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    Devry University

    Script:

    Devry University
    We aren’t looking for just any college students. We’re looking for the
    fighters.
    The focused. And formidable.
    Ones whose extracurriculars are working and parenting and working some
    more.
    With GPAs that include Grit. Perseverance. Ambition.
    The strongest people in America.
    The kind with heart, and drive, and dreams, who want a university to match.
    Want professors who’ll know them by name,
    see who they can be, believe in what they can do.
    Students who’ve already found themselves,
    and go to college to find a better job. Make a better life.
    Students who want more than a degree on graduation day... they want a
    career.
    If you’re this kind of student you’re our kind of different.
    DeVry University. Different. On purpose.

    27 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Steven C's recording

    This is the second take. I am trying to make my readings more casual and natural.

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    A1 Steak Sauce

    Script:

    With steak, you want to make every bite count. That's why we use A1 Steak Sauce. A1 brings out every single bite of steak, or even hamburger. Mmmmm, delicious. For me, there's only one steak sauce, A1. Because A1 has all the taste that makes every bite count.

    32 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear CRachor's recording

    Newbie here, be gentle or brutal. Lol! I need to be told the truth.

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    7up

    Script:

    7UP Plus with Calcium. Introducing a whole new kind of soft drink. With real fruit juice, 10% of your daily calcium and only 10 calories in every 8 oz. serving, it tastes so good you can feel it in your bones. For great taste with calcium, the only way to go is UP.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear mbgibson1's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    The quality of your voice is appealing but since this is a commercial, that is, you're selling a product, I think you need to re-voice this using a lot more energy. Also, boost up the volume. It seems kind of low.

    Peer Feedback:

    Copy interpretation - The volume is so low I could not really hear to give a good critique here.

    Vocal performance (pacing, clarity, emotion, inflection . . . ) - From the bits I could hear, I agree it needs more energy. It can be conversational but still have more excitement.

    Recording quality - Again the volume is extremely low. I have my PC audio at highest level and strained to hear you.

    Mbgibson1 wants feedback on recording quality and performance.

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    Fluffy

    Script:

    My name is Fluffy, except in the rain, which makes me scruffy to my disdain.(HOWL) Help me get my fluffiness back. Click right here to get me on track.

    35 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear ozfan's recording

    Based on the feed back for take one, this is take 2. I tightened it up based on comments on my previous recording and also put a howl instead of meow as I realize this is a dog not a cat. Please comment on this one.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Wonderful read for a children's book. Sound quality is very good. Excellent howl!

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    Fluffy

    Script:

    My name is Fluffy, except in the rain, which makes me scruffy to my disdain.(HOWL) Help me get my fluffiness back. Click right here to get me on track.

    27 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear ozfan's recording

    Trying a new genre based on coaching and the coach suggesting I try character voice over as well. Let me know what you think.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Lovely cartoon character voice! Great for animation. Sounds, though, as if you were reading, not speaking naturally. Try for more flow in the sentences, rather than chopping up the sentences, for a more natural, conversational read.

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    31 people have played this

    Demo Recording:

    Click to hear Eliz's recording

    The voice on this demo would be for a video game or animation character.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Very sinister sound. I play some video games and could definitely hear that type of character voice in a game. Slight plosive at the very beginning on the first hard P. Maybe read a bit slow. Make it flow a bit more. But really nice sound to the character.

    Peer Feedback:

    I really liked this recording! While listening, I was easily able to picture the scenario and type of character you could be trying to portray. I will admit that the pacing was just a little slow to where you lost some of the intensity at the end. Other than that though, great work!

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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.

    36 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear DavidWandelt's recording

    This is such a great script, I just had to take a run at it. (Mary Lynn Wissner actually used this with me earlier this year.) Scripts like this should be *fun* to record. If it's not fun, try a different read, I say! :-)

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    Peer Feedback:

    Excellent performance and sound quality; fun to listen to. Maybe it got a bit manic toward the end but that would be my only issue. Great job!

    Peer Feedback:

    Ah, thanks Eliz. I did notice this time around, listening on my headphones, that there's a couple of places I got a little clipping. Should have backed off a bit on my mic gain for this one!

    Peer Feedback:

    You have a great voice. I hear a slight accent. Sounds like from eastern US but it felt good with the copy. Some of it felt a bit rushed. I am new to VO, not sure if you are. In the coaching, the instructors have said that if you put a little bit longer pause but not too long that gives the engineer license to tighten it up where as adding space is more difficult. It is hard to know exactly how fast to be. I tend to be too slow I think.

