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New Website For 2015 And Beyond

You may have noticed on your travels here that the site’s now got a completely new look to take me into 2015 and beyond. I’d decided that it was time for a refresh, given it’s looked near enough the same for about 4 years. Plus the fact that now we’re moving into an even more…

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Forvo – A New App To Help The Voiceover

Forvo, the website that helps us voiceovers out with pronunciations from time to time, have launched a new app to help combat pronunciation woes when we’re due to record. We’ve all been there on occasion; a script lands, and for the most part it’s fairly self-explanatory – but there’s the odd word we’re not that…

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What If I Told You Your Script Needed Editing?

A recent experience has prompted me to write this post, in the hope of explaining the reasoning behind why I thought it important to mention it to the client in question. But first, let’s start with what we voiceovers do, in regards producing your recorded script. Essentially, it’s our job to bring your words to…

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The One Major Thing You May Not Have Backed Up Recently

If you’re a bit like me, then you’ll be slightly paranoid about backups. Usually as a result of being a victim of hard drive failure and losing important material. I suffered this a few years ago. I put my trust in a certain manufacturer’s RAID drive, thought ‘Oh I’m perfectly safe with this now’ as it…

A New Beginning. With A New Agent

I am pleased to announce that as of this week, I have become part of the Chatterbox Voices family. Chatterbox is a voice agency based in London, and will now be your point of contact should you wish to engage me in TV commercial/promo/ident/bumper/narration gigs etc. My agent, Joanna Shiokka, will be more than happy…

Turning Your iPad Into An Ultrabook

How to work even more mobile The other day, I purchased something that will, I think, greatly help me work on the move for the times I don’t need/want to take my laptop with me. The Anker ultra slim iPad keyboard. The inspiration came from me seeing lots of reports about the Logitech counterpart, but…

Apple’s Tim Cook Voices New Green Ad

Apple CEO Tim Cook took to the reigns as voiceover artist for a new video released yesterday by the company; talking about the company’s continuing efforts to reduce their impact on the environment, and their plans to be even better in the future. Quite often, having a company CEO voice their own ads & marketing material can be…

Microsoft Announces Skype TX Designed For Broadcasters

Microsoft have today announced Skype’s forthcoming introduction of Skype TX, a tool designed for broadcasters to enable use of studio quality audio and video streams into productions. This could be brilliant news for voiceover artists and production houses around the globe, to be able to seamlessly dial into clients studios and vice versa, and record…

A Casual Chat with Peter Dickson and Alan Dedicoat

On the Radio Today website, they’ve published a short interview/chat with Alan ‘voice of the balls’ Dedicoat and Peter ‘it’s time to face the muuuuusic’ Dickson. It’s a nice brief look back on their careers, where they started, and what they get up to day to day. They also talk about how and where they…

New On Hold Reel 2014 Released

I recently launched my new main general voicereel for 2014 – and in the same spirit, I’ve now released my new on hold reel too. The last year or so has been a good one for on hold recordings for a variety of clients, hopefully this year will be the same! Have a listen, and…