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Subject: Re: Voices

Re: Voices

From: Grant Hardy <granthardy_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-01-30

Sounds GREAT, thanks.
----- Original Message -----
From: <jimfidler@gmail.com>
To: "Rockbox" <rockbox@cool.haxx.se>
Sent: Sunday, January 29, 2006 4:36 PM
Subject: Re: Voices

> I'd be willing to do the edit work.
> I have a recording studio and spend quite a bit of time editing anyway; I
> really don't mind it at all.
>
> I also do a podcast:
> www.republicofavalonradio.com
>
> The feed is:
> http://feeds.feedburner.com/republicofavalonradio
>
> I could even do the voice bits if needed...
>
> Cheers,
> Jim
>
> www.republicofavalonradio.com
> www.jimfidler.com
>
>
>
> At 12:04 AM 30/01/2006 +0000, you wrote:
>
>>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/Main/VoiceFiles#Outdated_voice_files
>>>http://www.rockbox.org/twiki/pub/Main/VoiceFiles/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It's from may 2004 however, so somewhat outdated :-)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they quickly beome out of date.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
>>
>>
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Received on Mon Jan 30 02:05:46 2006


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