C.C. Hogan - Author
I have launched a new podcast telling stories. Some are new adaptations of famous old tales from the Brothers Grimm and many others, some are long forgotten tales, and I hope new tales from new writers. And it has its own website!
Messing around with new gear
I have at last come to the end of the studio refit and am now settling down to some serious fun!
Unicorns and Young Girls
I have a friend (oh, good for me!) She is eleven, just, and is rather mad about unicorns. Oh, she likes dragons, but if all my dragons were to magically turn into unicorns I would have a friend for life.
So, I have started writing a tale which includes unicorns. Of course, this is me, and I can't stick with a simple fairy tale, can I! Nope, it is developing into a potential series aimed at 11 ups with plenty of adult stuff in there as well. Fun!
The Jack Calder Crime Series
The Jack Calder series of books are written by Seumas Gallacher and are a fast-paced, hard-edged series of seven books following a group of former SAS commandos in their work for an international security company.
I am turning them into audiobooks for your delight!
Setting up at home to record audiobooks
If you are going to record your own books into audiobook form, you must do it properly. Despite some people saying you can simply record on your phone, this will produce an inferior product that annoys and infuriates listeners who are used to professionally recorded books.
I am not going through all possible buying choices here, you will need to do your own research, but this will hopefully give you a good starting point.
A Christmas Carol Audiobook
A brand new presentation of the original story by Charles Dickens, narrated by CC Hogan in a London accent. A dark and yet warm telling of this iconic tale.
The Joy of the Wonderful Breath
From time to time, the subject of breaths in recording comes up - should they stay or should they go?
The answer is, of course, quite simple - they should stay. But let me breath a little life into this debate and explain why.
Audiobooks of the classics by Charles Dickens
I am just starting out on a long-term venture to record the most famous books by Charles Dickens in my London Accent.
This is a big departure from the normal RP British presentation, but I think it brings the stories to life in a new, wonderful way.
Audiobooks by CC Hogan
Check out audiobooks recorded by CC Hogan - from Dirt to Dickens!
A demonstration of editing an audiobook in Cubase
Dirt Re-Released in advance of Audio Book
In advance of the forthcoming audiobook version, I have released a re-edited version of Dirt book one. You can update your copy at Amazon and other retailers.
Pronunciation and Respelling Guide
How to do Punch and Roll Recording
The Young of the Plains
An episodic story about a young dragon and young girl living on the borders of the Eastern Plains.
Free to newsletter subscribers.
Using iZotope RX7 for Audiobooks
This is a look at how I am currently using RX 7 Standard with Cubase Pro when working on my audiobook recordings.
This is not a review as such and may well grow over time as I learn more.
Series One & Two are out now!
Start series one with Dirt for Free, and start reading the brand new series two with Girls of Dirt for only 99p!
Girls of Dirt includes a recap of series one.
The Stink Is Here
North London, 1976. The longest, hottest summer on record. The water is running out and the kids hate their parents. Which bunch of idiots would think it is a good idea to start a band?