Noise floor: Measurement of the signal created by summing all the noise sources and unwanted signals, where noise is defined as any signal other than the one being monitored.
De-esser: A special process that is tuned to be sensitive to sounds with high frequencies such as the sound produced by the letter “s”, hence the name de-esser.
Normalization: The application of a constant amount of gain to an audio recording to bring the average or peak amplitude to a target level (the norm). We ask that your audio is normalized to -3db.
Overmodulated sound: This occurs when a signal - be it from an acoustic source, such as sound recorded into a microphone, or an electronic signal passing through a console - is too strong for its intended target to handle, resulting in audio that sounds distorted. If your read is rejected because of this, your mic gain may be too loud, or the file is recorded at a level that is too high. Record your audio between -3db and 0db for the best results.
Clip (audio): This is a type of distortion that occurs at the loudest points of an audio file, sometimes resulting in a pop, click, or the audio just cutting out at that point. Ensure you are recording and normalizing around -3db.
Plosive: This is a popping sound created by air hitting the microphone when certain sounds are produced, such as the "p," "b," "t," and other "hard consonant" sounds. Adding a pop filter to your microphone, as well as improving your microphone technique, can reduce this effect. VoiceBunny will not accept reads or samples that have loud sounds.
Pop filter: This is a piece of foam or a "windscreen" that attaches to your microphone to reduce the amount of air that hits the microphone when you speak to avoid plosive sounds. These are very inexpensive and can be purchased at any music store or online.
Room Echo: This is the sound of a voice bouncing off walls, ceilings, or other hard surfaces back into the microphone, creating an echo effect. It sounds like the person is speaking in a large room or bathroom (no matter how small the room is).
.wav: A .wav is a type of audio format that is required by VoiceBunny. Audio data is uncompressed PCM format. We require that you record your .wav in mono, 44.1 kHz, 16 bit. More information on file formats.
Deliverable: The final product that Pros submit to the system (article, voice over, logo, etc.)
Turnaround time: The average time that a Pro takes to review, accept and submit an entry or a full deliverable. The faster, the better!
Pro: All the accepted writers, designers, creatives and artists that craft top-notch deliverables within the Bunny Inc. platform.
Brief: Section of the project form that clients fill-in to state all the details of how their deliverable should be crafted and what it should communicate.
Rates: The range of prices that Pros charge to craft a complete project or submit an entry for a Contest.
Sibilance: High-frequency hissing sound. Most commonly presented when speaking in the consonants 's', 'sh', 'ch', 'z', 'zh' and similar.
Robotic: A read that sounds flat or that doesn't convey emotions. Robotic reads are the main reason why our clients reject projects.