Monthly Archives: September 2019

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The Vocal Characteristics That Speak To Your Character

The Vocal Characteristics That Speak To Your Character

The picture is a familiar one. The voice talent leans forward in their leather chair, poised to do the customer’s bidding to the best of their ability. Yet seemingly contradictory client instructions make life an unnecessary challenge for even the most patient of performers. Similarly, the voice talent may not …

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What is a ‘BSF’?

What is a ‘BSF’?

BSF is an acronym which stands for either Basic Session Fee or Basic Studio Fee. Both terms mean the same thing. BSF is a term that crops up frequently in the voice-over industry, and doesn’t seem to appear anywhere else. In essence, it is the fee agreed for the recording …

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Voice-Over

Voice-Over

When people ask about what I do for a living and I say ‘voice-over’ a dazed look of befuddlement immediately crosses their face. ‘Y’know, the voice you hear in radio commercials or the voice menu you get when you call a bank?‘, I add to provide context. With this, their …

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Portable Voice-Over Studio – What You Need to Know

Portable Voice-Over Studio – What You Need to Know

Howdy folks, it’s that time again – time for a haranguing article about audio stuff. Strap yourselves in. Now, as we have discussed before, most voice over projects can be recorded in the comfort of your own home, without needing to spend up to $20,000 USD building a professional recording …

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7 Assumptions to Avoid When Choosing a Voice Over Agency

7 Assumptions to Avoid When Choosing a Voice Over Agency

Choosing a voice over agency is no easy task. There are a lot of things to consider both about the agency and your specific project. For instance, an agency that produces national commercials is going to have different expertise, requirements and timelines than an audiobook production house. Even within the …

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