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A sketchbook of sound - short audio doodles from Tal's DAW.

Audio Experiments Tal Minear

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A sketchbook of sound - short audio doodles from Tal's DAW.

    Day One

    Day One

    Happy Halloween! Here's a scary story for you. 

    Content Warnings for memory loss, paranoia, and panic. Implied claustrophobia and kidnapping.

    This story was written, produced, and performed by Tal Minear.

    Transcript: 

    I wake with a start in an unfamiliar room. Small, but clean and tidy. Textured metal walls. A locked door. That’s… concerning. A note on the calendar simply says “day one.” I can’t have been here long, but I can’t remember why I’m here.

    Food slides in through a slat in the door. My stomach rumbles. Is it safe to eat? I don’t know. There’s so little I know. This room has secrets. What have these walls seen?

    The texture is odd. Patterned scratches…? Tally marks.

    Tally marks? Oh no.

    Metal flakes under my nails. Oh no.

    Oh-no-oh-no-oh-no. Five ten twenty fifty multiply by five it is not day one IT IS NOT DAY ONE

    I scream. It echoes. Door opens. Not day one. Hands pinned, force fed, not day one. Room spins, world darkens, not day one. Not... day... one… … …

    I wake with a start in an unfamiliar room.

    • 1 min
    Everything is Fine

    Everything is Fine

    Happy Halloween Month! Here's a short scary story for you!

    Content warning for paranoia. 

    This was written, performed, and produced by Tal Minear.

    Transcript: There is something wrong. There has been something wrong. You’ve tried to figure it out for months but all you have to show for your work is a constant feeling of unsettledness. What is missing? When you meet with your friends, you swear they’re exchanging looks behind your back, but you never catch them at it. The waiter at the restaurant seems worried. The clerk at the grocery store stammers. Your cat will sit in your lap but she will not purr. Are you being followed? No. The door is locked. People start to reference events you don’t remember, inside jokes you seem to be a part of. You cannot laugh. You focus on winning your friends over. Smile at the waiter. Joke with the clerk. Sooth the worries. Make the cat purr. Everything’s fine. There’s nothing wrong. Everything’s fine. There’s nothing wrong. Everything is fine. Nothing’s wrong... Except you.

    • 1 min
    Eulogy For A Lost Object

    Eulogy For A Lost Object

    This was made based on the prompt "Eulogize an object you have lost." It was written, performed, and produced by Tal Minear.

    Transcript: We are gathered here today to mourn the loss of the kitchen scissors. I know the kitchen scissors have touched all of our lives. Everyone has the place they saw these scissors last. I know we will all hold that location dear, filled with the memories of our time with the kitchen scissors. It was truly life changing when they arrived. Endlessly helpful and optimistic, it seemed like there was nothing that these kitchen scissors couldn’t do. We all know how much they liked to help with cooking and baking, but even when the random craft project or home DIY even took place they were always there to lend a hand. The day will be a little less bright without them here to see the sunrise. In these moments we must remember how brief life can truly- WHAT DO YOU MEAN THEY WERE UNDER THE COUCH THIS WHOLE TIME?

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    Dispatch From The Future

    Dispatch From The Future

    Time traveling to a former version of myself and sending a dispatch. This was written, performed, and produced by Tal Minear.

    Transcript: Hey Tal, it’s you from the future. Don’t mind the mask. It’s uh… for time travel reasons. Definitely. Don’t worry about it. The future is… great. Yeah. Everything’s fine. You’ve got a lot to look forward to. Listen, I’m just here to tell you that tomorrow is the kindergarten entrance test and when they show you the color orange you’re gonna say yellow and it’s gonna stick with you for the rest of your life and you should brush up on your colors now. Look, we still mix up yellow and orange these days and I know it’s your fault - yes you right now. Go practice. Find some crayons and nail that shit down. Okay? Good. Oh, they still let you into kindergarten dont worry about that. I said everything was fine!

    • 51 sec
    No Inspiration

    No Inspiration

    This is what my brain sounds like when I have writers block. 

    • 1 min
    Voice Acting Demo Reel - Tal Minear

    Voice Acting Demo Reel - Tal Minear

    I'm Tal Minear, a voice actor for audio drama and beyond! Need an annoyed teen, conniving antagonist, friendly kid, adventurous hero, worried parent, or something else? Get in touch! at https://talminear.com

    • 1 min

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