EWABS Episode 65 September 23rd, 2012

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This week's show is all about audiobooks. This week's special guest is: Simon Vance "Monster" audiobook narrator. EWABS would like to announce E-support membership: Unlimited one on one help with Dan and George. Membership starts at 75 dollars per month. Go to and look for the E- support link. Many things go into recording audio books, one of them is a good space to record in. Audiobook recording logistics, acoustics and noise. Dan adds his experiences recording audio books. George relates some market trends and the experience level necessary for entry into audiobook work. Visit George at This week's announcements: A special guest request goes out from the guys, to Maurice LaMarche. VOAT's week 1 winners won a Focusrite virtual reference monitoring box, and a portable tripod. Rowell Gormon won an EWABS Club membership. EWABS also gave away a Clearspot 4G modem. and awarded a 2 hour marketing consultation with EWABS producer Katherine Curriden. Oct. 2nd Dan will hold a webinar on Audacity. Go to the site under webinars. Or visit Voiceover Xtra . Dan's tip of he week: Recording, and processing audio books. Dan demonstrates a hands on example of recording an audio book. Dan takes related questions from chat room viewers. Visit Dan at Welcome this week's special guest: Simon Vance, winner of six Audie awards Simon shares his thoughts on editing for audio books, and how he began at BBC editing reel to reel. Interview topics include: - Punch and roll, or precision editing ? - How Simon's career began. - Simon shares his acting background. - Simon estimates his audiobook count at 600 to 700 titles. - Which of his audio books was Simon's favorite ? - What of Simon's lost work ? - Viewers get a tour of Simon's home studio. - Simon shares how he works with digital copy. - What sort of preparation does Simon do ? - What do producers ask for in sound quality ? - Are there ever directors involved ? - Industry pay rates. John Florian, and Voice Over Xtra. The daily resource for voice over success. Thanks to Harlan Hogan and Voiceover Essentials. Harlan is the exclusive supplier of portable studio booths for TED. This Week's Pics and Clips: Mike Bratton A studio bricks isolation booth from Spain, and audio clips. .....George include audio clips here.... George's Tech Tid-Bits: iphone vs. Android Things to consider when choosing. EWABS would like to keep the facebook page a politically neutral zone, Thank you. If a quiz is quizzical, what's a test? Your weekly quiz about cool stuff you should know by now. Next week EWABS will be in Google hangouts. October second's Special Guest will be Dave Fennoy "The hulu guy." October 14 will be another Google hangout, with Dan potentially joining from high above FaffCon. Don't forget your gear ! Thanks again to our sponsors. Harlan Hogan's Voice over Essentials. Voice Over Xtra Bob Ball's PopQuizzical Special thanks to the shows producer Katherine Curriden. Also, thanks to Jason Lawson for providing our weekly show notes. Send us questions, and be on our show where Dan and George will solve your home studio problems live ! Call 818-47EWABS, that's 818 473-9227, and leave us your question in the voice mail box. Go to for details. Contributions are also welcome at
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