Don Watson

Strong, capable, dynamic, resilient, flexible -

Voice Description

Significant training both on the job and through broadcast training doing all types of voice work. On-air news, commercial, DJ, promotion at the network level and major market work as well.

Authoritative, strong but flexible with the ability to bend in multiple directions.

Great delivery, style and range... soft and easy going to dynamic and overwhelming!

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
• 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 have ISDN in my studio
• I have Phone Patch 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 radio ad production services
• I have a music library and can add music to any project

My Home Base

Pensacola, Florida, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Trained in a variety of accents from spanish to french to German, Russian... Cartoon characterizations from Alfa to Zed. Some impersonations.

My Voice Experience

Too many to list. Let's just say that the list includes commercial work, on-air promotion within the News/Talk and other formats. We have been "The Voice" of networks and local stations in major markets.

Ranging from softer readings/books...to dynamic hard and heavy type movie trailers... adaptable in a moment to commercial work... it's all a part of what we've done.

My Training

Started learning while listening to the radio as a kid and then through school to college/university. ASU - BS, Radio & TV Broadcasting. Real training came with first on-air job while finishing high school. At this time we're well past that part of our life and continuing to work as a voice talent from our recently refurbished audio studio.

My Studio Equipment

Heart of my computer editing is the latest edition of CC Adobe Audition working through 'The Cloud".

WE have worked with Audition since its most early version - Kool Edit - then Kool Edit Pro...etc.
The latest version is complete but we do keep other programs available in separate computers 'just in case'.

(In the event we need something more complex then we rent a local professional studio and engineer used for daily on-air network productions and broadcasts.)


Windows 10 Pro enables us to work the program quickly and efficiently and quietly!

Otherwise it's Electro Voice Mic's... RE-20/RE-35 BK-1 and PL-44's and MXL tube condensers...

Also AT-2020/AT-2035, Neumann TLM Condenser - or whatever else we need from our microphone inventory that can fit just about any requirement.

From the isolated microphone position the audio is routed through a recording Interface and Tube PreAmp... through a Behringer board (very quiet).

It's neat, simple and effective!

Additional Skills

We've done play by play... major market talk radio... interviewed Presidents in the Oval Office and business leaders in studios and offices. In addition, we've done interviews that have been edited for commercial use.

Our real specialty though is in the studio where we create the mood and feel which is needed at that precise moment. As long as the writer/producer/director knows exactly what they're looking for... we've never had a problem reaching the necessary style and emotional level.

We try not to make the entire process any more difficult than it need be!

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

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NewsTalk Imaging Promos

EV Paris Rental

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Train From Hell

Narration computer software

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