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What Do I Need To Audition?

A Microphone  ...   Recording Software and  ...   Your Voice!!

How Do The Auditions Work?

1. Record a few lines of dialogue that showcase your best voice acting ability. *
    (a demonstration or selection of the voices, emotions, or characters you are capable of)
2. Submit your audition using the form below. **
3. After the Auditions have closed, the Judges will review all submissions.
4. Standout auditions will move automatically into the Top 16 Finalist spots.
5. Remaining spots will be determined after the Callbacks.
    (auditions of members who score high enough will advance to the Callbacks)

* Your audition must adhere to the Official Rules.
   Recommended recording software: Audacity or Adobe Soundbooth
** Auditions will be screened and must be approved to be eligible for Finalist contention.


What Should I Include In My Audition?

Think of your audition as a "demo reel". Show off your ability not only to do multiple characters and voices but also show us multiple emotions as well. Although imitating voices can be a valuable asset, it is more important for you to remember the ACTING part of Voice Acting! Whether you use 4 or 10 voices, we are looking for those that are most believable and natural in their presentation.

To get a better idea of what makes a good audition, take a moment to listen to the auditions of our Top 8 Finalists from Season 1.
Auditions are now closed.
Thank you and good luck to everyone who auditioned.

78 Members Have Approved Auditions:

KampfVerein
Seymour
Pgirts
iericwho
StarliteOtaku
Kazutoification
GameBuddy
Bear
shleepers
CiaraUotani
Dgrey1
robbelen
Brian
Sarge Ray
Zetchryn
akuunkyande
wolfen-ways
HanyouIchigo
FlameAmigo619
DanKotori
GearSecondGoku
Shadowken
Rev897

trainlover476
Bastian
Qqwake3
TwilitWing
Metazoa
Jilly Bean
Stingervoice
Cybergemini
Wolfwings
JWalker
I_am_onlive
Ohaio
HenshinJoe
Moonvamp
Strife
CaptainBadguy
ecopper12
RedWishingStar
cardboardwalk
Emikodo
jackskellinghog
RienYushiIII
Vick-Valentine
Koichi_Saito
Senpai
SweetDeath
Kaitsu
MewVenus
voyeurshock
Bree
mike33776
EliteF50
totoyamado
KazkiSendo
tripredravage
KayZircon82
chibiansem02

chairface1
Lapianoman
ScottSmithVoiceover
Ryan the Game Master
Aetherblade
Ekyo
Ramune
YukariKanashii88
dizmidget
Estellise
Kiome
JaShinYa
kammie
fanggirlx
Pandanimation9
Panda Pod

If you would like feedback for your audition, please make a request here in the forums.

We'd love to hear where you heard about the contest.

Want To Practice Your Voice Acting?

Head over to Voice This! and record some lines for a variety of images.


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Tara St. Michel
said at 5:42 PM on Fri May 11 2012
8 more days until Season 2 auditions :P

said at 9:34 AM on Thu May 10 2012
WHY WOULD YOU SAY AUDITIONS OPEN MAY 19TH BUT THEN SAY "AUDITIONS CLOSED"????
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 3:30 AM on Fri May 11 2012
@MayKimSCREAM this page is for Season 1
LivChan45
said at 12:47 PM on Sun Apr 22 2012
I VOTE FOR BRIAN!!!!!
TheNEXTvoicer
said at 7:41 PM on Mon Feb 13 2012
I see that it will hard. We have so good opponents.
chibiansem02 (AYVO S1 Finalist)
said at 2:54 PM on Mon Sep 19 2011
Will there be instructions on what finalists need to do next? Thank you!!
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 4:34 PM on Mon Sep 19 2011
@chibiansem02 The Round 1 page will be 'live' at some point today :)
akuunkyande
said at 8:37 AM on Mon Sep 19 2011
lol, now that I hear everyone else auditions, I am not surprised I didn't get in. I sent mine in the the description still said only "3 lines". I'm not complaining though, I love listening to all these cool VAs
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 12:41 PM on Mon Sep 19 2011
@akuunkyande yeah, sorry about that. we did change that after the first couple of days after people were asking questions about the number of lines. you would've been able to resubmit like another member did.
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 2:13 AM on Mon Sep 19 2011
Also, for anyone who didn't make it as a finalist you could check out our "Voice This" section and get some practice and hone your skills there :)
ScottSmithVoiceover
said at 12:55 AM on Mon Sep 19 2011
I am not surprised I did not get picked I record mine as an improvised dialog so it makes sense that others who took much more than the thirty minutes that I did than on it. I had a lot of voice overs to record this week so I was a bit too swamped to work on it much and I will be too busy to compete with all of my heart in it. I have had pretty good success so far, so I hope the others have a shot at what I have been having. Dropping my demo off at an agency tomorrow who is taken interest in me, so wish me luck! Oh and the best of luck to everyone else!
SCP21
said at 1:05 AM on Mon Sep 19 2011
@ScottSmithVoiceover Some of the voices sounded a little too similar was I think what it was. But the acting and emotion was good. Some nice variations in there as well.

