Dan Akers

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  • Links

    Personal Website
    www.recprodvox.com
    LinkedIn
    @fortyfiveproductions

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2018 - 2019Writer
Commercial
Writing of various radio commercialsRECPRODVOX.com
2003 - 2017Creative Producer, Writer & Sound Engineer
Radio
Global CreativeGlobal Media & Entertainment Ltd
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    2015Avid Pro Tools 101University of West London
    2015Avid Pro Tools 110University of West London
    1989Creative PackagingBBC
    1989Radio Production Assistant TrainingBBC

    Equipment

    I own (and can operate):
    Apple Mac Mini (2012) upgraded to 2x512GB SSDs and 16GB RAM, Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 Microphone Pre-amp and Audio Controller, Aston Spirit Large Capsule Condenser Microphone

    Industry Awards

    Aerial Awards

    Cannes Lions

    Cream Awards

    London International Advertising Awards

    New York Festivals

    Vox Awards

    Additional Skills

    Studio and location-based recording and production in mono, stereo and binaural/3D audio.

    Many years' experience as both a writer and producer means that as a voiceover, Dan can pick up almost any script and interpret it correctly first time, even without direction.

    Music recording skills (acoustic guitars, solo vocalists, rappers, beatboxers, backing singers, group acapellas, music commissioning).

    Expert Pro Tools engineer.

    Extremely fast turnaround of audio yet with a meticulous attention to detail.

    Producer of over 10,000 voice prompts for the London Underground capable of directing existing voices and self-directing. Also made him an extremely fast editor!

    Short description of my voice

    An age-defying voice, Dan can easily switch from a youthful promo read to an experienced, lived-in older voice around 20 years older than his actual age.

    Dan is both an accomplished voice artist and voice actor, as well as a audio/visual content producer, motion graphics designer, writer, composer and sound designer.

    "I'm voicing a bigger variety of scripts now than ever. I've performed audiobook characters, voiced radio and TV ads for both UK and US markets, IVR/on-hold telephony systems, videogame characters, tourist information guides, public transit information, e-learning courses and both product and (highly complex) medical explainer videos. You'll hear me across every kind of platform and media outlet, all around the world.

    Referees

    Available on request.

    Additional Information

    Dan Akers: entering the ears, hearts and minds of over a billion people every year.

    Dan Akers is the man behind RECPRODVOX, where he records, produces and voices content for clients worldwide.

    "I once vowed that only content I'm 100% happy with would see the light of day. I've kept that promise for over 21 years."

    A creative thinker who's worked in both programming commercial, Dan understands you have to keep costs down in exchange for a premium-sounding product delivered to ever-tighter deadlines.

    "I'm always ready to work within your budget, and you'd be surprised at just how fast I can turn audio around. I even offer a 2 Hour Audio Guarantee where you get up to 10 minutes of edited, de-breathed content voiced by me, within 2 hours of confirming script receipt."

    Sound quality from Dan's custom-built voice booth is crystal-clear and superbly-detailed thanks to his microphone of choice, the UK designed and built Aston Spirit.

  • Skills

    Languages Spoken
    • English
    Home Studio
    • Yes
    ISDN Line
    • Yes
    Media Specialism
    • Audiobooks
    • CD Rom
    • Commercials
    • Corporate
    • Documentary
    • Dubbing
    • E-learning
    • Events
    • In-car Navigation
    • Jingles
    • Multimedia
    • Narration
    • NewsReader
    • Podcasts
    • Radio
    • Spoken word & performance poetry
    • Telephony systems
    • Video Games
    • Voice Direction
    Age Range
    • 20 - 30
    • 30 - 45
    • 45+
    Native accent
    • English
    Voice Style
    • Angry
    • Announcer
    • Arrogant
    • Artistic
    • Authoritative
    • Charismatic
    • Cold
    • Concerned
    • Dangerous
    • Deep
    • Dopy
    • Dry / Sarcastic
    • Empathic
    • Energetic
    • Friendly
    • Fun
    • Glamorous
    • Happy
    • Husky
    • Informed
    • Innocent
    • Light
    • Luxurious / Smooth
    • Natural
    • Reassuring
    • Rich
    • Scary / Intimidating
    • Sexy
    • Soft / Gentle
    • Sophisticated
    • Versatile
    • Warm
    ipDTL
    • Yes
    Organisation Memberships
    • Equity
    Accents (UK)
    • English - General
    • English, standard
    • Estuary English
    • London
    • Northern Working Class
    • RP
    • Sheffield
    • South London
    • Southern England
    • Yorkshire
    Years in industry
    • 6+ years