I mucked up saying 'Hlaalu' at the end. :P
Here is my audition for being a dark elf: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ueq0-SpPD3w
The audio for my audition starts at 1:26, I realy hope I get the part because it's my dream job to be a dark elf.
This is getting to be a long list of auditions, but I still want to see if I can contribute:https://soundcloud.com/championhyena/dunmer_m_dren
Excited to have the chance, at least!
Here's my audition! I did two types of voices. I know my chances of getting picked are one in a hundred thousand but hell I'll give it a shot.
Also I'm willing to buy a new microphone if ever.
GIGANTIC Mass Reply
Sheesh. Got behind on Dunmer (though not as far behind as I had originally thought). Responses are short and sweet. Or bitter. Pardon my brusqueness. Still a giant backlog.
Noise in the background. Hard to tell what you’re saying at times.
Some background noise. You don’t have a mature enough sounding voice for Dunmer.
Too breathy, not enough substance to the voice. Whispered rasp.
Voice doesn’t work for Dunmer. Your normal voice sounds a lot like Carth Onasi from KotOR, or Carth clone from Mass Effect. You may work for certain Imperials.
Recording in a cave? Too much echo and background noise.
Not a bad voice, a bit breathy and a few sputters into the mic.
Your real voice bleeds through a bit. The voice is okay, but could be better. Peter Griffin Jiub? The fourth recording has less background noise. Make sure you clean future auditions.
Dammit. All of these were ones I’d already replied to. Oh well. More curt feedback for them :P
Too soft and shy.
Voice is being handled the wrong way. This is like the Dr. Claw voice from Inspector Gadget. Sounds a bit belchy.
Please, don’t upload zipfiles. I can’t hear them on my phone. Anyway, listened to them on my laptop. The sound quality is poor, the rasp and acting isn’t what we’re looking for, and you use too much breath when you read the lines.
Too quiet, no rasp, loud ‘p’ sounds.
I like the sound of your voice for Dunmer.
The voice cracks a bit, and isn’t consistent enough. A bit on the breathy side, too.
Noisy recording. Voice sounds too forced.
Low sound quality, and voice is a bit forced.
Not terrible. Your own voice bleeds through a bit more than I would like. You sound like the ‘in a world’ voice for trailers.
The voice is… weird. Sounds like you’re breathing in while talking. Doesn’t sound like a Dunmer.
The voice has some good parts, but it isn’t consistent. You also seem to have a thick accent that makes it difficult to understand some of what you say. I don’t think we can use you.
The voice isn’t what we’re looking for.
Very nice. A few of the words are mispronounced, but a decent job. A different voice, but consistent and with enough rasp to pass for Dunmer. You’ll be an asset.
Emperor of Justice
Sound quality is low, and the voice doesn’t do it for me.
The voice doesn’t work for Dunmer, but you have a deep voice that might work for other races, imperial and perhaps Altmer if you can pull off a good Britishy voice. If you’ve already auditioned for them, I’ll be getting to them in the next day or so…
The sound quality isn’t good enough.
Lots of clicky noise in the background. The raspy voice is there, but the accent is sort of Cockney-ish. Doesn’t sound terrible, though. Definitely have to fix the sound quality, but there is some promise.
The sound set up for the house doesn’t seem the best. The first two voices are lacking the Dunmer rasp. The last one has it, but women don’t need it. She sounds like she might be a bit too young, though.
The voice is whispery, not raspy.
Vallus The Great
Sound quality is far too poor.
Your voice is not bad. You need to be a little less monotonous, and there is some noise in the background. With some work, you could make for a good Dunmer.
The voice doesn’t quite sound Dunmerian.
You apparently got feedback already for the voice, but the sound quality also needs work.
Needs practice. You might be able to get the voice down better with time. Our Dunmer will only have the raspy voice for males.
The sound quality is quite poor. We can’t use it.
The sound quality is too low to properly evaluate the voice.
Sound quality could use work, low hum throughout the recording. Not raspy enough.
