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11/01/2017 19:20:32

PatMarrNCMuvizu mogul
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There are lots of ways to create audio tracks for your characters' dialog. Here's one of them:
(You'll be able to see the menus better if you watch it full screen)




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12/01/2017 04:04:29

Rocque
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Pat,
Thank you so much for this tutorial. I learned a lot from it. I usually make individual files one at a time with Audacity and it takes me a long time to do it that way. That was excellent and is going to help me in the future. I could never get Muvizu to give my files different names either. Maybe they fixed that. Or maybe it was because I save as MP3 files. It was never easy at all. I think I would only make one dialog and then record that sequence with the one line, then make a new sequence.

When I do have time to start making more animations this is going to help a lot.
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12/01/2017 04:15:45

PatMarrNCMuvizu mogul
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gee, you sure know how to say all the stuff I want to hear, Rocque! Thank you for your kindness!

Ya da Ma'am!
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12/01/2017 04:21:08

bigwallyMuvizu mogulExperimental user
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Very straight forward and direct! Not fancy and flashy, but to the point. I wish all demos were like this. (And no Scottish accents!)
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12/01/2017 04:27:14

Rocque
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PatMarrNC wrote:
gee, you sure know how to say all the stuff I want to hear, Rocque! Thank you for your kindness!

Ya da Ma'am!


So when you need a cute girl voice I will volunteer mine. I am not sure how cute it will be. That depends on pitch adjustments and the character you design. Clayster has promised me I can be a cow again, and his cows are awfully cute!! It will take some effort to go beyond the Clayster cows, but that is the fun and challenge of voice acting. Now it will be even easier with your tutorial I won't have a window open for each line I record. This will be a huge time saver.
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12/01/2017 04:28:25

bigwallyMuvizu mogulExperimental user
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The following apology is from John H. Collins (aka: BigWally)

I wish to humbly apologize for anything I said untoward anyone who speaks in Scottish accents. My comment was a wayward attempt at humor and I have a high regard for the Scots. In fact, I am part Scottish. I have many Scottish friends. Once again, I humbly apologize.

Anime Sweat
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12/01/2017 04:44:50

PatMarrNCMuvizu mogul
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@BigWally
unfortunately, my staccato accent is probably hard for EVERYBODY to understand!
And you are so good natured, I'm sure nobody would ever read ill intent into any of your comments!

@Rocque
I'll take you up on your pretty girl voice when a project requires one! Thanks for the offer! (I happen to know you have a mic that generates very clean output!)

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12/01/2017 04:53:02

Rocque
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bigwally wrote:
The following apology is from John H. Collins (aka: BigWally)

I wish to humbly apologize for anything I said untoward anyone who speaks in Scottish accents. My comment was a wayward attempt at humor and I have a high regard for the Scots. In fact, I am part Scottish. I have many Scottish friends. Once again, I humbly apologize.

Anime Sweat



Going off on another direction, but your disclaimer made me do it.
I just spent 10 minutes on a clever reply to this, but I guess it insulted my computer that I also have a high regard for, and magically my post disappeared. Oh well, it probably was for the best.
It is a shame that we can not have humor for the sake of humor anymore, and have to have disclaimers or apologize in advance for those we might offend because we are being funny.

Did you know that a Scotsman had never won at Wimbledon so aliens started turning people into them? This is how it started.
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12/01/2017 06:20:14

primaveranz
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bigwally wrote:
The following apology is from John H. Collins (aka: BigWally)

I wish to humbly apologize for anything I said untoward anyone who speaks in Scottish accents. My comment was a wayward attempt at humor and I have a high regard for the Scots. In fact, I am part Scottish. I have many Scottish friends. Once again, I humbly apologize.

Anime Sweat


Yah wee tawllybam sassenach! Uh've a gude mine, tae mak ye watch this the noo :- https://vimeo.com/103980737

But I wouldn't be that cruel really
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12/01/2017 06:21:08

primaveranz
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Rocque wrote:


Did you know that a Scotsman had never won at Wimbledon so aliens started turning people into them? This is how it started.


That'll be how Andy Murray won it then
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12/01/2017 10:12:53

IanSExperimental userMuvizu staff
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Superb tutorial PatMarrNC, you've definitely got a knack for this
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12/01/2017 13:19:00

PatMarrNCMuvizu mogul
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primaveranz wrote:
Yah wee tawllybam sassenach! Uh've a gude mine, tae mak ye watch this the noo :- https://vimeo.com/103980737

But I wouldn't be that cruel really


Wow... Primaveranz... am I interpreting the evidence correctly when I conclude that you wrote that standup routine then animated it? It would have been an awesome animation project even if you just animated somebody else's recorded act... but if you wrote and performed AND animated the whole deal, that is spectacular! LOTS of talent on display there! And it's truly funny and engaging too!

Thanks for sharing! More, more!
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12/01/2017 13:20:03

PatMarrNCMuvizu mogul
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IanS wrote:
Superb tutorial PatMarrNC, you've definitely got a knack for this

Thanks Ian! Very kind of you to offer me that encouragement! I do appreciate it!
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12/01/2017 13:45:54

Rocque
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primaveranz wrote:


That'll be how Andy Murray won it then


Andy Murray=a typical ordinary human until aliens from space transformed him into a Scotsman!
They had to wait years to finally transform the right one. Most went off to fight wars or became
stand up comics, or animators...haha.

Never argue with a Monty Python skit because they are just much too silly.
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12/01/2017 17:52:18

primaveranz
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PatMarrNC wrote:


Wow... Primaveranz... am I interpreting the evidence correctly when I conclude that you wrote that standup routine then animated it?


Yes I did. But I was promised some beer if I did it, and that is always a great motivator. However, said booze never materialsed!
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12/01/2017 19:00:38

PurpleDrazi
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To go back to the pitch-shifting done to get the other voices - another really useful tool that is in some audio software or via plug-ins (can audacity take vst plug-ins?), is the formant shifter - this is better at shifting male to female or vice versa as it changes the harmonics in the voice, not just pitch. Formants are big part of why male and female voices at the same pitch still sound distinctly male or female.
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12/01/2017 20:15:54

drewiExperimental user
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yes and no apparently...
http://manual.audacityteam.org/man/faq_installation_and_plug_ins.html#vst_install
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12/01/2017 23:10:18

PatMarrNCMuvizu mogul
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PurpleDrazi wrote:
To go back to the pitch-shifting done to get the other voices - another really useful tool that is in some audio software or via plug-ins (can audacity take vst plug-ins?), is the formant shifter - this is better at shifting male to female or vice versa as it changes the harmonics in the voice, not just pitch. Formants are big part of why male and female voices at the same pitch still sound distinctly male or female.


great suggestion, PurpleDrazi! Can you recommend a VST with formant shifting? I have a plugin called melodyne which has formant shifting.. I'll have to add it to the Audacity plugin directory and give it a test!
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13/01/2017 01:48:55

Nahton
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Great tutorial Pat. I wish it had been around when I first tried Muvizu a few years ago.
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13/01/2017 02:27:40

PatMarrNCMuvizu mogul
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Nahton wrote:
Great tutorial Pat. I wish it had been around when I first tried Muvizu a few years ago.

Thanks Nahton! I figure there will always be new people trying Muvizu since it is very affordable and easy to use... and when they do, all the same questions will arise over and over again. So now that we know what topics typically get a lot of questions, it makes sense to start addressing any that aren't already explained in other tutorials.
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