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For anyone new, (me) or a veteran, your service is excellent.
It's a service you don't have to offer, it's so very unheard of for a company
to provide this for no charge. Your moderator does
a professional job.

Gary

It was very informative specially for a complete newcomer. I will definitely return for future Sunday webinars and when prepared will enroll in classes to catapult me into voice over career.

Looking forward to working with you.

Nancy

Hi, I really appreciate your contacting me, because I think you guys do a great job in the V/O business.

I was interested in your Documentaries Talk Time and learned a lot. Thank you for the opportunity to improve my knowledge and skills. I'm also interested in Audio Books, but haven't been able to find the time when those sessions have been scheduled.

I look forward to more Talk Times in those categories, particularly.

Thank you for your involvement in furthering talent in the voice acting profession.

John S

Just wanted to say how much I appreciate the time shared each Sunday Night. Each week I walk away with nuggets that can be easily applied.

Thank you for offering this great opportunity to learn from each other.

Nyoka B

Hi!

This was the first time I attended a webcast and it was very informative. I have some experience in voice overs overseas but am in the US now and interested in getting some work in VO.

I got a lot of tips and hope to save up for some training in the future. In the meantime I intend to make use of this great resource.

Diana

Outstanding!

Good topic. Excellent job by Moderator.

Marty

Being a newcomer to the industry, I thoroughly enjoyed the webinar with the questions, answers and courtesy of the participants. I learned a lot and was even able to participate myself which I've never done on a webinar before. I usually just listen. I took down the names of three in house coaches and intend to put those to good use. The curator was in control the whole time and his demeanor was terrific.

Frank

Thank you for hosting these discussions. I have seen the email alerts for these for months and did not join one until last night.

I am still trying to understand the business side of this industry. While I think I have a “voice” that can perform various types of work, I don’t want to embarrass myself, and limit future opportunities, by not being prepared to meet those business standards.

I had actually never even considered training/instructional VO work, but during the discussion it dawned on me that this may actually be something that may fit my style better.

Just those two points were so valuable, and a strong endorsement for what your are doing here.

It is tough to have a spontaneous discussion that flows like a scripted show, and you did a great job of giving a question a proper amount of time for someone to chime in and then table it when there was not a lot of feedback. Difficult setting where you handled it really well and kept things moving.

I know I will definitely join more of these sessions.

John H.

Excellent idea to add guest instructors, with specific topic experience, to the mix. Scott also does a superb job and provides strong insight when information from callers slows, and we are all thankful he keeps on top of the numerous callers and open mikes. It makes a big difference!

Don

Thanks for making talk time available. I have typed a couple of questions, but have never spoken. By listening intently, I've learned a lot of useful information.

Wayne Baker

Hey, the webinar format was vastly superior in sound quality. It made the call so very much more enjoyable and something to look forward to for the next week. Almost everyone sounded better.

Tom

Thanks for the Talk Time on eLearning. The suggested format of having experts interviewed and then Q&A would allow for more information to be disseminated. Having the opportunity to submit questions beforehand is a great idea, too.

I appreciate all of the resources Edge makes available. I am looking forward to coming back for training soon.

Rosemary B

Hello!

Just a few comments ~ because I really enjoyed Talk Time last Sunday. Lots of valuable information, encouragement and motivation, as always! Graeme Spicer rocks!

Hi guys!

Thanks for doing this on a weekly basis. This was the first session I was in on, and aside from the problem of technically controlling so many different people with their input, I was impressed. It was like a meeting of like minded folks lettin their hair down to chat for awhile with other pros.

Appreciated the thoughts of various vo types on the subject of ACX, but I would have liked to have heard someone from ACX there as well, to kind of be the "official" person from whom ideas or questions are bounced off of.

Will try to make future sessions if I can!

Larry

Thank you for the opportunity to give you feedback. I am new to voiceover - having really committed to learning the biz and the craft as of August 2015. I attended the Sag Conservatory intro to voiceover, which led me to the Sag-Aftra Foundation - Don LaFontaine Vo Lab and other classes were I attended over 19 workshops and countless hours in the solo and main booths. My goal set was to train in the fall and then get my home studio set up in the new year and start the process of the business. Recently, I joined Voices.com and have been practicing and submitting over 100 auditions etc, I registered for the Weekly Workout at Voiceregistry and have studied the demos available on voicebank.net. as well as voices.com and voices123.

Way back in September, I discovered Edge Studio on a random ‘google search’ for VO training, but had put it on a “back burner”. I wasn’t ready for the info and it seemed like one of many businesses making claims for training and services. I needed to wait and see and hear from other voice actors what was good and what wasn’t. At that time, being new, it was all part of the preliminary research for vo classes and training. As of this past month, I was at a point in development and interest that I followed up on the Edge Studio emails and info regarding these Sunday night TalkTime sessions (and access to archived sessions) I am now dedicated to these events.

In the 2 that I have listened to, I have learned GREAT tips and have had many question answered. Just this past week, I started the serious process of putting together a demo reel and this past Sunday the topic addressed the questions about how to put together a reel. VERY informative as well as redirected my uneducated understanding of industry standards. Now, I absolutely appreciate the reason to have a professional oversee the production as opposed to me piecing together what I think is good and using my home studio with Twisted Wave and then Pro Tools to master in music or such as well as the use of copywrited material and how to find/pick appropriate material. I really appreciate that this forum is available and thank you for your efforts to support, not just myself as a newcomer, but pros in the biz! I will be paying closer attention to what Edge Studio has to offer.

