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Voice over: What do you think about the sound quality?

Hi dear colleague of fiverr, I’m a voiceover and I was very happy that my clients were happy, however, recently I had a client who told me it looks like a robot, another who told me he would liked to hear my real voice he would have liked it to be less robotic so I really don’t understand what’s going on because I can’t realize it while listening and I don’t think he has anything thing that has changed since doing voiceover and my clients were very happy with the sound, can you listen to this audio and tell me what you think? Do you perceive a robotic voice? If so where can it come from, the microphone? acoustics? the location of my recording studio?

many thanks for your help

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I don’t speak/understand French, but it sounds fine to me.

Seems like you might have a scam attempt (or two) on your hands. Check out this thread, it might help? Refund Scam! Sounds Robotic, Voice Over Not Good

(This one dealt with it by also sharing the unedited files: Voice Overs - "This is a computer generated voice over" )

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French speaker to the rescue! I know nothing in voiceover, but you don’t sound like a robot to me. Maybe the second one sound a little bit like you are reading a text with the way you make the pauses, sounds awkward in some places, but it may be because of the way the text is worded. One thing is sure though, it doesn’t sound like it’s computer generated.

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They might possibly mean robotic in a Siri like way. It might sound almost a little too polished to some people. I personally don’t mind it.

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Bonjour, je suis Français, pour moi votre voix est trés agréable à écouter, elle est “souriante”, aucun problème de son, ni d’enregistrement.

Hello, I am French, for me your voice is very pleasant to listen to, it is “smiling”, no problem with sound or recording.

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One more thread link, this one more casual-conversation, but another possible reason for the ‘robot’ excuse. Happy Saturday! (rant inside)

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No way, this does not sound robotic. Maybe they mean something else and just worded it incorrectly? I’m not a French speaker but this sounds very natural and warm to me. Not robotic.

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I’ve spent 23 years in Broadcasting.

You have a GREAT voice!

Maybe the Buyer wanted you to be more animated in the clip?

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thank you for taking the time to listen to my audio and give me your opinion, really thank you from the heart because I was starting to lose confidence in myself and you helped me regain my confidence you are awesome, thank you for everything

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Hi there!

I’m a bilingual English/French voice actress, so I think I can help!
I’ve had the “robot!!!” comments from time to time, and what they mean by that is that your voice sounds kind of flat. They want you to either sound MUCH more conversational, or MUCH more energetic.
Your voice and the general sound quality are great in my opinion, they likely just mean that your voiceover sample sounds very, very professional, without any personality. This isn’t meant as an insult, many people seek out that very professional tone, but others may feel this sounds devoid of personality/emotion, so usually adding energy and inflection or making it less professional and more chatty resolves the “robot” comments.

All the best!
Joy

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