[DECtalk], Re: dectalk 5.0

  • From: "Jayson Smith" <ratguy@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <dectalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 23 Nov 2004 19:09:39 -0500

I've been wondering if there's any way to convert, say, a midi file into
Dectalk notation, then add the phonemes in?
Jayson.

----- Original Message -----
From: "jowywa79" <jowywa79@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <dectalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, November 23, 2004 6:12 AM
Subject: [DECtalk], Re: dectalk 5.0


> wow! how do you convert the songs?  I'm still looking for a way that
doesn't
> require that I know all the notes of a song, and btw, I just downloaded
the
> dectalk 5 demos, and, well, let's just say I agree with the rest of those
> that have posted, and I'm glad you guys are working the bugs out.  I'm
> confident that it will be an excellent product.  I mean, come on, last I
> knew, eloquence couldn't sing!
>
> Joseli
> I have attention deficit dis......
> Hey! What's that? can I play with it?
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <Dectalk@xxxxxxx>
> To: <dectalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Monday, November 22, 2004 9:23 PM
> Subject: [DECtalk], Re: dectalk 5.0
>
>
> >
> > This is Snoopi with both Gallaudet University and Fonix, but I'm writing
> > this on my own.  I am helping to create a newer and better version of
> Dectaklk.
> > It has been a long road and we actually did take a step  backwards.  But
I
> > have recently heard the latest beta version which I will  be working
with
> and
> > assisting with new speaking rules to give it a human  quality.  Our beta
> is in
> > monotune for now so we can slowly build the  inflectuations in each
voice.
> > I'm happy and relieved to announce that the voice quality is being
> restored.
> >  It's actually back to being intelabgible once again.  So as  things
keep
> > moving ahead, Dectalk should be the new and improved version that we
all
> have
> > been waiting for.  Just don't ask for a release date because it  could
be
> um, a
> > while.
> >
> > But if i can make a selfish plug here.  I'm on the home stretch of
> > converting all my songs over to the new Dectalk format.  I have the
Gospel
> and Contry
> > categories all complete.  I'm now almost through with the Rock
catagory.
> > Next I have about 45 kid's songs to convert and I think 70  Christmas
> songs.  My
> > last count of converted songs was 720, so I think I'm  going to end up
> with
> > over 1000 song files for Dectalk.  After this stupid  conversion I'll be
> adding
> > at least 15 songs a month to the list.  I've been  doing this since 1987
> but
> > this conversion has really slowed me down.
> >
> > Until the CD of sound files is released, I'll be happy to send out
sample
> > files via E-mail.  my songs use special voice comands and I think  I'm
> going to
> > request that you wait for the CD to get those commands.  My  commands
have
> 15
> > addictional voices, but the new version doesn't like the older
pramaters
> > that I was using.  I have an updated command list but I have made  more
> changes
> > and I think I have errors in my last saved list that I could  E-mail.
> >
> > So if any of you do request samples, keep in mind that the voices that
it
> > uses will be missing.  In other words, Cher won't sound like Cher, Boy
> George
> > won't sound like Boy George and so on.  I try my best to impersonate
> actual
> > singers.  I don't do it 100 percent because I have no interest in  doing
> that.
> > But I actually come close to the actual voice of mant  singers.  Most of
> them
> > are by accident, but yet it's cool that I  accidentally impersonated
many
> > singers.
> >
> > So for all you Dectalk geaks, you can now get song files from me.
> >
> >
> > SNOOPI
> >
> >
> > In a message dated 11/22/2004 10:00:29 AM Eastern Standard Time,
> > lehne@xxxxxxxxxxxxx writes:
> >
> > Well, I  don't think so, but you should probably play around with the
demo
> a
> > bit  before doing  that.  DECtalk 5 is something of a rebuild, and in my
> > opinion does not sound nearly as good as the DECtalk most of us are
> familiar
> > with.  I could probably send it to you if you like.
> > -----  Original Message -----
> > From: "Matthew Horspool"  <drjaws@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > To: <dectalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Sent:  Monday, November 22, 2004 12:57 AM
> > Subject: [DECtalk], Re: dectalk  5.0
> >
> >
> > >I purchased DECtalk 4.6 from GW Micro. Any way to tell  Fonix that and
> > > get a cheaper upgrade?
> > > -----Original  Message-----
> > > From: Lehne Brasseal [mailto:lehne@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> > >  Sent: 22 November 2004 06:02
> > > To: dectalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > >  Subject: [DECtalk], Re: dectalk 5.0
> > >
> > >
> > > Actually, if you  want it, you can get it from the Fonix website at
> > >  www.fonix.com.
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: "jowywa79"  <jowywa79@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > > To: "dectalk list"  <dectalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > > Sent: Monday, November 22, 2004 1:13  AM
> > > Subject: [DECtalk], dectalk 5.0
> > >
> > >
> > >> does  anyone knwo where I can get a copy of dectalk 5 or a  demo?
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> Joseli
> > >> I have attention  deficit dis......
> > >> Hey! What's that? can I play with  it?
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