Adam McLaughlin

Character Specialist; Friendly, personable, evil

Voice Description

My "neutral" tone of voice can be described as friendly and personable, ideal for commercial spots or anything requiring a personal touch. My narrative work typically comes off as confident and knowledgeable, and somewhat "bookish" and intellectual.

I excel at character acting, and can be quite versatile, with a wide and diverse vocal range. Characterizations include:

Personal
Friendly
Funny
Witty
Dry
Intellectual
Smarmy
Nerd, Geek
Guy Next Door
Zany

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
• English - Other

I Offer my Services for these Recording Purposes

• Promos
• Audiobooks
• Videogames
• Documentaries
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• Adult content
• 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 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 have a music library and can add music to any project
• I can add special effects to any project

My Home Base

San Diego, California, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

I can competently perform many accents, including:

English/British (Cockney, upper class)
American Southern (Cowboy, Prospector)
Irish
Scottish
French
Spanish
Italian
Russian
German
Indian
Pirate

My Voice Experience

I have received extensive training in traditional acting and have taken part in several local productions and been generally well-received for my range of characterization and emotive ability.

I've lent my voice to numerous video games, including Outlands 2 and Heroes of Newerth.

For a long time I worked as an IT Help Desk technician for Cubic Defense Applications, and as a result of my countless hours spent on the phone, have earned much praise for the friendliness and professionalism I convey. I was also the voice over talent for video Windows tutorials produced by the IT Department at Cubic, in which I guide users through the ins and outs of Windows as a gruff but generally helpful pirate.

Though I'm no longer an employee of Cubic, I continue to provide my services to them for their Monday Morning Minute, a weekly newsletter of sorts.

My Training

I've trained under several prominent talents in the industry, including James Alburger and Penny Abshire.

I've taken (and excelled in) advanced acting classes throughout middle school, high school, and college, and participated in numerous summer programs as well.

I have a B.A. in Multimedia Arts from San Diego State University.

My Studio Equipment

Shure PG42 Condenser Microphone with pop filter
MBox (3rd generation) with Pro Tools LE

Additional Skills

I have extensive knowledge of computers, with ten years of experience as an IT Help Desk technician.

I'm a voracious reader, with an insatiable interest in, and generalized knowledge of, history, art, language and literature. I often read to myself aloud, and feel this has given me a good "feel" for how text is best conveyed through the spoken word.

I'm also an avid video gamer, and am woefully aware of how much substandard voice quality there is to be found in many video games. I know what works and what doesn't!

Payment Methods Accepted

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

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Demos
Character Demo - Video Games & Animation

Audiobook - Thriller-Mystery

Helpline - Business/Corporate

Audiobook - Dome City Blues

Audiobook - The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus

Audiobook - 1001 Nights