All About Voice Over Services

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July 19, 2022

Need voice over services, but don’t know where to start? You’ve come to the right place! We’ll share all you need to know about voice over services, from what they are and how they work to how to get started.

What Are Voice Over Services?

Voice over services are an audio production technique that uses a voice separate from the original production audio to read the script for employee training videos, marketing videos, and technical instruction videos.

How Do Voice Over Services Work?

voice overTo get started, you’ll simply need to submit the script or project overview that needs spoken in a different language. Once we receive the script, one of our expert linguists will begin the translation process, accounting for localized nuances of the target language.

After the voice over script translation is complete, we’ll send it back to you for approval. Once approved, one of our multilingual voice over artists will record the audio in the target language – and we’ll provide you with a high quality audio file that you can use for any purpose!

Why Does My Business Need It?

There are many reasons why your business might need voice over services, such as corporate videos, e learning videos or advertisements that need to reach a wider audience.

Or maybe you have a product that you want to sell internationally. Whatever the reason, professional voice overs can help take your business to the next level.

If you’re still not convinced, here are a few more reasons why voice over services might be right for you:

  • They are cost-effective
  • They are fast and easy
  • You can reach a wider target audience
  • There are no geographical boundaries

Voice over services are used to enhance material and evoke emotion from the target audience. If you want a message to resonate in a foreign language, professional voice overs are the way to do that. These services allow you to leverage the content you’ve already created, while also considering the unique cultural and linguistic needs of those viewers who speak a different language from your own.

Who Provides the Voice Over Service?

mutilingual voice overOur expert translators are highly trained and collectively speak more than 200 languages. They have a deep understanding of cultures and linguistic nuances that matter to those in the local market – and they’ll retain the sentiment and intention behind your message. We have a broad network of linguists across the globe, so we’ll match you with someone who can meet your voice over service needs, based on your target language, timeline, and budget.

You may wonder if you need to engage a certified translator for your voice over project, especially if you have internal team members who speak the target language. Keep in mind that your employees or business partners may not be trained to produce quality, professional voice over services. Investing in these services is the only way to ensure your message will be successfully delivered across multiple cultures, audiences, and languages. Hiring a professional means you get the most accurate interpretation, the highest quality results, and exceptional customer service.

How are Voice Overs Created?

Here is what the audio production process will look like for your project.

  1. We analyze your content to understand: what is needed, your timeline and budget, and any other details that may impact production.
  2. We receive your video file with audio embedded
  3. We strip the audio portion of the file out
  4. We create a new audio file that is a transcript with time stamps and edit it down so the content will fit within the time constraints of the project
  5. We bring multilingual voice talent in to record audio files, ensuring it resonates with those who speak the target language
  6. Place the new audio files over the original audio files and send the completed work to you.

What is Voice Over in Translation?

translation serviceVoice over is the process of recording spoken dialogue or narration for a product that will be distributed in multiple languages. This can include anything from movies and video games to e-learning modules and corporate training videos. This process involves more than just interpreting and recording, there are many moving parts to the voice over process, such as voice speed, closed captioning, rewinding/pausing/fast-forwarding abilities, and more. Not to worry, our experts will handle all aspects of the audio production process, so you can focus on your business goals.

What is Script Translation?

Before the voice over recording can begin, the script must be translated into the target language. Our team of experts will work with you to ensure your message is conveyed accurately and effectively to your global audience by proofreading the transcription and screening for accuracy and quality in your projects.

What is Voice Over Recording?

After the script has been translated and approved, it’s time for the voice over recording to begin. This is where our team of professional voice actors comes in. We work with you to find the perfect voice for your project, and then record the audio in a studio-quality setting.

What is Audio Editing and Mastering?

voice over editingAfter the voice over recording is complete, our team of audio engineersedit and master the audio to ensure it meets your standards. This includes removing any background noise, balancing the sound levels, and adding any special effects you might need.

What Needs Voice Over Services?