Sounds throat-singy… but not quite. Not enough rasp of the right kind backing it up, and your English accent bleeds through heavily. While a slight accent isn’t terrible, I don’t want Dunmer accents to be too readily recognizable.
Too soft. Are you cleaning and editing the audio according to Langotriel’s tutorial? The voice might work, but I would like to hear you get more ‘into’ the role. Perhaps if you read closer to the mic, and read lines with more context? Look for the Excel with the dialogue in the second post of the Old Hub for lines to audition with.
Uh... Did you actually try for Dark Elf? I guess if we need Marge Simpson we’ll let you know. The Marge wasn’t bad.
Hmm. An interesting voice. Very raspy, and consistent. Sound quality is fair. Sounds good, and a different sound than what we have so far.
Sound quality is too poor to properly evaluate the voice, but I can already tell you don’t have the right rasp to the voice.
My audition for a Dunmer voice.
Well... here ya go! I don't know how to pronounce some of the names of people/locations that were in the sample lines, but I'd obviously figure it out if I were to get a role.
Here's my voice acting demo reel, if you wanted to hear any more! :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkYmiEsq7fk
here is my audition.
Here is a rough Audition, I have a very crappy mic right now, I have a few other Dunmer ones on my soundcloud as well if you would like to check them out! :D
The other Dunmer ones are Zz Step,Dunmer Eating,Zz Whatbrings,Zz Steal,Zz Angry,Zz Allneed,The Great Divayth Fyr (Take 1),Divayth 1,Divayth Regret 1,And Divayth take potion 1
A few that I feel really capture the Dunmer voice are Dunmer Eating, ZZ Angry, and ZZ Step
I would really like to be a part of this amazing undertaking and feel that I am better at Dunmer than I am at any other race.
Apologies if I have already posted, but I'm not sure the first one worked. I have also normalized my audio so the levels are much better on this new upload.
Had a quick go at the sample line. Definitely mispronounced a few words, and could make it deeper / higher / throatier if required. ;)
My Dark Elf impression: https://soundcloud.com/kern3l-0/dark-elf
I recorded the sample lines.
I guess I'll let my audition do the talking. Any notes and criticism welcome, by any and all. Looking forward to the evaluation :)
Hey, favorite 'verse and favorite race so here goes.
Lemme know if Soundcloud butchered the volume level for you too and I can just UL the mp3.
Can also do one that's less raspy and low, just wanted to get a couple out. Think I need to tighten it up a bit, get crisper.
Here are my Female Dark Elf Submissions. I have recorded the sample text in the style of House Hlaalu, Redoran, and Telvanni
Forgive me if this is a double post (I first attempted to reply to Smitehammer's initial post, but don't see it here). I thought I'd throw my hat in the ring with the sample lines delivered by Orvas Dren. Admittedly the first two takes are very similar. Please let me know if I can improve with any specifics----I'm always happy to give it another go!
Best of luck to everyone auditioning!https://soundcloud.com/campbell_vo/dunmer-orvas-dren-4-takes...
Alright, Smite. I've been practicing that rasp you wanted for days. Here goes nothin
Alright, first go at this! It's just the sample lines from the original post. https://soundcloud.com/charbronian/darkelfprimarysampleline
EDIT: I recorded a few more lines as well. Taken from the google doc!https://soundcloud.com/charbronian/sets/athanden-girith-samp...
Hello, my name is Victor here are some voice auditions for a Dark elf.
I'm trying not to be too raspy in this one: https://soundcloud.com/viktor-stark-2/dark-elf/s-6ct3w
This version is more lively but I think I messed up the names at the end: https://soundcloud.com/viktor-stark-2/dark-elf-2/s-d7JYM
Hi I'm Rafael Rocha and I'm apllying for dark elf roles.
Note that I'm not a professional just an amateur who is a fan of your work and Bethesda's.
Here is my audition/re-audition for Dunmer.
I welcome and criticism and or advice and hope I can contribute.
This is my audition for the Dumner. I found sample lines on YouTube and just took a couple ideas from there. Thanks!
