Voice Of God
When at a live event or award ceremony, it’s very common to have a disembodied voice welcoming the guests, announcing the speakers on stage and giving information about award winners as they come up to the stage. This faceless voice is called the Live Announcer or Voice Of God and can either be voiced live or be pre-recorded.
A good Voice Of God will be be clear and easy to understand above music, clapping and crowd chatter. They will command attention and authority and sound like they are knowledgeable about the people and industry they are speaking about.
Audio And Video Examples Of My Live Event Announcing
As you can hear from these examples, the voice could well be pre-recorded and played back, or the VOG can attend the event, voicing live. At the events I attend, I work with the production team, lighting and sound crew and the Show Caller, who’s essentially a director, overseeing everything. They cue the lights, music, slides, videos and of course, the announcer. All the production crew wear headphones with microphones and can hear everything that is going on behind the scenes, similar to the gallery in a television studio.
Although the announcements do need to be clear and authoritative, that does not necessarily mean shouty or over the top in a booming fashion. More and more, a natural style is favoured as the volume can be controlled by the sound department. The voice, unless it’s a style choice does not have to be forced.
What others have said
Bluedog used Darren as Voice Of God for The Heathrow Airport Retailers Award Ceremony and were so impressed, we asked him back the following year! What we love about Darren is his flexibility in terms of the style of reads he can deliver. He’s always quick to respond to our demands, polite and great with clients. We have also used him to voice several of our videos. I can highly recommend Darren both as a voiceover artist and Voice Of God for your live event. Bluedog Productions
As a world class professional comedy stage hypnotist, I have had the privilege of working with multi-talented Darren Altman for well over 10 years, I must say, he is truly an amazing voice-over artist and truly a wealth of talent, courtesy and professionalism.
His walk-on announcement is a staple of my show work and wows and builds excitement each and every time I bring one of my shows, from to NYC to Las Vegas, or anyplace in the world! For me, and for you, Darren is the go-to-guy for the very finest in voice-over talent! John Cerbone, Professional Hypnotist
I’m happy to have a chat to discuss your exact requirements for your event and work out exactly what style you’d like your announcements to read out in, so please do drop me a line and let’s have a chat about what you need.
FAQ About My Voice Of God Services
Q: If I want you to pre-record my announcements, What am i getting for my money?
A: When you book me to voice for you, you’re not just paying for my voiceover, but the reassurance that it will be fully edited for you and broadcast quality with no erroneous room noises for you to have to worry about.
Q: Will I have to edit or do anything to the voiceover?
A: Unless you’re a producer or prefer me to send you the raw file, you can be assured that I’ll edit my read for you so you receive a finished, high quality file.
Q: How long will my voiceover take?
A: I pride myself on a fast turnaround and will always endeavour to send you back your file within 24 hours.
Q: Can I be directed during the recording?
A: Yes! If you prefer to listen in to the recording process and direct me, then I’m available on Skype, ISDN, ipDTL and Source Connect. I’m also happy to travel to studios for the session.
Q: Would it be possible to come to our event and voice live?
A: Of course! I’m happy to travel to your event and work with you and your team to ensure that your announcements really add to the occasion.
Q: What are your payment terms?
A: Upon receiving your voiceover, you’ll also receive my invoice. My terms are 30 days net and all my payment are on the bottom and as well as cheque and direct bank transfer, I can also be paid via Paypal.