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Home Studio Master Testimonials:

By Lisa Rice

Six years ago, I attended a voiceover event to learn more about the business side of voiceover. Little did I know the most valuable thing I would leave with that weekend wasn’t what I paid for.  It would be a chance meeting with another voiceover talent who would become an iron-sharpens-iron kind of friend professionally.Dan Lenard’s his name and helping others with their home recording studios is his game. Well, actually, voiceover is too, but that didn’t rhyme quite as well.Dan and I both began working in radio when grease pencils, editing blocks and razor blades adorned production rooms.  We also had about the same amount of hair on our heads back then. However, that’s where the similarities end.Dan immerses himself in everything audio. From the studio tools used to record it to the studio space used to record it in, he’s mastered all things pertaining to sound. He’s studied the idiosyncrasies of signal flow, sound isolation and sample rates. To put it in karate terms, Dan Lenard has a 10th degree black belt and mine’s just pretty and colorful.So when an “audio glitch monster” rears its ugly head, one of the first things I do is ask myself, “What would Dan do?”  And if that doesn’t help, I pose another question, “Why don’t you CALL Dan?”That’s when I begin to look intelligent and so will you.Home Studio Master to our rescue! Standing ready with a precise diagnosis in easy-to-understand terms. Keeping audio glitch monsters at bay often before they’ve had a chance to knock on our door.

Simply put, Dan Lenard helps us do what we do best…voiceover. Seek his advice and you’ll enter your studio with optimism. Consult with him and you’ll stand behind your microphone with greater confidence. Listen to him and your customers will receive pristine, dry audio. The wav, aiff and mp3 files they download will originate from a private, professional recording studio. YOUR studio.

Think of it! Mountains of positive goodness for your voiceover career thanks to the help of Dan Lenard. Your Home Studio Master and mine.

Lisa Rice landed her first radio and television jobs at the age of 18 and has worked as a producer, writer and talent since. She loves voicing a myriad of voiceover projects such as commercials, narrations, e-learning projects, promos and telephone prompts for a wide range of customers including Whirlpool, Levolor, Selsun Blue, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Mohawk Industries, Walmart, Arm & Hammer and Hill-Rom. She’d love to connect with you on Twitter and LinkedIn

Dan gives those new to the field of voice-acting laser focused information so they can begin recording quality sounding audio from their own home studio, as cost effectively as possible. He cuts through the “noise” and gives you just the “signal” you need to get started. Beyond that he’s a stand-up guy, a man of his word, and backs his advice with years of real-world voice-acting-from-home experience!” September 3, 2010

George WhittamOwner, ElDorado Recording Services
Works constantly with Dan at The Home Studio Master

“The Home Studio Master” is not an ad slogan it’s an spot-on description of Dan’s work, expertise and – well – mastery of the intricate art of assembling and fine tuning a home recording studio, for each individual clients and their unique needs. Best-of-all, his patient, non-technical, non-intimidating approach let’s me recommend him with total confidence.

Harlan Hogan” September 7, 2010

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity

Harlan Hogan, H2

“Dan was one of our presenters at VOICE 2010 and has been part of the conference since its beginnings in 2007. His knowledge of home studio design, construction, equipment, and the overall technology of home-based recording is exceptional. There are only a handful of people in the voiceover world who have the ability to communicate even the most complex home studio concepts with relative ease – and Dan is one of them. I highly recommend him.

James R. Alburger
Executive Producer, VOICE 2010
www.voice-international.com” September 3, 2010

James R. AlburgerOwner, VoiceActing, LLC
was a consultant or contractor to Dan at The Home Studio Master

“Dan is a recent addition to out talent roster at Voice Talent Productions and has already proven himself to be a professional, timely and talented voiceover artist during all of our dealings together. His reads are superb and we could not be happier to have him. Add to that his legendary studio recording technology expertise and he is a a formidable double threat. If only he could learn to tap dance……” September 6, 2010

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity

Erik Sheppard,
hired Dan as a Talent Agent in 2010

“Dan Lenard is an excellent voice actor who also happens to be technically gifted as well. So he provides excellent service to his voiceover clients and to his fellow voice actors with advice and assistance when we need help with our studios. I warmly recommend Dan Lenard to you.” September 3, 2010

Bob SouerProfessional story-teller, Bob Souer Productions
working with Dan at The Home Studio Master

I was TOTALLY lost with all of the technical stuff at building and operating a home studio until I “met” Dan in a skype class. He taught me in a very patient and “easy-to-understand” manner how to use my software, and how to sound-proof my closet. Then I was off and “talking”. I now audition and record jobs from my home studio every day. Thanks Dan!” November 8, 2010

Tess MastersActress, Presenter and Voice Over Artist, Freelance Artist
worked directly with Dan at The Home Studio Master

“I recently hired Dan to assist with my private recording studio in order to produce the best quality sound that I could, with the resources available to me. His knowledge was exceptional and his detailed care in assisting me has so far proven invaluable. He continues to make himself available with any questions I may have and his experience shared both in front of and behind the mic, has enabled me to continue to be hired for and subsequently produce top quality recordings. Thanks Dan!!” October 20, 2010

