Compatible Mics

AKG 414
AKG
414
EYEBALL
AKG C214
AKG
C214
EYEBALL
AKG C3000
AKG
C3000
EYEBALL
AKG C314
AKG
C314
EYEBALL
AKG C414 XLII
AKG
C414 XLII
EYEBALL
AKG C414 XLS
AKG
C414 XLS
EYEBALL
AKG P120
AKG
P120
EYEBALL
AKG P220
AKG
P220
EYEBALL
AKG P420
AKG
P420
EYEBALL
Aston Origin
Aston
Origin
EYEBALL
Aston Spirit
Aston
Spirit
EYEBALL
Audio-Technica AT2020
Audio-Technica
AT2020
EYEBALL
Audio-Technica AT2020USB+
Audio-Technica
AT2020USB+
EYEBALL
Audio-Technica AT2020USBi
Audio-Technica
AT2020USBi
EYEBALL
Audio-Technica AT2035
Audio-Technica
AT2035
EYEBALL
Audio-Technica AT2050 (Special Instructions Shock Mount)
Audio-Technica
AT2050 (Special Instructions Shock Mount)
EYEBALL
Audio-Technica AT3035
Audio-Technica
AT3035
EYEBALL
Audio-Technica AT4033a
Audio-Technica
AT4033a
EYEBALL
Audio-Technica AT4040
Audio-Technica
AT4040
EYEBALL
Audio-Technica AT4047
Audio-Technica
AT4047
EYEBALL
Audio-Technica AT4047/SV
Audio-Technica
AT4047/SV
EYEBALL
Audio-Technica AT4050
Audio-Technica
AT4050
EYEBALL
Audio-Technica AT4060a
Audio-Technica
AT4060a
EYEBALL
Audio-Technica AT5047
Audio-Technica
AT5047
EYEBALL
Audio-Technica ATR2500-USB
Audio-Technica
ATR2500-USB
EYEBALL
Avantone BV-1
Avantone
BV-1
FATBOY
Avantone CV-12
Avantone
CV-12
EYEBALL
Beyerdynamic FOX USB
Beyerdynamic
FOX USB
EYEBALL
Blue Bird
Blue
Bird
EYEBALL
Blue Raspberry
Blue
Raspberry
EYEBALL
Blue Spark
Blue
Spark
EYEBALL
Blue Yeti Mic Wired
Blue
Yeti Mic Wired
FATBOY
Blue Yeti Pro Studio
Blue
Yeti Pro Studio
FATBOY
Blue Yeti Pro USB
Blue
Yeti Pro USB
FATBOY
Focusrite Scarlett Studio CM25
Focusrite
Scarlett Studio CM25
EYEBALL
Gauge Precision Instruments ECM-87
Gauge Precision Instruments
ECM-87
EYEBALL
Genesis GenesisHE
Genesis
GenesisHE
EYEBALL
Lauten Audio Atlantis FC-387
Lauten Audio
Atlantis FC-387
FATBOY
Lauten Audio LA-120
Lauten Audio
LA-120
EYEBALL
Lauten Audio LA-220
Lauten Audio
LA-220
EYEBALL
Lauten Audio LA-320
Lauten Audio
LA-320
EYEBALL
Lauten Audio Lauten Audio Clarion FC-357
Lauten Audio
Lauten Audio Clarion FC-357
FATBOY
Lauten Audio LT-386
Lauten Audio
LT-386
FATBOY
Lewitt LCT 240 Pro
Lewitt
LCT 240 Pro
EYEBALL
Lewitt Lewitt LCT 550
Lewitt
Lewitt LCT 550
EYEBALL
Manley Reference Cardioid
Manley
Reference Cardioid
EYEBALL
Manley Reference Gold
Manley
Reference Gold
EYEBALL
Manley Reference Silver
Manley
Reference Silver
EYEBALL
MXL 2003A
MXL
2003A
EYEBALL
MXL 2006
MXL
2006
EYEBALL
MXL 3000
MXL
3000
EYEBALL
MXL 4000
MXL
4000
EYEBALL
MXL 550
MXL
550
EYEBALL
MXL 770
MXL
770
FATBOY
MXL 770X
MXL
770X
FATBOY
MXL 910
MXL
910
EYEBALL
MXL 990
MXL
990
EYEBALL
MXL 990HE
MXL
990HE
EYEBALL
MXL 990USB
MXL
990USB
EYEBALL
MXL Blizzard 990
MXL
Blizzard 990
EYEBALL
MXL CR89
MXL
CR89
FATBOY
MXL Genesis
MXL
Genesis
EYEBALL
MXL R144
MXL
R144
EYEBALL
MXL R44 HE
MXL
R44 HE
EYEBALL
MXL Studio 24 USB
MXL
Studio 24 USB
EYEBALL
MXL Tempo
MXL
Tempo
EYEBALL
MXL USB006
MXL
USB006
EYEBALL
MXL V63M
MXL
V63M
EYEBALL
MXL V67
MXL
V67
EYEBALL
MXL V67G HE
MXL
V67G HE
EYEBALL
MXL V67i
MXL
V67i
EYEBALL
MXL V69 EDT
MXL
V69 EDT
EYEBALL
MXL V69 HE
MXL
V69 HE
EYEBALL
MXL V87
MXL
V87
EYEBALL
Neumann Neumann U89I
Neumann
Neumann U89I
EYEBALL
Neumann TLM 102
Neumann
TLM 102
EYEBALL
Neumann TLM 103
Neumann
TLM 103
EYEBALL
Neumann TLM 107
Neumann
TLM 107
FATBOY
Neumann TLM 193
Neumann
TLM 193
EYEBALL
Neumann TM49
Neumann
TM49
FATBOY
Neumann U87
Neumann
U87
EYEBALL
Oktava MK-105
Oktava
MK-105
EYEBALL
Oktava MK-220
Oktava
MK-220
EYEBALL
Oktava MK-319
Oktava
MK-319
EYEBALL
Pearlman TM1
Pearlman
TM1
RODE K2
RODE
K2
EYEBALL
RODE NT USB
RODE
NT USB
EYEBALL
RODE NT1
RODE
NT1
EYEBALL
RODE NT1-A
RODE
NT1-A
EYEBALL
RODE NT1000
RODE
NT1000
EYEBALL
RODE NT2-A
RODE
NT2-A
EYEBALL
RODE NT2000
RODE
NT2000
EYEBALL
RODE NTK
RODE
NTK
EYEBALL
Roswell COLARES
Roswell
COLARES
FATBOY
Roswell DELPHOS
Roswell
DELPHOS
FATBOY
Roswell MINI 47
Roswell
MINI 47
Roswell MINI 87
Roswell
MINI 87
Samson C01
Samson
C01
Samson CO1
Samson
CO1
Samson CO3 & COS3U
Samson
CO3 & COS3U
EYEBALL
Samson MTR-201 | 231
Samson
MTR-201 | 231
Samson MTR101
Samson
MTR101
Samson VR-88
Samson
VR-88
EYEBALL
sE Electronics RNT
sE Electronics
RNT
FATBOY
sE Electronics sE2200
sE Electronics
sE2200
EYEBALL
sE Electronics X1A Series
sE Electronics
X1A Series
EYEBALL
sE Electronics X1S Series
sE Electronics
X1S Series
EYEBALL
sE Electronics Z5600a II
sE Electronics
Z5600a II
EYEBALL
Sennheiser MK4
Sennheiser
MK4
EYEBALL
Sennheiser MK8
Sennheiser
MK8
EYEBALL
SHURE KSM 313
SHURE
KSM 313
EYEBALL
SHURE KSM 42
SHURE
KSM 42
EYEBALL
Slate Digital Slate ML1
Slate Digital
Slate ML1
EYEBALL
Slate Digital Slate ML1 Vintage
Slate Digital
Slate ML1 Vintage
EYEBALL
Slate Digital Slate Virtual Microphone System
Slate Digital
Slate Virtual Microphone System
EYEBALL
Sony C-100
Sony
C-100
EYEBALL
Sony C-800
Sony
C-800
EYEBALL
Townsend Labs Sphere L22
Townsend Labs
Sphere L22
FATBOY
Warm Audio 251
Warm Audio
251
Warm Audio FC-357
Warm Audio
FC-357
FATBOY
Warm Audio WA-47
Warm Audio
WA-47
FATBOY
Warm Audio WA-87
Warm Audio
WA-87
Wunder CM49
Wunder
CM49
FATBOY
Wunder CM50
Wunder
CM50
FATBOY
Wunder CM67
Wunder
CM67
FATBOY
Wunder CM7
Wunder
CM7
FATBOY
No Compatible Microphones Found

