'Delightfully Irreverent, Yet Effective' Tutorial: Skype Patch using the Audient iD22

OK, so this one’s been percolating since the beginning of summer. After a great deal of research, I pulled the trigger on an Audient iD22 as my new interface.

Now, before anyone asks, my choice was based on my own motivations, I had a pretty specific laundry list of needs to be met. I could talk about those at great length, but quite honestly, that’s another show, with apologies to Alton Brown.

So here’s how I made my iD22 into a one-button “phone” patch using Skype:

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Faffcon Cutting Room Floor: How to Be a Graduate Student of the Game of VO

(Reader’s note: This was a potential breakout session at Faffcon 7 in Tucson, AZ, but was cut due to time, space, and being stupidly titled)

Have you ever said or heard a fellow talent say this? image

"I’m just stupid in tech stuff".

Or this?

"But you’re smart."

How about this?

"It takes a really smart person to understand that."

Or maybe even…?

"E-learning is boring."

How many of you has ever said anything like that? How many have heard someone say a permutation of any of those?

Probably all of you, right?

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Faffcon, je t’aime.

Faffcon. Faffcon is what brings us together today. 

Faffcon…that blessed arrangement, that dream within a dream….

Yeah, I totally went there, fans of must-see movies.

But for sooth, Faffcon is, indeed, what brought us together this past weekend.

When I got home, I was awash in so many emotional memories. So much so, it was difficult to recount what actually happened all weekend. To say it was a blur would be to do it a cliched disservice.

I finally was able to settle down enough to tell my wife about all the wonderful things that I witnessed and in which i participated.

I have never felt more loved than I did Sunday afternoon. I don’t think I’ve cried as much as I did this weekend in a very long time.

(Yes, I’m a sap.)

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Damn, I’m good. (Oscars 2013)

So I teased this in my other blog post yesterday.

It’s kind of a pastime of mine to predict the Oscars and then talk about it with some snark and sarcasm. And gloat at how I did in my predictions, which are usually pretty solid.

So let’s jump right in, shall we?

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I know I’d never be me without the security of your loving arms. (‘Have You Seen This Man?’ Week 27)

(This blog is part of an ongoing weekly series on weight loss. But you knew that, right?)

Some days you just can’t plan for things.

It’s like Burns said, “The best-laid schemes o’ mice an’ men gang aft agley.”

There are just some periods of time that feel like a perfect storm of shite.

Never bet against her.

And then, there are astronomical alignments of awesome.

Last week, I took a little hit to the momentum train. It was kinda expected. You’re cruising along, and then BAM! Without warning, something happens and you’ve been derailed. The worst times are when you can’t figure out what the hell happened.

Well, I have a small confession. I know what happened.

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Today never happened before. (‘Have You Seen This Man?’ Week 26)

(This blog is part of an ongoing weekly series on weight loss. At this point, you should have this figured out.)

Rhythm. Keep it up.

Six months. 

A half year.

Wonder where I’ll be in six months?

Heck, I wonder where I’ll be in a week, let alone six months.

But I can say this: It’s been a good six months.

On August 18th, I joined Weight Watchers exactly twenty-six weeks ago, and I was a man in peril.

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Reason #666 Why Being Fat Sucks:

Well, I’m probably setting the bar high with this one, and remember…

…I warned you.

666) Teabagging public toilets.

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Reason #542 Why Being Fat Sucks:

I’m going to start with one that was brought to my attention a couple of weeks ago.

542) Fat shaming is starting to be accepted as a deterrent.


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I have run, I have crawled, I have scaled these city walls. (‘Have You Seen This Man?’ Week 24)

(This blog is part of an ongoing weekly series on weight loss. At this point, you should have figured this out.)

So I totally let the cat out of the bag.

During the ‘big game’ on Sunday, you know…the one that ends the professional American football season? Why anyone can’t say Super Bowl is a testament to the moniker of No Fun League.

Anyway, I digress. During said game, the lights went out. And I don’t mean there was an outage at my house…I’m talking about forty minutes of hand-wringing in Nawlins.

The freaking power browned out during the Super Bowl. 

And so there was nothing to talk about except variants of ‘Infrastructure Fail.’

No comments about Ray Lewis’ cameo in the next Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles live action movie as The Shredder. 

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HAVE YOU SEEN THIS MAN? (And no, I don’t mean Pat Fraley)

Brad with Pat Fraley, 2008It’s been a really long time since I shared anything here. In fact, it’s been four months since I last had anything to say here.

Not that I haven’t had anything to say at all. I’ve just been working. And that, friends, has been a really good thing, because I’ve been busy. 

But that’s not why I’m here. I’m here to beg you all for help, because my life has been taken hostage.

And the worst part?

Hardly anybody knew.

I didn’t even notice at first.

That’s sad.

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