British Male Voiceover
The words you want , the way you need them.
I'm Oli Hein, a British male voice over artist. I live in Gloucestershire, UK. In a previous life, I was a radio and TV presenter in Mauritius, which is where I first gained my experience in voiceovers.
Since then, I have also lived and worked in many places abroad, including New York and Paris.
Clients have described my voice variously as 'soothing', 'persuasive', 'confident', 'engaging', 'the right level of playful' with 'crystal clear enunciation'.
SKILLS & SERVICES
My particular skill is in languages and accents. Being half-Mauritian, I was brought up trilingual in English, French and Mauritian Creole. I have a degree in Slavonic Studies, am also fluent in Spanish and have a good grasp of German.
More broadly, with my linguistic background, I have a good ear for both English and foreign accents which I can replicate accurately. These include (but are not limited to):
English – neutral; Australian (urban and non-urban); New Zealand; French native speaker; German native speaker
French – Parisian; Mauritian
Because of my linguistic training, I am comfortable using words and sounds of almost all Indo-European languages.
I am experienced in a wide range of voiceover work, including:
- TV and radio commercials
- Documentary narration
- Corporate videos
- Foreign language dubbing
- Audio books
- Audio tours
- Role Play Video games
These can all be tailored according to individual need.
I use a Røde PodMic microphone and a Scarlet Solo Interface as I find these give the best clarity of sound from my home studio. I can provide audio files in both mp3 and wav format.
Need a child voiceover?
My daughter Beatrice is also a voice actor and getting excellent feedback from clients. Feel free to visit her website too!
W H Y C H O O S E M E ?
There are lots of voice artists out there. So what can I offer you?
- I will make your job easier. By asking the right questions before to make sure that my end result is exactly what you need - or better;
- I offer a wide range of voices, languages and accents,and have international experience in many genres. It is more likely than not that I can provide you what you are looking for;
- I will do all I can to work within your budget. I like building long-term relationships with people across the globe, and my affordable rates and flexibility are a key component of that.
- You won’t have a problem with sound quality. I have a professional set-up, excellent equipment and I know how to use it;
- I can usually offer complimentary custom auditions for you to check whether my voice and delivery is indeed what you are after - saving you time and effort in the long-term;
- I offer discounts for new clients; a 20% reduction on my 1st job for a new client is applied automatically to my invoice.
Produced by Studio Mitchell
Voiceover Demo reels
Several companies have chosen to partner with me, as it gives them the opportunity to showcase both the visual and audio elements of the finished project more holistically.
Featured here is Studio Mitchell in Devon, UK. They produce a range of high quality 2D and 3D animation primarily for businesses. By being their first choice V/O artist, prospective clients are able to get an even better feel for what the end result might look like before production even begins.
For example here is a video animated by Studio Mitchell, commissioned by the RSPB and voiced by me. This video was picked up by many media outlets upon release.
A very different partnership is with Beatrice Hein, my daughter. A highly-regarded child voiceover, she has most recently been providing voices for a series of educational books for children who are learning English as a second language.
("Beatrice really sounds SO GOOD! It was a pleasure editing her parts in. She really was the best Kid in that production. A real professional with a huge talent!" Tobias, Berlin)
If you are interested in working more closely with me and being promoted on this site, please email me or give me a call.
"We worked with Oli to produce a suite of highly technical, medical online training courses within a short timeframe. Oli worked very quickly and accurately to produce the voiceovers to an extremely high standard, including providing several options for the various technical terms. His calm, professional, ’nothing is too much trouble’ demeanour means that he is fantastic and reliable to work with and has become our go-to for voiceover work." Keri, UK
"Olivier is highly responsive and easy to work with. He helped us find that smooth professional sound for our video, and we'd highly recommend him for any voiceover work you may need!" Tommy, Portugal
"Olivier was extremely helpful, with a quick turnaround, and delivered a great final product." Hannah, UK
“Oli did an excellent job, narrating a difficult corporate video project for our company, which demanded different styles. He is fast, accurate, flexible and very pleasant as a collaborator. Even when our client changed parts of the script, Oli reacted immediately and delivered the corrections on time. It was a pleasure working with him and certainly we would love to cooperate again in the future. We strongly recommend Oli as a VO artist.” Anastasia, Greece
"Oli is great to work with, always professional and well prepared. A great voice and multiple languages too.” Andy, UK
"We loved working with Oli and he sounds amazing!" Helena, Slovenia
"Oli offers a professional standard of voiceover, which sound great and are supplied quickly - perfect for the explainer videos we create. He is also very accommodating of customer amends." Lee, UK
"Professional, flexible and always willing" Satyen, Mauritius