Roger Ebert Premieres His New MacBook Voice

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by rdowns, Mar 2, 2010.

  1. rdowns macrumors Penryn

    rdowns

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    Awesome story.

    Link with video

    CNN story

     
  2. RawBert macrumors 68000

    RawBert

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    Cool. I like Roger Ebert. I watched his show for about 10 years.

    This voice sounds better than before. Stephen Hawking should get a new one too.

    I know it's messed up to say, but he looks like a cartoon. I do feel bad for him though. I'm glad he survived.
     
  3. Gelfin macrumors 68020

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    Seems I have read that Hawking has accepted that particular vocoder as "his voice," despite lots of advancements in TTS in the years since it was built. IIRC the company that made his box has gone out of business and an extraordinary effort is invested on his behalf to keep it working as he expects.

    I do think it's incredible that Ebert can get back some measure of the voice he lost too, though.
     

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