    Overall though you made it interesting and I like the chuckle towards the end too.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks for the feedback, ozfan. I tend to slip into that “eastern U.S.” dialect whenever I do a ‘wiseguy’ read, which this one kind of is. Something for me to work on.

    It *is* hard to know pacing, unless of course you’re given a target duration. Then you pace whatever feels as natural as possible under that constraint. The main thing is that it has to feel natural, not rushed nor stretched. Being in the eastern U.S., I tend to run a little faster, I suspect.

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    Social Security

    Script:

    Whether you’re young or old, male or female, single or with a family – this video is for and about you. That’s because Social Security has programs that affect everybody. This presentation was prepared by the Social Security Administration and tells you what you need to know about Social Security while still working and what you need to know when it’s your turn to collect benefits. It also provides an overview of Medicare and Supplemental Security Income benefits.

    36 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear DavidWandelt's recording

    Decided it was about time to try a fully produced track. I know what I think of it; how about you? Thanks for your feedback.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Wonderful. The tone of voice and choice of music was so appropriate;very smooth all the way through.

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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.

    39 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear vobyriya's recording

    Is the read conversational? Trying to achieve that conversational tone.

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    Peer Feedback:

    I like your laid back voice to this script. You committed yourself to it through the whole script. However, let’s change things up a bit and look at where a change in laid back could be a change in the lightbulb goes on and a little bit of an “a-ha” moment occurs. Maybe it’s at the point of “Well, check out 7-11.” Change in tone and a bit of excitement. It may add to the “conversational” feel you are striving for. Having a “pre-conversation” also will add to the tone you want. For example, the line “Think of it as...” could have a pre-conversation of (“in fact”) think of it as ... which brings you closer to having a personal feel to it. Great script to have fun with. You did great.

    Peer Feedback:

    This is a script to have fun with, IMHO. The references to dog biscuits and a three-alarm fire are the tip-off. And of course don't overlook the "turn" that waynes7 mentions in his feedback. There's room for everybody in the pool, but I'm thinking the writer really had in mind something light-hearted, so please take another run at it, this time with your tongue firmly planted within your cheek! (Apologies, but I just had to record this one, too. Try listening to my take to get a feel for what I'm talking about.)

    For recording quality, I hear some rumble in the background (this time of year, is it central A/C?), and also a little bit of room reflection. It's not too bad; I could barely hear it until I put my headphones on, but it's definitely there. The sound quality of your voice per-se is pretty good; nothing to change, there.

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    Airwick Airwaves

    Script:

    This is Nick. This is Nora. This is Nick’s nose. This is Nora’s nose. Nick’s nose likes a little air freshener. Nora’s nose likes a lot. Their noses didn’t know what to do. Until their nosy neighbor Ned told them about new improved Airwick Airwaves. Airwaves have a low setting for Nick’s nose and a refreshing, room filling scent for Nora’s Nose. Now Nick and Nora’s noses can live in harmony.

    38 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear vobyriya's recording

    Looking to see if the read is conversational.

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    Peer Feedback:

    This script has a tendency to take on a sing-song effect. However, you handled it very nicely and I didn’t hear that at all. Your pacing was good, as well as your clarity of many repetitive words. It did sound conversational and your consistent pacing helped. One suggestion would be to increase the tempo when getting to the neighbor segment. Then return back to the original pacing for the ending segment. Nice job.

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    Beethoven

    Script:

    Beethoven
    Of all the hundreds of symphonies that have been composed, none can rival in popularity or emotional interest the nine great symphonic works that Beethoven wrote. Beethoven took music off the pedestal of formal beauty, where Haydn and Mozart had left it, and immersed it in the whirlpool of life. He roughened it up until it began to do what he expected it to do ... to express problems, evoke emotions, move and struggle exuberantly. More people can respond at once to a Beethoven symphony than to any other. Many have written fine symphonies, but Beethoven’s remain in a class by themselves, as invaluable a part of our heritage as are Shakespeare’s plays.

    40 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Gary Mehlbrech's recording

    Trying to make the script more alive!! Let me know what needs work please!! Thanks!

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    Peer Feedback:

    I like how you approached this as a factual thing about Beethoven. Your tone sets us up to “be informed.” Which, I think is a good thing. As I hear this script, I hear a lot of descriptive words concerning the music and in your hopes of livening up the script, my suggestion would be to go back and find those words that are descriptive and use them. Words like pedestal of formal beauty, immersed it into the whirlpool of life. He roughened it up, Expressed, evoked, move and struggle. A lot of words that can form mental pictures. The expression of your voice, I believe will bring this script where you want it. Nice direction.

