Howard J Hart

Authoritative, Conversant, Intense, Sensitive

Voice Description

Decidedly "American Sound", with just a hint of "south".
Authoritative "Big Announcer Sounding"; Conversational, "Guy next door";
Intense, "Movie Trailer";
Sensitive. For audio books, commercials, documentaries, message on hold, narratives, presentations, teaching or training.
"From a whisper to a scream."

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Young Adult Male
• Middle Age Male
• Senior Male

Language(s) of Which I Am a Native Speaker:

• English - British
• 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
• 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

Near Dallas, Louisiana, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Capable of affecting: Australian, Cajun, Irish, Scottish, Southern Gentleman, (think Foghorn Leghorn from Looney Tunes) Texas Drawl, (think Tex Ritter, Sam Elliot).

My Voice Experience

Stage actor, vocalist, and a number of years associated with Radio and Television Broadcasting. I've served as Production Manager, Creative Consultant, Chief Copywriter and "First Choice Producer" at several radio and television stations across North Louisiana as well as ad agencies country wide.

My Training

Capella University, Minneapolis MN, conferred upon me the degree of Master of Science in Information Technology, March 31, 2009. I hold a Bachelor of Science in Management and Information Technology (BSMIT) and; Associate of Arts Broadcasting (AAB) University of Louisiana, Monroe.

I cut my vocal chops in the bass section of several choirs in "earlier" music studies; stage plays and hours in a production room at several radio stations. I learned how to make multi-track productions using two full track mono Ampex tape recorders, two turntables, three broadcast cart machines, grease pencil, and spicing block and tape. I developed my own sound effects in many cases and have even composed some custom music.

Presently, I take full advantage of all the digital processing power that COOL Edit Pro 2.0 affords a true voice over/production artist. I utilize the latest electronics for processing (or not, if you like) and have a select few vintage outboard processors available for those "special" needs.

My Studio Equipment

Behringer UB1204 mixer; Behringer AutoCom Pro XL MDX 1600; Behringer Sonic Exciter SX3040; Audio Logic MT44 Gates; Marshall MXL 2001 mics; JBL 4401 monitors; Gemsound XP350 monitor amp. I have two other ancient outboard delay pieces: Delta Lab Effectron II ADM 1024 delay and an honest-to-gosh DOD R-845 spring reverb unit!

Late in 2008, as preveiously noted, I did custom build my audio workstation. It's powered by a Gigibyte M61 motherboard, AMD Athlon 2.2GHz Processor, 2GB RAM, Hitachi 160GB/8MB SATA primary harddrive with 40gb/8mb/7200rpm Western Digital secondary with a companion WD 40gb/2mb HD for storage. I run Cool Edit Pro 2.0 through a Creative Labs SoundBlaster X-Fi Titanium card. I keep on hand for "unusual needs" a Tascam 32 quarter-inch half-track open reel, Denon DRW 750 double cassette deck and a belt-driven turntable! AC is filtered through a Phonic PPC 8000 Power conditioner.

What else can I tell you? Drop me an e-mail and we'll discuss it! Thanks!

Additional Skills

Multimedia producer, published journalist, author of medical, technology and travel features. Photographer, videographer and instructor of computer techology and public speaking.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

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