Voice Overs

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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

Who is Scott?

A lifelong performer, Scott is a male, American voice actor with 15+ years of experience as working voice talent. He’s also been a musician (singer / programmer), and a marketer in the Silicon Valley tech scene. Nowadays, he’s behind the mics day and night and does normally short- and mid-form work: corporate and commercial, also character and promo reads.

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How soon can we (you) record?

Same-day auditions and bookings on 12-72 hours’ notice are standard practice. Just email your sides or script with specs.

Union or Non-Union?

Scott can work both SAG-AFTRA and non-union projects.

Where is Scott based?

Though currently based in San Francisco, Scott works for producers and clients all over the world and across time zones regularly, mainly from his home studio. Otherwise, he works onsite at dedicated commercial studios in the Bay Area and in Los Angeles 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 2019 via iMac Pro
Private network (hidden, VPN); ProRemote LE & ProTransport
Bandwidth: mbps (up/down) 12/478
External quiet drives, local and remote backups; E2E encrypted
Mobile (rarely): Centrance Mixerface / MicPort Pro via iPad / MacBook
100% paperless workflow
Electricity generated strictly via renewables
Carbon-negating web host

Listening / direction? Editing / post?

Live-directed sessions work just like conference calls which happen to be getting recorded, with playback options available mid-way through if/as needed. 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.

Contracts, insurance etc.?

NDAs and ICAs are routine. Subterreign Media (Scott’s parent company) carries liability coverage that normally meets or exceeds clients’ requirements. Moreover, he’s able to meet the needs of those with even the strictest of security protocols, including those in spaces such as finance, healthcare and government who need to maintain compliance with standards like HIPAA, FINRA and GDPR.

Rates?

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

Payment methods?

Online, Scott accepts direct deposits (ACH), P2P transfers (Zelle, Venmo), credit cards (PayPal) and cryptocurrencies (BTC, BCH and select others on request). Offline, checks and cash are welcome.

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.