SonicPond Studio

  • Contact Name
    Martin Fisher
  • About
    SonicPond
    This project studio in the heart of Islington has been making voicereels since 1998, and is run by actor/producer Martin Fisher. It has a friendly, informal and relaxed atmosphere, conducive to creating the best work possible through an enjoyable and detailed process, whether it be voiceover reels, video showreels, or websites.

    "Having worked professionally as an actor for 29 years, I have a strong understanding of the demands and the requirements of both the acting and voiceover industries. Voice demos produced at SonicPond are tailored specifically for your unique sound and whatever needs you might have, and I will coach and guide you painlessly through the whole process, including helping you find the pieces you need, and coaching your performance on the day."

    Voice Reels
    The cost for the full Voicereel is £345, which includes a consultation to help with finding pieces, a full days recording with all the coaching you want, all editing, music, sound effects, and the possibility of various reels with which to market yourself.

    Radio Reels can also be done, at a cost of £295, and comprises a 4 hour session to record 8 one minute pieces (as per the BBC Soundstart recommended format)

    We're also very proud of our Game Reels, and Animation Reels, and these get you 8 (game) or 10 (animation) voices recorded over a 4 hour session, for £295.

    Alternatively, a 2 hour voice session to record 4 x 30 second pieces, specifically for inclusion on the Spotlight/Mandy.com websites can be had for just £145, including all sfx, music, editing etc. We will then provide you with everything you need to send straight to Spotlight.

    SonicPond is the recommended studio of top VO agencies Harvey Voices, Babble, Earache, Mouth2Mouth, Just Voices, QVoice, Fuller Voices, and Rabbit, and has provided many of the clients for voice agencies such as Yakety Yak Lip Service, Advoice, and Sue Terry Voices.

    Sample CD of previous voice clients available on request

    Showreels
    Video showreels can be edited and compiled from your existing footage for just £200, including all video cleaning for those older VHS copies. All showreels are exported in full HD. Included in the price are a Spotlight specific MP4 (if you're a Spotlight member), a high quality Vimeo online version for you to email to people as a link, and a Mandy.com digital version which we'll add to your profile for free.
    Sample DVD of showreels available on request


    Musical Theatre/Singing Demos
    Martin Fisher is the music producer for the label MaKiNG Records, who specialise in the commercial release of Musical Theatre solo cds and cast recordings, all produced at SonicPond.
    Releases so far have included Julie Atherton's 'A Girl Of Few Words', and the cast recording of 'When Midnight Strikes'.
    We can provide you with a 4 hour recording session to produce a 4 track singing demo for you, produced to the same quality as all our commercial releases. This includes access to all our instruments, including piano, should you wish to bring a pianist with you on the day. We can also voice coach and direct you on the day should you feel you'd benefit, at no extra cost. The cost for all this is only £295

    For more info, please visit us at sonicpond.co.uk, and feel free to drop us a line at info@sonicpond.co.uk.

    We look forward to seeing you!

    *Special Student Offer*
    For students who have just left drama school, or are leaving this year, get yourself a full professional voice reel made at SonicPond for £320 (normally £345). Simply quote Mandy.com when you book, and we'll be happy to help get you started in the business however we can.

    *Mandy.com members*
    Create your video showreel with us, or record any voice clips, and we will create digital, streaming versions of your clips, specifically tailored for Mandy.com, absolutely free. We will also upload them straight onto your profile for you.
  • Available to Mandy premium members

