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    "Poof" by leawms

    Script:

    Script:

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

    Movie Gallery.
    Play on.

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

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Rebecca A's recording

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    Remax

    Script:

    As one of the leading global real estate franchisors, RE/MAX, LLC employs over 120,000 agents in more than 100 countries and territories. Nobody in the world sells more real estate than RE/MAX, as measured by residential transaction sides. RE/MAX agents have lived, worked and served in their local communities for decades, raising millions of dollars every year for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® and other charities. To learn more about RE/MAX, to search home listings or find an agent in your community, please visit www.remax.com.

    27 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear mahoneybill's recording

    Not concerned with recording quality -- yet. Just my pace, and tone, plus conversational - yay or nay. Thank you all for your time

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    Peer Feedback:

    Your pace was great and I liked how you emphasised the right words.

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    Script submitted by DanaVoice

    Script:

    (See Mitochondrial Encephalomyopathies in the Edge script library.)

    34 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear DanaVoice's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    I herd movement in the background. Be careful with that. I understand because I have the same problem because I am doing everything in my living room. I have to keep deleting and doing it over because of that problem.

    You have a very good voice! It was a good read. Keep up the good work and listen to your recording over to make sure it is how you want it.

    Peer Feedback:

    Recording quality isn't perfect, but I'm sure you will correct that once you go pro.

    Liked your voice, and pace. However, you didn't bring me in to the what you were talking about. I understand the words were a mouth full, but bring me in. Make me want to be interested in this topic.

    Think of it this way. If you were saying this same thing to me without a script, would you read it this way. It doesn't have to jovial and loose, just a little more investment in your part. You are well on your way though.

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    Popsi & Lucy: Fluent Frog

    Script:

    Popsi (Narrator): Once upon a time there was a little kid walking down the street.
    Lucy: My name is Lucy.
    Popsi (Narrator): She came upon a frog in the middle of the sidewalk.
    Frog: Ribbit.
    Lucy: Hello little frog!
    Frog: Ribbit ribbit.
    Lucy: (gasp) You are?
    Frog: Ribbit (croak croak ) ribbit (croak).
    Lucy: (chuckling) Oh, that’s interesting!
    Frog: (continuing) Ribbit ribbit ribbit ribbit!
    Lucy: (pondering) Hmm… I guess it’s all in how you look at it…
    Frog: (croak) Ribbit, ribbit!
    Popsi (Narrator): This little kid had a very special talent: she could speak fluent frog.
    Lucy: Well, it was very nice talking with you, little frog! I hope everything works out okay for you today. You have a good one, okay?
    Frog: (croak)
    Popsi (Narrator): What the two of them were talking about – I guess we’ll never know…

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Enchanting Blue's recording

    Sorry, didn't include the Frog's dialogue)) Also this is my first time! (very anxious abt it), any tips for improvement?

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    Peer Feedback:

    Great read. I enjoyed the different tones/pitch you utilized between the narrator (nurturing/soothing) and young (bright/innocent) girl. Definitely picturing two different people in the story.

    I would check the levels on your recording equipment. Definitely a lot of noise (dry mouth, hissing on the S sounds, etc) throughout the read. It will get better as your levels, recording space, mic, etc are adjusted.

    Remember to read the lines as written. You only missed/substituted a couple of words.

    Very nice first read. Cant wait to hear more.

    Peer Feedback:

    You always know something is a good recording, when you can be transported into the story. Your voice changes were great. I think anyone can nitpick, but not me. Really nice stuff. You should do more things like that..

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    Investors Pitch

    Script:

    Exploring space is Hot! Again.
    Audiences are lining up to experience the new reality of space travel and exploration!
    And Central Coastal California is the next premiere space exploration and entertainment destination.
    Over 13 million people live within a 3-hour drive and 1.5 million already visit popular locations only minutes from the coastal town of Lompoc.

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    Audition Recording:

    Click to hear dsoutherland82's recording

    Just upgraded to a Rode NT1 and would like feedback as to audio quality especially in regards to my recording space.

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    Peer Feedback:

    I am a newbe. To be honest with what I herd, it sounds great! Very clear and loud. I can't wait till I can upgrade.

    Peer Feedback:

    I know you've heard this 1000 times. Nice voice.

    Moving on.. Nice read. just one thing, don't make it so obvious when hitting the word "AND" in the 2nd sentence. Your second "and entertainment" sounded more natural. You did pause for a split second before "and entertainment" and in the final sentence , as well. The 2nd one was more pronounced.

    I say that because I do it sometimes, and the coach always asks me why I did that.

    That's all I got.. You really do have a future though.

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    Alamo Travel Discounts

    Script:

    Flock to Florida, hang ten in Hawaii, cruise in California... whichever sun-sational trip you take, you’ll get discounts of up to 25% off Alamo’s great rates, so you can have a cool time in a hot place. See ya in the sun!

    39 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear skyler's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    Nice read...just a few comments:
    - First sentence I would slow down just a little bit. Notice the play on phonetic word choices (Flock/Florida, Hang/Hawaii, Cruise/Cali). I'd put a little more attention on these. Inflection between the 3 statements was good although 1st and 3rd phrase sounded very similar (Flock and Cruise). Are you utilizing any physicality while saying this phrase? Try throwing up the "hang-ten" sign and mimic hands on teh wheel cruise while you read the copy.
    - I didnt pick up on the "Sun-sational" pun until second listening. You put the emphasis on "sational" which is why I didnt pick up on it. Try emphasizing "sun" since it is a play on words.
    - Smile more as you read. Who are you talking to about these great rates? Friend? Family?
    - Sound quality has a bit of echo.

    Peer Feedback:

    You know about the recording quality.. I listen to the reads. The quality you can fix once you are doing this professionally.

    You have a real fun voice.. slow down just a bit.