Good luck with the demo and the agency. I only wish I was that far in my VO career. I have mostly been doing fan works, and some other major projects.
ScottSmithVoiceover
said at 1:20 AM on Mon Sep 19 2011
@SCP21 Yeah I figured as much, I usually voice more than one character in each production I have been in but that takes time to make distinct voices so thirty minutes was a bit too short. Oh and thanks for the feedback and encouragement, it means a lot to me!
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 12:20 AM on Mon Sep 19 2011
Anyone who wants feedback PLEASE visit the forums and request it in our 'Judges Feedback' Thread - Thanks!! :)
Strife
said at 11:46 PM on Sun Sep 18 2011
I guess I'd like some feedback too since we're all asking.
wolfen-ways
said at 10:11 PM on Sun Sep 18 2011
I could use some feedback. I'm actually hoping to become a voice actor for FUNimation.
Moonvamp
said at 9:28 PM on Sun Sep 18 2011
I guess I could use some feedback. Whoever wants to, that is. I'll definitely won't force it.
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 7:45 PM on Sun Sep 18 2011
I will provide feedback to every single person who has already requested it or does in the future. Please be patient as I will not have time to start giving feedback until tomorrow at the earliest. I will be providing my feedback in the forums or through private messages in the forums
Shadowken
said at 7:05 PM on Sun Sep 18 2011
I'd like some feedback on my voice from anyone.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 7:19 PM on Sun Sep 18 2011
@Shadowken If you'd like, I can give you some more detailed feedback as I'm gathering everyone elses, but in your case, you had a good solid audition. It's just the finalists had a little more of what we were looking for.

Also, I replied to your comment on the finalists page.
Shadowken
said at 7:28 PM on Sun Sep 18 2011
@Foxwolf Yeah thanks
totoyamado
said at 6:37 PM on Sun Sep 18 2011
yes public! also when you get it all figured out tell us where to go in the forums
Metazoa
said at 5:59 PM on Sun Sep 18 2011
Feedback would be cool. I'm fine with it being public too.
KazkiSendo
said at 4:18 PM on Sun Sep 18 2011
Im fine with which ever you choice Foxwolf Public or Private im fine with both
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 4:13 PM on Sun Sep 18 2011
We will be more than happy to provide feedback to everyone who wants it. Please give us a couple to a few days.
Is everyone okay with the feedback being public in the forums?
If not, please indicate if you'd like private feedback.

Also, everyone's auditions will be available for all to hear later on in the day.
EliteF50
said at 3:54 PM on Sun Sep 18 2011
If you guys have time, would you be able to give me some feedback on my audition? :)
Panda Pod
said at 3:49 PM on Sun Sep 18 2011
I'd like feedback on my audition as well. Any advice you can give me I'll be happy with! :]
kammie
said at 3:45 PM on Sun Sep 18 2011
To judges: when you have time, can you please give me some feedbacks? Thanks!
KazkiSendo
said at 3:32 PM on Sun Sep 18 2011
I would love to hear back on ways to improve. I asked Steve Blum bit he's alittle busy n_n"
dizmidget
said at 1:50 PM on Sun Sep 18 2011
it's gonna be a close one guys. best of luck to all of us! XD
ecopper12
said at 1:10 PM on Sun Sep 18 2011
For the love of god, YES!

Can't wait to hear the results.

One question: Will we all get feedback? Cause I would like some, even if I don't get through. xD
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 1:26 PM on Sun Sep 18 2011
@ecopper12 we can give feedback to anyone who requests it :)
JaShinYa
said at 2:57 PM on Sun Sep 18 2011
@Foxwolf I'm always open for feedback. :)
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 12:36 PM on Sun Sep 18 2011
Hang tight guys, the finalists with be announced in the next couple of hours.
KayZircon82
said at 10:26 AM on Sun Sep 18 2011
I know I have been SUPER excited about this contest, but not so much to win it but just having fun coming up with what to submit! Best of luck to each and every person who entered and I can't wait to hear what everyone else came up with! :)
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 11:56 AM on Sun Sep 18 2011
@KayZircon82 I was thoroughly entertained by your audition just so you know
KayZircon82
said at 9:08 PM on Sun Sep 18 2011
@OptimusSolo That's what I love to hear! Thank you OptimusSolo!
wolfen-ways
said at 10:00 AM on Sun Sep 18 2011
How will we find out who made the voting rounds?
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 11:56 AM on Sun Sep 18 2011
@wolfen-ways they will be announced in a few hours
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 2:35 AM on Sun Sep 18 2011
Just to let everyone know - choosing our finalists for this contest was way more difficult than I ever expected it to be and there were so many good auditions that just missed the cut. Don't let it discourage you if you didn't make it as a finalist because we will definitely be doing more of these in the future!!
CaptainBadguy
said at 3:11 AM on Sun Sep 18 2011
@OptimusSolo Soooo... what you're saying is that the $100 worth of rabbit's feet I bought for good luck may have been in vain?! Man, I was hoping to break even.