Contact Details

Testimonials

Simon Nader
Simon Nader
Actor
File: Voice Reel
Martin Fisher at SonicPond provided excellent and friendly service. I wouldn't hesitate in returning! Thank you Martin.
Ben Gardner Gray
Ben Gardner Gray
Voice Over: English
File: Voiecreel
Brilliant chap Martin, great at making reels and helping actors to access good material.
Meghan Louise Taylor
File: Meghan Louise Taylor- Commercial Reel
Martin Fisher re-edited my commercial reel (originally recorded by Jungle Studios) in November 2019. Martin is incredible to work with and I'm so happy with these results.
Meghan Louise Taylor
Meghan Louise Taylor
Voice Over: American - Standard
File: Meghan Louise Taylor- Animation Reel
Martin Fisher recorded, directed, and edited my animation reel in November 2019. Martin is incredible to work with and I'm so happy with these results.
Gareth Bennett-Ryan
File: Gaming/Character Reel
The best.
George Nettleton
File: Narration Voice Over Montage
Martin is a true pro, with over a decade of experience. working with him was easy and immensely fun. would highly recommend.
Cornelia Colman
Cornelia Colman
Voice Over: English
File: The Tortoise - Audio Book
Martin is AMAZING! He is relaxed, calm , patient, extremely knowledgeable and put well over 100% effort into producing my Voice Reel. He directed me fantastically throughout the day and I left with loads of helpful notes and advice. My Voice Reel arrived in my inbox promptly a couple of days later. Martin happily worked with me to finalize everything. I will definitely use Martin for all my additional voice recordings and highly recommend Sonic Pond
Ben Hynes
Ben Hynes
Actor
File: Gaming VO montage
Martin at SonicPond was very knowledgeable, easy going and provided an excellent service. The quality of the product is fantastic and the feedback provided throughout the session was very helpful. The day itself went very quickly and we spent time chatting about what makes a good voiceover, what would fit my character and vocal type and it was great discussing voiceovers for the gaming industry with him. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to anyone for having a voice reel made!
Maggie Bain
Maggie Bain
Actor
File: Maggie Bain Video Game Voicereel
Martin really knows his stuff and our session was fun and inspiring. Can't recommend him enough!
Elizabeth Hammond
File: Elizabeth Hammond_Documentary Montage
Amazing to work with Martin!
Jon Millington
Jon Millington
Voice Over: English
File: Jon Millington Commercial Reel
Excellent choice for voice reel production.
Jane de Florez
Jane de Florez
Voice Over: English
File: Commercial Montage 2018
I highly recommend Martin Fisher at Sonic Pond for voice reels.
Kevin Cherry
Kevin Cherry
Voice Over: Scottish
File: Narrative Montage
Martin at Sonicpond was brilliant. A great learning experience and delighted with the results.
Dave Bibby
Dave Bibby
Actor
File: Dave Bibby Narrative VO Reel
A masterclass in how to approach Voiceover work and the industry as a whole
Margaret Ashley
Margaret Ashley
Voice Over: English
File: Games Montage
Wonderful producer
Camilla Rockley
Camilla Rockley
Voice Over: English
File: Camilla Rockley Commercial Voice Reel
Brilliant! Would thoroughly recommend.
Julia Tarnoky
File: Showreel including Wallis Simpson
Martin did a brilliant job, made speedy adjustments with ease - has generated many compliments, highly recommended!
Victoria Ashford
Victoria Ashford
Voice Over: English
File: Commercial Montage
Martin Fisher at Sonic Pond is so great to work with, I could not have asked for a better voice director.
Penelope Rawlins
Penelope Rawlins
Voice Over: English
File: Corporate Reel. British
Excellent producer of reels.
Simon Prag
Simon Prag
Actor
File: Simon Prag commercial voice reel 2017
Awesome. Knowledgeable, thorough, experienced. Would definitely recommend.
Senia Devine
Senia Devine
Actor
File: Showreel
SonicPond Studio is a good reliable and professional company for creating showreels.
Kelly Young
Kelly Young
Singer
File: Poor Unfortunate Souls
Martin is amazing to work with. As a singer/ actor he knows exactly how to direct and relax you in the studio and will go the extra mile to help you get what you need. Peter is a great MD to work with and can recommend them both to anybody wanting to record a demo.
Olivia Chappell
Olivia Chappell
Voice Over: English
File: Voice reel montage - Olivia Chappell
Martin is the best there is. I can not recommend SonicPond enough. Exception service, advice and quality from start to finish.
Tom Bowen
Tom Bowen
Actor
File: Toms Voicereel
Marin was incredible helpful and offers a lot of direction while working in the studio. he's calm and reassuring and if you've never done voice acting before he will help you a lot more than most will. He's amazing at his job no wonder he's the best.
Sara Lynam
Sara Lynam
Voice Over: Australian
File: Sara Lynam - Commercial Reel
Martin was absolutely amazing to work with. He coached me through the entire process and made me feel completely at ease in the recording booth. The reels he produced for me I am so so proud of. I will be back to record more with him and I will be recommending him to anyone who wants reels done.
