Susan Tackenberg

warm mature well-modulated English accent

Voice Description

My voice is a well-modulated alto, warm, deep and positive for narration or educational and training work. It is confident and authoritative for presentations. For commercials and video or computer games it can be sexy and smooth, fun and friendly or caricature. I can deliver cartoon voices, and accents including South African, New Zealand, German, North-country English, Scottish etc. As slow delivery is preferred (even in English) in Germany, my demos are slowish. Speeding up poses no problem!

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 - Australian
• English - British
• German

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
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

Jobs for British Equity signatories Jobs for British Equity 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 offer translation services
• I can deliver edited and finished voice tracks
• I offer radio ad production services

My Home Base

Frankfurt, Germany

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

South African, New Zealand, German, French, north-country English, Scottish.

My Voice Experience

I have worked for a wide range of organisations in Germany (both German and English), and my experience includes translating and writing scripts (also lip-sync) and voice-over jobs for companies such as Deutsche Bank, Siemens, BMW, Daimler-Chrysler, Degussa, E.On, AEG, Deutsche Bahn, SwissRe, Zurich, etc. etc. Documentary and wildlife films, tv and radio commercials, e-learning and web-based training programmes, telephone answering systems, audio instruction systems for mobile phones for the blind, GPS programmes, in-car communications centres, guide information for museums, zoos and art galleries, intranet and internet financial reports and AGMs... you name it and I've recorded or written it - or both! I have translated and narrated the Lufthansa inflight video magazine programme for over 20 years, and the Condor video magazine for 5 years. My voice trains BMW mechanics and sales staff in any English-speaking country around the world, and teaches intrepid Eurofighter pilots which toggle switch to touch when releasing their lethal weapons or ejecting from a burning aircraft - and how not to get them mixed up! I love voice-over work, including lip-sync dubbing, and speak and direct or produce in studios throughout Germany as well as in London.

My Training

After finishing school in Cape Town, South Africa, I took drama at a private college and sat the Licentiate of the Trinity College of London diploma as a concert pianist. I then went into the publishing business where I designed, compiled and delivered a closed-circuit video entertainment programme for the armed forces. Moving to Germany and unable initially to speak the language, I resorted to the local amateur theatrical society, an institution well loved by British expats worldwide, to fulfil my thespian needs, and was "spotted" by a voice-over talent spotter. The rest, as they say, is history.

My Studio Equipment

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Additional Skills

I own and run a business theatre company, The Main Event, writing and producing live training and team-building dramas such as murder mysteries etc., in both English and German. As these are bespoke, needs-based events, I have to ensure that they are inventive and interesting as well as being useful and effective. Sometimes clients simply want entertainment, which is fun for me too, especially the multi-day events in foreign countries. I also produce international voice-over sessions with London as the ISDN hub, providing a German-to-English voice-matching service for German clients and studios. I do media consulting project work in Abu Dhabi, and am a board member for the British Chamber of Commerce in Germany, Rhine-Main region.

Payment Methods Accepted

PayPal
• Wire transfers

Contact Information

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Demos
Various styles

On-Hold message

Factual E-Learning