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6 Audition Tips for Voice Over Actors

Every time you get ready for another audition, you can probably feel the pressure. From the casting team you perform for to the countless other actors vying for the role, it takes some work to impress everyone and land the part. Whether you’re just getting into the industry or you’re a seasoned voice actor who wants to improve, we provide some essential audition tips for voice over actors.

Learn the Part

Always do your research. This will help you understand and personalize the role, as well as limit any mistakes in the audition. Take time to look up the company and the director. Showing your interest in the role on a deeper level will catch a casting...

Voice Over Acting Tips to Help Build Your Skills

Doing voice over work is more than just making funny voices or talking into a microphone. It is a talent and skill that you must continually develop and train. If you want to have a long, successful career as a voice over actor, you must make sure that your voice is in excellent condition. To garner attention from voice over companies and casting directors, a confident, polished script reading is the key. There is an old maxim “it’s not what you said, it’s how you said it”—nothing could...

Voice Over Trends for 2019: An Industry on the Rise

It’s always good to stay informed, to keep up on trends—especially those relating to your industry and profession. You want to know which way the wind is blowing and what employers, marketers, and consumers want. Voice over actors are in a good place right now; the market for their talents has never been hotter. Content creators, eLearning platforms, and animators need voice over actors to bring their scripts and characters to life. To make sure you’re on the right track, take a look at the voice over trends for 2019.

Female Voices Are in Demand

The demand for female voices is starting to outpace the demand for 

The Best Recording Studio Software on the Market

Every professional musician, DJ, sound engineer, and studio owner use specific software for all kinds of projects. Many different companies offer recording studio software; however, to determine which one is best depends on what you intend to use it for. At the most basic level, every digital audio workstation (DAW) has the same function; record, create, and edit audio. If you’re on the hunt for recording studio software, discover a few of the most popular options below.

Ableton Live

Released in 1999, Ableton Live has grown in popularity. It is compatible with MAC or Windows and recommended for all skill levels. It has standard multi-track recording and cut/paste/splice...

Famous Voice Over Actors from Over the Years

Not usually as well-known as on-screen actors, voice over actors can carve out successful careers that last much longer than the typical Hollywood star. When a voice actor is good, they’ll find plenty of work; however, when they’re great, there is no end in sight to the opportunities available to them.

Many of us have become so accustomed to the voices we hear on cartoons, animated movies, and video games that we’re able to instantly recognize them. These voice actors use their talent to bring our favorite characters to life. Although famous voice actors take on many roles and appear in many forms, they’re not nameless. Learn about some of the most famous...

Essential Home Studio Recording Equipment

If you want to launch a new career and sell voice over services online, there are some things you’ll need. Recording studios date back to the 1800s when Thomas Edison invented the phonograph and changed the world. Fast forward over 100 years, and setting up a home studio has gotten a lot easier. Home studio recording equipment has become more affordable, more dependable, and of higher quality. It’s...

Stand ups and Voice overs

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Objects Levitated By Using Sound

No there are no hoverboards yet, but engineers or ‘purveyors of magic and bafflement’ as I like to call them have invented a device that can levitate tiny objects using THE POWER OF SOUND with a sonic tractor beam.

This technology could change the way we view movies and internet videos

A Good Home Studio Mic

There are plenty of affordable studio microphones available. One of the most popular is the Shure SM7. Used by many professional recording artists such as Foo Fighters, Adele and Lana Del Rey (to name a few) but is a top choice for voice over artists as well.

It has a warm sound and is easy to use in any room to get a consistent sound without a lot of set up. The Shure SM7 has the ability to give you a big studio sound even if you are recording your vocal tracks in the back of a tour bus. It...