Voice Artists: How to Care for Your Voice (Part 2)

There are many variables that can cause issues with your voice including seasonal atmosphere changes, general body hydration, stress, tiredness… the list goes on! In this blog, we will look at the general day to day care tips all voice artists should know. It is important to prevent problems by knowing your body, your voice, your limits, and how to take care of yourself.

Hydration

Dehydration can be caused by many factors; not enough water, smoking (first or second hand), caffeine, alcohol and salt can all cause your body to lose water so you should try to avoid these as much as possible. Staying hydrated is very important for your vocal cords as they are surrounded by a mucous membrane, which must stay wet and fluid for the cords to work properly. A lack of hydration causes this membrane to thicken, which makes your throat feel clogged up.

Lemon flavoured water is often stated as being a favoured drink to help bind the mucous and flush it out if there is an excess of it in your body. On the day of the voice-over recording session try to drink as much water as possible, and during the session drink Room Temperature water as cold water can cause your vocal cords to constrict and tense up.

Dairy products are a bad choice for any voice professionals as they can cause the mucus to thicken, coating the vocal cords and affecting the smooth operation of the larynx. Food such as cheese, milk, yoghurt and ice-cream should all be consumed sparingly when using your voice professionally.

Sleep

Before a voice-over recording session you should try to get a good night sleep. You will find that the lack of energy from a bad sleep causes your vocal muscles to tire quickly and be less flexible than normal. This lack of energy can then lead you to over compensate by forcing the sounds out which creates tension and ultimately pain and hoarseness in your larynx.

No shouting!

You should also always try to avoid straining your voice by not shouting. Excess strain can eventually cause nodes on your vocal cords, which limits your range, flexibility and tone.

Finally, before a voice-over recording session always be sure to warm up! See part 1 of this ‘How to Care for Your Voice’ post for some tips on warm up techniques.

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A one-stop multimedia translation service offering translations, voice-overs, subtitling, on-screen text, animations and motion graphics localization.

Multimedia translation services by our in-house production team can localize all aspects of your video. From Arabic to Welsh we have a professional media studio supported up by our in-house translation department that can handle all your Multimedia translation requirements. We provide voice-overs with over 1,100 foreign language artists on our books, subtitling, on-screen text, animations and motion graphics. Everything is handled in-house apart from voice recordings by our professional artists who are based globally.

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Subtitling

Adelphi is a leading foreign language subtitling company and have subtitled videos in over 80 languages. We supply everything from the transcription of the original video, time-coding, translation of the transcribed text, SRT creation, through to the final subtitled video. Adelphi is a one-stop subtitling company that can cater for all your Multimedia translation company subtitling requirements.

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See examples of our subtitling services in over 80 languages.

Voice-overs

Adelphi have over 1,200 foreign language voice artists on our books in over 75 languages and we offering of two levels of voice artists, Professional and Standard, Our Professional voice over artists record in their own facilities, whilst our Standard artists are recorded in our in-house studio, making them a great choice for budget productions. We also provide our clients with the option of listening in to recording sessions through VoIP.

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On-screen text localization

Also enhancing Adelphi’s unique offering is our ability to localise motion graphics and animations, printed materials, Articulate Storyline e-learning projects. Adelphi Studio offer a dedicated, localisation service for Multimedia translation companys. Using industry standard software such as Adobe After Effects, our experienced team of studio animators and designers can localise your motion graphics or animations directly from the project files.

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Post-Production localization

Adelphi are truly a one-stop Post-Production localization specialists, translations, voice-overs, subtitling, on-screen text, animations and motion graphics

Post-Production localization by our in-house production team can localize any aspect of your video. From Arabic to Zulu we have an experienced media studio backed up by our own in-house translation department to handle all your Post-Production localization needs. Including voice-overs with over 1,130 foreign language artists on our books, subtitling, on-screen text, animations and motion graphics. All work is handled in-house apart from voice recordings by our professional artists who are based worldwide.

