Software

WAVSplitter: Next-Gen Word2WAV

WAVSplitter: Next-Gen Word2WAV

Specialty software designed just for voice-actors is rare.  It's usually musicians, producers, or DJ's etc. who are the target, and voiceover artists have to adapt it. But Word2Wav was one of those unique, gems-of-a-program that could save you, the voice actor, hours of time when you most need it....

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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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Choosing the Right DAW

To me, recording and editing with ProTools is like using an F-16 to cross the road.  Oh, you'll get there, but it'll cost you in money and time to learn all the gee-gaws. To others, using Adobe Audition harkens back to radio, and ALL the voice-0verists I know never want to admit they were ever a...

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Adobe Apologist

Several days ago, I posted about the special pricing Adobe was offering for its Creative Cloud Suite.  $39/mo, instead of $49 for the entire collection of 20 programs. I wavered, I fussed, I said no/yes/no/yes/no/yes/no, and then finally "yes".  Aside from being an absolutely hopeless geek, my...

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Adobe Creative Cloud Suite: Worth It?

Adobe Audition is one of the more popular DAWs (Digital Audio Workstation) on the market for rank 'n' file voice-actors.  ProTools is like getting in an F-16 to cross the street for most voice-actors who are not also audio engineers (my unsolicited opinion). Plenty of people like the free Audacity...

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How Latent Are You?

How Latent Are You?

The fancy new audio chain I bought isn't exactly working like I thought it should.  Oh, it makes an incredible recording, but the unit itself dangerously overheats, and playback is fraught with pops and crackles (Rice Krispies!) that are not in the waveform.Luckily, the company has great customer...

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The Computer IS the Game

The Computer IS the Game

...which is why I don't play games on computers.  No... really!I have so much fun getting computers, tablets, and smartphones to do what I want them to do, that I have to treat it as a game (just to stay sane). I'm not talking about troubleshooting...I'm talking about driving the space on every...

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The Mega Audio Recorder/Editor Reference List

The Mega Audio Recorder/Editor Reference List

The acronym is DAW.  Digital Audio Workstation.  When I was a newbie, I had to ask, because everybody was using that term.  "DAW".  Honestly, I think it was a rite of passage, so people could tell if you were a newbie or not...because I don't hardly hear anybody using that term anymore.Used to be...

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