Howard Ellison posted a video
Seven years in three minutes, but less is more. I loved voicing the Kramp industrial - tons of drama!
Jun 19, 2016
Howard Ellison posted a video
Infallible Ingrid meets Quantum Doctor - when there's an Ahhh in the month
Feb 23, 2014
Howard Ellison left a comment for Eric Saint John
"Why do the best go so young?  All peace to you Eric, and our thoughts with Amber."
Aug 11, 2013
Howard Ellison left a comment on Tech Notes for Voice Talent
"At the close of another year working with the excellent Twisted Wave editor, it's time to say thanks again to Beau Weaver for his input to that outstandingly productive app - and best wishes for the holiday season and New Year.  "
Dec 22, 2012
Howard Ellison posted a video
Introducing... the Chair of Peristalsis at Allbran University. Animators called for a voice... and a FACE. Shock horror: I'm voice only - and now you see why.
Nov 9, 2012
Howard Ellison left a comment on Tech Notes for Voice Talent
"@Alexis.  What a kind comment.  Thankyou!  But I know I have much to learn.
@Scott. Yes I'm a great fan of Skype and you are right, it is under-used, including by those producers who still make do with a squeaky old phone link.  
If more of your…"
May 24, 2012
Howard Ellison left a comment on Tech Notes for Voice Talent
"Business-wise, I'm sure my next investment should be in three-grandsworth of coaching (I wish, I wish) because the excellent threads here and elsewhere so often point to that as the path to suppressing the noises we don't want, and releasing the…"
May 24, 2012
Howard Ellison left a comment on Tech Notes for Voice Talent
"While we are talking Rodes, I still use my original NT1A for commercial material and appreciate the really low self-noise, said to be quieter than the mighty Neumann!  U-know the one."
May 23, 2012
Howard Ellison left a comment on Tech Notes for Voice Talent
"Thankyou, Joe. Yes, that backup is really important. And if, like me, you worry about over-filling your hard-drive, there are web services that will store stuff for you economically."
May 14, 2012
Howard Ellison left a comment on Tech Notes for Voice Talent
"'Finished' has to reflect what your producers want, and they vary.  If they work with a proper engineer, they might expect or specify 'unprocessed' from you - just a nice straight track that sounds like you and has no intrusive noises.
Even so, your…"
Apr 9, 2012
Howard Ellison commented on SomeAudioGuy's video
"Hey that's one of the most helpful explorations ever, would have helped me way back!  Starting out on a narrator route, I thought a warm close-up sound was wanted - probably from early years listening to David Davis at the BBC and its big ribbons on…"
Mar 18, 2012
Howard Ellison commented on Rick Party's video
"Hey little Zion has a great ear - you can bet she gets into music too."
Mar 17, 2012
Howard Ellison left a comment on Tech Notes for Voice Talent
"Beau woud have the definitive answer for you, but on his recommendation I got Twisted Wave as soon as I switched to Mac and absolutely have not looked back.  Audacity on a pc is not in the same league for ease, speed, display quality - and I hate to…"
Mar 8, 2012
Howard Ellison left a comment on Tech Notes for Voice Talent
"Yes, good moves, those.  Even with a conditioner, you might get powerline loop hum when you add new stuff.  An audio isolation transformer (basic ones are sold for car stereo add-ons) can be a remedy. Quality loss is very very slight, and if it's…"
Feb 2, 2012
Howard Ellison left a comment on Tech Notes for Voice Talent
"Hey Bob, don't blame yourself. The Electronics may try to outsmart us at every turn, but in the end we win out! 
Once I raged about a weird whistle on playback only. The obscure cause... a switching-type 'wall-wart' plug on a spare monitor, setting…"
Feb 2, 2012
Howard Ellison left a comment on Tech Notes for Voice Talent
"You are so right there, Alexis.  With Performance obviously in first place, the next priority is Studio, then Equipment.  I took a listen to some stuff recorded before our recent move and what I noticed most was the room boom... just a bit too much…"
Feb 2, 2012

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  • Hey Howard - why thank ye...

    Gosh, Peachy Farmer are the Exeter favourite aren't they! You weren't down at Double Lox wereyou by any chance??


    Well the VO thing was a natural byproduct of working in a live broadcasting environ (presenter & various other bits n pieces). Left it for a while & decided to pick up again a few years back. The idea of home recording was a stumbling block for me for a while, as used to all the bangs & whistles & high-end stuff of inhouse production studios, I just thought 'Ohmy lord, I cannot do that!". & with some strong & sensible words from folks in the know, I realised it was totally do-able.

    Actually, when I lived down there & decided with some encouragement, to get back 'into it', a friend in a very high place within G-cap intro'd me to the Gemini lot. (I think it was a case of 'see this woman, she is good. see her because I say so') & I looked forward to maybe doing some swing shifts etc, & then it was allchange - all stations up for sale & things went static...& I moved back to the living (Bristol), cuz Ex was just doing my head in. I was missing 'culture' & breadth of experience/thought. Now of course back in London, I crave that landscape & being able to go to the beach for a swim - painful!

    I tell ya what, sad affair for radio down there yes - my paper recycling has more personality than the guy on the afternoon shift at gemini. anyway... glad that phonic got the perma license.

    My desire is to do more character stuff. I would love to get into the world of gaming.


    So, a village north...not Silverton is it??


  • Hey hi howdy Howard.


    What's all this talk about Exeter then? I used to live there myself & was down vising in April!


    Loves it I does :-D

  • Thanks Howard, glad you found it as useful as I did!
  • Wow!  I was remeberhing how quaint to was to go to a bakery for bread and then to the dariy shop for milk and then to the candy shop for sweets.  The biggest supermarket was like a tiny Safeway.  For some reason, I remember quart of milk was 10 1/2 cents; since they had done away with the half-penny, the store owner would charge 11 cents one day and then 10 cents when you came back later in the week.  The new Pence was just being started with a 6 new pence=1 shilling.  I don't remember a movie house but there must have been one.  Our landlady, Mrs. Channer, allowed us ot watch their "tele" when the Americans landed on the moon.  All great memories.  If I ever get back to England, I most certainly will stop by!
  • I lived in Exeter at 4 Wonford Court for 6 weeks in the summer of 1969 while attending a summer law program.  Loved ever minute of it!
  • Hi there, Howard!

    I’m so happy to be one of the first to welcome you to the UNIVERSE! You've joined an amazing group of very talented and generous people. You’ll love it here!

    I'd also like to invite you to join my VoiceOver Universe Group, Positive Thinkers UNITE! We welcome all creative, positive voices to join! We hope you’ll count yourself among us!

    You can also check out the other groups here at VO Universe by going to the FORUM tab and then selecting GROUPS.

    Best wishes for your continued success!

    Penny Abshire

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