Tom Saylor

Informative, intelligent, dynamic, approachable

Voice Description

I use the tools of sentence structure, inflection, pauses, rhythm, timbre, volume...and apply them to my voice work. I strive to make the delivery unique and personal. Let's break the "one-trick pony" mold and push toward something special.

How? By conveying the message through conviction and expression...in a believable voice.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Young Adult Male
• 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
• Videogames
• Documentaries
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

My Union Affiliations and Memberships

None

My Recording and Delivery Capabilities

• I will go to any designated studio in my area
• I have Phone Patch 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 can deliver edited and finished voice tracks

My Home Base

, Idaho, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Truck driver, cowboy, southern dude, upscale gent, your average neighbor, boss, worker, business owner, harried bureaucrat, smooth talker, calm narrator, game show host, amped-up announcer, old guy, punk...

Okay, maybe not technically accents or dialects, but think of the characters, and how each is expressed through the subtleties of inflection, range, and projection.

I welcome the challenge of bringing scope and effectiveness to a message through thoughtful voicing.

My Voice Experience

What started as a time-killer in college (college radio, what else?) grew into a part-time avocation doing one-off voice work for industrial film, book narration, and a few small jobs along the way, up to and including recent voice work.

Don't ask me where any of that stuff from 30 years ago is. But, it did inspire me to puruse a communications engineering career.

I've dabbled in broadcast radio and TV, TV production, cable television systems, telecommunications consulting, more cable television, more consulting, instructional technology, back to broadcast radio and TV...and more opportunities for voice work.

For the past 10 years I've worked for a PAC-12 university leading various technology initiatives. Part of my bailiwick includes a regional broadcast radio network and public television stations.

A few years ago I asked the question: need another voice around here? After dealing with initial skepticism (what does the guy who hammers on transmitters know about voice work?), they threw me a bone.

Since then, I've delivered a steady flow of underwriting, promos, ID's and whatever else to keep operations going. I put a home studio together to feed the beast.

That experience resulted in an offer to do overhead announcements for four annual university commencement ceremonies. Now I'm the guy in the back of the house with push-button mic, pulling together event elements for crowds in the thousands. Think "ladies and gentlemen..."

It's still an avocation for me. But if it grew into something larger and sustainable, that would be alright also. That's why I'm a Voice123 member, to see what's out there.

I'm ready to work and earn the trust of my clients. I have nothing to lose, and a lot to offer.

I understand the deliverable must meet expectations. That's consultant-speak, and it applies here. Thank you for the opportunity to work together.





My Training

I can't say a college degree shaped my voice aspirations. I'm a returning student completing a bachelor's in management, after long hiatus. I never intended to enter the performing arts.

My career experience, however, has given me a technical base to build on. Working with audio in one form or another has been the real boon.

I've specified and installed a wide range of stuff: sound reinforcement, broadcast radio, digital audio, file-based workflows, acoustics mitigation, and assisted-listening systems. Each of those projects has added another brick to my audio knowledge wall.

I'm a certified professional broadcast engineer and a staunch fan of vinyl recordings.

What's that got to do with voice acting?

Not much, admittedly. I just come at this craft from a different angle, with an appreciation for what "sounds right".

My Studio Equipment

Your basic stuff...

MXL 992 condenser microphone
MXL R144 ribbon microphone
dbx 286A mic preamp/processor
dbx 166A compressor/limiter
Behringer Xenyx 1204FX mixer
M-Audio Delta 44 PCI audio interface
THAT-2 telephone audio tap
Adobe Audition


Additional Skills

I've got a lifetime of experience in public speaking and community service.

My long-term memberships in a service club, scouting, and professional organizations have taught me how to build consensus in collaborative settings.

But I've also learned to trust my instincts, sell others on my ideas, and deliver on my commitments.

Do you want an honest, insightful partner in your next voice project? Put my experience to work.

Payment Methods Accepted

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