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Title: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: karajorma on July 15, 2010, 07:32:30 pm
For those of you who missed the last one.

Diaspora still isn't quite at the point where we will start adding the voice acting yet but we still want to know who is available to act for us.

We have a variety of major and minor parts we'll need to fill. As with the 1st casting call we're going to start with stuff from message.tbl as that is the most generic stuff and can be used even if someone records lines for us and then isn't available later for a full part. For those of you who don't know much about the engine, message.tbl handles the generic stuff from the redshirts you fly with like "Behind you!" or "DRADIS contacts!"

Here's a list of sample entries.



As before you may choose to record these or you can try to record a set of lines that cover the same situations with different words. Feel free to be creative but bear in mind that Colonial pilots won't always be facing Cylons (for instance in multiplayer TvT) and any messages that do refer to toasters are going to sound rather strange there. Try to keep swearing to a very occasional frak or gods damn. We'd like to see all the lines covered so that we can judge your range.

In the last round of tryouts we had many people who simply read the lines out loud. We need people who can actually act the lines. So if you're saying a line with some emotion in it, we want to hear that. Listen to your lines before you send them in. If they sound rather dull and emotionless to you, they probably will to us too.

In general we're probably simply going to use your lines to judge your acting ability prior to a callback but the team reserve the right to use any voice acting samples sent to us (with credit) in any way we see fit for the game. (I say that mainly so that we don't have any issues if we can't contact someone who provides samples but want to use them in the game anyway).

Make sure that any voice acting you send us is as clear as possible. You may be the next Robert De Niro but it won't count for anything if we can hardly hear your voice over pops, clicks and the whine of your processor fan. Each of the lines should be in a separate 16bit 44khz stereo wav file. The entire set should then be archived (preferably rar or 7zip) before emailing them to diasporavoices [AT] googlemail.com. Please do not send mp3 files as we can't use them in the game so they will most likely be filed in the bin.

If this thread is still stickied at the top of the forum, the audition is still open so don't worry about sending the files.
Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: General Battuta on July 15, 2010, 07:41:42 pm
Team or wing? The list is moderately inconsistent.

I'll try to push some people your way.
Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: karajorma on July 16, 2010, 05:23:21 am
Team. I thought I caught most of the cases but a couple slipped through.
Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: Something on July 16, 2010, 06:43:05 am
Want the recordings in wavs. or mp3s?
Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: Angelus on July 16, 2010, 06:49:59 am
Want the recordings in wavs. or mp3s?




Well, Kara said:

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Each of the lines should be in a separate 16bit 44khz stereo wav file

and

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Please do not send mp3 files as we can't use them in the game so they will most likely be filed in the bin.
Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: Mongoose on July 17, 2010, 12:41:50 am
I think I'm gonna definitely give this a swing.  Just one question for the woefully pop-culture-deprived among us...is DRADIS pronounced with a long A or a short one? :p
Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: General Battuta on July 17, 2010, 01:08:57 am
DRAYDISS, not DRADDIS
Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: Mongoose on July 17, 2010, 01:22:56 am
Aha.
Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: Colonol Dekker on July 17, 2010, 02:17:41 am
Does krypter mean poop? :nervous:
 
And I see you've added fuel and bullet personae messages.
 
Novel, and intruiging.
I'm already submitted for the first call.
Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: Swifty on July 17, 2010, 06:41:39 am
Little nitpick, Kara. The term bogey is used for designating radar contacts with no confirmed identity. Bandit is the term used for confirmed hostile contacts.

This might come in handy for prospective voice actors when constructing new lines: http://en.battlestarwiki.org/wiki/List_of_terms_%28RDM%29

Not Battlestar Galactica related, but this is where most of the terms the show uses comes from: http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/usaf/docs/mcm3-1-a1.htm

Here's a pretty good article on SimHQ that explains operational brevity protocol quite concisely: http://www.simhq.com/_air/air_008a.html . BSG follows brevity pretty lightly so don't worry about that article being so down about wordy transmissions. "Apollo, we got o­ne turkey playing hide and seek in the clouds, no sparrows, engaging offensive."
Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: karajorma on July 17, 2010, 08:23:49 pm
I just copied what was on message.tbl actually. But I suppose we can correct that now to avoid it being incorrect later. :)
Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: Ace on July 18, 2010, 11:46:46 am
The use of 'wing' and 'team' is a bit inconsistent since it is surprisingly that way in the show too at times. However, the bogey/bandit thing needs fixing :)
Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: Agba on July 18, 2010, 06:51:52 pm
Think i will give this a try, too:D ;)

Can perform 7 different accents :D
for example german-english, japanese-english,russian-english, italien-english, and godfather english.


