Karlton Sheley

San Francisco, California, US 7:19 PM (MDT) Local Time



Smooth Baritone voice (or raspy if needed) that can range 3 octaves; Can also be Voice of God-In a World...-And now..., warm, friendly, fun, professional, Instructional, serious, cartoon, multiple characters, specializing in creative delivery, great at drawing attention to key phrases and words, master of subtle inflection. A flexible voice that can meet several needs. I also sing: Crooner style, Broadway style, Opera style and more.

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Vocal Characteristics


English (North American), English

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Voice Ages

Young Adult (18-35), Middle Aged (35-54)


British, North American, US South (Deep South, Dixie, Delta), US West Coast (California, Portland)

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Voice Over Skills

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

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Turnaround Time

Less than 24 hours for up to 3,000 words.

Live Directed Sessions

ISDN, Other (Clean Feed, Session Link Pro, etc), Phone Call, Phone Patch, Source-Connect, Video Conferencing (Zoom, Skype), ipDTL


Sennheiser MKH416-P48U3 Condenser, Manley Studio Reference Microphone

Computer & Software

Adobe Audition, Adobe Premiere, Waves processing, Universal Audio Processing, Sound Effects Library, Music Library

Special Equipment

Universal Audio Apollo 8p, Motu Traveller

Service Overview

Voice Over

Voice-over and character voice recording and processing, Multi-track mixdown, Mastering Software, Music Library, Sound Effects Library, Pitch Alteration, Noise Reduction, Video Editing, Video Production, A/V Installation.

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Voice Over Experience

Producer, Engineer & Voice

Daybreak Radio • Contract Part-time

Feb 1990 - Present

Produce, Edit, Engineer and announce for all Daybreak Radio programs aired on KFAX 1100AM, 6 days/ week.

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Audio Engineer for California Tonight on KFCB-TV

KFCB-TV • Permanent Part-time

Jan 1984 - Nov 1986

Operated the Ward Beck Console for the Live 90 minute show which incorporated an interview set and music set. Filled in for Announcer when he was not available.

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Tech Department Leader (Audio, Video & Lighting)

Church of the Highlands • Permanent Full-time

Jan 1980 - Jun 2010

Technical Department Leader, often with part-time assistant and several volunteers. Produced, Directed, Edited Television program during the 80's with team of volunteer operators. Audio Engineer and Lighting Director for weekend services, concerts, plays, musicals, school events, tours and more. Trained volunteers.

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Voice Over Testimonials

Dealing with Karlton was a great experience.
He is talented , very helpful , funny , experienced , professional , perfect in characters voices and he delivered the project before the dead line just as good as I imagined and even better!.

I love his performance!

Bottom Line :
He's the best talent you can deal with on voices.com. I will definitely work with him on my upcoming projects. And I highly recommend him for everyone.


Working with Karlton was a great experience. The voice over and video editing was done very professionally and he always responded quickly. I completely recommend him. (GotoCamera Advertisement and Tutorial)


Karlton is a great voice and great to work with.

Paul Wynn
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Fast Turnaround Time

2 people said Karlton provided files faster than they expected.

Very Professional

2 people said Karlton was a professional from start to finish.

Excellent Quality

1 person said Karlton’s final deliverable quality exceeded their expectations.

Takes Direction Very Well

1 person said Karlton followed directions to deliver the project.

Great Communicator

1 person said Karlton communicated clearly and quickly.

Top Games US Inc.

Apr 12, 2021


Mar 31, 2021

Indigo Slate

Mar 23, 2021

Karlton was a delight to work with! Our project was on a very short timeline and Karlton was able to join a recording session on super short notice and provided his VO file same-day. I really appreciate his responsiveness and dedication to quality work. Would definitely work with him again!

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