We’ve started a new series to introduce you to our talents by going even more in-depth than their profile listings. So, welcome to Meet The Blue Wave Voiceover Talent!
Brian Amador – Hispanic Male Voiceovers in English and Spanish
When you’re looking for a voiceover artist who can deliver your political spot flawlessly in both English and Spanish, look no further than Hispanic bilingual male voiceover talent, Brian Amador. Brian actually comes from a family of bilingual voiceover artists. We’re proud to have his wife Rosi and son Zia on our Blue Wave Voiceover roster as well. Brian is also able to deliver copy in English with an authentic Hispanic accent. Latin community represents a large part of the electorate and is a huge target for Democratic candidates and ballot initiatives, so using a voice like Brian can help get your message into the right ears!
Tell us a little about your broadcast-quality home studio. Where is it? What kind of equipment do you have? What do you like about it?
Our studio is in the partially-underground basement of our 1850’s era house. It has beautiful wide pine paneling and a massive beam running across the ceiling, which gave it good acoustic properties even before we set it up as a studio. Now it has a sound-dampening window, curtain and door as well as acoustic ceiling treatment, and sounds wonderfully warm and quiet. Our go-to mics are the AudioTechnica 4040 and the Sennheiser MK416.
What’s one thing that most people don’t know about you?
I’m an avid cook.
How did you get into voiceover work?
Almost by accident. Many years ago a colleague hired my wife and me to record English/Spanish bilingual children’s stories, and little by little we started doing more and more voiceover. When our kids were in high school, we decided to shift from our careers as traveling musicians towards voiceover in order to be home for them more often.
Do you remember the first political voiceover spot that you did?
Martin Heimlich, Democratic senator from New Mexico (my home state). Spanish ad. He won, because of me, naturally.
What issues would you like to see at the center of the Democratic platform for this year’s election?
Climate change, police reform, immigrant rights, voting rights protections, restoring the hope of democracy…
What is your biggest voiceover pet peeve?
Not a fan of upspeak or vocal fry.
If you could tell political voiceover clients one thing that would help you do your job better, or help them get what they want faster – what would that one thing be?
If you’re not going to do a directed session, be as specific as you can about what you want. If you hire us for Spanish voiceover, PLEASE make sure you have it professionally translated.
What hobbies do you have outside of your voiceover work?
I can’t say music is a hobby because I still do it professionally, but it is my main pursuit outside of VO.