:D well well well
Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: StarSlayer on July 18, 2010, 07:05:01 pm
Think i will give this a try, too:D ;)

godfather english.



Léémo get the cotton balls out of your mouth!
Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: General Battuta on July 18, 2010, 07:11:47 pm
and godfather english.

ha'la'tha wingman please
Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: Agba on July 19, 2010, 04:02:08 am
Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.
Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: Agba on July 19, 2010, 04:07:39 am
or "Where the hel are these damn riders?"

"I made them an offer,they can`t refuse" :D
Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: Scourge of Ages on July 21, 2010, 08:46:37 pm
This sounds fun, and I think I can do it. Well, I can act, I believe. What's the policy on pre-processing voice clips before sending them out? Just noise removal, or can we adjust the pitch and junk too? Would you rather we leave noise in?
Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: karajorma on July 22, 2010, 06:01:18 am
Better to leave it in unless you are a professional at this sort of thing. And if you are a professional why haven't you applied to join us? :p
Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: Scourge of Ages on July 22, 2010, 06:19:52 am
I mean there's this inexplicable buzzing noise in the clip, and since I have Audacity, I thought I might as well clean it up.

I'll see if I can get a better microphone, and hope that solves it, otherwise get set for some noise...
Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: Mongoose on July 24, 2010, 01:22:22 am
I don't know if it's just my own inexperience talking, but I'd be wary of going too crazy with the noise removal feature in Audacity.  I've had many times where it definitely yanked out something from my voice and left me sounding rather robotic.
Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: Scourge of Ages on July 24, 2010, 01:58:15 am
I got a microphone that wasn't my headset, so I'm set noise-wise. What's that about a stereo file though? Can I record channel and just duplicate it to make a stereo file?
EDIT: Never mind, that's what I did and it worked.
Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: Snagger on July 31, 2010, 09:29:03 am
Please, no-one say "negatory" - the proper expression is "negative", and only the biggest arseholes on the radio use that horrible non-expression.  It was probably invented by George W's speech writers.  Honestly, if you run with that, it would be too annoying for anyone who uses RT in real life to play the game more than once.
Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: newman on July 31, 2010, 09:52:49 am
Please, no-one say "negatory" - the proper expression is "negative", and only the biggest arseholes on the radio use that horrible non-expression.  It was probably invented by George W's speech writers.  Honestly, if you run with that, it would be too annoying for anyone who uses RT in real life to play the game more than once.

I tend to agree with this.
Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: ethaninja on August 09, 2010, 05:47:45 am
Better to leave it in unless you are a professional at this sort of thing. And if you are a professional why haven't you applied to join us? :p

Heh, I was keen on doing voice acting the first time around. I'm a professional voice actor, just not a professional sound editor :P
Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: karajorma on August 09, 2010, 09:02:47 am
In that case be sure to send us a sample of your voice as described in the first post.

Please, no-one say "negatory" - the proper expression is "negative", and only the biggest arseholes on the radio use that horrible non-expression.  It was probably invented by George W's speech writers.  Honestly, if you run with that, it would be too annoying for anyone who uses RT in real life to play the game more than once.

Actually it's a hell of a lot older than that.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/negatory

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negatory
"expressing negation," 1580, from M.Fr. negatoire,  from M.L. negatorius  "negative," from L. negatus  (see negation). In the sense "no" it is U.S. Air Force slang from the early 1950s.


Not that I'm particularly bothered about using it. Just that it seems pretty silly to single out one piece of air force slang.
Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: Ace on August 09, 2010, 12:03:32 pm
Bush's writers loved to use it because it was an attempt to go "see he flies planes! stupid people don't fly planes!" (well... for some reason we reward the ones who fly into birds but not the ones who do their jobs right every day...)