Next time!
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 3:42 AM on Sun Sep 18 2011
@CaptainBadguy lol, your comment totally made my night.
Stingervoice (AYVO S1 Runner-Up)
said at 3:49 AM on Sun Sep 18 2011
@CaptainBadguy Rofl. Too funny.
Stingervoice (AYVO S1 Runner-Up)
said at 3:49 AM on Sun Sep 18 2011
@CaptainBadguy Rofl. Too funny.
dizmidget
said at 3:44 PM on Sat Sep 17 2011
I submitted as well, but not sure if it went in. dunno if it's gonna help now
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 5:25 PM on Sat Sep 17 2011
@dizmidget i sent you a forum private message. please check it
JoeKM
said at 12:08 PM on Sat Sep 17 2011
This stinks! I was never given a chance to enter at all last night! This was rigged. I'm never coming back to this site again. I spent so long working on my recording. I did at least six voices for my scene...
Kazutoification
said at 1:15 PM on Sat Sep 17 2011
@JoeKM Were you late in submitting? There was a deadline, you know. 11:59 PST (Pacific) time. What was your timezone? Plus, submissions are supposed to be 1 minute maximum, by the way.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 1:24 PM on Sat Sep 17 2011
@JoeKM I'm sorry, JoeKM, but the auditions have been open for 2 weeks. To call this rigged is hardly accurate. Look at all the people who DID submit their auditions in time.
And if you were having problems, you never contacted any of the Admins about your concerns like many other members did.
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 1:41 AM on Sun Sep 18 2011
@JoeKM There were links for those people who were having issues with submissions and it was open for two weeks so no sense in blaming anyone but yourself on this one but dont worry there will be more contests in the future!
Panda Pod
said at 3:11 AM on Sat Sep 17 2011
Did mine go in? :(
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 3:16 AM on Sat Sep 17 2011
@Panda Pod i sent you a forum private message. please check it.
Pandanimation9
said at 2:49 AM on Sat Sep 17 2011
I think I accidentally sent it twice. I thought it didn't go over the first time. Is that alright?
Kaitsu
said at 2:50 AM on Sat Sep 17 2011
@Pandanimation9 If you were able to send it twice, it means it wasn't accepted the first time. Meaning you did something wrong.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 2:55 AM on Sat Sep 17 2011
@Pandanimation9 don't worry, it came through :) glad you made it with 10 minutes to spare :P
Pandanimation9
said at 3:16 AM on Sat Sep 17 2011
@Foxwolf Whew! Thanks!
kammie
said at 2:47 AM on Sat Sep 17 2011
I had some technical problems earlier and just submitted mine. Did I make it on time?
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 2:56 AM on Sat Sep 17 2011
@kammie sure did. approved.
kammie
said at 3:17 AM on Sat Sep 17 2011
@Foxwolf Thank you!! It's my first time doing audition, but I had fun :)
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 1:57 AM on Sat Sep 17 2011
Thanks for all the auditions everyone, hope any last minute submissions make the cut in time, as for me I will now begin my final run through of everyone's auditions and start making my hard decisions for my final choices :) GOOD LUCK ALL!!
JaShinYa
said at 2:37 AM on Sat Sep 17 2011
@OptimusSolo Sweet! Is there a way for us to listen to other people's auditions?
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 2:57 AM on Sat Sep 17 2011
@JaShinYa after the finalists are announced, we'll share everyone's auditions.
JaShinYa
said at 12:56 AM on Sat Sep 17 2011
Just got mine in! Just an FYI, the zombie noise in the background of some of the clips were me, not stock SFX. Excited to see where this contest goes and good luck to everyone!

said at 12:07 AM on Sat Sep 17 2011
ugh it says its not a MP3..but it IS!
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 12:31 AM on Sat Sep 17 2011
@otakusan120 i replied to your private message.
Panda Pod
said at 11:33 PM on Fri Sep 16 2011
I'm trying to finish this but it's not working! @ n@ I'm freaking out...
Wolfwings (AYVO S1 Semi-Finalist)
said at 11:46 PM on Fri Sep 16 2011
@Panda Pod Calm down. Freaking out won't help. Just get in touch with one of the Admins. It's going to be ok.
Panda Pod
said at 12:07 AM on Sat Sep 17 2011
@Wolfwings I just realized I live in the eastern hemisphere... what a sigh of relief, three more hours! ^^;

And I'm just having trouble saving my tracks together is all.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 12:31 AM on Sat Sep 17 2011
@Panda Pod send me a forum private message if you're still having issues. we'll be able to work something out.
Wolfwings (AYVO S1 Semi-Finalist)
said at 12:38 AM on Sat Sep 17 2011
@Panda Pod Saved by the time zone. Good luck.
YukariKanashii88
said at 7:25 PM on Fri Sep 16 2011
My audition has been posted! xD Hopefully there'll be no complications.. ^^"
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 7:41 PM on Fri Sep 16 2011
@YukariKanashii88 none at all. you're approved.
YukariKanashii88
said at 8:29 PM on Fri Sep 16 2011
@Foxwolf Awesome! xD Glad to hear it!
Stonestreamdubs
said at 3:45 PM on Fri Sep 16 2011
I'd like the submissions to be bigger, my best demo has music, and demos sound all the better with music
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 4:05 PM on Fri Sep 16 2011
@Stonestreamdubs this first contest is kind of an experiment. we wanted it to be simple to start with. after each stage of the contest is over, we'll ask for everyone's feedback on how to improve future contests.

