Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is meant to help with some of the commonly asked questions I get. If you can’t find an answer please contact me, I am always happy to help.



There are hundreds of microphones and pieces of studio gear available for professional voice over artists to choose from. While many creative professionals seek to get their hands on the newest (most expensive) equipment on the market, I seek rather to find what works best for my voice to achieve the highest quality sound and impact for you.

Microphones: Sennheiser MKH416 Microphone / Rode NT1 secondary mic

Processing: DBX 286s Microphone Pre-Amp

Digital Conversion: PreSonus Studio 2|6 Audio Interface

Computers: I have a primary and secondary system, both iMacs – a 3.4/i7 w/32GB RAM and a 3.2/i5 w/32GB RAM both running OS 10.13.4 recording to G-Technology RAID Drives

Software: Adobe Audition, Audacity


Click to watch me setting up and using the MKH416 mic for the first time.

 

Acoustically Treated Home Studio Recording/Editing Facility:
Dedicated professional home studio that has a noise floor of less than – 60db.
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Online Directed Sessions:
High speed internet connection which allows me to regularly schedule online directed sessions with producers all over the world. 

Directed sessions can be done via Source Connect Now, Skype (troywhudson1963), Zoom or even by Phone.

 

 


Backup/Travel Gear:
Mic: Marshall MXL 2006 Large Gold Diaphragm Condenser Microphone with MXL-57 Shock Mount and dual screened pop filter
Mixer: Behringer Xenyx 802 Premium 8-Input 2-Bus Mixer with Xenyx Mic Preamps and British EQs
Digital Conversion: Lexicon Alpha 2-Channel Desktop Recording Studio
Travel Mic: Blue Yeti

COMMERCIAL RATES (*Dry Voice)

Local Run Small Market (:30 $75 – :60 $125)
Local Run Medium/Large Market (:30 $150 – :60 $250)
Regional/Statewide (:30 $300 – :60 $450)
13 WEEK BUYOUT = minimum 50% more
*For full production cost will be determined based on the requirements.


NON-BROADCAST/ONLINE RATES

Up to 1000 words, the following rate formula applies:

– First 200 words $50

+ (Total Word Count – 200) x .25

*ADDING MUSIC/SFX $20 PER CUT

From 1001 – 2000 words…

-Multiply total word count by .23

From 2001 – 3000 words…

-Multiply total word count by .20

From 3001 – 4000 words…

-Multiply total word count by .17

From 4001 – 5000 words…

-Multiply total word count by .15

From 5001 – 6000 words…

-Multiply total word count by .13

From 6001 – 7500 words…

-Multiply total word count by .11

From 7501 – 10,000+ words…

-Multiply total word count by .09


AUDIOBOOK

START AT 30K = minimum $300 *PFH (per finished hour) for nonfiction. Fiction cost is more based on character voices, etc.
(*based on 9,300 words per hour)


E-LEARNING

minimum .13/WORD – $20/MINUTE – $1,200/HOUR
(based on 150 words per minute)
Highly technical material requiring extensive pronunciation, terminology, and industry acronym research is more.