Steve Atkins

Warm, welcoming, authoritative and reassuring

Voice Description

1. Smooth and professional business presentations
2. Authoritative news/documentary approach
3. Reassuring or hard-sell radio/tv spots & infomercials

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
• Training, business presentations, sales, and web sites
• Audiobooks
• Documentaries
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• Songs

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

My Home Base

, Oregon, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

North American (general stage diction and mid/southern(Texas/Oklahoma)

My Voice Experience

As a sixth grader, I wrote, produced and voiced all the characters in my recorded book reports. At sixteen, I practiced editing in my home studio, which led to my first radio job in Los Angeles (1964) Twenty two years, and lots of radio and TV stations later, I would have the opportunity to voice some of the classic nationally broadcast infomercials (Blu Blocker Shades, Blue Jeans Millionaire, Cigarest, The Helsinki Formula, Abdominizer, etc.). A few years later, Sr. VP at an ad agency in Orange Co, CA., where our company set So. Calif. car dealers sales records with our customized radio, tv and web campaigns. Many newscasts, many corp videos and lot's of radio spots for more than 40 years have given me the ability to write, voice and produce successful campaigns for you as well!

My Training

Since childhood, I have studied the voices of others on radio and tv and eventually trained as a singer. By 10th grade I had a singing group that toured on weekends. I delighted in winning several speech awards in High School useing a blank sheet of paper in place of the mandatory note cards. The rush from learning to ad-lib was the most fun. Throughout my broadcast and public speaking career, I've learned to draw in an audience, hold them close and make them feel comfortable. I've also had the joy of teaching others to sing and speak with ease, and savor the great experience of performing.

My Studio Equipment

I like to keep it simple, because most producers prefer to do any "finish" work to their standard or needs.

So, my Shure SM5-B is processed only by a tube pre-amp and goes directly into a Delta sound card flat (no eq). Because my primary job is audio editing for broadcast, you can be confident that the quality is there. So are the processing bells and whistles if need be.

I confess that I am the typical pack rat; still clinging to artifacts of audio devices forgotten by some but cherished by those who appreciate their design and function. I had to smile when I just looked up and noticed my DVD burner sits on the same shelf with a 1914 Columbia Grafonola!

Additional Skills

Bombastic music and laser cannon effects can become a crutch. A dry voice that know's where it's going beats the rest everytime, handsdown!

Want to cut through the clutter on the radio? Want a TV viewer to remember your message instead of your stunt? Trust those who've done it, and have proven it works. Those 400 cars sold in a weekend at a single L.A. dealership didn't just happen; it was voiced!

Payment Methods Accepted

PayPal

Contact Information

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• Steve Atkins was last active on Voice123 152 days ago

Demos
Hansens Smoothies

IVR Phone Hold Messages

Yosemite National Park

On Air Montage

Advil

ATT Comic Book Challenge

Food Science eLearning

Security System Soft Sell

Automotive Hard Sell

Vision Center Instore Promo