Jeqo Prime is a fighting game, and all of these voices will be used for playable characters. That means grunts, battlecries and the like will make up a significant portion of the required audio.
The voices that already exist vary in quality, so it'd be ridiculous to demand studio-quality audio for auditions. However, there is a considerable difference between mediocre and "buried in irreduceable noise". I can get the former by holding a microphone up to a twenty-year old cassette player; the latter tends to come from laptops' built-in microphones. However, if you don't have an excellent recording setup, an iPhone or MP3player usually records in much higher quality than a laptop's built-in mic (Or, considering the noise, some free-standing mics).
Auditions should include all the given lines, and a decent sampling of combat vocals (grunts/screams/kiais/etc, whatever is most appropriate for the character); generally speaking, 5 attack sounds, 5 hurt sounds, and 1 knockout / death sound is a good metric. If you want to differentiate, kicks might be more guttural, while punches would more resemble stereotypical kiais. Usually, at least one attack sound should be more intense than the others.
Send auditions to Jeqofire at GMail dot com. Most any format will do, but a sample rate below 22050 will seriously decrease your chances. Be sure to include the name you would like to go by in the credits in the email.
Characters marked with an asterisk (*) already have voices, but improvement would be welcome.
Accent: American (US), generic (LA/San Francisco, maybe)
Kiais: Some Taikwando and Aikido, but only a little.
Her parents are involved in on-the-ground marketing, and have moved around a bit to keep up with the best opportunities. This has involved living in various states for a while. Her intelligence and rationality are exceptional, though she's been able to rely on her parents for almost everything, so when the action gets started, she mostly relies on nonchalance and good humor for both offensive and defensive reasons.
Kiais: no less than 2 standard kicks and 2 standard punches,
a headbutt type sound (something short and quiet would work for this),
at least 3 more intense Taikwando-style kiais,
Three kicks in rapid succession.
Some Aikido style kiais ("Yoi", "Hei", "Hea", etc).
A quick, desperate attack.
A somewhat drawn out preparation for a heavy attack.
&Quot;Uh-huh", in a "Just as expected, ^_^" tone
(getting hit) "Watch it!"
(Getting hit) "Really?"
(getting hit, dismissive) "Darn."
"And you\'re sure this is really happening?"
"Let's not be hasty, yeah?"
"So, you wanna do this?"
"That could\'ve gone better."
"Am I bleding? So much for the simulation hypothesis."
(encouraging) "Wanna try again?"
(relieved) "Well, that could have gone worse."
Hydron / Shanan
Voice: Medium, medium-low, soft-spoken
Accent: American (Colorado, specifically the Denver area)
Kiais: No formal training, fairly quiet.
She's a farily quiet bookish type, though she's fairly empathic when the situation calls for it. She's the granddaughter of a local business tycoon, but her ability to transform into water has helped keep her somewhat distant from most people.
(getting hit) "You don't have to do this...!"
(getting hit) "Stop!"
"Why don't we just talk about this?"
"You shouldn't do this."
"If there's a way, I'll find it."
(out of breath) "I hope that's all..."
"Now; while we have the chance..."
"It had to be done..."
"Don't let there be a next time."
(Gasping for air, as though she's been stuck under water for a long time)
(struggling) "Got it!"
Accent: alien-unspecified (possibly similar to African American?)
Kiais: Quick and forceful, a soft form of military training.
Abmhm Ekal is the equivalent of a Captain in the Ihrekm Starfleet. She has a soft spot for the innocent and vulnerable, but when the action starts, she's all business.
(authoritative) "Captain Abmhm Ekal. What's going on here?" (Pron: Abmăm ékahl)
(urgent) &Quot;Go! Now!"
"What is your business here?"
(warning) "In this situation, I am authorized to take prisoners."
"Did you have to do that?"
(disapproving) "And I thought we were past this."
"It's a shame that trust is become scarce."
Wins / Sara
Accent: American (Colorado, maybe a hint of Texas)
Kiais: No formal training, sorta goes back and forth between quiet and loud / intense.
A love for literature runs in her family, and she aspires to teach elementary school with emphasis on English. The talkative extrovert to Hydron's introvert, she's relatively average in weight and build, and definitely prefers fighting at a distance to getting caught in melee.
