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    has anyone recorded there own voices for IG?

    just wondering if anyone has recorded there own voices for IG?
    although i like the default ladies voice, im starting to get a little tired of her
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    That would be pretty creepy to hear myself announce turns

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    Quote Originally Posted by liquid_smoke
    just wondering if anyone has recorded there own voices for IG?
    although i like the default ladies voice, im starting to get a little tired of her
    Correct me if I am wrong but I think with NaviVoice you can replace the IGuidance voice files with SAPI 5 voice files.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aoLhaTer
    That would be pretty creepy to hear myself announce turns
    FOr some of them it would be badass. I wouldn't mind hearing myself say "You fukcin idiot, you missed the turn! " .. stupid thigs like "turn left" though would be lame and creepy/weird.

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    well i wasnt thinking record your "own" voice, but have a lady friend with a nice voice and record her. Wondering if anyone has done it yet. Im not sure if i would want to hear anyone i know personaly.

    @gbh, are sapi5 voices human? or computer generated?
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    Quote Originally Posted by liquid_smoke
    well i wasnt thinking record your "own" voice, but have a lady friend with a nice voice and record her. Wondering if anyone has done it yet. Im not sure if i would want to hear anyone i know personaly.

    @gbh, are sapi5 voices human? or computer generated?
    Sapi5 are computer generated but some of them sound pretty good. A lot of people use Att natural voices or NeoSpeech. I am using a Cepestral voice because it was like $24.00(I think) and it sounds pretty good. Although I would really like to buy ScanSoft Heather (extremely sexy).

    I haven't changed the IG voices but I have NaviVoice set up so it talks back to me and it sounds pretty good.

    I read somewhere that if you change the IG files with human recorded files you need the speaker to be extremely disciplined. Apparantly it pieces together .wav files to make a sentence so if everything isn't recorded with the same pitch, tone volume it doesn't sound very good.

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    i was gonna have my friend do it for me bu tyeah too much work

    FOr some of them it would be badass. I wouldn't mind hearing myself say "You fukcin idiot, you missed the turn! " .. stupid thigs like "turn left" though would be lame and creepy/weird.
    that would be funny if u did that in someone elses car without them knowing ;-)

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    i always wanted to do this too, have it say something like "Left turn, 200 meters and your passenger is an ***" or ''id hit it"
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    Quote Originally Posted by scott_fx
    i always wanted to do this too, have it say something like "Left turn, 200 meters and your passenger is an ***" or ''id hit it"
    scott fx for the win!

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    I plan to add voice nav to my GPS software, pretty easy to get voices and break them up into word wav files then play them in the right order to generate full basic speech.

    I plan to do voice notifications like:

    "x% of total travel distance completed" (long drive trips)
    "x satellites now visible, y used for tracking"
    "Estimated time of arrival x hours y minutes, z seconds"
    "Distance from destination is now increasing"

    I wonder at the fine line of amazement and annoyance
    Maybe the first few hours will be "cor thats cool" followed by "grrrr".
    (Must remember to put enable/disable voice alerts in software options)

    I also plan to have a programmable amp audio input system.
    Can (via software) turn off normal stereo input (or MP3) and switch to computer line out to perform voice messages then switch back to stereo or MP3.

    Although wouldnt it suck listening to your fav song head banging the steering wheel followed by silence and some lame *** computer voice saying something you didnt need to hear then a blast of music returning.

    (Perhaps a 'dont disturb me, this is my fav song(s)' option?)
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