VO Studio Tech is the only full service studio consulting company in the USA entirely dedicated to serving the voice-over industry. We provide all the advice, design, installation, maintenance, and tech tutorials that a voice talent needs to be on the leading edge, as well as support for voice over studios and agencies.
We know how to make your studio run like the well-oiled machine it needs to be. And our promise to you: We do it right the first time or we fix it, free.
VOST is based in Los Angeles, yet services clients globally with voice over studio consulting, design, installation services, and anything technical you need help with.
The ERS Team
George M. Whittam is owner and founder of ElDorado Recording Services, now VO Studio Tech.
George is a 1997 graduate of Virginia Tech with a Bachelor's degree in Music and Audio Technology with a Minor in Communications. George went on to acquire considerable expertise in music recording by working with various musicians and artists in the Philadelphia area. He also gained broadcast engineering experience working at a radio station in Philadelphia as the remote engineer for the NFL Eagles Radio Network. photo by Amy Goalen
George was introduced to the world of voice-overs through a producer at the station, Howard Parker, who asked the station’s engineer to help him build a home studio in New York City. George came along to assist. George later followed Parker to Los Angeles and furthered his already diverse experience by working on over 15 film projects in 3 years as a sound mixer and boom operator.
From a handful of satisfied clients, George has now built a business that works solely with voice-over studios and clients. His extensive knowledge of computers, software, equipment, and troubleshooting abilities makes him a sought after expert and indispensable on-call technician. He is globally considered a top authority in voice-over recording technology. He has invested thousands of hours researching studio design, recording equipment, and creating training materials for voice actors. In so doing, he has also become an industry innovator by developing specialized services that cater exclusively to voice-over professionals. Among his many successful clients are the late Don LaFontaine, Bill Ratner, Joe Cipriano and Scott Rummell.
Roy Yokelson is one of our New York Metropolitan "tri-state area" support technicians. He is also on-call to backup George when things get crazy around here.
Emmy Award winning audio director Roy Yokelson (aka "Uncle Roy) has been servicing the voice-over industry for over 35 years. Having worked on staff, permalance, and freelance at many major New York City recording studios, he has been involved in every aspect of the audio business that involves voice-overs. This includes: radio production, TV soundtrack production, narration for documentaries and other long format TV shows and award-winning films, radio imaging, TV promos, animation dialog recoding and directing, ADR, audio book direction, recording and production, translation services and telephony sound file production.
Joe Van Riper is a New York Metropolitan "tri-state area" based support technician. He is also on-call to backup George when things get crazy around here.
Joe's formal education included The American University of Beirut, Lebanon, Bucknell University, and some graduate work in Trinity University's graduate extension School of Drama at the Dallas Theater Center in Texas, before dropping out to become a DJ. This, of course, thrilled his PhD father!
Joe became closely aligned with one of Charlotte's first commercal production studios, "Jay Howard Production Audio". He created the layout of the facility, designed much of the acoustic treatments, and became the audio engineer in Jay Howard's "Studio C". Joe blazed the trail for the studio's transition into the digital age, tackling the DAW learning curve and then mentoring other staff engineers as they learned. He even installed the studio's first LAN.
Dave Immer provides our ISDN support and has more ISDN experience than any man alive. Dave Immer's experience as composer/arranger and producer coupled with his solid technical and audio engineering background form the underpinnings of his stewardship of his own company, DIGIFON. Building on a successful three decade music career featuring numerous recordings and music advertising campaigns, DIGIFON was born out of Immer's own need to receive and deliver audio and data instantaneously over low cost ISDN lines with facilities, artists and producers around the world. His expertise on ISDN for audio has found expression in articles for trade magazines, quotes in the NYNEX and Bell South ISDN guide, and his chairmanship of ISDN Studio Workshops at the Fall 1995, 1997 & 2001 Audio Engineering Society conventions at Jacob Javits Center in New York.