I spent the weekend messing around with Audacity to create some voice lines for the Moderators in Spamocalypse. Here’s the interim results:
Here’s how I did this.
- Type the rough version of what I wanted to say into this online Shakespearean translator, and copy the results.
On my terminal, run the following command to instruct eSpeak to create a sound file, using a (somewhat robotic) North English accent, and replacing $RESULTS with the results of the last step:
espeak -w $FILENAME.wav -v en-uk-north "$RESULTS"
- Import the file into Audacity, and convert it to a stereo track.
- Slow it down by 20%.
- Add a reverb effect.
- Duplicate the track, and add the Wahwah effect
- Export as an OGG file
I was trying to go for something like the Hammer Haunts in Thief, and I don’t think I got there. It still sounds a bit robotic to me, but it’ll do as a placeholder for now.