wills in 1977, singer Joe Elliot joined several months later and brought the name - Def Leppard. Mott the Hoople and T-Rex were among the trio’s early influences.

    87 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear rensacting's recording

    I would appreciate any feedback about the performance. I'm not looking for feedback about the sound quality, I don't have any special recording equipment or a booth so I know that it won't sound very good.

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-109616/script-recording-104059.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Great emphasis on "none" in second sentence. In sentence three, I'd emphasize "melody" instead of "over"...if melody was what they emphasized, then emphasize it for the read! Your pace is good. Solid. The first sentence of the second paragraph is long. When you get to "singer Joe Elliot joined," the words sound a little mushy. Use the coma to give a little pause...maybe that will help? The word "brought" seems mushy as well...your pause before "Def Leppard" is great...just long enough. Hope this helps!

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    Food lifestyle, Cuban influences

    Script:

    If the sum total of your knowledge of Cuban food is their sandwich .. well, this is for you. Let me share with you the fundamentals of Cuban cuisine, starting with “mojo”. This is the holy trinity of Cuban spice - garlic, oregano and sour orange. You’ll find this killer combination in ninety percent of Cuban cooking.

    The naranja agria, or sour orange, is seldom seen in the states, but it’s everywhere in Cuba.

    86 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear rensacting's recording

    I would appreciate any feedback on the performance. I'm not looking for feedback on technical quality, I don't yet have any special recording equipment or a booth, so I know it won't be high quality.

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-109616/script-recording-104057.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Quality of the recording was really bad. And there is also a humming you can hear. As for your actually voice over work. I would say it was too slow paced and too many long pauses. Maybe speed it up a bit. Also, it was very robotic and boring. But keep practicing.

    Peer Feedback:

    Your pronunciation of "mojo" and "naranja agria" is excellent. I'd say the first and last sentences are your strongest. There are some pauses that seem too long and the pace might need to pick up. Also, I would put forth more excitement about and passion for Cuban cuisine. If the mojo is indeed the holy trinity, then give it the excitement and passion it deserves! Make me want to go and try one, like yesterday! Hope this is useful as you continue to practice.

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    20/20

    Script:

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    "Three happy wives. They vowed to be faithful. But one is more likely to cheat. Is it the first-time mom, the model, or the housewife? Cast your vote online at ABCnews.com. What you learn may save your marriage!

    90 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Princey's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    I absolutely love your voice, I absolutely hate the script. ;-) A casting director would probably look past that better than I can, but just in case it rubs someone else the wrong way, I'd find another. I have nothing to say about your voice, though; tone, intonation, pacing, acting, all fantastic!

    Peer Feedback:

    I think this is a very nice read, your voice sounds great.

    Peer Feedback:

    Quality seems good. A bit low. Try making the volume a little louder. Not too much though. And I would suggest a pop filter or moving a little further from the mic. There was a few parts where you can hear the breath on the mic and it popped a little. But your voice does sound nice so keep it up.

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    Don't Write a Crappy Book ! (edited title)

    Script:

    What’s a Crappy Book, And Why Should I Care?

    How do you know when a book is bad? What determines whether your book is truly awful or just misunderstood? And who gets to decide whether it’s crappy, decent, or great?

    Well, technically, everyone gets to decide for themselves. Subjectively speaking, a book is bad when people don’t like it.

    But judging a book’s full merit on personal opinion isn’t reliable. No two people have the same tastes. No matter how many people love your book, some will hate it. And people dislike good things all the time (broccoli), just as they like bad things all the time (Big Macs).

    Here’s a different yardstick: a book is bad when it doesn’t accomplish the goals you had in mind when you wrote it.

    When a book is truly good, you can reliably use it to support and grow your business. When a book is subpar, you can’t. Therefore, a book that doesn’t help your business is a crappy book.

    80 people have played this

    Audition Recording:

    Click to hear Scott Cluthe's recording

    Hi all. Uploaded this audition yesterday. Even as an ole dog yes I'm learning new tricks. All feedback welcome. I want to hear what you say without commentary.

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-148446/script-recording-104050.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Fantastic voice! Nitpicking comments: more of a pause before "broccoli" would clarify that sentence; and it sounds like I can hear the edits between sentences. I'm not sure if the voice gets microscopically cut off or what, but I can tell there are separate pieces put together. So voice = practically perfect. Editing: needs a little fine tuning.

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    Tennessee Valley Authority Nuclear Plants

    Script:

    Let's trace TVA's nuclear history and go on a virtual tour of several of the facilities. TVA began building nuclear plants in the 1960's, responding to the growing prosperity of the Tennessee Valley and the rising demand for power.

    Today, TVA's three nuclear plants - Brown's Ferry, Sequoya, and Watts Barr - provide about 30% of TVA's power supply. The 6 operating reactors provide more than 6,900 megawatts of clean, safe and affordable electricity - enough to serve more than three-and-a-half-million homes in the Tennessee Valley.

    Have a look at these towers. Most people think that these are unique to nuclear power facilities. That's yet another urban myth. Even at our fossil fuel plants, where we burn coal, these towers are used to release wasted heat or steam into the atmosphere.

    82 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear samariassy's recording

    Looking for feedback on pace, as I tend to speak too fast and also on overall read. I tend to speak sternly and I don't know why I do that. I want to sound more friendly. Thanks so much :)

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-144637/script-recording-104048.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    I think that you have a nice tone and a good pace in this recording.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thank you, Rensacting! :)

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    Scripture Reading

    Script:

    I therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called. With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, make every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

    89 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear 3dibbles's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    Very nice reading, calming voice! Recording just sounded a little echoey like you needed to get closer to the mic but well done!

    Peer Feedback:

    It was a good read, but I have to agree with samariassy that it was very echoey. I think once you get that taken care of it will sound a LOT better! Good job!

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    Who Was Winston Churchill?

    Script:

    Born to an aristocratic family in 1874, Winston Churchill served in the British Army before earning election to Parliament in 1900. After becoming prime minister in 1940, Churchill helped lead a successful Allied strategy to defeat the Axis powers and craft post-war peace.

    89 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear 3dibbles's recording

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-142343/script-recording-104041.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Great job! I like the character change from your Scripture reading and this one. Well done!

    Peer Feedback:

    It was a good read, but the sound was a bit echoey. Other then that well done!

