Deep Indonesian Voice Over
When it comes to voice over, you can find good artists easily in UK or USA. British or American male and female voice actors are skilled and very well-trained. However, in Indonesia, where there are many voice people but very few ones with good skills and experiences, you cannot expect that quality of American guys. Read More
For voice over artists, pop filter is a must. It prevents them from annoying plosives or microphone pops. In Lazada, an Indonesian online store, you can buy the cheapest pop filter for as low as Rp100,000. However, if you don’t want to spend that much money, another solution is worth trying: DIY pop filter. Read More
One advantage of speaking Indonesian is that you will not produce many plosives or microphone pops in your speech. Indonesian, or better known as bahasa Indonesia, doesn’t have aspirated consonants like those in the English language. Among aspirated consonants that occur in English are p, k, t, and ch.
But don’t get me wrong. This situation doesn’t make Indonesian citizens speak without plosives at all. In Java, an island where the capital city is located, people use aspirates every day, which occur in b, g and b. So give a Javanese a microphone and ask him to say the word bubur. You’ll hear very strong microphone pops whey they say it. Read More
I learn this trick from television. When a client hands me his script in English, I translate it first to bahasa Indonesia. If he gives me Indonesian script, still, I will translate it to my national language, but with a little spice: vocal punctuation. Voice over artists have long employed this strategy to make for an easier read. Yes, I’m talking about pause in your script. Read More
Vocal fry, which is popular among American women, especially teenagers, is creeping USA. This speaking style comes from pop stars such as Ke$ha and Britney Spears. You can hear the creaky, raspy voice exemplifying when Britney sings “Oh baby, baby, baby.” Read More
I received a silly question on Facebook about how I get my deep voice without smoking. My Facebook friend believes that men who have deep voice must smoke or drink. Smoking and drinking habit, he thinks, cracks his throat, resulting in worn-out voice which, if you know how to use it well, sounds very, very crispy.
My answer: Deep voice has nothing to do with smoking or drinking. Smoking damages the larynx and esophogus and thus the voice is more raspy and deeper sounding, but it’s basically not true that you will produce such a good, smooth and deep voice from the two habits. Deep voice comes from the muscles in your throat. In some men, these muscles are thicker; while others have smaller muscles–making their voice high-pitched. Read More
Deep Indonesian Voice Over
After thinking about building a voice over Website for over three months, I decided to create my own WordPress-based site five days ago, thanks to Ahnan Alex, a translator friend from Pasuruan, for encouraging me. I bought the hosting and domain from SiteGround as suggested by my Indian friend Arvind Gupta. Arvind, who is the CEO of MyWapBlog.com, a mobile blogging platform, also helped me with some tweaks on the site.
The idea of building a Website has been long thought since I was in Jakarta. Although I had experiences with WordPres self-hosting, in fact, this is my first time buying a hosting and domain–so far I had relied on free hosting services like 000Webhost or Kilu.de, which both have very limited features and bandwidth. Read More