The Mid-Atlantic accent is a practised dialect of English. Voquent as a voice-over agency with world-wide reach offers the best.
It blends the British RP accent with standard American English. The accent is most associated with the early days of Hollywood and was only taught in private and drama schools to the American upper classes.
The use of the accent fell after WW2 and nowadays the accent generally describes a voice that has spent equal time in American and in the UK i.e. an English voice that’s ‘difficult to place’.
It’s not the same as the traditional Transatlantic accent but it still shares similarities and it’s become hugely popular in recent years. Particularly for corporate communications and commercials. So businesses seek out Transatlantic Voice Actors.
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More about the Transatlantic accent
The traditional Mid-Atlantic / Transatlantic style of speaking is non-rhotic (R-less) and used to be associated primarily with privileged white North Americans.
It’s analogous to the RP English dialect it imitates.
Today Transatlantic more commonly describes an English speaker that sounds ‘worldly’ i.e. they could be from between America and Britain – yep ‘Mid-Atlantic’.
The point is the speaker nativity is difficult to pinpoint, and this makes the accent appealing to marketers seeking to connect with English-speaking audiences around the globe.
It’s a safe bet that a transatlantic voice over will reduce localisation costs considerably. Many voice-over agencies miss how effective transatlantic voices are, and forget to add them to their roster. We at Voquent have not made that mistake.
Popular videos about the Mid-Atlantic and Transatlantic accent
We found these videos interesting, all are related to the Transatlantic accent:
Why Do People in Old Movies Talk Weird?
Saab 9-3 Car Commercial Voice Over – this commercial feature a male voice over with a modern Transatlantic accent:
Accent Tag!: General English / Transatlantic YouTube personality and actress Toria speaks with a modern Transatlantic accent:
The Origin of That Old-Timey Accent in Classic Movies
On this page we showcase some of our best Transatlantic voice actors but if this isn’t what you expected, please visit the search page to hear voice actors speaking with many other English dialects including: RP-English, New-Zealander, American and Scottish.
Why select a voice actor with an Transatlantic Accent?
Simple, because the transatlantic accent is easily understood by English speakers worldwide...
Commercials for brands that want to sound region-less, and appeal to any English speaker.
Audiobook narration that doesn’t turn off listeners who may have an accent prejudice (sad but true).
Characters for films set in America during 19th and early 20th century speaking with the traditional Mid-Atlantic accent.