Jay West

clean/believeable Announcer voice (NO accent)

Voice Description

Warm and pleasant. Fun and upbeat for radio spots with medium voice range. Not real deep... and no screamers. Smooth, professional and authoritative for narrations/presentations.
Regular/friendly guy voice. Believable. Heavy into retail commercials and tags and tv audio ! !

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• 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
• Documentaries

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

My Union Affiliations and Memberships


My Recording and Delivery Capabilities

• I have Phone Patch 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

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

• 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

, Texas, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Can do character voices when asked...otherwise fairly
straight forward approach, serious, believable, smooth, dramatic. I just like to talk to the listener and try to be as natural sounding as I can. Not too forceful, but get the point across.
Also, can be Mr. Announcer. By that I mean being a professional.

My Voice Experience

I started out as radio dj (Top 40-Rock) for 20 years thus had my share of recording and producing radio commercials, After that, I built my own professional independent recording studio in Houston, Texas in late 1976 JAY WEST PRODUCTIONS. Strictly created for producing radio commercials, tv voice-overs and industrial
narrations. I have worked with advertising agencies,voice talent and direct clients for 29 years. Of course I had my share of voice-overs myself. I can tell you I have worked with many talented and creative producers as well as voice talents over the years.

My Training

I graduated from the American High School in Mexico City.
While a senior, I started my radio career at the only English language radio station in Mexico City (XEL). From their, I migrated to Texas to continue my radio career in the Rio Grande Valley. I finished out my radio career in Houston at one of the nations top radio stations (KILT-5 years in early to mid 1970's).
From then, until now,,,I continue to record and produce radio voice overs as well as tv vo's and narrations of various types. I did not attend college nor any seminars, etc...as I learned by doing.

My Studio Equipment

I currently work out of my house with built-in recording studio.
It is a totally digital computer driven studio. I am using Pro Tools Digi-002 software and Ramsa DA-7 mixing board. Main microphone is Rode-NTV + ElectroVoice-PL-20 mic. The computer used in studio is a Mac Pro with a 2 x 2 Ghz Dual-Core Intel Xeon. OS X -Vers. 10.4.11 operating system.

Additional Skills

The type of voice over tv and radio production I have done the most of is:
Retail (Sears, JC Penney, etc...) car dealerships, banks, grocery stores...etc. Industrial narrations consist mainly of Safety programs, Oil and gas companies, Hospitals, Medical, etc...
Finally, Many,many "on hold" telephone messages for various businesses.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

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Serious slow read

Low Key Approach

Old-timer Senior

2 voice Male portion

TV AudioUp Read music mix

Character Voices

Straight Announcer Radio Tag

ON HOLD phone message

Internet narration with music