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Jef Leeson

Voice Actor, Audio Engineer / Producer, Musician

Vocalings: The Canuckness

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Jef, Leeson, voice actor, producer/engineer, singer/songwriter
Character Voice Reels

Hi, I'm Jef.

Drawn to theatre acting & performing in bands during school years, by my early 20s I was making stages & studios my career. As a musician & singer, work took me around half of the world & helped me establish a recording studio & boutique record label. Around the time I began engineering audio for remote clients, voice acting & voice over work, too, entered my life.

These days when not tracking dialogue, editing/mixing audio for games, toons, films, corporate videos & audio dramas, being a session producer/musician, or creating my own releases, I still get to perform live music every now & then, mostly out around Ontario.

Contact me if you'd like to discuss a gig, or take a look around here for more details. And THANK YOU for stopping by.

  • Experience +25 Years
  • Freelance Available
   
  • E-mail
  • Location Ontario, Canada

Studio

  • Facility
  • 700 square foot studio

    Opened in 1998

    - 250 sq ft. control room; suitable for up to 8 people;
    - 300 sq ft. studio room; treated for 1 live end & 1 semi-live
    - 50 sq ft. booth; treated for -85dB noise floor

  • Gear
  • Software & Hardware

    Jef, Leeson, voice actor, producer/engineer, singer/songwriter

    - Reaper DAW; custom 64bit dual-SSD PC recording system;
    - Focusrite & Edirol interfaces;
    - Soundcraft & Mackie boards

    Jef, Leeson, voice actor, producer/engineer, singer/songwriter

    Microphones

    Jef, Leeson, voice actor, producer/engineer, singer/songwriter

    - Neumann, AKG, Shure, Rode & APEX mics;

Voice Work

Character Demo Reels

Voice Over Demos & Clients
Narration Demo
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Radio Spots Demo

SOLAR - History
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4s2PHjblIIk

Jef, Leeson, voice actor, producer/engineer, singer/songwriter
Spoof Noir
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uo9tN1WfrLI


Recurring & In Progress
Vertigo Creative Studio
https://www.vertigo-cs.com/

Jef, Leeson, voice actor, producer/engineer, singer/songwriter
Thales Aircraft Training
https://www.thalesgroup.com/en/training-simulation

  • Audio Production & Engineering
  • Western Space Odyssey

    Audio production, 2016 - present

    The animated sci-fi/western comedy movie, written & produced by author & musician Rik Berryere. Work includes dialogue treatment, audio editing, mixing, SFX, foley, voice acting, songwriting, singer & song production & it's soundtrack album release. Jef, Leeson, voice actor, producer/engineer, singer/songwriter
    MORE: https://www.westernspaceodyssey.com/

  • Fallout: Miami

    Lead dialogue engineer, 2019 - present

    The highly anticipated mod of the video game Fallout 4. On the audio team, doing dialogue editing & treatment for implementation into Bethesda's Creation Kit software. Jef, Leeson, voice actor, producer/engineer, singer/songwriter
    MORE: http://falloutmiami.com

  • Bioshock: After Midnight

    Audio production, 2019

    A +2 hour original audio drama written & produced by Preston Hardin, inspired by the popular video game. My work included dialogue treatment, complete audio editing, mixing, SFX, foley, & voice acting of some extra roles. Listen to the podcast on all major platforms. Jef, Leeson, voice actor, producer/engineer, singer/songwriter
    MORE: https://anchor.fm/preston-hardin1

  • Additional Clients


    Voice Actor Demo Reels
    Reels I've produced, posted on Twitter. They include dialogue treatment, audio editing & mixing, SFX & foley.

  • Other Positions
  • Chancellor Music

    1991 - present; proprietor

    One of my record labels, with over 40 releases to date that I've produced, focussed on helping country, rock & singer/songwriters get their music recorded & online. Jef, Leeson, voice actor, producer/engineer, singer/songwriter
    MORE: Official label website

  • Session Musician

    Early 1990s - present; songwriter, singer, guitarist, bassist

    A result of being a professional performer, session work came naturally. RateYourMusic.com lists many of them, some of which were clients I connected with through sites like Airgigs & Soundbetter. Jef, Leeson, voice actor, producer/engineer, singer/songwriter
    MORE: On RateYourMusic.com

  • On Film

    2016 - present

    I've been involved with other indie film productions as well as 'Western Space Odyssey'.

    In 2016, I was commissioned to write, produce & perform a song in the film 'The Face Beneath' (on IMDB), an indie written & directed by Ratish Nair from the north eastern USA.

    In 2017, I made an appearance in the documentary 'Waiting For Ishtar' (on IMDB), a look into the life of an actor searching for a connection to other fans of the infamous movie starring Warren Beatty & Dustin hoffman. WFI was written & directed by Jonathan Crombie & John Mitchell. It includes interviews with some of the cast members of Ishtar plus the talented singer/songwriter Paul Williams.

My Music
'Vocalings: The Canuckness'
Acapella covers of early 1970s Canadian pop/rock hits.
'Topic of the Day'
A classic-sounding pop/rock studio album, released in 2017.
On Spotify
On Apple Music
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