Use Your Voice
By Alison Pitt
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A resource for independent voice artists and audio producers. I look at news and topics that come up in my day-to-day, and I share them with you. In return, I hope you'll share some of what you're doing with me.
||CleanWhat is this "Pod-Fade"?||Women in Music, Gimlet hires Jenny Wall, and Siri's new News feature is out of beta. Plus: what is "pod-fade"?||1/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWinter Hiatus||Use Your Voice is going on hiatus, to return 17 January 2018. But that doesn't mean you have to go without me the whole time…||12/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWorking with Waves DeBreath||Working with the Waves DeBreath plugin, and why the kittens need your help to save Net Neutrality.||11/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLoudness, RMS, and Peak, Oh My!||The rise of the super-listener, a new Shortcut for sharing podcast clips, and new metrics for SoundCloud. Also: what’s loudness, RMS and peak?||11/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIf You Want an Editor, Prepare to Pay||Hi-res audio guidelines, SOVAS awards, and object-based audio/personalization from Orpheus and Fraunhofer. Also: why an editor will cost you.||11/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow I Got Started in Voiceover||IBM’s virtual voices, Google’s spatial audio, Beyoncé joins The Lion King, and Al Jazeera’s new podcast network. Also: my start in voiceover.||11/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanApple Needs to Ditch the 5-Star System||An Adobe Audition update, Voices.com takes on the union, and podcast listening at work. Also: why Apple needs to ditch the 5-star system.||10/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShouldn't Standard Pitch be Standard?||Netflix goes global with Stranger Things, Upwork says freelancers are taking over, and the creative cloud. Also: music’s standard pitch.||10/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat Is It About 44.1kHz?||Google grabs 60dB, CastBox disrupts search, Lore hits TV, and why does Kindle need audio? Also: why 44.1kHz, and a spooky story spotlight.||10/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLeave Those "Ummms" Alone||Salsa Sound innovates, Ford & Harman craft auto audio, Blue Apron goes out on its own, and Gimlet wants to be HBO. Also: leave those “ummms”!||10/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMusic for Podcasts and Other Projects||Anchor has secured $10 million in Series A funding for its growing audio social network, SAG-AFTRA has reached a tentative agreement with video game companies over contracts for voice actors, and Bruno Mars could send your kid to camp. Later, this week||10/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Shrink a .wav||SAG-AFTRA and The Actors’ Fund team up to help hurricane victims, Dolby Atmos is coming to the new Apple TV…at some point, and PRX’s Podcast Garage looks set to expand, but I’m not sure if that’s a good thing. Today’s topic for discussion is||9/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAnchor.fm Just Isn't for Me||IRS extension for hurricane victims, Spotify’s already replaced Calderone with Holt, Creative Arts Emmy winners, Dolby is honoured by IBC, and is Microsoft going up against Apple with a new audio too? The topic this week is why Anchor is not for me, a||9/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHurricane Irma from the Inside||Three weeks into a new podcast and I get derailed by a hurricane…This week is a little different because for the past week, my day-to-day has mainly been living through Hurricane Irma. I promise I’ll get back to my normal format next week, but...||9/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUpwork's 20% Fee is 100% Worth It||Help for performers affected by Hurricane Harvey; Morgan Freeman to be given highest SAG honor; Spotify Head of Video/Podcasting exits; Art19 raises $7.5m. Plus why Upwork's fee is worth it, and F-16 narration from Don White.||9/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIt's All About the Decibels, Baby!||I’ve got the winners and the super-winners from the Academy of Podcasters Awards, presented at last week’s Podcast Movement conference. The BBC World Service is getting twelve bigger, and audiobooks for dogs is somehow a thing now. This week’s...||8/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Use Your Voice||In this inaugural episode of Use Your Voice, I'm introducing you to what you can expect from this show, and telling you how you can get involved! Support me! patreon.com/alisonpitt Email me! email@example.com Follow me! @alison_pitt||8/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Alison presents her expertise like a consumate professional! Her delivery and production skills are phenominal! Kudos on your work!!
Alison's Awesome Advice
Give this little podcast that could a trip. Elegantly produced and professionally executed.
Great Wisdom, Thoughtful Insight
Helpful insight for people doing voice over, narration, voice acting, podcasting, audiobooks...the works! Highly recommended for anyone in, or looking to break in.