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Ys IV: The Dawn of Ys English Dub Auditions
« on: May 07, 2012, 10:19:20 am »



Alright, allow me to introduce everyone to a project that I’ve been kicking around for over two years now. The Ys IV: The Dawn of Ys English dub project on the TurboGrafx-CD!

As most of you already know NightWolve in 2004 released an English patch for all the in-game text for YsIV. However all of the game’s cut scenes remained voiced in Japanese. There have been several attempts to create a fan-dub for Ys IV’s cut scenes but none of them were ever finished. Ys IV has been waiting 8 years for a proper dub and I know I have the skills and determination to finally give it one. NightWolve is also supporting this project and plans on integrating the dub into a new release of the English patch when the project is completed.   

For more information on the Ys IV Dub Project please check out the audition page on Voice Acting Alliance here...
http://voiceactingalliance.com/board/showthread.php?78229-Ys-IV-The-Dawn-of-Ys-English-Dub-Project-on-the-TurboGrafx-CD-

If you think this audition sounds interesting then please help me spread the word. Inform any actors you know about the audition, post about it online, or even audition yourself!  I would greatly appreciate it.
« Last Edit: May 08, 2012, 07:47:29 pm by Burnt Lasagna »

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Re: Ys IV: The Dawn of Ys English Dub Auditions
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2012, 11:34:27 am »
Maybe pop this onto youtube or something or spread it around in a well known VA community.  There's MANY people that'd be willing to do something like this.
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Re: Ys IV: The Dawn of Ys English Dub Auditions
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2012, 12:45:12 pm »
Hell, I'd like to do it now!  I've got a pretty good voice for General Leo, although I'll need to re-record it to get rid of the background buzz.

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« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2012, 01:00:29 pm »
Maybe pop this onto youtube or something or spread it around in a well known VA community.  There's MANY people that'd be willing to do something like this.
That's what I'm trying to do. Though I do have everything set up on Voice Acting Alliance which is the biggest VA community that I can think of.
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Hell, I'd like to do it now!  I've got a pretty good voice for General Leo, although I'll need to re-record it to get rid of the background buzz.
Yes, please do! I'm always looking for new auditions and if your mic's of good quality then your more then qualified ;)   

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Re: Ys IV: The Dawn of Ys English Dub Auditions
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2012, 02:18:19 am »
Hmmmm, need to find my mic.  Haven't done a voice project in a while, but, this sounds like fun!   :beer:

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Re: Ys IV: The Dawn of Ys English Dub Auditions
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2012, 05:42:31 pm »
I think the hardest thing to find will be female voice actresses

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Re: Ys IV: The Dawn of Ys English Dub Auditions
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2012, 07:39:35 pm »
I think the hardest thing to find will be female voice actresses
That almost goes with out saying :P
I know this is probably not the most exemplary place to advertise but I'm in need of female auditions!
At the moment there's zero competition for anyone of the female roles.

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« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2012, 07:48:25 pm »
too bad I no loge have rec0rding equipment or a nerdy esque fluent at english gf

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Re: Ys IV: The Dawn of Ys English Dub Auditions
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2012, 03:30:40 pm »
Having been an active member at the VAA for years, I can say without a doubt that you will not have any trouble finding females. In fact, you will have a harder time finding interested men. It's just the way the website works.

To get more auditions, I'd leave out the mention of the timing requirements, as it will turn people away. This is an audition, so you just want to hear their voice and their ability (and mic quality). Don't burden them yet with ADR stuff. That's for after auditions.

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« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2012, 08:05:32 pm »
To get more auditions, I'd leave out the mention of the timing requirements, as it will turn people away. This is an audition, so you just want to hear their voice and their ability (and mic quality). Don't burden them yet with ADR stuff. That's for after auditions.
That's been something I've been considering; you mentioning it has convinced me that it needs to be taken down until the final actors are selected. 
Thanks for the advice.

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Re: Ys IV: The Dawn of Ys English Dub Auditions
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2012, 11:45:40 pm »
I would definitely be interested in this. Way back when I actually got involved in some fan-work voice acting projects (things that never got off the ground, and both DBZ related -- a fan fighting game called "Dragon Ball Remix" and a fandub of DBGT). I've always wanted to do voice-overs, and I'm a BIG Ys fan.

Gotta dig out my recording mic.

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« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2012, 03:45:23 pm »
My buddy has a studio at his home I can record and voice act. I can change my voice to scruffy, tough, or BATMAN lol but im not joking

here is my rap songs i did like 4 5 years ago..  www.myspace.com/vallabillz

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Re: Ys IV: The Dawn of Ys English Dub Auditions
« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2012, 06:38:51 pm »
Quick Note For Anyone Interested in Auditioning!
Auditions end in 2 weeks and 2 days!

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Re: Ys IV: The Dawn of Ys English Dub Auditions
« Reply #13 on: June 02, 2012, 10:53:20 am »
Auditions have ended. Project is fully cast!
You can check out the cast sheet here...
http://voiceactingalliance.com/board/showthread.php?78229-Ys-IV-The-Dawn-of-Ys-English-Dub-Project-on-the-TurboGrafx-CD-

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Re: Ys IV: The Dawn of Ys English Dub Auditions
« Reply #14 on: August 23, 2012, 01:34:04 pm »
*Update*
The first draft of the dub is now completed and inserted into the game! Now I need to play through it and fix anything that needs fixing before its release.

I'll be using a hacked save file that I made using NightWolve's Ys IV YAME perl script, hosted on his site (ysutopia.net). Let's me start the game off with everything maxed out and all the armor/items unlocked.

As a side note I'll be using Wii-Mednafen for the test play through. My PCE-CD emulator of choice (used it for Rondo's audio testing).

I'm also very happy with the quality of the dub! It definitely feels like a good 90's dub.
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Re: Ys IV: The Dawn of Ys English Dub Auditions
« Reply #15 on: August 24, 2012, 12:34:36 pm »
Awesome. I can't wait to see how this turns out.

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