Dean L. Rogan II

Deep, Stentorian, Off-Beat, Laid Back

Voice Description

I own a distinct, yet somewhat common, voice; it has been described as a deep voice at times, yet not quite like Barry White, by comparison. It can be loud at times, making it ideal for public speaking, yet isn't too overpowering for radio and TV work. As a part-time Telephone Interviewer for the National Opinion Research Center in downtown Chicago, I was among the most professional-sounding individuals, yet still warm enough to make our survey respondents comfortable with me. I'm not too proud to do Adult-Oriented work; I'm sure I could pull that off as well, given that my voice can be deep and sexy when I need it to be. In my own humble opinion, I am probably best suited for standard professional voiceover work, like commercials, podcasts or full radio shows. Please be patient, however; I am STILL efforting to upload some demos of my work to the site. It IS coming very soon, though!

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Child
• Teenage Boy
• 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
• Videogames
• Documentaries
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• Podcasts
• Adult content
• Songs
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)

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

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

• I have a music library and can add music to any project

My Home Base

, Illinois, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

I'm really pretty straight-forward with mine, for a 43-year old black man raised in the South 'Burbs of Chicago. I can shift gears very easily, from "'round tha hood" to "uppity and bourgeoisie". I don't pay much attention to certain elements that are indigenous to each accent or dialect, to be honest with you, so I can't really give a qualified list of what accents and dialects I can actually pull off. I've just been myself in most of my work to this point. As for anything age-related, it is difficult to sound like a 5 yr-old child for an extended amount of time, but anything else is quite possible.

My Voice Experience

I haven't really done much at all right now. This is my first official foray into this business. The closest I have ever come to voiceover work is doing my own outgoing messages on my cell or home phone, but I have also (co-)hosted a radio show on Rejoice-102.3 FM, a local Christian station, between May of 2003 and July of 2004, in which I also created, produced and performed my own 60-second spot for what would have been my own CD duplication/audio conversion business. I fully expect to add more experiences to my dossier in due time.

My Training

I have only received training during my high school years, taking classes in Speech and Radio Production, and performing in school plays. I also write and perform music and poetry, as well as record my own tracks. I have been pursuing some semblance of a music career off and on basically since 4th grade (around 1979), and I recently began my pursuit of an AAS in Music Production at Prairie State College in Chicago Heights (expected: May 2012).

My Studio Equipment

I own a Boss BR-8, a stand-alone digital hard disk recorder with a zip drive to store my projects on, and several inexpensive but dependable unidirectional microphones at my disposal. Most, if not all, of my voice effects are controlled through the BR-8, and an Alesis Wedge desktop unit handles the rest. I can also edit my recordings after recording them on my computer using SoundForge 7.0, tack on any additional effects through the available plug-ins, then burn them onto CD using CD Architect 5.0. I'm not completely knowledgeable in importing the files directly between the two programs, which do work together, but I am working on that. I'm "kinda old school" in that regard. I also utilize a VERY old Akai MPC-2000 with full memory onboard, as well as an E-MU MK-6 keyboard, and an even older Roland XP-50 keyboard for my tracks. Again, the BR-8 handles the effects for those tracks before recording them on the PC. In addition, as part of my degree program, I have learned how to operate Sonar 8 for the PC, and a friend of mine in the recording industry is teaching me the Mac-based equivalent(s). In the past, I have done computer-based sequencing from DOS-based programs (Voyetra's Sequencer Plus) to early Windows-based programs (Master Tracks Pro 6), more or less for my own musical compositions. To make my work a little more portable, I picked up an Akai MPC-500 for everything from voiceover work to full-fledged music tracks with vocals, but I am still learning how to operate it to its maximum capacity.

Additional Skills

Everything that has been listed above is the extent of what I know/do or have known/done, but I am ever learning and implementing new ways, methods and techniques to excel in this business.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

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