HERE'S A LITTLE ABOUT ME AND MY VOICE OVER EXPERIENCE
I've been one of the top male voice-over talents in the Midwest since 1989. I started my studio “Voices On” in 2001, and have since voiced hundreds of projects from web-based Flash animation to regional TV spots to college-level textbook narrations to Corporate Video narrations. I've voiced quite a few Telly (and other) award-winning spots in my career, and have had dozens of Fortune 500 clients. I've also been a much-in-demand voice-over coach and demo producer.
RECENTLY BOOKED PROJECTS
Al Anon Family Groups - national TV PSA
Q-Ray sunglasses - national TV
Easy-Forex.com - national cable TV VO
Time-Warner Cable Business Class - national TV VO
Novalis Shaped Beam Surgery - regional TV and radio
Harley-Davidson - regional radio
Abbott Labs, Wrigley/Mars, Country Insurance, Enesco, Molex, etc - Industrial Narrations
English - US
Trustworthy, warm yet authoritative, energetic, smooth, real (yes, I really can act!), cool, whimsical, ironic, friendly, conversational, mid-ranged, 30-50 age range. NOT a radio DJ!
DIALECTS, Character voices and vocal impressions
VOICES I AM ABLE TO PERFORM
Middle Age Male, Young Adult Male
AUDIO DELIVERY METHOD
FTP, AIF, MP3, WAV
Neumann TLM-103, Rode NTK w Amperex NOS tube, Shure SM-7B; Speck 5.0 solid-state preamp, ART MPA Gold w Mullard NOS and TungSol tubes; FMR RNC: Mogami cabling, Echo Mia sound card, custom-built PC using Sound Forge 9.0, isolation booth
I have no doubt that the talent on there says the 416 "cuts through" better than the NTG-3. I think that the NTG-3 will also "cut through" a mix quite well. There's a TINY little bit of difference between the natural eq curve of the 416 and the NTG...but I have no reason to believe that it doesn't make the NTG cut through better or worse. If you look at the technical specs of each...the pattern on the 416 is a touch tighter than that of the NTG. THAT makes it a smidge punchier, but, when all is said and done, I just don't think there's that much difference.
And honestly, if you're doing voice on a spot, it'll be the engineer who is putting the spot together that will make the voice "cut through" on the mix.
Tom...I'm SO sorry. I haven't checked my comment section in a VERY long time, and just noticed that you had asked my opinion on the NTG-3 vs. 416...like, in May or something. I don't know if you ever picked one up, but the NTG-3, in my opinion, is very, VERY similar in most ways to the 416. For my ear, and so far, my clients' ears, it seems that the only difference is about $600. : )
Hope that helps. There's a great shootout of the two mics on youtube actually
I trust the Voiceover Universe experience has been good for you!
Also, I hope you'll check out and join a new group that we just started called MARKETING FOR FUN AND PROFIT. It's a group dedicated to discussing ways we can market ourselves - what works; what doesn't. With your experience, you would be a tremendous resource! The link is: www.voiceoveruniverse.com/group/marketingforfunandprofit
Thanks for your time! I trust our paths will cross soon!
thought i should stop by and introduce myself....Joi and invite you to my new group Newbie News,looks like you might have a lot to contribute,stop by,join,share yourself,put your 2 cents in.hope to talk to you soon.
Were you the other guy from Loris that worked on that spot. I heard there was someone else from the agency. I've just been with them since late June 2008. Felt good to book a gig with them rather quickly. I've have one other agent that dang for all the parts I thought I nailed...well the nail bent before it went all the way in.
I saw it in print somewhere on this site. I don't remember now though. I talked with my agent and they said they did not want me contacting the creative or the agency directly, so I guess I will have to wait.
Nice demo and very unique website. Well done! Keep in touch.