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Subject: Re: Voices

Re: Voices

From: David Wright <gymnastdave_at_sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2006-01-30

I want sound settings and recent book
marks. hahaha
Dave

> ----- Original Message -----
>From: "Glenn at home"
<GlennErvin@cableone.net
>To: "Rockbox" <rockbox@cool.haxx.se
>Date: Sun, 29 Jan 2006 18:26:10 -0600
>Subject: Re: Voices

>I like this idea, of each of us
contributing a word/phrase.
>I get dibs on:
>General

>Glenn

>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Christi Alice Scarborough"
<christi@chiark.greenend.org.uk
>To: "Rockbox" <rockbox@cool.haxx.se
>Sent: Sunday, January 29, 2006 6:04 PM
>Subject: Re: Voices

>Ronald Teune wrote:

>> On Sun, 29 Jan 2006 01:45:53 +0100,
<rockbox-request@cool.haxx.se> wrote:

>>> usual voice prompts. I hired a female
DJ to read my scripts into the
>>> digitizer I'd set up in a PC. I think
I paid her $50 for the session.

>>> That might be the way to resolve this
voice problem once and for all.
>>> Find someone with voice training to
read all the prompts, one right
>>> after another, and split them up with a
sound editor. Might not even
>>> have to pay him/her.

>>> John

>> Christi did it:
>>
http://www.rockbox.org/twiki/bin/view/Ma
in/VoiceFiles#Outdated_voice_files

>>
http://www.rockbox.org/twiki/pub/Main/Vo
iceFiles/ukspoken_1.0.zip

>> It's from may 2004 however, so somewhat
outdated :-)
>> I guess it's quite much of a job
speaking all these things. How about
>> asking everyone on the list to speak
one or two phrases? This way
>> you'd hear some other voices every
once in a while :-)

>Actually the killer is editing down the
recording to seperate vice
>files. I prefer to do a minimum of
three takes of each phrase so I can
>pick the best one. This then has to be
manually picked out from the
>recording and saved to a long filename.
It's a highly repetative and
>boring task. And then the things that
need voicing change so often that
>they quickly beome out of date.

>I'd be willing to do an up to date
recording with my now much better
>recording equipment if someone else were
willing to take my raw sound
>file and turn it into a voice file.
Even reading five hundred odd
>phrases into a mic is not an
insignificant amount of effort.

>Christi
Received on Mon Jan 30 01:46:42 2006


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