Free Microphones for Voiceover Talent!

Yup, totally free brand new microphones.  No strings attached:

  • Want a Rode NT-1A microphone bundle?  The super quiet mic that works on a ton of different voices with a capsule based on the 103?  We got that.  Talent and coach J. Michael Collins is graciously providing one for free.
  • Want a Sennheiser 416?  The “L.A. mic”?  The little shotgun that’s used in nearly every promo you hear?  British voice talent James Clamp blew my mind the other day when he told us he is donating one for you guys.  He wont even be there to see your face when you lose your mind.

“But where am I going to put my new microphone Erik?  I live in my parent’s basement and the cement walls echo terribly!”

How about in a brand new Porta-Booth Plus portable recording studio courtesy of voice talent and inventor Harlan Hogan?  We’re giving that away too.

Sadly, the girl is sold separately

Seriously, these guys rock and are super generous.  Click their links above and hire them immediately. Oh yeah, we got books too.  The best voiceover books in the world signed by their authors:

Amazing, no?1

So what’s the catch?  No catch at all.  Just be there on Saturday, December 1st at The 5th Annual New York Voiceover Mixer, put your business card in the bag and wait for us to call your name at 7:00.

“A great time, a chance to network with hundreds of voiceover industry insiders from around the globe AND free stuff?”2

You’re welcome.

1. Yes.  The answer is yes.
2. Don’t forget about the food and drinks. Lots and lots of drinks.

The 2012 New York Voiceover Mixer

This is the big one folks.  Last year we had about 540 attendees from around the world and we expect around the same turnout this year.  There will be more of what has made these mixers so popular: networking with talent, agents, casting directors and others.  You can hand out (and receive) hundreds of business cards, make new connections, win some great prizes and get drunk.  What more could you want?  Every year we hear a ton of stories from people who have attended and found new business partners, a new coach, a new client or at least a bunch of new friends.

This year we figured, since we have you all here, we might as well do some good as well and so we are asking for a 10 dollar (cash please) admission fee and the proceeds will go to the Don LaFontaine Voiceover Lab.  This is a great cause and the foundation is incredibly helpful to our industry.

Please note that after a lot of soul searching, we have decided that this will be the last of the New York Mixer series.  This means that this is possibly your last chance to meet up with such a large group of other voiceover professionals and enjoy an event of this magnitude.  While we have teamed up with The Voxy Ladies this year to present this event, this is YOUR mixer.  Please come help us celebrate the resilience on New York City in the wake of the recent storm (no worries, the power is on and all will be back to normal for the event) and join us one last time in raising a glass to voiceover.

Be sure to check the OFFICIAL SITE for general information, RSVP info and guest / raffle list updates added daily.

We Have Mixer Pictures.

First of all, thank you to the over 500 industry professionals that made The 2011 New York Voiceover Mixer an incredible success.  If you weren’t there then you missed out.  Want proof?:

Thank you to MeR Design Studio for most of these shots as well as to John Florian who added a bunch that you see in the beginning.

**grasps gold statuette and starts weeping**

Thank you again to all of our sponsors including The Legendary Marc Graue Voiceover Studio, Edge Studio, Voicebank, Sam Ash and VOICE 2012.  We could not have done it without your help.

**mascara starts running**

Thank you to all of our incredibly generous raffle prize donators.  You guys gave us thousands of dollars worth of stuff and I hardly kept any of it for myself.


Thank you to Connie and Nikki for all your volunteer services.

**music starts playing to shut me up**

And most of all thank you to ME for showing all of you such a wonderful time!  You like me!  You really like me!!

**carried off stage by handlers in white coats**

RSVP Now For The Voiceover Mixer (With Interview!)

We are less than a week away from the 2011 New York Voiceover Mixer and the list is filling up fast.  We may have to start turning people away in the next few days so if you are planning on attending you must rsvp by emailing Lindsay and your name must appear on the official guest list.

We certainly don’t want anyone to be left out in the cold but we cannot have gate crashers either so if your name is not on the list you will not be allowed in on the 3rd.

Hardcore, huh?

