Category Archives: Auditioning

Dialing in the skills and tricks to help you book more jobs from auditions

Speed Up Your Voice Over Editing Using Keyboard Shortcuts

Using the mouse for voice over recording apps is both inaccurate and slow. I’ll show you how to speed up your audio recording and editing using Keyboard Shortcuts or Hot Keys. And check out my complete recording course “Secrets Voice … Continue reading

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Reading in Voiceover: Improve Your Speed and Accuracy

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 … Continue reading

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Should You Edit Out Breaths in Voice Over? Yes… and No!

I am a firm believer that speeding up auditions equals more auditions equals more jobs. And this efficiency means mo’ money per hour of auditioning. When I read an audition there is often a sentence or two that I “pick … Continue reading

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Breathing in Voice Over: Do It Right!

If your body has to choose between staying alive and talking… it’s going to gasp for air and choose staying alive. People say to me, “hey, I know how to breath. I’ve been doing it my entire life!” But there … Continue reading

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Voice Over: Be Conversational not Announcy

You only need to read through a handful of audition descriptions before you run into the word “conversational”. Or you may find the direction more negative such as “no disc jockey or announcer”. As voice over styles evolve, there is … Continue reading

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Voice Over Job? Watch the Word Count

Your on voices.com or voice123.com and you check out a new job that has been posted. And it has a budget of $1000! Not bad Then you read the job description and find out that this job is an audiobook. … Continue reading

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Pickups Hints for Voice Over Editing

You’ve just finished a 4000 word e-learning voice over project and you send it to the client. They love the interpretation but they tell you that the name that you read is not pronounced Smith but Smyth. Oh no, do … Continue reading

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Secret Voice Over Microphone Technique

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Misleading Voice Over Advice-The Uglier Side of Voice Over Experts

I produced records in the 90s and I had a recording studio. Often voice over talent would ask me to record their projects and from this I developed an interest in voice over. So I asked an actor acquaintance I … Continue reading

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Conversational vs Announcer Voice Over Styles

You only need to read through a handful of audition descriptions before you run into the word “conversational”. Or you may find the direction more negative such as “no disc jockey or announcer”. As voice over styles evolve, there is … Continue reading

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