EWABS Episodes and Notes

EWABS Episodes and Notes

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EWABS Episode 68 October 14, 2012

 

This week's special guest is: Tara Strong
My Little Pony, Rugrats, Hello Kitty, Many more credits, too many to list here.
http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/Tara-Strong/

https://www.facebook.com/tara.strong.514

Also with special guest host: Dave Courvoisier from Las Vegas.

Dan attended Faffcon this weekend in Charlotte North Carolina, and will be on the return trip home. Dan's father in law recently passed away,  Condolences Dan.

George, and Dave discuss their experiences at prior Faffcons.
George, and Dave share that Faffcon will become a yearly event going forward.

Dave Showcases a brief comparison between the Mic Port Pro, and the Shure X2U.
George compares Heil's USBQ version of the above.

Chat room viewer Diane Merritt asks about Dave's air turn, a remote, foot pedal, page turner. watch for upcoming reviews.

George discusses the MicroBook II interface.

Visit George at  vostudiotech.com
 
This Week's Announcements
EWABS would like to announce E-support membership:
Unlimited one on one help with Dan and George.
Membership starts at 75 dollars per month.
Click the support Link at the top of ewabs.com

The new EWABS Mini Pop Stop is now available for ordering as a group buy.
George explains.

Don't forget to get your gear !    shop.ewabs.com

George, and Dave have a brief discussion regarding next week's guest Bill Smith of Auralex.

George will be on VO buzz weekly October 21st, and October 28th.

George discusses a chance to win a Charter Oak S700 mic. ....viewers should send a video to VO Buzz Weekly about why they love East West Audio Body Shop.

Gabby Nistico will be speaking in Dallas Texas October 20th.

George's birthday is Thursday, Happy Birthday George !

Visit Dan at homevoiceoverstudio.com/

Please welcome this week's special guest: Tara Strong.

George interviews Tara at her residence.
George's wife Amy assists the production.
Tara discusses how George aided in her studio's construction.

- Watch Tara audition from her studio.
- Tara discusses how much work is done from home, versus larger production studios.
- Tara shares her work flow, and how her home studio is a key element.
- Tara shares some career stories.
- Tara discusses her work on My Little Pony.
- How Tara begin her career even as a child.
- Tara performs a sample from Hello Kitty, and discusses her work on Rugrats.
- George asks about Tara's usual day.

Thanks to Harlan Hogan and Voiceover Essentials. voiceoveressentials.com
Harlan is the exclusive supplier of portable studio booths for TED.

George, and Dave discuss how genuine, and professional Tara is, and the talent of her children.

George shares that Tom Kenny voice of SpongeBob, is a potential future guest.

Dave relates some pertinent information regarding WOVO. the first round of invitations for applications are out.

John Florian, and Voice Over Xtra.  The daily resource for voice over success. http://www.voiceoverxtra.com/index.htm

George relates that Focusrite has come out with the Itrack, a plugin interface for the iPad, mac, or pc.

Join the EWABS Correspondent Contest.
Make a VO or home studio related video, and send it to ewabshop@gmail.com

The best way to keep track of the shows activities is to sign up for the EWABS Facebook group.
http://www.facebook.com/groups/EWABS/   

Thanks again to our sponsors.
Harlan Hogan's Voice over Essentials. voiceoveressentials.com
Voice Over Xtra  http://www.voiceoverxtra.com/index.htm


Special thanks to the shows producer Katherine Curriden.
Also, thanks to Jason Lawson for providing our weekly show notes.
Send us questions, and be on our show where Dan and George will solve your home studio problems live! Call 818-47EWABS, that's 818 473-9227, and leave us your question in the voice mail box. 
Go to ewabs.com for details.

Contributions are also welcome at shop.ewabs.com

EWABS Episode 67 October 7, 2012

 


This week's special guest is: Dave Fennoy "The HULU Guy !"
Dave provides voices for commercials, narrations, TV voices, award shows, animations, and games.
http://www.davefennoy.com/

George's Tech Tid-Bits This Week : Noise Reduction Techniques.
The guys share how noise reduction works. How much is too much,
noise gates, which should you use, and why.

Visit George at  vostudiotech.com

This week's announcements :
The new EWABS mini pop stop is now available for pre order. Lightweight, portable, and effective.
EWABS would like to announce E-support membership: Unlimited one on one help with Dan and George.
Go to ewabs.com and look for the E- support link.
Dan will be having a workshop in Toronto, along with Elley-Ray Hennessy, October 27th, and 28th
.... address here.....

Dan's tip of the week : Computer Maintenance
Several tips to clean up, and speed up your computer.

Visit Dan at homevoiceoverstudio.com/

Welcome this week's special guest : Dave Fennoy "The HULU Guy !".
We join Dave in his home studio.
Dave shares with us what his average day is like.
The auditioning process.
Audio books.
How Dave got started.
Dave's demo.
Dave's microphone, and Booth.
Other equipment.
Is teaching also in Dave's VO future ?
Dave's animation, and game demo.

John Florian, and Voice Over Xtra.  The daily resource for voice over success.
http://www.voiceoverxtra.com/index.htm

Thanks to Harlan Hogan and Voiceover Essentials. voiceoveressentials.com
Harlan is the exclusive supplier of portable studio booths for TED.

Tech news this week :
Mountain lion has new updates.
pro Tools now compatible with Mac.
Both Dan, and George are now on Mac minis.
A tech website George uses called Ifixit.com.
Sony Sound Forge is now Mac compatible, though stripped down from the Windows version.
George gives a quick review.

Dave Courvoisier will be guest host next week, as Dan still plans to attend FAFFCON.
(Sorry to hear about your Father In Law Dan.)
Dan will be reporting from FAFCON, provided he attends.

Next week's SPECIAL guest is to be announced.
Oct. 21st Bill Smith of Auralex.
Nov. 4th Lori Alan.

The best way to keep track of the shows activities is to sign up for the EWABS Facebook group.
http://www.facebook.com/groups/EWABS/ 

   

Thanks again to our sponsors.
Harlan Hogan's Voice over Essentials. voiceoveressentials.com
Voice Over Xtra  http://www.voiceoverxtra.com/index.htm


Special thanks to the shows producer Katherine Curriden.
Also, thanks to Jason Lawson for providing our weekly show notes.
Send us questions, and be on our show where Dan and George will solve your home studio problems live!
Call 818-47EWABS, that's 818 473-9227, and leave us your question in the voice mail box. 
Go to ewabs.com for details.

Contributions are also welcome at shop.ewabs.com

EWABS Episode 66 September 30th, 2012

East West Audio Body Shop was held in Google hangouts this week.

EWABS would like to thank Harlan Hogan and Voiceover Essentials. voiceoveressentials.com
Harlan is the exclusive supplier of portable studio booths for TED.

And

John Florian, of Voice Over Xtra. 
The daily resource for voice over success.
http://www.voiceoverxtra.com/index.htm

Several of the regular viewers attended, and had questions or comments.

Hangout guests included:
- Our Hosts: Dan Lenard and George Whittam

- Patrick Sweeney
- Graeme Spicer
- Susan Bernard
- Jerry Reed
- William Cheung
- Kevin Scheuller
- David Bucci
- Bob Hurley
- Jason Lawson

Visit George at  vostudiotech.com
Visit Dan at homevoiceoverstudio.com/

Google Hangout Topis Included:
- Dan's recent work with Audacity.
- Dan's webinar on Audacity is on Tue. Oct. 2nd at 9:00pm (EST)
  go to homevoiceoverstudio.com for details
- Studio Six's iAudio interface.
- Mobile recording setups in general.
- EWABS debuts the new EWABS adjustable pop screen. (soon available at ewabs.com).
- The EWABS corespondent contest is still open.
- Studio Ventilation.
- EWABS on the road, the guy's plan to tour select areas if enough people are interested.
- Apogee and it's performance with baritone pitches. The guys say no problem.
- More on the Apogee.
- Focusrite Forte'
- Frankenmic (Dan's vintage ribbon mic)
- WOVO's progress.
- Chatroom questions.
- Android capabilities, though unfortunately no external mic interface.
- Tuning off programs in ipad to save battery power.
- Stay tuned at this point, George finally rejoins the in progress hangout.
- George is consulting with Graeme Spicer on George's branding.
- Shotgun mic, or super cardioid ?

Don't forget to get your gear !    shop.ewabs.com
Announcing EWABS E-Support, see the support menu item at ewabs.com

Next week's Special Guest will be: Dave Fennoy :The Hulu Guy"

Make a VO or home studio related video, and send it to ewabshop@gmail.com   

The best way to keep track of the shows activities is to sign up for the EWABS Facebook group.
http://www.facebook.com/groups/EWABS/

   

Thanks again to our sponsors.
Harlan Hogan's Voice over Essentials. voiceoveressentials.com
Voice Over Xtra  http://www.voiceoverxtra.com/index.htm


Special thanks to the shows producer Katherine Curriden.
Also, thanks to Jason Lawson for providing our weekly show notes.
Send us questions, and be on our show where Dan and George will solve your home studio problems live!
Call 818-47EWABS, that's 818 473-9227, and leave us your question in the voice mail box. 
Go to ewabs.com for details.

Contributions are also welcome at shop.ewabs.com

EWABS Episode 65 September 23rd, 2012

This week's show is all about audiobooks.

This week's special guest is: Simon Vance "Monster" audiobook narrator.
http://simonvance.com/

EWABS would like to announce E-support membership:
Unlimited one on one help with Dan and George. Membership starts at 75 dollars per month. Go to ewabs.com and look for the E- support link.

Many things go into recording audio books, one of them is a good space to record in. Audiobook recording logistics, acoustics and noise.

Dan adds his experiences recording audio books.

George relates some market trends and the experience level necessary for entry into audiobook work.

Visit George at  vostudiotech.com

This week's announcements:
A special guest request goes out from the guys, to Maurice LaMarche.

VOAT's  week 1 winners won a Focusrite virtual reference monitoring box,
and a portable tripod.

Rowell Gormon won an EWABS Club membership.

EWABS also gave away a Clearspot 4G modem. and awarded  a 2 hour marketing consultation with EWABS producer Katherine Curriden.

Oct. 2nd Dan will hold  a webinar on Audacity.
Go to the homevoiceoverstudio.com/ site under webinars.
Or visit Voiceover Xtra   http://www.voiceoverxtra.com.

Dan's tip of he week: Recording, and processing audio books.
Dan demonstrates a hands on example of  recording an audio book.
Dan takes related questions from chat room viewers.

Visit Dan at homevoiceoverstudio.com/

Welcome this week's special guest: Simon Vance, winner of six Audie awards
http://simonvance.com/

Simon shares his thoughts on editing for audio books,
and how he began at BBC editing reel to reel.

Interview topics include:
- Punch and roll, or precision editing ?
- How Simon's career began.
- Simon shares his acting background.
- Simon estimates his audiobook count at 600 to 700 titles.
- Which of his audio books was Simon's favorite ?
- What of Simon's lost work ?
- Viewers get a tour of Simon's home studio.
- Simon shares how he works with digital copy.
- What sort of preparation does Simon do ?
- What do producers ask for in sound quality ?
- Are there ever directors involved ?
- Industry pay rates.

John Florian, and Voice Over Xtra.  The daily resource for voice over success.
http://www.voiceoverxtra.com/index.htm

Thanks to Harlan Hogan and Voiceover Essentials. voiceoveressentials.com
Harlan is the exclusive supplier of portable studio booths for TED.


