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    Edge Studio
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    The Edge Studio Feedback Forum is the best place for you to post a recording and get feedback from the community! Record in your home studio, upload the file, and see what people think. This is a great place to get some advice on your technique, on your home studio, or to ask for people’s opinion on your reads. Remember, that this is a community forum, so please remain positive and encourage your peers in helpful ways. If Edge Studio feels that a user is too negative, or antagonizing other members of the community, they will have their posts deleted, and risk being banned from further communication. 

    Stay positive, listen to each other, and have fun!

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  • #59611
    AaronSauerVO
    Participant

    Hello everyone!

    Began training with Art Bruder last week, and here are my homework assignment recordings for Commercials.

    I would greatly appreciate the feedback and look forward to hearing any replies!

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    • #59629
      mkell755
      Participant

      Hi Aaron! I liked these reads! You have a nice tone that flows well and is very clear, and each one sounded unique for the script which is great
      Script 1: Good casual attitude, sounded very friendly and your voice had a nice smile in it
      Script 2: Good smooth rich tone in this one. There were some pauses that did not make sense to me “we prefer a glass” vs. how you read it as “we…prefer a glass”, minor point
      Script 3: Great energy! I could hear the smile in your voice and you had a great sense of enthusiasm. I think this was my favorite for you. Great job!

      Mary

  • #59591
    mkell755
    Participant

    Hello all! Here is my recording for tonight (recorded on my phone). Thanks for any and all feedback!

    Mary

    Birds Eye: Cheddar Broccoli Bake
    Introducing the Cheddar Broccoli Bake from Birds Eye. A creamy, gooey, melty, deliciously decadent way to eat broccoli….Yes Please! Birds Eye – a new twist on veggies.

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    • #59598
      kfvoice
      Participant

      Good job, Mary! Suggestion: try keeping the inflections in your list, but tighten the pauses between words. See how it sounds.

      Kathy

      • #59624
        mkell755
        Participant

        Thanks for the feedback Kathy! I will try that and let you know how it goes. Thanks!

        Mary

    • #59593
      Robert Broussard
      Participant

      Very good Mary!

  • #59580
    SFish
    Participant

    New commercial homework! Kinda outside my comfort zone, so I’d love feedback on how I can improve this – sounding enthusiastic without sounding fake.

    We all deserve more summer. So DQ is bringing you two summer favorites in one with the new Drumstick Blizzard with peanuts. A Drumstick, the original sundae cone, and our world-famous vanilla soft-serve. Let’s fit more summer into every bite. DQ. Happy tastes good.

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    • #59645
      fleishman619
      Participant

      Great job! Your voice fit very well to this copy and I loved your enthusiasm and positivity throughout the read. Keep it up!

    • #59597
      kfvoice
      Participant

      Everything in this read was good! Enthusiastic tone, clear, with varying pitch. Keep it up!

      Kathy

    • #59589
      mkell755
      Participant

      Hi Sfish! This was great. I too struggle to sound enthusiastic without sounding fake, but I think you did a great job of projecting energy into this read and making it sound authentic and upbeat. I could sense the smile in your voice. Great job!

      Mary

  • #59572
    sabpierotti
    Participant

    Hi, everyone! Happy Saturday!

    See below for a regional TV commercial I auditioned for. The audience are community members of Solano County, CA, and the commercial is a PSA to wear a mask. Looking forward to what you think! All feedback is encouraged!

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    • #59588
      mkell755
      Participant

      Hi Sabpierotti, great read! Very good tone, energy and pacing. It did seem just a tiny bit rushed at the end of questions, but not by much. I like the texture and rasp in your voice that appears to come naturally and makes it sound nice and conversational. Very good!

      Mary

      • #59618
        sabpierotti
        Participant

        Thank you, Mary! Happy Holidays!

        • #59630
          mkell755
          Participant

          You are welcome! Happy Holidays to you as well!

          Mary

    • #59576
      katelyndawnvo
      Participant

      I like this read a lot. You’re really good at asking questions in a way that feels authentic which isn’t always easy to do!

  • #59565
    katelyndawnvo
    Participant

    Hi there! So in my quest for finding narration genres that fit me I wrote this script as a possible option for my narration demo. It is for kids in grades 2-4. I think I might do well with elementary eLearning because of my natural enthusiastic voice. I think it could resonate with kids projects. This is a little elearning read about ancient egypt!

    In this history lesson we are going to learn all about ancient egypt! Did you know that Egypt was one of the first advanced societies in the ancient world? Egypt was ruled by pharaohs who were like kings and queens. It had its own religion, culture and writings called hieroglyphs. Egypt is located in the northeastern part of Africa right near the Nile river.

