Just a few short years ago, DJ drops tended to be reserved for radio stations and famous DJs. As the demand has grown over recent years, so has the number of individuals and companies offering their services, with not all of them being equal.
There are now solutions to suit everybody’s requirements and budgets, with some providers offering free DJ drops in return for social shares, all the way to celebrities offering custom options costing hundreds or even thousands of dollars.
What is the difference between a fully-produced DJ drop and a dry one?
You will notice in this list that I will make reference to “dry” DJ drops and “wet” (or fully-produced) DJ drops.
A fully produced DJ drop will have either vocal FX, sound FX or both. A dry DJ drop will just be a voice saying your chosen script.
A fully produced DJ drop will be perfect as an introduction to a podcast, whereas a dry DJ drop can be easily placed over a track while mixing without causing any clashing.
Now that you know the difference between dry and wet DJ drops, let’s dive in and take a closer look at the best websites for downloading voice-overs for your next project.
Music Radio Creative
I have used many DJ drop suppliers over the years, but the one I keep coming back to is Music Radio Creative.
When I first started using Music Radio Creative, they only had 1 male voice-over artist whereas they now have over 100 male and female artists for DJ drops.
The price for DJ drops starts at $19.95 which includes 11 spoken words. You are able to customise your order to add extra words, special FX or even sync it to a particular BPM.
What’s more, if you don’t like the order that Music Radio Creative deliver the first time, they will work with you until you are satisfied.
If you have previously searched the web for DJ drops, then you may well have been retargeted multiple times by Commercial Kings in the form of banner adverts and YouTube promo videos.
Commercial Kings produce very high-quality DJ drops and the gear in their studio is insane! Their microphones, processors and FX are among the best in the business which ensures that you are left with a punchy DJ drop that stands out.
They have a selection of male, female and even child voices to choose from and their DJ drops start from $20 (or 3 for $50).
DJ Drops By Wigman
Wigman is one of the most recognised voice-over artists on the web and has been established for a very long time.
Prices start from just $9 for a 7-word script, but this will be a completely dry DJ drop. Adding FX will increase the price.
For custom DJ drops, the prices start from $12 for a dry version or $19 for a fully produced version. The custom order will also entitle you to a 15-word script.
Wigman guarantees to deliver all orders within 3 business days.
LFM Audio are among the more expensive companies in the world of DJ drops but, as the old saying goes, you get what you pay for.
There are over 120 voice-over artists to choose from and they pay attention to every detail when creating your project. If you need your project recorded at a particular BPM or in a specific harmonic key, this will all be taken care of as standard.
The $39 starting price will include 11 words but does increase if you exceed that amount.
DJ Drops 24/7
DJ Drops 24/7 have possibly the biggest selection of DJ Drops available today.
They have a lot of pre-recorded packs available that can be customised by adding your DJ name, giving you a wide range of personalised drops for almost every situation.
DJ Drops 24/7 prices start from just $14 for a dry DJ drop and increase rapidly if you opt for one of their “mega packs”.
Female DJ Drops
Female DJ Drops cover pretty much all bases with their product offering.
Starting from just $10, you can choose from a dry DJ name drop all the way up to their Tomorrowland style intro ($60).
You can also choose their DJ drop voice samples package, which includes 47 different samples which are fully mastered and include a royalty-free commercial licence.
With a number of custom options also on offer, Female DJ Drops should have a solution for all modern-day DJs.
Mixshow Drops are a one-stop-shop for all your DJ branding needs. As well as DJ drops, they also offer design services for websites, logos and flyers in addition to DJ classes and courses.
Their DJ drops are often on sale and you can pick up single drops for as little as $15 and package discounts where 3 drops will set you back only $30.
Finished DJ drops are usually delivered within 2-3 business days, with the option to choose a combination of male or female voice artists in either English or Spanish.
Pinky DJ Drops
Pinky has been providing drops to the DJ community for the best part of a decade. More recently, she has recruited other voice artists to work with her so you can now take your pick from either male or female and spoken in Spanish or English. You can even order a combo if you like!
A standard DJ drop from Pinky costs $10, includes a custom script up to 9 words and is delivered dry. Vocal FX can be added for an additional $3 and background FX will cost a further $2.
If you order more than 1 DJ drop from Pinky, around 10% will be deducted from the final bill.
Worldwide DJ Drops
Worldwide DJ Drops offer high-quality voice-overs at really competitive prices.
You can purchase 5 DJ drops (10 words maximum) for just $25 (dry). If you want to add vocal FX it is an additional $5 and sound FX can be added for a further $5. Even with the added extras, there are not many suppliers who will produce DJ drops for $7 a pop!
If you would prefer to order individual DJ drops, you can purchase a 12-word script with added FX included for $15, which is still really good value.
With a choice of 5 different voice-over artists to choose from, Worldwide DJ Drops should have a voice to suit every DJ out there.
Your DJ Drops
Your DJ Drops offer both audio and video drops.
You will be spoilt for choice with the offers that are available from Your DJ Drops. The cheaper options allow you to choose from an abundance of pre-recorded drops which can be customised by adding your own DJ name. If you wish to spend a little more, you can opt for their custom DJ drops.
With several different voice-over artists on their roster, you should find something suitable for your needs and with prices starting from just $12, you should find something to suit your pocket too.
My DJ Drop
My DJ Drop is run for DJs by a DJ.
Rob Nadigel aka DJ Emotion offers a whole range of DJ marketing tools and My DJ Drop is one of them.
The prices listed are for his range of pre-recorded DJ drops, starting from $35 for 4 different drops. He does also offer custom DJ drops, but they are priced on a case-by-case basis, so you will need to make contact with him to discuss your exact requirements.
Rob Ryan claims that he produces “The Best DJ Drops In The World, Period”.
While that is quite a bold statement, the voice-overs that come out of his studio are definitely of the highest quality.
With prices starting from $19 and with a choice of male, female, Spanish or English voices, everyone should be able to select something to suit themselves here.
Audio DJ Drops
Audio DJ Drops make it very easy to order exactly what you need.
You simply select your chosen voice-over artist, decide how many DJ drops you require and write the script that you wish.
In addition to custom DJ drops, they also supply many pre-recorded DJ drops and sound FX packs.
With instant downloads starting from just $2.95, these DJ drops should suit most budgets.
DJ Drops Central
Whether you require a pre-recorded DJ drop, a custom order or one voiced by a celebrity, DJ Drops Central has you covered.
DJ Drops voiced by Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Dr Dre, Nicki Minaj and others are all available to order with your DJ name tagged in.
Alternatively, you can order one of their pre-recorded offerings or opt for a custom drop that is produced specifically for you.
If you catch DJ Drops Central at the right time of year, you can bag yourself some excellent voice-overs for as little as $2.
Is There Anywhere Else To Download DJ Drops?
The list above is quite a comprehensive guide to the best websites for DJ drops.
In the unlikely event that you cannot find anything suitable from the voice-over artists listed here, you will also find some great options available via the website Fiverr.
Just a few short years ago, you stood out if you used a DJ drop during your live sets or while recording a mixtape.
Nowadays, you stand out if you don’t use one.
There should be something listed in this article to suit the budget and taste of every DJ. All of the voice-over artists listed here are professional and your final selection will come down to personal choice.
Please let me know in the comments which voice-over artist you selected or if you know of any others that deserve to be listed here.