resonant, rich, smooth, natural, conversational
If you're looking for a smooth, rich, confident delivery then I'm glad you stopped by. It may be you need some voicework done and are under a deadline or you're just thinking future expansion. Either way I have a lot to offer you.
If you haven't yet, you could listen to the Full Range Demo which is a fifty-eight second montage of my various services to get an idea if I'm even right for your project. More specific Demos and details on services are also available to you.
Thirty-five years in voicework has given me experience that I can apply to your script if you need a particular sound. I've been a newscaster in the United States Navy and civilian life, a discjockey, sportscaster and actor.
I'm a non-union voiceover talent and do not use ISDN or phone patch. That may help your evaluation before investing too much of your time.
Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform
• 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
• IVR, voicemail, phone systems, and on-hold messages
• Training, business presentations, sales, and web sites
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• Adult content
• 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
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
• 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
• I can add special effects to any project
My Home Base
Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids SW Michigan, Michigan, United States
Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects
Ways I can help you
• Radio & Television Commercials
When you request a spot that will run on terrestrial radio or television, I like to offer you at least three versions using different deliveries or word emphasis. I also want to assure you that I am completely cognizant to the needs of broadcast spots in making sure they are perfectly timed to accomodate the computer programming these stations utilize. So they won't have to edit it down and it won't throw off their automation systems.
• Audiobooks & e-learning Presentations
Let's say you've gotten that book together that's taken a good chunk of your life to write but you choose not to do the audio portion. Before we begin an audiobook project I like to read the first couple pages and send it to you. This gives you a chance to direct and adjust the style so we can continue with the sound you're hearing in you're head.
e-learning projects and corporate training videos are handled the same way by providing you a sample to approve before we get started.
• Imaging for Radio & TV
This a favorite area of voiceover for me. For imaging I record the liners you send with different effects and music snippets to give you some choices or use them all. Please send me a couple of your station liners and I'll do a free sample for you.
• On-hold & Voice Mail Messages
To give you're company greeting a fresh, businesslike yet friendly image I will voice your messages for the overall greeting as well as indivual voice mail messages.
My Voice Experience
You're proud of the work you do. You want and deserve a voiceover presentation you're happy having people experience.
With over 30 years of radio and TV voiceover work, I treat your project with the utmost care and respect. I deliver fast turn around times with a couple different style reads to give you some choices or tailor it just the way you like.
• I've served as Master of Ceremonies and opening announcer for acts like The Lettermen, Gary Lewis & the Playboys, the Bob & Tom Comedy Tour and Discover Card Stars on Ice.
• I had the pleasure of narrating a video about minor league baseball that was shown at the Baseball Hall of Fame during an induction ceremony.
• Recorded audio books for Disabled Student Services at Western Michigan University.
• Also served as a journalist and newscaster in the U.S. Navy.
"Here at vCreative, we network with many professional voice artists- connecting them with projects for various clients. Larry has voiced dozens of ads through our network and is requested often because of the quality of his voice, his availability to provide fast turnaround. When working on any project, there are often revisions that require immediate attention. Larry is a team player who can always be counted on to go above and beyond to deliver the quality read you need to meet deadlines."
"I use Larry whenever possible ..he has a very quick turnaround, very concise, EXCELLENT delivery, and a pleasure to work with ..I can send my copy to Larry and KNOW I will get fantastic results .. I recommend Larry to anyone who is as demanding as I am ..Thank you for all you do Larry you make my job so much easier."
Patrick T. Patterson
WEGP 1390 AM
"It is my pleasure to give two thumbs up for Larry. He has been there for me so many times and has gone above and beyond at twelfth hour. When I waited weeks for someone else to do a job and would get incredibly frustrated I knew I could always come to him for the most professional voice and in a timely manner. He has been my saving grace on more than several occasions. His professionalism and general kindness in a busy environment is a breath of fresh air. Thank you Larry for all you do!!!"
People Power Productions
Larry provides consistent, quality, and accurate production in a timely fashion every time. I'm always happy with the end product and my clients love their commercials!
Marketing Consultant, Midwest Communications
Quoted from Bob Doll's book entitled "The Radio Funny Book".
"For 25 years Larry Long has been one the "best voices" in the Kalamazoo Michigan radio market. He started out during his sophomore year in high school (1974) as Sunday announcer at his hometown station WAOP Otsego.
In those days Larry was an aspiring guitar player. He practiced while the taped preachers were on. One Sunday he forgot to turn off the control room microphone. A couple of preachers had unscheduled pop guitar behind their sermons.
OK my guitar career was short.
In 30 years I've worked and learned from some very gifted people. Experts who taught me voice techniques and production skills.
I've sharpened my acting skills through belonging to All Ears Radio Theatre Group as well as a couple others. Yes, I've even done Shakespeare.
I'm also a former student and associate instructor for the Dale Carnegie Human Relations course.
My Studio Equipment
I have a home studio with the Audio-Technica AT3035 microphone with Scarlett 2i2 interface.
Voicetracking has become an integral part of radio. For your benefit I won't try to misrepesent or offer things I can't reasonably provide. I'm really not equipped to handle on-air phones and interviews in radio shows. I'll further admit I'm what's known as a "liner card jock." I admit this so you can make an easier decision. This makes me best suited to Lite Rock, Country, Smooth Jazz and Classic Rock formats if you present a more laid-back approach to it.
So if you're looking for a smooth well-paced radio show that keys on your promotion liners and your website with a friendly adaptive presentation let's talk further. I study the market you're in and read about the town to get a feel for what kind of vibe your city enjoys.
So if you want to round out your programming day with a smooth, edited, localized voicetracked show, please ask further.
Payment Methods Accepted
• Personal checks, cashier's checks, or money orders in my local currency
Online Payments Via PayPal
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