Philip Gartrell

Multiple Characters, energetic, powerful, flexible

Voice Description

There are three things that set my voice apart from most. POWER, CONTROL, and FLEXIBILITY. I have been an entertainer since I can remember, however I have been getting paid as a professional for 11 years. I can go from a deep, slow, soothing baritone for narration, to an extreme, energetic motivator, and everything in between.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Young Adult Male
• Middle Age 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
• Training, business presentations, sales, and web sites
• Audiobooks
• Videogames
• Documentaries
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• Podcasts
• Adult content
• Songs
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)
• Cartoon/Animation

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 upload the audio files via FTP
• I can record and then deliver the files by regular mail

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

• I can deliver edited and finished voice tracks
• I offer radio ad production services
• I have a music library and can add music to any project
• I can add special effects to any project

My Home Base

, Florida, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Accents/Characters - Deep South (Hillbilly), Southern Gentleman (Foghorn Leghorn), Surfer/Skater Guy, Some Western European (British, Scottish, Irish), Professional (perfect articulation and annunciation),

Impersonations - Don LaFontaine (great for movie trailers)
Keanu Reeves (
Slingblade ( French Fried Taters)
US Marine Drill Instructor
Burned Out Rock Star (David Lee Rothish)



My Voice Experience

I got my first taste of the world of voiceover production in the Vocal Production . We we're given a script that included dialogue, as well as cues for music, sound effects, and specific production effect techniques, such as delay throws, stutter effects, time compression and expansion (slow down and speed up with minimal quality loss), and pitch shifting. I dove head first into the project, and immediately became enamored with the entire process. I've haven't had that much fun in a long time! Incidentally, upon hearing my finished product, the course director Ed Tinley (who was R Kelly's vocal producer and a voice over artist/producer for many years) told me I should put together an audition reel and look into doing voice over work. Given my new found infatuation, I chose to follow his advice, and begin a new adventure.

My Training

As a teenager, I went to Harrison Center for the Performing Arts in Lakeland, FL as trumpet player. At 18, I enlisted in the Marine Corp and served as a musician/singer/entertainer for 4 years. I also wrote narrative scripts, news broadcasts, and arranged music for the Marine Band. After being Honorably Discharged, I began my training, and entered the dueling piano industry. It was here where I got to refine my public speaking and improvisational skills. There's something about doing a 6 hour, all-request live piano show that teaches you to think on your feet!! I have travelled to over 15 countries, over twenty states, and 5 of the seven continents (I have South America and Australia left) as an entertainer. I sing and play piano, guitar, bass, drums, and trumpet. Currently, I reside in Orlando, where I am enrolled in the Recording Arts Bachelor Program at Full Sail University. I will graduate in December of 2014 with at least a 3.7 GPA, and the Pro Tools 200 series certification. My education combined with my experience as an artist, and discipline as a US Marine, qualifies me to build any project from scratch, and produce a professional quality, fully mastered production for anyone's needs.

My Studio Equipment

Mac Book Pro

Pro Tool 10 and 11
-Multiple Processing and Mastering Plugins
Logic X
-Multiple Processing and Mastering Plugins

Software Instruments
- Addictive Drums
- Addictive Keys
- Native Instruments Guitar Rig 5
- Novation Bass Station

Focusrite Liquid Saffire 56 Audio Interface
- Saffire Plugin Bundle

Sterling Audio ST 59 FET Large Diaphragm Condenser Mic

Audio Technica AT-2035 Large Diaphragm Condenser Mic

AKG Perception 120 Large Diaphragm Condenser Mic

Yamaha Motif XF8 Studio Workstation/Keyboard

Fender Twin Reverb Amplifier
- Ltd and Ibanez Prestige Electric Guitars w/ Line 6 POD XT Live Effects Processor

Ampeg BA115 Bass Combo
- LTD Bass








Additional Skills

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Payment Methods Accepted

PayPal
• Personal checks, cashier's checks, or money orders in my local currency

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