This Week's Pics and Clips: Mike Bratton
A studio bricks isolation booth from Spain, and audio clips.
 


George's Tech Tid-Bits:  iphone vs. Android
Things to consider when choosing.

EWABS would like to keep the facebook page a politically neutral zone, Thank you.

If a quiz is quizzical, what's a test?                              
Your weekly quiz about cool stuff you should know by now.                                bit.ly/popquizzical        http://popquizzical.com/

Next week EWABS will be in Google hangouts.
October second's Special Guest will be Dave Fennoy "The hulu guy."
October 14 will be another Google hangout, with Dan potentially joining
from high above FaffCon.

Don't forget your gear !    shop.ewabs.com

Thanks again to our sponsors.
Harlan Hogan's Voice over Essentials. voiceoveressentials.com
Voice Over Xtra  http://www.voiceoverxtra.com/index.htm
Bob Ball's PopQuizzical  bit.ly/popquizzical        http://popquizzical.com/

Special thanks to the shows producer Katherine Curriden.
Also, thanks to Jason Lawson for providing our weekly show notes.
Send us questions, and be on our show where Dan and George will solve your home studio problems live !

Call 818-47EWABS, that's 818 473-9227, and leave us your question in the voice mail box. 
Go to ewabs.com for details.

Contributions are also welcome at shop.ewabs.com

EWABS Episode 64 September 16th, 2012

Happy Jewish New Year !

Dan will be on vacation this week.
Our Special Guest Host will be John Taylor
This week's Special Guest is Bill Ratner   Voice Over Actor, Storyteller
www.billratner.com

John and George discuss the iphone 5 versus Galaxy S3.

John gets a special shout-out to Maurice LaMarche for his Emmy winning performance in Futurama.

This Week's Announcements
the 415 will be closed in LA the 28th through the 30th for Carmageddon II
Also please like our EWABS LinkedIn page at http://events.linkedin.com/east-west-audio-body-590345
George has a brief discussion about audio interfaces that require proprietary software,
and the problems they can sometimes create.

Visit George at  vostudiotech.com

John Taylor explains why he has a bicycle horn in his studio.

John shares some of his experiences, and stories from Chicago at That's Voice Over.

Dan's tip of the week   Rumble
Where is it come from ?
How to deal with it.

Visit Dan at homevoiceoverstudio.com/

Welcome This Week's Special Guest Bill Ratner

Bill shares why he generally doesn't wear headphones,
Bill explains how the worlds of storytelling, and voice over came together for him.
Bill also shares a bit about his work "Voices In My Head" and the Hollywood Fringe Festival.

Other topics include:
Bill's V8 commercials.
Don Pardo , Ernie Anderson, other greats.
Family Guy
Bill's home studio

Thanks to Harlan Hogan and Voiceover Essentials. voiceoveressentials.com
Harlan is the exclusive supplier of portable studio booths for TED.
Tell him you heard about it on EWABS.

If a quiz is quizzical, what's a test?                              
Your weekly quiz about cool stuff you should know by now.                               
bit.ly/popquizzical        http://popquizzical.com/
 
George's Tech Tid Bits Of The Week
Viewer Questions:
Amy Jolson asks about what to consider if long term construction moves nearby.
Fan mail from Mark Nicholson.

Next Week's Special Guest is Simon Vance
The general topic will be voice over as it relates to audiobooks.

Don't forget to get your gear !    shop.ewabs.com

Thanks again to our sponsors.
Harlan Hogan's Voice over Essentials. voiceoveressentials.com
Voice Over Xtra  http://www.voiceoverxtra.com/index.htm
Bob Ball's PopQuizzical  bit.ly/popquizzical        http://popquizzical.com

Special thanks to the shows producer Katherine Curriden.
Also, thanks to Jason Lawson for providing our weekly show notes.
Send us questions, and be on our show where Dan and George will solve your home studio problems live!
Call 818-47EWABS, that's 818 473-9227, and leave us your question in the voice mail box. 
Go to ewabs.com for details.

Contributions are also welcome at shop.ewabs.com

EWABS Episode 63 September 9th, 2012

 


This week's special guest is: Bobby Brill from Beijing, China.
englishnarration.com

Additional Guests Include:
Dave Courvoisier, and Harlan Hogan.
Also, Uncle Roy Yokelson, and other guests will join us recorded live from Uncle Roy's yearly barbeque.

George's Tech Tid Bits :
This week George shares a Roland Mmp-II (a discontinued Mike modeling preamp.)
Also another unit, called the Mixer Buddy by Broadcast Tools.

Visit George at  vostudiotech.com

Dave Courvoisier makes his guest appearance :
To Tell us about some of  VOAToday's prize offerings by Harlan Hogan.
Voice Over Awareness Today http://voatoday.com/ A great place for community gathering, and sharing of knowledge.
Be sure to check out all the great studio pics while your there. VOAT.

This week's announcements :

John Florian plans to have purchasable, downloadable webinars from George, and Dan
at http://www.voiceoverxtra.com/index.htm

George, and Dan plan to offer a new flat rate annual contract service via email.
It can be found at ewzbs.com,  look for the support button.
Unlimited email support for 75 dollars per month. A Full year at $750 includes two free months.

Thanks to Harlan Hogan and Voiceover Essentials. voiceoveressentials.com
Harlan is the exclusive supplier of portable studio booths for TED.

 If a quiz is quizzical, what's a test?                              
Your weekly quiz about cool stuff you should know by now.                               
bit.ly/popquizzical        http://popquizzical.com/

Voice Over Xtra  http://www.voiceoverxtra.com/index.htm


Uncle Roy Yokelson joins us in the chat room, as Dan shares his video of the barbecue.

Trish Bisanyi, Peter Bishop, Diane Havens, and Paul's Strikwerda all share a few brief barbeque asides.
After a storm forces the party inside, a more musical climate ensues including an organ, and a sing along or two.

The party continues with this weeks special guest: Bobby Brill from Beijing China.
englishnarration.com

Interview Questions included:

How Bobby came to be doing voice overs in China.
How much English voice over is required overseas ?
What sort of rates might be expected ?
What about the economy there ?
Samples of Bobby's work there.
Bobby's home studio.

Visit Dan at homevoiceoverstudio.com/

The guys then set up their Skype link to Harlan Hogan, who introduces the
most refined Porta-Booth Pro yet. The third generation porta booth 3.0
Two pounds lighter, with less resonance.
Oderless
Improved lighting
Other new features.
Check out all the details in this episode, or at voiceoveressentials.com
 
Thanks to Larry Davis and Elizabeth Stuart for their EWABS promo spots.

Next week's special guest is: Bill Ratner.

Special thanks to the shows producer Katherine Curriden.
Also, thanks to Jason Lawson for providing our weekly show notes.
Send us questions, and be on our show where Dan and George will solve your home studio problems live!
Call 818-47EWABS, that's 818 473-9227, and leave us your question in the voice mail box. 
Go to ewabs.com for details.

Contributions are also welcome at shop.ewabs.com

EWABS EP 62 August 26th, 2012

East West Audio Body Shop was held in Google hangouts this week.

EWABS would like to thank Harlan Hogan and Voiceover Essentials. voiceoveressentials.com
Harlan is the exclusive supplier of portable studio booths for TED.

And

John Florian, of Voice Over Xtra. 
The daily resource for voice over success.
http://www.voiceoverxtra.com/index.htm


Several of the regular viewers attended, and had questions or comments.
Hangout guests included:

- Anthony Gettig
- Dave Bisson
- Karyn O'Bryant Cunningham
- Dan Lenard
- Stephen Whittam / Goerge Whittam Sr.
- Nancy Halpin
- Kevin Scheuller
- Karen Gerstman
- Jerry Reed
- Jan Anderson

 Send your questions and requests for tip of the week, or other specific features to: ewabshop@gmail.com

If a quiz is quizzical, what's a test?                              
Your weekly quiz about cool stuff you should know by now.                               
bit.ly/popquizzical        http://popquizzical.com/

Hangout topics included:

An odd, or new items show and tell session.
Microphone storage
Google Hangouts' improved audio quality in studio mode
The potential of this for VO session work
Recycled cotton insulation / sound dampening material
Microphones of some of the hangout guests
Computer cleaning
More on general microphone care
Alkalol
An automatic door bottom (spring loaded door sweep)
Portable notebook hard drives
Backing up your data
Viewer Questions
Dan's tip of the week segment may become a compilation available on DVD
George's pro tools webinars
Splashtop app

Visit George at ElDorado Recording Services  eldorec.com  vostudiotech.com

Visit Dan at homevoiceoverstudio.com/

Thanks to Voice Over Universe for mirroring the podcast recently. http://www.voiceoveruniverse.com/


Sept. 2nd will be a by week for ewabs.
Be sure to tune back in Sept. 9th for special guest Bobby Brill, and Harlan Hogan with his special announcement.
Dan will be reporting from Uncle Roy Yokelson's barbeque in New Jersey.
Sept. 16th our special guest will be Bill Ratner.
Sept. 23rd join us for audiobook master Simon Vance.
Dave Fennoy "The HULU Guy"  in Oct.

Join the EWABS Correspondent Contest.
Make a VO or home studio related video, and send it to ewabshop@gmail.com   

The best way to keep track of the shows activities is to sign up for the EWABS Facebook group.
http://www.facebook.com/groups/EWABS/   

Thanks again to our sponsors.
Harlan Hogan's Voice over Essentials. voiceoveressentials.com
Voice Over Xtra  http://www.voiceoverxtra.com/index.htm
Bob Ball's PopQuizzical  bit.ly/popquizzical        http://popquizzical.com/

Special thanks to the shows producer Katherine Curriden.
Also, thanks to Jason Lawson for providing our weekly show notes.
Send us questions, and be on our show where Dan and George will solve your home studio problems live!
Call 818-47EWABS, that's 818 473-9227, and leave us your question in the voice mail box. 
Go to ewabs.com for details.

Contributions are also welcome at shop.ewabs.com

 

 

EWABS Episode 61 August 19th, 2012

 


This Week's Special Guest Is:   Elley-Ray Hennessy voice coach, and actor from Canada.
 elleyray.com

Send your questions and requests for tip of the week, or other specific features to: ewabshop@gmail.com

George's Tech Tid-bits :
PC fan noise, and special cases.
When you can't place your PC in the next room, or the closet, this treatment may help.
Also some hard drive considerations.

Visit George at ElDorado Recording Services  eldorec.com  vostudiotech.com

Don't forget to get your gear !    shop.ewabs.com

This Week's Announcements :
Next week's show will be in Google hangouts, which will be simulcast on ustream.
Sept. 2nd will be a by week for ewabs.
Be sure to tune back in Sept. 9th for special guest Bobby Brill, and Harlan Hogan with his special announcement. Dan will be reporting from Uncle Roy Yokelson's barbeque in New Jersey.
Sept. 16th our special guest will be Bill Ratner.
Sept. 23rd join us for audiobook master Simon Vance.

Dan's Tip Of The Week :
The last in the series of Dan's new home studio construction.
Dan installs a flat panel display in the booth, and does some cable routing.

