German voice-over agency
Matinée has been a trusted supplier to the German voice recording and subtitling industry for over thirty years, and our experience is second to none. You can trust us to deliver exactly what you need, and at a price you can afford.
German voice-over production made simple
Matinée Multilingual has been setting the quality standards in the UK’s German voice-over recording industry for over 30 years, from our recording studios in Reading. We offer a comprehensive range of voice-over recording services, and subtitling services in German, and in over 80 other foreign languages.
We have a good selection of the very best German voice-over talent available, and you’ll find our voice costs and studio rates to be less than many other agencies offering exactly the same service. And we’ll make sure the chosen German voice artist gives you the very best rate for the job, and we’ll negotiate down on repeat fees and broadcast rates on your behalf.
We can record wild, or sync to picture, and deliver the audio back via FTP. When required, we can also re-mix your new German voice-over recording with the existing music and effects track, and send you a fully mixed video soundtrack.To check the availability of our German voice-artists and to confirm costs, please contact us using the Quick Quote form below, and we’ll respond within the hour. Or you can email email@example.com or call us on +44(0)118 958 4934.
To calculate German voice-over fees and recording costs
Featured German Voice Talent
We have a large database of German voice talent for you to choose from.
Here is a selection of German voice talent who we regularly work with, but if you don’t find what you’re looking for, we have a dedicated talent management team who will help you source the perfect German voice for your needs, and at a price that won’t blow your budget.
Play and download German voice demos, add them to your Quick Quote
German voice over for therakos CELLEX system demonstration
Given the medical context of the demonstration, our German linguistic director reviewed the performance to ensure the German voice artist used the correct articulation and enunciation throughout. Once the recording was completed, we mixed the German voice over with music and integrated into the After Effects project. Then we translated the on-screen text and encoded the final video. We translated the video into 5 languages in including: Japanese, German, French, Italian and Spanish.
Select a voice-over language
Choose English read in a foreign accent
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A short history of the German language
The history of the language begins somewhere between the 3rd and 5th centuries, when there was a consonant shift which separated Old High German (the root of the language today) from the Old Saxon spoken by Germanic tribes.
The Old High German dialects evolved into Middle High German dialects, from which modern standard German is descended. Middle High German was the language used by Martin Luther in his 16th century translation of the Bible. At this time – and for nearly 300 years afterwards – there was no standard German language, with the country divided into several independent states, each with its own dialect.
Today there are still many German dialects, mostly belonging to the High German and Low German groups (which differ mainly in the sound of consonants). High German, spoken throughout the central and southern highlands of Germany, Austria and Switzerland, is the official written language. Low German is spoken in the lowlands of north Germany – there is no written standard of the language.
German is the official language of Germany, Austria and Liechtenstein. It is one of the three official languages of Switzerland (along with French and Italian), Belgium (along with French and Dutch) and Luxembourg (along with French and Luxembourgish).
How many people speak German as their first language?
It is estimated that around 180 million people speak German – over 100 million of those as a first language. German is the most widely spoken first language in the European Union.
Did you know…
- German is written using the Latin alphabet, with three additional vowels with umlauts (ä, ö and ü), and one extra consonant (the letter ß – like a double s). Traditionally it was written using a Gothic typeface called Fraktur, dating from the 14th century.
- The Brothers Grimm – famous collectors of fairy tales – compiled a 16-part German dictionary from 1852 to 1860, which today is still the most comprehensive dictionary of the language.
- The US states of North Dakota and South Dakota are the only ones where German is the most common language spoken at home after English. This fertile region was popular with immigrant farmers from Germany in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
The German economy is the largest in Europe, and the fourth largest in the world based on nominal GDP.
Germany is the third largest exporting country in the world, with exports – including include machinery, vehicles and chemicals – accounting for more than a third of national output.
Around 70% of the country’s GDP comes from the service sector. Germany does not have many natural resources, but is the world’s leading producer of wind turbines and solar power technology.
Germany is a member of the World Trade Organisation and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development. It is one of the founding members of the European Union.
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Philippe is definitely the best VO artist I’ve heard since being at Sponge! Just wow!
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Pleasure to work with these guys. Hugh and the team couldn’t do enough to help and keep us informed throughout our customer journey. Highly recommended!
Alex CarrBBGR Optical
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We’ve used Matinée for several projects, from video editing to translations of marketing materials, and they’re always a great pleasure to work with. Any requests are answered right away. We’ve had tight deadlines, but we’ve never worried as the team at Matinée delivers great work, right on time.
Lisa PotrawiakSinclair Pharma
Fantastic to work with
The team at Matinée are fantastic to work with. They are really communicative, helpful and turned around the work as quickly as possible. I have no complaints at all and we will definitely be getting back in contact when we next need subtitles.
Jon MirleyThree Motion Media
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I’ve worked with Matinee for well over 20 years, and continue to go back to them because of trust; a trust in their commitment to fulfilling the needs of my project, and a trust in the quality of their work.
Bruce CorbyMuddy Boot Productions
I use Matinee a lot for subtitling projects
I use Matinee for a lot of subtitling projects and they never fail to meet the deadlines. Great customer service and fast responses. Well done to the entire team.
Jade BurnellThe Big Word
Friendly and efficient service
The speed of response, and friendly, efficient service from all staff was quite exceptional. Matinee particularly stands out by putting the customer’s needs first, even when the job is relatively small and a bit of a technical challenge. I would strongly recommend Matinee for any subtitling work.
Richard TaylorFreelancer producer and film maker
A fantastic company to work with
A fantastic company to work with. Fast email responses, rapid delivery of audio files, and all with positive and warm personalities shining through! Thank you Matinée for a wonderful customer experience.
They are always well organised
Very pleased with a number of projects completed by Matinée. They are always well organised, providing clear expectations, organisation, efficiency and always deliver a quality product on time. Recommended.
Jon WatkinsJon Watkins TV
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I have to mention the quick response of Sally and Nicole to my last minute request. They both understood the urgency of my need, and helped me complete the recording to hit my deadline.