I would describe my voice as a gentle baritone with a slight raspy undercurrent. My typical tone is genial, with a moderate to slightly quick delivery. I can change the pace of my delivery from very slow to almost (not quite) auctioneer speeds.
I have a fairly broad range and can easily shift between vocal tones, inflections and interpretations. My strongest areas are educational and informational type deliveries, but I am very flexible with pacing, diction and vocal timbre.
English (North American), English
US Mid-Atlantic, US West Coast (California, Portland)
Audiobooks, Business, Cartoons, Documentaries, Educational, Internet, Movie Trailers, Podcasting, Radio, Telephone, Television, Videogames
ADSR Sounds – weekly YouTube tutorial content (8x/mo.)
Monthly Course Creation (2x/mo.)
The Media Institute (Madison, WI) • Recording Studio Technology & Audio Production (2011)
Faculty, Pinnacle College (Los Angeles, CA) • Audio Engineering Professor (2013-16)
Shure SM7b (w/Cloudlifter), Shure KSM44, many more.
Computer & Software
iMac Quad Core 32GB, Pro Tools 12.5, Ozone, RX5, Melodyne, Revoice Pro, Waves/Slate/et al.
Grace Designs Preamps, Elysia EQ, Chameleon 770 Buss Compressor et al.
Web based via Dropbox or Drive, or via Voices.com website
variable but extremely fast and flexible due to in house engineering and tech
As a Voice Artist who is first and foremost an audio engineer, I can deliver multiple files, formats and options at extremely high production value at a reasonable rate. My VO work happens in a dedicated audio production & mastering facility, using professional analog and software tools backed with proven production workflows. Whether you need a simple clean read or extremely tailored creative sounds, I work with you to develop the sound and performance you need for your project. My many years' experience as an audio mixing & mastering engineer also enables me to provide a range of deliverable formats that fit your needs.
Voice Over Clients
ADSR Sounds, Ltd. (Hong Kong)
Pinnacle College (Rancho Cordova, CA)
Innervoice Media (Sacramento, CA)
WSUM Radio (Madison, WI)
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