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by digitaltoast
September 2nd, 2018, 12:30 am
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: [NIXED] Amazon Alexa Skill (Echo, Echo Dot etc.)
Replies: 12
Views: 1773

Re: [NIXED] Amazon Alexa Skill (Echo, Echo Dot etc.)

I came here to find out why no-one had developed an Alexa skill yet; I guessed this might be the reason! iapetus2k2: How did the appeal go? Did you get in touch with the right people? Remember, cert are basically just robots. You need to speak to advocates like Jeff Blankenberg, Paul Cutsinger etc. ...
by digitaltoast
July 24th, 2016, 12:05 am
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: Any female north-Americans want to help me with an airhead?!
Replies: 10
Views: 1147

Re: Any female north-Americans want to help me with an airhe

Ah, interesting! I got the idea to try accents a bit more after watching a video about recording audiobooks, but it's "unlinked", meaning it's meant for subscribers only, so I'm not going to link directly to it. But that's not to say someone else might not have it as the third video down in their pl...
by digitaltoast
July 23rd, 2016, 9:36 am
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: Any female north-Americans want to help me with an airhead?!
Replies: 10
Views: 1147

Re: Any female north-Americans want to help me with an airhe

Thanks, all! Well, in the end I dropped trying to do the female American accent. I won't post the direct link here as apparently you're not supposed to, but I'm sure you can find chapter 3 in the MW here if you really wanted :) And I'll bear the offers in mind in case I ever get involved in a dramat...
by digitaltoast
July 23rd, 2016, 3:43 am
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: COMPLETE Confidence by Henry James-icequeen
Replies: 159
Views: 8554

Re: COMEDY Confidence by Henry James-icequeen

Huh?!? I'm sure I posted a reply about 3 hours ago... anyway...
linny wrote:Volume is a bit low at 79.4dB.
Sorry! Re-uploaded, checker now says 88, within range :)
linny wrote:love the throat clear before "making love".
Well, it's only polite :wink:
by digitaltoast
July 21st, 2016, 1:26 pm
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: Any female north-Americans want to help me with an airhead?!
Replies: 10
Views: 1147

Re: Any female north-Americans want to help me with an airhe

I listened to your sample. For the first paragraph, I thought, "well, he's doing fine, this is great!" but then you started doing some kind of an accent... :) If you just go back to your regular accent I think the young lady would sound great I completely agree with Kara; I think it sounds great in...
by digitaltoast
July 21st, 2016, 6:58 am
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: Any female north-Americans want to help me with an airhead?!
Replies: 10
Views: 1147

Any female north-Americans want to help me with an airhead?!

(Sorry, the subject line isn't long enough to fit in a proper description of the request!) Basically, I'm a British male struggling with the characterization or a Boston - or possibly Baltimore - ditzy airhead from about 1880? It's about a page of A4; she waffles on non-stop excitedly, but I'm strug...
by digitaltoast
July 21st, 2016, 6:19 am
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: COMPLETE Confidence by Henry James-icequeen
Replies: 159
Views: 8554

Re: ~COMEDY Confidence by Henry James-icequeen

I took a listen and I like it and vote for "carry on". :thumbs: OK, we have a "up" vote, but also It didn't work for me. It did not sound like a valley girl, in the original sense, that is like a certain 1980s time slice of upper middle class girls from San Fernando Valley, and to my American ears ...
by digitaltoast
July 21st, 2016, 3:41 am
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: COMPLETE Confidence by Henry James-icequeen
Replies: 159
Views: 8554

Re: ~COMEDY Confidence by Henry James-icequeen

Urgent! Before I carry on, I'm unsure about some of the accents and characterization in my chapter. I found a very good resource at http://www.mantex.co.uk/2014/08/03/confidence/ which gives the following guides: Bernard Longueville a rich American with no purpose Gordon Wright his equally rich frie...
by digitaltoast
July 9th, 2016, 1:02 pm
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: COMPLETE Confidence by Henry James-icequeen
Replies: 159
Views: 8554

Re: ~COMEDY Confidence by Henry James-icequeen

It's been a while - I'll dip my toes back into the water with Chapter 3!
by digitaltoast
May 2nd, 2016, 7:25 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Groupon: Voiceover for Beginners Online Course for $19
Replies: 5
Views: 1941

Re: Groupon: Voiceover for Beginners Online Course for $19

Hmm, interesting. I learnt (just off the top of my head from months ago!) warmup, breathing, basic studio technique, how to "lift it off the page", how to make the 5 different types of showreel, axis and proximity, de-breathing, normalization, compression, noise floors, how to "treat" the acoustic s...
by digitaltoast
February 12th, 2016, 2:47 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Groupon: Voiceover for Beginners Online Course for $19
Replies: 5
Views: 1941

Re: Groupon: Voiceover for Beginners Online Course for $19

I wouldn't bother. You can learn the exact same stuff from people here and here is free 8-) Can't speak for the course mentioned above, but I did one from Gravy for the Brain last year, and a lot of it is focussed on actually getting work, making a showreel and so on. While there's a good amount of...
by digitaltoast
February 12th, 2016, 2:42 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: My embarrassing Librivox-based contribution Valentine's Day
Replies: 3
Views: 787

My embarrassing Librivox-based contribution Valentine's Day

I did this about 4 years ago, and then forgot all about it! Here it is again on Soundcloud for you to, er, enjoy?? https://goo.gl/mIDsjJ Script (hey, I was bored that day!) Mmmm mmmm, looks like we're gonna need a bed for this. [fx: music bed] Oh, that's better, now let's get down to bizness Hey bab...
by digitaltoast
December 21st, 2015, 1:55 pm
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: Congratulations on the data recovery!
Replies: 6
Views: 959

Re: Congratulations on the data recovery!

Oh yeah - I don't think anyone would expect the posts in that gap to come back.

The post/email does say "Please DO NOT post, upload any files, or make any other changes for the time being".

Couldn't be any clearer. I can't image the nightmare that trying to merge the two versions would be anyway!
by digitaltoast
December 21st, 2015, 1:48 pm
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: I need 9 British-read good quality short stories. Long story
Replies: 30
Views: 2809

Re: I need 9 British-read good quality short stories. Long s

Yay Scott! And yay to the data recovery! I briefly saw your message before "the big crash", and thought we'd lost them forever.

But here they are back again. So I've pasted everything suggestions into a Google doc for safety!

Thanks again and ... phew!