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Expanding Your Range: The Making of an Audiobook Musical

Every creator has a passion project—that audio opus of your dreams, the story you’ve fallen in love with, that wild idea you can’t get out of your head. Well, that love doesn’t have to be one-sided. In this episode of ACX University, we sit down with the cast and crew of Lustily Ever After: The Audiobook Musical, to talk about how they brought their dream project to life so that listeners everywhere could fall in love with it, too. We’ll take a look behind the scenes of this ambitious audio project to learn where the inspiration came from, what it…

The Power of Audio: A Keynote Address by Rekesha Pittman

From a hush to a roar: every story heard ’round the world started with a single voice, reverberating from listener to listener. But to raise the volume, you need more than just a microphone. Our featured speaker, Rekesha Pittman, is no stranger to amplifying the voices of visionary creators — known as “the midwife” to hundreds of authors, this writer, speaker, and entrepreneur excels at pushing creators to take the plunge and turn a silent dream into a thundering reality. In this inspirational keynote address, you’ll learn how to harness the power of audio to draw an audience, get your…

Performance Masterclass Featuring Carin Gilfrey

New to audiobook narration? Looking to sharpen your skills and learn from the best in the business? Performance coaching isn’t just for the freshmen—even veteran voice artists agree that continuing coaching is essential to building a successful narration career. And to prove their point, we’re going inside sessions with some big names in the audiobook biz to take a closer look at what vocal coaching can do for you—no matter where you are in your career. In the third episode of our Performance Masterclass series, coach Carin Gilfry and narrator Kimberly Wetherell focus on pacing, breath, cadence and emphasis, and getting…

30 Minutes to a New Sound

Working from home is taking on new meaning for entrepreneurs, and if you’re making a bigger commitment to your career in voice-over, you know your sound quality is going to make or break your book-ability. With so much more time spent in your booth, we’re exploring some easy ways for you to upgrade your recording space with help from gear pro, George the Tech. We’ll review your recording fundamentals and talk about the best ways to upgrade your room. Plus, we’ll get crafty to show you a few home hacks to build new studio extras using items you have around…

Three’s a Crowd, Four’s a Multicast

ACX author Amy Daws has published several dual-narration audiobooks featuring seasoned ACX narrators Erin Mallon and Will Watt, and for her most recent release Payback, Amy decided to employ a cast of four narrators to bring her book to life. We’re sitting down with Amy, Will, and Erin to talk about what the production experience for Payback was like for them, how it differed from the dual-narration model, what the challenges and rewards were from both the authorial and narrative perspectives, and what it takes for interested authors who might want to try out this next-level audiobook format for themselves.…

Transform Your Career: The Makeover Episode

Audiobook narration can be a lucrative and lifelong career if you make smart choices and develop good habits along the way. But what do you do if you find yourself treading water? A few changes to your audiobook recording routine may be just the thing you need to set yourself up for long-term success. In today’s episode, meet Christian Drerup: Christian has been producing audiobooks for about a year and is looking to take her career to the next level. With the help of a few audiobook All-Stars, she’ll do just that, and you can follow her lead to make…

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. …