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XyZspineZyX
09-27-2003, 04:39 PM
Hello candidates!

If you are reading this then it means that you are interested in this project. There is no money involved except credit to your work.

I am trying to put a BRITISH VOICE PACK together for IL2:FB, something unique and authentic to the WW2 era United Kingdom pilot slang and speech.

I am looking for someone that has a recording home studio that is willing to record their native voice for this project. I was consulted of using also Canadian, New Zealander, South African and Austrilian voices since they made up the RAF during the Second Worldwar.

I have already gathered the following people :

Stickmonkey1 - Scottland Voice

NorrisMCWhirter - England Voice

Killjoy2K2 - England Voice

AaronGT - England Voice

and need at least 5 more serious and dedicated voice actors, prefer to have them from Canada, S.Africa, New Zealand and Australia.

We will provide this final work to all IL2:FB enthusiasts and I will use it to appear on my next upcoming short film.

Hope to have serious volunteers for this project so we can proceed and give a quality voice pack!

Best and kindest regards,

THX-1138 (NTESLA) - IL2 Movie Maker and Virtual Pilot


Here is an update so far of what has happened and will take place in the past 24 hours! :



Hello to all!

This is a great turnover of candidates!! I thank all of you for offering and most likelly will be using many of you who are serious of making this project a reality.

This task is not a quick and easy one. Before I went to sleep last night I gathered some basic information of what is needed. Here is a brief :

IL2:FB uses 9 'voice actors' with different calls each -

Voice actor 1 - has a total of 238 calls
Voice actor 2 - has a total of 24 calls
Voice actor 3 - has a total of 9 calls
Voice actor 4 - has a total of 50 calls
Voice actor 5 - has a total of 11 calls
Voice actor 6 - has a total of 163 calls
Voice actor 7 - has a total of 161 calls
Voice actor 8 - has a total of 165 calls
Voice actor 9 - has a total of 160 calls

These calls are recorded as a Microsoft RIFF Wave file type (*.WAV) / MPEG Layer-3 at 20 kBit/s, 11,025 Hz Mono.

So this is what we are up against, each call is about 1~2sec in length but it will take a bit more than that to record each call correctly. Again, if you are up to the task and to do this workload then join it to make it a success. I will write down and put it on a list of what each call is for so whom ever records it can read it and act it for recording. I just need the voice to be recorded with the same format as mentioned. I will need to gather from one of you recording masters what will be the norm dB for the recordings so all voices can be recorded at a similar volume level.

I also gathered historical data from Dogtail2 :

"Also it would be good to somehow include callsigns
such as

'Tophat control'

'Pinetree leader'

'Red 1, Red 2, Blue 1, Blue 2' etc.

and authentic phrases such as

'Bandits 3 o'clock high'

'Vector 230 make Angels Fifteen, Buster!' (steer
230, and climb to Fifteen thousand feet, Maximum
speed!)"


and from Mikeyg007:

"...Canadian, South African, New Zealand and Australian voices would have been very common on RAF squadrons. I think it would be authentic and interesting to include a voice or two from the Empire."

So all you Canadian, South African, New Zealanders and Australian voice actors are welcomed to join in the cause!


"I originally thought it would be good to include call signs - colour codes for sections and a code name for the squadron leader - but now I think about it, it would be unlikely for these identifications to be assigned conmsistently to the AI pilots, so I'm pretty sure that wouldn't work, unfortunately."

The AI uses flight number, could most likelly be also used for the colour codes you mention.


"I think the question of how much emotion to put into it is interesting. Pilots were advised to keep all messages clear, cool and and calm. And they often did manage to do this, even in the heat of battle. But if course people are only human, and fear and exitement would often cause people to neglect proper R/T procedure. My general impression is that it squadrons tended to got more disciplined, cool and professional in use of R/T as the war proceeded."

Exactly, I need realistic acting...so this will be taken into account during the recordings.


Lets keep up the great work, enthusiasm and project going!




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Message Edited on 09/27/0311:46AM by NTESLA

XyZspineZyX
09-27-2003, 04:39 PM
Hello candidates!

If you are reading this then it means that you are interested in this project. There is no money involved except credit to your work.

I am trying to put a BRITISH VOICE PACK together for IL2:FB, something unique and authentic to the WW2 era United Kingdom pilot slang and speech.

I am looking for someone that has a recording home studio that is willing to record their native voice for this project. I was consulted of using also Canadian, New Zealander, South African and Austrilian voices since they made up the RAF during the Second Worldwar.

