Just about every day I do voice over work for my projects. Because I’m a full project/full life cycle instructional designer and developer, I tend to do my own voice over work.
I’ve worked with more than a few projects where I haven’t done my own voice over work. I’ve provided direction to other narrators and voice over artists. But it’s getting to a point where the majority of the work I’ve done has my voice woven throughout it.
While I love working with teams of skilled people, and I relish every opportunity I have to work with people who are phenomenally skilled in their craft, I do enjoy reading and voice acting.
So I spent the better part of my Saturday putting this together. It’s a hodge-podge of books I love, books I am reading now, and books I love reading to my children.
The catalyst for this post was the Articulate e-Learning Hero (ELH) Challenges. For Challenge #104, e-Learning developers were asked to respond to the following questions.
How would I describe my voice?
Largely depends on the role.
My default is a charismatic, clean, middle-aged male voice with an English-speaking US General American (GenAm) accent. Professionally, I typically do the voice over/narration for eLearning courses I’m affiliated with.
I have a baritone singing voice.
What’s your recording setup like?
Regarding the equipment I use, I shift between using a Nox Specialist headset and a Shure CO1U USB mic with pop filter. While fragile (my giant melon has gone through three of them), I love my Nox headsets very much and use them every day. I also use, from time to time, an array of gaming headsets.
What types of audio editing do you offer?
I typically record and edit my audio files using Adobe Audition CC. It’s by far my favorite audio editing tool. I offer basic audio editing services. I’ve never composed music, sound effects, or added any kind of special effects.
The “Sound Board” (that’s what I’m calling it) was made with Articulate Storyline 2.
Speaking of Storyline, again, this was made as a response to the e-Learning Heroes challenge series, #104 and #88 specifically. The links to these challenges are below.
Build and Promote Your E-Learning Voice Over Portfolios #104
Interactive Audio: Using Soundboards in E-Learning Courses #88
Without further adieu, here’s the Sound Board.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions.