Jeff Davis has voiced and produced more than 8,000 scripts. Aside from radio and television, his experience also includes long form narration, video training, software tutorials, telephone on-hold messages, and radio dramas. Currently he hosts a radio show on wine in the Bay area of California.
Q: What do you find most technically difficult about producing audio drama, and what is most satisfying about the business of voice acting and sound engineering?
A: If it is a fully produced audiobook, finding the right piece of music to enhance a scene without becoming intrusive is probably the greatest challenge. The perfect music can really add to any scene, and even though the recording is done in a studio, proper use of effects can place the actors anywhere. It raises the scene to a whole different level. Voice acting takes just as much skill as it does for stage or film acting. I’ve acted in a few dramas, but find my true talents lay on the other side of the microphone. As far as sound engineering goes, it's quite exhilarating to use post production effects to make a dramatic scene sound like it's taking place in a large space.