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BonoMan
Feb 20, 2002


Jade Ear Joe

King Lou posted:

I was in on the call when they announced they were switching over to this "new system." It's really hosed up, though. They clearly launched in what most people would probably consider Alpha Dev state. I have been angrily taking screenshots of all the loving terrible design choices. Everything about it is super awful. A classic "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" situation. I'd love to see the volume of hate mail they are getting. I started getting job suggestions again but I now super hate using the site because the UX is so hosed.



It's almost as if they were reading this thread and knew who I was. They reached out to me to do a video call with a UX researcher of theirs last week and I got to walk her through all the bugs and weird UI changes I experienced.

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King Lou
Jun 3, 2004
They say the fittest shall survive, yet the unfit may live



BonoMan posted:

It's almost as if they were reading this thread and knew who I was. They reached out to me to do a video call with a UX researcher of theirs last week and I got to walk her through all the bugs and weird UI changes I experienced.

Interesting. I sent them all my unrequested screen grabs with what a loving nightmare their site has become.

I tried submitting an audition today and got this awesome result



I can't see if it even went through. Good times.

I read an annoying thing on r/VoiceActing. Basically Voices.com has 200k users and by the time you submit any job you'll be 200 submissions too late. The sheer number of submissions is brutal. Meanwhile Voice123 has it's platinum members who get several hours head start on all job postings. There was someone in that VA thread claiming to be a V123 plat member who rakes in tens of thousands of dollars through V123. This is on top of their regular VO work. It's mildly disheartening but that's showbiz!

SwitchbladeKult
Apr 4, 2012



"The warmth of life has entered my tomb!"


Edward Mass posted:

Question: whom should I send my demo reel to? I live in Austin (obviously), but would work elsewhere in Texas if opportunities arise.

I've heard good things about TAG. If I end up moving to Austin later this year I'm going to reach out to them.

Do you have any recommendations on coaches/classes and getting a demo put together out there in Austin?

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

The Timeless Child is THE DOCTOR? Oh, for God's sake!


Top Cop

My teacher is actually my sister, and she lives in New York, so there’s that. I used Lunchbox Audio to record - recommend.

King Lou
Jun 3, 2004
They say the fittest shall survive, yet the unfit may live



Edward Mass posted:

My teacher is actually my sister, and she lives in New York, so there’s that. I used Lunchbox Audio to record - recommend.

What / Where is Lunchbox Audio.

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

The Timeless Child is THE DOCTOR? Oh, for God's sake!


Top Cop

King Lou posted:

What / Where is Lunchbox Audio.

It’s this guy’s house/studio in south Austin. I have never been in a recording booth as quiet as his!

SwitchbladeKult
Apr 4, 2012



"The warmth of life has entered my tomb!"


Been itching to practice some character voices. What's everyone's go to source for copy to practice with? I've been grabbing random Alfred lines from the 90's Batman cartoons but I feel like there's probably a better way.

I want to put together 8 to 13 distinct characters for a demo that I am planning to get professionally recorded near the middle of this year. Does anyone have any tips for inventing character voices that they could share?

Also, any recommendations on recording apps for Android? I need to have something I can record on when I get a character voice idea. Nothing super fancy just good enough to remember the voice so I can replicate it when back home. I've tried a few already and they've all been crap even for just note taking purposes.

blinkeve1826
Jul 26, 2005

WELCOME TO THE NEW DEATH


Just in case there are any LA-based newcomers to this thread: I'm teaching a free voiceover class on Monday the 25th in preparation for my next eight-week VO class in March. Send your friends in LA who are interested in VO too, I like meeting goons and friends of goons (and they tend to do well in my classes too )

The Joe Man
Apr 7, 2007

Flirting With Apathetic Waitresses Since 1984

What's a decent rate for audiobooks/per page these days? Have a potential private connection coming up and want to be prepared.

PHIZ KALIFA
Dec 21, 2011
ABS THUNDERSKULL.

element: thunderbolts.

steed: a thunderbolt.

slogan/motto: "gonna clap them cheeks like a Thunderskull."


Hey folks, I cut a 10 minute demo reel for a romance publisher, would y'all mind giving it a listen and telling me what you think? Wear headphones and don't listen to this at work.

Ishamael
Feb 18, 2004

You don't have to love me, but you will respect me.

The Joe Man posted:

What's a decent rate for audiobooks/per page these days? Have a potential private connection coming up and want to be prepared.

Last time I did an audiobook project was probably 2016, and it was $3/page at that time, IIRC.

blinkeve1826
Jul 26, 2005

WELCOME TO THE NEW DEATH


PLEASE READ EVERYTHING CAREFULLY *BEFORE* REACHING OUT. THANK YOU!