    The beginning, "flock to Florida" starts out with less energy then the next 2 points. Try having a word or two before you start, so the energy is already going when you start the true read. EX: I love the sun and sand.. Flock to Florida.. Not that exactly, but something like that. It helps get the energy going at the beginning.

    Sun! sational.

    Don't force the ..hot place.. It's a cool time in a hot place. Not a cool time in a HOT PLACE. If you were talking to a friend, ask yourself if your would say it that way.

    Loved the ending.. for some reason I bet that is the real you. That made me think of the beach..

    You have a nice, fun voice.

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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 rptgeek's recording

    This was my very first try at recording my voice for voice acting. I'm looking for feedback on anything and everything.

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    Peer Feedback:

    As far as sound quality goes, it sounds a bit "tinny" and over-driven. Sounds like your recording space could use some more padding to soak up reflected sound. My guess is that you are using a USB mic. An upgrade in equipment might help some of the sounds I'm hearing. Maybe try turning the gain down when recording and then turning up the volume afterwards with "normalization". That might help with some of the unwanted sounds getting into your recording.

    As far as performance, I would try keeping the tone more excited throughout. You took a bit of a nonchalant tone where my guess is that the client would want more energy. To me, it sounded like a guy smugly saying "how do you not already know about this?" instead of "Guys! You GOTTA check this place out!"

    Pitch wise, you started up higher which I liked but then it slowly sank lower and stayed there for the remainder of the spot. That's where a lot of the lack of energy comes from, in my opinion.

    Hope this helps! Keep up the good work!

    Peer Feedback:

    Nice voice!!

    Came on a bit strong.There's a lot of word punching in the first few paragraphs. That's to be expected in your 1st recording. But let me make it clear, you did a real nice job.

    "You don't even have dog biscuits hangin' around." That came on real strong. Who were you speaking with here? Would you speak that way to someone in person. You might be a little more exasperated.. Like geez, "you don't even have dog biscuits" hangin' around...

    You don't have to be so deliberate with your words. You want to bring me in to 711 with you. Read this like you are sitting in a room talking to your friend.

    And don't trail off at the end.. keep the same energy..

    Like your production value.. You should get better quickly.. These are really fixable, easy changes. Good luck

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    Words. They can do anything.

    Script:

    Words. They can do anything. They can call in a dog at night. They can bring comfort to an old friend. They can say happy birthday to a girl whose balloons are slowly sinking. But sometimes, words can get you into trouble. Like the human rights activist who was kidnapped for standing up to Government corruption. Or the journalist sentenced to 10 years in prison for sending an email. Or the thousands of men and women who are arrested and tortured just for demanding fair election. Now we need your words, to demand justice; to take a stand. To offer hope, to people around the world, who are silenced for simply speaking their minds. Write a letter or speak out today. Your words can lead to their freedom. Words. They can do anything.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear jeff@jlvoiceovers.com's recording

    Soliciting feedback on the read. Thanks.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks for your feed back. I have a crappy mic. LOL!! I realized I was popping to hard on my P's after I posted it. I was like Nooooo!! LOL!! I am a beginner and it shows.

    As for you, you have a great voice! And so clear! I am a bit Jealous... LOL!!

    Peer Feedback:

    Fantastic voice! Great tone and delivery. Being very picky, I might ask you to do a bit of a presence boost for clarity. There's just a bit of boominess that distracts my ear.

    As far as the read goes, I would work to change tone as you read off the list of things words can do. Try to capture the emotion of each new line. As a musician, I would call it dynamic contrast. Let us hear the varied emotions that each image evokes.

    Keep up the great work!!!

    Peer Feedback:

    Thank you for the golden pipes. I pictured you as one of those international newsmen telling it like it is, or a wonderful narrator.

    I digress..

    Nice read. Great pace and delivery.

    Be careful with a few punched words. Just call it what it is.. 10 years in prison, or thousands of men and women. You held on to the word thousands more than need be.

    These are so minor. Loved the way you started, brought me in and kept me interested. Reminded me a bit of the late Paul Harvey -- In delivery style.

    Nice!

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    Paid Job Recording:

    Click to hear dsoutherland82's recording

    This is just one of many auditions I've done on Voices.com. I actually landed this job and just wanted to get a professional opinion as to performance as well as sound quality. Recorded on an AT 2035.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Great job on the read. Nice voice quality. Pacing and clarity are excellent. I might tone down the emotion a bit to sound less "announcer" and more guy-next-door. But that's just me. Congratulations on landing the gig.

    Peer Feedback:

    I can see why you got the job..

    I hear a bit of the announcer, but in something like this it may have to be that way. I followed it the entire way.. Actually sounded like the guy who fixed my waves yesterday.

    Nice job.. and great get!

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    Clem the Prospector - Nebraska Lottery

    Script:

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

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear leticiabeni's recording

    I was having fun with this ! Playing around with my voice. I laugh every time I hear it... LOL!!

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    Peer Feedback:

    Glad you're having fun, that's what it's all about. You might slow try emphasizing your words more, sounds run-on. Popping the Ps pretty powerfully, too. (grin).

    Peer Feedback:

    Interesting and fun.. Listened to it a few times.

    Loved the character, and the voice. However, it appeared the voice changed from beginning to the end. Picked up pace, and got higher pitched.

    And don't skip over words. Missed a "the" and "and." I get it, that's the character, but most want their scripts read verbatim, unless otherwise told. I know that because my coach has gotten on me numerous times when I delete a word.

    Keep working with this character. You have something here..

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    Dishonored: Outsider first meeting

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    Hello, Corvo. Your life has taken a turn, has it not? The Empress is dead, her precious daughter Emily is lost somewhere in the city, and you will play a pivotal role in the days to come. For this, I have chosen you and drawn you into the Void. I am the Outsider, and this is my Mark. There are forces in the world and beyond the world, great forces that men call "magic", and now these forces will serve your will. Use this new-found power, my gift to you. Come find me.

