Toby Ricketts  Middle Earth, NZ

Toby Ricketts
/ 5 88 Reviews
Toby Ricketts

Toby Ricketts

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Toby Ricketts has been behind a microphone for over two thirds of his life. Currently based in the wilderness of Middle-Earth, Toby works in 4 different world accents to provide world class voice overs for premium clients worldwide. With the best microphones money can buy, a custom designed sound-proof cedar cabin in the middle of nowhere, and high-speed internet connectivity options, Toby has based his entire life around providing the worlds highest quality voice recordings possible. And he can do the same for you.
Right now.

Originally from the UK, Voice artist Toby Ricketts currently resides in New Zealand and has over 24 years combined experience in the UK and New Zealand in voice work and voiceover recording. If you need a voice talent that just GETS IT from the first read - Toby is your man! With clients that include; Microsoft, Audi, Shell, Deloitte, Proctor and Gamble, Ikea and McDonalds, as well as hundreds of others - your brand sizzle is in safe hands with Toby with proven results from world-class voice work.
Having owned the largest commercial production studio in town for 7 years also helps in assuring that the quality of your audio is second to none, and turnaround is quicker than ever. Toby offers 3 different accents; Australian, UK and New Zealand and can deliver finished voice recordings in under 24 hours, all for a pleasantly surprising low fee.
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English (British), English (New Zealand), English (Australian), English


Australian, British, England - Received Pronunciation (RP, BBC), England - South East (Oxford, Sussex), New Zealand, US General American (GenAm), US Mid-Atlantic


Middle Aged, Teen, Young Adult

Special Skills

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


Having been a sound engineer for most of his professional life he has been in thousands of voice over sessions and consequently knows exactly what works and what does not work when it comes to voicing. Toby started voicing in a truly professional manner in 2001 and since then has recorded hundreds of scripts internationally, and been the voice of several multi-national and international brands.
* Qualified sound engineer with over 16 years experience
* Bachelors degree in Broadcasting Communications from the New Zealand Broadcasting School
* Several national radio awards
* Designed and tutored the New Zealand Voice Academy - which helps aspiring voices into the industry - the only one of it's kind in the world.



Formal training at the New Zealand Broadcasting School - Degree in Broadcasting. Training at The Radio Network, Mediaworks New Zealand and Tandem Studios, Christchurch. Runs the New Zealand Voice Academy


  • Microphone

    Best of the best - Neumann U67, KM84i, Telefunken M221b, and more!

  • Computer & Software

    Working professional studio - Adobe Audition

  • Special Equipment

    Selection of top-shelf compressors, Drawmer 1960 valve, audio research, Buzzaudio preamp

  • Delivery Methods

    Any audio format delivered digitally.

  • Turnaround Time

    Usually under 24 hours

Service Description

Voice over talent, voice over producing/directing, scripting, high-quality recording, full production and post-production services available.


15th Oct 2010 "We laid your voice in the video and it turned out well. I am extremely pleased... Your work and voice are very professional, which is exactly what Iwas looking for, thank you.

APL Crane, Dutch Harbor, Alaska.

Toby captured what we wanted in one take. He was fast and professional at every step. I would recommend him highly to anyone.

Steve Newberry,

Toby provided a very professional service, fast turnaround and a fantastic delivery in his voice over for our animation.

Joel Somerfield,

I just wanted to say a very big thank you for the work you did on Leaders' Map. It was great - just the right tone and feel for the video and the App!

John Greenway, Leader's Map

"I want to say that we found your performance nuanced and strong ... you are good at intuiting the correct delivery and characterization ..."

Anthony Rotolo, Rocket Ride Books

We had the pleasure of using Toby Ricketts voice over service for one of our multi national clients. The service was prompt and reasonably priced, the communication was clear and in time. The result was "a happy client". thanks Toby, we look forward to working with you again.

Zar Sydney Video Productions

We worked with Toby on a national New Zealand campaign for Car Take Back and were so impressed with his work, we signed him straight up to our own voice bank. Maple Street Studios are very excited to work with Toby on numerous jobs in the future. A great voice and an impressively speedy turnover make for a very happy production company!

Maple Street Studios (London)

I auditioned around 40 different people for a voiceover, but Toby was the only one who truly seemed to "get it." He embraced the spirit of the piece, and it really set his work above the rest. Not only that, but he was quick to deliver the final product and fantastic to work with along the way. I would enthusiastically recommend him for your voiceover needs!

