By booking me to voice your project you are also booking my broadcast quality recording studio.  I record your script, with the option for you to listen in and direct during the recording session, and then provide you with the sound files in whichever format you need.

That is actually a difficult question to answer – it is totally dependent on what the project is and where it is going to be heard/seen.  I follow Equity ratecards where they exist – and like to think I am otherwise competitive with my pricing.  I operate a basic studio fee (or BSF) which is my minimum charge for any session or job, but that can also be negotiated.  Drop me an email or give me a call with all the details of your project and I will be very happy to quote for you.

You can indeed – in fact I recommend this wherever possible.  You can listen in via ISDN, Skype, Audio TX, Source Connect, IP DTL or by old-fashioned phone and talk to me as I record your project.  Alternatively I can self-direct the recording session and send you your sound files afterwards.

Absolutely not.  I am regularly contacted for full ISDN sessions, but I also chat to people while in the studio via Skype, Source Connect, Audio TX, IP DTL or the good old telephone – I can hear you in my headphones as I record, and you can hear my reading in real time and direct it to your needs.

I am happy to suggest alterations to scripts – especially if they were originally in another language.  I also offer a fuller script editing service – please contact me for a quote. 

The broadcast-quality studio runs Avid Protools 10, which enables me to add any video to my recording timeline and sync my audio – which can then be provided as a raw audio track or edited back in the video, whichever you require.

By bank transfer, cheque, credit card or Paypal.   We can discuss how you would prefer to settle your invoice as part of the quoting process.

I record in high quality wav, but can provide files in practically any format you need – high quality mp3,  low quality mp3, AIFF, etc.  Just ask!

If the session is not via ISDN, Source Connect, AudioTX or IP DTL then either I can upload your files to your own FTP server or you can download them from Dropbox, You Send It/Hightail, We Transfer or any other FTP system that will work with your firewall.  For small files I can email them direct if that is quicker, and if your mail server will accept them.

The time taken to produce the recording is just one of the elements contributing to how much it will cost to hire a professional voiceover.  The other is usage –  a fee to use the recording that is dependent on where the recording will be heard.  It is usual to negotiate a usage fee depending on whether the voice recording is for broadcast (TV/Radio/Cinema) or non-broadcast, whether it is for internal or external use, whether it is for a website that is visited by many thousands of people, or just a few hundred.  You should expect any voice artist to quote a usage fee on top of their basic studio fee (BSF) to grant you the right to use their voice in the public domain.  For more details, read the  Government’s Intellectual Property Office website.

Funnily enough I do!  I work from the same voiceover studio as Piers Gibbon, a smooth-tongued, chocolatey-voiced BBC British charmer of a male voiceover.  So if you need a male voice, or both male & female voices for your project, then get in touch!

Please drop me an email or give me a call (all my contact details are on the Contacts page) and I will do my very best to answer you!

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