as for your audition, it was actually missing the required intro that everyone has submitted theirs with. I've reset it so that you can resubmit, so if you can update your audition, that would be great.
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 1:54 AM on Sat Sep 17 2011
@Stonestreamdubs of course they sound better with music but the point of this contest is to strip away all the extras and display/judge/present the pure voice acting
Ekyo
said at 3:34 PM on Fri Sep 16 2011
I just heard about this contest today and hurried to get my submission together. I wish I had more time, but better late than never, right? I hope it's okay!
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 4:05 PM on Fri Sep 16 2011
@Ekyo glad you were able to catch this in time. your audition is approved.
CaptainBadguy
said at 1:15 PM on Fri Sep 16 2011
The suspense is getting to me... :D
ScottSmithVoiceover
said at 12:38 PM on Fri Sep 16 2011
Hey just submitted my audition, did it go through and meet all of the requirements? Thanks for your time and opportunity!
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 1:22 PM on Fri Sep 16 2011
@ScottSmithVoiceover if you can play your audition on this page, then it went through :) and approved
Lapianoman (AYVO S1 Quarter-Finalist)
said at 12:13 PM on Fri Sep 16 2011
I thought about just re-tooling my demo reel, but decided to develop a short story. Hope I made the right decision... D:
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 12:23 PM on Fri Sep 16 2011
@Lapianoman very creative. approved.
Stephy Laurens
said at 6:15 AM on Fri Sep 16 2011
Wow!!! Look at all the participants! I wish every single one of them good luck for this contest! I wish you could all win.....but I am afraid there can only be one! So try your best! I might do the next contest this site decides to post. But don't worry, you WILL see me audition for one in the future! ;)
Good luck!

And for our moderator and adminisrator, I hope everything does run smoothly for all of you!

-Stephy Laurens, Experienced/also aspiring VA
akuunkyande
said at 8:08 AM on Fri Sep 16 2011
@Stephy Laurens you better audition in the future! it would be a shame for you not too!!
Stephy Laurens
said at 7:08 PM on Sat Sep 17 2011
@akuunkyande Don't Worry! I promise that I will do the next contest! :)
chairface1
said at 2:31 AM on Fri Sep 16 2011
Just submitted my audition. Hope it made it through to you guys.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 2:36 AM on Fri Sep 16 2011
@chairface1 hope was a success. approved

said at 1:38 AM on Fri Sep 16 2011
Hey I submitted my audition, I just wanna make sure it made it.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 2:05 AM on Fri Sep 16 2011
@Asia (Stix1800) sure did. approved

