Types of Voice Overs

When looking to get your foot in the door of the voice over industry, you will need to do some research into which type of voice over work you would like to focus on. Voice overs are immensely important to brand reputation and awareness, but not every voice over serves the same purpose. 

In short, there are many different types of voice overs, and each requires a specialized form of training. With the Voice Shop at CMD, we aim to provide newcomers to the industry with information and classes to help them get started in this excited industry. Let us fill you in on the different types of voice overs and how our classes can help you get a step ahead of the competition.

Types of Voice Over Work

Within the industry, there are many different types of voice overs and each requires research and practice to perfect. Some of the most common types of voice overs are:


  • Commercials: One of the most common forms of voice overs are seen on television commercials. Nearly every commercial has a voice over to help carry along the story the commercial is trying to tell. Often times, commercial gigs are difficult to land and you will likely need to gain experience in other types of voice overs.
  • Radio Ads & Segments: Much like television commercials, radio ads and segments typically require a fair amount of voice over experience. Radio is still the most consumed form of media and these ads and segments have the potential to reach millions of listeners, depending on the station and market. 
  • Narration: Whether for a documentary, or company used training material, narration voice overs can be both large or small projects. Local narration voice overs, for example, can be a great way to break through into the voice over industry and build you voice acting resume. 

Voice Over Acting Classes from The Voice Shop at CMD

Regardless of the type of voice over you want to focus on, voice over classes from the Voice Shop at CMD in New York City are essential. In fact, even experienced voice over talents continue to take classes and look for ways to improve their skills and expand to other types of voice overs. 

Sign Up for Voice Over Classes Today!

If you are interested in getting your foot in the voice over industry or simply are looking for ways to improve your current skill set, the Voice Shop at CMD is here to help. Contact us today by calling 212.213.9487 and sign up for one of our classes! 

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