Willem van den Top
Ede, Gelderland, NL
Dutch native male voice. High quality & fast delivery for the best price. According to my clients: 'clear, pleasant and reliable voice sound'. 'Natural and reassuring'. 'Bright, powerful and impressive'. Commercials: from warm and deep till strong hard sell. Corporate videos: convincing, friendly and clear. Instructional and educational: bright, easy and explicative. Studio with Source Connect.
British, Dutch, North American, Trans-Atlantic, US Mid-Atlantic
Middle Aged (35-54), Young Adult (18-35)
Audiobooks, Business, Documentaries, Educational, Internet Video, Radio, Telephone, Television
Main line of international work is corporate, instructional/educational and presentations. Brands that used my voice include: Burger King, Bruynzeel, Consumentenbond, Canon, Continental Airlines, DHL, Dutch Government, Google, Kenteq, LyondellBasell, TomTom.
The shortest script I ever recorded contained only 1 word (and it was also one of the toughest of them all). The longest script I recorded contained over 50,000 words.
Started as a singer, guitarist and keyboard player.
Studied musical composition at the Conservatory of Utrecht (High School of the Arts).
Worked as a recording engineer and voice director in a post production studio for 8 years.
Decided to concentrate on voice work from the third time a voice talent who was behind the microphone said to me: "Man, you should be in my chair".
Composing music is still something I do in my free time. Beyond doubt the best way to keep the ears in shape. And believe me: for a voice talent good ears are even more important than a good voice.
Sennheiser MKH-416 / AKG C-414 XL II / Røde K2
Computer & Software
ProTools software on Apple MacPro with RME Fireface UFX
ProTools - Source Connect - Logic - Waves - iZotope - BarbaBatch - SpeakerPhone
File through mail, ftp or cd overnight.
Within 24 hours
Great experience in 'sync reading', meaning that the original (English, German or French) voice is on my headphones and I read and speak the Dutch translation along.
What I consider to be one of my best qualities is the ability to speak fast without sounding rushed. Quite convenient since a Dutch translation is usually longer than the original script.
I always succeed in 'making it fit'. Either by speaking faster, adapting the script or by digital manipulation afterwards.
In my studio I do a lot of voice recordings with other voice talents. Keeping my technical and directional skills up to date.
Payment to Willem van den Top 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 Willem van den Top.
To invite Willem van den Top to audition for your project, simply invite them to a job. Share your project details to quickly and easily receive a quote.
Have questions about posting a job?
See how Voices.com works here.