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    Rhythm on the river

    Script:

    Bring your family to the 15th annual Rhythm on the
    River!
    Saturday, August 26th in downtown Fort Atkinson!
    Kick off the night with Katie Mack and the Moan, from
    5 to 7:30pm!
    AND rock out with The Love Monkeys from 8:15 to
    midnight!
    Your kids will love airbrush tattoos and balloon
    animals from the Balloon guy!
    Enjoy a variety of tasty foods and drinks from area
    vendors too!
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    The 15th Annual Rhythm on the River, Saturday,
    August 26th in Downtown Fort Atkinson.
    Presented by the Fort Atkinson Area Chamber of
    Commerce and Johnson Bank!
    Go to Fort Chamber dot com for more information

    42 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Steven C's recording

    I want to know if I am analyzing the script correctly and if I am reading with the correct tone. I want and need to be more natural sounding. I love getting constructive feedback, it is the only way to learn.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Good articulation, Steven. Pacing was good, as well. The read was conversational, not announcery, making the narration appealing to audiences these days. Appropriate inflections were added. Recording quality was good, too, no background noise or interruptions.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thank you.

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    DeVry University

    Script:

    We aren’t looking for just any college students. We’re looking for the
    fighters.
    The focused. And formidable.
    Ones whose extracurriculars are working and parenting and working some
    more.
    With GPAs that include Grit. Perseverance. Ambition.
    The strongest people in America.
    The kind with heart, and drive, and dreams, who want a university to match.
    Want professors who’ll know them by name,
    see who they can be, believe in what they can do.
    Students who’ve already found themselves,
    and go to college to find a better job. Make a better life.
    Students who want more than a degree on graduation day... they want a
    career.
    If you’re this kind of student you’re our kind of different.
    DeVry University. Different. On purpose.

    36 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Steven C's recording

    I am really looking to get improve on my reads. I need to sound more natural and I want to know if I am achieving this.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hi Steve, you mentioned you'd like to sound more natural. During this narration, there were several points that were emphasized that didn't need to be, like "the kind with heart, drive...." Just speak as if you were talking to a college student you know. You're focusing too much on emphasizing certain emotional words, instead of speaking naturally.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thank you. That is exactly what I am wanting to know.

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    Demo Recording:

    Click to hear Kibouchi's recording

    Hi all, I'm brand spanking new to VO. I'm a motion graphics artist/video editor and illustrator. I do a lot of scratch tracks for the animations I create, and I'm good enough that clients always ask if I'm the final VO guy (I never am). I decided to give it a try. I cleared out a closet at home and filled it mostly with 1-inch sound padding. I'm using a Rhode NT1-A microphone to a Focusrite Scarlett Solo interface, and Adobe Audition CC on my macbook. Technique aside (and I'm sure you have a lot of great feedback there), the recording sounds... OK. But it lacks that professional sound and I wouldn't post this in an official real. I'm not sure if the problem is with the closet, the recording, the mic, or the post processing. Or all. There's a lot of things I'm doing in the recording that I can tell I need to work on aesthetically too, but feel free to offer any and all feedback you have! My cup is empty!

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    Peer Feedback:

    You have an amazing talent and voice. I am somewhat jealous. you really hitting the consonants hard, especially Bs. You might try standing sideways to the mike. There is some other noise going on through the recording like a rumbling sound. Awesome read!

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi Kibouchi.

    You have a very enthusiastic delivery and pacing sounded good. I agree with Steven C. regarding the plosive consonants. Do you have a pop screen? I am sure that would correct the problem right away. I have one that just clamps to the mic stand with a goose neck so it can be positioned any where in front of the mic or to the side, etc. Also, if you try Audacity (free program) you could get the noise out by having it analyze the area where you are not speaking, then you go back and reduce the noise over the whole recording. You can use the sliders to say how much or how little you want the reduction to be. Hope that helps. Good luck to you.

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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!

    46 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear teresalumini's recording

    Just started private coaching and my homework for my most recent session to experiment with the ridiculous, try character voices and just go big and just get my voice over into public for the first time. I would love feedback on my ridiculousness and where I can improve. I'm open to suggestions on stuff to try! Don't worry about sound quality or background noise for this. Here are three takes of my experiementing

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    Peer Feedback:

    Sounds like you had some fun making these. You are reading really fast, is that part of the exercise? Your voice has some good versatility to it.

