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    Centurions

    Script:

    Some, fight for warlords, they, fought for an empire, their might inspired generations of soldiers and struck fear in the heart of their enemies, they, are centurions.

    1 person has played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear VoiceDude's recording

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    34 people have played this

    Demo Recording:

    Click to hear Mark Aaron Gillman's recording

    Long-version, multiple genres.

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    Honda Civic 2

    Script:

    At this moment you can get a reliable Honda Civic and save on options like air conditioning, a Sirius Radio, and a center storage console. The Civic value package from Honda. Get yours before time runs out.

    35 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Raysvoice's recording

    Added more foam to my booth.Is there still too much echo?

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    Magic Color Wonder

    Script:

    Magic Color Wonder Markers color only on special paper. So your youngsters can express their creativity more often...in more places...with less mess. Magic Color Wonder. It starts with Magic.

    33 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Harty's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    All in all,very good performance and audio..Sound affects a plus.

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    Discovery Go App TV Spot

    Script:

    When you’re living on the edge, go get it. When nature screams for you to stop, go get it. When you have to push yourself to the limit, go get it. When fast isn’t fast enough, go get it. When the gold is within your reach, go get it. We want to see Discovery anywhere anytime. Go for free with your TV subscription. Download now at the App Store. Go get it!

    49 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear elgranmartino's recording

    I have two takes on this recording; which sounds better?

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-119526/script-recording-98773.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    I like the second take better, but that is my opinion.Vocal performance was very good,Recording Quality a bit bassy but that could be my monitors too.

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    Best Buy

    Script:

    Best Buy
    If you need to escape the daily grind, come to BEST BUY. You'll find tons of games and you can play all you want. Which beats working through lunch. BEST BUY. Turn on the fun.

    53 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear QuiceStraughter's recording

    I tried to add more excitement to it because I wanted to make it sound like the games at Best Buy are really worth playing.

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-105875/script-recording-98771.mp3
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    Medicare Benificiaries

    Script:

    Attention Medicare beneficiaries.

    You may be eligible to help lower your costs or get extra benefits you don’t even know about.

    Dental, vision, hearing, and prescription drug coverage may all be included in your plan.

    The Solution Medicare Helpline is accepting calls. Find out if you’re eligible to enroll now.

    Don’t miss this opportunity to see if you may get extra benefits and possibly lower your Medicare costs.

    57 people have played this

    Audition Recording:

    Click to hear kenbond's recording

    Going for an urgent, "breaking news" type delivery.

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-113659/script-recording-98770.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    I think you're speaking so fast that you're taking away the clarity in your speech. I don't think the script calls for a faster delivery. I think it's better suited for comedic purposes. Therefore, you need to sound more relaxed and slow down so you can add more clarity to it.

    Good attempt!

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi,

    I see where your're going with this, and the delivery is good--but just not for this particular client, in my opinion. Most Medicare beneficiaries are age 65 and older, and might not take well to this speedy pitch. I think you may do well using this rapid delivery for another type of client, but since you want your ad to actually convert into sales, it's really important to know your listener. For an elderly demographic like your target market for this piece, I would definitely slow it down to a pace that is much easier for your listener to process and trust. Best of luck!

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    American Tire Supply

    Script:

    Free. Now when’s the last time ya’ heard that? A while...right? Well at American Tire Supply, when you buy one all-weather radial tire, you get another one free! Plus, get a free alignment! Hey, with a deal like this, how can you NOT afford to visit. So hurry on down to your local American Tire Supply, where you can still hear the word free. Subject to dealer participation.

    65 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear jfrederickson's recording

    Hey all, it's been a while since I've posted here, hoping I've improved some. Just wanted to get some thoughts on this script as I thought it was somewhat up my ally. Thanks! Jared

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-117442/script-recording-98765.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    great read. well done.

    cheers,
    DS

    Peer Feedback:

    Overall, a good read. I felt the pacing could've been a tad faster. I thought there were a couple of spots where it was a little choppy.

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    "Norte Refresher" Health Soft Drink Spot

    Script:

    Introducing a whole new kind of soft drink. With real fruit juice, 10% of your daily calcium and only 10 calories in every 8 oz. serving, it tastes so good you can feel it in your bones. For delicious taste with calcium, the only way to go is Norte.

    62 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear QuiceStraughter's recording

    Did two takes. Trying my best to enunciate. I know there are some clicks here and there so ignore that.

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-105875/script-recording-98759.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    I appreciated the 2 takes. The second take seemed more relaxed and much more believable. The enunciation, pacing, clarity and emotion within the read was nicely done. I believe if you did a third take, you'd nail it. One section to tighten up would be the second line. A little slow in spots. Nice job!

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks, waynes7!

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    Annenberg pet space

    Script:

    Learn more at annenbergpetspace.org. Where LA comes to play, adopt, learn, and grow.

    64 people have played this

    Audition Recording:

    Click to hear eddiethatvoguy's recording

    The read overall should feel natural, casual, real, and believable. Like you’re talking to a friend. Not like a typical radio announcer.

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-129052/script-recording-98744.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    The natural,casual feel in which you hoped to portray for this read came across nicely. Not having the script to follow along produced a better dependency in "hearing" you rather than "reading" along with you. The pacing and clarity performance felt good and quite natural. Nicely done!

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    Cigna Healthcare 2

    Script:

    To use the automated provider access line for referrals and eligibility, press 1.

    For medical and prescription authorizations and benefit inquiries, press 2.

    For questions about a claim, press 3.

    For credentialing, or to speak with provider relations, press 4.

    For all other questions, press 5.

    68 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear ecstern's recording

    How is my mic level - too loud? What about my pacing and emotion for this type of read? Thank you in advance for your feedback!

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-113588/script-recording-98736.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    It sounded good, not too loud. It sounded friendly and inviting.

    Peer Feedback:

    For this type of read, I liked the pacing. Those brief pauses at the end of each option were good. I've called many automated phone lines where the recording is too fast and I keep having to press the button that allows me to listen to it again because I wasn't able to absorb what was said.

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    "Ordeal in Space "by Robert A. Heinlein

    Script:

    Maybe we should never have ventured out into space. Our race has but two basic, innate fears; noise, and the fear of falling. Those terrible heights—Why should any man in his right mind let himself be placed where he could fall…and fall…and fall—But all spacemen are crazy. Everyone knows that.