(getting hit) "NO!"
(getting hit) "You'll pay for that!"
(controlled shouts) "North! South! East! West!" (Try going for cheerleading, if nothing else works.)
"No you don't!" (a couple different intonations could work for this.)
(semi-dramatic declaration) "Not so fast!"
(annoyed/worried) "Come on; don't do this..."
"Hey, you okay down there?"
"Why did you make me do that?"
(relieved, a little tired) "I hope that's over..."
"Try harder next time!"
voice: medium-low, more guttural
Accent: Japanese(Niigata)/North Korean blend, or failing that, just something menacing
Kiais: Mostly grunts, more like boxing, though some hapkido influence would be ok.
She was "accidentally" abducted as a small child, and wound up held in North Korea, until she managed to escape. She's had to fend for herself quite a bit, and her mannerisms are a bit rough as a consequence.
"That was wasteful."
(challenging) "Why don't you make me?"
"It amuses me."
"I think not."
(bored) "Is that so?"
(For bonus points, do the above in Japanese. "Mada-mada da ne", "So desu ka?", "Tanoshii ya", etc.)
Accent: Japanese (Kansai)
Kiais: Okinawan karate, pretty forceful.
Something of a no-nonsense aspiring businesswoman, who has practiced martial arts seriously in her spare time. There are certainly hints of arrogance and/or condescention in her voice when dealing with inferiors, though she softens up when talking about her superiors. Most of her spoken lines are either condescending, or serious and harsh-sounding.
(Lines will be provided in both Japanese and English. Japanese is prefered, but not manditory.)
*** (If you're reading this, then I forgot to check the Japanese for dialectic discreppencies. Bad me!)
(battlecry) "IKUZO!" / "LET'S GO!"
(dangerous) "Nani wo shitai ka?" / "What do you want?"
(threatening, confident) "Ike." / "Back off."
(condescending) "Sore de jikan ja nai da." / "Don't waste my time."
(angry) "OMAE!" / "How Dare You?"
(Confident, intense) "Omae ni chikara wo misete yo!" / "Let me show you true power!"
(impatient) "Mada nai!" / "Enough of this!"
(trying (and failing) to mask anger with confidence) "Watashi wa kore wo owareu'n da!" / "I will end this!"
(obviously smirking) "Mada-mada-mada-mada..." / "Tisk tisk, you simply must do better than that."
(Condescending) "Omae-no ichiban de wa nai-koto ga hoshii da na." / "I do hope that wasn't your best."
(somber, to self, worried) "Kai-sama wa kikitai desu yo na..." / "Kai-sama will want to hear about this..."
(solemn) "Kavina-sensei, Wasura-sensei, gomen nasai." / "Kavina-sensei, Wasura-sensei, I am sorry."
Accent: Japanese (near Tokyo)
Kiais: Karate, varied in intensity
She's had to put up with some crap, but tries to remain generally upbeat, until things get serious. She's dabbled in meditation to try and avoid getting overwhelmed, but it doesn't work as well as she'd like.
Lines are given in both Japanese and English; Japanese is prefered, but not manditory.
(perplexed, maybe demanding) "Doshite? Doshite kore wo shitai?" / "Why? Why do you want to do this?"
(angry, a bit sorrowful) "Moutakusan da!" / "Enough is enough!"
(intent, quietly angry) "Ja, anata wa setsujutsu wo shinakucha." / "Now, you have some explaining to do."
(contemplative) "Bikuri da na..." / "This is surprising..."
(determined) "Mudabone dekinai'nda...!" / "This can't be a waste of effort...!"
(confused, worried) "Wakarimasen..." / "I don't understand..."
Voice: Medium-high (in this case, I don't mind the pitch range so much, so long as it's vaguely age-appropriate)
Accent: alien-unspecified (possibly like a Brit doing a decent American accent, or possibly American with a hint of Latina)
Kiais: More exertion-type sounds. The weaker ones should be particularly quick and reserved, though a couple where she straight-up yells would be good, too.
Raised by an alien businessman and very deliberate with her words, but also prone to losing her temper.
(A couple different coughs, ranging from clearing her throat to legitimate throat-blockage)
(At least one good gasp for air, as though she's been stuck under water for a long time.)
