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Mae Storm

Voice overs for all situations

COVID-19 Update: My studio is not affected by the pandemic. I don't anticipate any interruptions in the services I provide. Stay safe, stay home.

 

 

Bare Necessities Commercial

Roland Commercial

Narration

The Herbery Commercial

Audiobook

Museum Tour

   

Typical American female voice

 

I am a professional Voice Over artist and narration expert.

I can be seductive or sophisticated, CEO or neighborhood mom and anything in between.

I have a top of the line studio. I will provide a clear and professional audio recording delivering the results you're looking for.

Orders are delivered on time or early in 72 hours guaranteed, often sooner. It is possible to jump to the front of the queue and receive your order with in 24 hours.

Please provide pronounciation guide for technical language, medical terminology, names, any words that aren't English, or anything that might be tricky. Pleae spell out any abbreviation as you want them pronounced.

* For projects of more than 1000 words please contact me before placing an order. Click Here

Contact

I pride myself on quick response time, if you'd like a quote or have a question, I look forward to hearing from you.

Location:

Pacific Northwest (PST)

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Yes, I will do revisions for mispronunciations, pace and pitch changes in your script. However, script, direction and pronunciation changes (when pronunciation notes have been needed but not provided) after delivery will need a new order. If a revision is requested it may not always be returned to you on the same day but the day after especially if there is a time difference between us (pst).

  • Yes, I can send auditions/samples of partial reads of your script for $10 per 100 words!

    • Normal narration - $60 per 100 words .mp3 file.
    • Special narration - $75 per 60 words, if you have a list of words or short phrases, they take extra studio time to produce.
    • Revisons - $80 per 100 words.
    • Samples - $60 per 100 words.
    • Rush - $90 which will shorten delivery to within 24 hours
    • Queue Jump - $120 your project will be recorded first when I am in the studio next (PST).
    • Commercial Use - $85 for promotional non-paid business use, in marketing channels including Youtube
    • Broadcast Use - $130 for promotional paid business use, in marketing for TV or Radio
    • HQ wav file - $70 an uncompressed High Quality audio file for maximum fidelity
    • File Split (up to 5 files) - $100 split into 5 separate files, example: for use with a phone system.

  • When you've placed the order, there will be space provide for your script/info to be entered, and any other information pertaining to any extras you might need.

  • I deliver all work on time or early. Standard delivery with no extras selected is within 72 hours. Want it sooner? Select Rush or Queue Jump (additional charges apply).

  • This is my full time job and I am in the studio every day.

Building a Vocal Booth

A new year, and I've decided to take the plunge and build my own vocal booth.

 

I live in a noisy place, there is no insulation in any of the walls in my place and I can hear nearly everything that happens upstairs. I live less than a mile, as the crow flies, from an International Air Port where the air National Guard uses its after burners four times a day, major train lines, and Interstate freeway.

Research

I sent several weeks trying to find everything I could on how to build a vocal booth. I'm building a 'room inside a room' since I live in an apartment.

This is by far the best site I found:

 

https://murrant.ca/words/build-a-professional-vocal-booth-on-a-500-dollar-budget/?unapproved=207&moderation-hash=50dd3ec798f958e7b059f82fab5ca7ab#comment-207

Glen is very nice and will answer questions.

After doing my research it was time to make a plan and start buying the materials

19 8'x2x4's

 

In that shopping trip I was also supposed to get 7 5/8" 8'x 4' sheets of drywall. Unfortunately when I got to the store and attempted to pick them up, I could lift one up 1/2 way, not to mention being able to put it on the cart and then up onto the roof of the car.

Insulation

bats of insulation

 

I also realized how big the bats of insulation I need are. Those are palette of 9 bags, I think I calculated I need 14! Going to have to get the insulation and drywall delivered me thinks.

Sawing

wall frame

 

The Cutting BeginsĀ” I had the finished size I wanted the booth to be, having never done this kind of construction before I wasn't really sure how to proceed. A good friend was there to help, however, this was new territory for her as well.

This is the first 'long' wall being laid out, to verify the measurements were correct before moving forward.

Construction

how to build a corner

 

I don't know how the pros do it but this is what we came up with, to hold each stud secure as the screws were inserted. I didn't get a picture of it, but I had to use my 40 pound barbell to hold the other end of the wall in place as I pushed against it.

 

First Wall

first framed wall

 

ta-da! Now is when I choose to read up on how to frame a wall. And is when I learned about the California corner

California Corner

california corner

 

Its where you take another 2x4 apply it to the ends of the wall so there's some place to put the drywall and behind there's a place for insulation.And look 2 walls done! :)

Three Walls

3 framed walls up

 

Now I'm cooking with gas. This was really going pretty quickly. Having everything pre-cut I could have have all of these done in a day.

