My reading style and voice is characterized by the following: articulate and clear, well suited to explaining concepts and procedures. I can read with warmth and emotive subtlety, sincere and believable, trustworthy, or in a lighter hearted, conversational way and with a friendly tone. I can also get gritty and tough. I do like to read introspective and emotional, poetic sorts of scripts, as well as longer form narration in which there are changes in pace and tone required. Storytelling, I suppose. I have a great deal of experience in audio production, and am well able to deliver a professional track, either raw or fully produced. They say the proof is in the pudding. These are the ingredients at my disposal, and I believe I can mix a pretty good pudding. It needs only for you to taste it.
English (North American)
Canadian, Canadian (West), North American, US General American (GenAm)
Middle Aged, Senior
Audiobooks, Business, Documentaries, Educational, Internet, Movie Trailers, Podcasting, Radio, Telephone, Television
I have spent roughly 30 years as an audio engineer, mostly in television and with a little film thrown in, in both live and post-production capacities. Since beginning my career on the other side of the microphone, I have recorded a national TV commercial, internet commercials, documentary narration, and corporate videos for both internal use and the internet. You could say it's a mixed bag, which is in keeping with my varied background, as I like to try different things.
Neumann TLM 49 / Schoeps Mk4 condensers
Computer & Software
Logic Pro X, Mac Pro
Recording through Universal Audio Apollo Twin preamp
Drop Box, in any of the usual file formats: .wav, .aiff, or mp3.
I can and will provide a professional sound, and can provide that sound either dry or processed. I will record the track as many times as necessary to get it right and to ensure client satisfaction. I can also provide production and mixing, as well as script assistance.
"Prompt and professional. Highly recommend Mr. Baer. Outstanding voice actor."Public Works Canada
"Working with Michael was great! He responded quickly, perfectly understood the directions I gave him and promptly supplied me with good alternative takes to choose from with fast turnaround time. Pricing was appropriate. The sound of his voice speaks for itself. I can totally recommend Michael!"Fractalogy.org
"Michael was an excellent partner on this project. He showed patience with the client changes. He provided some good and thoughtful options for the reads he provided. Most importantly, he brought life to the video with an excellent voice over."The Language Conservancy
Blue Ace Media
Voice Over Clients
Nurture Digital (Fortis Faucets)
Boomtown Productions -Dubai (Abu Dhabi Tourism)
Public Works Canada (internet and internal video)
HyCite Enterprises (DocuCite Sales App)
Fractalogy.org (website introduction)
Buhler AG (internal video)
The Language Conservancy
Bouygues Bâtiment International
St Luke's Hospital
P-K Media (Fischer Alpine)
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jo throckmorton for Job #225037 Language Conservancy Orientation Video Michael was an excellent partner on this project. He showed patience with the client changes. He provided some good and thoughtful options for the reads he provided. Most importantly, he brought life to the video with an excellent voice over.May 12, 2017
Ryan Lynch for Job #225116 St. Lukes Vision VideoApr 25, 2017
Scott Butcher for Job #226932 Celebrating the ICR - ENG Prompt and professional. Highly recommend Mr. Baer. Outstanding voice actor.Apr 5, 2017
Violaine Mouchet for Job #223172 Bouygues Bâtiment International - MCMar 30, 2017
Sam Park for Job #224972 VOICES - Male Talent - Internet Video VO Great work!Mar 24, 2017
Nurture Digital for Job #203939 Exquisite Faucet Video - Male Thank you for the wonderful work!Jan 9, 2017
Jordan Blake for Job #213575 Voices - Seeking dramatic and powerful read for Sales App Excellent work as always!Dec 20, 2016
Hailley Walter for Job #195280 Voices.com - Abu Dhabi Tourism Video- National TV Spot You did a great job Michael!Sep 26, 2016
Bernard Geiger for Job #184757 Fractal geometry in nature (short youtube film) Working with Michael was great! He responded quickly, perfectly understood the directions I gave him and promptly supplied me with good alternative takes to choose from with fast turnaround time. Pricing was appropriate. The sound of his voice speaks for itself.
I can totally recommend Michael!Jun 8, 2016