What is your home recording set-up?
I work from a purpose built Acousticase™ recording studio.
Tech specifications include:
- Rode-N1 microphone
- Scarlett Focusrite 3rd Gen audio interface
- Reaper recording software
- Source Connect standard (for live directing sessions; also Skype, Zoom, Microsoft Teams & Google Meet)
- Ability to deliver de-breathed and fully mastered audio in wav or mp3 format
What do you charge for voiceovers?
There are several variables, for example:
- How long is the text? (word count is important)
- Where will it appear? (e.g. company website/presentation/social media/paid or unpaid advertising/tv/radio)
- What are the licensing requirements?
- How long will it be appearing for? (weeks/months/in perpetuity)
Once I have an idea of these, I can give you a realistic quote. Please note that my BSF (basic studio fee) is £200 minimum for an hour of studio time (either in my home studio or an outside studio). Licensing use is added to this fee. A useful reference point is the ‘Gravy for the Brain’ rate card.
What are your payment terms?
I will send an invoice at the same time as your audio files, or soon afterwards.
Generally, payment should be sent on receipt of my invoice, but I understand that some companies send payment on a monthly basis. You should let me know at the hiring stage if payment is likely to be delayed for any reason.
I prefer payment via BACS or international bank transfer. Please note I am not liable for any fees. For clients who prefer payment via PayPal, I add a 6% charge to cover fees deducted.
How quickly will my voiceover be produced?
Usually within 24 hours. In some cases I can offer a same-day service for up to 5 minutes of voiceover, though this may vary depending on my current workload. Please always mention when you get in touch if there is likely to be a tight deadline.
Can I ‘listen in’ or live-direct the session, or even record the session from another studio?
Yes, you can! I have Source Connect Standard or Source Connect Now which allows you to listen in cleanly, or record the session at your end if you prefer. Skype, Zoom, Microsoft Teams and Google Meet are also effective ways to listen to the session live.
“Working with Sophie is a dream – she is quick, professional, and easily takes direction. Her voice is lovely and the sound quality is top-notch. We’re looking forward to working with her again soon!”
Torpedo Journal, San Diego
“Sophie was great to work with and promptly delivered an excellent performance to a demanding brief. Sophie has an exceptional voice which she uses to great effect and I can certainly recommend her.”
“Would definitely work with Sophie again! She was very communicative and turned the file around very quickly.“
Storyhorse Productions, Dublin
“Great natural instincts on delivery and pacing. Great tone as well.”
Kre8 Inc., Mississippi
“We needed an internationally friendly voice with a slight British accent for a product explainer video. Sophie was brilliant, she nailed the brief and was super quick to respond.”
Imagic Creative Agency, Christchurch, New Zealand
“Sophie has delivered exactly what I was looking for. She took the initiative to slightly amend the text provided to make it far better. I recommend her to anyone looking for fast and efficient work.”
“Absolute pleasure to work with you again. Sophie is great at not only providing quality work but also proactively communicating, and considerate to all aspects of the job in hand. Thanks again, Sophie!”
Regency Creative, London
Copyright & Intellectual Property Notice
Price quoted is pro-rata. All copyrights, intellectual property rights, broadcast rights and any other rights associated with the artist hired by the hiring company and the artist’s works and/or performances shall remain with the artist. Upon full payment of my invoice, the following licence is granted by the artist for usage rights of the works listed.
Licence details: The artist’s works may be used by the hiring company for a period as specified on my invoice, unless otherwise stated, upon which time the works shall cease to be used, or an additional usage payment (equal to the usage payment in the original invoice) shall be made to the artist. The artist’s works may only be used for the agreed product or service (and any of the platforms or mediums) detailed in the invoice, and not in any additional products or services in the future, unless otherwise stated.
For the sake of clarity, this also means that the works may never be incorporated into any text-to-speech, synthetic voice or Al Voice models, on any platform or medium, known now, or in the future – unless specifically stated in the original booking.
The artist’s works may only be used in the geographical region as specified in the invoice line-items, unless otherwise stated; if no geographical region is stated then the licence specifies that this is the hiring companies country location only. The hiring company may not transfer the works, nor this licence to any third parties, (including the sale of the hiring company itself) without the written consent of the artist.