Tie Dyed

Newscaster, Authoritative, Deep, Sexy, Articulate

Voice Description

Deep and clear, warm. Very resonant. Draws attention. Wide range of delivery styles--from a low, sexy vibe to a loud boom.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• 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
• Documentaries
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers

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 will go to any designated studio in my area
• I have ISDN in my studio
• I can record and then deliver the audio files via Email
• I can record and then upload the audio files via FTP

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

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

My Home Base

, California, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Southern California Surfer, Texas Drawl, Mr. Spock, Scottish brogue. Non-specific, oddball, cartoony. Evil villain rasp. Comic or deathly serious.

My Voice Experience

No real professional experience beyond school. Columbia's job placement effort consisted of a special phone number to call for leads. It went nowhere. Around 1990 answered a "job" ad for announcers in Hollywood. Auditioned for a position to buy my own air time. Took the bait and ran with it for several weeks. It went nowhere.

While attending CSB, did a 2 hour disc jockey program weekly, which was actually broadcast live on-air. The transmitter may have been pretty low powered, but you could catch my show great in the parking lot. Naturally you need a license for this so I do hold a Restricted Radiotelephone Operator's Permit from the FCC. So there's that.

My Training

Graduated from the Columbia School of Broadcasting around 1988. Although considered a correspondence school, I trained at their facility in Anaheim, Ca. This gave me direct contact with the staff, and was thus able to bask in their wisdom. And dirty jokes. But I learned a few things about enunciation and clarity. Pacing. You want your copy read in exactly 60 seconds? No problem.

I was able to spend a lot of time with one of the staff who was a jock at one of the local country music stations. Sort of hang out in the booth. No duties or actual function. In fact DON'T TOUCH ANYTHING! But a LOT of observation. Especially about how bad country music is. I found it is important to keep the 'smile' in your voice even when the music you're playing makes you want to retch. Oh and there was stuff about pots and faders and vu meters and stuff. Time well spent.

Then there was time probably not well spent. That would be the "job ad" in the local paper for announcers. Called the number and received recorded instructions to appear at an audition at some nondescript beige stucco building in Hollywood. Naturally I breezed through the audition. The job consisted of me paying them for my air time for an indeterminate number of weeks until I enter phase 2 which meant I now qualified to buy even MORE air time from them and buy an exclusive press pass for a hundred bucks that was unrecognized everywhere.
I never made it to phase 3.

Then I realized that I never cared much for disc jockey work or anything unscripted for that matter because I'm far too self-critical for that. I immediately regret anything I've said as being stupid. So gimme a script dammit.

If you've actually read this far, you're amazing.

My Studio Equipment

A computer. Powerful enough to handle audio, k?

M-Audio Omni Studio I/O Integrated Desktop Audio Station connected to an M-Audio Delta-66

Peavey PV Low Z Cardioid Dynamic Microphone

Guitar Rig 4. Yes, yes I know.. it's great for my guitar but it has a lot of great vocal effect presets too.

Mixcraft 4

Additional Skills

Well, I'm a heckuva nice guy and I take direction well.

Payment Methods Accepted

PayPal
• Wire transfers

Contact Information

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