By Stephanie Ciccarelli
January 14, 2010
How can you get more clients to listen to your demos?
Wouldn't it help if the audio itself played a role in championing your cause?
Learn more about how you can make your demos ultra attractive and more easily listened to here at Voices.com.
Mainly it's to do with the file size. If a file is larger it will take longer to load in the player, thus it takes longer to play. At Voices.com we place great emphasis on presenting quality audio and allow you to upload files without any compression or manipulation of your audio. While this is a wonderful and authentic way to present audio, it also opens the door for larger files to take longer to load.
Another chief factor, which is entirely out of your control, is the quality of the Internet connection the client has.
Memory and Bandwidth
In a similar vein, the client may be multitasking on their computer while they are listening. Download speed is determined in part by the activities a person is performing at the moment of download.
For instance, someone could be running software upgrades, doing computer maintenance, be using a number of applications or have multiple tabs and windows open in their Internet browser. There is only so much memory and bandwidth to go around.
There are things you can do to help combat these hurdles to make your demo load faster or be worth waiting for.
à¹ Make sure your demo is an MP3 file
à¹ Encode all MP3s you upload to Voices.com at 128kbps
à¹ Keep your demos to 60 seconds or less
Reference: 1 minute of stereo digital audio, encoded at 128kbps = 1 MB MP3 file.
I hope what I've shared has helped and am interested to hear how you personally strive toward making your demo attractive and worth the wait.
Looking forward to your reply,
Vox Daily offers a daily dose of voice acting news, articles, tutorials, interviews, intelligent conversation and business ideas for voice talent and voice actors.
Join us in Toronto, Canada for VoiceWorld from May 3-4, 2013. It's sure to be the voice acting event of the year!