(taunting) "Look what you can do."
(self-satisfied, but with a tinge of anger) "That's not all I can do."
(angry) "You jerk!"
(indignant, but controlled) "Do you believe I can forgive what you've done?"
(angry, fighting tears) "Don't act like you're innocent!"
(mix of alarm and irritation) "Are you insane?"
(muttering to self, annoyed) "No one told me about this..."
(faking pleasantries) "So, we meet again. How have you been?"
Accent: Puerto Rican
Kiais: Mostly untrained, sometimes desperate, but two or three should be distinctly rougher and more controlled than the others.
Theracy got too close to a meteorite, and somehow gained remote viewing abilities. Sometimes, though, these abilities do other strange things. Other than that, she's a relatively normal teenager thrust into the weirder side of national security, trying to make sense of her place in everything.
(She needs at least one, long (at least two seconds), scream of pure terror.)
(panicky) "IT'S A TRICK!"
(going from slightly shaky to confident) "Don't, I'll be fine."
(absently) "They're nearly here..."
(To self, mostly calm with a hint of anxiety) "I only see one way to escape..."
(Calm, confident) "I won't run, this time."
(exasperated) "Why can't you stay out of trouble?"
(darkly) "But there's more, isn't there?"
(sinister, to self) "What other secrets do you hold?"
(Uneasy) "How did I do that?"
(faint grimmace, a bit quick) "It still burns..."
(getting hit) "What?"
(getting hit) "How did I miss that?"
(getting hit) "NO!"
Accent: Turkish (particularly the west)
Kiais: Military-esque; efficient, only really used for serious exertion.
A young detective working with interpol; keeps her cool most of the time, but when opportunities arise to show how she's feeling, she usually takes them.
"There, found you!"
(warning) "Freeze! Interpol!"
(warning) "Stand down."
(Shocked) "How can this be?"
(being hit, under breath) "Kahresin..."
(to self) "I don't believe this..."
(starts uneasy, becomes confident) "Ah, yes; exactly as planned."
(grimly) "So this is what it's come to..."
Accent: American (possibly a hint of Texas, but only slight.)
Kiais: Nothing overly fancy; has some judo experience, but does not focus on it.
Spectro has the power to manipulate electromagnetic radiation (light, radio, etc). He does the snarcastic superhero thing, but emphasizes stealth and subterfuge whenever possible.
"Just call me Spectro."
(like announcing a magic trick) "Which is which?"
"Time to call reenforcements..."
(fierce) "Gamma rays! HAH!"
"Better not blink."
(Calling your attacks) "Highlight!"
(successful struggle) "Gotcha!"
(getting hit) "Hey, watch it!"
(muttering) "A lot of good that did..."
(angry) "You didn't have to do that."
"Sorry, gotta run!"
(a little bitter) "Is this what you wanted?"
Accent: Northern mediterranean, or possibly Greek
Kiais: A very street punk version of hapkido
Vipor was caught up in trouble in southern Europe when he was brought under Tarfin's wing. A particularly catastrophic event left the only decisions that furthered Tarfin's goals between leaving Vipor to die, or drastically modifying his appearance. Tarfin went with drastic, and Vipor was given a great deal of cosmetic work to make him appear reptilian. This was not performed by experts, however, and Vipor's recovery in Tarfin's care was long and grueling; his voice is now more raspy and bitter.
(muttering wistfully) "It's been so long..."
(grimly) "I do what keeps me alive."
(Struggling to throw something heavy)
(struggling) "Cook the dust...!"
(Angry taunt) "You're next!"
(out of breath) "Is that all you've got?"
(exhausted, relieved laughter)
(angry) "You'll pay for that!"
(anguish) "Are you satisfied?"
(dark, quivering with pain and anger) "Say goodbye to your face..."
Accent: probably Persian
Kiais: Few, but mostly shouts, and maybe a quiet grunt or two.
Something of a mysticist, Kimal seeks the utility of lost arts and artifacts that can help implement his vision of the world. He was initially associated with fundamentalist Islam, but his focus on what appeared to be magic cost him many ties among his former allies, and so he has formed his own multinational organization to further research and retrieval of resources of interest. In the eyes of the west, though, he is often lumped in with groups like Alq'ida, and he sees America's use of people like TAOE as invoking the sorts of magic of which he was formerly accused, which only makes him more enemies.