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    Caress

    Script:

    New Caress Moisturizing Body Wash with three Moisturizers. It hydrates, replenishes and smooths for one beautiful silky feeling. No soap can do all that.

    78 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear scdawe's recording

    My second feedback recording, what do you think?

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-131025/script-recording-104039.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    I think you might take it a little slower, especially when you say "body wash." You have a nice tone.

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    A sweet lesson on patience.Part 2

    Script:

    As the first hint of sun was creasing the horizon, she suddenly said, 'I'm tired.Let's go now'.
    We drove in silence to the address she had given me. It was a low
    building, like a small convalescent home, with a driveway that passed
    under a portico.

    Two orderlies came out to the cab as soon as we pulled up. They were solicitous and intent, watching her every move.
    They must have been expecting her.

    I opened the trunk and took the small suitcase to the door. The woman was already seated in a wheelchair.

    'How much do I owe you?' She asked, reaching into her purse.

    'Nothing,' I said

    'You have to make a living,' she answered.

    'There are other passengers,' I responded.

    Almost without thinking, I bent and gave her a hug.She held onto me tightly.

    'You gave an old woman a little moment of joy,' she said. 'Thank you.'

    I squeezed her hand, and then walked into the dim morning light..
    Behind me, a door shut.It was the sound of the closing of a life..

    I didn't pick up any more passengers that shift. I drove aimlessly lost
    in thought. For the rest of that day,I could hardly talk.What if that
    woman had gotten an angry driver,or one who was impatient to end his
    shift? What if I had refused to take the run, or had honked once, then
    driven away?

    On a quick review, I don't think that I have done anything more important in my life.

    We're conditioned to think that our lives revolve around great moments.

    But great moments often catch us unaware-beautifully wrapped in what others may consider a small one.

    85 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear karenpillans@att.net's recording

    Trying to work on longer pieces...more books.

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-144138/script-recording-104038.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    The dialogues were fantastic. It made me want to hear more. I enjoyed the voices you gave the characters, not over done but able to hear the difference between them. Toward the end I feel like it is meant to be thought provoking for the listener/reader. So perhaps it needs more emotion or to be slowed down a bit, especially the last two lines.

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    Benjamin Moore

    Script:

    Benjamin Moore calls it Mellow Yellow. I call it exactly what I wanted. I knew a wanted a warm, comfortable color for my bedroom, but I wasn’t sure which one. A single trip to my Benjamin Moore dealer made it easy to choose.

    86 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear chloerobin540's recording

    Please ignore the sound quality - just focusing on performance and pacing!

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-130643/script-recording-104037.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    I loved how you did the first three lines - very conversational and expressive. The last line where you say, "Benjamin Moore dealer," sounds a little bit shaky. It made me feel like you were nervous or uncertain, which takes away from the conversational ease I felt in your first lines. But the last bit, "made it easy to choose" was great again. So I guess I'd say to hit the name of the company/product with confidence and you're golden!

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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

    93 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear an anonymous recording

    I'm new to voiceover and need some unbiased opinions. Thank you.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Nice tone. I think you could energize this a bit more - I like the laidback feel, but still keep the consonants alive and the pace moving so it's not too slow.

    Peer Feedback:

    I am hearing some background noise. Your voice is nice but like the other comment just a little more energized/louder.

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    Flipgive.com web video

    Script:

    Meet Karen
    a full time chartered accountant by day, full time home traffic controller by night
    aaand a part time fund-raiser.
    Chocolates and paper forms? There’s got to be a better way.
    Introducing FlipGive, the best way to fundraise online.
    Earn up to 50% when your friends and family shop with great retailers and restaurants.
    Start by creating your campaign page in just a few simple steps.
    Other fund-raising needs? No Problem! FlipGive makes it easy for a variety of groups to raise money.
    Easily share your campaign in person via social media or e-mail so your friends and family can help you reach your funding goal no matter where they live.
    Yes even uncle Bob can help out, with a quick and easy purchase from his favorite brand.
    Manage your campaign by tracking progress, keeping your supporters upto-date, and thanking them when the mission is complete.
    Flipgive, the future of fundraising is here.

    82 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear tvailas's recording

    Hello. I'm looking for any and all feedback regarding sound quality, performance, or anything else you noticed. Only edits are to trim some breaths. Thank you very much.

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-149758/script-recording-104031.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Nice tone, and your sound quality sounds great to me. As far as performance, I think you can liven this up and have more fun with it. It sounds a bit rigid. Maybe try practicing with the approach of you're just talking to a friend or having a really casual conversation with someone - might help alleviate the rigidity and make this come alive more.

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    1-800-Collect

    Script:

    Still dialing zero to call people collect? Stop! It's expensive. Instead, dial 1-800-COLLECT. Dialing 1-800-COLLECT instead of zero, saves the people you call up to 44%. Just dial 1-800-COLLECT, follow the simple instructions, and your call will go through in seconds. Calling home? Save yourself money! 1-800-COLLECT. Dial it today.

    72 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear tvailas's recording

    Very first recording ever! Looking for any and all feedback. I just purchased a Rode NT1-A and have been learning to work with Audacity. The only edits I made were to trim some breaths between sentences. Sound dampening makeshift for the time being. Thank you very much.

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-149758/script-recording-104030.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi there...props for even putting something up...and off you go ! First, your recording level is fine, and I hear no extraneous sound so that's critical. (and gets more critical as your career move along ! )

    Step back abd take a look at your script;

    The first line has 4 vocal/emotional indicators right there. First a question:

    Still....direct ?
    a declaration: STOP !
    a different kind of directive.: It's Expensive.
    Finally a SELL Line: the actual product...Instead dial 1-800---------

    As the head waiter used to say: Sell the Sizzle....not the steak. Hope this helps you focus in more on the actual emotional/verbal intent of the copy writer.
    Then again, and REMEMBER< two different people interpret copy 2 different ways ! Or as the Talent said to the Director: Well if you wanted THAT way why didn't you just SAY SO !~ SC

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    Into The Shadow Of Dark – The Mysterious World Of Professor Darkk And Miss Shadow

    Script:

    The monster shrilled from the very light beaming into its
    many dark eyes. The people too were just as overwhelmed
    by the brilliance and shielded themselves from it. The pale
    woman gazed at the creature hovering high above and
    stretched out her hand.
    “What is it?”
    “Interesting.” The gothic man replied while stroking his thinly
    bearded chin. “A Hydroctinite. ”
    “I thought they were a myth.” The woman said in a sarcastic
    tone.
    “Not a myth, my dear.” He quipped. “Just a rare sight for
    these modern times.”
    “It’s afraid.” She stated continually holding out her hand, “It
    tries to resist. I think…I think it’s trying to fight me.”