    In the days that follow, your trials will be great, Corvo. Seek the ancient runes bearing my mark, in the lonely places of your world and at shrines raised in my name. These runes will grant you powers beyond those of other men. To help you find these runes I give you this: the Heart of a living thing, molded by my hands. With this heart, you will hear many secrets, and it will guide you toward my runes, no matter how they may be hidden. Listen to the Heart now, and find another rune.

    How you use what I have given you falls upon you, as it has to the others before you. And now, I return you to your world, but know that I will be watching with great interest.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Alastor Hawke's recording

    Practice Recording for Dishonored. Corvo meets the Outsider for the first time.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Good recording quality and performance but you sound disinterested. The subject matter is pretty remarkable. Get into character and imagine yourself really telling someone about these powers! It sounds like you've already passed out millions of runes and are tired of telling people about them.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks for the feedback, I'll be sure to take your advice. I will say this. The character I voiced in this script has actually given powers to millions of people before the protagonist so he's doing this simply because he finds him somewhat interesting. I was trying to balance out the enthusiasm for what will happen later to I've done this before. Will try again later. Thanks again for the feedback.

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    Aruba

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    On other islands, the trees grow straight up. On Aruba, they may take another path. On other islands, the coins are round. Ours are square. On other islands, they still charge you for a rainy day. We have almost no rainy days. On other islands, your vacation is one of many businesses. On Aruba, it’s our only business. Wouldn’t you rather do things our way? Aruba ... our only business is you.

    46 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Tanvi Bhandari's recording

    This is the first voice over I've ever recorded. Need honest review.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Very pretty voice. Sounds like you are a little distant and also like you are reading. Try to sound more conversational. Great effort! :)

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    Roller Color

    Script:

    Shake! Roll! Shimmer! No brush! No fuss! New Roller Color loose powder eye shadow. Get that sheer, loose powder look without the spills or fuss. Shimmery color rolls on clean, leaves lids luscious. Ten sexy new shades!

    60 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear leticiabeni's recording

    What do you think? Trying a new type of commercial. :-)

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    Peer Feedback:

    Thank You Dan
    I usually don't practice commercials like this. I just wanted to try it out.
    My mic is of poor quality but I am working on it. Thank you for your help.

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    A Story

    Script:

    Every moment has a story. And every story matters.

    The first men painted stories on stone walls, the ancient Egyptians chose the chisel instead.

    The Incans told story with dances and fire, Aborigines told it with star and spear.

    Stories are at the very essence of human life. They count the breaths of every sunrise, the beats of every emotion and the silence of every heart. Stories take the fleeting temporal and makes them eternal.

    60 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear gthompson1994's recording

    Working on a new recording setup to try to cut down on reverb and hearing the room. Let me know how well it is working!

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    Peer Feedback:

    I like it. It is so clear and your voice goes well with this script.

    Peer Feedback:

    I'm assuming that this is a RAW recording - no processing?

    If so, the quality is pretty good. Still a little room echo.

    Did you cover the floor and ceiling? Is there open space behind you?

    Peer Feedback:

    Nice and clear

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    Crabtree & Evelyn

    Script:

    Give comfort and joy. Little luxuries make life sweeter. Holiday gifts, candles, fragrance, body and bath care. Crabtree & Evelyn. Everyday luxury. Beautiful gifts.

    59 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear QuiceStraughter's recording

    Thought about recording another take but didn't really have the time to.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hi QuiceStraughter.

    (This is my first time providing any comments).
    I really like the variations that you give in each product and description. I also like the level of energy. You provide a sound of "relaxation" and that encourages me to use the product after a long day.
    My only suggestion is that the pauses are shorter between the descriptions.

    Nice.

    Diriest

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks for the feedback.

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    Case Study: Forward

    Script:

    Barack Obama was launched into the spotlight during the 2008 presidential election. The Yes We Can music video, created by Fred Goldring, has more than 25 million views and was named the 6th most important YouTube video of all time. The video brought the Obama brand to life, and set the stage for his time in the oval.

    Forward to 2012. With one term under his belt, came new experiences and shifting perceptions. The Obama brand was in need of a jolt of energy. A new campaign to instill a vision of hope among voters. To move Obama – Forward. A celeb-laden campaign featuring the single ‘Forward’ included Neyo, Herbie Hancock, Johnny Rzeznik and Natasha Bedingfield was unleashed the week before the election. Hosted on the wildly popular Noisey YouTube channel and a single released on iTunes, Forward set the stage for a grass-roots-style push for four more years.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear WillWell50's recording

    Working on my documentary style.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hi WillWell50!

    You definitely have the voice for documentary! Your voice kind of remind me of James Earl Jones. The pace is nice and you do not give the impression that you neither are a proponent nor an opponent of Obama, which is good. Thus, you provide a good level and balance of energy...not too much and not too little You simply state the facts. There is, I think, too long of a pause between "views" and "and".

    I really enjoyed listening to your documentary.

    Diriest

    Peer Feedback:

    Yep. This is good copy for you. And your narrative style is very appealing. Enunciation and articulation are good without being overly done.

    As regards the neutral POV. Not sure that I agree with diriest's assessment. This is a Pro-Obama message - of the excitement generated by both campaigns. a "just the facts" kind of delivery wouldn't really cut it, IMHO. I couldn't imagine this copy being delivered by someone who didn't align themselves with the "Yes We Can" clan. The attitude is written into the copy. That said, going to the extreme would be a turn-off, even to Obama supporters, as sounding phony. You struck a good balance.

    I hear that you took great care in eliminating breath sounds without interrupting the pacing. I get the flow and the "feel" of a breath, without hearing it.

