[dectalk] Re: dec talk, tracks from midi files

  • From: Stephen Clower <supersteve03@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: dectalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 16 Aug 2002 10:44:20 -0500

Hi Sean.
This looks very similar to what those lunk heads at the University of 
Dundee did to get their DECTalk to sing. I guess if you're pressed for time 
this method would be pretty handy, but I'll probably just stick to doing it 
by hand.
At 12:28 PM 8/16/02 +0100, you wrote:


>Hi everyone!
>the newest member of our list,
>electrozoom@xxxxxxx
>has a sort of different way of making DECtalk songs.
>This is done in several steps.
>1. find a midi .mid file of a song you'd like dt to sing.
>2. get a program off of the internet to convert it to rttl, the language
>used by celular phones to make ring-tones. then convert it.
>3. use a replace program to convert the rttl into dectalk phonemes, using
>laa as the default).
>4. replace the laa's with actual words.
>if you want a demonstration, I started working in the song one moment in
>time, sung by whitny hewstan.
>there are, as you will here, errors and timing issues, all be it minour
>ones.
>I've started wording it all, only done the  first verce and a part of the
>chorus as of now, though!
>i'll paste my code below, then you can see for yourself.
><!---start of code--->
>[:np][:phone arpa on][
>[,<2000>
>,<2000>
>,<2000>
>,<2000>
>,<2000>
>,<2000>
>,<1000>
>,<250>
>iy<250,8>ch
>dey<250,18>
>ay<250,17>
>lih<1000,17>v
>,<250>
>ay<250,18>
>wah<250,18>nt
>tuw<250,20>
>biy<1000,17>
>,<250>
>ah<250,17>
>dey<250,18>
>tuw<250,15>
>gih<1000,15>v
>,<250>
>dhah<250,17>
>beh<250,18>st
>ah<250,15>v
>miy<1000,15>
>,<500>
>,<250>
>ay<250,18>m
>ow<250,18>n
>liy<250,17>
>wah<750,17>n
>,<500>
>bah<250,20>t
>nah<250,20>t
>ah<250,22>
>low<750,18>n
>,<500>
>may<250,17>
>fay<250,17>
>nax<250,15>st
>dey<1000,15>
>,<500>
>,<250>
>ih<250,17>z
>yxeh<250,17>t
>ah<250,18>n
>now<750,15>n
>,<500>
>ay<250,18>
>brow<250,18>k
>may<250,17>
>hxah<750,17>rt
>,<500>
>for<250,18>
>eh<250,18>v
>riy<250,20>
>gey<1000,17>n
>,<500>
>,<250>
>tuw<250,17>
>tey<250,18>st
>dhah<250,15>
>swiy<800,15>t
>,<500>
>,<250>
>ay<250,17>
>fey<250,18>sd
>dhah<250,15>
>pey<800,15>n
>,<500>
>,<250>
>ay<250,18>
>ray<250,18>z
>ae<250,17>nd
>fao<800,17>l
>,<500>
>,<250>
>yxeh<250,20>t
>thruw<250,20>
>ih<250,22>t
>ao<750,18>l
>,<500>
>dhih<250,17>s
>mah<250,17>ch
>rih<250,15>
>mey<800,15>nz
>,<500>
>ay<500,13>
>wao<500,15>nt
>wah<1000,17>n
>mow<250,15>
>,<62>
>meh<375,17>nt
>ih<250,20>n
>,<62>
>tay<1500,13>m
>weh<250,15>n
>ay<250,17>m
>mor<250,18>
>,<125>
>dhae<250,18>n
>,<62>
>ay<250,18>
>,<62>
>thao<250,17>t
>,<125>
>ay<250,18>
>,<62>
>kuh<250,20>d
>,<62>
>biy<1500,15>]
><!---end of code--->
>
>Sean Randall, the Unoficial DECtalk homePage!
>http://www.freelists.org/webpage/dectalk
>
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