STRESS!!! And how to beat it…

August 1, 2009

Recording all day and travelling backwards and forwards to central London (or wherever your client’s studio happens to be) can be very stressful and tiring and the old Red Bull or alternative high-octane beverage can look very appealing. However, most of these high caffeine sugary junk-drinks are actually banned in other, more sensible, countries and […]

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To .tel or not to .tel

July 1, 2009

Now there’s a question. The .tel domain suffix became available to the great unwashed (that’s you and me) on the 24th of March, after a long, drawn-out, “sunrise period” (basically some time in which the big trademark holders like Coca-Cola, Microsoft, Virgin and the like can get their hands on their own brand name without […]

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VOX 2009 – Where were you?

June 1, 2009

VOX 2009 took place over the weekend of 9th / 10th May and was a huge success. I arrived at the Chesford Grange Hotel in Kenilworth at around midday and was immediately impressed by the venue. As it says on their website: “Chesford Grange is an enchanting venue, steeped in history with the original house […]

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This Changed My Life!

May 1, 2009

A sweeping statement perhaps but this next product I am going to talk about literally made my life so much easier, I just have to recommend it to you. The issue concerns making backup copies of your work – and it doesn’t just have to be work. It can be family photos, games, documents, well, […]

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Want to make that voice last longer…?

April 1, 2009

Recording in a hot vocal booth for 8 hours straight can certainly cause some strain on the old vocal chords. Audiobooks, in particular, can be very hard work – especially novels where character voices change in practically every paragraph. Quite often I get asked to do a Hollywood-style, Don LaFontaine, subsonic movie trailer voice over […]

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SaVoa – is it for you?

March 1, 2009

As I mentioned in an earlier blog, every week I get at least one email, phone call (or even occasional letter!) from someone asking if they can become a voice over artist. My answer is always the same – a resounding YES! There is space for everyone in this industry from hospital radio DJs to […]

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The Secrets of the Professional Voice Over Artist Exposed!

February 1, 2009

OK here goes – every week I get emails and phone calls asking “…how do I become a voice over artist please…?” and right now I am going to reveal the stunning truth. Controversial stuff? Not really! Now, I know that this will really upset all those professional luvvies out there and it will explode […]

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