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We're a recording company located in Seoul, Korea.
We're currently working on a TTS(text-to-speech) development project and in need of a friendly, nice, accurate female voice with neutral British accent.
Also we need the data to be produced and edited and sent to Korea.
Hope we can find a charming voice and excellent producer.
followings are general information and requirments of TTS recording.
Since TTS technology preserves the intrinsic voice characteristics, the Voice Talents' voice should be in line with the targeted Text-to-Speech applications. These are typically reading of short messages, weather forecasts, navigation instructions, person names, telephone numbers, email messages, stock quote information, etc.
Pronunciation and Prosody
Besides a professional pronunciation, the Voice Talent should have good control of prosody (volume, intonation and rhythm) and be able to apply a standard, non-marked prosody. The voice talent should read the scripts in a well-articulated way, keeping in mind a possible end application of the TTS system eg an automatic attendant system that provides information to callers, or a mobile device that reads out incoming SMS messages. Such information is given in a clear, friendly way but at the same time neutral (i.e. voice talents should not act and get too much involved in the contents of the scripts they will have to read!).
Consistent Voice Quality
TTS technology uses the natural recordings made by the Voice Talent. Hence, it is imperative that the voice quality and timbre should be constant over all recordings. Other aspects where high consistency is needed include : amplitude, pitch, speech rate, prosody (intonation and rhythm).
Voice Talent Availability
The time needed to record the data for a Text-to-Speech system would typically range from 10 to 14 days (with typically 3 to maximum 4 hours per day, adding up to some 30 hours of recording in total).
For certain add-ons extra recordings may be needed later on in the development phase of the Text-to-Speech system. Therefore, we want to make sure that besides the recording period needed to record the basic scripts, the Voice Talent is also available for extra recording sessions, should this be required (which is unlikely).
There are a number of technical requirements that should be respected for RealSpeak™ recordings:
- Sampling frequency: 22,050 Hz or higher (16 bit mono).
- File format: Windows PCM wav files.
- Clipping, clicks, etc. must be avoided.
- Preferred amplitude is in the 24,000 – 30,000 range (sample value).
- Recordings should be flat, linear recordings without any hardware or software equalization or dynamic range compression performed on them.
- Segment the data by sentences.
2009-03-12 05:03:42 GMT 2009-03-16 22:02:48 (GMT -05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada) Yes (click here to learn more about ) Closed - Note: This project was manually closed by the voice seeker before it reached its original deadline. 11 11 0 direct invitation(s) have been sent by the voice seeker resulting in 0 audition(s) and/or proposal(s) so far. Voice123 SmartCast is seeking 50 auditions and/or proposals for this project (approx.) Invitations sent by SmartCast have resulted in 11 audition(s) and/or proposal(s) so far.
• Audio files must be delivered via FTP/Dropbox/Google Drive/cloud OR
• Audio files must be delivered by regular mail
• Provide voice direction
< SMS >
Honey, I am free after 2, so just drop by my office around 2:30.
Hey darling. I can pick you up at college if you tell me when & where. love Pete.
I'm so sad when you're gone. Come back soon. Miss you!
Sorry, mom, but did you make an appointment with the doctor?
< Novel >
Once upon a time, there was a little girl called Dorothy. Dorothy lived on a farm in Kansas, America. She lived with her aunt, her uncle and her little dog, Toto.
One day, Dorothy's aunt and uncle were out working on the farm. Dorothy was in the farmhouse playing with Toto.
Suddenly, a whirlwind came and carried the farmhouse away. Dorothy was very frightened.
< Navigation Direction >
Ahead, keep left. Interstate 405 (four hundred and five) north bound.
Follow, interstate 405 (four hundred and five) north bound, towards Seattle for 113 (one hundred and thirteen) miles.
Right turn ahead. Northwest 23rd (twenty third) avenue.
After 1.6 (one point six) miles, take the exit left, interstate 5 south bound towards Salem.
< News >
NASA unveiled a new policy for dealing with the media on Thursday, after accusations it had censored space agency scientists on global warming and the origins of the universe.
"Scientific and technical information from or about space agency programs and projects will be accurate and unfiltered," the new policy stated.
The release came nearly two months after the resignation of a 24-year-old NASA public affairs staff member, George Deutsch, who told space agency writers to refer to the big bang as a "theory" because NASA should not discount "intelligent design by a creator."
Most scientists believe a monster explosion, the big bang, gave birth to the universe.
< Cell phone Instruction >
To create a message, say, 'Send' and the command system will prompt you for the contact name, number, or group and then will automatically start a text message.
If the contact has more then one number, the system will prompt you for the number type.
When using 'Send' command, speak clearly and say the number, group name, or name exactly as it is entered in your contact list.
< Digit >
nine nine three, four three nine two.
five zero three, five eight eight five.
eight six five, five zero eight eight.
eight three eight, four zero nine nine.
two five eight, seven five zero two.
eight zero eight, six six six eight.
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