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hickey
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Dec 7, 2005, 08:44 PM
 
I need to find something that lets me alter an audio track to make it sound similar to Steven Hawking's voice generator. It's for a final project that is due on monday. I urgently need this because of course I waited till the last minute to get to work on the project. If anyone knows of a way to do this in FCP/Soundtrack/After effects that would help too. Thanks!
     
sek929
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Dec 7, 2005, 08:51 PM
 
The voice "Bruce" on a classic Mac sounds the same to me.
     
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Dec 7, 2005, 08:55 PM
 
Just open Simple Text in classic, voila!
     
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Dec 7, 2005, 09:09 PM
 
"Bruce" heh
     
hickey  (op)
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Dec 7, 2005, 09:24 PM
 
it wont let me install classic, it says that the system folder is read only and I cant seem to change that. any tips?
     
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Dec 7, 2005, 09:41 PM
 
you don't need classic. type something in text edit and go to edit>speech. It will say it. You can then go to sys preferences>speech to choose bruce.

you're not by any chance making a speak and spell, are you??!?
     
hickey  (op)
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Dec 7, 2005, 10:12 PM
 
nah Steve is making a guest apperance in my editing class' final project, and he has a few lines so I wanted it to sound authentic
     
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Dec 8, 2005, 02:46 AM
 
I miss the classic voices. The newer one's lack character. Classic Fred was even a star on Radio Head's OK computer. And I almost got suspended in highschool cuz I made the computer in the video room sing a huge simpletext file about a "crotch monster" in the "Good News" voice. (I unpluged the keyboard, too)... Ah, memories.

(Perpetuating detached, existentialist ennui since 2001)
     
JoshuaZ
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Dec 8, 2005, 04:00 AM
 
Wow, clearly high school was fun for you.

Or is finding out your room mate's password, turning up the volume, waiting for his girlfriend to come over, and having his computer say really dirty things while you're in the library across campus via ssh. Good times.
     
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Dec 8, 2005, 04:04 AM
 
A web based, text to speech program by Bell Laboratories.
I used it for a voice over of a video art, the "man" sounds similar to Hockings.

http://www.bell-labs.com/project/tts/voices.html
     
hickey  (op)
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Dec 8, 2005, 12:08 PM
 
thanks for all the replies, I think im gonna use the Bell Labs one that Macpoker sent. Thanks again.
     
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Dec 8, 2005, 12:31 PM
 
Open Terminal and type: say -v Fred "making your Mac talk is this easy"

Type man say for more info.
     
Phil Sherry
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Dec 8, 2005, 12:32 PM
 
Eh, bleedin' database burp...
     
   
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