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Subject: Re: Voices

Re: Voices

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

Oh! Where is that tutorial?
----- Original Message -----
From: "David Wright" <gymnastdave@sbcglobal.net>
To: "Rockbox" <rockbox@cool.haxx.se>
Sent: Sunday, January 29, 2006 7:02 PM
Subject: Re: Voices

>I noticed a tutorial on how to create
> voice files for rockbox using a Sappy 4
> and 5. How would I go about creating
> voice files using my voice or a human
> voice? Is the process any easier?
> Dave
>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>>From: "Grant Hardy"
> <granthardy@gmail.com
>>To: "Rockbox" <rockbox@cool.haxx.se
>>Date: Sun, 29 Jan 2006 18:51:05 -0800
>>Subject: Re: Voices
>
>>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/republicofav
> alonradio
>
>>>>>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/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
>
>
>>>>>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 04:24:08 2006


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