    The Medicos had been very kind, he supposed. “You’re lucky. You want to remember that old fellow. You’re still young and your retired pay relieves you of all worry about your future. You’ve got both arms and legs and are in fine shape.”
    “Fine shape!” His voice was unintentionally contemptuous. “No, I mean it,” the chief psychiatrist had persisted gently. “The little quirk you have does you no harm at all—except that you can’t go out into space again. I can’t honestly call acrophobia a neurosis; fear of falling is normal and sane. You’ve just got it a little more strongly than most—but that is not abnormal, in view of what you have been through.
    The reminder sent him to shaking again. He closed his eyes and saw the stars wheeling below him again. He was falling…falling endlessly. The psychiatrist’s voice came back through to him and pulled him back. “Steady old man! Look around you.”
    “Sorry.”
    “Not at all. Now tell me, what do you plan to do?”
    “I don’t know. Get a job I suppose.”
    “The company will give you a job, you know.”
    He shook his head. “I don’t want to hang around a spaceport. Wear a little button in his shirt to show the was once a man, be addressed by a courtesy title of captain, claim the privileges of the pilot’s lounge on the basis of what he used to be, hear the shop talk die down whenever he approached a group, wonder what they were saying behind his back—no thank you!
    “I think you’re wise. Best to make a clean break, for a while at least, until you are feeling better.”
    “You think I’ll get over it?”
    The psychiatrist pursed his lips. “Possible. It’s functional you know. No Trauma.”
    “But you don’t think so?”
    “I didn’t say that. I honestly don’t know. We still know very little about what makes a man tick.”
    “I see. Well I might as well be leaving.”
    The psychiatrist stood up and shoved out his hand.
    “Holler if you want anything. And comeback to see us in any case.”
    “Thanks.”
    “You’re going to be all right. I know it.”
    But the psychiatrist shook his head as his patient walked out. The man did not walk like a spaceman. The easy, animal self-confidence was gone.
    Only a small part of Great New York was roofed over in those days; he stayed underground until he was in that section, then sought out a passageway lined with bachelor rooms. He stuck a coin in the slot of the first one which displayed a lighted “vacant” sign, chucked his jump bag inside, and left. The monitor at the intersection gave him the address of the nearest placement office. He went there, seated himself at an interview desk, stamped in his finger prints, and started filling out forms. It gave him a curious back-to-the beginning feeling; he had not looked for a job since pre-cadet days.
    He left filling in his name to the last and hesitated even then. He had had more than his bellyful of publicity; he did not want to be recognized; he certainly did not want to be throbbed over—and most of all he did not want anyone telling him he was a hero. Presently he printed in the name “William Saunders” and dropped the forms in the slot.
    He was well into his third cigarette and getting ready to strike another when the screen in front of him at last lighted up. He found himself staring at a nice-looking brunette. “Mr. Saunders,” the image said, “will you come inside please? Door seventeen.”
    The brunette in person was there to offer him a seat and a cigarette. “Make yourself comfortable Mr. Saunders. I’m Miss Joyce. I’d like to talk with you about your application.”
    He settled himself and waited, without speaking.
    When she saw that he did not intend to speak, she added, “Now take this name “William Saunders” which you have given us—we know who you are, of course, from your prints.”
    “I suppose so.”
    “Of course I know what everybody knows about you, but your action in calling yourself “William Saunders,” Mr.—“
    “Saunders”
    “—Mr. Saunders, caused me to query the files.” She held up a microfilm spool, turned so that he might read his own name on it. “I know quite a bit about you now—more than the public knows, and more than you saw fit to put into your application. It’s a good record, Mr. Saunders.”
    “Thank you.”
    “But I can't use it in placing you in a job. I can't even refer to it if you insist on designating yourself as Saunders.”
    “The name is Saunders. His voice was flat, rather than emphatic.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Ian Miller's recording

    OK..for some reason I keep returning to this practice script...must be karma :-) Anyhoo, I have just swapped out the Chord CCN mic for a lovely top end JM37...for sure a very clean piece of kit. have tried to stick to the script...honest...but notice a couple of small glitches...However, I like the new sound. What do you think?

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    Peer Feedback:

    Oops..sudden accidental cutoff at the end. My bad :-(

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    American Tire Supply

    Script:

    Free. Now when’s the last time ya’ heard that? A while...right? Well at American Tire Supply, when you buy one all-weather radial tire, you get another one free!-Plus, get a free alignment! Hey, with a deal like this, how can you NOT afford to visit. So-hurry on down to your local American Tire Supply, where you can still hear the word free. Subject to dealer participation.

    68 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear keith.nelson's recording

    This is the second take. The first two I uploaded were the same take. Took the direction to be a little more excited about the sales. Hope you all see improvement but either way give me the hard truth. Thank you all.

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    Peer Feedback:

    The record sounded fine...suggestion: read the script a few more times to get really familiar with it, then imagine you are telling a buddy about the amazing FREE offer...

    Peer Feedback:

    Thank you Ian, I agree wish could delete this one. I'm going to try a third take.

    Peer Feedback:

    Keith -
    I like the higher pitch guy-next-door delivery. Kinda like Charlie Day. He would be a good reference for this read style. I think you should include a little more high->low and low->high inflection so it isn't just one note all the way through.

    If I were the director, I'd do a couple more takes and play with the emphasized words in each phrase. For example, in the first line "Now when's the last time ya' heard that?"
    you might try hitting "that" at the end instead of "when"...

    nice read,
    cheers,
    DS

    Peer Feedback:

    Thank you Dave, great input. I often wonder about my high pitch thank you for the Charlie Day reference. I'm still struggling with going high and low without making it sound pushed, practice, practice, practice. Thanks again.

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    American Tire Supply

    Script:

    Free. Now when’s the last time ya’ heard that? A while...right? Well at American Tire Supply, when you buy one all-weather radial tire, you get another one free! Plus, get a free alignment! Hey, with a deal like this, how can you NOT afford to visit. So hurry on down to your local American Tire Supply, where you can still hear the word free. Subject to dealer participation.

