Xe Sands left a comment on Audiobooks & Narration: Paying Jobs!
"Bettye's right - always go to the source. I've only heard an author complain when a narrator didn't and they had to listen to name being mispronounced throughout the recording. And my apologies for all the typos! Yeesh...need to start wearing my…"
Jan 25, 2012
Xe Sands left a comment on Audiobooks & Narration: Paying Jobs!
"Hi Dawn,
My best advice would be to contact the author and ask if s/he can provide a sound file with pronunciations of all the words in question (not definitions or explanations, just pronunciations). If S/he doesn't have recording capabilities, ask…"
Jan 25, 2012
Xe Sands left a comment on Bettye Zoller's Voiceover Information Central
"Hope this is appropriate to post here, Bettye  - please let me know if it should go elsewhere. 
 
I find that in addition to coaching and practice, one of the most practical things we can do as voice actors and audiobook narrators is to understand…"
Mar 6, 2011
Xe Sands left a comment on NW Voice Actors
"Very cool, Joey :) Alright...how many of us are there in the Puget Sound Region? Anyone up for finding away to get together monthly?"
Oct 22, 2010
Xe Sands left a comment on Tech Notes for Voice Talent
"OK - dorkiest-suggestion-that-panned-out EVER: licking one's shirt when trying to get through a paricularly tricky bit of narration/VO without mouth noise. Seriously. I think Beau made the comment that he was going to try it and in a moment of…"
Oct 15, 2010
Xe Sands left a comment on NW Voice Actors
"Oh do share :) Would love to hear a rundown of Faffcon from any/all who attended."
Sep 24, 2010
Xe Sands left a comment on Social Media
"Thanks so much for starting this!
Twitter: http://twitter.com/xesands
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/xe.sands
Linked In: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/xe-sands/20/a36/a90
Website: www.xesands.com"
Sep 19, 2010
Xe Sands commented on Voiceover Universe's video
"That was fabulous...love it when the good guy wins in the end. Think real life might work that way?"
Aug 14, 2010
Xe Sands left a comment on Tech Notes for Voice Talent
"Hi Joe,
Whoops - sorry I didn't mention the cables and cords. I did swap out all cables (mic, power cord, balanced patch cables, XLR to 1/4 TRS cable, etc.). I'm thinking ground loop mostly because the hum is that perfect 60hz you get with ground…"
Aug 13, 2010
Xe Sands left a comment on Tech Notes for Voice Talent
"Thanks, Joe! I *think* I understand your first comment...do you mean (in Pro Tools) that I should load up a 3-7 EQ and then tweak it until I find what augments or eliminates the frequency? Pretty sure it's 60hz...but haven't confirmed it yet. I get…"
Aug 13, 2010
Xe Sands left a comment on Audiobooks & Narration: Paying Jobs!
"Only wish that I could attend! Keep feeling that much networking will be happening and disappointed that I can't be there. But for those who go - good luck!!"
Aug 4, 2010
Xe Sands left a comment on Tech Notes for Voice Talent
"The dreaded HUM has taken up residence in my signal chain! Help! All was fine with my Mbox2 Pro/Pro Tools/Macbook Pro rig until I added a PreSonus Eureka two days ago. Now there is a hum. I've read that it is most likely a ground loop generated hum…"
Aug 4, 2010
Xe Sands left a comment on Booth Builders and Box Buyers
"Thanks, Chuck! We did go to see it...and decided that, sadly, we have no good way to disassemble, move and reassemble the dang thing with any hope of success. WAY more complicated looking and in terms of transporting than a WhisperRoom (which they…"
Jun 23, 2010
Xe Sands left a comment on Booth Builders and Box Buyers
"Thanks, Dylan! I had *just* put in the order for the 4x4 WhisperRoom based on personal experience...and then got this lead. What timing! Going to see it tonight..."
Jun 22, 2010
Xe Sands left a comment on Booth Builders and Box Buyers
"Hey Folks! Does anyone record in a Wenger Booth (V-Room Booth/Practice Sound Isolation Room )? I am on the verge of getting a WhisperRoom, but *just* got a lead on a Wenger for sale locally...but can't find a lot on recording in one. They seem…"
Jun 22, 2010
Xe Sands left a comment on Audiobooks & Narration: Paying Jobs!
"I have found this one particularly helpful in getting a bit of a taste for what a person in another region of the world would sound like while speaking English. Very enlightening...not sure if this is the one you are thinking of, but thought I would…"
Jun 21, 2010
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  • Xe!

    A pleasure to meet ya! Thanks for the connection. And welcome aboard the Marketing for Fun and Profit group! Holler if there is anything I can do for you!

    dan
  • Thanks! Made me realize that it was one of the last photos I haven't updated with my new headshot, but keeping it in my photo gallery on here. :)
  • Hi there!

    I am delighted 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!


    Best wishes for your continued success!

    Penny Abshire

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    VoiceActing.com
  • Hi Xe!

    Welcome to Voiceover Universe! You'll meet some old friends and make some new ones around here!

    Looking for some fresh ways to market yourself? Should you be on a Pay-To-Play site? Do you need an agent? Want some creative inexpensive ways to get the word out on you? How can you maximize your current client relationships? How do you find your niche? We're all either asking these questions or have some insight.

    I hope you'll check out and join a group called MARKETING FOR FUN AND PROFIT. It's a group dedicated to discussing ways we can market ourselves - what works; what doesn't. You’ll find some very interesting ideas and concepts there! And we would appreciate your input. Click here for the link: MARKETING FOR FUN AND PROFIT!

    Thanks for your time! I trust our paths will cross soon!

    Best to ya!

    dan (daniel eduardo) hurst
    www.danhurst.com
  • Me too!
  • OK, VU is working now. We're friends!!! We'll have to get together in person.
    You are so very, very talented, Xe. I am glad you are moving forward in the
    audiobooks arena. I sincerely believe you have a very bright future ahead of you.
    All the best--

    Debbe
    www.debbehirata.com
  • Sweet! Just received some lovely feedback from the project I recently completed for librivox.org. Unfortunately, the sound quality was such that I cannot use the piece in a narration demo - but it's truly heartening to get the positive feedback regardless.
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