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Smitemaster's Selection Voicework Auditions

Our beloved Development Team and Evil Overlords (hi mrimer!) are working on the Smitemaster's Selections at the moment. We do have a good list of voice actors... but more is always better.

So, here is your chance to audition for a voice acting part in one of the upcoming Smitemaster's Selections.

Please see HERE for reference and a full list of the technical requirements for recording.

Have a microphone, use it properly, reduce noise and record in 44.1khz mono. Don't use software to alter your voice. You'll need to sign an agreement saying that you give ownership of those recordings to Caravel Games. Stick to .ogg form if possible - Audacity is a good program. A full version of the rules is listed at the link above - read it.

One thing... since this is a commercial product, and that we're going to need mostly adult voices... I'm going to have to restrict this audition to forum members over the age of 16. No specific gender roles needed at the moment - all these parts will work equally well with men or women doing them

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You can audition for any many or as few of these parts as you like. You don't have to pick one, you can do all four. There are more parts available than there are lines here, these four lines are just a good representation. Attach your recordings to this thread. You can include more than one recording for the same part, though please keep it all in the same file. Also make sure that at least one of them is your natural-sounding voice, along with any weird ones. If you do use a weird voice, make sure it's a consistent one, that you can replicate on demand.



Announcer (done in the form of a broadcast)
"This is an unscheduled announcement, brought to you by the Scheduling Department."



Person 1 (Bureaucrat)
Please note all directions are based on the last synchronization period and may be currently incorrect.




Person 2 (overdramatic)
Gaze upon the giant glory of our many, many minerals!



Person 3 (slightly crazy. Don't overdo it)
Well, the golems have escaped! They were naughty and didn't want to play Serpents and Stairs.


Please also consider if you audition, why not add yourself to the Voice Acting list for the unofficial holds. Furthermore, if you're an architect - we have a lot of talent in the forum, so why not add some speaking parts to your hold? Even if it's just a few lines.

Finally, mrimer has just started up the audition for Beethro Budkin's new voice. If you're male and think you can do a good Beethro Budkin voice, then audition!

Edit: mrimer here (hi, Cal!) -- everyone who is chosen to record this SmS and has their voice used in this SmS will receive a free copy of this SmS on CD, and will have their name placed in the game credits. Also, we'll keep you in mind as future projects become available to reprise your role!

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05-28-2008 at 05:23 PM
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I could be person 3.

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I could be person 3.
Then audition. Remember that you have to be over 16, and have a microphone. Record your version of the line and post if it you fulfil the above conditions.

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05-28-2008 at 05:27 PM
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Cal - do those of us who have voice acted before have to audition again? or indeed make it known that we're still available, or it that just assumed?

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Cal - do those of us who have voice acted before have to audition again? or indeed make it known that we're still available, or it that just assumed?
It's a tricky question. You've done quite a bit of voice acting in the past (and when I say quite a bit, I mean a lot), for TCB, for the Smitemaster's Selections etc, so we have a good idea of your voice.

Suffice to say that if you've auditioned before and done a reasonable amount of voice acting before (i.e. not just 4-5 lines in one hold), then just make it known that you're available.

If you've done voicework before but it's only a few lines, then audition again. If you're in doubt, audition again.

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05-28-2008 at 05:32 PM
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Thanks - my voice and I are hereby declared available. :D

PS I'll probably look out Audacity and do another file

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Since an adult voice is the issue, being 16 should be a requirement. However, what if you already have an adultish voice and don't have the puberty issue of voice cracking? Would an age of 16 still be an issue, or can that person audition?

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Since an adult voice is the issue, being 16 should be a requirement. However, what if you already have an adultish voice and don't have the puberty issue of voice cracking? Would an age of 16 still be an issue, or can that person audition?
There's also a legal side of it. The person needs to be able to give ownership of those recordings to Caravel Games.

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Can you not legally 'own' something when you're below 16, or would they just need permission?

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It's a whole complicated mess of stuff, which depends a lot on what country you're in, and if you're in the US, what state you're in.

So, best just to restrict it to over 16's to save the hassle. Sorry to those forum members that are younger :(

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Okay, my try at it. I assumed that you meant mad meant crazy.

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I added a normal voice, as I forgot that before.

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Over 16? I'll turn 16 June 12:th. Do I have to wait another year?

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Over 16? I'll turn 16 June 12:th. Do I have to wait another year?

I'd guess being 16 when the SmS is released (read: after the 12th of June) should be sufficient... ;)

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Well these are my impressions of all of the voices.

Included natural voice.

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05-30-2008 at 02:48 AM
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I just tried to make some recordings for fun using my laptop (I downloaded audiocity program as suggested). When I press play button I didn't hear anything. In order to hear my voice in about the same loudness I have to speak in about 10-20 cm from laptop's microphone and increase loudness of recorded sound to 20Db (maximum possible in audiocity)! Is it normal?
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In order to hear my voice in about the same loudness I have to speak in about 10-20 cm from laptop's microphone and increase loudness of recorded sound to 20Db (maximum possible in audiocity)! Is it normal?

Well, besides integrated laptop mics usually being of the lowest quality possible they're usally recording fan and hard drive sounds.

But still - every soundcard I've seen has a setting to apply a +20dB boost to the mic internally. There should be an option or an "Advanced" button below the mic level slider in the volume control panel. Make sure you change it to recording mode first - can't do this here since my SB Live! is using drivers that don't support the normal Windows volume panel...

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Bump.

Does anyone else want to audition for roles? There are two Smitemasters' Selections coming up, as well as possible voice roles in the DROD RPG, maybe even Frogs and Mice, we'll have to see.

Go on, use your voice :) Remember, there's the audition for the voice of Beethro Budkin too. Seriously, audition to be Beethro, what do you have to lose?

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I want too, but my mic is missing. I'm buying a new one this afternoon. Hopefully it'll get here soon.
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Ooops :w00t - I forgot about this - too immersed in building my Hold. I'll try to get a sound file done tomorrow evening after work. :yes

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With "over 16", do you mean over 16 or is 16 enough? I will turn 16 soon.

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The usual interpretation of 'over 16' is 'on your 16th birthday or afterwards'. It doesn't mean 17 and over.
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Here, as promised, a new sound file with all four sentences.

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Once more, a bump for this thread.

Remember, you get a free copy of the SmS if you get a part! We'll be casting soon, so get your audition in now.

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I got my mic! Here's all four lines, the first is reasonably close to my natural voice.
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Here is my attempt. Sorry if I got a little carried away with the last line.

I have a .wav version of this, but it is 7.5 megs, and doesn't seem to upload.

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My attempt. Mp3 files, and I made two version of each exept Person 2. Compressed with WinRAR.

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Here is my attempt. Sorry if I got a little carried away with the last line.

28-40: Lol. Seriously.

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Lol. Seriously.
Isn't that an oxymoron? :P

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