PhotoShop for Voice

Has PhotoShop been good for photography?  Don’t answer that.  Either way, does it follow that an analogous device or program would be good for voice-acting? That’s the basic question, I guess.  The only reason I can think of as to why someone would want to...
Voice Synth is Ba-a-a-a-ack

Voice Synth is Ba-a-a-a-ack

7 years ago, in October of 2009, I wrote a series of articles about the challenge presented to our business by artificial voices. See: Voice Synth…not just in the future Synthetic Voices – this time with digital code! ‘Touched a (Synthetic?) Nerve!...
This VO Issue Won’t Go Away

This VO Issue Won’t Go Away

October of last year, I launched into a series of blogs about synthetic voices.  It got a lot of responses, and landed on John Florian’s VoiceOverXtra site, too. The idea that a machine can even BEGIN to affect the subtle nuances of a human voice for...
‘Touched a (Synthetic?) Nerve!

‘Touched a (Synthetic?) Nerve!

Reaction to my blog post about new advances in synthetic speech (Synthetic Voice: Revolutionary or Repugnant) was mixed, but almost all agreed the sample voice on the Loquendo site was better than any had heard before. Before I get into some of the responses, let me...