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    Seminole Sporting Goods

    Script:

    Hey, y’all, this is Bubba! Now, y’all like getting’ out in the woods, right?
Well, the folks down at Seminole Sporting Goods have got everything you need to make that happen.
They’ve got a full line of Polaris and Honda ATVs; just about any ATV accessory you could ever want; tons of fishing, hunting, and camping gear; and – to top it off – they’ve got the best prices in Central Florida! You need financin’ for that new ATV? Well… they got that, too.
Don’t take my word for it, though… stop on by and check ‘em out for yourself. They’re easy to find… they’re right there in the heart of downtown Geneva. Oh… and when you get there, tell ‘em Bubba sent ya!

    44 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear jamescooperVO's recording

    Working on spots where I can flex a little bit of character work. Constructive feedback welcome.

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-117135/script-recording-102677.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    You did a great on maintaining your enthusiasm through the whole script. I thought the pacing was spot-on. The music you chose didn't overwhelm the script and really supported the "feel" of the script. One item I picked up on was the inhale when you took a breath but overall, this is really a good read.

    Peer Feedback:

    With a "character" like this, you want to be careful not to make him into a caricature or a stereotype. There is a fine line between makin' fun of someone and an honest portrayal.

    Who is your audience? This is kind of leaning toward Redneck Good Ol' Boys - a rather narrow demographic.

    Be careful of taking too many liberties with the text. For instance: A lot of the INGs are dropped, and it's written in. But the name of the store is not, and that's no accident. A director or the client may give you a pass on some of the others - huntin', campin' and fishin' would sound fine.

    The mix between the VO and the music bed is off - the music bed is clean and the VO is thin and a little distorted in spots. That's either in your processing or, more likely, you recording setup and space. Adding sound bed is tricky.

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    Coca Cola - Enjoy Summer

    Script:

    Enjoy summer with the new easy to hold, easy to pour curvy Coke two-liter bottle. This BBQ friendly two liter size keeps the Coke flowing and the classic design provides ergonomic grip-a-bility to prevent embarrassing spills on loved ones.
So head on down to Publix for all your family BBQ needs and enjoy summer. Coca-Cola. Open Happiness.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear jamescooperVO's recording

    Working on overall read for Demo Reel prep

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-117135/script-recording-102675.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    To me, this would be a keeper for the demo reel. Great pace and energy. Really good read!

    Peer Feedback:

    You're only going to use a fraction of this copy to put on a demo. May I suggest an edit that will put it closer to 10 seconds?

    Enjoy summer with the new, easy to grip, easy to pour, curvy Coke two-liter bottle. Head on down to Publix for all your summer BBQ needs and keep the Coke flowing. Coca-Cola. Open Happiness.

    For a demo, all of that "ergonomic" stuff ain't gonna matter What you want to grab them with is Coke (and new bottle), Publix, BBQ and summer. Oh, and Happiness.

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    Ford F-150

    Script:

    The All New 2018 Ford F-150

    Alright if your thinkin' about getting a new truck,

    you're probably thinkin' about fuel economy.

    Well you're goin' to want torque to go with it.

    Cause unless your usin' your truck to deliver Pizzas,

    you ain't getting' anything done without it.

    Torque is Power.

    It pulls trailers,

    hauls dirt,

    drags boulders.

    Torque is what is what gets the cap off your beer,

    and only the Ford F-150 with Eco-Boost has the best combination of

    torque and fuel economy.

    “Think about that!”

    Introducing the new 2018 Ford F-150.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear tyme2edit's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    Let me start by saying "WOW". I love the sound of your voice. I can totally see you booking these "manly" type spots. Having said that, this is my critique;

    If the copy is important word for word, the line with "want torque to go with it" has "go with that" instead of "it".

    The tone of your voice although, crisp and clear was flat and monotone with no real inflections...anywhere.

    Recording quality sounds good. I heard no background or echo-y sounds.

    In this copy I envision you and another man standing outside near your new F-150 and you are trying to convince him of why it he should make that decision to get a F-150 like you did. The copy has (in my head) a southern drawl but not exaggerated. Here in the south Ford Trucks really have meaning to men.

    Peer Feedback:

    Whether it's fair or not, this kind of copy (and the Ford F150) is going to be associated with Dennis Leary and that "snarky", in-your-face style of delivery.

    That said: Who is your audience? What does this copy convey?

    (Hint: Real strong, hard working men. Power!)

