The Voxmobile has retired and now so have I!
Actually, I'm now "semi-retired"...
So what does that mean for my clients?
I'm still available for voiceover sessions, but my availability is now more limited.
For a list of my out-of-office dates, please click here.
(For the original blog with more information regarding traveling in the Voxmobile as a fulltime voiceover, please click here.)
Hear about Karen's travels on the Voiceover Bodyshop interview with recording gurus George Whittam and Dan Lenard. (About 44:00 in.)
"Why do you go away? So that you can come back.
So that you can see the place you came from with
new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you
differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not
the same thing as never leaving.
Terry Pratchett "A Hat Full Of Sky"
Saltus is taking the portable
voiceover studio concept to a whole new level. Most people should not
attempt to do what she is doing. However, because Karen is genuinely
about providing the best audio possible and doing whatever it takes
sparing no expense) to ensure that she can deliver a great product;
to admire her for figuring out a viable way to live the adventurous
wants to live and still deliver great sounding audio to her clients. "
Dan Friedman - Audio Engineer and author of
Advice - Voiceover From an Audio Engineer's Perspective
How to Hire a Voiceover
- Need to hire a voiceover but don't know where to begin
what to expect?
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that will point you in the right direction.
on commercials with James
Earl Jones, Larry King, and Sam Elliott, it has been
estimated that tens of millions of people have heard her voice, which
has been described as lyrical, soothing, pleasant, and just plain
Karen Saltus is
and narration talent who has been heard around the world for such
Qwest, Sony, IBM, CVS, Verizon, and many others. Considered one of the
"cream of the crop", she is known and
respected in the industry for her versatility and ability to take
direction quickly and easily. Experienced producers know that a great
voiceover can save valuable time and money.
state-of-the-art ISDN and Source Connect studio allow
her to work with recording facilities around
the globe. And, in fact, her voice can be heard in Canada, Mexico,
Norway, Australia, Costa Rica, UAE, Denmark, and Great Britain along with many other
"It’s been great working with you on these projects. Your fast
replies and quality control on the recordings are really helpful to us – means
we can keep providing a great service to our client so it’s much appreciated."
Paul B. - UK Producer
"We love working with you and we hope many more
opportunities are waiting for us both down the road!"
Jackie H. - Commercial Producer
"You are so dependable and your
work is stellar. Thanks for all that you do."
Linda O. - Pharmaceutical eLearning Producer
want to thank you again for the excellent work you do, and how quickly
you turn around challenging scripts. Your recordings add all the
warmth, intelligence, cadence and intonation that our written scripts
lack. Your skill in transforming dense, dry, and complicated prompts -
which sometimes omit punctuation and even a key word here or there -
into something understandable and pleasant to listen to is simply
Marian V. - telecom producer
"You need to know that Accounting for the Numberphobic was
named "Best Business Book of 2015 in Economics by Small Business Trends.
Your work helped get it there. I'm honored to have you on the project."
I loved your reading of my new book,
THE LAST BEST CURE. You read as if you enjoy what you're reading,
layering the words with emotional meaning, as if every single utterance
really matters. Quite an art...Thanks for reading my words so
Dawn Fotopulos - author
Donna Jackson Nakazawa - author
"Part of our
corporate motto is 'Above All
in Service'. You certainly fit that description."
Mike G. - producer for major American
"Thank you so very much. We are all
big fans. You are so professional and so quick it’s crazy."
Tarquin C. - producer
"I have to say
- it is a great pleasure to work with you. Thanks for being so
dependable and so co-operative with everything."
- Audiobooks editor
"Thank you so much for
your great work. (My editor) has said that you are a dream to work
J. - HarperCollins Audio producer
"Thank you so much
for such a great performance! The client was blown away by your
recording! Thanks for making us look great as always."
Althea H. - Producer
" ...you did a great job
on the acting. I really like the tone, the quality of your voice, it is
- French director
much appreciate you having given my story your wonderful
voice. Your intelligent reading perfectly reflects my sentiments!
Michael (from HarperCollins Audio) was delighted to work with you and
ready to do it again."
Mariana Pasternak - author of Best of Friends
all the talents with whom we've worked, Karen has the
best pacing and the lowest error rate by far."
George V. - NY
I can't believe we're done already. This is great!"
Ross B. - Boston
accomplishes in one or two takes what would take
someone else 50 tries."
John B. - NC producer
you ask Karen for 3 different takes, she'll give
you 5 different takes."
Glen P. - Boston
love working with Karen. The sessions go so quickly
and smoothly that she makes us look really good in front of our
Erik L. - MA producer
makes voiceover work look so easy and effortless,
that people don't understand how difficult it is to find a really good
talent like her."
Patti F. - NH producer
M Audio Mobile Pre audio interface
Avalon M5 preamp
Mic-Pre One by Daking
Digital recording and editing with Sound Forge by Sony
JK Audio landline phone patch
JK Audio cellular phone patch
2 Home Custom Built Isolation Booths
1 Mobile Custom Built Isolation Booth
Backup computer, mics, preamps, and audio interfaces
Connect Pro (certified user)
(call for dialup numbers)
converted to file
formats and sent via FTP or e-mail including MP3.
Samples | Links
Member of SaVoa,
the Society of Accredited Voice Over Artists.
more information on how to put Karen's talents to work for you, email
(please replace AT with @)
or for immediate contact,
call her at 207 438 9055.