[DECtalk], Re: If Dectalk were made open source, I'd...

  • From: "Jayson Smith" <ratguy@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <dectalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2004 02:12:13 -0400

Actually, you can make your own voices, you just can't store them in
permanent memory.  The Dectalk synths have a tenth voice named Val which can
be used for temporary storage of a single customized voice.  To use this
voice, simply make your changes to a standard voice then issue the command
[:dv save]
When later you wish to use this custom voice, issue the command
[:nv]
However, in the case of hardware synths, when they're turned off, or in the
case of a software synth, when the synth program is shut down, the Val voice
will disappear, never to be seen again.
Jayson.

----- Original Message -----
From: "shaun everiss" <shaun.e@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: <dectalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, June 22, 2004 1:11 AM
Subject: [DECtalk], Re: If Dectalk were made open source, I'd...


> Jason, here are my modifications.
> Cylon and borg voices.
> That would rock.
> Static voice.
> alien computer voice.
> r2d2,/c3po, both at once.
> Would rock.
> ability to play dectalk files in winamp.
> able to put effects in files such as static and cutouts making speech hard
> or imposible to read, would bee good in sifi or militry games.
> screaming!
> burp and fart, a synth doing that would bee funny.
> A voice like terminator.
> ability to have accented voices, say in german, but not use german
> dictionary for vocab.
> dumb guy would bee good.
> At 04:05 p.m. 22/06/2004, you wrote:
>
> >Hi,
> >An interesting thought just came to me.  I just had this idea to post to
> >this list.  If Dectalk were made open source, and you had the ability to
do
> >anything you wanted to it, what would you do?  Now here is the only
ground
> >rule I can think of.  You don't actually need to be able to do the things
> >you mention, E.G. if you are a total non-programmer you probably couldn't
do
> >much with it.  But just curious to find out what other people think would
be
> >cool features.  And for my part, I'd...
> >Add in a polyphonic mode!  You could make Dectalk sing using several
voices
> >at once!
> >More range!  Three octaves?  Why not another octave in both directions?
> >That's one thing I like about Vocalwriter, but unfortunately we can't use
> >it.  You get more range in both directions.
> >Maybe design some sort of protocol or file format where you could,
instead
> >of downloading the audio of a Dectalk performance, download a text file
of
> >said performance.  Polyphonic mode would accomplish this.  Now wouldn't
it
> >be cool if you could click on a .dec file in IE and have it automatically
> >open up and play in a Dectalk program?
> >Add in some nifty and crazy voices.
> >So, what do you think?  Any more ideas?
> >Jayson.
> >
> >
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