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StringStorm's Voice Acting and Music thread! (Requests also accepted!)

Discussion in 'Sound / Music Art' started by StringStorm, Sep 24, 2016.

  1. StringStorm

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    I'm StringStorm. I'm a voice actor, sound designer, and a musician. I'll be dumping some of my voice work, sound effects, or music for you guys to give a listen, comment on them or maybe use in your projects. Maybe you'll like it and consider having me onboard your project or something.

    If you, however, need songs or perhaps some quick lines for any characters and stuff? Don't hesitate to ask! Just drop a comment and I'll see to it when I'm available!

    Now, for my samples!

    +++Trailer voice:

    This is a before and after take. The first one is where I would simply just read the lines using my natural talking voice. The second take, however, is me deepening my voice just a little bit and using some of that bassy trailing off kind of technique you commonly hear from trailer voice over guys.

    +++Big Bad Guy Filter:

    I was commissioned to voice the main bad guy for this VR video game. The effect I'm using is basically my go-to filter if I need a really quick big bad voice. Its a combination of my trailer voice along with super exaggerated readings going through a filter to make it sound very demonic.. or something.

    +++Dragon Filter:
    Dragon
    Me experimenting with REAPER's default plugins.

    +++Generic Protoss Filter:
    Benevolent Ghost
    Just chorus, echo, and a reversed reverb.

    +++Pompous Villain + Effects
    Vile Pompous
    I don't always rely on filters for my voices. But I do when I'm presented the opportunity because they're so fun to do! This is a line from an episode of "TTS Shorts", specifically one about Sly Marbo.

    +++Monster/Beast Filter:
    Monster Roar
    Monster Growl
    Dehumaniser is a fun program. You don't even need to shout to get it to sound like you're growling! Only using the demo since I can't afford the full. I can still get by with the limitations as if I'm using the full, though. >:D

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    I think that would be enough introductory samples for the voices. Now onto the music!
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    +++Symphonic Metal
    Symphonic Metal
    My favorite genre! This is an old song, actually, but its still one of my favorite creations since it was the first proper symphonic metal song that I could produce using high quality plugins for my DAW!

    +++Metal
    Stringstorm - inception
    My second favorite genre to do! This was supposed to be an opening for some Jackass-like show but the pilot got rejected then the project was dropped and it was never used altogether. :(

    +++I dunno bc its just loud drums! @~@
    Loud percussions
    Commissioned! When I made this, all I had in mind during the process was "Curry." Don't ask. I have weird composition processes. But yeah, from the sound of it, its more or less a battle theme for.. iunno something savage?

    +++Soundtrack
    Tcft theme revamp
    The genre I mostly dabble with! This was commissioned by Too Cool for Tabletop, as an intro for their podcast! This is the second version since I liked the first but were still using poop plugins back then. Just decided to revamp it all!

    +++?????
    Stringstorm - lux aeterna
    I seriously don't know what genre this is. Its something you'd mostly hear as background music to games or movies. And this is the genre that I've been leaning towards to mostly since its what my clients often look for.

    +++Industrial

    This is the genre that I've been focusing much lately. Not quite sure what the appeal is but I find it rather fun to make!

    +++Dubstep

    Not sure if dubstep would fit in anywhere here. But if you need it, I can certainly do it.

    +++Epic(?) Orchestra

    Epic Orchestra
    First one is a cover for Stardew Valley. Really struggled with that one because the song was in a 1/3 signature! Second one is an original composition. I didn't have a proper sample to showcase so I made that out instead!

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    And that should be enough for the music aswell! Now onto the request part!
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    If you would like me to do voices for your project, just leave the following details in your reply.

    If you would like me to do songs for your project, just leave the following details in your reply.

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    That's pretty much all of the details you need!
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    You might be thinking that I might charge you for the things you guys might need but rest assured, I will offer my services for free here! Though, please be understanding that I have to prioritize clients that are paying me so you'll have to be a bit patient with me. But still, FREE SONGS AND VOICE ACTING!!! :DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD

    Also also, you don't need to ask permission to use the stuff here! You'll notice that I haven't put up download links to some of the songs. I'm sure you guys can download them without the need of a link (I'm just too lazy to put up links for them all >~>). But yeah, just download them, use them, but be sure to credit me!

    Anywho, that should be enough, I think. More posts to come!
     
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  2. Zwiebelchen

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    Holy shit, these voices are FANTASTIC! I will definitely message you for the next content update of Gaias Retaliation and request some voice work if that is fine with you!
     
  3. APproject

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    High quality voice acting indeed. I may need your services once I will fall into tracks with my project. Good work. :)

    Thanks to deepstrasz for directing me here.
     
  4. deepstrasz

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    What programs are you using for voice modulation, very pretty please?

    About the music:
    -Symphonic Metal: quite a mix of metal, orchestral and some other stuff like E.S. Posthumous.
    -Lux Aeterna has feeling; although not especially musical, it has atmosphere and keeps the listener on the theme. It reminded me of this song: Dominus, Ascendant Theme
    -Loud Percussions; a bit too long but as the above stays true to its purpose and also reminded me of this: Safri Duo - Played-A-Live

    My favourites are: Lux Aeterna & Loud Percussions.

    I also want to commend your dedication to help the Hive community.
     
  5. StringStorm

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    New Song! May or may not remind of Dance of the Manwhore. :p



    Alot, actually! Adobe Audition for recording, then I transfer the file over to Izotope RX5 for cleanup, then back to Adobe Audition for the filtering, then onto FL Studio for mastering. Finally, back to Adobe Audition for some final touches.
     