But on its own, it's proper flyboy slang.
Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: SpardaSon21 on August 09, 2010, 12:06:54 pm
Neg>negatory.
Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: Ace on August 09, 2010, 12:11:11 pm
There's also a reason you say longer terms over radio. Things like the phonetic alphabet because you want to make sure that you're heard.
Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: Demitri on August 09, 2010, 03:05:56 pm
There's also a reason you say longer terms over radio. Things like the phonetic alphabet because you want to make sure that you're heard.
Wouldn't "Negative" suffice in that case then?
Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: Ace on August 09, 2010, 03:26:32 pm
Negatory :p
Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: Demitri on August 10, 2010, 03:08:35 pm
Negatory :p
I cant actually believe i left myself open to that one! :lol:
Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: Snagger on August 19, 2010, 03:49:54 pm
There's also a reason you say longer terms over radio. Things like the phonetic alphabet because you want to make sure that you're heard.
Not quite.  It's because many letters or words sound similar and could easily be confused, especially where heavy accents or back ground noise are present.  For example, "no" could easily be confused with "go".  B, d and e sound similar, as do m and n.  S and f can be hard to distinguish on the radio.  E and i can get confusing with conversations between French and English speakers.  Even the numbers 2 and 3 are often indistinguishable, amazingly, with foreign accents. The phonetic alphabet and numbers and the use of standard international phraseology are critical in multi-national RT, but I have to say that US pilots are terrible at it.  They drop numbers from read-backs, use non-standard terminology and often don't bother to read back the details of critical clearances, responding with just a callsign or "roger" (illegal response).  They're not alone, by any means, but it is a predominant disposition.  But then again, BSG's continual and undisciplined RT chatter and distorted sound may be more representative of US RT - European and certainly British RT use tends to be stricter and clearer, especially UK military, which is generally free from distortion or garbling and is fairly strict on what is actually said.

But "negatory" has never been used outside the US and, frankly, sounds ridiculous.

By the way, my reference to George W was tongue in cheek - I hadn't heard him use "negatory" but it does fit the pattern of horrible non-words and mispronunciations that he would use in public speeches.
Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: ajax-wounds on August 23, 2010, 02:57:40 am
id say the distortions are probably due to interferance from interstellar interferance.
Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: tikey on August 23, 2010, 10:31:43 pm
I'd say god did it
Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: newman on August 24, 2010, 03:18:44 am
God doesn't get personally involved too much in the BSG 'verse, that's what's he's got promiscuous blond angels for.
Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: a1mck on August 27, 2010, 03:25:49 am
Hi,

I've just found this, and I have some questions regarding the voice acting that you're requesting.

Do you want me to change my voice for each of the lines such as different accent, or will that be done in post, or do you want me to change it using a program?

Can you give me an idea as to how intense you want the lines for "Green Team Arrived - "This is Green wing, we have arrived."" and for the Purple Team and the others?

Thanks,
a1mck



Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: newman on August 27, 2010, 03:37:50 am
Hi,

I've just found this, and I have some questions regarding the voice acting that you're requesting.

Do you want me to change my voice for each of the lines such as different accent, or will that be done in post, or do you want me to change it using a program?

I'd say to go with the accent you feel you can do best. If you can do more then one, great, we might be able to use you for more then one role then. Don't change anything in post unless you feel you're really good with sound editing. And if you are, you should be joining the team anyway :)

Can you give me an idea as to how intense you want the lines for "Green Team Arrived - "This is Green wing, we have arrived."" and for the Purple Team and the others?

Yea, those aren't exactly "oh my gods the Columbia is gone" kinds of moments - you probably want to do those in a calm, reassuring voice.
Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: a1mck on August 27, 2010, 08:00:00 pm
Thanks for the reply! I'm about a 1/4 done, and I should have them out to you by tonight.

I've done them in 3's so you have 3 separate tones for each line.

Please let me know if the quality is to your standards, or if you'd like any changes made.

