Voice Over Directory FAQ
I need help casting a professional voice over, what should I do?
Our advanced voice over search page is a treasure trove of the world’s best announcers. Simply decide if you’d like a male or female voice, the age range, and what the recording is for. You’ll be given a selection of our talent to listen to and find the perfect sound for your brand or product!
If you can't make up your mind by listening to demos, we recommend using the FREE CASTING NOTICE feature to audition many voice talent at once. Our voice actors will read your script and then you can decide who you want to hire. Simple!
I have found a voice talent on your site I want to record for me. How do I hire them?
Simply register for free to create an account, find the voice over artist that you want to book, and either click AUDITION VOICE FOR FREE or HIRE VOICE TALENT NOW. The rest of the process in so intuitive, we doubt you'll need to come back to this page!
How quickly can I get a voice over recorded?
If the voice actor you select is available immediately, there’s a good chance you can have the final file on your desktop or to your audio engineer within 2-4 hours. On the search page you can specify that you need a voice that can get the recording back in 4 hours or less. This is not a guarantee, but is achievable if everything falls into place. Just let the voice talent know you’re tight for time. Look for voices which feature the 'FAST VOICE CASTING' logo.
Another option is to send out a FREE CASTING NOTICE and request which talent can record for you ASAP. This way you know who's available by the responses you get!
So how much does it cost to hire a voice over talent?
We offer some of the best voice over talent in the world at the best voice over rates you'll find. You know upfront what a recording is going to cost you, so you can stay within your budget.
All our rates are clearly listed on the voice over rate page, unlike a lot of other sites. The rate is determined by how many words are in the script.
Most of the time a voice over actor is actually the cheapest part of the advertising campaign! When hiring a voice-over, you don't just pay for their time to record; you're also paying for their experience, the expensive recording equipment and the usage of the recorded audio. A professional sounding voice talent representing your business is one of the best investments you can make. Plus it's generally tax deductible as it is advertising!
Do I have to pay extra for studio time to record the voice talent?
Absolutely not! It’s all included in the rate. You don't even need to set foot in a recording studio. From the comfort of your computer at work, home or wherever, you have access to first class voiceover talent from around the globe. The voice talent will deliver your files to you RAW. What this means is that they assume someone is going to edit them on your end. If you need them to clean up the audio, or break it down into smaller individual files, you need to add 'Production Fee' to your booking. The Voice Realm features the most dedicated team of talented individuals anywhere online and they are all ready to voice your next campaign. You can get a ready to use file quickly and cheaply.
Can I listen and direct the talent while they record?
If you would like to listen to a voice while they record for you, look for talent that list this in their EXTRA SERVICES info, there's no extra cost! You can search for those specific voice talent on the SEARCH PAGE. Select the option: Ability to be directed. This is free.
What if I want a voice to come into the studio?
Some talent have elected to travel to client studios in major cities around the world. From the SEARCH PAGE select one of the cities listed to see available local talent. There is an additional USD$50 fee for this in addition to regular rates shown on the rate page.
What audio format will I get?
Whatever you request! After making payment, you are taken to a page where you give your direction, set a deadline, let the talent know the format you need and anything else.
Why would I use a voice talent from your site when my friend has a good voice?
You would not believe how many people think that anyone can do voice overs! It takes years and years of training to sound NATURAL, BELIEVABLE, SINCERE, WARM, FRIENDLY! When you've tried to save a few bucks by getting your receptionist to record your company's on hold message, and you realise how unprofessional it sounds to clients, come back and see us!
Voice overs is more than just about any voice reading a script. Research suggests that listeners are more likely to retain messages that are delivered by a professional voice talent that don't struggle to sound natural, taking away the attention from the message.
What’s the difference between your voices and other website voices?
A lot! All our professional voice talent are handpicked, so you only get the best!
Other websites allow anyone with a cheap microphone to join. That means you’re getting cheap voice over talent with very little experience that are recording on laptops in rooms that echo. Some of their voice over talent may have never professionally read a script before. They simply audition for hundreds of jobs and hope to land one.
You'll also get a lot of voice talent charging a lot of different rates. Nightmare!
Our voices are conscious of your deadline and generally get the finished recording back to you in a matter of hours if you select a voice from our FAST VOICE CASTING roster. Your local plumber could join other sites today and show in your results tomorrow! We're not kidding!
How do I pay for a voiceover? Is it safe?
You can easily pay with a credit card through our secure payment system. We hold onto the payment until the voice talent completes the recording for you. You'll receive a tax invoice straight away and you can keep tab of your payments and jobs in your 'My Account' section.
We use SSL encryption to transmit all the data you input, so you're safe! Once you're in the system you are able to give the voice artist direction and ask for re-records to get the read just right!
I'd like some music or sound effects added to the voice recording.
Most of our voice over talent can add royalty free music or sound effects to your recording. Be sure to select the extra production fee when booking the voice.
You'll also need to supply the voice talent with the music and/or sound effects you wish to use. Most songs need to be licensed. Your best bet is to buy a 'royalty free' track.
We recommend AUDIOJUNGLE they are very affordable and have a huge selection of tracks.
I want to use one of your professional voice actors for an on-going campaign. Can I?
You can. We would love that.
Consistency is a key to successful advertising. Familiarity has been proven to increase listener association and recall with brands. Get in contact with us for special ongoing rates for your voice over jobs. Hiring a voice talent for longer recording sessions helps you save money.
Are there any other fees I should know about?
NONE. Our professional service is free! The price you pay for all non-broadcast recordings is buyout, meaning you don't have any residuals or royalties to pay. However, if the usage changes from what was originally paid for, then additional fees must be paid. For example, if you book and pay for a TV spot, that is then used online six months later, you must pay for that additional usage. If you're going to use a voice over within your company (non-broadcast) and also use it online (public viewing) you just need to book the voice actor at the higher rate of the two. In this case it would be INTERNET USAGE.
I need help with a voice over casting. Who can assist me?
The best and fastest way to reach us is via the LIVE CHAT 24/7, you can find it at the bottom right hand corner of the website. Our customer phone support line is open from 9am - 9pm, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to help you. If you need help casting the voice, or assistance with the automated system, a friendly voice is just a call away.
I'm interested in becoming a voice over talent on the site, how can I be listed?
We are very selective about the actors we feature on the site. We take into account a number of factors including: your voice over studio quality and sound, your dedication to the voice over industry, your ability to provide quick turnarounds of recordings, a proven track record, ability to follow direction and our current roster of voice talent.
If you are interested in being considered head over to our Voice Talent Submission Page.
How does your automated voice over audition and job booking system work?
Why not register and find out for yourself. The system has been built from the ground up using the latest technology to help you cast the perfect voice over talent for FREE!
You can send out a FREE 'Casting Notice' to a selection of voice talent who will then send you back a custom recording of your script. You can listen to mp3 demos and then make your selection.
Or select the voice you are interested in, you'll be put in direct contact with them to send a personal free audition. You'll get the audio back to approve or give the voice over artist feedback, then when you're happy you can book them for the final job.
Fast, free voice over casting at The Voice Realm.
I have more specific questions that aren't listed here
Great, we'd be more than happy to help. Just head on over to the CONTACT PAGE and you can either email us, or chat LIVE to an agent in the bottom right hand corner of your screen.