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Source-Elements Debuts “NOW”

Source-Elements Debuts “NOW”

In the midst of an unbridled enthusiasm for ipDtL... one of the first providers of non-ISDN remote, high-quality recording -- Source Elements -- is out with a compelling competing product. Even as World-Voices Organization calls for an industry-wide end to ISDN, pretenders to the throne are...

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SoundStreak Windows Preview Released

SoundStreak Windows Preview Released

Thursday I got the email I've been waiting for. The SoundStreak Preview Release  for Windows is out. I've blogged about SoundStreak several times in the last few months.  The definitive article, featuring an interview with CEO Dan Caligor is here: SoundStreak - From the Top. Dan sent the...

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Like Lightning!

Barely had the digital ink dried on my blog from Monday's unveiling of the RØDE iXY before my good friend Tim Keenan (owner of Creative Media Recording) chimed in with some welcome news. Most portable mics designed to work with iPhones, iPads, iPods, etc. come with the 19-pin connector common on...

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Must-See Numbers

Must-See Numbers

Graphs, and statistics...data and research results...they can all be misconstrued until... ...until the preponderance of the data starts leading to much the same conclusion over and over. THEN you know you have more than just conjecture, you have about the closest thing to predicting the future...

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Tablet Transformation

Tablet Transformation

Tablets are a game changer. Sure, your iPad is handy for swiping through copy as you read...easy to catch up on email while waiting at the doctor's office...but tablet computers are about to explode on the scene in ways you didn't expect, and the jury's still out on how that effects the business...

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Bi-Linguage

Bi-Linguage

Having grown up in white-bread middle-America in the 50's, I never imagined a future for this country that accepted anything else but English. I won't mince my words: I think it weakens our country to be bi-lingual.  That sounds odd coming from me.  I'm the son of a Swiss Immigrant, whose native...

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Speak Text For Me

Speak Text For Me

The issue of Synthetic Voices has garnered as much or more attention on this blog as any other one topic. There are unique challenges and advantages in this area to the voice actor.  I'll get to that in a minute. First, a little backstory:  I've blogged about this at least 6 times in recent years:...

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AudioBook Wisdom

AudioBook Wisdom

Everyone pretty much agrees that AudioBooks are a bit of a different animal among the panoply of niche voice opportunities that stand before the working voice actor. The general word right now is that the AudioBook Publishing industry is fertile ground for new work, 'cause the medium of audiobooks...

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Social Media: Got Time?

. At 3:54am PST, I ponder this issue. How much more of my personal time can I afford to give over to Social Media? That simple question begets a rash of other questions that belie the complexity of the issue. First of all is the question: “Can I afford NOT to give that time, if I want a successful...

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The Trouble With Taji….

….is really no trouble at all…’cause he constantly brings a fresh look – a fresh perspective on the business of voiceover. His “Frankenstein” idea (see blog here) garnered attention from some of the major P2P sites, and the exchange of concepts led to some significant revisions in the plans for...

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