David Houx

Baritone, but with range to higher registers

Voice Description

WARM, RICH, PROFESSIONAL AND AUTHORITATIVE, BUT ALSO VARYING IN TONE, PITCH, CADENCE AND CHARACTER AS THE COPY/STORY/COMMERCIAL/NARRATIVE DEMANDS

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Young Adult Male
• Middle Age Male
• Senior Male

Language(s) of Which I Am a Native Speaker:

• English - USA and Canada

I Offer my Services for these Recording Purposes

• Commercials
• Promos
• IVR, voicemail, phone systems, and on-hold messages
• Audiobooks
• Documentaries
• Cartoon/Animation

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

• Jobs for SAG-AFTRA (US) signatories

My Union Affiliations and Memberships

None

My Recording and Delivery Capabilities

• I can record and then deliver the audio files via Email

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

• I offer copywriting services

My Home Base

Hamilton Square, New Jersey, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

NEUTRAL AMERICAN, SOPHISTICATED AMERICAN WITH CLIPPED BRITISH INFLECTIONS, PIRATE, EVIL BEING, FOGHORN-LEGHORN SOUTHERN, DJ, ANNOUNCER, ETC

My Voice Experience

LOCAL RADIO SPOTS AND CHILDREN'S STORIES

My Training

CURRENTLY I AM TRAINING WITH MY VO COACH, CHUCK MCKIBBEN; BROADCAST ANNOUNCER/NARRATOR FOR FIVE DECADES, AND FORMER HOLLYWOOD AUDIO PRODUCER/STUDIO MANAGER FOR THE LEGENDARY "MAN OF 1,000 VOICES," MEL BLANC.

AS FOR VOICES/PERFORMING ARTS, MY BACKGROUND INCLUDES SYMPHONIC BAND, JAZZ BAND, COLLEGE CHOIR, CHAMBER SINGERS, COMMUNITY CHORUS, SUMMER-STOCK THEATER, AND COMMUNITY THEATER. THE ABOVE MENTIONED VENUES ENCOMPASSED CLASSIC WORKS, MELODRAMA, AND MUSICALS.

I GRADUATED FROM COLLEGE IN 1995 MAGNA CUM LAUDE WITH MY AA DEGREE.

My Studio Equipment

HOME STUDIO:

ISDN PHONE PATCH REPLACED WITH SOURCE CONNECT NOW @ 128 Mbps

YAMAHA MG124C MIXER

BEHRINGER EX4400 NOISE GATE

BBE 428i SONIC MAXIMIZER

STERLING AUDIO ST51 MIC (AND THE STAND TO GO WITH IT, NATURALLY)

THOSE COMPONENTS, AND THE REST, ARE COUPLED WITH TWO PYLE HUM/NOISE DESTROYERS.

A PAIR OF POLK TSi200 BOOKSHELF AUDIO MONITORS THAT BOAST A FREQUENCY RESPONSE OF 50 TO 24 KILOCYCLES, AND ARE RATED AT 150 WATTS

THE HEART OF THE SYSTEM (OTHER THAN THE HEART THAT BEATS WITHIN ME, OF COURSE) IS A LENOVO K450-EXTREME AND ITS ACCOMPANYING 21.5 FLAT SCREEN MONITOR.

THE LENOVO CPU HAS 16 GIG OF RAM, A 3.4 GIG (CYCLES) PROCESSOR, AND TWO TERA BYTES OF STORAGE...GREAT FOR WAV FILES.

MY STUDIO IS IN A 12' BY 10' ROOM WITH THE RECORDING BOOTH OCCUPYING 6' BY 8' AREA WITHIN THE ROOM. MY VO COACH CONTINUALLY ADVISED ME WITH REGARD TO THE ACOUSTIC TREATMENT OF THE BOOTH, AND HE PERSONALLY SUPERVISED THE HOOK-UP OF THE ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS. SINCE THE INITIAL HOOK-UP, I HAVE INTEGRATED CHANNEL 'B' OF THE MAXIMIZER WITH THE NOISE GATE, AND INTERFACED BOTH WITH THE MIXER UNDER MIC-2, THEREBY ENABLING MY STUDIO TO ACCOMMODATE TWO ARTISTS.

Additional Skills

SINCE 1980, AFTER HAVING JUST FINISHED RECORDING A RADIO SPOT, I HAVE BEEN URGED TO EXPLORE THE VO BUSINESS. EMPLOYERS, COLLEAGUES, FELLOW CAST MEMBERS, CLIENTS, COMPLETE STRANGERS, AND OTHERS FROM EVERY STRIPE INCLUDING TOW TRUCK OPERATORS THAT I HAVE DISPATCHED; ALL HAVE TOLD ME THAT IF I AM NOT IN VO'S, THAT I AM IN THE WRONG BUSINESS.

EVEN CLIENTS THAT HAVE CALLED IN WITH A COMPLAINT HAVE REMARKED ON THE "SOOTHING", AND "SEXY" QUALITY OF MY VOICE.

THEY CANNOT ALL BE WRONG.

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