70 Reviews

Jay Smack

Richmond, Virginia, US

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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

Voice Ages

Middle Aged (35-54), Senior (55+), Young Adult (18-35)

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 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.

Credentials

Education

Mass Communications/Broadcasting, Virginia Commonwealth University.

Studio

Microphone

Sennheiser MKH416, Shure KSM32, Electro Voice RE20

Computer & Software

Mac Pro, Pro Tools 12

Special Equipment

Valley 401 Microphone Processor, Focusrite Preamp

Delivery Methods

Email, WeTransfer, 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. 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.
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

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...

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.

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Business

Voices.com (Jordan Blake) for Job #354641 Mitigation Banking Video - Male Talent (Southern Accent)

AMAZING JOB :)

Oct 17, 2019

Internet Video

Avalaunch Media for Job #351779 Shell Energy Inside Explainer Video

Excellent working with you! Our client is very pleased! Thanks again!!

Sep 26, 2019

Internet Video

Voices.com (Ian Callander) for Job #339189 Web Video - BN Overview

Sep 23, 2019

Business

ReAgent Prodcutions for Job #352401 Firefighting Future

Sep 4, 2019

Videogames

Anders Sound Solutions AB for Job #350220 "Squad" military game needs USMC (american english) Commander VO

This was fast!!! Totally impressive work in such a short time! Fast communication, no bullshit. Jay's voice fits perfect for our US Marine Commander in our game. Will most definitely hire him for future stuff!

Aug 16, 2019

Business

Voices.com for Job #347947 Just for you Jay! Repeat Project - Tommy Bahama REPEAT JULY 30TH

FANTASTIC TO WORK WITH! Provides quick turn around times, keeps you informed with updates and provides awesome quality VO/files.

Aug 13, 2019

Internet Video

The Living Room for Job #347678 Fried Chicken Fumble

Jay was outstanding to work with and his delivery was outstanding!

Aug 13, 2019

Movie Trailers

Oceanic Research Group, Inc. for Job #347352 Secrets of the Sea IMAX film trailer

Jay is awesome! And fast turn around!!

Jul 26, 2019

Business

Ctrl Shift VFX for Job #343737 Oil and gas explainer video

Jay freaking nailed it! We got a couple of options of the read, and they all were fantastic. Our team is super happy with his work!

Jul 19, 2019

Business

Ido Katsiri for Job #331747 AstaPure EyeQ

jay is great!

Jul 15, 2019

Internet Video

Create Video for Job #343364 Cybersecurity Web Video

Great voice actor!

Jun 28, 2019

Business

Ethosh Designs Pvt. Ltd for Job #336467 NS - CIRCOR - ARV Video

Thank you for the super-fast turnaround. It was a pleasure working with you.

Jun 5, 2019

Internet Video

Bill Kuper for Job #338696 Acceptiva Financial Overview

May 23, 2019

Internet Video

Voices.com for Job #337780 Workers Comp Bonfire - HELP IS HERE Video

Jay got this back to us quickly and provided great work!

May 15, 2019

Internet Video

Success Training Co. for Job #337134 STC Video Banner Voice Over

Jay is easy to work with and was very communicative during the audition process and was very open to feedback. His work is first class! Thank you, Jay!

May 11, 2019

Documentaries

The Washington Post for Job #335296 Documentary on conservative legal movement

May 9, 2019

Videogames

Everbloom Studios for Job #336076 Dragon Island

Wonderful to work with! Great bass voice and takes direction well. Revisions were done in a very timely manner.

May 7, 2019

Business

Heller, Inc. for Job #333594 "The Dome" - Medical Technology VO - Male #1

Jay was excellent to work with - super professional performance requiring very little creative direction. Will definitely work with him again in the future!

May 6, 2019

Business

Voices.com (Sara Hunt) for Job #330717 Pitch Video - UM + Lufthansa

Great work Jay!

May 3, 2019

Business

Voices.com for Job #334573 Raiders Draft Party VO - Voice of God

Wonderful working with you!!

Apr 30, 2019