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PANAcademy: Twisted Wave Audiobook Post Production

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Wed October 18, 2023 @ 10:00 am 11:30 am PDT

10am PT / 1pm ET / 6pm BST
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Narrators who work at ACX, Spoken Realms, and Findaway Voices are responsible for completing the post production work on audiobooks so that their audio meets publisher specifications.  This work can be outsourced or the narrator can do this work.

This course will use many of the tools at Twisted Wave to edit, proof, pickup, and master audiobook audio to meet these specifications.

The instructor will present a set of steps that build a finished audio product, which the instructor will call a “workflow.”  The workflow is like a recipe, and like any recipe, once mastered, will allow the “chef” to adapt to specific needs and discoveries.

Instructor: Jack de Golia

Instructor Bio: An award-winning audiobook narrator, e-learning voice, video game actor, and storyteller: Jack will give you winning, ahead-of-schedule voice work for audiobooks, e-learning, political ads, cartoons, commercials and videogames, and anything involving character voices. With a PR & stage-acting career spanning four decades, Jack brings a seasoned and always fresh approach to voiceover work. It’s been said he has the voice of “every man’s man.” While Jack is based in Las Vegas, his studio lets him work all over the world as a male voice actor.

Target Audience: This class is for people with basic knowledge of Twisted Wave and who have Twisted Wave on a laptop or desktop computer, which can include the free demo version.  A Mac computer is optimal, though Twisted Wave now has a PC version.  

You should be able to start and stop recording, start and stop playback, set recording levels, and gauge your room tone.  You should also know how to read the two level meters on either side of the main Twisted Wave screen so that you can set your audio to peak between -6 and -4 dB.

The instructor will provide a short audiobook script. You’ll be asked to record at the levels just mentioned and include 15 seconds of room tone. The instructor will send you instructions for uploading the audio sample.  You will be asked to not do any editing.  Please do not remove or adjust breaths, nor process this audio in any way.

Zoom instructions: You will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link to your event. The Zoom link will also be available to logged-in ticket holders on this page 15 minutes prior to the event.


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Please note that classes that do not meet a minimum number of students may be cancelled with 48 hours notice. Students will be notified by email and their payment refunded.

Got questions? Email panacademy@pronarrators.org and we’ll get back to ya!