Leicester, Leicestershire, GB
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I am a creative ! Combining my sound producer talent with my innovative British VO talent.
I am often hired for explainer videos mainly for my clear friendly voice that is neutral enough to be used for the US market and European market.
I love researching Character voices such as Video Gaming medieval, fantasy, voice of God biblical readings, wizards gandalf, pirates, soldiers of war all lend themselves to my Game acting Role Playability.
If you also need a calm reassuring voice such used in finance, banking, insurance business world then my voice delivers a clear, rich neutral accent. In addition I have working experience in the industries for 10 years. Give me a try!
With the ability to listen and engage with business clients I produce a high quality Voice Overs with a quick turnaround (typically up to 24hrs) from audition to digital delivery.
My aim is to bring your idea and product to life by giving it a voice!
* Selected as the Voice of De Montfort University (22,000 students) for the telephone service IVR that administrates the yearly intake of 1000's of students via a scripted IVR system of 26 different scripts.
* Worked for a number of years as a radio presenter, journalist and sound engineer. Trained by the BBC .
* Crafted my voice through British Public speaking and as the main worship leader at my congregational fellowship !
My mantra is to have a sense of honesty, humour, and reliability in business !
I have a great range of vocal tones probably due to my musical background - I dabbles with saxophone, and I am also known to tap dance !
English (British), English (Irish), English, English (African), English (Caribbean), Old English
British, England - East (East Anglia, Cambridge, Hertfordshire), England - East Midlands (Leicester), England - London (Cockney, Estuary, East End), England - North West (Liverpool, Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire), England - Received Pronunciation (RP, BBC), England - South East (Oxford, Sussex), England - South West (Cornwall, Devon, West Country), Irish Northern (Ulster, Belfast), Irish Southern (Munster, Cork), US General American (GenAm), Welsh, African (General)
Middle Aged (35-54), Senior (55+), Teen (13-17), Young Adult (18-35)
Animation, Audiobooks, Business, Documentaries, Educational, Internet Video, Podcasting, Radio, Telephone, Television, Videogames
Creative Musician and can read music notation
Worked in the BBC as a Broadcast producer Assistant ( sound engineer)
Director of Voice Over /Video Media Company
Explainer Video voice of English Schools Abroad
University Clearing and Confirmation IVR telephonic systems
Corporate IT narrator work - Voice Over
Public Speaking , Character reading within Christian Church on a weekly basis
Public Sector experience working in HR, Education business sector -presentations and speeches
15 years knowledge working in IT & Media sector.
3 years in Finance and Insurance sector - MI Specialist
BBC Radio trained as Voice Over Talent
2018 - Commercial Voice Over Accreditation - Gravy For The Brain Specialist VO Training
ITIL Customer service Certificate 2015
Completed Peter Baker's VoiceOver Master Class Gold Edition - 2016
Voiceover Kickstart Course 2017 -Guy Michaels
Adobe Audition professional course CS6
SE electronics SE2200a mark II
Computer & Software
ADOBE Audition CC2019 , ADOBE Premier, Media Encoder, RX Audio Editor ,Music & Sound Effects Library
Focusrite scarlet 2i2; Home Studio, ; Skype ;A great musical ear for vocals delivery
Email; wetransfer ftp; Skype; Bodalgo Call
A paid up member of the British Federation Of Small Businesses.
Duncan is a trusted and reliable professional with high quality audio standards. Mon-Sat GMT
Duncan has a dedicated recording studio to record & produce vocals. The service can also include choice from an extensive Royalty Free Music Library.
Working as a Business Partner for 4 years Duncan understands the importance of communication in business, especially the Voice Over industry.
I have had the pleasure of working with Duncan for just over four years in the ITMS Business Engagement Team. Duncan is trustworthy, hardworking, approachable and popular with his peers. -DeMontfort University, Leicester , UK
Philip Jenkins - Business Engagement Manager at DeMontfort University
Aug 2016 - Sep 2016Andy Toma - Ronning Inc -Project Manager Voice Over for Web Product
Duncan delivered a professional sounding voice over that met our requirements and exceeded my expectations. Quality product and I would use him again.
Aug 2016 - IVR RecordingFootballbreak.co.uk - Naomi
It was great working with Duncan! The voice overs he delivered (very rapidly) where spot on and make our support line more professional and trustworthy. We will definitely work with him again and can recommend to everyone.
Provision of an educational instruction voice for Synergy Logistics warehouse management system. Feb 2017.Synergy Logistics - SnapFulfil Feb 2017
He has some gravitas that is likely to speak to our market and sounds a bit like a famous actor too in the sample.
Explainer voiced videos for Mersey Gateway running from Widnes to Runcorn, England UKMerseyGateway.co.uk Jan - March 2017
Duncan did a great job on our voice over and was very patient with our long amends process - would recommend!. Duncan has been great on this project, we've needed several script additions recording throughout the process on an urgent basis and turn around has always been reliably quick and of a great quality. Hannah C.
* https://www.martinneeves.com/explainer-video-warehouse-management-system/Martin Neeves Photography and Film May 2017 - https://www.martinneeves.com/explainer-video-warehouse-management-system/
I recently produced an explainer video for a warehouse management system software company. We needed a voiceover for the film that would explain clearly what the software does and I decided to use Duncan for the first time. He did a superb job with great attention to detail. He happily re-recorded some parts of the voiceover where specialist vocabulary were used and where my client had not told him about the pronunciation. Duncan was extremely patient and professional. The quality of the finished sound file was very high and I didn't have to do any further mastering of it so he made my job a lot easier. I will definitely use Duncan again when I need a male voiceover artist and I highly recommend him.
The finished explainer video can be seen here: https://www.martinneeves.com/explainer-video-warehouse-management-system/
BRITISH VOICEOVER EXPLAINER VIDEOMIT Technology Review - June 2017
Duncan did a great job narrating a short online explainer on an abstruse cryptocurrency technology, blockchain. He was professional, worked quickly and was a pro about revisions. Of course most importantly, he sounds great, and we would definitely recommend him for other projects and would work with him again.
Character voiced a British voice for a computer animation game - A seaman on the high waters!Voices.com - Jamie Diamond July 2018
Jamie Diamond said great working with you on this project!
We needed a voice actor to narrate over our final year university project. We looked for quite some time but one that stood out was Duncan. He was friendly and easy to work with. He was able to help us as well with our script. Professional and straightforward. We would 100% recommend him. Thank you on behalf of my team. - University of Bradford Animation & VFX StudentsUniversity Of Bradford - Saif Ahmed May 2019
Character Voice _ GamingDe Montfort University - Ben Kelly May 2019
Amazing voice talent able to use the script and add their own take to it, highly recommend!
Audio Tour Guide - We need an English (british or neutral accent) Male voiceover (4000 words) for a cultural project.Digital Tangible SL -July 2019
Duncan is a very professional freelancer. He considered the targeted audience and used entonation, pace and enthusiasm accordingly, in his voice over.
Delivered his work on time and communication with him was friendly and fluent. We look forward to working with Duncan again - Evelyn Crende
English Voiceover Tour Guide - for Museum Guide (Spanish ) -3500 wordsDigital Tangible SL - Tour Guide - Aug 2019
Duncan did a great job at his voice over of our cultural script. Communications with him are always friendly and fluent and he is very cooperative. Looking forward to working with him again! Evelyn Crende
Voice Over Clients
University Of Bradford - May 2019
MIT Technology Review - June 2017
(Website hidden) -2017
Synergy Logistics -2017
Heineken Export -2016
De Montfort University -2016,2019
Sydney Olympic park, Australia -2017
Wowtoon - 2017
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