“I started doing voice overs for Adelphi in late 2016. Working for them has never been easier as the translated text from English to Malay language is ‘to a tee.’ This makes my job so much easier. Also, reading the file numbers as opposed to separating the voice-over files (which may come up to a hundred files at times!!) this speeds up the job, which is a good thing, as it’s all about turnaround. They also pay a professional fee and have a good payment term. Looking forward to working with them again.”
Voice: Male, deep and authoritative.
Andrew is a Malay voice-over artist, who began a broadcasting career in 1995 and delved into VO’s that same year. He has recorded an array of jobs from simple reading for school kids to corporate videos. Among them, courseware for the Ministry of Education of Malaysia, Northport, Honda, Perodua, BMW, Sarawak Convention Bureau, Petronas, Bumi Armada, Ambank and RHB Bank. To hear more of Andrews samples go here
For voice-artists who work with their voices every day, maintaining it well is essential. As a voice-over artist you need to ensure that you provide your clients with a reliable service, as well as keeping yourself comfortable!
There are many techniques thrown out there, claiming to be the best way to look after your voice, and in this blog we will look at some of these, and talk about ways to improve your vocal control.
Warming Up Routine For Voice Artists
Your vocal cords (or vocal folds) are found in the larynx, and just like an athlete wouldn’t do a serious work out with first warming up, voice over artists should first ‘stretch’ the muscles found within your voice box.
Starting with humming is a nice way to begin to relax these muscles in your larynx, as well as creating a nice resonant sound. If you work through syllables such as the ‘velar nasal’ gn sound found in onion, stretching it out, sliding up and down in pitch. Working with arpeggios, scales or glides that both climb and descend in pitch is a good way of ensuring you warm up in all parts of the range quickly and without strain. Next up, lip and tongue trills help to loosen the throat, jaw, tongue and lips, spread the vocal folds so that they vibrate mainly at their edges, and encourage relaxation.
Articulation is key in voice overs, to ensure that the words of the script are formed properly so you get the clearest read possible. Tongue twisters are a great way to help your annunciation and articulation, and they can also assist with the development of tongue muscle memory for particular vowel sounds. Here are a few examples:
1. Assists with R and L vowels
Red letter, yellow letter, red letter, yellow letter, red letter, yellow letter
2. Assists with moving from the front of the lips to the soft palate and back again.
A proper cup of coffee from a proper copper coffee pot.
3. Makes you move your lips from an Ooh shape to a flatter A shape and really get your mouth moving
Wayde went to Wales to watch wrens riot
4. This one is for forward tongue placement
I am not a pheasant plucker,
I’m a pheasant plucker’s son
but I’ll be plucking pheasants
When the pheasant plucker’s gone
5. This exercise works the soft palate and back of the mouth
Six sick hicks nick six slick bricks with picks and sticks
Finally, yawning helps you naturally relax your jaw, extends your soft palate and regulates the oxygen flowing through your body. A ‘yawn-sigh’ helps you work on your range, sliding all the way down from the top of your vocal range to the lowest grumble you can reach. You’ll know when you reach your limit! Make sure you do this last, and only do this a few times per warm up… you don’t want to strain your muscles too much!
Choose from over 20 Russian voice artists from Adelphi. We have professional and standard Russian voice-artists to match all budgets and requirements
Our Russian voice artists have been specially selected to give a variety of ranges and styles, everything from drama, commercials, corporate, Films, IVR’s, narrations etc. We have Russian voice talents of different ages, some can do character voices.
Russian Voice Artists
Our Professional Russian voice artists record in their own facilities, whilst our Standard Russian 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.
Adelphi have two levels of Russian voice artists, Professional voice talents and Standard voice talents to match al budgets and requirements. We also have an in-house translation department, that are specialists in voice-over and subtitle SRT translation. We also offer professionally edited audio as standard for all of our voice-over projects.
Choose from over 20 Russian voice artists here
1. Filter the level of professional experience, dialect and gender.
3. Click the + to add voices to favourites and these will automatically be included in your quote request.
4, Fill out the rest of the form and we will get back to you with a quote.
You can download any of the audio files with the download button on the audio player.
Russian (ру́сский язы́к, russkiy yazyk, pronounced [ˈruskʲɪj jɪˈzɨk] ( listen)) is an East Slavic language and an official language in Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and many minor or unrecognised territories. It is an unofficial but widely-spoken language in Ukraine, Latvia, Estonia, and to a lesser extent, the other countries that were once constituent republics of the Soviet Union and former participants of the Eastern Bloc. Russian belongs to the family of Indo-European languages and is one of the three living members of the East Slavic languages. Written examples of Old East Slavonic are attested from the 10th century and beyond.
Russian is a Slavic language of the Indo-European family. It is a lineal descendant of the language used in Kievan Rus. From the point of view of the spokenlanguage, its closest relatives are Ukrainian, Belarusian, and Rusyn , the other three languages in the East Slavic group.
It is the most geographically-widespread language of Eurasia and the most widely spoken of the Slavic languages. It is also the largest native language in Europe, with 144 million native speakers in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus. Russian is the eighth most spoken language in the world by number of native speakers and the seventh by total number of speakers. The language is one of the six official languages of the United Nations.
The standard form of Russian is generally regarded as the modern Russian literary language (современный русский литературный язык). It arose in the beginning of the 18th century with the modernization reforms of the Russian state under the rule of Peter the Great, and developed from the Moscow (Middle or Central Russian) dialect substratum under the influence of some of the previous century’s Russian chancellery language.
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