    “Use the power within, my dear.” He replied in a
    commanding tone, “Lure it with the darkness it seeks, just
    enough and then – grab hold.”
    “Yessss –“ She hissed out slowly.

    The creature had successfully merged its thoughts to the
    female host, “These ones are mine and I will feast forever.
    Go and leave me alone, or I will take you and your
    companion as well.”

    “If you know who I am, then you should know a threat like
    that will not curb my resolve. You will return to your
    dimension willingly or I shall force you there myself – and
    this is not a threat, but a ultimatum.”

    “You?” the creature laughed through the woman’s voice and
    slowly licked her lips. “There is nothing a insignificant little
    man like you can do to me, this world is ripe of fear – it feeds
    me, makes me stronger and I shall devour all who stand in
    my way!”

    As the woman deeply bellowed with evil laughter, the gothic
    man shook his head in disapproval and once again slowly
    released a snort of frustration. There was no reasoning or
    even giving this creature any sort of warning that would
    make it relinquish its hold. The frightened people all around
    buried their heads in woe, as any hope of freedom would not
    come; not even for this strange man and his possessed
    companion.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear jfilley6's recording

    Not particularly looking for feedback on quality, as I am very new to VO & am aware that there is a slight hiss in the bg. Although while I am speaking, it is nearly unheard. This is one single take, no cutting, stitching, or ANY editing to the audio whatsoever. I have no special recording equipment, this is the reason for the hiss. Just curious about my performance is all. Thank you!

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-149759/script-recording-104028.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    ALSO!.....On a side note: When speaking as Prof. Darkk addressing the creature during the line "If you know who I am..." there is a pause after I say "If" This is not a reading error of a forgotten line. I was trying to voice a hint of intimidation or fear, considering this creature has just possessed his companion. But he quickly composes himself.throughout the line as he speaks of his unshakable resolve. So it's just an attempt at adding a bit of emotion to a seemingly fearless individual. Hopefully it comes accross that way. Although, I feel it ended up sounding more like a stumble, rather than intimidation. But maybe keeping this in mind while listening to that line will change the way you interpret that slight pause & you hear it the way it was meant to be interpreted & not a stumble.

    Peer Feedback:

    Overall I did enjoy the storytelling and emotion throughout very much. The character voices were very fun to listen to. Some parts were a bit breathy. I think you could still keep the quiet mysterious feel and enunciate with a bit more detail in some spots. In one or two spots you could slow down a bit, for example when going between 1st person to narration

    ...in a sarcastic
    tone.
    “Not a myth, my dear.”

    Great work. Thanks for sharing.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thank you very much for the compliments, I'm so glad you enjoyed it! This was my first time voicing more than just one character & there were 4 characters in this script. (5 if you count my natural voice reading the title of the script at the beginning, lol). So this was a big leap in forward for me to try to grow & explore just what kinds of voices I can do justice to. Also, this one script having multiple people showcases more than the average script with just 1 person or maybe 2. So it helps me build my voice reel up quite a lot with just one reading.
    And I do agree with your constructive criticism. I noticed just about everything u mentioned. But the breaths weren't too bad & their weren't very many, & it would be incredibly hard to get a recording without any breaths in it, given my lack of equipment.
    Afrer I posted it I also immediately listened to it again & quickly thought to myself, "shit, I probably should have slowed the narration a bit." It does go a bit fast at times. But I only did 2 or 3 takes & overall was pretty happy with this one. Just a couple things I noticed AFTER I already posted it, lol.
    Thanks so much, again, for the positive feedback and not just taking time to listen to it, but what I really appreciate is taking the time to share your thoughts. In 24 hours it has 53 listens & you're the first to take the time to comment. So thank you for that. That's what ai want most of all is feedback on performances. (Not audio quality though. I have no recording equipment so there will always be something going on with the audio.)

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi! I thought your voice was good, but it felt like you were reading to yourself, rather than to an audience. There were parts where your voice dropped and almost became inaudible and I lost interest. I get it that you may have no experience in audio book narration but that's a good starting point. Look at this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxbXlwsMj1s and this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsiZhXVRvJc

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks. I was just going more for a script & that I was drawn to rather than focusing on an audiobook performance. I actually didn't know that's what it was for. But more so, I was most focused on maintaining each of the 4 characters very consistently, & not losing one characters voice a bit when going from one voice to the other. That being due to me never attempting anything that's not just a single character before. So to go from 1 voice to 4 voices, add in the factors of, one is a monster, another is a gothic man with a subtle but noticeable bit of an accent, and another being a female even. So after maintaining all that I probably subconsciously relaxed a bit too much during the narrator's parts because it was almost my natural voice so it was very easy compared to the characters. So maybe it was the ease of it coupled with juggling 3 very different character voices, that caused my mind to kind of go into a sort of rest mode with a bit of complacency. I do understand what u mean, & I can't disagree with you there. But I felt proud of how consistently I was abke to carry each voice throughout the reading without having a part where you're like, "hey, this character sounds a but different than he did in his last line." That was my biggest worry, & therefore my main focus, which caused me to overlook the importance of the narration as well. Thanks for the comment though!

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    Meanwhile Ranch

    Script:

    Meanwhile ranch is a 56 acre ranch in a natural and private setting bordering millions of acres of White River national Forest ride your horse out your back door in this recreational Paradise set against a backdrop of red rock cliffs in Snowmass Canyon the name Colorado is of Spanish origin meaning colored red which perfectly describes the majestic red rocks spires of Aranry Kettle Ridge and triangle peak above. The approximately 12,000 square-foot main residence sits on the original site of the Picken County fair grounds and is reminiscent of the iconic national park lodges of the great American west. The four bedroom, five full and 2/2 bath Adirondack style main residence with it's 3000 square-foot great room 35 foot ceilings, massive 6 foot boulder fireplace three sided balcony library evokes the rustic grandeur of old faithful inn.

    71 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Jenny MacArthur's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    Really nicely, done! Congrats!

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    I enjoyed it very much. Well done.

