Punjabi voice-over agency
Punjabi voice-over production made simple
Matinée Multilingual has been setting the quality standards in the UK’s Punjabi 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 Punjabi, and in over 80 other foreign languages.
We have a good selection of the very best Punjabi 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 Punjabi 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.
Our Punjabi voice artists are talented and experienced in a whole range of different voiceover projects, from ads, to corporate narration, to character voices. Whatever the type of voice you need, we’ll be sure to help you find it from our selection of Punjabi voice talent.
We can record wild, or sync to picture, and deliver the audio back via FTP. When required, we can also re-mix your new Punjabi voice-over recording with the existing music and effects track, and send you a fully mixed video soundtrack.
We have a large database of Punjabi voice talent for you to choose from, no matter what type of voiceover project you’re working on. Our experienced and dedicated team are ready to answer your questions about anything, from selecting a voice actor, to the rest of the recording process.
To check the availability of our Punjabi 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.
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Punjabi voice over for MECOPP intro video
MECOPP requested a Punjabi voice-over translation and as a leading multi-lingual voice-over agency, Dragonfly put their trust in Matinée Multilingual.
We time-coded the English audio, and then translated the voice-over script to Punjabi, ensuring the translated voice-over matched the animation. Finally, we recorded time-sync to picture with one native Punjabi voice artist, and delivered the audio as a .wav file, ready for Dragonfly to edit and encode the final video.
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A short history of the Punjabi language
Most experts agree that all of the Indo-Aryan languages developed in three stages: Old Indo-Aryan, or Sanskrit; Middle Indo-Aryan (including the Prakrit and Apabhramsha phases); and Modern Indo-Aryan.
Punjabi evolved from Shauraseni Prakrit, the main language of medieval northern India, emerging as a distinct language around the 11th or 12th century. The first major Punjabi poet is generally considered to be Fariduddin Ganjshakar (born towards the end of the 12th century).
The development of the language has been heavily influenced by Urdu, Hindi, Persian and English. There is a significant degree of mutual intelligibility with Urdu and Hindi. Punjabi is the native language of the Punjabi people, who live in the historic Punjab region of Pakistan and India.
Punjabi is one of India’s 22 scheduled languages, and the first official language in the Indian state of Punjab. It has no official status in Pakistan (where Urdu and English are official), despite the fact that Punjabis constitute the largest ethnic group (around 45% of the population).
How many people speak Punjabi as their first language?
It is estimated that approximately 130 million people speak Punjabi as their first language worldwide. Around 75 million of these live in Pakistan (where it is the most widely spoken language), and over 30 million live in India (where it is the 11th most widely spoken language).
There are large communities of Punjabi speakers in many other countries, particularly Canada (where it is the third most widely spoken language) and the UK (where it is the fourth most widely spoken language).
Did you know…
- In India, the major Punjabi dialects include Majhi, Doabi, Malwai and Powadhi. In Pakistan, dialects include Majhi, Pothohari, Hindko and Multani. Majhi is Punjabi’s prestige dialect, and is spoken in the historical region of Majha.
- Punjabi is one of the only languages in the world that is written in two mutually unintelligible scripts. In India, it is written using the Gurmukhi script, a member of the Indic family of scripts. This goes from left to right and its name derives from the Old Punjabi word guramukhi (“from the mouth of the Guru” – after the guru who standardised the script in the 16th century). In Pakistan, Punjabi is written using the Shahmukhi script, a version of the Urdu script. This goes from right to left and its name means “from the King’s mouth”.
- Punjabi’s influence continues to spread thanks to Bollywood, with most Bollywood films now including Punjabi vocabulary as well as songs sung in Punjabi, to appeal to audiences in neighbouring Pakistan.
Pakistan’s economy is the 27th largest in the world in terms of purchasing power parity, and 44th largest in terms of GDP. However, the country’s population is the sixth largest in the world, which means that the GDP per capita is low.
The economy has suffered from internal political disputes, low levels of foreign investment and high inflation. Two-fifths of the population is employed in agriculture. Industries include textiles, chemicals and food processing.
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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’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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.