    You have a naturally rich bass-baritone voice. I feel that there is something in your processing (EQ or NR or a combination of the two) that is messing with some of natural frequencies of your voice. The sound is a little boomy and metallic at the same time. I'd be interested in knowing what your setup is - room/booth, mic, interface, DAW, processing FX chain and computer.

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    Kids Explorer Academy

    Script:

    Cruz Coronado applies to attend an exclusive school for explorers, the Explorer Academy, where his mother worked before dying in a mysterious lab accident.
    Plunged into a world of critical missions and code breaking, the 12-year-old embarks on a global hunt for a secret formula that could reveal his hidden past. But it might be difficult—especially when you don’t know who you can trust.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear 3dibbles's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    Good job. Try to eliminate that background hum.

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi 3dibbles.

    Your read certainly adds a sense of mystery and it make me curious to find out the details regarding the mother's death. You transitioned nicely between thoughts. I think that the pauses were in the right areas, thus it helped to create the mystery and the definite changes heard between the thoughts. I did sense that "world" was not clear and there was a little bit of a hesitation on "formula."

    I enjoyed your read.

    Diriest

    Peer Feedback:

    Be careful about getting overly dramatic. This copy is well written, so just let the words speak for themselves. All of that "mysterious" stuff you injected into the read sounds condescending and comical - even to a child's ears.

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    McDonald's World Taste Tour

    Script:

    Introducing the World Taste Tour at McDonalds
    Use the My McD’s app for a chance to win a trip to China, Italy or Australia!
    Visit mcdonalds.com for full contest details and win today!

    64 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Greg Allen's recording

    Hi all, I am very new at this & this is my first attempt at using Adobe Audition to clean up & mix a VO. I would love feedback regarding the quality of the record as I am planning on joining voices.com in the near future, after my demo is recorded. Would this be anywhere near the quality what would be sent to a client on voices.com? Thank you all for the feedback! Equpment used: Shure MV88/A iOS Digital Stereo Condenser Microphone Bison Prosound Portable Microphone Isolation Shield Adobe Auditon CC 2018 1 closet : )

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    Peer Feedback:

    Performance: Wow! Very nice for early work! Your voice and vibe match the copy well. You could brighten it up even a little more by elevating both “World Taste Tour” and “McDonalds” with some upward inflection. Then give “Australia” a little more punch. (Think, “Wow, man! Australia!!”) Also, I would go back and tighten the intervals between the sentences, since you’re basically pitching kids—even the big ones! Broadcast time is expensive, and they have short attention spans!

    Technical: The production is nice, but even with the music, I’m hearing some “room.” Consider adding some moving blankets to any flat surfaces near the mic, and any uncovered parallel surfaces. The MV88 is basically two back-to-back cardioid capsules meant to capture a stereo image. If you can configure it so that there 100% overlap, that could really help reduce that room effect. Then try moving in close (maybe 3" with a pop filter) to take advantage of some proximity effect, and take another run at this script.

    Great start!

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi Greg.

    Very nice read and great script!!!
    I like the choice of music; it adds to the feel of the script.
    The pace, inflection, and energy were all very good!!!

    Diriest

    Peer Feedback:

    Your input recording levels are too high! Lots of distortion in the VO.

    Your input recording level should be between -6dB and -12dB peak. Then you would either normalize up to -3dB peak or get there through your processing FX.

    Not sure that the Shure MV88 is the best choice for VO recording. You don't need the stereo nature and the bidirectional cardioid pattern.

    Your setup will do for an audition "in a pinch". But if you're expected by a potential client to send in clean RAW audio for production, this may not make the cut. Proper room treatment (sound deadening) is the first essential ingredient. That includes deadening all of the hard and reflective surfaces - including the ceiling, floor and from behind you (where most of your room reflection will come from). Next is a decent single cardioid pattern XLR microphone/interface combination. (I am not keen on USB type microphones. They're good for poscasting and video chatting, but not for serous VO production, IMHO.) Adobe Audition is fine.

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    'Sgt. Pepper' 50th Anniversary: The Making of a Rock Classic - Extended Intro

    Script:

    (Content adapted from Lauri Ulster’s “'Sgt. Pepper' 50th Anniversary: The Making of a Rock Classic”)

    Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band spun the music industry on its heels. When the album came out, the public devoured it, the critics raved, and other musicians stopped in their tracks, recognizing that the game had changed forever.

    When you break it down into its individual songs, there is the usual mix of masterpieces, gems, and lesser songs—within the context of still being the Beatles, which means even the lesser songs impress—but there’s something that happened when the Beatles, the time period, the studio, and the people who worked on the album came together. Much like the Lennon-McCartney songwriting team, and the Lennon-McCartney-Harrison-Starr combination, there was alchemy at play, and the result woke up the music industry to the fact that new creative frontiers were possible, and could still be commercial as hell.

    Love it or not, the album was groundbreaking. Let’s take a closer look at the elements that brought it all together, starting with:

    The Studio
    By the mid-sixties, The Beatles—who’d initially been turned down by every record label in town—ruled over Abbey Road studios. They couldn’t control things like the drab décor or the painfully rough toilet paper—okay, they did eventually get that changed, after much protest—but they could put the studio and its staff on hold, and wander in and out as they pleased. They’d set session times for 7:00 p.m. but show up hours later. They’d have nothing scheduled, but suddenly call everybody up and tell them to come in. They’d use whatever instruments were around, fight for the padlock to be taken off the fridge so they’d still have access to it in the wee hours of the morning, and record whenever the inspiration struck, working on individual songs, tracks, or even simple riffs for as long as it took to get the sound just right. Anyone who signed on to work with them knew that their hours would be long and completely unpredictable, but incredibly rewarding. 

    They filled the studio up with other musicians, friends, and artists. When George Martin brought in half an orchestra for “A Day in the Life,” the Beatles asked for them to come in “evening dress,” and they did the same, although their version of it involved, as Martin described them, “outrageously flamboyant floral costumes.” McCartney showed up in a full-length red cook’s apron. 

