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More than you'll ever want to know about James Alburger

As an 11-time Emmy winning audio producer, director, and copy writer, James Alburger has been providing award-winning sound design and audio production for more than 5 decades, including a 25-year career with NBC as audio supervisor, audio producer and television director.

As an Audio Producer/Engineer/Director, James now works through his production companies, Cigma Media and VoiceAting Studios, to provide exceptional sound design, music editing, and audio production to independent film producers, business owners, advertising agencies and others who use sound to communicate their message.  James' expertise includes location sound mixing, audio post-production, sound design, voiceover talent directing, ADR production and directing, Foley, music editing, sweetening for film and video, and video editing.

As a Voice Actor, James R. Alburger has gained a reputation for delivering exceptional voiceover performances on time and exceeding client expectations, for a wide variety of projects ranging from radio commercials to self-guided tour narration, to web learning, to dialogue, to specialized character voice work, to delivery of complex technical and medical scripts.

As a teacher and owner of the VoiceActing Academy in San Diego, he works with people who want to break into voiceover and provides continued support through,The Conductor’s Club.

As a performance director for voiceover, stage, and video, James takes an actor’s initial choices to a new level through his understanding of the nuance of interpretation, delivery, blocking, timing, and character.

As an author, James has written what has become the standard reference book for the voiceover industry, The Art of Voice Acting. His other books include: The VoiceActor's Guide to Professional home Recording, How to Get Jobs for the Voices in Your Head, and Get Your Act Together: Producing an Effective Magic Act to Music. He has also written and produced two magazines for the VoiceOver International Creative Experience conventions.

As co-executive producer of the VoiceOver International Creative Experience (VOICE), the world’s first major convention for voice actors, James has gained a high level of credibility in the voiceover community for exceptional community service and event producing.

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Following a 25-year career in television, James moved into working with independent and corporate film and video producers handling on-set sound recording and audio post-production.

Most of his film work has been for "shorts," but a feature-length documentary titled "American Socialist: The Life and Times of Eugene Victor Debs," (voice actor, music editor, and audio-post) has had national theatrical distribution. He has handled both location sound and audio-post for most of the films he has worked on.

Directors he's worked with include: David Boboro, Karen Schuback, Yale Strom, Mark Vizcara, and Ellory Yu

A partial list of recent production credits includes: (see for clips and complete projects.)

Film shorts:

  • Angel Mountain - sound mixer, audio post (post-production)
  • One Wrong Turn - sound mixer (in production)
  • Becoming Lola - sound mixer, audio post, music scoring, actor, editor
  • Noa (2019) - sound mixer, audio post, music editor
  • Will (2019) - sound mixer, audio post, Foley
  • Casual Call (2019) - sound mixer, audio post, Foley
  • To Dye For (2019) - sound mixer, audio post, music editor, title graphics
  • Runner (2018) - sound mixer, audio post
  • A Gravel Road Trailer (2018) - audio post-production
  • Country People (2018) - audio post, ADR, Foley
  • American Socialist: The Life and Times of Eugene Victor Debs (2017) - audio post, voice acting (3 characters), music editor
  • Forgotten Hero (2017) - sound mixer, audio post
  • Once Guilty, Now Innocent, But Still Dead (2017) - sound mixer, audio post
  • Corporate and Other Productions:
  • 1944, The Podcast (Full cast audio drama) - casting, directing, audio post-production, music scoring (from libraries), music editing
  • Creating Legacy: The San Dieguito River Park (Corporate) - voiceover narration, audio post-production, music scoring, music editing
  • Carolyn Gross, Professional Speaker (Demo) - video editor, audio post-production
  • Milo Shapiro, Professional Speaker (Demo) - video editor, audio post-production
  • Antarctic Mike, Professional Speaker (Demo) - video editor, audio post-production
  • Holiday Magic CD (marketing video) - camera, video editor, music editor
  • Jay Stargaard, Artist (marketing and presentation demos) - video editor, audio post-production

Audio Book Production:

  • Turning Crisis Into Success (Richard and Charly Jaffe, authors) - Narrated by Richard Jaffe
  • Innercises (John Assaraf, author) Narrated by Gary Elliot

James' IMDB pages will be found HERE and HERE.

Examples of his work will be found HERE.


For more than 40 years James has worked with voiceover artists as a voice actor, director, performer and studio engineer in Los Angeles and San Diego. For 25 years, he was a director and audio producer for NBC in San Diego, receiving eleven Emmy Awards. Following his television career, James moved into professional voiceover and creative services with the establishment of and VoiceActing Studios where he received numerous Omni Intermedia Awards, the Communicator Award, and multiple Silver Microphone Awards for his work. He is currently an independent audio producer, voice actor, performance coach, professional speaker, author, and teacher.

In addition to his skills as a teacher, speaker, audio producer and creative sound engineer, James R. Alburger has more than 35 years of performing experience on stage (as a professional magician) and in the recording studio. His extensive knowledge and experience in radio, television, theater, communication, and sound design is brought together in his workshops and seminars to teach the skills needed to break into the business of voiceover and develop a successful voiceover career.


His critically acclaimed book, The Art of Voice-Acting, focuses on the voiceover performer as an actor. The internationally acclaimed book, used as a theater arts text book by more than two dozen universities in the U.S. alone, is the foundation for comprehensive workshop and seminar training in which James R. Alburger teaches his voice acting techniques. James also provide a training resource to help business executives and sales/marketing staff more effectively communicate their company's message to their audience.

James has also written one of the most comprehensive books on how to build a home studio for the independent voice actor, The VoiceActor’s Guide to Professional Home Recording and a pocket book titled How to Get Jobs for the Voices inYour Head designed to give anyone interested in voiceover the information they need to make an intelligent decision as to whether voiceover is something they should pursue.

When you’re ready to work with one of the “best in the business,” give James Alburger a call at 858.484.0220.

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