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Re: your country needs you[message #254160] Thu, 17 June 2010 16:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
BEasy
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I can do an Israeli without a problem. I speak Hebrew and am familiar with the military lingo. Let me know if you're interested.
Re: your country needs you[message #254162] Thu, 17 June 2010 16:25 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Logisteric

 
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always - but you ought to speak flavoured english


welcome to the pit
Re: your country needs you[message #254169] Thu, 17 June 2010 18:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
BEasy
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Thanks. I can do either-or, or English with a bit of Hebrew interjected which would probably be best. Sort of like Ivan's Russian, where the basic responses are Russian, the curse words are Russian, but the important stuff is English.
Re: your country needs you[message #261861] Tue, 07 September 2010 11:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
GMV

 
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Well I am Dutch, so I can give you a Dutch voice. However, I do not have the 'common' Dutch english accent. I have travelled around too much for that I reckon.
I am pretty decent in throwing my voice and doing different accents, though. So I could give you several. For BG2 I recorded like 3 PC voices and 1 NPC voice. A good amount of people did not recognize that it is was from the same guy.
However, I do have a question will you wait with your mod till you have all the voices or is there a point where you say I have enough, and will these be added to the game or do they replace the three existing ones?
Re: your country needs you[message #261863] Tue, 07 September 2010 11:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Logisteric

 
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for my mod i need the voices first of course, but general purpose voices are to be presented to the public as soon as they are ready
Re: your country needs you[message #267365] Wed, 24 November 2010 19:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
MIG

 
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I am going to join this season for my first action.

I at myself can offer you a well-spoken german-english. And my girl was to long in London to speak without that Cockney Accent. Pretty sure, I can persuade her to join too. You will love her

This thread here is still running?
Re: your country needs you[message #267485] Sat, 27 November 2010 22:59 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Raktavijan

 
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I'd love to do this, but I don't have a mic nor do I think I could write lines that would fit a finnish mercenary. Besides, I believe you (Logi) already have a finn doing voices. Smile
Re: your country needs you[message #267486] Sat, 27 November 2010 23:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Logisteric

 
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that finn got awol, and btw if enough finns volunteer you get the chance to play an all finnish squad and larry couldn't get drunk as you guys are faster on his booze.

why don't you believe you can't write them? i guess as anyone you wondered how mercs say certain things and thought what you would say; just write it down.

a better computer headset like one from logitech (this ain't no pun) is good enough - that is the reason why i want to have a few samples so that i can tell you if there is a soundproblem and how it could be corrected (it's easier that way than doing it by filtering afterwards)
Re: your country needs you[message #267497] Sun, 28 November 2010 17:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Raktavijan

 
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Alright, I'll see if I can get my xmas gift in advance which'll be the headset and I'll see what I can come up with.

I'll get back to you once everything is set. Consider me recruited. Very Happy
Re: your country needs you[message #267675] Thu, 02 December 2010 15:13 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Headhunter

 
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I can do one, have a (stronger than I think) light Swedish accent.

I hope a top-of-the line mic isn't necessary though... Wink
Re: your country needs you[message #267704] Fri, 03 December 2010 04:01 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Hawkeye

 
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I've been using a fairly basic Logitech headset, with reasonable results.

http://www.logitech.com/assets/18868/18868.png

Other factors to consider are keeping your recording environment quiet, including keeping a safe distance from noisy CPU fans, squeaking chairs and even football horns going off in the distance!


Re: your country needs you[message #267718] Fri, 03 December 2010 14:25 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Peter_Popel

 
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Hi there!