VO Demo

Stacey J Voice Actor

Interview

As a voice actor, Stacey J is always on the go and consistently doing auditions. She’s currently the face of Disney’s® resort TV and has recorded commercials for Toyota®, McDonald’s and Clairol® among others. Stacey, alongside her co-host Chuck Duran, host an online show VO Buzz Weekly, where they interview voice-overs big and small, bringing a face to the voice.

After using the Kaotica Eyeball for over 3 years, Stacey finds that her agents are consistently booking her gigs. When we asked her why, she said

“wherever I am, I can count on the Eyeball to give me consistency in my auditions. I can also use my studio mics on the road as if I was at home.”

To say that Stacy J Aswad has had a successful run in the entertainment business as a VO actress, TV host, producer and scriptwriter, dancer/choreographer and spokesperson is like saying Texas ain’t small.

She is the face of Disney’s “Top 7 Must Sees” and “Must Do Disney” TV shows and has an award-winning web series, VO Buzz Weekly. Her voice has been recently heard in projects for Netflix , Toyota, The Ellen Show, McDonald’s and Subway to name a few. She is a 5-time national champion in artistic rollerskating and also a gourmet chef and baker. Not to mention a fitness buff, animal advocate and a few more things that makes one wonder how she manages to get it all done in a 24-hour day.

Stacy was gracious enough to give us her time and insights on life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness as big as you can imagine it.

