A character a day 30-day imitation challenge: Day 9 – Aku

Wherever you are Mr. Iwamatsu, I know you’re having one hell of a good time with Mr. Tony Jay, Mr. Robin Williams, and all of the other talented folk, whose voices will be remembered for generations to come.

Day 9 – Aku (Mako Iwamatsu) – Samurai Jack

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A character a day 30-day imitation challenge: Day 6 – Zeratul

Had to bring out the effects for this one. And I’ve got Glennhofman to thank for that.

In his step-by-step Zealot Audacity tutorial, Glen covers the sequence of effects one needs to apply to their track, in order to achieve a wicked Protoss sound. Read More

A character a day 30-day imitation challenge: Day 5 – Gandalf

This character needs no introduction.

The reason I love revisiting Gandalf’s voice from time to time, is that it always gives me a good idea of how my own vocal range has changed over the years. Trying to reproduce even some of the most well know lines of J.R.R. Tolkien’s character is no joke. Especially when we’re talking about Sir Ian McKellen’s incarnation.

Still, I feel much more comfortable experimenting with the voice now, in my late twenties, than I did back in my late teens. Proper vocal technique has greatly reduced the level of effort necessary for me to deliver a believable line. The strain on my vocal cords has also lessened significantly with practice. So much so, that I no longer feel like Sauron has used his spiky, metal-plated arm to shove an unpeeled pineapple down my throat, all the way up to his elbow, after I’ve been recording for an extended period of time.

Day 5 – Gandalf (Ian McKellen) – The Lord of the Rings film trilogy

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A character a day 30-day imitation challenge: Day 4 – Turel

Today’s entry contains major plot spoilers. Proceed with caution. Read More