Lou Hecker

Cottonwood, California, US 3:09 PM (PST) Local Time

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Vocal Characteristics

Languages

English (North American), English

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Accents

British, Chinese, French, German, Irish, Italian, Italian American, Latino, North American, Russian, Scottish, Slovakian, Spanish, Swiss German, US General American (GenAm), US Mid-Atlantic, US Midwest (Chicago, Great Lakes), US New England (Boston, Providence), US New York (New Jersey, Bronx, Brooklyn), US South (Deep South, Dixie, Delta), US South West (Texas), US West Coast (California, Portland), US Western, Yiddish

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Voice Ages

Teen (13-17), Young Adult (18-35), Middle Aged (35-54), Senior (55+)

Voice Over Skills

Animation, Audiobooks, Business, Documentaries, Educational, Internet Video, Movie Trailers, Podcasting, Radio, Telephone, Television, Videogames, Voice Assistant

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Studio

Turnaround Time

Depending upon the size of the project, 24 hours or less. Audiobook recording the exception. I am flexible and understand rush projects that you may have with special deadlines.

Live Directed Sessions

Phone Call, Phone Patch, Video Conferencing (Zoom, Skype), ipDTL

Microphone

I have a short and clean recording chain. My Rode NT1000 mic goes directly to a Focusrite Saffire 6 USB in/out box and then directly to my CPU's hard drive.

Computer & Software

HP CPU using top of the line Digital Audio Workstation technology

Special Equipment

Focusrite Saffire 6 USB in/out box

Skill Overview

Voice Over

As a classically trained stage actor, I have developed a love for words and their elegant crafting. Whether I am standing on stage in Shakespearean costuming, emceeing an event in a tux, or singing with a big band, I am in my element...and completely at ease. Consequently, you are in capable hands choosing me for your voice over work, as it is as natural to me as breathing. I have a recording studio in my home, full of all of the tech toys needed for broadcast quality audio, and through years of use, have become quite proficient with them. Turn around time for this type of project is typically within 24 hours and my rate for your project is within your listed budget. Please give my sample a listen and contact me ASAP so that I can put your project on the top of my recording queue, for your satisfaction is my raison d'etre!

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Reviews

5.0
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PTC

Jun 9, 2019

Rockhouse Motion LLC

Jun 3, 2019

Very patient when waiting on client response and quick to make changes when asked! A real pleasure to work with.

Voices.com

Apr 17, 2019

Testimonials

Hi Lou, Thank you for the work you’ve done for us on the Safety Modules. We enjoyed working with you. I would be more than happy to field phone calls on how you worked with us. You were very easy to work with and did a great job. Thank you, Lou! Best wishes! Tom Moon | Director of e-Learning 13502 Hamburger Lane Baldwin Park, CA 91706 IN-N-OUT Burger

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Dear Madam/Sir: I am writing to recommend Mr. Lou Hecker as a consummate professional in the field of audio book narration. I’ve authored and partnered in the production of 22 audio books, and throughout my experience I’ve dealt with varying levels of expertise and talent. As time passed, I’ve learned what to expect and what to avoid in the arena of voice talent. Certain narrators don’t pay attention to detail and produce chapters requiring hours of listening and correction. Others promise delivery dates, but don’t “deliver.” Yet others disappear for months at a time. And some cannot seem to repeat the voices they create consistently throughout the story. As an author, I learned to be more and more selective about my narrators, and have been advancing these skills as I’ve produced each book. When I first received an audition from Mr. Lou Hecker, I was spellbound by his warm voice. His pure tones, wonderful American male persona, and excellent diction hooked me. But it was more than that. It was Lou’s interpretation of my written words that astounded me. He actually pronounced every nuance of each sentence precisely as I “heard it in my head” when I wrote my books. He really “got” me and more than just reading words by rote, he felt and projected the sentiments behind them with just the right touch of inflection. I also feature a number of accents throughout my books, including German, British, Greek, Italian, and French. Lou’s performance of all accents, male and female voices, teenagers, babies, elderly folks and variations therein was consistent and brilliant. Among all voice actors with whom I’ve worked, Lou is tops when it comes to accents and uniformity of voices throughout the production. On top of these talent attributes, Lou has a strong work ethic. If there was a question about not making a deadline, Lou broached the subject well in advance and we rearranged our schedule slightly to our mutual agreement. Lou is also an excellent communicator and very friendly. He emailed alerts when new chapters were posted on ACX, and we chatted frequently back and forth about pickups and suggestions for change. Because he has a natural aptitude for dialog, I actually edited my book to reflect some of his suggestions in my characters’ conversations. And The Liar’s Gallery is better because of his participation. I’m happy to discuss any of the above with you. Feel free to contact me at: Aaron P. Lazar, 5647 Groveland Hill Road, Geneseo, NY 14454

Aaron Paul Lazar - Author

January 15, 2015 To Whom it May Concern, Lou Hecker narrated one of my books, Tears of a Heart, and I couldn't have been more pleased. He is professional, timely, and friendly to work with. There were very few errors, and being that the book was fantasy and filled with strange words it was a more difficult read. Lou, however, was very amenable to making pronunciation corrections and quickly fixing any small editing mistakes. Lou did an excellent job voicing multiple characters within the book, giving each a distinct voice, accent when needed, and tone. Lou also clearly displayed a working understanding of the author's intent. He knew when to pause, what words to emphasize, all in an effort to bring the work to life. He finished the project two days ahead of schedule, giving me time to review the work before approving it. I definitely will use him again to narrate. I highly recommend Lou Hecker. Sincerely, Chase Blackwood plenaryfitness at gmai dot com

Chase Blackwood - Author
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About Lou

Lou Hecker

Overview

Non-edgy, authentic, smooth, engaging, attractive, believable, brave, caring, confident, conversational, corporate, guy next door, friendly, genuine, informative, funny, narrator, are all apt descriptions. I usually have a smile on my face and that comes through when I record. I'm upbeat and lighthearted by nature and believe that laughter is a good medicine. Yet, I am often cast and comfortable voicing parts as narrator, public speaker, and leadership voices such as those for a seminar / board meeting or press conference setting. When singing, I fit nicely into the 2nd tenor / baritone range. I am experienced and at ease on or off-camera and gifted with the ability to speak extemporaneously about my subject matter using strong communication skills and a quick wit. I can totally relate to the common man as I am a master cabinetmaker. I have helped start, been senior partner or owner of several companies and have extensive experience as a sales and marketing professional. All these life experiences have shaped my perspective and vocal deliverance with the end result being strong and believable.

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