I Don't Like My Voice

I’ve been moving along on my audio book and I think I’ve gotten some good feedback so far.  I wasn’t sure how I was going to record it at first.  I thought I’d try my hand at doing different voices for each character.  After a couple of chapters were done, it came to my attention that the voices were a bit over the top.  I felt that the character voices were taking away from the store so I decided to re-record those chapters.  I’ve been narrating the story like I would normally tell a store or read aloud.  That has proven to be much better!  Thanks go to Mark for his input.

I have decided, and please don’t feel sad for me, but I don’t like the sound of my voice hearing it from the outside.  You should really hear it the way I hear it every day.  I love hearing it, but when I hear it played back through my computer speakers I can’t believe that’s me.  This is pretty common.  Most people don’t like the way their voice sounds when it’s played back to them.  I actually think that’s interesting.  We know our own voices so intimately.  The way it sounds as it leave the voice box and travels all the way to our mouths and then out.  There must be something so pleasant to our own hears about it.  Then we cringe as we hear our voice being reproduced from speakers.  Just think if a computer could recreate the way it sounds from the inside out!  However, what it the opposite is true, and that pure replication of out voice from the inside out sounds horrible to other people.  I mean it makes sense right?  I love the way my voice sounds as I speak it, but don’t like the way it sounds hearing it from an outside source.  I know people like my voice as they hear me speak, but what if they would hate the way it sounds if they heard it like I hear it?

I suddenly feel like I’ve lost my logical process.  Anyway, I’ve gotten used to hear it now and so it doesn’t really bother me.  I’ve got six chapters done for the audio book.  The next three should be done in a day, but chapter nine is going to be a long one.  I hope to have all the chapters done by next week.  Then, I can work on the cover design and perhaps some bonus features.

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