HOW MUCH DO YOU GET PAID FOR GIGS?
Talk about a throw back!
HOW DO I RECORD VOICE FOR AUDITIONS?
I like iPhone’s Voice Notes. My students use Voice Record Pro 7 App and send me their reads. The sound is equivalent to my broadcast quality gear (listed below). Save as MP3 or WAV file.
HOW DO I UP MY CHANCES OF BOOKING?
Coach with me prior like my dear friend did before her Google Duo audition! She booked it!
Clap for student Sam Howard’s adorable toothbrush commercial (4.5 M+ views):
HOW DO I PROMOTE VOICE OVER WORK?
is my go-to for postcards! For the price of a postcard stamp you get it all (printed card, your image, message delivered to your guest without leaving the house). Upload your own design or create one on their amazing web-site.
Looking for growth for your vo biz? Postcards are a great way to achieve leads because they have a 100% open rate and 77% viewing rate. What’s more, according to the USPS, postcards have the highest intended response rate than all other direct mail choices. Amazing Mail was referred to me by one of the top casting directors in the country (he’s bi-coastal, okay!) and is a product of the United States Postal Service. Why not do what I do and grab the discount then you have prepaid postcards ready for your small batch to ad agency’s! What you pay for never expires so you can use a few here and there to let folks know they can hear your voice on blah, blah, blah! #SnailMailIsNotDead #SnailMailHasSoul #MakeMarketingMemorable
HOW DO I MAINTAIN VOCAL HEALTH?
Mouth noise from dry mouth sucks. Bite into a green apple! Or drink Pedialyte. Just pop the fruit and pouch in your glove box. #CarKit
HOW DO I GET INTO MY READS?
Try this handy tool!
WHO DO YOU RECOMMEND IF MY GEAR BREAKS?
No brainer. Greg’s great! $50 fee to figure out what’s wrong goes toward your inexpensive bill.
WHAT GEAR DO YOU USE?
For those who’ve asked what gear I use, here ya go!
I exclusively record all voice over work on Twisted Wave audio software, designed for vo by vo. I endorse Twisted Wave because it is simple, reliable and I love that I can teach this system to teen or adults in my vo workshops, empowering them to be the engineer! In less than five minutes, it’s cool to see them to record one another and not need me. There is no learning curve. Twisted Wave takes the fear out of the complexities of recording, leaving only smooth sounds and smiles. Once you buy this product, you get a serial number and can use it on your other devices. A top engineer recommended Twisted Wave to me in 2009 and I have been using it ever since without one issue. It gives me a good feeling to know I have something to suggest that is easy and doesn’t require previous knowledge to get the desired results immediately. Twisted Wave lite is another option that is an app available for Mac and costs less.
My home studio game changed the second Scarlett waltzed in. This 2i2 will hook you up. Take it anywhere, connect by USB, plug your mics and guitars straight in, and simply start recording. As you’d expect, it works flawlessly with all major DAWs on Mac and PC. I have a 6i6 as well and the 2i2 is all you need! It’s the best selling USB Audio Interface in the World for good reason.
Its excellent directivity and compact design, low self noise, high consonant articulation and feedback rejection make the MKH 416 a superb all-round microphone for film, radio and television, especially for outside broadcast applications.
Sennheiser MKH 416 Features:
- Increased directivity due to interference tube principle
- Very low inherent self-noise
- High sensitivity
- Transformerless and fully floating balanced output
- Rugged, suitable for adverse climatic conditions
- Matte black all-metal body
- Included MZ 415 windscreen
- Requires +48V phantom power
I pour myself into sessions and get hot when I record. My Softies save me in two ways: 1) they keep my ears cool and 2) the perfect fix once original headphone covers inevitably crack with age/use (black plastic peels off and gets everywhere).
- Adds cushion and comfort without reducing audio quality
- Sold in pairs
MHV Coming Soon
Follow me on an adventure to some of the most interesting and iconic places in Hollywood, California with some of it’s most fascinating guys & dolls! Let me introduce you to the hidden figures in a world of voice over in their natural habitats on my fun upcoming VO show, MHV.
My Hollywood Voice with Nicole Fazio – New Episodes Tuesday <just in time for Tacos> Only on You-Tube.