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Excellent idea to add guest instructors, with specific topic experience, to the mix. Scott also does a superb job and provides strong insight when information from callers slows, and we are all thankful he keeps on top of the numerous callers and open mikes. It makes a big difference!

Don

Hello!

Just a few comments ~ because I really enjoyed Talk Time last Sunday. Lots of valuable information, encouragement and motivation, as always! Graeme Spicer rocks!

Hey, the webinar format was vastly superior in sound quality. It made the call so very much more enjoyable and something to look forward to for the next week. Almost everyone sounded better.

Tom

Thanks for the Talk Time on eLearning. The suggested format of having experts interviewed and then Q&A would allow for more information to be disseminated. Having the opportunity to submit questions beforehand is a great idea, too.

I appreciate all of the resources Edge makes available. I am looking forward to coming back for training soon.

Rosemary B

Thanks again for another enjoyable and informative Talk Time! I feel that I am learning a great deal about voiceover from these sessions, and I appreciate James and Tom's encouragement and kindness. I look forward to attending future Talk Time sessions!

Sarah

Hi guys!

Thanks for doing this on a weekly basis. This was the first session I was in on, and aside from the problem of technically controlling so many different people with their input, I was impressed. It was like a meeting of like minded folks lettin their hair down to chat for awhile with other pros.

Appreciated the thoughts of various vo types on the subject of ACX, but I would have liked to have heard someone from ACX there as well, to kind of be the "official" person from whom ideas or questions are bounced off of.

Will try to make future sessions if I can!

Larry

Thank you for the opportunity to give you feedback. I am new to voiceover - having really committed to learning the biz and the craft as of August 2015. I attended the Sag Conservatory intro to voiceover, which led me to the Sag-Aftra Foundation - Don LaFontaine Vo Lab and other classes were I attended over 19 workshops and countless hours in the solo and main booths. My goal set was to train in the fall and then get my home studio set up in the new year and start the process of the business. Recently, I joined Voices.com and have been practicing and submitting over 100 auditions etc, I registered for the Weekly Workout at Voiceregistry and have studied the demos available on voicebank.net. as well as voices.com and voices123.

Way back in September, I discovered Edge Studio on a random ‘google search’ for VO training, but had put it on a “back burner”. I wasn’t ready for the info and it seemed like one of many businesses making claims for training and services. I needed to wait and see and hear from other voice actors what was good and what wasn’t. At that time, being new, it was all part of the preliminary research for vo classes and training. As of this past month, I was at a point in development and interest that I followed up on the Edge Studio emails and info regarding these Sunday night TalkTime sessions (and access to archived sessions) I am now dedicated to these events.

In the 2 that I have listened to, I have learned GREAT tips and have had many question answered. Just this past week, I started the serious process of putting together a demo reel and this past Sunday the topic addressed the questions about how to put together a reel. VERY informative as well as redirected my uneducated understanding of industry standards. Now, I absolutely appreciate the reason to have a professional oversee the production as opposed to me piecing together what I think is good and using my home studio with Twisted Wave and then Pro Tools to master in music or such as well as the use of copywrited material and how to find/pick appropriate material. I really appreciate that this forum is available and thank you for your efforts to support, not just myself as a newcomer, but pros in the biz! I will be paying closer attention to what Edge Studio has to offer.

Molly

You guys provide a great service and I'm very grateful.

Ron R

Thank you for another great Talk Time session! I always learn so much from James and Tom, and I also appreciate the information from the special guests. I look forward to attending future Talk Time sessions!
Thanks!

Sarah

I liked the discussions, I was provided great guidance and look forward to more learning on Sunday nights.

Hello.

I appreciate this live forum you have made available. I have gained helpful insight from having my questions answered, as well as, hearing others' questions answered. Being new to the voice acting community, I'm eager to absorb and discover all I possibly can to understand the business. I also appreciate the housekeeping at the beginning of each session. Thanks a bunch.

Alicia

Overall, I learned a lot and enjoyed the topic of discussion. Thanks to Edge for such an great opportunity.

Sophia

Thank you for providing this amazing opportunity for us to learn from others.

The facilitator is excellent and I appreciate how thoughtfully and respectfully he considers each question and every answer.

I have joined three times, twice by using the phone access number, and I took copious notes during each call. The information provided has been invaluable.

Wednesday I will join one of the meeting groups that was recommended last night.

I am impressed by the generosity of others to share ideas so that we all might enjoy success!

Elizabeth

I think this is a great idea! The discussions are interesting and I learn from them.

