with Alex Serdiuk
Have you ever wanted to be someone else (or maybe just sound like someone else?). Expand your performance reach with speech-to-speech technology and explore new options as an actor! Anne & Alex Serdiuk from Respeecher discuss how voice actors can benefit from incorporating digitized voice options into their repertoire using the Respeecher platform. They chat tech, marketplace, usage, and just a few of the possibilities available to VO talent using speech-to-speech to enhance their acting range…
In this bonus Voice and AI episode, Anne & Alex discuss how VO actors can use Respeecher to expand their performance range…
WINNER: Outstanding Podcast (Craft and Business of Voice Acting - Best Producer or Host)
“I don't envision any foreseeable future where technology would be able to eliminate voice actors from equation..." - Alex Serdiuk
About Alex Serdiuk
Alex Serdiuk is the CEO of Respeecher, a company whose mission is to help content creators use voices in new and exciting ways. They’ve partnered with Hollywood studios and top video game creators, most famously used in the Mandalorian Series. They do not allow deceptive use of their product or the use of voices without permission. Freeing creatives from the boundaries of text-to-speech, Respeecher gives creative control back to your team.
Top 10 Takeaways
Quick-share concepts from today’s episode:
Respeecher enables speech-to-speech performances that require acting #VOBOSS
Easily convert your performance’s timbre, pitch, and resonance using speech-to-speech #VOBOSS
This voice marketplace enables an actor to convert their voice into a wide range of possible sounds, including ‘younger’ versions of themselves
You can even use Respeecher as a singer, changing your performance range!
Speech-to-speech technology is 100% reliant upon a voice actor’s performance #VOBOSS
Use Respeecher to “save” your voice from damaging or harsh character requirements #VOBOSS
Record in one language, and Respeecher can output your performance as a native speaker of another language
Fun stuff: perform as a dog, cat, or chicken!
Respeecher developers don’t forsee a future where voice actors are eliminated from the equation because no machine can outperform the human voice
Voice technology can change the lives of those with vocal issues due to health or injury
"This technology can be used to help us rather than take our jobs away." - Anne
Referenced in this Episode
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Keep learning - Know your technology!
So you may think that the only thing that's important to your voiceover business is your voice, right? But there are lots of other things that are super important to help run your business smoothly. And one of those is to have a good knowledge of technology because you're going to be dealing with technology throughout your voiceover career.