James Mann

Original characters, baritone/bass, musical.

Voice Description

- I have experience reading very official, neutral copy for retail purposes that are reaching large audiences for Zappos.com and Amazon.com.
- Experience editing and honing copy to fit timelines.
- I also have acting experience that lends my voice to a wide array of affectations, from comedic to dramatic.
- My voice would most aptly be described as a low baritone.

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
• Videogames
• Documentaries
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• Podcasts
• Songs
• Cartoon/Animation

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

My Home Base

, Kentucky, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

- Accents I am comfortable impersonating: variations of British accents, Australian, Russian, Scottish, Irish. I'm also comfortable characterizing variations of New England accents as well. These are hyperbolic representations largely for comedic purposes.

- I have experience mimicking existing voices as well as offering original characterizations.

My Voice Experience

- Zappos.com (2010 to 2013) served as on-camera talent and produced a high number of videos. Worked largely as an improviser on camera in this position.
- Amazon.com (2013 to 2014) served as voiceover talent and read product descriptions.
- Worked as a writer of on-stage programming in the summer of 2006 for LifeWay Camps at Glorieta, New Mexico.
- Wrote and directed for comedy onstage for TNL at the BCM at Morehead State from 2005-2008.
- Served as freelancer for music composition starting in roughly in 2011.

My Training

I have two Bachelor's degrees from Morehead State University. One is Electronic Media/Production and another in Philosophy.

I've played in a number of professional/touring music acts (The Deloreans, Go Mordecai!, the Jason Lovins Band) and I am very comfortable composing music and producing it.

My Studio Equipment

I record in a home studio that is equipped to isolate sound very well. I work on an iMac and use Ableton Live for both music and voiceover production. My current interface is a Presonus FireStudio, but I am always upgrading and improving this side of my production.

In terms of microphones, I have access to many! My preferred microphone is a dynamic: the Sennheiser 421. This is a high quality microphone that focuses well on one signal and prevents loud sound floors (hisses, pops, ambient sound). I also have a Shure PG81 and Bluebird.

Aside from using Ableton Live I primarily work with an extensive Waves plugin suite that offers me a great deal of options in terms of the actual sound of the voiceover.

Additional Skills

My strongest asset in developing and seeking voiceover work is that I am malleable. If I do not have an existing approach that would accommodate the demands of a project, I feel that I have the tools and ability to create one! Aside from that, I work quickly. I have experience in high production, low mistake environments that demanded collaboration with a wide variety of companies sold by previous employers.

I can make your copy come off the way you intend it to!

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

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