Category Archives: Auditioning

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

Normalizing Voice Over – The Last Thing You Want to Do

When you’re recording voice over you want to use my “Goldilocks” theory of recording: Not to Hot or the sound will clip and distort.  And not too Cold or your voice will compete with the noise floor of the recording. … Continue reading

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Fluent Reading For Better Voice Over

I’ve been teaching voice overs for twenty years and every student begins with the same declaration: “I can talk and I can read, so I can do this”. One of the first things we discover is that half of these … Continue reading

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Does Singing Help with Voiceover?

People come to voice over from a variety of different backgrounds. Some come from the broadcasting world. They bring clear enunciation and solid reading skills. Others come out of on-camera or stage acting. They have and edge when it comes … Continue reading

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Here’s Why You Don’t Want Voice Over Jobs

What? Are you crazy? Of course I want jobs! Whaddayatalkinabout? Well, in most voice over jobs you work as a private contractor. So unlike in a job job, you may have several different employers each week.  And several different bosses. … Continue reading

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Create Winning Voice Overs with Your “Non-Verbal Toolkit”

There’s a myth about speech that has been around since the Egyptians invented hieroglyphics. And that myth is that somehow you can take all of speech and condense it down to written words on a piece of paper. Actually I … Continue reading

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Are You Missing These 6 “Musts” for a Pro Voice Over Demo?

Your demo is your calling card in the voice over world. It is used by you, casting services, agents and clients to evaluate and market your skills. With the availability of high quality recording equipment there is a tendency to … Continue reading

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Voice Over Home Recording Studio – What you really need

Yes you need the ability to record at home to be a voice over talent.  But if you’re just beginning, keep it simple.  Here are the four things you need to create broadcast quality recordings.  Any other tips? Let me … Continue reading

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Annoying Quirks in Audacity and How to Fix Them for Voice Over Recording

To record voiceovers you need four things:  A computer, a microphone, headphones and a recording application.  You can get fancier if you want, but these four items will get you where you want to go.  I recommend Audacity as a effective … Continue reading

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Think USB Mics Aren’t Professional for Voice Over?

To USB or not to USB? Some people caution against using a USB mic for voice over.  But these mics have evolved. Now you can create broadcast quality audio with a USB microphone.  But you have to choose the right … Continue reading

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To Breathe or Not To Breathe-in Jobs and Auditions

I am a firm believer that speeding up auditions equals more auditions turned in 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 … Continue reading

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