Kannada voice-over agency
Kannada voice-over production made simple
Matinée Multilingual has been setting the quality standards in the UK’s Kannada 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 Kannada, and in over 80 other foreign languages.
We have a good selection of the very best Kannada 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 Kannada 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 Kannada voice-over recording with the existing music and effects track, and send you a fully mixed video soundtrack.
To check the availability of our Kannada 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.
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Kannada voice-over of the Matinée introduction promo
To explain our services better to our clients in Southern India, we produced a Kannada voice-over translation. We cast Chitra for of her friendly, engaging delivery style. Then we recorded time-sync to picture, mixed the Kannada audio translation with the music and encoded in MP4 format.
Select a voice-over language
Choose English read in a foreign accent
Select a subtitle language
A short history of the Kannada language
Some linguists estimate that the Kannada language is over 2,500 years old, which would make it the third oldest language in the world, after Sanskrit and Tamil. The historical development of the language is usually grouped into three periods:
- Old Kannada (Hale Kannada)- from 450 BCE
- Middle Kannada (Nadu Kannada) – from 1200
- Modern Kannada (Adhunika Kannada) – from 1700
Kannada is one of India’s official regional languages, spoken in the state of Karnataka in southern India as well as in bordering states.
How many people speak Kannada as their first language?
It is estimated that approximately 38 million people speak Kannada as their first language, with a further 10 million people speaking it as a second language.
There are significant Kannada-speaking communities in the United States, the United Arab Emirates, Singapore, Australia and the UK.
Did you know…
- There are three regional Kannada dialects: southern (spoken in Mysore and Bangalore), northern (spoken in Hubli-Dharwad) and coastal (spoken in Mangalore). There are also three distinct social dialects, used according to class or caste: Brahman, non-Brahman and Dalit.
- Kannada uses a syllabic script, with 49 letters split into three groups – swaragalu (vowels), vyanianagalu (consonants) and yogavaahakagalu (characters that are neither vowel nor consonant).
India’s economy is the tenth largest in the world by nominal GDP and the third largest by PPP. India is the 19th largest exporter and the 10th largest importer in the world.
Due to its large population there is still a lot of poverty in the country, despite its economic success. Although India has a growing high-tech sector, around half of the population is employed in agriculture (plus forestry, logging and fishing).
Around 22% of the population works in industry (which accounts for 26% of the GDP), and 27% in the service sector. Over 20 million people work in textile manufacturing.
India was one of the founding members of the World Trade Organisation’s precursor, and is a member of the G20 and BRICS (the association of five major emerging economies – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa).
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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.”
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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.
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I use Matinee a lot for subtitling projects
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Jade BurnellThe Big Word
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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
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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.
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Jon WatkinsJon Watkins TV
Quick response to meet my deadline
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.
Joville VillanuevaShell UK Ltd
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I have been working with Shauna on large e-learning voice-over and subtitling projects into German, Russian and US and UK English for over 5 years. Shauna has always been a pleasure to work with, and the quality delivered by Matinée is always spot on.
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