Maybe you’ve seen it too when answering auditions.
A hi-profile pay-to-play site includes the following nomenclature when seeking the profile information of it’s new talent:
Upload your DRY (VOICE ONLY) studio quality demo. MP3 only.
He also sent the following from another site, that is currently enrolling voice talent:
We will need additional demos, precisely, for each of the below shown items:
4- Lipsing (complete synchronicity, getting into the speaker’s lips)
6- Greetings and IVR.
7- Off-screen works.
8- Your voice without any treatments by the studio you are going to do the recording in, this is necessary for a specific tract quality.
Other than the word “track” (tract) being misspelled…my friend and I were both perplexed by the explicit instruction for a DRY COMMERCIAL DEMO in both these appeals.
Does ANYONE have a commercial demo like that these days?
I can understand dry, plain-vanilla, unadorned reads for E-Learning, IVR, narrations, and more. But a “dry” commercial demo read?
‘Could be it’s just a matter of semantics, or word definitions that differ.
Maybe that’s why I’m not getting any commercial work. Silly me! I’ve spent hundreds and hundreds of dollars for an accomplished producer/director to conjure up the most engaging minute’s worth of my voice I can muster, and it’s NOT a dry commercial read.
Have you heard of this?
Do you have a dry commercial read available to share?