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Ross Ballard

Ross Ballard

Baltimore, Maryland, US
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Ross Ballard

Ross Ballard

  Baltimore, Maryland, US

Highlights

Can take direction, easy to work with, own a private professional VO studio (Mountain Whispers Audiobooks), has created over 200 distinct character voices used in audio book production, understands intimately audio book creation.

Languages

English (North American), English

Accent

US Appalachia, US General American (GenAm), US South (Deep South, Dixie, Delta)

Ages

Middle Aged, Senior, Young Adult

Special Skills

Audiobooks, Business, Cartoons, Documentaries, Educational, Internet, Movie Trailers, Podcasting, Television, Videogames

Experience

A dozen audio books and several college textbooks.
On Camera appearance with Billy Ray Cyrus on The History Channel
Featured Memorial Day artist on XMRadio
An "Audie" (APA) award nomination for Best Audio Drama ("Screaming with the Cannibals" by Lee Maynard)
20 years as a member of the Audio Publishers Association
Portrayed Mark Twain at the HEAR Now Festival in Kansas City, KS.

Credentials

Education

Attends APAC regularly, former professor/lecturer at Johns Hopkins University, member for 20 years - Audio Publishers Association.

Studio

  • Microphone

    Own several large diaphragm mics, but prefer my Oldie, but Goldie CAD95 with all that warm voiced goodness baked in.

  • Computer & Software

    Upgraded Dell 8500 with Audition from Adobe.

  • Special Equipment

    Both Cakewalk and PreSonus AD/DA converters married to a professional DAW.

  • Delivery Methods

    CD and/or Internet

  • Turnaround Time

    Depends on how much voicing, editing, and mixing I'm doing. However, I do very much understand deadlines.

Service Description

Mostly VO for longer projects like an audio book giving me opportunity to showcase my character development range.

Testimonials

Ross Ballard perfectly captures Jesse with a twang in his voice and a good mixture of solemn and absurd voices for the book’s characters. I am dying to know what would happen next. Couldn't wait for it!

Amazon - iWin

A great audio book with characters you'll remember to tell you're friends about. LMAO every time I listened. The narrator does a fascinating job of bringing everyone to life.

Avenue1411

Screaming with the Cannibals - Jesse is a young man who is trying to find himself in the American South in the 1950s while living and working with poor, black people. Narrator Ross Ballard II draws the listener into the story with his spot-on characterizations of the many characters, including a middle-aged black man who can talk like Stepin Fetchit if the situation demands and like James Earl Jones when he's with his own people.

AudioFile Magazine

Coal may have been king, but miners were hardly treated like royalty. From its opening montage of headlines on the struggle to unionize the coal fields of West Virginia through its final song, this audio production always grabs listeners' attention. Ross Ballard II delivers his deep passion for the miners' battles with a slight twang as he reads the narrative.

AudioFile Magazine

Voice Over Clients

Brilliance Audio
Mountain Whispers Audiobooks
Johns Hopkins University
HEAR Now Audio Festival - Kansas City, KS

Payment Terms

Hire Ross as a voice actor. Payment is made through Voices.com SurePay, an escrow service that guarantees your work is done to your satisfaction. Send payment securely by Visa, Mastercard or PayPal through Voices.com then download your files from the website.

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Next Steps

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