By David Ciccarelli
Ever wanted to make your voice sound deeper? How about giving it a more intimate, up-to-close-and-personal feel. Try the proximity effect. Amazingly, this requires no special equipment or adjusting settings in your computer. The magic comes from determining how close you should be to the microphone. Listen in to top Voices.com talent Brad Ziffer and hear the results for yourself.
Brad is an all-around, creative, nice guy who's passionate about the arts. Graduating from Montclair State University, in Upper Montclair NJ, with a BA in Theater Studies, Brad has since built a recording studio and spends the majority of his time singing, songwriting, performing, voice-acting and producing.
Around the age of 4, Brad began taking piano lessons. It wasn't long after that he began playing the piano in local churches. His musical passion started early, but didn't stop there. Around the age of 15, he began singing in Evangelical churches, leading and assisting in worship for youth and full services. During his teen years, Brad would play around creating, unique, silly voices and imitating famous voices from TV, radio and film. This was the beginning of his ear-training and up-coming voice-over career!
Years later, Brad found himself studying acting and composing original scores for Montclair State University theater productions such as "The Cider House Rules" and "Big Love."
Today, Brad has a successful career and years of experience under his belt. He works full time, recording and producing voice-over work for clients around the world. In addition, he works with artists, in the studio, developing demos to full-length albums. On the side, Brad performs out (singing and playing the piano) at various venues, DJ'ing for events, and enjoys the beach, movies, and spending time with friends and family.
Simply put, Brad's life revolves around the arts and that will simply never change.
Becoming a voice actor, working from your own home recording studio and auditioning for voice-over jobs is within your reach!
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