Join Dan on Tuesday August 21st for Home Studio Acoustics, DIY remedies and Pre-fabs,
a webinar sponsored by voice over extra. Register now at voiceoverextra.com
John Florian, and Voice Over Xtra.  The daily resource for voice over success.
http://www.voiceoverxtra.com/index.htm

Welcome This Weeek's Special Guest : Elley-Ray Hennessy. elleyray.com
Elley-Ray shares a lively and enlightening interview, including:
- Her activities in Toronto theater.
- The trend toward home studios.
- Her coaching classes and workshops
- Her coaching techniques
- Bringing some emotion the copy
- George shares some candid footage of Elley-Ray.
- Love, joy and, risk
- Storytelling
- Also questions from viewers
- Elley-Ray his upcoming workshops in Calgary,  Atlanta, Tokyo Japan, and more.

Thanks to Harlan Hogan and Voiceover Essentials. com. voiceoveressentials.com
Harlan is the exclusive supplier of portable studio booths for TED.

  If a quiz is quizzical, what's a test?                              
Your weekly quiz about cool stuff you should know by now.                               
bit.ly/popquizzical        http://popquizzical.com/

Bad Audio Of The Week :
An audio submission by.......Larry...
Involves decisions to make when creating your demo.

George shares a preview of an EWABS branded pop screen
George also shares his recent purchase of a clear spot modem.

Join the EWABS Correspondent Contest.
Make a VO or home studio related video, and send it to ewabshop@gmail.com   

The best way to keep track of the shows activities is to sign up for the EWABS Facebook group.
http://www.facebook.com/groups/EWABS/

   

Thanks again to our sponsors.
Harlan Hogan's Voice over Essentials. voiceoveressentials.com
Voice Over Xtra  http://www.voiceoverxtra.com/index.htm
Bob Ball's PopQuizzical  bit.ly/popquizzical        http://popquizzical.com/

Special thanks to the shows producer Katherine Curriden.
Also, thanks to Jason Lawson for providing our weekly show notes.
Send us questions, and be on our show where Dan and George will solve your home studio problems live!
Call 818-47EWABS, that's 818 473-9227, and leave us your question in the voice mail box. 
Go to ewabs.com for details.

Contributions are also welcome at shop.ewabs.com.

EWABS EP 60 August 12, 2012



This week's special guest is: Dan's Otolaryngologist  Dr. Joel Bernstein

Also a special surprise guest appearance by  John Taylor,  America's Voice Over Sweetheart.
http://www.johntaylorvo.com/#_
John sprinkles humor and witty repartee throughout the show.

Dan introduces a new show segment addition, which will be called announcements.

This week's announcements:

Amy Snively will be at "Total Preparation" in Dallas at the voice over meetup group. (sold out)

EWABS and it's viewers would like to offer special condolences to DB Cooper for the loss of her dear friend Fritz. We're here for you DB.

Visit The East West Audio Body Shop….Shop at  shop.ewabs.com
John Taylor personally recommends the high quality EWABS ceramic coffee mug,
for yourself, or as a gift.

George's Tech This Week: Gain Staging
How to deal with excessive white noise in your gain settings.
Visit George at ElDorado Recording Services  eldorec.com  vostudiotech.com

Dan's Tip Of The Week: Acoustics
Dan creates an Auralex panel for the overhead in his booth.
Dan then creates some nice fabric covered Auralex panels for the walls of his control room.

John Taylor shares his on the road recording rig with us.
An extremely portable rig that all fits into 1 small bag.

Visit Dan at homevoiceoverstudio.com/
Also join Dan on Tuesday August 21st for Home Studio Acoustics, DIY remedies and Pre-fabs,
a webinar sponsored by voice over extra. Register now at voiceoverextra.com
John Florian, and Voice Over Xtra.  The daily resource for voice over success.
http://www.voiceoverxtra.com/index.htm

Welcome this week's special guest: Dr. Joel Bernstein.

Dr. Bernstein explains the physiology of vocal production. What causes the difference in people's vocal sound. Questions from viewers lead us into topics including:
- Vocal warm ups
- Throat clearing
- Hydration
- Vocal injuries \ misuse
- What about throat sprays and other vocal lubricants or enhancers ?
- Can extensively altering the pitch of your voice cause damage ? what might be considered safe ?
- Are there any vocal remedies ?
- What about GERD ?  Mucous ?
- Does wearing headphones alter your voice ?

If a quiz is quizzical, what's a test?                              
Your weekly quiz about cool stuff you should know by now.                               
bit.ly/popquizzical        http://popquizzical.com/

Thanks to Harlan Hogan and Voiceover Essentials. com. voiceoveressentials.com
             Harlan is the exclusive supplier of portable studio booths for TED.

Pic of the week: This week George shares some shots and audio clips of the mic setup at the Don LaFontaine voice over lab with last week's guest Michael Deming comparing four different microphones.
CharterOak E 700
CharterOak S 700
Sennheiser 416
Audio Technica 2020

John Taylor then poses the question of:
"what is the best all around microphone for under 500 dollars. ?"
Great fun ensues with George breaking into a Liza Minnelli impersonation lol.

Next week's special guest will be Elley-Ray Hennessy. http://elleyray.com/

Future guests include:
Oct. 9th Dave Fennoy
Simon Vance
Sept. 9th Harlan Hogan with another big announcement.

George will be filling us in on some equipment upgrades including a better mike,
and a special quieter computer case.

Join the EWABS Correspondent Contest.
Make a VO or home studio related video, and send it to ewabshop@gmail.com       

Thanks again to our sponsors.
Harlan Hogan's Voice over Essentials. voiceoveressentials.com
Voice Over Xtra  http://www.voiceoverxtra.com/index.htm
Bob Ball's PopQuizzical  bit.ly/popquizzical        http://popquizzical.com/

Also, thanks to Jason Lawson for providing our weekly show notes!
Send us questions, and be on our show where Dan and George will solve your home studio problems live!
Call 818-47EWABS, that's 818 473-9227, and leave us your question in the voice mail box. 
Go to ewabs.com for details.
 

EWABS Episode 59 August 5,  2012

 

 

Our Special Guest This Week is: Michael Deming President of CharterOak Acoustics
http://www.charteroakacoustics.com/

Dan gives us an initial tour of his new home studio / office.

Tech News of the Week: Mountain Lion  (OS10.8)
George discusses whether to transition, or not; also a brief discussion of icloud verses drop box.
Dan then reveals that his new studio will also include a new mac mini complete with ssd upgrade.

Visit Dan at homevoiceoverstudio.com/
Join Dan on Tuesday August 21st for Dan's Home Studio Acoustic Webinar, register at voiceoverxtra.com.

Dan's Tip of the Week: Studio Ventilation
Dan and George also discuss handling some of the noise associated with ventilation.
Michael Deming also lends his expertise.

Visit George at ElDorado Recording Services  eldorec.com  vostudiotech.com

Welcome This Week's Special Guest: Michael Deming President of CharterOak Acoustics.

Michael begin CharterOak after 20 + years in the industry as an engineer / producer.
CharterOak offers innovative design in audio capturing, and processing equipment.
Michael shares some of the unique features of CharterOak equipment..
Michael shares his opinion of using vacuum tube mikes for voice over work.
Michael suggests the CharterOak S700 or the E700 for voice over.
Michael shares details of charter oaks manufacturing process.

If a quiz is quizzical, what's a test?                              
Your weekly quiz about cool stuff you should know by now.                               
bit.ly/popquizzical        http://popquizzical.com/

Thanks to Harlan Hogan and Voiceover Essentials. com. voiceoveressentials.com
Harlan is the exclusive supplier of portable studio booths for TED.

George and Dan discuss Harlan's new hi-tech pop screen filter offering the V0-1A-PF

George discusses pop filters in general, and some new models.

This Week's Studio Pic:  Includes an audio clip from Jason Huggins,
and features a very functional hi-tech studio that sounds great too.

Join the EWABS Correspondent Contest.
Make a VO or home studio related video, and send it to ewabshop@gmail.com 

Next week's special guest will be Dan's Otolaryngologist

Thanks again to our sponsors.
Harlan Hogan's Voice over Essentials. voiceoveressentials.com
Voice Over Xtra  http://www.voiceoverxtra.com/index.htm
Bob Ball's PopQuizzical  bit.ly/popquizzical        http://popquizzical.com/

Also, thanks to Jason Lawson for providing our weekly show notes!
Send us questions, and be on our show where Dan and George will solve your home studio problems live!
Call 818-47EWABS, that's 818 473-9227, and leave us your question in the voice mail box. 
Go to ewabs.com for details.

Contributions are also welcome at shop.ewabs.com

EWABS Episode 58 July 29,  2012 Hangouts Special

 

 

East West Audio Body Shop was held in Google hangouts this week.

EWABS would like to thank Harlan Hogan and Voiceover Essentials. com. voiceoveressentials.com
Harlan is the exclusive supplier of portable studio booths for TED.

And

John Florian, of Voice Over Xtra. 
The daily resource for voice over success.
http://www.voiceoverxtra.com/index.htm


Several of the regular viewers attended, and had questions or comments.
Hangout guests included:

- Adam Sherman
- Anthony Gettig
- Paul Strikwerda
- Diane Merritt
- Mara Junot
- Peter O'Connell

 Send your questions and requests for tip of the week, or other specific features to: ewabshop@gmail.com

If a quiz is quizzical, what's a test?                              
Your weekly quiz about cool stuff you should know by now.                               
bit.ly/popquizzical        http://popquizzical.com/

After some brief introductions Paul Strikwerda and Dan discuss Dan's new studio.

Dan shows us his 1938 antique radio.

Everyone shares a spirited discussion about Mara's  upcoming move to New Jersey.

Ting mobile's pay for what you use plan. Ting.com

Everyone had fun playing with the head gear app in Google hangouts.

Dan's booth ventilation for his new studio.

 A bass trap usage discussion ensues.

Visit Dan at homevoiceoverstudio.com/

George and Dan share a few nuances of their different styles regarding studio audio analysis. George even shares a live demo.

A discussion about ipad versus android tablets and why you can't currently record high quality audio on android.

Paul shares that he , and his daughter attended her first Broadway musical "Wicked."

George shares and discusses some of the newest tech news.

Visit George at ElDorado Recording Services  eldorec.com  vostudiotech.com

Next week's special guest will be Michael Deming of charteroakacoustics.com.  A microphone and preamp company.

The next special guest will be  Dan's Otolaryngologist.

Join the EWABS Correspondent Contest.
Make a VO or home studio related video, and send it to ewabshop@gmail.com

Thanks again to our sponsors.
Harlan Hogan's Voice over Essentials. voiceoveressentials.com
Voice Over Xtra  http://www.voiceoverxtra.com/index.htm

Bob Ball's PopQuizzical  bit.ly/popquizzical        http://popquizzical.com/

Also, thanks to Jason Lawson for providing our weekly show notes!
Send us questions, and be on our show where Dan and George will solve your home studio problems live!
Call 818-47EWABS, that's 818 473-9227, and leave us your question in the voice mail box. 
Go to ewabs.com for details.

Contributions are also welcome at shop.ewabs.com

 

 

EWABS Episode 57 July 22, 2012

 

 

This week's special guest : Host of PopQuizzical.com, podcast, and voice over actor Bob Ball
http://bobballvo.com/Bob_Ball_Voice_Artist/home.html
bit.ly/popquizzical        http://popquizzical.com/

The guys, and chat room viewers, take a moment to remember those lost in Colorado.

