[DECtalk], Re: dectalk 5.0

  • From: "jowywa79" <jowywa79@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <dectalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 23 Nov 2004 23:22:05 -0800

me too. that'd make life much easier.


Joseli
I have attention deficit dis......
Hey! What's that? can I play with it?
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jayson Smith" <ratguy@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <dectalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, November 23, 2004 4:09 PM
Subject: [DECtalk], Re: dectalk 5.0


> 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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