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Allison Smith is an internationally recognized professional voice talent, specializing in telephone voice recordings. She is a female voice over artist with professional experience and offers services which include recording:

Chances are, you’ve already heard Allison Smith.

If you’ve ever entered your pin number into your telephone banking account,  you’ve probably heard the voice of Allison Smith guiding you through the call. If you’ve participated in a telephone survey, most likely it was Allison’s voice that encouraged you to rate your satisfaction. Ever signed onto a conference call, listened to the public airwaves, took an online training module, or received an automated phone reminder for an upcoming medical or dental appointment? You’ve probably heard Allison. She’s even been that voice that reminds you to take your ticket at the parking garage.

IVR — or “Interactive Voice Response” — is the term which applies to any time you dial a company and get an automated voice that sorts your call to various departments. There’s a very good likelihood that the warm, friendly voice you encounter when using these systems — no matter where you call — will be that of female voice over talent Allison Smith.

One of most prevalent and widespread telephone voices working today, Allison has the soothing, friendly and familiar sound that you’re looking for. Notable for her work voicing Asterisk voice prompts for the Asterisk open-source PBX, Allison has voiced countless other platforms for major telcos and private companies alike.

So — listen to her voice samples, learn about her voice talent rates and follow Allison on Google+ and on Twitter  and Facebook .

Recent News

Astricon 2014 A Huge Success


Astricon 2014 — which took place at the glorious Red Rock Resort, Las Vegas Nevada, was perhaps the best venue ever for Astricon — the yearly convention of enthusiasts of the Asterisk Open Source PBX. Allison’s presentation “The New Rules of IVR” shed some interesting insight on common mistakes people make with the design on their call flows — and remedies to correct them. Allison’s co-presentation with Ben Klang of MojoLingo — “Using Asterisk to Create ‘HER'” was a challenge to the Asterisk community to create a “Siri”-like presence for Asterisk, and featured many fun demos delivered live by Allison (the audience decided on the “sultry” voice. Big surprise!)

Nowhere is there such a large and dedicated gathering of the Asterisk Community — people attended from all over the world, and anyone who works with, plays with, codes, resells, and implements this extraordinary telephony platform should definitely put Astricon 2015 on your conference agenda for next year!


Recent News

Cepstral Allison TTS Voice Re-Tooled

Cepstral — one of the world’s best producers of Text To Speech Utilities — has had great success with the version built on Allison Smith’s voice — and it’s about to be even better. Cepstral recently had Allison record over 600+ new phrases to be added to the already rich compendium of sounds in the Allison Voice — with the addition of new phrases, the utility will be even more fluid, lifelike, and seamless. Occasionally, adding to an already established speech engine can be a challenge — Cepstral is happy to report that the new files integrate very well with the existing prompts, making the Allison TTS Voice one of the most robust in their collection. Check it out at