Hello. I’m Joe Smith. That is my real name, yes. I have been a working VO actor for 25 years (see/hear my stuff here), am represented by CESD, and am a member of SAG/AFTRA. I have been recording, producing, editing, and directing audio for almost as long. I would be happy to help you put together a VO demo that suits you particular needs.

Want to hear some demos I’ve produced? Okay. For starters, here are a few of mine :

Here are a few clients’ demos that I produced from scratch; helped curate copy, recorded, directed, and edited:

And finally, a few made from audio the actors recorded in a VO class, which I then produced into demos.


I have also been voice-directing actors for years for my public radio parody IPR : Irrational Public Radio.

(left to right) Me

(left to right) Me

I have a comfortable home studio (see inset picture), and strive to create a recording environment that is fun, relaxed, and supportive. I have worked with polished professionals as well as rookies, and offer many different styles of demos, from all-purpose ones that incorporate various types of copy (commercial, animation, narration, etc.), to ones that hone in on a particular field of VO work.

Feel free to drop me a line to discuss options, ask any questions, or request referrals. Below is information on packages & pricing, and I look forward to talking VO with you!

Oh, and this page lives on my personal/professional site www.JoeSmith.com, hence the links at the side. Feel free to explore, though to get back to this page, you’ll need to go once again to www.JoeSmithDemos.com.


- Joe Smith


Small ($150-300)

This package is for those who have audio already recorded. If you have 5-10 segments of completely produced spots that you simply want edited together into a seamless demo; $150. If you have recorded raw VO (up to 10 segments), but need it produced into a proper full demo with music, effects, etc., that will be $200-300, depending on the number and complexity of spots.

Medium ($500-800)

This package includes a session at my home home studio to record up to 9 spots for a demo. For this package, you have found the copy you’d like to record (perhaps needing me to flesh it out with an alternative or two). I will direct you in the booth, taking the time we need to get it right. The range takes into account the number and complexity of the various segments.

Large ($800-1400)

This package includes all of the Medium package, plus extra help finding or even creating all the appropriate copy that suits your needs, help shaping the variations in your vocal approach for each piece, coaching for each read, and room for more involved production (for instance, for promo demos, which incorporate clips from the show being promoted).



With packages for which I record you at my home studio, recording sessions can take between 90 minutes to 2 hours, after which you can go about your merry way and I will edit on my own. You are of course welcome to let me know any preferences in terms of order of pieces, music, fx ,etc. - otherwise I will simply use my best judgement. When I have a draft, I will email it to you as an .mp3, you can let me know any adjustments you might like, then I’ll make them and send back another draft, and so on, until we have a finished demo with which you’re happy.