First things first, you can start browsing and listening to demos for inspiration. Most voice over artists can express a variety of tones, energy levels and characteristics with their voice… but the pool can be overwhelming.
The most common filter used to start searching is “Language”. If you know in what language(s) your “right” voice should speak, that helps to narrow the search.
Another popular filter to consider is the specific “Category” of project your voice should perform. Meaning, is the voice over for eLearning, advertising, IVR, video presentations, gaming etc. This is important because some categories require different styles than others.
For example, a voice for an eLearning module requires stamina combined with a likeable, calm, pleasant voice that doesn’t distract from the content being shared.
A voice for advertising likely requires inflection combined with a kind of x-factor that reflects the brand being communicated and makes the voice stand out from the crowd.
These filters help slim the archive to ensure you’re listening to the most appropriate voices for your project’s needs.
Not confident in DIY when voice selecting? You’re not alone! Which is why casting can be the way to your project’s voice. What do we need to know to give you the best casting experience? By sharing the below with our team, you will receive a carefully curated list of voice talents that suite your specific needs.
-What are the project details?
- languages needed
- product category
- word count
-Who will hear this voice over? AKA who is the target group?
-Do you have any style references?
It’s fine if not, but if you already have a voice in your mind or need a voice match from another language, share it with us!
3.EXTENDED PERSONA AUDITIONS
The project isn’t just a one-time deal. You need a voice that can embody your company.
Maybe your company is expanding and changing and so should the telephone greetings (IVR). Your campaign doesn’t have an end date. Or your TV channel needs consistency in the voice over an indefinite period of time.
In these instances, and more, you need to feel 100% confident in your voice selection. The path for finding your right voice likely means an extended audition that encourages you to be a confident part of the selection. To give you a snapshot into the process, you will:
-Deliver your brand guide
You likely already have this. Your brand book, DNA or manifesto. This way we can really understand your brand story and deliver talents that best represent you. If you don’t have that ready to go, no problem. We will guide you with the questions necessary to deliver the perfect voice.
Here’s where we work our magic. Our team will deliver a carefully curated voice selection that we believe represents your goals.
Through feedback from you, we can deliver custom samples from the selected few you wish to hear more from. Together, we can collaborate to make your final selection.
No matter which way you prefer, VoiceArchive is here to help. Are you ready to find the voice?