Vocabulary Glossary

In fact, knowing these terms makes your job even easier. Especially those who want to start the dubbing profession should be familiar with these terms and know their meaning. Many terms are used when performing the dubbing and dubbing profession between dubbing and dubbing studios.

Voice Over Terms

Voice Actor

It is the person who will voice a scripted text with a certain tone and emphasis. At the same time, it is one of the words frequently used in the discourse of 'voiceover' for these people.

Voiceover Artist
 It is the name given to the experienced performers who perform the voice-over work of a certain scenario and leave a work behind.

Voice Over Studio

It is the name given to the places where the voice-over work is performed and the sound and acoustic insulation is made completely and completely, consisting of two parts. At the same time, sound technicians and voice-over directors are indispensable in voice-over studios.

Voice Director
It is a kind of mirror of the voice actor. He is the person who directs the voice actor about emphasis and intonation. Voice directors are people with very good ears.

Voice Bank

It is an audio cast that includes demos of voice actors in different languages. Agencies in need of voice acting visit the sound bank, listen to the voices of the voice actors in different categories and choose the appropriate voice for their projects.

Advertising voice-over
To voice the advertisement text of which the scenario is prepared in advance for a brand, product or service to be broadcast on radio, TV, cinema or digital media.
IVR Voice Over
It is the voice-over service of these announcements, which are prepared systematically to meet the customers of the companies on the phone and to inform and guide them.
Book Voice Over
It is the service of sounding the printed books of the authors registered to the publishing house for open or closed circuit broadcasting platforms that provide audio book services.
IVR Voice Over
Interactive Voice Response (Interactive Voice Response) ie IVR It is the name given to the voice-over service that meets the customers of the companies on the phone in their systems.
Announcement Voice Over
It is referred to as a voice-over service for information and guidance purposes in public transportation vehicles such as stadium, airports, ferries, metro, metrobus, etc.
Documentary Voice Over
 It is the name given to the voiceover process and service in the studio by the voice actor of content such as documentary, biography.

Casting Director

Casting director is the person who chooses the voice of the voice actor by evaluating the tone and budget for the commercial or promotional film scenario of the brand.

Condenser Microphone

It is a type of microphone that produces a sound signal from vibration between two diaphragms and takes high performance for vocal recordings. Most of the voiceover and dubbing recordings are taken with these microphones.

Cardioid Microphone

Cardioid means heart-shaped, it represents the sound pickup pattern around the diaphragm of the microphone. The cardioid pattern microphone picks up sounds coming from a heart-shaped area in front of the diaphragm, deaf to the rest. It is used in radio broadcasting.

Dynamic Microphone

This microphone has a membrane attached to a coil wrapped around a magnet. The vibration of sound waves hitting the membrane moves the coil around the magnet. This is transmitted to the ends of the coil as an electrical signal. Dynamic microphones are shock resistant due to their construction.Microphones are often used at concerts.

Omnitronic Microphone

They are general purpose microphones. Ideal for capturing room reverberation. There is no isolation when close miking is not done.

Pop Filter
It is one of the listening equipment where the voiceover director and the recording sound are reflected in the voice of the voice actor on the main control side of the voice-over studio.
It is one of the listening equipment where the voiceover director and the recording sound are reflected in the voice of the voice actor on the main control side of the voice-over studio.
Sound card
It is an indispensable device for soundstage studios, which encodes the analog audio signal coming from the microphone and converts it into a digital audio signal in different resolutions in the computer environment.
Analogue to digital converters. They convert analog audio signal to digital audio signal.

What is Digital Audio Tape (DAT)?

High quality digital audio tape.




