83 Reviews

James Jakala

Park City, Utah, US

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Highlights

AMAZING TURNAROUND WITH WORLD CLASS SOUND!! I ONLY WISH I COULD GIVE YOU 6 STARS INSTEAD OF 5!! -Ryan

CUSTOMER SERVICE –

It’s truly wisdom that I live by... “The best way to get what you want in life is by helping enough others get exactly what they want.” By providing you with top quality audio using state of the art equipment, with a lightning fast turnaround, all while making sure the finest detail is not overlooked, I have been able to build quite a clientele over the years that keep coming back for more.

EXPERIENCE – OH YES

I voice many National and International clients, but some of the most satisfying work is helping charities such as Good News Ministries in Indianapolis and watching them grow over the years to help so many.

My regular commercial client list includes names like Live Nation Global Touring and being their “go to” voice for major tours from Garth Brooks to Michael Buble, from Broadway to Tony Bennett. I also have had the honor of voicing for Papa Murphys, Ringling Brothers, All Major Television Networks (ABC, CBS, Fox etc), Toyota National Campaigns, Jos A Bank, AMA Supercross, Ashley Furniture, Russell Peters, Fox Sports One, Ford/Chevy/Dodge/Hyundai/KIA and dozens of others.


My corporate client list includes The US Army, American Express, Tyco Electronics, Lixil Group Japan, A.T Kearney Global Medical, Walmart, Honda, Feld Entertainment, Veterans Affairs Administration, NOARK Electric, FEMA,


E-Learing and Training continues to surprise me with incredible growth for recent clients such as Citibank (Citi), WSO2 Data Analytics, American Heart Association, Adobe, VAC Environmental Services, Addiction Studies Institute, U.I Lapp GmbH, Siemens

I look forward to making your project shine and will work hard to help you in any way I can to come in under time and within budget.

“IS THERE ANY TYPE OF VOICE STYLE YOU CAN’T DO??!”

I enjoy the label of having a “chameleon” type of voice versatility. Through years of hard work, my voice has no accent but I can interject a touch of southern warmth, or the sharp edge of the New York area dialect always with 5 star feedback from clients. Powerful to smooth as silk or just your friendly guy next door. Commercial, promo, internal corporate, sales, imaging. Whatever message you need conveyed, I have the years of experience and drive to make your voiceover exactly what it should be, a bridge between product and emotion that makes you lean forward and listen.

I am very fortunate to be doing a job that I love so much and can honestly say, that not a day goes by that I am not thankful for being able to work and creatively play at the same time.

Look forward to working with you soon.

Jim

Languages

English (North American), English

Accent

Australian, British, New Zealand, North American

Ages

Middle Aged, Senior, Young Adult

Special Skills

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

Experience

Jim Jakala has over 20 years experience. When you listen to demos such as his Concert Tour Demo, you'll immediately say, "Hey I have heard that guy before!". What you may not know is that Jim can voice so many different styles, that some demos may sound like they are a totally different person. "I work hard to make sure my clients are fully satisfied. One time we were trying to come up with a special read for a Network promo. After a few takes, I just read the entire script from scratch in a totally different style/character. They replied back, YES! This is perfect! No offense Jim, but we like this guy a bit better than you. " No offense taken my friends....non taken. :)

Credentials

Education

"In the Voiceover world, the best education you can get is from real world experience", Jim Jakala says, "Decades of competing for jobs among women and men that I highly respect helps you learn quickly what parts of your delivery you need to improve and what parts are coming along nicely. " Jim Jakala has also worked with some of the best voice coaches in the industry over his many years in the field. "These are coaches that only work with established voice actors with active careers, so I have been very fortunate to work with legendary names and feast on their wealth of knowledge about the business"

Studio

Microphone

Telefunken ELAM 251 w/ Custom Made Alloy Voice Capsule. Sennheiser MKH 416 of course :)

Computer & Software

All Macs running into Pro Tools HD OMNI with complete Waves/Slate Digital/SSL/API plugins

Special Equipment

Avalon 737 Mic Pre/ Neve 1073 Pre

Delivery Methods

ISDN Zephyr Extreme/ Source Connect/ ipDTN/ FTP File Upload

Turnaround Time

Less than 24 hours.