    Peer Feedback:

    I think it sounded very nice, you did a good job.

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    2012 Extinction

    Script:

    The Maya, an ancient South American culture, predicted that time would end in a violent apocalypse on December 21, 2012. They created an elaborate astronomical calendar called "The Long Count," which stops abruptly in 2012.

    75 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Will-Reierson's recording

    Really focusing on improving my pronunciation now. Being Canadian, there are a couple of things that I get wrong fairly consistently, namely words ending in 'g'. Any critique is helpful!

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    Peer Feedback:

    The sound quality seemed quite good & the BG music was a nice touch, as well. The performance, albeit very brief, was very well delivered & very clearly & well enunciated.

    There were only 3 words, that I caught clearly, 2 showing your Canadian accent, & the other being the word ending in "g" (long) that you mentioned having trouble with.

    The first word was "South". Right away, I knew you were Canadian, lol. It's in the OU of this word that differentiates American & Canadian accents. A typical midwest American would pronounce South with the OU sounding like the word OW (when you stub your toe or something. Spelled as it should be pronounced, it would look like this: s-OW-th.

    The word Long, sounds as if you are saying "lawn". Any word ending in "NG" should be pronounced no differently than a word ending in "ING", at least as far as the "G" is concerned. It's a pretty silent, almost not really heard, "G" when you put an "N" or "IN" in front of it.

    Finally, the word STOPS. The extra emphasis on this word makes it stand out more, but sounds like a hint a British accent in there almost. The O in STOP should be pronounced with an "AH" sound. Like when a doctor has you open your mouth and tells you to say "AHHH". Or when someone screams "AHHH" out of fear. Except, obviously in the word stop, don't draw out the AH like you would at the doctor, or while screaming in fear, lol. "ST-AH-P"

    I hope this helps at all. Other than that, everything else sounded superb. Keep it up!

    --Jordan

    Peer Feedback:

    The sound quality is great and background music goes well. I think the levels of each is good too. At the end though I think I hear you go down a bit and not follow through. For me I add stuff after that I say and then cut out to help with that.

    Peer Feedback:

    I like your enunciation, it is clear and exact. That's needed for factual/historical "data" as it were delivered in a verbal context. Perhaps a bit more gravitas I would like on especially the subject, T.he Maya. Or notice how you fall away from the second word in the second sentence... They 'created"... almost shrinks. What did the Mayans do ? They Created...the Long Count Calendar...actually ythat's quite a feat. I know it seems to me that today's V/O often has a plain vanilla pudding read out there in the market..oh by the way...I hate that ....but thats just me...smug Good job !

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    Awaken Mental Freedom

    Script:

    Sit still with a straight spine. Cover up your fidgety eyeballs with the sheets of your eyelids. Hold them still. Then loosen your mind from the consciousness of body-weight. Relax the nerve strings that are attached to the heavy muscles and bones of your body. Forget the consciousness of carrying a heavy bundle of bones tied in the thick cloth of flesh. Rest. Free your mind from the consciousness of a beast of burden. Do not think of your body-load, but feel your soul untied from the constant material quality of heaviness. Feel and meditate on this, your mental freedom from your body.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear JCabanaVoices's recording

    I just realized I misspoke "...tied TO the thick cloth..." instead of "...tied IN the thick cloth..." but regardless, what do you think? Did I catch the vibe right? Was it tranquil to your ears? I do hope so... I wanted to try something more peaceful in nature. Thank you ahead of time for your feedback.

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    Peer Feedback:

    This was really nice. You've got a good voice for this kind of stuff. I'd just work on seeing if you could get your accent more neutral and, like you mentioned, hitting the pronunciation properly. Other than that, nice work!

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    How to tune a guitar

    Script:

    Anyone can use an electronic tuner - but don’t do it!

    Instead, learn to tune your guitar using your ears. Why? Because this will train your ears to hear pitch. And that’s a fundamental you’ll use forever. In a month just strumming your guitar will tell you if it’s in tune. And hearing is believing. Let’s get started.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear rensacting's recording

    I'd appreciate any advice on my performance.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hi! Your voice sounds good but I can hear some hum, echo and processing. Best.

    Peer Feedback:

    There is a humming and echo and the quality is horrible. I would also say as for your read you need more energy and emphasis. For example when you said don't do it. It really sounded more like a robot than a human that was talking to me. Hope this helps.

    Peer Feedback:

    Technical notes dully noted also... if you really want to give V/O a shot my first suggestion would be public speaking or speaking/first level acting classes so you can find your center. I "feel" about half of what you have to offer is still buried inside. This is not meant to intimidate you...rather guidance for a 40 year live radio person. . True Story: I started in public radio and did not sound the way I do today. After one year of doing live radio I literally woke up one morning it was as if someone opened new chambers inside of me for resonance, tone and volume. Like anything it takes practice...

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks for the feedback! I'm using an Audio-Technica AT2005 USB mic and I'm just speaking at my desk with no booth or covering, so I know the technical quality can't be good until I get a booth. I'm new to VO and my coach has told me I need to work on emphasis among other things, I've always known I speak in a monotone so I've been trying to work on it. I'll keep working on adding energy to my reads.

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    7 11

    Script:

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

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Silvertoungedevil's recording

    I could do 500 takes and not like any of them, so I already agree with any harsh commenters that may hear this. If you can even hear this... I want to know about sound quality too, please. Thank you for listening !

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    Peer Feedback:

    I'd bump up the volume. As it is right now, it's kinda hard to hear you which makes it difficult to grade the sound. I'd also double check your pacing. There are a couple of points where you speed up, then slow down, and then pick up the pace again. See if you can't keep it at a neutral pace throughout. You've got a nice voice though. If you pushed the emotion a bit more and really got into selling what you're selling, the read would be more engaging.

    Keep it up! In my opinion, you've got the voice for it, so it's just a matter of practice.

    Peer Feedback:

    I cannot hear you at all practically. I leave my speakers on exactly the same level for all "listening" so I do not bias anyone's recording..including my own of course. Get that volume up where someone would listen all the way through ! Good Luck !

    Peer Feedback:

    Thank you for listening and taking the time to tell me how to be better. I will bump up the volume for sure !

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    89 people have played this

    Demo Recording:

    Click to hear Will-Reierson's recording

    The new demo reel I made in the new recording space. As always, trying to be authentic and interesting. Any feedback is welcome!

