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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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Go With What You Know

Go With What You Know

Do the time, and you form a trust.  It's why I continue to buy Chevys, Microsoft, Kraft Mayonnaise, and National Geographic.Sure, I'm aware that Ford, Apple, Best Foods, and the Smithsonian make decent competing products, but not decent enough to make me switch.Part of it is tradition, part of it...

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Frustrated with i-Lok?

Frustrated with i-Lok?

Maybe you're absolutely satisfied with the anti-piracy technology known as i-Lok.  If so, you're one of a disappearing breed. The dizzying hoops you have to jump through in credentialing your newly-purchased, and i-Lok-protected program mostly feels clicking "I agree" to the 21-page Agreements and...

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5 Ways VO’s Can Use EverNote:  Part 1

5 Ways VO’s Can Use EverNote: Part 1

Don't think  you can pass by this blog today 'cause you already use Evernote.  I was among  the first 275,000 users to subscribe to Evernote (2008), and I gotta tellya... these folks DO. NOT. STOP.  They have so many things in new to the market or in development.  Look away for a week, and you...

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Constant Contact Alt?

Constant Contact Alt?

What do you use for sending out newsletters, tracking email lists, and handling CRM? There are plenty of products that offer simple-to-full-spectrum features in this online space.  And that full spectrum includes the price they charge for it. Am I wrong in thinking Constant Contact and MailChimp...

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MS Office on your iPad/iPhone

MS Office on your iPad/iPhone

Digital tools are so important to voice-actors. You will not win or lose a voiceover audition based on having MS Office on your iPhone or iPad (or not), but as you know, tools can come in mighty handy in your workflow, and in a pinch.  The RIGHT tool can be a lifesaver in a panic.  I prefer to be...

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Nimble Contacts Widget for Chrome

Nimble Contacts Widget for Chrome

When FaffCon happened last October, I had already been fooling around with NIMBLE quite a bit.  Then I sat in on an hour-long session with Voice Actor Matt Cowlrick.  Matt was not just proficient at NIMBLE, he was inspirational! Nimble helps manage your relationships.  I know that sounds nebulous,...

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Capturing iPad Video on your Computer

Capturing iPad Video on your Computer

 ...in the spirit of a recent rash of posts about a voice-actor's use of video, I humbly re-submit this blog which I wrote more than a year ago, and which is still every bit relevant. Screen capture programs are becoming more and more handy.  I'm referring to programs that can capture everything...

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