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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Speech synthesis library.

http://www.speech.cs.cmu.edu/flite/
http://www.speech.cs.cmu.edu/flite/doc/index.html

Some action shots:


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2010 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some good audio production videos by Brian of Trifonic. Glitchy percussion, D&B Bass, etc. He works in Logic (and sometimes Live) but does a good job describing the theory.

http://nextstepaudio.com/
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 12:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a Zoom H4n arriving Wednesday. It's completely overkill for my current uses but I've been sick of not having a portable audio recorder and didn't want to waste money on something I'd have to replace later.

My understanding is that the sound quality of this thing is as good as it gets before getting into studio level type equipment. All of the demos I've heard have been convincing and it's sure as fuck better then what I've been using!

Added bonus this will make up for the shit sound quality of my portable HD video cameras. I love those things for their size and video quality but they've never been good at getting audio. They both have standard tripod threads so I could even mount a camera to the H4n to create a single portable bundle of awesome!


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 3:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could you immediately stream audio from the Zoom to the camera, so the camera records with the correct audio on the fly?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 5:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have one of the original zoom H4's, it was a fantastic purchase, my main attraction was that it worked as an interface too, which it does a reasonable job of, and the sound quality of the built-in mic is pretty good. It also has an insanely long battery life.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gil, unfortunately no. I often have multiple cameras recording at the same time though so it's been normal practice for me to compile multiple audio/video tracks together and sync them. I don't have a neato clap board yet so I just clap my hands in front of the cameras so that I can sync everything in post production.

Sam, good to hear someone else here has some experience with one of these. Most of my work will be "in the field" as they say, but I was glad when I read I could use it as a mic directly with a computer. Apparently it can apply filters/effects in realtime as well. Not a big deal for me but it may prove useful at some point. There're probably 20 other things it can do that I won't ever use. I plan on having this around for years though so at some point I may get into music or something and find those things useful.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This thing is fuckin awesome!
I would have been happy if it could pick up everything I'm able to hear, but it actually captures much more then that. Dogs can't hear as good as this thing does!

As Sam mentioned, it can be connected to a PC. The interface for this is dirt simple. You just plug it into USB, select Connect and it's like you have a second sound card. GoldWave showed it in it's drop down menu without needed a restart or any nonsense. I set the H4n as input, my sound card as output and I'm in business.

As a portable unit I walked around yard with some quality headphones and it was like I had super hearing. I could hear every blade of grass being crushed under my feet. Everything sounded like I was sitting in an iMax theater. I'm beyond happy with the quality of this thing.
It has a variety of filters too. Various effects and stuff but more importantly the basic stuff like high pass filters to cut the drone of air conditioning units and shit you can't always escape from.

I've only had it a few hours so I don't have any bombass samples for you guys to listen to yet but I am very happy with my purchase!


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Array of mics that can pick out locations in stadiums and other large crowed places:
http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2010/10/super-microphone-picks-out-single-voice-in-a-crowded-stadium/

Be sure to check out the video.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 11:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's pretty cool.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 7:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A shame they didn't use this in the soccer world cup, could've eliminated some of the dreaded vuvuzela sounds.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Internet radio site for oldskool video game music. Feel the inspiration!
http://www.kohina.com/
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kohina is pretty good, but IIRC all their streams are in OGG format, which can fuxxor some netradio appliances that only support MP3. Sadly, I've got one ^_^

Nectarine is good... when it's up and running. They have consistency issues, but when they are up and running it's a huuuuuuuge selection of music.

Keygen-FM is also nice. It has a smaller and more focused selection of tunes, though!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If anyone knows where I could download an archive of the kohina tracks that would be very nice.

I've been trying to find such thing for years(not 24/7 of course) but without any luck, so I sometimes keep the machine running for a few days, using Streamripper plugin for winamp to grab the tunes.

The only problem with that is that it never gets the beginning/end of the tracks 100% right, so the individual files always end up with a bit of the next tune in the end and a bit of the previous tune in the beginning.

(why am I even ripping them? for places with slow/no internet of course (or to prepare for doomsday, should I ever run out of internet due to war or any other reason))
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 6:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The closest thing I know of is AMP or Nectarine, but neither allows mass downloading. Back ~2 years ago, before it crashed, Nectarine had ~19000 songs.
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Mass downloading would be preferred (something like the HighVoltageSidCollection, except crossplatform and not just C64). Another thing is that most (if not all) tunes on mod archive sites are in the original file format and it is assumed (I read that occasionally, don't remember where) that the emulation players never do a 100% accurate playback of the original tunes (sometimes these might be small inaccuracies other times whole channels and instruments are played wrong (too loud, too low, too fast, to slow, etc...)).

On kohina.org (at least that's what they claim) the tunes are high quality recordings of the original tunes played on the original hardware, which gives almost 100% accuracy. (It can never be 100% accurate due to lossy encodings, limits in digital recordings (Listening to SID tunes on the original chip with its crystal clear output and then comparing that to a recording of the same tune can be a difference like day and night.)
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The iPhone App Modizer is pretty sweet. It has a built in browser for HVSC, ModArchive, and some other tracked music collections. Plus it plays nearly everything (NSF's!).
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2010 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The SID playback is pretty crappy though.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 7:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

KeygenJukebox. Rather self-explanatory.



Edit:

I forgot to mention the most notable part of the link... each song has a download link.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 7:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's pretty sweet. Most of the songs on those types of apps suck but once in awhile you hear a good one and wonder who the fuck made it or where it came from. At least here you've got a safe place to listen.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, wow. I love this. Keygen music is always so chippy and delicious. I'll be listening all day, now.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 10, 2010 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For those who may care but did not notice, I am porting my synth code to Android and supporting/expanding the SFXR file format. This will hopefully involve a complete new GUI, including a parametric tracker-like interface for composing music.

Requests welcome here.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 4:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This video shows off Ableton (or Ableton Live). This dude recreates Prodigy's, "Smack My Bitch Up". It's an impressive video even if you have no interest in making music.




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PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah yes, great video :)

I'm a complete Ableton fanboy and that video gets me every time. I literally can't watch it without opening up the program and creating something :)
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love the deconstruction. Had no idea how much of the original song was samples (they did so many destructive tweaks to it). Had no idea none of the vocals were performed.

I used to use Ableton too, until the app went stupid on me and they never fixed it (outrageous MIDI desync).
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2016 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RISE FROM YOUR GRAVE!

It's GDC, and apparently they do a many GB of free SFX giveaway now.

https://www.reddit.com/r/gamedev/comments/4adlsk/16gb_of_high_quality_sound_effects_the_sonniss/

Last years pack, and much more:

https://gamesounds.xyz/
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