    That was the atmosphere, but the studio’s technology was the other important piece of Abbey Road’s creative puzzle. At that time, producers only had four tracks available to work with, and every time they transferred the recording to another tape, they sacrificed some of the quality. The constant improvisation needed to move beyond the restraints of the era spurred the Beatles, along with producer George Martin and engineer Geoff Emerick, to new creative heights as they found innovative and strange ways to get to what they were after. That spirit of experimentation is as much a part of the album as the tracks themselves. 

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    I will pluck part of this out for my documentary demo. What do you think?

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    Peer Feedback:

    Do you get a lot of auditions with the "We need someone who sounds like Morgan Freeman" spec? Because you do.

    It's probably OK to do it here, but be careful about using copyrighted material as a music bed. There is a thing called "Fair Use" for demos. But using Sgt. Pepper may be pushing that envelope. Plus, you may not even need a music bed for a narration demo. In fact, it is a little distracting (to me, at least) because I am so familiar with the music and like to sing along. Which means that I'm not listening to you.
    But, yeah. You have a knack for narration.

    Being an African-American male (with your distinctive sound), you might consider narrations leaning in that cultural direction. Say, Jimmy Hendricks's musical influence on music. Or Miles Davis. Or Joe Williams - in my book, one of the greatest jazz/blues singers of all time!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cU0VRChtPc4

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    Lean Cuisine

    Script:

    There’s a word for people who exercise every day and always eat exactly what they should: liar. Do something good for yourself. Lean Cuisine. It’s not just lean, it’s cuisine.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Very nice tone. Try to take out the breaths in your recording.

    Peer Feedback:

    OK, thanks.

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    Partial knee replacement

    Script:

    A partial knee replacement is an alternative to total knee replacement for some patients with osteoarthritis of the knee. This surgery can be done when the damage is confined to a particular compartment of the knee.
    In the past, partial knee replacement was reserved for older patients who were involved in few activities. Now, partial knee replacement is often preferred in the younger population as their recovery is quicker and often with much less pain. About 5% to 6% of patients with arthritic knees are estimated to be eligible for partial knee replacement.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Although the audio quality leaves a lot to be desired, I thought the read itself was pretty good. You may need to treat your recording space and/or invest in a better mic.

    Peer Feedback:

    QS covered the recording quality, so I won’t repeat what he said.

    Re: Performance, I think your voice could work well for this genre, but you need to think of yourself less as a lecturer, and more as a physician describing options to a patient, one-on-one. If it helps, get a friend to sit with you, and speak it to him one sentence at a time. Read the sentence from the script to yourself, then turn the paper over and say it to him as if you were his doctor (i.e., with a confident and professional sound, but with a level of caring that is appropriate to a doctor-patient relationship.) This may help you get away from the “reading words off a page” sound.

    Good luck!

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    AEC Foundation narration

    Script:

    Every child deserves to grow up with opportunities to learn and thrive. With his skills, her talents, each is a potential leader, a contributor, a productive citizen. How kids grow up will determine their success as adults. But sadly, more than one in five children in America are growing up in poor families and poor neighborhoods, where the chance to thrive is anything but a given. The Annie E. Casey Foundation is dedicated to changing that.

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    Yesterday was the day i first started voiceover so all constructive critics are welcomed. Thank you in advanced!!

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    Peer Feedback:

    Very good! Nice smooth delivery.

    Peer Feedback:

    A very good start for an early foray into VO! You have good clarity of tone and delivery. One thing that stood out is you give quite a bit of pause to all the punctuation, which slows down the spot quite a bit. Don't feel obligated to stop at every single comma and if you do, don't feel like you have to stop quite so long. Otherwise great job and keep up the good work!

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    Aesops fables: the tortoise and the ducks

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    The Tortoise, you know, carries his house on his back. No matter how hard he tries, he cannot leave home. They say that Jupiter punished him so, because he was such a lazy stay-at-home that he would not go to Jupiter's wedding, even when especially invited. After many years, Tortoise began to wish he had gone to that wedding. When he saw how gaily the birds flew about and how the Hare and the Chipmunk and all the other animals ran nimbly by, always eager to see everything there was to be seen, the Tortoise felt very sad and discontented. He wanted to see the world too, and there he was with a house on his back and little short legs that could hardly drag him along. One day he met a pair of Ducks and told them all his trouble. "We can help you to see the world," said the Ducks. "Take hold of this stick with your teeth and we will carry you far up in the air where you can see the whole countryside. But keep quiet or you will be sorry." The Tortoise was very glad indeed. He seized the stick firmly with his teeth, the two Ducks took hold of it one at each end, and away they sailed up toward the clouds. Just then a Crow flew by. She was very much astonished at the strange sight and cried: "This must surely be the King of Tortoises!" "Why certainly——" began the Tortoise. But as he opened his mouth to say these foolish words he lost his hold on the stick, and down he fell to the ground, where he was dashed to pieces on a rock.

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    Continuing to explore audiobook excerpts, as well as trying to deaden my closet. Any feedback appreciated!

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    Peer Feedback:

    First off, i think your voice is great! it has lots of life and enthusiasm. The light heartedness that you bring with the characters was good. If you could slow your speaking down a bit, it will give the listeners time to paint a picture with their mind. With every period, give a brief pause to allow the listener time to digest what they heard because they are doing 2 things at once: listening and picturing; So you want to give them time for that. Also it could be me, but i thought i heard a chair squeak a few times. Also i think i heard a bit of acoustic(not sure if that is what you were going for)

    but all in all i think it was good! keep it up:)

    Peer Feedback:

    Loved your read of this! Very good delivery and enthusiasm. I would agree with Dmaster that at times it felt a little rushed, but other than that I thought it was a solid read.

