Steve Ketelaar  Minneapolis , MN, US

Steve Ketelaar
/ 5 19 Reviews
Steve Ketelaar

Steve Ketelaar

Conversational Commercial Demo

Highlights

I’m an award winning Voice actor and NPR Moth Story slamming teller of tall tales. We’ve lived in Dallas, Miami to Minneapolis but growing up in the midwest, married to a farmers daughter I haven’t lost my small town work ethic. On the other hand I've got a couple decades of life experiences I try to use in my reads, like Carrier landing on the deck of the U.S.S. Enterprise, snorkeling with black tip sharks to having narrowly escaped being duct taped, naked and upside down to an AUTEC Island Palm tree by U.S. Special forces! My home ISDN and Source Connected studio is portable thanks to my Apollo twin and UA plugin technology. I've done recording pickups in some crazy places to help meet a projects needs! I promise to you, I will not rest until you are 100% happy with the voiceover audio you have entrusted Steve Ket to create. Steve Ket prides himself on prompt turnaround time, definitely within 2 to 24 hours, usually within hours. I realize that sometimes you, the Voice-caster, Producer or Director may like the "sound" of a voice on a demo. But wonder how they will "sound" compared to the projects voice you hear in your head. That's why I also offer free coachable or directed auditions via Source Connect, Skype or Phone patch. Saving us both time. Also if you can share with me which clip or part of my demo you liked and "hear" you copy or project being read/delivered in the same manner that is VERY helpful! Check out Steve Ket's varieties of read styles and delivery in the many demos on the Steve Ket voices.com page. I am an ADDY award winning actor, Writer and producer. I participate in Monthly NPR Moth Story Slams CUSTOMER SERVICE- There's a reason that I receive Excellent and Perfect ratings and Fantastic reviews from talent seekers and clients on voices.com. My pledge to you is that when hired to voice your project, I will not rest until you have a voiceover that you are thrilled with. Customer satisfaction is my number one priority at all times. I treat every customer to 5 Star service to ensure that your experience is unforgettable and an enjoyable one. I want you to be able to recommend me to others and come back and work with me again and again. EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONAL My clients include Delta Airlines, The Today Show, Ally Bank, Chevy, Silverado, Equinox, ESPN, College Football Hall of Fame, John Deere, Croplin by Winfield, Disney, KFC, Prudential Financial services, Meguiars, Bow Tech, Nautilus Home fitness equipment and many more. I provide E-Learning, corporate training & instructional, explainer, tutorial and online slide shows, How to video vo for major brands and companies such as Microsoft, Prudential and many other major corporations. I have done numerous Direct Response high energy VO for video for such clients as the Bowflex Uppercut by Nautilus, MaxiClimber and many more. I have over 20 years of experience. I'm constantly honing my craft with professional voice coaching. I just recently worked with Marice Tobias. The Steve Ket studio equipment and software are top of the line - Universal Audio Apollo Duo rack mount and Twin with UA plugins. A Senn 416 and AKG 414. Steve Ket has ISDN, Source connect and digital phone patching along with delivery of high quality audio via cloud. BOLD, CONFIDENT, POWERFUL & VERSATILE VOICE- I have a mature, baritone voice that pleasantly resonates in both higher and lower registers, producing a natural sound that audiences quickly trust. As a professional stand up comic and Moth Story Telling performer, I have a keen ear for tones that perfectly lends itself to produce natural sounding accents that will fit perfectly into your documentary narration, commercial, eLearning Module, or International Corporate Trainings. I am also especially adept at impersonating and emulating voices and personalities. I strive to create characters whose sound captures the feel and culture of that specific voice. My voice is strong but also versatile, allowing me to boldly and confidently deliver strong passionate messages, or softly narrate and tell a story that keeps listeners feeling comfortable and engaged. Whether you are producing a commercial, a documentary, a movie trailer, a cartoon pilot, an internet release, a product demo, an explainer demo, a corporate piece for use internally or with clients, or even your company's automated telephone attendant, I have the experience and versatility to bring your script to life. Whether that be a natural Guy Next Door neighbor, Middle Age Corporate Trainer, or Wise Old Man, I will deliver the performance you want. I even do quality impressions. If you need an ex president, Dennis Leary attitude, a Jon Hamm style or John Corbett style read, A Ray Ramano, easy going guy, Jack Nicholsen or that Movie Trailer voice Don La Fontaine delivery, ask me for a custom demo of your script. TESTIMONIALS I had the pleasure of working with Steve Ket on a project called “ERP FrankenCloud”. Steve managed to create a version of Dr. Frankenstein that struck the right tone of mad scientist, technology visionary and despondent business leader – all in an Elizabethan tone. I was nervous that someone could even pull this off. He not only nailed it, but he offered a range of options to pick from. And he could repeat it with each edit and new job we asked of him. His turn around was fast, he took direction well and added value at ever turn. All in all, Steve Ket is a real professional with amazing range -- I highly recommend him. Steve Casey Marketing Communications & Creative Director (Website hidden) Phase 3 Films - Orange California Working with Steve was awesome. His flexibility, versatility and commitment to getting the spot just right made things run as smooth as silk. He is at the top of my callback list. Todd Yates Director Southern Pride Cookers We were looking for an authoritative voice that would appeal to men and women in the foodservice industry. Steve's voice was an instant choice after our exhausting search. Once we made communication, the project was complete in less than 24 hours and he absolutely nailed it on the first pass. Excellent work Steve! Thanks for making us look so good. Prudential Securities "I was fortunate to find Steve on voices.com, and he exceeded my expectations in every possible way. Steve was professional, courteous, and did a terrific job, and even turned around work very quickly over the holidays. I would recommend Steve to anyone looking for professional voiceover work done quickly, and professionally!" "Steve is an amazing talent to work with; his rich and engaging voice will turn heads every time. He goes the extra mile to make certain he understands exactly what it is that is needed. Pickups, if any, are swift and perfect. I will happily work with him again." -Shawna Cook Lab51 Media Creative Lead

