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Re: voice actor casting: donate your voice [message #127709] Thu, 09 November 2006 08:50 Go to previous messageGo to next message
lockie

 
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sorry scorp ive been on holiday in sunny spain , i'll do and send my stuff this w/end


Re: voice actor casting: donate your voice [message #127710] Thu, 09 November 2006 19:10 Go to previous messageGo to next message
the scorpion

 
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that would be great, thx Lockie!
Re: voice actor casting: donate your voice [message #127711] Sat, 11 November 2006 04:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Porcupine Floyd

 
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And I'll do some audio cleaning ASAP.

Sorry for big delay.
Re: voice actor casting: donate your voice [message #127712] Wed, 15 November 2006 07:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Vicky

 
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Voices done and sent. Let me know if they sound too similar to my last character and I'll change them..
Re: voice actor casting: donate your voice [message #127713] Wed, 15 November 2006 08:50 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Porcupine Floyd

 
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Eh it will be harder than I thought.
Re: voice actor casting: donate your voice [message #127714] Wed, 15 November 2006 12:45 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Vicky

 
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Yeah Porcupine, I found that when I was editing them too. As soon as you edit out the background sound it leaves the voices with a 'tunnel' effect.. Rather difficult.. I wasnt sure if a different programme would do better, and most of the better programmes aren't compatible with win98 (I know.. I'm pretty old school)
Re: voice actor casting: donate your voice [message #127715] Thu, 16 November 2006 00:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
the scorpion

 
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i've noticed the tunnel/ hall effect on some edits

i think it isn't really necessary to eradicate the tinyest bit of background noise. remember that ja2 can't display current state of the art sound

so stereo/mono, 8bit 16bit the differences in the actual game are much smaller than what you see in the sound editing programmes

volume level is important as it can't be adjusted for each individual character through the game (you can only make all speech louder)
and as soon as the speeches are good to understand in the actual game, the first objective is reached
Re: voice actor casting: donate your voice [message #127716] Thu, 16 November 2006 01:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Porcupine Floyd

 
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Vicky, you can send them to me so I can check them out, but after I finish my last work ;]

You can make good sounding files with 22050 Hz range, but they have to be 16 bit to avoid data loss.

A shame we can't use FLAC or OGG in speeches.
Re: voice actor casting: donate your voice [message #127717] Thu, 16 November 2006 07:12 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Vicky

 
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I dont currently have any files to edit.. I did all I could while studying then left it..

Although scorpion if you want me to do a few volume adjusts and slight edits feel free to send them on again..
Re: voice actor casting: donate your voice [message #127718] Sat, 25 November 2006 05:13 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Toan

 
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As soon as I get my microphone up and working again I can do voices for this...

My voice is pretty deep but I can definatley do a British, Russian, French and Italian acccent.

Contact me via PM for stuff you want me to say but in the meantime I'm still fiddling with the controls of my microphone to get it recording this again.
Re: voice actor casting: donate your voice [message #127719] Mon, 27 November 2006 22:45 Go to previous messageGo to next message
the scorpion

 
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an email is on the your way. i never used the PN's in this board here, hope e-mail is okay too
Re: voice actor casting: donate your voice [message #127720] Tue, 28 November 2006 06:53 Go to previous messageGo to next message
jEbUs

 
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If you still need voice actors - I'm a native Flemish speaker that can speak English fluently, yet apparently with a quite noticeable Arnoldesque accent.

wouterRB!pandora.be


(replace the exclamation mark with @, etc.)
Re: voice actor casting: donate your voice [message #127721] Tue, 28 November 2006 07:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
the scorpion

 
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arnoldesque? that sounds very interesting. You'll get a message from me soon. gimme a day or two, okay? gotta adjust the lines
Re: voice actor casting: donate your voice [message #127722] Tue, 28 November 2006 09:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
jEbUs

 
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It's what they tell me. I've heard it twice from two people who couldn't have possibly ever met, so... I really, really don't hear it myself, though - although I'd guess that's normal.
Re: voice actor casting: donate your voice [message #127723] Thu, 30 November 2006 21:43 Go to previous messageGo to next message
the scorpion

 
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absolutely. nobody can really hear his own accent. that's why so many people claim they have no accent whatsoever.

i sent you an e-mail with instructions and files.