I quite like the idea of doing some new IMP voices and would like to help. I am an Audio Engineer, so I could perhaps help editing the files to make them sound a bit fuller and better (and get them on a constant level)



What is the most important thing of course is to make sure the files are recorded properly. So I made a small checklist of things you should be aware of while recording:


1. Most important of course is the microphone. I understand that no one will buy a professionell mic just to record some audio files.
For the people willing to invest at least a bit of money, the best thing would be a mic with an USB connection and a build-in preamp, that would be something like this:
Samson Mic or this Behringer Mic

But generally, a simple headset would (or has to be) enough. You just have to be aware of some things while recording. So read on ^^


2. At first, you need some kind of recording software. Your best bet here would be the small and free program Audacity, what you can find here: Click


3. After installing, you need to configure your Input first. Just look up the Audacity help file, i'm sure you will find some good info there.


4. What would be a great thing to have to record human voice is a pop-shield. It will minimize the otherwise hard "P" , "T" and similar sounds, you may have noticed already while talking with your headset over skype or something.
You can of course buy a professionel pop-shield, it isn't really expensive, but there is a way to do a cheap and functional one yourself. Just look here: Click

After building it, just place it 5-10 cm in front of your microphone, but be sure to fix it somehow, so you won't have to hold it in your hands while recording.


5. Another important thing is to get the recording level right. Just be sure to never go over 0 dB while recording (you can see this if the signal meter gets red).
Digital recordings are easy to push in loudness afterwards, so just keep the peaks (the loudest points of your recording) at - 6dB. Watch the level meter at the top of Audacity GUI.


6. Next thing is to place and fix your microphone at some point on your desk, at height of your mouth while recording. The tip of the mic should point directly to your mouth, with the pop-shield between your mouth and the mic.


7. Be sure to keep a constant distance to the mic, 10-15cm should be perfect. Just experiment with the distance and listen where it sounds full and clear.


8. Then it would be a good idea to minimize any noise that is around you. Close the windows and try to damp the noise of your PC somehow. Some heavy blankets and pillows will do the job. Maybe record at night or at another time of the day when it is silent.
Covering the area around the microphone also with some blankets is a good idea to minimize the reflections coming from your walls, resulting in a better recording. If it sounds to dull, try to place the blankets a bit futher away.
Another good option is to place the microphone inside a closet filled with clothing. You might also want to listen to your recording afterwards, and if it sounds dull and liveless, search a better position for your microphone.


9. Now try to fix a paper with the text you will record in front of you, so you won't have to look down to read (resulting in different sound and level)


10. So finally, let's record. As already said, try to keep a constant distance to the mic, and maybe drink some water or tea to make sure your mouth isn't dry.




Ok, that would be the basics to do an acceptable recording!


Following some guidelines how to record the audio:

1. Do one large audiofile, not several small ones with individual sentences. If you say something wrong, no problem, we can cut this out.
Doing one long audiofile has the advantage of simpler editing afterwards and you can do several takes of the sentences you will record.

2. Record in .wav format and NOT in MP3, as no audio information will be lost that way.

3. Best thing would be to say the number of the sentence used in the JA code first, then make a pause of 1-2 seconds and then say your sentence. Just try it several times, with different pronounciation, try to whisper it, to shout it, say it calm or aggressive...just experiment here, we will take the best one afterwards.



Ok, I think that will be all for now, if you have any questions feel free to ask.

If you don't need help doing this, no problem, but if think the guidelines will help anyway.
Re: your country needs you[message #267722] Fri, 03 December 2010 15:59 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Logisteric

 
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hi there, that is what i told all of them in pms - i did not do that here for wall-of-text reasons

btw, welcome to the pit
Re: your country needs you[message #277061] Fri, 01 April 2011 14:30 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Kiele_Daniels

 
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I've downloaded gpV but I realized I still have to get ahold of some sound equipment(a headset and microphone). Hmmm... that will take some time.

