Bob Souer
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  • Pittsburgh, PA
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The Voiceover Boblog

Something fun I recorded this week

Most of the time I try to focus what I post here on ideas and experiences that I hope will be helpful to as many of us in voiceover as I can. But now and then something comes along that is so much fun I want to share it with everyone. Here’s a piece I […]

You catch more flies

The old saying (at least as I was taught it) goes: you catch more flies with honey than vinegar. Not that I’m all that interested in catching flies. Still, the idea is worth thinking about. Being grumpy or unpleasant is rarely a good way to grow your business. Of course, you don’t actually need me […]

Just thinking today

It’s been quite a while again since my last post. When I started this blog over 11 years ago, my goal was to write about one of my greatest passions: voiceover work. At the time I still had a corporate job, one that I mostly enjoyed. Nothing is ever completely perfect, of course. I had […]

They tell you that you have a nice voice, right?

I honestly wish I had a nickle for every time I’ve an individual I’ve just met comment about “how often someone says they have a nice voice.” The sound of your voice may eventually have something to do with whether or not you get hired for a specific role or job or project; but it’s […]

There’s a Jeep in Kelley’s future for sure

You may or may not have seen my friend Kelley Buttrick’s post on her site about Jeep. It’s an arresting and original campaign by Kelley to position herself as the logical choice as the next voice for the Jeep brand. Here is just one example from her site: Kelley’s campaign is brilliant on so many […]

An opportunity to learn about long-form narration

The bread and butter part of the voiceover business for many people making a comfortable living doing voiceovers these days is long-form narration of one kind or another. This is where I live and where many of my friends live. So, how do you get a handle on this wide-ranging set of voiceover categories and […]

The time to act

When you learn the answer to a question you have puzzled over for some time, the thing to do is to take action on the answer. Yes, you can always investigate further. (Indeed I would strongly recommend you never just take my word for something. Did into things yourself.) But if you really did find […]

Take a quiz to see if audiobook narration is for you

The third and last of the three videos that Dan O’Day and David H. Lawrence XVII have done in anticipation of their ACX Masterclass for 2016 is now released. It kicks off with a self-assessment quiz for you to take that will help you determine whether or not you should pursue being an audiobook narrator. […]

The single most important part of your sound

By sound, in this post, I mean the sound of your home studio. What is the part of the puzzle that has the greatest effect on your sound? Your microphone? Your pre-amp? Your audio interface or A/D converter? Having a good microphone is important. The same is true for your pre-amp and your audio interface. […]

Golf and voiceover

I might be the world’s worst golfer. If not, I’m certainly in the bottom 10 of all time. Don’t believe me? I once 20 putted a green. Yes, my friends with whom I was playing at the time, were very patient with me. None of this has anything to do with voiceover, of course; but […]
 

Professional story-teller

HERE'S WHAT VOICE ACTORS ARE DOING AROUND THE WORLD!

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Brand spanking new

My commercial demo has needed an update for a long time.BobSouer_MainDemo.mp3My thanks to Nancy Wolfson and Rick Santizo for their superb work on this new demo.(edited to fix typo)See More
Mar 20, 2009
Bob Souer posted a song

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Mar 20, 2009
Bob Souer posted a blog post

Philip's X factor

My friend and mentor Philip Banks posts about The X Factor on his Voiceover Universe blog. It's well worth a few minutes of your time.
Feb 8, 2009

Profile Information

I WORK IN THE VOICE OVER INDUSTRY AS A(N)
Voice Actor
HERE'S A LITTLE ABOUT ME AND MY VOICE OVER EXPERIENCE
I'm a professional story-teller and narrator. My favorite voice work is documentary narration for long form and hospital commercials for short form.
RECENTLY BOOKED PROJECTS
Sniper Warfare documentary series on Discovery, "Tell Me and I May Forget" independent documentary feature, History Detectives promo voice on PBS, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California Department of Transportation, Tyco, Imation.
LANGUAGES
English (North American), a little Spanish
VOICE DESCRIPTION
I'm a Dad, and have been for quite a few years. Let's tell your story, clearly and effectively. Nothing fake or hyped, just straight and real.
DIALECTS, Character voices and vocal impressions
Minnesota
VOICES I AM ABLE TO PERFORM
Middle Age Male
AUDIO DELIVERY METHOD
ISDN, Source Connect, Audio TX, FTP, AIF, MP3, WAV
EQUIPMENT
Pro Tools 7 M-powered, Sennheiser MHK-416
WEBSITE
http://bobsouer.com/

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Photos of our Charlotte VO Lunch

Posted on October 2, 2009 at 3:30pm 0 Comments

I've just added an album of the photos I took of our Charlotte VO Lunch today.

http://www.voiceoveruniverse.com/photo/albums/charlotte-vo-lunch

It was ever so much fun to get together with 16 other pros for food and conversation.

Voice Over Wars

Posted on August 20, 2009 at 2:30pm 1 Comment

So, it turns out that I won the Narration Round of Marla Kirban's VoiceOver Shuffle. You can hear what's up here:

http://www.voiceoveruniverse.com/group/voicewars

At least for a while.

Don't miss these insights from my friend Philip Banks

Posted on June 18, 2009 at 4:33pm 0 Comments

Philip hits another home run on his Voiceover Universe blog today. Take a few minutes and read the whole thing.

Keep talking

Posted on April 24, 2009 at 2:31pm 0 Comments

Herb Merriweather's blog post How to be Heard over the Hatred is well worth a few minutes of your time.

Brand spanking new

Posted on March 20, 2009 at 3:30pm 5 Comments

My commercial demo has needed an update for a long time.

BobSouer_MainDemo.mp3

My thanks to Nancy Wolfson and Rick Santizo for their superb work on this new demo.

(edited to fix typo)

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At 8:37am on May 25, 2011, Amy Taylor said…
Hi Bob!  Thanks!  Hope you have a great day, too!
At 7:42am on February 12, 2011, John Weeks said…

Thanks Bob for the birthday wishes. 

I hope you're doing well. It's guys like you that deserve all the success in the world!

At 3:59pm on December 22, 2010, S J Pineda said…
Thank you
At 9:44pm on December 20, 2010, Simon Hill said…

Bob you babe!  Happy Birthday =)

At 4:15pm on December 20, 2010, Rodney Jackson said…

Hi Bob,

 

Wishing you the  very best, Happy Birthday!!! Enjoy.

 

Best Regards,

At 2:38pm on December 20, 2010, Penny Abshire said…

At 1:03pm on December 20, 2010, Jason Rooney said…

Happy birthday!

At 5:23pm on December 19, 2010, BOB NOBLE said…

Hi Fellow Birthday Greeter . . . Didn't want you to be left out . . .

 

In honor of your birthday, I sat down and wrote you a

song.  Here are the lyrics . . . .”This is your Birthday Song,

It isn’t very long . . . “    And many more . . . !

 

    Bob . . . at  . . . http://Noblevoices.com    -   Orlando, FL

At 3:16am on December 19, 2010, David W Stone said…

Hey my Friend!
...I can't believe another year has flown by!

At 4:18am on October 26, 2010, Bernard Schaer said…
thank you so much! It's a big one too....! Good to hear from you Bob!

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