    Does the quiet, almost monotone delivery meet that criteria?

    You've got a nice, rich baritone. But you know that. Gimme some blood and guts and glory. (Oh, wait. That's Dodge Ram). OK. Let's get back to hardworking Joe Sixpack hauling rocks and pulling stumps.

    If you're going to slate, leave some space (a beat) before you go into the copy.

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    American Tire Supply

    Script:

    Free. Now when’s the last time ya’ heard that? A while...right? Well at American Tire Supply, when you buy one all-weather radial tire, you get another one free! Plus, get a free alignment! Hey, with a deal like this, how can you NOT afford to visit. So hurry on down to your local American Tire Supply, where you can still hear the word free. Subject to dealer participation.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear mikeylikesit0475's recording

    Wanted to see if I am improving. Performance and recording critique anyone?

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-128185/script-recording-102662.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Few things I noticed during your VO.

    - It sounds too much like you're reading the copy from the page. Who are you talking to (picturing talking to) when you say the words? If you imagine yourself talking to a family member/co-worker about this deal, then you will notice a difference on how much more casual/flowing it sounds.

    - The word Free sounds the same every time you say it in the copy. Very staccato and short. I get that you're trying to emphasize it but, to me, it sounds very forced. "Show some love on those key words. Don't shove them in my face...Unless the copy specifically calls for it." an EDGE instructor told me.

    - Pacing on the word NOT pulled me out of it. Sounded like "Naaaaht" compared to quick short pacing of other words.

    Good start though. Hope this helps

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    Chanticleer And The Fox By Geoffrey Chaucer And Barbara Cooney

    Script:

    A fox, tipped with black, and full of sly wickedness, had lived in the grove for three years. That same night, he burst through the hedges into the yard where fair Chanticleer was in the habit of going. And the fox lay quietly in a bed of herbs until almost noon of that day. Partlet, with all her sisters nearby, lay merrily bathing in the sand, with her back to the sun, and the lordly Chanticleer sang more joyfully than the mermaid in the sea. Now it happened that, as he cast his eye upon a butterfly among the herbs, Chanticleer became aware of the fox lying low.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Drewblu22's recording

    Good morning/afternoon/evening, to whoever listens to my recording. I ask to please give me your best constructive criticism, so i may work on it, at home. Thanks you and have a bless day.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Good evening, Drew.

    First off: Love the voice man. I wish I had the pipes to get a low register like that.

    I will say that your read is flat throughout the copy. You're in your comfort range and you stay there throughout. The excerpt sounds like a kids story in which some bad stuff is about to go down due to this Fox. That low pitch you have can certainly convey something sinister, but it seems out of place when you talk about Partlet and her sisters playing in the sand. Break the copy into 3 pieces and read them different ways. For Example:

    (SINISTER/SLY/EVILLY) A fox, tipped with black, and full of sly wickedness, had lived in the grove for three years. That same night, he burst through the hedges into the yard where fair Chanticleer was in the habit of going. And the fox lay quietly in a bed of herbs until almost noon of that day.

    (CAREFREE/JOYOUS) Partlet, with all her sisters nearby, lay merrily bathing in the sand, with her back to the sun, and the lordly Chanticleer sang more joyfully than the mermaid in the sea.

    (CAUTIOUS/TIMID/UH-OH) Now it happened that, as he cast his eye upon a butterfly among the herbs, Chanticleer became aware of the fox lying low.

    Also, be mindful of your pacing/pausing. You're reading a very formulaic way that produces too many pauses in awkward spots. Play around with the speed you ready each line.

    Hope this helps!

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    Amazonia by James Rollins Book Trailer

    Script:

    A field operative is found alive
    after disappearing into the Amazon
    4 years ago.
    He dies before he can answer-
    What happened to him?
    Where are the others from the expedition?
    And how did he go into the
    Amazon with only one arm
    and come out with two?
    Now a new expedition will enter
    Looking for answers,
    Finding horror in
    Amazonia.

    Contributed by Richurd

    49 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear AG's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    Really good pronunciation and reading. There are too many pauses and the ones that should be there are a little too long. Also, there is a clicking noise over the entire recording.

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    Heroes of the Imperium

    Script:

    In the nightmare future of the 41st millennium, mankind teeters upon the brink of extinction.

    The ever expanding Imperium of Man is beset on all sides by untrustworthy aliens, and malevolent creatures.

    It is further threatened from within by heretic rebels. Battle Brothers who have turned against us for the promise of Dark Powers.

