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Makena Sound Ltd.
The Studio : Providing professional voice-over services for film, television, animation, video games, and radio around the globe, Michael Richard Dobson is one of the world's top voice over talents. With amazing versatility, range, and acting ability, he covers the full spectrum of the voice over industry. Combined with state of the art recording equipment, an ultra quiet isolation booth by Whisper Room, and the worlds finest microphone, the 40th Anniversary Neumann U87Ai, we guarantee that your voice-over will be first class for any project.
With over 30 years in the business as an actor, director, and acting coach, turnaround is fast, as you are in the hands of a professional who has the experience to get the job done quickly and efficiently.
Clients can also be patched in by phone, directly into the studio via the JK Audio Broadcast Host Digital Hybrid, a zero delay, crystal clear digital audio line patch, or via Skype with full HD Camera set up allowing you to monitor the recording session and direct Michael in the studio in real time. The booth is also equipped with an HD monitor for easy video conferencing and file sharing.
The recorded session audio files are then sent to you via Hightail or Dropbox, in any requested audio format up to 24Bit 48kHz Sample Rate.
We will be happy to provide you with a quote on any voice over project usually within the same working day.
*Voice Over Demo Reel Production
*Currently Makena Sound Ltd is suspending Demo Reel Production till further notice.
Michael Dobson has been directing and producing demo reels for voice-over artists since 2005. Clients have travelled from as far as Los Angeles and Toronto to record their demos at his studio in White Rock, British Columbia. Michael is most often referred by clients from Vancouver's top animation studios, talent agencies and voice actors alike.
* Listen to actual client Demo Reels below - Recorded and Produced at Makena Sound Ltd.
Usual turnaround for a fully produced demo is six to ten weeks per category.
All completed demos fall within the industry standard format of 2 minutes or less per category. All demos are recorded at broadcast quality specifications of 16-bit / 44.1 kHz AIFF, Stereo - the same as any store bought Music CD. Clients are also provided with an MP3 copy at 128 mbps for internet networking purposes.
All demos include full audio production including music and sound effects to deliver a first class product that showcases your talent in the best way possible. You also benefit from the direction of one of the worlds most accomplished voice over artists. Michael's hands on approach and expert direction gives you the chance of delivering your best work for one of the most important tools in your arsenal of self promotion.
You will be recording in a spacious 9' x 7' fully ventilated WhisperRoom sound isolation booth. It's a comfortable and professional working environment that enables you to relax and enjoy your studio experience.
State of the art audio equipment completes the package, which includes a modified APEX 460 Tube Microphone.
Michael will direct and record you throughout the session, making sure range and performance levels showcase your individual strengths in the best way possible. To ensure this, 30 to 45 minutes of material is usually recorded. This in turn will be filtered down to 1:30 min or to a maximum of 2 action packed minutes of back-to-back, multi-layered material. It's important that the demo moves along quickly because it's a key factor to a successful demo.
Remember, the demo is designed to achieve one thing... to get you in the door for an audition. So it needs to grab the listeners attention and provide a positive impression that unlocks that door, getting you in and on your way to a successful career in the voice over industry!
Newcomers and industry professionals alike have recorded their demo reels with Michael, including:
Mark Hildreth, Kory Darnel, Matt Hill, Doran Bell Jr, Dexter Bell, David Curry, John Cassini, Sarah Edmondson, Marnie Mains, Mark Dreischen, Peter New, Katie Bennison, Brian Dobson, Lucia Walters, Joe May, and Leah Cevoli and many many more!
Contact : Krista at :firstname.lastname@example.org For Scheduling & Fees.
* Makena Sound Limited does not provide CD duplication services.
Here are some samples of Demos Directed, Recorded and Produced by Michael Dobson of Makena Sound Ltd...Enjoy!