Paula Bates

straight read, characters, upbeat, sexy/sultry

Voice Description

That's me! Warm and deep for narrations; sexy and fun for commercials; clear, smooth and professional for presentations or documentaries; animated, character and child-like. A wide-range of experience and diversification of delivery!

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Young Adult Female
• Middle Age Female
• Senior Female

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
• Training, business presentations, sales, and web sites
• Audiobooks
• Documentaries
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

My Union Affiliations and Memberships

None

My Recording and Delivery Capabilities

• I will go to any designated studio in my area
• I can record and then deliver the audio files via Email
• I can record and then deliver the files by regular mail

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

• I offer copywriting services
• I can deliver edited and finished voice tracks
• I have a music library and can add music to any project

My Home Base

, Missouri, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Midwest accent, New York accent, small child, animated

My Voice Experience

Scripts for promotional announcements and/or commercial broadcast spots for radio, television, and web-based entities in New Mexico, Arizona and Missouri; also national account experience. Narrator for State of New Mexico educational productions, such as the Family Infant Toddler Program and Division of Children Youth and Families. Narrator for NM Highlands University recruitment video and on-air campaign. Narrator for New Mexico Realtor Awards. On-camera talent, narrator for Children's Hospital of New Mexico. Literally hundreds of on- and off-camera scripts throughout my career.

My Training

Private voice coach in the late 1980s. Studio training at KMYI FM/ KDEF AM radio in Albuquerque, NM. Additional studies and experience at KOB TV in Albuquerque. Studio experience New Mexico, Arizona and Missouri. Voice coach for other women interested in voice over work. Received sound engineering certification in Recording Arts, Thunderbird Recording Studio. Assisted engineering in the music industry. Executive producer and producer, plus talent for radio, television and long-format productions, including broadcast quality, PBS-style documentaries.

My Studio Equipment

Recording, editing and mixing capabilities with M-Audio Fast Track Pro, 4 x 4 USB Audio/MIDI Interface with Preamps. Ableton Live Lite 5 real-time music production suite. DSound GT Player Express (killer effects and virtual stomp box). M-Audio ProSessions. Legendary Vocal Microphone Shure SM58-LC, an industry standard.
Fast Track Pro is compatible with Pro Tools M-Powered 7.

Additional Skills

Paula Bates is a St. Louis native who has written, produced, and been the voice talent on hundreds of scripts - on and off camera. Her voice experience includes radio and television, industrial and educational presentations, promos, documentaries, website education, and business phone systems. Bates received certification in Recording Arts from Thunderbird Recording Studios in Tijeras, New Mexico. As a result, she is better able to communicate production capabilities and opportunities with clients, producers, and engineers.

Bates has created marketing and public relations activities and promotional programs for commercial and non-profit clients alike. She began her career in the late 1980’s at Matteucci Broadcasting, Inc., in Albuquerque, New Mexico, working as an account executive. This gave her the opportunity to learn production and voice-over for commercials and promotional announcements. She then worked as the Public Affairs Manager for KOB TV, writing, producing, and working as talent for the NBC affiliate. After leaving KOB TV, Bates worked as an account executive for Cooney, Watson & Associates, and Cooney Productions. While with Cooney, she continued to write, produce, and record award-winning commercials, documentaries, and long-format industrial projects. Most recently, she was with The Missouri Bank as Marketing Director/Business Development Officer for three branch locations.

Payment Methods Accepted

PayPal
• Wire transfers

Contact Information

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