Holiday Greetings from your friendly audio witch.
This year has been... well, I'm sure you all know what this year has been for each of you. I want to say that I am hopeful that we will persevere while the vaccines get distributed over the next few months.
As for me, I am going to be refocusing some of my business on this site. While the audio work is a great deal of fun and I am enjoying the heck out of it, I am also getting deeper into my work as a tarot reader and a crochet artist. Going forward I will be limiting my audio services to Quality control for audio books, and podcast editing so that I am not spreading myself too thin.
I look forward to building something magical with you all.
Woo hoo! We made it to 2020. In April we will celebrate RMAS's 3rd anniversary. I can hardly believe it myself.
Over the last year, a great deal has happened. I joined up with the Nostalgia Pilots podcast, talking about the gundam anime series. I have also started regular contributions on the Penny for a Tale game channel, and starting this month will be doing a monthly series of one-page, one-shot role-playing games.
Running a Twitch stream is a bit difficult when working with copyrighted books, but I am doing my best to post streams of me editing podcasts when the content is there. Otherwise you may catch me playing video games or crocheting in another cool venture with my pal, Val Ford over at Wyrd Creations.
Most of all, I'm going through a name change. Now this is where my professional life and my personal life come to a screeching halt. This past year I came out at Non-Binary, using they/them pronouns and really enforcing that people just call me Spence. It's more comfortable for me to hear, and a lot less of a mouthful than Laura Nicole.
So that's what's going on right now. New updates will come I'm sure as I work on more content creation with these various endeavors.
Remember to be awesome to each other.
A little late, but happy 2nd anniversary!
There has been a significant up tick in business. Between working on editing the podcast "Game School", appearing on Nostalgia Pilots, and keeping up with my production schedule I am pretty tired. But it's a happy tired.
Because of all of these things, I am currently only accepting QC contracts for audio books and podcasts at this time. I will also be taking myself back to school for audio production so that I can stay on top of the ever evolving audio production tech.
I will be making a concerted attempt to write and post more frequently on the blog as well.
Well, that's all for now. Keep telling stories.
The first thing I do when I work on a proposal with a client, is I request a sample of raw audio from them. The sample is incredibly important so that I can give a turn around time. Time is money, and I want to make sure that I'm setting accurate expectations with my clients, so that they can get their work back in a timely fashion.
I want to discuss the process I go through to determine my turn around time for the audio.
1. I start by putting on a filter that takes out the background noise and making adjustments to it so that the voice keeps its integrity and doesn't sound overly tinny or robotic.
2. Next, I put on a noise gate. The noise gate will filter out anything below a certain decibel. This is great for taking out breaths, mouth noises, and any other sounds that the filter missed.
3. I listen for how many mistakes are in the audio. Cutting out takes doesn't take very much time, but if there are a lot of takes to sift through, or if you have multiple takes per paragraph, that time adds up quickly.
By this point, I have built a filter profile for the client, and can determine how much per finished hour I will spend on cleaning up the takes, and how much time I will spend mastering the piece.
I will go over mastering audio in my next post.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone,
I am so happy to say that the work at Resonant Moon has been challenging and satisfying I have been enjoying working with all of my amazing clients, and the stories they are telling.
So what's new?
Well if you didn't know, I've been doing a YouTube Show called Cold Reads, where I get new and experienced voice actors together to read short stories and talk about how to make the readings better. They air every other Thursday, but given that today is Thanksgiving in the US, I am pushing this week's show to tomorrow.
I'll be doing a back log here in the blog for my previous short story episodes.
If you'd like to get involved, click the button below, and drop me a line.