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How much does a voiceover cost?


For broadcast work, there are two main components of the voiceover fee: BSF + Usage Basic Studio Fee Professional voiceover artists have a recording fee called the 'Basic Studio Fee' (BSF). The BSF is the hourly rate voiceover artists charge while recording. The BSF varies between voiceover artists, but it's usually between £100 and £400. My BSF is £250 per hour. You can get a good idea of what a voiceover will cost by using this fee calculator. Usage The usage fee is calculated by taking several variables into consideration:

  • Who is the client?
  • Where will the voiceover be shown or heard?
  • Is for broadcast or non-broadcast?
  • How many times will it be shown or heard?
  • For how long?
For television, the number of TVRs (TeleVision Ratings) are calculated for the usage fee.




How long is the voiceover licenced for?


All voiceovers recorded for broadcast or streaming are licenced for 12 months from date of delivery. If a voiceover will be used for longer, an addtional 12, 24 or 48 month licence can be agreed, for which a further usage fee is charged.




How are your voiceovers delivered?


Unless a client requests otherwise, all audio delivered securely via Email, Dropbox or Google Drive in uncompressed WAV format at 48kHz - for which there is no charge. Voiceovers can also be delivered on CD-R or USB drive for an additional fee of £15 (including P+P).




Are there voiceovers you won't do?


While every voiceover job is undertaken at the discretion of the artist, there are rare instances where I will decline a voiceover job due to contractual or ethical reasons.




Can you record at my recording studio?


I am happy to travel to client/third-party recording studios, but a deposit of 25% of the agreed fee must be paid before the booking is confirmed.




Are voiceover fees negotiable?


Yes, but mostly for small and medium non-broadcast projects.




How quickly can you record my script?


During my availability hours (at the bottom of the homepage), I am able to record, master and deliver audio to you within 1 hour. Sometimes it can take a little longer depending on my workload, but I always strive to meet client deadlines.




What are your payment terms?


All invoices must be paid within 30 days unless a longer invoicing period is agreed in writing.




Can I listen-in and direct the voiceover session?


Yes. Clients are welcome to direct voiceover sessions using ipDTL, Skype, Facebook Messenger or Zoom.




Can you help write or edit my script?


Yes, I'm happy to help write and/or edit your script.




Do you have ISDN?


No. ISDN is outdated technology which is being phased out by telecoms providers. In its place, I use a dedicated ultra fast fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) internet connection capable of high quality audio and video streaming.




Do you record at weekends?


Yes, but please book at least 24 hours in advance. However, if you require a voiceover urgently, I will do my best to help.




Can you also edit the voiceover audio?


Unless the client specifies, all voiceover audio I record receives basic editing treatment such as topping and tailing and mastering.

If you require audio editing beyond the basics, I am happy to do so for a small additional fee. For example, some clients require voiceover audio to be separated into multiple audio files and formats, de-breathed and mastered for immediate broadcast.





STUDIO

Audio is delivered in WAV format at 48kHz / 32-bit unless otherwise specified.

You are also welcome to listen-in and direct the session remotely over ipDTL, Skype, Facebook Messenger or Zoom.

 

My studio availability is on the home page of this website.

GEAR

Acoustics

Microphone

Interface

Monitoring

Software

EQ & Mastering

System

Connectivity

Customised recording booth

Neumann TLM 103

Focusrite Scarlett

BeyerDynamic DT250

Tannoy Reveal

Adobe Audition

Numerous VST plugins

PC & Mac

150 Mbit FTTP

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