Dan and George really enjoy questions from clients, and viewers so please send your questions,
and requests for tip of the week, or other specific features to: ewabshop@gmail.com

George's tech topic of the week:   Watermarks
Should you ?  Shouldn't  you ?
What are some less obtrusive alternatives ?

Visit George at ElDorado Recording Services  eldorec.com  vostudiotech.com

Voice Over Xtra.  The daily resource for voice over success.
 http://www.voiceoverxtra.com/index.htm


George and Dan discuss the upcoming Screen Actors Guild, Texas Holdem Poker Tournament,
benefiting the Don LaFontaine voice over lab.
Visit sagfoundation.org and look for the link at the top of the page.

Dan's tip of the week: Studio Construction (part 1 of a series)
Dan shares his experiences in moving his home studio upstairs.
Dan has access to surplus Quonset hut insulation if you are interested.
Visit Dan at homevoiceoverstudio.com/

The guys share a word of caution regarding use of spray adhesive.

Welcome this week's special guest: Bob Ball http://bobballvo.com/Bob_Ball_Voice_Artist/home.html
Bob gives George, Dan, and the chatroom viewers a popquizzical quiz.

Bob shares the story of this transition from radio to voice over.

After a bit of digital video recording technical talk between Bob, and the guys, bob shares how he began popquizzical.

Popquizzical will be 1 year old in October.

Bob gives viewers a brief tour of his studio.

Popquizzical returns as bob asks more trivia questions. the guys, and chatroom viewers enjoy sharing their answers.

If a quiz is quizzical, what's a test?                              
Your weekly quiz about cool stuff you should know by now.                               
bit.ly/popquizzical        http://popquizzical.com/

Dan returns wearing a respirator type face mask to bring home the point that when working in the attic, it's necessary to protect your throat and lungs.

If you're considering equipment for your home studio, you should visit...
Harlan Hogan and Voiceover Essentials. com. voiceoveressentials.com
Harlan is the exclusive supplier of portable studio booths for TED.

The letter of the week: is a follow up to last week's question concerning which Ipad is best for vo work.

The Audio of the week: is an audio file from Lori Alan
George shares his answer, and some "on the road" equipment choices you might consider.

Next week's show will be a Google hangouts show, check out EWABS Facebook group for details.
The live Google hangouts show will be broadcast on YouTube live.

The August 5th show's special guest will be Michael Deming

August 12th Dan's otolaryngologist will be the special guest.

August 19th Elley-Ray Hennessy will be joining us.

Don't forget to get your gear !    shop.ewabs.com

Thanks again to our sponsors.
Harlan Hogan's Voice over Essentials. voiceoveressentials.com
Voice Over Xtra  http://www.voiceoverxtra.com/index.htm
Bob Ball's PopQuizzical  bit.ly/popquizzical        http://popquizzical.com/

Also, thanks to Jason Lawson for providing our weekly show notes!
Send us questions, and be on our show where Dan and George will solve your home studio problems live!
Call 818-47EWABS, that's 818 473-9227, and leave us your question in the voice mail box. 
Go to ewabs.com for details. Contributions are also welcome at shop.ewabs.com

 

 

EWABS Episode 57 July 22, 2012

 

 

This week's special guest : Host of PopQuizzical.com, podcast, and voice over actor Bob Ball
http://bobballvo.com/Bob_Ball_Voice_Artist/home.html
bit.ly/popquizzical        http://popquizzical.com/

The guys, and chat room viewers, take a moment to remember those lost in Colorado.

Dan and George really enjoy questions from clients, and viewers so please send your questions,
and requests for tip of the week, or other specific features to: ewabshop@gmail.com

George's tech topic of the week:   Watermarks
Should you ?  Shouldn't  you ?
What are some less obtrusive alternatives ?

Visit George at ElDorado Recording Services  eldorec.com  vostudiotech.com

Voice Over Xtra.  The daily resource for voice over success.
 http://www.voiceoverxtra.com/index.htm


George and Dan discuss the upcoming Screen Actors Guild, Texas Holdem Poker Tournament,
benefiting the Don LaFontaine voice over lab.
Visit sagfoundation.org and look for the link at the top of the page.

Dan's tip of the week: Studio Construction (part 1 of a series)
Dan shares his experiences in moving his home studio upstairs.
Dan has access to surplus Quonset hut insulation if you are interested.
Visit Dan at homevoiceoverstudio.com/

The guys share a word of caution regarding use of spray adhesive.

Welcome this week's special guest: Bob Ball http://bobballvo.com/Bob_Ball_Voice_Artist/home.html
Bob gives George, Dan, and the chatroom viewers a popquizzical quiz.

Bob shares the story of this transition from radio to voice over.

After a bit of digital video recording technical talk between Bob, and the guys, bob shares how he began popquizzical.

Popquizzical will be 1 year old in October.

Bob gives viewers a brief tour of his studio.

Popquizzical returns as bob asks more trivia questions. the guys, and chatroom viewers enjoy sharing their answers.

If a quiz is quizzical, what's a test?                              
Your weekly quiz about cool stuff you should know by now.                               
bit.ly/popquizzical        http://popquizzical.com/

Dan returns wearing a respirator type face mask to bring home the point that when working in the attic, it's necessary to protect your throat and lungs.

If you're considering equipment for your home studio, you should visit...
Harlan Hogan and Voiceover Essentials. com. voiceoveressentials.com
Harlan is the exclusive supplier of portable studio booths for TED.

The letter of the week: is a follow up to last week's question concerning which Ipad is best for vo work.

The question of the week: is an audio file from ... name here...
George shares his answer, and some "on the road" equipment choices you might consider.

Next week's show will be a Google hangouts show, check out EWABS Facebook group for details.
The live Google hangouts show will be broadcast on YouTube live.

The August 5th show's special guest will be Michael Deming

August 12th Dan's otolaryngologist will be the special guest.

August 19th Elley-Ray Hennessy will be joining us.

Don't forget to get your gear !    shop.ewabs.com

Thanks again to our sponsors.
Harlan Hogan's Voice over Essentials. voiceoveressentials.com
Voice Over Xtra  http://www.voiceoverxtra.com/index.htm
Bob Ball's PopQuizzical  bit.ly/popquizzical        http://popquizzical.com/

Also, thanks to Jason Lawson for providing our weekly show notes!
Send us questions, and be on our show where Dan and George will solve your home studio problems live!
Call 818-47EWABS, that's 818 473-9227, and leave us your question in the voice mail box. 
Go to ewabs.com for details. Contributions are also welcome at shop.ewabs.com

EWABS Episode 56 July 15th, 2012

 

 

Tonight's special guest is: Jim Tasker, voice of CBS sports.  jimtasker.com

The guys share a short intro with Jim, then..
Dan models his new Hawaiian shirt, direct from Maui, courtesy of Pat Sweeney.
A special Happy Birthday shoutout to Paul Strikwerda from the guys, and everyone in the chat room.

George's tech topic this week: Studio Bricks studiobricks.com
A company in Spain is producing prefabricated, expandable, studio panels.
These are competitively priced, and have quality construction.
See the assembly video here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g40XHL31hS4&feature=player_embedded

.......George's reference to more details here........

George shares a fond story of a recent trip to the beach with Ella.

Visit George at ElDorado Recording Services.  eldorec.com  vostudiotech.com

Don't forget to get your gear !  shop.ewabs.com

Dan's tip of the week: Equipment price range, versus quality.
Dan gives you the breakdown on equipment pricing and sound quality.

Jim Tasker and the guys discuss Dan's tip of the week.

Visit Dan at homevoiceoverstudio.com/

Welcome this week's special guest: Jim Tasker
Everyone commented on how fantastic Jim's website is, be sure to visit it at: jimtasker.com
The guys listen to select portions of Jim's demos, then discuss:
- How Jim got started in voice over.
- How he began working with CBS.
- His experiences with Don LaFontaine.
- The best way to break into trailer work.
- Jim's commercial and video game work.
- Jim shares the outline of a common day for him.
- Jim's studio specifics.
- How  he balances  family life with vo work.
- His experiences with the 416 versus other mics.
- Jim shares his experiences with a portabooth.

If a quiz is quizzical, what's a test?                              
Your weekly quiz about cool stuff you should know by now.                              
bit.ly/popquizzical        http://popquizzical.com/

Thanks to Harlan Hogan and Voiceover Essentials. com. voiceoveressentials.com
Harlan is the exclusive supplier of portable studio booths for TED.

Join the EWABS correspondant contest.
Make a VO or home studio related video, and send it to ewabshop@gmail.com

The letter of the week: is from Shelly Baldiga
and asks if a specific ipad is better for voice over.

Shelly gets a free gift from shop.ewabs.com for having her question answered live on EWABS!

Next week's special guest will be Bob Ball.

Thanks again to our sponsors.
Harlan Hogan's Voice over Essentials. voiceoveressentials.com
Bob Ball's PopQuizzical  bit.ly/popquizzical        http://popquizzical.com/

Also, thanks to Jason Lawson for providing our weekly show notes!
Send us questions, and be on our show where Dan and George will solve your home studio problems live!
Call 818-47EWABS, that's 818 473-9227, and leave us your question in the voice mail box. 
Go to ewabs.com for details.

Contributions are also welcome at  http://shop.ewabs.com

EWABS Episode 55, July 8th, 2012

 

 

 

Tonight's special guest is Bill Holmes "The Voice Over Doctor",
Hollywood coach and voice over actor.  voiceoverdoctor.com

Some of tonight's topics include:
- Access to your computer from your ipad
- Pop filters
- Viewer mail
- Studio of the week with video

George's tech topic this week:
Controlling your computer remotely through iphone, or android, using services, or software such as logmein.com
Because these systems work over the internet its now possible to control your computer from
across the world from your phone.

- Caution is in order when using this new technology, though once set up correctly
  it's a great solution for remote access.

Don't forget to get your gear !    shop.ewabs.com

Viewer Pat Sweeney hails from Maui this week in the chat room.

Visit ElDorado Recording Services at  eldorec.com and vostudiotech.com

John Florian, and Voice Over Xtra.  The daily resource for voice over success.
 http://www.voiceoverxtra.com/index.htm

Dan's tip of the week: Pop Filters
- What to look for
- How to make your own
- Proper placement

EWABS announces the introduction of producer Katherine Curriden of San Diego.
http://www.linkedin.com/in/katherinecurriden

Welcome aboard Katherine !

Visit Dan at homevoiceoverstudio.com/

Welcome this week's special guest: Bill Holmes  voiceoverdoctor.com

Bill, and the guys share a shot...and then a lively chat about:

- How bill got started in the VO business.
- Bill's voice over coaching helps maintain his ties to the vo community.
- Today Bill primarily produces film and television projects.
- Bill shares his directing advice.

What's a mojito session ? Find out here.
Noted agents, producers, and other actors are often available during the Q and A portion.
Including names like Bob Bergen, and Rob Paulsen.

- How important is improv in training ?
- Bill shares his margarita recipe. (lol)
- How many years can your demo last ?
- How do margarita nights work ?

Some video taped margarita nights, with special guests are available at Bill's website.
voiceoverdoctor.com

Bill is taking sign-ups for august 11th in Chicago.
 
If a quiz is quizzical, what's a test? Your weekly quiz about cool stuff you should know by now.                                bit.ly/popquizzical        http://popquizzical.com/

Send your questions and requests for tip of the week, or other specific features to: ewabshop@gmail.com

Thanks to Harlan Hogan and Voiceover Essentials. com. voiceoveressentials.com
Harlan is the exclusive supplier of portable studio booths for TED.

