Warm baritone range. Friendly, conversational to hard-hitting announcer. All around versatility his trademark.
English (North American)
North American, US Midwest (Chicago, Great Lakes)
Middle Aged, Senior
Business, Documentaries, Educational, Internet Video, Radio, Television
Dave has been doing voiceover for radio, television and commercial clients for…well, a long time. So, he has a complete understanding of how important it is to creatively tell your story or sell your product, no matter what it is.
As a youth, Dave played on championship high school baseball and football teams, but also loved acting in high school and community plays. His best friend’s dad just happened to own the local radio station, so it was no surprise that he hung out there and eventually got hooked on the business.
Dave’s competitive fire from sports combined with the creative courage found from acting would turn out to be a good foundation for a successful career in broadcasting, first as a talent followed by many years in management.
Fast forward 40 years (he started when he was 17, you do the math), and Dave has completed a great career in both radio and television. Throughout the journey, Dave always had a passion for voice work.
Even as a television station general manager he found his way to the recording booth to voice commercials and promos so it was only natural that the next step would be to jump into voiceover full-time, which he did in 2007.
Along the way he got married – still is – and has two beautiful daughters. He works from his home studio conveniently located in the Central Time Zone just outside Kansas City.
English and Political Science major at Kansas State University and Washburn University, 1977.
Computer & Software
Mac Dual 2.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo; MacBook Pro 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
Telos Zephyr, Logic Pro and Twisted Wave Software, Sennheiser MKH 416 P48, Telos One Digital Hybrid, Behringer Powerplay Pro-XL, dbx 28A, Yamaha MG12/4, Shure SM 7, Applied Research and Technology Digital MPA, JBL Control One monitors.
ISDN, FTP, AIF, MP3, WAV, CD
Usually within 24 hours. Has portable studio when on the road.
From Dave's Home Studio...
Everything is available to make your project sound just the way you heard it in your head.
Whether it’s Skype or simple phone patch, you are always welcome to “sit in” during the session and interact with Dave to make sure it’s exactly like you want it.
Dave guarantees great service and quality work every time!
Your project delivered within 24 hours...or sooner. At DWVO, asap means ASAP!
Sennheiser MKH 416 microphone
Telos One Digital Hybrid phone patch
Yamaha MG12-4 Studio Mixer
MOTU Ultralite MK3 Audio Interface
Ftp: Several services
Formats: .aiff, .mp3, .wav
And, On The Road...
Many of Dave’s valued clients have voiceover needs that don’t stop for vacations or business trips. That’s why Dave always “takes the show on the road”. We can even Skype a session while traveling when you need to hear the read as it’s being recorded.
Sennheiser MKH 416 microphone
M-Audio Fast Track Pro
MacBook Air with Adobe Audition and Twisted Wave
iPad with Twisted Wave
Voice Over Clients
Toyota/Lexus/Scion – U.S. and Canada
Cadillac Automobiles - Europe and Western Asia
LL Bean – National
Royal Bank of Canada – National
Oreck Vacuum Cleaners – National
Eukanuba Dog Food – National
3M Tower Solutions - National
Texas Trophy Hunters Chevrolet Silverado – San Antonio, TX
Oncor Electric – Dallas, TX
UPS – National
Dollywood – Pigeon Forge, TN
Lumber Liquidators – National
Proof Advertising - Austin, TX
L3 Communications – New York
University Hospital – Georgia
The Money Store – National
Nationwide Tax Relief – National
Totally Calcium – National
Metro Productions, Hampton, VA
Howard Schepp Fine Art – Palm Springs, CA
ATI Testing – Overland Park, KS
Jolie’s Louisiana Bistro and Blue Dog Cafe – Lafayette, LA
St. Francis Medical Center – Omaha, NB
Studio Bard / Nintendo – Portland, OR
FXF Productions – Venice Beach, CA
Pepperdine University – Malibu, CA
University of Washington Football – Seattle, WA
Berman and Company – Washington, DC
Stone Mountain Park – Stone Mountain, GA
Stone Core Films – Dallas, TX
Lockheed Martin – Richmond, VA
SolidLine Media – Chicago, IL
Salt Productions – Culver City, CA
American Garden International Foods – National
Mango Jam Studios – Dubai
Tiny Hero Productions – Burbank, CA
Civa Communications – London, Ontario, Canada
Centra Health Systems – Lynchburg, VA
Pantages Theatre – Los Angeles
Greenbrier Sporting Club – West Virginia
Automobile Coverage of America – National
Capital City Nissan – Topeka, KS
Sage Software Solutions – National
Financial Strategies Group – London, Ontario
Radium – Dallas, TX
Avanti Vision – Collegeville, PA
Renacci Doraty Chevrolet – Akron, OH
Motorola – National
New York Newsday – New York
Kelly Brady Advertising – Spokane, WA
Casa Manana – Dallas/Ft. Worth
South University – Savannah, GA
University of Kansas Athletics – Lawrence, KS
Edward Jones – St. Louis, MO
Mind Over Eye Productions – Santa Monica, CA
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