9 episodes

The Recorded Voice is a podcast about the voiceover career and business. It is born from a passion for the spoken word, a thirst for professional development and an obsession with audio. These conversations lift the lid on the skills, the process and the industry, helping you the voiceover artist to make better career decisions and improve the running of your business.

Host Guy Michaels is very grateful to each and every guest for sharing their insights.

No matter what stage you are at in your voiceover career, VOICEOVER KICKSTART can help. From the FREE 7-DAY PROGRAMME through to our thriving community, events, online workshops, specialist sessions, script workouts and more, head to: https://voiceoverkickstart.com or to find out about Guy's industry work: https://provoiceactor.co.uk/

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The Recorded Voice is a podcast about the voiceover career and business. It is born from a passion for the spoken word, a thirst for professional development and an obsession with audio. These conversations lift the lid on the skills, the process and the industry, helping you the voiceover artist to make better career decisions and improve the running of your business.

Host Guy Michaels is very grateful to each and every guest for sharing their insights.

No matter what stage you are at in your voiceover career, VOICEOVER KICKSTART can help. From the FREE 7-DAY PROGRAMME through to our thriving community, events, online workshops, specialist sessions, script workouts and more, head to: https://voiceoverkickstart.com or to find out about Guy's industry work: https://provoiceactor.co.uk/

    Ep 7: Voiceover processing tools from Accusonus

    Ep 7: Voiceover processing tools from Accusonus

    In this, our seventh episode I’m chatting with Stelios from Accusonus who create some fantastic and very user-friendly tools that can really speed up your voiceover recording process. If you struggle with noise issues in your recordings you’ll definitely want to head to http://accusonus.com/ (accusonus.com) to check out their groundbreaking ERA bundle.
    For more golden advice and resources head to http://voiceoverkickstart.com/ (voiceoverkickstart.com)
    IN EPISODE 8...In episode 8, the final in this first season, I’ll be discussing, with myself, what are the essential and desirable skills of a professional voiceover artist wanting to create, develop and sustain in this competitive industry. I’m Guy Michaels. Thanks for listening.

    • 33 min
    Ep 6: The tech side of voiceover

    Ep 6: The tech side of voiceover

    In this, our sixth episode I’m talking with voiceover studio tech http://www.georgethe.tech/ (George Whittam). We discover that we are very much in alignment on the priorities of a voiceover setting up and working from a home studio. These days a pro-VO needs to strive to be a pro engineer to serve the project and stand the chance of repeat work. Only a small percentage of VOs worldwide are actually achieving this.
    For more golden advice and resources head to http://voiceoverkickstart.com/ (voiceoverkickstart.com)
    IN EPISODE 7...In episode seven I’m chatting with Stelios from Accusonus who create some fantastic user-friendly tools that can really speed up your voiceover recording process. If you struggle with noise issues in your recordings you’ll definitely want to tune in for that episode. I’m Guy Michaels. Thanks for listening.

    • 30 min
    Ep 5: What's in an accent?

    Ep 5: What's in an accent?

    In this, our fifth episode I’m talking with https://spikizi.co/ (Sam and Henry from Spikizi). We discuss how an actor approaches learning and maintaining an accent and how their app is making this an easier, richer and ultimately more collaborative process in the acting community.
    For more golden advice and resources head to http://voiceoverkickstart.com/ (voiceoverkickstart.com)
    IN EPISODE 6...In episode six we take a look at the technical challenges that VO's face as I chat with studio tech George Whittam. I’m Guy Michaels. Thanks for listening.

    • 48 min
    Ep 4: A Truly English Voice

    Ep 4: A Truly English Voice

    In this, our fourth episode I’m talking with https://www.linkedin.com/in/atrulyenglishvoice/ (Kate Whelan) whose clients as a professional voiceover include Emirates Airline, Aldi, Google and many more over a lengthy career that started in radio. We discuss the evolving industry, negotiating rates, studio sessions, the process from booking to completion of projects, working remotely and dealing with the isolated nature of the role.
    For more golden advice and resources head to http://voiceoverkickstart.com/ (voiceoverkickstart.com)
    IN EPISODE 4...In episode five we take a look at a highly featured accent learning hub that could prove extremely useful for voice actors wanting to improve their ear for accents when tackling audiobooks, gaming, animation or audio drama. I’m Guy Michaels. Thanks for listening.

    • 38 min
    Ep 3: Voiceover as the Solo Entrepreneur

    Ep 3: Voiceover as the Solo Entrepreneur

    In this, our third episode I’m talking with Mike Saraswat, founder and CEO of Ekstasy, a hugely successful Advertising, Branding and Creative agency based in London. As the pro voiceover artist, the quicker you identify as a business, the stronger that business and your career will become. We go deep and discuss fears, the need for understanding finances and setting rates, routine and discipline, and succeeding as a solo-entrepreneur.
    For more golden advice and resources head to http://voiceoverkickstart.com/ (voiceoverkickstart.com)
    IN EPISODE 4...In episode four, I’m talking with busy British Voiceover Artist Kate Whelan. We look at the shifting trends in commercial voiceover, setting and negotiating your rates and much more. I’m Guy Michaels. Thanks for listening.

    • 49 min
    Ep 2: Audiobook Direction - the other side of the glass

    Ep 2: Audiobook Direction - the other side of the glass

    In our second episode, I’m talking with Tamsin Collison, audiobook and audio drama director/producer. Having produced over 450 books, Tamsin has directed the likes of Tracey Ullman, Andrew Lincoln, Thandiwe Newton, David Tennant and Billie Piper in classic and new releases for leading worldwide publishing houses.
    You can find out more about Tamsin https://www.tamsincollison.co.uk/director-audiobooks/ (here).
    For more golden advice and resources head to http://voiceoverkickstart.com/ (voiceoverkickstart.com)

    Becoming An Audiobook NarratorIf you are interested in finding out more about becoming an audiobook narrator then we have a https://voiceoverkickstart.com/full-membership (5-part programme in our membership)
    Award-winning Audiobook Narrator HELEN LLOYD leads you through 5 modules on working in this competitive yet ultimately rewarding field of recorded voice work.
    • The Audiobook Industry
    • Self Published Audiobooks
    • Technical challenges
    • Artistic challenges
    • Developing your ear
    • The Narrative Voice
    • Developing characters
    • Keeping it real
    • Changing gender
    • Acting skills
    • Vocal modulation
    • Dynamics
    • Microphone technique
    • Studio discipline

    IN EPISODE 3...In episode three, I’m talking with Mike Saraswat as we explore the entrepreneurial skills a voiceover artists needs to succeed. Mike is the Founder and CEO of Ekstasy, an Advertising, Branding and Creative Agency based in London. As you know, or should know, VO is about far far more than the voice and Mike’s advice will help you to take your voiceover career to the next rung of the ladder. I’m Guy Michaels. Thanks for listening.

    • 46 min