What to Look for in Voiceover Demos

As you’re searching for the best voiceover artist for your project, you may wonder what you should be looking for in voiceover demos. It’s not always clear to voiceover artist seekers because after hearing a few, they all start to sound the same. Before choosing someone, you must be able to distinguish between them enough, so you can pick the best person for your job.

The following are some of the factors you need to consider in voiceover demos.


You are busy, so you don’t have time to listen to many minutes of demos. Professional voiceovers know this, so they usually keep their demos less than two minutes. Knowing this will help you weed out some voiceover artists who may not have the experience that you need for your work.

Demos should be about a minute long. If it’s just for a commercial, 30 seconds is actually enough to sample a person’s voice. If you’re looking for someone who does work in animation, the demos are often longer because the voiceover artist wants you to hear all of his or her voices.

The Beginning Is Most Important

Professional voiceover artists will put their best voice first. They want to blow you away with what they can do. This means that you should listen to the first spot carefully. This is what you can get for your project. If it’s not what you want, you may need to move on to someone else.

Skill Level

Voiceovers in the industry for a long time know they need to be able to change their voice many times to suit the needs of many people. As you’re listening to the demo, pay attention to how different the voiceover artist can be because that will give you the flexibility you need when that person is working on your project.

Clear Sound

Many times, when people hire a voiceover artist they want that person to produce the work on their own and send it in to them. This means they must have their own studio and equipment, or at least access to it. The voiceover demo can show you if the person has that available. If it’s clear and edited well, you know it was done in a professional studio. If it’s not, you either may have to provide that yourself or it’s probably better to move on to someone else.

Listen to My Voiceover Demos

I’ve been in the voiceover industry for many years. Through these years, I’ve learned what clients want in a voiceover demo. Take some time to listen to mine. I would love to work on your project if you find my voice is perfect for your needs.