    66 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear keith.nelson's recording

    Just purchase a new AKG214 in addition to my performance any input on the sound would be appreciated. Thanks

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-69455/script-recording-98688.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    I think the mic, placement and the space sound pretty good. The only other comments I would have is to make sure you accentuate the words and let those breath. The words 'Free!' 'Free Alignment!' and 'NOT' should stand on their own a bit to drive them home. I also heard radial as 'radio' instead of 'ray-deal'.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thank you Dan and CBS, very helpful.

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    A Voice Actor's Voice

    Script:

    Notes: I wrote this script kind of as a tribute to voice actors, but also to allow the person reading it to use some different intonation in his read. ** Please note: This script is meant to be read 'dry' with no music or sound effects... just use your voice, and speak naturally with a somewhat relaxed pace. :)

    - Ron Jaffe (Muddyshoes)

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    This... is my voice.

    There is no music, and there are no sound effects... only the pure, clear sound, recorded for your ears.

    I am a voice over artist, a voice actor, a voice talent, and I can convey my message in many ways, in many tones and with many emotions.

    I can speak in a very light whisper, to share an intimate message with you. Or my voice can boom deeply, demanding respect from those who are listening. My voice can express sympathy to someone who has just experienced a great loss, or it can reflect the happiness one feels after having accomplished something great!

    I sit (or stand) before this tube constructed of metals, of plastics, of wires and of silicon, which listens patiently to me, as if it were alive, like a mistress, hour after hour, day after day, and night after night. It never judges me, however it is a reflection of me... one which is neither vengeful, nor forgiving.

    I am a voice actor...and this is my voice.

    58 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear BrianDuchnak's recording

    i am finally getting ready to buy real equipment. All my recordings before this were all done on an Iphone in a walk in closet(including this). I dont know the first thing about USB mics. Not sure if the tone/volume of my voice matters when buying a mic. Any input on where to start when buying a mic and what kind would be great. Not looking for performance feedback on this

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-129774/script-recording-98720.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    What an exciting time for you! I would call this your 'phase 1' stage. The initial purchase of usable equipment to showcase your instrument as you start honing your skills. I am on my 'phase 2.x' now. Here is what I have done thus far...

    Years ago I was asked to do some video editing for a couple of video projects meant as fundraisers. It had NO budget, so I became the editor, narrator (thankfully having some radio background to at least know my way around a mic) and music bed composer. I used an inexpensive PC soundcard, Sony Vegas and an inexpensive MXL condenser mic. It came out decent and everyone was pretty happy with it.

    Fast forward to a few months ago and I started doing ACX Audio Book jobs. I used the same MXL mic with a better sound interface (Focusrite Scarlett) and got gigs! But... I started to see the limitations of the mic. It had a bit more noise and harshness than I wanted, so I started shopping (phase 2.0)

    Enter my new mic, the CAD E100s. With that and a newly padded vocal booth (closet), I am embarking on the next phase... still to be defined.

    All that to say, try out some mics at a guitar center or other music store with some good transparent headphones and see what accentuates your voice and is pleasing to your ears. Crank it up on playback and listen for hiss. Listen also for other detail you may not have known was there.

    I skipped the USB mic route altogether as I knew I would need the interface / preamp at some point for my next choice(s) in microphones anyway.

    Hope that helps a bit!

    Peer Feedback:

    Very cool stuff CJS. I am also in the beginning stages of an exciting career. I just purchased an AKG C214. I would recommend listening to Whittam's World, George has some great advice. Best of luck to you.

    Peer Feedback:

    This sounds like it has had the heck processed out of it. Try it again and save it as an MP3 and upload it without tinkering with the signal....that should sound crisper..less muddy

    Peer Feedback:

    Here's a good video showing the different microphones used in voice-over: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkTWBFYaJmE

    USB microphones are generally not recommended for professional work because of their relative low-quality and lack of flexibility. However, some excellent USB microphones (such as the Apogee MiC 96k) can be used on the go to record auditions (or occasionally, for the actual job itself).

    There is no microphone that fits all voices (though some are more versatile than others) so you'll have a job in finding the right mic(s) for your voice.

    In general, you should buy a large diaphragm condenser (LDC) with a 3-pin XLR input. LDCs are more sensitive and capture the details of your voice better. But remember to treat your space before you treat yourself to new equipment.

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    the five people you meet in heaven (exert) by Mitch Albom

    Script:

    At the time of his death, Eddie was a squat, white haired old man, with a short neck, a barrel chest, thick forearms, and a faded army tattoo on his right shoulder. His legs were thin and veined now, and his left knee, wounded in the war, was ruined by arthritis. He used a cane to get around. His face was broad and craggy from the sun, with salty whiskers and a lower jaw that protruded slightly, making him look prouder than he felt. He kept a cigarette behind his left ear and a ring of keys hooked to his belt. He wore rubber soled shoes. He wore an old linen cap. His pale brown uniform suggested a workingman, and a workingman he was.

    Eddie's job was "maintaining" the rides, which really meant keeping them safe. Every afternoon, he walked the park, checking on each attraction, from the Tilt-A-Whirl to the Pipeline Plunge. He looked for broken boards, loose bolts, worn-out steel. Sometimes he would stop, his eyes glazing over, and people walking past thought something was wrong. But he was listening, that's all. After all these years he could hear trouble, he said, in the spits and stutters and thrumming of the equipment.

    47 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Alastor Hawke's recording

    This is a continuation from my last recording of the five people you meet in heaven. I got some great advise and used it for this next recording. Looking forward to more critiquing.

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-117062/script-recording-98709.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Nice voice and good sound. The mic seems to fit your voice well. What kind are you using? As far as the delivery, it seemed a bit fast to me. I was not able to really 'digest' the words very well after some of the sentences before you moved forward in the script.Look for words to accentuate, especially quoted words such as "maintaining", which is followed by a definition as to why it was quoted. What I am hearing is something like this..."Sometimes he would stop
    , his eyes glazing over, and people walking past thought "something" was wrong."

    One guys opinion.

