American and British voice actors for IL-2

1CGS is putting a call out for American and British voice actors to fill in the roles for these two nations in IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte and that could be you! Here are some details to see if you might fit the bill.

Actors is a loose term

Professional voice acting experience isn’t required but 1CGS does need your help and they want to have this sorted out before the end of the month. Here are some of the details.

I would like to find several voices for American and British pilots, airfields and spotters. Perhaps as many as 7 unique voices per nation.

1. You will need a decent mic and use a simple audio recording program we will provide to record in the format we need. Recordings should be clear with no background noise.

2. The total needed recordings for each voice is a couple hundred phrases, but don’t let that scare you. It should just take you a couple/few days to record them and it’s fun. The acting part is minimal, you’re not competing for an Oscar.
3. No deviation from the script or format. Doing so will slow us down and hurt the project and no campaigning for changes to our radio system. We are already aware of changes the community desires, but we have no time or resources to deal with that now. Show up to do the job and be a permanent part of IL-2 history.

4. I will provide you with all the information you need to do the work. If you are chosen to help you MUST COMMIT to working quickly and efficiently and finishing the work. No flakes allowed.

5. You should have a fairly youthful voice that sounds like you are in your 20’s or early 30’s. You don’t have to be that age, but your voice should not sound like an old man. If you are in your late teens that may also be helpful. There were a number of young pilots in the war.

6. For American voices I hope to have a few different accents (subtle, not strong) such as southern, mid-west, New York, Texas etc.

7. For British voices I also hope to have a few different accents to add some authenticity, but I am not an expert on them.

8. A military background in combat comms may be helpful, but not necessary.

9. There will be some small compensation for your help and you agree to a complete, irrevocable release for us to use your voice in IL-2.

In the case of British accents, it’s been mentioned that at least one or two Canadian voice actors would be of interest as well (Canadian’s making up a large percentage of the Commonwealth pilots in air operations over Europe) although I expect that a case could be made for Australian, New Zealand, and South African types of accents too.

Think you have what it takes? Head on over to the forums and find out more.


3 Comments Add yours

  1. TJR says:

    WRT to Canada,

    Get off my lawn eh, you friggin hoser and Saskatchewan is a real place!

    (If you look at the english speaking populace in the 30s-60 Canada actually just has a subdued English/Scotch accent)

    Not going to stop Molson 1 from striking fear in the Luftwaffe!

    Shamrock, as usual you are doing great work on this site, you going to provide some real Canuck commentary for Boddenplate?

    Liked by 1 person

    1. ShamrockOneFive says:

      I’m probably the worlds worst voice actor. I was considering singing up anyways but I see there are a ton of people including a few Canucks lending a hand who are probably better at this than I am.

      The Canadian accent is an area of great interest for me. I don’t hear it but my American friends have pointed it out 🙂


      1. gflinch says:

        I don’t think any of us hear our accent. BUT being from western Pennsylvania, I occasionally hear myself use some of the slang from these parts. Its really awful to hear yourself say Yinz!

        Liked by 1 person

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