Michael Himmes

Versatile-Warm to Edgy, Laid Back to Energetic...

Voice Description

First of all, thanks for your interest! I believe I have a wide range of voices to choose from. I have tried to narrow it down to some general areas, although I'm always willing to work with you:

-Warm & smooth
-Edgy, deeper and authoritative
-Young, upbeat and energetic
-Real person / Ordinary guy
-Cool & Laid-back
-Trustworthy, Professional & Serious

In the end, I love what I do and it is my goal to give you to best performance possible. A focus on the Customer is my number one priority, and I'm committed to completing a project we're both proud of.

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
• Videogames
• Movie and game trailers
• Podcasts
• 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 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

I also love getting "out of the box" and doing character voices. I have been known to try my hand at a number of impressions, which unfortunately I only get to use around Halloween! These include Pee-Wee Herman, Beetlejuice, Dr. Evil, Barney, and even a few rappers including Humpty Hump & DMX.

I can do a few dialects/accents if needed, including Urban, Chicago, Southern, California Surfer and British.

My Voice Experience

-On-air DJ for WRSE 88.7 FM in the Chicago burbs (2000-Present).
-Station Music Director (2001-2004)
-Create a wide range of Station ID's & commercials using a variety of voiceovers and background music
-Develop exciting radio show intro's and plugs
-Broadcast the news, weather and advertisements for various local events.
-Announce Public Service Messages.

I've also done voiceover spots for local television productions, including a live, vintage baseball game put on by a Park District.

-Experience includes making music & writing lyrics since 1997.
-Have dabbled in punk and rock bands, but ultimately focused on hip hop.
-Currently self-produce my own music and perform live in concert
-Working on 15-song album to be completed in 2009.

My Training

My background mainly includes sales, believe it or not! I am currently a commercial banker working closely with business owners on a daily basis. Therefore, I feel I am in a unique position to work with companies and how they want to market themselves. My goal is to use my voice to help communicate your idea or sell your product.

-Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, IL
-Bachelor of Science Degree focusing on Finance & Economics
-Enrolled in Radio Practicuum Class all four years
-Completed various Communications classes, including Sales and Interpersonal Communication.

My Studio Equipment

My home studio consists of the following:

Computer – PC running Windows XP. AMD Athlon Processor, 1.14 GHz, 3.00 GB of RAM.

Interface - Digi MBOX 2

Recording/Editing Software - Pro Tools LE 7.3, Adobe Audition 1.0, Acid Pro 4.0

Mic – Sterling Audio ST55, Large Diaphragm Fet Condenser Microphone

Mastering Software - IK Multimedia T-Racks

My studio is available to turnaround projects quickly. I can offer delivery in .wav, .mp3, and .aif/.aiff formats.

Additional Skills

I am very easy to work with and an overall fun loving guy. At the same time, I am a dedicated professional. As mentioned above, my experience in the corporate world has helped give me a unique perspective that I bring into the voiceover business to help market a product or service. I genuinely enjoy using my voice to help sell a product or communicate an idea.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

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