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Just wanted to have some new sweepers now.

 

COPY:

 

"24 Hours A Day, 7 Days A Week, 365 Days A Year. (SFX: Adding Machine) Why, That's 525,800 Minutes Of Today's Best Music Every Year! (station calls or name"

 

"From Karachi to Lahore, Delhi to Mumbai, Jaddah to Dubai, New York to Washington, Birmingham to London, and Melbourne to Sydney...Cloud has covered the whole world. Stay tuned to Cloud FM!!"

 

"You are listening Cloud FM on w w w dot cloud f m dot net. Keep it loud and we shall keep it up!"

 

:COPY END

 

I need these sweepers in both, male and female voices.

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Somebody respond me please.

You must be patient. Again, you are asking for free work in a paid work's timeframe. If you want a fast turn around, you must expect to pay for it. Otherwise wait more than a day.

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Just wanted to have some new sweepers now.

 

COPY:

 

"24 Hours A Day, 7 Days A Week, 365 Days A Year. (SFX: Adding Machine) Why, That's 525,800 Minutes Of Today's Best Music Every Year! (station calls or name"

 

"From Karachi to Lahore, Delhi to Mumbai, Jaddah to Dubai, New York to Washington, Birmingham to London, and Melbourne to Sydney...Cloud has covered the whole world. Stay tuned to Cloud FM!!"

 

"You are listening Cloud FM on w w w dot cloud f m dot net. Keep it loud and we shall keep it up!"

 

:COPY END

 

I need these sweepers in both, male and female voices.

 

 

Well I'll do ya one more! You know there are ways to work these things out! You can always contact a VO person and negotiate when you have some capitol. You get better quality sounds and such that way! Just a thought! In the meantime, here's one more to try!

 

MADcHATTER

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You must be patient. Again, you are asking for free work in a paid work's timeframe. If you want a fast turn around, you must expect to pay for it. Otherwise wait more than a day.

 

Sir, I am sorry. I am a hobbyist and not broadcasting for profit purposes. Therefore, I am not able to pay for voiceovers at this time. So, I am requesting free VOs.

 

Secondly, what do you mean by paid work's timeframe. I am new on this forum, can't understand it. Please be kind and guide me accordingly.

 

Thirdly, I wish to become a voiceover artist myself. If I am successful, I'll also provide free services to the people like me seeking for free VOs at BW. But who will tell me what equipments do I need to record VOs?

 

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Well people usually post one request every few months which is fair. We dont give out heaps of voiceovers for free here ;) Remember that these peoples jobs are what you are recieveing for free right now, your request would be around $100 US.

 

Just be aware that these people make a living off voiceovers and we are very fortunate to have free voiceovers!

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Well people usually post one request every few months which is fair. We dont give out heaps of voiceovers for free here ;) Remember that these peoples jobs are what you are recieveing for free right now, your request would be around $100 US.

 

Just be aware that these people make a living off voiceovers and we are very fortunate to have free voiceovers!

 

Thank you James for this information and again thanks to all those who have contributed for my VOs. Just let me know where can I learn the techniques of VoiceOver recording and production. Are their any tutorials available on internet? I am little familiar to Sony Sound Forge but can't add effects. I can record dry voices. Please guide me how can I add effects to it.

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Hey gulfam

 

While I do understand where your coming from and I applaud your zeal, but let me try to explain this as succinctly as possible.

 

There really is no online training, no website, no book out there that can teach you enough to do this on your own. It takes a knack, desire and lots and lots of time, talent and patience. Many of us went to school for this and are still learning even today!

 

For starters just to add sound effects, most of us have spent an awful lot of money on our sound effects librarys. I personally have over 25 gigabytes of sound effects and the CD's and DVD's I purchased to get them probably cost me a couple of thousand dollars. The average price for one is around $300 USD. Then comes the music we use for backgrounds or talkbeds, if we dont make it ourselves (which some of us do) we have to either buy it (Royalty Free) or pay for a license to use it in various projects. These are all expensive propositions. Next comes the equipment we use...there's more to it than a PC and a Microphone. Next you have to have a talent for splicing sounds together, an ear for keys and sound progressions, adding snipits, backgrounds, then editing it all together in a multitrack recording that can be mixed down. Playing with levels and balances, its not just a matter of slapping sounds one on top of the other...there is quite a bit that goes into just producing a 30 second drop.

 

An old friend of mine once explained it to me. For what it cost us to get together everything we needed just to do that 30 second spot we could have probably paid for our first divorce in cash!

 

While we and many other VO Artists do understand your a hobbiest just remember we do what we can to help. But no one can do that forever. Even when I started my internet station it was and still is a hobby station but we have to pay for the Servers, website and everything else. Granted I do our Voiceovers, but if I didnt have the ability to, I'd be paying these fine people something for what they do! I've done 3 drops for as little as $20 american (thats not even a tank of gas here!) because I know what its like. The bottom line is you want your station to sound professional...who doesnt! The problem is professional isnt cheap.