Thanks,

a1mck
Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: Ace on August 27, 2010, 08:41:52 pm
Generally for the regular dialog everything should be in a calm professional voice, minus when you're being blown up (but even then don't overact. We don't need Calculons and Shatners :p )

In the campaign itself, ideally we'll have some direction notes with the dialog.
Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: a1mck on September 12, 2010, 05:00:32 pm
Did you receive my dialogues? I really had to turn the volume down on them, so if they are too low, then I'll redo to them if you want.
Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: karajorma on September 12, 2010, 08:50:51 pm
Haven't received any new samples for about a week or so, when did you send them?
Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: a1mck on September 14, 2010, 10:49:18 pm
Haven't received any new samples for about a week or so, when did you send them?

I sent it 27 August :)
Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: newman on September 15, 2010, 03:21:22 am
I sent it 27 August :)

I don't see anything received on that date. Sending you a PM to check the name.
Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: ethaninja on October 06, 2010, 12:43:18 am
So I've handed in my voice clips. Let me know how they are.
Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: jason_k on October 10, 2010, 10:54:11 pm
Audition sent.
Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: ethaninja on October 12, 2010, 03:50:46 am
So does that mean everybody since after that date's auditions didn't get taken in then?
Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: newman on October 12, 2010, 06:29:27 am
So does that mean everybody since after that date's auditions didn't get taken in then?

Nope, we're still open. Just need to get our sound engineer guy to sort them out, we'll get back to you. Actually I'll go so far as to say that since we're going for episodic releases, even once R1 roles have all been assigned it still makes sense to send your clips because we'll definitely be able to use good voice actors for subsequent releases, as well. It might take us a while to get back to some people but we'll get to it.
Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: Roscoe! on October 31, 2010, 03:14:07 pm
Hello,

Folk are always telling me I should "do something" with my voice, and I saw this was here.  I love Battlestar, and I figure it would be a fun way to try something out.  So... are these still open?
Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: Darkblade on October 31, 2010, 04:03:05 pm
It's open until karajorma states otherwise. And I'm sure they appreciate any audition they get.

Rock the world Roscoe! :)
Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: newman on October 31, 2010, 04:27:38 pm
Hello,

Folk are always telling me I should "do something" with my voice, and I saw this was here.  I love Battlestar, and I figure it would be a fun way to try something out.  So... are these still open?

Definitely send us your stuff. We can always use a good voice actor.
Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: Roscoe! on October 31, 2010, 04:41:57 pm
Well, I won't say "good" yet  :p  Never really tried it before.  But I'll definitely get some stuff to you in the next couple days.
Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: Browncoat Mal on November 01, 2010, 01:43:07 am
Ditto. Will do the same, and am roping one of my female friends into doing the same, since we all know that BSG is famed for its 'gender blindness'. :)
Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: rscaper1070 on November 01, 2010, 02:22:56 am
If that "gender blindness" was a riff on the recent thread, that was pretty funny. :wakka:
Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: InquisitorFelix on November 01, 2010, 03:32:16 am
Any particular accents you're after?

I'm an Aussie and I can give a few different "types" of Australian accent.
Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: newman on November 01, 2010, 04:12:07 am
Show us any accents you feel can do well. Aussie accents were seen in the show and I wouldn't mind having them here either.
Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: FraktuRe on November 01, 2010, 05:31:03 am
Just please don't do the 'Australian' accent that all americans seem to think we aussies have.
Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: KaraBulut on November 01, 2010, 10:16:39 am
Can you reccomend any freeware voice programs ?

To get the audio format, bit etc things correct.
Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: General Battuta on November 01, 2010, 10:17:56 am
Audacity has always worked well for me.
Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: ethaninja on November 01, 2010, 07:46:32 pm
Just please don't do the 'Australian' accent that all americans seem to think we aussies have.

Oh yeah, I find that very VERY annoying!
Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: Browncoat Mal on November 02, 2010, 12:14:26 am
It was a riff...and I'm glad you found it funny. :)

Recording tonight, will try to get them sent in tomorrow.

