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HOW DO I ORDER A VOICE OVER FOR MY PROJECT?
1. Find the perfect voice for your project via our Voice Search. You can filter the search results by choosing the language and gender you’d prefer.
2. Like what you hear? Save the voices you love for later while you keep exploring our long list of voice talent. Simply hit the heart icon next to their name to favorite them. You can shortlist voices by removing the ones you don’t like so much at any time.
3. When booking voice talent, you’ll need to select at least three you’d be willing to use. We wouldn’t want you to be left disappointed if your chosen artist is unavailable for any reason. With three favorites, you’re sure to secure one.
4. From there, simply fill out the relevant information about your project. One of our sales associates will be in touch within 24 hours to get the ball rolling!
HOW MUCH DOES A VOICE OVER COST?
Our non-union voice over pricing is simple and fair. We price each voice recording based on the word count of your script, not by studio time or recording length. As a rule of thumb, 150-words equates to around 1-minute of final audio.
- $299 - Get a script voiced of up to 450-words (equal to around 3-minutes of final audio). This includes commercial non-broadcasting use to promote your products or services on your corporate websites, and any non-paid advertising marketing channels. If your script requires more than one artist, each additional voice over per language will cost $299.
- $49 - This covers each additional 75-words (or less) which equates to around 30-seconds of additional audio.
- FROM $499 - This covers broadcasting rights if you intend on using the voice over to advertise your product or service via paid broadcasting channels for local and national use (including TV, radio, and the internet).
CAN I CONTACT THE VOICE TALENT DIRECTLY?
…Unfortunately, not. Our team controls all communication channels with the voice talent in our network. If you have any questions or are unsure of anything, you may let your Account Manager know. We’ll take into account any specific directions on how you want your script to be voiced, passing this important information onto the voice talent.
CAN I GET AN AUDITION DONE BEFORE I SELECT MY VOICE OVER?
Absolutely. In fact, we strongly recommend our clients get a short audition from the voice talent they’re considering for their project. You’ll pay just $25 per voice talent, per language, per audition. This covers up to a short 50 word script, the voice talents studio time and file set up.
Use the Voice Search to find up to 3 voice talents you’d like to consider for your project, accompanied by a small portion of your script of up to 50 words. We’ll take care of the rest. Our Account Managers will set everything up on your behalf, from booking the auditions to sending you the files for your approval.
You’ll be able to hear how your script will sound before committing to the voice talent and the price of a full read. This way, you will know with 100% certainty that you are making the right choice.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET A VOICE OVER RECORDED?
We can usually have your voice over done in just 3 - 5 business days. While we always try our best to deliver as soon as possible, our voice talents aren’t always available at short notice. However, rest assured that they will do their best to get your script voiced as quickly as possible - without ever compromising on quality.
WHAT FILE FORMAT WILL MY VOICE OVER BE SENT IN?
All voice recordings are delivered in standard .mp3 format. We can also provide your file as .wav if needed. Let us know which file format you prefer when booking your voice over.
Phone systems require special file formats, so when booking a voice over, please let us know your desired format in advance.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN COMMERCIAL NON-BROADCASTING RIGHTS AND FULL BROADCASTING RIGHTS?
Commercial Non-Broadcasting Rights give you permission to use the voice over for promoting your product or service in non-paid advertising marketing channels such as on an internal company website, or on your own corporate website. With Commercial Non-Broadcasting Rights, you aren’t paying to have the voice over promoted.
Full Broadcasting Rights apply to spots that you pay to have promoted. These rights give you consent to use the voice over on any media of your choosing, including TV commercials, radio spots, and internet adverts. Internet adverts refer to any spots that will run on websites other than your corporate site. Here, you are paying to have it promoted - such as is the case with pre-rolls prior to other content running. This could include commercials that play on YouTube or Spotify before the actual content begins. Full Broadcasting Rights are also known as full buy-outs, offering unlimited usage.
IN WHAT LANGUAGES CAN I GET MY SCRIPT VOICED?
Our voice talents can voice your script in many different languages. Use the Voice Search to select the language for your script. If you don’t find the language, please contact us so that we can help find one in our network.
Please note that before we send the script to the artist, it must be translated first. We can also help with translating your script.
WHAT IF I NEED BOTH A MALE AND A FEMALE TO VOICE MY SCRIPT? WHAT IS THE COST?
We understand that some scripts require a dialogue between two characters, sometimes, both a male and female. For this reason, we have a roster of English and French speaking male and female voice talents ready to work together as a duo to narrate your script. Each artist and separate language start at $299. Please contact us for pricing.
If you don’t find the language, please contact us so that we can help find one in our network.
WHAT IF I WANT MY VOICE OVER DELIVERED IN SEPARATE INDIVIDUAL FILES? HOW MUCH DOES THIS COST?
The cost depends on how many individual files are required. If you need the voice talent to save a large number of individual files, please let us know when booking a voice over and also let your Account Manager know so that we can give you a quote.
ARE CHARACTER VOICES CHARGED SEPARATELY?
