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    Self Destruct Sequence Needed


    Hi there

    First off, thanks to all of you who provide these sounds .... I use them to create soundtracks for some of the role-play games I run (and yes, I do credit the creators in the material as you've done the hard work, I just do some mixing). If anyone wants I can put some of the mixes back up here.

    Anyway, the next game I'm running is going to very like Aliens (the second film in the franchise) but I would really like to have a self-destruct sequence like the one used in the first film. I've found the file for the background alarm sound, so what I was wondering if either someone could tell me how to make a recording of my voice sound like the one in the film (using Audacity) or you could create the announcement and countdown vocal. I would want to keep the original text (as a reference to the film for the players) but extend it to a 20min countdown and a 10 cutoff time. To be honest, other computer announcements in the same voice would be really useful too.

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    cheers
    Guy

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    For reference, an OGG Vorbis file of the voice you want to emulate: http://www.box.com/s/ghjh2cdgldj6u5qzooou (shared here under fair use terms)

    I think that it is mostly the work of the voice artist: calm/emotionless announcements, but somewhat dramatic, yet clearly pronounced countdown. The voice might have a pitch shift applied and of course there is echo.

    I'd be excited to hear suggestions how to enhance computer/cybernetic sci-fi voices though. I would love to be able to create effects that have flairs of Portal and Portal 2 (mostly the voice actor's merit I'd say) and System Shock 2 (heavy editing, as I remember hearing in a podcast interview with the development team).

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    qubodup wrote:
    For reference, an OGG Vorbis file of the voice you want to emulate: http://www.box.com/s/ghjh2cdgldj6u5qzooou (shared here under fair use terms)

    That just sounds like a public-address-system (Tannoy) effect, e.g. ... http://www.freesound.org/browse/remixed/226950/

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    Thanks for those (though the second link doesn't seem to be working at the moment. ... I'll search for the terms and see if I can come at it that way).

    cheers
    Guy

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    this is the sample I was trying to link to ... http://www.freesound.org/people/Timbre/sounds/118445/

    another one here ... http://www.freesound.org/people/Timbre/sounds/87278/ [a before-after ]

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    To achieve the effect is easy. To achieve the voice acting is the difficult part, as this is really what makes the sound how it is, sort of robotic but human at the same time.

    The effect:

    High pass filter, cut at around 600hz

    Delay/echo - short delay time approx 100ms with the delay mix high - Short feedback

    There are no special effects used on the voice


    I am the thing that goes bump in the night...


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    For grins, I just uploaded "self_destruct_warning_final.wav". It's waiting to pass moderation. I'm a new user here, so if it doesn't make it onto this site for some reason, let me know and I'll stick it on mine and put a link here. I used Audacity 1.2.6 to record, then Normalized, Echo (.03, .5), Pitch (B to G#/Ab, down, -15), Delay (10, .1, 10). Klaxon was made using Sony Music Studio 8 and Sony sound loops.

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    Head-Phaze wrote:
    High pass filter, cut at around 600hz

    Delay/echo - short delay time approx 100ms with the delay mix high - Short feedback


    Thanks for the hint.

    I'm trying to use the command-line sound editing tool sox more. Does this sound like what you'd expect after applying your parameters (-tannoy.wav is the output file)?

    sox ilove.wav ilove-tannoy.wav highpass 600 norm echo 1 1 100 0.5

    Also, any name suggestions for this effect? Or does "Tannoy" hit it?

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