    Peer Feedback:

    It's not "a bit fast" but WAY fast. Slow WAY down and think you're reading to a person and not a mic. Sometimes we forget someone else is supposed to listen to what we're doing. Reading at this pace, the words and thoughts go by too quickly to engross the listener into the experience.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks for all the feedback. To answer the first question, I use a Blue Yeti USB microphone along with TwistedWave for recording. It's a good mic for when you're just starting voice over and it's not too expensive. As for the comments on me being too fast I apologize. If you heard my first read for the same book I was told that I read too slow so I tried to speed up. Guess I need to find that middle ground. Thanks again for the feedback, I appreciate it.

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    Jazz Radio

    Script:

    Jazz Radio
    For the smoothest, grooviest jazz, keep your ears tuned in to the West Coast, COOL 98.1 FM. Catch the vibe. Be cool.
In the heart of the night. All night long. Cool Jazz on Gotham's 98.1, Cool FM.
Time for some pillow talk. Let the greats whisper sweet nothings in your ear. Get some shuteye with Jazz 98.1, Cool FM.

    44 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Mssang53's recording

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-133821/script-recording-98701.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    You have a nice smooth voice for this kind of delivery. Be careful to keep to the script, unless you have the liberty to change it. You added 'and' to link "Catch the vibe. Be cool.", and added an implied question to pillow talk. Try it again with the music a bit lower in volume, your voice front and center and just deliver the script mellow and intimate.

    My 2c!

    Peer Feedback:

    I like your voice and delivery. I agree that the music is just a tad too loud! Nice Job!

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    Cooking For Kids

    Script:

    Cooking is a great thing to start teaching kids at an early age. I grew up in a family full of great cooks and chefs. Watching them prepare wonderful meals or just a good sandwich was always fun to me and developed my love for cooking.

    62 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear ecstern's recording

    How's my read as far as pacing, inflection, pitch lift? What about the recording quality? Thanks in advance for the feedback.

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-113588/script-recording-98675.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    I like th delivery overall. Pacing seems okay too. I would watch the articulation of 'chefs', it kind of drifts off at the end of the word and is not very clear. To my ears I see the eq curve taming the lows a bit and accenting the highs a bit more for clarity-sake.

    Peer Feedback:

    Nice delivery...try backing off the mic just a tad

    Peer Feedback:

    Nice delievery. Maybe a little more "smile" in the voice

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    "Ordeal in Space "by Robert A. Heinlein

    Script:

    Maybe we should never have ventured out into space. Our race has but two basic, innate fears; noise, and the fear of falling. Those terrible heights—Why should any man in his right mind let himself be placed where he could fall…and fall…and fall—But all spacemen are crazy. Everyone knows that.

    The Medicos had been very kind, he supposed. “You’re lucky. You want to remember that old fellow. You’re still young and your retired pay relieves you of all worry about your future. You’ve got both arms and legs and are in fine shape.”
    “Fine shape!” His voice was unintentionally contemptuous. “No, I mean it,” the chief psychiatrist had persisted gently. “The little quirk you have does you no harm at all—except that you can’t go out into space again. I can’t honestly call acrophobia a neurosis; fear of falling is normal and sane. You’ve just got it a little more strongly than most—but that is not abnormal, in view of what you have been through.
    The reminder sent him to shaking again. He closed his eyes and saw the stars wheeling below him again. He was falling…falling endlessly. The psychiatrist’s voice came back through to him and pulled him back. “Steady old man! Look around you.”
    “Sorry.”
    “Not at all. Now tell me, what do you plan to do?”
    “I don’t know. Get a job I suppose.”
    “The company will give you a job, you know.”
    He shook his head. “I don’t want to hang around a spaceport. Wear a little button in his shirt to show the was once a man, be addressed by a courtesy title of captain, claim the privileges of the pilot’s lounge on the basis of what he used to be, hear the shop talk die down whenever he approached a group, wonder what they were saying behind his back—no thank you!
    “I think you’re wise. Best to make a clean break, for a while at least, until you are feeling better.”
    “You think I’ll get over it?”
    The psychiatrist pursed his lips. “Possible. It’s functional you know. No Trauma.”
    “But you don’t think so?”
    “I didn’t say that. I honestly don’t know. We still know very little about what makes a man tick.”
    “I see. Well I might as well be leaving.”
    The psychiatrist stood up and shoved out his hand.
    “Holler if you want anything. And comeback to see us in any case.”
    “Thanks.”
    “You’re going to be all right. I know it.”
    But the psychiatrist shook his head as his patient walked out. The man did not walk like a spaceman. The easy, animal self-confidence was gone.
    Only a small part of Great New York was roofed over in those days; he stayed underground until he was in that section, then sought out a passageway lined with bachelor rooms. He stuck a coin in the slot of the first one which displayed a lighted “vacant” sign, chucked his jump bag inside, and left. The monitor at the intersection gave him the address of the nearest placement office. He went there, seated himself at an interview desk, stamped in his finger prints, and started filling out forms. It gave him a curious back-to-the beginning feeling; he had not looked for a job since pre-cadet days.
    He left filling in his name to the last and hesitated even then. He had had more than his bellyful of publicity; he did not want to be recognized; he certainly did not want to be throbbed over—and most of all he did not want anyone telling him he was a hero. Presently he printed in the name “William Saunders” and dropped the forms in the slot.
    He was well into his third cigarette and getting ready to strike another when the screen in front of him at last lighted up. He found himself staring at a nice-looking brunette. “Mr. Saunders,” the image said, “will you come inside please? Door seventeen.”
    The brunette in person was there to offer him a seat and a cigarette. “Make yourself comfortable Mr. Saunders. I’m Miss Joyce. I’d like to talk with you about your application.”
    He settled himself and waited, without speaking.
    When she saw that he did not intend to speak, she added, “Now take this name “William Saunders” which you have given us—we know who you are, of course, from your prints.”
    “I suppose so.”
    “Of course I know what everybody knows about you, but your action in calling yourself “William Saunders,” Mr.—“
    “Saunders”
    “—Mr. Saunders, caused me to query the files.” She held up a microfilm spool, turned so that he might read his own name on it. “I know quite a bit about you now—more than the public knows, and more than you saw fit to put into your application. It’s a good record, Mr. Saunders.”
    “Thank you.”
    “But I can't use it in placing you in a job. I can't even refer to it if you insist on designating yourself as Saunders.”
    “The name is Saunders. His voice was flat, rather than emphatic.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Ian Miller's recording

    Changed the recording environment and looking for feedback on the presentation.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Nice job for a long read. Nice voice too! If I didn't read the text along with your read sounded great.

