by Chris_A at 03-13-2016, 10:32 PM
Do you have any good tips and tricks to share for voice exercise? I know singers and vocalists have a few, but what about some tricks suitable for voice actors as well?
by Chris_A at 03-13-2016, 10:29 PM
Do you think YouTube is the best platform for advertising yourself and putting you out there? Seeing as how the social media platform has millions of visitors every day, it might be a great way to create a video and advertise your voice acting on YouTube. What do you think?
by Chris_A at 03-13-2016, 10:27 PM
What is the best way to advertise yourself? What platforms do you use to let people know about you and your voice acting skills?
by Chris_A at 03-13-2016, 10:26 PM
Do you have any good tips for people just starting out with Voice Acting? Any pro tips that you are willing to share?  Big Grin
by Azure at 03-10-2016, 10:07 PM

This is a quick video I did on how to lip sync using Audacity and a video player in this case Virtualdub. Both are free and open source.
by Azure at 03-10-2016, 08:36 PM
Please find a selection of interviews with pros and fans from the VA world all saved from our old site
by Azure at 03-10-2016, 08:24 PM
The cheaper your equipment the longer you have to spend editing it before you can send it out. This tutorial covers the ultra-cheap labour intensive method. If you haven‘t voice acted before or don’t intend to often there‘s no point spending a lot of moneyIf you’ve read the previous article in the series you’ll know the kind of projects you can get involved with. Now we’re going to talk about the kind of microphone you need to get started .  The type of software you use, and the microphone you record make a massive difference to the way you sound. The cheaper your equipment the longer you have to spend editing it before you can send it out.  This tutorial covers the ultra-cheap labour intensive method. If you haven‘t voice acted before or don’t intend to often  there‘s no point spending a lot of money. 
Microphones It’s perfectly possible you already have a cheap microphone hanging around. However I would strongly advise against using any kind of headset/ gaming head gear or laptop microphone. Headsets are difficult since they are attached to your head you can’t move them much, so it’s easy to breathe on them and end up recording mic puffs. There are two main ways the low budget microphone can be plugged in - 

Analogue- this plugs in the line in socket on your computer.

USB There are a number of cheap USB headphones  Logitech do a range designed more for gaming and office applications, where as professional companies such as Shure do more expensive USB microphone for home use. On a super ultra low budget I’d recommend the Logitech USB desktop microphone usually about £20 and available in largish PC and electronics shops.  Simply put it’s cheap, and provides reasonable sound on even low end machines. If you have any USB microphones from games for systems such as the Wii and PS2 (that come bundled with  music and singing games) you can also give those a whirl. Your computer may not record immediately with your microphone.

USB microphones will need to install, in most cases  your computer will do so automatically. Again more expensive USB microphones will also have drivers for advanced use. 
by Azure at 03-10-2016, 08:21 PM

Crazzydrummer's excellent video on Audacity noise reduction
by Azure at 03-10-2016, 08:18 PM
eal life can often get in the way of your hobbies, homework needs to be done or bills paid. Suddenly a few weeks hiatus turns into months or even years of little creative output.  Some people can get back to work immediately other people find that they get out shape and things they once found easy seem hard again.  Voice acting involves both your brain and your body, and both can get a little out of shape without the proper workout. We list a number of things you can do to get back into swing.  These tips will also help new voice actors get practice.1) Just record yourself talking- no one has to hear it but get talking, tell a story in different voices read pages of books and comics you leave lying about. Get used to hearing yourself talk. Set yourself challenges like “ I will only talk for ten seconds” then see how close you got, so you can get used to controlling your voice again.
2) Start “ live dubbing” repeats, so that episode of  super angst teenage ninja is a repeat. Great! Turn down the volume a notch and start doing the voices yourself. Do your best to match the lip flaps, but don’t worry it’s not being recorded so there’s no way to check. Just enjoy yourself. In a similar vein start repeating dialogue you hear on TV or radio, you can learn new voices my mimicking.
3) Put together shot 1-2 min sketches yourself, just write something small or perform a short scene by yourself. Since it’s just you there’s no pressure to shoe anyone yet, just experiment and have fun.
4) Get auditioning again- don’t feel confident anymore! Well take a risk if you don’t get cast so what? You had an excuse to record some fresh dialogue and if the producer has time you might have even got some feedback.
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