So how did you get into the voiceover business?

Well, I started my background as a dancer/choreographer. I did that for a long time and performed professionally all over. And then I got into the on-camera world as an actor and host and did a lot of TV and film.

Currently I'm still the on-camera host for Disney World. I'm kind of the face of Walt Disney World. And so that kind of led to me coming out to Los Angeles and when I got out here I realized that the voiceover was another element of my career that I wanted to get more and more deeply into.

And so that's how I met Chuck (Duran). Actually, he did my voiceover demos and it just kind of started from there with agents and then I started working in commercials and promos and narration.

"Growing up I used to love to listen with my family to radio shows and I used to love hearing that storytelling where I could really let my imagination go wild and listen to the story and how vivid it was without having any images."

I just remember thinking that's such a cool medium.And so when I got the opportunity to do that myself I mean I took all my childhood games that I used to play with my sisters and voices that I used to do and just stories we used to tell and then I got to do it for real and get paid. And so that was a really exciting thing. And I just I love the variety of it and the pureness of storytelling.

How is the VO community as a whole?

Having worked in the on-camera world as well as the voiceover community, it is a global industry full of exceptional people of really great integrity.

"And it's a really supportive, inspiring community."

You know we all want to work and we all want to pay our bills and be creative on a daily basis but I always operate from a place of there's enough work for everybody and I do believe that the projects that you're meant to get to come to you. I just really love that.

So did you have any early inspirational people within the industry who set you on your path?  

Like a lot of people, I grew up watching cartoons and just realizing how talented and crazy and wild it was that there were people creating all these voices and creatures. So obviously people like June Foray. She's such an incredible influence in the industry. She’s just this petite woman with such talent and such graciousness. Then from doing VO Buzz Weekly and getting to meet a lot of other icons in the industry that really blazed the trail.

If you could go back and give advice to your younger self just starting out what might you say to her?

"That really the only limitations out there are the ones you put in your own way. I think you're able to dream as big and be as happy as you can imagine."

Obviously, there is a craft to voiceover. So being able to get connected with people that are at the top of their game and legitimate coaches is really important.

Learning to get comfortable with the sound of your own voice and the possibilities that your voice as an instrument has is really important. So I think you can do that with a coach and in workshops and in settings with people that know what they're doing so that you can really have that technique.

And I think it's really about not putting a timeline on it for yourself. Not going, ‘oh gosh in six months or a year I have to be here.’ Sometimes people's journey happens overnight and sometimes it takes five years or 10 years.

And I think if it's really something that you have to do it's part of who you are and you're not who you are without it then you just have to dig in and just be relentless and persistent and patient all at the same time.

Do something every single day that perpetuates your dream, whether it's through networking or studying or you know auditioning. Whatever it is that's going to get you three steps closer to where you want to ultimately be you need to do that. But you need to be ready to work and put in your time because it's not a quick fix. If you really want it then it’s like the old saying, it's a marathon not a sprint.

And then I think when things come together and it's like that classic when preparedness and luck come together it's when you're ready. So when those doors open you're ready to just run through them not even walk, just run through and fly.

So how has the eyeball impacted your art?

Well. there's times when I actually do leave my house and I know I'm going to be gone for a bit. Undoubtedly, that's the time when something comes through that someone needs back within the hour. And you don't have time, especially in Los Angeles.

When I know I'm going to be gone for longer than a minute I always bring my small laptop and my Eyeball on my USB mic and I always keep different kits with me.

There have been many times where I've had to pull over in a neighborhood or something and record. And it's incredible. I can get something out in a few minutes and it can be the difference between booking that gig or not because there are deadlines.

One crazy story, I was with a friend who was having an operation and I had to be at the hospital for a while and I literally went into the bathroom of the hospital to record some spots. Like the public restroom and I got really lucky because no one came in.

"I was able to literally use the changing table. I laid out paper towels and put down my laptop and my eyeball and hit record."

I recorded a bunch of spots and I think I actually booked one of the few that I had recorded in the public bathroom of a hospital. So there you go.

So I really appreciate all of the incredible pains that you and your team took to really create this Eyeball because I think it's so important to give people options to be able to do their best work.

But you know it's about keeping a balance and we have to stay connected to the things that make us happy and who we are. And so by being able to have the freedom and the flexibility to take something so portable but so effective with me like if I need to hike or I need to do something, that really helps me stay creative and energized. I get to stay tapped into my soul and my creativity which only helps my work. And as the saying goes, good work takes time.

We started VO Buzz Weekly and now we are just finishing our sixth year. We went on YouTube a couple of years into it and we thought ‘oh my gosh this is never going to grow’ and next week we're going to hit two million views on our channel.

I love to cook and bake so I like to use the analogy of: you put in the ingredients. You put it in the oven and then you can't open the oven every two minutes going ‘is it done? is it done? Like you just have to let it go. It's going to take however long it takes. So many times you just have to push and keep working and staying in gratitude about it. Enjoy the process and then you wake up one day and you go ‘oh my gosh, look where I am.’

 

 

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