Author Topic: Voice command packs.  (Read 1468 times)

Offline Kamoba

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Voice command packs.
« on: March 20, 2015, 12:32:30 pm »
By popular demand I have begun the process of teaching my toddlers the in-game voice commands, as I get closer to this I find myself realising, how should I actually make this?!

Is there anyone able to help point me in the right direction to get started on the Toddlers Voice packs. (male and female)

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Re: Voice command packs.
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2015, 08:14:32 pm »
first you need to know what filetype the signals sound files are (guessing mp3)

for archive purposes save recordings as wav file regardless. Since you can change the file later, but you need the wav so it saves as the highest possible quality.

recording? You need to either set up a mini recording booth to remove noise and sound bounce (some ppl record in a padded cardboard box).

For mics use a  condenser mic and run a sound test on input sensitivity to what your kids would say the line without clipping the audio. This is done by setting it to its highest and working your way down (always set the actual recording a slight bit less than what the balance is to compensate for sudden fluctuations in volume upon delivery).

e.g. its reccomended to be set high (to get best quality and clearest sound) but a notch lower than what you think. clipped audio is useless audio.

As for the actor? You are gonna have to teach your kids to talk into the mic a lil away from the mic and then project the voice as to envelope the mic with sound. But not only that but to avoiding delivering the line with breath (some breathiness and pops caused by bursts of breathing hitting the mic can be avoided with a pop filter, but its always best to merely practice good technique in the first place)

After you are happy with your audio recording. Do a bit of cleaning up noise (ideally you avoid it by doing a proper sound proof set up).

normalise the audio before exporting.

quick sound test.

voila. You got basically studio quality voice recordings.

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Re: Voice command packs.
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2015, 05:48:49 am »
Cheers Ceresbane, great tips there, can get back to teaching the kids their lines while I set up the rest. :)

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Re: Voice command packs.
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2015, 07:59:25 am »
Just like Ceresbane's Voice Pack, I would love to have a Toddlers Voice pack to use on people.  :D

I hope they sound just like the Haribo Advert:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qv64gSHZJl8