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The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release => General UQM Discussion => Topic started by: Nish on April 19, 2006, 05:57:24 am



Title: What if you woke up, and the Ur-Quan sounded more like this...
Post by: Nish on April 19, 2006, 05:57:24 am
We've got a bit of down time at my studio here, so I decided to do up a couple of voices for some of the races. These are pretty much how I heard them in my head when I played the game way back when on the PC. Everybody over here digs the game, so I'm trying to see if I can rile up some support for some voice over packs. We'll see.

In the meantime, let me know what you think. Don't mind the mediocre performaces, I was focusing mostly on the correct timbre and sound quality.

Ur-Quan Kzer-Za
http://letmeend.com/audio/votest/urqua027.ogg (http://letmeend.com/audio/votest/urqua027.ogg)

Ilwrath
http://letmeend.com/audio/votest/ilwra022.ogg (http://letmeend.com/audio/votest/ilwra022.ogg)

Pkunk
http://letmeend.com/audio/votest/pkunktest.ogg (http://letmeend.com/audio/votest/pkunktest.ogg)

Yehat
http://letmeend.com/audio/votest/yehattest.ogg (http://letmeend.com/audio/votest/yehattest.ogg)

Umgah
http://letmeend.com/audio/votest/umgahtest.ogg (http://letmeend.com/audio/votest/umgahtest.ogg)

I actually ended up doing 36 of the 47 Kzer-Za sound clips, so you might see an Ur-Quan pack in the very near future.

-Matt


Title: Re: What if you woke up, and the Ur-Quan sounded more like this...
Post by: BIGpaul on April 19, 2006, 06:48:45 am
ur-quan and ilwrath are pretty damn good, but the umgah one is awesome man definetly better then the o.5 version.


Title: Re: What if you woke up, and the Ur-Quan sounded more like this...
Post by: Megagun on April 19, 2006, 08:23:20 am
That Umgah is great and awesome... Ur-quan and Ilwrath are neat, but the Yehat and Pkunk ones are.. well... different...

Though they all have great enough soundquality to be able to make into the game, though! Great job!


Title: Re: What if you woke up, and the Ur-Quan sounded more like this...
Post by: Novus on April 19, 2006, 11:33:39 am
The recording and sound quality on these recordings is quite good (although the Pkunk seems to have some breathing into the microphone), and the voice effects are great.

The Umgah is pretty much spot on (although the delivery needs a bit more zest, IMHO) and a noticeable improvement on the original. The Ur-Quan is a bit flat and mechanic (both in delivery and timbre), but works quite well.

The Ilwrath processing is interesting, but the voice acting sounds more like VUX to me. I think the 3DO Ilwrath is great, though, so you could try for something like that.

The "birdiness" on the Yehat and Pkunk is quite good, but the acting needs a bit of work, as you said.


Title: Re: What if you woke up, and the Ur-Quan sounded more like this...
Post by: Koowluh on April 19, 2006, 06:33:09 pm
I don't know, I found the Pkunk sound like an old lady that wanted to cross the road, and the Ur-Quan could be more... well... impressing. I totally like the Umgah though, although I would really need the subtitles with it to understand em well if they spoke like this.


Title: Re: What if you woke up, and the Ur-Quan sounded more like this...
Post by: Nish on April 19, 2006, 07:53:45 pm
Thanks for the suggestions. I didn't really choose the best Ur-Quan example, actually that particular one is meant to be a little flat as it is a recording.

I don't particularly care for the 3DO Ilwrath, I was attempting to go for something a bit more mischevious and pointed. I'll have to check the VUX out to see what you mean.

Are the Yehat and Pkunk timbres on? I realize the acting in those clips is teh suck, but does it at least fit the race sound wise? I.E. does it add to the suspension of disbelief which some of the current VOs detract from? It sounds like very few people are down with the Pkunk so far. What does it need more of? Less of? Keep in mind it's hard to make a person sound much like a bird, regardless of post processing techiniques

Thanks again for the constructive criticism.


Title: Re: What if you woke up, and the Ur-Quan sounded more like this...
Post by: meep-eep on April 19, 2006, 08:04:06 pm
I should really listen to those with the species' music on the background for the full effect. I think they'd work pretty well though.
For the Ilwrath I really liked the 3DO version, and while this one sounds pretty good, it will be hard to top the original.
The Pkunk has a certain Tweety-ness to it.


Title: Re: What if you woke up, and the Ur-Quan sounded more like this...
Post by: Novus on April 19, 2006, 08:45:18 pm
I didn't really choose the best Ur-Quan example, actually that particular one is meant to be a little flat as it is a recording.
Ah, OK. That makes sense.

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I don't particularly care for the 3DO Ilwrath, I was attempting to go for something a bit more mischevious and pointed. I'll have to check the VUX out to see what you mean.
To me, your version sounds weak but arrogant and condescending (although the sound processing helps a bit), while the 3DO version which sounds diabolical and maniacal. The deeper/lower timbre of the 3DO version helps a lot.

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Are the Yehat and Pkunk timbres on?
I'd say the Pkunk and Yehat sound processing and timbre are OK.


Title: Re: What if you woke up, and the Ur-Quan sounded more like this...
Post by: MasterNinja on April 19, 2006, 11:42:02 pm
Could you perhaps upload a sample of the Ur-Quan where they are more angered?

