Terry Kortness

Deep voice, narration, serious, sincere, & natural

Voice Description

I have a deep warm voice that is Bass to Baritone.
I am constantly asked "are you on the radio?"
Past political ads, Television commercial tags.
Fresh voice with sincere maturity that is smooth and believable.

Cool delivery, animated as needed.
I have an experienced, warm voice; and can come off as an intense and masculine stable voice.

I can be dark and scary, light and happy, or professional for presentations, company training projects, voice mail or promotions.

Messages on hold, IVR voice that is easy to understand and follow.

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

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 can deliver edited and finished voice tracks

My Home Base

, Minnesota, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Powerful Midwestern, broadcast quality voice with professional overtones. I can do a Canadian accent, or a Norwegian twang. Midwestern by birth. Characterization of animated characters and voice instructions. Fast and witty, slow and easy, or deep and dark. Jolly like Santa, sad, happy, light hearted, and excited. Solid with authority.

My Voice Experience

Worked as a cable television technician for Time Warner Entertainment. The company started producing commercials for TV, radio, and cable broadcasts. I would be brought in from the field and asked to read local television narrative ads, political pitches, and tags for commercials. After hearing repeatedly that I have a "great set of pipes", I decided to give it another go-round. I am getting back into this because I enjoy it so much. Technically literate, solid radio history, Amateur (Ham) radio, U.S. Army National Guard service for 13 years. Military radio / communications, I trained radio operators how to communicate information well.

Give me a listen; I may be just that deep voice you are looking for.

My Training

U.S. Army Field Electronic Repair. Trainer in military radio operation and procedures. Ham radio operator.
Most of my life I have been in communications in one way or another. I am mature enough to get the job done.
Vocational classes in Radio TV broadcasting.

Supervised Military Radio and Teletype Radio section in the National Guard of which I was in for 13 years.

I was known to "hang out" at near-by local radio stations as a youngster. A local, long time radio DJ told me "you have great pipes man!". I was sold on radio right then and ever since!

My Studio Equipment

I have recently relocated my studio at home. This new location gives me the ability to copy pure and warm, noise free recordings. I have professional studios in my immediate area and will make arrangements if needed. However I believe I produce high quality recordings from my studio. I will travel to anywhere in the St. Paul, Minneapolis area or further if it is required. Just have to watch those expenses. (My wife would want me to say that). Point the way and I will go.

Current equipment includes recording room with acoustic foam covered wall. Electro Voice EV N/D267A Microphone. Tube Ultragain MIC200 Preamp.
Sony Sound Forge Recording / editing software. MediaCenter A1600N Computer with high capacity hard drives, expanded memory, CD burner.
I can record in many formats. Including aa3, AIF, vox, IVC, Mpeg 1-3, MP3, Java (au), OGG, mov, raw, rm, wav, pca, w64, dig, AVI, WMA, and WMV.

Additional Skills

I have a great sense of humor, like telling jokes, even solid "clean" ones. I have a voice that is deep, Midwestern, and can speak very clearly. I will not slight any project. I give 100 percent to this and consider myself to be intelligent, believable, and a very honest person.

I can provide a quick turnaround, noise free recording that is professional and edited as required.

The information I am supplying feels like a job application. But in fact it is! My job is to convince you that I will be the best "voice" for your project. Hopefully you will feel the same after we start working together. I look forward to a long and "value added" relationship. This is a team effort. You have an idea, product, or message to get out. Let's work together and hopefully we will both be satisfied with what we can accomplish together.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

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