By Stephanie Ciccarelli
August 23, 2012
We've been working away all summer to bring you an assortment of upgrades and goodies.
A lot of exciting things have been happening at Voices.com in terms of development and making our website even better for you.
Hear more about some of the upcoming new features you'll enjoy as well as changes made to improve the details talent are provided with regarding job postings in today's VOX Daily.
Many of the improvements being made to the service have to do with empowering those posting jobs to more clearly determine and define their needs. These changes are designed to make their experiences auditioning talent even better while at the same time improving the service for our voice talent members by providing you with greater detail as it pertains to job postings and how the audio will be used.
This release includes new features such as:
Have you ever sat back and thought there were too many auditions being submitted? We hear that often from voice talent, usually when it comes to jobs that are posted to English North American speakers representing both genders in categories such as television and radio.
Although there are many auditions submitted, most voice talent members of Voices.com are comforted by the fact that the ordering of responses is no longer a first-come first-served reality but that audition submissions are ordered by highest to lowest Voicematch scores. This means that even though you may not be able to audition right away, the higher your VoiceMatch score, the higher your audition will be positioned in the client's responses. As in the past, clients do not see a VoiceMatch score alongside your auditions.
Now, you'll note that this didn't change anything though so far as the number of auditions submitted were concerned which is why we have given clients tools to help them determine how many responses they might receive. The following information below is part of how we are working toward making the number of auditions submitted less numerous as per our voice talent member requests.
Being able to search for talent based upon vocal characteristics is handy. That being said, clients will soon be able to search by Voice Age. What you'll want to do to take advantage of this is edit your demos so that they will be included in searches conducted based on vocal age in the future.
Remember that voice age refers to how old your voice sounds, not how old you are in years.
Here's a link to where you can get to your demos once logged in at Voices.com:
We will be implementing a real-time audition estimator for clients so that they can see how many voice talent are estimated to respond to their job posting based on the fields they have completed on the job posting form. The more defined their requirements, the less talent will match and thereby be invited to audition. The broader their requirements, the greater the number of responses they are projected to receive.
This will help clients to estimate how many responses they will get. If a client wants to only be hearing from a certain amount of voice talent, the client can narrow their specifications. Each selection made on the job posting form will impact the number of estimated talent responses they may receive.
This release also includes the addition of a market size field on our job posting form. This field will only appear if a client selects Radio or Television as their category of choice. Once the field appears, the client will then have the option of selecting Local, Regional or National as the market size for their recording.
Earlier this week, we submitted our iPad app to Apple for their App Store. We released the Voices.com iPhone app a couple months ago and anticipate a wonderful release for the Voices.com iPad app in the coming weeks.
If you missed a special webinar on how the Voices.com iPad App works, you are welcome to watch CEO David Ciccarelli demoing the app live here:
Click here to watch the talent preview or watch the video below:
Click here to watch the client preview or watch the video below:
We hope you will enjoy these improvements and the new features coming soon. Be sure to let us know what you think!
Stephanie, David, Laurynda and the Voices.com TeamRelated Topics: Apple, iPad, iPhone, radio, YouTube
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