Hire A Voiceover Artist Today
Hire a Voiceover Artist Today
It’s easier than ever to hire a voiceover artist today online through Blue Wave Voiceover, a collective of diverse voiceover talents. Our talents have dedicated, broadcast-quality home studios and can be recording for you today!
First, decide the target demographic (Age? Gender?) and platform for your ad (TV, radio, YouTube, Facebook, etc.) Next, come up with some tone descriptors of your desired voice. Should the person be calm and reassuring? Firm and authoritative? Or maybe you’re looking for someone edgy, hip and sarcastic. It can be helpful to find an ad or a celebrity voice that you’re looking to emulate. Knowing these things before you hire a voiceover artist will speed up the process.
Finding the right voice talent
Next, browse talent demos. A demo is a compilation of recordings done by the artist to show how a finished product might sound. You can listen to demos for commercials, e-learning and educational videos, network and cable promos, TV and documentary narration, corporate narration, radio imaging, character, video game and animation work, telephone menus, IVR and more.
You can also listen to full-length recordings of actual ads the voice actor has done before.
Contact your top choices
Choose a few voice talents (it’s best to have more than one in case your top pick is not available). You can then contact them directly to check availability and rates, or e-mail us at email@example.com and we’ll do that for you.
Hold a Casting
If you need more help deciding on your top voiceover artists, you can hold a casting. Just send in your script, and voice over actors will record auditions – short samples of your ad script that you can review at your convenience.
To make the auditions effective, make sure you know your desired vocal style, your budget and your final ad length and word count. (For help with how many words can fit into a 15-, 30- or 60-second spot, check out our guide to voiceover script word counts.)
When you reach out to us about holding a casting, also please tell us the deadline for auditions, as well as the final deadline for when you need the finished product. Finally, include your preferred file naming so that each artist can label their audition file the same way. For example, you might request that all audition files be named “CampaignVoice_FirstnameLastname.” This will help you keep things organized!
Once you’ve collected all your auditions, you can listen to the options and select your favorite voiceover artist.
Here at Blue Wave Voiceover, we do not charge for casting or audition services, so you can listen to samples for free. Just e-mail us to get started!
Moving Forward with Your Top Pick
After you’ve notified your top pick that you’d like to hire them, you can finalize any questions of rates or deadlines. You can also establish how many re-recordings the talent will provide if you have notes after the first round.
Next, you can schedule a session to direct live or send your talent the script so they can record and send you a few takes for you to choose from. You can also discuss whether you’d like raw audio that you will then send to a post production studio, or if you’d like your voice talent to take care of editing and send you a polished, edited file. When your talent sends you the audio files, they will also send an invoice so that you can remit payment.
To direct a voiceover session live, you can use Source Connect, ISDN, ipDTL, Skype, Google Hangouts, Zoom or phone patch.
If you have any remaining questions about how to hire a voiceover artist, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.