I think the Illwrath should be a little bit more like whispering or... even better... do you know Black Metal?

The Pkunk are very good.

The Yehat should speak a little bit slower in my opinion, while the Umgah should speak faster and make more pauses... The laughing should be more intense.



Title: Re: What if you woke up, and the Ur-Quan sounded more like this...
Post by: BIGpaul on April 20, 2006, 12:04:44 am
About the pkunk i think they sound kinda "mechanicalized" if that makes sense and they definetly need to sound more flamboyant. And like i said befor the umgah are awesome man, but they would sound dead on to me atleast if there was like a hint of foolishness in the deep voice.    .................oooh! and dude you should redo the talking pet guy voice , i dont know who did it in the o.5 v but its horrible , it sounds like he could be a character in waynes world. If you make his voice he should be like debonair and classy it would be halarious. and when he makes the other noises like woof! woof! they should be exactly a Dogs bark, since thats what he does is 'mimic speech'~


Title: Re: What if you woke up, and the Ur-Quan sounded more like this...
Post by: Dray2k on April 20, 2006, 12:24:36 am
The Talking Pet voice made Paul Reiche III.


Title: Re: What if you woke up, and the Ur-Quan sounded more like this...
Post by: Zeep-Eeep on April 20, 2006, 03:55:04 am
Very good work. I especially like the Ilwrath voice.
My only suggestions would be to make the Ur-Quan
voice a little higher and the Yehat voice a little deeper.

I have to admit, I've never listened to the in-game voices,
so I can't really compare these to anything else. (I usually
listen to music while gaming.)


Title: Re: What if you woke up, and the Ur-Quan sounded more like this...
Post by: XR4-IT on April 20, 2006, 04:31:15 am
I can't play your sound fils on my computer. How do I get them to work?


Title: Re: What if you woke up, and the Ur-Quan sounded more like this...
Post by: Novus on April 20, 2006, 09:53:51 am
I can't play your sound fils on my computer. How do I get them to work?
Download Ogg Vorbis playback software here (http://vorbis.com/).


Title: Re: What if you woke up, and the Ur-Quan sounded more like this...
Post by: Nish on April 20, 2006, 03:37:58 pm
Here's a clip of the Ur-Quan a bit more angry. Probably won't get any other clips done until about Sunday or Monday. I'll try and get a couple of the other actors in the studio to do a couple as well.

http://letmeend.com/audio/votest/urqua006.ogg (http://letmeend.com/audio/votest/urqua006.ogg)


Title: Re: What if you woke up, and the Ur-Quan sounded more like this...
Post by: Deus Siddis on April 20, 2006, 04:00:39 pm
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I have to admit, I've never listened to the in-game voices,
so I can't really compare these to anything else.

Never? You should at least try it once, just for the hell of it.


Title: Re: What if you woke up, and the Ur-Quan sounded more like this...
Post by: Slylendro on January 31, 2007, 05:13:51 pm
pkunk is wierd,  yehat sounds poor, Ilwrath need to be more evil.
the Ur-Quan is not bad - need some improvement of pitch maybe? they sound very robot-like
umgah is much better than the game version(you really need to listen close to even understand anything in the game)
maybe you can do some dubbing to new stuff :D


Title: Re: What if you woke up, and the Ur-Quan sounded more like this...
Post by: Shiver on February 01, 2007, 09:26:50 pm
Personally, I liked a few of the SC3 voices better. The Ur-Quan from that one was undeniably top-notch. SC3's Orz--while probably not ideal--cracked me up.


Title: Re: What if you woke up, and the Ur-Quan sounded more like this...
Post by: Fsi-Dib on February 03, 2007, 10:00:52 am
Ur-Quan, certain parts could be spoken slightly slower, to give the atmosphere of authority.

Ilwrath, as many have said, somewhat deeper to make them more creepy.

Umgah, blobby, yes, but hard to understand. Better than the 3DO anyhow.

Pkunk, breathing is an issue for one, but other than that they sounded more like old witches than cheerful spiritual evangelists.

Yehat, they just didn't sound like a war-faring clan species.

One thing. If anyone makes Druuge, please make their voices raspy.


Title: Re: What if you woke up, and the Ur-Quan sounded more like this...
Post by: Razorback on February 05, 2007, 02:18:19 am
Nish?  Long-shot question but is this the same Nish from EQ1, Bristlebane server?


Title: Re: What if you woke up, and the Ur-Quan sounded more like this...
Post by: Guillaume777 on March 03, 2007, 09:16:23 am
Thanks for the suggestions. I didn't really choose the best Ur-Quan example, actually that particular one is meant to be a little flat as it is a recording.

I don't agree with this. At all.

It is in the Ur-Quan best interest to make scary recording for them to be obeyed. In fact that recording should be scary as hell. The crew that listens to the recording should literally crap their pants after hearing it. A scary crew is a crew more prone to listen to the Ur-Quan. Using a flat voice destroy the fear the recording is supposed to convey.

Beside, it is important for the player of the game to be scared by the Ur-Quan. Scariness provides the player intense emotions, as well as extra motivation to wipe out the Ur-Quan. Honestly I remember cursing and feeling hopeless when I first listened to that recording. Yours do not provoke nearly the same emotional impact, due to the flat tone.