The Growing Popularity Of Audio Books, an art-form adaptable to new technology

audio booksWith the arrival of the Internet, broadband technologies, new compressed audio formats and portable media players, the popularity of audio books has increased significantly.

Due to the growing acceptance, people involved in this business are becoming more powerful. There is a huge demand for them, especially now that people use portable audio equipment on a regular basis. People can find audio books online,  download from  iTunes Audiobooks, libraries who offers audiobooks for free, and some other who like to buy audiobooks CD format.

Over the time, figures show released that downloads have greatly increased this market, a format that first achieved popularity with the invention of the cassette and extended beyond childhood the experience of being read to.

cc recProducing audio books consist of a narrator sitting in a recording booth reading the text, while a studio engineer and a director record and direct the performance. Audiobooks are distributed on  CDs, MP3 CDs, and downloadable digital formats.

The advent of the Internet has introduced powerful means of delivery, many titles are now available on-line for download on to computers, tablets, and phones, or one may listen to website audio streams without having to download anything.

They are considered a valuable learning tool because of their format. Unlike traditional ones or a video program, people can learn from an audiobook while doing other tasks, although it should be noted that this can detract from the primary task, assuming the learning is not the main activity. The most popular general use by adults is when driving an automobile or traveling with public transport, as an alternative to radio. Many people listen as well just to relax or as they drift off into sleep.

If your  production required to record audio books, at Elite Music Studios, we have the greatest voices in English, Spanish, Italian, German, among other languages to give live to your creativity.

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A great tool for your voiceover business

The market opportunities for voiceover business have been expanded over the years. 4 years ago, audio producer Bob Merkel, created Voicezam, a voiceover demo player.

You can upload your demo to the Voicezam page, then the process will splits into pieces which can be played individually, you can email, post, send, and share out anywhere. 

It’s a player that encourages listeners to remain engaged until the very end, as a tool where every track has its moment to be heard” said Merkel.

As a member, you can have a lot of control over how the player looks, including the order, naming, and you can customize the player. 

First month is free, then you have a basic membership of $19.95.

Great application that you can have on your own. 




For further information visit: http://www.voicezam.com/public/mainpage.aspx

Listo.gov when a disaster strikes

Our family may not be together when a disaster strikes so it is important to plan in advance: how we will get to a safe place; how we will contact one another; how we will get back together; and what we will do in different situations.

Ready.gov has made it simple to make a family emergency plan.

Elite Music Studios recorded the voices for the Spanish project Listo.gov  a production work done by Human Interest Films, LA.

The power of Spanish language

According to the Pew Hispanic Center, the Hispanic population in the United States has increased by nearly thirty percent since the year 2000. That’s a huge increase and a market to be reckoned with.
Use Hispanic voice talents for your advertising campaign!
Today we are recording for Buffalo Wild Wings to US Hispanic Market. South Florida VO talents… only at Elite Music Studios
ISDN
ADR
Spanish, English, Portuguese, among other languages
Stay tune…

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CC Limardo & Jonathan Ramirez hosting The U.S.H Idea Awards 2012  to celebrate the best creative ideas of the US Hispanic Market.  

Presented by Círculo Creativo in partnership with AHAA at the Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Miami.

VO Talents: Exercising your voice

Your vocal cords are muscles, appropriate exercises and maintenance will bring considerable endurance and stronger performance in your auditions and recording sessions.

Two essential things for exercising your voice: Deep breath, with control and making sound.

Work on breathing from your diaphragm will help to correct some problems. As your exercise your voice, awareness of what is happening physically is vital to develop your ability to experience yourself as you work on changing a habit.

Keeping your voice in good condition is crucial to keeping your performing abilities at their peak.

Character VO Coaching

Rob Paulsen, one of the most prolific cartoon voice over artists in North America, is offering VO coaching.
Best known as the voice behind Raphael from the 1987 cartoon of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, this VO actor announced that, for the first time, is providing private coaching via Skype, by phone or in person in LA, and he will be hosting voice over events across the US.
The chance to learn from Paulsen has been in the hearts and minds of aspiring voice actors for generations as they’ve listened to him give life to a huge of iconic characters such as Pinky and Dr. Scratch ‘n’ Sniff from The Animaniacs, Pinky from Pinky and the Brain, Arthur in “The Tick,” Carl Wheezer from “Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius,” Jack Fenton in “Danny Phantom,” among others.
Whether your goal is to enhance your abilities and knowledge in this competitive business of Voice-Overs Pualsen is knocking and you should answer the door!
To know more visit his web page www.robpaulsenlive.com
And his podcast Talkin Toon

JAN 2ND, 2011 Today’s Celebrity Birthday

Gabrielle Carteris, born on 1961, is an American actress known for her role as Andrea Zuckerman on the early seasons of the 1990s television series Beverly Hills, 90210.

Voice-overs

Batman: The Brave and the Bold – (2011) Vicki Vale

Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits – Nafia

Bionic Commando – Jayne “Mag” Magdalene / Radio Operator

Icewind Dale II

La Pucelle Tactics – Angelique

Marvel: Ultimate AllianceElektra, Enchantress
Tia Carrere, born on January 2, 1967, is an American actress, model, voice artist, and singer.

Voice-overs

The Night of the Headless Horseman (1999)

 Lilo & Stitch (2002)

Stitch! The Movie (2003)

Aloha, Scooby-Doo! (2005)

 Lilo & Stitch: The Series

American Dragon: Jake Long
Cuba Gooding Jr, from The Bronx, New York, born on 1968.  He is an American actor, best known for his Academy Award-winning portrayal of Rod Tidwell in 1996 film Jerry Maguire.
Voice-overs

Starring roles: Home on the range 2004 “Buck”

The land before time XIII: The Wisdom of Friends 2007 “Angelique

Taye Diggs , born on 1971. He is an American theatre, film and television actor. He is perhaps best known for his roles in the Broadway musical Rent, and the television series Private Practice.

Voice-overs

Historical Panther 2  

The Superhero Squad Show: Black Panther

Paz Vega born on1976. She is a Spanish actress. The 2001 film Sex and Lucia brought the actress to the attention of a larger audience. She then became much better known in the United States after appearing in a supporting role in the 2004 film Spanglish opposite Adam Sandler.

Voice-overs

Wanted: Weapons of Fate “Araña” video game

Kate Bosworth, born on 1983. She is an American actress. She became known with a leading role in 2002’s Blue Crush.

Voice-overs

Video games

2006 Superman Returns Lois Lane

2010 CR: Superman Returns Lois Lane