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    Sebastian Torres

    Hi Carol, 

    Thanks for sharing your sample. 

    Unfortunately, I hear two issues with this one:

    -There's room resonance, which means the room you're recording in is not quite suitable for recording. 

    -There's a loud background noise which can be heard clearly in between words. 

    You'll need to add more acoustic treatment to your recording room to improve on these issues.

    Hope that helps. 

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    Carol Newmanweaver

    Thanks Sebastian! I put a backdrop cloth up making the studio very small. I hope this does the trick. I may have been too close to the mic this time, making it more difficult to control the air flow on some consonances. Here's another one. Really appreciate your help. :)

     

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/g8tn7ss31keox52/123b.wav?dl=0

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    Oscar Peña

    Hi Carol!

    Thank you for your hard work!

    I can notice a couple of issues in the recording:

    1. You're correct. There are several plosives throughout the recording that may have been caused by you being too close to the mic. You might be able to hear it particularly clear with the letter T at 0:02, 0:04, 0:12, etc.

    2. There are some editing issues that cause the audio to clip at some points 0:07 after "world"; and in different points, once you finish a sentence or begin a new one. Perhaps using/stretching a fade out/fade in for a bit longer can help to avoid making those sentences sound as if they've finished/started too rough.

    3. Nonetheless, the main issue I believe there is it's that background noise. If you've surrounded yourself with a cloth it means that's something faulty in the gear that you're using. 

    Or perhaps you're giving it too much gain which is making it produce that noise. Notice that it is even present in between phrases when you've muted your voice.

     

     

     

     

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    Carol Newmanweaver

    Hi again,

    I put a foam cover on the mic, along with the screen, and turned my computer off. It's in the same room and may have been the cause of the noise even though it's in the opposite corner. I sure hope it did the trick! Tried to fade in and out a little.

    Really appreciate your feedback!

    Thanks,

    Carol

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/t7hoppvai46ckqa/algernon.wav?dl=0

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    Sebastian Torres

    Hi Carol, 

    Big improvement here! In terms of acoustics and the constant background noise, there are no issues now.

    However, I do hear some editing issues, like little mouse clicks or taps in between words. Also, at 0:20 there's a noticeable editing click/jump. Make sure to use fades at those edit points as well and remove any noises in between sentences. 

     

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    Carol Newmanweaver

    I think that click was me cutting and pasting what I knew was a silent patch wherever there was a pause. Now that I know everything is okay, I won't do that anymore. Wow, I didn't know editing could cause noises! Thanks Sebastian! I will use the fade in feature from now on. I do tend to attack sentences - working on that but can always fix in the edit.

    Would it be possible for me to get another audition with my new studio set-up? How would I go about asking that department?

    Best,

    Carol

     

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    Oscar Peña

    Absolutely, Carol 

    You can submit a reconsideration request in order for the system to send you a new test project 

    Here's the link: https://voicebunny.com/talents/perform_test_again

    This article can be helpful for you: https://help.bunnyinc.com/hc/en-us/articles/360002587679-How-many-chances-do-I-get-at-auditioning-to-become-a-Pro-

    Best regards,

    Oscar

     

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