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A Video Interview About Voice-Over Worth Checking Out

Voice actors Kevin Delaney and Hope Levy have a lively discussion about different types of work available to the voice actor, some we don’t think about very often. You may know Kevin as the Voiceover Ninja and Hope is a busy actress/singer/Mom who is also the brains behind the Voice Actors Network.  If you are just starting out, there is some good information in this fun interview.

(Edited to change Kevin’s link and add Hope’s home page link)

Rest Well, Jerry Houston

The Dallas area lost one of our great voice actors Saturday. Jerry Houston (Litteral) passed away. For me, Jerry was a teacher, mentor, gracious human being, a hoot to be around and a giant talent.

He achieved great success, voicing national spots for big time companies yet never stopped being a student of voice acting until health dictated otherwise. Jerry was encouraging and generous with advice, helping my career and many others.

Beau Weaver remembers Jerry at Radio Daily News.

And here is one of Jerry’s last demos.

[audio: Houston.mp3]

Rest well, Uncle Jer, we’ll miss you

Recording Voice Over on the Road

Dan O’Day emails today with a link to download a free audio seminar from Harlan Hogan and Jeff Fisher covering recording at home and while on the road.  You’ll have to cough up an email address and your name, but the info is free and hey, it’s Harlan.

My traveling voice-over rig is pretty simple. A collapsible canvas cube lined with studio foam into which is placed a desktop mic stand.  A Sennheiser 416 goes in the cube and is connected to a MicPort Pro USB interface connected to a tricked up MacBook. Software includes Pro Tools, Amadeus Pro, and Source Connect with the free Source Elements desktop host.

No muss, no fuss. It all fits in a carry-on luggage type case. The hard part is remembering to bring the iLock dongle. That’s a funny word isn’t it? And fun to say. Dongle