Rob Townsend  London, England, GB

Rob Townsend
/ 5 31 Reviews
Rob Townsend

Rob Townsend

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Highlights

Rob has always loved the natural musicality or flexibility a voice can offer. He appreciates and likes to stretch his own voice elasticity. Therefore, he is very adaptable from a stylistic point of view and comfortable in many genres. Warm, dark, dramatic, fun, hard and soft sell, animated, colourful, characterful, comical, dry, ironic, deep, rich, re-assuring, zany, offbeat (along with his natural humour). He is also able to produce characters and enjoys experimenting with such things and that goes hand in hand with cartoon voices. He also has a few stock British accents he can turn to for this purpose. He is equally at home with a corporate read. Ultimately, he will approach all jobs with a professional attitude and feels confident he will give your project that special touch. His showreel can explain more.

Languages

English (British), English

Accents

British accents, west country, northern, midlands, american

Ages

Young Adult, Middle Aged, Senior

Special Skills

Cartoons, Movie Trailers, Documentaries, Audiobooks, Business, Educational, Radio, Telephone, Videogames, Jingles, Podcasting, Television, Internet, Music

Experience

Rob started his voice career as a boy, He was always talking into a tape recorder and finding it fascinating hearing himself back. Soon, he had built a small studio at home and would record and listen back to himself comparing him with the professionals on the radio. This ability for self-criticism has been useful in developing his skills. As a teenager,he joined a pirate radio station as a presenter, that provided a wonderful backbone of experience. He then became a little more legitimate and worked for both the BBC and Independent radio in the UK. For the past 27 years, he was a sound engineer for a top flight London studio specialising in commercials, corporate, broadcast and gaming material. He would direct voices on a daily basis and provide coaching sessions during the weekend. Naturally, this was a perfect opportunity to hone his own voice talents and he was involved in many tv and radio commercials and narratives from straight reads to character and cartoon reads. Rob's voice is highly flexible and malleable and this is especially useful for characters. From old to young, male to female, boy to man, Rob will attempt to reach into his voice box and drag something out for you. He combines this with a range of accents but respects his few limitations on this. Above all, Rob himself has a zany, off the wall sense of humour and this is reflected in the styles of voices he can come up with. He often will get right inside a character and see it and live it.

Credentials

Education

Rob is educated to degree level in Business.

Studio

  • Microphone

    Rode NT1-A and Rode NT1000

  • Computer & Software

    PC and Imac

  • Special Equipment

    Editing software, A and D compressor, Mackie 1620, Mackie Control Pro, Alesis powered monitors, Technics monitors.

  • Delivery Methods

    Aiff, WAV, mp3 via email or ftp. DVD and CD by express post.

  • Turnaround Time

    Following the session.

Service Description

Paypal

Client List

Lord of the Rings, EMI, ING, Nestle.

Payment Terms

Hire Rob for voice-over work. 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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Rob Townsend Showreel 1143 Listens

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Rob Townsend Documentary Showreel 134 Listens

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Telephone prompts 70 Listens

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Rob Townsend Book Reads 65 Listens

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Rob Townsend Characters and accents 126 Listens

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Rob Townsend Commercial Showreel 47 Listens

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Rob Townsend Training and Education 59 Listens

Rob Townsend

1 / 5

Mar 10, 2015
2 / 5

Dec 11, 2014
3 / 5

Sent us tons of options and was quick and efficient!

Dec 1, 2014
4 / 5

Rob was fantastic to work with easy to contact and quick to tweak recordings where needed a huge benefit when working on a quick turnaround project!

Oct 29, 2014
5 / 5

Great work!

From
Sam Park
Oct 17, 2014
6 / 5

Rob's audition proved that he worked hard to get the creative direction we were describing and is able to go beyond just being a good voice, and able to take on the right personality for a home-run delivery.

Oct 3, 2014
7 / 5

Rob is a great talent to work with. Success!!

Sep 5, 2014
8 / 5

Mr. Townsend worked very quickly and gave me lots of options, he was also great at improvising from the basic ideas that I had. Thank you so much!

Aug 25, 2014
9 / 5

Hey Rob,
Thanks a lot fof all these recordings, we found the one fitting the best.

Thanks
Michal

Jun 30, 2014
10 / 5

Wonderful working with Rob. Very professional.

Jun 8, 2014
11 / 5

Rob, your work is amazing. I gave you a thorny script full of business jargon, and you read it as if there was no script at all, just exactly like I asked for, totally true to real life. Bravo! Genius!

From
Aaron Lyon
Feb 22, 2014
12 / 5

Wonderful work! Thank you for your patience and professionalism. It was a pleasure to work with you!!

Sep 19, 2013
13 / 5

Sep 19, 2013
14 / 5

It's really a pleasure to work with Rob. We'll be glad to hear him in our other projects.

Aug 8, 2013
15 / 5

Excellent job, Rob! In fact, if I had not edited the script myself, I could not have guessed you were reading it verbatim. You made it "real" to an extent that is worthy of an award. Thank you!

From
Aaron Lyon
Jul 9, 2013
16 / 5

It is not the first time we work with Rob. He is great with portraying several characters!
Thank you, Rob.

Jul 2, 2013
17 / 5

Brilliant vo artist. highly recommend!

Jun 24, 2013
18 / 5

It was a pleasure to work with Rob. He is a professional voiceover artist, very friendly and with short turnaround time.

Mar 1, 2013
19 / 5

Wonderful job! Thanks so much for the fast turn around!!

Feb 12, 2013
20 / 5

a pleasure to deal with. friendly and efficient and supplied a fantastic voice over in a very quick time. would definitely recomend.

Oct 20, 2012
21 / 5

Jul 12, 2012
22 / 5

Jul 12, 2012
23 / 5

Excellent read, easy to work with and did a great job taking direction.

From
Gabby Berg
Jun 27, 2012
24 / 5

Short turnaround time and very well-done reads. It was a pleasure to work with Rob.

May 25, 2012
25 / 5

great work

May 15, 2012
26 / 5

Hey Rob,

Great Job!
Thanks,
Ben

May 3, 2012
27 / 5

As talented as he is professional.
On time, everytime.
I would work with Rob Townsend again (and again).

From
Sean Wise
Mar 3, 2012
28 / 5

We were very glad to work with you, Rob. Thank you for the job carried out in time and the great quality.

Dec 20, 2011
29 / 5

Rob is a great voice talent and a pleasure to work with.

From
Neo Pangea
Oct 5, 2011
30 / 5

Excellent work, very quick turnaround, definitely recommend.

Sep 22, 2011
31 / 5

Rob was so easy to work and got the project completed well in advance of our expectations. Should the need arise, we would gladly work with him again!

Aug 20, 2011