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It's time again to follow our forum tradition of holding public voice auditions for new voice parts in DROD: The Second Sky!

Like past games, the upcoming game has a good-sized cast. We're reprising many roles, like A1 and Halph. We've lined up the original voice actors for these parts, but there are also several all-new characters making their debut. We're giving you a chance to become those characters!

Since we don't want to spoil the plot, this post contains some sample lines from some vague characters to give you something to work with. Feel free to audition for one or multiple characters.

This topic header has some tips about the kind of voice recordings we're after. In short, make clean recordings, with clear speech. Be expressive and creative. Feel free to ad-lib if you're inspired.

You don't have to voice all the parts below, but I suggest you try as many as you think you might do a good job with so we can experience the range of your expression, and also the level of recording quality you are able to provide.

Post your audition files in this thread, preferably in a compressed format like MP3 so it's easier for people to download and listen to them.

If we like your recording, the Caravel Team will be shoulder-tapping you in a similar manner as happened for previous games and SmSs. If you are selected, you will be featured in the list of contributors and also receive a free copy of the game when it is released!

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Here are some of the roles we're looking for. There will be others you can participate in if you're picked and you have interest in voicing additional parts.

An Archivist: "Well, I will offer you just one penultimate chance to apologize for your insult."

An Imperial Citizen: "Speak your name for access verification."

A male surfacer: "That was so cool! You've gotta see it! Gotta. See! IT!"

A sentient machine: "Entrance is denied. You did not respect the rules of this place."

A female surfacer: "He just likes to come around here and watch me do my research."

Narrator:
"Before Chemist was ever a job, there was a rather clandestine sect in the Rooted Empire called The Alchemists, or so the dustier of our Annals tell us. I say 'sect' as if your chosen function in life, as determined by your vat recipe, is something other than your chemical makeup. But that raises the question, doesn't it? What came before the first vat-born? No, I think this is a truth we need to consider: the Empire's entire current structure is hinged upon the brilliance of past individuals who were decidedly not vat-born. Thus, an observation must be made that calls into question the efficacy of our current system..."

-First Chemist, Symposium on Strategic Macro-efforts, 5348 A.T.

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If you're the least bit adventurous or confident -- or you just want to try something new, or have been waiting for entire months of your life to get involved in TSS -- and you have a half-decent mic, step right up and give your best shot at a recording!

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I would love to audition, I just have one question. Does anyone have any kind of suggestion of what program to use (preferably a free one)?
By the way, I know about how the time zone things work, but it still gets kind of creepy when I look at my post time tag and see it was theoretically posted before the original post.

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Definitely Audacity

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Here's my attempt

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Hm, lemme give it a try. :fear

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quote:
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Definitely Audacity


Ok thanks!

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Here's mine.

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I've bought a fancy mic recently, so I can record in much better quality than ever, yay!

Attached is my audition.

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I'm really digging the quality of these recordings. Very nice all!

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Wow! Yes, I too am am quite impressed with the quality of the auditions so far. Keep 'em coming! :thumbsup

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So I tried a few records and somehow had four I thought were worth keeping. Maybe I'll try again if inspiration hits.

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hyperme,

Perhaps you know this already but as a tip to keep the "puffs" of air from being audible, you can either speak to the side of the microphone, or if it is a headset, move the microphone between your nose and lips.

Good sound quality. I guess everyone has upgraded their microphones!

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Perhaps you know this already but as a tip to keep the "puffs" of air from being audible, you can either speak to the side of the microphone, or if it is a headset, move the microphone between your nose and lips.

You can also take a sheet of paper and place it between your mouth and the mic.

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Here's my TSS Audition try #1, I could practice more to achieve better flow for the narrator passages if you're interested.

I intentionally didn't listen yet to the other auditions;
hoping for freshness.

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Just back from the (wild) West and catching up. I would love to have a go at this, but I'm moving house in the next month :( and I will be back and forth to the cottage a great deal. I'll see if I can do something tomorrow. It's exciting that things have progressed to this stage. :D

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So I found a better microphone and used west.logan's advice to produce some better recordings. They might not be the best but hey, it's worth trying.

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Hoping I've zipped this correctly (- they can be such fiddly things zips; sometimes the teeth don't line up properly and then the toggle can be hard to get hold of and if the zip itself gets jammed half-open half-closed it's just .... oh! ooops)

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My pitiful attempt.
EDIT: The files can only be opened on a WINDOWS computer.

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It's not pitiful. There's some really good expression in there.

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Eh, I'm an "Actor". When I did this, I hit a cat with my arm. :|

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Here are a few of mine.
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Had fun doing these... some are less serious than others - outtakes included! :)

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.wma btw - hoping that's ok

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You had far too much fun doing those ;)

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As an actor, I feel it's important to conjugate the boundaries of the being and...

Ok yeah, I had lots of fun and sorry I didn't stick to the lines much :)
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Bahah, these are excellent, Syntax! :lol
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I expect I've missed the boat. Nevertheless, here are recordings of my voice if that's of any interest.

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We're spending an extra month or two fleshing out and polishing the TSS narrative, so there's still time to audition. Anyone who's interested in participating may still post recordings.

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Syntax, I was seriously guffawing at all of that! Very nice :)

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Cheers! Glad you enjoyed them :)
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Oy, thought I'd do a proper audition. I get a kick out of these crazy stories. I dig the community ensemble aspect. I haven't played DROD much lately but TSS looks like it'll kickstart me again, and I'm sure a bunch of new players. Anyways, enjoy!
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