@Toan

i think i've sent you an email as well
Re: voice actor casting: donate your voice [message #127724] Fri, 01 December 2006 23:10 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Viruk

 
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Not sure if it's too late, I wouldn't mind being part of this too. I got me a real Scottish accent, not like Mr Spragg Razz

Oh, mckean_alan@hotmail.com if you are interested. :naughty:
Re: voice actor casting: donate your voice [message #127725] Sat, 02 December 2006 07:57 Go to previous messageGo to next message
the scorpion

 
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hi Viruk

i must dissapoint you that at this stage, there's currently no playable characters available (that might even change tough)

but i have an NPC for you. The "Doc" has for some never got a voice actor...
i'll send you an email with more information, thx for your help
Re: voice actor casting: donate your voice [message #127726] Thu, 07 December 2006 07:47 Go to previous messageGo to next message
lockie

 
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scorp , i can only apologise for not returning voice s , wife has me doing work around the house . but it will happen very soon .. promise Sad


Re: voice actor casting: donate your voice [message #127727] Sat, 09 December 2006 09:37 Go to previous messageGo to next message
the scorpion

 
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cool, i'm looking forward to it

on a related note, today i turned as much speech sounds as possible from .wav to .ogg

that means filesize was reduced massivly.
some files caused a crash so they are still in .wav

i keep off course backups (and use myself in the game) .wav versions of all those speeches
Re: voice actor casting: donate your voice [message #127728] Sun, 10 December 2006 03:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Porcupine Floyd

 
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Scorp, sent those non-ogg files to me, and I'll check them out and try to make working ogg from them.
Re: voice actor casting: donate your voice [message #127729] Sun, 10 December 2006 22:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
the scorpion

 
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i sent you a link from where you can get the files. it would be slow to send it by e-mail
Re: voice actor casting: donate your voice [message #127730] Sun, 10 December 2006 22:25 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Porcupine Floyd

 
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Yes I got it. Thanks.

I need to get through the limits first Wink
Re: voice actor casting: donate your voice [message #127731] Sun, 10 December 2006 22:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
the scorpion

 
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i know it's a bit awkward, sorry. I had some problems with the web uploading stuff so i didn't want to send all the speeches again.
Re: voice actor casting: donate your voice [message #127732] Mon, 11 December 2006 07:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Toan

 
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I'll have the Bartender voice files you wanted by tomorrow, Scorpion. Just been busy lately getting my voice back.
Re: voice actor casting: donate your voice [message #127733] Mon, 11 December 2006 08:01 Go to previous messageGo to next message
the scorpion

 
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great stuff, thx Toan

by the way, entertaining thread of yours about mercenary insertion into the trancaucasian republic Wink

hope that goes on running for some time. I can drop some references to my mod if you like... such as ingame characters making cameo appearances or such.
Re: voice actor casting: donate your voice [message #127734] Mon, 11 December 2006 09:10 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Porcupine Floyd

 
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Scorpion, what's the size of those files?

My e-mail account can get 1GB files, 10 MB each mail.

It would be fine if you could send them to me, as I can't get through queue on megaupload :S

.7z should do the talking pretty good on those files I think.
Re: voice actor casting: donate your voice [message #127735] Mon, 11 December 2006 09:11 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Toan

 
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You mean inputting the characters into the AIM or MERC replacements roster?

If so, cool... do I need to write up the details for Adria "Vamp" Boswell's stats at all or will you do that yourself?
Re: voice actor casting: donate your voice [message #127736] Mon, 11 December 2006 09:30 Go to previous messageGo to next message
the scorpion

 
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porcupine floyd
okay, i can send the files, but that'll take time
particuliarly 10 megs a file ;-(

Toan: no, i meant the other side around... i could post some info about ingame characters into the RPG thread. The mercenary roaster is unchanged, only the recruitable characters are different.
sorry for the misunderstanding
Re: voice actor casting: donate your voice [message #127737] Mon, 11 December 2006 09:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Porcupine Floyd

 
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Btw. Scorpion did you tried resampling those files?

I mean, try different configurations, 8/22 16/22 8/44 16/44 etc?
Re: voice actor casting: donate your voice [message #127738] Mon, 11 December 2006 09:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
the scorpion

 
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nope...
how do i do that? once i start oggdrop there's only the little fish icon where i can drop files to...
Re: voice actor casting: donate your voice [message #127739] Mon, 11 December 2006 18:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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You might try an evaluation version of Audio Editor Pro from www.mightsoft.com

It supports batch conversion and if it includes volume normalization across a batch this may be a good solution.
Re: voice actor casting: donate your voice [message #127740] Tue, 12 December 2006 03:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Porcupine Floyd

 
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Try GoldWave. http://www.goldwave.com/.