Molly

I liked the discussions, I was provided great guidance and look forward to more learning on Sunday nights.

You guys provide a great service and I'm very grateful.

Ron R

Overall, I learned a lot and enjoyed the topic of discussion. Thanks to Edge for such an great opportunity.

Sophia

Thank you for providing this amazing opportunity for us to learn from others.

The facilitator is excellent and I appreciate how thoughtfully and respectfully he considers each question and every answer.

I have joined three times, twice by using the phone access number, and I took copious notes during each call. The information provided has been invaluable.

Wednesday I will join one of the meeting groups that was recommended last night.

I am impressed by the generosity of others to share ideas so that we all might enjoy success!

Elizabeth

Hello.

I appreciate this live forum you have made available. I have gained helpful insight from having my questions answered, as well as, hearing others' questions answered. Being new to the voice acting community, I'm eager to absorb and discover all I possibly can to understand the business. I also appreciate the housekeeping at the beginning of each session. Thanks a bunch.

Alicia

That was my first and it won't be my last. Pretty good tips and pearls of wisdom. Of course about the time I had my finger on the trigger about DAWS the subject shifted to another subject which was OK because all the subjects were really good. Great bunch of folks, had a great time. Looking forward to the next webinar. Was wondering if you had discussed channel strips much. I picked up a used dbx286a because I wasn't satisfied with what I was hearing with my AT2035 through a Focusrite2i2 or is just a good mic pre like Golden Age or Warm a better route to go and post edit with eq, compression, etc. later. Sorry no Manley or Avalon in my budget. Thanks for a great webinar, and looking forward to the next one. Till then, keep talking.

David

I'm a big fan . I had a terrific session in Talk time last Sunday. I've just recorded my demo at Edge in NY so the session on auditioning was sooo timely, unfortunately i was in listen only mode, but thought the discussion and GREAT tips for starting out really useful. The topics are well chosen and I also like that talk time is a mix of experienced and newbies voice over people who just want to share their knowledge and love of a good read!

Jaslyn

Great show and some great information provided by some very generous people. Have been looking for something like a voice over practice group and got a couple of fantastic leads in that direction. Glad I tuned in that night. Thanks Edge Studios, grateful for what you do for the pro's and the not so pro.

David

Hi

Thank you for putting on the call about audio books. It was very informative and helpful. Especially interesting was to hear the experts from the industry share their experiences so we can learn from them.

Diego

Hello there.

I've been listening to the archived "Talk with a Pro" and "TalkTime" events. There is a definite progression in the improvement of the experience. The new webinar format is far superior even to the recently-used telephone conference system. It now sounds like Scott and some of the attendees are right there with me in my booth talking shop.

Speaking of whom... now, he may grimace with humility about this one; but that is just one reason why Scott Harlan is a great moderator of these events. The new format gives him much more efficient control over the forum. But it comes at a cost: he is now as busy as a pilot of a jumbo jet coming in for a landing at JFK. Aside from responding when someone calls on him - which happens in almost every event, he keeps the background noise as mitigated as is humanly possible and still handles everything professionally and courteously... even when that means getting us back on topic or anything else a moderator needs to do for a conversation comprised of dozens of very diverse attendees.

Finally, it is very generous of you to post these events in publicly accessible archives. It's one of the reasons that my 2014 business plan includes becoming an Edge Studio-trained professional voiceover talent. Nothing beats having an actual coach; still, I have learned much from these posts and look forward to learning and understanding even more in 2014.

Thank you once again and all the best in the new year.

Steven

This is the sort of information I needed prior to purchasing my equipment. I learned from the Webinar-after the fact-that the room is key to the quality of the sound of the mic. My initial custom demos were horrific, as I had no clue that the environment was all wrong to begin with.
The sound quality of the recording has given me issues from the get go as well, only the information passed on on July 12, I needed like last year.
I am grateful for these webinars and I still gain knowledge even though I have been recording for a short while. I am always learning something new and leave the webinars psyched and have tons more reading to do in order to keep abreast of the fast changing technological trends in this business.

Excellent webinar, as usual.

Irene

I loved it! It was my first time, and I wanted to get in on the audiobook discussion. I thought Dave did a great job moderating, and there were really good people of all levels who all had something to share. I learned a lot, and got to share my knowledge as well. Thank you for Talk Time. It's a great service to the VO community.

Petrea B

Belated feedback...Very informative, lots of helpful advice, sharing. Appreciate the casual yet guided facilitation to keep us on track. Only complaint is about people who don't mute their mics! Amazed how much background and insensitivity was going on. Overall though...very enthusiastic and knowledgeable group that treated newcomers with little 'tech' skills with respect and patience.
Thanks so much!

Elayne

I enjoyed the subject matter of all things studio recording. I got a lot of helpful hints and websites to reference from it. I like the fact that it is interactive and the free format style lends itself to networking well with others.

Just wanted to say thank you for taking time out of your weekend to do this. I am sure you have other things to be doing on a Sunday night!

Kevin

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