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Jay Smack

Richmond, Virginia, US
Status: Unavailable to record from Jul 15, 2018 until Jul 22, 2018
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Jay Smack

/ 5 20 Reviews
Status: Unavailable to record from Jul 15, 2018 until Jul 22, 2018

Jay Smack

  Richmond, Virginia, US

Highlights

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.

Languages

English (North American), English

Accent

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

Ages

Middle Aged, Senior, Young Adult

Special Skills

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

Experience

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 Sears, Virginia Tech 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.

Credentials

Education

Mass Communications/Broadcasting, Virginia Commonwealth University.

Studio

  • Microphone

    Shure KSM32, Electro Voice RE20

  • Computer & Software

    Mac Pro, Pro Tools 12

  • Special Equipment

    Valley 401 Microphone Processor, Focusrite Preamp

  • Delivery Methods

    Email, Hightail, Dropbox, Source Connect

  • Turnaround Time

    24 - 48 hours depending on the project. Faster if urgent.

Service Description

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. Jay 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.
Fast turnaround.

Testimonials

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!
-Brian Kluender, Producer/Engineer

BES Studios

Jay is a joy to work with. He has a spectacular voice, is very directable and is always positive. What a winning combination!
-Marna Bales, Executive Producer

Red Amp Audio

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.
-Derek Shetterly, President/Producer

Wooly Bugger Productions

For 20 years, Jay Smack has been a voice talent I can rely on. In addition
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

On Hold Marketing

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.
-Dee Briggs, Production Director/Partner

StoryWerks

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.
-Terry Taylor, Creative Director/Partner

StoryWerks

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.
-Stan Sweeney, President/Creative Director

Sweeney Creative

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.
-Buck Robinson

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.
-Trent Toner
Co-Owner
Senior Producer/Sound Designer

Rian/Hunter Production

Voice Over Clients

Keller Williams Realty, DirecTV, Sears, Virginia Tech University, Guardian Security, Mercedes Benz of Atlanta, Ferguson, On Hold Marketing, Digital Marketing Systems, Lawn Doctor, Studio Center...

Payment Terms

Payment to Jay Smack 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 Jay Smack.

Learn more about SurePay® here.

Next Steps

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  • Internet Video
    / 5 Voices.com (Cole Pearson) for Job #292372 Voices.com - Internet Video -REPOST (new direction) Thank you Jay!
    It's been a pleasure and I'm looking forward to working with you again soon!
    Jul 13, 2018
  • Television
    / 5 K&N ENGINEERING for Job #293150 K&N commercial voiceover Awesome job and great communication. Thanks Jay!
    Jul 6, 2018
  • Internet Video
    / 5 Voices.com (Tyler Smith) for Job #292640 Voices - Confident, Conversational - Online Product How to Video Awesome job! Thank you so much.
    Jun 29, 2018
  • Business
    / 5 Shark Teeth Films for Job #293268 NERDS
    Jun 28, 2018
  • Internet Video
    / 5 Voices.com (Tyler Smith) for Job #290241 Voices - Confident, Conversational - Online Product How to Video Wonderful work! Thank you Jay!
    Jun 15, 2018
  • Business
    / 5 Voices.com (Kyle Holder) for Job #289782 Voices - Corporate video (Shortlist) AWESOME JOB!
    Jun 15, 2018
  • Documentaries
    / 5 Cristiano Saturno for Job #290292 voice over for short movie about the northern lights Well, what can I say? Jay is is an absolute genius.

    I listened to more than 70 voices and I enjoyed many but I thought that Jay's was special and I chose it. He was very quick to respond and to send me the work. And when I listened the final result I was really happy: it was even better than I expected! I am really satisfied with this experience and I absolutely recommend Jay Smack.
    Jun 8, 2018
  • Internet Video
    / 5 Voices.com (Kyle Holder) for Job #285938 Voices - Online video AWESOME
    Jun 5, 2018
  • Internet Video
    / 5 Dauntless for Job #288155 iMemories Absolute pro. Not only does Jay Smack have an incredible voice, he's an incredible pro. Strongly recommended.
    Jun 5, 2018
  • Business
    / 5 Short Notice Creative for Job #286897 Virtue Foundation
    Jun 4, 2018
  • Videogames
    / 5 Zimmer Audio Production for Job #284875 Strong, deep, commanding US trailer style voice Jay did a perfect job, excellent and fast communication too - thanks for the great work!
    May 23, 2018
  • Television
    / 5 Voices.com (Jordan Blake) for Job #283892 Voices - ***RUSH*** Wealth Management Spot (Auditions by 3pm ET today) Wonderful job! Thank you!
    May 3, 2018
  • Internet Video
    / 5 Voices.com (Cole Pearson) for Job #282709 Voices.com - Heroic Male - Microsoft and Zones Video - Website & Youtube Thank you Jay!
    Looking forward to the next one!
    Apr 26, 2018
  • Animation
    / 5 Carmanah Technologies for Job #282658 Website customer video: why get a solar Energy Balance Report? Jay responds quickly and delivers finished versions very promptly. He does great work!
    Apr 20, 2018
  • Educational
    / 5 Voices.com (Trevon Buccione) for Job #273457 Voices.com - E-learning - Jerry & Male Reporter - Energy and Gas WONDERFUL TO WORK WITH :)
    Apr 17, 2018
  • Business
    / 5 Tom Edwards for Job #280941 Hamilton Beach Animated Explainer Video Jay was incredibly accommodating, fast, professional and nailed what we were looking for. We had to come back to him for a couple of tweaks on timing to match our animation, and he happily turned the changes right around. Both the process and the final product were absolutely flawless.
    Apr 11, 2018
  • Business
    / 5 Voices.com (Jordan Freeman) for Job #279209 Voices - Blue Collar/Everyman - Pitch Video Excellent work!!
    Mar 27, 2018
  • Radio
    / 5 TKG Communications LLC for Job #277392 30-second local radio spot for new exhibit
    Mar 22, 2018
  • Internet Video
    / 5 Future Video Media LLC for Job #277249 Voice for high - tech product intro. Awesome work! Very organized and super fast delivery. Big thanks Jay for making this easy!!!
    Mar 21, 2018
  • Internet Video
    / 5 Voices.com (Mike Fry) for Job #268586 Voices - x3 Online Tags - Geico Voice Sound-a-like Excellent work!!
    Jan 29, 2018