Alexis Serrano left a comment on MARKETING FOR FUN AND PROFIT
"Mr. Hurst,
My dad wanted me to tell you he liked your blog and to ask if that "warm presence" on your demo was do to how close your using the mic or do you have a really high end mic/pre or some combination.   I told him you won't want to give up…"
Jun 5, 2012
Alexis Serrano left a comment on Tech Notes for Voice Talent
"Mr. Gentle,
Thanks so much for all that information!"
May 24, 2012
Alexis Serrano left a comment on Tech Notes for Voice Talent
"Mr Ellison,
I have heard your demo, and I know your very good and I known you have a lot of wisdom about this business. If there is a need for coaches in England, maybe you could fill it."
May 24, 2012
Alexis Serrano left a comment on Tech Notes for Voice Talent
"Oh no! Thats not what I was expecting at all. If my dad reads this he is going to be speed dialing his "guys" at Guitar Center and Sam Ash to see who will give him the best deal.  "
May 23, 2012
Alexis Serrano left a comment on Tech Notes for Voice Talent
"Mr. Ellison, 
Why is it that the U87 is like the holy grail or something.  I think the 103 is too sensitive, it picks up my stomach rumbling. Why would a voice actor need a $4000.00 mic that is so sensitive it gets in the way?

 My dad has two…"
May 23, 2012
Alexis Serrano left a comment on Tech Notes for Voice Talent
"My dad did a side by side with our Rode NT1A and our TLM103 and they were very close.  There was a difference but one was not better than the other.  
The NT1A costs about $250 with a pop filter.  

Another choice may be the Harland Hogan mic, we…"
May 23, 2012
Alexis Serrano left a comment on MARKETING FOR FUN AND PROFIT
"Thanks I will tell my dad. "
Apr 24, 2012
Alexis Serrano left a comment on MARKETING FOR FUN AND PROFIT
"Wow that was a stereotype teenage girl run on sentence, sorry. "
Apr 24, 2012
Alexis Serrano left a comment on MARKETING FOR FUN AND PROFIT
" I got the impression that something is going on with SAVoa.  My dad was thinking that we should send some sample recordings there to get certified or credentialed or something, but I got the impression something was going with the organization from…"
Apr 24, 2012
Alexis Serrano left a comment on MARKETING FOR FUN AND PROFIT
"Bill De Wees Voice Over Expert.org has some ideas on that. "
Apr 13, 2012
Alexis Serrano left a comment on MARKETING FOR FUN AND PROFIT
"Help Please!
Just got this audition request for e-learning, for a large project they want a rate and I have no idea what to ask for.  They want edited recordings.  Can you guys give me an idea of what rate I should ask for?  I want to be competitive…"
Apr 11, 2012
Alexis Serrano left a comment on MARKETING FOR FUN AND PROFIT
"Where is everybody?  This forum used to be hoppin.  Just cause we have Linked in lets not forget about VU!"
Apr 9, 2012
Alexis Serrano left a comment on Tech Notes for Voice Talent
"We record and do most of the editing on Twisted Wave but use Sound Booth (Now Adobe Cs 5 I think) mostly for the click and pop removal, and as a back up. We love Twisted Wave though. "
Mar 8, 2012
Alexis Serrano left a comment for Judy Fossum
"Sure my dad does the tech stuff but I can ask him whatever you want."
Feb 27, 2012
Alexis Serrano left a comment on MARKETING FOR FUN AND PROFIT
"I wanted to share a marketing experience.
My dad, 10 year old brother and I are all working voice actors.  My Dad occasionally has us occasionally take pro-bono jobs for charities, student and festival film makers, esp. if its got nice visuals for…"
Feb 9, 2012
Alexis Serrano commented on Joey Pepin's video
"I Just saw this after seeing your Video Joey, you really nailed it. 
Need a Morgan Freeman type voice over artist (Los Angeles)
Date: 2012-02-09, 1:10PM PST
Reply to: k5snp-2843305464@gigs.craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

Urgently need…"
Feb 9, 2012
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  • Hi, thanks for the suggestion, I auditioned with them in Hollywood just before Christmas, but I have not heard anything, My dad has an audition next month sometime. Are yo with them?
  • Hey Alexis, I just happened to hear about this today....don't know if you're already with Sunspots Productions but they're looking for teen voices:

    http://www.sunspotsproductions.com/voiceover_talent_submission.htm
  • Thank you Mr. Victor, its really nice how helpful everyone is.
  • Alexis - I hope it was clear and simplified enough to understand. Let me know. Best of luck! Al
  • You sure know a lot, thanks for taking the time to explain it to me.
  • Alexis - Section 3 Your Mackie Onyx 820i Mixer:

    Your Mackie 820i has EQ a 3 frequency range EQ with adjustable dB range of -15-+15 dB and the ability to center the "bell" between 100 Hx and 8 kHz for the midrange frequency on mono channels 1 and 2. Your 820i has a 4 frequency EQ control High 12kHz, HighMid 2.5khz, LowMid 400Hz and Low 80Hz 3 frequency with adjustable dB range of -15-+15 dB on stereo channel 3/4. Finally your Mackie has a 3 frequency range High, Mid, Low EQ with adjustable dB range of -15-+15 dB on your line in stereo channels 5/6 and 7/8.

    You can also use an Audio Unit EQ Plug-in with TwistedWave to batch process effects.

    You normally use EQ to de-emphasize unwanted sounds at certain frequencies (low frequency rumble and reducing the high-frequency treble boost. I would be cautious about over applying EQ or compression to your tracks.

    Hope this helps you!

    Al
  • Alexis - Section 2 Types of EQ:

    A peaking equalizer raises or lowers a range of frequencies around a central point in a bell shape. A peaking equalizer with controls to adjust the level (Gain), bandwidth (Q) and center frequency (Hz) is called a parametric equalizer. Think adjusting the Gain/Volume, range of spectrum (diameter of the "bell") and center frequency (center point of the "bell").

    A "pass" filter attenuates either high or low frequencies while allowing other frequencies to pass unfiltered. A high-pass filter modifies a signal only by taking out low frequencies; a low-pass filter only modifies the audio signal by taking out high frequencies. A pass filter is described by its cut-off point and slope. The cut-off point is the frequency where high or low-frequencies will be removed. The slope, given in decibels per octave, describes a ratio of how the filter attenuates frequencies past the cut-off point (eg. 12 dB per octave). You see these (particularly high pass - cuts out below 80 Hz) on most pre-amps and mics (both high and low with various slopes).

    A band-pass filter is a combination (in series) of one high-pass filter and one low-pass filter which together allow only a band of frequencies to pass, attenuating both high and low frequencies past certain cut-off points.

    End of section 2 Types of EQ discussion.

    Al
  • Alexis - First - Let me try to give you an understanding of EQ as it relates to VO. Basically EQ is a tool for making adjustments across the spoken voice frequency spectrum. In terms of frequency, human voices are roughly in the range of 80 Hz to 1100 Hz. Note that human hearing ranges roughly from 15 Hz to 20,000 Hz. Equalization, equalisation or EQ is the process of using passive or active electronic elements or digital algorithms (Plug-ins) for the purpose of altering the frequency response characteristics of a processed/recorded audio track(s).

    End of section 1 on EQ general discussion.

    Al
  • Happy Birthday, Alexis!

    Be well,
    Bob Souer
  • Hi Alexis: Knowing this was your birthday, I sat down and wrote you a
    song. Here are the lyrics . . . .”This is your Birthday Song,
    It isn’t very long . . . “

    And many more . . . !

    Bob in Orlando
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