    To be nit picky, as I followed along with the text, I notice that you weren't paying close attention to the copy, for instance 'Why should any man" you read as "Why would". Also, you read several sentences in this passage together as one sentence, one example is 'But all spacemen are crazy. Everyone knows that." There are other places where you added words or left them out. . "below him again. He was falling" you connected these two sentences with the word 'and'.

    All that nit picky aside, I thought you had a good narrator's voice!

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear SMS7's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    I thought the read was decent. It could be even better if you put in more pep into it. Perhaps sound a bit more excited. I also thought you read it too fast so try to slow down a little so you add more clarity into your speech.

    Good attempt!

    Peer Feedback:

    Nice read - Might want to back off the mic just a tad. Also, I hear the mouse click at the end you will need to edit that out for a customer. Your pace seemed just a tad fast to me.

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    Demo Recording:

    Click to hear Leazona's recording

    Everything's new - my mic, me trying out audacity. Living on a small island where I don't know of anyone who would be able to listen critically to this. Would really appreciate your feedback. Thank you so very much!

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    Peer Feedback:

    Cool. Nice audition reel

    Peer Feedback:

    Nice and clean recording, good clear voice with nice pitch lift and inflections! Loved it!

    Peer Feedback:

    Sounds like you put a lot of hard work and determination in this reel. You were energetic, clear, and so full of life. Hope this reel gets you plenty of work. Break a leg.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thank you all very much. I'm working on putting together demos for different genres and then decide on a coach. Appreciate the feedback.

    Peer Feedback:

    Very well done. Great interpretation of copy and nicely voiced.

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    Garnier Whole Blends

    Script:

    We love the idea of whipping up a fresh, homemade mask for your hair, but who has time for that? Luckily, GARNIER WHOLE BLENDS has done the work for you with its indulgent blends and rich ingredients. Now with Whole Blends mask, you can relax and pamper yourself in only three minutes, and treat your tresses to indulgent textures and aromas every day.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear noellehensler's recording

    Trying to find scripts for my demo. I was told to try for more beauty scripts.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hi Noelle - you seemed to be really close to the mic at the beginning, and maybe moved back a bit. Is that so?

    Peer Feedback:

    Watch the lack of emphasis on the BRAND. You did not acknowledge the comma to give a bit of pause before the GARNIER WHOLE BLENDS. My opinion is to deliver this a tiny bit faster perhaps.

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    Nick.com

    Script:

    Welcome to Nick.com, where you can find all your favorite Nick shows! We’ve got SpongeBob, TMNT, Henry Danger, Game Shakers, and many more, all right here! Want to watch videos? We’ve got those! Want to play games? We’ve got those, too! Check out all that and more on desktop, tablet, and mobile devices – and keep an eye out for silly surprises along the way!

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear noellehensler's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    Sounds good. Lots of energy which is what they want.

    Peer Feedback:

    You have good energy here! Nice voice too. Watch out for a couple things like adding the pauses to let things breath, and proofing your read with the script. You replaced 'for' with 'on' in the last sentence. It's funny when our brain puts something in that we think SHOULD be there, but is not. We all do it!

    Peer Feedback:

    the only feedback I have is to maybe slow down when hitting the TV shows name
    "SpongeBob, TMNT, Henry Danger, Game Shakers"

    i am new at this and i am prob wrong but TMNT = teenage mutant ninja turtles. No one calls it TMNT. Not sure if the VO actor can use discretion on this. Again, this is more me thinking out loud since i know what TMNT is.

    great job

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    Meditation

    Script:

    Meditation

    Sit or lie comfortably. You may even want to invest in a meditation chair.
    Close your eyes.
    Make no effort to control the breath; simply breathe naturally.
    Focus your attention on the breath and on how the body moves with each inhalation and exhalation. Notice the movement of your body as you breathe. Observe your chest, shoulders, rib cage, and belly. Simply focus your attention on your breath without controlling its pace or intensity. If your mind wanders, return your focus back to your breath.
    Maintain this meditation practice for two to three minutes to start, and then try it for longer periods.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear livingsteele28's recording

    Hello All! This is only my second upload so I am rather new to this. You will notice this voiceover is a rather slow pace and I have included my slate at the beginning. I feel very weak at my slate like I have to find a comfort zone to give my name at the beginning and would like feedback on that. I paced this out so that I give instructions and expect the listener to follow. Let me know if it is paced out much too slow for your liking! Any feedback on recording quality is much appreciated!

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    Peer Feedback:

    I thought overall this was very good! Pacing was a tad too slow but slow is good for this kind of relaxing read. Since this is for meditation, you did a great job using enough inflection to keep it interesting but not too much to make it not sound relaxing anymore. There were a couple spots where it did have almost too much inflection though. Otherwise good job!

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    Batman Versus

    Script:

    BANE
    You will watch your great city burn, Batman; then, I will give you permission to die.
    BATMAN
    Not on my watch, Bane.
    JOKER
    We're just trying to put a little smile on your face.
    Haha.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear vanhickman's recording

    There are 3 characters in this script. All are done with my voice, no recording add-ins. My main concern is the performance of the 3 characters. Did I capture them? Second is the issue of recording quality. I think I eliminated the background noise of the extremely loud fan on my new laptop.

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    Peer Feedback:

    I love the range of the characters you have so far. On a technical level, I feel Bane has too much gruff to his voice, it makes it difficult to understand him. Bane in the comics is... basically a pump-up/drugged-up luchador. He's intimidating, but it sounds like you're straining your voice in trying to make him sound so evil. My advice for him is to let go more, don't try so hard with him. He's not superhuman persay, so it's ok to not sound so gruff and evil. If you can add a Spanish accent, that would be a plus.
    For Batman, if any character out of these 3 should have the gruff voice it's him. He's in disguise, so he's trying to hide his regular voice. No need to make it SUPER deep, but take what you did and "try to hide it" a little more. If that makes sense. Remember, he's not a superhero, he's a vigilante making his own justice.
    And for the Joker: find the joke. His whole character is that he can always find the joke, even if it's something gruesome. He's crazy, so don't be afraid to let go and go crazy! Here you sound more like Jared Leto's Joker, which is fine if that's the choice you are making. But coming for a fan of the comics and character, The Joker is so much fun to play because of how crazy and cunning he is, so feel free to let go more instead of sounding so intimidating.
    Overall I think you did a great job with your voices, I can see you doing Animation. I hope my explanation of the characters make sense and help you develop them more!

