Calling ALL Voice Actors

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    If you have a passion for acting and/or voice acting, then we've got an amazing opportunity for you! Sim Settlements is currently looking for voice actors in a variety of roles.

    Requirements:
    An entry level professional setup including the following: an XLR Condenser Mic (Cardioid)*, a pop filter, a stable recording setup, a DAW (Audacity, Adobe Audition, Pro Tools, etc), and some experience with acting and/or voice acting (all actors must be at least 18 years of age).

    For those that audition and don’t make the cut, don’t lose heart as there are more characters that will be put up regularly.

    *an AT2020 XLR mic setup is a good starting point. We will accept a Blue Yeti USB mic if the audio quality meets our standards.

    Instructions for Auditioning Voice Actors:

    To Submit your Audition:
    Email your audition audio to jebrwocky@gmail.com with the Subject Line "SS Audition - {insert Character Name} and follow the directions below for the audio recording.

    We request that all VAs who are interested are able to communicate and send/receive files through Discord servers and DMs as well as utilize google spreadsheets, Google Docs, and Google Drive/Mega.Nz.

    For audition audio submissions please provide the raw audio files (no processing) in a mono .wav format (No MP3's or any other format) at 44.1 kHz, 16bit.

    Record all audition lines included for the character, and only provide one take for each line. Please make sure to include your name and the character name in the name of the file. When recording follow the scene context and line instructions provided for the character.

    Role Information:
    Lead characters:
    Over 100 lines (If you are cast or auditioning for a major character, make sure you have enough time set aside for recording).
    Supporting characters: Between 20 and 100 lines.
    Minor characters: Between 10 and 20 lines.
    Extra characters: Less than 10 lines.

    Pre-Existing Fallout Franchise Characters that require voice actors who can impersonate the original voice files from the Fallout games they appear in will have a (Needs Impersonator) tag next to their name.

    For any characters that reference masks, helmets, etc. Do Not add any filters or editing to your file to mimic these. We mention them just as a reference for your own convenience.

    Non-human characters that require significant audio effects or modulation will have a special tag in their name. Do not add any filters or editing to your auditions. For ghouls you must record with a ghoul rasp, that fits the rasp information provided in the casting call, to be considered. (If you need an example of a ghoul rasp please reference ghouls in Fallout 3 and/or New Vegas.

    Unless we specify a specific accent, characters of all species are expected to have a general North American accent.

    If you are cast, you will receive an invitation to the Discord server for Sim Settlement's Voice Actors and you will then receive your lines, recording instructions, deadlines, and important character information, within a week. If at any point we lose contact with you for over a month without notice and with no ability to reach you, we reserve the right to recast the role.

    Best of luck! I look forward to hearing your great auditions!
     
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    Alex Chang
    Alex (25) is a reporter for the New Bugle, a news agency in the Commonwealth. Unfortunately, she is a bit of a ditz or an airhead. Additionally, she is easily distracted. However, she will always stick up for the little guy and never backs down. She is also always on the lookout for the next big story, highly optimistic, and eager to be the most reliable reporter out there. She has a light Mandarin accent and is in her mid-20s.

    Record all audition lines while referring to the notes below for each line and do one take of each line.
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    Line Notes:
    1. You are trying to come off as professional and composed but honestly, the fact that you are actually interviewing someone from the old world is so career changing and unique that it's hard to contain your excitement and nervousness.
    2. You are absolutely gushing over the sole survivor and the massive positive impact he's made in the Commonwealth. You really want him to know how honored you feel to be able to interview him and how much you admire his accomplishments. Unfortunately, you are going highly off track with the interview and there are still a few more questions left.
    3. You are highly frustrated about how barbarous the world still is despite the efforts of people like the sole survivor and yourself. You were just told of an atrocity that the sole survivor encountered in his travels which particularly stood out to him due to how heinous it was. To know such a crime could still be committed, angers you to your very bones. You hope the perpetrators meet justice soon so the victims can have their retribution.
     