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    • #59596
      kfvoice
      Participant

      Nice job! And I agree, kids narration would be a fantastic fit for you!

      Kathy

    • #59587
      mkell755
      Participant

      Hi Katelyn! This was really nice! I think kids narration would be really good for you! You have a very naturally friendly warm voice that would be interesting for kids to listen to and learn from. Good flow and energy throughout. Very good!

      Mary

    • #59579
      SFish
      Participant

      Your voice and energy are perfect for kids’ narration! My only note is that you should watch your articulation of ending consonants, but you sound great!

    • #59574
      sabpierotti
      Participant

      Great read, Katelyn! I agree, you have a perfect voice for kids narration! Very cheerful and positive sounding. I felt like the pacing was perfect throughout, and sound quality sounds good. Keep it up!

  • #59559
    Bil-Bo
    Participant

    Duracell Quantum Batteries

    SFX: Children Giggling: Then Music Under

    This Duracell truck has some very special power.
    It’s filled with new Duracell Quantum batteries.
    These red batteries are so powerful that this year
    they’ll power all the Hasbro toys donated to “Toys for Tots”.
    Wanna help power some smiles?

    SFX: Children Giggling: Then Music Under

    Duracell. Trusted everywhere.

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    • #59600
      Amitofu
      Participant

      Overall good reading! If I’m nit-picking (for your sake), I’d say in the first line “This Duracell truck has some very special power” there’s an ok shade of intrigue, but when you follow up with the rest of the script, it needs a bit more enthuziasm/wonderment. In my opinion, it should be subtle, but it should have the same energy level as if you had just invented these batteries, you know they are going to make big waves in the industry (and thus for the children), and you can’t wait to share this information. I guess in a word, I felt like it was just barely sleepy in the middle. When selling products, the psychology is (often), “Hey, here’s this new thing that I just happened across and it’s so wonderful that I’m sharing this NEW and EXCITING thing with you; be the first to capitilize on this hidden gem!”. which is not to say you didn’t do that (nor am I pretending to speak down to you in anyway) but I guess overall I feel a tiny ummpf is needed for the product name itself. hardsell the batteries just a smidge more. make sure the consumer knows the product name and associates with it positively (as opposed to a lecture battery economics(again, not that you did that)).

      This is just my first impression, and maybe I got hung-up on a non-issue tho. Your read is good. If you told me this was an existing ad that had already been preened, I wouldn’t bat an eye. Sounds professional.

    • #59586
      mkell755
      Participant

      Hi Bil-Bo! Great reading, music and production. I have to agree with Sabpierotti in that the giggles sound a little too unnatural. I like the tone of your voice on this one, very good fit. Keep it up!

      Mary

    • #59575
      sabpierotti
      Participant

      I like the music and sound effects you added to this read! My only suggestion here is to perhaps swap out the kids giggling with another clip? In my opinion it sound like a creepy, unnatural giggle LOL but that’s just me! Also, with your read I suggest picking up the pace a tad. Other than that, you have a great voice!

  • #59557
    kfvoice
    Participant

    I went and picked out of one of my past scripts from a session that will not be making it to my narration demo. I thought this one would be a fun and challenging read to revisit. It is from a longer copy, but I took the first two sentences only, as they alone were a mouthful from the beginning. It took me a little while to be happy for tonight. Let me know your thoughts. I appreciate it all. Thanks, everyone.

    Kathy

    Explainer-Training

    35 mm vs. 50 mm vs 85 mm Lens Comparison for Portrait Photography

    In this photography lens tutorial, we will be demonstrating the differences between three fixed focal length lenses: the 35mm, 50mm, and 85mm. These are the three most popular lenses used for portrait photography.

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    • #59585
      mkell755
      Participant

      Hi Kathy! Great read! Very clear and flowed really well in a conversational tone. Really good job!

      Mary

      • #59595
        kfvoice
        Participant

        Thanks, Mary! The second sentence got a little “sloppy” with mouth sounds, so I am afraid it didn’t come out very clear…

        Kathy

        • #59639
          mrtripo9
          Participant

          I dont think it was sloppy , the flow was natural and clear.

  • #59555
    mkell755
    Participant

    Hi everyone! Here is a recording for your review (recorded on my phone). I would appreciate any and all feedback. Thank you!

