In voice over you’re going to meet people who will give you advice. Some are sincere and helpful. Some are greedy, self-serving, pompous, envious, mis-informed or just plain wrong. Here’s how to evaluate voice over advice to determine what will benefit your voice over journey.
What Latency is, why does it matter and how to correct it in the Audacity recording app. If you do punch and roll recording for ACX audiobooks or produce multi-track music you need to set the recording latency correction to compensate for the delay caused by digital recording on a computer. In this video here’s a clear explanation of what Latency is and how to determine the correct amount of correction needed for your equipment. Here’s the Audacity Manual Instructions for Latency Correction: https://manual.audacityteam.org/man/latency_test.html
Here’s a quick voice over acting tip. When you’re performing a voice over project you are often instructed to be enthusiastic, or upbeat, or friendly, or, my favorite: have a smile in your voice. Well, I want you to sound fed up, broken-hearted, annoyed, confused, frustrated and sometimes… downright angry. Here’s a video that teaches you how to include these negative emotions in you performance.
When you produce audiobooks you want to be paid well for your effort. Success in audiobook voice over depends on choosing books that will sell. Here are some hints on how to select books that are likely to earn you money. And which payments methods to choose work best with which books.
Many voiceover talents use the website ACX.com to find voiceover work narrating audiobooks. There’s a lot of effort that goes into producing an audio Book. A typical book narration job may require a week or two weeks of full-time work to complete. And If you put that level of effort into a project of course you want to get paid. So how do you get paid? This video will give you the answer.
Wondering if YOU should perform audiobooks as a voice over talent? Here are 6 skills that make audiobook production more fun and efficient. You don’t need them all but the more you have the better your chances in the audiobook market.
Audiobook voice over is the longest form of voice over narration work. As a voice actor should you consider performing audiobooks? Here are the pros and cons of audiobook voice over. This is part of a series of video tips for performing audiobooks efficiently and quickly and earning more money while reading books that you enjoy.
It’s very important to realize it when you do a voiceover audition for job that the client wants to hear broadcast quality audio. This is because the client is going to assume that the job will be the same quality as the audition. So a poor quality audition equals no job. You want your performance to include your voice and nothing else period. No hiss, no noise, no computer sounds and no room echo. One of the hardest things to get rid of is room echo.
If you want to turn in faster and better voiceover auditions and jobs then you need to improve your reading skills. If you find yourself halting, stumbling on words, or mis-reading the copy here’s why that happens–and how to fix it!