Well, here's my shot. New to this as well, but I've been doing voice so long I practically got someone aiming a shotgun at the back of my head... It's a pistol though really.
My friend has told me that he thinks #3 is the best one out of all of them though I was using my normal voice.
Hey there. Here's my audition/attempt at a male Dunmer. I welcome your feedback. Thanks:https://soundcloud.com/letsgetacid/dunmer-voice-skywind
<p>Hello, my name is Mark Child. I'm a voice actor and was forwarded to this forum by a friend who made me aware of the Skywind mod look for VAs. Here is my audition for the Dark Elf.</p>
Here's my audition for a Dark Elf;
Here is my Dunmer audition, I may be a little deep, I you think its worth it let me know and I'll try again.
After sitting down for a while, and learning how to throat sing (pretty bad); I thought I'd give it a try:
I wasn't happy with the first one so I recorded another:
After a little practice I sound less like I have a sore throat (not auditioning for Jiub, his lines were just the first I could think of):
EDIT: Ignore these. Newer audition here: https://tesrenewal.com/comment/75232#comment-75232
Attached is my audition for a Dark Elf, using the sample lines. Any feedback is appreciated!
My submission. Hope you enjoy!
First audition. Tried to lessen the 's' and 't' sounds.
I tried this, seems pretty decent. I based it on some voices fromm the Dragonborn dlc for skyrim.
I do professional voiceover work and am new to the series, so let me know if I mispronounced anything! I have my own recording studio and am flexible.
I would just like to give some advice, It seems like everyone is trying to talk from the nose which sounds a lot like Marge Simpson. The trick with Morrowind Dunmer is to use the throat. You know when you clear your throat? Just talk with that.
Here is 2 dark elf auditions. Btw, my old 2 are corrupted files.
Dark Elf 1: https://soundcloud.com/mazeek1/dark-elf-1
Dark Elf 2: https://soundcloud.com/mazeek1/dark-elf-2
This is my audition. I used some of the sample lines for the first track, and made up the second on the fly.
First time doing this, hit me with some feedback!
This is my first audition for Skywind... I figured I'd give the sample Dunmer lines a shot. (I may have mispronounced the names at the end there, that was a mild slip-up on my part... though I consider this my best take overall).
I can provide some variance if I'm going in too heavy with the rasp. I figure this is a decent baseline to work from in any case (or so I hope!)
Doesn't seem like it worked last time, so sorry if I repost anything. Here's my take at it:
Still practicing, but I think I'm getting there. It sounds like (imo) that what you need is in there, but it just fades away sometime.
Now leave me while I sit here having a generally sore throat :P
Oh wow - a lot of people have responded to this. Well, here's my crack at it. Thanks for listening and for any future feedback!
I used a different approach this time, it sounds very different.
Maybe for an older dark elf?
Here's my audition, reading the sample lines. I tried to emulate the dark elf from the morrowind intro scene. I used the built-in microphone to my laptop, so quality isn't the greatest. Hope it's what your looking for.
For some reason only a portion of the link is hyperlinked. Copy and pasting the whole thing should work though. Let me know if it doesn't.
My name's Damien, I'm looking forward to seeing this project completed and would like to contribute to the voice compilation. Here is a link to a sample of an angry male Dunmer.https://soundcloud.com/almalexias-bane/skywind-dark-elf-mean
Hi! Here are a couple auditions for my sister (Hannah) and myself (Ian). Let me know if we need more or less rasp, etc.
Hannah - https://soundcloud.com/newt24/hannah-dunmertk2-01?in=newt24/...
Ian - https://soundcloud.com/newt24/hannah-dunmertk2-01?in=newt24/...
Second audition for Dark Elf
What did I do?: Improved sound quality, attempted to create the more nasal sound that Dunmer have.https://soundcloud.com/kanashigd/tesrenewal-dark-elf-2nd
Hi! My Dark Elf Here!
If you still would care for some help, I would be more than happy to do what I can.