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    Peer Feedback:

    It’s demos like yours that make me realize how far I have to go before I can be competitive in the world of voiceover. I thought your demo sounded excellent. Your delivery was spot on and I think the sound quality was just about perfect. If I was an agent, I’d definitely make sure you had one of my business cards.

    Peer Feedback:

    Will yes u r kickin in the stall ! Sounds like you jumped right off the TV while the grand kids were watching Disney jr. One quibble..I would kill the Halloween guy, sounds shaky...missing resonance or something ?..conviction ?..but that just me.. Eh way to go dude.

    Peer Feedback:

    Actually think I'd ever post here again. You have a good sound (through my computer speakers at least) and you know how to work the mic. Calling this a demo raises all SORTS of flags. You might not have been on any of the TalkTime calls when they were still on...but there's several concerns which have been hammered home time and again over time. One...NEVER make your own demo. Unless you are also an engineer with a LOT of VO experience...you're not going to be a good judge of what you're hearing. We're just not. Two: NEVER use scripts found on the Edge forum for demo material. Use it for practice ONLY. Reason? THESE ARE KNOWN SCRIPTS and anyone hearing you do them on a demo will know you didn't get the original job and it SCREAMS amateur when that happens. Three: aside from using the Eckerd script from the library, it ALSO has been out of business for quite a long time now. Always avoid material which will date your demo. Things like "come in to test drive the '65 Impala" imply you haven't kept up with the times. I hear a lot of potential...if not a little radio-ready voice as well. Good luck.

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    Van Barr Jr - Animation Demo

    Script:

    The man mythical machine? The Star Spangled Bomber? The Fists of Freedom himself!
    He is not our new sponsor!

    Wow you really are big in Japan. Sorry doc, if you can hear this-this is really gonna hurt.

    A) So close... ugh! B) What are you doing? A) I'm not doing anything B) Well, well... Just accept your fate and spare yourself the embarrassment. A) Please don't hurt me...

    The musk on you outsiders. Fetch his purse, what's this?

    Captain Friendzone strikes again! What the hell was that for?

    We need to tread lightly with this one, he's a bit testy... OOhh Wilfred? We'll come back later.

    71 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear VanBarrJr's recording

    I live in Japan and it's difficult to get a coach due to the language barrier, so this sound is self-directed and produced. The most consistent critique is that fx/music overpowered some spots, so I went back to the drawing board and reworked the entire mix. I'd like to use this reel to compete for future roles.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Sounds really good! Clean reads and lots of emotion. Only thing I might suggest is to drop the volume a little bit on the first bit. As the explosion drops, things become a little overwhelming.

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    Joker's Madness Monologue - (The Killing Joke)

    Script:

    -Memory’s...so treacherous.

    -One moment you’re lost in a carnival of delights, with poignant childhood aromas, the flashing neon of puberty, all that sentimental candy-floss.

    The next, it leads you somewhere you don’t want to go. Somewhere dark and cold, filled with the damp ambiguous shapes of things you’d hoped were forgotten.

    -Memories can be vile, repulsive little brutes. Like children I suppose.

    But can we live without them? Memories are what our reason is based upon. If we can’t face them, we deny reason itself!

    -Although, why not? We aren’t contractually tied down to rationality!

    There is no sanity clause!

    -So when you find yourself locked onto an unpleasant train of thought, heading for the places in your past where the screaming is unbearable, remember...there’s always madness. Madness is the emergency exit.

    -You can just step outside, and close the door on all those dreadful things that happened.

    You can lock them away...forever.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear jfilley6's recording

    Joker's "madness" monologue from The Killing Joke is considered, to most people, as well as myself, the greatest & most famous Joker quote of all. And it's a whole lot of fun to perform too! This is only my 2nd attempt at voicing the Joker, & my 2nd attempt at voicing anyone at all, lol. I have zero voice acting experience. I just decided to try out the Joker's voice and it blew my family away. But that's family, lol. I'd love to hear some unbiased reviews & thoughts. Please comment & let me know what you think. Thanks!

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    Peer Feedback:

    You need to clean up your audio your noise floor is very loud and distracting.

    For the performance, I was getting some serious deja vu with that little chuckle. You went the same inflection maybe three or four times? You need to change it up it sounds repetitive.

    Peer Feedback:

    I agree with Van regarding your performance. If you believe that your impersonation was close to perfect, you are deluding yourself. I don't know Van personally but I do not think he said anything offensive, negative or abrasive about your performance. In this business not everyone likes our voices or interpretations. Just accept criticism gracefully, learn from it and move on. Best.

    Peer Feedback:

    Hello Jfilley6. I am not a professional yet myself but I will try to give a fellow peer some advice and some constructive criticism in hopes to help.

    First of all, I am sorry to read about the negative feedback you got for this recording you made. It is very blunt and crude which I can definitely sympathize with you regarding how that may make you feel. With that being said, what that person stated, although very rudely, is not exactly false.

    Let me elaborate on what that person meant when stating "to clean up your audio".
    When listening to the recording, it has very abrupt and drastic sound cuts which give a sense of "choppiness" which means that it becomes somewhat obvious that there was an attempt to edit it or that the source of what is recording your voice is recording in a way that is similar to a "walkie-talkie".
    As a teacher might state, should you take a class; you do not want the recording to sound "dead" or completely (awkward) silent in between words spoken.
    If you are to edit the audio, be careful not to edit it too harshly where it ends up sounding again, like a "walkie-talkie". That tend to happen a lot to people especially when trying to edit out the "breaths" in between words.

    Second, regarding the "Deja vu... chuckle" part, I unfortunately have to agree here. The chuckle is a good way to try to bring the character to life but with how it sounds in this recording...
    The chuckle was either recorded once and used multiple times edited copies into different parts of the script or you simply chuckled the same way which thus gives that sense of "deja vu" which is confusing and repetitive but not in good way.
    To fix that, you should alter the chuckle / laughter with a change in different pitch levels here and there to give more life to it.
    Think about it this way, even Heath Ledger laughed / chuckled in multiple different ways to really fully embody his take on the Joker.

