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Help me find a new Talana
« on: November 20, 2017, 02:32:37 am »

So far, I've made voice mods for the Melnorme and the Mycon, both intended to fix missing bits of information that are not available elsewhere in the game (these have kindly been incorporated into the Megamod too).

There's one gap remaining: Syreen starbase commander Talana.  Unlike in the original PC version, the voice version doesn't mention the location of the original Syreen homeworld.  Nobody else mentions it either.  I'd like to remedy that, but unfortunately my voice isn't going to cut it for voicing a blue-skinned space amazon.

I've advertised in a few voice acting forums but got no bites, so I'll ask here: does anyone know where I could possibly find a good adult female voice to be the new Talana?
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Re: Help me find a new Talana
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2017, 08:02:29 pm »

There's a lot of marketplaces out there for voice acting. I'd look at fiverr.com. Looks like you can get it done for $5-55 USD:
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« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2017, 08:27:29 pm »

As a matter of principle, I don't want to spend money to create a free mod for a free game.

There are various voice acting forums with unpaid auditions, I'm just hoping to get some recommendations for good ones where I might have some luck.  Or alternatively if someone on these very forums might be or know someone appropriate, that would be great too....
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« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2017, 08:55:50 pm »

Got it, can't argue with principles, though if $5 bucks is an issue, I can PayPal that to ya Wink
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Re: Help me find a new Talana
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2017, 04:47:51 am »

It's too bad there isn't a piece of software out there that could take recorded speech and synthesize words at a semi-believable level.
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« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2017, 08:35:38 am »

It's too bad there isn't a piece of software out there that could take recorded speech and synthesize words at a semi-believable level.

Unfortunately I've yet to find a text-to-speech program that doesn't make it pretty clear that it's using a text-to-speech program.  This is especially problematic if it gets used with a character like Talana, who is a pretty major character with a variety of different emotional reactions to the player (including flirting, sadness, anger etc).
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Re: Help me find a new Talana
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2017, 10:01:42 pm »

I was actually trying to make a MaryTTS (text to speech) voice with the SC2 voice files, starting with Talana. But the voice quality is so horrible that I didn't succeed.
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