New York, NY (July 17, 2014)—Actor Rodney Saulsberry, the voice of the Telemundo TV network’s English promos worldwide, uses Sennheiser’s MKH 416 shotgun mic for his diverse voiceover work.
“What makes me get the call is my ability to deliver the ‘real person read’,” he says. “Today, the challenge is to get rid of the ‘announcer style’ and make the copy more conversational. This is when the actor inside me comes out and why it is so important to know that voiceover is really voice acting.”
He has also appeared on-screen in film and TV, garnering two Best Actor NAACP Image Awards for his role as Anthony on CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful.
Sennheiser’s MKH 416 has been Saulsberry’s go-to microphone since he began using it in the 1990s. “When I would go to the major trailer houses around town, this was the microphone that I would be speaking into most of the time,” he recalls.
Currently, he uses an MKH 416 at home in his soundproof isolation booth, which can connect to studios around the world by using a Telos Zephyr Express ISDN codec. “I don’t even have a preamp—I plug my MKH 416 right into the back of the Telos Zephyr and it sounds great,” he says. “I work for a company in London and with my Sennheiser mic and the Telos unit, it makes me sound like I am in England, 3,000 miles away”