Professional potential lost in hiss and hum
April 16, 2017 by Johnny Hatebait

Professional potential lost in hiss and hum

After beating the pulp out of amateurs, it is time for Johnny to sort out the professionals. Are you one? Ok. But do you sound like one, too? Because 50 percent do not. DISCLAIMER This is a feature by me, Johnny Hatebait, CRO (Chief Rant Officer) at bodalgo. Be warned: My views are extreme, and … Continue reading “Professional potential lost in hiss and hum”


Flood of flaws: Amateurs in the vo business
April 14, 2017 by Johnny Hatebait

Flood of flaws: Amateurs in the vo business

Johnny Hatebait on amateurs in the voiceover business. Caution: If you are offended by rude language – stop reading now. I mean it. You have been warned. DISCLAIMER This is a feature by me, Johnny Hatebait, CRO (Chief Rant Officer) at bodalgo, and mainly in charge when it comes to disapprove talent profiles. Be warned: … Continue reading “Flood of flaws: Amateurs in the vo business”


The curious case of English (neutral)
by Armin Hierstetter

The curious case of English (neutral)

Ever wondered what a client searching for “English (neutral)” expects from a talent? Here is all you need to know. One of the most asked questions of English speaking talents is: “I see jobs shuffling in that want English (neutral) as native language. What does this exactly mean? Here is the deal: A client that … Continue reading “The curious case of English (neutral)”


How to stop the race to the bottom
March 16, 2017 by Armin Hierstetter

How to stop the race to the bottom

Many voice over talents claim that Online Casting Websites have started a race to budget bottom. But it’s quality that has become the real endangered species in the VO world. When it comes to discussions about Online Casting Websites, one topic stands out: budgets. Many voice talents fear that due to the very nature of … Continue reading “How to stop the race to the bottom”


How to record a bodalgoCall session
(and ipDTL and SessionLink Pro ones, too!)

August 5, 2016 by Armin Hierstetter

How to record a bodalgoCall session<br><small>(and ipDTL and SessionLink Pro ones, too!)</small>

bodalgoCall lets you create hi-fi online audio sessions with ease. Recording the session can be tricky, though. Here is how you do it. bodalgoCall not only does a fantastic job as a replacement for ISDN: Because it is entirely free, it is a great alternative to other webRTC (“web real-time communication”) applications like ipDTL or … Continue reading “How to record a bodalgoCall session
(and ipDTL and SessionLink Pro ones, too!)


Improve your online casting success rate
August 2, 2016 by Armin Hierstetter

Improve your online casting success rate

Being successful in the online casting world has many sides to it. And while your voice might be the most valuable tool in the box, it is not the only one. You probably have heard that bodalgo never limits talents regarding the number of jobs they can audition for. This approach comes with a side … Continue reading “Improve your online casting success rate”


Do not start before the start: A different take on demos
May 23, 2016 by Armin Hierstetter

Do not start before the start: A different take on demos

Do you start your auditions on p2p sites by slating your name? There might be an unpleasant surprise waiting for you because there is chance your auditions don’t get listened to … Over the past eight-plus years of bodalgo, I have probably listened to more than 20.000 voice demos (i.e. the audios you upload to … Continue reading “Do not start before the start: A different take on demos”


Avoid the squeeze – stick to your rates!
May 19, 2016 by Armin Hierstetter

Avoid the squeeze – stick to your rates!

Ever been tempted to quote lower than your rate card dictates? Don’t. What talents don’t always understand: You are not only hurting the voiceover community – it will be you that suffers most from shooting too low. Here is the story: There is this German voice over talent that has been with bodalgo for years. … Continue reading “Avoid the squeeze – stick to your rates!”