I had this crazy idea last night. well actually it was the result of my tinkering with vocaloid and a few things.
The idea was for a tts preschool album. that's right, a selection of childrens songs as sung by tts voices!
I already created 3 songs for the album (hello song, there are 7 days and days of the week in vocaloid), but this is going to be community drivin. Everyone will have an opportunity to have their tts version of a kids song featured on this album. (this includes kay jones's dectalk version of there are 7 days.).
It will be compiled from people who submit to these forums and from the dectalk archive (that means the examples from text assist are going to be featured!)
what do you think?
the link to the folder with the current version of the album is here:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/ … sp=sharing
And the link to get the entire album in one 7zip file is here:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-E0Q8 … sp=sharing
1 (edited by ammericandad2005 2017-02-10 17:42:54)
THat'd be pretty funny. Interested to see what comes of it
glad to see there are some people who actually think it's a good idea! I was kinda expecting some backlash from an infrequ forum member by the name of silverspadeace.
5 (edited by blindncool 2015-04-19 03:02:47)
You can download my Dectalk version of "Hakuna Matata" here. Please note: This is a text file and must be converted to wav format using the speak program. If you have any more ideas for songs, let me know.
Here are some other ideas: 10 in the bed, ragmopp, I am slowly going crazy.
by the way, it appears cae_jones is figuring out how to get the softvoice child voice to sing "there are 7 days (his dectalk version is on the album). an eloquence version is also being considered.
in updating the album, I nearly exhausted the dectalk archive. It now includes the appropriate (for the nature of the album) examples from text assist and the reading edge, which I credited to creative labs and t.v. Raymond, respectively.
by the way, I had an email with an attachment containing a zip file of all of snoopy botton's dectalk versions of childrens songs in text format. I lost it in a hard drive crash, however, and there doesn't seam to be a way to get it back.
I also found a program called chipspeech which is similar to vocaloid but emulating early speech synthesisers like the texis instruments speech chip and the mozer chip made back in 1975. It seamed promising at first, but then I found it's a vst and that it was made by plogue, who's previous vst (chipsounds) doesn't work that well with my vst hoast (reaper in this case). I'm also fearing the interface is completely inaccessible and that it's not even close to vocaloid in terms of how it works, you likely can't just import a midi and insert lyrics like you can with vocaloid. That's a darn shame, because I was going to get the emulated ti chip to sing "there are 7 days" for the album.
Here is a recording of the soft voice child voice singing there are 7 days.
@datajake1999, thanks! added to album.
@blindncool, did you consider doing what I requested in post 6 or are you only going to do dizney songs. I only did those 3 because they would've been played out (I'm a huge fred penner fan to this day).
also, is anyone going to do versions of any songs on the channels of super English kid and dany rosevear? SEK does mostly original songs that are very simple and repetitive, while dany rosevear mostly compiles traditional ones from around the world, almost like a modurn day peter and iona opy.
Once when I was volunteering for the Boys and Girls club, I heard several children's songs and I dedcided to write them in SATB form. I'll have to see if I can get back to work once I'm out of spring term from college.
1. what does SATB mean?
2. Where can I find that code?
@blindncool, I added the rest of your childrens songs (except for those specific to AAC, other than ABC communication) to the album. ABCC was included as a bonus track.
-new concept (counting) is now covered in the album along with the 3 times tables and a few language arts concepts (adverbs and conjunctions). the first of these concepts is covered by a new traditional song programming and the others by the inclusion of songs from schoolhouse rock.
- foreign language song ("allouett") is added as well.
-TV Raymond's versions of "a whole new world" and "chim chim cher ee" have been replaced by snoopy's versions which are more loyal to source material.
-the Arabian nights song by tv Raymond was removed completely because it contained command errors up the wazoo. If anyone can do a better version of that song, let me know by posting a link to your version so it can be added.
-several songs from "sound of music", "merry poppins", and "sesamy street" were added, along with one from the original film version of allis in wonderland.
Hay guys, could you get eloquence to sing "there are 7 days"?
@cae_jones, how is the eloquence version of there are 7 days coming along?
a small update. I added flint million's vocal writer version of "a whole new world" to the album.
I'm working on other songs right now. I'll upload them to sendspace later.
@Americandad, I don't think I've ever heard ragmopp and I am slowly going crazy. I can do I'm going slightly mad, though.
18 (edited by blindncool 2015-05-15 18:17:21)
Here's some songs. I finished them five days ago, but forgot to upload them on sendspace. It took me a while because I'm rather new to dectalk, and these are derived from versions I found on the internet somewhere. Note: I'm still working on a version of ten in the bed (which should be completed today). The songs are: Blow the man down, five little monkies and It's not easy being green. I hope you can use these, but i'm not exactly sure. Here's the sendspace link: https://www.sendspace.com/file/mwte0k
So, the computer I can get Eloquence to sing with does not want to give me a clean recording.
I have the code in a text file, though.
Also included the Mr Golden Sun song (code for eloquence, wave for dectalk).
For "There are Seven Days", I put each syllable on a separate line. I don't know that I could get the rhythm right without a backing sound to keep time. If someone can do this without needing a ton of editing, that would be great.
@blindncool,could you do I am going slightly mad for me?
@cae_jones, thanks! Now if only I can find a free program that can directly record sound from the computer, I can get recordings of the 2 eloquence songs.
@cae_jones, I didn't need to record with a standard sound recorder. I used datajake's eloquence speak window to record them to wav files.
@blindncool, is your version of 10 in the bed ready for upload?
22 (edited by Socheat 2015-05-17 04:16:48)
This is sounds fun, does this album is actually for sale? just wondering.
this album will be for free through my dropbox.
Regarding Ten in the Bed, I don't have access to dectalk right now and I don't know how to make eloquence sing.
I would program the songs myself, but I wanted this to be comunjty drivin. if anyone else wants to do a version of that song, please post it. I'm thinking of doing a vocaloid version of the months of the year song by Barbara miln as well.