Home studio of the week: features a video, and audio sample from Tim Fallon.

A Tour of Tim Phelan's home studio


George shares a letter from viewer Judy Fossum.

Dan shares that WOVO will be ready for prime-time soon.

The guys share their condolences to Andrew Swingler for the sudden loss of his wife.
http://www.voiceoverxtra.com/article.htm?id=3havi4th
Please show your support. Thanks.

The guys share a bit more about the correspondent contest, and George asks that if you're going to Comic-Con this weekend to please take some candid footage, or a brief
VO oriented interview.

Next week's special guest will be: voice actor Bob Ball.

Thanks again Harlan Hogan and Voice over Essentials. voiceoveressentials.com

Also, thanks to Jason Lawson for providing our weekly show notes!
Send us questions, and be on our show where Dan and George will solve your home studio problems live!
Call 818-47EWABS, that's 818 473-9227, and leave us your question in the voice mail box. 
Go to ewabs.com for details.

Contributions are also welcome at  http://shop.ewabs.com

 

 

 

EWABS Episode 54 July 1st, 2012

This Week's Special Guest is "Uncle Roy" Yokelson who will share his expertise with demo production.

George discusses This Week's Tech Topic:
Mic processors, channel strips, mic pre-amps.
Including:
 Aphex 230, Symetyrix 528e, DBX 286 a/s

If a quiz is quizzical, what's a test?                              
Your weekly quiz about cool stuff you should know by now.                              
       http://popquizzical.com/

Frankenmic makes another brief appearance...yikes !

Dan's Tip Of The Week
Analog hiss and how to deal with it.
What's causing that annoying hiss in your sound floor ? ... could it be your audio chain ?
Visit Dan at homevoiceoverstudio.com/

Welcome this week's special guest : The Emmy Award Winning "Uncle Roy" Yokelson !
antlandproductions.com
Send your questions to Uncle Roy at  Antlandprods@aol.com

Uncle Roy shares some of his provenance and the story of his Emmy,
then fields questions from George, Dan, and the chatroom viewers.

-What sort of problems are there with many of today's demos ?

-Should you use older material circa 19 eighty's in your demo spots ?

-How long should your demo(s) be ?

-How important is proper direction ?

-How much should a good demo cost ?

-Uncle Roy mixes all flavors of demos himself, and mentions Nancy Wolfson as another well respected demo producer.

-Uncle Roy shares about how to select your demo producer.

-Can you produce your own demo ?  Should you ?

-Should the scripts on your demo be unique to you ?

-Uncle Roy shares his advice to other demo producers on how they might improve their productions.

-What are the most important qualities a voice over artist should have and develop ?

-What are the trends in demos today ?

Visit George's ElDorado Recording Services here   vostudiotech.com
www.voiceoverxtra.com/ The voice actors daily resource for building voice over success.
Thanks to Harlan Hogan and VoiceoverEssentials.com.
Harlan is the exclusive supplier of portable studio booths for TED.

Uncle Roy helps answer The audio question of the week:
how much does it cost to start a home studio, and what do you need ?
Then, a question from one of the viewers prompts Uncle Roy and the guys to discuss de-essing techniques

EWABS looking for volunteers to help with production, booking, and in the field reporting.
Join the contest and be an EWABS correspondent, aka "package producer".
Watch the EWABS website and facebook page for details.

A potential future segment will feature Dan, and Uncle Roy working together on Dan's new demo.
George proposes that EWABS be conducted via google hang outs once a month for the near future.

Support the show by sending your questions and ideas to ewabshop@gmail.com

Thanks again Harlan Hogan and Voiceover Essentials. voiceoveressentials.com

Also, thanks to Jason Lawson for providing our weekly show notes!
Send us questions, and be on our show where Dan and George will solve your home studio problems live!
Call 818-47EWABS, that's 818 473-9227, and leave us your question in the voicemail box. 
Go to ewabs.com for details.

Contributions are also welcome at http://shop.ewabs.com

EWABS Episode 53 June 24th,  2012

East West Audio Body Shop was held in Google hangouts this week.
Dan was on the road, so George hosts the show solo this week.

EWABS would like to thank Harlan Hogan and Voiceover Essentials. com. voiceoveressentials.com
Harlan is the exclusive supplier of portable studio booths for TED.

Send your questions and requests for tip of the week, or other specific features to: ewabshop@gmail.com

Several of the regular viewers attended, and had questions or comments.
Hangout guests included:
- Andrew Swingler
- Anthony Gettig
- Diane Merritt
- Peter Bishop
- Jason Lawson
- Kerry Woodrow
- Frank Baum
- Jenny Krompel
- Davie Kimm
- Susan Bernard
- Patrick Sweeny

 If a quiz is quizzical, what's a test?                              
Your weekly quiz about cool stuff you should know by now.                               
bit.ly/popquizzical        http://popquizzical.com/

Visit George at  eldorec.com  vostudiotech.com
Visit Dan at homevoiceoverstudio.com/

There were lots of discussion topics as the show was more conducive to
questions, answers, and comments.

Topics included:
- What were some of your favorite takeaways from Voice 2012 ?
- Mic usage / editing while away from the studio.
- Mac vs. Windows, hackintosh anyone ?
- Solid State Drives
- DAW choices
- Recent Mic Port Pro issues ?
- Apogee MiC , Shure PG42
- A new pop screen offering
- EWABS' Voice 2012 processing presentation
- EWABS' itunes podcast is now fixed
- Voice 2014

Thanks again Harlan Hogan and Voiceover Essentials. voiceoveressentials.com

Also, thanks to Jason Lawson for providing our weekly show notes!
Send us questions, and be on our show where Dan and George will solve your home studio problems live!
Call 818-47EWABS, that's 818 473-9227, and leave us your question in the voicemail box. 
Go to ewabs.com for details. Contributions are also welcome.    http://www.wix.com/ewabshopewabs

EWABS Episode 52 June 17th,  2012

This week's show was recorded live at Voice 2012!
 
After a brief history of EWABS, George and Dan welcome their first guests:

James Alburger and Penny Abshire the amazing coordinators of Voice.
http://www.voiceacting.com/About_Us/about_us.html

James and Penny put together the first Voice, in Vegas, in 2007.
Approximately 18 months of work goes into each Voice convention.

The show then continues live from Joe Cipriano's garden party at Voice 2012.
http://www.joecipriano.com/

Dan interviews the good friends of EWABS, over at VO Buzz Weekly.
Chuck Duran and Stacey J. Aswad   http://www.vobuzzweekly.com/

Dan then interviews the gracious host of the Garden Party, Joe Cipriano.
Joe shows us some of the voice 2012 cool schwag.
Joe will be at the upcoming poker tournament to support the Don LaFontaine Lab Aug.11
Tickets for players, and spectators who just want to enjoy the party will be available online at
http://www.sagfoundation.org/content/2nd-annual-sagf-poker-classic-save-date
100% of proceeds go to support Don LaFontaine Voice Over Lab.

Dan also interviews Stew Herrera. Voice of The Ellen Show, and The Daily Show promos.
http://www.stewvox.com/main.html

The show continues back at the main convention of Voice 2012,
where Dan, and George field home studio questions from attendees.
Questions on headphones, cables, soundproofing, more.

Send your questions and requests for tip of the week, or other specific features to: ewabshop@gmail.com

Visit George  at http://eldorec.com or http://vostudiotech.com
and, Dan at http://homevoiceoverstudio.com/

We are then back at the garden party,where Dan interviews his personal coach,
Marc Cashman  http://www.cashmancommercials.com/classes.html
Happy Birthday Marc !

Dan then has a brief interview with the official voice of EWABS, Dave Courvoisier. http://www.courvo.com/

Also,
Dave Fennoy "the Hulu guy"   http://www.davefennoy.com/
Jim Tasker   CBS sports  http://jimtasker.com/

Meanwhile back at the convention Dan briefly interviews one of the many
vendors at Voice 2012 - Voice Over Doctor...

Then continues right into interviews with:

Talent Manager Celia Siegel  http://www.celiasiegel.com/
Dan, and Celia discuss branding.

John Florian, and Voice Over Xtra.  The daily resource for voice over success.
http://www.voiceoverxtra.com/index.htm


If a quiz is quizzical, what's a test?                              
Your weekly quiz about cool stuff you should know by now.                                bit.ly/popquizzical        http://popquizzical.com/

There's more fun back at the garden party, where Diane Merritt gets her official
Voice 2012 tat from VOPeeps.com host Anne Ganguzza.
 http://www.merrittmediaproductions.com/

Dan then interviews the vendor of some really cool, and useful new tech for your ipad
Airturn http://airturn.com/  It also works with bluetooth enabled tablets, Mac or PC .

James Kennedy of Piehole, a voice over directory based in Europe.
http://www.voiceoveruniverse.com/profile/Piehole511

Chris Currier of Sennheiser / Neumann Microphones.  
Chris answers several questions, including some about the 416.

Joe Jurca of Airs - LA, reading service for the blind. http://www.airsla.org/

Ben Thompkins of Blue Microphones
several Blue mics are on display.
Ben discusses whats new from Blue.

Tony Oliver of Adventures in Voice Acting Workshops.
http://www.adventuresinvoiceacting.com/

Brian Nimens of Sound Ideas http://www.sound-ideas.com/index.html

James and Penny return as James tells about his experience with an EV mic salesman who proceeded to hammer nails with his demo model. Great stuff.

The guys will be taking next week off.
EWABS will be back July 1st with episode 53

This bi-weekly schedule will continue into this summer.
Lots of great upcoming shows are in store.

Thanks again to James Alburger and Penny Abshire for their work on Voice 2012

EWABS Episode 51 June 10th,  2012

 

 

 

Dan and George will be together in California for this, and the following episode.

This episode is from the Don LaFontaine Voice Over Lab.

www.sagfoundation.org/actorscenter/lafontaine

 

Make your Donations to Don LaFontaine Voice Over L:ab Here.

https://npo.networkforgood.org/Donate/Donate.aspx?npoSubscriptionId=5113

 

This Week's Special Guest Is: Paul Pape, on screen, and voice actor. 

He has appeared in over 20 films since 1977, most notably as the role of Double J 

in the 1977 film Saturday Night Fever.

 

This weeks episode begins George giving some history of the Don LaFontaine Lab,

and a short tour of one of the classroom / control rooms.

 

Visit George at ElDorado Recording Services   vostudiotech.com

 

The show continues with Aric Shuford; the lab's administrator, and a tour of one 

of the vocal booths at the lab,

 

Dan's Tip Of The Week:

Dan gives a quick lesson in mic placement, using one of the lab's Manley 

reference mics, and a tip for avoiding sibilance.

 

Visit Dan at homevoiceoverstudio.com/

 

Welcome this week's special guest: Paul Pape !

- Paul relates some of his personal experiences with Don LaFontaine

- Paul explains that the lab is available to both union and non-union actors.

- Paul continues the tour with a brief list of some of the mics, and equiptment at the lab.

- Paul discusses his 28 year career in voice overs.

- More great Don LaFontaine stories.

- Dan, and George interview Paul on ADR and looping. Which skill sets are involved.

 

Thanks to Harlan Hogan and Voiceover Essentials. com. voiceoveressentials.com

Dan and George will have some of Harlan's products available for demonstration 

at Voice 2012 !

