Richmond, Virginia, US
Jay's voice is warm and inviting with range and a bit of an edge; deep, but not too deep. He cuts through without being obtrusive or over-the-top. Jay has a wide range of voices in his repertoire: movie-trailer deep-n-gritty to caring and friendly to character reads with vibes like Sam Elliott or Morgan Freeman to dry industrial to upbeat retail.
He's perfect for your explainer videos, on-hold, voicemail, commercial, narration, cartoon, animation, imaging, character, audiobook, radio, tv, promo, retail, educational voiceover projects.
Types of reads and interps Jay can deliver are caring, soft spoken, bold, gritty, gravelly, confident, non-announcer, announcer, middle age, senior, young adult, British, menacing, evil, inspirational, authoritative, intense, real person, deep, friendly, wry, dry, high-energy, stuffy, movie trailer, etc.
Jay is easy to work with and loves taking direction and receives constructive criticism with enthusiasm. Whatever it takes to give you exactly what you want and need.
Jay has a full-service studio and can provide production services like mixing with sound effects and music.
English (North American), English
British, North American, Russian, US Appalachia, US General American (GenAm), US Mid-Atlantic, US Midwest (Chicago, Great Lakes), US New England (Boston, Providence), US New York (New Jersey, Bronx, Brooklyn), US South (Deep South, Dixie, Delta), US South West (Texas), US Upper Midwest (Fargo, Minnesota), US West Coast (California, Portland), US Western
Middle Aged (35-54), Senior (55+), Young Adult (18-35)
Animation, Audiobooks, Business, Documentaries, Educational, Internet Video, Movie Trailers, Podcasting, Radio, Telephone, Television, Videogames
A long-time broadcaster, podcaster, voiceover talent, recording engineer, mixer and sound designer. Jay has worked with talent and been on both sides of the mic. Some of his producer credits include projects for McDonald's, Audi and Pizza Hut. Some of his voiceover credits include IBM, Microsoft, Sears, Virginia Tech University, Villanova University, Keller WIlliams Realty, T-Fal Cookware, Hamilton Beach, CrossKeys Vineyards, Guardian Security, DirecTV, Lawn Doctor and Stihl tools as well as many broadcast, non-broadcast, pitch presentations, explainers, technical and narration projects.
Mass Communications/Broadcasting, Virginia Commonwealth University.
Sennheiser MKH416, Shure KSM32, Electro Voice RE20
Computer & Software
Mac Pro, Pro Tools 12
Valley 401 Microphone Processor, Focusrite Preamp
Email, WeTransfer, Hightail, Dropbox, Source Connect
24 - 48 hours depending on the project. Faster if urgent.
Jay's long career includes time spent in all facets of the creative industry working in broadcasting, advertising and as an engineer/producer for a national production company working with high profile clients. He knows all too well about tight deadlines in a service-driven industry. His goal is to make your job easier. He always goes the extra mile and offers nothing but the highest quality voiceover and production.
Deliver raw or edited tracks in any format.
Mix with music and effects if needed.
I love working with Jay. He's a total pro and a really good guy. He's been on both sides of the mic, which gives him a unique set of skills that really comes in handy in a vo session. Jay has truly helped us bring some projects to life!BES Studios
-Brian Kluender, Producer/Engineer
Jay is a joy to work with. He has a spectacular voice, is very directable and is always positive. What a winning combination!Red Amp Audio
-Marna Bales, Executive Producer
Jay is a consummate professional VO talent. We're very happy and fortunate to have him on our roster and our end clients are always impressed with his work.Wooly Bugger Productions
-Derek Shetterly, President/Producer
For 20 years, Jay Smack has been a voice talent I can rely on. In additionOn Hold Marketing
to his ability to provide a variety of deliveries...from calm and
compassionate to decisive and authoritative, we know we can count on Jay for
excellent turnaround times and accurate reads not just the first time, but
every time! It's no wonder so many of our clients choose Jay Smack when
determining who is going to be the voice of their business.
-Brian Illes, VP/Operations
Jay’s voice is a powerful tool in communicating brand messaging. His background in audio engineering allows him to fully grasp any project, not only to understand his role in delivering a perfect read, but to enhance it with his vast experience in the business.StoryWerks
-Dee Briggs, Production Director/Partner
Jay is a good man with a great voice and serious skills as a sound engineer. We have worked with Jay for many years. Professional, experienced and creative on every job we've done with him, Jay knows sound, whether he's behind the board or the microphone.StoryWerks
-Terry Taylor, Creative Director/Partner
Jay Smack at SmackSound is one of my go to audio production resources. The more I work with Jay I’ve discovered he is a creative talent with a passion for producing projects from writing to sound design that cut through the clutter on the airwaves. Jay is a true partner in the creative collaboration and I’ve always valued his input into every project. As a musician, Jay brings the added talent to create custom tracks that make projects memorable in the marketplace.Sweeney Creative
-Stan Sweeney, President/Creative Director
Jay is the consummate professional and is a true joy to work with - not only is he able to deliver on time and on budget, but he intuitively understands what the marketer is trying to achieve and brings his own experience and insight to help the final product be that much more effective.Rainmaker Marketing Advisors
Jay is a total pro and always willing to go the extra mile. He's a pleasure to work with and I highly recommend him.Rian/Hunter Production
Senior Producer/Sound Designer
Voice Over Clients
IBM, Microsoft, Keller Williams Realty, DirecTV, Sears, Virginia Tech University, Guardian Security, Villanova University, Mercedes Benz of Atlanta, Ferguson, On Hold Marketing, Digital Marketing Systems, Lawn Doctor, Studio Center...
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