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Robot Voice

Postby Stemo on Fri Sep 04, 2009 3:35 am

I'm looking for a program in which you can input text, and the computer reads it, but I want to be able to choose the voice as robotic.
I have tried some freeware programs from download.com, but nothing is what I'm looking for.
Anyone got any tips?
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Re: Robot Voice

Postby Yatmandu on Fri Sep 04, 2009 4:41 am

Maybe you can get this by combining a Steven Hawking style text-to-speech synthesizer with a vocoder. The tts will give you the funny/unnatural intonations, and the vocoder will give you the metallic robot sound. That's how I would approach it. I don't have time now, but I'll throw up a demo of this technique later. Maybe there's a special tts/vocoder combo already out there that does this?
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Re: Robot Voice

Postby StellarJay[aka Ruso] on Fri Sep 04, 2009 8:59 am

Yea try http://www.research.att.com/~ttsweb/tts/demo.php

vocoder would definitely be the best way to go..... Ableton 8's vocoder would be the best one because it does a really cool effect with pitch tracking.
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Re: Robot Voice

Postby StellarJay[aka Ruso] on Fri Sep 04, 2009 9:03 am

Here's a demo, took under 2 minutes to make :)
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Re: Robot Voice

Postby Yatmandu on Fri Sep 04, 2009 9:12 am

Exactly what I had in mind! I was even thinking of a less natural sounding TTS, like Speak_n-Spell style, because AT&T's is quite advanced. But after vocoding I guess you wouldn't notice the difference. You can vocode your own voice and still come out sounding robotic.
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Re: Robot Voice

Postby Stemo on Sat Sep 05, 2009 6:06 am

That's sort of what I had in mind, but I was thinking more Darker metallic evil robot voice. But I guess that can be done with darker octaves and a bit of fiddeling. I totally missed the part that you could use a vocoder for robot voices. I'm gonna see what I can come up with my microkorgs vocoder.
The website with the text to speech was great tho, Easy and simple.
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Re: Robot Voice

Postby StellarJay[aka Ruso] on Sat Sep 05, 2009 9:41 am

oh ya! microkorg's vocoder will do wonders....
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Re: Robot Voice

Postby pM7 on Thu Oct 01, 2009 8:55 pm

I recorded this a long time ago. Its just me singing "Everytyhing I do" using the microKORG vocoder.
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Re: Robot Voice

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Re: Robot Voice

Postby Yatmandu on Fri Oct 02, 2009 8:57 am

Cool, I actually dl'ed their TapTempo software a while back (simple ting really, say your'e listening to an mp3 on your pc, just tap along and it'll avg out the tempo). I'll try their lil speak&spell now.
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