 

Pop Quizzical:    

Your weekly quiz about cool stuff you should know by now.
                               bit.ly/popquizzical        http://popquizzical.com/

 

The show continues with a surprise special guest - Dan's Mom !

- She discusses Dan's acting career, from youth through radio to present.

- Dan, and his Mom share a lovely impromptu moment.

 

Join us for the next episode Live from Voice 2012 !

 

 

Thanks again Harlan Hogan and Voiceover Essentials. voiceoveressentials.com

 

Also, thanks to Jason Lawson for providing our weekly show notes!

Send us questions, and be on our show where Dan and George will solve your home studio problems live! 

Call 818-47EWABS, that's 818 473-9227, and leave us your question in the voicemail box.  

Go to ewabs.com for details. Contributions are also welcome.    http://www.wix.com/ewabshopewabs

EWABS Ep 49 May 20th, 2012 with guest Rolonda Watts

 

THE LOST EPISODE!!  Thanks to fan Peter Katt for recording this and sending to us. 

Tonight's Special Guest is the very vibrant Rolonda Watts 
Author  -  Journalist  -  Talk show Host  -  Film Producer


The intro topic discusses how musical training / recording can be of benefit if transitioning to voice work,
then leads into the differences in working with a small booth or home studio.

Send your questions and requests for tip of the week, or other specific features to  ewabshop@gmail.com

Visit George at:  vostudiotech.com

Dan's Tip of The Week: Ambient Noise: What it is and how to get rid of it.
Dan intro's part one of a three part noise series.

Visit Dan at: homevoiceoverstudio.com/

Welcome this week's special guest: Rolonda Watts
Audiences everywhere know her thanks to her work in radio, television, internet, and film.
She hosts an internationally syndicated talk show and a Sunday radio show at sundayswithrolanda.com
She's also the promotional voice of the Judge Joe Brown television show.
Rolonda is extremely active in the acting community.

Rolonda discusses how new technology now makes it possible to perform in so many places.
She shares some of her early experiences with acting and recording.


Rolonda also discusses:
- The importance of branding in your voice over career
- How acting is much more necessary for vo versus radio work.
- Voice actors need training, both technical, and personal.
- Voice over genres
- Judge Joe Brown is an Emmy Nominee !
- Rolonda's new novel, coming soon, "Destiny Lingers" a creative / non-fiction work.
- Rolonda answers viewer questions.

Rolonda's passion and zest for life really shines through in her encouragement of new talent.
http://www.facebook.com/RolondaFanPage          sundayswithrolonda.com

Pop Quizzical        If a quiz is quizzical, what's a test?                              
Your weekly quiz about cool stuff you should know by now.                               
bit.ly/popquizzical        http://popquizzical.com/

Don't forget to get your EWABS gear !    shop.ewabs.com

Thanks to Harlan Hogan and Voiceover Essentials. com. voiceoveressentials.com
            Harlan is the exclusive supplier of portable studio booths for TED.

George and Dan discuss Harlan's new offering - The Boom Stop - Helps support your boom.

Batch processing of e-learning and other consecutive files is briefly discussed.
Twisted Wave can help, as well as a program called Namechanger.

Pic of the week: Dan and George share a pic from Matt Wiewel
This weeks submission didn't include an audio file,
but features the pro clip for your ipad

Next week don't miss the legendary June Foray ! at East West Audio Body Shop.

Thanks again Harlan Hogan and Voiceover Essentials. voiceoveressentials.com

Also, thanks to Jason Lawson for providing our weekly show notes!
Send us questions, and be on our show where Dan and George will solve your home studio problems live!
Call 818-47EWABS, that's 818 473-9227, and leave us your question in the voicemail box. 
Go to ewabs.com for details. Contributions are also welcome.    http://www.wix.com/ewabshopewabs

EWABS Ep50 May 27th, 2012 with guest June Foray

 

 

Tonight We Celebrate EWABS's 50th Episode !

 

Our Special Guest Tonight : The first Lady of Cartoon Voicing  - June Foray !        

One of the best known voices. Heard in thousands of animated cartoons          http://juneforay.com/

 

The show begins with a brief lament that last week's is lost.

(Those of us who saw it live with Rolonda Watts will never forget it)

That's another good reason to watch Sunday nights, and chat with other viewers.

 

Dan relates his experiences purchasing his Toyota Prius...Congratulations Dan !

In a recent show Dan related his experiences with a moose, this week it's a squirrel lol.

 

George's holiday weekend included some music at the Cajun blues festival.

 

George discusses level settings in your auditions for animation.

 

Visit voice actor Bob Ball's PopQuizzical website...                              

Your weekly quiz about cool stuff you should know by now.  http://popquizzical.com/

 

Dan's Tip of The Week: Electronic noise causes, and potential solutions

This is number two in a series on noise issues.

Visit Dan at homevoiceoverstudio.com/

 

East West Audio Body shop Welcomes June Foray !

June portrays roles in: Smurfs, Looney Tunes, Bullwinkle...(see below)

 

Working in animation since the '50's her roles include too many to list here, but this 

site has a good list: http://voicechasers.com/database/showactor.php?actorid=1251

 

June has worked with industry greats including:

 - Mel Blanc

 - Dawes Butler

 - Paul Winchell

 - Edward Everett Horton

 - many many more...

 

June knew she wanted to be an actor at 6 years old. And began working in radio at 12.

June still actively works in voice over to this day, what a phenomenal lady !

 

June and her former student Rachel Ehrenberg, one of June's original students 

from 1981, share stories and anecdotes.

Rachel Ehrenberg can be found here

http://www.facebook.com/thecrazyvoicelady

 

June answers questions from viewers.

 

June's Autobiography "Did You Grow Up With Me Too" is available here:

http://www.amazon.com/Did-You-Grow-With-Autobiography/dp/1593934610

 

June Foray's star on the Hollywood walk of fame can be found at: 7080 Hollywood Blvd.

 

Thanks to Harlan Hogan and Voiceover Essentials. com. voiceoveressentials.com

Harlan is the exclusive supplier of portable studio booths for TED.

 

George's Tech of the week: The Lexicon Alpha Audio Interface

http://www.lexiconpro.com/product.php?id=7

For the price (~$60) the quality is very high, it has great sound, and it's easy to use.

George adds a special thanks to Beau Weaver for his input and expertise regarding new tech audio. http://spokenword.com

Visit George at  vostudiotech.com

 

The guys will be taking next week off in preparation for Voice 2012

where George and Dan will be giving a special presentation.

 

If you will be at Voice and would like to be interviewed please send a message to

ewabs.com (contact page)

 

World Voices will be taking applications shortly. http://world-voices.org/

 

Thanks again Harlan Hogan and Voiceover Essentials. voiceoveressentials.com

Don't forget to get your gear !    shop.ewabs.com

 

Also, thanks to Jason Lawson for providing our weekly show notes!

Send us questions, and be on our show where Dan and George will solve your home studio problems live! Call 818-47EWABS, that's 818 473-9227, and leave us your question in the voicemail box.  Go to ewabs.com for details. 

Contributions are also welcome.    http://www.wix.com/ewabshopewabs

EWABS Ep48 May 13th, 2012

 

 

 

Tonight's Very Special Guest: Harlan Hogan!

http://www.harlanhogan.com/

http://voiceoveressentials.com/

 

George's tech of the week: DAWS (digital audio workstations)

Everyone is welcome to join the EWABS facebook group.

http://www.facebook.com/groups/EWABS/ 

 

George gives a brief overview of several DAWS with some advantages of each.

Pro tools - Audacity - Logic - Garage Band - Audition - Twisted Wave

 

EWABS has as surprise call in from...Georges Mom !

Then another surprise call in from Dan's Mom !

 

Visit Eldorado Recording Services at eldorec.com

 

Pop Quizzical ....If a quiz is quizzical, what's a test?
                              

Your weekly quiz about cool stuff you should know by now.
                               bit.ly/popquizzical        http://popquizzical.com/

 

Welcome This Week's Special Guest: Harlan Hogan 

Harlan would like to announce the next evolution in Porta-Booth... 

Porta-Booth Plus !

http://voiceoveressentials.com/content/porta-booth-plus.htm

Harlan showcases the high quality construction, and usefulness of Porta-Booth

 

Harlan has now partnered with Auralex for the new Porta-Booth-Plus !

 

George and Dan demonstrate real world applications of the Porta-Booth-Plus

 

Thanks to Harlan Hogan and Voiceover Essentials  voiceoveressentials.com

Harlan is the exclusive supplier of portable studio booths for TED.

 

Visit Dan's website at homevoiceoverstudio.com/

 

Dan has a surprise, in studio visit from his wife for Mother's day !

 

This week's audio tech question: Submitted by Mark Nelson 

How is your noise floor determined? The guys give a  detailed answer, and example,

then Dan shows how to set  a noise gate in audition. Very useful info.

Need to hire a tech pro?

Send your audio submissions and questions to:

homevoiceoverstudio.com/   or   vostudiotech.com

 

Studio pic of the week: Submitted by Regina Pope in Malibu, CA

A custom booth / control room set up. A lot of time goes into a setup like this.

 

Support the show by sending your questions and ideas to ewabshop@gmail.com

 

The guys give a quick shoutout to vobuhttp://vobuzzweekly.com.

Thanks again Harlan Hogan and Voiceover Essentials. voiceoveressentials.com

 

Also, thanks to Jason Lawson for providing our weekly show notes!

Send us questions, and be on our show where Dan and George will solve your home studio problems live! Call 818-47EWABS, that's 818 473-9227, and leave us your question in the voicemail box.  Go to ewabs.com for details. Contributions are also welcome.    http://www.wix.com/ewabshopewabs

EWABS EP 47, May 6th, 2012

Dan's Tip of the Week (was cut off during the live show) on Ambient Noise

 

Tonight’s Special Guest was to be Bill Ratner, however Bill unfortunately couldn't make this week.

George intros this weeks New Tech: Source Connect.
Should you use it ?  How can it be used ?  Is it like skype ?

Dan shares that his wife is in a small production of a Gilbert & Sullivan play.

Dan's Tip Of The Week: Ambient Noise
Train your ears to listen for ambient sounds in your recording environment.
Tips for dealing with what you find.
Dan relates some recent, fun work experiences.
Send your questions and requests for tip of the week, or other specific features to: ewabshop@gmail.com

If a quiz is quizzical, what's a test?                              
Your weekly quiz about cool stuff you should know by now.                              
http://popquizzical.com/

George's Tech Of The Week: Online app-based computing
Google Drive, Google's integrated version of dropbox.
Integrates with Google docs
iCloud vs. Google
Twisted Wave is now in online beta (windows users can now use TW too)

Audio Problem Submission: Mark Andrews
Sometimes even a simple addition to the audio chain can introduce noise.
XLR cable recommendations, and other tips for these issues.
George and Dan discuss the small business aspects of voice over.

Thanks to Harlan Hogan and Voiceover Essentials. com.
Harlan is the exclusive supplier of portable studio booths for TED.

Support the show by sending your questions and ideas to ewabshop@gmail.com

The guys discuss the cultural literacy aspects of Voice over.
Staying up to date with current trends is very important.

Next weeks special guest is: Harlan Hogan, with a special announcement.

