It’s hard to believe that the holiday season is here again.
In this article
- The Importance of Desktop Speakers
- The Value of Quality Cables
- The Role of Coaches and External Support
- What’s on Your Voice Over Wish List?
For voice actors, it can be an inspiring and energizing time of year to reflect on the last 12 months, and to look ahead to what could be in 2024.
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Maybe you’re reading this with a voice actor or aspiring voice talent in your life, and you might be wondering what kind of gift to get them.
If you need some help figuring out an ideal voice over related gift this holiday, we have you covered.
Just like last year, we asked three Voices Coaches to share what’s on their voice over wish lists and what must-haves should be on every beginner voice actor’s list this holiday season.
Below are some ideas of what to get the voice actor in your life for the 2023 holiday season and into 2024:
The Importance of Desktop Speakers
In the world of voice acting, having the right tools and support is crucial for success. We reached out to three seasoned professionals in the industry to share their must-have items and advice for voice actors, both seasoned and new. Their insights provide a unique look into the world of voice acting and what it takes to excel.
Shelly Shenoy, a renowned voice actor, emphasizes the importance of desktop speakers for voice actors.
According to Shenoy, “When you’re auditioning, it’s critical to hear your playback exactly as the industry professionals do.”
She points out that desktop speakers are a vital tool for ensuring your auditions sound just right. This holiday season, she suggests that the perfect gift for a voice actor could very well be a pair of high-quality desktop speakers.
The Value of Quality Cables
Jordan Hunter Jones, an experienced voice and on-camera actor, and coach, shares his indispensable studio tool – high-quality cables.
“There are many gimmicks in the industry, but investing in cables with extra insulation to protect from noise frequencies is worth every penny,” says Jones.
He advises against skimping on cables, noting that upgrading from a $10 cable to an $80 one can often solve persistent buzzing issues in recordings.
The Role of Coaches and External Support
Aurelia Michael, from Voice on Demand, highlights the importance of confidence in voice acting, which often stems from external support.
“Whether it’s a voice-over coach, a therapist, or even dance and vocal classes, these resources can significantly boost your confidence,” Michael advises.
She believes that investing in external support is vital for voice actors wanting to develop a unique and fearless sound.
The world of voice acting is filled with challenges and opportunities. As our experts have shared, investing in the right tools and supports – be it desktop speakers, high-quality cables, or external coaching and support systems – can make a significant difference in a voice actor’s career.
This holiday season, consider these insights when choosing the perfect gift for the voice actor in your life.
What’s on Your Voice Over Wish List?
What have the voice actors in your life been asking for? Let us know in the comments below.