Jay Barry

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Voice Description

Warm and medium-low for narrations, commercials, and professional presentations. Called "Mr. NPR" by studio personnel at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California.

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 - USA and Canada

I Offer my Services for these Recording Purposes

• Commercials
• Promos
• Training, business presentations, sales, and web sites
• Audiobooks
• Videogames
• Documentaries
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• Songs
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)
• Cartoon/Animation

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

Whatcom County, Washington, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

From non-accented American English to an authentic Boston accent. Can do cartoon-like creatures and human characters. Can simulate Howard Stern.

My Voice Experience

At the Defense Language Institute of Monterey, California, voiced the English language narration for many international folk tales, including those of Algeria, Indonesia, Kurdistan, Liberia, Mongolia, Portugal, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and others.
Provided narration for the Department of Defense online study, "Countries in Perspective: Afghanistan" and "Countries in Perspective: Vietnam", which included extensive reads of geography, history, economy, society and security.

My Training

Studied advanced electronics in the US Navy and Applied Sciences at National University, San Diego, California.
Studied voice over with "Mr. Kentucky Fried Chicken", Dick Mucci. Audited theory, arrangement, and composition classes at Berklee School (now College) of Music, Boston, Massachusetts.

My Studio Equipment

Hardware: HP desktop computer with AMD quad processor, Windows 7 Professional, and 6 gigs RAM, Roland E-66 61 key synthesizer, Roland XV-5050 64 voice synthesizer/sound module, Roland JV-1080 64 voice synthesizer/sound module, Roland Mobile Studio Canvas 128 voice synthesizer/sound module, Mbox2 Mini XLR to USB interface, MIDIsport 2x4 USB interface, MIDIsport 2x2 USB interface, dbx 231 Graphic Equalizer (31 band, 2 channel), dbx Project 1 Signal Processor (2 channel), Hobart M. Cable console piano, Starr Labs Ztar MIDI controller, Shure and Peavey microphones, various amplifiers, many other instruments including violin, cello, string bass, snare drum, guitars, bass guitars, flutes, piccolo, Irish tin whistles, harmonicas, Maui Xaphoon (pitched in Eb), and baritone ukulele.
Software: Gvox Encore (scoring), Master Tracks Pro, Avid Pro Tools LE, Adobe Encore, NCH WavePad, NCH MixPad, and NCH Switch (file converter).

Additional Skills

Boston Musicians Union Local 9, 1968 to 1977
Musicians Protective Union Local 281 Plymouth, Massachusetts, 1978 to 1982.
Member BMI (composer) since 1997. Can compose and record underlying musical beds for radio commercials.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

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