Thanks again Harlan Hogan and Voiceover Essentials. http://voiceoveressentials.com/

Studio Pic / Clip Of The Week: Sean O. Shea
(when submitting files please place your name prominently on each file)
A studio similar to last weeks, tips for working with these kinds of spaces
Proximity issues, and some bass elimination recommendations

Upcoming Shows:
The guys still hope to have Bill Ratner, so they will attempt to reschedule.
Dan's laryngologist
June Foray on May 27th
Rolonda Watts
Dan and George will be live together on Jun.10th for
the 50th Show anniversary at Don Lafontaine lab.
Voice 2012 Show Jun.17th (Taping on the 15th)

Check out the new EWABS html5 site at http://www.wix.com/ewabshop/ewabs-html5

 Don't forget to get your gear !    shop.ewabs.com

 Also, thanks to Jason Lawson for providing our weekly show notes!
Send us questions and be on our show where Dan and George will solve your home studio problems live!
Call 818-47EWABS, that's 818 473-9227, and leave us your question in the voicemail box. 
Go to ewabs.com for details. Contributions are also welcome.   

EWABS EP 46, April 29th, 2012

Live tonight The most important show to see this year!!
Dave Courvoisier and Dustin Ebaugh. world-voices.org

Dan shares with viewers, about his older son's contemplating a career in linguistics.

George and Dan then have a short discussion about "old tech" and how much more difficult, or even impossible things were then.

Dan's Frankenmic / Cloudlifter combo. now has even more character, and sounds great.

USB Mics: The more recent advances, and which mics to consider when choosing one.
Sage advice from George and Dan.

EWABS will be live from Voice 2012. Other exciting news concerning future shows.

Don't forget to get your EWABS gear !    shop.ewabs.com

Dan's home studio tip of the week: Dan shows how, and when necessary, a closet can make a fine booth.
Dan also shares a first rough drawing and his overall plans for his complete studio re-do.

Welcome This Week's Special Guests:
World Voices President Dustin Ebaugh, and Executive Vice President Dave Courvoisier.
world-voices.org

    â€¢    How WOVO came to be, its Savoa roots, and what the focus of this new organization will be.
    â€¢    The tremendous amount of effort involved,  and the positive response WOVO is receiving.
    â€¢    Home studio standards, and how new technology is driving the need for them.
    â€¢    George will lend his expertise, and support to this endeavor as well.
    â€¢    Understanding and achieving quality in your home studio need not be overly complex.
    â€¢    The quality aspects of talent, and a way to begin to set base standards. Mentors, and guild structure.
    â€¢    Current Savoa membership, and transitioning to World Voices.
    â€¢    The studio you professionally record in doesn't necessarily have to be your own
    â€¢    WOVO will be an international organization.
    â€¢    What about the union ?    Is WOVO going to be related ?     Who Decides ?
    â€¢    Codes of conduct for Talent, Producers, and Teachers.
    â€¢    Dustin, Dave and World Voices welcome your questions and comments…info@iworld-voices.org

Thanks to Harlan Hogan and Voiceover Essentials. com.
Harlan is the exclusive supplier of portable studio booths for TED.

If a quiz is quizzical, what's a test? Your weekly quiz about cool stuff you should know by now. http://popquizzical.com/
Studio Pic Of The Week: Including Sound Sample from Ken Giglio  kensvoiceovers.com
An under staiwell studio with a TLM 103.

George shares a very brief look at Adobe Audition CS6 release.



Also, thanks to Jason Lawson for providing our weekly show notes!
Send us questions and be on our show where Dan and George will solve your home studio problems live!
Call 818-47EWABS, that's 818 473-9227, and leave us your question in the voicemail box. 
Go to ewabs.com for details. Contributions are also welcome.   

EWABS Ep 45, April 22nd 2012

 

 

 

Tonight's Special Guest is Multi-Genre Voice Over Artist Hillary Huber.  HillaryHuber.com

George comments on the tech involved in the recent Tupac video sensation. (not kid safe)

Dan sends out an initial call for "Studio Problem Of The Week" segment
Send your submissions to: ewabshop@gmail.com (818) 473-9227

George's Tech Note Of The Week: To Tube Or Not To Tube  
    â€¢    Does tube circuitry produce a better sound?
    â€¢    What are the inherent flaws?
    â€¢    The myth of tube warmth for voice over.
Dan introduces EWABS newest sponsor: Bob Ball and Pop Quizzical popquizzical.com


Special Commentary From Dan Lenard: The nature of the voice over community.
Treatise for a home studio professional standards trade group. Stay Tuned. Dan and George expound and discuss.
George introduces Hillary Huber whose accomplishments include:
    â€¢    1,000's of national spots for clients including; Toyota, Bird's Eye, Boeing, Ford
    â€¢    Live Announcement of several awards shows including the Emmy's
    â€¢    A multiple Audi finalist, earphones award winner
    â€¢    One of Audiophiles "Best Voices Of" 2010, 2011

Dan interviews Hillary from her home studio, with questions from viewers
    â€¢    How she got started in voice over
    â€¢    Being persistent / networking
    â€¢    Hillary's home studio tour
    â€¢    Hillary's audiobook character, and project, management
    â€¢    Audiobook Rates
Studio photos of the week: First, a link from last week of Emil's PowerPoint
(When sending audio submissions, please send only audio from the space pictured.)


This Week's Studio pix: Doug Turkel The "Un-Nouncer"
A modern, and clean looking studio.

Dan's studio remodel is still a go!
Dan recommends Paul Strikwerda's e-book.


Thanks again Harlan Hogan and Voiceover Essentials.
Harlan is the exclusive supplier of portable studio booths for TED.

Also, thanks to Jason Lawson for providing our weekly show notes!
Send us questions and be on our show where Dan and George will solve your home studio problems live!
Call 818-47EWABS, that's 818 473-9227, and leave us your question in the voicemail box.  Go to ewabs.com for details.
 

EWABS Ep 44, April 15th 2012

EWABS Episode 44

 

Dan's Tip of the Week:  Soundproofing Myths

 

First part of the show was not recorded, but here's what happened:
=======================================================================================
The show began with some small talk, (sorry Ella re: that bee sting)
Pre-Intro to Xavier Paul then...
Dan begins to talk about importance of repeat business, and the workshops available with Xavier Paul.
Pre-Intro to Dan's Tip of The Week.  (video embeded above)
Dan shares his handmade ribbon mic./ cloudlifter http://cloudmicrophones.com/
Discussion of Mic. selection timing in one's career.
Discussion of Pro Tools "punch and roll" why some voice talent won't use it.
Audiobooks and why some may need it for that.
Outsourcing your editing , and when to consider it.
=======================================================================================



Welcome this weeks special guest: Xavier Paul
    â€¢    How he started in Voice over
    â€¢    Cool Voice Radio
    â€¢    Out takes of Xaviers Demo's
    â€¢    Xavier discusses repeat business as an important career strategy
    â€¢    How there were adverse circumstances for him in the beginning
    â€¢    VO Genre's - Rates - More
    â€¢    Xavier provides reality focused training in all aspects of the voice over business

George asks Xavier about his upcoming N.Y. webinars on Apr.23 7-9 EST
Xentertainmentgroup.com/seminars

Thanks to Harlan Hogan and Voiceover Essentials. com. http://voiceoveressentials.com/
Harlan is the exclusive supplier of portable studio booths for TED.

Studio photos of the Week: Emil Gallina, "Booth Champion"
http://www.emilgallina.com
This week's submission also has a formal presentation featuring a "Swing Booth"

Download the PowerPoint file
 
Get Your Gear NOW at http://shop.ewabs.com

Dan discusses the potential for an upcoming E.N.T. Doctor segment
Next week's guest is a surprise, and still in progress
Support the show by sending your questions and ideas to ewabshop@gmail.com
Newcomers are always welcome at East West Audio Body Shop

Thanks again Harlan Hogan and Voiceover Essentials. http://voiceoveressentials.com/

Also, thanks to Jason Lawson for providing our weekly show notes!
Send us questions and be on our show where Dan and George will solve your home studio problems live!
Call 818-47EWABS, that's 818 473-9227, and leave us your question in the voicemail box.  Go to ewabs.com for details.


 

EWABS EP 43, April 8th, 2012



Tonight's Special Guest: Robert Sciglimpaglia, Jr. Attorney, Voice, and Onscreen Actor, Author of "Voice Over Legal".

Easter Greetings and Happy Passover from George and Dan.

George shares this week's new and interesting
technology, and some industry advice.
"Shiny and New" vs. "Tried and True"
Being cautious that you don't adopt software updates too quickly.
Networking with other voice over friends for better workflow options.

Dan introduces the Apogee MiC, and it's usefulness as a backup mic, then does a brief comparison.
A fun FAFFCON moment, and interesting mustache vignettes viewers send in to Dan.

Send your questions and requests for tip of the week, or other specific features to: ewabshop@gmail.com
Dan's Tip of the week - File Formats, what they mean, and which ones apply to which media.
Always strive to satisfy the client.

Featured Guest Rob Sciglimpaglia interview, highlighting Rob's onscreen Super Bowl  commercial. Followed by viewer questions.
    •    Contracting
    •    Negotiating
    •    Insurance
    •    Trademark Usage
    •    Other pertinent topics.
    •    Voice 2012's upcoming presentations
Thanks to Harlan Hogan and Voiceover Essentials. com. http://voiceoveressentials.com/

FAFFCON has inspired Dan to new levels of spring cleaning, and a total studio upgrade.
other FAFFCON takeaways

A skype update for Mac (5.6*) is available addressing levels and gain control issues during recording
Apogee drivers update for Mac OS Lion (Duet Issues)

Xpac8000:  Armando's cancellation necessary, but may not be permanent

Studio Pics of The Week: Jason Lawson
Audio Sample from Patrick Sweeney comparing the Rode NT2A and an Apogee MiC.

Next Week's Special Guest: Voice Actor, Promo Artist Xavier Paul

Also, thanks to Jason Lawson for providing our weekly show notes!
Send us questions and be on our show where Dan and George will solve your home studio problems live! Call 818-47EWABS, that's 818 473-9227, and leave us your question in the voicemail box.  Go to ewabs.com for details...Donations are also welcome.

Episode 42 March 25th  2012

 

 

LIVE FROM FAFFCON!
 On this week's show:
    â€¢    Bob Souer.
    â€¢    Chuck Davis
    â€¢    Fran McClellan 
    â€¢    Steve Savanyu  with Audio-Technica
    â€¢    Amy Snively, FaffCon producer
    â€¢    Mara Junot
    â€¢    Bruce Miles
    •    JS Gilbert

Get Your EWABS Gear and help support the show at shop.ewabs.com
Thanks again Harlan Hogan and Voiceover Essentials.com.
Also, thanks to Eric Espinosa for providing our weekly show notes!
Send us questions and be on our show where Dan and George will solve your home studio problems live! Call 818-47EWABS, that's 818 473-9227, and leave us your question in the voicemail box.  Go to ewabs.com for details...


 

EWABS, Ep 41, March 18th, 2012

 

 

Special guest:  Beau Weaver 
    â€¢    SoundStreak:  Pros and Cons
    â€¢    Apogee MiC, all it's cracked up to be?
    â€¢    Beau's thoughts on the SAG-AFTRA merger… VOTE YES!
    â€¢    The story of the 416 microphone
    â€¢    
Master Dan’s Tip of the Week.
·       Audio Processing Presets
George talks about the new iPad and why you should just get the iPad2
Studio photos of the Week.
·       Jerry Reed and Adam Sherman
Get Your EWABS Gear and help support the show at shop.ewabs.com
Thanks again Harlan Hogan and Voiceover Essentials.com


Send us questions and be on our show where Dan and George will solve your home studio problems live! Call 818-47EWABS, that's 818 473-9227, and leave us your question in the voicemail box.  Go to ewabs.com for details...

