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Subject: Re: Voices

Re: Voices

From: Brian Hartgen <brian_at_hartgen.org>
Date: 2006-01-30

Hi
I would also be willing to create a UK-based voice file if anyone required
that. It would be easy enough to do.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Grant Hardy" <granthardy@gmail.com>
To: "Rockbox" <rockbox@cool.haxx.se>
Sent: Monday, January 30, 2006 12:57 AM
Subject: Re: Voices

> 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It's from may 2004 however, so somewhat outdated :-)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they quickly beome out of date.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
>>>
>>>
>>
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>
Received on Mon Jan 30 07:45:32 2006


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