Refinement, beauty, and an old-world charm. That's just a tiny fraction of what a Spanish - Castilian (from Spain) voice over has to offer listeners. As one of the many accents of Spain, it's a perfect example of the power, clarity, and seductiveness of the Spanish language.
Spain is a country with a rich history and a huge cultural legacy that stretches back millennia. With a distinct, strong sound that mixes a plethora of cultural and ethnic influences (including Roman, Muslim, and Visigothic), it's one of the most recognizable accents out there. A Spanish - Castilian (from Spain) voice over is the distilliation of all that history, into one of the most recognizable accents out there.
Spanish history spans many centuries and stretches back into pre-Roman history. The Iberian Peninsula was first inhabited by Iberians, Celts, Basques, and other peoples. Over time, the area was conquered by the Roman Empire and Romanized, which led to the introduction of Latin. Things were certainly shook up over time, with Visigoth rules and a centuries-long Muslim conquest. This created a unique melting pot of influences that made Spanish the unique result of centuries-long struggles, but also adaptation and cooperation between peoples.
While Spanish is spoken worldwide by over 477 million people, Spain has a population of only 47.7 million. But, Castilian Spanish is actually just one variety of Peninsular Spanish. In Spain, it's the official accent of radio and TV presenters. In Spanish, Castellano is taken to be synonymous with the Spanish language as a whole. A Spanish - Castilian (from Spain) voice over will represent the accent most heard in central and northen Spain, then.
While Spain doesn't have the geographic extension of other countries, it has a pretty big population density. It has 17 autonomos regions, and a huge variety of accents and regional identities therein. A Spanish - Castilian (from Spain) voice over is practically the gold standard, but there are many other accents, such as Andalusian, Canarian, and that of the Transitional Area. All of these vary in tone, pitch, slang, word choice, and are sometimes considered whole dialects in and of themselves.
Castilian Spanish is known for its clarity, strong enunciation, and distinct, smooth-sounding quality.
This accent is generally most-known for its strong pronunciation, especially in the 's' consonant, which sound closer to 'sh'.
A Spanish - Castilian (from Spain) voice over can be said to accurately represent Spain in a general sense. Therefore, it can be used in any variety of contexts and to represent a broad spectrum of characters or identities.
Castilian is the Spanish of writers like Cervantes, historical aristocrats like the Duke of Alba and international artists like Placido Domingo. It remains the form of Spanish that’s most spoken in Spain and the New World variants of Spanish are based on Castilian.
All in all, Castilian is an influential international language with a centuries old history. Most Spanish speakers across the world will recognise Castilian as the ‘original’ form of their language, even when it has subsequently evolved into a local dialect. With BunnyStudio, you can access any of the Spanish dialects, but if you want to speak good Spanish to Spaniards, Castilian should be your language of choice.
Castilian gives you access to the Spanish speaking world. Using the second-largest international language in the world for your voice overs will certainly give you an edge in attracting worldwide notice. Since you’ve chosen the most ‘perfect’ form of Spanish, you’ll want to know that it’s spoken perfectly. BunnyStudio offers you a selection of professional Castilian voice actors.