said at 2:10 AM on Fri Sep 16 2011
@Foxwolf Woot! Awesome, I am totally stoked for this :)
KazkiSendo
said at 10:22 PM on Thu Sep 15 2011
Hi I just submited my Orochimaru MP3 and its Thursday at 11:21 PM here but it said Additions were closed can you confrim if my MP3 made it? thanks
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 10:35 PM on Thu Sep 15 2011
@KazkiSendo yeah, it did make it. Strange about the date. I'll have to check it out. Where are you located?
KazkiSendo
said at 10:39 PM on Thu Sep 15 2011
@Foxwolf Fredriction New Brunswick Canada I had to rush it alittle due to college Midterm n_n" Hope you all enjoy it though.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 10:46 PM on Thu Sep 15 2011
@KazkiSendo hahaha, glad you had some time to make an audition for us. now ace those midterms!! :P
KazkiSendo
said at 10:52 PM on Thu Sep 15 2011
@Foxwolf Thank you so much Foxwolf but to me Voice acting comes 1st in 3 years I am moveing to Toronto to go to senecac college for Acting for Camera and Voice can not wait my dreams to Voice Act for a living n_n (Was also in Pockie Ninja Dub contest and was one of the top ten) its a start.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 11:28 PM on Thu Sep 15 2011
@KazkiSendo I hear that. every journey requires many challenging steps before you get to the finish line. wish you the best of luck in this contest and your career.
totoyamado
said at 9:39 PM on Thu Sep 15 2011
i can play it in my browser! also could you remember to approve the voice this submissions (cause mine are awesome, and i cant wait to show others)
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 1:20 AM on Fri Sep 16 2011
@totoyamado I can play it as well and I check the voice this submissions on a daily basis usually so don't fret :)
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 1:22 AM on Fri Sep 16 2011
@totoyamado Sorry to let you in on the bad news but I just checked your 3 VoiceThis submissions and none of them will be able to be approved. We don't allow cussing/vulgarity or offensive clips to be approved for the site - Sorry if you feel like your hard work was wasted but at the end of the day this is a family friendly website and we can't allow that type of content :(
totoyamado
said at 1:11 PM on Fri Sep 16 2011
@OptimusSolo yep fox told me, i hope the audition's alright though
totoyamado
said at 1:13 PM on Fri Sep 16 2011
@totoyamado *facepalm* it was already confirmed :D
EliteF50
said at 8:52 PM on Thu Sep 15 2011
Hi, can you please let me know if my audition went through alright? Thanks!
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 9:09 PM on Thu Sep 15 2011
@EliteF50 sure did. approved.
EliteF50
said at 9:41 PM on Thu Sep 15 2011
@Foxwolf Thank you. :) Can't wait to see the results!
totoyamado
said at 8:48 PM on Thu Sep 15 2011
i re-uploaded it and it didn't work, now i re-exported it so if you didn't get the new one could you reset it again, i dont have this problem with voice this.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 9:09 PM on Thu Sep 15 2011
@totoyamado reset. *fingers crossed* for third times a charm
totoyamado
said at 6:59 PM on Thu Sep 15 2011
i hope the quality didn't lower by itself, i compressed it from wav to mp3 and then for some reason had to compress it again.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 7:22 PM on Thu Sep 15 2011
@totoyamado i actually had some trouble getting it to play. though I'm asking the other judges if they can hear it on their computers :S
totoyamado
said at 7:27 PM on Thu Sep 15 2011
@Foxwolf i just checked and i cant play it either, weird i'll check it out
totoyamado
said at 7:32 PM on Thu Sep 15 2011
@Foxwolf is there a way i could send it to the judges by email and they could upload it or do i have to mess around with my computer, because the file i have plays but it might not have uploaded correctly
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 7:43 PM on Thu Sep 15 2011
@totoyamado assuming you've got the mp3 playing correctly, I've reset your audition so you can submit another one.
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 1:19 AM on Fri Sep 16 2011
@totoyamado Whichever one is up - i can hear it fine on my end
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 5:57 PM on Thu Sep 15 2011
So this is no guarantee, but our hope for future contests is to have a Professional Voice Actor be one of the judges.
But this first contest has to be successful for us to be able to approach a Pro VA and invite them.
You guys are doing fantastic with all the auditions, but we'll also need all our fans to follow the contest right through to the Final and vote for their favorites. The more popular we can make this contest, the more likely a Pro VA will help out and judge.
akuunkyande
said at 10:50 PM on Thu Sep 15 2011
@Foxwolf sounds really fun! I know that there are lots of VAs on fb that have no problem being friended by fans, you could try that out
SCP21
said at 4:24 PM on Thu Sep 15 2011
Hello all and sorry for not posting sooner. Been at work. So far I have to say I was blown away by not only the amount of auditions but the quality of many. I too understand the headache of a staticy mic. I suffered that until this year. I now have a $100 one which I needed for voice projects and podcasts. However that will not detract from the auditions. I have done castings for several projects at this point and can decipher if I hear potential or a plain read. Plus I have made the same mistakes. So keep believing in yourselves and best of luck. And for the those that do not get chosen don't feel bad. I got turned down in a lot of productions before getting a lot of them. It takes a ton of practice and perseverance. So again fantastic work everyone and can't wait to see the finalists!
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 2:39 AM on Thu Sep 15 2011
Just wanted to stop by and wish everyone luck! Can't believe how many auditions we received so far and it has been a blast critiquing everyone's clips! I know there is a lot of anxious contestants out there and I am definitely getting excited to see just how many auditions we get in before the deadline! Again, best of luck everyone and I can't wait to get this thing started!
akuunkyande
said at 2:48 PM on Thu Sep 15 2011
@OptimusSolo thank you very much! it's very nice of you to post this. I am anxious but also very eager. Do we all get feedback? that's a fantastic idea. I hope you guys are having fun listening to all the different VAs :)
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 3:29 PM on Thu Sep 15 2011
@akuunkyande we can provide feedback for anyone who would like it. We haven't announced it, but the Judges will be OptimusSolo, SCP21 (a frequent member) and myself. We aren't professionals but we believe and hope that we can judge fairly based on what we believe is good voice acting. SCP21 has the most experience as he auditions and participates in many fan projects. I myself have taken a professional workshop in Los Angeles but that's it. Optimus will share what he brings to the table.

We've loved listening to everyone's auditions and are honored to have such enthusiastic participation in what we hope will become a regular and stand-out contest to help aspiring voice actors grow, and hey, it's just fun! :D
akuunkyande
said at 10:53 PM on Thu Sep 15 2011
@Foxwolf I'm sure the knowledge all you guys have is more than enough. I bet it must be really fun but challenging to pick from everyone.
I'm sure you guys will do a great job. I bet that the turnout will be very interesting for everyone! Thanks for being so helpful, I'm sure everyone appreciates it.

said at 2:03 AM on Thu Sep 15 2011
So, do we just send in a demo reel?
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 2:08 AM on Thu Sep 15 2011
@Asia (Stix1800) as long as it showcases a variety of your acting, go for it. just make sure to record an intro for the audition and keep it under a minute.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 10:41 PM on Wed Sep 14 2011
Cheiko, we got your audition for the contest, but you were missing the required intro.
eg. "Hi this is cheiko and this is my audition for Act Your Voice Out". you can resubmit
Vick-Valentine
said at 10:23 PM on Wed Sep 14 2011
Just sent my audition! Hope it's alright! c:
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 10:40 PM on Wed Sep 14 2011
@Vick-Valentine check above, you're approved :)
Stingervoice (AYVO S1 Runner-Up)
said at 9:06 PM on Wed Sep 14 2011
Hey Foxwolf,

Will we be able to hear the finalists auditions once they are picked? It would be really cool to hear.