Service Description

I have a fully outfitted recording studio and I often allow local artists to use my facility as a way to give back to the audio world. Who knows when you might help out and discover the next Michael Buble. I can have your audio in your hands fully mixed and mastered with incredible speed.

I also offer copy writing services and am happy to have you direct the session upon request.

Voice Over Clients

I voice many National and International clients, but some of the most satisfying work is helping charities helping the homeless such as Good News Ministries in Indianapolis and watching them grow over the years to help so many.

My regular commercial client list includes names like Live Nation Global Touring and being their “go to” voice for major tours from Garth Brooks to Michael Buble, from Broadway to Tony Bennett. I also have had the honor of voicing for Papa Murphys, Ringling Brothers, All Major Television Networks (ABC, CBS, Fox etc), Toyota National Campaigns, Jos A Bank, AMA Supercross, Ashley Furniture, Russell Peters, Fox Sports One, Ford/Chevy/Dodge/Hyundai/KIA and countless others.


My corporate client list includes The US Army, American Express, Tyco Electronics, Lixil Group Japan, A.T Kearney Global Medical, Walmart, Honda, Feld Entertainment, Veterans Affairs Administration, NOARK Electric, FEMA,


E-Learing and Training continues to surprise me with incredible growth for recent clients such as Citibank (Citi), WSO2 Data Analytics, American Heart Association, Adobe, VAC Environmental Services, Addiction Studies Institute, U.I Lapp GmbH, Siemens

I look forward to making your project shine and will work hard to help you in any way I can to come in under time and within budget.

Payment Terms

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

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Educational

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Internet Video

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Radio

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Television

Internet Video

Audiobooks

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Animation

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Documentaries

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Business

PTC for Job #320922 PTC AR Design Share 2

Jan 16, 2019

Internet Video

Tuned Media for Job #319409 Tech Tuesdays Promo

James not only has an amazing voice but he also works very fast and effectively. We will definitely be using his services again soon.

Jan 4, 2019

Educational

University of Miami for Job #315616 Murphy Design Building Dedication Video

Dec 20, 2018

Business

PTC for Job #318114 PTC Creo Simulation Live

Always a pleasure working with James!

Dec 13, 2018

Business

PTC for Job #315124 PTC X-Factory

Dec 11, 2018

Business

PTC for Job #308034 DESCRIPTIVE ANALYTICS

Nov 27, 2018

Internet Video

Buzzam, LLC for Job #314725 2020 Training - Product Announcement Video

James did an incredible job. We were in a pinch and needed a quick turnaround and he nailed it on the first try. Definitely recommended!

Nov 19, 2018

Internet Video

Postmodern Company for Job #308763 E-Series Pain Points Videos

James is fantastic. He was a complete professional and nailed the session we worked on together. He sounds exactly the same on his demo as he did in session.

Nov 13, 2018

Business

PTC for Job #313324 PTC Predictive Analytics

Fast and flawless: 10/5 stars!

Nov 9, 2018

Animation

Creative Art and Design Studios for Job #308041 MASA Animation 02

Nov 8, 2018

Business

PTC for Job #312214 Factory Talk

Nov 7, 2018

Business

PTC for Job #310463 PTC Brew

Oct 29, 2018

Internet Video

Panteao Productions, LLC for Job #310250 Instructional Web Series Intro

Excellent work and very fast turnaround. Highly recommended.

Oct 24, 2018

Documentaries

Utah Valley University for Job #308516 Scholarship Ball Historical

Oct 15, 2018

Internet Video

Vivian Demaurex for Job #306514 Just Boxes

Marti, James' studio manager was great to work with.

James recroding was clean and work perfectly for my project. He did two takes and a couple variant for the tagline wich was great.

I'm really looking forward to work with him on another project.

Sep 28, 2018

Business

PTC for Job #305660 Rockwell + PTC Edits

Working with James is wonderful!

Sep 24, 2018

Internet Video

Frontline Productions for Job #304071 GE Industrial Solutions is now ABB

Great read and very responsive. Highly recommend.

Sep 18, 2018

Business

PTC for Job #304200 Rockewll + PTC

Working with James is always a fantastic experience with unmatched results.

Sep 13, 2018

Business

PTC for Job #303751 PTC Synopsis Demo Videos

11/10

Sep 12, 2018

Educational

Westcomm for Job #303330 Community Benefits 101

Sep 11, 2018