Zach Simpson

Laid back, Calm, Cool, Fast, Nerdy, Fratboy, Weird

Voice Description

My voice is comfortable somewhere in the mid to high range; can do low range if needed, but has much more variety from mid-range and up. Calm, smooth and cool; warm, deep and clear; fast and animated (cartoon-like, emotional, out of breath); nerdy, geeky and dorky (matter-of-factly, condescending, technical, slight lisp and/or with braces); young/teen (indifferent, know-it-all); slow, lazy and drawn-out (especially with a variety of different American southern accents); boring and monotone ("Bueller? Bueller?"); professional, deep, accurate/clear, at a steady pace (for an instructional, narration, presentation); sexy, flirty, lively and excited.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Baby
• Child
• Teenage Boy
• Young Adult 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
• Adult content
• Songs
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

Jobs for ACTRA (Canada) signatories Jobs for ACTRA (Canada) signatories

Jobs for British Equity signatories Jobs for British Equity signatories

Jobs for Union des Artistes (Canada) signatories Jobs for Union des Artistes (Canada) signatories

• Jobs for SAG-AFTRA (US) 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 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

, North Carolina, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Upbeat character voices with lively, wild and sporadic changes in inflection and tone (think Barney Fife, Steve Martin in The Jerk, Jim Carrey in The Mask/Ace Ventura, Kramer in Seinfeld etc.), several different types of American southern dialects (different parts of the south say words and consonants very uniquely; NC, SC, Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee, Alabama), surfer/beach bum, college fratboy, typical teen (selfish, lazy, indifferent, naive, sarcastic)

My Voice Experience

I grab the listener's attention when they hear my voice.

I have recorded many voice-overs for my school, the Carolina School of Broadcasting's radio station, including: station promos, station ID's, sweepers, and many, many intros, promos, sweepers, and segment clips for my radio show The Vault. I've recorded many demo commercials and narrations of professional pre-written material that actual broadcasting voice-over talents have overseen and critiqued and I have learned a lot about diction, emotion and "acting" out the voice - making the listener react, believe, and "feel" the emotion.

My Training

I'm a 26 year old professional broadcast student in a nationally accredited college for radio/TV (Carolina School of Broadcasting in Charlotte, NC) and have already completed the radio portion. I currently am the co-host and producer of my own radio show at WCSB 89.3 The Storm called The Vault, a music variety/talk show. I have had, and still continue to receive hands-on personal training and advice from several working voice-over talents actually in the broadcast industry.

I learned about drama, emotion and grabbing an audience's attention through acting in high school drama productions. I learned about the proper use of your voice, how to manipulate it, and pronunciation techniques in CSB. I learned how to mix both through the professional broadcasters who have come to instruct at the school, by taking courses they taught that offered an insider's look of every aspect and every imaginable element involved in the immediate radio industry.

My Studio Equipment

My home recording studio consists of: Adobe Audition 1.5, 2.0, 3.0, Shure SM-58 microphone, mic stand, Line 6 POD Studio UX2 audio interface (24-bit/96khz recording quality, studio standard), two KRK RP8G2 Rokit G2 Powered 2-Way Active Monitors, Schecter Hellraiser guitar, Ibanez Soundgear bass

Additional Skills

I have been imitating accents, particularly British, Australian, and pretty much any American accent (especially southern since I am from the south) since I was 6. Anything I'd hear on radio or TV that I'd never heard before, I'd try to imitate - and constantly - until it was exactly as I heard it. Nothing has changed now! I still find myself driving down the road and hearing on the radio an accent or characterization or way of saying a word I've never heard before and repeating it until I've mastered it. I don't even realize I do it, so I don't think I'll be stopping anytime soon.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

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Demos
Live Aircheck WCSB 89.3 FM

SeeWhy Financial Learning

Used Car dealer website VO

Marlon Sanders Marketing Magic

30 sec Budweiser Commercial

WCSB Station Promo Sweeper