Author Archives: William Williams

Doing Pickups? Do You Match Your Sound?

OK, you finished a long, involved business narration.  You’ve done the slicing and dicing and sent the client flawless edited files.  Maybe you underbid this job a little but you stuck it out and you finally uploaded the files, invoiced … Continue reading

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Eliminate Noise in Your Voice Over Recordings

What is Noise in a Voice Over Recording? Trying to define noise is like trying to define a “weed”.  A rose can be a weed in a vegetable garden.  Many a lawn-care expert spends much energy defeating the dreaded dandelion and … Continue reading

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6 Tips for Choosing a USB Mic

Once upon a time audio engineers dreamed of a digital microphone.  With the advent of the USB mic that dream is now a reality.  This type of mic requires no mixing board or interface box.  You simply plug it into … Continue reading

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Should You Use Brand Names in Your Voice Over Demo?

The “brand name” controvery If you research voice over commercial demo production on the internet, at some point you will be confronted with the “brand name” controversy. It goes like this:  Should I use real brand names in the copy … Continue reading

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You Can Say “Yes! I have a Phone Patch!”

Improve your jobs and earn more money faster with a “phone patch” If you’ve done any jobs from online casting in your home studio you may have experienced the “do it again” syndrome.  This occurs when the client fails to … Continue reading

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Simplify and Speed Up Voice Over Jobs Using Pickups

Often, when you record a job at home you will receive a request for “edits” from your client. Maybe you pronounced a name wrong or didn’t have the right “vibe” on a sentence. These edits can be fixed with pick … Continue reading

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Room Echo? How You Should Position Your VO Home Studio

Record from home and make big $ ! OK, you’ve decided to be the next Don Lafontaine or Nancy Cartwright.  And you’re convinced that, just like selling Amway, you can do it all at home from your kitchen table. Well, … Continue reading

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Do You Need a Voice Over Website? Here Are 9 Hints to Help You

You’re voice over demo may be available many places on the web.  Your agent may post your demo on their site.  You may be on voicebank.net.  If you participate in online casting your demo is on that site as well. … Continue reading

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Voice Over Recording-Pickups Can Speed The Process

“Do you come here often?… What’s your sign?” No! Not THAT kind of pickup! In voice over recording, a “pickup” is a sentence or phrase which didn’t come out correctly the first time, so it is repeated, hopefully with better … Continue reading

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Voice Over Editing… Watch Your Ps and Qs

Well actually, watch your Fs and Ss and Ts as well.  What do I mean? First, let’s talk about consonants. When you were in school they taught you about vowels: A E I O and U (and sometimes Y and … Continue reading

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