Adelphi are truly a one-stop Post-Production localization specialists, translations, voice-overs, subtitling, on-screen text, animations and motion graphics.

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 Subtitling

Adelphi is a leading foreign language subtitling company and have subtitled videos in over 80 languages. We supply everything from the transcription of the original video, time-coding, translation of the transcribed text, SRT creation, through to the final subtitled video. Adelphi is a one-stop subtitling company that can cater for all your Post-Production localization subtitling requirements.

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See examples of our subtitling services in over 80 languages.

Voice-overs

Adelphi have over 1,100 foreign language voice artists on our books in over 75 languages and we offering of two levels of voice artists, Professional and Standard, Our Professional voice over artists record in their own facilities, whilst our Standard artists are recorded in our in-house studio, making them a great choice for budget productions. We also provide our clients with the option of listening in to recording sessions through VoIP.

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On-screen text localization

Also enhancing Adelphi’s unique offering is our ability to localise motion graphics and animations, printed materials, Articulate Storyline e-learning projects. Adelphi Studio offer a dedicated, localisation service for Post-Production localizations. Using industry standard software such as Adobe After Effects, our experienced team of studio animators and designers can localise your motion graphics or animations directly from the project files.

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Explainer video localization

Explainer video localization in over 100 languages

Explainer videos are becoming a vital tool in how companies are portraying their services to customers and consumers alike. The fast, simple and efficient visual medium is replacing paragraphs of text all over the web. But is your explainer video really being used to its full potential?

Companies are spending thousands on producing explainer videos to advertise in the same market pool every year, without considering the possible consumers or even investors overseas. Unlike traditional marketing videos, Explainer videos cannot be simply subtitled due to the excessive on-screen visuals, meaning important graphics could be covered up with the use of subtitles. But what if there was a way to translate your explainer video directly in the project files?

We can translate not just the text from your Articulate Storyline project itself but also localise all of the button and slider content too, we also add voice-overs and subtitles to any embedded videos using translated scripts and voice talents we can provide.

All the work is carried out in-house by our own experts and we never farm out the work to freelancers or other companies.

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Adelphi Studio specialise in almost every aspect of translations and localization, including explainer videos! We are able to use the original project files and translate the material directly and discreetly. We have had over 20 years of experience producing and localizing animations, on-screen text, voice-overs, subtitles and almost any aspect of translation and localization. Our specialised team are experienced in right-to-left languages, complex scripts, fonts, styles and can send you samples for your approval before the project starts.

Problems such as expanding text, font corruption and an array of other issues can occur but our team at Adelphi are trained in these areas to ensure your project is handled professionally, confidentially and with care. View our own little explainer video above which was created in-house by our team!

Subtitling for Explainer videos

Adelphi is a leading foreign language subtitling company and have subtitled videos in over 80 languagesWe supply everything from the transcription of the original video, time-coding, translation of the transcribed text, SRT creation, through to the final subtitled video. Adelphi is a one-stop subtitling company that can cater for all your explainer video subtitling requirements.

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See examples of our subtitling services in over 80 languages.

Voice-overs for Explainer videos

Adelphi have over 1,100 foreign language voice artists on our books in over 75 languages and we offering of two levels of voice artists, Professional and Standard, Our Professional voice over artists record in their own facilities, whilst our Standard artists are recorded in our in-house studio, making them a great choice for budget productions. We also provide our clients with the option of listening in to recording sessions through VoIP.

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On-screen text localization for Explainer videos

Also enhancing Adelphi’s unique offering is our ability to localise motion graphics and animationsprinted materials, Articulate Storyline e-learning projects. Adelphi Studio offer a dedicated, localisation service for explainer videos. Using industry standard software such as Adobe After Effects, our experienced team of studio animators and designers can localise your motion graphics or animations directly from the project files.

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Audio Translation and Localisation Services

Adelphi Studio is a leading Audio Translation and Localisation agency offering translations, voice-overs, subtitling, on-screen text and motion graphics localisation in over 100 languages.

