Back in 1990, just after Nelson Mandela was released from jail, and during a time when Nothing Compares 2 U by Sinéad O'Connor was blasting from radios at #1, little me was blasted into this world, in Alexandria Scotland.
Believe it or not, little me is speaking English. Just with a thick Northern accent. Translation: “Turn it the other way, Terry.
Little me is cute, I know. But not many companies are looking for that particular sound…
Luckily, the voice-over gods came to my rescue, and bestowed upon me a blessing: My family moved to the Netherlands, where I grew up amidst many expats, speaking English, Dutch and a little Italian.
Surrounded by so many different languages and accents, of which British was the most prevalent, I developed a neutral English accent.
It’s hard to place exactly where I’m from. While I sound like a native speaker, I don’t sound American, and I don’t sound overly British either (unless you ask me to).
This puts me in a unique position to provide neutral sounding native English voice-overs to companies looking for a neutral sound.
Enabling them to appeal to a global, international audience.
For example, Hewlett-Packard:
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FROM MUSIC PRODUCER TO VOICE-OVER
“More attitude! That asshole cheated on you!”
“Not enough emotion. …”
I have a Bachelor of Music Production and have spent lots of time recording vocal tracks for artists. This is the kind of stuff I would say while coaching vocalists in the studio.
Vocals were the most important thing to me. They carry the message.
I had a natural feeling for how a vocal track needed to sound and how to get that result from the singer. I also recorded my own voice for songs I wrote and produced.
When people started asking me to record voice-overs, I brought many skills to the table.
But recording voice-overs is far from easy. Even with all my experience in the studio.
Like with everything I do, I strive to offer the very best on the market. I didn’t want to be average. So I studied with some of the best coaches in the industry, including Paul Strikwerda and J. Michael Collins.
They helped me perform my craft at a higher level, and widen the range of styles I can deliver.
Their training, along with years of experience working with clients who uphold high standards, has turned me into a seasoned pro.
Add to that my expertise working with audio production and you’re guaranteed a voice-over recording of the highest quality.
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I have always wanted to travel and be free. But I also wanted to run a successful voice-over business. So I decided to combine the two.
A ‘Digital Nomad’ travels the world freely, working remotely, without a fixed address.
In March of 2018, I coined the term ‘Digital VOmad’ (Digital Voice-Over Nomad).
In June of 2018, I sold all my belongings, cancelled my rent and hit the road to my first destination: Berlin.
Since then, I’ve been traveling the world, while growing my professional voice-over business remotely.
Since I started, I have recorded high-quality voice-overs for multinational corporations in the heart Kreuzberg (Berlin), San Francisco, Yosemite Valley, along Highway 1 (Big Sur), in Barcelona, and Bali, Indonesia. Quite the adventure.
Now, I’m in Canggu, Bali. An inspiring place, where I’m surrounded by freespirited entrepreneurs, athletes, and comedians.
I got ‘stuck’ here when COVID-19 hit. Stuck isn’t quite the right word though…
… because I like it here.
Every morning I wake up, hydrate my vocal cords with a fresh coconut and go train calisthenics at Nirvana Strength or or Muay Thai at BaliMMA.
Then I’ll record some voice-overs. Towards 3pm, I’ll start receiving calls and e-mails from my clients on the other side of the world.
Do my clients notice I’m on the other side of the world?
Not really. I have a fully professional studio with high-speed internet and SourceConnect, through which I regularly record live sessions.
Time difference? Bali is 6 hours ahead of Europe.
No problem. While my European clients are still asleep, I’m up and recording their scripts. So they have their voice-over by the time they wake up in the morning. If a live session is necessary, we plan it in the AM.
Or I work late if necessary.
I provide my clients with the best quality recordings and service, wherever they are in the world, and add a tropical twist.
“Good for you, Sean. But I came here for an amazing voice-over recording.”
Of course. Let’s get down to business.
I have everything I need here to deliver highest (broadcast) quality voice-overs to you in record time.
So tell me about your project below..
Tell me about your project.
I usually respond to emails within a few hours, depending on your time zone.
Need a voice-over fast? Give me a call, or write me on WhatsApp: +31650848618.
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