How do I order a voice over online?
The Contact Form or email is the best way to get in touch. Explain your project, any budget or deadlines you may have, and if possibly include a sample of your script so that a demo of the read can be provided. For an accurate price calculation please include the following:
The type of production (Broadcast, web only, internal corporate, IVR, eLearning etc.)
Whether it is intended as private, or public (eg. local only, regional, nationwide, or global audience)
The length of the script in words
The end client (who is being advertised / communicated) and how large that company is (e.g startup with one office, business with multiple offices, or an international brand)
The length of license - how long you intend for this to be used (eg. 6 months, 12 months, in perpetuity)
Any special requirements, such as if you need a live monitoring of the session via Skype, ISDN, Source Connect etc. Or if you need editing or audio post completed also.
Toby will contact you with a quote and a sample recording of your script (if supplied). We can also discuss availability to connect for a live Voice session.
If you find the demo recording and price acceptable then email back a confirmation and attach the final script. Make sure the script is 100% correct as any alterations after this point may incur additional charges to those quoted.
Toby will record the full script and send to you a high quality wave file of the recording (or other format avaiable), in both RAW and PROCESSED forms.
RAW is straight off the Sennheiser MKH 416 microphone with no processing, and PROCESSED has EQ and compression and limiting applied and is ready to use for broadcast - so just use which ever suits your post-production workflow best. Then you’ll receive a PayPal invoice. You can listen in to the session and give live direction if required using Skype or phone patch or even connect professionally studio to studio using Source Connect. Or you can just wait for the files to arrive! It's up to you...
If you are completely satisfied with the recording then the work is done any you pay the invoice. If you feel that the read is not quite right, or something is mispronounced then email back with specific re-recording instructions. Toby will re-record as per your instructions and send through the revised files. You only pay once you're satisfied with the recording. If alterations are made to the script, or the brief changes dramatically then there may be a re-recording fee. This is usually US$100 for up to 200 words changed.
What formats will you supply the files in?
Most audio formats can be supplied, but the most common are mp3 (at 128 kbps mono), wav, and aiff (at uncompressed 44.1khz or 48khz at 16bit). Any sample rate or bit depth can be supplied up to 192khz, 32 bit.
What sound equipment does your studio have?
I record mostly on a Sennheiser MKH 416 shotgun microphone, into an Arturia Audiofuse digital interface. My DAW (audio recording program) is Adobe Audition CC, and most of my processing is ‘in the box’ which allows me to match recordings when I’m travelling to when I’m in my studio. I have a variety of Plugins from Waves and Izotope.
What is your turnaround time?
24 hours is the target time frame for supplying audio to you from the time your confirmation email and final script is received.
Can I listen in to the recording live and provide real-time feedback?
Yes! Using Phone, Skype, Source Connect Now, or source connect Pro you are able to listen in to the recording and provide real-time feedback anywhere in the world! I can also offer ISDN via a bridging service for a small extra fee.
What if I don't like the recording?
I will give you several more reads if necessary to try to achieve your vision, but if after this time I am unsuccessful then I will cancel the invoice. You only pay for the files once they are recorded to your satisfaction.
What are your payment terms?
My standard payment terms are net 7 days of supplying final audio files and invoice.