Your project is VERY important to me! I have been performing Voice Overs professionally for 20 years. I have a very wide range including different tones/accents/dialects; which is why I excel at character voices.
My voice has been described as 'Booming', 'Authoritative', 'Commanding', 'Powerful', 'Forceful'…a typical announcer style. However I have also done 'Wimpy', 'Weak', 'Fragile' and 'Soft' voice work as well…and EVERYTHING in between. I am a "chameleon" in the voice acting world. Chances are if you have heard my voice twice you would not recognize it the second time as me!! I have the ability to switch in and out of different characters quickly; but still maintain my believability in whatever role I am assigned!
What sets me apart from any other voice actor (besides my wide range of voices) is that I am also a composer for film as well as jingles. I am extremely versatile and can perform ANYTHING audio! I have a pro studio equipped with all the tools to give any client what they need. I also have my degree in audio engineering and can create custom sounds and voices. I created an all inclusive audio production company called '713 Audio Design' to perform any audio task. Find me on the web for more demos and list of complete services. I can perform Cartoons/Commercials/Narration/Television imaging/Radio imagining and identification/E-learning/Corporate Training/On Hold Telephone/Video Games/Documentaries/Movie Trailers/Audiobooks/Educational/Podcasts/Jingles/Impersonations/Vocals/Toys/Animatronics... I excel at anything creative! Let me know what you need…nothing is out of the realms of audio and sound creation and design for me! I can do a COMPLETE custom project for you! ORIGINAL voice overs; CUSTOM music; CUSTOM sound effects; editing; mixing; mastering…ANYTHING AUDIO! If you have a vision….I can make it into an auditory reality!! Visit my demo page to see all the different kinds of projects I have done!
English (North American), English
Australian, British, Canadian, Chinese, Eastern European, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Jewish, Native American (Indian), North American, Polish, Russian, US African American, US Midwest (Chicago, Great Lakes), US South (Deep South, Dixie, Delta), US West Coast (California, Portland)
Middle Aged, Senior, Teen, Young Adult
Audiobooks, Business, Cartoons, Documentaries, Educational, Internet, Movie Trailers, Podcasting, Radio, Telephone, Television, Videogames
I have performed just about ANY and EVERY task when it comes to voice overs and audio. Most of my work has been custom, including creating custom character voices and composing original music. I am very creative and love a challenge! I have worked on just about every type of audio project over the last 20+ years. I have performed every type of voice over that is out there…you will hear the many different styles and types on my demo page. I have composed music for haunted attractions; written jingles for commercials; scored soundtracks and performed voice overs for everything from film documentary to medical narration work to character cartoon voices. I have worked with a multitude of projects with many different client personalities for a wide variety of projects. I have studied marketing and can lend my hand to creative writing if needed. I am very versatile and my experience in a recording studio is vast. I am a singer/songwriter that plays multiple instruments and have created a one man band called 'In Dark Solitude' to showcase my instrumental horror/'haunt' music which has played in haunted attractions around the nation. My instrumental music has been featured on TLC and the History channel. I am most comfortable in the recording studio where I wear many different hats as a composer/writer/musician/lyricist/singer/voice over artist/engineer & mixer/mastering engineer and manager. I feel it is important to communicate to every and any type of client that uses my services, which is why I can adapt to any project with the utmost in customer service and satisfaction. I am a former Police Officer and have worked in the corporate world in management and customer service which has increased my talent for dealing with all types of individuals and cultures. I have studied the art of Foley and have over 2,100 CUSTOM sound effects I hold copyright to for YOUR project. I have coached other voice over actors and produced top notch demos for new talent. I have also mastered many albums for other musical artists and productions. I am not timid or scared to perform in any type of project I can lend my voice and creativity to. My specialty is for Halloween or Horror projects which I excel in! However, as you will hear in the variations of my demos…there is not anything out of my comfort level and nothing I will not do! I have performed so many types of voice overs that I feel slightly schizophrenic to some degree!! LOL! I have always been reliable and take my career very seriously while keeping the ability to have fun; laugh…and be creative! I will EARN your business time and time again! Please contact me for more info.
My education began in Chicago at Columbia College. I have studied audio/acting/marketing and voice acting for over 20 years. I have received 5 certificates in mastering different DAW's... I have lived in three different states and have trained at many different universities and with many coaches. The BEST education I have ever received has truly been directly from my clients. I love challenging and creative projects. . Every project I accept is an education in itself. My degree is in audio engineering. My education in this field will never end. On going education is a necessity to keep my work current! If I am not coaching new talent…giving DAW lessons…or studying new studio methods, you may find me at a VO convention or recording seminar to increase my knowledge! Remember that knowledge is power. The moment I think I have "learned enough" is the moment my career will cease to exist.
