Now that you’ve signed up on the site, it's time to start uploading demos and receiving auditions. Here are some tips on how to select your demos and upload them.
How Do I Upload My Demos?
Your Demo Description
How To Select a Featured Demo and Determine Demo Order?
Deleting a Demo
What Does the Heart Mean On My Demos?
Can I See How Many Times My Demo Has been Listened To?
Why Won't My Demo Playback On My Profile?
Why Does My Demo Sound Distorted In Your Audio Player?
Why Won't My Demo Upload?
Login to your account at Voices, and click on Demos in the left-hand column under Profile, then Add Demo. Next, click the 'Browse' button to find your MP3 file that you want to add from your computer.
TITLE: Add a descriptive title that best reflects the nature of your demo, i.e. Commercials, Real Estate Listings, Telephone Prompts, and so on.
LANGUAGE: Select the language of your demo from the drop down list provided
CATEGORY: Choose an appropriate demo category using the handy drop down list provided for you.
ACCENTS, ROLES and STYLES: Accent, Role and Style tags are keywords that improve your search results.
Adding Accents, Styles and Roles To Your Demos
Log into your Voices account.
Click on Profile Demos.
Click the title of the demo you would like to add tags to.
Click into the Accents, Styles or Roles fields and select a tag from the list (repeat until you have selected all appropriate tags).
Knowing Your Tag Limits
You are able to select up to 3 accents, 5 roles and 10 styles per demo. Be sure that the tags you select accurately describe the selected demo.
Click on the "Save" button. You're done!
If you want to change the demo that is appearing on your profile page all you have to do is go to your demos section and pick your new "Featured Demo". Whatever demo is selected as your featured demo via a check box in the Edit mode, will be the one displayed on your profile page.
If you have not determined a featured demo then the first demo on your Demos page will be listed on your profile page by default. Should you want to change the order of your voice over demos on your profile, simply drag the demos up-and-down the page. Once you've got the demos in the order you want, click the green "Update Order" button that will appear. Your best demos should be listed first as these will often be the first ones clients review.
To delete a demo in full, along with all related settings, click on the red Delete Demo button.
Consider carefully before deleting a demo. On delete any Listens associated with the demo will also be lost.
This action cannot be undone.
Please note: If you are thinking about updating a demo consider that deletion of a demo will also delete and of the Favorites and Listens that have been applied to the Demo. You may wish to replace the audio file with an updated MP3 rather than deleting the entire Demo.
The heart (❤) icon appearing next to your Listens count in your Demos list indicates how many times a Demo has added by a client to their Favorites list.
Guest, Premium and Platinum talent can see how many times each of their demos have been listened to by going to the Demos page f their Profile.
Premium and Platinum talent can review this statistic and others, in more detail and by varying time periods, via the Statistics section of their Profile. This can be accessed here, by clicking on ‘Statistics’ from the ‘Me’ dropdown, or by selecting ‘Edit Profile’ from the ‘Me’ dropdown and then selecting the ‘Statistics’ tab. If you are a Guest talent and would like to unlock access to this page and other Premium benefits, upgrade here.
For your audio files to play back through the audio they need to be in MP3 format, 128 kbps with a sample rate of 44.1 kHz. You will also want to make sure that there are no issues with your original file name as special characters can cause issues with our server.If your demos are in the correct format and still will not playback, then what you're experiencing could be isolated to your Internet browser or your Adobe flash software as this is required for our players to work.
Consider updating your web browser to the latest version. This fixes most problems.
Try a different web browser. For instance, if you normally use Internet Explorer, try Google's Chrome Browser.
Update your Flash plug-in at the Adobe Flash website.
Your sample rate is likely causing the static on the audio playback. Our audio players do not adjust the settings or otherwise convert your audio file after it's uploaded. So if the settings are not ideal for the player, then the playback will sound distorted.
Please make sure that all of your MP3s are using a bit rate of 128 kbps and a sample rate of 44.1 kHz.
Our servers only accept MP3 format for demo files and auditions. The ideal bit rate is 128 kbps and your sample rate should be 44.100 kHz. Demos and auditions should be no more than 1-2 MB in size each.
If your file meets the above format requirements but still will not upload, then you may need to change the name of the file saved to your computer.
While special characters in the original file names should not cause problems when uploading files, they are an easy fix to prevent any potential issues. As a best practice use only letters or numbers when naming your files. Upper-case letters (A-Z), lowercase letters (a-z), numbers (0-9), and the underscore (_) in your file names are acceptable. Refrain from putting spaces, hyphens, or dashes in the file name. Instead, use the underscore (_) to separate words.
Use a period (.) only to separate a file name extension from the rest of the name. Do not begin a file name with a period.
- VIDEO: HOW TO ADD DEMOS TO YOUR VOICE ACTOR PROFILE
- RECORDING A DEMO: HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT SCRIPT FOR YOU
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