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Re: 1) extract PC text or 2) have no-speech segmen
« Reply #30 on: October 28, 2003, 08:37:18 pm »

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You know, the spooky thing is that I'm never sure when C20 is serious about these things.

As spurk and RibRdb pointed out, I was joking this time.  It's kind of like saying it'd be easier to get into space if we just built space elevators; the tech's all available, but the time and manpower involved would be _far_ more than just getting the original voice actors, or a good approximation.

If I were to get such a system perfected, I think the NSA, CIA, and numerous other countries' Intelligence agencies would want to have a chat with me (behind closed doors; a lot of them).  Such tech would have much abusive potential.

festival would be an option if the voice actors weren't around, but festival's voices aren't easy to get right (although you can fool them into saying things that sound the way you want by misspelling them: linux -> linucks, iPAQ->eye pack).  You could specifically tweak a voice to sound good for the two or three sentences that you need, and terrible on everything else.

Novus probably has the best option of them all: get PR3 to say the line about 20-30 times, then send the sound files to the Music remix team, who I assume have the sound editing tools that can make the voice a perfect fit with the originals.
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Re: 1) extract PC text or 2) have no-speech segmen
« Reply #31 on: October 29, 2003, 11:08:17 am »

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Novus probably has the best option of them all: get PR3 to say the line about 20-30 times, then send the sound files to the Music remix team, who I assume have the sound editing tools that can make the voice a perfect fit with the originals.

Looking through the voice actors, it seems that many of the missing lines (Mycon and Dnyarri) are by PR3. The other most annoying omissions are in the Utwig (Greg Johnson) and Syreen (Madeleine Wild) lines. We may be able to track them down via PR3 or FF and record their missing lines. That would allow us to fix the most commonly criticised problems in UQM neatly, as long as we can persuade these people to help us out a bit and we manage to process the audio so that it sounds like the original recordings.
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