I have already gathered the following people :

Stickmonkey1 - Scottland Voice

NorrisMCWhirter - England Voice

Killjoy2K2 - England Voice

AaronGT - England Voice

and need at least 5 more serious and dedicated voice actors, prefer to have them from Canada, S.Africa, New Zealand and Australia.

We will provide this final work to all IL2:FB enthusiasts and I will use it to appear on my next upcoming short film.

Hope to have serious volunteers for this project so we can proceed and give a quality voice pack!

Best and kindest regards,

THX-1138 (NTESLA) - IL2 Movie Maker and Virtual Pilot


Here is an update so far of what has happened and will take place in the past 24 hours! :



Hello to all!

This is a great turnover of candidates!! I thank all of you for offering and most likelly will be using many of you who are serious of making this project a reality.

This task is not a quick and easy one. Before I went to sleep last night I gathered some basic information of what is needed. Here is a brief :

IL2:FB uses 9 'voice actors' with different calls each -

Voice actor 1 - has a total of 238 calls
Voice actor 2 - has a total of 24 calls
Voice actor 3 - has a total of 9 calls
Voice actor 4 - has a total of 50 calls
Voice actor 5 - has a total of 11 calls
Voice actor 6 - has a total of 163 calls
Voice actor 7 - has a total of 161 calls
Voice actor 8 - has a total of 165 calls
Voice actor 9 - has a total of 160 calls

These calls are recorded as a Microsoft RIFF Wave file type (*.WAV) / MPEG Layer-3 at 20 kBit/s, 11,025 Hz Mono.

So this is what we are up against, each call is about 1~2sec in length but it will take a bit more than that to record each call correctly. Again, if you are up to the task and to do this workload then join it to make it a success. I will write down and put it on a list of what each call is for so whom ever records it can read it and act it for recording. I just need the voice to be recorded with the same format as mentioned. I will need to gather from one of you recording masters what will be the norm dB for the recordings so all voices can be recorded at a similar volume level.

I also gathered historical data from Dogtail2 :

"Also it would be good to somehow include callsigns
such as

'Tophat control'

'Pinetree leader'

'Red 1, Red 2, Blue 1, Blue 2' etc.

and authentic phrases such as

'Bandits 3 o'clock high'

'Vector 230 make Angels Fifteen, Buster!' (steer
230, and climb to Fifteen thousand feet, Maximum
speed!)"


and from Mikeyg007:

"...Canadian, South African, New Zealand and Australian voices would have been very common on RAF squadrons. I think it would be authentic and interesting to include a voice or two from the Empire."

So all you Canadian, South African, New Zealanders and Australian voice actors are welcomed to join in the cause!


"I originally thought it would be good to include call signs - colour codes for sections and a code name for the squadron leader - but now I think about it, it would be unlikely for these identifications to be assigned conmsistently to the AI pilots, so I'm pretty sure that wouldn't work, unfortunately."

The AI uses flight number, could most likelly be also used for the colour codes you mention.


"I think the question of how much emotion to put into it is interesting. Pilots were advised to keep all messages clear, cool and and calm. And they often did manage to do this, even in the heat of battle. But if course people are only human, and fear and exitement would often cause people to neglect proper R/T procedure. My general impression is that it squadrons tended to got more disciplined, cool and professional in use of R/T as the war proceeded."

Exactly, I need realistic acting...so this will be taken into account during the recordings.


Lets keep up the great work, enthusiasm and project going!




http://fluxout.homestead.com/files/Thx-32x.jpg


"You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you"

Eric Hoffer (1902 - 1983)

Message Edited on 09/27/0311:46AM by NTESLA

XyZspineZyX
09-27-2003, 08:27 PM
Strewth mate! Have a bump on me, cobber...


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Seriously - good luck with this project.




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XyZspineZyX
09-27-2003, 08:34 PM
Canadian voices eh?

You better have a delete button handy, few people can swear like us.

There was an interview with a British lady who had hundreds of soldiers from around the world bunking at her house in England in WWII. She defined the characteristics of every nation; the New Zealanders were the most polite, the Americans ate the most, the Australians drank the most, etc, etc.

But far and away, she said, the Canadians had the filthiest mouths of anybody on the planet.

As the saying goes; "Could you please pass the f****** potatos?"



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Message Edited on 09/27/0307:35PM by Beirut

XyZspineZyX
09-28-2003, 10:41 AM
Come on peeps let get this one off the ground!

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XyZspineZyX
09-28-2003, 12:24 PM
I find it hard to belive we were the worst of the bunch.

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XyZspineZyX
09-28-2003, 04:08 PM
I don't think the lady was implying that "we" were unfriendly in any way, just that we swore like demons.

