Professional Voice Recording. Efficient. Effective. And with a smile.
If you’re looking for a professional voice recording, but have never worked with a voice actor before, you might find the following guide helpful to get the best from your voice over session.
I’ve been a voice over for nearly 20 years, and over that time I’ve found ways to make the process as easy for you as possible. I usually work from my personal studio, but if you’d like me to attend a studio of your choice please just call or mail to discuss.
Let’s Get Started
I’ll always start with a chat, either via email or phone, to establish exactly what you need from me. How, where and how long for you intend to use the finished audio, how much input you want to have in getting your words off the page, and your preferred choice of audio format. This information will give me a good understanding of the project and enable me to provide you with an accurate quote.
As an Equity member, I use the Equity ILR rate card for UK radio commercials and the website usefee.tv for calculating Usage for TV commercials. I quote a Basic Session Fee (BSF) plus Usage for most other projects.
Booking The Session
Before I begin recording, you will need to provide me with a final version of your script. If we’re working together in real-time via ISDN, Source Connect Now, ipDTL, phone or Skype, an agreed session slot will be scheduled. It’s a fun and efficient way to work and gives you the opportunity to request different styles, tone and pace.
If you’ve asked me to self-record – as many of my clients do – I will ask you to provide me with any direction you feel will be helpful, and any pronunciations that are unusual or not in English. From this point, you agree to trust me to provide you with the best voice over result. Any subsequent script changes or alternative reads will be charged on a pro-rata basis.
Naturally, if I make a mistake, I’ll rectify this promptly, and at no charge.
You might prefer to have the raw session file so you can edit and produce the final audio yourself. In this case, I may provide you with more than one take to give you some options. Or I can do the editing and production here and send you a ready to use audio file in a format of your choice, usually a wav or mp3.
I will always do my best to keep things simple and transparent, but feel free to ask any questions during this process. Your professional voice recording is just a click away. Please mail or call me to get started.