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The entire voice over and voice acting community knows, when it comes to creating and maintaining a “personal professional voice over studio,” the place to get the proper information on how to do it right is the Voice Over Body Shop. Dan Lenard and George Whittam make it easy and fun and, hopefully prevent thousands of dollars of mistakes and hours of mind-numbing frustration.
 
“TWiRT” is your go to show if you want to get behind the scenes on what makes broadcasting possible. The show addresses common issues as well as explaining past experiences from a wide array of hosts who each come from a different background in radio technology. This show is a must for any tech geek or for anyone who is interested in what goes on behind the boards and wires.
 
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Lets Hear How To Fix Your VO Performance Problems with "The Voiceover Doctor" Bill Holmes! Listen to him take Dan through a hard read! Bill has been a voiceover actor/director for 35 years. He started referring to himself as The Voiceover Doctor because of the style of teaching that he has developed over the past 35 years. It's a unique self-improv…
 
Many radio engineers are talking about “cloud” and “cloudified” broadcast infrastructure, and inroads are being made right now. One group of broadcast technologists and developers is now running over 100 radio stations in Germany, fully with cloud-based infrastructure. Radio.cloud is designed to supply a backbone of audio programming from data cent…
 
Many radio engineers are talking about “cloud” and “cloudified” broadcast infrastructure, and inroads are being made right now. One group of broadcast technologists and developers is now running over 100 radio stations in Germany, fully with cloud-based infrastructure. Radio.cloud is designed to supply a backbone of audio programming from data cent…
 
OK, Maybe not 300, but at least a few get mentioned is this classic VOBS TECH-TALK #65. Dan and George get down on what it takes to get it right in your Personal Professional VO studio. This week we cover: EcoFlow River power pack, the many amazing features and uses Windows 11 is out, but stick with the last build of Windows 10 for now… George revi…
 
"Shane has turned off the 'Fasten Seatbelt" sign; you are now free to move about the country." Probably the best way to become an expert in anything is to work your craft in different places. Shane Toven is Senior Broadcast Engineer at Educational Media Foundation K-LOVE & Air1 Media Networks. We can each learn from his recent engineering exploits!…
 
"Shane has turned off the 'Fasten Seatbelt" sign; you are now free to move about the country." Probably the best way to become an expert in anything is to work your craft in different places. Shane Toven is Senior Broadcast Engineer at Educational Media Foundation K-LOVE & Air1 Media Networks. We can each learn from his recent engineering exploits!…
 
On This Weeks Voice Over Body Shop, We Welcome the Dean of Voice acting, Mr. Marc Cashman! With over 40 years in the voiceover industry, Marc has written hundreds of articles about voice acting for Voices.com, Backstage and NowCasting.com; is in demand for V-O Conventions and Conferences as a Keynote Speaker and Master Class instructor, and has aut…
 
How did you get started in broadcast engineering? Through Amateur Radio? Building a Heathkit? Perhaps an electronics chapter in high school science? Let’s turn the page to today’s inspiration and learning opportunities. Sean McMahon is a Robotics Team Head Coach, while Bill Bennet is a "Recovering Broadcast Engineer". We're looking into STEM / STEA…
 
How did you get started in broadcast engineering? Through Amateur Radio? Building a Heathkit? Perhaps an electronics chapter in high school science? Let’s turn the page to today’s inspiration and learning opportunities. Sean McMahon is a Robotics Team Head Coach, while Bill Bennet is a "Recovering Broadcast Engineer". We're looking into STEM / STEA…
 
VO Recording Technology Made Simple! The entire voice over and voice acting community knows, when it comes to creating and maintaining a “personal professional voice over studio,” the place to get the proper information on how to do it right is the Voice Over Body Shop. Dan Lenard and George Whittam make it easy and fun and, hopefully prevent thous…
 