    Peer Feedback:

    Yep. the pacing is a little brisk. Some really noticeable editing things too - clicks and gaps - where you took out breath sounds. That could also have sped up the pacing.

    Some of that too is the formatting of the script. It looks like one long run-on paragraph. but I don't think that's what it originally looked like. For instance, how would you have read it if it looked like this?

    The Tortoise, you know, carries his house on his back. No matter how hard he tries, he cannot leave home. They say that Jupiter punished him so, because he was such a lazy stay-at-home that he would not go to Jupiter's wedding, even when especially invited.

    After many years, Tortoise began to wish he had gone to that wedding. When he saw how gaily the birds flew about and how the Hare and the Chipmunk and all the other animals ran nimbly by, always eager to see everything there was to be seen, the Tortoise felt very sad and discontented. He wanted to see the world too, and there he was with a house on his back and little short legs that could hardly drag him along.

    One day he met a pair of Ducks and told them all his trouble. "We can help you to see the world," said the Ducks. "Take hold of this stick with your teeth and we will carry you far up in the air where you can see the whole countryside. But keep quiet or you will be sorry." The Tortoise was very glad indeed. He seized the stick firmly with his teeth, the two Ducks took hold of it one at each end, and away they sailed up toward the clouds.

    Just then a Crow flew by. She was very much astonished at the strange sight and cried: "This must surely be the King of Tortoises!"

    "Why certainly——" began the Tortoise. But as he opened his mouth to say these foolish words he lost his hold on the stick, and down he fell to the ground, where he was dashed to pieces on a rock.

    Is this a mastered file? Noise reduction, EQ, compression, etc.? I'm guessing not. but if it is, the sound quality is a little dull. How far away are you from the mic? You might need to be just a touch closer - maybe an inch - because there is a hollowness to the sound.

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    Allstate

    Script:

    Some insurance companies seem to think that 15 minutes is all it takes. But not Allstate. We'll take as long as you want to help you make sure your insurance coverage is right. You deserve more than just 15 minutes of fame. Are you in Good Hands?

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    Practice Recording:

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    I'm super new to this and would love to hear what you think about my read...thanks!

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    Peer Feedback:

    Great vocal tone for this type of material! Sounds really natural and not over the top to me.

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi rbrizz64.

    Very nice read! You're very relaxed and confident! You show the faith that you have in Allstate and all that they may offer. You give the impression that you have been a part of Allstate for quite some time... thus displaying experience. Your pace is very good!.
    The only thing... the volume was a little low.

    Welcome! (I'm relatively new as well).

    Diriest

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    Ace Brand Lawn & Garden

    Script:

    You know, Ace Brand lawn and garden supplies are made with a satisfaction guarantee.

    Because all the talk in the world doesn’t matter if you can’t back it up.

    Ace Brand

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    Practice Recording:

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    Just looking for critiques on my read. My recording stuff is brand new and I'm aware of the background noises. Thanks.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Tech problems! I know it's silent...sorry!

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    Cadbury Easter Eggs

    Script:

    You’re looking at a very unusual kind of egg from Cadbury that’s only around ‘til Easter. The shell is pure, thick Cadbury’s Dairy Milk Chocolate. But inside sits a sweet, creamy yolk. Creme Eggs from Cadbury. Why, they’re the best thing to come along since the Easter Bunny. And when he’s gone...they’re gone.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Nice smooth, relaxed read. Very confident. You may want to get a pop filter, but overall nice job.

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    fox 54 promo

    Script:

    Abroche sus cinturones de sofá. ¡Este fin de semana, FOX 54 le llevará de recorrido! El Sabado a las 8 de la noche, suba a un Harley o muevase del medio de la calle cuando Mel Gibson salga a la carretera en MAD MAX. Una banda de motociclistas aterroriza a peatones inocentes. MAD MAX va tan rapido en su moto que hace a los otros motociclistas salir del camino! Luego, a las 10 Charles Bronson regresa...tomando medidas enérgicas contra la cocaína en DEATH WISH 4: THE CRACKDOWN. El Sr. Vigilante persigue a traficantes de drogas. La cosa es que. ..él lo hace a su modo. Bronson toma en forma personal la guerra contra las drogas. Todo aquí en el canal FOX 54.

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    just interested in general feedback

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    Peer Feedback:

    No hablo espanol muy bien. Lo siento, todavia estoy apriendendo en Texas. Pero no esta mal. I just think you need to improve the audio quality a bit. Try to treat your recording space. Aparte de eso, muy bien.

    I hope my Spanish is good enough. =(

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    I just created a four part demo, and like a little feedback, on the editing and general content I would just like to know how it can be improved. Thanks in advance

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    Peer Feedback:

    I am brand new so.... but the last cut was much louder/closer than the rest... not sure if that matters though. Sound overall was good. I thought you showed a real range in your voice.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hi jrrodriguez1960's,

    I liked the music, read, and general concept of the recording. A few critiques would be:

    - There were some hard sounds on the "P's" (I think they call them P-losions?) I think you can clean those up in editing.
    - In the beginning especially it was tough to make out the name of the person talking. At times it almost seemed like the music over powered the voice. Maybe dial the music level back a bit.
    - Could be on purpose, but there was kind of a weird pause right before the last line, close to 2 seconds.
    - Maybe put some more emphasis into the last line to hammer the product name home.

    Hope this helps and best of luck.

    Peer Feedback:

    Great voice style and music
    I do think music a bit overbearing....consider ducking..or adding compressor that your voice activates
    Keep it up

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    I would like to offer IVR and telephony services. I have put together a demo. Any feedback is apperciated.