Sara Lynam
Sara Lynam
Actor
File: Commercial VO - Sara Lynam
Martin was amazing to work with! Not only did he coach me through every step of the way, but he produced an amazing end product that I am super proud of. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to anyone and everyone!
Durassie Kiangangu
File: Voicereel
Martin from Sonic Pond takes great care in his service and in making sure that you get the most out of your reel. Weeks before the actual voice over session he tutors you briefly over the the phone to get a sense of your voice and where it could best be marketable. He also helps you narrow down which agents to approach and how best to do so. I strongly recommend getting in toutch with him if you need to get a new voicereel or even your first voicereel. His sense of humor and thorrough coaching also puts you at ease during the recording.
Kevin Murton
Kevin Murton
Voice Over: English
File: Kevin Murton https://kmurton.wixsite.com/creative-callings-km
Martin created a quiet, informal and relaxed space and adopted a friendly and comfortable approach and this was complemented during the active recording session by his professional guidance and adept use of equipment. The final product was created very quickly, with open possibilities for feedback and changes to the reel and for any further guidance required. Great experience.
Claire Garvey
Claire Garvey
Voice Over: English
File: Montage Reel 2015
Martin was the only choice when it came to me compiling my voice reel, he is an absolute master. His talent and expertise made for an extremely fun day that I would love to do all over again.
Lisa Bond
Lisa Bond
Actor
File: Voicereel
Brilliant and thorough showreel service provided. I learnt loads and was left feeling a lot more confident.
Geoffrey Logan
Geoffrey Logan
Voice Over: English
File: Commercial Demo Reel
This is my Commercial Demo Reel created by Sonic Pond in order to show my range and variety.
Sheila Grant
Sheila Grant
Actor
File: Voiceover - Commercial Montage
It was an absolute joy working with Martin Fisher at SonicPond to create my voice reels. I had done a lot of research on which company to record my reel with and SonicPond offered the most comprehensive, professional, value-for-money package out there. Martin has such attention to detail and created exactly what I was looking for. He is incredibly professional, makes you feel comfortable right from the first consultation, through to recording in the studio. I'm so happy I chose SonicPond!! Thank you for making it such an enjoyable experience Martin!
Elexi Walker
Elexi Walker
Voice Over: English
File: Elexi Walker
Martin was great to work with, gave exceptional direction, paying attention to specific notes, and injected a healthy dose of fun. His work is exemplary and speaks for itself; I'd recommend him in a heartbeat.
Catherine Mobley
Catherine Mobley
Voice Over: Australian
File: My audio reel
I really enjoyed the service received from Martin Fisher at Sonic Pond and was very impressed with the recording. Highly recommended.
Verity Anderson
File: my commerical voicereel
Had a great time putting this reel together. Had support from Martin the whole way through to provide a strong reel.
Lucy Fenton
Lucy Fenton
Actor
File: Voice Reel
Martin is incredibly skilled, patient and precise. He will direct you well during your day at his studio and I was very pleased with the results. It was a relaxed and fun day and I highly recommend him.
Suzie Frances Garton
File: Voice Reel
Great company. Martin is very knowledgable and lovely to work with. Would highly recommend.
Julian Nest
Julian Nest
Actor
File: Julian Nest Showreel
Yes, I completely recommend Martin at the Sonic Pond studios. He did a great job for me, completely professional, and came up with some brilliant ideas to make my showreel better than I had ever imagined.
Robert Truscott
Robert Truscott
Voice Over: English
File: Mega mix Voice Demo
Martin at Sonic pond is extremely professional and patient director and a quality sound engineer.
Scott Barclay
Scott Barclay
Voice Over: English
File: Scott Barclay voice montage 2014
Brilliant, caring, professional, efficient and friendly. I would unreservedly recommend Sonic Pond for recording voice reels or any other voice work you require. Outstanding.
Chris Polick
Chris Polick
Voice Over: English
File: Audioreel
Martin is fantastic. Knowledgeable, professional, quick & friendly. Highly recommended.
Kathryn MacColl
Kathryn MacColl
Voice Over: English
File: Animation Voice Reel
I couldn't recommend Sonic Pond highly enough. Martin is absolutely lovely- very calming when you arrive and gives great direction/advice during the session. What I was very impressed with is how he put so much work into the editing process (happily taking on my suggestions), but still had my voice reel ready for me within a few days. I had a great experience with Sonic Pond! I'd definitely advise my friends to use this studio.
Luisa Guerreiro
File: LUISA GUERREIRO - VOCAL MT REPERTOIRE (MONTAGE)
Recorded and Produced by Martin Fisher - Sonic Pond Studio; www.sonicpond.co.uk Great work and highly recommended.
