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Watermarks in Custom Demos

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

June 9, 2006

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Do you protect your voice demos with watermarks or sound effects?


This week, I thought it would be apropos to write about watermarks and why you as voice talents may use them in your custom demos for clients.

A "watermark" is basically a sound logo or sound effect used to protect your work. These can be used at the beginning, throughout or at the end of a demo.

Some talent employ different techniques when protecting their work, including:

๏ Watermarks
๏ Slating your name
๏ Strategically Placed Sound Effects

The concept of watermarking is a gray area for many people, including clients looking to hire voice actors.

I wrote an article in the client blog earlier this week introducing demo protection techniques, explaining what they are, why they are used, and positive ways that they can embrace these as professional precautions instead of as an annoyance.

You can download watermarks and sound logos at Voices.com to help protect your work.

Click here to download watermarks and sound logos (you'll find music too!).

Always here to help :)

Have a great weekend,


Related Topics: digital, recordings, voice overs, watermark, watermarking audio files, watermarks


    ABSOLUTELY...I use a music bed and I also never record any script in its entirety.

    Posted by:

      Great ideas for protecting your work!

      I usually record the complete script and save it. Then cut off the last paragraph and save/send that as my demo.

      Posted by:

        Absolutely imperative! I usually will use a sound bed and/or sfx in my demos. I send the prospective clients mostly custom demos because:

        A)It helps protect my work and,

        B) It shows the client my abilities and the pride I take in my work even before I land the gig.


        Posted by:
        • Blair
        • June 21, 2006 7:57 PM

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