Voice Talent Services by Thomas Sullinger
Here’s to a Fresh Start

Here’s to a Fresh Start

“Fresh start” might not be the best wording.  “Revitalization” might be more appropriate.  The website underwent a fairly drastic redesign with the blog section being completely transformed to match.  Not only did the website undergo a fairly drastic change, but the studio has also changed a bit. Continue reading →

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K.I.S.S. Your Studio

K.I.S.S. Your Studio

SimplifyTo simplify complications is the first essential of success” (George Earle Buckle).  My recording setup was too complicated, having too many connection points for things to go wrong.  While a patchbay made it easier to reconfigure my signal chains with a few patch cables, the capability was unnecessary in a strictly VO setup like mine.  So, I applied the KISS principle to it.

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5 Ways to Keep Your Blog Secure

5 Ways to Keep Your Blog Secure

No HackersIn the recent past, my WordPress installation was hacked from a Russian IP Address.  In searching for what the hacker(s) actually did, I was able to find other sites with the same affliction.  The scary part is this:  If you do not know what to look for, detecting the issue can be next-to-impossible.  Luckily, there are ways to defend your blog from similar attacks. Continue reading →

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Cyber-Socializing Your Brand

Cyber-Socializing Your Brand

I’m sure you have wondered which social media platforms you should use to promote your brand.  Today, we will focus on some social media details…climbing the ladder to the high-dive and going head-first into the deep end, in fact.  There is knowledge to be know-ified, here.  Also included are branding guidelines and image dimensions for a few of the more popular networks. Continue reading →

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Mixer or Interface?

Mixer or Interface?

I reached a point in the planning of my studio when I had to decide if I wanted my studio to center on a mixer or a USB audio interface for direct-to-PC recording.  I found both to be necessary, really coming down to desired expansion potential.  Ready for a little bit of audio engineering?  I also ended up touching on some technical stuff in the process of writing this post. Continue reading →

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Upgrades to the Current

In my previous post, I discussed my first home studio.  Now, let’s get a little more up-to-date.

For the test drive period of my voice over career, I stuck to my original equipment:  MXL V88, Behringer mixer, Audacity…nothing special.  No more than a few months went by before I wanted to upgrade.  Fortunately, I had a strong foundation on which to build. Continue reading →

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The Economical Home Studio

The Economical Home Studio

Like most initial forays into home recording, I see my first home studio as modest.  Lucky is the voice talent who can begin his/her career with a Neumann TLM 103 feeding a Macbook Pro through a Universal Audio Apollo Twin interface from the audible comfort of a whisper room.  This was not me.  Most of us must begin down the road of voice talent-dom with a much more scaled-back setup.  This does not mean we are doomed to produce an inferior product. Continue reading →

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The Introductory Post

The Introductory Post

I’m Thomas, the “TS” of TS Narrations.  I guess an appropriate first post is to get you up to speed on my voice over history.

My voice over story begins in Batesville, Arkansas, when I was 15 years old.  I was lucky enough to have a summer internship at a local radio station. Continue reading →

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