Monday, October 30, 2006

Long Live The Voice Community!

A Very Busy Week

is very happy to let you know that the The Voice Over Savvy Forum has exceeded all expectations. More than 440 articles have been posted since the forums were launched last Wednesday, a much higher number than we ever imagined. Even though the forums experienced a problem on Thursday, when the login system failed due to high traffic stopping users to create new posts, the forums have been massively active! Check out some great posting below.

Win a Premium Subscription!

The forums are not just a place to talk and learn, but also a place to win! Starting in November, Voice123 will be giving away a one-year Premium Subscription every month amongst the 50 most active users of the forums during that month. The winner will be randomly selected the first day of each month and the results will be posted in the forums. Don’t wait to be part of this online community and, with a new reason to participate, take full advantage of the forums.

Check Out These Topics

Very interesting topics and replies have been posted in the forums. These are some great discussion you may want to check out:

Upload and Re-sampling Quality When Submitting Auditions
“I have a tech problem and was wondering if anyone else was experiencing the same thing. Many times when I upload a file for an audition it plays back distorted with a slight echo or Darth Vader kind of quality”. Check more than 20 answers at

Health insurance needed for VO Talents
“[…] my biggest concern is not being able to get health insurance. [I] can't get it for myself unless I'm part of a group policy. My wife stays home taking care of our children so I can't get insurance through her work”. Let us know if you also need health insurance at

Phone Patch Recording via Skype?
“I hear much about phone patch recording - I've never done it and do not currently have the gear. Can anyone enlighten me on this aspect of recording and perhaps recommended products? I don't want to be left behind!” Check the answers at

Was I sooooo wrong to think this aud was purty darn good?
“I wouldn't have booked you from that audition unless I was looking for a choppy, staccato unemotional, delivery. You can deliver the goods, I could tell from your VO samples on your profile. If I were you, I'd work on putting together a "great demo", which I did not hear on your page.” Check out more comments at

Does anyone have experience with representation by an agent?
“Does anyone have experience with representation by an agent?” […] “My biggest jobs have come through my own marketing efforts. Just plugging away through email databases and phone calling. In fact, my three biggest national/network jobs came these ways (without agency reps)”. Check out more comments at

Do I give the client a good price or charge extremes?
“Here is a secret for the future about Voice123 SmartCast […] If you charge little, you will be matched with projects that have low budgets. If you charge high, you will be matched with projects that have high budgets”. Learn more at

If you have any questions or comments, please visit our Customer Service page to find several ways for you to get in touch with us and/or solve your issue.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Just In: New Forums for the Voice Community and Industry!

We are very glad to present to you one of the most exciting releases of this year: The Voice Over Savvy Forum.

This free-for-all forum has the objective of creating an online community around the voice over industry. is there to be whatever you want it to be. Here are some ideas of how you can use it:

· Ask technical questions.
· Suggest new ideas.
· Get critique and feedback on your performance, profile, and demos.
· Share your experiences.
· Learn how to get started as a voice over or producer.
· Look for help and help others.
· Discuss anything related to the voice over industry.

The forum is free to use and you can sign in with the same user and password as your Voice123 account. We expect it becomes a useful resource for all of us and let’s make it a place to learn, teach, have fun, and express ourselves. We have been expecting it for a while and finally it is ready, so we hope you enjoy it and see you there!

Monday, October 16, 2006

Learn Where Voice123 Came From

Have you always wanted to know how the idea to develop Voice123 came about and how we became the first and largest voice over marketplace?

We have just written the story of how Alex and Tania Isabel, husband and wife, created Voice123 and how they have made the company grow to unexpected levels, always based on the grounds of passion, humanity, and hard work.

Click the following link to read the history of Voice123:

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Check Out The New Voice123 Industry Directory!

We recently released the new Voice123 Industry Directory. This is an online directory that contains a list of resources related to the voice over and media industries.

Whether you are looking for a specific listing or just browsing the directory, the different categories allow you to look through the listed companies and websites.

The Voice123 Industry Directory is a place not just to find resources but also to advertise your products or services. Increase your chances of being found online by submitting your listing with a link and description of your website or company.

We just started adding listings to the directory and we would like you to help us build it so we can have a very useful and complete tool for everyone involved in the voice over and media industries. Submit your link or post and read comments about current listings.

We hope you take full advantage of this new feature and look forward to hear from you very soon. If you have any questions or comments, please visit our Customer Service page to find several ways for you to get in touch with us and/or solve your issue.