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6 SoundCloud Alternatives (just in case)

SoundCloud, the German-based repository/sharing/social website for anything audio, is a staple for many voice-actors.  Some say the service is a little pricey, and lately it's had a hard time deciding what it wants to be.  Add to that some recent rumors that it will soon be bought by Spotify, and...

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VO Rates Roundtable

VO Rates Roundtable

Don't fault me or WoVO for focusing so much on voiceover compensation rates lately.  We're only trying to keep up with the crazy pace of this industry.  No one topic garners more interest among freelance voice actors than this issue. World-Voices Organization members site "rates" as one of their...

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The 7 Most Overlooked Daily Habits of Successful Voice Actors

The 7 Most Overlooked Daily Habits of Successful Voice Actors

Isn't it funny the stuff you pick up from your acting assignments sometimes? My inspiration for this blog article actually came from an E-Learning module I was reading yesterday. The script used the old adage "can't see the forest for the trees" to make a point for the presentation being...

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What’s the Life-Span of a Microphone?

What’s the Life-Span of a Microphone?

So...right off the top, you must know there will always be a different life-time expectancy between quality name-brand mics and those of a lesser renown/price tag.  Kinda like a Ford Focus and a Chevy Corvette.  Both look shiny and bright on the show-room, and run fine for the first couple of...

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8 Ways to Get a Well-Rounded VO Education Without Hiring a Coach

8 Ways to Get a Well-Rounded VO Education Without Hiring a Coach

First of all, I'm not saying you should never get good VO coaching.   You should.  Regularly.  I'm just saying it might be possible in today's world of content overload, to fill-in a lot of blanks FIRST with an incredible line-up of available resources. Because good coaching costs good...

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Voice Recording for GoPro

Voice Recording for GoPro

The videojournalists on staff at KLAS-TV have about 7 GoPro cameras they share between then.  Everybody wants to take one with them when they shoot. Not heard of GoPro?  OK, what rock have you been hiding under? (kidding) GoPro is about the most viral recording device to hit the market in the last...

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Audio Evolution Mobile and USB Audio Recorder PRO for Android

Audio Evolution Mobile and USB Audio Recorder PRO for Android

Until recently, iOS devices (iPhone and iPad) enjoyed a monopoly on mobile recording software and hardware solutions for voice-actors.  I've written numerous times on the latest gizmos to come down the pike, and the apps that attend to them. However, with a rise in the strength of the Android...

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Cracking CraigsList

Newspapers hate CraigsList because it DESTROYED their classifieds (and their revenue).  Most everyone else loves CraigsList...but as a lead-generating source for voice over jobs?  Meh. Like Guru, O-Desk, Elance, and a number of other online freelance job clearinghouses, CraigsList -- at first...

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