Jim Jakala

Powerful, Resonant, Conversational, Distinguished, Versatile, Smooth, Deep

Voice Description

Find me on the web at radioandtv.cc, or shoot me an email at marti.jakalacreativeaudio@gmail.com

Call direct at (801) 949-5128


CUSTOMER SERVICE –

It’s truly wisdom that I live by... “The best way to get what you want in life is by helping enough others get exactly what they want.” By providing you with top quality audio using state of the art equipment, with a lightning fast turnaround, all while making sure the finest detail is not overlooked, I have been able to build quite a clientele over the years that keep coming back for more.

EXPERIENCE – OH YES

I voice many National and International clients, but some of the most satisfying work is helping charities such as Good News Ministries in Indianapolis and watching them grow over the years to help so many.

My regular commercial client list includes names like Live Nation Global Touring and being their “go to” voice for major tours from Garth Brooks to Michael Buble, from Broadway to Tony Bennett. I also have had the honor of voicing for Papa Murphys, Ringling Brothers, All Major Television Networks (ABC, CBS, Fox etc), Toyota National Campaigns, Jos A Bank, AMA Supercross, Ashley Furniture, Russell Peters, Fox Sports One, Ford/Chevy/Dodge/Hyundai/KIA and dozens of others.


My corporate client list includes The US Army, American Express, Tyco Electronics, Lixil Group Japan, A.T Kearney Global Medical, Walmart, Honda, Feld Entertainment, Veterans Affairs Administration, NOARK Electric, FEMA,


E-Learing and Training continues to surprise me with incredible growth for recent clients such as Citibank (Citi), WSO2 Data Analytics, American Heart Association, Adobe, VAC Environmental Services, Addiction Studies Institute, U.I Lapp GmbH, Siemens

I look forward to making your project shine and will work hard to help you in any way I can to come in under time and within budget.

“IS THERE ANY TYPE OF VOICE STYLE YOU CAN’T DO??!”

I enjoy the label of having a “chameleon” type of voice versatility. Through years of hard work, my voice has no accent but I can interject a touch of southern warmth, or the sharp edge of the New York area dialect always with 5 star feedback from clients. Powerful to smooth as silk or just your friendly guy next door. Commercial, promo, internal corporate, sales, imaging. Whatever message you need conveyed, I have the years of experience and drive to make your voiceover exactly what it should be, a bridge between product and emotion that makes you lean forward and listen.

I am very fortunate to be doing a job that I love so much and can honestly say, that not a day goes by that I am not thankful for being able to work and creatively play at the same time.

Look forward to working with you soon.

Jim

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
• Songs
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)
• Cartoon/Animation

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 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
• I have ipDTL in my studio

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
• I can add special effects to any project

My Home Base

Park City, Utah, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Great New York City accent, nice warm southern guy sound as well.

My Voice Experience

We actually tried to figure out the number of spots Jim has voiced over his multi decade career in voiceovers. Give or take 5 or 10, the total came to roughly over 100,000. That's quite a lot of experience. We'd say he "gets it"

My Training

The best kind.....30 years of real life experience, but I am always learning and growing in my craft and skill. I don't think as an actor, you ever really stop. :) I have worked with some of the best voice coaches in the industry. Coaches that only work with established talent with an active career in the business.

My Studio Equipment

Large diaphragm studio condensor mics as well as Sennheiser shotgun mic. Avalon/Neve Pre Amps. Outboard gear from Neve, Symetrix, Lavry, Dynaudio all run through the latest Pro Tools HD digital editing system with full Waves/Slate Digital etc plugin packages. ISDN unit is the latest Telos Express ISDN. Source Connect and ipDTL available.

Additional Skills

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Payment Methods Accepted

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

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Demos
Corporate Narration Conversational

Upbeat Automotive

Corporate Powerful

Hard Sell Automotive

Conversational Commercial

Extreme Read Hardsell

E Learning Business Narration

National Concert Tours

Medical Narration

Political