Choosing the Right Voice for Your Project

Choosing the Right Voice for Your Project

When it comes to your voice over project, making sure you choose the right voice can seem like a tough task. But it doesn’t have to be.

We can help you find the voice over talent you need for your project, but before you start your search, here are some things to consider when choosing the right voice for your project.

What Is Your Project Type?

Depending on what type of project you have will determine the different types of voice actors you need. For example, if your project is an animation, game or audiobook, you should look to sourcing voice actors that can emote through their voice, reflect specific characteristics and continue the story along.

If your project is a commercial or corporate video, then you will want more of a speaker’s voice. Someone who can inspire, sell and engage with an audience.

Dubbing and voice over can fit into both types of projects, but the main difference is if you want a storyteller or a presenter.

What Details Are You Looking for in a Voice?

Giving as much detail about the type of voice/s can make all the difference with your search. What you want from the voice talent will be a key indicator of who might suit your voice over.

Details such as sex, age, accent and dialect are all key factors to notify your agent about. The more specific you can be, the better options we can put forward to you.

Requesting female voice over actors, British female voice actors or English female voice actors doesn’t provide enough detail to go on, so making sure you are specific with what you want will help. A good example is requesting a female voice over artist in their 20’s from Manchester.

More than just the type of voice you want, it is also important to consider what emotions you want to be portrayed. Complex characters require a wide range, but some characters just need to reflect simple or singular emotions.

By providing as much detail as possible, it makes the process a lot easier and quicker.

How Long Do You Want to Use the Voice For?

Another thing to consider when looking for your voice over talent is how long you want to use the voice. If you are looking for a voice to be iconic to your brand, then you may want to use voice talent for a variety of campaigns over the years.

If the talent will feature in a game, then that actor’s voice will be credited to a character once the project is complete.


Chatterbox Voices

No matter what your project is, by taking these things into consideration, we can assist with finding the right voice for you. Learn more about our process here.

If you aren’t sure what your project needs, then give our friendly team a call and they can help provide recommendations.

Hire a voice actor by contacting us on +44 (0) 203 744 3558 or email us at

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