    Mary

    Atlanta Bread Company
    When you think of Atlanta Bread Company, don’t just think ‘bread’. Think of an entire breakfast menu – fresh-baked pastries, hot breakfast sandwiches and specialty coffees. Think of our Cafe with signature paninis, daily soups and crisp salads. And don’t forget…we can cater your next special event or meeting! Atlanta Bread Company – more than just bread.

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    • #59594
      kfvoice
      Participant

      Hi Mary! Good read with nice pacing; varying your pitch. In your second sentence perhaps emphasis “breakfast” instead of “entire”? Minor suggestion.

      Kathy

      • #59625
        mkell755
        Participant

        Thanks for the feedback Kathy. Good point on emphasizing breakfast instead of entire, especially because the point seems to be to let the listener know there is moree than just bread on the menu. Thanks again!

        Mary

  • #59518
    fleishman619
    Participant

    Practicing some narration. Here are two Telephony Voiceovers and I would like feedback on performance, not quality since I recorded these on my iPhone.

    Script 1: A representative will be with you shortly. Meanwhile, summer is already here at L.G. Energy! If it’s time to enjoy a new air conditioner, you’ll also enjoy knowing about our money-saving rebates. Ask your representative about them.

    Script 2: Thank you for holding. Did you know that you can now receive your American Express statement completely online. No more paper bills! We’ll even send you an email reminder when your statement is ready for viewing. To see if you can take advantage of this free service; log on to americanexpress.com/paperless. Or ask your representative.

    Thank you!!!!

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    • #59545
      mkell755
      Participant

      Hi Fleishman – these were really good reads! I liked them both. You have a very friendly and warm voice that was very clear and helpful sounding for this genre. Good flow and variation in pitch for both of them. Really solid work!

      Mary

    • #59530
      Robert Broussard
      Participant

      I could only download the first one for some reason. But it was awesome. Very good work!!

    • #59526
      kfvoice
      Participant

      Hi fleishman619!

      These were good reads! I have read these both before. I am drawn to telephony.

      Script 1: The tone and pacing were good in this read, although, the last sentence seemed a little rushed with the very last two words. Watch out for adding words in your read, too. Omit “And” in your third sentence, as it is not in the script. Also, since this is for “L.G. Energy”, uptick and emphasis here.

      Script 2: The read was clear, and well enunciated, but I would lower your volume with “.com”, and not emphasis that specifically. It’s clear, which is good, but just lower the volume. Does that make sense? To me, I hear this copy with a warmer tone. The pace seemed a tad fast, too. Dial it back a notch, and see how it sounds.

      I hope this helps! Keep it up! Look forward to more from you!

      Kathy

      • #59570
        fleishman619
        Participant

        Thank you so much for the suggestions Kathy! Very helpful 🙂

  • #59511
    chas82
    Participant

    Moving along with my Commercial homework assignments, I’m trying to keep the same theme on the days I make a submission to help me focus a little better. These weren’t done in a home studio so apologies for the quality.
    Any/all feedback welcomed and encouraged – thanks !

    Mercedes E Class
    A car that can actually see like a human.
    Using stereoscopic cameras and even stop itself if it has to.
    The technology may be hard to imagine but why you would want it, is not.
    The 2020 E-class. It doesn’t just see the future…

    Accura
    Great design challenges more than just the eyes. It challenges the future. We designed the RDX to challenge not just the future of SUVs, but also the future of Acura. The future starts now. The future is the Acura RDX.
    Acura. Everything we ever imagined. And then some

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    • #59564
      katelyndawnvo
      Participant

      Really nice work. I think your voice is well suited for this kind of copy. I really don’t have much to add for the second read I thought your upbeat sound was great! I think the first read could be slowed down a little more. I’m thinking a bit more “luxury” and if you were to give the words “see like a human” a little more weight because – wow! This thing is really technologically advanced, you wont believe it, it can actually see like a human! And then just slow down a little bit with the 2 lines “Using stereoscopic cameras and even stop itself if it has to.
      The technology may be hard to imagine but why you would want it, is not.” If you slow it down a little I think it would sound less like you are reading it. I really think you nailed the second read. Well done, nice work! 🙂

    • #59546
      mkell755
      Participant

      Hi Chas! Both reads were very good. Your voice is well-suited for this genre. You have a really warm and strong, clear voice. The pacing and tone was good throughout, very convincing mental pictures to describe the cars. Keep it up!

      Mary

    • #59524
      SFish
      Participant

      You have a naturally resonant voice with a nice sound and very good articulation. I think that for these luxury car brands, though, the tone is more languid. You could go a little slower and have a lighter/smoother touch with the accented syllables within words and beginning consonants. Like the words are being spoken by a guy in a suit running his hand over a very sleek new car.

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