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Dan Akers

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  • 36 Bookings6 in the last 12 months6 in the last year
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  • Last online4 months ago
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About Dan

  • Member sinceJun 25, 2018
Dan Akers | Voice over actor | Voice123
  • LocationLondon, UK (GMT +1)
¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ Dan Akers is an established voice artist, actor and presenter with his own high-spec studio in southeast London. SERVICE HEADLINES ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ Fast but accurate turnaround of voice projects. FreeRECs: fee-free re-records of amended scripts (up to 10 with every script up to 5 mins. Available Mon-Sat 8am-6pm with additional out-of-hours availability upon request. Studio-grade 24bit/96kHz audio & broadcast-grade video for voice-to-picture projects. STUDIO AVAILABILITY & AUDIO STANDARDS ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ Availability: 24/7 including out-of-hours, weekends and public holidays Voice quality: 24-bit/96kHz mono WAV or AIF files Production quality: 24-bit/192kHz stereo WAV or AIF files Edited, de-breathed & de-essed audio, both processed and unprocessed, within 2 hours. STUDIO KIT LIST 2022 (HARDWARE) ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ Mic: Neumann TLM 103, the gold-standard German-engineered voiceover mic Pre/interface: Solid State Logic SSL2 with 4000-series console emulation, made in the UK Voice Booth Monitoring: beyerdynamic DT880 headphones and M-Audio AV42 nearfields Control Room Monitors: Mackie MR624 powered nearfields + Big Knob Passive controller STUDIO KIT LIST 2022 (SOFTWARE) ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ Primary DAW: Avid Pro Tools Studio with hundreds of plug-ins on a 2020 Mac mini Secondary DAW: Presonus Studio One 5 Professional Voice-to-picture: Final Cut Pro with Apple ProRes codecs DATA INTEGRITY & BACKUP SOLUTIONS ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ Client data backup: 2TB on-site, 2TB off-site (iCloud) Data storage: 1TB system, 2TB audio, 2TB video FIle transfer: secure via emailed WeTransfer links VOICE DIRECTION ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ Studio quality remote direction: BodalgoCall, Cleanfeed, ipDTL, Source-Connect Now Office quality remote direction: Google Meet, Skype, phone patch In-person direction: pencil Dan, book your studio then confirm booking with 2 days' notice. With 20 years of directing voice actors, Dan also confidently and competently self-directs. HEAR MORE, SEE MORE WITH AUDIO & VIDEO CONTENT AT RECPRODVOX.COM ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ Often-updated and always-evolving, Dan Akers' Organic Voicereel & Express Voicereel. Plus Factual, Acting and Production reels plus standalone examples of recent work. Audio voicereels and many more examples of Dan's work: www.voice123.com/danakers On social media, search RECPRODVOX on LinkedIn, SoundCloud, YouTube and Twitter CONTACT DETAILS ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ Email dan@recprodvox.com Call +44(0)20 7193 8887 REVIEWS ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ Every review that's been written about Dan (to date) has been awarded 5 stars. Read the reviews at www.voice123.com/danakers with the external reviews below: "Dan worked with Villa Magna Publishing on a challenging audio book project that required not just his brilliant talent as a voice-over artist, but also characterisation and difficult pronunciation of words in other languages. Not only did he deliver a top final recording, but throughout the whole process he was professional, receptive to our feedback, and a real joy to work with. We liked Dan so much, we are now on to our second project with him!" ★★★★★ ROCÍO TXABARRIAGA | Chief Editor & Executive VP, VMP, Virginia Beach, USA "I've worked with Dan Akers many times and he is the complete audio professional. There is nothing he can't do. He writes, produces and directs all things audible with great charm and aplomb. What's more, he's a very fast and skilful engineer whose attention to detail ensures all his productions just sound "right". But what really sets him apart is his talent as a voice artist. Not only does he have a great voice but he knows exactly how to use it. So from thin air to on-air, he can do absolutely everything. I sincerely recommend him to anyone." ★★★★★ PAUL BURKE | author, most-awarded ad creative in history, AMV/BBDO London "Dan puts the "artist" into voice artist. Lovely quality of voice, particularly if you're looking for sincerity and trust. But Dan also 'gets' a script. His breadth of experience means he can tell what you're aiming for and delivers. He hits every note and every beat. He can produce and record himself too which is handy when you need it right and you need it right now. A joy to direct and lots of variety when you're looking for options. Highly recommended." ★★★★★ KIM GALLAGHER | Bauer Media creative director, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne "I've never before met someone who can bring a script to life like Dan. The best producer I've ever worked with. His attention to detail is second-to-none. Versatile voiceover too with great range and a polished, prompt delivery. Couldn't recommend more highly." ★★★★★ DAN HUNT | Sound Creative Ideas creative director, Devon, UK "Dan has an excellent voice, great to work with and much liked by our international client base. He responds to emails quickly and we usually receive his audio within 1 or 2 hours." ★★★★★ FRANK METZEL | Alpen Animation and Life Science Animation CEO, Germany "Dan is hugely talented at what he does. Super impressive in fact and such a pleasure to work with. I’ve undertaken multiple Radio ads with Dan, whilst at Vodafone & Screwfix, and he simply puts 200% in to every ad. So helpful and supportive. A true expert with Radiocentre Clearance matters too. The collaborative approach Dan proactively takes is what every client needs. Dan makes sure the ads are maximised from both technical and creative angles. It's always very enjoyable producing ads with Dan and I always look forward to studio time together. Dan continues to support his clients for post-production requirements and has often over delivered, against the odds, to help perfect ads. He’s helped me out with being the voiceover artist too for the main ad and/or the Ts&Cs. A genius at what he does. Best in the industry! Great guy. Highly recommended." ★★★★★ SUKI RAIKHY | specialist marketing executive, London "Dan is great. He really knows what he's doing. He's one of the very few even today who understands sound in depth. Dan Akers is a name that's always meant something in our business. Clients won't get any better." ★★★★★ RANDALL LEE ROSE | North American broadcaster and voice artist, London