Four Walls

four framed walls

 

Here is the box framed, the cardboard is a placeholder for the door. This is where in my living room I had intended for it to go, but it sure takes up a lot of space!

 

Different location

different location

 

Deciding to move it to the other side of my living room. Still takes up too much room. I think I'm going to have to move it into another room.

Inside Space

2 framed walls showing inside space

 

Here is what it looks like inside. I think there will be enough room. More than my old blanket booth that was 40" x 20" x 62". I had to stoop inside and couldn't move my hands when talking and the mic was in my face, literally.

Different Angle

different angle of space

 

Different angle

Air Box

air box mock up

 

I've been in a holding pattern for a couple of weeks, as I try to figure out how to get moving air into this sealed booth. The orginal plans show stuff I'm not going to do, so now I need to work from scratch.

 

Booth Connector

connector to the booth from box

 

This is the side that connects to booth. I sealed off the door mock up with cardboard and then attached the air box to the booth. Turned on the fans and timed how long it was before I felt air at the top of the door, 14 seconds. The fans I bought are super quiet which is perfect but they don't have a cf designation so working in the dark.

Insulation

bag of bat insulation in car

 

Decided to buy some insulation and try some experiments with placement of fans. Forgot to take a pix of all three bags in the car.

Insulation size

bags of insulation

 

These things are enormous! Remember when I said I thought I needed 14 of them?!!! The 3 bags, you have to buy a min of 3, take up all the space for the booth. I'm really interested to find out what its going to be like with it in a wall but I'm afraid to remove it from its packaging as it will then be subject to being all over the house.

Delivery

bags of insulation

 

After what seams like a year long stoppage, I'm able to move ahead again. After trying the booth in every room, I finally decided on my bedroom. I made my order of large items, drywall, insulation, that was easier for Lowes to move in their truck than me. Everything was all set and then suddenly Lowes notified me less than 24 hours that they were pushing my delivery back 2 weeks. WTF? Man did that put a crimp in things! But I did finally get my delivery!

 

More Delivery

bags of insulation

 

I think with the exception of some small stuff I've got everything I need to build. :)

Insulation

bags of insulation

 

This is all of the insulation I have, the boxes also have rigid insulation in them. BTW my ceiling is 7'6" tall. ;)

Drywall Tools

bags of insulation

 

In addition to all of the other drywall tools, I highly suggest you get a Panel Carrier.

Tools Continued

bags of insulation

 

The Panel Carrier is a must if you're working alone. The sheets of drywall I ordered 5/8" thick 8' x 4' weigh 73 pounds each!

 

Tools More

bags of insulation

 

This Roll Lifter is a must for lifting the sheet rock off the floor and positioning it in the perfect spot.

Tools Finale

bags of insulation

 

The Roll Lifter is also a rasp for smoothing the cut edges of drywall, and a bottle opener! :)

FYI

bags of insulation

 

FYI I put down canvas drop clothes on all of the carpets I would be working around. Using blue painter's tape to hold them down. I picked this stuff up at Lowes - the absolute worst blue tape I've ever used only sticks to itself. :(

Good Tape

bags of insulation

 

This stuff ROCKS! It will stick to the carpet and stay there even being walked over again and again! But doesn't leave sticky residue.

 

Caulk

bags of insulation

 

The trick to sound insulation is to plug every tiny hole. I found online 'industrial' caulk lasts much longer than the regular stuff you can get at Home Improvement store. I got this from Acoustical SolutionsSteve Snider was wonderful about answering questions!

Caulk Gun

bags of insulation

 

This caulk is 28oz, and needs a special caulk gun. The gun and caulk weigh 4.3 pounds!!!

Filling Gaps

bags of insulation

 

Here I am preping the framed walls with the caulk .

Gaps

bags of insulation

 

Close up.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Normal Narration - 700 words or less, voice recordings are delivered dry (raw) with no music or editing.

 

Special Narration - lists or short phrases of 500 words or less.

 

Sample - 300 words or less of your script.

 

Revisions - No charge revisions for mispronunciations, pace and pitch changes in your script. However, script, direction and pronunciation changes (when pronunciation notes have been needed but not provided) after delivery will need a new order. If a revision is requested it may not always be returned to you on the same day but the day after especially if there is a time difference between us (pst).

 

Queue Jump - Your project will be the first recorded when I'm next in the studio (PST).

 

Rush - shorten your delivery time to within 24 hours.

 

Internet/World Use - for promotional use, with Internet marketing channels including Youtube.

 

Broadcast Use - for promotional paid business use, in marketing for TV or Radio.

 

HQ File - an uncompressed High Quality wav audio file for maximum fidelity.

 

File Split (up to 5 files) - split into 5 separate files, example: for use with a phone system.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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