Sibylle Bernardin
Sibylle Bernardin
Voice Over: Scottish
File: English Voicereel
Martin's work was outstanding. Doing everything to create a reel truly tailored to your needs and personality. I would definitely recommend his services to anyone who is serious about getting into the Voiceover industry.
Ben Gardner Gray
File: Voicreel
Fantastic Voicereel, really efficient and professional. Martin is also an extremely friendly, decent man.
Emma Spearing
File: Voice reel Megamix
Amazing day recording with Martin. He spends the whole day with you and offers great direction. Highly recommend.
Haruka Kuroda
File: Haruka Kuroda Acting showreel 2014
Super fast turn around and very efficient to deal with. Can't recommend highly enough!
Cameron McGarva
Cameron McGarva
Voice Over: Scottish
File: COMMERCIAL MONTAGE 2013
Brilliantly professional, friendly and efficient. Go back time and time again whenever edits are required or to record new material. Couldn't recommend enough.
Sabine Crossen
File: Voice Reel
Martin was lovely, professional and I had a lot of fun!
James Sanderson
James Sanderson
Voice Over: English
File: Drama Clip - Rosencrantz and Guildenstern
Very professional service; helpful, instructive and thorough work.
Mark Lawson
Mark Lawson
Voice Over: English
File: Voice Reel
Fantastic company. Great advice and and a brilliant finished product. Would definitely recommend working with them.
Laura Murray
Laura Murray
Voice Over: English
File: Montage
Martin was efficient and really helpful. I got exactly what I wanted and he gave me great advice.
Wayne Swann
Wayne Swann
Voice Over: English
File: Commercial VoiceReel 8 (HORRID HENRY)
Martin Fisher has created a professional and realistic set of Voice reels for me and I was very impressed by his attitude, ability, direction and personality (oh... and home made bread!). So easy to work with....thanks Martin
Wayne Swann
Wayne Swann
Actor
File: Commercial VoiceReel 7 (SUNDAY TIMES)
Martin Fisher has created a professional and realistic set of Voice reels for me and I was very impressed by his attitude, ability, direction and personality (oh... and home made bread!). So easy to work with....thanks Martin
Daniela Acitelli
File: voicereel - montage
Martin at SonicPond was the very best choice I could have made. He is exceptionally professional and talented and really helped me and directed me. I trust his judgment and taste implicitly and would highly recommend him to everyone. In fact I already have told everyone I know about him.
Jessica Preddy
File: voicereel - montage
I highly recommend working with Martin! He is extremely knowledgable of not only the art of recording a voiceover and all of the technical aspects that accompany it but also about the business itself, which is extremely important. During our consultation he gave me his opinions about where I might fit into the industry and thus what type of pieces I should consider recording. I felt no time constraints during our initial meeting nor during our recording time. Once I got in front of the mic he also gave me valuable advice and coached me as to which direction I should take in each piece. If and when I need to record more material, I will definitely be returning to him!
Martine Richards
File: Commercial Montage UK
Martin Fisher is personable and highly professional. He is a perfectionist that knows how to bring out your best. Highly recommended.
Ewan Allinson
Ewan Allinson
Voice Over: English
File: My Voice-reel
"Paco Rabanne ad is indeed that blinding first take that you did, and is as good a piece of voiceover as I've ever recorded!" Martin Fisher - Sonic Pond.
James Sanderson
File: Commercial Reel
Extremely professional service, affordable and helpful in all aspects of constructing this reel.
Chloe Addiscott
Chloe Addiscott
Voice Over: Welsh
File: My Voicereel
Very impressed with Martin's service and attention to detail.
Claire Jared
Claire Jared
Voice Over: English
File: Voicereel
Martin at Sonic Pond is just great. It is testament enough that I continue to use he's services throughout my career as an actress and voice over artist.
Nick Sayce
Nick Sayce
Voice Over: English
File: Nick Sayce Voicereel
Completely happy with this reel. Martin was brilliant to work with and his excellent knowledge of the industry really helped to get the best out of me. I would recommend Martin to anyone!
Nick Sayce
Nick Sayce
Actor
File: voicereel
Martin was absolutely brilliant to work with. Made me feel very comfortable and he has excellent knowledge of the industry. He directed me perfectly and I'm over the moon with the reel. I would recommend Martin to anyone looking to make a quality voicereel!
David Gurney
David Gurney
Actor
File: Commercial Voicereel
Excellent studio session. Given a large amount of time for finding and adapting material, and given many useful tips and advice for how to deliver differing audio scripts. Immensley helpful for anyone wanting to work in voiceovers, whether a novice, or experienced.
Rachel Dale
Rachel Dale
Actor
File: voicereel - montage
