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Bastion is not a new game, it’s been around for maybe a year now. I bought it off Valve’s STEAM marketplace during a sale and I haven’t finished it yet. So don’t spoil it for me.
The game’s controls took me a bit of getting used to because of the weird perspective. Bastion has won numerous awards here and there. For the beauty of the gameplay, the storyline and the graphics.
They were good, but obviously the thing that piqued my attention… was what they’ve done with the VO.
I could write a few paragraphs of praise for the work Logan Cunningham…
A week ago David Ciccarelli the CEO and Co-Founder of Voices.com (probably one of the most successful Canadian companies in the voiceover business globally) contacted me about reviewing a new free service they were offering the Voiceover community called “Voices.com Answers“.
David and I have spoken on several occasions about updates for the voices.com website and I have tried to help when I could mainly because I figure that if they implement my suggestions then it would make for a better all around experience for both the voiceover professionals and for the voice seekers.
If any of you have been following my blog in the past you would know that every once in a while I come up with an idea to help the community and I talk about it on my blog. I’m not going to use this article to promote those services but I just wanted to say that I believe that giving away a few services for free is a great way to benefit people and yourself because it becomes a good resource for your peers and helps promote your brand.
On April 11th 2011 and pretty unceremoniously Adobe Systems Inc. decided to release the long awaited upgrade to the Adobe Audition line going from Cs3 to Cs5.5
Version 3 was released 8 November 2007 so its been nearly 4 full years since any upgrade to the application has been made. In the middle Adobe decided to dumb the application down and release it as Adobe Sound Booth an application that at best gave you 50% of audition’s full capabilities.
So why is the article called Game changer? and what’s so special about this Audition release?
Back in October I starting asking around to see if anyone was going to the US to visit. I was in the market for a new microphone and I had read a whole bunch of good reviews about one microphone that had won awards and had an excellent reputation for being one of the quietest mics around.
The Rode NT1-A
None of my friends were going but thankfully one of their friends was coming to visit Egypt and didn’t mind bringing my new mic with her. So after getting her details and thanking her profusely I went on Amazon and found the best deal.
As it happens the best deal was through a store called Nova Musik in Milwaukee (pronounced Mili-wa-kay in its original form). Anyway I don’t usually announce where I buy my gear from … but honestly these guys were great. I called them up to ask about something specific to the NT1-A and the guy was just one of the nicest customer service reps I’ve ever spoken to… It also cleared for me what that mystery accent for the Main guy in CSI LV was (the guy with the beard from the first 7 seasons forgot his name).
Anyway I highly recommend Nova Musik … the order was made and my friend’s friend received the mic within 2 days. Brilliant service… and probably a bit of luck.
The lady arrived on the 22nd and my friend called me up yesterday with a hostage picture of the box … we met up yesterday night and I picked the package up and took lots of pictures and even recorded a raw audio demo for you guys to hear.
It is necessary to mention that this is an XLR microphone and I am a USB mic kinda guy (I try to be cost effective and practical since I don’t have access to an audio hardware store that caters to Voice Artists here in Cairo). So I had purchased the Centrance MicPortPro and used it to connect my new Rode mic to my pc to record directly.