David Steele is the “Voice of Steele” behind the Steele Empire.
He sang and acted in bands and musicals throughout high school. In later years he became a wedding DJ mixing music for peoples’ entertainment. Around this time, he found enjoyment being behind the microphone as an announcer/Emcee. Fast forward to more recent years, David decided to consider voice acting and took some classes which led to him building a home recording studio.
David took on jobs as a live announcer, book narrator and commercial voice actor.
While honing the voice acting craft, he found and fell in love with Podcasts. Not long after, David and his children started the “Steele Empire Production Network”.
Their first podcast was “A Quest for Magic and Steele” a DnD, Dungeons and Dragons gameplay show. They decided to make it about the story and adventure more than the actual gameplay mechanics. With this in mind, they use improv to act out their individual characters with voices and silly quests. Shortly after they gained a following, it was on to a new adventure, Audio Drama!
“Ark City” was born. A near future, post-apocalyptic, sci-fi, action drama. Being told from a first-person point of view, the listener follows along as the main character Nathan aka. Lawful Good finds his place in the world.
With a love for sharing his knowledge and helping others along their journey, David shares his story and experiences with new and established podcasters to help steer them along the winding road.
David’s DC PodFest Session
Title: Your Recording Space Matters
My workshop will be centered around the audio producers recording space. From the individual podcaster to a large group dynamic.
Main points touched upon will be:
- how to work within a budget
- tricks of the trade
- proper microphones
- and more
Why does this even matter?? We will discuss this along with a Q & A at the end.
Attendees may want to bring a pen and paper or take digital notes. The slide show presentation will be available for anyone.