Languages

English (North American), English

Accents

Australian, British, England - London (Cockney, Estuary, East End), Irish, Jewish, North American, Pakistani, Russian, US New York (New Jersey, Bronx, Brooklyn), US South West (Texas), US Upper Midwest (Fargo, Minnesota)

Ages

Middle Aged, Senior, Young Adult

Special Skills

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

Experience

Steve Ket is an ADDY award winning voice artist. Coming up on 20 years of providing voice-over for Internet, TV and radio campaigns/brand development. Steve Ket has recorded numerous narration, documentaries, educational and instructional video and internet projects. Explainer videos, movie trailer and teaser work. Most recently Steve Ket has done work for Delta Airlines, The Today Show, Ally Bank, Chevrolet and TV promos for The College Football Hall of fame airing on ESPN. Steve Ket has performed Improv & Stand up comedy performer. I love to participate in Moth Story Slams.

Credentials

Education

Marice Tobias script interpretation and vocal coaching
Craig Spear script interpretation and vocal coaching
Acting and Improv classes
Moth Story Slam participant
I love reading to Children!


Studio

  • Microphone

    Senn 416 & AKG 414 with UA Apollo plugins including the legendary Neve 1073 preamp, LA2A & 1176 Comp and API Channel Strips

  • Computer & Software

    iMac Pro Tools 10, Abobe CS 5.5 recording and editing software & Universal Audio plugins processing

  • Special Equipment

    Professional Studio with ISDN - Source Connect & digital phone patch - Neve 1073 preamp, LA2A & 1176 Comp-API Channel Strips

  • Delivery Methods

    ISDN - Source Connect -FTP - AIF - MP3 - WAV - hightail & drop box - via voices.com website

  • Turnaround Time

    Same day - usually within hours

Service Description

Steve Ket can offer pretty much guaranteed turnaround within 2 to 24 hours and usually the same day. Steve Ket can provide copy editing and writing. Full scale audio production and audio mixing and audio editing.

Steve Ket can offer Skype directed sessions as well as digital phone patching for coaching. Steve Ket can self direct as well. ISDN and Source Connect.

Steve Ket can guarantee your audio within 24 hours, many times on the same day within hours.

The quoted price includes all work necessary to deliver a finished product approved by you, (including performance revisions if needed,) as well as one free post-approval revision session in the future for minor script changes.

