BRITISH MALE VOICE – South-East English, Late-Thirties/Early-Forties
Voiceover recordings by a late-thirties/early-forties, male voiceover artist of south-east English origin, now in the Midlands.
Looking for a British male voiceover for your next project? With a voice described by clients from around the world as unique, engaging, pleasant and friendly, Ben Gamblin can provide clear and well spoken audio recordings with a fast turnaround.
Rates are charged fairly based on your script word count. Regular service prices start at just £25.00 for a read of up-to 200 words, with audio issued on a royalty free basis for any purpose (licensing terms apply).
Perfect for use in a wide variety of applications, including corporate media, presentations, IVR and telephony messaging, podcasts, broadcast media etc.
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(note: the productions themselves are created by third parties. Media is provided for demonstration purposes only and does not imply endorsement. Information imparted on screen or by voiceover may be out of date or otherwise no longer valid).
From £25.00 (200 words)
General voiceovers start from just £25.00 for a read of a script (or combined scripts) of up-to 200 words – royalty-free and suitable for broadcast!
Need more than 200 words? No problem. Rates are calculated on a sliding scale. So, the longer your scripts, the cheaper your effective per-word rate becomes!
From £12.50 (200 words)
Special rate especially for community and RSL stations. Perfect for idents and jingles, advertisement and sponsorship reads, public service announcements (PSAs) etc.
Interested? Ask for a quotation, and don’t forget to mention your station name to qualify!
Need more than 200 words? No problem. Rates are calculated on a sliding scale. So, the longer your script (or combined scripts) the cheaper your effective per-word rate becomes!
Very Simple Voiceover
£5.00 (80 words)
The most affordable voiceover option, this is a no-frills, very basic service, pre-paid through PayPal and designed to make professional voiceover recordings available for shorter scripts at even the lowest budget.
Your script will be recorded as a straight read, as provided, with no re-take option, delivered as a high bitrate MP3 file.
Need more than 80 words? Just purchase an extra service.
Long Form Reads
£40 (finished quarter-hour)
Minimum charge: one finished hour (£160)
Where short read projects are charged by the word count of the script to be read, for long form reads where the final audio duration will be in excess of one hour, these can be charged by finished audio time instead, offering significant savings over regular rates.
Long form reads are flexible with delivery of audio in WAV format issued under the standard Audio Licence with unlimited revisions available for 14 calendar days following project delivery. The price includes all studio time, post-production, edits and revisions and audio is issued royalty free so you have no ongoing costs if you are selling a product.
Available may be limited, so please get in touch ASAP with details.
Podcast Production and Audio Editing
Podcasts are a great on-demand source of news, entertainment and education but many suffer from poor and inconsistent audio levels or muffled sounds. Make your podcast stand out from the rest! Send through your audio and have it edited to ensure the audio is clear and level, making it a more enjoyable listen for your audience, wherever they listen!
As standard, the following processes are conducted to your audio:
With Jonathan Davis and Simon Elliott
With Jonathan Davis and Peter Seilern
Let’s Get Recording!
Get your script (or scripts) ready, then request a quotation!
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Can I discuss a job first?
Yes, of course! You need to be completely sure that the voiceover you are choosing is right for your project, so please don’t hesitate to contact me and ask as many questions as you need to. Just send me an email and I’ll respond as soon as possible.
Can I hear samples of your previous work?
Yes. Head over to Demos to hear grouped samples. You can also view a number of complete video productions which feature my voice.
Can I use a recording in a broadcast environment?
For dry voiceover recordings, yes, broadcast use is permitted. This includes television, radio and internet broadcasts.
Restrictions may apply if you choose to include backing music from my library. This is dependent upon my supplier’s licence so, please ask.
I’d like backing music added. Can you do this?
Yes and no. I cannot work with any copyrighted music due to the complex licensing issues surrounding it. I can however add royalty-free, copyright-free music of which there are some great pieces about. I have a small library of tracks available which can be used for a small charge.
If you have your own royalty-free music and its licence permits you to send it to me for inclusion on your recording, then just let me know and I’ll add it as-is for an editing fee.
