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Subject: Re: Voices

Re: Voices

From: Scott Erichsen <pianoman_at_scotterichsen.com>
Date: 2006-01-30

I think he ment Microsoft sam.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bluechip" <csbluechip@gmail.com>
To: "Rockbox" <rockbox@cool.haxx.se>
Sent: Monday, January 30, 2006 3:40 PM
Subject: Re: Voices

> 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 06:04:39 2006


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