Here’s why so many voice actors trust Edge Studio for demo recording-
Our approach to voice over demo recording is different:
1. You’ll work with coaches who specialize in the genre you’re pursuing, such as commercial, animation, audiobook, and 25 others. So these coaches know precisely which casting teams are hiring, where they are, and what types of voices they’re currently seeking. So we tailor your scripts and mix (music and sound effects) to match what is in-demand at that moment.
2. You’ll be guided to voice over genres which pinpoint the intersection of your natural voice, your strengths, your interests, and your goals. In other words, we don’t believe the “you’ve gotta have a commercial demo” theory. We only believe you need a commercial voice over demo if you want commercial voice over work. Otherwise your demos should focus on the genres you’re most marketable in. This leads you to get hired for more work due to being a ‘natural fit’ and having ‘comfort’ in the scripts that clients hire you to record.
3. Many demo producers in the voice over industry create demos which sound flashy to the public. However we produce demos which sound realistic (like real snippets of paid work) and are therefore more marketable to casting professionals and voice over agents.
4. And you’ll have our team backing you from the very moment you begin.
Here’s what demo programs come with-
Our standard demo package is continually recommended by agents, casting teams, and fellow voice actors.
Every professional voice actor knows that your demo is your calling card, and the tool that you need in order to book work and develop relationships with clients. It needs to be polished, well rehearsed, and professionally produced, and able to meet the high standards of this dynamic industry.
A Voice Over Demo Record package at Edge Studio consists of an education consultation, one script prep session, one demo record session, and one professionally produced demo (including editing, sound design, and mixing). We highly recommend that you purchase private coaching sessions prior to recording to ensure that your VO skills are as strong as possible for an optimal demo experience.
This voice over demo package at Edge Studio includes everything necessary to walk away with an industry-standard, marketable voice over demo:
First you’ll have an CONSULTATION
Careful planning now will result in a more marketable voice over demo and a fruitful career down the road. When you sign up for the Demo Record Package, an Education Advisor will set up an introductory phone call with you to discuss your voice over goals and gather information to help set you up for success. Edge Studio will pair you with a coach who you will meet with in your prep session and who will direct your demo recording session.
Then a SCRIPT PREP SESSION
In the script prep session, you will come prepared with a set of scripts to present for your coach. This is a time for you to read all the copy to your coach, and for them to review it. Together, you’ll confirm that the length of the copy is appropriate for your demo, that it offers the right amount of variety (based on your goals and strengths), that the scripts you choose will help you be marketable, and – most importantly – that you’re comfortable with it. If all is good, then move to the demo record phase. If not, recommendations will be made and changes will be enacted prior to you moving on to recording your demo.
Then your RECORDING SESSION
Your coach will direct you during your recording session. Either record in person at our NYC studio location or at our partner studio in Los Angeles (recording in these locations is included in the cost of the program), or record at an approved alternate studio anywhere in the world and your coach will direct you either in-person or remotely. Students are responsible for covering the cost of a studio rental, if not at one of Edge’s two recording locations. If unable to travel, you are welcome to record your demo in your own home studio.
And then your EDIT, SOUND DESIGN, MIX, & MASTER
Edge Studio’s Engineering Team works to edit, sequence, process, mix, and master your demo under the supervision of Edge’s CEO, David Goldberg. It will be emailed to you for your review, and you and our Education Team will discuss any comments you may have. There are never additional fees for one round of reasonable revisions. We want you to feel comfortable and happy with your demo.
“Edge Studio’s demos are top-notch quality, and you’ll walk away with a fantastic marketing tool to get your voice over career off the ground.“
**All students attending live demo record or coaching sessions at either Edge Studio location (in NYC or at our partner studio, Voice Trax West in Los Angeles) must show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 (2 doses or more) in order to gain entry and will be required to remain masked for the duration of their time at Edge Studio, unless they are working individually in a voice over recording booth.
All sales are final. No refunds, exchanges, or adjustments to previous purchases will be given. All sales expire two years from the original date of purchase.
Just wanted to bring you up to date on my audiobook life. Since January I have completed 4 more books! One author offered me the job without an audition – she just liked my demo. … Thanks again for starting me on this path, I’m enjoying every minute of it.