    Next, let us talk about the difference between "Impressions" vs. "Voice Acting".
    It is all nice, good, and fun doing impressions of a character or a person, and even more so an impression of a person impersonating a character. But I must state (and I am sure many would agree with me) that being able to do impressions and voice acting are two separate things. They go well hand in hand together skill wise but there is a distinction between the two.
    Impressions are exactly what it states, it is to imitate an already established idea of a sound, character, or voice.
    Voice acting at times can and may require you to make an original voice for a new character or to use your natural voice for a script.
    Think about it this way, before Heath Ledger or Mark Hamill did their rendition of the Joker, they had to create their version of it through their ACTING since no one else did it like they did before them. Thus is "acting" / "voice acting". Then others would imitate them which then is called impressions of them.
    Basically it's the difference between a "Impressionist" vs. a "Voice Actor".
    One creates, the other imitates.
    As a suggestion, why don't you try to record a script of something other than an already establish character like the Joker. Try reading a script for a commercial read and see how you would portray your voice then.

    Finally, as someone who states himself as having "zero voice acting experience" and is aspiring to be a voice actor, I suggest that you take feedback with some "thick skin". Of course no one likes hearing / reading negative feedback about them and their work but like anyone who puts themselves out there, there will always be criticism.
    The best thing to do is ignore the hate, learn from the negative, and enjoy the positive.
    Would popular Youtubers, Actors, and Performers go on a raging rant for every single "dislike" that they get? No. It would be counter productive. Also a wise and popular saying is "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger" which basically means: "People learn best from their mistakes".

    You decide to post on this public feedback form because you wanted some "unbiased reviews and thoughts" which is of course different from what friends and family would say since they love you and any thing that you may do.
    It is a humbling experience to put yourself out there and to really get a taste of the blunt and brutal UNBIASED opinions of others. You might not always like what you may hear but it does not mean it isn't true.

    It isn't always that bad to think highly of yourself but remember that there is, was, and will be always someone better than you at something. The same can be said as well as you being better than others at other things.
    But the key here is that when you find others whom may have more experience and knowledge than you do, it is best to learn from them instead of scoffing at them.

    Overall, I do not mean to sound negative to you, I just want to give you some constructive criticism. At the end, I hope you found what I wrote to be helpful and good luck to you and your future endeavors. Take care and good luck.

    Peer Feedback:

    Hey jfilley6, regarding your performance, I agree with others. I think there was not enough energy and charisma into the read. The Joker tends to express himself a lot so keep that in mind when portraying villains like him. Don't be afraid to play around and have fun with it.

    But I will say this, it is mandatory to develop a thick skin if you are planning on doing this professionally. There are always people that will give you feedback that you may not agree with. Even coaches can be blunt and straightforward with you. Not everyone is going to like your voice or your performance. You can't please everyone. That is the nature of business. People offer constructive criticism because they want to help you, not to tear you down. You shouldn't get worked up over an opinion. Opinion is an opinion. Everyone's entitled to it. You can either take the advice to improve, or just quietly disregard it and move on. But it's always better to take criticism, especially if you want to grow as an actor. It's better to learn the easy way than the hard way.

    I hope this helps!

    Peer Feedback:

    Well, thanks for the feedback everyone, & for not being rude about it. I wish there were some mentions of anything I did well (how did the voice sound for example.) But I was just frustrated because not one person said anything about something they liked or that I did well. Unless I apparently didn't do anything well or anything likeable? Lol.

    Anyway, I just posted a reading of a script I came accross on here entitled "Into the Shadow of Dark: The Mysterious World of Professor Darkk and Miss Shadow"

    I have never heard it before, didn't recognize it & have no idea what it was from. But it greatly attracted my attention. It has 4 different voices: A woman, a "gothic man", a creature of some sort, plus a narrator. 5 if you count my natural voice reading the script title at the biginning. ( something to compare my portrayals against my true voice with) So if u want undeveloped, unfamiliar characters that aren't known & done before like the Joker, as well as variety in one 3 minute script to see how I would portray my voice then? Well, this would be a great 2nd opportunity to get a better feel for what I've got. The audio is much cleaner, except forna slight hiss when I'm not speaking. But I have no special equipment and am not looking for audio quality feedback, only performance feedback. So please give me a break there on the audio. Although it is much better than this recording.

    PLEASE GO CHECK THAT READING OUT FOR ME. Then let me know what you think after that. I took your advice & did something different that demonstrates my voice better. I would GREATLY appreciate it if you could do that. Because although I am not even sure of how much I am capable of yet, I truly feel like I am better than what I displayed here. And I will only continue to get better at a rapid rate, as I csn adapt quickly as well as embody a character fairly quickly, or atleast come up with an idea of how I want them to sound, then practice getting the voice right, if I can't do it how I want to right away.
    Than you again, & thanks in advance if u check out my new reading.

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    Joker Monologue - The Dark Knight

    Script:

    Do I really look like a guy with a plan, Harvey?

    I don’t have a plan …

    The mob has plans. The cops have plans.

    You know what I am, Harvey? I am a dog chasing cars… I wouldn’t know what to do with one if I caught it.

    I just do things. I am just the wrench in the gears. I hate plans.

    Yours, theirs, everyone’s. Maroni has plans. Gordon has plans.

    Schemers trying to control their worlds.

    I am not a schemer. I show the schemer how pathetic their attempts to control things really are.

    So when I say that you and your girlfriend was nothing personal, you know I am telling the truth.

    I just did what I do best. I took your plan and turned it on itself.

    Look what I have done to this city with a few drums of gas and a couple of bullets.

    Nobody panics when the expected people gets killed. Nobody panics when things go according to plan, even if the plan is horrifying.

    If I tell the press that tomorrow a gangbanger will get shot or a truckload of soldiers will be blown up, nobody panics. – because it’s all part of the plan.

    But when I say that one little old mayor will die, everybody lose their minds.

    Introduce a little anarchy, you upset the established order and everything becomes chaos.

    I am agent of chaos.

    And you know the thing about chaos Harvey?

    “IT is FAIR.”

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear jfilley6's recording

    I have no experience with voice acting whatsoever. The Joker is the first, & so far the only character I have taken a stab at. I was pleasantly surprised by the results. Please let me know what you think of the performance! Thanks.

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    Peer Feedback:

    By the way, in this recording I was purposefully trying to emulate Heath Ledger's Joker. Partly just to see if I could do it & if so, how well I could do it. And partly because I was playing around with different Joker voices. So I'm aware that it may not get many points for originality, however, I posted a script & recording of The Joker's Madness Monologue from The Killing Joke, & THAT recording has my original performance on it. I kind of just let the voice come out the way I felt it should sound & the end result is a pretty even mix of Cameron Monaghan & Heath Ledger. So give that a listen to if u want to hear a more original performance. It would be greatly appreciated!

