Will AI affect the future of voiceover?

A question which has been debated many times in recent years! AI voices used to be clunky and robotic. Voice actors weren’t worried. Now they are becoming more sophisticated, more realistic, more authentic. For the client who wants a cheap, quick vocal to go over a video – why pay a voice actor to makeContinue reading “Will AI affect the future of voiceover?”

How singing can improve your voiceover

Singing regularly is a fantastic way to improve your speaking voice and the advantages for voice actors shouldn’t be underestimated! Speaking and singing require good control of the breath, the vocal folds and the muscles of articulation. Exercising your voice doesn’t have to be about set vocal warmups. Singing along to whatever comes on theContinue reading “How singing can improve your voiceover”

Why a great mic plus a great voice don’t equal a great recording

Ask anyone to list the most important things for a successful voiceover artist, and most people will put voice and a professional mic near the top. Clearly these are great assets, but there is one thing that’s even more important – your recording space. There are indeed some “industry standard” mics, but if your spaceContinue reading “Why a great mic plus a great voice don’t equal a great recording”

The cost of hiring a voiceover

Pricing for voiceovers can seem like a bit of a minefield to both voice actors and clients alike. In the same way that a dozen different types of coffee can have a dozen different price points, so can seemingly similar voice jobs. You’re still getting a cup of coffee at the end of the day,Continue reading “The cost of hiring a voiceover”

Surmounting the North-South accent divide

I’ve never considered myself one for accents and impressions. I grew up with a mixed influence – starting life in a small, nicely spoken Buckinghamshire village before spending my most influential years at a somewhat less well-spoken school near Slough, yet still sounding slightly ‘posh’ at university in the Midlands. The majority of my voiceoverContinue reading “Surmounting the North-South accent divide”

How voiceover can make your small business sparkle

The term ‘Voiceover’ can conjure up images of cheesy commercials and OTT radio announcements. But for those unfamiliar with the world of voiceover, it extends much further and may be a valuable tool to help a small business to stand out – to catch and retain the attention of new clients. If you’ve started aContinue reading “How voiceover can make your small business sparkle”