It can't save to ogg as far as I recall, but it can change bit rate and sampling rate.

But if you will need to change BR or SR in all files, try Adobe Audition (2.0) or send them all to me (it supports batch actions on multiple files so no need to click so many times).
Re: voice actor casting: donate your voice [message #127741] Tue, 12 December 2006 04:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Khor1255

 
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I use Goldwave and the only thing I find it lacking is the ability to make my modded speech files exactly as loud as Ja2s. They are close but a little bit less audible even if I match their wave signature to existing files.
Sadly, I don't see any .ogg conversion available through this program. It handles about twenty different types but I don't see .ogg among them.
Re: voice actor casting: donate your voice [message #127742] Tue, 12 December 2006 04:53 Go to previous messageGo to next message
AZAZEL

 
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Try what you will,sadly you'll never get the same sounds as in the game.Close maybe.Target should be at least that all new speech files have the same quality.
Wander how much of that background noise we all get when recording voice is due to the damn computer cooler close by,and bad fonic isolation of the room.And how much of the hassle is due to the fact scrips are written on the move, actors never see eachothers or know the whole scene where they participate.

Hehehe, imagine playing something recorded and cleaned by a bunch of friends that got together at one of them;a strategic reserve of booze should of course be taken out for this occasion. :cheers:
Then think about that percent of extra quality that makes necessary unthinkable percentages of polishing work and those million-dollars equipments and actors.

Re: voice actor casting: donate your voice [message #127743] Tue, 12 December 2006 05:12 Go to previous messageGo to next message
jEbUs

 
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Scorpion, have you recieved my mail?
Re: voice actor casting: donate your voice [message #127744] Tue, 12 December 2006 05:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Khor1255

 
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Oh man, an alchohol fueled collaborative modding extravaganza would be a blast! If only there wasn't that freakin' giant ocean separating me from you guys I'm sure I'd find myself in Switzerland or Romania ready to collaborate or just be a general drunken pain in the ass.

I was fixing to go to Europe next summer but I'll have to put that on hold at least until my wife recovers from bringing another little modder into the world.
Re: voice actor casting: donate your voice [message #127745] Tue, 12 December 2006 06:14 Go to previous messageGo to next message
the scorpion

 
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thx a lot for all the hints on the sound editing tools guys! i'm no much of a sound guy, and when i do stuff with sounds it appears to turn out sucky, so i try to get porcupine floyd and others to help me. Porcupine, can you download 80 megs? that would be one file all the speeches (except for the last one that i just received, they woudl be another 10 megs, unless i can drop them to .Ogg which i haven't yet tried

i just received an email containing speeches, but i think it was from Toan.
JeBus, to which email adress of mine were you sending it? try the email in my account if the swissmail thing doesn't support the files

Khor, Az.

planning modmaker meetings already failed for the german speaking room of the world. So it might be hard to do it in the international world either. But in case anyone is spending his holidays in an expensive hotel at St. Moritz just drop me a note Wink
Re: voice actor casting: donate your voice [message #127746] Tue, 12 December 2006 06:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
gmonk

 
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If you're looking for an excellent sound editor with professional features, try out Audacity . The price tag isn't too bad and it incorporates professional sound editing functions. I've used it for game sounds before and it does an excellent job. It also has native ogg-vorbis support.
Re: voice actor casting: donate your voice [message #127747] Tue, 12 December 2006 06:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
the scorpion

 
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porcupine floyd: i'm trying to use audacity to make .ogg files out of that stuff

and maybe resend for cleaning up as .Ogg, 80MB would still be huge
Re: voice actor casting: donate your voice [message #127748] Tue, 12 December 2006 06:57 Go to previous messageGo to previous message
Vicky

 
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It would be a pretty funny experience.. but being at the arse end of the world on a wee little island doesnt really help my contribution much...

If it ever does happen just put a paper plate on a stick.. glue some brown wool to it as hair.. draw on some eyes.. a nose.. and a mouth and you have created the next best thing! My stand in! Probably more helpful too!! Razz


I noticed what you meant scorp when playing the mod about the difference in sound volume.. Porcupine.. any ideas how to improve that? When I got all the sounds I normalised then so they were all equally loud but they are deathly quiet in comparison to the AIM Mercs etc...
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