Headphones, like most things in life. are very subjective. What works for one person will not work for another. The best way to find out is to test them all. Go to the stores, bring your favorite songs, plug into each pair of studio headphones and start...read more
What is the best way to go about contacting advertising firms in order to sell them original music you will compose to be used in ads they produce?
Richard J Dolmat To contact the biggest advertising firms, and the ones with the most dollars, you would definitely need to know somebody on the inside. Approaching the front desk secretary won't get you very far. You should network at big conventions and conferences...read more
Waveforms aren't actually mirrored. They have a plus and a minus side. Imagine the center-line of the waveform you posted is ZERO. This is absolute silence.Now imagine anything above that line is plus (positive), and anything below that line is minus (negative). The...read more
How does a monotone speaker’s voice differ in wavelength from a presenter who emphasizes various words throughout their speech?
We can break down the difference between a monotone voice and a dynamic voice into two basic parts (although there are many more divisions we can use, we'll stick to the basic/obvious ones).These two parts are the most commonly known features of sound: Amplitude and...read more
Apart from perhaps first glancing it over and asking the author for pronunciation tips, there's not too much to prepare really! Most of our preparation comes in the form of getting the studio setup properly for the talent. Make sure there is lots of room-temperature...read more
I would suggest start off with a budget for web development. You'll definitely need an online presence in this day and age. It's a great place to post photos of your studio, a floor plan, your services offered, song and mixing demos, contact details etc.Next take some...read more
How probable is it that someone with no prior experience will land a job as a voice actor for an animated movie?
Impossible. This business is based on connections, experience and networking. People have to know who you are and most important: trust you.They have to trust that you will:Show upBe professional in the studioTake direction perfectlyChange character voices on a dime...read more
You can make a "decent" living as a supplement to your "day job". Now this is actually a chicken-and-egg situation.In order to become a fully employed on-demand voice talent, you'll need to go full steam ahead. Save up 6 months of savings, quit your job, and get the...read more
The quality of recording depends on more things than just the DAW (Digital Audio Workstation). It mostly consists of your sound source. What type of microphone are you using? How is it setup? What type of audio interface is it going through? What are you doing to the...read more
Who was the woman at the beginning of the Oscars who said, “And now your host, Chris Rock”, and what qualifies a person to play that role?
I know I keep harping on about this, but I can almost guarantee she got the gig because of who she (or her agent) knows. Voice is a networking game. At my studio we only hire VO actors that we know and can depend upon. Quite often we'd prefer one talent over the other...read more