There is no additional cost for a character voice over. However, we strongly recommend you book an audition to hear the voice talent record a small section of your script before committing to the full read. This way, you can be sure it’s the style you’re looking for.
DO YOU HAVE BILINGUAL MALE AND FEMALE VOICE OVER TALENTS? IF SO, HOW MUCH DOES THIS COST?
We have both English and French speaking bilingual voice over talents as well as other languages in our network. The cost for each voice over and language starts at $299. However, please note that we would require the English script to be translated into French or any other language before we can record. We can do this on your behalf at an additional cost. Contact us for pricing.
I’M NOT HAPPY WITH THE FINAL VOICE OVER. WHAT CAN I DO?
While we always strive for 100% client satisfaction, we know that things don’t always go according to plan - or your expectations. Our goal is to ensure that you’re 100% happy with your final voice over delivery. If you are anything but 100% happy with the result, we will make it right - no matter the reason. If it’s the fault of the voice talent, he or she will re-record your script and correct the mistake at no additional charge. If you decide to change the script after it was already approved pre-recording, we can re-record for you - although this will incur an additional fee. Please contact your Account Manager and bring your concerns to their attention.
WHAT IF I HAVE MORE THAN ONE SCRIPT TO VOICE?
You can schedule the recording of multiple scripts within the same recording session - provided the scripts are for the same client and project. Once you let us know of this need, we can add the length of scripts to the final project’s invoice and charge for the total word count. Please note that there will be an additional charge for each language, along with the need to prepare multiple files. Please contact your Account Manager for a quote.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST FOR RE-RECORDING AND REVISIONS?
If there are script changes after the voice talent has already recorded your script, a minimum fee of 50% of the original cost will apply to cover re-recording, editing, and file preparation.
If completely new audio needs to be recorded owing to script changes after the voice talent has recorded your original script, this would classify as a completely new read. This would be charged accordingly as a new voice over recording.
Please be sure to provide proper direction for us to pass onto the voice talent regarding any special pronunciations and relevant terms. We recommend the creation of a pronunciation guide to avoid unnecessarily time-consuming and costly revisions later on. The guide should include suggestions for consistent, correct pronunciation and special tones. If mispronunciations occur that are the fault of the voice talent, even after you shared the guide, he or she will re-record your script and correct the mistake at no additional charge.
CAN YOU SYNC THE VOICE OVER TO A VIDEO?
Should the voice recording require that the audio be synced to a video, please let your Account Manager know. We are unable to add the voice file to your video - this is the responsibility of your production company. However, your chosen voice talent will generally hit all timings as per your script instructions.
Additional fees may apply to lengthier scripts. Please contact your Account Manager for a quote.
For an animation style video, we strongly recommend you finalize the audio first before giving the voice file over to your video production company. This makes it easier for them to time the animation to the audio.
HOW CAN I PAY FOR MY VOICE OVER?
Before commencing any project, we require a 50% down payment upfront. The remaining 50% is due prior to the delivery of your final file. We will provide an estimate before we begin for your approval. You are welcome to pay via most common payment methods, including Visa, Mastercard, and PayPal, as well as company-certified cheques and e-Transfers.
WHAT FORMAT DO YOU NEED THE SCRIPT IN?
All scripts must be sent in Microsoft Word - MS Word format. Please provide us with written directions for us to pass onto the voice talent should there be any specific annunciations or pronunciations they need to know about. This helps everyone avoid unnecessarily time-consuming and costly revisions.
I DON’T HAVE A SCRIPT. CAN YOU CREATE ONE FOR ME? IF SO, HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Yes, we can definitely create a script for you! Our talented copywriters and scriptwriters are here to help sell your product or service, tell your story, or craft a compelling corporate message that converts. Please contact us for pricing.
I NEED MY SCRIPT TRANSLATED INTO DIFFERENT LANGUAGES. CAN YOU HELP?
Yes! We offer translation services too, and can translate any English script into one of many languages. Our expert translators bring the human touch - something Google Translate can’t do - while ensuring that the integrity of your original message is preserved. With our help, nothing will be lost in translation! The cost depends on the length of the English script and the language. Please contact us for pricing.
I HAVE A SCRIPT, BUT IT NEEDS TO BE TWEAKED. CAN YOU HELP TO EDIT IT?
Yes! We can certainly assist with the editing of your script. Please contact us for pricing.
I NEED TO HAVE MUSIC ADDED TO MY VOICE OVER. CAN YOU DO THAT? IF SO, WHAT IS THE COST?
Absolutely! We can gladly mix background music with your voice over. Our talented composers and engineers boast years of experience, and they are ready to create an exceptional soundtrack to bring the voice over and project to life. Whether your production requires just one instrument, such as a piano, or an entire symphony of sounds, we will create a custom musical composition set to transform a simple voice over into something truly spectacular. Please contact us for pricing.
I NEED AN ANIMATION VIDEO PRODUCED. HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Animation videos start at $799. Pricing varies depending on the style of animation you want and the length of the script. Click here to learn more about the various styles of animation. Please contact us for pricing.