If someone were to ask me who is hands-down the best demo producer in the country, I wouldn’t have to think twice: Chuck Duran. There’s just no contest.
I’ve been working with Chuck for six or seven years, and though we’ve worked together on multiple demos through several updates, we’ve never actually met.
I’ve never set foot in World Digital Studios. Even though I’m NY-based, Chuck and I have been able to work very effectively with a regular phone patch. I record in my home studio, upload the raw files and Chuck does his magic in LA. Getting the finished files always makes me feel like a kid on Christmas morning!
His direction is spot-on. He keeps it playful and light-handed, yet he’s always clear just where the read needs to wind up, to showcase your skills in the best way possible. I work with directors every day, and he’s got an ear that’s among the very best in the business.
Just this year, directly from the demos, I’ve booked two major national TV documentaries, increased my commercial and narration bookings , and a top LA agent added me to their roster after hearing my demos on Voicebank. You can’t ask more from a demo than that!
– Bill Ballenberg