A new voice actor has revealed how he went from being a teen idol to a full-fledged voice actor after spending four years in a recording studio.
Ultron voice actor Ralf Jäger told his story in an interview with the BBC, and the experience has been “pretty amazing”.
“It took a while, but it was really good,” he said.
“After I graduated I had this dream to make music, and that dream got realized.”
The 17-year-old German has been singing in the underground music scene since he was five, and he said he had been singing with an instrument for around seven years.
“I’m pretty good with a piano, but my music is much more in the form of music videos,” he added.
“My music videos have gotten really popular on YouTube and Spotify, and I also had a few videos made on Vimeo, but I’m not sure how they were made, it’s all new to me.”
Mr Jägers first heard his voice in a music video for the Norwegian band, Skillet, and said that after a while he became obsessed with the sound of his voice.
“That was my first big break, and my first real break in my career,” he told the BBC.
“A year later I made a music videos for a band called Uru, which was in the same vein as the Skillet videos.
I think it was in 2012 that I started to get really serious about it.”
After being signed to the label F.E.M., Mr Jågers began recording songs and videos for his band, with the goal of releasing them as albums.
“It’s not that I wanted to make a bunch of records, it was more like I wanted people to be excited about making music,” he explained.
“For the last couple of years I’ve been recording music for a lot of different things, like a TV series called Ultron and a few TV shows and a TV movie called the World of Ultron.”
“There was a lot more music that I had been recording than I’d done before, and now I’m very happy with the results.”
Mr Ralf said the recording process was “very important”, and he was “pretty proud of the results”.
“For me the recording of music takes a lot longer than writing a song, and it’s much harder to do in a studio than in a rehearsal room,” he recalled.
“So it takes a bit more time to record a song in a traditional way, but the result is great.
It’s something that I would be proud to be a part of.”
‘It was a huge step’ For Mr Jaggers, the experience was a “big step” from his teen idol status to a regular, full-time voice actor.
“When I was young I would listen to the music videos on YouTube, and listen to them at home, and then play them when I was at school.
I would make my own music videos and then I would play them in the clubs,” he continued.
“The music videos I made were quite popular, but after that it was hard to get noticed because they weren’t very good.” “
He said that his most successful work was a song for his friend, singer Sébastien Toulouse, called Ultraviolet, which got him noticed by a major label. “
The music videos I made were quite popular, but after that it was hard to get noticed because they weren’t very good.”
He said that his most successful work was a song for his friend, singer Sébastien Toulouse, called Ultraviolet, which got him noticed by a major label.
“Sébath had a really big hit with Ultraviolet,” he recounted.
“In France it was quite popular in 2013, and in Germany it got a lot better.”
Mr Toulousse is now an award-winning film director and actor, and Mr Jags work with his new band, the Vocaloid girls.
“They have this really cool voice,” he revealed.
“As a singer, I want to be able to sing really good songs, but sometimes I have to do something a bit different and do the vocals in different places.” “
“But now, after four years, I’m a full time singer and director.” “
As a singer, I want to be able to sing really good songs, but sometimes I have to do something a bit different and do the vocals in different places.”
“But now, after four years, I’m a full time singer and director.”
The interview with Mr Jagen is available to watch on BBC iPlayer, or download on Apple Music.