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Category: ACX University 2018

Q&A with QA – Encoding and Asset Delivery

In the final part of our three-part Production Roadmap, ACX QA guys Mike and David are here to help you take your project across the finish line.You’ve prepped. You’ve performed. You’ve post-produced. Before you submit your audio for Rights Holder approval, check in with the QA guys to make sure all your files are up to spec.Join us for a free live webinar on Thursday, June 20 at 5:30PM ET, where we’ll discuss file encoding and your final audio QC checks. Then we’ll share how you can take your production game to the next level with equipment and performance upgrades. …

Q&A with QA – Mastering with Effects Processing

The ACX QA Guys are back! In this episode, we’re zooming in on effects processing and mastering. Whether you are trying to correct a recording issue, or you are looking to add a hint of sweetener to your audio, we got you covered. We will be covering some of the key tools within every producer’s arsenal that will help you achieve the sound you’re looking for and one step closer to your final product. The QA team will share some tips and offer some advice on what tools and processes you should be focusing on.  Plus, we’ll be answering your…

Acting with Intention featuring Karen Commins

They say the journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step, but the journey of a voice artist has hundreds of thousands of words to go along with it. Whether you’re beginning your journey or sighting the next peak, seasoned narrator Karen Commins has inspiration to offer you to keep journeying on your path of career growth and goal setting. In this final episode of ACX University, tune in for a thoughtful interview on how to find the road to narration success and how to keep going when the road is tough.Topics include: Identifying when and where to find…

Q&A with QA

Do you have audiobook production questions? We have answers! Join us for a live webinar with two of ACX’s Quality Assurance experts. In the first episode of a multipart series, David Afonso and Mike Taddeo will share their file management techniques and favorite production tools to save you time and recording headaches. Then, they’ll answer your questions live! Whether you’ve received a notice from our team about the quality of your audiobook production, or just want to make sure you never do, this session is for you.Topics include:File organization and management to save time and improve accuracy when uploading to…

Audiobook Marketing with the ACX-Perts

Audiobook marketing can be challenging, and listeners are often reached in different ways than print and eBook readers. Luckily, ACX’s own Scott Jacobi and Hannah Wall are chock-full of promotional ideas to help you find your audience and succeed in marketing your audiobook. This episode kicks off our exclusive series on audiobook marketing, and in this live webinar, we’ll cover how to treat your audiobook like a product and establish your brand voice, how to find and pursue audiobook target audiences, and lastly, how to build your confidence to ask for them for a sale.Topics include:Identifying your brand as it…

Mind, Body, and Soul for the Audiobook Narrator

Close your eyes, take a deep breath, and say “OM” before you hit the microphone in this episode focused on narrator and performance health from ACX University. Hannah Wall interviews a trio of vocal health experts on the techniques and habits that can lead you to better, stronger vocal performances. Get your mind into a good space with Khristine Hvam as we discuss how to develop a warmup routine and techniques to stay focused throughout the day. Then, join vocal health coach Dari Matilsky as we demonstrate vocal massage techniques to preserve your voice and the effects of diet and…

Casting and Communicating with Your Narrator

Creating an audiobook with ACX comes with the benefit of choosing the voice of your brand. But with so many options and samples, casting the perfect voice can be intimidating! In this episode, best-selling author and first-time audiobook publisher Kristina Rienzi invites you to join her in the casting room to select a great voice for her next audiobook. Featuring Audible Studios Director Kat Lambrix, our duo will go through the process of choosing an audition script and building a title profile to seek auditions. They’ll review an audition from narrator Chris Ciulla and discuss the best ways to provide…