US Male Voice Audio Data for TTS

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US Male Voice Audio Data for TTS 
We are a company that specializes in text-to-speech solutions with its proprietary technology.
In the framework of building new synthetic voices for commercial use we need audio data recorded from a human speaker.
We shall need recordings from a male voice talent for US-English (buy-out production). The script to be recorded is about 4000 sentences in plain English (varying from short to long ones), which outcomes to roughly - at about 8-9 hours of net speech.
Our technology takes recordings from a voice talent and then via specific software it can read aloud any text with a voice similar to the voice of the original speaker. Of course the final result is not perfect like a natural recording, but depending on the voice and recording’s settings, it can work well. Nevertheless, do not consider this as a competitive to the voice talent as it will never be able to sound as natural as the real human, and it will only be capable of pronouncing everything in a neutral/dull style.
The required accent is the General American one.
The audio should be delivered in chunks of 10s or 20s sentences if not possible to deliver a file for each sentence.
The pace of the reading should not be fast, but a bit slower than natural speech, with good articulation, with no acting or too rich an intonation. In no case however should it sound unnatural (in neither pace or intonation).
During project execution, reference sample data will be provided for intonation and speaking style.
Estimated project time is 45 days.
Thank you for your cooperation! 
2014-09-30 09:38:10 GMT
2014-10-08 16:00:00 (GMT +02:00) Israel 
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Project Parameters

The Voice Actor should be located in:
Fixed - USD 2500
Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)
100 Pages
English - USA and Canada
General American (GA), Standard American English (SAE)
Young Adult Male OR Middle Age Male
• Audio files must be delivered via FTP/Dropbox/Google Drive/cloud
• Deliver edited and finished voice tracks
Not defined
This is a non-union project

Script Details

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Script Sample
1 # These nationalists, when failed in their attempt, and lost the war, are obviously now attempting to brainwash people through internet.
2 # So much new research has appeared, that in November the Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, and the National Institute on Drug Abuse, will publish a one hundred page supplement, devoted entirely to marijuana.
3 # The race settled down into a contest of durability, on a track foul with exhaust fumes and simmering with bake-oven heat.
4 # Carson McCullers' play about an unhappy twelve-year-old girl, with, Julie Harris and Ethel Waters, in their original Broadway parts.
5 # And with his black cape flapping behind him, Father Pedro, strides among them, swinging his schoolmaster's pointer, stopping to laugh and chat, just as his uncle once did.
6 # The fort lewis military facility is about two hundred miles east of here.
7 # Said he, Culture is being lost among oxidized jukeboxes, and television sets, and petrified bubble gum.
8 # Republican Vice Presidential Candidate Richard Nixon, has been receiving an extra expense allowance from between fifty and one hundred, ever since he entered the Senate, in nineteen fifty one.
9 # Fifty two military personnel have been killed along with approximately seventy civilians.
10 # Death of a train is a crime novel by wills crofts, published in nineteen forty six. 
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