With offices in the UK, the USA, contact Adelphi in the US on 916 414 8714, email us@adelphistudio.com or our UK office on +44 (0)114 272 3772, or email sales@adelphistudio.com

Translations and Transcriptions

Subtitling translations  – Adelphi create SRT files in any over 100 languages, transcribing the source video and then creating the translated SRT files for subtitling. Some clients require only the SRT file to produce their own subtitles, others want us to create the finished video for them.

Voice-over translations – Voice-over translations often have to be restricted to fit the same time-scale as the original otherwise the voice-artist may have to speak faster to make it fit. If the voice-over is going to be used over a video of a different language, then the voice-over translation may include time-codes to help the voice-artist and engineer sync up the voice to the video.

Look at our audio translation and audio transcription pages to find out more.


Voice-overs in 75 Languages

With over 1,000 foreign language voice artists on our books in over 75 languages we have more voice samples to choose from than many other voice agencies. We have a great range of voice-over artists to suit any project. From Arabic to Yoruba we have the voice artists to suit your production and budget. We also have a great selection of English accented voice artists to choose from. What makes Adelphi unique as a voice-over agency is our offering of two levels of voice artists, Professional and Standard.

Find out more about our voice-over services and choose your perfect voice artist.

Voice-overs in 18 Languages for Best Western


Subtitling Services

As a leading foreign language subtitling company our service includes the production of both open and closed caption subtitles in over 80 languages. We have an established reputation for producing media in languages with complex scripts like Lao, Hindi, Japanese, Bengali and Burmese and we can also handle right-to-left languages such as Arabic, Urdu and Farsi. We have a multimedia solution for potentially any language – just ask.

See examples of our subtitling services in over 80 languages.


On-screen Text and Motion Graphics

Adelphi Studio offer complex on-screen text localisation with the ability to match almost any form of On-screen text (OST). Using the latest industry standard software such as Adobe After Effects, Premier, Final Cut Pro etc. Adelphi can replicate and reproduce OST that other subtitling and voice-over agency’s struggle to contend with. Adelphi studio has its own in-house graphics department that can localise text in most graphics and in over 120 languages. The problems occur when text has been placed over a complex background and the original layered files are not available. This makes the removal of the original text difficult and time consuming and in some cases impossible. Ideally we would need the original artwork in these cases, otherwise the end result might not be up to the standard required.

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Animation Localisation

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Video and Multimedia Localization Services

Adelphi Studio is a world leading Video and Multimedia Localization agency offering translations, voice-overs, subtitling and on-screen text and motion graphics localization in over 100 languages.

We have offices in the UK, the USA, contact Adelphi in the US on 916 414 8714, email us@adelphistudio.com or our UK office on +44 (0)114 272 3772, or email sales@adelphistudio.com

Translations and Transcriptions

For subtitling translations Adelphi produce SRT files in any language, including making transcriptions of the source video before they are translated to create SRT files for subtitling. Some clients want only the SRT file so that they can produce their own subtitles while others want us to provide the finished video for them.

Voice-over translations are a more specialist area when compared to standard translations. Voice-over translations must be restricted to fit the same time-slot as the original otherwise the voice-artist may have to speak faster to make it fit. If the voice-over is going to be used over a video of a different language, then the voice-over translation may include time-codes to help the voice-artist and engineer sync up the voice to the video.

Take a look at our audio translation and audio transcription pages to find out more.


Foreign Language Voice-overs

We have over 1,000 foreign language voice artists on our books in over 75 languages. With more voice samples to choose from than many other voice agencies we have a great range of voice-over artists to suit any project. From Arabic to Welsh we have the voice artists to suit your production and budget. We also have a great selection of English accented voice artists to choose from.

Find out more about our voice-over services and choose your perfect voice artist.