Mills Media

Responsible, qualified, and fast. Our 46 minute long documentary film is narrated by Toby. His beautiful narration fits our film perfectly which we are proudly showing to our clients (Newcom, General Electric, Leighton). Now he is top of our voice talent list. Very happy to work with professionals

Bat Amgalan - Film maker

Client List

Bridgestone Golf
The United Nations
Coca Cola
Rosetta Stone
Jack Daniels
Proctor & Gamble
Christchurch City
Auckland City Council
Dynamic Controls
Lincoln University
South Pacific Motorcycles
and many more...

Payment Terms

Hire Toby for voice-over work. Payment is made through SurePay, an escrow service that guarantees your work is done to your satisfaction. Send payment securely by Visa, Mastercard or PayPal through then download your files from the website.

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Next Steps

To contact Toby Ricketts about your project, request a quote today. We'll walk you through the process step-by-step. It's fast and easy.

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1 / 5
Jul 19, 2016

Great work!

2 / 5
Jul 14, 2016

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Jul 12, 2016

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Jul 7, 2016

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Jul 5, 2016

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Jun 11, 2016

7 / 5
Jun 8, 2016

Great working with Toby on this one! 5 + STARS

8 / 5
May 4, 2016

It was a real pleasure to work with Toby!

9 / 5
May 2, 2016

10 / 5
Mar 22, 2016

Nice work Toby, thanks again!

11 / 5
Mar 7, 2016

Client loved your work, thanks for a great job!

12 / 5
Feb 25, 2016

Hi Toby,

Just got approved by my client. I don't anticipate any additional work.

Thank you for your help on this project.

13 / 5
Feb 16, 2016

Fantastic Work from Toby Ricketts! The client was very pleased with the quality of Toby's work and he sends his Thanks. 5 +STARS

14 / 5
Feb 16, 2016

Great job!

15 / 5
Feb 3, 2016

Amazing Work Toby!! 5+ STARS

16 / 5
Jan 28, 2016

17 / 5
Jan 26, 2016

Great work Toby!

18 / 5
Dec 21, 2015

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Dec 15, 2015

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Nov 25, 2015

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Nov 4, 2015

22 / 5
Oct 23, 2015

Toby is awesome. Very professional. Great voice. High quality. Easy to work with. Fast turnaround. Thanks Toby.

23 / 5
Oct 20, 2015

Great work!

24 / 5
Oct 8, 2015

Amazing Working with Toby on this project! Fantastic communication and simply a very talented artist.

25 / 5
Oct 8, 2015

Stellar Work Toby. Always a pleasure working with you. 5+ STARS

26 / 5
Oct 5, 2015

Great job!

27 / 5
Oct 5, 2015

Great, great voice. Fast, fast turnover. Thanks Toby.

28 / 5
Sep 30, 2015

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Sep 28, 2015

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Sep 17, 2015

31 / 5
Aug 6, 2015

32 / 5
Jul 16, 2015

Hi Toby,
Thank you for doing this - and thanks for you patience.

Jack Parry
33 / 5
Jul 16, 2015

On time, superb quality voice over.

34 / 5
Jul 8, 2015

Toby has an amazing voice and one of the fastest turnaround and response times. It was a pleasure working with such talent!

35 / 5
Jul 6, 2015

Toby has the perfect voice for our video and we were glad to work with him. Even though our client was slow to respond to us, Tony was very patience and professional with the process. I would recommend him to anyone and would be pleased to work with him again!

36 / 5
Jun 10, 2015

The voiceover came out way better than I could have hoped for. Thank you so much for getting it done quickly and with great quality. I will come back to you for future projects without hesitation.

37 / 5
Apr 29, 2015

Fantastic work Toby, thank you so much!

38 / 5
Apr 9, 2015

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Apr 7, 2015

40 / 5
Apr 3, 2015

Josh Miles
41 / 5
Mar 26, 2015

Perfect and fast VO!

42 / 5
Mar 18, 2015

Fantastic to work with.

43 / 5
Mar 18, 2015

Great voice. Easy to work with.

44 / 5
Mar 11, 2015

Great work. Professional and fast turnaround time!

Lisi Hentz
45 / 5
Mar 6, 2015

Toby was incredible to work with. His response time was extremely quick and his voice over was exactly what I wanted. I would highly recommend him and hope to work with him again in the future.

46 / 5
Mar 3, 2015

Fast, professional, quality.

Josh Miles
47 / 5
Mar 3, 2015

Diligent. Professional. Responsive. Talented! Thank you Toby!

