What is ADR in the anime business?

There's a lot of ADR "jobs", like an ADR Director and ADR Engineer. What do these people do exactly?

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  • 5 years ago
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    ADR (Automated Dialogue Replacement)

    is the post-production (Meaning after it was filmed and edited) process of re-recording the original dialogue or replacing voices on a motion picture, anime or television soundtrack after filming for the purpose of obtaining a cleaner, more intelligible dialogue track. It is also called "Dubbing". Another reason for this process is for foreign distribution where the language is different as the original performance. The engineer would be in charged of running the Session according to the directions of the ADR Director, through a DAW or some sort of editing software. The engineer would also be in charge of some technical aspects and re-recording or editing the ADR. THe ADR Director would be in charged of the over all process.

    Post-synchronisation is called in the UK.

  • 5 years ago

    ADR stands for "Automatic Dialog Recording" or "Automated Dialogue Replacement" (they mean the same thing pretty much). ADR is the process of dubbing an anime. People who work ADR jobs are part of a studio (like Funimation or Sentai Filmworks) that dub anime into some language besides Japanese.

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