I guess I'll brush up on my Audacity knowledge on the meantime. Smile
Re: your country needs you[message #277062] Fri, 01 April 2011 14:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Logisteric

 
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you do not need audacity (it isn't that good anyway) - the programm i linked is sufficient for recording (and normally it's default-settings are okay) - the polishing is far better done with audition - as we have this wall of text already let me add i'd like you to ALWAYS say the sound# before you actually record it - in my view a headset with an integrated microphone is better as you do not need to set it up correctly in front of you (the 10-15 cm peter polpels talks about would be way to near for a voice-mic, but okay for a music-equipment)
Re: your country needs you[message #291957] Thu, 13 October 2011 03:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Knabemos

 
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I wanna help too.
Belgean (dutch speaking part) guy here.

tell me what to do and I'll get busy.

btw... I would love a merc that has a voice over with mostly gaming comments (for example, needs sleeps. "Duuuuuuuude... This is a not a lan party man, I must have some sleep", someone got shot. Yeah, pwned his ass.
Re: your country needs you[message #292805] Fri, 28 October 2011 04:14 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Scheinworld

 
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Hello,

I don't want to come into conflict with Logisteric's IMP voice project, but


Re: your country needs you[message #292807] Fri, 28 October 2011 06:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Tao

 
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I have lists of people that want to do voice work.

So come on, here's your chance!
Re: your country needs you[message #297240] Wed, 25 January 2012 20:58 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Xubor

 
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Is this thread still actual?
Re: your country needs you[message #297241] Wed, 25 January 2012 21:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Logisteric

 
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it is - but actually i'm a little off, but i will be back soon
Re: your country needs you[message #297283] Thu, 26 January 2012 19:47 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Hazapuza

 
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Another Finn here. I need a new headset first, and I'm not sure my accent is very typical to Finnish people (then again, it might be a lot more than I think). Also, I can't make any promises, I've been pretty busy lazy and will be for some time. Just a heads up if there's still need for Finnish voices.
Re: your country needs you[message #297322] Fri, 27 January 2012 09:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Logisteric

 
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there is needs for ANY kind of voices (even american)

just think of a tzunami of frinnish volunteers, it'll give you the chance to play an all-suomi-squad, sth only americans (all-american-squad in their case) can do this far
Re: your country needs you[message #298216] Thu, 09 February 2012 05:58 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Slax

 
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Microphone madness.

Actually pretty fun to do. Done with a handy dandy Samson C01U, in case anyone's interested.

Re: your country needs you[message #298244] Thu, 09 February 2012 15:40 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Tao

 
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Nice quality. A little white noise, but overall very nice quality.
Re: your country needs you[message #298265] Thu, 09 February 2012 17:25 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Slax

 
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Open computer case right next to me. Easily solved if I ever decide to do a complete voice set.
(Thanks for the link, tao. Made me smile.)

Re: your country needs you[message #298360] Fri, 10 February 2012 05:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Scheinworld

 
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Hello Slax,

Hey, that sounds really good! Maybe you are interested in speaking a few lines for the Vengeance: Reloaded mod we are currently developing?

For example we are looking for someone who is interested in speaking a few new lines (=6) for Keith Hemps (Slot # 147) in the mod. Maybe you are interested? There are also other characters left (RPCs and NPCs), but there we would need more speech files recorded.

If you would like to give it a try I would send you the six lines we would need for Keith via P.M. Just give me a sign! Smile


Best regards; Schein


Re: your country needs you[message #298409] Fri, 10 February 2012 13:06 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Slax

 
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Sure. Just PM me a mug shot and the lines. I'll see what I can do.

Re: your country needs you[message #299387] Sun, 19 February 2012 08:11 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Crazyasafox
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Hello,

This thread seems a little out of date but it looks like there is still a need for help.
I am a musician(vocalist) and have a professional grade recording studio that I have built myself in my own home. I can record voice-overs primarily for any American accented character.

I don't check this very often so if you want to PM me, we can discuss other ways to communicate from there.
Re: your country needs you[message #299408] Sun, 19 February 2012 12:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Hawkeye

 
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Thanks CrazyAsaFox, Logisteric who started this thread is not so active these days, but will return, I hope he doesn't mind a slight hijacking in the meantime. Me and Schein' are always on the lookout for voice talent for Vengeance, so will no doubt be in touch soon.



