I was thinking that maybe we could use skype or a similar tool for the voice acting. This would make the vocal expression sound much more realistic as we would be hearing the actual tone of voice used rather that guessing. I mean once the script is built up, everyone who does voice acting should arrange a time for a specific scene to act out. The audio could be recorded live from both sides (obviously bloopers could be removed). I was thinking this would make the acting seem much more realistic as this would also allow talking over one another if required.
Skype is a good idea for developing the right voices for the characters with the voice actors.
But recording... We will already have enough work with getting all the samples to the same level of appropriate sound quality without getting the signals raped by skype. Windows and the cheap opamps and ADCs inside of those onboard soundcards already do too many ghastly things to the mic-signals.
It would be great, if we could get actors with nice mics and hardware
My sound card does good recording with a good mic. It's not latest standard but it definitely matches the quality of toonstruck. I guess it would be good for like a rehearsal. If we recorded the rehersals and then the voice actor could simply record with some good software with the same vocal expression... If we could get each person to record their own voice independantly with the skype quality before polishing up then the recordings could be used as rough references for practice and final recording. That way only 1 call is needed to get the emotion and voice tone need for responding.