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Project Recruitment - Life Of a Terran

Discussion in 'StarCraft II Modding' started by Doctor-Pepper, Dec 19, 2009.

  1. Tylon

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    We do not have a voice actor yet.

    As long as you can speak clear english we will definitely give it a try.
    We don't need voice acting for any map right now, but it'd be great if you could pick up some quotes from any Starcraft unit and record them... Just to hear what your voice is like.

    Since I'm a Sound Designer, you can just PM me the link to the sound files if you don't want everyone to hear it.
     
  2. SasuhKun

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    Ok, thanks. By the way, just to speed things up, you know where I could find the sound files? Infortunaly, I don't have SC, though I have read the lore and love it. Would like to buy it soon.
     
  3. Doctor-Pepper

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    Try youtube :D
     
  4. Tylon

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  5. Dr Super Good

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    Make sure sound files have a high sample rate and I do not advise sending him the compressed (MP4/other lossy) file as logically filters to remove noise will have to be applied.
     
  6. SasuhKun

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    Ok, thanks.
     
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    Just adding on to what DSG said, always remember to save as full sound files, and not compressed ones.
    Good
    .OGG
    .WAV
    .MP3

    Bad
    .MP4
    .WMA
    .AAC
     
  8. SasuhKun

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    It is so awful... I'll never made it ç-ç

    I recorded the Selected Phrases from the Marine and Ghost (at least the ones they talked on the video, so you can compare.)

    Edit: How can I take the echo out? I'm using Sound Forge.

    Edit: I've removed the attachments because for some reason the mp3 sounded horribly, while in the Sound Forge they've sounded good (Somewhat good.) I'll try to fix it, but I don't know.

    Edit: Did it. I think.
     

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  9. Doctor-Pepper

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    Sounds like a male prostitute hitting on a bunch of drunk guys :)
    But its good, we can use that.
    Now try saying:

    Welcome to Life of a Terran
    Visit our website for the latest version of the map
    www.lifeofaterran.com
     
  10. SasuhKun

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    ...Right.

    Edit: Sorry, but... again english is not my native language, so...

    how exactly do you say the url? (a "translation" from mine would be double u double u double period life of a terran period com... is it that?)

    Edit: Tylon, can you tell me more about Sound Designing? Maybe (if you guys want, of course) I could fit in as it too. (And would be auto sufficient... I would manage my own voice acts! :B)

    And I also (maybe) could be a Promotional Agent. I'm the chieftain of a clan, and friends of some clans, and I'm on Metastasis Forum (Metastasis=Futuristic Map=Prolly SC Lovers=Prolly LoaT lovers)

    And I plan to make a replica of my clan on SC2.
     
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  11. Rispetto

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    Sasuh.. try to put more emotion into your voice.
    When saying "by the numbers, boys"

    Try something like this..

    "BY the numbers (pause), BOYS"

    And don't whisper so much. Scream it. Yell it. Reduce loudness in a program. When you mutter words it makes it difficult to understand.

    I would personally say remake those sound files, all of em. <.<
     
  12. Doctor-Pepper

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    Those sounds are just a test.
    We need full sentences now
     
  13. Hero_Lief

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    You say:
    Double you double you double you DOT Life Of A Terran DOT com

    Not period. When referring to a web site, we usually say dot, even though technically, yes, it's a period.
     
  14. Doctor-Pepper

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    What hero said,
    we are in search of the forum moderator. Sasuh, if you could learn how to use phpBB, you would have one of the most important jobs in the team
     
  15. Hero_Lief

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    Heh, don't forget DP, I could be a moderator. =p
     
  16. Tylon

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    Doesn't "latest updates" sound better?

    "Welcome to Life of a Terran
    Visit our website for the latest updates
    www.lifeofaterran.com"

    @Rispetto Good tips there.

    @SasuhKun Sound Designing in this case would be changin the pitch, noise, sound axis(if that makes any sense) and special effects... like adding a radio transmission effect.
     
  17. Doctor-Pepper

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    Hero, Its true, you could be
    But it takes a lot of time, you know that
    do you have any idea how phpBB works?
     
  18. Tharkas

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    For the male prostitutes in the game.

    About the marine imitation:
    First of all, have the mouth open before you start recording to prevent the tongue sounds.
    Now, in "Do you want a piece of me, boy", yes, you sound like a male prostitute, no excuses there. You tried to imitate the voice of the marine with your mouth instead of your throat. There the marine sounds like a talking cigarette pack, and to imitate that voice you must imitate a veteran smoker with the throat black of smoking.
    In the other two there's a lack of emotion.
    Anyway, you have a voice too soft for a marine, a rude hipermusculated son of a resoc tank where some of them were transformed from dangerous criminals into dangerous marines.

    The only and major problem of your Ghost imitation is that you try to imitate the effect of the mask with your own voice, while that effect should be added artificially (no, don't try to record the sound with a gas mask put on. It doesn't sound the same way ><).

    You have a good voice, but also a long way to go.
     
  19. SasuhKun

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    Thanks everyone for the help and feedback you've been providing. It makes it all so easy...

    @DP: I don't know how phBB works, but I could learn.

    @Hero_Lief: Thanks.

    @Rispetto: Will do.

    @Tylon: Yeah, latest updates involves more things aside from the map itself, like news, mods, forum, etc etc.

    @Tharkas: Thank you very much Tharkas, I think I got what you meant with the marine... yes, well, to see if it was good it would needed to be edited... so now I'll just use my natural voice. (Well, the first lines don't REALLY need emotion, but I'll try. Well, at least comparing to the extended/pissed lines.)

    Edit: I've just heard the Ghost again, and that's not the mask... (at least the one from SC2) His voice really is like that. Emotionless, almost bored, a somewhat clear muttering, and "something" in his throat, but not like the Marine. (Emotionless because of the things they implanted in their brains ya know. To focus, augment psychic abilities and all.)

    Edit: Remade the tests, put more than one version so you could have a greater reach of what I am capable, put two extras for Marine and Ghost, and also two versions of the sentence Dr. P told me to say. (I know, the website part is just horrible. And Tharkas, I did that "effect" on the ghost voice again because from what I heard, it really is his voice (aside from the radio and the mask) that does that, not the radio or the mask. Emotionless, bored, etc.

    Edit: Looks like I made some errors... sorry. Of the Marine's extra ended up in being one of the Ghost Extra. Sorry.
     

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  20. Tylon

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    Have been listening and playing around with your new recordings.

    First of all, watch out for the sharp S sounds. Listen to Ghost Extra 1-1 at "The world of innoncenSSH. The world of luSH forests..."

    And can you record the "welcome and website" sentence again?
    But this time say it with more emotion, and skip the Double you, double you, double you... sounded horrible.

    Say:
    Welcome to LIFE of a TERRAN!
    For the latest updates, visit our Website at LIFEofaTERRAN.COM!

    Search for "WoW commercial" on Youtube, and listen to the commercial speaker's voice. ;)