Top qualities: Personable, Good Value, Creative

Larissa Gallagher,
hired Dan as a Home Studio Consultant in 2010

“Dan IS the home studio master! He’s a GREAT resource for both beginning voice actors and seasoned pros. Dan has a great set of ears and the technical knowledge to solve almost any problem.” October 16, 2010

Dustin EbaughPresident/CEO, TVandRadioVoices.com, Inc.
worked directly with Dan at Homestudio Master

“Dan Lenard knows his stuff and its nice to have someone out there who wants to share it! It is without hesitation that I recommend Dan Lenard and his Home Studio services. We all need someone to depend on when we are relying on our home studios and Dan knows just what to do!” October 15, 2010

Deb MunroOwner, Mic ‘n’ Me
working with Dan at The Home Studio Master

“Dan is a consummate professional in so many areas! Not only is he an absolute whiz when it comes to anything audio – but his voice is one we enjoy using often for our projects. Dan is a delight to work with and I highly recommend him!” October 4, 2010

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert

Penny Abshire,
hired Dan as a Audio Engineer and Voiceover Artist in 2008

“I’ve conferred with Dan via email on different issues dealing with home studios,and I’m impressed both with his knowledge and ability to communicate that knowledge. He sees multiple angles of a problem, and understands the ramifications of the various solutions…so one gets a clear picture of what ones options are. I highly recommend Dan to anyone with questions or concerns about audio recording, home studios, voicework, or anything relating to these fields!” September 15, 2010

Top qualities: Personable, Expert, High Integrity

Matt Forrest,
hired Dan as a consultant in 2010

“Dan is at the top of my short list when it comes to home studio gear and setup. Dan has given me great advice on how to get the best out of my home rig. I would recommend him to any VO person, rank amateur to seasoned pro.” September 15, 2010

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert

Brad Venable,
hired Dan as a Home Studio Consultant in 2008

“It is a pleasure to recommend Dan for any home recording studio needs. In this day and age when voice talents are recording remotely, it is essential to have someone like Dan in your back pocket!!” September 13, 2010

Top qualities: Great Results, High Integrity, Creative

Karen Gerstman,
hired Dan as a Home recording studio consultant in 2010

“Dan is a friend, a peer in the voiceover field, and knowledgeable in most all things relative to the home based studio. Dan has helped me bring out the best, cleanest sounding audio from my own studio, which sounded good before, but now my voiceover audio quality is stellar! Thank you Dan.”September 7, 2010

Top qualities: Personable, Expert, High Integrity

Bobbin Beam,
hired Dan as a Home Studio Consultant in 2010

“Dan is a true professional, he definately knows his stuff, and is always there to help. Thank you Dan for all you do. I highly recommend him! A pleasure to work with.” September 7, 2010

Diane MerrittOwner/Voice Over Artist, MerrittMediaProductions

worked with Dan at The Home Studio Master

“Dan Lenard is the Home Studio Consultant mavin! I recently moved and Dan helped me create an excellent sound studio at my new home without spending money. He is not only a caring, sharing expert, he is fun to work with. Don’t build a studio without Dan’s input. Seriously!” September 7, 2010

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, Creative

Leslie Diamond,
hired Dan as a Business Consultant in 2010

“Dan has enormous knowledge of the workings of a home studio. I have called for his help on many occasions when there was some glitch in my system or there was something I needed to take care of technically that I didn’t understand, and he was always ready to patiently walk me through something until I felt able to continue on my own.
I feel more confident knowing that I have Dan’s valuable assistance when I really need it!
Sande Sherr” September 4, 2010

Sande SherrFreelance voiceover, Polycom
working with Dan at The Home Studio Master

“Dan is a seasoned professional that can help with your equipment needs from “ground up” or improving what you already have. Whether you are new, or a veteran, Dan knows both sides of the Mic and this is an essential
element to have, for “putting it all together”.
He always seeks the simplest, and most affordable solutions.
Half Pragmatist, half Techie, you’ll never be disappointed.
DC Goode” September 4, 2010

Top qualities: Great Results, High Integrity, Creative

DC Goode,
hired Dan as a Home Studio Consultant in 2005

“Dan is a personable professional that takes pride in politely pleasing people and promoting partnerships.. And he’s got a great sense of humour, too 😉 As a fellow voiceover actor, I always take away some new concepts or knowledge from every discussion with Dan and enjoy his unique take on the world of professional audio production and voice acting. He has been instrumental in assisting with many of the industry’s VO careers and and studio issues and remains a key figure. I can highly recommend Dan’s services and experience.” September 3, 2010

Andy CurtisFounder, GA VoiceOvers – www.gavoice.com.au
working with Dan at The Home Studio Master

“Dan is a thoughtful and knowledgeable consultant when it comes to setting up home studios – striking just the right balance between quality home studio sound and managing studio costs.” September 3, 2010