Re: your country needs you[message #299411] Sun, 19 February 2012 12:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Logisteric

 
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Hawkeye
Thanks CrazyAsaFox, Logisteric who started this thread is not so active these days, but will return, I hope he doesn't mind a slight hijacking in the meantime. Me and Schein' are always on the lookout for voice talent for Vengeance, so will no doubt be in touch soon.



as he said voice-over with an american accent (this thread is about getting foreign imp.s into ja2) so he is all yours
Re: your country needs you[message #299452] Sun, 19 February 2012 20:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Tao

 
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I have about 20 private messages from various people wanting to do voice work, shall I send them to you?
Re: your country needs you[message #299455] Sun, 19 February 2012 20:22 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Logisteric

 
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tao
I have about 20 private messages from various people wanting to do voice work, shall I send them to you?


quote them all into ONE pm
Re: your country needs you[message #299456] Sun, 19 February 2012 21:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Tao

 
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Sent.

Upon investigation, I found that many were deleted, but some were still left and seem promising with contact information.
Re: your country needs you[message #299457] Sun, 19 February 2012 21:12 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Logisteric

 
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4/'about 20' - where's the rest of it?
Re: your country needs you[message #299458] Sun, 19 February 2012 21:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Tao

 
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I deleted a lot of old messages a while back.
Re: your country needs you[message #301017] Mon, 05 March 2012 15:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Endgegner

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heya,
i can do some pretty funny STEREOTYPICAL accents in german and english.
started about 25 years ago with Rudi Carell impersonation "dolle schouw";
being a parrot since then.
(meaning I can (and can't stop the the urge to) analyze and reproduce about anything coming from a human mouth)

accents I can do quite convincingly:

-russian german (very good)
-turkish german (very good)
-french german (okay)
-ruhrpott german (native tongue)
-high german (^^)

- heavy german english (Col.Klink-Style), sligh accent, and everything inbetweeen
-russian english (very good)
-french english (okay)
-dr. dre'ish english (not as good as a real MF G, fool)

accents I'm tinkering with:
-bavarian german (quite good)
-east german german (okay)
-rheinland german (okay)
-hessian german (just starting)


-vato loco english (horale, ese!)
-lazy mexican english (oh I'm so sleepy..southpark style)
-hillbilly english (good for a german i guess)
-chinese english (not good yet)
-japanese english (you know, like that honourable samurai voice from nazi zombies)

I can do the accents marked with "very good" in different graduation.
"slight accent" up to "ridiculously stereotypical"

I'm eager to try any of the above for you.
just PM me.





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Re: your country needs you[message #301028] Mon, 05 March 2012 18:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
lockie

 
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http://www.ja-galaxy-forum.com/board/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showprofile&User=5051

Please send Christian a message , he is urgently looking for voices to Vengeance Reloaded , a large mod which is quite far along . This would be a great help .
Thanks ,
Lockie .


Re: your country needs you[message #301089] Tue, 06 March 2012 07:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Hawkeye

 
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If you are still around 'CrazyAsAFox' please check your private messages.


Re: your country needs you[message #301286] Thu, 08 March 2012 00:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Scheinworld

 
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Thanks lockie! Smile

Yes, indeed we are looking for motivated voice actors who would like to play a part in the JA2 v1.13 mod "Vengeance: Reloaded".

@ all: So if you are interested in voice acting please write Hawkeye or me a private message or write a short note in the public Vengeance - English Translation thread.

Thank you!


Re: your country needs you[message #312063] Wed, 14 November 2012 23:34 Go to previous messageGo to previous message
Machete

 
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dunno if my country still needs me, but I can offer following voices:
-German
-German, spanish accent
-"Spanglish"
-Spanish: Spain & pretty much all of America (specially south america - argentina, colombia - and puerto rico, dominican republic, cuba...
-Brasilian Portuguese

(Argentinian spanish as native tongue)
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