Malaysian voice-over agency
Malaysian voice-over production made simple
We have a good selection of the very best Malaysian 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 Malaysian 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 Malaysian voice-over recording with the existing music and effects track, and send you a fully mixed video soundtrack.
To check the availability of our Malaysian 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on +44(0)118 958 4934.
To calculate Malaysian voice-over fees and recording costs
Play and download Malaysian voice demos, add them to your Quick Quote
Windows Live Messenger video translation in 37 languages
Using the translations and screenshots provided by Lionbridge, Matinée cast and recorded a native female voice artist in 37 languages, and then edited and re-timed the After Effects animations to match the length of the foreign voice tracks.
These videos are now viewed worldwide in over 55 international markets.
Select a voice-over language
Choose English read in a foreign accent
Select a subtitle language
A short history of the Malay language
The development of the Malay language is commonly divided into five periods:
- Ancient Malay – before the 4th century – some linguists believe that Proto-Malay, the mother of all Malay dialects, was spoken by early Austronesian settlers in the region.
- Old Malay – 4th to 14th century – during this time the language was greatly influenced by Sanskrit.
- Classical Malay – 14th to 18th century – this period of development reflects the influence of Islam, together with the Persian and Arabic languages. Classical Malay became the lingua franca for the whole region around the Straits of Malacca, and was also used to communicate with European colonial powers.
- Pre-Modern Malay – 19th century – during this time Malay was influenced by the Western colonial languages, particularly English, Dutch and Portuguese. Advances in printing, the setting up of newspapers, and the establishment of schools all helped to spread the Malay language.
- Modern Malay – 20th century – Malay became more standardised; a joint spelling system was agreed between Malaysia and Indonesia.
Malay is the official language of Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei and East Timor. It is one of four official languages of Singapore.
How many people speak Malay as their first language?
It is estimated that around 40 million people speak Malay as their first language, with a further 180 million people speaking it as a second language.
Did you know…
- Standard Malay is known by different names in different countries. In Malaysia it’s called Bahasa Malaysia (Malaysian language), in Indonesia it’s called Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian language), while in Singapore and Brunei it’s simply Bahasa Melayu (Malay language).
- Malay has been written using different scripts at different points in its history. Old Malay was written using Pallava and Kawi scripts (still used by the Champa Malay in Vietnam and Cambodia), Classical Malay was written using Jawi, a modified Arabic script (still used in Brunei), and Modern Malay uses the Latin script, called Rumi. In Malaysia there is a movement to revive the use of Jawi.
Malaysia has an upper middle-income economy, the third largest in South East Asia (after Indonesia and Thailand), and the 29th largest in the world in terms of purchasing power parity (as of 2012). It is the world’s largest Islamic banking and financial centre.
Although Malaysia has evolved from being a producer of raw materials to a diversified, multi-sector economy, it is still one of the world’s biggest producers of palm oil, rubber and timber. Tourism has become increasingly important.
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