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    3COM

    Script:

    Nearly twenty years ago, 3Com Corporation launched a new industry by developing the first technology for networking personal computers. Today, 3Com is a company that maintains its leadership role with innovative solutions spanning the scope of communications. From the global enterprise to the neighborhood business, from the Internet point of presence to the home office, 3Com systems and products put computing resources within easy reach of millions of users worldwide. 3Com combines cutting edge research and development with world-class manufacturing facilities, and international service and support.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Ian Miller's recording

    Hi guys...just done some rearranging in my home studio and think we have improved the sound quite a lot. Recording using a Chord CCM-1 with a double screen, through Adobe Audition. Keen to get feedback. Ian

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    Peer Feedback:

    Ian, I am very new to this myself, but I think your voice sounds great. Your noise floor is good but I do hear a few clicking sounds in the background (16 second mark), maybe a chair or tapping a key on the computer to scroll through the script? At the very end, there are some mouth noises. Looks like you wanted feedback on the recording quality, which seems pretty good to my untrained ear. For performance, there may be a couple of extra pauses that could be removed. That topic is top of mind for me since I just took a class with Edge Studio's David Goldberg, and that was one of his recurring comments to the group. There is a pretty big pause after "Today" in the second sentence. But again, I am pretty new.

    Peer Feedback:

    I found this rather nice to listen to, perhaps because of your accent. Your voice has a nice timbre to it. I listened four times and my ears found the word 'cutting' to be a bit unpleasureable. Like it could be softened just a bit. I think perhaps you are just enunciating it so I could be wrong. The recording quality is very clean! Overall very good job!

    Peer Feedback:

    Overall, I think you sound great! I like the pace, slow enough to understand but not too slow that people would get bored. However, I don't think it would hurt the copy if you sped up the pace by a hair.

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    Cigna Healthcare

    Script:

    Cigna Healthcare
    Thank you for calling CIGNA Healthcare. To assure quality service, your call may be monitored.
    To select, or change your primary care physician, press 1.
    For questions about a claim or a bill, press 2.
    For benefit information and all other questions, press 3.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear ecstern's recording

    How is the recording quality? I am using a Noise Gate as was suggested to me. How is my vocal performance is it upbeat or deadbeat? Thank you in advance for your feedback.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hi, I think this will be a good type of read for you. Being new myself one thing I fight with is keeping the same volume throughout the script which you are able to do very well. I would recommend more pitch variation. Try to make it interesting. just imagine all the voice prompts you have had to listen too and imagine how you could make them bearable. Pitch and emotion. I envy the great fit for your voice. Keep speaking :)

    Peer Feedback:

    The sound quality is great and your voice fits this read very well! My only advice to you would be to find the pitch range and play within that. For this kind of read it sounds like the range would be a little small, and in some places you seem to go a little out of the range making it sound like you're trying too hard to make it interesting. In other places, it was a little too monotone. So feel free to play around with the intonation a bit more within a range in order to make it sound interesting but not trying to hard. I hope this makes sense!
    Great job keeping the same volume and tone throughout!

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    AT&T - Broadband

    Script:

    Confused about choosing cable or a dish? Don't be. ATT Broadband gives you more. Go with Cable and get up to 230 channels on 2 TVs for only $39.99/month. Plus get free Cinemax, The Movie Channel and free professional installation on any Cable TV Package. Call 1-800-CABLE-ME today.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear QuiceStraughter's recording

    I tried to speak more slowly so I can speak more clearly. I also tried not to sound bored and monotone, which is why I put a bit more energy into this read.

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    Peer Feedback:

    I definitely hear the enthusiasm in your voice. Might I suggest pitch lift on the word 'more' and 'month'. Instead of going down in pitch on those words, try going up and smile -that will also brighten your tone. (I feel your pain, I am also very monotone, so I try to smile more and use pitch variation, especially not going down in pitch at the end of every sentence).

    Peer Feedback:

    I love your accent and I can definitely hear your effort in getting that enthusiasm in your read! If I could suggest one thing to help you it would be to imagine that you're talking to a person. A real person who you know in real life. This will help you sound more natural, more conversational. If you can't relate to what you're talking about, then substitute it for something else that you are passionate about in your head to help get that emotion in there.

    Peer Feedback:

    @ecstern Thanks for the critique.

    @noellehensler Thanks for the advice. May I ask where you heard the accent in my read? I'm still working on reducing it. I'm trying to improve, which is why I'm asking.

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    Vacation Promo

    Script:

    Get out from your house
    From your hotel, from your car
    From the place you feel safe
    From the place that you are
    Get out and go running
    Go funning
    Go wild
    Your rewards are all yours
    Get spending
    Dear child

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    Audition Recording:

    Click to hear kenbond's recording

    Energetic, fun, playful delivery designed to encourage folks to get out and enjoy themselves.

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    Peer Feedback:

    I like the energy in this read, but on the technical side, it sounded like you edited some of those lines so close together. I think you need to space them out a bit so they can flow more naturally.

    Peer Feedback:

    I love your voice and your tone for this read! My only advice is that although this read rhymes, imagine you're talking to a real person in order to make it sound more natural. But overall I loved the energy and it was easy to understand, good job!

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    Esurance – Savings

    Script:

    If you had a dollar for every dollar car insurance companies say they'll save you by switching, you'd have like, a ton of dollars. But how are they saving you those dollars? A lot of companies might answer "um" or, "no comment". Then there's Esurance. Born online, raised by technology and majors in efficiency. So whatever they save,you save. Hassle, time, paperwork, hair tearing out, and yes, especially dollars. Esurance .. insurance for the modern world.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear TKVO's recording

    New practice read - actually I worked on this one with with my coach. All comments welcome - copy interpretation, performance, sound quality, etc. I think this could use a little lite music track but for now just focusing on the read. Thanks!

