Audiobooks

Transforming stories into audio experiences.

Klangkantine Studios offers full service in the production and recording of audiobooks and audio dramas and assist you with everything else beyond.

Creating great audiobooks – easy and professional.

When creating audio books and audio dramas, we can draw on more than a decade of experience and a perfectly aligned infrastructure. Our team of experienced audio experts, language directors and audio book professionals accompanies every project from the beginning and is available at any time for advice, even far beyond audio production.

Gear, acoustics and infrastructure optimized for voice recording

Wide variety of experienced international voice talents

Easy casting of the right voices for your project

Editorial support and proofreading services

Support with digital distribution and manufacturing

Experience from over 1000 completed productions

audiobook production with full service

Full service for publishing companies, authors and businesses.

Whether editorial support, proofreading, adaptation of print scripts to foreign languages, dialect voices as well as sound design and music – we love the challenge!

Record audiobooks with easy casting for narrators and audiobook voices

Easy voice talent casting or recording your own voice – we’re ready!

Our large, constantly growing international voice pool, offers a large selection of voices of all timbres and budget levels. We are also happy to help authors who want to speak for themselves to achieve the best possible results and are available to advise with our experience.

Audiobook recording studio with sound engineer

State-of-the-art infrastructure and a passionate team.

With excellent equipment, spacious rooms and experienced sound engineers, producers and creative allrounders, we provide the optimal framework.

audiobook distribution worldwide

Digital distribution and duplication – we can help.

Together with our partners, we can assist with CD duplication and digital distribution on audible, amazon, Spotify and all other relevant portals at great conditions. We are happy to advise you and guide you through the process upon request.

Much experience in the production of audiobooks

10+ years of expertise in production and consulting.

We have been working successfully since 2009 to create audio productions that matter and get heard. We are happy to have earned the trust of publishing houses and ambitious self-publishers, for whom we have been able to produce hundreds of audio books and dramas, many of which have become bestsellers.

Klangkantine Studios, a place with a feel-good atmosphere, where I was able to work intensively and with everything adapted to my needs. Not only to effectively produce a high quality product, but to be creative at the highest level.

Samuel Koch, actor and bestselling author

I was very happy to have worked with the team of Klangkantine Studios for the production of my audiobook – it was a great atmosphere in a great space with a great team, in which I felt very comfortable. As an engineer and voice director, Johannes is competent, professional and emphatic. Thanks!

Sven Plöger, meterologist on ARD, bestselling author

We are more than happy with the production – and the ideas for voices and sound design were absolutely wonderful! Thanks also for the professional handling – it was really rarely that easy to carry out such a project!

Michael Bursik, Content Strategist, Haufe Group

I very much enjoyed working with the professional and competent folks at Klangkantine Studios. The whole environment was just right and I was happy to be creatively working in a relaxed but focused atmosphere!

Hans-Joachim Heist (Gernot Hassknecht), ZDF Heute Show

Interested in working with a committed team of audio specialists in a creative environment?

Get in touch with us, and tell us about your project!

Frequently asked questions about audiobook production:

    How much does an audio book production cost?

    Thanks to our many years of expertise, the use of in-house digital post-production infrastructure and a large throughput of audio book productions per year at our company, we are able to realize a high-quality product at quite a reasonable price.

    Costs vary depending on the number of words (even better characters incl. spaces) as well as selection and number of voices. All prices are based on final playing time and include casting, script check, quality control and post-production/mastering.

    If we have the opportunity to get an overview of the project/script, we can best advise how we could support and put together a proposal.

    What are the advantages of working with Klangkantine Studios?
    • Personal and expert advice without detours: Direct line to production staff and years of expertise in production of audio books and audio dramas.
    • Efficient and competitive pricing: Due to high production throughput and modern and perfectly aligned digital studio production processes and infrastructure.
    • Implementation of special requests and additional services such as proofreading, editorial support for the implementation of print scripts and sound design.
    • Highest quality standards: Tested, excellent sound quality and proof-listening by trained control room personnel according to the 6-ears principle.
    • Handling of the complete digital distribution: On request, placement in all online stores as well as consulting, support and preparation of billing.

    Is there a possibility to produce with dialect or foreign language voices?

    Yes, our pool has audio book voices in (almost) all German dialects as well as native speakers of several other languages, including English (US + UK), French, Italian and Turkish.

    What do I need to prepare and deliver?

    That depends entirely on how the collaboration is to proceed: In principle, a finished version of the script should be available. We offer an all-round service from editing to editorial support to the adaptation of print content for the audio version (references, diagrams, etc…) or are happy to work hand in hand.

    How long does the production of an audiobook take?

    We are very fast and efficient in handling audio book projects. The exact duration of the production depends mainly on the text length and the availability of the chosen voice. On average, we can say that a production can be completed in about 4 weeks. But more spontaneous runtimes are also possible!

Frequently asked questions about digital distribution:

    Do you offer physical product distribution in addition to digital distribution?

    Currently we offer the distribution of audio products to all relevant digital platforms. We do not offer the distribution of audio or MP3 CDs, but we are happy to help with the preparation (e.g. by delivering press-ready DDP or ISO images) and production of physical products.

    Do I retain all rights to my audiobook?

    With the distribution agreement, only the rights are transferred to us that guarantee that we are allowed to offer the digital product in the common stores. Of course, we are only allowed to distribute products for which the rights holders have given us permission. This is exactly what the contract guarantees. Of course, the copyrights remain completely with you. In addition, there is no minimum term in the standard contracts, i.e. it can also be terminated at any time, e.g. to cooperate with another provider for distribution.

    Furthermore, our distribution contracts only concern the product in question and not other titles of the publisher or author.

    How long does it take for the audiobook to be available in the digital stores?

    After completion of the production, we recommend a release date approx. 4-6 weeks after upload and submission of all audio and metadata. This time period is required by all German audio book distributors to ensure that the product is safely available at all stores on release day and that there are no further delays.

    However, we are happy to guide you through the process right from the start and plan for all runtimes, revisions and releases. We are also happy to create a binding production and release schedule from the outset so that no disadvantages arise here.

    Can I also distribute my productions independently?

    Of course. The possibility that we take over the distribution is a service that we offer to our production customers as good as cost-neutral. Therefore, there is no commitment to our distribution channels and there is nothing to prevent you from distributing the production through other channels as well. We are also happy to arrange contracts directly with our distribution partners.