Question on the topic of accents- did any Irish accents show up and thus can be considered canon? I grew up over there before moving to the States and did my secondary education there, so it's nice and fresh up there with my standard non-accented American (huzzah for Arizona being accent neutral).
Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: General Battuta on November 02, 2010, 07:23:49 am
Romo Lampkin had an accent that was sorta Irish (I think.)
Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: jason_k on November 04, 2010, 07:33:50 pm
If we've already sent an audition in can we send in alternative auditions with different styles of delivery? Or should we just stick with the audition we've already sent? I guess in a way I'm asking if I can augment my previous audition with a different persona's delivery, or if I should have consolidated it all into a single audition email. Sorry if this has been answered already. I don't want to be the bastard that screws up how you all have organized your casting call. lol.
Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: karajorma on November 04, 2010, 11:58:43 pm
Feel free to send in a different version.
Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: Browncoat Mal on November 06, 2010, 01:58:12 am
Sorry on the delay, but Apollo has decided to sow disease and plague amongst my family, and right now I can barely breath, let alone throw out comm chatter....

Will hopefully be better by this weekend. :)
Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: Morrigan Actual on December 07, 2010, 04:13:15 pm
I think I will submit an audition!
Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: newman on December 07, 2010, 04:49:06 pm
Feel free. Welcome to the boards :)
Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: Sololop on December 16, 2010, 01:11:29 am
I've never contributed before, so why not start here? My dry, monotonous, call-centre beaten voice must be good for something!

Do I just toss an Email to Kara with the appropriate files?
Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: newman on December 16, 2010, 05:55:22 am
I've never contributed before, so why not start here? My dry, monotonous, call-centre beaten voice must be good for something!

Do I just toss an Email to Kara with the appropriate files?

Sure, we definitely need voice actors. Please refer to the first post of this thread for the email address you need to send it to and some technical instructions. Thank you.
Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: Magpi on December 16, 2010, 11:11:34 pm
What do "Krypter" and "wilco" mean?
Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: General Battuta on December 16, 2010, 11:13:50 pm
What do "Krypter" and "wilco" mean?

'Krypter' is BSG's version of 'Mayday'. 'Wilco' is standard radio brevity code for 'will comply.'
Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: Magpi on December 17, 2010, 01:23:56 am
gotcha
Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: KaraBulut on December 22, 2010, 01:13:29 pm
I sent some recordings. Hope they will be helpfull.
Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: Sololop on December 22, 2010, 10:45:50 pm
I had the recordings. But due to unforeseen circumstances (Computer vomited into itself) I'll have to do them again some other time.
Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: Keaney Ashcroft on February 01, 2011, 07:20:52 am
Is this still open? I wanna participate in it. :D
Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: newman on February 01, 2011, 08:28:07 am
Yes it is. It'll remain open until we have all the roles assigned and have announced we've started recording the VA. We're still polishing some of the dialogue, after missions are considered final we'll assign roles and get back to people who would fit those roles best. Until then, the more the merrier - so sure, send your samples :)
Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: MDS on February 17, 2011, 04:08:24 pm
Oh thank god the Diaspora website's back, I thought maybe the BSGO people had nuked you.

I signed up here to V/O audition for Blue Planet, but if you're still auditioning for Diaspora I'll definitely submit one here too. I love BSG and I reckon I could do an OK Gaius Baltar voice ^^

Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: newman on February 17, 2011, 04:48:11 pm
The site was never gone, we just switched the address to www.diasporagame.com (old one was diaspora-game.com). By all means send us your voice samples. We don't need Baltar atm and probably won't in the foreseeable future though; we'll basically need voices of pilots and possibly the Theseus's comm officer, stuff like that. Just follow the instructions on what to record and you should be fine. Looking forward to hearing more samples.
Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: MDS on February 17, 2011, 04:56:49 pm
Hehe np, but if you need someone who sounds like a poor impression of him I've got it covered :P Will send something in
Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: BravoElement504 on February 20, 2011, 10:42:54 am
Newman, what do you need said by the Commander. And I'll get started today on it today. Theseus arriving, commander on deck. And taking over cap duties for the fleet.
Gun batteries Alpha  through Echo, prepare  for target bearing. Switch to salvo fire. and target their center axis. X.O. send a marine detail to secondary D.C. central. Prepare 
to repel cylon boarding party.  You can P.M. me if you would like. 
Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: newman on February 20, 2011, 11:30:21 am
Newman, what do you need said by the Commander. And I'll get started today on it today. Theseus arriving, commander on deck. And taking over cap duties for the fleet.
Gun batteries Alpha  through Echo, prepare  for target bearing. Switch to salvo fire. and target their center axis. X.O. send a marine detail to secondary D.C. central. Prepare 
to repel cylon boarding party.  You can P.M. me if you would like.

