Michael Klann

Howell, Michigan, US 5:28 AM (AST) Local Time

Skill

Voice Over

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Skill

Voice Over

About

Over 3 decades of voice experience creating memorable characters, building brands and entertaining. Straight reads with a steady, confident, yet warm voice and versatility to wear a lot of hats. Detroit radio morning show character actor and impressionist, always adding to the collection of personas lurking within.
- ALL NEW in 2021! Fully soundproofed professional recording studio
- 24 hour turnaround in most cases... same day in many cases
- I'm very used to responding to good direction but if you don't know what you want, let me know and I'll try to deliver a couple of styles where appropriate so that you can choose.
- Editing if desired
- Post production and processing services upon request
- Satisfaction guaranteed

If you're looking for something specific that you don't see here, please ask!

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Vocal Characteristics

Languages

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

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Voice Ages

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

Accents

Australian, British, Canadian, Caribbean, Celtic, Dutch, Eastern European, England - London (Cockney, Estuary, East End), French, German, Indian (India), Irish, Italian American, Mexican, North American, Russian, Scottish, Spanish, Trans-Atlantic, US Appalachia, 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 Upper Midwest (Fargo, Minnesota), US West Coast (California, Portland), US Western

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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

Typically less that 24 hours. Varies by job & volume.

Live Directed Sessions

Phone Call, Video Conferencing (Zoom, Skype)

Microphone

Blue Baby Bottle Large Condenser, Various Shure SM-58 & 57's

Computer & Software

Pro Tools First, Cubase, Audacity, Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 3rd Gen, Sapphire Pro 40

Special Equipment

STC 65+ Soundproofed recording studio, Focusrite PreAmps, Bose Digital Pitch-Shift / Delay (old but sometimes handy)

Service Overview

Voice Over

I have over 30 years of voice, brand and agency experience and can quickly identify the nuances needed for most reads pretty quickly. I can help you if you're not used to working with talent but I also respond well to (and greatly appreciate) good direction in order to get the final read that's required. No direction experience? No problem. I'm very used to giving a variety of reads (sometimes ones you may not have thought of) so that you end up with everything you need create a great product. My theater experience makes me very adept at getting through long strings of copy in one take. I find this the best approach for very intense or emotional reads where fluency is as much a part of it as the voice itself. I'm a professional and you'll get professional work.

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Voice Over Experience

Breakfast Club Morning Show Voice Actor & Producer; Assistant PD

WNIC • Permanent Full-time

Jun 1988 - Mar 1991

Produced The Breakfast Club morning show in Detroit. On air personality (known on the show as Mike the producer), character voices for bits & staged calls. Booked guests, edited calls for airing, voiced / edited / mixed / produced show promos, edited bits and created clock-hour, produced and aired weekly Best Of show, board operator for Best of show and fill-in during primary talent absences and vacations.
Assistant Production Director: Voiced, cut and edited paid advertising commercials, tags and brand stabs, maintained production logs.

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Board Operator; Commercial Production and Voice Actor

WMTG Radio • Permanent Part-time

Feb 1988 - Jun 1988

Operated AM radio transmitter and maintained FCC mandated logs, pulled music & commercials per music and spot logs, read live commercial tags and PSA's on-air.

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Vice President of Marketing & Product Development; Voiceover Artist

The Nezzor Group, LLC • Permanent Full-time

Jan 2007 - Oct 2007

Voiceover artist for promotional films, online videos. Narration for user tutorial videos. Drove innovation & development team in the creation & implementation of a website similar to Facebook & MySpace.

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Voiceover talent and Commercial Producer

Freelance • Freelance

Jan 1994 - Mar 2003

Voice work included working with various radio, television and cable stations, Ross Roy/InterOne Marketing Group. Voiced characters for American Comedy Network interactive bits.

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Head of Technology; In-House Voiceover Talent

Imagination • Permanent Full-time

Dec 2014 - Aug 2020

Primary internal voiceover artist for award submissions, overview films, case-studies and more.
Drove growth of Ford’s Autoshow technology offering in the Americas. Led teams in the creation of many award-winning immersive experiences. Advocated global communication across teams on 4 continents. Gained senior client buy-in and inspired the highest standard of deliverables.

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President / CEO | Voice Actor / Technologist

Zaviam Inc. DBA Zaviam Productions • Self-employed

May 2014 - Present

Purveyor of various digital pleasantries across audio/video, voiceover and voice acting, immersive experiences and software. Professional voiceovers, software, video, audio... just ask.

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Client List

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Reviews

4.7

Fast Turnaround Time

2 people said Michael provided files faster than they expected.

Great Communicator

1 person said Michael communicated clearly and quickly.

Kristopher Potter

Sep 27, 2021

High quality audio. Very responsive. Very accepting of notes and changes. Would most definitely hire again

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E.C.P. Creatives

Aug 17, 2021

Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd.

Jul 16, 2021

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