EWABS, Ep 40, March 11th, 2012

George's short documentary about the XPAC8000, in full 1080p HD!  Make sure you watch in full-screen mode.

 

Tonight’s Special Guest. John Taylor
 Happy Birthday John, on Tuesday.
    â€¢    Got him self a morning show on radio. Mornings on Kool 102. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7UykyZQyoc
    â€¢    The worth of VO.
    â€¢    Collecting the fee.
    â€¢    Chat about Malcolm McDowell.
    â€¢    Sennheiser MK 4 
    â€¢    Getting on Market Place.
    â€¢    John Unboxing the Porta-Booth Pro.
 
George on the Xpac8000 Sail only Journey.
www.Xpack8000.org
The VO setup on the ship.
 
Master Dan’s Tip of the Week.
·       The Front End of the chain.
Vorsis M1
 
Studio photos of the Week.
·       Eric Espinosa
 
Get Your Gear NOW at shop.ewabs.com
 
Thanks again Harlan Hogan and Voiceover Essentials. com. http://voiceoveressentials.com/
 
ewabshop@gmail.com
 
Also, thanks to Eric Espinosa for providing our weekly show notes!
Send us questions and be on our show where Dan and George will solve your home studio problems live! Call 818-47EWABS, that's 818 473-9227, and leave us your question in the voicemail box.  Go to ewabs.com for details...
 

EWABS, Ep 39, March 4th, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

Tonight’s Special Guest. Move Trailer Voice, Michael McColl

    â€¢    How he got where he is now
    â€¢    A look at his great sound booth
    â€¢    His approach to his scripts
    â€¢    His gear
    â€¢    His mic. Sennheiser MKH 416
    â€¢    His Mentor
 
Dan and George More on Lion.
 More Cloud stuff.
    â€¢    Evernote.
    â€¢    iCloud.
 
Master Dan on staying green.
    â€¢    Paperless tricks you will love.
 
George with NAMM show Highlights.
    â€¢    New product for the iPad.
 
Great Studio photos.
    â€¢    Thanks Paul Strikwerda.
    â€¢    Next Acoustics
    â€¢    The Shock mount
 
 VO buzz weekly.
Get Your EWABS Gear NOW at shop.ewabs.com
 Thanks again Harlan Hogan and Voiceover Essentials. com.
 
Also, thanks to Eric Espinosa for providing our weekly show notes!
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EWABS, Ep 38, February 19th, 2012

 

 

 

Tonight’s Special Guest. Roger Leopardi

    â€¢    How Roger got the Jose Cuervo gig.
    â€¢    His home studio.
    â€¢    His mic arsenal.
    â€¢    Meet his oldest son. Also a talent.
    â€¢    How he promotes himself.
    â€¢    Rodger’s advice you have to hear!

 

    Skype is the Bomb!

George tells us how to make it work.
TIP: How to turn of AGC on the Mac version of Skype
 

    Dan and George on Lion. No Lion.

    Master Dan’s Lip Smacking, Tip of the Week.


Mouth clicks. How to rid yourself of them.

 

    Great Studio photos.

Send them into ewabshop@gmail.com

Thanks Adam Sherman and Voice On The Run for sending in the photos.

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Also, thanks to Eric Espinosa for providing our weekly show notes!
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EWABS, Ep 37, February 12th, 2012

 

 

    Tonight’s Special Guest: Stephanie Riggio

From her AWESOME studio.
 
Her start. From radio to Playboy.

Her Studio from the ground up.

UltraTouch™ Denim Insulation

Beyerdynamic DT 770 pro Headsets

     George with NAMM show Highlights.

The Microtech M 930 ts Mic


    George got a Hackintosh. Hear his comments.
 

    Tip of the Week with Master Dan.

Monitors or Headsets? Dan and George duke it out.

KRK rocket 5

M-Audio AV30

 
    Great Studio photos. Send them into ewabshop@gmail.com
 
Judy Greenberg’s studio is Serta-ently. Fuctional.
 

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Thanks again Harlan Hogan and Voiceover Essentials. com.  
 

Also, thanks to Eric Espinosa for providing our weekly show notes!
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EWABS Episode 19, September 18, 2011

A Two for One special on this episode, we've got friend of the show John Taylor in the studio with George, and Dan Friedman via Skype.  

EWABS Episode 20, September 25, 2011

Our first EWABS on the road, Dan Lenard visits FaffCon and brings us interviews with David Goldberg of Edge Studios and Cathy Cullen from Voicebank.net, as well as questions from the live studio audience and experiences from FaffCon.  

EWABS Episode 21, October 2nd, 2011

Our Guests this week are Ed "Big Gun" Victor, as well as Cedering Fox and Stewart Wilson Turner from That's Voiceover. Dan and George discuss audio compression formats for telephony.   

EWABS Episode 22, October 9th, 2011

Penny Abshire and James Alberger of Voice Over Interactive Creative Experience announce VOICE 2012, and we learn how they came to work together. Dan and George answer viewer questions about sibilance, studio monitors, and microphone care.

EWABS, Episode 23, October 16th, 2011

Peter O'Connell joins Dan in HIS studio this week to tell us about marketing and business of voiceover. Dan and George answer viewer questions about Whisper Rooms, standing or sitting while acting, and how we do the show (well, sorta).

EWABS Episode 24, October 23rd, 2011

John Taylor back again in George's studio with more of his good humor and in-depth knowledge of voice acting. Dan and George discuss external mic preamps, and Dan's Rules of Pro Audio Retail. Voice actor and studio builder Mike Sommer remembered. 

EWABS Episode 25, October 30th, 2011

Larry Davis makes it into George's studio this week and blesses us with his huge voice talent and an amazing impression you don't want to miss! George and Dan discuss "clouds" and USB mics. 

EWABS Episode 26, November 6th, 2011

Zurek of Voiceover Universe comes on EWABS this week via Skype from his home studio in Florida. George and Dan discuss dynamic vs condenser mics, iPads for VO studios, and the Tascam iXZ.

EWABS, Episode 27, November 13th, 2011

 

Robert Marshall and Rebekah Wilson from Source-Elements.
Talk about Source Connect & iLoks
Cables. Essential to the Audio Chain. It's all good in the END.
Switchcraft Connector
Neutriks Connector
Mic Stands basics.
OC White mic boom
Heil Mic Boom
Shh! We're talking Noise Floor.
Keep it below -50db
Bad Audio Of The Week. Is that music I hear?
Mac Mini

 

George manually re-synced Dan's audio to picture on this version of Episode 27.

EWABS Episode 28, November 20th, 2011

Our special guest. A real Cool Dude. Oh Yeah! Pat Duke.
How do Dan and George use Online forums and social networks?
When do you call in the experts?
Best room for a home studio.
Linux, if you dare.
Bad audio of the week: Gear not always the answer.

EWABS Episode 29, November 27th, 2011

 

 

Our guest, David H. Lawrence XVII.
From radio to voiceover and beyond.
http://www.davids.com/
http://www.vo2gogo.com/
 
David likes ACX Audiobook Creation Exchange
http://www.acx.com/

and David's dirty little microphone secret.
 
ISDN RIP. With George.
Microphone  isolation with Dan.
 
EWABS SHOP!
 

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EWABS, Episode 30, December 4th, 2011

· Special Guest Paul Strikwerda of Double Dutch Blog
On the infestation of the amateurs.
On SAVOA
· George on Updating RAM and Drives.
8 gig is better then 4 by a long shot.
SSD drives worth the money.
Hard drives are expensive right now.

• Dan on Exterior noise.
It's there. Trust me. Close your eyes and listen.
 
• George on, My Protools is broken!
 
• Lets hang out on Google!
 
• Bad Audio of the Week.
Audio that works for one, not right for most.
Presets.
 
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EWABS, Episode 31, December 11th, 2011

EWABS- The Google+ Hangout show
 Our Special Guests on the show. In the hangout.
• Diane Merrit
• Linda Risting
• Susan Bernard
• Patrick Sweeney
• George's Dad, Mom and the pooch.
And some random family members.
ʉۢ Questions for George....
WhisperRoom issues?
PC or Mac for newbies?
Mac does Windows?
Sennheiser MKH 416. Some voiceover history
Ernie Anderson and the 416?

Steinberg Wavelab?
Kindle Fire or iPad?

 
Thanks to our sponsor Harlan Hogan and Voiceover Essentials

EWABS Episode 32, December 19th, 2011

 

 

Welcome to the last show of 2011.

  • George on Sound Proofing. Forgetaboutit!

-55 to -60 db is Awesome.

Infrasonic? Yep…that is a real word.

80hz slope.

On his future in voiceover.

On his famous blog.

On social media.

  • Dan on Aging Platforms. When should you upgrade?

When to Format C;

  • Bad Audio Of The Week.

The truck next door.

Gold Wave DAW. http://www.goldwave.com/

  • See Holidays greetings for Dan, George and there families.

Thanks to all the Viewers from all of us. You are the reason.

 

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EWABS, Episode 33, January 8th, 2012

 George on New Years Resolutions for your studio.
5. Simplify your studio.
4. Upgrade your memory.
3. Check your acoustics.
2. Get a killer preset for auditions.
1. Vacuum out the computer.
 
• Dan covers Proper Levels on your computer.
Learn the db scale.
Set level in Windows or your MAC first.
 
• Tonight's Guest, Marc Cashman.
 A tour of his amazing Home Studio.
 A Mike Sommer creation.
See Mike's posts on VO-bb about the build

 
• Bad Audio Of The Week.
Oops. Gotta do it again.


The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. Send us your studio pictures.
 
Thanks to all the Viewers from all of us. You are the reason we do this.


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EWABS, Episode 34, January 15th, 2012

 

Gabrielle Nistico from VoiceHunter.com

Imaging explained.
Breaking in.
What's it all about.
Getting the audio to the client.
Gabrielle wrote the book, or books on the subject.
1. VO101
2. VOCareer.com's Guide to Breaking Into Radio Imaging. 3.How to set up & Maintain a BETTER VO Business
 
http://voiceovervixen.com
 
How is VoiceHunter changing.
 
• Possessing. Pre or Post. With Tech guy George. 
• Normalization. The right way. With Master Dan.
• Photos of Studios.
• Bad Audio of the Week. Mic choice again.
 
https://www.dropbox.com
http://www.sugarsync.com
http://megaupload.com/


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EWABS Episode 35, January 22nd, 2012

 

 

How he broke into the biz.

His tip for diction.

His tips for mouth clicks.

His method for post production.

His words per day.

Different clients, different presets.

His tips for developing audio book skills.

 

  • Rodger Cloud of Cloud Microphones could not make the show this evening, but will be featured in another episode.
  • NAMM update with George.

Apogee’s “MiC” is out in February Whoohoo!

The Spark Digital from Blue was at the show.

  • Noise Gates Demystified, With Master Dan.

1. Find your noise floor.

2. Set the threshold of the gate for that level.

3. Set the Attack

4. Set the Release

  • Great Studio photos.

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Thanks again Harlan Hogan and Voiceover Essentials.com

 

Also, thanks to Eric Espinosa for providing our weekly show notes!

 

 

 

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