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Voice Actor’s Guide to Recording at Home and on the Road by Jeffrey P. Fisher, Harlan Hogan

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Chapter 1. The New Paradigm—A Home Studio Is a Required Tool of the Trade

 

“Well, of course we talk. Don’t everybody?”

 
 --Jean Hagen as silent film star Lina Lamont (with a voice to peel paint...) in Singin’ in the Rain, 1952, MGM

It’s no secret that technology has fundamentally changed the way and the where that voice actors audition and perform. Actors have had to adapt to technological change and new opportunities long before the computer era. Radio, for example, required performers to act without being seen, and silent motion pictures were the opposite. Today, computer-based recording, the Internet, MP3s, ISDN, and inexpensive but professional-sounding recording gear represent a revolution in our business not unlike the invention of “the talkie.” ...

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