Center Stage: December 2020

Hey *|FNAME|*,

I hope you’re safe & well.  The family and I are a bit stir crazy with the world being upside down for so long.  But I believe in the humans and look forward to seeing more of them in the new year.  In the meantime, I hope you have an amazing rest of the year…however you celebrate it.

I follow a ton of video production houses on the socials so I thought it might be cool to share some of my favorites. Check these out and it may inspire you to do something similar for your business.  It sure has inspired me!

  • Video Explainers:  Educating your audience about what you offer let’s them envision the specifics about how you can help them achieve their goals. 
  • Jasper Picture Company: Blogs don’t just help you with SEO but they allow you to expound on new thoughts & features.
  • Ogilvy:  Sharing work that you’re proud of may feel like bragging but it’s a great way to show off your work and give your client some extra love too! 

Here are a few ways I’ve been using content marketing for my voiceover business.  If you don’t already…feel free to follow me @BillStageVO on most platforms.


First off…if you’re sick of the normal Christmas tunes you hear every year…I’ve put together a Spotify playlist of some of my favorite alternate takes & faves.  Click the Misfit Grinch to check it out!

Center Stage: A LOT to be Thankful For

Even with everything going on…I’ve got a lot to be thankful for so I’ll be spending time with family, albeit a smaller crowd than normal…and potentially via Zoom.  Which…I’m very thankful for.

Topline Film used this piece to promote their blog while throwing in some snarky personality (which I can totally get behind). 

Shoot You went HARD into the storytelling with this video for Hewlett Packard.

Backflip showed some really cool “making of” a set for a live shot they put together.

Please be safe & if you’ve got anything you need, go ahead and send it and I’ll knock it out before I leave for Thanksgiving break or 1st thing when I get back.

I hope you’re doing amazing!  I’ll talk with you soon.

Have a Happy, Safe Thanksgiving!

BackStage with Source Connect

This is Source Connect by Source Elements. Hailed as the industry standard ISDN replacement!

Wait, is ISDN going away? No…it’s just getting really expensive! Source Connect is a portable, high quality, secure way to record and monitor from anywhere in the world.

It’s available in 3 versions: Standard, Pro and Pro X. Well, 4 versions if you count Source Connect Now…but let’s not, ok?. Nothing says “working pro” like the free, less stable version of the thing everyone else has!

Source Connect is super easy to install and easy use and it sounds amazing!

In this video I take you behind the scenes in my voice over studio and show you some of the fun toys. This is my recording studio…my WhisperRoom!

Since 1990, WhisperRoom, Inc.™ has manufactured Sound Isolation Enclosures across the world to major TV networks, federal governments, medical labs, musicians, and weird voice over guys’ basements for a myriad of applications. Wait…do that say medical labs?

The prefabricated acoustical enclosures present a handsome and professional appearance made with three quarter inch MDF, precision cut to ensure accuracy of the component fit and are covered with an attractive, durable, charcoal gray, cloth material…that our cat Rosie used as a scratching post. (RIP Rosie)

Its got a ventilation system I don’t use and their website says some components used to manufacture the WhisperRoom contain formaldehyde and I am just reading this now?

Their booths significantly reduce ambient and acoustic noise but are not soundproof. So if you don’t treat it properly you end up sounding like you’re in a coffin. And if you get a model any smaller you’ll feel like it too!

This is the “899” and retails at about $6,000. I got this baby off of Craigslist for $1000 from a woman in Tennessee who was starting a demo recording business for karaoke singers. And I promise uphold the legacy of the previous performers that have stepped into these hallowed walls!

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BackStage with my Centrance Mixerface

This is the Centrance Mixerface R4. It’s a unique combination of Mobile Mixer, Recorder, and USB Audio Interface. It makes for a sweet little travel mixer and backup for your normal set up. Always have a back up.

It’s got a rechargeable battery that makes it your ideal companion on the road. Perfect for podcasting, vlogging,  streaming, and a ton of other uses including but not limited to…voice over marketing videos.

Musicians use MixerFace to record album tracks. Radio journalists use it to record interviews. Houses of Worship use it to stream services. Podcasters use it to record all over the world. And I use it in hotel rooms in my custom made pillow fort.

In this video I take you behind the scenes in my voice over studio and show you some of the fun toys. This is my recording studio…my WhisperRoom!

Since 1990, WhisperRoom, Inc.™ has manufactured Sound Isolation Enclosures across the world to major TV networks, federal governments, medical labs, musicians, and weird voice over guys’ basements for a myriad of applications. Wait…do that say medical labs?

The prefabricated acoustical enclosures present a handsome and professional appearance made with three quarter inch MDF, precision cut to ensure accuracy of the component fit and are covered with an attractive, durable, charcoal gray, cloth material…that our cat Rosie used as a scratching post. (RIP Rosie)

Its got a ventilation system I don’t use and their website says some components used to manufacture the WhisperRoom contain formaldehyde and I am just reading this now?

Their booths significantly reduce ambient and acoustic noise but are not soundproof. So if you don’t treat it properly you end up sounding like you’re in a coffin. And if you get a model any smaller you’ll feel like it too!

This is the “899” and retails at about $6,000. I got this baby off of Craigslist for $1000 from a woman in Tennessee who was starting a demo recording business for karaoke singers. And I promise uphold the legacy of the previous performers that have stepped into these hallowed walls!

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BackStage with my Aphex 230

This is the Aphex 230 Master Voice Channel Tube Mic Pre.

It’s got a logic assisted gate, split band de-esser and (my favorite) an aural exciter!!

This preamp is notorious for being in radio broadcasting studios and on the engineers desks due to a power supply issue.

But the EQ and Big Bottom make up for it! It sounds so damn good!

It is a Reflected-plate amplifier tube mic preamp…Which means the circuit effectively operates the tube’s plate at a constant low dc potential, and extracts the plate current through a current mirror which thereby produces an output current as a reflection of the plate current.

Confused? Just wait till I explain the “low jitter word clock output” feature.

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BackStage with my WhisperRoom

In this video I take you behind the scenes in my voice over studio and show you some of the fun toys. This is my recording studio…my WhisperRoom!

Since 1990, WhisperRoom, Inc.™ has manufactured Sound Isolation Enclosures across the world to major TV networks, federal governments, medical labs, musicians, and weird voice over guys’ basements for a myriad of applications. Wait…do that say medical labs?

The prefabricated acoustical enclosures present a handsome and professional appearance made with three quarter inch MDF, precision cut to ensure accuracy of the component fit and are covered with an attractive, durable, charcoal gray, cloth material…that our cat Rosie used as a scratching post. (RIP Rosie)

Its got a ventilation system I don’t use and their website says some components used to manufacture the WhisperRoom contain formaldehyde and I am just reading this now?

Their booths significantly reduce ambient and acoustic noise but are not soundproof. So if you don’t treat it properly you end up sounding like you’re in a coffin. And if you get a model any smaller you’ll feel like it too!

This is the “899” and retails at about $6,000. I got this baby off of Craigslist for $1000 from a woman in Tennessee who was starting a demo recording business for karaoke singers. And I promise uphold the legacy of the previous performers that have stepped into these hallowed walls!

Read more