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larschance

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Speech packs
« on: September 14, 2023, 01:11:38 PM »

Following an interest in micmonster voices I would like to announce some forthcoming speech packs which have taken some while to create. As those of you who have tried this, it takes a lot of meticulous and patient work.

I bought into micmonster and they have offered some emotions such as terrified and excited but to me they do not yet sound sufficiently emotional to be of use. Hopefully as they develop further they may serve our needs. Meanwhile, I have chosen among the more interesting voices of different nationalities for the players pleasure. They can be mixed and matched if desired or just used as issued.

Bear in mind micmonster talks in the language you provide so not being fluent in foreign my conversions are in English with accents. Marcost also told me the frequency in micmonster is different to the Il2 programme so the packs sound quieter if used alongside stock packs e.g. SA fighters escorting US bombers.

1.  SA folder AI (Artificial Intelligence). An African pack for the expanded SAAF campaign that will run to 107 missions. We are currently testing mission 97 and Marcost has helped mod the voices I converted at micmonster. The pack under folder SA will come with the campaign set up. There is an Afrikaans ground control and the leader is English South African. The other voices are from nearby countries as 'guests' so I hope nobody is offended by this.

2. ID folder AI. An Indian AF pack for an Indian AF campaign which will follow the SAAF campaign. That pack will come with the Indian campaign. Luckily there are quite a few Indian languages and in real life the air force used men from many backgrounds, so it makes for an interesting mix of accents.

3. GB folder AI. I have created a mixed nationality RAF squadron as many were. This will contain English, New Zealand, Free French, Portuguese, American, Australian, Czech, Polish and Norwegian pilots. That may change if I find better voices. Sorry to the Canadians as I could not find a decent voice for you guys yet.

4. GB folder Human. I asked for volunteers among my friends and neighbours to become a new GB Squadron. 20 people joined in so I have enough recordings for two squadrons or more. Some voices are better than others of course but I will issue them all so you can choose for yourself which you prefer.

Instructions on how to install and use these will follow soon. You can hear an example on Youtube thanks to Douglas Rangel aka Nichtmere with his recent SAAF missions uploaded this week.

I hope you will enjoy these packs as a difference, even if they are not as professional as the stock packs.

All this computer work has caused me back pains so I have to ease up for now. Getting older sucks.

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vonofterdingen

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Re: Speech packs
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2023, 03:13:11 PM »

I have been beta testing these along with Nichtmere and Lars himself. I find them very immersive. Whiskey Sierra was very helpful in showing us how to attach different speech packs to different squadrons, and I have been experimenting with that feature. In addition to the SAAF pack, which is a nice change from the GB voices that the SAAF currently uses, I've used Lars' mixed nationality pack in a TGA Spanish Civil War campaign I am flying. It is a lot of fun, and very refreshing to hear new voices. It blends in with nicely with the existing French, Russian, Spanish, and English voices you might expect to hear in the SCW Republican side.

I am also experimenting with using Lars' packs to add variety to existing RAF missions. I find that I can have 3 different RAF squadrons that use distinctly different voice actors in the same campaign/mission. So I have one mission squadron using the stock RAF speech, one using the mixed (or Commonwealth as I like to think of it), and one using the pack created by Lars' friends. I think there are many interesting possibilities here.
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David Prosser

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Re: Speech packs
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2023, 12:16:19 AM »

Thanks for the hard work. I'll try them when they're available.

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Re: Speech packs
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2023, 01:04:07 PM »

#Hyped
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