Voice 123

with Rolf Veldman

What if you could use AI to generate passive income? Special guest Rolf Veldman ― CEO of Voice123 ― joins Anne to talk about the state of AI and voiceover and to reveal findings from Voice123’s research on customer-driven AI. These studies are helping lead the way to predict AI’s impact on the VO industry. Want some valuable insight? Listen to this discussion to ensure you’re delivering what clients need and know how to market your business like a #VOBOSS


In this episode, Rolf shares ideas about what AI means for various VO genres and other forces driving change.

"Conversational voiceover is one of the hardest things to do with AI." - Rolf Veldman

About Rolf

Rolf Veldman is CEO of Voice123, the world’s first and largest online marketplace for professional voice actors. An impassioned storyteller, Rolf considers himself an entrepreneurial historian who loves board games, scuba diving, cycling, and doing his bit to change the world for the better. At Voice123, Rolf spearheads a widely diverse and fully remote team that has set itself the task of crafting the future of the voiceover industry.



Top 10 Takeaways

Quick Concepts from today’s episode:

  1. Fun fact! Rolf met Anne at the One Voice Conference in London and Anne’s presentation helped to inspire Rolf!

  2. Voice123 has been looking closely at the impact of AI voices on the industry since 2016

  3. All information Voice123 gathers about AI voices and the impact on the industry will be made available to the public

  4. Some clients expect a turnaround in about 2 hours. AI can complete an entire eLearning course faster than real-time

  5. AI can be used for scratch tracks and placeholders, or early releases of video games

  6. Some jobs require a 10 on the acting scale, and others 2. These are the jobs that may go to AI

  7. The meat of audio content is non-broadcast, and AI can be super useful here

  8. 15% of V123 clients say they will use AI voices for advertising, and 20% will use it for promo

  9. The AI is only as good as the voice actor that records the voice

  10. Voice123 is motivated to keep voice actors working, otherwise the platform could not exist

"Current legal cases will lead to tighter regulation of the AI voice industry." - Anne

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