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How Does My Voice Sound

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by mrblackhat, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. mrblackhat

    mrblackhat Regular Member

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    I'm thinking of recording my own voice overs and possibly doing freelance if I'm okay enough. Here is the link to me testing out my mic with no post-processing:

    http://snd.sc/r3QV02

    What do you think? Can I get away recording my own voiceovers or should I hire someone.

    Note: The audio seems to get quieter because I'm testing the mic at different speaking lengths.
     
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  2. ibmethatswhoib

    ibmethatswhoib Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    ya, sounds good and professional. Just do your own..
     
  3. Kamilion

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    I listened,and it is Ok. No need to hire others. Good Luck
     
  4. Claudiu

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    if the test is for the mic, then it's 10/10
    if the test is for your voice, a larger sample would be ideal of you talking while reading or something
     
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    The tone of your voice is good but keep in mind the delivery is what counts in a great voice over.

    p.s - get a p-stop your S hisses a bit.
     
  6. Kalyken

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    Sounds too monotone for me, like one of those grocery store announcers

    "Clean up in aisle three"
     
  7. MrArk

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    I agree with KalyKen
     
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    sorry i was just kidding :) its quite gud imo..u spoke 3 times..the last 2 were gud although the first one was a bit unnaturable maybe :)
     
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    1. Slow down your speech slightly.

    2. Don't raise the pitch during the phrase (eg in first phrase you raise the pitch for 'audio').

    3. Suggest using a diffuser (dulls the strong s in test).

    4. Suggest you stand up when you do your voice over so it does not compress your diaphragm.

    But yeah, you have the talent. I know I don't and have hired voice talent before for various jobs and they can charge a nice bit of change. Nice work if you can get it. Saves a bundle if you just do your own.
     
  10. KraftyKyle

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    Sounds great to me!
     
  11. vishalgmistry

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    yeah sounds pretty professional.
    good luck with your service.
     
  12. mrblackhat

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    Is a diffuser the same as a pop filter? If so, I've already got one.

    Thanks for the tips guys.

    Also, how far away from the mic and pop filter should I be when speaking? Is there any post processing tips that you can give me to make it sound better.
     
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  13. jonnyquest

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    What kind of mic are you using?

    Are you selling your services or just doing your own audio stuff?

    JQ
     
  14. xboxps3wow

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    sounds decent enough.. but you might be trying too hard to do a manly voice. Try sounding a little more natural.
     
  15. roamer

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    Agree with the monotone and over-manly voice comments. Other than that you've got a good enough voice for personal and semi-pro projects.