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Warm Audio WA87 R2 Large-diaphragm Condenser Microphone
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Audient iD4 Interface
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Kate Coventry grew up under the enchantment of books. She spent hours upon hours of her childhood (often when she was supposed to be practicing violin) lost in the pages of mystery, historical fiction, fantasy, and poetry. Inspired by the stories she read, she devised countless skits with friends and recorded her first audiobook (in a freezing New England basement the week before Christmas) at the ripe old age of twelve.
A long-time teacher with Music Together, Kate uses her voice (and a bit of inborn fairy dust) to connect magically with young children. With playful abandon, Kate’s voice travels from whimsical and tender to outrageously silly. Kate's Bachelor of Music in Music Education, K-12, provides educational experience with kids of all ages and makes Kate a natural fit for e-learning work. Kate started an entertainment business at long-term care facilities, building friendships through interactive performances and storytelling. Whether bringing to life German art songs in a classical recital, or crooning “Moon River'' to a small group of memory-impaired seniors, Kate’s voice touches people in a deep and meaningful way.
As a narrator, Kate merges playfulness with an affinity for action and adventure. Kate loves to voice feisty female leads of all ages, strong warriors with a lot of heart, and YA characters that are delightfully complex and decidedly nerdy. Her listeners describe her voice as captivating, passionate, and evocative, as well as caring, upbeat, and approachable. From children’s to sci-fi, and from fantasy & literary fiction to self help & quirky romcoms, Kate draws on her own enchantment with literature to authentically share the magic with others.
When not in the booth, Kate enjoys working out with friends (yoga, pilates, HIIT training), making salads that look like art, sketching wildly colorful marker portraits, and concocting herbal remedies that work really well and SOMETIMES smell good. Having recently relocated from Denver to the Rio Grande Valley, TX (practically Mexico!) Kate is happiest playing in ocean waves and sugar-cookie-ing on the beach with her family.
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Her warm, bright voice is a dream to have on the roster for children's and YA.
Ivuoma Hall, audiobook producer
"Kate's sharp performances are always tailored just right to the characters and persona the author has imbued into the text. Her warm, bright voice is a dream to have on the roster for children's and YA books, and what's even more exciting is she knows how to use her instrument to capture the darker, more mature shades of some of our work too."
Shannon Warner, author
"You’re my hero!!! You made it sound just like I was hoping!!!"
Donald Sheetz, proofer
"I have worked with scores of top notch, talented people. Kate Coventry is way up at the top of the list of wonderful narrators."
Elizabeth Baldwin, president of Baldwin Resources
"Kate was consistent in providing an even pace and style through a long and complicated script. She was both professional and personable and put in extra effort to meet our tight time schedule. She provided realistic timetables and never missed a deadline—was early for most of them in fact. Highly recommend her not just for an excellent voice but for her professionalism and positive attitude and understanding of business needs. No drama here—unless we asked for it in the recording!"
Stephanie Owen, vice president of education
"Great work and very professional. Looking forward to working with you in the future."
Harley Hunter, author
"Out of hundreds of auditions, Kate Coventry was a clear standout for us. We were so pleased with the resulting product that now we will use her to do the entire book series! Her voice is pleasant and friendly, and her cadence and ability to pause at the right places give her a very natural speaking sound, almost as if you were sitting with her in a cafe having a conversation. She also communicates well throughout the project, is open to suggestions and changes, and keeps her promises on deadlines."
Wes Morgenthaler, instructional designer
"Kate's beautiful voice speaks for itself, but it's her professionalism that makes Kate such a joy to work with. Our team has worked with Kate on several highly technical eLearning projects, and she always does her homework upfront to ensure her narration is accurate and clear. I highly recommend Kate for her attention to detail, responsiveness, and top-notch talent."