P.S. Good luck everyone! :]
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 10:11 PM on Wed Sep 14 2011
@Stingervoice most definitely. we might even share all the auditions for everyone to hear.
Stingervoice (AYVO S1 Runner-Up)
said at 10:48 PM on Wed Sep 14 2011
@Foxwolf That sounds really awesome! Thanks for getting back to me.
RedWishingStar (AYVO S1 Finalist)
said at 4:51 PM on Wed Sep 14 2011
Phew! Seems like my submission's been accepted now. I'm feeling good about this.

...Wish I could figure out why my microphone's giving me all this subtle static-y feedback, though. Hope that doesn't detract from anything.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 4:56 PM on Wed Sep 14 2011
@RedWishingStar no, it won't. we know many people are new to voice acting and staticy/lower quality recordings won't affect our judging. Finalists will be given tips on how to improve recording quality. Because in the finals when the community votes, low quality will likely deter voters.
RedWishingStar (AYVO S1 Finalist)
said at 5:59 PM on Wed Sep 14 2011
@Foxwolf
Awesome. Glad to hear it! :D
Wolfwings (AYVO S1 Semi-Finalist)
said at 4:47 PM on Wed Sep 14 2011
Break a leg everybody! =D
akuunkyande
said at 11:30 PM on Wed Sep 14 2011
@Wolfwings you too! :) I wish you the best of luck!
ecopper12
said at 3:53 PM on Wed Sep 14 2011
I hope you liked my reel! I had so much fun recording it, and I hope you enjoy listening!

First time entering a VA competition for a tangible prize. I hope I get far!
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 4:43 PM on Wed Sep 14 2011
@ecopper12 it was certainly "ad-lib-ingly" creative. but as you might understand, we'll reserve our feedback until after we pick the finalists. approved :)
Emikodo
said at 11:14 PM on Tue Sep 13 2011
Hope you like my voice for my "Looney Tunes" OC.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 11:24 PM on Tue Sep 13 2011
@Emikodo hi, we got your Looney Tunes themed audition but it was missing the intro we need. would you mind submitting it again? thanks :)
Emikodo
said at 11:33 PM on Tue Sep 13 2011
@Foxwolf
"Intro"?

Why?
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 11:44 PM on Tue Sep 13 2011
@Emikodo it's listed right above the Browse field where you submit your audition.
"- recorded with an introduction with your BTVA username:
eg. "Hi, my name is Foxwolf and here is my audition for Act Your Voice Out"."
Strife
said at 8:44 PM on Tue Sep 13 2011
Damn, I just turned in mine. I know that this is my first time doing anything like this, but I'm still hoping I get far.

Every journey begins with a single step.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 9:36 PM on Tue Sep 13 2011
@Strife indeed it does. we hope this contest gives new aspiring voice actors inspiration to get out there and try any kind of voice acting. we plan to create more and different contests that cater to people's level of experience in their voice acting journey. approved.
Moonvamp
said at 7:34 PM on Tue Sep 13 2011
Well, I have turned in my audition. I hope it's good. I tried to portray a different amount of voices in under a minute. Let me know if there are any problems. :) I can't wait to see the results.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 7:56 PM on Tue Sep 13 2011
@Moonvamp went through like a breeze. approved :)
I_am_onlive
said at 12:59 AM on Wed Sep 14 2011
@Moonvamp Say I heard you tried a variety of voices in your clip. Any chance I could hear it?
Moonvamp
said at 10:53 PM on Wed Sep 14 2011
@I_am_onlive

The administrators did say that there's a chance that they will share all of the auditions in due time, I believe. If they don't, I just might. :)
HenshinJoe (AYVO S1 Finalist)
said at 7:20 PM on Tue Sep 13 2011
I had to reduce the bitrate of my submission to 128kps in order to get the file size down, and now it sounds really terrible. My neurosis is overwhelming.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 7:58 PM on Tue Sep 13 2011
@HenshinJoe the quality was pretty solid and doesn't take away from your performance. based on your feedback, we'll definitely look to increasing the file limit in future contests. approved.
HenshinJoe (AYVO S1 Finalist)
said at 8:29 PM on Tue Sep 13 2011
@Foxwolf Oh happy days! That's good to hear. Thank you.
I_am_onlive
said at 9:48 AM on Tue Sep 13 2011
Hey Foxwolf, when I posted my audition clip for the contest the first rule clearly stated that I should use my own voice not the part that says "that showcase your best voice acting ability" that has been added later.