Go HERE or simply email [email protected]

Want to know more about the Mixer?  Check out this interview with Terry Daniel:


10 Reasons To Attend The 2011 New York Voiceover Mixer

1. It’s Free

Admission costs have been covered by our sponsors.  Sure, you gotta pay for airfare, hotel and drinks but the rest is free.

2. We Have Raffle Prizes Out The Wazoo

Seriously, my wazoo is killing me.

3. You Need To Network

This is the only opportunity in the world to network and meet with this many voiceover industry people in one place.

4. You Have No Friends

You are bound to find someone, anyone who will put up with your B.S. there.  Heck, I even found a wife at one of these!

5. You Hate Your Liver

I don’t blame you.  There will be ample opportunity to pummel it into submission at the Mixer.

6. You Love Rob Paulsen

Have a thing for the Emmy Award winning star of Pinky and the Brain and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?  Who doesn’t?  Use this opportunity to sign up for his seminar earlier that day.

7. You Need A Coach Or Agent

Harass them there where they cant escape.

8. Christmas Makes You All Warm And Fuzzy

There is no better place in the world than New York during the Holidays.  Check out the windows at Macy’s!  Go ice skating under the tree in Rockefeller Center!  Freeze your ass off!  Good times.

9. You’re A Recluse

This is your chance to pose for the paps and finally get out of your booth for once.  Hobnob with the big shot movers and shakers.  Get out there and be somebody!

10. Erik Sheppard Will Be There

That alone is worth the price of admission (please see #1 above).


Coming To The NYVO Mixer? See Rob Paulsen Live!

This just in: Emmy Award winning voice actor Rob Paulsen of Pinky and the Brain, Animaniacs and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle fame will be bringing his acclaimed seminar series to New York this December 3rd from 12:00 to 3:00 at the Sheraton Times Square in Manhattan.

The Sheraton is just blocks from Arena where the 2011 New York Voiceover Mixer will be held on the same day and we have allotted plenty of time for visitors to our fair city (or locals) to attend both events.

Rob will be sharing stories from his vast experience as a big shot voice guy, giving real time advice to those hoping to break into the business and guidance to those who have already drank the Kool-Aid.  The word on the street is that there might even be a song or two and Rob is always more than accommodating to those who want autographs so bring your Pinky swag and be the next eBay millionaire!

Oh yeah, and he’s only charging 100 bucks so you have no excuse not to go.

For more information visit Rob’s Site or his Facebook page.  There will be an official page for the NY appearance coming soon, check back here, at the Mixer site or at his links above after the weekend.

Please note this is open for everyone, not just those attending the Mixer although you would be crazy not to go to both.

Free Microphones For Voiceover Talent!

You heard me right, we are giving away four shiny new microphones to voiceover talent absolutely free:

  1. A new VO:1-A Signature Series Microphone courtesy of Harlan Hogan.
  2. A new Blue Snowball USB microphone courtesy of Amy Taylor.
  3. A new Sennheiser MKH 416 shotgun microphone courtesy of Philip Banks.
  4. A new AT4047/SV Cardioid Condenser Microphone courtesy of Steve Savanyu from Audio-Technica.

So how do you get your grubby little paws1 on one of these beauties?  Easy:

  1. Go to the 2011 New York Voiceover Mixer.
  2. Put a business card in the bag.
  3. Have the time of your life with hundreds of other industry people.
  4. Wait until 8:00 when we announce the raffle winners.
  5. Profit.

Microphones aren’t your thing?  No worries, we’re also handing out:

