Rashad Smith

Announcer, Fast-Paced, Energetic, Urban, Next Door

Voice Description

A Wide range of voices from Dark and Heavy to Guy Next Door. From Urban inner-city to clean cut and energetic! The genres that I have covvered are Sport, Urban read, Announcer to Guy next door. Quick and Fast!

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

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 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
• 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

, Maryland, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

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My Voice Experience

Rashad L. Smith is a well-seasoned production artist from the Washington, DC metropolitan area. He attended the world renowned, “Omega Recording Studios, School of Applied Recording Arts and Science,” based in Rockville, Maryland. His diverse production experiences range from local radio stations, such as Radio One Inc. to nationwide, syndicated radio shows, such as “On the Air with Russ Parr” and XM Satellite Radio (XM). Smith is currently turning worldwide listeners onto a new production wave of sounds and top quality production at “XM Satellite Radio,” where he formally worked as Production Director. His “talked about” talent was heard 24/7 on various channels on XM. Sample events that he has covered ranges from Winter Music Conference (2007 – 2009), Austin City Limits (2007 – 2008), Congressional Black Caucus Inauguration Ball (2009), Capital Jazz Festival (2008) and a host of others. Recognizing Smith's talent, former Chief Programming Officer at XM, Lee Abrams recently mentions Smith's stellar production skills in his personal online blog, “...some of our most inventive people here are our Audio Animators. Formerly called production directors—but they are infinitely more than that. They are…audio animators. Drew Kennedy, Pants, Larry Whitt, Matt Wolfe, Jim Mc Bean, Aaron Lee, Rashad Smith, Ben Krech, Jim Sharifi, Bill “Lucy PD” Hutton, Rob Aneiva, and ALL the others (I figured I stop here name wise because I was bound to forget Someone and I don’t want to because they’re ALL good). I’d stack these guys against any---anywhere in the World. Absolutely THE BEST team of audio guys on the planet. Whenever anything lame gets on the air—and it’s bound to happen with almost 200 channels, it’s not these guys fault. They’ve salvaged some real crap.”

Smith is also the CEO of “Platinum Sounds Productions,” a production company based in the DC area, providing production services, sound imaging, and voice-over talent for independent and commercial clients. Though Smith has had much success in his professional careers, he continues to deliver with passion and persistence, which has triumphed throughout his career.

Smith is confident that his personal working skills will fuse greatly with the initiatives of your team. What sets him apart from other candidates is his ability to handle multiple tasks under pressure, to develop unique and innovative concepts, his longevity in the music production arena and his ability to maintain his position as a positive team player, which is undoubtedly essential in an intense and fast-paced environment. He will be a tremendous asset to you.

My Training

Education & Technical Skills
Omega Studios, School of Applied Recording Arts and Science- Rockville, MD (2000 – 2001)
University of Maryland,Computer Graphics- College Park, MD (1995 – 1998)
DeMatha Catholic High School, Hyattsville, MD (1991 – 1995)
Nominee for 1999 A.I.R Awards/Urban Market, Washington, DC for Radio One Inc.
Pro Tools/Recording Engineer Certified
S.A.W. Program; Pro Tools; Cool Edit Pro, ISDN Zephyrs, CODEC, Hot Box

My Studio Equipment

Pro Tools HD 8, Pro Tools M-Audio, C|24, Neumann U87, Pelosi Mics,Sterling Audio Mics, Waves plug-Ins Mercury,UA 2610, D.W. Fearn, Millenia Pre, UA Twin Finity Mic Pre, API Mic Pre,Too Many to name....

Additional Skills

Production Director
XM Satellite Radio Inc., Washington, DC. (2001- 2008)
Responsible for the production content and sound imaging of XM channels (music, sports & talk).
Provide voice-over talent for creative imaging and promotional ads
Onsite tech for live broadcast and feeds.
Provide onsite creative service functions for broadcast


President/CEO
Platinum Sounds Productions, Fort Washington, MD (2003 - Present)
Oversee production and sound imaging for music production and voice-over projects
Manage budgets and seek client leads
Develop tracks for artist development


Producer/Engineering Consultant
On The Air w/ Russ Parr- Syndicated Radio Show, Telework, (2003 - 2006)
Responsible for the overall production of shows, commercials and sound imaging
Sought show talent and content


Production Director
Radio One, Inc., (Washington, D.C. Market) Lanham, MD, (1996 - 1999)
Responsible for the production of commercial ads and sound imaging
Managed show talent and content
Supervised Production interns
Voiced and produced commercial spots

Payment Methods Accepted

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