Voice Over

Ghost Embrace

Ghost Embrace has finished up orchestration for the most part and has moved into the next phase of the project. Nema Sobhani has been writing and tracking guitar parts for the last two weeks. I have put together some low budget video, in order to give you an idea how the project is evolving. #ghostembrace #quantumheart


How do you perceive value?

Lately we’ve been having a lot of conversations here, about how potential clients perceive value. There are a lot of studios to choose from in Colorado, and more seem to spring up everyday. The big studios can brag about having more space and bigger names to drop, but how does that equate to your project? How do you you equate value when choosing a recording studio?

Do you think small studios offering the same gear as the big boys, equates to lower quality?

You can pay $30 an hour for a usb interface plugged into a laptop, but that’s not a studio.

HyperThreat Sound was built in my home, however we are a full HD II facility with 32+ inputs of killer pre-amps, a toft ATB 16 and quality engineers. This is a conversation my partners and I have been having for a while now. I have been told that lower prices may be a deterrent for those who equate quality, with higher costs. Well I’m here to tell you that quality isn’t about gear, or the size of the room, but a studio is only as good as it’s engineer, not it’s clientele. Most big names bring in their own staff of engineers and producers any way. So you got to ask yourself, how much personal service does your money buy, if your name doesn’t buy any bragging rights? Please share your thoughts. Lets have a conversation. :)

We are always looking for experienced protools engineers, who can hit the ground running, so any one with fast hands, great ears and a minimum of 8 years as a lead engineer, will find themselves at the top of my list. Send your resumes and links to your mixes/reels to info@hyperthreat.com





We have been working with Castle View High’s internship program and Paige has been working on her final project. Jesse spent the day with Paige yesterday and helped her record her track and solo, while I video taped the project. Paige will be staying on as intern here at HyperThreat Sound, once her program obligations are fulfilled. We are happy to support young musicians, especially young women.


Last week was VERY busy here at HyperThreat Sound. Especially Thursday, where we had back to back sessions from 9am to 11pm.

Adam Andrews is in again, working on his 2nd contribution. He has been nominated for “Best New Artist” at Zone Music Reporter, as voted on by all the New Age radio broadcasters. How cool is that? Michael Bevers, engineered Adam Andrews 1st record, “Road to Ambo.” We look forward to his next record, and congratulate him for the nomination.


Check out Zone Music Reporter

Last Sunday Jesse Alvarada, and I finished up Chelsea and Vanessa’s song. It came out so well, HyperThreat Publishing has offered Chelsea and Vanessa Hersel a single song publishing contract on “I’m A Stone.” The recording features Jerome Lee on Bass, Christian Teele on Drums, and it was orchestrated by Eric Moon. We are proud to call them family, here at HyperThreat Sound. Remember our Songwriters Resource list here on HyperThreat.com, when you’re looking for a pro! Book some time and hire them for your session.

Congratulations to Chelsea and Vanessa for a job well done.



We are so proud to announce that Nema Sobhani has returned to contribute his unique musical flavor, to the second Ghost Embrace record, “Quantum Heart.” Bare Knuckle pickups in a PRS custom 22, and a Friedman amp. HEH!! How could he resist? We are ecstatic that he has joined the team once again.



Not only is Nema a fabulous guitar player, but he is a writer producer as well. Any one looking for beats or music, hit me up and I’ll hook you up.

Caroline McCaskey, virtuoso saw player, was in twice last week. She is recording Saw and Piano pieces for a competition. We love having her in the studio and wish her the best of luck!



We also had “Thunder The Radar” in last Thursday. We love Therese and I personally am a huge fan of hers. She is such a unique artist and I love her style. :)




That’s it for now! Thanks for tuning in and check out our youtube page. We will be adding more videos of some of our sessions. We love to give exposure to those we who support us. ROCK ON!


Voice Over – The New Trend

“Hey man, do you do radio?” – Sheesh… If I had a buck for every time someone asked me that, I’d be a freakin’ millionaire and not have to actually be on the radio. The answer is, “NO! I don’t DO radio.” (If I only knew what “doing” radio really meant and I’m sure the people that work in radio hate that terminology to begin with).

I do, however, work in the VOICE OVER world. For nearly 15 years now I’ve been recording voice overs for clients… well… all around the world. From CNN to Southern California Edison (electric company). From TV shows to local cable commercials. Books. Online Instructional pieces. Everything in between! In 15 years, I’ve recorded over 5,000 voice over pieces. That’s a lot of my voice out there in the world (which my mom was telling me I apparently did a lot of as a kid).

What I’ve NEVER DONE… I’ve never had an agent. Only auditioned one time. Lost the job to Kent McCord (from One Adam 12 if you recall the show). I didn’t mind because if I have to lose a job via audition to someone, losing it to Kent McCord isn’t a bad wrap. The client liked my voice better, but wanted a “star” recognizable voice. Seems to be the way of VO needs these days. Especially in the movies where they want recognizable actor’s voices rather than VO artists who could do a better job (yep – I said it).

In all that time I’ve been blessed to have received work via word of mouth and my own PR efforts. That’s the truth. I’ve often wondered, what would my VO career have looked like if I had actually been represented and had an agency working on my behalf? I’m still young enough and strong enough with my voice to do that… just not a 100% sure I am ready to go that route, yet.

What about you? How many times have people told you, “You have a voice for radio” or “Do you do voice overs?” If you hear that quite often, you may want to consider Voice Over work as an opportunity. Believe me when I say IT’S NOT FOR EVERYONE! Many people are told they have great voices but when it comes down to it, THEY SUCK! Just watch American Idol and you’ll know what I’m talking about. How many times have we heard people say to the judges during auditions, “Yeah, I sing at church and everyone tells me I have a great voice.” – then – they open their mouths… DOH! Clearly, someone lied to them.

“What are you getting at, Wes?” Great question… What I really want to communicate is, before you spend a TON of money on gear, before you go to one of those crazy “VOICE OVER SCHOOLS” where they charge you insane money and tell everyone, “You have a great voice, all you need is more classes”… Let me help you. We are offering professional evaluations at the HYPERTHREAT STUDIOS in Parker, Colorado.

We are offering a 3 hour evaluation class for $127.00. You will be coached, recorded, and given an honest (and professional) opinion on whether or not VOICE OVER work is right for you. Who knows? You might be the new Don LaFontaine! One thing is for sure, if you are NOT Voice Over material, we will tell you straight up. We don’t need anymore people trying to enter a profession they are not ready or prepared to do.

However – if you ARE the kind of talent that really has the potential, we will give you direction, information, and help lead you into the professional world of “VO” and ensure you come away with solid training, a complete knowledge of what the industry has to offer (and there is a LOT), and a DEMO REEL that is sure to get you noticed.

What do you say? Want to see if you’ve got what it takes? Stop waving your hand and saying, “ah… go on!” to those people who tell you that your voice is fantastic! Take a chance. Sign up for our up-and-coming class. Email us for details!