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Get Voquent Ready - Voquent

Get Voquent Ready

How to prepare for success on Voquent.

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Voquent and You

Voquent is a powerful tool for online voice-over casting, but it requires careful management to ensure its integrity. Most voice-over professionals will be familiar with many of our requirements, but it's worth checking the following list one last time before signing up.

1. You must be a professional talent

Whilst signing up to Voquent is entirely free and will open you to a world of casting directors, it's not for everyone. You should already have some experience with voice-over, acting, streaming, hosting or creative audio or video production work. Our customers are some of the world's biggest brands, and we need confident performers who will represent themselves and Voquent competently. 


2. Prepare high-quality demos 

Yep, there is no point signing up to Voquent if you don't have any audio demos. We do ALL our casting using the demos you upload. At a minimum, we recommend preparing five audio demos and, over time, building this up to 30+. The more material you have on your profile, and the higher quality it is, the more chance you have of getting work. 

Demos should be professionally recorded and edited in mp3 format. The performance should start immediately, so casting directors don't have to wait (hint: they won't, and you'll have missed an opportunity). 


3. Edit each of your demos in ONE distinct style and tone

When you upload a demo to Voquent, you will tag it with a Tone, e.g. Authoritative or Comedic, along with the reading style, e.g. Explainer or B2B. 

These tags are the search filters our clients use to find your samples. Therefore, it's super-important that any tags are an accurate description of the audio. If they aren't, our moderators have no choice but to reject the demo.

An effective way to prepare samples for Voquent is to use examples from customer projects or auditions. 

If the project is already in the public domain, it should be fine to use it as a demo on your profile. If you had to sign an NDA or the read is for an internal project like eLearning, you can still use some of the material if you edit out brand names or product names. Top tones include:

  • Authoritative
  • Conversational
  • Comedic
  • Eloquent
  • Enticing
  • Inspiring
  • Nurturing
  • Playful

Learn more about optimising your profile >


4. No compilation reels

Listen, we get it. You've invested hundreds, perhaps thousands of dollars on a professional showreel to demonstrate the best traits of your voice. So, why wouldn't you upload this to Voquent?

Voquent's search is demo-based, offering casting directors unrivalled power to refine their search to find a specific vocal sound. A compilation reel—by its very nature—includes reads in very different styles and tones. If we allowed these on Voquent, customers would get quickly frustrated when their search doesn't match the audio. For this reason, we reject any compilation reels.

Re-edit your compilations into samples that can be tagged and uploaded as demos. You might even find incredible success with our way of doing things.


5. Accurately complete your profile information

Please, please, please, enter all your profile information correctly. This is one of the most essential steps to get right. Your native language, other spoken languages, location address, date of birth and experience level are critical bits of info. 

If you don't get your profile right, you will be creating hardships later down the line for yourself, your client, and our team. We appreciate the transparency and accuracy that you put into your profile. 

We ensure to return the favour, as we never ever share this information, publically. You, and your information, are safe with Voquent.

We will only display your nearest city, native language, age-range and experience level. Take a look at some of the talent cards and profilesThese particulars mean your talent card will appear in location searches, e.g. in London or Los Angeles

It also means we can pay you more quickly - so it's in everyone's best interest to work together!


6. Access to a bona fide, professional recording studio

If you're serious about voice-over work setting up a home recording studio is always best. This puts control of your services directly into your hands. It doesn't need to cost the earth either -  please read our home studio guide.

But we know this isn't possible or even desirable for everyone. For some people, it's better to work with studios instead.

As long as you have access to a quality local studio that our producers can connect with, we're happy for you to create a Voquent profile.

Ideally, please check out a couple of local studios in advance. Speak to them about your voice-over work and get an idea of their rates so when we do come to you with an opportunity, it's easy for you to inform our team of any likely extra costs. This information means our sales team can confidently provide our clients with a fixed quote.

If you're in the middle of nowhere, with no home studio, it's doubtful we'll be able to offer you work.


7. You're a decent human being

We are good friends with many of the voice acting professionals we work with regularly but let's face it, we all meet challenging people from time to time, and the land of voice-over is no exception. 

Our casting directors and producers are here to get a job done well, and they don't have the time or patience for any drama—apart from the performance, of course!

We have no interest in hosting or working with people who cannot work in an appropriate manner. Voquent is a safe platform for our talent and clients to work in harmony. Our realistic expectations are as follows:

  • That you never lie about your experience level or studio gear.
  • You are punctual (you show up when agreed).
  • You quickly respond to our producers (check your emails regularly).
  • You communicate clearly in written English.
  • You are happy to sign a non-disclosure if required.
  • You are never rude or behave unprofessionally, e.g. subverting our team and directly connecting with the customer.

In return, we'll always communicate with you very clearly about our expectations of you and about what the project is for and where it will be published. We will compensate you fairly and quickly.

We will keep our end of the agreement, as long as you keep yours!


How to get in touch

If you have any problems joining or signing in, please contact our talent team by email: [email protected] 

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get voice acting work on Voquent?

First, read about voice actor jobs on Voquent and then sign-up to create a profile. To get discovered by casting directors and agencies, you need to upload your best audio demos in various styles and tones. We recommend uploading five demos minimum, but ideally thirty to give you maximum exposure in search.

How do I create demos for my Voquent profile?

Most voice talents use audio from previously completed projects or auditions they've submitted. Some write and record scripts or read excerpts from books. If you already have a showreel, it may be possible to edit this into separate clips too.

We've put some suggestions together in our blog: 

8 ways to create audio samples for your Voquent profile >

How long does it take to approve my demos?

Our moderation team works Monday-Friday in the GMT zone. They approve most demos within 24 hours. If you upload demos late on Friday, don't expect them to go live until Monday. If you've waited more than two working days and your demos are still not approved, please contact our moderation team by email: [email protected]

Do I need a home recording studio to work on Voquent?

No. Whilst we recommend setting up a home studio, it is not imperative. We work with many actors and broadcasters who don't have the time or inclination to learn how to do recordings themselves.  If you're already in a big media city such as London, Los Angeles or New York, we'll have studios we can book you in. If you're in a smaller city, please check out the local studios to ensure they can facilitate live, remote voice-over sessions. Ideally, they will have Source Connect.






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