oh dear lord thank goodness for iZotope; again

Man, there is nothing more frustrating than being IN FLOW narrating, acting, a really beautiful intense inward story, only to listen to the file and realize something in the studio was clicking, and there are random clicks throughout the recording.  Was it my headphones? they can be a little clicky.  Was it my glasse frames…

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Podcasts! ‘Unplugged’ and ‘Faces of the Tsunami’

Links to both my ‘Ivy Tara Blair: Unplugged ~ Quarantine Edition’ and ‘Ivy Tara Blair: Unplugged ~ Faces of the Tsunami’ podcasts are available on the main page (with links to google podcast, apple podcast, youtube & stitcher *pantpantpant*) I’m having a great time with these podcasts – and had multiple reasons to start recording…

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When I first started narrating…what advice would have helped me most?

Today a lovely fellow who usually does a radio show, but in this time of freely and joyfully given creativity, asked me if I had any tips on how to read an audiobook.  (audiobooks are markedly different from radio)  …and off the top of my head, here were my answers: 1. I think the two most…

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Ivy Tara Blair: Unplugged – Quarantine Edition

As I type this, tens of thousands of people have contracted COVID-19, the coronavirus, and literally millions are in some state of ‘shelter in place’ or full on quarantine in their homes.   I am joining the many many artists of every stripe – audio, video, visual – who are reaching out to those who are…

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eta: criticism of new acx post [whooo! The Lost Children is on its way to ACX!!]

[the addendum at the top has nothing to do with either book or author! this is all about ACX] ETA: well, i’ve pondered whether to type up an eta on this post and thought i’d let myself cool off from my intense irritation at the time (and this also spares a lot of cranky detail)…but…

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Over Jordan….or why I bombed my entire website and rebuilt it in 2 days

Ivy On her Own by Ivy Tara Blair   When I decided to do a short run of podcasts to see how that format worked for me, I knew I’d need intro/outro music for it…. music that reflected the ‘unvarnished first-take’ quality that was the theme of the whole ‘Ivy Reads’ podcast.  And then suddenly,…

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