You get to find out about a amazing range of things when you record corporate voiceovers.

Non slip tennis courts; a special plastic used in photovoltaic cells; an iphone app that controls wood burning stoves; how to decommission wind turbines; a machine that measures human body resonant frequencies; a water distribution and sewerage company in the UAE and and a video explaining how to drive fancy VW cars over rocky terrain – you name it I’ve done the voice over!.

I hope these blog posts give a flavour of the more interesting voiceover stuff that sometimes comes my way – plus some of the other things I like that I’ve come across in those moments when I’m waiting for the next script to arrive!

Chris Radley – Voice Over

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Lewis Hamilton

New commercial voice over on-line

 April 12, 2022
I recorded the voice over for an on-line commercial and also an information video towards the end of last year. The information video has recently surfaced on-line.  As the voice over I’m in the illustrious company of Lewis Hamilton no less.  My bit starts at around 18 secs in.  The video is promoting the qualities of Petronas Syntium Cool Tech Technology and how it can improve safety and power in read more

Voice Coach Nancy Wolfson

Advice for voice overs – relax!

 April 4, 2022
There is a huge amount of information and advice on line on how to be a voice over artist. One of my favourite sources of information and entertainment for all things voice related are the various free training videos posted by voice coach Nancy Wolfson. I rediscovered one this week that I had first seen a couple of years ago.  Despite being a few years old I think the content read more

Her Day Opera detail

Recording and studio project

 March 18, 2022
Over the last week I’ve been involved with a recording project that has nothing to do with voiceovers! With my audio producer’s hat on I’ve been working on an interesting project that was partly funded by Coventry City of Culture. I’ll probably post about it in more technical detail on my studio blog but in brief I was asked to record a live performance of a newly composed opera. The read more

AT4033 microphone with pop shield. Photo by Louis Radley

Studio art?

 February 25, 2022
I was checking Linked In while I was waiting for a delayed voice over script to arrive and this image was posted by someone on my news feed. It appealed to me as, in addition to voice work, I also do audio production and engineer recording and mixing sessions.  When mixing a large music project you invariably find yourself staring at a page of multi-track wave forms.  Often your eyes read more

Aston Element microphone close up Photo by Louis Radley

Voiceover in a directed session

 February 8, 2022
As I’ve said before – Often when people start out in voice over they think all they need is a good or “nice” voice. Actually these days where clients want “authentic” voices almost anyone could be a voice artist – but that’s a subject for another blogpost.  In addition to the voice you have you also need a range of other skills: you need to be able to work for read more

AT4033 microphone with pop shield. Photo by Louis Radley

Covid isolation over – back to the booth

 January 24, 2022
I posted last week that I was isolating due to testing positive for Covid.  I detailed the delights of the symptoms in that post so don’t need to go over that here. Suffice it to say that isolation took longer than I had hoped to get to the two days of consecutive negative tests.  I had hoped to be free on Sunday but in actual fact it wasn’t until today read more

Aston Element microphone and pop shield Photo by Louis Radley

Back to normal? Not quite..

 January 20, 2022
When you work in voice overs, or any kind of voice work throat infections and colds are occupational hazards to be avoided if you can. Most years I seem to get a bad cold every winter – and more than one when my children were young – each new school term would bring a new set of germs home, When I originally started this post on Tuesday of this week read more

Aston Element microphone close up Photo by Louis Radley

Voiceovers – what’s room tone?

 January 14, 2022
When I began my voice over journey it seemed like having a “nice voice” would take you quite a long way. You also didn’t need to know much about marketing or to have the skills of an audio producer or recording engineer. Back then I did not have my own studio so when I did directed sessions I either went to the studio of the client or the one they read more

podcaster mic and laptop

Voice artists need to build a client base

 December 21, 2021
Right from the first Covid lockdown there has been a massive influx of people into the voice industry: setting themselves up as voice over artists.   Actors with no work because of Covid. Former radio presenters let go due to increased radio networking. Plus those who have been told they have a “nice voice” and who seem to think that with a laptop and a USB podcaster mic they are good read more

AT4033 microphone with pop shield. Photo by Louis Radley

Voice overs – don’t forget the basics

 November 22, 2021
During a recent voice over recording session something happened  that served to remind me that even experienced people sometimes forget basic stuff that they really should not. I was in my voice over booth for a Source Connect directed session with a production studio in Leeds to record an on-line commercial.  So far so straight forward.  I think it was because this kind of scenario is so routine and familiar read more

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