René Van Broekhoven

wry, guy next door, narrative, businesslike, warm,

Voice Description

Being involved in directing, coaching and producing voice over artists and reading all sorts of texts for numerous clients for more than 25 years, I can quickly adapt to whatever is needed for any particular job.
I can deliver a laid back presentation, a sexy and seducing one, warm and inviting, businesslike, very dynamic (DJ-type)or sound rather casual like a radio presenter or the man next door.

Being a journalist I know how to deal with texts.
Being a producer of audiovisual content I know what it takes to get a message across. Communication !
Being a musician I know how to deal with tone, rythm and pace.
Being a voice-coach and director I know how to respond to anyone who is directing me.

Having stated all my 'beings' I can imagine that you'd doubt them. In that case check the following sites : (my personal portfolio)
Go to : main menu > voice work > audio > start
Go to : male > dutch > documentary 10
Go to : male > dutch > commercials 75

Being creative director of the RBS Groep, Rotterdam, The Netherlands ( I have acces to extended recording and editing facilities 27/7

If you want real fast response, just call : +31.653489963

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Young Adult Male
• Middle Age Male
• Senior Male

Language(s) of Which I Am a Native Speaker:

• Dutch
• English - Other

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
• Documentaries
• Podcasts
• Adult content

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

Jobs for ACTRA (Canada) signatories Jobs for ACTRA (Canada) signatories

Jobs for British Equity signatories Jobs for British Equity signatories

Jobs for Union des Artistes (Canada) signatories Jobs for Union des Artistes (Canada) signatories

• Jobs for SAG-AFTRA (US) signatories

My Union Affiliations and Memberships


My Recording and Delivery Capabilities

• I will go to any designated studio in my area
• I have ISDN in my studio
• I have Phone Patch in my studio
• I have Source Connect 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 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

, Netherlands

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Dialects : Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Limburg, Surinaams.
Characters : André van Duyn (famous Dutch comidian/tv personality), Wim Kok (ex-Prime Minister)

Please check : > René van Broekhoven

My Voice Experience

+ audiovisual productions
+ business to business communication
+ commercials (radio & television)
+ documentaries
+ training and instruction
+ public relations
+ radio presentation

References :

+ Free Record Shop
+ Kia
+ Gamma
+ Radio Rijnmond
+ Valvoline
+ Microsoft
+ Rabobank
+ Feyenoord
+ Di Saronno and many others

My Training

Education :

+ School of Journalism
+ Association of Professional Recording Studios (APRS)
+ University of Surrey, Guildford (pro-audio engineer)

Skills :

+ Copywriting and text editing
+ Translation (English > Dutch)
+ Audiovisual communication consultant
+ Composing music for RTV or film
+ Multimedia and cross media production
+ Sound recording engineer
+ Sound designer
+ Video editor/graphic designer
+ Photographer
+ Cameraman (video)

My Studio Equipment

RBS/The Producers Workshop (

+ Sony DMX-R 48 channel digital audio mixer
+ Audio workstation : DAR Genesis, 16-tracks. Protools
+ Editing : Protools, Soundforge
+ Monitoring : Tannoy, Genelec, Yamaha NS-10, Auratone
+ Mics : Neumann, AKG, Schoeps, Sennheiser, etc.
+ Outboard gear : Focusrite, Kepex, Urei, AMS, etc.
+ ISDN codecs : APTX-World, APT Tokyo

Studio Westmaas (

+ Sony DMX-R 48 channel digital audio mixer
+ Audio workstation: Fairlight Sattellite, DAR Genesis
+ Editing: Protools (numerous plug-ins), Soundforge
+ Monitoring: Quested HQ120, Genelec 1031, Yamaha NS-10
+ Mics: Sony C800G, Neumann U87, AKG C414, Sennheiser 414
+ Outboard gear : Focusrite, Kepex, Urei, AMS, EMT, etc.
+ Avalon (tube) pre-amp compressor/limiter/EQ
+ ISDN codecs : APTX-World, APT Tokyo (6 lines)
+ Musical instruments, Steinway C-227, Hammond B3, etc.

Both studios feature an extended library of sound effects and stock music.

Additional Skills

I started my career in the (audio)visual communication industry in 1972.

In 1975 I founded the RBS Group of companies which is still active today.

Since 1989 I am creative director/owner of EuroVoice Internationale Voices Agency in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. As such I have direct access to approx. 2000
professional voice-over talents in more than 60 languages.

For more than 30 years I have been active in professional education for : audiovisual talents, pro-audio recording engineers

As a result of a wide range of expertise within the market of (audiovisual) communication and the advertising industry (RTV commercials) I am familiar with almost any (post)production aspect in these fields.

Payment Methods Accepted

• Wire transfers

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RTV Work - Presenting

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