Improved Voice Production Technique

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Improved Voice Production Technique

Post by kozikowski » Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:51 pm

I'm just shy of 100% certain that's a Text to Speech program.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwyDeBOdltU

The vocal "swing" is just the slightest bit off, but the vocal quality is so good you can largely ignore it. If you stick with it long enough, there are actual glitches in the words.

It turns out there are some serious problems with the actual accuracy of the show content, but that's almost incidental.

One of us should figure out how he/she is doing that.

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Re: Improved Voice Production Technique

Post by kozikowski » Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:21 pm

Curiouser and curiouser.

I found a video by Nilanjan Nag where he uses what seems to be his real voice. I'm guessing he's Indian (continent, not Native American) and has an odd microphone technique. So I'm not shocked he decided to use Text to Speech. It was probably easier than anything else he was doing.

Now all I need is contact information.

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Re: Improved Voice Production Technique

Post by steve » Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:56 am

I agree that it is text to speech, but it is pretty good text to speech. If you find out, I'd be interested to know which text to speech engine he is using.

"Neospeech" is probably not the one being used, but it is pretty good:
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Re: Improved Voice Production Technique

Post by steve » Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:59 am

Found it. It's Animaker.
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Re: Improved Voice Production Technique

Post by kozikowski » Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:22 pm

Found it.
How?

"Animaker" is a dead link.

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Re: Improved Voice Production Technique

Post by steve » Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:24 pm

kozikowski wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:22 pm
How?

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https://duckduckgo.com/?q=highest+qulity+text+to+speech&t=canonical&ia=web
https://duckduckgo.com/?q=highest+qulit ... cal&ia=web
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Re: Improved Voice Production Technique

Post by steve » Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:26 pm

kozikowski wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:22 pm
"Animaker" is a dead link.
Oops. Fixed the link. https://www.animaker.com
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Re: Improved Voice Production Technique

Post by kozikowski » Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:09 pm

I have a note in to him; I found a link. Apparently, he's a respected human, assuming I found the right one. The moons and stars all lined up.

And yes, it is a good converter [writing that down]. So now you don't need to read any more.

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Re: Improved Voice Production Technique

Post by steve » Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:25 pm

I dare you to make a submission to ACX with this :-)
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Re: Improved Voice Production Technique

Post by kozikowski » Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:48 pm

I dare you to make a submission to ACX with this
I was thinking about that. It might pass, not because of general shoddy QC, but from overwork. Every third person on earth is trying to read audiobooks (make a mint and retire to a seaside cottage on Mal de Mer, etc.)

I was a good way into the performance before I noticed anything odd. If I was having a really bad day and had just written rejection notices to forty readers all of whom submitted cellphone voices, I could welcome a computer voice as being an island of good quality in my sea of garbage.

"I finally got rid of my distortion by applying Noise Reduction three times......"

[cringe]

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