48 / 5
Feb 17, 2015

Excellent read as usual.

49 / 5
Jan 29, 2015

Toby is an absolute voice master. I wold love to hire him for every voice I have in my up-coming productions. ...he's that good!

Rick Wells
50 / 5
Jan 16, 2015

Great Job- Thank you!

51 / 5
Dec 29, 2014


52 / 5
Nov 21, 2014

Toby was a pleasure to deal with. He submitted the audio in less time then expected - with a end result that was better then I could have hoped for.

This was my first exposure to and it couldn't have been a more pleasant experience.

Ill be back.

53 / 5
Nov 12, 2014

Great to work with, would definitely use again!

54 / 5
Nov 11, 2014

Great voice, fast turnaround, excellent audio quality. Toby was very fast to re-record when we requested a change at the last minute. Professional and highly recommended. A++++

55 / 5
Nov 10, 2014

Toby has a very nice voice, is very professional and did an excellent job! Will request him again next time. Thanks!

56 / 5
Nov 6, 2014

Awesome work, as usual, Toby! You are a fantastic voice talent and we really appreciate all of your hard work. Thank you for the high quality files and fast turnaround times.

57 / 5
Nov 6, 2014

Thank you for your great work!!!

58 / 5
Nov 4, 2014

Great read, awesome accent. A+

59 / 5
Oct 7, 2014

Nice work, thanks!

just for fun:
password: mmfs

60 / 5
Oct 7, 2014

Fast and very good!

61 / 5
Oct 3, 2014

5++ stars!

62 / 5
Sep 23, 2014

Phenomenal work!

63 / 5
Sep 19, 2014

GREAT work, Toby! You're an absolute star - thank you for your great voice, awesome turnaround times and professionalism!

64 / 5
Sep 5, 2014

Toby is really skilled with making amazing audio! I already asked him to record his voice for very hard topic - and he did it in a perfect way!
I wish we will build long term relationships! Thank you very much Toby.

65 / 5
Aug 14, 2014

Outstanding as usual!

66 / 5
Aug 5, 2014

67 / 5
Jul 12, 2014

Toby was fabulous! I received a great demo reading within 1 hour of my pitching the script to him - and following a couple of comments I sent back he delivered a perfect final version within another hour! Top man! Top professional! Many thanks Toby for a great experience! :)

Tony W
68 / 5
Jul 10, 2014

Toby is very talented and professional, highly recommend!

69 / 5
Jul 9, 2014

Superb working with such a wonderful, and talented voice professional!

70 / 5
Jun 25, 2014

Outstanding work, thank you! Our client is very pleased. It was great working with you again, Toby!

71 / 5
Jun 19, 2014

Great work, Toby! Thank you for everything!

72 / 5
May 22, 2014

Absolute champion! Quick, reliable and the quality of work is amazing.

73 / 5
May 21, 2014

Demo Duck
74 / 5
May 14, 2014

Toby is fantastic! He took my brief and executed it perfectly first time. The quality of his voice really adds value to any project and I will definitely be working with him again soon.

75 / 5
Apr 16, 2014

Great job. High quality recording. Quick and accessible communication.

76 / 5
Apr 15, 2014

Wonderful work - our client is very pleased, thank you!

77 / 5
Apr 14, 2014

Toby has an excellent voice and is very quick and reliable.

Would definitely recommend to anyone.

78 / 5
Mar 2, 2014

79 / 5
Feb 27, 2014

Thank you for all your excellent work!

80 / 5
Jan 31, 2014

81 / 5
Jan 24, 2014

Fantastic voice artist. Quick turn around and very easy to work with.

82 / 5
Jan 9, 2014

Hey Toby, Thanks for the great work. I suspect we will need some more help in the future and look forward to working with you again.

All the very best,

Simon Crean

83 / 5
Dec 20, 2013

Excellent work! Thank you!

84 / 5
Feb 26, 2013

Great to work with. Prompt, takes direction well & a wonderful voice. Would like to work with him again.

Ray Araldi
85 / 5
Feb 21, 2013

Ray Araldi
86 / 5
Feb 13, 2013

Cheers Toby,

I'll be back in touch when the video is finished so you can have a copy!

All the best


87 / 5
Dec 14, 2012

Quick, professional, and high-quality. I'd definitely work with Toby again!

88 / 5
Oct 14, 2010

Thanks Toby! The cut sounds great. If we have any issues in the edit (tomorrow morning) we will let you know.


Jed Smith