P2P (pay-to-play) sites have been a PITA in the VO business since the early 2000s, trying to turn it into strictly a commodity business. It’s not. In real commodities markets, things run smoothly. By participating, buyers are obligated to get the most volume they can at the lowest possible price. Sellers are obliged to get the highest price they can, but in any case they must move inventory to make room for the next yield; the next crop. Both sides of the transaction are able to meet in the middle because while the product being traded in may be available at different qualities, at the end of the day both parties see it as categorically generic. Read More
Mics: Sennheiser 416, Neumann U87AI with InnerTube option
Rigging: Revelation 600 series hardware
I/O: Digi002R Rev H, Black Lion Audio Signature Series mod
DAW: Avid ProTools 2020 via iMac Pro
Private network (hidden, VPN); ProRemote LE & ProTransport
Bandwidth: mbps (up/down) 17/588
External quiet drives, local and remote backups; E2E encrypted
Mobile (rarely): Centrance Mixerface / MicPort Pro via iPad / MacBook
100% paperless workflow
Electricity generated strictly via renewables
Carbon-negating web host
Operating from the years of 1998 to 2008 as California’s premier voice talents casting and coaching company, The Voice Factory provided an energizing and nurturing training environment for voice artists of all levels of experience.
Under the experience and effective guidance of casting director and teacher Taylor Korobow, also various agents, producers and working voice over actors, students like Scott Reyns and others studied everything from basic training to intermediate exercises to advanced methods. Courses covered effective auditioning, creating characters, mastering narrations, demos production, business best practices and more.
The Voice Factory is fondly remembered in the San Francisco voiceover scene.