HOW TO BOOK

 
 

VOICEOVER ARTISTS

Email me using the contact button and tell me the time you require - time fills up quickly, so please book ahead.

Send me:

  • Scripts

  • Videos

  • Client's email address (for the Teams Invite)

  • Any other assets - music, guide VOs etc

  • Your Source Connect ID

  • Phone number

I'll reply with a quote.

Please read the FAQs below

If we haven't worked together before, I'll schedule time to call you on Source Connect to check our connection.

 

CREATIVE
AGENCIES

Email me using the contact form and tell me the time you require - time fills up quickly, so book ahead.

Please send me:

  • Scripts

  • Videos

  • Any other assets - music, guide VOs etc

  • VO's email address, phone number and Source Connect ID

  • Any other info.

I'll reply with a quote

Once the booking is confirmed, I'll send you a Teams link. Simply open it in the Teams app on your computer or in a browser five minutes before the session starts.

Please read the FAQs below

 

VO AGENCIES

Email me using the contact form and tell me the time you require - time fills up quickly, so book ahead.

Please send me:

  • Scripts

  • Videos

  • Any other assets - music, guide VOs etc

  • VO's email address, phone number and Source Connect ID

  • Any other info.

I'll reply with a quote

Once the booking is confirmed, I'll send you a Teams link which you can send to your clients. Simply tell your clients to open it in the Teams app on your computer or in a browser five minutes before the session starts.

Each session has an included 30 minutes prep time before the session starts, to set the session up, convert videos and to test connection with the VO artist.

Please read the FAQs below

 

VOICEOVER ARTISTS
FAQs

Is Source Connect the only option?
No - you can use any of the services available. If you have a subscription to iPDTL, SessionLinkPro, Cleanfeed or Source Connect Now, then please send me an invitation link before the session. Be aware though, that all of these services are the same, all using the Opus Codec in Google Chrome, and all suffer from glitches that can make sessions difficult.

Can I use WiFi?
NO. You really need an ethernet cable connecting your router to your computer. You can buy 50 meter ones which you can drape though your home if you have to, but I've never had a completely successful session using WiFi.

Can I test my set-up before the session by myself?
Yes - in the contacts window on Source Connect, you'll see ECHOTEST options. This is a loopback test - connect to any of the echo-tests, and talk into your mic when you're connected. If you hear your voice repeated in your headphones, you're ready to go. If you don't, make sure that you have your inputs and outputs connected properly in the Audio Options of Source Connect.
 
What settings do I choose in Source Connect?
Please choose 48K, mono, High Buffer. A very useful resource is George the Tech, whose video can be found by clicking HERE. The link will take you to the relevant point in the video, but the video is full of useful information.

 

CREATIVE
AGENCIES
FAQs

Is Microsoft Teams the only option?

No - you choose. If you use Skype, Zoom or any other app then just send me a link and I'll join your session. If you hand control of the session to me I can share my screen.


What do I tell my VO?

Tell them to read the FAQs on this website, and let them know that I'll connect to them five minutes before the session.


Can I test Teams before I start?

Yes - Teams has a loopback feature which lets you check you're set up properly. Go to:

  • Settings

  • Devices

  • Make a test call

 

Anything else?

 

One thing. If you want to play audio from your computer to me and the VO, make sure you turn Teams 'noise suppression' off. Go to:

  • Settings

  • Devices

  • Noise suppression

 

VO
AGENCIES
FAQs

Is Source Connect the only option?

No - your VO can use any of the services available. If they have a subscription to iPDTL, SessionLinkPro, Cleanfeed or Source Connect Now, then please tell the VO to send me an invitation link before the session. Be aware though, that all of these services are essentially the same, all using the Opus Codec in Google Chrome, and all suffer from glitches that can make sessions difficult.


What do I tell my VO?

Once the booking is confirmed, I'l contact the VO and give them my Source Connect ID. I'll send an info sheet to them with everything they need. Sessions work better when they're not back to back, so I arrange 30 mins of prep between each session, where you, I and the VO can make sure that we're absolutely prepared - checking the VO's connection, converting and importing videos and connecting to clients so that we're ready to go on time. The 30 minute buffer also means that if a session needs to overrun then we have some flexibility.

What do I tell my client?

Once the booking is confirmed I'll contact the client with a link to a Teams meeting, plus an info sheet with info they need.

Anything else?

A half-hour gap between my sessions gives us time for prep and possible overrun - please let the client and the VO know this. I'll contact the VO before the session to make sure everything works as it should.