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Voice acting with a laptop microphone...

Discussion in 'Sound / Music Art' started by Alok, Aug 22, 2016.

  1. Alok

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    Yes, as the title says, my laptop doesn't have a mic-in jack like my old computer had, but a combo jack, so I can't use my external microphone, but only my laptop's bad internal mic. Anyway, I'd like to see what you think about my voice acting, although I know these probably won't be good for shite with this sound quality. I also didn't bother to edit them because the sound quality is already bad, although some of these voices should be edited and are edited in-game.
    If I ever get satisfactory equipment, or find a way to use the external microphone on my laptop, I will create another thread. However, if you like the crispiness of my microphone as it is now, I'm open for requests. Note, though, that I am not a professional voice actor.
    The sound files of the WC3 characters which I found I could reproduce most accurately are provided in the .zip file in the attachment of this post, along with some other voices.

    I can't do:
    - High voices
    - Screams
    - Female voices

    I won't do:
    - Anything extremely loud
    - Anything with sexual content or bad language

    I can do:
    - Deeper voices
    - Growls
    - Certain other extreme voices

    CURRENTLY NOT OPEN FOR REQUESTS

    Edit: What the hell? The .zip file disappeared from the attachment. I fixed it now.
    Edit 2: Edited the sound files and created some new ones by editing.
    Edit 3: Added what I can and what I can't do.
    Edit 4: Added what I won't do.
    Edit 5: Added Environment.zip with more sound files.
     

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  2. deepstrasz

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    Try not to speak directly towards/into the microphone. I also suggest a free program like Audacity to compress the sound waves and reduce the noise of your files.
     
  3. Alok

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    Ok, I'm gonna try that. I already have Audacity, but I'm afraid it wouldn't sound too good even with editing because the quality of the microphone sound.
     
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    Then, get a better one. It's your hobby. Invest in it.
     
  5. Alok

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  6. Alok

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    I've edited the sound files and created some new ones by editing. If anyone has any tips for working with Audacity, please tell me.
     
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    Hi, I would like to request something regarding from my Project i've been making... I would like to request 3 Sets of Sounds. (A sound of a Tortured Person (Electric Torture), A Person who's being Engulfed in flames (A scene from Prometheus and 28 Weeks earlier) and a death gargle sound.

    PS, Please send the final result here, Reward will be a free avatar + Signature and also a banner for your Voice-acting service here in hive :3
     

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    If you want it exactly like in the movie, I'm afraid I can't do it, since I can't scream, my voice is too deep for that. I should've put in the first post things I can't do: scream, high voices, female voices. I can do: deeper voices, growl, certain other extreme voices. You can see the range of my voice in my clips (the Baby voice clip has increased pitch since the edit, though, so it's not totally my voice).
    Can you send me the clips? I haven't watched those movies. Although, if it's screaming again, I can't do it.
    I can try that, though if you want me to sound exactly like Wolf, I can't do it, since he has a high voice.

    Edit: Here's my first take on the death sound. My shitty microphone makes it sound more like an alien dying, though, so I'm not sure I could do this with good quality. I've also found something interesting while editing the sound so I also did this CallOfTheDepths sound in case someone needs it. Both of the sound files are in the .zip file in attachment of this post.
     

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    Why not order it from ebay? :)
     
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    It says they don't ship here where I live. And I don't have an internet payment card anyway.
    Edit: Plus, shipping from so far away requires both long time and high taxes. I also don't know whether that converter really is the one that I need, and I can't buy it "blind" and then find out that it's the wrong one.

    Nah, that's not the converter I need. I've found the one I need and... it costs more than a microphone.

    Anyway, I'm pretty busy right now, so I'm no longer open for requests. I will write a message here when I'll be open for requests again. That probably won't be before I get better equipment too.
     
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    You can find some work on other game engine forums if you're determined with voice acting. So there will be a reason to buy better equipment for your work too. I can get some good acting from the zip audios but the mic quality destroys it im afraid :(
     
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    Nah, I never plan doing this professionally.
     
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    Well you made this thread, seems like it would be a priority to me.
     
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    That's like the last thing on my mind right now.
     
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    You gotta think of it more! Think of the possibilities!