I would appreciate it for you could give me one more chance for me to actually prove how good my voice really is. PLEASE
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 12:01 PM on Tue Sep 13 2011
@I_am_onlive that is not a problem at all. you should be able to submit another audition now. we DID change the wording early on but found it a little tricky to describe that the audition should be recorded with your voice (not implying that it be your natural voice, but voices coming out of you) and not taken from other people. Sorry for the confusion. Look forward to hearing your new audition.
I_am_onlive
said at 4:11 PM on Tue Sep 13 2011
@Foxwolf Thank you Foxwolf! I just posted my new demo. Check it out and tell me what you think.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 5:37 PM on Tue Sep 13 2011
@I_am_onlive nice variety in this one. you're approved ... again :P
I_am_onlive
said at 12:55 AM on Wed Sep 14 2011
@Foxwolf SNIFF Thank you so much. I just want to win this for my parents, family and friends and it would be great if I do.
I_am_onlive
said at 2:10 AM on Fri Sep 16 2011
@Foxwolf I just wanted to ask when one wins this competition does the winner also get a contract to do professional voice work with the top shows and voice actors in America?
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 2:21 PM on Fri Sep 16 2011
@I_am_onlive unforunately no. we're just a fan site and this contest is for aspiring voice actors like yourself. we wanted to create a community project where people could help each other improve their voice acting and meet others who just starting out.

we have no affiliation with any voice recording companies or studios. if this contest gets really popular, then maybe we'll be lucky one day to work with one for a voice acting job as the prize.
I_am_onlive
said at 3:23 PM on Fri Sep 16 2011
@Foxwolf Oh well thanks anyway.
I_am_onlive
said at 10:23 PM on Fri Sep 16 2011
@Foxwolf It's already the 17th how do we know who the finalists are?

said at 11:54 PM on Mon Sep 12 2011
Can't wait for the 16th!
Stingervoice (AYVO S1 Runner-Up)
said at 6:18 PM on Mon Sep 12 2011
Hey Foxwolf,
Do you notify people through email (or other methods) if their audition was accepted?
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 6:30 PM on Mon Sep 12 2011
@Stingervoice Yours has been accepted :) - It is listed in the above list of 'approved auditions'
Stingervoice (AYVO S1 Runner-Up)
said at 6:33 PM on Mon Sep 12 2011
@OptimusSolo

Awesome! Thanks so much for getting back to me. :]
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 8:28 PM on Tue Sep 13 2011
@Stingervoice No Problem!
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 4:18 PM on Mon Sep 12 2011
hey Cybergemini. we got your audition, but it's missing the introduction that's required. would you mind adding the intro and resubmitting your audition?
Cybergemini
said at 10:14 PM on Mon Sep 12 2011
@Foxwolf Not at all. I just resubmitted it.
wolfen-ways
said at 1:34 PM on Mon Sep 12 2011
When and how will we find out who moves on to the first round?
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 3:26 PM on Mon Sep 12 2011
@wolfen-ways Once the auditions have been closed it will take a day or two for the judges to decide on the Ten finalists. I will let Fox speak on 'how' you will find out :)
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 4:21 PM on Mon Sep 12 2011
@wolfen-ways we'll send each of the Finalists an email, private forum message and profile message. There will also be a Finalists page for the contest where everyone will see the Top 10. We'll also update our site banners so everyone is aware what stage of the contest we're at.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 12:20 PM on Mon Sep 12 2011
hey JWalker. We got your audition, but it's missing the required introduction. I've reset it so you can submit an audition again. cheers.
Metazoa
said at 10:51 PM on Sun Sep 11 2011
Welp, sent something in.
Do you need to know the source of the lines if we took them from somewhere?
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 10:59 PM on Sun Sep 11 2011
@Domino no, we don't. audition approved.
Bastian (AYVO S1 Finalist)
said at 12:46 PM on Sun Sep 11 2011
I submitted an audition, but the page after submission says that auditions are closed. Did it actually go through, or are auditions closed early?
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 3:07 PM on Sun Sep 11 2011
@Bastian no, the auditions are still open. strange, do you still get that message when you visit this page?
Bastian (AYVO S1 Finalist)
said at 4:39 PM on Sun Sep 11 2011
@Foxwolf Bizarre. I just tried submitting it again, and get an entirely different page, this time with the confirmation saying my audition is awaiting moderator approval.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 10:59 PM on Sun Sep 11 2011
@Bastian oh well, as long as it worked. you're approved.
Kazutoification
said at 12:03 AM on Sun Sep 11 2011
I demand one of the rounds being Adventure Time. :3
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 12:17 AM on Sun Sep 11 2011
@Kazutoification lol, we can certainly do that for a future contest, but for this one, we've already picked the franchises :)
Panda Pod
said at 3:14 AM on Sun Sep 11 2011
@Kazutoification Yes, please. YES. xD
Rev897 (AYVO S1 Quarter-Finalist)
said at 8:53 PM on Sat Sep 10 2011
I wonder what the judges think of a Morgan Freeman impression on an audition... And since I'm a high school white kid, I've pretty much doomed myself, haven't I?
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 11:28 PM on Sat Sep 10 2011
@Rev897 when you say that, you remind me of this guy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbIqL-lN1B4
Rev897 (AYVO S1 Quarter-Finalist)
said at 12:29 AM on Sun Sep 11 2011
@Foxwolf Wow, that guy does it so much better than I do. Oh well, it's not like I have anything to lose here.
Shadowken
said at 4:46 PM on Sat Sep 10 2011
Well i gave it my best shot.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 4:58 PM on Sat Sep 10 2011
@Shadowken and approved. you have one of those natural deep voices. good luck dude.
Shadowken
said at 5:18 PM on Sat Sep 10 2011
@Foxwolf Thanks. I'm trying to get a career in voice over work.
DanKotori
said at 9:22 PM on Fri Sep 9 2011
I posted my audition this afternoon, I was wondering if it went through? or should I try again?
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 10:27 PM on Fri Sep 9 2011
@DanKotori I don't see anything from you. does it say your audition has been submitted when you're on this page?
DanKotori
said at 10:59 PM on Fri Sep 9 2011
@Foxwolf Hmm..no it doesn't, I guess I'll try one more time.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 12:19 AM on Sat Sep 10 2011
@DanKotori it worked this time and now approved
DanKotori
said at 1:08 AM on Sat Sep 10 2011
@Foxwolf Alright, thank you very much! =]
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 6:33 PM on Fri Sep 9 2011
@GearSecondGoku I sent you a forum private message and profile message about your audition. Click on your name on the top right of the page to view your profile.
GearSecondGoku
said at 9:40 PM on Fri Sep 9 2011
@Foxwolf okay i mde the edits you told me too so do i just post again?
GearSecondGoku
said at 9:55 PM on Fri Sep 9 2011
@Foxwolf also you said i could repost but when i get to this page it just shows my previous auditon
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 10:29 PM on Fri Sep 9 2011
@GearSecondGoku i'm sorry. please try again now.
wolfen-ways
said at 6:27 PM on Fri Sep 9 2011
Have you figured out about FlameAmigo619's audition for the contest? Has he been approved?
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 6:34 PM on Fri Sep 9 2011
@wolfen-ways indeed he has. Just approved it :D
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 1:54 AM on Fri Sep 9 2011
@Zetchryn I sent you a forum message about your audition.
Zetchryn
said at 7:10 AM on Fri Sep 9 2011
@Foxwolf Thank you very much, did another one.
Emikodo
said at 10:24 PM on Thu Sep 8 2011
I should do MtM