Totally recommend. Very easy to talk to and work with, puts you at your ease from the off. Spends much more time than I believe most studios do , really goes all out to push to get the best out of you and offers guidance when necessary. Very nice, very experienced, knowledgeable, personable, professional cool guy. And gets good results - I hope you'll agree.
Ashleigh Cheadle
Ashleigh Cheadle
Voice Over: American - Standard
File: Voice reel
Highly recommend Martin at sonic pond, can not praise the whole experience enough. Had a brilliant day, Martins knowledge of the industry from all angles is endless and i came out with a great reel and feeling much more prepared and aware of the industry.
Ashleigh Cheadle
File: my voice reel
Very impressed with Martin at Sonicpond, loved working with him and very happy with voice reel.
Debra Leigh
Debra Leigh
Actor
File: Debra Leigh - Montage Show Reel
Martin was really great to work with - highly recommended!
Jonathan Kemp
File: Jonathan Kemp Showreel
Recommended
Sarah Le Fevre
File: Animation Voice Reel
First rate, super diligent and sensitive service
Jane de Florez
File: You'll Never Walk Alone
Martin Fisher of Sonic Pond Studio offers a wonderful service for singers, which I recommend heartily.
Carina Birrell
Carina Birrell
Voice Over: Scottish
File: Carina Birrell Montage
Excellent
Gareth Turkington
File: DRAMATIC- COMEDIANS Gareth Turkington
Martin and Sonic Pond are absolute stars! I cannot thank him enough for the help he gave me in creating my voice reel. From start to finish, Martin guided me through what worked and what didn't, and I am overjoyed with the final result! Thanks Martin!!
Adam Reeves
Adam Reeves
Voice Over: English
File: Montage of my voicereel
Martin at SonicPond provides an excellent service. He makes the artist feel comfortable and confident and offers constructive direction throughout. He is also extremely efficient and wastes no time in getting the reel ready for use without jeopordising quality.
Simon Nader
Simon Nader
Actor
File: Voice Reel
Martin Fisher at SonicPond provided excellent and friendly service. I wouldn't hesitate in returning! Thank you Martin.
Susannah Todd
Susannah Todd
Voice Over: English
File: Medusa and Penny in The Rescuers
Martin Fisher worked tirelessly, patiently and professionally to produce a voicereel that I felt proud of, retaining humour, giving constructive criticism and providing warm encouragement throughout. Fantastic!
Leanne Jones
Leanne Jones
Voice Over: English
File: Leanne Jones Voice Reel
I would reccommend Martin's voice reels to every single actor out there, he creates a comfortable, safe place to make mistakes and have fun. When you feel relaxed you can reach your ultimate potential! And the finished product is of the highest standard, the music and sound effects added to your voice make it sound straight off the television!
Susannah Coster
Susannah Coster
Voice Over: English
File: Susannah's Voicereel - Montage
I really enjoyed working with SonicPond. They provide a superb professional, helpful and friendly service from the initial consultation through to the final product.
Elizabeth Christensen
File: voicereel - montage
I cannot recommend SonicPond Studio highly enough. The service is excellent value for money on paper, but if you knew how highly personal, detailed, supportive and far reaching it really is, you would not dream of going to anyone else. Martin Fisher makes you feel relaxed and confident from the word go, is hugely encouraging and certainly helps you produce the very best work possible. His recordings are excellent quality and hugely professional. They are also specifically tailored to suit you and you alone, to give you the best chance of finding work. Martin's initial consultations and ongoing help and advice far outreach the call of duty. I loved every minute of making the reel - it is some of the best money I have ever spent on my career.
Tricia Hitchcock
File: voicereel
Working with Martin is a brilliant experience. From the first phone call he was enthusiastic and tremendously supportive - I had great fun making the recording and felt I was in safe hands all the way through. And, most importantly, he has produced me a great voicereel. I'd definitely recommend SonicPond. Thanks Martin!
Lin Sagovsky
Lin Sagovsky
Actor
File: Narration - Estuary
Lovely guy to work with - very helpful indeed - and delighted with the results. He also makes a great capuccino!
Charlotte Kingsford
File: Ad: Multilingual
Martin is not just a great audio technician, he's the best voiceover director I've ever worked with - cheerful, patient, friendly, knows exactly how to get the best out of you and is happy to take time to get it just right. As an actor and voiceover artist himself he really understands the business from both sides of the mic. I'm delighted with the result, and I can (and do!) highly recommend SonicPond to anyone looking to get a great quality showreel (and on top of that, at a very reasonable rate).
Kyra Williams
File: Voicereel montage
I had both my voicereel and website done by sonic pond and am incredibly happy with the results. Martin was thoroughly knowledgeable about the industry and put me at ease and the whole process was a joy from start to finish. I would not hestitate to recommend him!