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    Peer Feedback:

    I really like your voice
    It has a sensitivity to it
    not sure if it fits telephony as much as some other genres might like
    Commercial,audio book
    I'm no expert
    Great sound of recording
    Keep up the good work

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    Farm Hill Gardens

    Script:

    Farm Hill Gardens
    Here at Farm Hill Gardens, we are organic.
    No chemicals found here, only the most natural way of growing.
    Utilizing Earth Science to formulate the best composition of soil,
    to enhance you’re your vegetable or flower gardens.
    We also have fruit tree root revival to give you the best growth productivity
    for harvesting those apples, peaches, pears and more.
    So chat with us at Farm Hill Gardens.com,
    for expert organic advise on what is best for your garden.
    Remember here at Farm Hill Gardens we are organic

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    Peer Feedback:

    I like your smooth voice. Your voice really fits this copy and with the light music in the background made this very warm and inviting. I usually have some pros and cons but for this one I liked it all. The pacing and clarity was spot on.

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    "Ordeal in Space "by Robert A. Heinlein

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    Maybe we should never have ventured out into space. Our race has but two basic, innate fears; noise, and the fear of falling. Those terrible heights—Why should any man in his right mind let himself be placed where he could fall…and fall…and fall—But all spacemen are crazy. Everyone knows that.

    The Medicos had been very kind, he supposed. “You’re lucky. You want to remember that old fellow. You’re still young and your retired pay relieves you of all worry about your future. You’ve got both arms and legs and are in fine shape.”
    “Fine shape!” His voice was unintentionally contemptuous. “No, I mean it,” the chief psychiatrist had persisted gently. “The little quirk you have does you no harm at all—except that you can’t go out into space again. I can’t honestly call acrophobia a neurosis; fear of falling is normal and sane. You’ve just got it a little more strongly than most—but that is not abnormal, in view of what you have been through.
    The reminder sent him to shaking again. He closed his eyes and saw the stars wheeling below him again. He was falling…falling endlessly. The psychiatrist’s voice came back through to him and pulled him back. “Steady old man! Look around you.”
    “Sorry.”
    “Not at all. Now tell me, what do you plan to do?”
    “I don’t know. Get a job I suppose.”
    “The company will give you a job, you know.”
    He shook his head. “I don’t want to hang around a spaceport. Wear a little button in his shirt to show the was once a man, be addressed by a courtesy title of captain, claim the privileges of the pilot’s lounge on the basis of what he used to be, hear the shop talk die down whenever he approached a group, wonder what they were saying behind his back—no thank you!
    “I think you’re wise. Best to make a clean break, for a while at least, until you are feeling better.”
    “You think I’ll get over it?”
    The psychiatrist pursed his lips. “Possible. It’s functional you know. No Trauma.”
    “But you don’t think so?”
    “I didn’t say that. I honestly don’t know. We still know very little about what makes a man tick.”
    “I see. Well I might as well be leaving.”
    The psychiatrist stood up and shoved out his hand.
    “Holler if you want anything. And comeback to see us in any case.”
    “Thanks.”
    “You’re going to be all right. I know it.”
    But the psychiatrist shook his head as his patient walked out. The man did not walk like a spaceman. The easy, animal self-confidence was gone.
    Only a small part of Great New York was roofed over in those days; he stayed underground until he was in that section, then sought out a passageway lined with bachelor rooms. He stuck a coin in the slot of the first one which displayed a lighted “vacant” sign, chucked his jump bag inside, and left. The monitor at the intersection gave him the address of the nearest placement office. He went there, seated himself at an interview desk, stamped in his finger prints, and started filling out forms. It gave him a curious back-to-the beginning feeling; he had not looked for a job since pre-cadet days.
    He left filling in his name to the last and hesitated even then. He had had more than his bellyful of publicity; he did not want to be recognized; he certainly did not want to be throbbed over—and most of all he did not want anyone telling him he was a hero. Presently he printed in the name “William Saunders” and dropped the forms in the slot.
    He was well into his third cigarette and getting ready to strike another when the screen in front of him at last lighted up. He found himself staring at a nice-looking brunette. “Mr. Saunders,” the image said, “will you come inside please? Door seventeen.”
    The brunette in person was there to offer him a seat and a cigarette. “Make yourself comfortable Mr. Saunders. I’m Miss Joyce. I’d like to talk with you about your application.”
    He settled himself and waited, without speaking.
    When she saw that he did not intend to speak, she added, “Now take this name “William Saunders” which you have given us—we know who you are, of course, from your prints.”
    “I suppose so.”
    “Of course I know what everybody knows about you, but your action in calling yourself “William Saunders,” Mr.—“
    “Saunders”
    “—Mr. Saunders, caused me to query the files.” She held up a microfilm spool, turned so that he might read his own name on it. “I know quite a bit about you now—more than the public knows, and more than you saw fit to put into your application. It’s a good record, Mr. Saunders.”
    “Thank you.”
    “But I can't use it in placing you in a job. I can't even refer to it if you insist on designating yourself as Saunders.”
    “The name is Saunders. His voice was flat, rather than emphatic.

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    Practice Recording:

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    I've been practicing voice over for less than a week now and am looking to start out with audiobook narration. Any feedback on my overall mix and narration would be great, as well as any pointers.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Welcome!

    I too am somewhat new to the audiobook narration side. What I noticed was;
    the amount of copy provided vs the length of recording was very different. I was reading along and was waiting to hear more when it ended. So maybe next time only show us what we will hear.
    Also, there were a couple of missed words form what the copy showed. From what I have learned about narration, we are suppose to not miss any words.
    That being said the tone of your voice was warm and the character voice was fitting. The pacing could have been a little faster. I wish you success.

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    SkeeterJean
    I really like your voice, the volume and quality very were good
    you might want to slow your reading a little bit.
    Watch the pronunciation on words like psychiatrist, your speech was very clear although there was a lot of plosives on the p sounds, you might want to check you mic placement and distance.

