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As a new (or newer) voice actor it can be almost impossible to know for sure that your audio files are up to scratch. You’ve spent hours and hours tweaking your room, your mic placement, your delivery… and yet it’s still just YOU listening to YOU. And that is not always the best way to get the best results.
So, what IS the best way to make sure that you are making great audio? You need to have more than one set of ears on it. And, importantly, ears that KNOW what they are looking for.
Always and forever, you will find huge benefit in having others critique your audio. But the great thing is that you can train your ears to hear what is really there, so that you can get as close as possible to perfect, making that judgment from others a little less hard to take.
Take a listen to the following 3 files and use them as a standard, a bookend measuring device to know if your audio is falling within that sweet spot of great audio sound.
Now, a quick word on that fabled “sweet spot”. There has been, is now, and always will be a pretty wide pathway of what folks call sweet. There will be some who will argue that my idea of a sweet spot is pretty sour. And I might say the same with what they like. Don’t let this drag you down. Creative pursuits will always have distractors, deniers, and downright douchebags who love to argue.
You CAN count on this: the audio samples I am letting you listen to come from over 30 years of “ears on” experience in audio recording, and nearly EIGHT years as a voiceover professional with credits from Amazon Studios, Goodyear, Best Buy, Pepsi, and many many more! Take a listen and best of luck with your endeavors!
And if you need ME to be that SOMEONE to listen to YOUR audio, reach me here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out the samples below to see if your ears can catch the bad audio.
Can you tell which is the BEST SOUNDING audio?
Hint... it's Sample 3!