"For whose glory do you fight?"
"Receive the poison that your fathers buried!"
"So be it."
(Dramatic battlecry) "Know the power of the Nornish!"
(Calling) "Prisoners of thieves, grant me passage!"
(Grim, determined) "Stand in my way, and you will be next."
(getting hit) "You will pay in blood!"
"Dismiss old knowledge, and you will fail."
(getting hit) "Have you forgotten?"
Voice: medium-low, a bit growly
Accent: mix of Cornish and Norse
A modern viking whose been hiding out in the English countryside for quite some time. Definitely has the pride and arrogance thing going.
"Witness the glory of the Kro!"
"Wait until my axe finds your head!"
"Make this a worthy battle!"
(getting hit, trying to laugh it off) "You fool..."
(angry) "Now you die!"
"You think you can survive?"
(cold) "Get up."
"I've seen enough."
Accent: Pakistanian, or possibly North Indian. Unless you want to go for a Scott McNeil impression.
Kiais: Mostly quiet
Something of an anarchist, spending most of his time on his own wandering the mountainous border regions in the north, having seen firsthand contrast between the more organized population centers and the smaller ununified bands. Stealth and his ability to alter the wavelength of light are his main tools, though he has picked up enough fighting experience to defend himself, armed or otherwise.
(Warning, rising in pitch) "Nuh-uh-uh~..."
"We do this on my terms, yes?"
(clearly smirking) "Well, at least you outlasted that Russian search party."
(diverting attention) "What's that, in the sky?"
(confident, hypnotic) "Just take a small nap..."
(in pain) "You should be dead by now..."
(getting hit) "I can irradiate whole cities!"
(getting hit, warning) "That was a mistake."
"Now you see me... Now you grow tentacles."
"I leave now, unless you want everyone in this country to get cancer."
(laughing) "My way is much easier!"
An orphan raised by acetics in the mountains, until they refused to pay tribute to Retanretla, and he irradiated the area. It turns out that high-energy particles that get too close to Aluben are converted into hydrogen, over which he can exert a degree of control; or at least, that's the most obvious layer of his power.
"There is no need to fight!"
"I will not stand for violence here!"
"I will not let you harm my friends!"
(getting hit) "Oh no...!"
(getting hit) "You won't succeed!"
(shouting a warning) "Watch out!"
"Is it over?"
"It was time to end it."
Accent: Possibly Egyptian, but he deliberately styles himself after Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine.
Kiais: Mostly nasal or guttural (The best example that comes to mind is Norio Wakamoto's Gouki/Akuma).
A huge fan of western Science Fiction/Fantasy, trained in eastern mysticism, and independently studied Near-eastern mysticist traditions, Toofnar styles himself after fictional Dark Lords (especially the Sith (Starwars)). When it comes down to it, though, he has this tendency to choose methods of defeating opponents that involve leaving them for dead in some escapable deathtrap he can't see, rather than using his undeniably lethal power directly. Or in other terms, he plays the role of a supervillain, but isn't really a ruthless killer/dictator at heart.
"You don't know the power that I possess."
(menacing) "There is no escape."
(dramatic declaration) "I am this world's arch sorceror; know my might!"
(a little amused) "Impressive..."
(deep, controlled breathing)
(getting hit, polite scolding) "You must learn some respect..."
(mild condescension) "Is this what they feared?"
(menacing) "Don't make me end you."
(confident announcement) "Another unbeliever crushed beneath my feet..."
Accent: Oxford English
Kiais: He is a man of few vocalizations, so mostly just quiet grunts.
A socially inept physicist whose increasing disdain for his intelectual inferiors sorta caused some problems when he stumbled upon a potentially world-changing phenomenon. Frustrated, detached, and blunt, on the rare occasions that he speaks.
"None will be permited to stand in my way."
"Success was inevitable."
"Your fait grows more certain."
"Why won't you leav me alone?"
"I've had enough!"
"My life has been in pushing past short-sighted fools; those that act against it have no value alive."