English voiceovers

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Working together with our experienced and qualified translators, voiceover artists, interpreters, audiovisual translators, transcribers and subtitlers, we offer a wide range of language services.

Available in over 200 languages within the UK and beyond, our linguists can get you heard in any language of your choice. While we do not offer a walk-in service, we are only one phone call away from discussing your language requirements.

Professional English male and female voiceover artists

We have an amazing team of male and female voiceover talents at your disposal.  So that we can provide demo recordings for you to listen to, we’ll need to know a little more about your project.

What is the difference between voiceover and dubbing?

We often find that the terms are used interchangeably, but they are actually completely different services.

A voiceover will provide the narrative voice of a film, video or audio file.  The voice will likely not inject emotion into the content and is more commonly used in material such as documentaries or explainer videos.

If your material needs to be dubbed, then it is likely that you are looking for a certain level of intonation, dialect and emotion.  It usually means that the voiceover artist will be replacing a different language voice but will be mimicking the style and delivery of the original. Precise synchronisation will be important.

Where will your material be aired?

Some of our English voiceover artists charge usage fees depending on where the material will used.  We try and be as flexible as we possibly can on this. Let us know where our voices will be used so that we can advise whether any fees will apply.

  • Online
  • Events/fairs
  • TV
  • Radio
  • Cinema
  • Internal/Intranet
  • Audio book/streamed
  • Somewhere else?

What sort of English voice do you need?

The most obvious starting point is to establish whether you need a male or female voice.  Perhaps you need both?  Perhaps there are multiple characters…

Should the voice sound middle-aged, young, serious, timid, confident, playful, deep, husky or clear?  If required, we are also able to provide children’s voices.

Please let us know what you need and we will either choose for you, or, if you prefer, we can send you demos so that you or your client can choose.

Do you have a prepared script in English?

Do you have a script in the source language of your material?  Or a prepared script in English?  Please don’t worry if you do not have this.  Our team of professional audiovisual translators will be able to prepare time coded scripts in the languages you need for the voiceover talents.

The audiovisual translators will pay special attention to reflect the style and tone of the original and to keep the script to a similar length and rhythm of the existing speech in the recording.

Request demos of English voices

There are so many variables, we can’t include all our male and female English voices here. Once you know the scope of your project, just get in touch with the details and we will send you over some samples appropriate to your specifications.

Voiceover studio editing

We work with partner studios around the world, but we also have our own in-house state-of-art studio with a soundproof recording booth.

Depending on your requirements, high-quality English voiceovers can simply be provided as a WAV or MP3 file.

Alternatively, you may require the voice to be synced, edited and mixed to the precise timings of the source video.  Provided you give us any other audio tracks as separate files, the voice over can be incorporated into the video so that you are ready to go!

Just let us know what you need and we’ll do the rest.

Text to speech robotic voiceovers

An AI voice is never going to sound as good as a real, human voice – but you can get some surprisingly good results provided the sentences are short.
This service is not available in all 200 languages, but if budget and scheduling restraints are affecting your project’s progress, then do get in touch to discuss your material. Usage fees to not apply to our AI voiceovers and these are the languages currently available:

  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • English
  • Finnish
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Hebrew
  • Hindi
  • Hungarian
  • Indonesian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Norwegian Bokmål
  • Portuguese
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Slovak
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
  • Thai
  • Turkish
  • Ukrainian

Example of text to speech voiceover

The simple explainer video below was created using AI voices.  This gives you an idea of what you might expect if you decide to go down this route.  The voices aren’t perfect, but the service is proving popular for some projects. Double-check with us if your material would be suitable and that we have suitable AI voices in the language(s) you require.

How is the cost for English voiceover work calculated?

  • By the number of minutes
  • Depending on how many speakers within a video
  • Depending on whether mixing and synch is required
  • Usage

 

Get in touch with one of our lovely project managers and they would be very happy to discuss all the available options with you. Do also take a look at the security procedures and infrastructure we already have in place to protect your data.

While you’re here… some quite interesting facts about the English language.

English is a West Germanic language that was first spoken in early medieval England and is now a global lingua franca. Named after the Angles, one of the Germanic tribes that migrated to England, it ultimately derives its name from the Anglia (Angeln) peninsula in the Baltic Sea. It is closely related to the Frisian languages, but its vocabulary has been significantly influenced by other Germanic languages, particularly Norse (a North Germanic language), as well as by Latin and Romance languages, particularly French. English is the third most widespread native language in the world, after Standard Chinese and Spanish. It is the most widely learned second language and is either the official language or one of the official languages in almost 60 sovereign states. There are more people who have learned it as a second language than there are native speakers. English is the most commonly spoken language in the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Australia, Ireland and New Zealand, and it is widely spoken in some areas of the Caribbean, Africa and South Asia.

Where is English most widely spoken?

Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the United States, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Brunei, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada, Dominica, Eswatini, Fiji, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, India, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Malta, the Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, Namibia, Nauru, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, the Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sounth Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Get in touch with one of our lovely project managers and they would be very happy to discuss all the available options with you.

Do also take a look at the security procedures and infrastructure we already have in place to protect your data.

Alternatively, you can call us or send an email:
info@knockhundred.com
+44 (0)1544-388040

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