Tal is a SoCal based voice actor, sound designer, and fiction podcast producer. They're the creator of Sidequesting, What Will Be Here?, Someone Dies In This Elevator, and several other productions that can be found hiding under rugs and around corners. Tal can be heard in audio fiction shows such as Tales of the Echowood, Circles, Deconstructive Criticism, and more. They do sound design for Seen and Not Heard, Surreal Love, Wizard Seeking Wizard, and their own podcasts, and they write about audio drama production on Medium and for Discover Pods. Tal has been called "a creative force to be reckoned with" and "one of the best sound designers currently creating." Find them on Podchaser here, on IMDb here, and follow them on Twitter @starplanes.



Voice Work

Demo Reel

Lead Roles

Sidequesting
Rion

Circles
Naomi

Novitero
Valzin

Deconstructive Criticism
Coral

• Transmission Folklore: Emery

• Light Hearts: Kale

• Looking for BARB: Doris Palmer

Supporting Roles

Starfall
Kio

The Path Down
Lucero Morgan

Tales of the Echowood
The Traveler

The Way We Haunt Now
Myrtle Grayson

• Witches of the City: Alice
• Ad Read: Cassandra
• What Will Be Here: SACHA

• The One Stars: Reviewer
• Electromancy: Mel
• Deep Blue Stars: Opal Hale

• The Waystation: Partner
• Sector 0: Iris
• Retribution: Busybody

Guest Roles

Inn Between
Lydda

Arden
Isabelle

The Sheridan Tapes
Hyde

• Zoo: Laura (S1E11)
• The Bloody Mess: Android
• Last Call at Bluebell Cafe: Piper (E4)

• Dreambound: Melon (E6)
• Out of Place: USDA Worker (E203)
• Take the Mass Pike: Harper (S2E7)

• Twilight Over Midgard: Týr
• Paradigm Horror: Mara (E2)
• STP: Letter Writer (E27)

Anthology Roles

SDITE
Narrator

Cast of Wonders
Narrator

Monkey Tales
The Game

Hubris
Ray & Autumn & Finn

• Hauntingly Humdrum: Pumpkin
• Aster Scary Stories: Jamie & Sharon
• Ace Audio Archive: Narrator

• MADCAP: Rose
• Monsters Out of the Closet:
Narrator & Mantis & Gemma

• The Story Slot: Briar Rose & Bean
• The NoNap Podcast: Sam & Elle
• Seminar: Tye

Cameo Roles

Dreambreachers
Robot Person

The Wizard Seeking Wizard Cover Art

Wizard Seeking Wizard
Astrophel

Startripper!!
Housekeeper

Margaret's Garden
Mish

The Pilgrimage Saga
Fiona Armstrong

Sage and Savant Firefighter

• WCAC: Tarot Reader (S1E5)
• Heart of Ether: 911 Operator
• Reignition Theory: Mishen Prast
• Inn Between / The Beacon: Rogue
• Quaralogues: One Step at a Time
• TDHM: Businessperson (S1E8)
• MTO: Free Zone Resident (S3E1)
• After the Fire: Healer (E1)
• Disenchanted: Abney
• Looking for BARB: Dr. Palmer

• Forgive Me!: Jackson
• The Arkoma Chapters Shora (E3)
• MTO Remixed: Roger (Ep 13)
• Listen Rinse Repeat: Néa
• Neon Shadows: Jewel
• The Sound Of Your Name: Fae (Ep 2)
• A Ninth World Journal: Pirate Crew
• Quest Friends: Angulan Knight (E72)
• Creep: Waitress (S2E2)
• WW&A: Ray (E1)

• InSpectre: Sam (E2)
• Polaris: Alissa Thompson (E1)
• Reignition Theory: Dr. Innera Coseran
• Desperado: Crusader (E15)
• Dining In The Void: Siren (S2E5)
• MTO Remixed: Roger (Ep 13)
• Listen Rinse Repeat: Néa
• Neon Shadows: Jewel
• Tales From The Aether: Merchant
• If Leeches Ate Peaches: Chloe

Ensemble Cast For

Resume

Demo Reels

Voice Acting


Sound Design

Demo Reel Highlights

Arden Hallway of Traps (1:16)
Sidequesting Sword Fight (0:35)
A Ninth World Journal Combat (1:43)
Sidequesting Dragon Impersonation (0:57)
Seen and Not Heard Muddled Concert (1:14)
Dining in the Void Stealing a Spaceship (1:50)

Want a website for your podcast?
Hire me!
I charge $30 for a simple website with show links, or $40 for a less simple website with show links & cast/crew info.

The website will be linked to the email of your choice (so that you can updated it however you want when it's finished). I'll send you a spreadsheet to fill out with all the information you'd like to include on the site. Expect a one-week turnaround.
THE WEBSITE WILL BE HOSTED ON CARRD.

Interested? Email me here.