Some of the most common things that need voice over services are movies, video games, advertisements, e-learning modules, and corporate training videos. You may also need to translate audiobooks, podcasts, and even your website. Think about your need for advertisements or marketing materials. Do any of the items in your queue have written or spoken words? If you send email campaigns, make training videos, post on social media channels, or make cold calls, you could benefit from professional narration and broadcast quality.

You’re already investing a lot in marketing your business, connecting with your team members, and selling to your clients, so make the most of your money by ensuring that your audience can understand your message, no matter what language they speak. Voice over services enhance your global reach, and give more people access to information they need to engage with your business.

What Languages Do You Offer?

We offer voice over services in more than 200 languages. Spanish, Mandarin, Japanese, French, German, and Russian are some of the most popular languages used in voice over services, but we can provide interpreting services in many less common languages too!

How is Voice Over Different from Dubbing?

video editingVoice over is different from dubbing in a few key ways. First, voice over is typically recorded before the video is created, while dubbing is recorded after. Second, voice over is usually done by one person per language, while dubbing involves multiple actors per language. And lastly, voice over is typically used for educational or informational videos, while dubbing is used for entertainment purposes. Voice talent comes in many different styles and languages, so having a curated list of what you want and need will be helpful in getting the process started.

How is Voice Over Different from Subtitles?

Subtitles are a written translation of the dialogue in a video and are typically displayed at the bottom of the screen. They can be used in addition to voice over services or as an alternative, depending on the project. In most cases, we recommend using closed captioning in addition to your voice over to improve accessibility.

Voice overs deliver more context and emotion because they are delivered verbally and can emphasize more than words on the screen. Subtitles are useful and important for certain projects, but when creating audio-based materials, we recommend voice over for the most authentic and impactful results.

What are the Different Types of Voice Over Services?

audio editingThere are two main types of voice over services: audio and video. Audio voice over services are typically used for things like audiobooks, podcasts, and websites. Video voice over services are typically used for things like movies, video games, and corporate training videos.

No matter what your needs are, we have a voice talent solution for you. We believe anything created in English should be created with inclusivity and accessibility in mind. If you are communicating about your business, whether in one country or multiple, offering multiple language options will demonstrate your commitment to inclusive, thoughtful communications that resonate with people personally.

What is the Cost of Voice Over Services?

The cost of voice over services varies depending on the length of the audio or video, the number of languages needed, and the turnaround time. You’ll want to include these details in your initial request, so you receive the most timely and accurate proposal based on your unique needs. Visit our website for a customized quote!

Be sure to include all needs and budgetary limitations upfront so that the best customized projects can be curated within those confines and to your style.

What is the Turnaround Time for Voice Over Services?

We know you are eager to share your message with the world, so it’s important to understand the timeline for voice over services. Primarily, it depends on the size and scope of your project. In general, audio voice over services have an average turnaround time of two weeks, and video voice over services have an average time of four weeks. Other factors may impact these timelines, such as how many languages are needed and the availability of the voice over talent. Submit a request as early as possible, so we can secure the resources needed for your project and keep your timeline on track!

What About Multilingual Voice Services?

Multilingual voice is a voice over service that offers interpretation in multiple languages. This can be useful for businesses or clients who need to have their message conveyed to several different cultures who speak different languages.

How Do I Get Started with Voice Over Services?

script translationIf you are interested in getting started with talent voice over services, contact us and tell us about your project. We can provide you with a free quote based on the length of the audio or video, the number of multilingual voices needed, and the turnaround time for the translated script voice over.

Once you have approved the quote, we will get started on your multilingual voice project right away!

How INGCO International Can Help

At INGCO International, we offer quality voice over services that will meet your every need. We understand that when it comes to translations, accuracy is key. That is why our talented team of professionals only uses the best interpreters in the business. We also use state-of-the-art technology to ensure that your audio or video files are interpreted accurately and quickly. Whatever your style or needs may be, we can help you get your multilingual voice project done right. Contact us today for more information!