[DECtalk], Re: dectalk in mp3 format

  • From: "Nick Gawronski" <nick@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <dectalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 9 Aug 2004 18:29:26 -0500

Hi, I use soundforge 6.0 for single track editing and ntrack for multi track
editing will these tools work ok?  bye
My web page is at http://www.nickgawronski.com
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jayson Smith" <ratguy@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <dectalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, August 09, 2004 6:13 PM
Subject: [DECtalk], Re: dectalk in mp3 format


> Hello,
> This answer will be brief, as I don't know how knowledgable you are in the
> field of audio editing, what software you have available to you, etc.  If
> you'd like a more detailed letter please let me know, and also tell me
what
> you have at your disposal.  Also, anybody else who has other tips, or a
> better way to do it, please feel free to chime in!  This is an often
> overlooked part of creating a Dectalk performance, and it wouldn't hurt to
> get a discussion going and get a few good tips!
> Ok, I'm assuming you're using the speak43 application, telling it to
convert
> to .wav files.  As far as I know, the highest quality you can get from
> speak43 itself is 11025 sampling rate, 16 bit.  You want that.  I also
> assume you're trying to do something like make Dectalk sing in harmony, a
> round, etc.  If so, then you'll have to have one file for each part of the
> song and convert them to separate wav files, or that would be the easiest
> route anyway.  After that, you'll want to mix them of course to create
what
> will probably be close to the finished product.  On some sound cards,
lower
> sample rates produce a slight hissing sound, and on some those sample
rates
> even cause aliasing.  Aliasing is the introduction of unwanted high
> frequencies into the audio, which weren't in the original product.  This
is
> caused by quick and dirty sample rate conversions among other things.
> Goldwave, for example, has a sample rate convertor but if you use it to
> upsample, that is, convert to a higher sample rate, you get aliasing.
Cool
> Edit Pro at least, has a convertor which takes care of the aliasing
problem
> and you end up with a product which sounds almost, if not exactly, like
the
> original.  Because of various low sample rate issues, I always upsample my
> stuff using Cool Edit Pro, usually to 44100, which is the standard sample
> rate for CD quality material.  Always keep it sixteen bit!  It really
> doesn't matter about mono Vs. stereo, but just remember to keep it 16 bit!
> The reason is that once you convert to 8 bit, the extra precision of 16
bit
> audio is lost and you can't get it back again, not even by converting it
to
> 16 bit audio again.  So here's what I do.
> First I get all the wav files of all the parts to the song.  I then
upsample
> them using Cool Edit Pro.  Then I start a new project in Cakewalk Pro
Audio
> 9.  I then put each of the newly upsampled wav files on its own track.
Any
> time you mix audio together, you're bound to end up with some clipping or
> distortion if you keep the volumes the same.  Because of that, I lower the
> volume on all the tracks until there is no clipping.  Then I mix that down
> to a new .wav file, then run that through a Normalize command, which
raises
> the total overall volume to the maximum possible without clipping.
> Hope this helps!
> Jayson.
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Nick Gawronski" <nick@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <dectalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Monday, August 09, 2004 6:17 PM
> Subject: [DECtalk], dectalk in mp3 format
>
>
> > Hi, What is the best way to mix and convert dectalk stuff into mp3
format?
> > bye
> > My web page is at http://www.nickgawronski.com
> >
> >
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