I remember being in Florida once, on St-Pete's beach outside a 7-11. I was talking to a few local guys and noticed after severla minutes that not one of them had swore once. I mentioned that in Canada, we say f*** every second word. "How come you guys don't?"

The guy thinks for a second and says, "probably 'cause everbody has an assault rifle in his trunk."

What's that about an armed society being a polite one?

(Sorry for diverting your thread, guess this is a bump anyway.)



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XyZspineZyX
09-28-2003, 05:09 PM
Sign me up, where do I begin?

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XyZspineZyX
09-28-2003, 06:55 PM
Altstiff,

If you are up to the snuff for this then send me a PM with your Email address to commit to this project. Thanks!

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XyZspineZyX
09-28-2003, 10:40 PM
I don't have a "record home studio" but I have a mic! Am I still considered?

See you in the fence.....

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XyZspineZyX
09-28-2003, 11:40 PM
This is a good project i hope it works out .
I am South African but thanks to my father who is British my voice sounds british when recorded .
i'd like to give it a go but my mike is bust ,if i manage to get a new one i will see how it sounds .

to be honest i don't think you will have much luck finding a South African as i have only ever met one other on this forum and flight sims don't seem to popular around here ,non of my friends are interested which is quite a bummer seeing as i can't play online due to the lack of decent high speed service over here .

good luck anyway and I look forward to the finished project .

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XyZspineZyX
09-29-2003, 12:44 AM
For God sake man please make sure that there is a good Scottish voice in there. lol

After All....As others see it...

There were my people the Scots who kept the Sabbath & every thing else they could lay their hands on....

Then there were the Welsh who prayed on both threir knees & their Neighbours......

Thirdly there were the Irish who never knew what they wanted but were willing to fight for it anyway...

Lastly there were the English who considerd themselfs a self made nation thus relieving the Almighty of a dreadful responsibility. lol

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XyZspineZyX
09-29-2003, 12:49 AM
I like this idea of Brit speech packs.

I've got some Battle of Britain coop's, and they sound pretty lame with Russians doing the pilots' voices. Real British accents would make these coop's work so much better.

I'm a Yank, so I can't help out.

The only British I know is "Cracking good toast, Grommit."


Zip

PS: See if Michael Caine is available. He sounds like a proper Brit.
Sean Connery, shad to shay, has a sherious shpeech impediment. Don't use him.

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XyZspineZyX
09-29-2003, 12:55 AM
DedEyes,

It will be great if you could be in the bunch with your mix of S.African/British accent. Try to get a MIC soon and when you do send me a PM to know that you can commit to the project.

Altstiff,

It's not necesary to have a 'home studio', your studio can become your PC with a MIC and follow the parameters needed and your voice. So if it sounds good and you are up to record about 160 calls (1 ~ 2 sec. each) with your Canadian accent, then come aboard and send me a PM with your Email.





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XyZspineZyX
09-29-2003, 08:19 AM
Hey DeadEyes check out http://games.saix.net/cgi-bin/sgsbb/ikonboard.cgi?s=193e06898226a3e241ee485a5c1f59e5;a ct=SF;f=150 there are a few South Africans that play il-2

XyZspineZyX
09-29-2003, 08:25 AM
oh yes and there is a 24/7 server up, the guys play every night

XyZspineZyX
09-29-2003, 08:37 AM
If you want to get in touch with me at:

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via the IL2 forums and give me a press release I will post your requirements on the news page.

Im not going to post my email here I get enough spam as it is http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

We get a huge ammount of traffic to the news pages so maybe we can help you get some new actors. Im from UK (yorkshire) but I dont think I would be able to dedicate time to it, but I will certainly try to do my bit and help promote it and if you need download space when its done let me know.

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XyZspineZyX
09-29-2003, 09:42 AM
Hi NTesla,

Well like many of the other guys i would love to help - i have a decent MIC but not a home studio, i am Rhodesian and there were several of them in the Battle of Britain and the war in general, just another one of the colonies doing their bit. Anyway if you think you need a Rhodesian voice and know of a way i can help witrhout having a home studio just let me know.

Best of luck with the project.
S!

XyZspineZyX
09-30-2003, 08:34 PM
One more South African voice actor interested!

How do I get involved in this project?



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XyZspineZyX
09-30-2003, 08:58 PM
I don't have a home recording studio but a good friend of mine who is in a rock band has a real good one.
I'm sure he'd let me use it. (actually, now that I think about it, he probably won't let me anywhere near it! But I'm sure he won't mind recording me...for a few beers of course.)

I'm a Canadian.
I like long walks on the beach.
French art films.
Cozy nights at the.....
Opps....sorry....wrong post....

Anyway, I'll lend a hand if you like. Be warned though. I have a fairly deep voice.