wry warm fun calm friendly character professional -- Audie Award Winner
Warm, smooth, friendly upbeat and accessible.
Professional, technical -- medical and finance VO.
Characters -- both real and cartoonish.
Sultry, saucy, sarcastic and wry.
Playful and compassionate.
Natural voice is velvety, slightly husky, alto, but with a broad range and wide variety of sounds.
Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform
• Teenage Girl
• Young Adult Female
• Middle Age Female
• Senior Female
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
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 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
• I can add special effects to any project
My Home Base
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects
Most North American & European dialects, both straight voiceover and character voice.
US midsouth, deep south, coastal and western
My Voice Experience
Noggin and Nickelodean
Peter Pan Entertainment
Goodwill Retail Stores
Tennessee Pride Sausage
Sparrow Music Group
Raising Cane's Chicken
Missions to the World
xm Satellite Radio
Rinnai Tankless Water Heaters
Preferred Tax Relief
Pied Piper series, puppeteer and character vocalist with the nationally renowned Nashville Symphony Orchestra
Radio & TV commercial and promotional spot writer & producer.
My first real experimentation
with character voice artistry began in fifth grade,
when I "toured" the classroom Christmas party circuit
with my Foster Brooks imitation.
After earning a B.S. in Mass Communications,
I worked afternoon drive at an AM station.
It was here, as the only commercial producer,
that I developed a full roster of vocal characterizations.
Subsequent work at a video production company
specializing in puppetry gave me further opportunities
to stretch my vocal chords.
I've been privileged to do character voice work for three
Grammy-winning children's producers,
as well as character and VO for several
regional and national Emmy and Addy producers.
Here's what clients have to say:
"We thought you had a great intuitive understanding of and skill with the emotional subtleties in the delivery of the lines."
--New View Productions
"Hiring Melba is like hiring 10 professional voiceover talents with one phone call. She has so many voices! Super easy to work with and always top notch work!"
"I love that your voice is capable of cutting through the other clutter on the radio."
--Zimmerman & Partners
"Melba is AWESOME and very accomodating. I will DEFINATELY use her talents again - and again!"
"We have gotten very positive feedback on your voice - the velvet glove around the steel fist."
"You sound marvelous!"
"You did a spectacular job, and we will certainly keep your name on our “Call First” list for future projects."
My Studio Equipment
Projects recorded in 16 or 24 bit wav:
Acoustically-treated VO booth with 12 track Korg digital recorder, mixer and editor with very quiet RODE wide diaphragm, condenser studio mic on spider shock mount.
Other editing software and equipment used for rough custom auditions: USB condenser mic and Wavepad, Audacity or Soundforge.
Conversion capabilities for final delivery in: wav, mp3, wma, aiff, ogg, etc. FTP, my secure project site, audio CD, or files burned to CD or DVD.
Have access to ISDN off-site at an affiliated studio at cost. One day notice required.
Professional puppeteer, actor, comedy and character improvisation.
Ad copy and script writing -- comedic, serious and technical.
Payment Methods Accepted
• Personal checks, cashier's checks, or money orders in my local currency
Online Payments Via PayPal
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