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Subject: Re: Voices

Re: Voices

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

Ah! Yes! Point taken.

In fairness, the sort of speech synth that will run on these low-specced
devices is not going to compete with a 2GB install of a professional synth
on your AMD64 for many reasons - but what it _would_ mean is that you will
never need to generate sound clips ever again.

BC

>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 06:22:29 2006


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