AUTOMATING inserting separate voice recordings to create a conversation output. Has anyone done it?

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Re: AUTOMATING inserting separate voice recordings to create a conversation output. Has anyone done it?

Post by steve » Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:55 am

OK, here's how I can see this working:

First you need to label each track, with each piece numbered sequentially, so that the first bit is numbered 1, the next bit numbered 2 and so on (regardless of who said which bit). So you now have a project:
Audio Track 1
Label Track 1
Audio Track 2
Label Track 2

Then use "Export Multiple" based on labels (https://manual.audacityteam.org/man/exp ... tiple.html)
Note that Export Multiple mixes all unmuted tracks, and uses the topmost label track, so to export the segments from Audio Track 1, you will need to mute Audio track 2. Then to export the segments from Audio track 2, you will need to delete Audio Track 1 and Label Track 1.

You now have folder with lots of little audio files named sequentially:
1.wav
2.wav
3.wav
...

That's the preparation done. So now you need a script to import all of the clips in numeric order, end to end.


Does that sound like it will produce the desired result, or do you need something different?
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Re: AUTOMATING inserting separate voice recordings to create a conversation output. Has anyone done it?

Post by David Sprinter » Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:39 am

That was great, Steve. That is definitely the way to attack it. Job done!!
Thank you so much. You are a legend!!! :D

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Re: AUTOMATING inserting separate voice recordings to create a conversation output. Has anyone done it?

Post by steve » Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:52 am

The bit that's missing:
Align End to End
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Re: AUTOMATING inserting separate voice recordings to create a conversation output. Has anyone done it?

Post by kozikowski » Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:47 am

Sometimes the Hollywood people have someone from production reading the mirror part of the dialog so the actor has something to work from to suggest rhythm and timing, as opposed to reading the script cold which most actors hate.
The industry is audiobooks.
I know ACX suggests a split between audiobooks and radio theater. How did you get, essentially, multi-voice radio programs past them? Or is this a special application?

Would we know any of these works?

Koz

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