Hi folks,

I am casting one more role in an animated short horror film (which has already been mostly cast and recorded) due out in the next few months. Please note from the get-go that this is a collaborative passion project by a small team of horror and animation fans, in which all roles are unpaid.

Full information is below. Good luck!

CASTING: ANIMATED HORROR SHORT

STORYLINE
Three friends go out in search of the the grave of the local legend, Isabelle Wakeworth. When Isabelle then comes to life, she relentlessly stalks the three friends and yet more characters one-by-one.

CHARACTER
We are casting one more character for this film, a Caucasian male in his early 20s.
Two important notes:
-While this character appears Caucasian in the film, we encourage actors of all ethnicities to read for this role.
-Similarly, while the character presents as an early 20s male in the film, we encourage actors of ANY gender identity and age range who can bring life to this character to read for this role.
Additional details will be provided to those selected to submit an audition.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS
Please note that this is an animated short horror film with scenes involving violence, gore, nudity/implied sexual scenarios, and profanity/vulgarity among the (animated) characters in considering whether you would like to participate in this project.

Please also note that all recording will be done remotely and that actors must have sufficient self-recording capabilities, as well as the ability to patch our director in via Skype for the session (less than an hour), or be responsible for securing access to such facilities for their session.

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
Please email ltmcasting(at)gmail(dot)com ASAP (and no later than 11:59PM PST on 04-11-2019) with the following information:

-Full name
-Email address
-Location (City & state/Metro area)
-Any relevant VO experience, if applicable
-LINKS TO relevant VO demos/samples, if applicable (NO ATTACHMENTS, PLEASE)
-Please also confirm that you have either sufficient home recording capability or have access to such facilities/equipment. If you won't be recording your audition on the same setup, please include a sample recorded on the setup you will be using for the session if selected for the project.
-Clearly-stated confirmation that you will not only keep the audition materials completely confidential, but also that you will keep the audition itself (i.e. agreeing not to share any information about the audition, including the fact that you auditioned for it) confidential until the final film is completed and released to the public.
-Anything else/other relevant information you'd like to include (yes, I do read these)

If you are selected to submit an audition, you will be provided with audition materials and asked to submit an audition recording shortly thereafter (deadline 5PM PST 04-12). Submissions received after business hours on 04-11 may not receive audition materials until the next day.

We are accepting referrals for this project; please EMAIL ltmcasting(at)gmail(dot)com with full names, email addresses, and links to demos/samples/relevant information for those whom you'd like to refer. Please have them include your name (and SA username if I don't already know you) in the SUBJECT LINE so I know where it's coming from.

Questions may be directed to ltmcasting(at)gmail(dot)com (please DO NOT PM); however, we may not be able to respond to all inquiries within our limited time frame. Questions that are already addressed in this post or answered with a simple web search will not receive responses.

Doctor Malaver
May 23, 2007

Ce qui s'est passé t'a rendu plus fort

Hello again, thread. I'm looking for one or two narrators for technical books.
https://www.manning.com/liveaudio-landing

People with IT background especially welcome, since there are many code fragments to read. If you can't read code, we'll create a glossary of pronunciation for you.
As soon as your sample is accepted you'll get a 200-600 page book. We pay per page.

PM me or post here...

WarpedNaba
Feb 8, 2012

Being social makes me swell!

Manning, huh? I did their R in Action book the last time around. If they're okay with having me again, I'd be happy to do another.

King Lou
Jun 3, 2004
They say the fittest shall survive, yet the unfit may live



Doctor Malaver posted:

Hello again, thread. I'm looking for one or two narrators for technical books.
https://www.manning.com/liveaudio-landing

People with IT background especially welcome, since there are many code fragments to read. If you can't read code, we'll create a glossary of pronunciation for you.
As soon as your sample is accepted you'll get a 200-600 page book. We pay per page.

PM me or post here...

Sent a PM

King Lou
Jun 3, 2004
They say the fittest shall survive, yet the unfit may live



Saw this interesting VO related tidbit about the Yahoo yodeler in my inbox today. https://thehustle.co/the-yodeler-wh...o-sued-yahoo%2F

Ritznit
Dec 19, 2012

I'm crackers for cheese.



Ultra Carp

Can anyone recommend a good Youtube video/channel about doing a recording setup at home, and which mics are nice? I'm moving soon and will finally have a room to myself for my work, and I'm dying to set up a proper starting setup. I don't mind spending decent-but-not-crazy amounts of money on a decent pre-amp, stand, mic and all that, I just really need some good instructions on how to set everything up and build a good recording environment.

SwitchbladeKult
Apr 4, 2012



"The warmth of life has entered my tomb!"


