By Stephanie Ciccarelli
August 20, 2014
Are your audition MP3s rich and robust? Tom Knight shares that taking a little extra time tweaking your audio before submitting your audition can make a big difference. With so many things out of your control, why not make the audio as good as it can possibly sound? Tom shares 3 quick tips that you can apply during post-production to create a better sound, thereby a better audition.
Tom Knight is an Emmy-Award winner for voiceover whose voice can be heard on commercials for Acura, Honda, Nikon, Schlage, Georgia Lottery, Yamaha, Sportstime Ohio, and many others.
Prior to entering the voiceover world, Tom played drums with multi-platinum, Grammy-winning artists such as TLC, Monica, Stevie Nicks, Michael McDonald and several other groups--traveling all over the world and performing for hundreds of thousands of fans in his musical career. "Growing up in the music business", Tom says, "really helped me a lot when I began working in voice, because I believe there is a kind of "natural musicality" in voice work--which is really interesting to me, because I always felt that playing a musical instrument was parallel, in so many ways, to communicating with one another through speech. It really is a full-circle experience for me; each career path drawing from the other."
In addition to drumming and voice work, Tom has also been instructing at the Atlanta Institute of Music and Media since 1994, where he currently teaches live music performance, as well as studio recording and engineering. Tom also owns a video production company out of Atlanta, and in early 2014, he added "Emmy-nominated Director" to his accolades--earning an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Television Crafts.Related Topics: Acoustics, Audio Editing, Auditioning, F. Alton Everest, Frequency, Fricatives, Physics, Post-Production, Resonance, Sound, Tom Knight
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