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hi,

    Nice performance overall, i miss some extra acting in the part where the companies answer hem and no comment. It could be more playfull.
    Als in the end, the Payoff line about Assurance could be more of a firm statement i think.
    Overal some more dynamics and maybe less careful might do it some good i think.

    Greetings from a voiceover guy from the Netherlands

    Peer Feedback:

    Pace seemed a little slow and choppy. Also, felt like the tone could've been a little more upbeat especially when you come to the part about talking about the benefits of esurance.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks for the feedback - yes definitely a little lite on the "acting". Was really going for more of a conversational tone rather than "announcery" Gonna re-record with a few strategically placed inflections :) Thanks again.

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    Silent Dragon

    Script:

    We have been watching you, Renjiro. Always you try to convince yourself that you act for the greater good. To free your beloved nation from its usurpers. Yet deep in your soul, you know you serve a monster. One you helped create.
    That time is now ending. The Yakuza clans will soon be no more. But you, Renjiro – you could be invaluable to us. Imagine how many lives could be saved, how much bloodshed spared, by the knowledge you wield!
    Join us, and we will offer you safe haven.
    Serve Hideaki…….and fall

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear vobyriya's recording

    I'm looking into animation as a new genre. How is the creepiness level? In sync with the character? Does the voiceover style match the character's intention? Any feedback is helpful and appreciated! Thanks!

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    Peer Feedback:

    Very nice voice and clear recording, however, I think you can get into character a bit more. It did sound quite believable yet.

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    Best Buy

    Script:

    Thanks you for calling Best Buy. For service in English, press 1.
    ...
    To access our self service applications, such as Rewardzone, order status, or store locator, press 1. For questions regarding Rewardzone, press 2. To speak to someone who will guide you to the right place, press 3.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear mwjrnc's recording

    How does my new studio sound? Any reverbs or echoes? Thanks!

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    Peer Feedback:

    Solid voice man! Nice read and clear sound. Try smiling next time. It sounded a bit mono tone and serious. Say Rewardzone with excitement! lol well, maybe not excitement but you know what I mean. Try with a little happier, but not cheesy, vibe.

    Peer Feedback:

    Evanjohn:
    Thanks for the good words!
    Mike W.

    Peer Feedback:

    I like the clear, steady pace. Allows the caller to hear all the options without feeling they have to press a button to start over because it was too fast. But, I do feel the tone could be a little more warm and friendly.

    Peer Feedback:

    Kenbond:
    Thanks!
    Mike W.

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    The Five People You Meet in Heaven (intro) by Mitch Albom

    Script:

    This is a story about a man name Eddie and it begins at the end, with Eddie dying in the sun. It might seem strange to start a story with an ending. But all endings are also beginnings. We just don't know it at the time.

    The last hour of Eddie's life was spent, like most of the others, at Ruby Pier, an amusement park by a great gray ocean. The park had the usual attractions, a boardwalk, a Ferris wheel, roller coasters, bumper cars, a taffy stand, and an arcade where you could shoot streams of water into a clown's mouth. It also had a big new ride called Freddy's Free Fall, and this would be where Eddie would be killed, in an accident that would make newspapers around the state.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Alastor Hawke's recording

    Mitch Albom is one of my favorite authors. I recommend reading his other books. Looking for some constructive criticism.

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    Peer Feedback:

    The read was clearly enunciated, but it kept stopping and starting, so to speak. Try to make it flow a little more smoothly. Also, LOTS of background noises. I could hear thumping noises, as if you were bumping your hands on your desk. Good job, overall.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks for the feedback. I appreciate your advice. I'm still working on making a soundproof area to do my recordings, can't quite remember if those thumping noises were my hands or the chair I was sitting in. I'll correct my enunciation and make it flow smoothly. Thanks again.

    Peer Feedback:

    I like the quality of your voice for this read, great for storytelling! I mean it piqued my interest to hear more, so mission accomplished!

    I don't think the flow/smoothness problem is with your enunciation. If you give about half the pause you currently do at commas and periods, that should smooth it out A LOT right there. We're taught to really pay attention to punctuation when reading aloud but don't forget - you don't want to sound like you're reading :)

    The thumps, etc are easily fixed - great to use your hands, just make sure they're silent. Overall a nice job!

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks for the feedback TKVO. Reading out loud use to be a struggle for me when I was a kid so I'm glad that you liked it. I'll be using this book as well as Mitch Albom's tuesdays with morrie for future audiobook practice recordings.

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    Antarctica

    Script:

    Far to the south lies a land of dazzling snow fields, crystalline glaciers, and dramatically carved ice mountains soaring above an untamed frozen wilderness. There are no human sounds in this land of primeval beauty, only the wild cries of birds, seals, and whales echoing across a vast expanse of land and sea. Experience the wonders and grandeur of a land where few have ever set foot as we discover the world’s last frontier -- the great White Continent. This special voyage takes place during the austral summer, when the weather is best, temperatures are moderate, and days are long. Penguin chicks are hatching and it is common to see elephant seals along the beaches.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Wesendall's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    Sounds good, but you left out the last two sentences. Keep up the good work.

    Peer Feedback:

    Your voice is compelling and has me listening intently, eagerly! Your style is dramatic, which is great! One suggestion would be to leave out the staccato quality. In other words, let the words blend a little bit. There are a few abrupt spaces between words. Overall, great work!

    Peer Feedback:

    I like the read up until "soaring" - then you go a bit over the top and become too dramatic for the read. At that point sounds like you're trying too hard to make the read "wondrous". You have the advantage of the accent (to an American ear) that immediately makes you sound more "polished" right off the bat.

    Music selection is great and sound quality seems solid.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks all for the feedback, much appreciated.

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    A Story

    Script:

    Every moment has a story. And every story matters

    The first men painted stories on stone walls, the ancient Egyptians chose the chisel instead.

    The Incans told story with dances and fire, aborigines told it with star and spear.

    Stories are at the very essence of human life. They count the breaths of every sunrise, the beats of every emotion and the silence of every heart. Stories take the fleeting temporal and makes them eternal.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Wesendall's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    Great read. Could use more emotion and the music was a little loud at the end, maybe turn it down a little and I think you've got yourself a good first take performance wise.

