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Subject: Re: Voices

Re: Voices

From: David Wright <>
Date: Sun, 29 Jan 2006 21:02:10 -0600

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?

> ----- Original Message -----
>From: "Grant Hardy"
>To: "Rockbox" <
>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: <
>To: "Rockbox" <
>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:

>> I look forward to hearing from you; who
ever you are. <g

>> Cheers,
>> Jim


>> At 04:57 PM 29/01/2006 -0800, you

>>>Sounds GREAT, thanks.
>>>----- Original Message ----- From:
>>>To: "Rockbox" <
>>>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:

>>>>The feed is:

>>>>I could even do the voice bits if



>>>>At 12:04 AM 30/01/2006 +0000, you wrote:

>>>>>Ronald Teune wrote:

>>>>>>On Sun, 29 Jan 2006 01:45:53 +0100,

>>>>>>>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.


>>>>>>Christi did it:

>>>>>>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outdated :-)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they quickly beome out of date.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.


>>>>Roots Cellar Productions Inc.
>>>>P.O. Box 5851 St. John's,
Newfoundland A1C 5X3
>>>>Tel: 1--709--726-8663 Fax:
>>>>"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:
>> "There are 3 types of people: those
who know, those who don't and those
>> who won't."
Received on 2006-01-30

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