You’ve poured all of your talent into narrating your latest audiobook.
Now, let me add over 50 years of audio mastering expertise!
WHY SHOULD I EDIT AND MASTER YOUR AUDIOBOOK?
I’m Chuck McKibben, and in 1972, after years in radio, I became the personal recording engineer/editor for Mel Blanc, “The man of 1,000 Voices” (including “Bugs Bunny” and most Warner Bros. characters). Managing Mel’s studio put me in charge of sessions with stars of the era such as Kirk Douglas, Jack Palance, Vincent Price, Jack Benny and Rod Serling, and voiceover “greats” Gary Owens, Paul Frees, Ernie Anderson, Casey Kasem, etc. Having Mel Blanc as my mentor at age 25 was like getting a “Masters Degree” in voice acting and editing!
I HAD FOUND MY “DREAM JOB” IN LA.
Unfortunately, I didn’t want to spend my life there. So, from 1977 to 2007, I pursued voice work in NYC. In 1978, I also became a radio-TV producer/director. Thirty years and thousands of productions brought hundreds of actors coming to me for work. By the early 80’s, a few had started asking if I would teach them to become voice actors, and I accepted the challenge, finding great satisfaction in “passing forward” my knowledge. (For my credits, please see “Chuck McKibben Bio” on Wikipedia.)
MY EARLY ENTRY INTO AUDIOBOOK PRODUCTION.
I was employed by independent audiobook companies long before ACX started, and the first books I produced in 1997 were mastered on cassettes! By 2014, I was already a veteran audiobook producer when I began selling titles on ACX/Audible, and teaching my students how to do likewise. I continue teaching today, and feel great joy for my students who have launched successful careers. In fact, I prefer teaching over being a performer. That means I WON’T be your competitor to win that next great book!
My only job is to help you shine and succeed!
Work with me and receive unlimited consultation by phone to your questions about home recording! Contact me now, and let’s decide what you may need from among these basic services, either billed separately, or “Bundled” for one affordable price:
1. PROOFING - With spreadsheets noting any important details in need of addressing.
2. EDITING – I’ll assure that your speaking rhythm flows naturally, while respecting your delivery style.
Includes Removal of All Noise & Mouth Clicks and Proper chapter labeling.
NOTE: I ACCEPT RAW, UN-EDITED FILES.
3. AUDIO ENHANCEMENT/MASTERING –
As needed, I’ll apply any or all of these steps:
Lowering ALL breaths by 10-12db to a nearly subliminal level. (NOTE: Total elimination is NOT natural, sounding more like AI! I advise against it.)
Optimize Volume and Clarity
Using compression, EQ, de-esser, de-reverb, and/or “sonic maximizing” to brighten, clarify and add natural fullness to your voice. I have ALL the “bells and whistles” to correct plosives and murky, smeared, muddy, harsh, thin or dull sound.
Addition of Music/Sound Effects
Reasonable Rates! Prices quoted depend on complexity of your project, but I’ll work with you to stay within your budget! Please ask about a “Bundled” discount price for all services!
Try adding my “Secret Sauce” to your audiobook TODAY! Send me a sample to process for FREE! My work is guaranteed to meet ACX standards, even after your order is closed. If you encounter any issues, please contact me and I’ll help to pass your audiobook at no additional charge.
I’m looking forward to hearing you, and your newest book!
Thanks, Chuck McKibben
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