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#1 Benjamin Tuttle

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 05:43 PM

WIN MY MICROPHONE
It’s a competition that I wanted to try out for some time. Ever since I bought a new microphone, my Samson C01U microphone has been gathering dust and is in need of a new home. This has been in my mind for a while, but due to a busy schedule, I never had the time to carry it out until recently. The premise is quite simple; for anybody wanting a decent microphone for free is able to join. It’s an acting competition dealing with characters in short scenes, from mundane to out of the ordinary, performing original scenes written specially for this competition (no fan written scenes).
Now then… some things you should know.


  • This is a competition aimed for anyone needing a decent microphone.
  • Two other judges will be involved and kept anonymous- they will be selected and asked to remain objective.
  • There are three rounds with three different scenes to perform.
  • This competition will be announced live on my podcast, The Voice Chat, and it will take place on the show. Scenes will be played live and the judges will make their critiques later on.
  • Recordings have to be raw and sent by email.
  • Unfortunately international shipping is very expensive (60 dollars or more in several distributors), so anyone outside the US and Canada cannot join. I hate to enforce this, but it is way out of my budget for this one.

Now then, the scripts for the scenes will be announced on my podcast every Tuesday night at around 8:15 pm CT (9:15 pm ET and 6:15 pm PT). The scripts will be given at this chatroom with a download link provided later on in a site. Those who are interested must be involved in all three scenes and have to send their lines by the deadline, those who miss the deadline will not have their entries accepted.

The prize is my microphone, though I may add on a pop filter and a new stand in the future, but we will see what happens. Here are the photos of the mic, a little worn out on the exterior, but I have included a raw recording. (The air conditioner was on full blast during the recording.)

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July 9th will be the deadline for anybody interested in signing up for the competition.

Thank you

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#2 thebiz

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 05:52 PM

Nice! A couple of questions...

Does it start July 2?
How do we sign up?
Please define raw.

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 06:02 PM

Nice! A couple of questions...

Does it start July 2?


The deadline to sign up will be the 9th and the first round will be at the 16th.

Nice! A couple of questions...
How do we sign up?


Either PM me, reply to this thread, or send me an email at BenTuttle90 (at) aol.com

Nice! A couple of questions...
Please define raw.


The actual recording with no effects applied, like noise removal or reverb.

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#4 psylentknight

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 09:12 PM

Count me in. I'd love to give it a shot.

#5 TehPoptartKid

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 10:28 PM

Sure. I'll also give it a shot.

Sounds like fun.

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 01:15 AM

Will do. Can't wait for it to start.
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#7 fospherous

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 07:52 AM

I'm in ;)

EDIT: Just read the shippings rule.... bloody racist! :P

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 01:15 AM

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#9 Kittykat8587

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 01:28 AM

i can always use a better mic....count me in

#10 Benjamin Tuttle

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 06:03 PM

The first script will be announced tonight at 8:15 pm CT. I am truly astounded by how many people are interested in this competition... it's amazing. :thumbup: Thank you for the interest. This should be a real interesting competition.
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#11 Kittykat8587

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 04:43 PM

well im disappointed....I missed the show :( Hope someone you deserves it wins :)

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 07:48 PM

well im disappointed....I missed the show :( Hope someone you deserves it wins :)

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#13 Benjamin Tuttle

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 08:18 PM

I really should clarify this...

Nothing to fret or worry about- if you missed the chat, you are not disqualified. It's recommended though, since you get the script at a much earlier time, plus next week is where we air them and offer critique to those who participate.

If it was an actual rule, then it would be down to like 5 people by now. I should post the script later tonight after I finish several things.

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 03:01 AM

Here it is- a blog containing all of the information and the script itself for the first round.

http://winmymicropho...who-missed.html

Good luck!

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 06:52 PM

I just caught the download of the 1st contest results show. Fun contest.

Unfortunately I did not pass as my mic was too good. Such is life. My mic is my iphone4 (voice memo app which I email myself the m4a file and then convert online to wave.). Hehe. I think a lot of what is considered mic quality is in the environment (ie. a quiet room, a blanket over your head - which I should have used to kill the reverb in this instance).

Best of luck to the remaining contestants (Go JohnnyX!).

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 10:14 PM

I just caught the download of the 1st contest results show. Fun contest.

Unfortunately I did not pass as my mic was too good. Such is life. My mic is my iphone4 (voice memo app which I email myself the m4a file and then convert online to wave.). Hehe. I think a lot of what is considered mic quality is in the environment (ie. a quiet room, a blanket over your head - which I should have used to kill the reverb in this instance).

Best of luck to the remaining contestants (Go JohnnyX!).


Thanks thebiz, I appreciate that, it was tough and almost embarrassing to release those shitty sounding vo's, it just goes to show how much polishing I have to do when makin voice.
Not editing is a real challenge.
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Posted 29 July 2013 - 04:17 PM

thought i would pop by to see whats going down, since last weeks show was cancelled. Hope to hear whats up on Tuesday! :40:

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 12:32 PM

thought i would pop by to see whats going down, since last weeks show was cancelled. Hope to hear whats up on Tuesday! :40:


Chomping at the bit as well....
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Posted 30 July 2013 - 01:36 PM

Indeed, would be nice to hear/see whats going on with this one.

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 02:12 AM

Sorry for the late message- it has been extremely busy during the last week. I had to cancel tonight's show since everything kinda went south today.

For the competition itself- it has been postponed for several weeks until the judges are all ready.

But I think I sent the messages, I hope I did.


Our finalists!

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Once the judges gather back to the old courtroom after everything is settled; scripts will be sent out after I get several things out of the way. (I'm hoping for a day off soon)

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