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Subject: Re: Voices

Re: Voices

From: Bluechip <csbluechip_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-01-30

At 04:30 30/01/2006, you wrote:
>Hi you wrote:
>I think the dev that knocks up a reasonable voice synth will be the hero of
>the hour.
>
>Food for thought...
>Do you mean a real little voice synth like say a text to speech engine?

Yes. I vividly recall the Amiga doing a very good job of voice synth (and
I'm not the first to mention it this time around). I would be surprised if
we couldn't create something that could be quickly understood -
heck! track down the guy who did the Amiga code and ask nicely - it is my
experience that (old-ex) Amiga coders are some of the most altruistic
coders out there today.

> Or,
>the MP3 clip types using a SAPI voice. I'm spoiled by some of the product
>Dev's like Jenn's have put out. No Sam Please. I beg of you...nNo SAM! !
>Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh! !

Sam?

>LOL...rocker
>
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Bluechip" <csbluechip@gmail.com>
>To: "Rockbox" <rockbox@cool.haxx.se>
>Sent: Sunday, January 29, 2006 8:14 PM
>Subject: Re: Voices
>
>
>I think the dev that knocks up a reasonable voice synth will be the hero of
>the hour.
>
>Food for thought...
>
>If voice were enabled, then, at boot, rockbox could say "boot complete" or
><whatever>.
>If that sample were "Powered by <sound-synth>" or similar, would one of the
>voice synth companies consider that to be sufficient advertising in
>exchange for allowing us to distribute voice fonts made by their
>software. Not free. Not pay. Just good cost effective publicity!
>
>I'm sure the blind people would happily hassle their repsective synth
>companies to get one interested, and then Zagor can take over from there to
>satisfyhis legal requirements?
>
>Just something to think about is all.
>
>BC
>
>At 03:02 30/01/2006, you wrote:
> >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 05:45:47 2006


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