Voice-overs in 18 Languages for Best Western


Subtitling Services

As a leading foreign language subtitling company our service includes the production of both open and closed caption subtitles in over 80 languages. We supply everything from the transcription of the original video, time-coding, translation of the transcribed text, SRT creation, through to the final subtitled video. We have an established reputation for producing media in languages with complex scripts like Lao, Hindi, Japanese, Bengali and Burmese and we can also handle right-to-left languages such as Arabic, Urdu and Farsi. We have a multimedia solution for potentially any language – just ask.

See examples of our subtitling services in over 80 languages.


On-screen Text and Motion Graphics

On-screen text localisation is required when making either subtitles or voice-overs in a language other than the original on the video. There are many instances of text appearing on videos, some of these are part of the editing package and these can be changed by a trained engineer, however some on-screen text are placed as graphics or part of the actual footage. Depending on the complexity and how the original text was produced we may require the data package it was made in.

See on-screen text and motion graphics samples.

Animation Localisation

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Foreign Language Voice Artists

Foreign Language voice artist selection made easy

1, First choose your language
2, Filter the level of professional experience, dialect. and gender.
4, Click the + to add voices to favourites and these will automatically be included in your quote request.
5, Fill out the rest of the form and we will get back to you with a quote.

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A recent project for Best Western Hotels in 18 languages

It was also recorded in Danish, Dutch, English UK, Finnish, Japanese, German, Greek, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Russian, Chinese, Brazilian Portuguese and Korean. Here are just a few examples.

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    18 language voice-over for Best western

  • Japanese

    18 language voice-over for Best western

  • Russian

    18 language voice-over for Best western

  • Norwegian

    18 language voice-over for Best western

  • German

    18 language voice-over for Best western


As well as Foreign Language Voice-overs Adelphi also offer: 

Accented English Voice Artists

Accented English voice-overs

Our range of foreign accented English voice-over artists at Adelphi Studio provide you with high quality recordings for your Film, TV, web or DVD projects. We can sync the recorded accented English voice back into your video making it ready to publish. Adelphi offers two levels of voice-over artists to match any level of recording you require: Professional and Standard. Our Professional accented English voice artists record in their own facilities, whilst our Standard accented English artists are recorded in our in-house studio, making them a great choice for budget productions. We also provide our clients with the option of listening in to recording sessions through VoIP.

Select your accented English voice artist here.

Voice-Over Translations and Transcriptions

voice-over services

Voice-over translations are a more specialist area when compared to standard translations. Voice-over translations must be restricted to fit the same time-slot as the original otherwise the voice-artist may have to speak faster to make it fit. If the voice-over is going to be used over a video of a different language, then the voice-over translation may include time-codes to help the voice-artist and engineer sync up the voice to the video.

The style of translation is important for voice-overs and should reflect the genre, e.g. if it is for marketing, public information, drama etc. The audio translator will have a copy of the video as reference and is instructed to translate using a style to match the source material. All our translators have signed an NDA (none disclosure agreement).

Take a look at our audio translation and audio transcription pages to find out more.

Subtitle Translation and Localisation

subtitling in 80 languages

We have an established reputation for producing subtitles in languages with complex scripts like Lao, Hindi, Japanese, Bengali and Burmese and we can also handle right-to-left languages such as Arabic, Urdu and Farsi. We have a multimedia solution for potentially any language – just ask.

See examples of our subtitling services in over 80 languages.

On-screen Text and Motion Graphics Localisation

on-screen text localisation

On-screen text localisation and motion graphics is required when making either subtitles or voice-overs in a language other than the original on the video. There are many instances of text appearing on videos, some of these are part of the editing package and these can be changed by a trained engineer, however some on-screen text are placed as graphics or part of the actual footage. Depending on the complexity and how the original text was produced we may require the data package it was made in.

See on-screen text and motion graphics samples.

on-screen text localisation samples

Adelphi Studio offer a dedicated, localisation service for motion graphics and 2D animation. Using industry standard software such as Adobe After Effects, our experienced team of studio animators and designers can localise your motion graphics or animations directly from the project files.