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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:25 am 
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Hey guys, haven't been here for a while (yay holidays)

I intend to (messily) make my own voice add ons to Oolite, and I'd like the voice to match that of the BGS general alerts. This voice is the one used for stuff such as "mass locked" or "cargo jettisoned". I can't seem to find the exact voice online. Do any of the original developers (or anyone with knowledge of voice synthesis) know which exact female voice was used?

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Most of the used voice samples in BGS are from milinks Customsounds.oxp from 2006. If I recall it right milinks recorded his wife instead of using speech synthesis. Some other samples are made by aegidian (dunno which voice was used), but some years ago I've asked him if he still has the raw data. Unfortunately not anymore. All files have been modified for BGS (normalized, filtered, etc).

For some later additions, like the countdown, I've used Marytts with the Prudence voice + Protools and Audacity. Protools is Mac-only though, but some years ago digidesign (the former owner) released free versions for Windows as well.

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- http://wiki.alioth.net/index.php/CustomSounds_OXP
- http://mary.dfki.de
- http://www.avid.com
- http://www.audacityteam.org

Hope it helps a bit and have fun .-)


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Most of the used voice samples in BGS are from milinks Customsounds.oxp from 2006. If I recall it right milinks recorded his wife instead of using speech synthesis.

Interesting.. the voice always reminded me of Majel Barrett, to be honest.

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Interesting.. the voice always reminded me of Majel Barrett, to be honest.
Yes. I think milinks took two or three sounds from other sources. You can hear the differences when listening to them one after the other.


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Thanks for the information!

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