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How to Conduct a Phone Patch Using Skype

Hard-wired phone lines are almost an anachronism for all but serious businesses, government, and other formal institutions.  POTS (plain old telephone systems) services are not going away, but for most individual consumers, and certainly 3rd-world countries, phone communications have jumped...

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Do This Instead of Buying a New Mic

Today’s freelance voice actor working in a home studio needs to understand their unique recording environment, and match a good mic to it (not the other way around). There’s help, and here’s how.

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What’s With All the Pencils?

What’s With All the Pencils?

Bing Desktop resides on all my computers. Because of that, every day a new background presents itself on my desktop.  Usually it's some gorgeous landscape scene from somewhere in the world.Earlier this week, it was this:For perspective, notice the yellow staircase on the right.  This is a huge...

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The Most Amazing Thing I Heard at WoVOCon III

The Most Amazing Thing I Heard at WoVOCon III

...and it came from none other than George Whittam.  Actually, that makes perfect sense now that I think about it.  George understands the technical aspect of private studio recording probably better than anyone else on the planet.In fact, this week, George is staying over in Las Vegas after...

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Don’t Buy New Recording Equipment. Do This Instead.

Don’t Buy New Recording Equipment. Do This Instead.

Dan Lenard made me a believer.He makes a strong case that very few audio engineers are equipped to adequately give technical advice for today's home-based freelance voice-actors.The proliferation and the challenges of  today's individualized recording booths are a relatively new development that...

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Product Review: VocalBoothToGo

Product Review: VocalBoothToGo

Entrepreneurship is a big part of the energy sustaining this world.  God bless each and every person who has the guts to go forward with a great idea. Adil Aliev is that kinda guy.  You can hear his story in his own words below in the interview I did with him.  The bottom line is that he stumbled...

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Most Amazing Pop-Screen Attachment Evar

Most Amazing Pop-Screen Attachment Evar

Those pop-filters with the goose-neck arm are sure handy for bending to just about any configuration in your studio.  But why is it that they seem to be just an inch-or-two short of where you need it to be for the perfect placement?.  It always seems to not...quite...reach.  Does this happen to...

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What Would YOU Tell Kevin?

What Would YOU Tell Kevin?

November 24, 2009 I wrote one of the shortest blogs of my career. BEST MIC FOR AUDIOBOOKS.  I must've been really lazy or awfully busy that day. Regardless, THAT blog must've shown up in a search somewhere, 'cause I got the following comment to the blog yesterday: Hello, I’m looking to finally...

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