Toby Ricketts

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Middle Earth, Northland, NZ 1:42 PM (NZST) Local Time

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About

Winner of 7 awards at the 2018 & 2019 One Voice Awards in London
Male Voiceover of the Year 2018!
Male Voiceover of the Year 2019!

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 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 world's highest quality voice recordings - And he can do the same for you...
Right now.

Toby's British voice has been compared to Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hiddleston, Ben Whishaw, and Patrick Stewart with a range that can go from formal BBC British to urban and street vibes.

Toby can also provide accurate imitations and impressions of Jony Ive (Apple Designer), John Hurt, Allan Watts, Matthew Mcconaughey and several more.

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,
Facebook,
Audi,
Intel,
Samsung Global,
Cathay Pacific,
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.

Toby offers 3 different accents; Australian, UK and New Zealand and can deliver finished voice recordings in under 24 hours. Google Toby Ricketts Voice Over to find out more and to hire him for your next voice over job!

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Vocal Characteristics

Languages

English (North American), English (British), English (Australian), English (New Zealand), English

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Voice Ages

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

Accents

Australian, British, England - London (Cockney, Estuary, East End), England - North West (Liverpool, Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire), England - Received Pronunciation (RP, BBC), England - South East (Oxford, Sussex), England - South West (Cornwall, Devon, West Country), England - Yorkshire & Humber, New Zealand, North American, Trans-Atlantic, US General American (GenAm), US Mid-Atlantic, US Midwest (Chicago, Great Lakes), 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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Studio

Turnaround Time

Usually under 24 hours

Live Directed Sessions

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

Microphone

Sennheiser MKH 416, KM84i, Telefunken M221b, and more!

Computer & Software

Working professional studio - Adobe Audition, Source Connect Standard

Special Equipment

Arturia Interface

Service Overview

Voice Over

Voice over talent, voice over producing/directing, scripting, high-quality recording, full production and post-production services available. Connect with Source Connect Standard, Now, Zoom, Skype, Phone or carrier pigeon!

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Voice Over Experience

Lear Tutor and Owner

The NZ Voice Academy • Self-employed

Jan 2010 - Present

Designed and runs the New Zealand voice academy - helping potential voice actors find a path into the voice industry and giving them new voice skills they can take into their own lives.

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Territory Controller

Gravy for the Brain • Self-employed

Jun 2019 - Present

Run the Oceania division of the worlds largest online voice academy and voiceover career platform Gravy for the Brain

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Director / Managing director / Lead sound engineer

Tandem Studios • Self-employed

Mar 2004 - Jun 2011

Built a recording studio from the ground up, growing to be the largest studio in New Zealand's South Island, specialising in voiceover production , radio advertising, podcasting and video production. Skills ranged from advance sound engineering in 5.1 surround, to executive management, to R&D and much more.

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Sound Engineer

George FM • Contract Full-time

Jun 2011 - Jun 2015

Oversaw radio production at a Network station in Auckland NZ, included all ad and promo production plus imaging.

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Client List

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Voice Over Testimonials

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, TopicSimple

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

Joel Somerfield, Thisisorder

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
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Reviews

5.0

Very Professional

13 people said Toby was a professional inside and outside the studio.

Takes Direction Very Well

7 people said Toby followed directions to deliver the project.

Fast Turnaround Time

7 people said Toby provided files faster than they expected.

Great Communicator

5 people said Toby communicated clearly and quickly.

Excellent Audio Quality

1 person said Toby’s audio quality exceeded their expectations.

Kobayashimaru Moving Images

Jun 11, 2021

PrimeIT Consulting

Jun 9, 2021

Toby was very professional, managed to exceed all expectations for the job and managed to follow all the directions we intended. We can't wait to work together again.

Fuse Adventures In Audio

May 29, 2021

Second time recording with Toby, and I'm sure it won't be the last :)

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How do I work with Toby Ricketts?

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  3. When the work is done, download your files.