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2021/08/16 08:03:21 (permalink)

Voice alias including Pitch and Speed?

Hi,
maybe I missed something, but as far as I understand, it is not possible to specify a certain pitch and/or speed when adding a voice alias like
{{@+Erz=com.google.android.tts,de_DE,de-de-x-deg-local}}, but only when using that alias later, like {{@Erz#p=0.8,v=0.7}}.
That works fine, but it would be more comfortable for creating characters in a multi-voice audio-novela, if the full sound specification was set in the alias itself, like e.g.
{{@+Erz=com.google.android.tts,de_DE,de-de-x-deg-local#p=0.8,v=0.7}} and activating these settings by just {{@Erz}}.
I have tried @voice's pronunciation replacement feature as a work-around, but the alias recognition seems to be executed before the replacement happens and the braces' content is just read aloud then.
Do you think it is possible to improve this feature - or am I just doing something wrong?
Thank you in advance,
Tim

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    Re: Voice alias including Pitch and Speed? 2021/08/16 14:45:27 (permalink)
    Hi Tim,
    I can consider enhancing the voice instructions to include your request, particularly if other users post their support for such change here too.
     
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    Re: Voice alias including Pitch and Speed? 2021/08/16 23:58:38 (permalink)
    Hi Greg, thank you for your quick reply. At least now I know that it is not just me overlooking a feature.
    Even though it is not a vital, but convenience feature only, supporting requests from other users would be appreciated ;)
    Best regards
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    Re: Voice alias including Pitch and Speed? 2021/08/17 14:40:32 (permalink)
    Hi Tim,
    I made a test build, @Voice ver. 23.4.11, which I published at this time only on my web site. Please download it from https://hyperionics.com/atVoice page and test well, let me know if it works for your correctly. See below how to use it.

    Ver. 23.4.11, Aug. 17, 2021

    * Experimental build, published only on this web site. The voice definitions for voice changes can now optionally contain # character followed by instructions to set the voice speed, pitch and volume. Example below - Angel is a Spanish voice definition accepted by older versions of @Voice, AngelFast is a new definition with voice control instructions.

    {{@+Angel=com.google.android.tts, es_ES, es-es-x-eed-local}}
    {{@+AngelFast=com.google.android.tts, es_ES, es-es-x-eed-local#s=1.3,p=1.4,v=0.5}}
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    Re: Voice alias including Pitch and Speed? 2021/08/18 09:58:21 (permalink)
    Hi Greg,

    I'm impressed. I didn't expect my feature request to be fulfilled so fast!
    I didn't do a full verification/validation, but the pitch, speed and volume in the alias definition seems to work fine, and new values specified when the alias is used are relative to that ones in the alias definition - I didn't think of this before, but I think it is perfect this way!
    But I guess I've found one bug (not necessarily related to your latest change): when using an alias with a typo (e.g. {{@Angle}} instead of Angel in your example), the last sentence before that is read repeatedly (endless).

    Best regards and many thanks once again
    Tim
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    Re: Voice alias including Pitch and Speed? 2021/08/18 15:26:14 (permalink)
    Interesting bug, thank you for telling me about it, Tim! Will try to reproduce this and see what's going on in the code.
     
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    Re: Voice alias including Pitch and Speed? 2021/08/18 18:01:04 (permalink)
    I now fixed this bug and released ver. 23.4.12 of @Voice to this web site, and also to the beta-test channel on Google Play. Tim, let me know if you find any more problems with voice change annotations, or anything else in the app. Thank you!
     
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