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Even though it's been in beta since somewhere back  at the end of the last decade, SoundStreak is enjoying a resurgence.  Mentions of voice artists testing the product are showing up on plenty of online forums.  I blogged about SoundStreak on Feb 13th, excited about the possibilities, only to find...

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CES for VO’s

CES for VO’s

My total time at CES this week was 4 hours one morning...maybe more like 3 hours and 25 mins.  That may sound like a lot, but time goes like: (I think you get the idea). The microcosm of the Exhibit Floor is like a futuristic city of commerce with all the finest in hucksterism, sales,...

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ISDN R.I.P…?

ISDN R.I.P…?

Read into the archives of this blog, and you'll see a long and bloody history of my wrestling match with the ISDN demons.  More often than not, I found myself pinned with my shoulders to the mat. Once you raise the question about ISDN's possible demise, you inevitably hear from a usually seasoned...

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TieLine

So while some of us are trying to find the perfect app for recording audio on a portable device, along comes an app that just lets you send it over IP, live. This came out in March, so I apologize for not finding it till now (feel like my tech-nose is failing me!). Tieline is an Aussie company,...

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Audition by iPhone

This is an intriguing concept, absolutely do-able (in theory), and probably will be common in the future. I’m sure something similar could be done by Android, BlackBerry, or other smartphone, but follow the bouncing ball, while I explain how it could be done on the iPhone. First, you need a...

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Simple Word Count

A simple word count.  That's all I want.  To be able to quote a client, I need to know how many words are in the content. You'd be surprised how often it comes up, and how difficult it can be.  Right? Well, in my search, I came upon a great little FREE program, and it's about as simple to run as...

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Managing Re-Do’s

Inevitably, one of your clients (OK, a few?)  will require a “fix”, a “patch”…a “re-do”. Maybe it’s their fault:  a re-write, a change in the copy, or a pronunciation they didn’t give you. Maybe (horrors!) it’s YOUR fault for inserting or deleting an important word. Whatever the reason...

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