Testimonials

"I was fortunate to find Steve on voices.com, and he exceeded my expectations in every possible way. Steve was professional, courteous, and did a terrific job, and even turned around work very quickly over the holidays. I would recommend Steve to anyone looking for professional voiceover work done quickly, and professionally!"

Greg Aulenti
Director, Instructional Design and Investments Education
Prudential Annuities - The Highest Daily Company

Prudential Securities

We were looking for an authoritative voice that would appeal to men and women in the foodservice industry. Steve's voice was an instant choice after our exhausting search. Once we made communication, the project was complete in less than 24 hours and he absolutely nailed it on the first pass. Excellent work Steve! Thanks for making us look so good.

Seth Chandler, chief sailing officer
DCA/DCPR (ad agency for Southern Pride Pits & Smokers)

Southern Pride Smokers

Working with Steve was awesome. His flexibility, versatility and commitment to getting the spot just right made things run as smooth as silk. He is at the top of my callback list.

Todd Yates
Director
Phase 3 Films
Orange California

Phase 3 Films - Orange California

I had the pleasure of working with Steve Ket on a project called “ERP FrankenCloud”. Steve managed to create a version of Dr. Frankenstein that struck the right tone of mad scientist, technology visionary and despondent business leader – all in an Elizabethan tone. I was nervous that someone could even pull this off. He not only nailed it, but he offered a range of options to pick from. And he could repeat it with each edit and new job we asked of him. His turn around was fast, he took direction well and added value at ever turn. All in all, Steve Ket is a real professional with amazing range -- I highly recommend him.

Steve Casey
Marketing Communications & Creative Director
FinancialForce.com

FinancialForce.com

Client List

Fox Sports 1, Microsoft, Chevy, Silverado, Disney Audi Porsche Great Clips McDonalds Hyundai State Farm JC Penny Delta Northwest airlines Mitsubishi Comcast Honda Red Lobster (Website hidden) John Deere Sprint Hardees Verizon Mediacom NBC Universal CBS Wells Fargo General Mills Proctor and Gamble Bank of America Pepsi Subway Miami Public television WLRN Prudential financial

Payment Terms

Hire Steve 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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1 / 5
Feb 4, 2016

Great job, thanks again Steve!

2 / 5
Oct 7, 2015

3 / 5
Sep 29, 2015

Steve was very accommodating to ever-changing scheduling and copy. Would use him again and recommend him for other voicework.

4 / 5
Aug 27, 2015

5 / 5
Aug 20, 2015

Steve did great for our project! He got to work immediately and completed the work ahead of schedule. Very professional.

6 / 5
Jul 20, 2015

Great job!

7 / 5
May 13, 2015

Fantastic work!

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Tony Blay
8 / 5
May 11, 2015

9 / 5
Apr 6, 2015

Fantastic read and very professional service. Thanks very much, Steve.

10 / 5
Mar 9, 2015

Steve only delivers the best!!!!!

11 / 5
Feb 18, 2015

Great to work with! Professional and got it done quickly.

12 / 5
Feb 4, 2015

Steve was the first to respond to my listing and I chose him immediately b/c he had exactly what I wanted. Absolutely amazing. After I chose him, I had a few more auditions come in. They were all very good, but I didn't regret my decision to pick Steve right away. I'm completely blown away by his talent and will use him again for sure.

Thanks a million Steve

13 / 5
Jan 14, 2015

Steve was wonderful to work with and we look forward to working with him again!

14 / 5
Nov 20, 2014

Fantastic VO files!!

15 / 5
Nov 18, 2014

Fantastic talent. Timely delivery and followed instructions perfectly. I highly recommend Steve.

16 / 5
Nov 3, 2014

Steve was the most persistent talent I've worked with. He was more than willing to revise as needed until the job was just right. Very responsive and great follow through.

17 / 5
Oct 27, 2014

A+! Steve was a true professional. Very easy going, friendly and coachable and really took the time to listen to what I was looking for. He had a super quick turnaround and the quality which it was recorded was top notch. He also followed up to ensure I was happy with his work. I highly recommend him and certainly will be keeping him in mind for our future projects.

18 / 5
Oct 21, 2014

Steve delivered exactly what we needed, and worked with a super-fast turnaround. Client said he was perfect.

19 / 5
Jan 2, 2013

Great to work with, super-fast turnaround, very professional!