Oh, hey, that's me. I'm Austin Vanfleet!
I'm an Actor, a Voice Over Artist, and Audio Producer, with more than five years of experience narrating, self-directing, editing, and producing Voice Over.
I'm also a lifelong storyteller and thespian. I pursued music and theater through high school, and then into college at Utah Valley University. I ended up unofficially dropping out, due to a decline in my health, but the time I spent there taught me a lot about professionalism and performance, and laid the groundwork for the skills I've acquired since then.
That's more or less where this all started - people told me I had a good voice, and so I started recording it. I bought a cheap podcasting kit, not knowing the can of worms I had opened, in the form of my own obsession with recording equipment and software. Obviously, I was pretty awful at first, but in the five years since then, I've had a lot of help from actors, coaches, and producers who have helped me get good at what I'm doing, as well as countless hours of practice, and no small amount of trial and error.
Below, you'll find my setup and my process outlined. If you've gotten this far - first of all, thank you! And second, you can click either of these buttons, to either listen to my demos, or get in contact with me!
It used to be a closet...
Obviously a great studio starts with the space you record in. I record in my home, in a room I've allocated for the purpose, and have treated with GIK Acoustics Portable Vocal Booth panels. They're freestanding acoustic panels that fold up and travel really well, and I'm able to get professional acoustic treatment wherever I need it.
I record my voice overs using a Slate Digital ML-1 large-diaphragm condenser microphone, which is connected to my Slate Digital VMS ONE Solid-State Preamp. I picked this combination, not just because I really like the sound, but because of its versatility, and the vast breadth of amazing sounds achievable on the back end with microphone emulation plugins.
From there, the analog signal enters my PreSonus Studio 24c audio interface, and from there on, it's digital. I record and edit in Studio One, before cleanup and refinement in iZotope RX8 Advanced. Then I use iZotope Nectar, and iZotope Ozone to add light processing, if the project requires it.
Interested? Check out my demos, or get in touch with me!