Tom Test

Warm, Authoritative, Real, Wry, Trustworthy

• Tom Test is registered with Voice123 since Dec 29, 2006.
• Tom Test started his/her voice over career in 1989.
• Currently Tom Test is a Premium subscriber.
• Auditions and proposals submitted through Voice123 during the past six months: 79
• Tom Test has been active on Voice123 during the past 48 hours

Voice Description

My voice is mid-ranged, energetic, warm, authoritative, smooth OR textured, real (yes, I really can act!), cool, whimsical, ironic, friendly, engaging, fresh and versatile. I've performed everything from warm & authoritative to animated character voices to hip, ironic attitude copy to hard-sell retail. I'm in the 30-50 age range.

Among other industries/markets, I've had great success with health-care clients (e.g., my work for Mayo Clinic-owned Franciscan Skemp Hospital won a Telly, as have several of my other health-care clients); and retail (e.g., my work for Nebraska Furniture Mart broke all previous sales records).

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Young Adult Male
• Middle Age Male

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

• English - North American

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
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

• Jobs for SAG-AFTRA (US) signatories

My Union Affiliations and Memberships

• SAG-AFTRA (US)

My Recording and Delivery Capabilities

• I will go to any designated studio in my area
• I have ISDN in my studio
• I have Phone Patch in my studio
• I have Source Connect 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
• 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 voice direction services
• I have a music library and can add music to any project

My Home Base

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

I don't do any authentic accents, but I am an actor. Therefore, I can convincingly play a character role - e.g., football coach, blue-collar worker, nerdy guy, game-show host, etc.

My Voice Experience

I've been one of the top male voice-over talents in the Midwest since 1989. I started my private studio Voices On in 2001 and have since voiced hundreds of projects: web-based Flash animation, national TV spots, college-level textbooks, PowerPoint narrations, political spots for Democratic candidates, and corporate narrations.

I've voiced quite a few Telly (and other) award-winning spots in my career, and have had dozens of Fortune 500 clients. I've also been a much-in-demand voice-over coach and demo producer.

Here are just a few other highlights from my 19-year VO career:


Voiced national TV spots for (among others): Coor's, Midas, Betty Crocker, Mott's Fruitsations, Novalis, Allegra, Oatmeal Raisin Crisp, AARP, and currently running: Snapper/Simplicity Mowers, Mercury Marine,and 1-800-CONTACTS

Scott Foresman - narrated "Reading Skills" and "Science" textbooks for grades 1-6

Dunkin' Donuts Race - played live at Chicago Bears games at Soldier Field, I also wrote the copy

Narrated 26 episodes of HGTV's "A Place to Call Home"

My Training

I've been coached by Marice Tobias from LA (THE top VO coach in the country, I was even her rep for the Midwest in the 90s). I owe my success primarily though, to the 4 years of bi-weekly practice groups I led in the mid-90's, where I really honed my craft. I was also a voice-over coach and demo producer for a decade (until I just got too busy as a talent). I'm also a graduate of the Player's Workshop Improv program, and have taken improv classes at Second City, and acting classes at the Audition Studio, Act One, and Victory Gardens.

Having a BBA in Marketing from the University of Michigan allows me to understand the business aspect of being a VO talent much better than the average actor or radio guy. And finally, my years of experience as a coach and demo producer taught me to approach copy with the eyes of a writer/producer, so my first read usually is exactly what the client is looking for.

My Studio Equipment

Mics: Gefell M930 (similar specs to, but better than a Neumann TLM-103), Sennheiser 416, or a highly-modded Rode NTK w NOS 1961 Amperex tube.

I use a SafeSound Audio Tracking Toolbox or a Jim Williams-modded Focusrite ISA One. This goes into an Echo Mia sound card, which resides in my custom-built audio editing PC. I use Sound Forge 9.0.

I have a sound booth, so there is never an issue with extraneous noise or echo. I get clean, smooth VO tracks.

I have my own reliable ISDN capability via a Telos-refurbished Zephyr Classic, and I now have Source Connect as an ISDN alternative. I offer broadcast-quality sound, and have recorded national TV campaigns from my studio.

My Skype ID is fearlessraccoon.

Additional Skills

My studio features broadcast-quality audio and a quick turnaround, at standard industry rates. Auditions are free of charge. Ask me about my low rates for business pitches!

Payment Methods Accepted

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

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Tom Test Picture at Voice123
Demos
Corporate Image B2B Sales

e-Learning Training How To

Radio TV Web Spot Commercial

Automotive Retail

Real Person Conversational

Retail

Medical - Technical

Public Service Announcements

Political Moderate to Liberal

Characters and Dialogue