Ritznit posted:

Can anyone recommend a good Youtube video/channel about doing a recording setup at home, and which mics are nice? I'm moving soon and will finally have a room to myself for my work, and I'm dying to set up a proper starting setup. I don't mind spending decent-but-not-crazy amounts of money on a decent pre-amp, stand, mic and all that, I just really need some good instructions on how to set everything up and build a good recording environment.

I like Booth Junkies for equipment recommendations.

The Joe Man
Apr 7, 2007

Flirting With Apathetic Waitresses Since 1984

I snuck Macho Man into another game:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MbGVqOXw18

King Lou
Jun 3, 2004
They say the fittest shall survive, yet the unfit may live



AWWW YEAH, SNAP INTO IT!

I did another regional commercial. Booked via V123

The Joe Man
Apr 7, 2007

Flirting With Apathetic Waitresses Since 1984

King Lou posted:

AWWW YEAH, SNAP INTO IT!

I did another regional commercial. Booked via V123


Nice; I'm getting severe Summerset Hills flashbacks.


BREAKING NEWS: Are you all ready to ruin your careers for life?!!

https://twitter.com/Studiofow/statu...642920787324930

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

The Timeless Child is THE DOCTOR? Oh, for God's sake!


Top Cop

Am I allowed to use a pseudonym? Because, while interesting, there is no way in hell I'm using my real name in pornography.

King Lou
Jun 3, 2004
They say the fittest shall survive, yet the unfit may live



Edward Mass posted:

Am I allowed to use a pseudonym? Because, while interesting, there is no way in hell I'm using my real name in pornography.

You might be surprised how few people use their real names in porn. Its weird!

King Lou
Jun 3, 2004
They say the fittest shall survive, yet the unfit may live



I've been keeping a running doc of some the VO audition scripts that I've recorded over the past year. If you're interested in grabbing some contemporary copy to read check it out. They are all from Voice123 and I'm fairly certain all of the job posters didn't care if auditioners used their auditions in their own samples.

King Lou Audition Script Vault

Did I book any of them? A few. I got more work from people remembering my voice and coming back to me for something else.

Camo Guitar
Jul 15, 2009


Edit: All spots filled on the project, thanks for all the help Goons!

Camo Guitar fucked around with this message at 23:04 on Jul 24, 2019

JossiRossi
Jul 28, 2008

A little EQ, a touch of reverb, slap on some compression and there. That'll get your dickbutt jiggling.

Cybernetic Crumb

Hey Camo, if you are interested (and use Discord) there's a server with a focus on writing audio dramas you might find useful, bunch of resources. You can find it here: https://discord.gg/q2Zx5j7

Camo Guitar
Jul 15, 2009


I don't have Discord but I'll be getting it now - thanks Jossi!

Edit: My god, this place is massive. In as Almigo, thanks again!!

Camo Guitar fucked around with this message at 23:22 on Jun 24, 2019

WarpedNaba
Feb 8, 2012

Being social makes me swell!

I'd give it a shot, but it's winter right now so when I get back from the gym my voice box does the best impression of a walnut.

Camo Guitar
Jul 15, 2009


WarpedNaba posted:

I'd give it a shot, but it's winter right now so when I get back from the gym my voice box does the best impression of a walnut.

A walnut...in space?

SwitchbladeKult
Apr 4, 2012



"The warmth of life has entered my tomb!"



Is there a deadline?

Camo Guitar
Jul 15, 2009


SwitchbladeKult posted:

Is there a deadline?

I'd love to have all voices filled/locked down at least by the Friday week (July 5) after that I'll be plugging the parts into the project as they filter through.

WarpedNaba
Feb 8, 2012

Being social makes me swell!

Camo Guitar posted:

A walnut...in space?

No, that's the VOX project I did for Space Station 13. A different flavour of nuts altogether.

Camo Guitar
Jul 15, 2009


One voice filled for the project a few posts up - plenty left if you're keen. Participation may increase your sex appeal. Results may vary.

The Joe Man
Apr 7, 2007

Flirting With Apathetic Waitresses Since 1984

As of today, literally every unit voice (that's not a non-speaking monster/growls) has been voiced between myself & one of my main actresses in the Age of Fear turn-based fantasy strategy series. You can check out the free version here:

https://store.steampowered.com/app/...The_Free_World/

Camo Guitar
Jul 15, 2009


First ep of Space D.I.R.T done - thanks to everyone who shot through an audition!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KK6_UkCeuxc

Now to work on the next ep!

