Mim Paquin

warm, classic, wry, hip, characters, professional

Voice Description

Speaking of voices…
I’m a multifaceted voiceover talent. My attention to detail will make your project sound its best. My hallmark is my vocal diversity and my ability to “nail it in one take.” I'm a professional singer, actress and musician with real life award-winning performing and studio recording experience; Extremely easy to work with, a quick read and a quick study! Classically trained, but funkified with the ability to riff and do vocal improvisational "off the cuff" singing. Vocal harmonies in ANY STYLE on the spot! From character voices to professional voices, to voices sung or spoken- look no furtha I’m ya gal!
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Your GPS voice of choice.

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Overall Qualities & Characteristics: Genuine, comforting and heartwarming; Wry, sarcastic and just well… plain over it already; The likable girl next door all grown up; The no nonsense, take me seriously or don’t authority; Neurotic, high-strung, and shrill!

Perfect for narrations: fiction or non-fiction book, commercials; children programs requiring lead characters and sidekick voices; history channel/national geographic-esque narratives.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Young Adult Female
• Middle Age Female
• Senior Female

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
• 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

None

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

, New York, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

About me:
I have a sense of humor! My background is in acting and singing. I can both read copy and sing in character.

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I'm a New Bedford, MA native (for that accent, think Massachusetts Representative Barney Frank and/or Chef Emeril Lagassi.) I can easily produce any Massachusetts’ regional accents. Not all Massachusetts accents are the same. -I'm wickit sehrious a'bout thaht. -I'm accent sensitive.

Other regional accents and characters:
Perfect North Atlantic, New Englander, New Yorka (Bronx, Brooklyn & Queens,) Long Islander, Californian, ChicAHgOh, Midwesterner, Texan, Southerner; Old Americana, Rugged Westerner, Smoker, 1940's Film Noire, Cartoony, Dramatic, Comedic, Opera DivaaAH!, BrOAdwAy Belter, Classic Rock or British pop stars; Authoritative, Military, Corporate; Drew Barrymore-esshque lisp, Labored speaking due to age; Breathy or clear tones; Melodic speaking using full vocal range.

Impersonations and Sound-alikes (sung): I am a professional singer and I can do stylistic impersonations from Opera to Broadway to Motown to Modern Pop & R&B and Hip Hop to Country and Folk, even the stuff you'd hear on the Amadeus, O Brother Where Art Thou? and The Color Purple movie soundtracks. Judy Garland, Liza Minelli, Ethel Merman, Marni Nixon; a female Mel Torme or Frank Sinatra; Ella Fitzgerald; Mariah Carey, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder; Melissa Ethridge, Nancy Wilson, Renee Fleming, Kiri Te Kanawa and more. If there is a specific voice you are looking for, please ask me if I can do it. If I can’t do it, I probably know someone else who can and will refer them to you immediately.

My Voice Experience

Using my own very natural clear narrative voice, won two Massachusetts Broadcaster Awards: 1st place Best Station Promotion and 4th place Best Children's Classical Music Program for WFCC 107.5 FM on Cape Cod, MA.
Many commercials using character voices.

Successfully wrote, produced and recorded music for television PSA's and film-shorts.

Donated my time as a dramatic actress in an audio-drama for the song "Voices Love Music" recorded for Nicole Brown Simpson's Voices Love Music Foundation - Nutmeg Studios, NYC Frank Verderosa, producer; Christina Henson, Artist.

My Training

The Boston Conservatory: Music & Theater Scholarship Student.

Private study
Voice: Christina Henson, Marni Nixon.
Opera: Christina Henson, Neil Semer, Gregory Buchalter
Musical Theater: Marni Nixon, Deena Kaye, Neil Semer
Acting and scene study: with the late Mr. Michael Shurtleff, Andrea Southwick, Bobby Ausbel
Speech: Jennifer Burke

My Studio Equipment

PORTABLE STUDIO: Laptop Dell studio
SOFTWARE: Adobe Audition CS6
Cubase 5

SOUND INPUT: EMU USB 0404
http://www.emu.com/products/product.asp?product=15185

MIXER: Beringer UB1202 mixer
http://www.behringer.com/EN/Products/UB1202.aspx

MICs: AKG C3000 Condenser Mic
http://www.akg.com/site/products/powerslave,id,220,pid,220,nodeid,2,_language,EN.html
2 SM57s
1 SM58

Additional Skills

Audio-engineer.
Foley, Sound effects and Sound-scaping artist.
Composer, Songwriter, Musician, Film-scoring.
Producer and recording original music.

Specific vocal demonstrations and auditions can be arranged so that you and your client know that you are hiring the right talent for your job. Contact me directly to set a virtual audition via Skype.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

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Demos
Pooh - Cozy Beds excerpt

Old Lady Loves Dawg

Mama Rose Blueberry Pie

Mim Paquin Singer Songwriter

Classical Soprano