I typically don't get to share a lot of my non-character work, but you can hear me as the narrator for this video by "The Financial Diet" on YouTube!
The latest episode of "Death Battle" is now available and you can hear me as Black Widow (Natasha Romanoff)! The battle itself starts atl 14:36.
Wow! This week is off to a busy start after a few quiet months. I'm happy to announce that you'll be able to hear me in both the next episode of ScrewAttack's "Death Battle" as Black Widow, but also as the Narrator in the upcoming BL visual novel "The Divine Speaker!"
The audio drama/drama CD "This Boy will be Called a Villain" will be available as part of the Kono Danshi Part 1 Blu-ray! I'm very excited to say that I was able to brush off some of my video editing skills and provide a visual novel inspired video to accompany this release!
You can learn more about the Kono Danshi collection, including staff and cast credits, on the Sound Cadence Studios website press release, and from licenser, Kuma Holdings!
At the beginning of October, I purchased a vocal booth!
I hadn't planned on making this investment for at least another year, but all the right pieces fell into place. The booth was gently used and already available on the east coast. I even had the right amount of money set aside in my savings. All the stars were aligning and it seemed like the perfect step forward in my career. So I said yes!
StudioBricks has been on my radar since I saw an interview with a narrator for ACX about what her daily life was like narrating audiobooks. I was tremendously impressed by how comfortable and clean her recording booth and setup appeared, but it took me a while to find out who made such beautiful looking booths!
I came across StudioBricks again when I was researching audio treatment solutions for my day job as a Learning Experience Designer. There were a few key factors that I wanted to apply to my personal recording solutions, as well as impart to my supervisor, that made StudioBricks stand out above other vocal booth models I'd seen so far.
StudioBricks in Action
The proof is always in the pudding, so rather than tell you, I hope the audio sample below will give you a clear idea of what my recordings sound like in this new space. However, I can say that so far I am completely pleased with the results!
The recording below does not include any post production at all. No noise removal, compression - nothing! I recorded using a Neumann TLM 49, Grace M 101 Preamp, and Scarlett 2i2 as an interface (I know that last bit isn't ideal, but I don't have my new interface installed yet and this is an acoustics test anyway!) Also check out the short story I'm reading here.
Thinking about your own StudioBricks Booth?
While I can't recommend this incredible booth enough, here are a few pointers as a new owner that I would recommend for you moving forward!
Let me know what you think!
If this experience has you thinking about purchasing your own StudioBricks booth, then awesome! I'm so excited for you to fall in love with them too! If you have any questions, feel free to drop them in the comments, and I will do my absolute best to provide you with an answer. My experience was a little different than a new buyer, but I'm happy to help where I can!
I am beyond thrilled to announce that I was able to provide sound design and mixing for the audio drama preview! It was a complete pleasure to work on this project with so many talented actors and talent. Emily Fajardo has done a tremendous amount of work as the director and visual designer on this project, and I look forward to seeing her hard work pay off!
National Park Girls is a new visual novel coming soon from Studio Coattails! You'll be able to hear me as the snarky and perpetually frustrated Eve. Recording for this game was an absolute delight - I really enjoyed the characters and the engaging dialogue. I hope you will too!
National Park Girls will be released episodically in 5 parts, so keep your eyes peeled for Episode One very soon!
Before discussing equalization or compression, it's essential to understand what frequency is. Frequency is a fancy physics term that helps us describe what sound is and how it works.
Sound moves in waves, and frequency has to do with what pitch you perceive when a sound wave moves at a specific speed. For example, low pitched sounds move in only a few longer waves, while high pitched sounds require hundreds and even thousands of waves. To describe the number of waves a pitch requires to move, you use the word frequency. A sound with a frequency of 100Hz means that the sound creates 100 waves per second. (Hz stands for "Hertz," the technical unit of measurement for the number of waves per second).
You may know some specific frequencies off hand. For example, if you've ever heard an orchestra tuning their instruments to the same note, that note (A4) creates exactly 440 waves per second (440Hz.) If you were to sing that same note, your voice would also create a sound wave that moved at 440Hz.
Most of the time, the sounds you hear are actually made up of multiple frequencies stacked up on top of each other. Depending on how an instrument, or even a person's body is shaped, a 440Hz sound will resonate through those shapes in unique and different ways, generating some extra sounds at different frequencies along the way. This is why every instrument that produces a 440Hz note won't sound the same - they resonate differently.
Now available on Steam Early Access
A More Beautiful World was one of the first projects Sound Cadence ever took on and has been in progress for almost 4 years. While there's still work to be done, you can pay through an early copy of the game and see the pieces come together over the next few months!
You can hear me as the Witch of Chronicles and Stories, Elena. I also provided assistance casting and coordinating the actors, as well as editing the raw dialogue before it was passed along for implementation.