To have Jimmy audition for or record your project it’s best to go through his manager or agent listed on the CONTACT page.
Once the script is e-mailed to him, he records in his state of the art home studio which is actually housed in his frigid subterranean wine cellar. Jim uses a Sennheiser 416 shotgun (which has become the standard microphone in the trailer and promo world) while ensconced in a double walled, enhanced isolation booth called a WhisperRoom.
In his home studio, Jim uses the renowned Avalon VT 737 Tube pre-amp, and when on the road or vacation, uses his 416 mic with a tiny MicPortPro USB pre-amp. Jim has recorded many a voiceover session in hotels rooms (and rental cars- yes, it works) around the globe and they sound great! Another benefit of the super directional shotgun microphone. He simply records to his laptop and emails the audio files. In both home studio and on the road, Jim can do a phone patch for live direction.
ISDN is no longer offered in Jim’s area, but he can record AIFF, WAV or high quality MP3 audio files and then send them via e-mail or Dropbox, etc. He can use the ISDN emulator Source-Connect.
To direct Jimmy, you can simply give instructions in the script, have an e-mail or phone conversation, listen in and direct the recording session live via phone patch, or direct Jim live via SourceConnect. Jim has numerous clients from all over the world whom has never met (including Canada, Ireland, England, Belgium, Argentina, Brazil, Italy, Austria, and more), and many who never direct him- they just give some quick specs and Jim records on his own and e-mails it back to them- even long narrations. Jim cleans up the recording session tracks and sends you all usable takes.
And Jim’s studio time is included free of charge when you only require straight voice tracks. If you want something mixed or fully produced, then studio charges would apply. Jimmy Hodson would love to work with you! (But not in a romantic love kind of way.)