Neumann U87; Sure SM7B; Rode K2; Audio Technica AT2020; Rode NT1-A; Blue Spark…several more.
Computer & Software
Macs with i7 processors; Logic Pro 9; Reaper; Garage Band; Digital Performer; WaveBurner; IK T-Racks
I have just about any type of audio equipment a project requires; as I am a musical composer and jingle writer as well as a Voice actor. Some of my studio gear includes : A Presonus ADL 600; Firestudio Presonus; Extensive editing software and soft synths
Email; Dropbox; Courier; Snail Mail, Mp3; WAV; AIFF; AAC; Disc. Anyway you want it! The best file to send is a clean WAV file directly to you!
MOST simple projects 24 hours or less. Voice overs dry without editing/mixing/mastering or music bedding/composing very quick turnaround. To add music/sound effects/etc. contact me for a turn around time!
PERFECT CUSTOMER SERVICE IS MY #1 GOAL! I strive for 5 star service! I am not happy until my client is happy. It is that simple! I pride my self on being extremely dependable; professional and reliable. Your project is just as important to me as it is to you. I take every project on with the utmost professionalism and urgency. I will perform Cartoons/Commercials/Narration/Television imaging/Radio imagining and identification/E-learning/Corporate/On Hold Telephone/Video Games/Documentaries/Movie Trailers/Audiobooks/Educational/Podcasts/Jingles and ANY type of voice over you need performed the way YOU want it done! My favorite type of VO to perform is Character. However, I can perform ANYTHING including instructional. I am very versatile and will take direction from you…or can manage and direct myself if you prefer to give me creative control. No ego here….just great client satisfaction. I want your audio visions to become a reality. I am a composer that can write custom music as needed. I have a pro studio with all the tools at my fingertips for custom audio and editing. I also have a vast collection of stock and royalty free music. I can lay bedding in or add sound effects as needed. I can edit; mix and master. Be sure to listen to all my demos to see and hear all I can do for you! My goal thru great customer service is to build a relationship with my clients so I can give you a great service over and over again for all of your projects!! I treat ALL of my clients to feel the same type of service from me as if they are staying at luxury 5 star resort. I want YOU to be my NEXT highly satisfied raving fan! Whether you need my services just once for that extra special project…or we build a lifetime relationship; I will give you NOTHING less than pure professionalism, courtesy, hospitality, and satisfaction!
Thank you for your consideration!
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Commercial Demo Reel 154 Listens
T.V. Promo/Station Identification 27 Listens
Radio Imaging/Station I.D. 9 Listens
Film Documentary 48 Listens
Documentary 2 8 Listens
Viewer/Parental Discretion warning 8 Listens
Auto Dealer Ad 4 Listens
Sports Network Promo 7 Listens
Audio Book 136 Listens
Audio Book Narration 24 Listens
Video Game Demo 56 Listens
Podcast Demo Reel 21 Listens
Surf Shop Ad 12 Listens
Real Estate Ad 25 Listens
Political Ads 5 Listens
Character Voices 47 Listens
Halloween Toys 5 Listens
Haunt Rules #1 6 Listens
Haunt Rules #2 2 Listens
Haunt Rules #3 2 Listens
Halloween Commercial For Haunted House 2 Listens
Halloween Animatronic Prop (Rocking Chair) 10 Listens
Industrial Training Film 21 Listens
Medical Narrative/Educational Training 6 Listens
On Hold Telephone 25 Listens
Original Music Composition (Haunt Of Fear) 29 Listens
Jingle 26 Listens
Radio Commercial 15 Listens
Ambient Haunt Music 2 Listens
Kyle Holder for Job #134459 Voices - Matchead Shortlist Fantastic!May 4, 2015
Rob Mundy for Job #132794 Voices - Wizard Character Voice It all sounds perfect. Job really well done. Very impressed.Mar 19, 2015
Antje Haase for Job #127795 Voices.com - whiteboard animation English with Asian accent Your recording was excellent, Cole - thank you!Jan 2, 2015
Oleg Smolyanskiy for Job #127469 Dark Romance 2 (Father, servant-falcon, Hercules) Excellent!
Different voice for each character showing his nature in the best manner.Dec 18, 2014