You'll find out "MtM" soon
Stephy Laurens
said at 9:53 PM on Thu Sep 8 2011
Ah what a great idea! I might try it out.......I don't know. Should I go for it? Hmm.... decisions, decisions! Well, if I don't try out, I wish all my fellow VAs (and my group members) the best, best of luck! Show a lot of character and remember: there's no other voice quite like your own! Remember it always... and have a great amount of optimistic thoughts! And just think, you aren't in a recording studio, you're at home!(Trust me, my first time in the booth was a little nerve racking) So record away!

Best wishes,
Stephy Laurens, aspiring VA
akuunkyande
said at 10:02 PM on Thu Sep 8 2011
@Stephy Laurens
great words as always stephy! I will do my best! Hows your school and stuff going?
robbelen
said at 2:49 PM on Thu Sep 8 2011
Good Luck Everyone!
Minna-San, Ganbatte Ne!
akuunkyande
said at 3:13 PM on Fri Sep 9 2011
@robbelen you too! do your best!
Panda Pod
said at 11:31 PM on Wed Sep 7 2011
I stumbled upon this whilst looking up Finn's (Adventure Time) voice actor, and I will actually go out and buy a mic, download recording software and come up with an audition piece because I'm so inspired. It'll be my first try so let's see if this thing can actually come to fruition! xD
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 12:13 AM on Thu Sep 8 2011
@Panda Pod love the enthusiasm. we hope this contest will wake up the inner voice actors in people :D
Kazutoification
said at 5:28 PM on Thu Sep 8 2011
@Panda Pod... What time is it? ... >_>
Panda Pod
said at 11:54 AM on Fri Sep 9 2011
@Foxwolf The audition needs to be under a minute correct? But what I don't know is if I can do either a creative monologue in that amount of time, or simply do a few takes of a couple lines from some play or show? Does it matter?

And @Kazutoification -- HAMMER TIME!!! ohwait...
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 2:15 PM on Fri Sep 9 2011
@Panda Pod it's up to you really. if you can display some fantastic voice acting in a monologue (with varied emotions) then go for that. if you can display a variety of acting with lines from different shows, then do that. we're first and foremost looking for the best acting. and yes, under a minute :)
Panda Pod
said at 4:47 PM on Wed Sep 14 2011
@Foxwolf I finally have my a microphone now, and I've been playing with Audacity till the wee small hours of the morning. I'm still struggling to find how I can make a creative audition, but hey, two days left right? ^^; I'm going on youtube for inspiration. o:
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 2:22 PM on Fri Sep 16 2011
@Panda Pod good luck with creating your audition. we look forward to hearing it.
akuunkyande
said at 6:49 PM on Wed Sep 7 2011
I think this should turn out well. i bet it will be really fun for everyone!
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 8:16 PM on Wed Sep 7 2011
@akuunkyande I sent you a message about your audition on your profile page (just click on your name and scroll all the way to the bottom to see your messages)
Pgirts (AYVO S1 Winner / Master Of Memes)
said at 5:20 PM on Wed Sep 7 2011
This should be a lot of fun. I can't wait to hear some of these guys!
Brian
said at 10:44 AM on Wed Sep 7 2011
This is gonna be epic! =p

said at 6:44 PM on Tue Sep 6 2011
this is awesome :D
Dgrey1
said at 3:35 PM on Tue Sep 6 2011
Good Luck to Everyone ! ! ! !
akuunkyande
said at 6:49 PM on Wed Sep 7 2011
@Dgrey1 you too!!