The Joe Man
Apr 7, 2007

Flirting With Apathetic Waitresses Since 1984

Gibbous: A Cthulhu Adventure has been released!

https://store.steampowered.com/app/...ulhu_Adventure/

Myself, JossiRossi and WarpedNaba all did voicework on the game. Also shoutout to blinkeve1826 for her wonderful voicework on the demo which was integral on getting it KickStarter funded in the first place!

Working on getting Steam keys for everyone involved so hold tight.

EDIT: Steam keys have been sent out! Check your email inboxes.

The Joe Man fucked around with this message at 18:41 on Aug 9, 2019

Ishamael
Feb 18, 2004

You don't have to love me, but you will respect me.

This is pretty exciting. I haven't done a lot of VO in the last couple years, but I did get a call from Hasbro to do something that has been on my bucket list forever: be the voice of a toy!

I was the Red Ranger for the new Beast-X UltraZord Power Rangers toy. No idea if its a good toy, but that's definitely me doing the one million catchphrases!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tayGE1G_DOw#t=36s

It was a fun job, I had to do a soundalike for an existing actor, which ended up being that kinda surfer-sounding voice you hear there. There weren't a lot of retakes, except when it came to the trademarked phrases like "it's morphin time", where they had very specific notes about timing and inflection.

Overall, really fun! And I am a toy, which is as cool as it gets.

King Lou
Jun 3, 2004
They say the fittest shall survive, yet the unfit may live



Ishamael posted:

This is pretty exciting. I haven't done a lot of VO in the last couple years, but I did get a call from Hasbro to do something that has been on my bucket list forever: be the voice of a toy!

I was the Red Ranger for the new Beast-X UltraZord Power Rangers toy. No idea if its a good toy, but that's definitely me doing the one million catchphrases!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tayGE1G_DOw#t=36s

It was a fun job, I had to do a soundalike for an existing actor, which ended up being that kinda surfer-sounding voice you hear there. There weren't a lot of retakes, except when it came to the trademarked phrases like "it's morphin time", where they had very specific notes about timing and inflection.

Overall, really fun! And I am a toy, which is as cool as it gets.

Very cool! Congrats.

I'm recording my 3rd segment of audiobook narration this week. I've learned so much about Java, Powershell and Microservice patterns!

ItWasMoida
Jan 30, 2019

I only come out when it is wet.

Congratulations Lou!

Without going too deep into things, I've recently decided to up my overall quality when it comes to my v/o tech, including my first XLR mic, soundboard, laptop, audio program and build either a PVC or full booth in my home.

I've used the Blue Yeti and, I'm not sure if anyone else has had a similar problem, but each Blue Yeti would short out between a few months and a year. I've been through 3 mics before I decided that I need to get something that would last longer than a year. After a lengthy hiatus due to a new 9 to 5 job and a nagging cough due to what I recently learned were seasonal allergies, I'm finally making my way to return to building up my professional voice acting career.

Right now, due to a lack of equipment, I have nothing to record with. But I'm looking to change that with the big upgrade I have planned.

Until then, I'd like to leave a link to some of my earlier work. A commercial and character reel that I had recorded professionally.
https://soundcloud.com/david-lanzafame

Glad to be here and it's great to be among so many working voice actors!

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SwitchbladeKult
Apr 4, 2012



"The warmth of life has entered my tomb!"


ItWasMoida posted:

Congratulations Lou!

Without going too deep into things, I've recently decided to up my overall quality when it comes to my v/o tech, including my first XLR mic, soundboard, laptop, audio program and build either a PVC or full booth in my home.

I've used the Blue Yeti and, I'm not sure if anyone else has had a similar problem, but each Blue Yeti would short out between a few months and a year. I've been through 3 mics before I decided that I need to get something that would last longer than a year. After a lengthy hiatus due to a new 9 to 5 job and a nagging cough due to what I recently learned were seasonal allergies, I'm finally making my way to return to building up my professional voice acting career.

Right now, due to a lack of equipment, I have nothing to record with. But I'm looking to change that with the big upgrade I have planned.

Until then, I'd like to leave a link to some of my earlier work. A commercial and character reel that I had recorded professionally.
https://soundcloud.com/david-lanzafame

Glad to be here and it's great to be among so many working voice actors!

I built a PVC pipe booth and hung acoustic blankets for walls. I then hung acoustic foam in front of the blankets and built a roof from cardboard and covered that in foam. Works really well. I get a nice clean sound. The downside is it doesn't isolate sound from outside very well so every once in a while I get a ruined take from a passing car or plane. I got three of these blankets and it was enough to build a 6x3x6 booth. https://www.vocalboothtogo.com/prod...-group-product/

I think my current bottleneck is my signal chain. I got a CAD e100s going into an Behringer UMC204HD which is going into my PC by USB. Any hardware experts got any tips or recommendations?

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