    Peer Feedback:

    Nice read! The only critique I have is you may want to give it a bit more processing on your voice to even things out. The end of your sentences tended to drop off a bit volume-wise, and watch the script... You switched out 'of every sunrise' to be 'in every sunrise'. You might want to have the music fade out a bit later after your last word.

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    Disney Channel Halloween Marathon

    Script:

    Spend Halloween with Disney Channel this year and see 24-hours of back to back fear! Watch it Friday – Scare Day! (insert sinister laugh) Happy Halloween!

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear alessandro's recording

    i need your feed back about the performance please ...thanks

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    Peer Feedback:

    Overall the recording is poor. The vocal is too quiet and isn't clear enough. Sounds like you're trying to copy the 'Honest trailers' movie trailer style voice but it's not quite right. Also you didn't add the laughter as directed in the script. Just an honest opinion, keep at it i'm sure you'll find somthing that works.

    Peer Feedback:

    Add more emotion to the voice. I liked the voice and recording myself. It sounded creepy. But there was no laugh. I think you could have gone more over the top with it.

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    Composites

    Script:

    Composites are a pre-designed combination of fibrous reinforcements held together by a polymer matrix. Reinforcements can be aramid, carbon, or glass fibers, and the matrix either a thermoset or a thermoplastic resin. Product forms include unidirectional tape, woven fabrics, or continuous filaments which can be layered or wrapped in various orientations. When heat treated and pressure consolidated, they form laminates or structures that are stronger than steel and lighter than aluminum. Chief among the advantages of polymer matrix composites is their light weight coupled with high stiffness and strength along the direction of the reinforcement. This combination is basis of their usefulness in a wide variety of structural applications.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear ecstern's recording

    I would like feedback on my recording quality, copy interpretation, and vocal performance. Thanks in advance for your feedback!

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    Peer Feedback:

    I like it! Since I'm not an expert in the field, the material sounds a bit dry, but the subtle changes in your inflection were really nice and helped carry me through! Pronunciation on the complex words was spot on as well. Your tone was consistent all the way through as well - really nice work!

    As for the recording quality, it sounded great to me - no irregularities or distracting breaths noticed. Mic sounds really well balanced for your voice.

    Peer Feedback:

    Overall very good! I like the internation and tone is good, personally i'd prefer a little faster pace but that's nit-picking. Agree with the previous commet that the vocal is a bit dry but the recording is very good with a nice fidelity.

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    Sleep Inn

    Script:

    The well lit grounds. The electronic locks. The walk in showers. Complementary breakfast. Because it’s a place that understands the needs of a business traveler. It’s all those things, plus the service- is incredible. If you’re traveling on business, stay at Sleep Inn. In a class by itself.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear BrianDuchnak's recording

    Recording on my Iphone. Trying to make it sound as good as I can without any professional equipment. Looking for feedback on the read. Trying to perfect my reads before I invest in equipment.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Your copy interpretation doesn't sound quite right to me, you might want to listen to Tom Bodette Motel 6 or some other Motel commercials to get the flow, pacing, emotion, inflection. Here is a link to some of Tom's reads.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cVRMGEL5GY

    Home Studio is a major part of your overall sound and that, for me is a crucial part of VO. For $200.00 you can get yourself a Shure MV51 Digital Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone, and that will be a much better sound.

    Good Luck!

    Peer Feedback:

    Lots of reverb!

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    2012 Extinction

    Script:

    The Maya, an ancient South American culture, predicted that time would end in a violent apocalypse on December 21, 2012. They created an elaborate astronomical calendar called "The Long Count," which stops abruptly in 2012.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Wesendall's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    I like your copy interpretation - sounds like a National Geographic Documentary. To be nit picky on your vocal performance - I thought it was good, but you had a some dramatic pauses where there were no commas and for me that interrupted the smooth flow of the read...'time would end' pause 'violent apocalypse' pause - just a tiny bit too long for me. The word 'every' near the end maybe better articulated. Recording sounded good to me. Overall great job.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks @ecstern. Great feedback much appreciated.

    Peer Feedback:

    I would disagree on the pauses. I would like to see a bit more. It would seem natural to have one at the top, "The Maya
    an ancient..." just as the comma denotes. I agree on the interpretation. Nice delivery for a documentary style!

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    Onstar

    Script:

    Call for help without saying a word. Automatic Crash Notification inside Onstar equipped Chevy Vehicles will instantly alert an Onstar advisor if you're in an accident to make sure you get the assistance you need. When every second counts, Onstar speaks up for you. Learn more at OnStar.com.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Cousland's recording

    I have a new mic, and I'm slightly exhausted; how do I sound?

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    Peer Feedback:

    Overall I like the read - your voice brings a different interpretation than I head in my head when I read the copy! I'd say slow it down a little bit, as it seems a bit rushed and breathy, but I like your emphasis on the right words toward the end.

    As far as recording quality, I think your mic settings sound good for your voice. If you slow down a bit and do some work to edit out the breaths and some irregular background noises, I think it will sound great.

    Peer Feedback:

    Slow it down a little bit. Other than that, pretty good.

    Peer Feedback:

    After listening a number of times, there's definitely some audible room reverb going on. Mics from new to old, cheap to expensive will pick that stuff up, so best to kill it dead with some appropriately placed sound absorption, if this is the room you intend to record in regularly.

    It sounds performance wise that you're doing a radio announcer voice, but this style of read is only rarely requested nowadays, and the script doesn't naturally seem to demand it. Read through the script in your head slowly first. Read it slowly and deliberately again, but out loud and without inflection. Then figure out what the message is, who you're talking to (get as specific as you can) and some kind of scenario in which you're talking to that person or persons for real. Just be natural.

    When figuring out a script, I'll even write the answers out to those questions, and maybe even find a little visual aid to better allow me to put myself into the role and stay there until I get the best take I feel I can get.

    Peer Feedback:

    Get rest before you record :) It was almost as if you were saying - 'let me hurry do this', and it came through in the recording. There was some mouth noise that was a little distracting. When you said "If you're in an accident" , you ran out of breath and it seemed to clip. Keep at it!!!

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