Debra

That was my first and it won't be my last. Pretty good tips and pearls of wisdom. Of course about the time I had my finger on the trigger about DAWS the subject shifted to another subject which was OK because all the subjects were really good. Great bunch of folks, had a great time. Looking forward to the next webinar. Was wondering if you had discussed channel strips much. I picked up a used dbx286a because I wasn't satisfied with what I was hearing with my AT2035 through a Focusrite2i2 or is just a good mic pre like Golden Age or Warm a better route to go and post edit with eq, compression, etc. later. Sorry no Manley or Avalon in my budget. Thanks for a great webinar, and looking forward to the next one. Till then, keep talking.

David

I'm a big fan . I had a terrific session in Talk time last Sunday. I've just recorded my demo at Edge in NY so the session on auditioning was sooo timely, unfortunately i was in listen only mode, but thought the discussion and GREAT tips for starting out really useful. The topics are well chosen and I also like that talk time is a mix of experienced and newbies voice over people who just want to share their knowledge and love of a good read!

Jaslyn

Hi

Thank you for putting on the call about audio books. It was very informative and helpful. Especially interesting was to hear the experts from the industry share their experiences so we can learn from them.

Diego

Thank you so much for another great Talk Time session! I always learn so much, both from James and Tom, and from the other participants, and I love the positive and supportive community created by Talk Time. I look forward to attending future Talk Time sessions!

Sarah

Great show and some great information provided by some very generous people. Have been looking for something like a voice over practice group and got a couple of fantastic leads in that direction. Glad I tuned in that night. Thanks Edge Studios, grateful for what you do for the pro's and the not so pro.

David

I loved it! It was my first time, and I wanted to get in on the audiobook discussion. I thought Dave did a great job moderating, and there were really good people of all levels who all had something to share. I learned a lot, and got to share my knowledge as well. Thank you for Talk Time. It's a great service to the VO community.

Petrea B

Hello there.

I've been listening to the archived "Talk with a Pro" and "TalkTime" events. There is a definite progression in the improvement of the experience. The new webinar format is far superior even to the recently-used telephone conference system. It now sounds like Scott and some of the attendees are right there with me in my booth talking shop.

Speaking of whom... now, he may grimace with humility about this one; but that is just one reason why Scott Harlan is a great moderator of these events. The new format gives him much more efficient control over the forum. But it comes at a cost: he is now as busy as a pilot of a jumbo jet coming in for a landing at JFK. Aside from responding when someone calls on him - which happens in almost every event, he keeps the background noise as mitigated as is humanly possible and still handles everything professionally and courteously... even when that means getting us back on topic or anything else a moderator needs to do for a conversation comprised of dozens of very diverse attendees.

Finally, it is very generous of you to post these events in publicly accessible archives. It's one of the reasons that my 2014 business plan includes becoming an Edge Studio-trained professional voiceover talent. Nothing beats having an actual coach; still, I have learned much from these posts and look forward to learning and understanding even more in 2014.

Thank you once again and all the best in the new year.

Steven

This is the sort of information I needed prior to purchasing my equipment. I learned from the Webinar-after the fact-that the room is key to the quality of the sound of the mic. My initial custom demos were horrific, as I had no clue that the environment was all wrong to begin with.
The sound quality of the recording has given me issues from the get go as well, only the information passed on on July 12, I needed like last year.
I am grateful for these webinars and I still gain knowledge even though I have been recording for a short while. I am always learning something new and leave the webinars psyched and have tons more reading to do in order to keep abreast of the fast changing technological trends in this business.

Excellent webinar, as usual.

Irene

Thank you so much for this opportunity to express my first talk time experience. It was very helpful and actually helped me to focus on specific goals (as I build my vision board for this season in the new year). As an actor/vocalist newly entering the voiceover family, I took notes on all the helpful points shared. Thank you again and I have placed these talk time opportunities on my calendar forward.

Belated feedback...Very informative, lots of helpful advice, sharing. Appreciate the casual yet guided facilitation to keep us on track. Only complaint is about people who don't mute their mics! Amazed how much background and insensitivity was going on. Overall though...very enthusiastic and knowledgeable group that treated newcomers with little 'tech' skills with respect and patience.
Thanks so much!

Elayne

I enjoyed the subject matter of all things studio recording. I got a lot of helpful hints and websites to reference from it. I like the fact that it is interactive and the free format style lends itself to networking well with others.

I really enjoyed talk time, currently narrating audiobooks so found the session very informative

Just wanted to say thank you for taking time out of your weekend to do this. I am sure you have other things to be doing on a Sunday night!

Kevin

I really enjoyed the talk Time concerning audiobooks; listening to the advice from the seasoned vets was excellent for a newbie like me. I now have plenty on information to get started on recording audiobooks.

Thank you for your webinar talk time. I found it extremely helpful. I will be tuning much more often in the future.

Troy

Thank you so much for tighter controls of the mute function
on last Sundays (071215) Talk Time.

Finally able to hear full questions and answers with out all the background
distractions of TV, dogs, sneezes and so much more from non-attentive attendees.

RA

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