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Subject: Re: Voices

Re: Voices

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

Lol, I'm no admin, I just liked the sound of your idea.
----- Original Message -----
From: <jimfidler@gmail.com>
To: "Rockbox" <rockbox@cool.haxx.se>
Sent: Sunday, January 29, 2006 5:20 PM
Subject: Re: Voices

> No problem,
> more than happy to pitch in.
>
> Now, what to do?
> I can be reached at:
> jimfidler+rockbox@gmail.com
>
> I look forward to hearing from you; who ever you are. <g>
>
> Cheers,
> Jim
>
> www.republicofavalonradio.com
> www.jimfidler.com
>
>
>
> At 04:57 PM 29/01/2006 -0800, you wrote:
>
>>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It's from may 2004 however, so somewhat outdated :-)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
>>>>
>>>
>>>Roots Cellar Productions Inc.
>>>P.O. Box 5851 St. John's, Newfoundland A1C 5X3
>>>Tel: 1--709--726-8663 Fax: 1--709--726-3299
>>>"There are 3 types of people: those who know, those who don't and those
>>>who won't."
>>
>>
>
> Roots Cellar Productions Inc.
> P.O. Box 5851 St. John's, Newfoundland A1C 5X3
> Tel: 1--709--726-8663 Fax: 1--709--726-3299
> "There are 3 types of people: those who know, those who don't and those
> who won't."
Received on Mon Jan 30 03:55:33 2006


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