experienced unique cute upbeat Mandarin Taiwanese
My voice is quite unique sounding. I can hardly describe it in words. It has landed me quite a few--well actually quite a lot!-- of recording cases. For commercials, it's full of energy, happy and convincing. It's clear. I have good pronunciation. With 14+ years of experience, I have recorded about every kind of case. My range is broad, so please send over your script and I'll be happy to demo it for you!
Oh, and perhaps most importantly, I am a native speaker. I've lived in Taiwan for my entire life and of course speak Chinese and Taiwanese on a daily basis. You can rest assured that your script will be spoken correctly.
Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform
• Teenage Girl
• Young Adult Female
• Middle Age Female
• Senior Female
Language(s) of Which I Am a Native Speaker:
• Chinese - Mandarin
• Chinese - Min
• Chinese - Other
I Offer my Services for these Recording Purposes
• IVR, voicemail, phone systems, and on-hold messages
• Training, business presentations, sales, and web sites
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• Adult content
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)
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
• I can record and then deliver the files by regular mail
Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer
• I offer translation 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
Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects
I speak a very clean Taiwan-Mandarin. I can also speak in a Beijing accent (China-Mandarin) if you desire. In addition, I can speak and record in Taiwanese.
I can read both Traditional and Simplified Chinese scripts without problem.
My Voice Experience
I began my career as an on-air DJ for Kaohsiung, Taiwan's "Touch Radio". I performed voice over commercials and jingles for the station. Over the following 10 years I recorded at all major and many minor studios throughout Kaohsiung. I have experience recording almost every type of recording case: Radio/TV commercial, business presentations, video games, audio books, etc.
Averaging 20 cases per month over 10+ years puts me well over 2000 cases in my career. I'm trying to create a list of all my past major customers, so please excuse me for not listing them here now. I will add them soon.
In addition I have experience as an on-stage announcer for cases ranging from concerts and sporting events to product launches and award ceremonies.
At age 18, I passed a training course offered by Taiwan's KISS Radio and was allowed to enter their 'seed' program for further training. Later I was privately taught how to DJ and Voice Over by one of Taiwan's top voice over talents. When I turned 20, I had my own show on Taiwan's Touch Radio, where I was allowed to polish my vocal skills. Beyond that, my training stems from my experience; constant instruction from studio owners and sound engineers have helped hone my talent.
My Studio Equipment
I can record at one of several local studios. They all utilize the latest version of Pro Tools and are well set up to provide pristine quality recordings. Each recording studio provides a quality recording room and control room in line with today's low noise floor requirements. Again, they use all the best equipment, from Neumann, Manley, Rode, EV, AKG microphones to Tube-Tech, Fairchild, Pultec, Neve, SSL and API, preamps, compressors, etc.
I can also record at my home studio - which is preferred. I have a professionally built vocal booth for dry vocals.
DAW: Steinberg Nuendo 5.5
Converter: Lynx Aurora
Preamp: John Hardy M-1, Summit Audio 2ba-221
Compressor: Summit Audio TLA-50
Primary Microphone: Gefell M930
Secondary Microphone: Sennheiser MKH 416, Shure SM7B, Rode NT1-A, Neumann TLM102
Outboard EQ: SSL XR625 (housed in SSL Mynx), SPL Model 9629 De-esser
Everything ultimately runs through a Dangerous Source Monitor Controller and off to my Yamaha HS5 monitors. If needed I Compress and Limit using various VST plugins to suit the voice over. Some names used: Sony Oxford, Waves, Softube, SPL, SSL, Brainworx, Fabfilter, etc... I use high-end Canare and Mogami cables with Nuetrik connectors.
I can speak and record in English. It's not my native language, so expect an accent and slight uneasiness when spoken - perhaps that's what you want?
I have a library of royalty free music and sound fx (all bought and paid for!) that can be used in your production.
*TRANSLATION* is available at extremely competitive rates; in most cases, less than typical rates due to my location.
Other than that, I'd just like for my voice to speak for itself. Send me the project and I'll get it done.
Payment Methods Accepted
• Wire transfers
Online Payments Via PayPal
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