Normalcy is So Overrated

by | May 4, 2020 | New Paradigms | 1 comment

Let’s face it:  the “new normal” is gonna look a lot like the “old” normal. Short of some major driver like the French Revolution or nuclear war, incremental disruptions have always prompted changes in human culture.

I suppose COVID comes close to something major, but then why do we so yearn to “get back to normal”?

We don’t.  We just dislike the way things are now, and we only really know what WAS, not what will be.

For voice actors, the biggest wake-up call in all this has been the expectation of remote recording know-how for mostly legacy CA and NYC union actors.  That, and the fact that George Whittam is making bank on consulting. undecided

Other than that, and having to work a little harder for our supper, things are not all that different for the rank-and-file voice actor.

I could write blogs forever about the “uncertain times” we’re in, but like change, the only thing really for certain is uncertainty. 

In that vein, then, I come to you this Monday with news of a questionably cool new audio editor, and two great articles that you might benefit your audio process.

First:  Audiate.  This is the latest offering from TechSmith…the same company that brought you SnagIt, Camtasia, JIng, Coach’s Eye, and other useful programs.  Simply said, Audiate let’s you edit audio by editing the transcripted (printed) words the program generates from a sound file.

This is not a new concept, and it may not be up-to-snuff for voiceover professional audio-editing, but for what it does, Audiate does it well.  It’s an intuitive and uncomplicated program, and and comes at a very reasonable price:  $29.  I was a Beta-tester for this program, and came away kinda/sorta impressed.

BTW, another, and more accomplished program along this vein is Descript.

To round out today’s blog: see this referral to an article entitled “10 Audio Editing Tricks You Need to Try”.

https://www.musicradar.com/how-to/10-audio-editing-tricks-you-need-to-try

—-and—-

This article offering help with studio monitoring setup:

https://www.musicradar.com/how-to/studio-monitor-setup-tips

Now go out there and be more NORMAL.

 

CourVO

 

 

 

 

and…..

 

 

 

 

For voice actors, the biggest wake-up call in all this has been the expectation of remote recording know-how for mostly legacy CA and NYC union actors.  That, and the fact that George Whittam is making bank on consulting. undecided

Other than that, and having to work a little harder for our supper, things are not all that different for the rank-and-file voice actor.

I could write blogs forever about the “uncertain times” we’re in, but like change, the only thing really for certain is uncertainty. 

In that vein, then, I come to you this Monday with news of a questionably cool new audio editor, and two great articles that you might benefit your audio process.

First:  Audiate.  This is the latest offering from TechSmith…the same company that brought you SnagIt, Camtasia, JIng, Coach’s Eye, and other useful programs.  Simply said, Audiate let’s you edit audio by editing the transcripted (printed) words the program generates from a sound file.

This is not a new concept, and it may not be up-to-snuff for voiceover professional audio-editing, but for what it does, Audiate does it well.  It’s an intuitive and uncomplicated program, and and comes at a very reasonable price:  $29.  I was a Beta-tester for this program, and came away kinda/sorta impressed.

BTW, another, and more accomplished program along this vein is Descript.

To round out today’s blog: see this referral to an article entitled “10 Audio Editing Tricks You Need to Try”.

https://www.musicradar.com/how-to/10-audio-editing-tricks-you-need-to-try

—-and—-

This article offering help with studio monitoring setup:   

https://www.musicradar.com/how-to/studio-monitor-setup-tips

Now go out there and be more NORMAL.

 

CourVO

 

 

 

 

and…..

 

 

 

 

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  1. steve hammill

    Repeat much 😉

    I’ve started dismantling my once high-end, state-of-the-art studio in favor of a new DAC. Along with my studio boom, a U87, 416, and Cole, plus sound panels I can record anywhere. …not that I will, but it is comforting to know that I can.

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