For now we're still modifying the dialogue here and there, so you're best off just recording the examples as we outlined in the first post of this thread. Of course if you want to add some extra lines of dialogue like you gave an example of in your post, go right ahead, just make sure you've also done the lines we outlined in the first post. If everyone does the same lines it gives us a baseline comparison to work with.
The way this works is, first we assign roles based on availability of actors and the samples they sent, then we give you guys the actual lines to record (once we have the mission texts final). For now, we just need those examples.
Thanks in advance for your contribution!
Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: BravoElement504 on February 22, 2011, 12:20:30 am
Thank you for the quick reply. I'll get started now buddy. I want to help in anyway I can. You guys are doing the hard stuff.
Anything I can do is a privilege. And my pleasure. Thanks again.
Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: angrysquirrel on April 18, 2011, 05:20:08 pm
I'd love to help out.  Let me know when you need me!
Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: karajorma on April 18, 2011, 06:17:20 pm
Well the first post has all the details. Just follow them and send in your audition.
Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: Z3R0115 on May 23, 2011, 06:02:31 am
I was wondering if It would be acceptable to make 2 versions of the dialogue list and send them both

1.) being exact, word for word, what is listed for auditions

and

2.) A version that (I'm assuming) still fits or delivers the same point but is Either slightly different than what you have listed or has been changed mostly
Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: karajorma on May 23, 2011, 06:14:45 am
As I said in the first post we don't mind you making your own lines up completely as that actually makes it more likely we'll use them as is. Just bear in mind that you can't make assumptions about the enemy in them as the lines might be needed for missions where you take on Tauron Rebels or some other non-cylon enemies.
Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: G0atmaster on May 23, 2011, 08:09:48 pm
This reminds me.  I need a new headset.

Once I do, I'll be happy to give it a go.
Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: Z3R0115 on May 25, 2011, 02:35:27 am
As I said in the first post we don't mind you making your own lines up completely as that actually makes it more likely we'll use them as is. Just bear in mind that you can't make assumptions about the enemy in them as the lines might be needed for missions where you take on Tauron Rebels or some other non-cylon enemies.

I will keep that in mind, Thank you.

 My only other question is: do you want me to add a static effect at the beginning/end of each clip? I'm assuming no because you guys would make your own but I just figured I'd ask lol
Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: newman on May 25, 2011, 03:27:10 am
I will keep that in mind, Thank you.

 My only other question is: do you want me to add a static effect at the beginning/end of each clip? I'm assuming no because you guys would make your own but I just figured I'd ask lol

No, keep your clips clean - that way our sound guys can work with them as they like.
Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: Z3R0115 on May 25, 2011, 01:41:34 pm
I figured :p

I guess I might as well mention then that if needed i can do some sound effect work. Although I'd assume you'd just rip most of the effects out from the show since the best way to replicate a bsg experience would be to have accurate audio and effects, but In my free time I spend alot of time with music production software such as ableton live or fl studio or alot of NI's stuff and Know my way around synths, modulation software etc well enough to make decent effects although I mostly make music it's much the same concept just on a smaller scale (hence easier for the most part :p)
Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: newman on May 25, 2011, 01:54:07 pm
I figured :p

I guess I might as well mention then that if needed i can do some sound effect work. Although I'd assume you'd just rip most of the effects out from the show since the best way to replicate a bsg experience would be to have accurate audio and effects, but In my free time I spend alot of time with music production software such as ableton live or fl studio or alot of NI's stuff and Know my way around synths, modulation software etc well enough to make decent effects although I mostly make music it's much the same concept just on a smaller scale (hence easier for the most part :p)