    Only the strength of the immortal Emperor stands between humanity and its annihilation.

    The Space Marines act as the hand of the Emperor, enforcing his will upon the galaxy and cleansing its worlds for the people of the Imperium.

    For these extraordinary men and women, only in death does their duty to the Emperor end.

    51 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear vernpringlevo's recording

    Everyone, just starting my training and want your opinion on the quality and overall impression of my first submission. Thanks! Vern Pringle from Northern Virginia

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    Peer Feedback:

    Ok job, very intense. Recording quality is ok very gated. Overall good.

    Peer Feedback:

    Not a bad start. I would recommend varying the pattern of how you read. Listen to each line...notice how you always end a sentence on a downward inflection. You'd start a sentence, rise in the middle, and then downward inflect toward the end. To my ears it got repetitive.
    Be wary of overusing pauses in the copy for....dramatic.....effect. (aka "Shatnering")

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    Albertson's Take 2

    Script:

    Albertson's has everything you need, every day. The freshest food at low Albertson's prices. And right now you can save even more during our huge anniversary sale.Get selected varieties of Gatorade, 8=pack, 20 ounce bottles 3.99 each when you buy 5, plus selected varieties of Quaker Chewy Bars or Dibbs, 5 to8 count, 1.49 each when you buy 5. Mix or match. Albertson's huge anniversary sale. It's just better!

    50 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear mahoneybill's recording

    Listened to the great advice I received, and tried to make some changes. Just performance, not recording.

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    Peer Feedback:

    I thought the read was really good.

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    PAM

    Script:

    PAM Extra Virgin Olive Oil delivers superior non-stick performance while adding zero fat to your cooking. It's versatility makes it great for any dish when cooking on your stove top or in the oven. So try something new, or perfect an old favorite. Just get cooking!

    50 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear mahoneybill's recording

    Just performance. Am I forcing anything or holding on to consonants too long?

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    Peer Feedback:

    I didnt hear anything where you were forcing anything or holding on consonants too long.

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    1-800-PET-MEDS

    Script:

    Where do you get your pets flea, tick and heartworm medications? 1-800-PET-MEDS guarantees the lowest price on all your pets medications. Order now and receive free shipping. Call 1-800-PET-MEDS.

    54 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear CandiceP's recording

    Just starting out

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    Peer Feedback:

    1st off, very nice Candice! You have a nice, smooth sounding voice.

    Recording quality was fantastic. No echo, no lip smack -- just a nice sounding room.

    Off the top, your voice goes up a bit high on the "Where." Here's some advice that was given to me recently. Take each sentence, and ask yourself what they’re looking to communicate with it. Like the sentence end with a question mark. It seemed a tad flat going in to that. You have a very songy voice, which is nice because it flows, but ask yourself how would you ask this to a friend if you were talking to each other right now.

    Still nice start

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    "Norte Refresher" Health Soft Drink Spot

    Script:

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

    50 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear CandiceP's recording

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-121816/script-recording-102634.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Very nice job, vocal performance is very nice, pleasant and fun to listen too.

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    Power Wheels Boomerang

    Script:

    Power Wheels Boomerang - Extreme power, on or off the road. Boomerang conquers rough trails. You can control spinouts. Power Wheels Boomerang--the ultimate thrill ride. Only at ToysRUs.

    46 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear maestro_wsmith's recording

    Not my ideal recording space, but just looking for feedback on the performance. This is a TV spot.

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    Peer Feedback:

    I love the enthusiasm and gruff in the voice, I think it's exactly what this product needs. I do think the words can get a bit punchy, as in too separated between pronouncing each of them, mainly thinking of the line, Boomerang conquers rough trails.

    The recording quality seemed good, not my specialty but if I had to say anything, maybe a little quiet?

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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.

    47 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear MasonSVO's recording

    did a cold read on this for practice today. Let me know what you think

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    Peer Feedback:

    Maybe a little too thick with the tone you're setting, enraptured enthusiasm? Not sure of how to describe the feeling you're conveying. I think it's exactly what is needed for this script but I just think it needs a bit more fluctuation.

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    ROSY,S BOUTIQUE

    Script:

    ROSYS BOUTIQUE, CON LA ROPA DE MARCA DE TU PREFERENCIA.DEJATE VESTIR POR ROSYS BOUTIQUE.VISITANOS EN PANORAMA CITY. TELEFONO: (818) 814-1724

    51 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear HUGO CASTANEDA's recording

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-144276/script-recording-102616.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    The voiceover is really distorted, probably because the input recording levels are too high. And it sounds like you're in a very live hallway. Did you add reverb? Not common practice for VO.

