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Thursday, April 20, 2023

How Long Should You Spend On a Voice Over Audition?

When it comes to voice over auditions, it's important to balance quality with efficiency. Here are some general guidelines on how long you should spend on a voice over audition.


Read the script carefully: Before you start recording, take the time to read the script carefully. Make sure you understand the tone, style, and pacing of the piece. 

Practice and prepare: Spend some time practicing your read and experimenting with different tones and inflections. You may also want to do some research on the brand or product you're auditioning for to get a better sense of their style and audience.

Set up your recording space: Make sure you have a quiet, well-lit space to record in. Check your equipment and make sure everything is working properly.

Record multiple takes: It's a good idea to record multiple takes of your read, experimenting with different approaches. This will give you more options to choose from and help you stand out from the competition.


In general, you should aim to spend no more than an hour on a voice over audition. This will give you enough time to prepare and record your read, while still allowing you to be efficient with your time. Remember, quality is more important than quantity, so focus on delivering a polished, professional read that showcases your skills and personality.

Gary Terzza is a UK based voice over coach

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Useful Microphone Techniques for VoiceOvers

How far should you be from a microphone when recording a voice-over?

In this video  we take a look at mic proximity and the various techniques you can use to improve the way you sound when recording voice overs using a condenser mic. 

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Using COMPRESSION in VoiceOvers (Audacity)

When would you apply compression to a voice over recording? 

In this video I take a look at the do's and don'ts of adding a compressor to your voiceovers using the free software Audacity. 

Thursday, September 24, 2020

When is the Best Time of Day to Record?

Trouble sleeping? Perversely that may be the best time to record your voice overs.

In this video I look at the optimal time of day to do your VO auditions and work.

Friday, August 14, 2020


What do Katy Perry, Kim Kardashian and Millennials have in common? They all suffer from vocal fry. 

It is a kind of creaking in the voice that exhibits itself at the end of words and phrases. 

Do you have it?

In this video I look at whether vocal fry is serious or not and suggest ways to mitigate its effects.