Arts & Entertainment
Please take a listen to some of the kind words my clients have had to say about my services, which will also demonstrate the quality recordings they are producing in their home studios with my support.
My name is George Whittam and I am a voiceover studio consultant. What does that mean? I'll help you dial in your studio to make your recordings sound amazing! I don't engineer, edit, or master the recordings for you. Rather, I teach YOU how to do it in a way that won't be overwhelming or intimidating. Whether you've never recorded audio in your life, or you've been at it for a long time, chances are very good you'll learn some important concepts that will propel your career forward.
Some of the specific task I can assist you with include selecting the right microphone and other equipment, dialing in room acoustics, practical solutions to noise problems, teaching efficient editing techniques, creating custom audio effects presets for your voice, and workflows that help you work with a minimal amount of frustration and maximize your time effectiveness. Remember, you get paid per FINISHED hour, so the more time you waste on the technical stuff, the less money you make. I'll make sure you get just enough help, not too much, or too little. Many find that in just one hour of one-on-one support with me they hurdle issues that plagued them for months, and in some cases YEARS. Again, I work with complete beginners to seasoned pros, and in each case the actor comes away with golden nuggets that make them wish they found me sooner.
My client base of voice talent is well over 400 now, but here are some standouts:
Scott Rummell, Bill Ratner, Joe Cipriano, Jim Tasker, Vanessa Marshall, Allison Janney, Joan Cusack, Don LaFontaine, Miguel Ferrer, Randy Thomas, Sylvia Villagran, Howard Parker, Michael McColl, Chris Fries, Graeme Spicer, Jamie Anderson, Jordan Marder, Pat Fraley, Nancy Wolfson, Pat Duke, Chad Brannon, Beau Weaver, Anne Ganguzza, Austin Keyes, Jami Jurgens, Mark Fiore, Rick Wasserman, Melissa Disney, Marian Massaro, Andrea Christensen, Kathy Broderick, William Shockley, Jim Cummings, Sam Fontana, Rolonda Watts
Sadly, there are no unions or awards in my field, but I receive compliments and thanks from clients almost every day. Here are a few:
"I just wanted to send you a quick note to let you know that I've had several compliments recently from mixers stating how incredible my set up sounds compared to the other sessions they have throughout the day and night. Whatever magic you work you are doing it right... no words can express how grateful I am to know you.
Thank you for helping me live my dream in the best way possible.. and you should know you are making many audio mixers in the world, VERY HAPPY!
Of course I tell them it's all because of George Whittam :)
"George, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all that you have done in helping me to obtain my SaVoa accreditation . More importantly though - Thank you, thank you, thank you - for your unwavering support, your incredible expertise, and your steadfast guidance in helping me improve my audio quality and my home studio. You have been invaluable to me in so many ways and I am so very grateful to you! You have such a special gift that goes far beyond just your technical knowledge, but comes from the heart with your sincere desire to really help people and make a difference. I am truly honored to and blessed to know you."
“Hi, my name is Zurek; I'm narrator for HBO Pay Per View Boxing, also promo voice for the BT networks, and signature voice for over fifty radio stations all over the place in cities like Minagua, Nicaraugua, New York, L.A., Chicago. I love my job. So much so that I have a tendency to twist some buttons I shouldn't, because that's not what I do, professionally, but ERS does, and George is the man. I met him at Voice 2008. Joe Cipriano said, “Y'all, that's the guy you need to deal with, in case you ever screw your buttons up, you can call George and get him via phone patch-and I have-or contact him via Skype, Source Connect, mp3, FTP, whatever you need, George is there, and most importantly, he is dependable. There are people with million dollar voices and people with million dollar ears, and George is the man. ERS is the only way to go for me.”
“Hi, my name is Vanessa Marshall. I work in most areas of voice over, and therefore my studio really needs to be up and running at all times. Unfortunately, recently it came to a crashing halt. I was referred to George and ElDorado Recording Services and he literally saved my life. He streamlined my studio to where I've had zero problems, whatsoever. And it's so simple now that even a chimpanze could use it, and that works for me. George really saved my life, explained things to me, and was quick, and I really can't thank him enough. I highly recommend him.