Dave McHugh

Sports or Game Announcer, Guy Next Door, dramatic

Voice Description

I can do a variety of voices for whatever the need. From a sports announcer or public address announcer varying from very neutral and mono-toned to exuberant and energetic.

I can also provide anything from dramatic, easy going, casual, even dry or anything in between for storytelling type of needs for audiobooks, documentaries, radio or television commercials, etc.

I can also provide a straight forward and direct type of voice with a professional air that is perfect for presentations.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Young Adult Male
• Middle Age 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
• Documentaries
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• Podcasts
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

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

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

• I can deliver edited and finished voice tracks

My Home Base

, Maryland, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

My voice is rather neutral with hints of Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, though Midwest broadcasters voice is my base.

My Voice Experience

I have been a public address announcer for 22 years which has helped tune my voice to almost anything needed. I can lower my range and change my style rather easily, depending on what is needed. I have also learned how to adjust for different events and adjust to how the game is progressing and how the crowd is reacting. However, I always provide a professional presentation while understanding how my voice and what I say can affect the presentation of the event.

I have also been a sports broadcaster for radio, television, and internet broadcasts which has helped refine my voice and presentation. I have worked with Verizon FiOS 1 Sports, Turner Broadcasting, NCAA.com, D3sports.com, Big East Network, along with colleges and universities when needed.

Due to those experiences, I have personally produced radio spots and programming opens and reopens for D3sports.com (D3hoops.com, D3football.com, and others) and have been asked to be the master of ceremonies for events in the area including the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Assocation's (USILA) All-America presentation.

My Training

My training has been pretty much been hands on. It started when I was very young and was involved in plays, musicals, glee clubs, and A Capella groups using my voice more in a singing roll. I also played sports and was in rolls where communication was key. Through this I was able to learn how to adjust my voice so it could be heard clearly and in a manner that was not my everyday voice (which certainly would get people's attention).

Later in life I traveled with the organization Up With People. Through that experience, I continued my performing arts and singing lifestyle but also added a voice-over element after being asked to make official announcements at shows while also having a scripted role during performances while also using my natural voice for many parts.

Upon starting college, I was given the opportunity to be the public address announcer for many sports at my alma mater (Goucher College Athletics) almost immediately when arriving at the college. Since then, I have adjusted and refined my voice and my presentation to make it better and more professional over time.

I was also a business major with a minor in communication which meant doing a number of presentations in many of my classes in college.

Since college, I have been a sports and news producer at a local ABC affiliate which has provided me the chance to be around many great voices and production work which has helped me continue to work on my voice and presentation. I also wrote scripts in a style that is easy to read, understand, and speak.

I also work for a web-company, D3sports.com, that is dedicated to a number of Division III college athletic programs. I have been not only a broadcaster for D3sports.com, but also as the official "voice" for the company through ads and broadcast elements.

I also host my own twice-weekly broadcast during basketball season dedicated to Division III basketball from my home. The show, Hoopsville (www.d3hoopsville.com), has allowed me to use my natural voice primarily.

These experiences have then blossomed into other sports broadcasting jobs with Verizon FiOS 1 Sports, Turner Broadcasting, Big East Network, and local college and university broadcasts.

My Studio Equipment

I have my own studio, based around the need for my show, that includes either a Shure SM7B or AKG Perception 220 microphones connected via XLR cables to a Behringer Xenyx X1222 USB sound board. That is then connected to a Windows 10, 64-bit operating system via USB. I then use Adobe Audition to edit.

This does allow me to lower or raise my voice's pitch or even slow down or speed up the delivery if needed. It also helps clean up the recording, if needed. I can also easily send the recordings raw.

Additional Skills

I certainly have plenty of experiences within the world of sports, but through my work in plays, musicals, and singing throughout my life, I have the experience to adjust my voice and delivery to many different styles and needs.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

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