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    BOSE Commercial - TAKE 2 with NEW Mic!

    Script:

    Bose home theater systems customize their sound to fit your room. Choosing anything else just, doesn't sound right. Bose. Better sound through research

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear DaveDrewHull's recording

    Ok. I really appreciate all of the great feedback I got. Turns out my husband decided to spoil me and ordered me a Rode NT1A. I picked up a decent USB mixer and off I go. This is the first recording. I figured best to compare the same script with the new mic. I did use a noise gate at -44db but I did not EQ or De-Ess or any of that. Much appreciate any feedback I get. Thanks again!

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hello. I must say the new mic definitely sounds good!
    The recording is very clear. No background noise, no mic hum, and no hiss. Clarity sounds good.
    Your voice sound really nice too. The deep voice is something I envy haha. My favorite part is when you said "BOSE." The bass in your voice made me believe Bose is the "better sound" for sure. Or that Bose sure has good bass if your voice was representing it.
    Overall, great job and congrats on the new mic! :)

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear D.A.Seferino's recording

    I have yet to find my "Niche" in the world of Voice Over. I welcome any and all feedback, Thank You!

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    Peer Feedback:

    I enjoy your voice variation. It keeps it interesting. I think you got a bit quick on your pacing about 15 seconds in, but overall I liked it and it sounded clean.

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    Blooms

    Script:

    Need flowers Fast? Call Blooms Today.
    With prices starting at $29.99, an average order time of only 5 minutes and over 30 years of experience, why go anywhere else?
    Our friendly agents can take your call 24/7,

    77 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear leticiabeni's recording

    Practicing my Acting and sound ... :-)

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    Peer Feedback:

    I enjoyed your reading leticiabeni, you have a sweet voice. As you record, try to imagine that you are speaking to someone standing right in front of you, and not to the microphone. It will allow your words to flow even more smoothly and allow it to feel natural. I really enjoyed your recording, keep up the wonderful work!

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    Whitney 2: Lee Krasner

    Script:

    Stand right in front of Lee Krasner’s The Seasons. Take a long look and follow those brightly colored, sweeping lines with your eyes.
    Lee Krasner once said, "I like a canvas to breathe and be alive.”

    84 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear mergilman's recording

    Practicing suggested technique: take 1 is monotone, take 2 is over the top, take 3 then settles into the right balance. Does it work?

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    Peer Feedback:

    I think you would benefit from reading the script over a few more times before you hit record. It sounds to me like you're rushing it, mostly in the first two takes. The final one is better, but you still don't sound entirely sure of yourself. Really be proud of your voice and make it as solid as you can :)

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    Van Barr Character Demo

    Script:

    The man mythical machine? The Star Spangled Bomber? The Fists of Freedom himself!
    He is not our new sponsor!

    Wow you really are big in Japan. Sorry doc, if you can hear this-this is really gonna hurt.

    A) So close... ugh! B) What are you doing? A) I'm not doing anything B) Well, well... Just accept your fate and spare yourself the embarrassment. A) Please don't hurt me...

    The musk on you outsiders. Fetch his purse, what's this?

    Captain Friendzone strikes again! What the hell was that for?

    We need to tread lightly with this one, he's a bit testy... OOhh Wilfred? We'll come back later.

    87 people have played this

    Audition Recording:

    Click to hear VanBarrJr's recording

    I live in Japan and it's difficult to get a coach due to the language barrier, so this sound is self-directed and produced. I'd like to use this to compete for future roles.

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    Peer Feedback:

    VanBarrjr enjoyed your demo. A few places the sound over whelmed your sound. I hear a Disney/animation/young guns sound, very much in demand. I really liked your somewhat intimidated lil fella, "I'm not doing anything! ....gulp.."

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    Netflix

    Script:

    Sign up today and try Netflix for free. Free Shipping – both ways! No late fees – Keep DVDs as long as you want! Over 75,000 titles – classics to new releases to TV series! Cancel anytime. We are confident that you will agree with our 6 million members: Netflix is the best way to rent DVDs.

    85 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear denrocks10's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hi Denrock. Good job. I would like more tonal fluctuation as it all seemed to lie on the same path. The "confident" almost sounded like a sneeze..I mean not literally but spit out a bit ? keep it up !

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    LINGUINI AND BOB RESTAURANT

    Script:

    When dining formally, in order to avoid an embarrassing utensil faux pas, observe the following protocol: Begin by locating the seafood fork which lies horizontally across your plate. Grasping this fork between thumb and forefinger, proceed to shove it into the ear of the person directly to your left. Next, to impress business associates, stick your soup spoon up your nose and exclaim, “Look at me, I’m a bowl of soup.” When the entree arrives, use the butter spreader to catapult particularly juicy portions onto the balding heads of nearby diners. And finally, quietly finish with the dessert utensils found at the top of your plate. All the while, of course, making odd gurgling noises and clucking like a chicken. This lesson in table etiquette has been brought to you by Linguini and Bob, who invite you to enjoy serious Italian food in a not-so-serious atmosphere. Linguini and Bob, now open at Butler Square in Minneapolis.

    58 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

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

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    Peer Feedback:

    That was good! I got a chuckle out of that, and I love the effects you stuck in there . Nice smooth voice and good interpretation of the script.

    Peer Feedback:

    I think you nailed it, my friend. I listened once and thought it was great, then I listened again to make sure
    , and liked it even more. Very nicely done.

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    60 second explainer

    Script:

    The challenge facing consumers today is that we get up to 5,000 marketing messages a day. Too often these ads are used to interrupt consumer’s entertainment, instead of adding value to the context the message is served. As a marketer, it’s tougher than ever to break through this clutter. Catching the consumer’s attention and moving them to action is becoming increasingly more difficult. So why not make it easy on yourself? Portray is the perfect marketing vehicle to inspire shoppers to follow a curiosity or passion, and immediately convert it into a purchasing experience. Showcase relevant updates on the latest products, promotions and can’t-miss events while daily shoppers are within close proximity to the point-of-purchase and in the purchasing state of mind. No other media platform can close the gap between an impression and instant gratification like Portray.