Jim Addie has had a career in broadcasting that spans 45 years. With engineering positions at notable stations like WFMT, WGN, and WJMK (CBS/Infinity), Jim and his top-shelf engineering colleagues designed and built some impressive custom equipment for critical broadcast audio. Jim Addie joins us on TWiRT to share some delightful and amazing radio …
 
Jim Addie has had a career in broadcasting that spans 45 years. With engineering positions at notable stations like WFMT, WGN, and WJMK (CBS/Infinity), Jim and his top-shelf engineering colleagues designed and built some impressive custom equipment for critical broadcast audio. Jim Addie joins us on TWiRT to share some delightful and amazing radio …
 
AI voices and the legality of it all! We talk about it with VO Super Lawyer Rob Siglimpaglia! Contracts? NDA’s? Liability? Many of us don’t understand the legal aspects to running a voice over business, or any business for that matter. However, we are all independent contractors and we want to protect ourselves from some of the legal pitfalls we ca…
 
Most of us in radio wax nostalgic about how radio was early in our careers. Todd Edwards waxes poetic about the analog radio automation systems he worked with at the end of the 1970s and into the 1980s. Names like SMC, Scully, Ampex, Otari, ITC, and Drake-Chenault are peppered throughout our conversation and tour on this week's episode. Todd recall…
 
Most of us in radio wax nostalgic about how radio was early in our careers. Todd Edwards waxes poetic about the analog radio automation systems he worked with at the end of the 1970s and into the 1980s. Names like SMC, Scully, Ampex, Otari, ITC, and Drake-Chenault are peppered throughout our conversation and tour on this week's episode. Todd recall…
 
The Home VO Studio Stuff You Can Only In Get One Place! When “The Guys” get down and talk shop, you’re hearing more than 30 years experience serving your home VO studio needs. Dan and George tell it like it truly is! On this weeks entertaining and informative VOBS TECH-TALK #63 we cover: The Vanguard v4 gen2 Mic first look. Powerline ethernet adapt…
 
Some of the most useful and helpful broadcast equipment we’ve ever used is designed and built by a company named “Inovonics”. Founded by Jim Wood, the President and CEO now is Ben Barber. An experienced broadcast engineer himself, Ben joins us with terrific tales of his early days with Inovonics, and the backstories on several key pieces of gear th…
 
Some of the most useful and helpful broadcast equipment we’ve ever used is designed and built by a company named “Inovonics”. Founded by Jim Wood, the President and CEO now is Ben Barber. An experienced broadcast engineer himself, Ben joins us with terrific tales of his early days with Inovonics, and the backstories on several key pieces of gear th…
 
Your Voice Is Your Livelihood! At VOBS, We Want You To Sound Your Best Our guest this week is a great example of Speech Language and Voice Pathologist meets Vocal Coach! Amy Chapman MA, CCC-SLP is a vocal therapist and singing voice specialist. Amy is a licensed and board-certified Speech & Language Pathologist who has dedicated her career to helpi…
 
George Whittam is one of the foremost engineers building home studios for radio, TV, and Hollywood voice-over talent. Many of his clients were doing some work in their home studios prior to the COVID pandemic. However, the lockdowns of the past 18 months - particularly in California - have made it absolutely necessary for the quality of home studio…
 
George Whittam is one of the foremost engineers building home studios for radio, TV, and Hollywood voice-over talent. Many of his clients were doing some work in their home studios prior to the COVID pandemic. However, the lockdowns of the past 18 months - particularly in California - have made it absolutely necessary for the quality of home studio…
 
It’s been well over 20 years since some radio stations began streaming their audio on the Internet. And these days, most stations do have a streaming presence. But, is that enough with so much competition? Is there more in terms of convenience and utility that we broadcasters can provide to our listeners? Ed Martinez, Robert Minnix, and David Biali…
 
It’s been well over 20 years since some radio stations began streaming their audio on the Internet. And these days, most stations do have a streaming presence. But, is that enough with so much competition? Is there more in terms of convenience and utility that we broadcasters can provide to our listeners? Ed Martinez, Robert Minnix, and David Biali…
 
