Cryolife TV commercial

Hi there – I thought I’d share a new TVC I recently voiced. Enjoy  🙂

A big thank you to Thomas who cast me in his commercial and gave me the chance to work together with him once more.


Sennheiser MK4 vs AKG 3000B microphone

Here it is as promised,
The shootout between two microphones in a similar price range: the Sennheiser MK4 and the AKG 3000B. Both these mics are large cardiod condenser’s and are quite good for the project or home studio and will service a VO Talent quite nicely. In this narration test, I ran both microphones through a Great River MicPre and recorded the text simultaneously.

I hope this helps out if you find yourself in the market for a new microphone.  As always, though, try a mic before you buy.  🙂

The AKG 3000B:


The Sennheiser MK4:


Thanks for listening and catch you later.

Russell Wait

Coles 4104 Demo

Russell tests the Coles 4104
Russell testing the Coles 4104

Hey all,

Since I first read about the Coles 4104 microphone I wanted to try one.  I thought it would be great to have a microphone that I could use to make demos anywhere / without the need to battle background noise. So the other day I went down to Jolly Pro Audio here in Hong Kong and they happened to have one! They very generously allowed me to test it out and make a demo – which I have posted here.

As this is a ribbon microphone we kept the phantom power off. Then the salesman, Chenly, set the gain way high – and I recorded this in a standard office environment.  Behind me were people in cubicles, typing away.  A big air-con blew cold air frantically down on me while I made this demo. I have kept the lead in this recording purposly long so you can hear the room before I spoke.  The text I read is from a manual left open on Chenly’s desk and the clip is as recorded off a Marantz field recorder they had laying around.

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Hope you find the clip useful. 🙂

Dragon Snooker Dub

We spent the weekend dubbing a vertical slice of a Chinese animated series called Dragon Snooker.  It looks like it’s going to be really fun – the actors, writers, and translators are all very talented. Which made for great scripts and an enjoyable Saturday working with awesome actors.  If I can I’ll put a clip of our next studio session up for everyone to enjoy.  🙂