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    April Li
    April Li (25), a former member of the infamous Commonwealth Insitute, is a dog breeder, one of the few left in the Commonwealth. Like most breeders in the wasteland, she’s focused less on the breed of dog and more on if they’re healthy and able to take the wastes side-by-side with whoever chooses to own one of her animals. April may not love the world that she lives in or the people in it, but she does love her dogs. She also avoids discussion of her past as she is suffering from PTSD from what happened back then. She states that she is the only Li left; the last of a bloodline of brilliant scientists. She finds solace in her dogs. She is in her mid-20s.

    Record all audition lines while referring to the notes below for each line and do one take of each line.

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    Line Notes:
    1. You are highly nervous as you haven't tried reaching out to someone for the longest time but judging by all the good things you've heard about the Sole Survivor, you feel the risk being taken is necessary. You really hope he/she understands what you're saying.
    2. Just the mere mention of your family name is causing a wave of memories to appear in your mind. You are trying to come across as straight forward and composed as possible but it's hard to contain the sadness found in your past.
     
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    Archibald
    Archibald (57) grew up to the west, but after an early life he wants to leave behind, he wandered to the Commonwealth and mostly stuck around. He realized he could make a fair amount of caps making "junk art" from the otherwise useless scrap nobody wants that he scavenges for, which he's done with some success for the last few decades. Archibald is a scavenger who is beginning to suffer dementia but doesn’t want to admit it to himself or his friends. His voice is a bit warm, with a slight Bob Ross/Mister Rogers quality. He is exactly what he seems-- a decent person despite the horrors of the Wasteland.

    Record all audition lines while referring to the notes below for each line and do one take of each line.

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    Line Notes:

    1. You are happy to meet another potential customer and want them to know all about your services and how great they are. You hope that they take a liking to the art you produce and become a valued customer.
    2. You want them to be as interested as you are towards the possibility of working together. Also, as an artist, you have deep admiration for how much of an explorer the sole survivor is.
     
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    Carl Meade
    Carl Meade (56) is a former resident of Vault 81. He worked on the vault’s maintenance crew for almost forty years and was one of the best jury-riggers and fix-it guys the vault had. When Overseer Baht opened the vault in 2277, Carl insisted on venturing out into the Commonwealth to look for parts. He was successful and became a full-time scrounger until Gwen McNamara took over as overseer. He had strong personal differences with McNamara and chose to leave the vault for good. He is now the repair/fix it guy for his current community. He has a grizzled voice.


    Record all audition lines while referring to the notes below for each line and do one take of each line.
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    Line Notes:
    1. Although your one of the most experienced engineers in the whole Commonwealth and have worked with pre-war technology that even the Brotherhood of Steel would find fascinating, what the lone survivor has accomplished with his/her settlements truly impresses you. You're truly interested in collaborating and getting to know him/her better.
    2. You are voicing your most fundamental desire in life. You've seen a lot of truly horrible things in your time in the wastes so its great to have some positive news for once.
     
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    Cleff
    Cleff (43) is a traveling jazzman and spy who’s been on the wrong side of a few scrapes. Despite his rough and physically strong looks, he has a gentle air about him and good humor. Even after seeing the worst of the wasteland, even after having dangerously close run-ins with the Institute, even after working for three decades with no sign of achieving his goal of finding his father, he remains an idealist, seeing the best in everyone including his enemies. He sees more than he talks about. He speaks in a smooth, level tone, with a slight gravelly edge. He generally sounds like someone right out from the 1920s.

    Record all audition lines while referring to the notes below for each line and do one take of each line.

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    Line Notes:
    1. You want to come off as very friendly and welcoming. You hope you can get along with this person rather well. You truly believe that there are still opportunities for trust to exist despite how harsh the wasteland can be.
    2. You're not happy about the way things have been conducted around the sole survivor's settlement, but you also don't want to be a pessimist. You want to be as polite as possible with your constructive feedback as you don't want the sole survivor to lose hope but rather recognize the issue and still have the energy to turn things around.
     
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    Deaf Nadine
    Nadine (35) was originally a member of the NCR military but after losing her hearing in a Legion ambush, she was discharged. Despite being considered by her superiors as unfit for combat, she personally felt that she wasn't done with fighting and upholding the cause of the NCR and so she went East in search of a new cause to join and accept her skills. She ended up joining the Minutemen and protects the innocent despite struggling with her hearing loss. She ultimately hopes to bring a form of stable government to the Commonwealth. She often speaks too loudly as she is unable to effectively gauge the volume of her own voice. She is generally upbeat when she speaks, often sounding enthusiastic and positive. Moreover, she has a faint southwestern accent (Texas/Oklahoma/Nevada) that comes through at the endings of the words she speaks. She is highly efficient and organized in combat and logistics but still relies upon others as her hearing is limited and she doesn't know any sign language or lip reading.