 

Let me throw some ideas at you. Ever heard of Barter? Maybe you know some people in the Radio industry, TV or whatever. Perhaps there are Voiceover people looking for someone to help get them into your market? You could barter your time in helping them get some work through these companies and if they get work, they pay you back in VoiceOvers? (This is just a thought mind you! I am not suggesting anything!).

 

Anyway...this will give you something to consider!

 

MADcHATTER

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Hey gulfam

 

While I do understand where your coming from and I applaud your zeal, but let me try to explain this as succinctly as possible.

 

There really is no online training, no website, no book out there that can teach you enough to do this on your own. It takes a knack, desire and lots and lots of time, talent and patience. Many of us went to school for this and are still learning even today!

 

For starters just to add sound effects, most of us have spent an awful lot of money on our sound effects librarys. I personally have over 25 gigabytes of sound effects and the CD's and DVD's I purchased to get them probably cost me a couple of thousand dollars. The average price for one is around $300 USD. Then comes the music we use for backgrounds or talkbeds, if we dont make it ourselves (which some of us do) we have to either buy it (Royalty Free) or pay for a license to use it in various projects. These are all expensive propositions. Next comes the equipment we use...there's more to it than a PC and a Microphone. Next you have to have a talent for splicing sounds together, an ear for keys and sound progressions, adding snipits, backgrounds, then editing it all together in a multitrack recording that can be mixed down. Playing with levels and balances, its not just a matter of slapping sounds one on top of the other...there is quite a bit that goes into just producing a 30 second drop.

 

An old friend of mine once explained it to me. For what it cost us to get together everything we needed just to do that 30 second spot we could have probably paid for our first divorce in cash!

 

While we and many other VO Artists do understand your a hobbiest just remember we do what we can to help. But no one can do that forever. Even when I started my internet station it was and still is a hobby station but we have to pay for the Servers, website and everything else. Granted I do our Voiceovers, but if I didnt have the ability to, I'd be paying these fine people something for what they do! I've done 3 drops for as little as $20 american (thats not even a tank of gas here!) because I know what its like. The bottom line is you want your station to sound professional...who doesnt! The problem is professional isnt cheap.

 

Let me throw some ideas at you. Ever heard of Barter? Maybe you know some people in the Radio industry, TV or whatever. Perhaps there are Voiceover people looking for someone to help get them into your market? You could barter your time in helping them get some work through these companies and if they get work, they pay you back in VoiceOvers? (This is just a thought mind you! I am not suggesting anything!).

 

Anyway...this will give you something to consider!

 

MADcHATTER

 

Thank you for such a long reply. In fact, it's not so that I am not paying a penny for my station. Definitely, I am paying for website, streaming servers, bandwidth, electricity to run my computer etc etc. So, I can also pay for VOs and other types of creative work. However, what I said was, I don't have sufficient capital at this time. I am struggling for a license of FM radio station and hopefully I'll get it shortly. I have some experience of working as DJ on a local community FM radio station as well as on government's radio i.e. Radio Pakistan. I also know many people belonging to TV and radio industry (and definitely I'll go through your idea of barter system).

 

I wanted to know what else is required than a mic and computer. I understand, mixer/console is also required, and a recording software too. I have Sony Sound Forge and Adobe Audition 3. But what else do I need in equipments? I have started building my sounds library also.

 

If there are not any tutorials on the internet for VOs, anyone of you can be pioneer for it. You can even charge fees for it.

 

Shortly, I'll be ready to pay for any Voiceover made for my radio station. Hopefully, I'll ask someone of your to work at that time. I know, you're busy guy so I don't want to disturb you by asking more and more free voiceovers. I just want to say thanks once again for your precious work that I could not pay for.(Y)

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Hi Mustapha,

I think that you already can start by making some try-outs or a demo

Afterall SoundForge and Adobe are highly appreciated by almost everyone

PRO VO are using also other gear to get a perfect input of their voice to their software ..

however concerning yourself .. you can already start by using your mic connected to a mixer (a hardware mixer) and plugin that mixer to your "Line In" of your pc

This way you can play around with your voice ...

Concerning myself .. and I know that some VOs gonna say that I'm crazy :) .. but I love to record my voice by using SoundForge .. I add my EQ to the complete file and save it ..

After that I load that file into my editing software (such as adobe) .. and I edit my voice by adding effects who can create any result who is suitable for the production itself

The same way of working can also be done if you receive VO liners posted by BW members

After you have made an edit on the voice .. you can load those into a channel of your Adobe .. cut and add them where needed and into the other channels add a musicbed, SFX (effect elements) and anything who is usefull to create the right ID, promo etc

If you like the result of your production .. "save mixdown as MP3" and your done (MP3 as broadcast quality 256 or 320kbps 44.1kHz stereo)

I wanted to know what else is required than a mic and computer. I understand, mixer/console is also required, and a recording software too. I have Sony Sound Forge and Adobe Audition 3. But what else do I need in equipments? I have started building my sounds library also.

