Dexter Babcock

Character Specialist, friendly, dynamic, computer

Voice Description

I have a range of male voice which range from the deep movie trailer voice to the inviting sensual voice for those commercials that need that friendly enticement.

A number of my voices lend to audio book and training material reading as for quite some time I have created a number of Screen Recorder training sessions. In these cases the stress was for maximum clarity and understanding of a wide range of audiences who could understand the English.

Clarity but warmness is required in phone answering system scripts. I provide that in the short period of time the telephone listener is on-line.

Many of these same voices if applied in a comedic way add a new dimension to the message. Sharing the joke with the listener at the same time as part of the inside club.

I have a number of quirky accents and regional dialects of parts of Texas and a deep south voice reminiscent of the Florida Everglades and gators.

An elderly man from the North Eastern States shows up when needed to talk about those unusual fish shaped crackers.

The HAL Labs released other models of the 9000 series intelligent computer. Such voices appear to discuss certain financial issues or mistakes that inevitably only made by humans.

Fun and humorous voices of the land of the Munchkin and the mushroom people of the forest can appear to guide you in your next steps for travel or food choices.

A few characters show up which have a slight Irish Brogue. Perhaps they made it to the Americas with some cultural heritage still sticking in the background?

A group of characters have shown up who can speak languages that cannot be quite identified as part of this earth or outer space. However they are lovable in their cuteness factors.

Be it Serious , or Silly. I can provide a number of voices, inflections and most important energy levels to provide punch to your audio message.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Baby
• Child
• Teenage Girl
• Teenage Boy
• 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

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
• 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 have a music library and can add music to any project
• I can add special effects to any project

My Home Base

, Oregon, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Bratty Teenage Boy, Little Girl, young child, wee folk, gnome, mushroom guy, voice over, calming voice, quiet voice, soothing voice, young man, older man, midget, movie voice, web voice, preppy, animated, cheerful, authoritative, energetic, upbeat, soulful, warm, engaging, reflective, fun, aggressive, teenage girl, natural, relaxed, public radio, radio guy

My Voice Experience

Hello! Welcome to my story of voices!

I come from a family history of telling stories. Over the years I have learned of common family attributes of telling stories, acting, on stage magician or lecturer. All of this has centered on presenting a clearly memorable message to the listener. Little did I know that this background would train me for voice over work.

I found that I had certain special native skills with my voice as early as six years old, as I could mimic as a six year old certain television personalities. It seemed to be not much of a problem to flex my vocal tract or manipulate the sound chambers in my body to alter my voice or create some interesting sound effects. I enjoyed studying people how they spoke or in many ways how they didn't speak. I learned to sing and found that many of the same skills for great singing applied to simply speaking.

At first I thought it was a common skill, and that people simply didn't want to do this out of embarrassment. Early Grammar school years had discouraged me to publicly display my skills as it was viewed as foolishness. I wonder if Mel Blanc had experienced such problems as well?

I enjoyed entertaining people with these abilities. However it was hard to find the right venue. So over the years I was an amateur stage magician and stand up comic which gave me opportunities to have my other voices jump in and help on the act.

This skill set and passion went in the background as I had to follow a "real' career. So my voice skills would only show up at times in casual conversation.

These serious careers in the computer software, manufacturing, and support industries would seem far away from voice overs or voice acting. However my voice skills would resurface in those careers through accidental opportunities for recording daily sales figures for top company officials, making canned Public Address system announcements for internal company functions and other short presentations where clarity is critical.

The power of speaking and sharing grew over time. I was rewarded for my technical skills, but I moved into other roles as people saw my ability to persuade, educate or clarify increase. Over the years I advanced in my technical Skills in Computer Software Design and Support industries. The consistent feedback was that my sharing or communicating this knowledge through conference calls, workshops, live presentations or recordings set me apart from others in my field.

I successfully began to split this skill set from my career through creating a successful series of screen recordings showing how to operate a software program that was sold exclusively through the Internet. This included the research of the product, creating the scripts and self direction of the audio recordings. The results were success in describing the product and no support assistance by people watching these videos.

I decided the follow the pathway of marketing my voice for voice overs when I conducted a series of successful blind tests using an alias name on Skype and participated in many open conference calls with random people from around the world. Testing with different voices showed that people were happy to hear me speak and were eager listeners to my messages. Frequently they wondered if I already was in the voice over market or creating voices for films. This consistent positive response said that I had something to offer in the voice over market.

This completes a turn in the wheel in life as I learn once again that the delivery of the message is critical whether its magic tricks or computer networking.

You always need the message and its purpose. But you need the confidence and undefined qualities to deliver that message. I am on that road to pull that component from my personal experience and work with my customers to pass their message to their potential marketplace.

I look forward to helping turn the written word to a live voice!

Dexter Babcock

My Training

Most of my training is self taught. Over the years I had taken workshops and general training for my other careers in sales, software development, project management, technical support and large account relations which centered on communications techniques. As a knowledge worker, part of my job was to communicate all kinds of information to my customers. This naturally led to creating all types of media to educate, inform or persuade my customers. I didn't realize until now that this would help me in voice overs.

I have an ongoing set of training by simply using my voices through many group conversations on a service by Skype. The audience is random and international. This helps me continue to stretch my voice with different tones, accents inflections and vocabularies, yet still be understandable to an international English speaking audience. The rest has come naturally.

My Studio Equipment

High Speed DSL Internet Connection. Webhosting as well to store projects or transfer files.

I have a home recording studio which is based on a Windows XP Platform. I use different microphones that are routed through a mixing board before it is processed by my PC recording software. I certainly use quality headsets so I know what I am recording is clear and background noise free. I use the same tools and hardware for making edits and mixes of videos that I have produced.

Additional Skills

I come from a technical background. Which means that in many ways I have lived a life of solving people's problems. Part of solving the customer's problem is to do distill the many complicated pieces of information and the routes to its conclusion to the simple answers. It can be a challenge to not share all that extra information, but many people want the Easy Button route. There is always a balancing act of conveying you truly know the subject , but not overloading people with the fine details in order to prove a point.

How does this center on the Voice Over industry? Quite a bit. I do the following things that relate to voice overs and the details to complete a final project.

I create and edit audio and video files. I am familiar with video recoding to make them load and play efficiently on typical internet browsers.

I am a ghostwriter. I write on a number of topics and familiar with research techniques to find what people are interested in reading.

I know how to build and optimize websites using a number of Search Engine Optimization techniques. This includes a favorite subject of mine... Creating great content that people are interested in reading.

I am a team worker. I have been part of many complicated projects where there are certainly star players. However the project can still fail if someone on the team does not succeed in their task. My attitude is to support the team to make the project a success.

I am a negotiator. Most frequently my negotiations centered on convincing people that it would be best to work together again.

I am a stand-up comedian and presenter. This means I either have the confidence or craziness that I am willing to talk with complete strangers. Those qualities are needed as well for a recorded voice to make an impression to its audience.

I have been trained to value people for their skills and efforts. So often we don't value a person's skill at every moment in time. However there are times when you really thankful for those skills when you need them now.

I truly dislike incomplete projects.

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