Sound Editing Program
It is the software side where the sound recording is taken. Contrary to popular belief, they do not contribute to the quality of the sound.
Acoustic Insulation
In the studio where the voiceover is made, the prevention taken with a sponge in order to prevent the sounds escaping from the microphone diaphragm hitting the hard surface and returning to the microphone with a delay and therefore echo (feedback, reverb) is called acoustic insulation.
Sound insulation
It is the whole of the measures taken inside and outside the studio in order to prevent the sounds coming from outside the studio from being caught by the microphone.
Audio Cast
It is the name given to the platforms where the sound samples of the voice-over and dubbing artists who perform the art of voice-over are included. The most common use is the sound bank.
Emphasis is the vocalization and play that brings a word, phrase or adjective to the fore in a sentence in an advertisement text.
Taking a break as long as a comma pause in order to brighten a word or adjective is called 'stopping'.
We call intonation to emphasize by drawing the voice to a different tone from the decision tone of the voice in order to attract attention while vocalizing.
Audio Format
After the analog sound recording coming from the microphone is converted by the ADC, we call the recording format that determines the resolution and type of the sound recording.
Shining Reading
Glowing reading is another name for emphasis demand. What he meant by the voice director wanting to read by polishing 
Exaggerate Reading
Exaggerated reading, which is called the exaggerated vocalization technique, is frequently used in radio commercials and campaign announcements.
It is called reading/voicing the text directly, regardless of video tracking.
It is the name given to the technique of leaving the emphasis above without finishing.
Narrator Voice
It is a reading technique used especially in promotional films. It is generally a calm and determined relaxed reading technique.
External sound
It is the main voice used in commercials, apart from parody, dialogue and theatrical sounds. Links the ad.
Used for male or female voices with a deep or bass tone.
Former name. It deals with how sounds are produced. It deals with the sounds that make up the word rather than the words.
The way of saying sounds, words, stresses, meaning and emotional stops.
Marking the places where emphasis and pauses will be made on the text to be voiced. The voice actor taking notes to himself before the voiceover.
They are called short samples of commercials that voice actors perform to showcase their voices.
Head Voice
It means the highest octave range that the voice actor can reach. chest of a vocalist her voice thick, head voice it is thin. 
It means a short section that introduces the whole of an unfinished or finished voiceover. Used as an introduction in radio jargon.
In radio broadcasting, broadcasters have short, entertaining, promotional purposes during the program between songs.
Mono audio; refers to a single channel recorded analog or digital audio file. Audio file is transferred to the speaker source over a single line
Radiophonic Audio
Radiophonic Voice means “A voice suitable for speaking on the radio.” used meaning.
Prompter is an electronic prompter, which is placed in front of the camera and makes written or visual reminders to the person being shot.
It refers to artificial intelligence supported voiceover. It is a software supported system that converts text to speech. It is also used as text to speech.
Speaker. It is the name given to people who manage programs and sessions.
Movies, series etc. It is the process of giving voice to the characters in video content. We have compiled some terms used in dubbing studios for you. 
Integrated Services Digital Network. Special high-quality lines that enable the digital transmission of audio recording from one recording facility to another.


Dubbing Director
In the dubbing studio, he follows and directs the harmony and plays of the microphone actors as the characters.
Dubbing Technician
The name given to the technical personnel who technically manage the recording process in the dubbing studio and ensure that the recording is taken properly and completely.
Microphone Player
People who speak by mouthing the characters in TV series and movies are called. Also known as speaker, dubbing player, voice actor. 
It is used to describe the person the dubbing artist will dub in the movie.
From the original language of the dubbed text to Turkish. The translation process from Turkish to the requested world language is called.
It is the process of transcribing by listening to the original language of the movie, series or video content.
Movies, TV series, documentaries etc. It is the name given to the simultaneous broadcasting of speech and dialogues in video content as text at the bottom of the screen.
Simultaneity of sound and image in dubbing, simultaneous, matching.
Half Mouth
To speak vaguely in dubbing rather than in full pronunciation. Do as you say.
One Mouth
In dubbing, it is called speaking without interrupting the sentence.
Closed Speech
Closed speech, also called inward speech, refers to speech closer to murmuring.
It is my job given to the long microphone stand when shooting with sound. It can also be used as an overhead microphone stand.
Open Speech
It is a type of microphone that produces a sound signal from vibration between two diaphragms and takes high performance for vocal recordings. Most of the voiceover and dubbing recordings are taken with these microphones.
speak out
In dubbing, it is the job of recording the line without watching the image or character simultaneously.
In dubbing, it is called simultaneous dubbing by watching the image of a group of microphone players to a diverse crowd of people. For more information What Does Rabab Mean? Visit our content.
put in mouth
In dubbing, it is the name given to the technique of putting the sentence into the mouth of the character by looking at the character.
Lip Sync
It is the technique of placing the line on the lips of the character by watching the video exactly in the projects that are re-dubbed in the same language.
Dubbing Cast
A sound bank with audio samples of microphone players for display purposes.
Time Code
Time code is written on video and audio tapes as a continuous audio signal consisting of square waves. This audio signal is read by the devices by converting it into address information. The time code written on the tape in this way is called LTC (Longitudinal Time Code).
It is the speed of perception of a speaker. It is the ability to analyze the text and speak the role of the speaker in the image. This technique is very important for dubbing artist.
Check in Late or Early
It's a term often used in dubbing studios. It means to start simultaneously with the character's speech or to start late. It is called late entry and late finish.


They are advertisements with songs prepared for brands.
Pack Shot
In jingle productions, the last section is called the section with the brand name and slogan.
It is the introduction before the words begin in the jingle section.
One of the sine qua non for jingle is the performer of jingle composition.
Dual Voice
It is the singing of the same part from two different octaves by the vocal alone or with the help of backing vocals.
Back Vocal
He is the accompanist of the main vocal.
Bass Sound
Used for deep sounds.
It is used for fine sounds.
Multi-Channel Recording
It is the recording of vocals and all other instruments in different channels.
fall below the current tone
rise above the current tone
female fine voice
male fine voice
female deep voice
male deep voice
It is the process of progressing music accompanied by a certain metronome. Its unit is BPM.
speak loudly
speak softly
Mezzo Forte
say in a moderately strong voice
Mezzo Piano
say in a moderate tone
Increasing voice
It is the equalization and amplification of the sound levels of the instruments that make up the music and the vocal for all media players.
It is the overlapping and mixing of vocals and music through the edit program.
perform in conjunction 
Gradually diminishing sound