Concerning some replies who are written into this topic ... I agree that those people are right

Try to make .. for example once a Month a VO request .. and not every day or week

BUT ... you can make your requests also in an other way .. its the content of your request who is important .. I'm gonna give you an example :

- Liner 1 = "your station name" + slogan

- Liner 2 = plays 24/7 the best in "add your played genres"

In fact with just those 2 "short" liners you can make already several produced IDs by yourself .. An ID is most of the time the same words used in an other order or because they have an other SFX effect or musicbed (stager or other)

 

If you receive to 1 topic several replies made by voice-overs you can start to play around with all those different voices and you can mix them up into the same ID .. this can give a very nice result .. it put some life into a production

In general if you post a request for a VO ... try to be the short as possible and try to get the best results by writing "short" liners who can be easily read by VO members (see my quote on top of this > Liner 1 etc)

 

If you made yourself some productiions .. feel free to share them with Us .. make an upload of a demo or files and ask fellow members to rate them, to give comments to your work etc .. Some gonna reply as professional and gonna tell you things who are looking at first sight "as bad" .. others gonna reply with a (Y) or other

Enjoy your week and all the best !

ps : VO = voice-over

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Hi Mustapha,

I think that you already can start by making some try-outs or a demo

Afterall SoundForge and Adobe are highly appreciated by almost everyone

PRO VO are using also other gear to get a perfect input of their voice to their software ..

however concerning yourself .. you can already start by using your mic connected to a mixer (a hardware mixer) and plugin that mixer to your "Line In" of your pc

This way you can play around with your voice ...

Concerning myself .. and I know that some VOs gonna say that I'm crazy :) .. but I love to record my voice by using SoundForge .. I add my EQ to the complete file and save it ..

After that I load that file into my editing software (such as adobe) .. and I edit my voice by adding effects who can create any result who is suitable for the production itself

The same way of working can also be done if you receive VO liners posted by BW members

After you have made an edit on the voice .. you can load those into a channel of your Adobe .. cut and add them where needed and into the other channels add a musicbed, SFX (effect elements) and anything who is usefull to create the right ID, promo etc

If you like the result of your production .. "save mixdown as MP3" and your done (MP3 as broadcast quality 256 or 320kbps 44.1kHz stereo)

 

Concerning some replies who are written into this topic ... I agree that those people are right

Try to make .. for example once a Month a VO request .. and not every day or week

BUT ... you can make your requests also in an other way .. its the content of your request who is important .. I'm gonna give you an example :

- Liner 1 = "your station name" + slogan

- Liner 2 = plays 24/7 the best in "add your played genres"

In fact with just those 2 "short" liners you can make already several produced IDs by yourself .. An ID is most of the time the same words used in an other order or because they have an other SFX effect or musicbed (stager or other)

 

If you receive to 1 topic several replies made by voice-overs you can start to play around with all those different voices and you can mix them up into the same ID .. this can give a very nice result .. it put some life into a production

In general if you post a request for a VO ... try to be the short as possible and try to get the best results by writing "short" liners who can be easily read by VO members (see my quote on top of this > Liner 1 etc)

 

If you made yourself some productiions .. feel free to share them with Us .. make an upload of a demo or files and ask fellow members to rate them, to give comments to your work etc .. Some gonna reply as professional and gonna tell you things who are looking at first sight "as bad" .. others gonna reply with a (Y) or other

Enjoy your week and all the best !

ps : VO = voice-over

 

Thank you Phillipe for such a useful and long advice. I'll hopefully come up with a demo shortly.

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Gulfam - To add to the great advice given by the BW members above, I wonder if these links may be of help. It's been years since I have used Sound Forge but I notice you also have Adobe Audition. A friend of mine who now works for the BBC posted these tutorials on Youtube on how to make sweepers and how to add simple effects to your voice in Adobe. Here are the links:-

Reverse Echo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_TCNY9MLhnM

Receeding Echo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmzVL5k9BHI

Movie Trailer Voice

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ajdc66PqwlI

Sweeper Building (Part 1)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnF8k_VpiWA

Sweeper Building (Part 2)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZxleIM3nKg

 

As for effects and backing tracks, I have quite a number of them that I have bought and (hope this isn't breaking the rules, James) I've found that Alistair at Air-media.co.uk makes some the best effects for radio sweepers and IDs. He's posted a lot of free samples here on BW.

 

You can also have a go at making your own backing tracks and effects using free samples/loops with the programs like Fruity Loops, Garageband and Sony Acid. People tend to think of these being used for making dance music tracks, but they overlook how great they are for people like us. In the case of Sony Acid, they even have a free "lite" version called Acid Xpress which is perfectly adequate for short backing tracks. You don't have to be a musician to use them either and if you're used to Sound Forge, you'll find Sony Acid very easy to use.

 

Hope this helps.

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As for effects and backing tracks, I have quite a number of them that I have bought and (hope this isn't breaking the rules, James) I've found that Alistair at Air-media.co.uk makes some the best effects for radio sweepers and IDs. He's posted a lot of free samples here on BW.

 

How are you breaking the rules? Your making such a resourceful post! :P

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