Peter K. O’ConnellPresident/Voice Talent, audio’connell voice over talent

working with Dan at The Home Studio Master

“Dan is one of those uniquely multi-talented people that you wish you’d turned to much earlier. If you truly wish to be competitive in the voice-over industry, getting a clear signal is absolutely essential. Don’t reinvent the wheel when setting up your home studio. Turn to Dan instead. Not only will he save you time and money, he’ll make sure that you will sound just as good as he does! And that’s a tall order…” September 3, 2010

Paul Strikwerdaowner, Nethervoice
worked with Dan at The Home Studio Master

“Dan Lenard, knows his business and has helped his clients with setting up home studios that fit their individual needs. Dan also helps his clients with the best possible equipment at a great savings. I highly recommend Dan Lenard.

Daniel Wallace
Owner The Lions Den Productions, LLC” September 3, 2010

Daniel WallaceOwner, Lions Den Productions

working with Dan at The Home Studio Master

“Dan is an excellent resource for getting a handle on your home studio.
His advise is sound and he won’t try to oversell you on “stuff” you don’t need to get the V.O. job done right. I would hardily recommend Dan when you are ready to improve your professional sound.” September 3, 2010

Thom WilkinsDirector, SaVoa.org
worked directly with Dan at The Home Studio Master

“I’ve worked with Dan exclusively over the internet and by phone. For someone I’ve never met “face to face” he is unbelievably helpful and a real master of all things having to do with home recording studios. He helped me select equipment and software and then offered pointers whenever I encountered problems along the way. His sense of humor and “can do” approach are always reassuring during stressful projects. Client satisfaction and top-notch performances are his touchstones. Dan is the ultimate voice-over professional, a superb home studio guru, and he’ll help you sound your very best, too.” September 3, 2010

Carol GoodeVoice-Over Talent specializing in Corporate Narration / Training / e-Learning, Self-employed
working with Dan at The Home Studio Master

“Dan has an attention to detail which I absolutely envy. He has been a great help to members of our association, Society of Accredited Voice Over Artists, providing guidance on their home studios. Dan’s value is enhanced by his ability to share his technical knowledge with those of us who are “technologically challenged” in ways we can easily understand and put to use.” September 3, 2010

Rowell GormonVoice Talent, voices2go.com
worked directly with Dan at The Home Studio Master

“Dan went above and beyond my call for help. And, he confirmed where I had already made progress with my studio. He was patient, patient, patient with me which gives him 10 out of 10 stars in my book all by itself! He was very knowledgeable and extremely approachable. There was no question I felt like I couldn’t ask. Now when trouble arises, the first thing that comes to mind is “I wonder what Dan has to say about this?!” He is my go-to guy. Period.”September 3, 2010

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert

Amanda Fellows,
hired Dan as a Home Recording Studio Consultant in 2010

“Dan is one of my go-to guys when I have sound and studio questions. He’s able to guide you to a great sound without having to spend a ton of money. He knows his stuff!” September 3, 2010

Dave DeAndreaVoice Actor & Producer, davedeandrea.com
working with Dan at The Home Studio Master

“Dan Lenard is an internationally recognized expert in home studio consultation. His in-depth knowledge of what goes into building a home studio, setting them up efficiently, how to get the best sound possible and how to maximize budgets makes him the go-to guy for any and all questions about home recording studios. I wish he were my neighbor!” September 3, 2010

Marc CashmanKeynote Speaker, VOICE International
worked directly with Dan at The Home Studio Master

“Dan is a top notch audio problem solver!
He understands that technical stuff that can bog me down!
He always has an answer to a problem… if not immediately he will get back with to you with some options.

He’s also very good about offering advice or help to someone in an “on-line” forum who’s been struggling with an audio issue. That’s great peace of mine for me and a lot of other talent out here!” September 3, 2010

Rick LanceVoice Over Artist, Rick Lance Studio
working with Dan at The Home Studio Master

“Dan is definitely the go to guy for help with voice over home studios and for recommending the appropriate studio set up for the client’s particular circumstances. He explains complicated studio jargon so that you don’t need an engineering degree to understand him.” September 3, 2010

Robert Sciglimpaglia, Jr.Of Counsel, Law Offices of BT Canty
working with Dan at The Home Studio Master

“Dan provides a terrific consultation service for all your home studio needs. He provides a comprehensive studio assessment and a practical implementation plan which will make your good equipment sound great and your great equipment sound out of this world!” September 3, 2010

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Creative

Elizabeth Chatsworth,
hired Dan as a Home Studio Consultant in 2010

“WOW does Dan know his stuff. Not only that, it’s not about the most expensive tech with him – it’s about what *works* – which is far more important (and far more viable!). Thanks, Dan, for all your wonderful help with my home studio!” September 3, 2010

Jodi KrangleOwner, Piece of Cake Voice Overs & Vocals
worked directly with Dan at Professional Acting & Public Speaking

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