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by kozikowski
Tue Jun 15, 2021 1:57 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Making text-to-speech sound natural
Replies: 6
Views: 53

Re: Making text-to-speech sound natural

i had to change the voice from female to male
That's one of the famous failure jobs. How did you do that? Did you use a voice manager, or try to use Effect > Change Pitch?

Not everything changes between Male and Female voices. That's not an easy job.

Koz
by kozikowski
Tue Jun 15, 2021 1:46 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Unable to open AUP File Between PCs
Replies: 4
Views: 16

Re: Unable to open AUP File Between PCs

ToneTest.aup3.zip
(16.42 KiB) Downloaded 1 time
Can you open that? I had trouble managing the plain aup3 file, so I zipped it. Pull it down, unzip it and it should open and play. It's 5 seconds of 400Hz tone.

Koz
by kozikowski
Mon Jun 14, 2021 10:45 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Opinion, please?
Replies: 25
Views: 229

Re: Opinion, please?

I love the idea of ripping it open under strong light and doing surgery.
You wouldn't like the collection of stuff I have waiting for ripping. That's the down side.

"I really need to fix that shaver power switch...."

Koz
by kozikowski
Mon Jun 14, 2021 10:40 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Opinion, please?
Replies: 25
Views: 229

Re: Opinion, please?

They both sound perfectly normal now. I like the quality of the C-1U. Further, I was able to apply our Audiobook Mastering tools and it passes ACX technical quality control right out of the gate. Screen Shot 2021-06-14 at 3.12.53 PM.png I applied very gentle "Noise Reduction of the Beast" (6, 6, 6) ...
by kozikowski
Mon Jun 14, 2021 9:39 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Sounds like I'm in a barrel
Replies: 5
Views: 50

Re: Sounds like I'm in a barrel

a Rode condenser mic. They make more than one, but as a fuzzy rule, you talk into the company name. If it's an NT1, you speak into the side grill, not the end. https://www.kozco.com/tech/audacity/pix/lin-manuelMicrophone.jpg It's not that unusual to get stuck recording the wrong microphone. If cour...
by kozikowski
Mon Jun 14, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Opinion, please?
Replies: 25
Views: 229

Re: Opinion, please?

Dueling Posts (that's actually more normal). I need to go back over that and see where you dropped back in again. There's another item in the arsenal. If you have enough problems recording on the computer, stop recording on the computer. You have a (potentially) delightful stand-alone recorder and y...
by kozikowski
Mon Jun 14, 2021 9:13 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Opinion, please?
Replies: 25
Views: 229

Re: Opinion, please?

I suppose the first step is getting the operating manual if you don't already have it. Unless somebody stops me, I'm going to reference pages in that thing. Operating Data Management is a big deal always but it's especially critical in older equipment. There is an internal system that remembers Date...
by kozikowski
Mon Jun 14, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Unable to open AUP File Between PCs
Replies: 4
Views: 16

Re: Unable to open AUP File Between PCs

Did you try to download the works to your local drive and then open them? Audacity doesn't always get along very well with network or cloud drives.

Koz
by kozikowski
Mon Jun 14, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Sounds like I'm in a barrel
Replies: 5
Views: 50

Re: Sounds like I'm in a barrel

Talking into a wine-glass/milk-jug/barrel can be caused by Windows Enhancements trying to help you by cleaning up noise and other automatic processing. https://manual.audacityteam.org/man/faq_recording_troubleshooting.html#enhancements But wait. There's more. If you like to use Skype/Zoom/Meetings o...
by kozikowski
Mon Jun 14, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Making text-to-speech sound natural
Replies: 6
Views: 53

Re: Making text-to-speech sound natural

I don't think Audacity is going to be much help. Not that we can't make emphasis and tonal corrections, but you will need to do it word by word. It's a retirement project. There was one forum poster who claimed he was going to correct his audiobook reading word by word. He's probably still doing one...