    When she talks to people, she has no real way of knowing what the other person is saying, so she assumes. Of course, she always assumes in her own favor. So, when she asks someone for help, she will assume the other person says yes. She purposefully projects a cheerful naivety, hoping that people will feel the need to watch out for her and help her out and consequently her entire demeanor is a carefully balanced act between confidence and helplessness.


    Record all audition lines while referring to the notes below for each line and do one take of each line.

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    Line Notes:
    1. You feel incredibly happy to meet another combat veteran like yourself. You truly admire those who put themselves in harm's way to protect the innocent and fight for justice. You really hope to get to know more about the lone survivor's past combat experience and perhaps trade some tips or work together.
    2. You want to prove to the lone survivor that you aren't some damsel in distress and there's more to you than meets the eye. You want to be intimidating while still maintaining composure. You've faced tougher looking opponents than him/her so it doesn't stress you out one bit, talking to the lone survivor in this manner.
     
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    Emily Marcus
    Emily Marcus (20) is the daughter of minutemen who died during the battle of Quincy. She feels pride for her parents and the cause they died for. She is overly dedicated to the protection of others and has no issue working herself to exhaustion to defend her fellow settlers. She despises laziness and looks down on anyone she feels does not carry their own weight in her mind. She has almost worshipful feelings for Preston Garvey and other Minutemen heroes as well as anyone that is put in charge of her. She is quite strong and has a Boston accent.

    Record all audition lines while referring to the notes below for each line and do one take of each line.

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    Line Notes:
    1. You are conveying a mantra that you have been following your whole life. You absolutely believe in this message and will do anything to achieve it. You will strike down any who feel otherwise.
     
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    Foggy Winters
    A fine woman (52) who has a strong love of fashion and trade, make, and collect pre-war clothing. She hopes to one day be a famous fashion designer like there were in the old world. She strives to bring culture and fashion to the wastes, helping return a little of the world to its pre-war glory. She loves to talk and spend time with others.

    Record all audition lines while referring to the notes below for each line and do one take of each line.
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    Line Notes:
    1. You're totally engrossed in your assessment of this person's fashion sense. You're also delighted that they care enough to hear you out and allow you to play around with your expertise instead of trying to start discussions closer to the gritty state of the Frontier wasteland.
     
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    Gremlin
    A former raider (20) trying to turn her life around. She has a hyperactive personality and poor impulse control. She's intelligent, resourceful, resilient, and well educated, but a chem addict. She speaks quickly to a point where her mouth struggles to keep up with her thoughts. She's also a fond collector and lover of tech especially energy weapons. She will often craft her own weapons and isn't afraid of fighting dirty.

    Record all audition lines while referring to the notes below for each line and do one take of each line.


    Lines:
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    Line Notes:
    1. You're avidly trying to introduce yourself. There's so much that you want the other person to know about you. You're really excited to finally know someone who could be a friend.
     
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    Isaiah

    An old raider (50), but still a raider. He’s not reformed, and sees everything as a threat or a potential score. He's highly street smart. He’s only retiring because age is catching up to him, and he doesn’t want to go through the hell of rebuilding another gang. In other words, he’s not atoning for his life of bloodshed. For voice, he should be gruff, similar to the other raiders in game, but more experienced. He’s spent his entire life brutally and effectively leading bands of undereducated castoffs, so he’s very direct and overbearing so as not to be misunderstood. To him, more words just complicate things. Except for things that truly make him angry, such as being lied to, most of his anger is manufactured to serve him as a fearsome leader. He does not like using diplomacy to solve problems.

    Record all audition lines while referring to the notes below for each line and do one take of each line.


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    Line Notes:
    1. You're being completely honest about a bed shortage in the settlement. You want this problem to be solved as soon as possible; you're giving an order. The next time you have to bring this issue up, you may not be as nice.
     
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