    I'm new at this and those things gave me a lot of headaches too.
    Keep it up you're doing great

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    Would like feedback on tone, pace, and delivery. Thanks

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hey bmills,
    Sound Quality very good
    Perhaps a bit slower... maybe a 28 sec fit
    Diction just a little clearer but possible as you slow down just a bit
    love your voice quality
    keep it up
    great job

    Peer Feedback:

    Bmills,
    The sound quality is good.
    You might also want to try and put a little emphasis on the actual product, in this case the Maryland Lotto, but otherwise good job, great voice quality.

    JR

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    Gotta Dance Studios

    Script:

    Whether you’ve got one left foot or two, Gotta Dance Studios gets them both moving. From ballroom to ballet, our teachers are trained to train the untrained -- and to love it. We know that everybody’s gotta dance, and we need every body -- every shape, every size, every age -- all bodies to come on down to GOTTA DANCE and dance. And bring both left feet. Classes start June 1st.

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    Peer Feedback:

    I liked it a lot. Its sounds very professional.

    Peer Feedback:

    Greetings! I enjoyed the read. Your voice is easy to listen. Good pacing. I'd love to hear a read with higher energy. Just a suggestion.

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi Wanyes7
    Great voice
    Very good sound
    Gotta Dance Studios doesn't stand out perhaps as much as it should
    For what its worth
    No expert
    Again ........great voice

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    About Horror

    Script:

    Take a trip back to a time when late night creature features were all the rage and the personalities that presented them were just as popular as the movies.

    Beginning in the 1950s, the horror fest was a staple of regional television. From ghouls to vampires – to werewolves and crypt keepers – every host had a persona to suit their unique personalities.

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    I am working on getting better with my delivery for narration/documentary type work. Any feedback would be appreciated. I love hearing good things but constructive criticism is preferred. Thanks in advance.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hey tdsheehans
    Sound quality real good
    Not qualified to judge but maybe more inflection
    Nice job
    Keep it up

    Peer Feedback:

    tdsheehans,
    I really like your voice, the technical part is good, clear, good pacing, just add a little emotion or inflection to draw the listener in.
    good job.

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    Cosmic Origins

    Script:

    This is the story of a small planet in space called Earth.
    Today it has mighty oceans; scorched deserts; and frozen wildernesses.
    It supports a multitude of diverse creatures, and is home to more than 6 billion people and their technological civilization.

    But how did all this come about? Where do we come from?

    Until recently, Earth and its lifeforms were a mystery. Like a huge unpainted canvas, little was known about the origin of Earth and its inhabitants.
    But today, we have a rough idea of what happened.
    It began – with a bang

    About 12 billion years ago, scientists think, from a singular explosion, the universe was born. In those first moments, intensely hot hydrogen and helium raced outward – thinning, cooling, and clumping into vast, organized structures.
    Within a few billion years, countless galaxies had emerged. Each one containing hundreds of billions of stars - constantly changing in cycles of birth, death and rebirth. In one of these galaxies, about 5 billions years ago, one average-sized star, our sun, captured in its gravitational field the gas and dust that would become 9 planets.

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    Practice Recording:

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    This is my 2nd recording after my first coaching session. I did the best I could to take all the advice I was given. Since this is a documentary script, I was able to slow down my pace to make it feel more like it should be for a documentary. I hope you all enjoy it, and I really do appreciate any/all constructive critiquing!

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hi Brian,

    I'm looking to improve on a similar genre, documentary work, so take my feedback with a grain of salt. You have a full, deep voice, which makes the script easy to listen to. A few things that jumped out at me were:

    - It sounds like you have a bit of an accent, maybe from somewhere down south? Maybe try to work on finding a more neutral sound.

    - It sounded like you were right up against the microphone in the beginning. It sounded better towards the end but initially it was very in your face. With a "big" sounding voice you don't need to over do it.

    Overall great read and good job getting around some of the tongue twister like pronunciations in some spot. Keep up the good work.

    -Tyler

    Peer Feedback:

    Thank you for your critique Tyler! Yes I am from the south and that actually threw me for a loop for a second because I thought I’d gotten rid of my accent. Lol. I will work on cleaning it up a little more. And thank you for the advice on the mic...being a true novice with V.O. that kind of advice is really helpful. I will work on backing up from the mic a tad.

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    Demo Recording:

    Click to hear Scott McKaraoke FL.'s recording

    Old practice demo I have just finished updating my recording area. My new is the audition you can listen and compare.let me know what you think.

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-146818/script-recording-103097.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Scott,
    The recording quality is good, so is the clarity and emotion, the pacing and pauses seem a little off on the second spot, but the performance is good.

    J.R.

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    56 people have played this

    Demo Recording:

    Click to hear Scott McKaraoke FL.'s recording

    I have improved my recording space since I did this.

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-146818/script-recording-103096.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Scott,
    Sounds great ...good job with improvements

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    Demo Recording:

    Click to hear MelanieSue's recording

    Looking for any technical input. Do you hear anything I may have missed?

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-146439/script-recording-103095.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Interpretation good clarity fair sounds like your running an electronic voice gate not good when you can hear it. and a little hot on the mic.

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    Breyers ice cream

    Script:

    At Breyers, we're churning out an amazing new ice cream
    One with double the whoa...double the wow
    New Double Churned from Breyers
    The richest, creamiest tasting Breyers ice cream ever
    Amazing
    New Double Churned...Only from Breyers
    The new taste of ice cream

    59 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear jamesromick's recording

    I'm a purest. And Breyer's Vanilla is the best! Had to give this one a go to use all of those "yummy" words. Is your mouth watering?

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-21601/script-recording-103091.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    interpretation was good, emotion slightly monotonic, overall awesome quality and voice

    Peer Feedback:

    James,
    Recording quality very good
    Although I enjoy the rich deep tone of your voice I too would use the term monotonic
    seems amiss to the sensual and a bit to the mechanical

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