At last count, we work in 144 authentic "neutral" languages. Drawing from New York City's assorted pool of voice-talent and via ISDN from around the world, we handle complete foreign language recording, casting, translation, localization, dubbing, and adapation. Spanish dubbing, Japanese anime, German Flash, Korean trade show videos, French airline announcements, Arabic talking ATM machines, British GPS... whatever it is, we speak your language. Some universal acronyms we provide: GPS, ESL, MP3, AIF, WAV, DVD, ELT English language teaching, ELL English language learning...
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This client wanted our narrators to speak Puerto Rican Spanish for this Home Depot training video for new employees. Completed this and many other complete foreign language conversions.
Skype - French Prompts
Who does not love Skype? We were fortunate to produce Skype Echo prompts in French.
Smithsonian - Dinosaurs and More!
We had a great job working on this project and learning tons of interesting information about dinosaurs.
/Production/Production Portfolio/Audiobook/Smithsonian Prehistoric Pals Portfolio Sample.mp3
Power Trends International
We recorded this British narration for the company Power Trends International.
Down Syndrome: The First 18 Months
Wow! What an incredible project. We were happy to provide the Spanish Soundtrack for this inspiring and education video.
/Production/Production Portfolio/ADR/Blueberry Shoes Down Syndrome Clip.mp3
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
We were happy to provide the Russian soundtrack for this very informative video discussing the dramatic decline in Brucellosis, a serious disease affecting both livestock and humans in Tajikistan, Central Asia. It is being hailed as the first major victory of the recently privatized national animal health service.
Merriam-Webster Latin American Spanish Dictionary
The day was as interesting as it was educational when we recorded the narration for the Latin American Spanish Dictionary for Merriam-Webster.
/Production/Production Portfolio/eLearning/Merriam Webster Spanish Portfolio Sample.mp3
Skype - Korean Prompts
Who does not love Skype? We were fortunate to produce Skype Echo prompts in Korean.
We enjoyed producing the Volkswagen in house training video narrated in French.
Produced narration for their voice-mail system in many different languages and accents: British, French, German, Hebrew, Spanish, etc...
This was fun to work on as we produced the Spanish narration for a French Toast radio commercial.
This was a dutch narration for the company Mitel.
We produce powerpoint voice over, flash presentations; you name it, we produce it daily in a variety of languages. Oheka Castle was a promotional video we recorded in Mandarin.
Produced Japanese narration for their "Technologies in a Box" program.
Edge Studio provides the Spanish voicemail system for Brownshoe, parent company of Etienne Aigner, Buster Brown, Dr. Scholl's, etc...
Bobby B. Well - Bobbycize
We produced the Spanish and English version of the Arizona Nutrition Network's Bobby B. Well as he encourages children to excercize and eat food choices.
This was a fun project. We recorded telephone prompts in Dutch for a Mastercard Prepaid Debit Card.
Air Supply Communications
We provided casting for this very interesting project in Bengali and Urdu.
We channeled our inner psychics for this new social media site, geared towards users who exist largely in the metaphysical. For this project, our client selected one of our British voice talent to narrate.
Travel Zoo - French Prompts
We learned about traveling deals while providing foreign phone prompts for Travelzoo.com, a travel discount website. This prompt is in French. Scroll down to checkout a sample in German and Spanish!
Travel Zoo - German Prompts
This Travel Zoo telephony prompt is in German. This client requested that each prompt be a separate file which required careful naming and organization.
Travel Zoo - Spanish Prompts
Spanish voice over is very common at Edge Studio and we record them frequently. It is very important to make sure that you have the correct voice and dialect for each project as Spanish is a language with many vernaculars..
We covered the narration for the intense 2011 first person shooter: Chernobyl - Terrorist Attack.
When Trazzy Entertainment approached us to provide the voice audio for their new PC Adventure Game, we were thrilled! When they explained that there would be 14+ languages featured, we dove right in, no hesitation.
This international gaming experience had a massive cast of characters from all around the world. Some languages included: Spanish, English, French, Italian, Japanese, Berber, Malaysian, Korean, British, Dutch, Caribbean, Portuguese, Mandarin.... All in all we corralled a cast of over 28 voice actors circling the globe to bring life to the characters. (Thank goodness for Skype!)
Have a listen below and stay tuned for its official release, coming soon!
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
We enjoyed working on this project for the Center for Disease Control. Edge Studio produced all audio for this project.
HERE ARE OTHER FOREIGN LANGUAGE PROJECTS WE'VE WORKED ON!
- Scan Soft: telephone system in 15 languages
- Microsoft: on-line tutorials in numerous languages
- IcelandAir: telephony system
- Titleserv and Settlement Corp: greetings and menu-prompt
- Automated Industrial Machinery: trade show exhibit in 12 languages
- J.P.Morgan: talking ATM machines in many rare languages: Hmong, Laotian, Vietnamese, Armenian, more.
- Joining Technologies, Inc: presentation
- Energy Beam Lab: corporate training
- Swiss Logic: television commercial in French
- Pitney Bowes: educational series in many languages
LEARN ABOUT SPANISH VOICE OVER
Spanish is longer than English (25% longer). If translating a :60 English radio spot, you'll end up with a :75 Spanish spot.
Brazil is just about the only non-Spanish-speaking country in South America; Brazilians speak Portuguese.
While there is a basic Spanish language, Spanish varies widely depending on the country - and even the exact province of the speaker. Differences are variations in vocabulary, rhythm, intonation, and idioms. Hispanic people can often distinguish which part of the world they come from just by the "colors" of their speech.
Although there is a prevalence of Mexican people in the Los Angeles area and a large Puerto Rican population in New York City, there has been such a great influx of Latinos from so many countries one can no longer pinpoint a specific Spanish dialect to an area of the US.
Common Spanish types:
Castilian Spanish (European or Iberian Spanish) is generally considered the "mother version" of the language and would be universally understood by any Spanish speaker. This Spanish is without the "th" sound used for the letters "c" and "z" (developed due to a king that had a lisp many centuries ago, or so the story goes).
has many types, including:
- Cuban Spanish
- Puerto Rican Spanish
- Dominican Spanish
Spain Spanish has significant contrasts between the Asturian Spanish in the north and the Andalusian Spanish in the South.
Colombian Spanish is considered the most "neutral" South American Spanish, although there still are specific qualities that would identify the speaker as Colombian.
South American Spanish has dialects that vary from country to country such as:
- and others