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Don Paustian

Raleigh, North Carolina, US

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Don Paustian

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Don Paustian



Knowledgeable & Believable, keeps your attention regardless of the copy. Anything from 'the guy next door' to a mad scientist. Always sincere, even for technical descriptions and information. Good chance you've already heard him in any one of 40 major TV & Radio markets across the USA. Neutral (Midwestern United States) English accent. Always professional, quick service and follow though. Private studio complete with music library and advanced production capabilities. Easy to work with, even when things get wonky.


English (North American), English


British, Indian (India), North American, US Midwest (Chicago, Great Lakes), US South (Deep South, Dixie, Delta), US South West (Texas)


Middle Aged, Senior, Teen, Young Adult

Special Skills

Animation, Audiobooks, Business, Documentaries, Educational, Internet Video, Jingles, Movie Trailers, Music, Podcasting, Radio, Telephone, Television, Videogames


Wide ranges of voices, ranging from Radio Announcer to the guy next door. His voice and manner conforms to the copy or to the instructions provided. Specializing in providing multiple styles.
Don began as an on-air announcer and quickly discovered that all the magic took place in the production room.
Due to his many years as a technical sales and providing application support to engineers, configuring network equipment to publishing houses and then later on custom designed Intel systems to software developers, Don maintains a strong command of the technical as if it were a second language.
Don Paustian produces over 50 other talents for broadcast, animation, IVR, industrial and more.



THIS is the microphone..

THAT is the 'Record' button.


  • Microphone

    Neumann TLM103 - Rode NTG-3 - EV RE/20

  • Computer & Software

    Custom Designed XP/Media System

  • Special Equipment

    CDQ Prima 220, UA LA-610 Mic Pre, whisper booth

  • Delivery Methods

    ipDTL, ISDN, mp3,Email, FTP, DropBox & CD

  • Turnaround Time

    1-3 business days, depending on the length of copy.

Service Description

Straight voice to finished production for immediate broadcast, power-point or IVR application. Seasoned narrator with access to a full range of effects as well as a music library. All work delivered ready to plug and play. Experienced provider of e-learning programs, custom on-hold systems (including digital players), IVR formatting for Dialogic & Vertical systems, u-law 8/16 and others. Advanced multi-tracking effects, editing and mastering services.


“Don is one of those people that it is just FUN to work with. He KNOWS what he's doing and has a pretty darn good "range" of voice qualities. He understands the the client IS King and does whatever he can to help make things easier. If you've got a problem, he not only knows how to find a solution...but he'll even persue the solution for you if you want. He's very reasonable.... Truly the kind of person you want on your team

Franklin Video

“I had the pleasure of working with Don and his team in 2007-2008 when they worked tirelessly to create and edit our training tutorials. Compass Studios returns great results in a shorts amount of time. I did not need to give them much directions, they're experts of their trade and I was always pleased with the outcome. We were able to create our tutorials in English and later have Spanish and French voiceovers done by the same studio-very convenient! Don offered us a long list of voice talents from which we could select. Don is also very trustworthy because he returned the expensive piece of equipment we had lent him once we were done with the tutorials. If you choose Compass Studios, you're truly choosing to work with quality!”

Interwrite Workspace (eLearning)/ Houri Tamizifar

“Don is a true expert in the various uses of audio messaging and technology as an adjunct to any marketing or customer service program. Don is also an excellent problem solver. His work is uniformly outstanding and on schedule. Over the years, Don developed professionally edited voice files for my company's speech recognition product, AccuNurse, and he created CDs for several marketing campaigns. Alan Letz -CEO

AML & Associates, LLC

“Don has the American voice preferred by our customers and official voice of Fedex LAC TV. Highly recommended!”


“Don Paustian of Compass Communications has been a dependable voice over/media resource since day 1. Under his direction, the Compass team is always quick to respond to everything from On-Hold productions to instructional videos. Don is a person of great character and creativity; a trusted consultant and a true professional. I highly recommend Don Paustian/Compass Communications Studios when you are seeking great talent you can trust to do the job right.
Mike Gourley - President.

Gourley Real Estate

I have worked with Don for over 10 years. The versatility of his voice is only surpassed by his quick turnaround time. Don is my ‘go to’ voice talent when I need something to sound real good, real quick or both! Don has earned a permanent spot on our talent list! - Craig Conklin/Producer

Time Warner

Voice Over Clients

Pandora Radio, FOX, CVS Pharmacy, Lockheed Martin, Sinclair Broadcasting, Newport Television, ComCast, My Bright House Network, Time Warner Cable, TW Oceanic, Viking Electronics, Subway & more.

Payment Terms

Payment to Don Paustian is made through SurePay®, our escrow service that guarantees your project is completed to your satisfaction. Pay securely by Visa, Mastercard or PayPal through and when your work is done, simply download the final files, and release funds to Don Paustian.

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