April Watts is an African American Voice Actor and Audio Description Narrator who worked as an investigator for over 25 years. That's important because it means - April pays attention to detail, operates with integrity, and takes direction well, which in turn - Makes Your Job Much Easier!
April also uses the Super Power of her voice to encourage & inspire others by hosting a weekly radio segment “The Nuggets of Knowledge” on her husband's radio show. April exercises her public speaking chops regularly as a member of Toastmasters International and can be found hamming it up at weekly Improv classes. April gives back using her voice as a volunteer for MindsEye the Virtual Newsstand by translating vision into audio as a Reader & Audio Description Writer & Narrator for people experiencing blindness & low vision.
April’s voice cuts through the mix and magnifies your story creating a sense of trust, honesty, integrity, and connection for your project or brand. April welcomes the opportunity to lend her voice to your Audio Description, Audio Drama, Children’s Audio Book, Commercial, Corporate Narration, Documentary, Dubbing, eLearning, Explainer Video, In Show Narration, K12 Learning, Live Announcer, Museum Tours, Podcasts, Political Spot, Promo, PSA, Real Estate Tours, Telephony (IVR or MOH), Trailer, or other voice over project.
Accent-Neutral Midwestern American English
Female | Ages 30-55| Non-Union
Authentic, Authoritative, Believable, Calming, Conversational, Friendly, Funny, Inspiring, Mellifluous, Nurturing, Powerful, Real, Relatable, Robust, Storyteller, Trustworthy, Warm, Wise, Wry & Witty.
Celebrity Prototypes: Viola Davis, Angela Bassett, Alicia Keys, Queen Latifah, MC Lyte, Rashida Jones, Issa Rae, Tracee Ellis Ross, Uzo Aduba & Maya Rudolph.
Custom Vocal Booth
Mics: 🎙 Sennheiser MKH416 | Shure KSM42
I/O: Solid State Logic SSL12
DAW: Twisted Wave | Reaper | Studio One | Izotope RX7
100% paperless workflow
Zoom & Phone Patch with Loopback Capabilities
Source Connect ID: Eyenigma Voices
EXPERT STUDIO ANALYSIS
“Your voice, booth, and equipment all sound amazing!
Great choice with the SSL2, I've heard very good things about it”.
George “The Tech” Whittam
“The V.O. was absolutely amazing. Thank you so much for bringing so much life into the script. I have listened to it through and there are no problems whatsoever with it. I can’t thank you enough, we would love to work with you again at some point for another project.” - Finlay Bald
— Entertain Me UK
“April, Thanks so much for all the hard work and quick responses while recording for this project, it was pleasure working with you!” - Dennis McNulty
“Thanks April for bringing your warmth & personality in your read for my client's COVID-19 radio campaign. I'm so happy we were able to work together. ” - Zuleika “Z” Deciga
“A wonderful experience working with April on a lovely radio spot we cooked up in December. An effortless session with a beautiful outcome. I highly recommend April’s versatility as a Voice Artist for whichever project is needed. ” - Emiliano Quintanar
— Sound Engineer & Designer
“April is a joy to work with and she has brought a lot to my ESL audio with her warm and lively delivery. She enjoys what she's doing and that comes across both in her correspondence and in her voice overs. She's professional and prompt to reply and complete work.” - John Kieran
— Sandside Studios
“April is the real deal. A true professional and a pleasure to work with.” - Tony Sharpe
“April It is perfect! I hope you enjoyed reading it as much as I did listening (it’s funny to hear all of your words come to life when it is read! ”
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April Watts | African American Voice Actor | Black Female Voice Over Artist | Audio Description Narrator | In-Show Narrator | St. Louis