Website Examples

Light Hearts Website Screenshot
What Will Be Here? Website screenshot.
Sidequesting Website Screenshot
Seen and not Heard website screenshot
Wizard Seeking Wizard website screenshot

ADDITIONAL EXAMPLES:
The Mistress Files
Sound Designs
First Of Its Kind
The LaFresian Chronicles
Laughably Dapper
The Audio Drama Shadow Network


Want a personal website?
I do that too!
I charge $55 for a carrd website with links to all your projects, set up however you'd like it.

The website will be linked to the email of your choice (so that you can make a carrd account and update it however you want as you have more projects to show off!). Expect a one-week turnaround.

Interested? Email me here.

Website Examples

Sound Design

Additional Work

Text-Based Adventures
Wizard Shower
The Cassie Monologues
Audio Experiments
Ungifts: Season 1
Storytellers: Trailers 1-3


Demo Reel Highlights

Arden Hallway of Traps (1:16)
Sidequesting Sword Fight (0:35)
A Ninth World Journal Combat (1:43)
Sidequesting Dragon Impersonation (0:57)
Seen and Not Heard Muddled Concert (1:14)
Dining in the Void Stealing a Spaceship (1:50)


Writing

I'm available for sound design consultation!

From an idea to the final cut of an episode, I can help you make your project better.

Just getting started? I can help you write for sound, tell you what parts of your idea/script are going to be hard to do, and help you get your vision across in an audio medium. I can also give you tips for how to create the actions and ambience you want, including suggestions on where to find the SFX you need.Have a near-finished episode? I can give you feedback on your sound balance and levels, use of silence, incorporation of SFX and music, and give suggestions on what effects could be added.Specific questions about your work? Tell me what type of feedback you're looking for and I'll see what I can do!

Rates:Annotations on a script:
Send me your script and I'll annotate it, commenting on specific sections.
2500 word script ....... $75
5000 word script ....... $150
Feedback on a piece of audio:
Send me your audio and I'll write up my comments with specific timestamps.
30 minute audio ....... $100
1 hour audio ....... $200
"In person" discussion:
We'll talk about your idea/read over your script/listen to your audio together, and discuss it.
1 hour call or video chat ....... $150
2 hour call or video chat....... $250
Payment will be through Paypal.

If you're interested in a consultation, email me with some info about your project and what type of feedback you're looking for. If you have budget or time constraints, let me know that too. I'll get back to you within a day or two!If you're interested in hiring me to do sound design for your show, email me with some info about it (including number of episodes, length of episodes, show genre or topic, and your budget), and we can discuss! At minimum, I charge $10 per minute of audio for sound design - more for complicated scenes and dialogue editing.

Press and Awards


Audio Experiments

2021 My Rode Cast High Commended Winner



Discover Pods Most De(a)f Representation in Podcasting
Discover Pods Audio Drama Podcasts to get you Hooked on Fiction


Someone Dies In This Elevator

2021 New Jersey Webfest Winner
Nominee: Best Series Premise, Best Ensemble Cast, Outstanding Anthology, Outstanding Drama, Best Writing
Winner: Best Supporting Actor

Buzzfeed Here Are 15 Audio Fiction Podcasts For Every Kind Of Reader

Acast Fiction podcasts: Inspiring indies

Bello Collective 12 New Fiction Podcasts from April 2021


Falling Forward

Podcast The Newsletter
Earbuds Podcast Collective

I'm available for production consultation!

I can help you find the best way to make your podcast!

Just getting started?
I can help you figure out the best path to bring your idea to reality.
Have Scripts?
I can help you determine the best way to take your scripts from page to audio.
Looking for Voice Actors?
I can help you create and run a successful casting call and avoid common casting pitfalls.
Have things already recorded?
I can help you find the best route from raw audio to a finished podcast.

Rates:"In person" discussion:
We'll talk about your podcast and how to best produce it via call or video chat.
1 hour call or video chat ....... $150
2 hour call or video chat....... $250
Payment will be through Paypal.

If you're interested in a consultation, email me with some info about your project and what you're looking for. If you have budget or time constraints, let me know that too. I'll get back to you within a day or two!If you're interested in hiring me to produce your show, email me with some info about it (including number of episodes, length of episodes, show genre or topic, and your budget), and we can discuss!

Shows I am producing:

Follow Me:

Check Out My Podcasts:

Podcasting Resources

Links to helpful articles for indie podcasters.

Hello! You've been given this link because you wanted to listen to my podcasts! Here's a bunch of my work :)


Audio Dramas I Produce:

A fantasy podcast about avoiding the main plot.


A sci-fi audio drama about living on a doomed earth and building things anway.

Hubris Cover Art

Can you make a podcast in 24 hours? We're sure going to try.


An anthology series where there is always an elevator and someone always dies in it.

Here's a Sidequesting Episode:

Here's a SDITE Episode:

Here's a Hubris Episode:

(What Will Be Here is still in production)


Here are some other shows I did sound design for:


Here are some podcasts I did voice acting in: