International Dubbing Services
Idea Sonora is a recording studio based in Barcelona with extensive experience in dubbing national and international projects, having collaborated with clients from USA, Latin America, South Africa and many countries in Europe.
Our clients can direct or follow the sessions from their studios and offices around the world thanks to the different options of connectivity that we provide.
Furthermore, all the members of our team, technicians and producers, speak English, so they can assist you while communicating with the dubbing artists.
Our studio has the most modern technology, we use Pro Tools HD12 and we normally record with 2 mics (Neumann TLM102 and SennheiserMKH416), our preamps are the TLAudio.
As for the ISDN we are fully compatible with all the standarts (APTX, CDQprima, Telosetc).
We can provide dubbing in many languages so your product can reach amore global and international target. Among the services we provide, we offer:
- Casting of voices: recorded samples or personalised casting.
- Casting direction.
- Booking and negotiation with artists.
- Buyouts management.
- Individual or group recording sessions.
- Music composition or music library management.
- Verification of documents received (video, script, audio, OMF…).
- Translation and lip-synch adaptation of your script in many different languages.
- Recording and editing of the session.
- Mixing of the final master.
- Re-mastering into 5.1 format.
- Quickly delivery of final masters to our client.
How we can help you
Our studio has over a decade of experience conducting dubbing sessions for national and international clients.
If your actor is in Barcelona and you are looking for a well located studio in the heart of the city, you just need to call or email us. We will answer you straight away with a quotation and our availability.
You can follow the session either from your home, office or another studio. As long as you have access to a phoneor Internet, everything is possible. If what you need is a multiple connection between different places of the world, we can provide this service as well. Anything you have in mind, let us know and we will make it happen.
On the other hand, if you need casting of voices for your dubbing project, we have a large catalogue of professional dubbing artists, who have many years of experience giving the voice to international actors such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Angelina Jolie, Natalie Portman, among many others.
Our voices are mainly in Spanish and Catalan, but we also offer artists in other languages such as English, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, and many more.
Our database is constantly renewed and we are casting new voices all the time. Of course, all our artists are native speakers.
Our studio can also provide dubbing actors for other genres: animation, videogames, documentaries, interviews… They are all professionals and with a lot of experience in different backgrounds. Our casting team can also provide some guidance in selecting or recommending the perfect voice for your project.
Are you looking for a sensual and deep male voice? Or do you prefer a strong and distinctive female talent? Tell us what you are looking for and we will guide you towards the hundreds of dubbing artists we have.
We deliver free voice proposal with pre-recorded audios and demos, having into consideration the range of age, gender, timbre and style.
Some of them are also professional singers. We also offer a great diversity of talents from all ages and nationalities. But all of them have something in common, they are incredibly good at what they do.
Besides the reels and samples we have in our database, we also organise personalised casting upon request.
Translation and adaptation
We usually work with some translators who can translate your script into several languages. If you also need adaptation for lip-synch, we can offer this service as well. Our translators and adaptors will convert your script into an accurate and fresh speech, ready for dubbing.
What do we require from you? We need an explanation of the project and an approximated number of words. With this information we will send you an estimate very soon!
Dubbing services Connectivity
We can connect with other studios abroad through ISDN, Source Connect, phone patch, Skype, Bluejeans and Session Link Pro (always with picture in sync) so you can follow the recording from anywhere in the world.
After the recording, we can deliver the audios by email immediately with any format you prefer.
ISDN is still the worldwide standard tool for sending high-quality audio over ISDN and the broadcaster’s choice for remote audio production. The World’s most widely used ISDN transceivers assures you of quick, easy connections to virtually everywhere.
Our ISDN lines and equipment let us connect digitally all over the world to similarly equipped studios, broadcasters, advertising agencies, actors and voice-over artists…
Source-Connect is your ISDN alternative (over the Internet), for professional, remote recording and monitoring in sync with picture.
Skype, phone patch, Bluejeans and Session Link Pro are other ways we can connect.
Besides these possibilities, if there is a different tool you would like to use you just need to require it: if it exists, we can make it.
Perfect for high quality interviews with experts on pressing news topics, or for conducting many radio interviews in one day from one location. We can obviously record all interviews too for broadcast syndication purposes.
Recently we have finished a production for Seat that have involved the recording of 12 talents in 12 different languages for a video that was presented at the Genève International Motor Show.
Also, we provide the voices of all the national and international radio and TV commercials for the airline company Vueling. France, Italy, UK, Netherlands and Germany are among the countries we put the voice for.
What about our clients abroad? We connect regularly with many recording studios, sometimes with different countries at the same time.
Do you need us to conduct an ADR session? We have done many recordings for different series and movies around the world, from BBC series to movies of the Universal Studios.
We also received some exclusive visits for the recording of TV commercials, such as the football player Thierry Henry, with whom we recorded several scripts for a Renault campaign for the UK.
A while ago we had Leigh Wannell (Saw) recording the audio commentaries for his movie Cooties with the directors Jonathan Milot and Cary Murnion, who where in London, and Elijah Wood in New York. We were all linked at the same session to make everything work smooth and easy.
We also connected with radio stations all over the planet which needed to conduct interviews with celebs in Barcelona. Josep Carreras, the Catalan operatic tenor, came to our studios to do an interview for Classic FM in London.
The top model Judith Mascó, the singer Antonio Orozco and the ex GP motorist ÀlexCrivillé are some other celebrities who have visited our studio.
The best way to sell ourselves is the reputation we built among our clients, who keep coming back. We offer a family environment, a professional and quick service and the flexibility that each project deserves. Each person, project and voice is special, that’s why we treat them as unique.
With us you will find a very coordinated team, who will assist you through all the process and will take care of everything. Once you choose the voice you want, we arrange their convocation, their buyouts, the recording and if required the editing and mastering of the files. It couldn’t be easier.
The studio is located in the centre of Barcelona, Spain, in a very well connected area and perfect location for talents and clients. Our big and modern studios will welcome you or your clients during the recording. Doesn’t matter if you come on your own or if you bring your whole team, there is plenty of space and you will feel like home.
Do you fancy a cup of coffee or tea? No problem, we will always be glad to offer you any beverage or snack you may want during the session.
Any way you would like to connect with us we can make it possible. We think internationally, always looking at innovative methods to give the best and quickest service. Either if you are another studio, an advertisement agency or a production company, the passion we have in what we do is going to be reflected in your work.
And the last but not the least, we have the best voices in Barcelona. Always finding new ones, discovering new talents and gathering one of the biggest catalogues in Spain with many different nationalities. Tell us your idea and we will find the voice that will make it real.
If you have a project in mind or you need more information, feel free to contact us. Our team is always willing to help and will give you a prompt answer for any of your requests.
Who we are
Coming from the audio postproduction background with an experience of more than 12 years, Pep Aguiló started Idea Sonora 8 years ago, a sound studio and voice over agency which operates at an international level, having extensive experience collaborating on multinational and multilingual projects.
We have a professional team, all English speakers, who can deal with any project related to Voice Overs, sound design or post production in general.
Along with Pep, our Sound Engineer team is completed by Enric and Sofia. Working at the highest standards, they will make sure your piece is always presented impeccably. Also, they are available to answer and solve any technical issues that you may have.
On the other hand, Cristina and Elia comprise our Production/Casting department and are the link between our clients, our engineers and the voice artists.
They will help you coordinate everything from the start of the project until its closure. Beginning with a personalised casting, they can assist you to find the perfect voice, negotiate with them if necessary, and support you with anything else you may need.
We also know that each project is different and can vary a lot from one to another, so if you need assistance with the budget and the artist’s fees, you can contact our team and they will be willing to help with nobinding obligations.