Actually, no we don't rip anything directly out of the show. We do all content from scratch, but we try to emulate the feeling of the show as best we can.
We already have sound engineers but why don't you link us some examples of your stuff so we can get some idea of what you can do?
Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: Colonol Dekker on May 25, 2011, 03:46:26 pm
I understand it's REALLY early days still, but i just wanted to confirm that you recieved my e-mail however long ago it was :/
Much appreciated  :yes:
Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: newman on May 25, 2011, 04:18:44 pm
From what I can recall we did indeed receive your email and (while I will have to go listen again, was a while ago) I think I actually liked your submission. Apologies to everyone for being quiet for such a long time, we will be emailing everyone soonish to confirm who's still available and who's not so we can proceed.
Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: Z3R0115 on May 25, 2011, 07:46:37 pm
All I have uploaded atm are full length songs that for the most part I'm not at all crazy about If you want I can link one or two of those, I have some free time right now so i might just put a little "sound effect" demo together and throw it up for you guys since I have something stuck in my head anyways XD

but let me know if you want a song or two of mine linked as I also have alot better projects that I never uploaded just sitting on my comp that also might show a bit more of what I can do? i guess? lol
Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: -Joshua- on June 29, 2011, 06:21:57 am
Oh snap. I did some auditions and now put them all into .ogg... But I thought the FS2_open engine can handle .ogg for voice files, so is that alright?
Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: Angelus on June 29, 2011, 11:22:07 am
Oh snap. I did some auditions and now put them all into .ogg... But I thought the FS2_open engine can handle .ogg for voice files, so is that alright?


IIRC, .wav is the preferred format, as all files have to be edited ( to a point). But i may be wrong on that one.

EDIT: Yeah, i was right.

Quote from: karajorma
Each of the lines should be in a separate 16bit 44khz stereo wav file
Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: karajorma on June 29, 2011, 11:47:21 pm
Yep, .ogg isn't that useful for us as it loses quaility every time it's edited. We can't use it for much the same reason you don't keep editing a .jpg file.
Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: -Joshua- on July 03, 2011, 10:44:17 am
Yep, .ogg isn't that useful for us as it loses quaility every time it's edited. We can't use it for much the same reason you don't keep editing a .jpg file.

Some people did a research into that done by a magazine (Computer Totaal or CT, dunno which). The quality differences after a thousand saves is minimal.
Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: Wrath 228 on July 31, 2011, 07:02:45 pm
Got an e-mail from you guys a couple of weeks ago asking if I was still available (of course I am!). I replied to it the day I got it, but I just wanted to extend my thanks for allowing me to be involved in your project! I look forward to recording stuff for real soon!
Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: Cyb3RMini0N on October 01, 2012, 03:22:58 pm
Normally I wouldn't post in a (possibly) necro thread, but I wanted to ask if you folks are still looking for VA submissions?

Just played through Shattered Armistice and it totally rocks! I got my butt handed to me in a bag but nice to show some toasters how it's done!

Anyway if you are still looking for voice actors myself and the missus would be very interested in submitting samples.

Cyb3R
Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: newman on October 01, 2012, 04:16:38 pm
We will definitely need more actors for the next release, however it will be some time before we reach a dialogue lock point and are ready to assign roles to VA's. So do send us samples, just be ready for a bit of a wait :)
Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: Cyb3RMini0N on October 01, 2012, 04:49:09 pm
Awesome!

We'll get some samples ready in the next few days, any preference as to accent? We're both Scottish but I can do Middle American, American (older, gruff, sorta Lance Henrikson-y), generic English, Cockney and Eastern European. My Partner also does Middle American, Australian,generic English, Cockney and full on RP.

Looking forward to getting some stuff together for you.
Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: Dukayn on October 01, 2012, 06:56:41 pm
My Partner also does [snip] Australian
Whenever someone says they can do our accent, I shudder and hope they haven't gotten all of their source from Steve Irwin :P
Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: Ace on October 01, 2012, 10:23:19 pm
It'd be good to have samples with the full voice range. There's a few parts where we'd like older sounding characters.
Title: Re: Diaspora 2nd Voice Acting Casting Call
Post by: Cyb3RMini0N on October 02, 2012, 11:04:00 am
My Partner also does [snip] Australian
Whenever someone says they can do our accent, I shudder and hope they haven't gotten all of their source from Steve Irwin :P

Nah mate, Neighbours! We're not total drongos. :p