Broadcast Dialogue – The Podcast: D’Arcy Smith & Katelyn Reid talk vocal health and the Vocal Combat Technique

Earlier this year, ACTRA Toronto undertook a survey looking at the extreme vocal work that video games are now demanding of voice actors. It found roughly 40% of members asked almost always experience vocal fatigue or stress during such a voiceover session with another 20% finding it hard to recover vocally.

In response to those concerns, University of Cincinnati Professor of Voice D’Arcy Smith has created the Vocal Combat Technique, a method to help voice actors and performers make aggressive sounds in the healthiest way possible. He joins us on this episode of Broadcast Dialogue – The Podcast, joined by UC Health Voice Pathologist and Voice Health Expert Katelyn Reid. Both performers themselves, Reid and Smith offer some solid advice here on how to optimize your vocal health no matter what part of the performance industry you work in – from warm-up and recovery to best practices and why morning voice doesn’t have to be a thing.

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