A short ten years ago a professional voice over talent being able to record from a home studio was almost unheard of. But as technology continues to move at a rapid rate some of the equipment has become more affordable to allow voice talent the advantage of recording from home.
This has also meant the floodgates have been opened for every man, woman and child to join voice over casting website and call themself a ‘professional voice actor’.
In turn, bidding wars commenced and the voice over landscape was thrown into disarray.
There are still many reasons why the old saying ‘you get what you pay for’ continues to ring true.
Here’s the difference between a Professional Voice Over Talent and a Budget Voice Over Talent.
A Professional Voice Talent:
- Can generally provide the client exactly what they want within one or two takes.
- Is able to interpret from a voice over script the type of read the client is after.
- Their recording studio has an acoustic setup to cancel out any room echo.
- They understand different file formats the client may request the final recording to be delivered in.
- As this is their main job, they are generally able to service the client straight away.
A Budget Voice Talent:
- Will often have little experience interpreting voice over scripts.
- They record using cheap equipment and in rooms that echo or have background noise result in amateurish and unprofessional recordings.
- They generally have full time jobs and cannot service the client in a timely manner. As files are sent overnight, if changes are required, the client then waits another 24 hours!
- May be hard to find if a script requires update or changes six months down the track.
If a business is serious about their image, no corners should be cut. Marketing, advertising and promotion are the proven means of gaining new clients. A voice over talent is essentially representing your brand. Therefore potential clients will associate your company with quality by using an experienced male or female voice talent.
Trying to save a few bucks on the voice, may end up costing you a lot more in the long run.
The Voice Realm voice casting agency is the affordable and easy way to find voice over actors online. Hundreds of clients have already discovered the ease of auditioning and contacting voice over talent for free without the need to sort through hundreds of amateur voices.