    66 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear aprilmartella's recording

    I am so frustrated with the recording process. My recordings either come out sounding muffled and low volume, or if I play around with EQ and compression, they come out sounding tinny and sibilant. How does this sound on your end?

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    Peer Feedback:

    You wanted to know specifically about sound quality. I thought your delivery was so good but I think I agree with you that it sounds a bit tinny. I wish I knew how to fix that issue. When you get it figured out you’ll be a star.

    Peer Feedback:

    Hey. I agree, your delivery is great. I had the same problem and literally just upgraded my mic. It is likely either your mic or the environment you are recording in. What type of room? What type of mic?

    One trick you can try that will cost you nothing is to try recording on your bed with a blanket over your head (sounds crazy i know). If it still sounds tinny after trying that, I would look at what microphone you are using. I was using a Zoom H1 which is more a handheld recorder than a professional VO mic. I upgraded (today) to a Rode NT1A. I still havent tweaked any EQ and gotten it down perfectly, but I am super impressed in the improvement the new mic made.

    I hope this helps.

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    Agent Smith-monolog from The Matrix - Film

    Script:

    Mr. Anderson, did you know that the first Matrix was designed to be a perfect human world? Where none suffered, where everyone would be happy.

    It was a disaster. No one would accept the program. Entire crops were lost.
    Some believed we lacked the programming language to describe your perfect world.

    But I believe that, as a species, human beings define their reality through suffering and misery. The perfect world was a dream that your primitive cerebrum kept trying to wake up from.

    Which is why the Matrix was redesigned to this: the peak of your civilization.

    58 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Josh Anderson's recording

    I tried to channel my inner Agent Smith for this one. It jumped out at me because I am Mr. Anderson! I hope I gave the right amount frustration here.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Mr Anderson....lol I enjoyed hearing your interpretation sir. For me it was a bit to "precise", that is a tad clippy, but I will grant you I heard things I would incorporate into another rendition of my own. Keep it up ! Of course we sure all do have preferences eh ?..

    Peer Feedback:

    Excellent sound quality. I’m so jealous.

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    A Voice Actor's Voice

    Script:

    This... is my voice.

    There is no music, and there are no sound effects... only the pure, clear sound, recorded for your ears.

    I am a voice over artist, a voice actor, a voice talent, and I can convey my message in many ways, in many tones and with many emotions.

    I can speak in a very light whisper, to share an intimate message with you. Or my voice can boom deeply, demanding respect from those who are listening. My voice can express sympathy to someone who has just experienced a great loss, or it can reflect the happiness one feels after having accomplished something great!

    I sit (or stand) before this tube constructed of metals, of plastics, of wires and of silicon, which listens patiently to me, as if it were alive, like a mistress, hour after hour, day after day, and night after night. It never judges me, however it is a reflection of me... one which is neither vengeful, nor forgiving.

    I am a voice actor...and this is my voice.

    47 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Josh Anderson's recording

    This is my very first time recording my voice in for the purpose of getting feedback. I'd like to see what the world of voice acting and voice overs has to offer me, so I'd like to start off as right as I can be. I'm using Audacity and a Blue Yeti because that's what I can afford right now and it works for the purpose of experimenting. Constructive feedback is valued!

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    Peer Feedback:

    WOW! NICE!! I use Audacity too! The Blue Yeti sounds great to me!!

    Peer Feedback:

    I love this . I had a similar idea for a VO demo but I was cautioned not to use it. I really like your delivery. Did you write this script? Great job man!

    Peer Feedback:

    @leticiabeni Thank you!

    @DaveDrewHull Thanks! Also, no I didn't write this. I got it from the script library on this site. Check it out!

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    Annabel Lee by Edgar Alan Poe

    Script:

    It was many and many a year ago,
    In a kingdom by the sea,
    That a maiden there lived whom you may know
    By the name of ANNABEL LEE;
    And this maiden she lived with no other thought
    Than to love and be loved by me.

    I was a child and she was a child,
    In this kingdom by the sea;
    But we loved with a love that was more than love-
    I and my Annabel Lee;
    With a love that the winged seraphs of heaven
    Coveted her and me.

    And this was the reason that, long ago,
    In this kingdom by the sea,
    A wind blew out of a cloud, chilling
    My beautiful Annabel Lee;
    So that her highborn kinsman came
    And bore her away from me,
    To shut her up in a sepulchre
    In this kingdom by the sea.

    The angels, not half so happy in heaven,
    Went envying her and me-
    Yes!- that was the reason (as all men know,
    In this kingdom by the sea)
    That the wind came out of the cloud by night,
    Chilling and killing my Annabel Lee.

    But our love it was stronger by far than the love
    Of those who were older than we-
    Of many far wiser than we-
    And neither the angels in heaven above,
    Nor the demons down under the sea,
    Can ever dissever my soul from the soul
    Of the beautiful Annabel Lee.

    For the moon never beams without bringing me dreams
    Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;
    And the stars never rise but I feel the bright eyes
    Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;
    And so, all the night-tide, I lie down by the side
    Of my darling- my darling- my life and my bride,
    In the sepulchre there by the sea,
    In her tomb by the sounding sea.

    54 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear MLorenc's recording

    Trying a new genre. What do you think?

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    Peer Feedback:

    Reciting Poe is like acting Shakespeare. There is a rhythm to the words, but sometimes you have to "fight the rhyme" for the sense of the thought. Other considerations are finding places to breathe that don't break up those thoughts - or are, at least, logical to the sense of the thought. You also have some "up speak" that seems to ask a question where none is there.

    The other questions to ask are: "What is the tone of the poem? Does it change from stanza to stanza?"
    For instance: It starts out as a memory - a looking back - a "Once upon a time..." kind of thing. Second stanza - innocence, a fond remembrance. Then it slowly starts to turn dark, as Poe almost always does. And by the end - Is this person actually lying next to a corpse? Have they been all this time? This is what "subtext" is, and it needs to be injected into the delivery.

    Watch the long A sound, when the shorter "uh" is more the way in which we normally talk to one another.

    One word you mispronounced at the end of the 5th stanza.
    "Can ever DISSEVER my soul from the soul"
    Meaning - to separate. The three syllables scan better than two. And it's alliterative - the repeated sound.

    Poe is a real challenge.

    A little room reflection, and I can hear some other noises in the background - possibly some moving around? And a little bit of mouth noise.

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