Alternatively, just tell me your requirements and I will endeavour to source a suitable backing track for a small fee.
Is there anything you won’t read?
Generally speaking, I’ll read most scripts but there are a few exceptions. Examples of what I will decline (non-exhaustive) include:
- Pornography and adult material,
- Sham medical practices,
- Promotions for illegal products or activities (according to UK law),
- Extreme or inciteful material
If you have a script that you are unsure as to whether I will accept, please feel free to submit it to me for approval before entering into an agreement.
Many voiceover artists charge by the hour. Why are you different?
Typically, my services are charged based on the length of your script rather than the time it takes for me to complete the project. I believe this is a fairer method for charging as there is no ambiguity or uncertainty. Clients know before-hand how much a project will cost regardless of how long it actually takes me to complete a job, and there are no surprises on the invoice.
It is also easier from an administration point-of-view. Eliminating the need for me to keep accurate time records, to issue timesheets and to issue frequent invoices reduces my back-office duties, allowing me to offer great rates – particularly on the bigger jobs!
This manner of charging does mean that I have to impose some restrictions though. For example, the number of re-takes and edits included in the base cost is limited simply to prevent jobs running on indefinitely.
Prices are set to reflect the amount of time that I expect to take working on a script of a particular length, the use of studio equipment, licensing and administrative costs.
Many voiceover artists charge on the length of the final audio. So, why do you charge on script length?
Typically, I charge for services on the basis of the word-count of your script rather than the duration of the final audio. For example; for a commercial, I might charge for a read of 80 words rather than for a 30 second audio file.
The reason for this is simple: it’s fair! The amount that can be read in a 30 second spot (for example) varies depending on the speed of the read. A slow read may only need 70 words (or maybe even fewer) whereas a fast read could need up-to 90 words.
In this example case of two clients asking for reads of 30 seconds but one being slower than the other, I believe that because shorter scripts require less work than longer scripts, the client requesting the slower read should be charged a smaller fee.
Having said that, for long form reads only, I also offer the option to for charges to be calculated on the final duration length. You can find details on the Long Form Reads and Audio Books page.
What audio equipment do you use?
My current equipment comprises of a Rode NT2-A Large Diaphragm Condenser microphone with Rode Pop Filter, running into a DBX 286s Pre-amp and processor for compression, de-esser and gate functions.
Audio is recorded (in an acoustically treated studio) to PC using a Focusrite Scarlett 8i6 Audio Interface, and post-processing completed using Adobe Audition with Waves Audio plugins.
Monitoring is via a PreSonus HP4 headphone amplifier to Beyerdynamic DT-150 headphones.
What is your policy on retakes and edits?
I’m committed to ensuring my customers get the best possible service from me and that includes re-recording a script if an initial recording isn’t quite right. I want your audio to be exactly what you want for your project.
As standard, I offer to record scripts up-to three times in full and also offer up-to 20 minor edits. This should be more than enough to ensure you get that perfect recording. Edits and re-records can be made at any time up until the point the job is completed as indicated by the delivery of the high-quality file. After this, further edits will be chargeable.
Please note that you will only receive one high-quality file at the end of the completed job.
Why must I agree to you using audio for your own purposes?
Anyone looking to hire a voice over wants to know whether that person is right for the job. To do enable this, I publish recordings on this site and elsewhere. Often I’ll publish entire recordings (particularly where they’re short), but other times I might use extracts either on their own or as part of a compilation.
The agreement for me to use recordings in this way forms part of my standard licence but if this conflicts with your requirements, then please don’t assume I cannot help you. just ask for a quotation with a full usage rights waiver, which can be included for an additional charge.
Remember though, that this policy works for your benefit too, giving you the opportunity to hear examples of my previous work!
Will you audition?
Absolutely. Just send me your script and I’ll make a recording in the style you indicate.
Audition recordings are provided free of charge. As a result, only a short extract can be recorded and the resulting file may be a lower quality MP3 rather than the highest quality audio files supplied at the end of a completed job.