Mandy Members with SonicPond Studio voicereels/showreels

Emily Cass
Emily Cass
Voice Over: English
Voicereel: Corporate Reel
Length: 2 minutes
Isobel FitzRoy
Voicereel: Voicereel
Length: 1 minute
Penelope Rawlins
Penelope Rawlins
Voice Over: English
Voicereel: UK Accents Reel
Length: 2 minutes
+9 others
Mary Stockley
Mary Stockley
Voice Over: English
Voicereel: Corporate
Length: 1 minute
+4 others
Andrew Wheildon-Dennis
Andrew Wheildon-Dennis
Voice Over: English
Voicereel: Commercial Reel
Length: 1 minute
Ben Gardner Gray
Ben Gardner Gray
Voice Over: English
Voicereel: Voiecreel
Length: 1 minute
Meghan Louise Taylor
Voicereel: Meghan Louise Taylor- Commercial Reel
Length: 1 minute
+3 others
Meghan Louise Taylor
Meghan Louise Taylor
Voice Over: American - Standard
Voicereel: Meghan Louise Taylor- Animation Reel
Length: 2 minutes
+3 others
Walles Hamonde
Walles Hamonde
Voice Over: American - Standard
Voicereel: Gaming Reel_Walles Hamonde
Length: 2 minutes
Arita Sadiku
Arita Sadiku
Voice Over: English
Voicereel: Amazon Audible Clip
Length: 33 seconds
+2 others
Abigail Brodie
Voicereel: 2019 Singing Reel
Length: 3 minutes
Michelle Potter
Michelle Potter
Voice Over: English
Voicereel: Michelle Potter reel
Length: 1 minute
Eleanor Boyce
Eleanor Boyce
Voice Over: English
Voicereel: Commercial Montage
Length: 1 minute
+10 others
George Nettleton
Voicereel: Commercial Voice Over Montage
Length: 1 minute
+3 others
Cornelia Colman
Cornelia Colman
Voice Over: English
Voicereel: Commercial Voice Reel
Length: 1 minute
+12 others
Samantha Sherratt
Samantha Sherratt
Voice Over: English
Voicereel: Commercial Montage
Length: 1 minute
Tracey Ann Wood
Showreel: Showreel 2019
Length: 3 minutes
Ben Hynes
Ben Hynes
Voice Over: English
Voicereel: Gaming VO montage
Length: 2 minutes
+6 others
Ben Hynes
Ben Hynes
Actor
Voicereel: Gaming VO montage
Length: 2 minutes
+6 others
Bethan Dixon Bate
Bethan Dixon Bate
Voice Over: English
Voicereel: Narrative demo
Length: 1 minute