Apogee Customer Spotlight – Pete Nottage
Whether you hear his voice on screen or the radio, see him in action as a presenter on television, or know his work as writer, Pete Nottage will leave you captivated by his wit and charm.
Apogee: You wear many hats as a presenter, voiceover artist & writer. Please tell our readers a little about your journey, from where you started to where you are today in your career.
Pete: My career’s probably best described like many other people’s – an awful lot of failures with dots of success along the way. I started off my career as a radio presenter, which kickstarted my foray into voiceovers and then presenting (I’ll be honest, the turning point was when I found I could do less work for more money). All the skills and disciplines I’d learned from one job were easily transferable to others – and that’s what’s kept my head above water.
Apogee: How do you utilize your Apogee ONE in your profession?
Pete: The Apogee One is my go-to device for voiceovers on-the-road, when I can’t take my full setup with me. Despite its size, it’s quite a powerful piece of kit. It’s portable and versatile, meaning I can use it wherever I am in the world. Plus the fact I can plug it straight into my Macbook really helps.
Apogee: What do you enjoy most about your Apogee ONE?
Pete: The ONE’s portable nature is always the best. I’ve got a custom-made flight case built for when I’m recording on-the-go – and the ONE has its own little compartment. I also like its durability; that despite the fact it now rattles when I shake it because I’ve dropped it on the floor so much, it still works perfectly.
Apogee: What is the most important thing you have learned in this business?
Pete: The most important thing I have learned is to know your worth. Don’t let a client lead you astray with low or none-paid work („oh, it’ll be great for your resume“ they say). Learn your craft, don’t take any BS from anyone and realize you are a business. The other bit of wisdom I want to impart is this: if you can see the hinges, pull. Is that a metaphor for life? Is that advice on what to do when life gets you down or you get a picky client? No, it’s just an easy way to remember whether you should push or pull a door.