View Full Version : Ok guys... here is my Radio promo demo

11-26-2009, 06:16 PM
That all you wonderful talents created! Thanks heaps! I think it sounds brilliant with all your effects, you all actually make my voice sound decent!http://forums.broadcastingworld.net/images/smilies/smilies/anv%20%2817%29.gif


11-26-2009, 06:23 PM
It sounds really good i love it.
I do just have one small critisim right at the begining the music and fx somewhat over power you making it hard to understand what you are saying other than that its quality. :)

11-26-2009, 06:28 PM
Oh... can that be fixed? Thanks for your input Frank.

11-26-2009, 06:36 PM
It can be fixed if you have the dry vo's and the backing fx to remaster it other than that i don't think it can be as it would have been rendered together.
Sorry thats just my opinion but it really doesnt sound bad

11-26-2009, 06:44 PM
Hey.. it's heaps better than what I had before! ;) I am very grateful to you guys for all your efforts!

Joonas Piiroinen
11-26-2009, 07:09 PM
It can be fixed if you have the dry vo's and the backing fx to remaster it other than that i don't think it can be as it would have been rendered together.
Sorry thats just my opinion but it really doesnt sound bad
You mean the first production piece where Marianne says something what I really can't understand too? I was just thinking because I produced the next ones from that, if you mean the first. :)

11-26-2009, 07:14 PM
yes just before the music kicks in

11-26-2009, 07:24 PM
Oh that is easily fixed. I can remove that.. None of you guys did that one...!
What it says is "exclusive" But if you guys can't understand it, no one else will be able to either!
Consider it gone.. This is better!

Joonas Piiroinen
11-26-2009, 07:24 PM
I didn't still get what you meant but if it was this, now I have fixed some levels and made it better.

11-26-2009, 07:26 PM
Joonas, I love your first version! I didn't think it needed fixing..

Joonas Piiroinen
11-26-2009, 07:27 PM
Joonas, I love your first version! I didn't think it needed fixing..
Okay ! :) Thank you for nice words. :biggrinthumb: :kiss:

11-26-2009, 07:32 PM
Thats so much better. sorry i was only thinking of how a potentual client would hear it, we all know a demo can make or break a possible job.

11-26-2009, 07:35 PM
Look I apologize to you all.

It is very hard communicating like this and misunderstandings easily arise. The last thing I want is for anyone to get hurt feelings.

I simply wanted to share the complete demo with you guys, because I was so thrilled with the work you all had done on it!

To me it is totally brilliant and I love it!

And I think you all are such a wonderful group! It was a wonderful day for me when I stumbled upon this place.

So thank you all :kiss:

edit: You are totally correct about that Frank. and it is the first 30 seconds that make the cut or not!

11-26-2009, 07:48 PM
Its cool marianne.

when we give our opinion its purlely construtive to help you get the best out of wht you do
I remember when i uploaded my first demo for critisim and the replies i got were harsh but honest for example Darren altman wrote this:

On the first clip you need the music and voice balancing as the words get somewhat lost, also ditch the naff reverb, it makes you sound dated.

Then it goes onto your next clip and the voice level drops considerably.

Next your jingle and again the effects on your voice make it difficult to understand. Never compromise the words/message/clarity for tonnes of effects.

Then your character... what the hell are you saying??!! You must make the words clear mate otherwise it's a pointless excercise.

On the next clip the voice level drops again and your voice sounds rather flat IMO

Onto your next jingle - it sounds dated Frank! Loose the echo!! Check out radio imaging and get an idea of what current effects and sweepers are being used to give a current edge, sorry but this sounds dated. Copy what you hear on radio stations and you'll get there.

Finally your last clip. What???! I don't get this mate.

Sorry if this all sounds rather frank Frank, but I was typing as I listened. You DID ask for positive critisism! To summarise. Make sure all your levels are the same on all the clips. Then NEVER compramise your words/the message for effects and reverb, think how a producer, ad agency or client would listen. They'd be furious if their product name was lost!!

but it was all so true

11-26-2009, 07:55 PM
Oh wow! he was brutally honest... But, that is the thing about being in this business eh!

You need to be able to take it on the nose, deal with it, absorb it, learn from it, and move on!

It is all good in the end, if it makes you a better performer, or producer eh!

I posted one of my first vo demos on a professional vo site.. oh wow! that was a very humbling experience. I asked for the truth. I got it! hehe... Not dissimilar to your one.
Hurt my feelings for a few days, but, I learned a lot from it

11-26-2009, 08:05 PM
Exactly that so please dont take to heart my critisism it really isnt personal

Mucho Luff


11-26-2009, 08:10 PM
Haha... oh no Frank!.. I was concerned about you guys, after all the work you all did on the voices.:doh:

11-26-2009, 08:11 PM
arhhh doh how easy it is to get crossed wire eh ?

11-26-2009, 08:21 PM
:biggrinthumb: yep! hehe

11-26-2009, 11:17 PM
Very nifty Marianne! I think I started an epidemic with the demo's lol. I like it!

11-28-2009, 07:07 AM
Sometimes, when I render the production together, and have to boost the voice, I just simply re say the word OR phrase that needs a sound boost, and match it to the original one..its a quick, kinda ghetto, way to easily fix it :p

Not the greatest, but good enough haha