How to Get Into Voice Acting

It has never been easier to become a voice over artist. If you’ve got an internet connection and a laptop, you can order a USB mic for around $100, download some free audio recording software, hang a couple of moving blankets in a corner, and you’re in business.

This interview with veteran coaches James Alburger and Penny Abshire gives a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to how to get started virtually from scratch:

This isn’t to say things will happen overnight. Booking voice-acting jobs takes time, and patience, not to mention training. Finding the right trainer is key. There are a number of great coaches like Marc Cashman and Bill Holmes who can help you begin to learn the fundamentals:

While it’s true that you can get started right away with your voice over career by setting up accounts with online voiceover casting sites and beginning to submit auditions, to build a long-term career, you’ll want to create a professional demo reel, and possibly get an agent, who can submit you for work. Learn more about both the short-term and long-term approaches, as detailed in this voiceover tutorial, available here:

Also, be wary of online sites that promise you the moon with training and demo packages that seem too good to be true. Feel free to shoot us an email with any questions. We have a combined 35 years in the industry and will be happy to help!