As voice-actors, we get used to being regarded as the lost stepchild of target marketing. For some reason, musicians, broadcasters, and audio engineers are pursued as viable product-purchasers, but not voice over talent.
What do they think?….we make our own microphones, pre-amps, and DAWs?
That thought finds refinement on the NAB exhibit floor. Vendors do not consider voice-actors to be a cohesive or respected purchasing block, I guess. All those equipment manufacturers love talking to you, but you’ll never see a sign luring a voice-actor to an exhibitor booth at NAB.
The one exception to that rule is evident on approach to the Source-Elements booth. After emailing and even conversing with Rebekah Wilson from a distance on many occasions, I was pleased to meet her in person. She was welcoming and glib. Wilson is the creative and developmental force within Source-Connect. She’s from New Zealand, and navigates the technical demands of her job from all over the globe.
Below is a quick interview I did with Wilson right there at the Source-Elements booth. Please listen for news on the following points:
- Source-Connect on iOS
- a diplomatic statement about pricing
- integration of HD video into the product
- reaction to Skype becoming a competitor