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FreeSound

My wife is having heart surgery this morning, and there was lots of preparation in advance of the procedure, so this is a short blog today. 'Came across an interesting site called FreeSound. From the website: Freesound aims to create a huge collaborative database of audio snippets, samples, recordings, bleeps, ... released under Creative Commons licenses that allow their reuse. Freesound provides new and interesting ways of accessing these samples, allowing users to: browse the … [Read More...]

VO Social Media

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Groups are Gold

There is a point of diminishing returns in creating meaningful relationships whenever you become part of a population that's too big. For that reason, FaceBook Groups and Google Communities, and … [Read More...]

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Put Your Demo on Google+

How many times have I said lately, that Google + is the future of Social Media?  I might even be right!  :) SoundCloud is also a form of social media that is ascending to a safe place as the de … [Read More...]

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VO Education

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5 Ways to “Turn” A Producer

We've talked about this.  All the best laid plans of ipDTL, and Source-Connect NOW, and SoundStreak, and even Skype will be for naught as long as the big guns decide they're gonna hang on to their … [Read More...]

VO Tools

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Source-Connect NOW….Free?

No other question dominates discussions about the recent spate of ISDN-replacement technologies:  How much will it cost? Kevin Leach at ipDTL has tinkered with his subscription fee a little since … [Read More...]

Op/Ed

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Access + Process = Success

Mental roadblocks are the enemy of many a gifted and talented voice actor. The mental roadblocks (can be procrastination) we subconsciously and oftentimes innocently create can … [Read More...]

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VO Business

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It’s In The Cards

Business cards are like FAX  machines.  No matter how advanced the rest of the world gets, those two business left-overs just. won't. go. away. It's OK... when the grid goes … [Read More...]

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The Key to Choosing KeyWords

There's that term again:  Keywords.  Everybody throws it around like it's OBVIOUS what they are, or should be.  Delve into online websites, marketing your VO services, and you'll … [Read More...]

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VO Niches

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NAB Week in Vegas

The National Association of Broadcasters hits town this week. Broadcasting?  I thought broadcasting was dead…taken over by the internet, tablet computers, Netflix, and Twitter. …and yet, there it is, the National Association of Broadcasters convention…among the top-5 best attended conferences in a town that hosts the biggest international conventions anywhere on the globe. The event […]

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VO Events

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There’s a New -Con in Town

Mind you, it's nothing close to FaffCon... at least not yet...but it has potential. I'm talking about WoVOCon.  That's right, World-Voices Organization's first-ever … [Read More...]

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Conflicted About Conferences?

Don't worry, that's an easy conundrum to fall into.  They're practically coming out of the woodwork this year. Is it a bad thing?  No, not at all!  I can remember when there … [Read More...]

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VO Community

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West Coast Mixer

From what I could see, the VO Atlanta event was a lot of fun. We kicked it up on the West Coast this weekend, too, with an APA Mixer (Audio Publishers Assoc). Held at the … [Read More...]

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