Production Services FAQ

The Questions

  1. Common Questions
    1. What does a local radio commercial production include?
    2. Can I hire you as a voice talent?
    3. Can you record at a remote location?
    4. What kind of licensing do you offer?
    5. What is your typical turn around time from idea to finished product?
    6. What is the typical process for a radio commercial start to finish?
    7. Do you take credit card payments?
    8. If I already recorded the voice talent can I send it you to do production work on?
    9. What's the difference between using someone I know (an amateur) & a professional voice artist?

The Answers

Common Questions

  1. What does a local radio commercial production include?

    The local radio commercial fee covers the following expenses:


  2. Can I hire you as a voice talent in my own production?

    Sure I'm willing to lend my voice to your production. Just send me an email with the details.


  3. Can you record at a remote location?

    I have limited remote recording capabilities but if there is a demand for it I can make it happen.


  4. What kind of licensing do you offer?

    All of my productions use royalty free music/sound effects that I own a synchronization license to. There are no other fees or royalties due on your part unless other wise stated.


  5. What is your typical turn around time from idea to finished product?

    It really depends on the size and scope of the project but I strive for 48 hours turnaround. Weekend/rush projects I charge more for.


  6. What is the typical process for a radio commercial start to finish?

    The first most important step is to have a script written. This is the blueprint of the AD. It tells me what you are advertising, the length of the AD, what kind of voicing it needs and how many. I can write a script for you, you can create one yourself, or have it done elsewhere. If I write the script it will need to be approved before I do any recording. It's much easier and cheaper to make changes on a script then it is to record everything and then have to re-record.

    Once the script is given final approval the production can begin.

    In production, the voicing is mixed, sound effects are added if needed, music if needed, and other production elements are assembled. This mix goes to the mastering stage where the audio levels are brought up to broadcast standard and minor EQ tweaks are done if needed.

    The final AD is sent to the client for review and any small adjustments are made if necessary. Then either myself or the client send it out to where ever it needs to go to be put on the air.


  7. Do you take credit card payments?

    Yes I accept all major credit cards online through paypal (you do not need a paypal account to use your credit card) 

    To make a payment just click on this link or on the one at the bottom of your invoice.


  8. If I already recorded the voice talent can I send it you to do production work on?

    Absolutely! My rates for "Sound Design" are on the Services/Rates page of this website. However if the recording quality of the voice is bad I cannot magically make it sound perfect. You can either send me new audio or I can arrange voice talent to record it for you.


  9. What's the difference between using someone I know (an amateur) & a professional voice artist?

    While your friends may do a recording for free, as a favor, for beer, or something else they most likely won't have the ability to produce a good ad without hours of coaching and even then it's still up in the air if they don't have good tone and delivery. This wastes my time and your money. Money? But they do it for free how is that wasting my money? It wastes your money because your AD will not be as effective as it could be nor will it be competitive on air. A professional voice talent will know how to intonate their voice correctly, they know how to breathe properly and which words to emphasize on to maximize the effectiveness of your ad. They all have training and experience and that's why they are pros. Your competition uses them why wouldn't you? If they don't use them then that's all the more reason to use them to get the edge up on your competitors.