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    Anderson Windows

    Script:

    For many folks, “the country” isn’t a place, it’s a state of mind. It’s watching a glorious sunrise from their breakfast table. It’s spending a lazy afternoon in the company of golden light. To them, it’s the experience of living with Andersen Light. To learn more about Andersen Light, see your Andersen Window Expert, or call 1-800-426-4261.

    57 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear AG's recording

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-145547/script-recording-102612.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Great tone, pace and inflection! And great audio quality too.
    Congrats!

    Peer Feedback:

    Really over-processed, which is causing sonic artifacts. The overall sound quality is very dull and muffled - too much boosted low end. Also sounds like it swing toward the left channel. Are you recording in MONO? You only have one voice. You only need to be recording in MONO.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thank you for your encouragement, Luizlaffey!

    Peer Feedback:

    Thank you for your feedback, jamesromick. I might have recorded in stereo by mistake.

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    Chuck-e-cheese's

    Script:

    Why are these kids laughing? Why not? Fun and joy of learning are essential to growing up and we're proud to play our part at Chuck'E'Cheese's by supporting children's public television where a kid can be a kid.

    55 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear QuiceStraughter's recording

    I believe this is my 100th recording. And this read was rather difficult.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Not bad. Very energetic. Not sure if it was a little overdone.

    Peer Feedback:

    Recording quality was fine.

    You recording though was a bit up and down. You have a clear, nice voice -- no need to punch "Essential" so hard. It started out low at the top, then your energy came on strong.

    Now this is just me.. Try a different run at it with a bit of fun in your voice. Kids laughing, Chuck E Cheese's. Sounds like a good time. If it was your 100th recording, then I understand 'cause Ive been their too.

    Good stuff.. keep it going.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks guys.

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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.

    49 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear waynes7's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    Good job. I like it.

    Peer Feedback:

    Great voice, clarity and tone! Maybe you could deliver the text just a little more faster...

    Peer Feedback:

    Really great job! I loved this. Such a clear voice, completely the right tone and enthusiasm but I would would read a tad faster, still pausing for interesting punctuation. i.e. Save yourself money!

    Peer Feedback:

    I enjoyed this one.. Nice job. Just a tad faster and not so deliberate- What I mean is loosen up your voice and this will flow perfectly. This spot is perfect for you!

    Peer Feedback:

    I really like your interpretation of there script..
    Tone sounds great too!!

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    46 people have played this

    Demo Recording:

    Click to hear Eliz's recording

    Trying out a new "old lady" voice; it's supposed to be humorous. Was it?

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    Peer Feedback:

    Goid comic time and voice! I will just suggest that you can mumble a little to convey more fun!

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    A Haunting Tale

    Script:

    In this world, there is real evil.
    In the darkest shadows and in the most ordinary places.
    These are the true stories of the innocent and the unimaginable.
    Between the world we see and the things we fear.
    There are doors.
    When they are opened.
    Nightmares become reality.

    47 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Luizlaffey's recording

    Just getting in the market... what do you think?

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    Peer Feedback:

    I was scared listening to it; very effective! My only issue was that I thought the background music, good choices by the way, was a bit too loud. Other than that, good job.

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    48 people have played this

    Demo Recording:

    Click to hear Luizlaffey's recording

    Getting in the market, what do you think?

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    Peer Feedback:

    YOU SOUND GOOD MY FRIEND

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    50 people have played this

    Demo Recording:

    Click to hear Rage226's recording

    Just got a new mic, and have learned A TON about editing since I last recorded my character demo. I feel like the noise gate clipped the audio here and there, but give a listen and let me know if you think anything else needs work. Looking for feedback on the technical side of things as well as voice acting. Thank you!

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    Peer Feedback:

    Good character tone and pace! And a good accent! The quality of your audio sounds really good! keep the good work!

    Peer Feedback:

    Noise gates are problematic for recording VO. It also depends on the plugin. Something like WAVES NS1 Noise Suppressor (which is a noise gate with their particular algorithm), only has one control. But something with a few more parameters to tweak may offer a little more finesse.

    What DAW are you using? What is your FX stack?

    I can hear just a bit of room reflection. What is your recording environment like?

