Kevin McDonald

Guy next door, warm, calm, comforting, informative, professional

Voice Description

I offer a broadcast-quality product with super-fast (often same-day) delivery. I am happy to have a directed session via Skype, phone patch, Source Connect, or ipDTL.

I love to fit a character, whatever that character might be. I can do character voices, articulate voices, several North American accents. I can be silly, brooding, warm, compassionate, masculine, authoritative, inspirational, instructional. Especially for animations and video games, I can do gruff voices, evil voices, and a range of characters. I can do guy next door, southern, and I can definitely do redneck. Need me to mimic something? Let me give it a shot.

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
• Training, business presentations, sales, and web sites
• Audiobooks
• Documentaries

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

My Union Affiliations and Memberships

None

My Recording and Delivery Capabilities

• I will go to any designated studio in my area
• 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

My Home Base

Amarillo, Texas, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

North American (can adopt many dialects, or go "accent-less"), Gritty, Southern, Western, "Redneck".

For videogames and "cartoony" applications, I enjoy doing gruff, authoritative voices, silly characters and exaggerated voices.

My Voice Experience

I provided a voice over for my first series of radio commercials in 1992 at the age of seventeen. I was acting in a professional theater in Irving, Texas, and an audience member (who happened to be a professional audio producer with his own studio) loved a character I was playing, and thought the voice would be perfect for a radio commercial series. I've been hooked ever since.

I continued with theater for a few more years, until being a husband and father necessitated I pursue a more lucrative career. I spent the next 18 years of my life as a technical writer, professional computer/network technician and website developer; then two years as Creative Director of a marketing department. During that time I had many opportunities to record a radio commercial here-and-there, and especially produce in-house telephone menu recordings; training, explainer and instructional videos; and recorded presentations.

Also, for more than a year, I produced CDs from lecture cassettes I received in the mail for a weekly lecture series out of Arlington, Texas. This involved a lot of conversion, normalization, time and cleanup. That's when I fell in love with Cool Edit Pro 2.0. I've been using that software, now Adobe Audition CC 2015, ever since.

In 2015, I started a full-time in Voice Over and built "Fort Silence Studio" - my own professional recording studio.

I am free to record at flexible times, I'm easy to work with, and I take direction well. I provide a fast turnaround, and don't call a project "finished" until the client is pleased with the work. I don't miss deadlines, and I'll do everything I can so I can always say that with a clear conscience.

I enjoy working on wide variety of projects. I'm always happy to submit a sample or audition for your particular needs. I look forward to working with you!

My Training

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My Studio Equipment

Studiobricks ONE vocal isolation booth
Neumann TLM-103 microphone
Universal Audio Apollo Twin
MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2014)
Adobe Audition CC 2017
Pro Tools 12.7.1 (Avid Pro Tools User certified)

Additional Skills

I spent many years as a creative and technical writer. I also have experience translating English that was written by non-native speakers into English that is "normal" for a North American audience. I would enjoy helping you get your scripts in order, and ready for your intended audience.

Payment Methods Accepted

PayPal
• Credit cards
• Personal checks, cashier's checks, or money orders in my local currency
• Wire transfers

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Demos
Full commercial demo, variety of styles and tones

Corporate Explainer: Believable, Friendly

Internet Explainer: Professional and mature

Industrial Explainer: Blue Collar, Tough, Informat

National TV: Blue collar, believable, serious

Video Games - Authoritative, Comforting, Youthful

Documentary-style, Storyteller, Narrator

Calm, Professional, IVR/Telephony