Sunday, January 8, 2017

Official Narrators Website

I just finished (kinda) my Official Narrators Website! When you get a chance, Please check it out, who knows, you may be the First Visitor!

johncx4voice.com

Sunday, January 1, 2017

The Best Start-Up Guide to Audacity for Narrators

I am super excited to share this! My Book, yes MY Book is published and on Amazon as of today! <High Five>
Please check it out, if you like it, just give it a few hundred raving reviews!
Seriously, This guide was written specifically for Narrators, Voice-Over Talents and Podcasters to get started quickly using Audacity 2.1.2. I created this ebook because I was in the exact position you are in now, excited to get started but not sure how to get the best sound from my system. Even though you are recording right away and with great ease, there are several important things you need to know about editing and mastering your track and meeting the requirements of sites like ACX and LibriVox.
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This ebook is a collection of important information scattered throughout the web that I spent days searching for and then figuring out what did and did not work in Audacity. This included convenient methods and shortcuts that I learned from countless videos and tutorials, filtered and focused on the needs of the Narrator that simplify the process. I hope you enjoy it!
Audacity is an excellent program used by many professionals. Do not feel like you are missing out because you didn’t pay hundreds of dollars. As a Narrator, Voice-Over talent or Podcaster, Audacity has everything you need to get started fast and become the success you were always meant to be.
I hope you enjoy it!

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

ebook, e-book, Ebook, or eBook


This will be a slight rant, so I thought there was trouble with audio book or audiobook! Well here is a whole new issue. I know we are on the cusp of a new dawn, the cutting edge of technology, the bend of the bee's knees, but seriously can't we just pick a word and agree on it!
 So, I'm working with my editor (I feel like such a badass saying that) and the issue of the spelling of ebook came up. (And yes, for the record, I am going with ebook) so I googled it. Maeve Maddox of Daily Writing Tips has the following to say:
"I’ve been using the spelling eBook. I think it looks classier than ebook or e-book, but that’s just my opinion. To write this post I went to my usual venerable sources.
The entry in the OED is spelled e-book.
However, on the AskOxford site, it’s spelled ebook.
Merriam-Webster favors e-book.
The Chicago Manual of Style has the spelling e-book in its index.
I can’t find it in the Penguin Writer’s Manual, but I do find e-mail, so I infer that they may favor e-book as well.
According to the standard sources, therefore, it looks as if e-book is the spelling to go with.
Or is it?
My favorite, eBook, seems to enjoy a certain popularity in the publishing marketplace.
There’s an online store called eBooks.com
The ad for the Microsoft Reader uses eBook. (However, the spell checker in Word recognizes only e-book as the correct spelling.)
There’s a Sony eBook Store.
Barnes & Noble calls them eBooks."
See, no confusion there! But since money talks, and public opinion rules, let's refer to Google Insights for Search tool, which measures overall searches on a term versus the total Web searches. As you can see from the chart below where red is “ebooks” and blue is “e-books,” there are much more searches for the former.


However in a public opinion poll by Digital Book World our friends prefer to eBooks in written form. Just remember you were there when e-mail made its transformation to email, and we are here now as ebook will come into its own. What a great time to be alive! 

Friday, December 16, 2016

and Professional Voice Over Artist


Welcome to my blog, I am attempting to create a narrative of the trials and tribulations of attempting to become a successful audiobook narrator. I am sure my experience will appeal to male voice over and female voice over talents equally. I did create an account on Fiverr, johncx4voice. Fiverr is a place where anyone can hire a voice over online. The competition ranges from the Professional voice over Artist to the aspiring trying to enter the voice over industry. BTW, I never know which is the right term, voice over or voiceover, audio book or audiobook, not to mention is it voice over talent, voice over artist, or voice over actor? Hopefully, I will know soon, I’m counting my first sale as saying I am Professional Voice Over Artist. As it is, I did sell my first book as an audiobook narrator, so guess what… BOOM - Professional Audiobook Narrator!
I will include a guide to the right settings and tips for Audacity and will start working now on a list of recommended home studio audio gear. I would also like to do gear reviews. But let’s see how that goes.
Please leave comments and if you can figure out how, follow me! Thanks

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Free Audible Download Code


  1. Go to my book's page on Audible.com: 2 in 1 Bundle: Pokemon Go Guide + Pokemon Go Battery Saving
  2. Add the audiobook to your cart.
  3. Create a new Audible.com account or log in.
  4. Enter the promo codeSRFRLWRWXJELJ and click "Redeem" on the cart page.
  5. To change the price from full price to $0.00, click the box next to "1 Credit" and click the "update" button to apply the credit to your purchase.
  6. Complete checkout, and start listening to the free copy of the book.

This is a First-Come, First Serve Code, If it does not work, leave a message and I will give you a new code. "while supplies last"



Thank You for your support!

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Visit My Page on ACX!

Visit My Page on ACX
Please visit my ACX Page. You will find some of my audition samples and more information. Thank You for your support!

ACX Projects in Progress:

I currently have in production:
Both books are by Robert Paine, he is such a great writer and has lots of books out. If you need to know anything about prepping, or want a great story, he is your guy!
This is exciting news for me:
My first audio book is published!!! If you are into Pokemon GO (or just like me) please go check out the book at your favorite audio book site! Here is a link to Audible -


 Now, I will be getting some Promo Codes in a few days and I will be giving them away on here so please check back for that! (It will prolly go to the ones that say, "Wow man! You are awesome!")


 

Visit me of Fiverr!

video

https://www.fiverr.com/johncx4voice

I just did this yesterday and at the time of this posting, I was not up and running yet, you have to be approved first. Tip: I didn't see it stated anywhere, but your video can only be 1 minute long. 
Yes I am excited, can't wait to get my first job! (Hope I don't mess it up...too bad)
Also, this was my first video ever. I used MS Live Movie Maker, it was pretty cool. Hey, I can do that on fiverr too! w00T

UPDATE!!! Site is active! GO check it out, please leave any comments or suggestions, Thanks!