Informative, Vital and fun VO Audio Talk! With George still on a well deserved vacation, Tim Friedlander joins Dan for a great shop talk discussion on recording your VO at tracks at home. We discuss our personal philosophies as to what you need to do to make your audio sound professional. A session you must pay attention to! Plus we answer your que…
 
It’s likely impossible for a true “Master Class” in anything to be done in 1 hour. However, Matt Gholston does take us through some of the key concepts that Chief Engineers must heed. From AoIP ideas to managing tower crews, Matt emphasizes some of the most important skills for today’s broadcast engineer. From teaching school to consulting hundreds…
 
It’s likely impossible for a true “Master Class” in anything to be done in 1 hour. However, Matt Gholston does take us through some of the key concepts that Chief Engineers must heed. From AoIP ideas to managing tower crews, Matt emphasizes some of the most important skills for today’s broadcast engineer. From teaching school to consulting hundreds…
 
You Will Love This Episode! George went “glamping.” So, our great friend voice talent, musician and fellow audio engineer, Tim Friedlander fills in as co-host on this weeks exciting Voice Over Body ShopOur special guest is very busy voice actor, the very vivacious Myrna Velasko!Myrna is known for voicing animation and gaming roles like Green Lanter…
 
One of the most clever engineering technicians we’ve met is also a bar and hotel owner and tour boat operator. So why wouldn’t he operate some hip radio stations as well? Sean Kelly is here to update us on virtualizing the operation of several online radio stations. Sean is running HITz Digital, KISS Digital, and PALM Torbay - and doing so with lit…
 
Where else can hear the true, nitty gritty, home voice over studio shop talk? The best and most fun place is VOBS TECH-TALK #61! This week we jump headlong into a plethora of cool stuff! TwistedWave 26: Video editing?? Speech recognition Bertom Denoiser: Amazing noise reduction without the downsides, universal binary runs native on M1 Mac TDR Nova:…
 
Sydney, Australia, is on another pandemic lockdown, but this time broadcasters are better prepared. Stephen Wilkinson is Technical Operations Manager at Hope Media in Sydney, and is responsible not only for keeping this important community radio station on-the-air, but also for keeping the IT systems safe from cyber attacks. Stephen joins us to tal…
 
At Voice Over Body Shop, we look at all aspects of the voice over marketplace. With so many opportunities in so many genres, what’s the best for you? Well, this week we talk with Los Angeles based Dubbing Director and cinematographer, Harry Buerkle. With so many networks grabbing foreign material for American audiences, experience and skill in dubb…
 
Does anyone find humor and joy in broadcast engineering like Jim Grum Graham does? I don't think so!! Through flood, heart attack, crazy contests, and fun radio remotes, Jim Graham's engineering experiences have reduced him to the man he is today! What’s more, we can learn some important engineering lessons from Jim’s mistakes - and from his triump…
 
THIS IS THE PLACE FOR THE ULTIMATE HOME VO STUDIO INFO! On this weeks Voice Over Body Shop TECH-TALK #60 Dan and George show and tell a pile of things to make recording your VO tracks a breeze. We discuss “The Sound Screw?” What is it? Audacity is NOT "spyware,” and Universal Audio buys Townsend Labs. What does the mean for the Sphere I22? And we d…
 
Dan, George and Voice Over Body Shop are thrilled to back and be part of your Voice Over success! After a couple weeks off to recharge, we’re so happy to talk with our longtime friend and very busy VO pro, Mara Junot! Mara has performed voiceovers for Fortune 500 companies worldwide and appears in media from video games to animated movies. Mara is …
 
What if you could know everything about what’s going on “Everywhere” in the VO world? We try to inform you with all we got, which is more than anyone else, and a new website takes it even further! In this masterful edition of VOBS TECH-TALK #59 we discuss: acoustics hidden in the ceiling! George share’s video of Show Rummell’s new studio. When does…
 
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