Monday, November 28, 2011

What I've learned from cooking eggs...

Cooking eggs is very simple but also allows a little creativity. A little butter, tomatoes, some sour cream and three eggs just seem to go well together. It's easy to make and you don't have to wait too long until you gain the satisfaction of a delicious meal. If everything was only that easy.

I recently did a recording using TwistedWave, an audio editor for the Mac. Like the aforementioned eggs, TwistedWave is easy to use and the process is fast from recording to finished product.

When I first got the MBox a few years ago, ProTools LE was the packaged software. It was usable and I did all my recordings with it but editing was always a little bit of a chore. A couple VO people recommended TwistedWave and, now that I've actually used it for a job, it's a great piece of software. TwistedWave also processes audio much faster than ProTools, works fine with Lion and editing went so much faster. I was happy and, more importantly, the client was happy.

I was concerned that it might not work well with the MBox but it recognized the device and I was off and running. Editing went much more smoothly and no more bouncing! Did I mention the client was happy? Welcome to my VO toolbox, TwistedWave.

Now, where did I put those eggs?

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Recyling and Gifting

Found this on-line and thought of how to recycle all that old equipment I have tucked in various closets, boxes and other places.

This clock was made from an old magnetic tape reel. With a new quartz drive and a AA battery, it's a great DIY project for that special geek or VO talent.

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

The History of the Voice Over

Have you ever given much thought to the history behind this industry we're in? From those early radio broadcasts at the turn of the (previous) century to the current trend of finding that 'every-man' sound, click the image below to see how far voice overs have come. It might give you ideas of where you can market your voice and discover your niche.

I'd love to hear your take on the voice-over industry.