  1. A new VoiceOver Recording Sign with remote control switch also courtesy of Harlan Hogan.
  2. Three separate free webinar passes courtesy of John Florian from Voice Over Xtra.
  3. Three stylish new Voice Over Xtra hats.
  4. Three one month memberships with Innovative Voiceover Instruction.
  5. The Medical Mumbo Advanced Narration Workshop CD set courtesy Julie Williams.
  6. A one hour private voiceover lesson in Los Angeles or via Skype with MJ Lallo.
  7. Two separate signed copies of Sound Advice – Voiceover From an Audio Engineer’s Perspective from Dan Friedman.
  8. A 90 minute voiceover coaching session from The Lau Lapides Company.
  9. Three inspirational voiceover posters from Ken Knuckles of Actor’s Motivation.
  10. Three one hour service credit certificates from George Whittam and ElDorado Recording Services.
  11. A free in-depth analysis of your commercial demo from Marc Cashman.
  12. A free year membership to V.O. Planet.
  13. A copy of Kristine Oller’s audiobook “Feeding Your Focus: How Creative People Can Move Forward Faster and Achieve Sustained Success”.
  14. Four winners receive their choice of either the “Learn the Industry”, “Get Customers” or “For Pros” intensive coaching packages from Edge Studio.
  15. 25 free professional audition recording sessions from Edge Studio.
  16. Two drawings for “The Fundamentals” and “Audiobooks A – Z” from the Power of Five Coaching Series from Vanessa Hart.
  17. Three drawings for one hour of virtual voiceover personal assistant work from Karen Souer.
  18. A $200 gift certificate towards or Voiceregistry actor services courtesy of Voicebank!
  19. Six drawings for personally signed pictures from The Clone Wars, Powerpuff Girls and The Wild Thornberrys courtesy of voiceover superstar Tom Kane!
  20. One free admission pass to the VOICE 2012 Conference in Disneyland beginning June 13th from James Alburger and Penny Abshire!

The heck you say?!  All true.  Thank you to everyone who has donated for your incredible generosity.  So what are you waiting for?  RSVP to get yourself on the guest list today!

1. Seriously, wash your paws.

The 2011 New York Voiceover Mixer

Sick of hearing about this yet?  Well too bad.  This year is going to be outrageous and if you miss it then you’re going to be sorry.  Everyone and their brother is going to be there, we’re giving away a ton of microphones and coaching packages and books and other amazing prizes and it’s free.  What’s your excuse?

Be sure to go to the OFFICIAL SITE for daily updates on raffle prizes, the guest list and more.

PLEASE remember that you must officially RSVP via email to Lindsay and have your name on the guest list to be admitted.  Willy Wonka golden tickets also accepted.

Polish your shoes, print up a few thousand more business cards and get ready to network while punishing your liver.

2011 New York Voiceover Mixer Press Release

Voiceover Talent to Converge On New York

New York, NY  October 17, 2011 –  Over 500 top voiceover actors, agents and coaches from around the world are set to attend the 2011 New York Voiceover Mixer this December third beginning at 6:00 pm at Arena Event Space near Times Square.  The industry networking event is being billed as the largest gathering of voiceover professionals in the world.

Past mixers have seen hundreds of talent and related industry people swapping business cards, forging new business relationships and posing for the occasional photo-op in between cocktails.  Attendees travel from all parts of the globe to see the faces behind some of the most successful and recognizable voices in animation, commercials, documentaries, movie trailers and promos.

Event organizer Erik Sheppard of Voice Talent Productions says, “This is the fourth year we are hosting the mixer and it keeps getting bigger and better every time.  We all look forward to getting out of our sound booths and offices and enjoying each other’s company.”  He adds, “We have incredible guests and giveaways this year and once again it is a free event thanks to the Legendary Marc Graue Voiceover Studio and our absolutely amazing and generous sponsors.”  Corporate sponsors include Edge Studio, Voicebank, VOICE 2012 and Sam Ash Music.  Says Sheppard, “We don’t offer any classes or long presentations so while there is a lot of shop talk and business dealings, it’s primarily an excuse to get dressed up, be seen and enjoy some drinks and conversation with our friends and colleagues.  Plus, you get to hear some amazing voices.”

Voice Talent Productions is a talent agency representing an elite roster of union and non-union voiceover talent from their New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Florida offices.  Those hoping to attend the event are instructed to visit for more information.  Press are invited to contact owner Erik Sheppard at [email protected] or 631.332.9550.


We Have Been Thoroughly Mixed

That was awesome.  Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to all who attended.  I’m not even going to bother with a whole long post since a million other bloggers have already beat me to it.1

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Check out a gazillion or so pictures:

1. We have been busy cleaning up.