Skills and services offered

    • Language
    • Voice gender & age
    • Additional services offered
      Deliver edited and finished voice over
      Add music
      Add special effects
      Produce complete and mastered radio ad
      Write the copy
    • Jobs for these unions signatories
      Union des Artistes (Canada)
    • Recording and delivery options
      Source Connect
      On-site recording
      ISDN
      Digital delivery
        • Location
          London, UK
    • Additional vocal abilities
      I'm a solid, dependable and versatile voiceover and voice actor, with comprehensive experience of voicing commercials, corporate announcements, e-learning, explainer videos, IVR / on-hold, award ceremonies, medical narration, museum and tourism guides, podcasts, believable (but staged) vox pops and original characters. Having spent 2 decades as an advertising copywriter, sound engineeer, audio producer and director, as a voice actor I can usually take someone else's script and interpret it correctly on the very first take, even without direction or rationale, so if you're a busy producer who needs a low-maintenance voice who'll "just get on with it", please bear me in mind. When realism is required of a script, I'm very good at making my performance sound natural through use of hesitation, uneven pauses, thinking sounds, and by eliminating words which may otherwise prevent it sounding real.
    • Experience, training, and equipment
      TRAINING & EXPERIENCE Pro Tools Certified User (awarded 2015) Broadcaster (radio presenter from 1990-2000) Voice Artist / Actor (since 1990, full-time since 2017) Audio Producer (since 1990, full-time since 2000) Video Producer (since 2018) SOFTWARE Final Cut Pro (video production) Garageband (music production) Motion 5 (motion graphics) Audition (audio and music production) Photoshop (photo editing and graphics) Pro Tools (audio and music production) Studio One 5 Professional (audio and music production) HARDWARE DAW: Apple Mac mini 2021 with M1 processor, 8GB RAM, 256GB system drive Local storage: 2x1TB SSD, 2x4TB HDD Cloud backup: 6TB hosted by Apple iCloud Mic pre-amps / audio interface: Solid State Logic SSL2 Microphone: Neumann TLM 103 large-diaphragm condenser Monitoring: Mackie MR624 and M-Audio AV42 powered nearfield monitors Headphones: Beyerdynamic DT880

Known for

Reviews (11)

    • Flag review
    Excellent voiceover artist. Very professional and followed directions perfectly. Would definitely recommend!
    • Flag review
    Dan was a true professional and a class act! Loved working with him. He made things easy when recording as our script slowly changed. And of course, his voice is excellent and fit our project perfectly. Would highly recommend working with Dan!
    Lockt Editorial and Stept Studios, LA: their clients are the cream of the crop with creative to match, and this job was a real gift. Direction was pin-sharp without being nit-picky, and they made me feel like a creative ally whose contribution really counted. Thank you guys, this review means a lot.
    • Flag review
    Wonderful experience, Dan was prompt helpful and very professional. would defiantly work with him on future projects.

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