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  6. deepstrasz

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    Sorry I asked. That sounds like a lot of time. Thanks for the knowledge.
     
  7. Roland

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    @StringStorm: Raf, you giggle me sooo much, But I really want you to commit this request: Try to act like you're being tortured or a Bloody gargling sound for my Personal horror project pleaaaaaasee.
     
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    Yeah! Was working on it last night. Till the power went out. Again. I'll try and do them tonight.
     
  9. deepstrasz

    deepstrasz

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    Just slipped my mind, one important thing: what do you use to master/equalize your music?
     
  10. Kyrbi0

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    Lol, this is amazing. I was just talking to my wife about the dearth of vocalists on the Hive, suggesting she join & share her talents, and now it's like everyone is coming out of the woodwork to do the same thing; you've got to be, like, the 4-5th person. This is great. : )

    Welcome to the Hive! Even with everything I just said above, the "sound" part of our community is still woefully under-represented, so your talents are greatly appreciated!

    For myself personally, I would love to hear your take on the classic Warcraft "Jungle Troll". Let me know if you need some references, but basically most of them have some form of Jamaican/Caribbean accent; often rich & rolling (but your delicious bass will handle that no probs).

    Lemme know!

    Man, you ask that of every voice actor... S'kinda weirding me out. o_O
     
  11. Roland

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    I've been asking many voice actors to do my request cause I need to find the right scream and the Tone of the tortured person.. It's much like a voice audition.
     
  12. StringStorm

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    Added some details on the main post that should be taken into consideration when requesting! It'll make things smoother and a whole lot more efficient for everyone! :D

    Deaths

    Gave it a shot. Hope its good enough. Had to stop at the fourth take because it started itching my throat.

    Mainly just Adobe Audition's default mastering plugins. Don't really use any third party plugins when it comes to mastering and equalization. As for songs, I similarly stick to FL Studio's default plugins aswell.

    Sure, I can give it a shot. Not really sure about the accent but should be fun trying it out. Just send me the lines when you can!
     
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  13. Pyrogasm

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    At a certain point one begins to wonder if you simply have a troll fetish....
     
  14. Kyrbi0

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    Alright-y then, I'll give it a whack. While I have loads of Trolls (& only a handful of existing sound-sets), I'd say your voice (as you described it) would be the best fit for:

    Name of character (Jungle Troll) Warbringer
    Tone of voice (Old, Adult, etc) Early-Middle-Aged
    Attitude (Pompous, Arrogant, etc) Fearsome, Violent, Calculating, Primitive
    Role of character in the project (Major, Secondary, Supporting) Um... Important I guess? He's one of the 4 Heroes for the custom Troll faction I'm designing, and features prominently in the (eventual-someday-hopefully) campaign for the faction...


    Images (too large)

    "Original" Idea (Greyall)
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    Concept Art #1 (Stein123)
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    Model WIP #1 (Hayate)
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    Model WIP #2: Closeup (Hayate)
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    Form Chieftains of their respective Troll tribes, the Warbringers gain their name & fame by bringing the pain. Trained not only in combat but also in tactics & strategy, these vicious but cunning warlords preside over their tribesmen, sovereign in all affairs but the spiritual. In this they 'reign' hand-in-hand with the more spiritual Medicine Mon. Riding their monstrous 'tyraptosaurus' mounts into battle, enemies know fear and then, quickly, know nothing at all.
    Function Primary melee 'bruiser/off-tank' Hero for the Trolls, outfitted with vicious & forceful abilities that deal damage, enhance his warriors, and mobilize his troops. Slashes at enemies with razor-sharp claws and brutish macauhuitl, they rain death upon their foes.


    //EDIT// - Holy COW I'm amazing. I wrote everything else but totally forgot the lines.
    (NOTE: These are just WIPs off the top of my head; subject to change but hopefully get the idea across. Feel free to ad-lib)
    Don't feel like you have to do all of these; just suggestions to get a feel for your voice in that role.

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    Geez man, what luck... I've wished for years to have a nice resonant bass, but have been stuck with my high-pitched, nasally tenor all my life... *sigh*.

    You still wonder? : D
     
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    Stringstorm,

    I'm putting the final touches on my campaign that I've been working on since... dear god, 2004. Anyway, my goal is to have it finished by May of next year. I have finished maps before (see my Battle for Tatooine maps for example), and I will finish this one as well. It's finally fully playable, but I still need a lot of voice acting. Some of the others here have very generously offered to help.

    I'm wondering if you would be willing to take a look at a script or two from some of my villains? There's two in particular I think you could do well:

    1. The primary villain: Tirshata. He's from a savage, raiding, people, but has been educated so he speaks well. He's physically strong, threatening, but still human. He shouldn't sound like a giant or a cackling cartoonish villain. He's in control and plotting most of the time. About 2750 words. He has several speeches with some dramatic acting.

    2. Secondary villain: Vrag & Kotar. These two are giants and should sound very physically imposing and brutish. I intend to use a speech by one of the giants as the voice in the trailer. I want him to sound like a giant, but not so booming that you cannot understand what he’s saying, or cannot still indicate emotions and give speeches.

    Anyway, if you're interested, let me know which you'd like and I'll send the script and pronunciation guide.

    Thanks, I wish I had that kind of talent. I sound like Kermit the Frog got punched in the balls.

    Darwin
     
  17. StringStorm

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    Sure, I'll give it a shot. I'd like to do the primary villain if that's alright. Though be reminded: No screaming and shouting for me.

    Hit me up on Discord or Skype. My Discord ID's #6306. My skype's 'stringstorm' without the commas.