Voice Actor

Category: Resources

Pranking P2P Voice Over Sites

P2P (pay-to-play) sites have been a PITA in the VO business since the early 2000s, trying to turn it into strictly a commodity business. It’s not. In real commodities markets, things run smoothly. By participating, buyers are obligated to get the most volume they can at the lowest possible price. Sellers are obliged to get the highest price they can, but in any case they must move inventory to make room for the next yield; the next crop. Both sides of the transaction are able to meet in the middle because while the product being traded in may be available at different qualities, at the end of the day both parties see it as categorically generic.  Read More

FAQ

Can I hear an audition same-day?

Standard practice. Just email your sides or script and brief project description.

Union or Non-Union?

Scott can work both kinds of projects.

Where is Scott based?

Though he is currently based in San Francisco, he works for producers and clients all over the world and across time zones regularly, usually from his home studio. Otherwise, he works onsite at dedicated commercial studios in the Bay Area and flies down to Los Angeles, where he was previously based, for bookings as needed.

ISDN? Source Connect?

Yes. For live-directed sessions Scott uses Source-Connect (Pro / Now) with ISDN bridging partners as needed, also ipDTL, Skype and basic phone patches.

Other studio specs?

ISO: Custom-built vocal booth, ~STC 52
Mics: Sennheiser 416, Neumann U87AI with InnerTube option
Rigging: Revelation 600 series hardware
I/O: Digi002R Rev H, Black Lion Audio Signature Series mod
DAW: Avid ProTools 2018 via iMac Pro
Private network; wired, ProRemote LE & ProTransport via wifi
Bandwidth: mbps (up/down) 12/478
External quiet drives, local and remote backups; E2E encrypted
Mobile (rarely): MicPort Pro / iAudioInterface 2 via MacBook / iPad
100% paperless workflow

Can I listen to / direct the recording?

Absolutely. Live sessions work just like conference calls. Alternatively, Scott can roll self-directed. Buyers’ preferences vary so he regularly works both ways, also sometimes covers editing / QA to deliver finished, broadcast-quality voice tracks. Not mixing or full production, though. He can’t mix his way out of a paper bag.

Rates?

Every job’s custom quoted and negotiated, but always competitively. Please get in touch to discuss your needs. Looking forward to connecting!

The Voice Factory

Operating from the years of 1998 to 2008 as California’s premier voice talents casting and coaching company, The Voice Factory provided an energizing and nurturing training environment for voice artists of all levels of experience.

Under the experience and effective guidance of casting director and teacher Taylor Korobow, also various agents, producers and working voice over actors, students like Scott Reyns and others studied everything from basic training to intermediate exercises to advanced methods. Courses covered effective auditioning, creating characters, mastering narrations, demos production, business best practices and more.

The Voice Factory is fondly remembered in the San Francisco voiceover scene.