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Rashad Smith

Rashad Smith

Washington D.C., District of Columbia, US
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Rashad Smith

Rashad Smith

  Washington D.C., District of Columbia, US

Highlights

Radio Braodcast Technician/Voice over Talent Creative Producer
Voice of America Washington D.C. (2010 - Present)
Responsible for On Air Broadcast Radio/TV
Produce Voice over/Production services for Voice of America


Production Director
XM Satellite Radio Inc., Washington, DC. (2001- 2008)
Responsible for the production content and sound imaging of XM channels (music, sports & talk).
Provide voice-over talent for creative imaging and promotional ads
Onsite tech for live broadcast and feeds.
Provide onsite creative service functions for broadcast


President/CEO
Platinum Sounds Productions, Fort Washington, MD (2003 - Present)
Oversee production and sound imaging for music production and voice-over projects
Manage budgets and seek client leads
Develop tracks for artist development


Producer/Engineering Consultant
On The Air w/ Russ Parr- Syndicated Radio Show, Telework, (2003 - 2006)
Responsible for the overall production of shows, commercials and sound imaging
Sought show talent and content


Production Director
Radio One, Inc., (Washington, D.C. Market) Lanham, MD, (1996 - 1999)
Responsible for the production of commercial ads and sound imaging
Managed show talent and content
Supervised Production interns
Voiced and produced commercial spots

Languages

English (North American), English

Ages

Middle Aged, Young Adult

Special Skills

Audiobooks, Documentaries, Internet, Movie Trailers, Podcasting, Radio, Telephone, Television, Videogames

Experience

Rashad L. Smith is a well-seasoned production artist from the Washington, DC metropolitan area. He attended the world renowned, “Omega Recording Studios, School of Applied Recording Arts and Science,” based in Rockville, Maryland. His diverse production experiences range from local radio stations, such as Radio One Inc. to nationwide, syndicated radio shows, such as “On the Air with Russ Parr” and XM Satellite Radio (XM). Smith is currently turning worldwide listeners onto a new production wave of sounds and top quality production at “XM Satellite Radio,” where he formally worked as Production Director. His “talked about” talent was heard 24/7 on various channels on XM. Sample events that he has covered ranges from Winter Music Conference (2007 – 2009), Austin City Limits (2007 – 2008), Congressional Black Caucus Inauguration Ball (2009), Capital Jazz Festival (2008) and a host of others. Recognizing Smith's talent, former Chief Programming Officer at XM, Lee Abrams recently mentions Smith's stellar production skills in his personal online blog, “...some of our most inventive people here are our Audio Animators. Formerly called production directors—but they are infinitely more than that. They are…audio animators. Drew Kennedy, Pants, Larry Whitt, Matt Wolfe, Jim Mc Bean, Aaron Lee, Rashad Smith, Ben Krech, Jim Sharifi, Bill “Lucy PD” Hutton, Rob Aneiva, and ALL the others (I figured I stop here name wise because I was bound to forget Someone and I don’t want to because they’re ALL good). I’d stack these guys against any---anywhere in the World. Absolutely THE BEST team of audio guys on the planet. Whenever anything lame gets on the air—and it’s bound to happen with almost 200 channels, it’s not these guys fault. They’ve salvaged some real crap.”

Smith is also the CEO of “Platinum Sounds Productions,” a production company based in the DC area, providing production services, sound imaging, and voice-over talent for independent and commercial clients. Though Smith has had much success in his professional careers, he continues to deliver with passion and persistence, which has triumphed throughout his career.

Smith is confident that his personal working skills will fuse greatly with the initiatives of your team. What sets him apart from other candidates is his ability to handle multiple tasks under pressure, to develop unique and innovative concepts, his longevity in the music production arena and his ability to maintain his position as a positive team player, which is undoubtedly essential in an intense and fast-paced environment. He will be a tremendous asset to you.

Credentials

Education

Omega Studios, School of Applied Recording Arts and Science- Rockville, MD (2000 – 2001)
University of Maryland,Computer Graphics- College Park, MD (1995 – 1998)
DeMatha Catholic High School, Hyattsville, MD (1991 – 1995)
Nominee for 1999 A.I.R Awards/Urban Market, Washington, DC for Radio One Inc.
Pro Tools/Recording Engineer Certified

Studio

  • Microphone

    Rode Nt2A, MXL 4000 , UA Twinfinity Mic Pre, UA Apollo Soundcard

  • Computer & Software

    Mac/PC Pro Tools, Studio One Universal Audio Plugins

  • Special Equipment

    Pro Tools HD 12, Pro Tools 12, Sterling Audio Mics, Waves plug-Ins Mercury,UA 2610, D.W. Fearn, Millenia Pre, UA Twin Finity Mic Pre, API Mic Pre,Too Many to name....

  • Delivery Methods

    Mp3, Wav via Email/FTP Snail Mail

  • Turnaround Time

    24hrs or less

Service Description

• I can deliver edited and finished voice tracks
• I offer radio ad production services
• I have a music library and can add music to any project
• I can add special effects to any project

Voice Over Clients

Voice of America
Reaching America
General Motors
SiriusXM NFL Radio
DirecTv
Winter Music Conference
SiriusXM
Popeye's Chicken
Just for Me Hair Care Products
Radio One
Glynn Jackson
YMCA
Cashwell Financial Group

Payment Terms

Hire Rashad as a voice actor. Payment is made through Voices.com SurePay, an escrow service that guarantees your work is done to your satisfaction. Send payment securely by Visa, Mastercard or PayPal through Voices.com then download your files from the website.

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Next Steps

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