Jon Butterfield

Warm, Deep, Friendly, Authoritative, Literate

Voice Description

My voice is deep, but protean. I can sound warm and sexy, warm and friendly, authoritative/'official'/dispassionate, or can play a character. I can fix typos or grammatical errors on the fly, or read exactly what's on the page. I have many years experience taking direction - from very general to minutely specific - and have become adept at intuitively understanding what the client wants, or at least giving them choices until the right result is found. I have developed a lot of skill for making scripts with a lot of highly technical language and other jargon sound natural and flowing.

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
• Audiobooks
• Videogames
• Documentaries
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• Podcasts
• Adult content
• Songs

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 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 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

, Illinois, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Excellent Southern US accents/dialects - Deep South; Texas,
Reasonably convincing 'Posh' and 'Old Walrus' English accents,
Good South Side 'tough' Chicago accent (South Side Italian),
Excellent 'Cheesy' Announcer-type character

I speak Spanish, but not so fluently that I felt comfortable listing it officially in my profile; my wife is a native (S. American) Spanish speaker, and we speak Spanish all the time together.

My Voice Experience

I spent almost 20 years in the radio business, both in the US and in E. Asia, being an announcer and producer, and as a contract voice. I also have literally hundreds of satisfied industrial, educational, and promotional video clients.

In recent years, I've begun to specialize in long-form projects - training material and book-length narration. I can also provide copy editing services. Almost all very long scripts have (understandably) some errors, and fresh, experienced eyes can spot and correct them. Long-form projects are a different animal from short - they require a special degree of professionalism and staying power to complete, accurately and on-time.

My other specialty is complete production, with original music as well as library tracks and foley/sfx. There is a short sample of my music/sound design work in my demo area.

My Training

My formal education was in classical music (I trained to be a conductor), but I always loved theatre, expository writing, history, public speaking and radio. In addition to my radio career - which involved a fair amount of copywriting - I am a long-time composer for film and video, and an accomplished video editor.

I'm kind of a verbal generalist, which stands me in good stead when I do my voice work.

My Studio Equipment

AKG 414 mic; various Sony mics; lots of hardware expanders/compressors; Digital Performer DAW software; Pro Tools; BIAS Peak; many plugins.

Additional Skills

I can deliver a full range of audio material - from raw, unedited voiceover, to finished immaculate voiceover, to full production with sound effects and both library and custom music. I have a full video rig, and can synchronize to any video format.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

To contact Jon Butterfield by email or phone, please click here.

Additional Information

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