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks Luizlaffey!

    jamesromick - thanks for the comment! I currently use Audacity (I'm on a budget but looking to get Reaper sometime soon) with their Nyquist Noisegate plugin. I try to finesse it as much as possible - you can play with the attack/decay, signal reduction, and gate threshold. It's tricky because I don't want to clip off words or breaths and make it sound unnatural, but at the same time there are some mouth clicks that I'd love to be rid of right in the middle of two words.

    I typically do noise reduction, noise gate, equalization, compression, and amplification (after the compression to reduce the volume to an acceptable level).

    I have a rather simple in-home booth constructed from a PVC frame with moving blankets clamped onto it. I'm starting to realize that for some of the bigger sounds (the second character in particular), the sound might be reverberating off of the PVC or the small storage unit I keep in there with me. I've thought about getting some acoustic foam to sew onto the blankets, but I travel with the booth fairly frequently and want to keep it lower-profile so that it fits in the duffel bag I use.

    Thanks again for your input, really appreciate it!

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    A Haunting title

    Script:

    A Haunting title

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

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

    60 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Gary Mehlbrech's recording

    Not sure the reason, but I like this one!!

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    Peer Feedback:

    you sound good, maybe a music in the back will make it much better

    Peer Feedback:

    If the script interpretation isn't quite there and the sound quality isn't good, a music bed will only mask the flaws. And if your engineering skills aren't all that savvy, then adding a music bed could be a disaster.

    First and foremost is the storytelling - the breakdown of what is being conveyed with the words.

    OK. This says that it is a documentary. A haunted house? Folklore of evil? Whatever.

    First of all, are you seeing the images that might be on the TV or movie screen as you say these words? What does evil look like to you? Is it Steven King's IT clown? Is it Brain Eating Zombies? Is it Charles Manson? Is it the Twilight Zone? Is it hiding under your bed? Or in your closet?

    You need to see and feel the evil - know what it is to you - before you can convey this message to me as a listener.

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    Purina 3

    Script:

    Did you know a lean puppy is a healthy puppy? That's why today, Purina uses a patented ingredient to create the first and only puppy food with a nutrient proven to help reduce the percentage of body fat. Because when it comes to a puppy's health, Purina Science proves that the right nutrition can make all the difference.

    51 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear QuiceStraughter's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    Great energy,, can hear the smile!

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks, Gary.

    Peer Feedback:

    Love this! Very friendly! Great job!

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks, samariassy.

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    A1 Steak Sauce

    Script:

    With steak, you want to make every bite count. That's why we use A-1 Steak Sauce. A-1 brings out every single bite of steak, or even hamburger. Mmmmm, delicious. For me, there's only one steak sauce, A-1. Because A-1 has all the taste that makes every bite count.

    59 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear joeyfischetti's recording

    I really want to venture out in the world of voice overs, trying something new. I appreciate any feedback good or bad, Thank you.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Your voice adds to this spot in a “manly” way! It’s a good thing. What I notice: make the script flow more naturally, as if you are talking to someone about why you like this steak sauce so much. The comma in the first sentence should be a slight pause. In the third sentence, too long of a pause after A-1. Be conversational. Nice start to a great script to bring out your own personality.

    Peer Feedback:

    Hearing some NY/NJ regionalism. Not necessarily a bad thing. But it might be a little limiting as to what you'll be cast for.

    Lots of plosive popping. You may be working a little too close to the mic. You might also consider working off-axis to the mic - placing it off to the side or tilted away a bit so that the puffs of air don't go directly into the capsule, but past it. Some room reverberation too.

    I don't believe you. I don't believe that you like steak or A1 Sause. You could be a vegan for all I know. That Mmmmm didn't come from an honest place, acting wise.

    Who are you and who (that one person) are you talking to?

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    Kool-Aid Jammers

    Script:

    Low in calories. High in Fun. Introducing Kool-Aid Jammers 10. The first 10-calorie juice drink for kids in a pouch. Made with Real Fruit Juice and 100% Vitamin C.

    62 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear QuiceStraughter's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    Fun script with the the option of a lot of chances for variations. The pace could be picked up. Good choice to make lines 1 and 2 a bit different. Calories seem to be the key word in this script, so look for words that are important to the script. For example, perhaps in the 4th sentence, “first” would have a slight emphasis before the “10”. Perhaps make the first two sentences declarative, rather than “sing-song.” Your pitch could be changed slightly for both lines. I’m all over the place with thoughts on this, but I hope some of these suggestions help.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks for the feedback.

    Peer Feedback:

    "Low in Calories" sounded like a question because you went up on the end of it. Seems like that should be a bit more on the exclamatory side.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks for the feedback, touzet.

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