VocaTalk v.1.0.28.0

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VocaTalk Personal Podcast is developed by Ilkay Benian, a seasoned software developer with over 14 years of industry experience who currently works for a consulting company in Manhattan, New York.Ilkay is the creator of the first text-to-speech engine and application for Turkish in 1997 (SpeakTurkish).We are dedicated to creating learning and self improvement software for people from all walks of life using newest technologies. VocaTalk is our first product and is currently in public beta. We are working on other cool technologies that will eventually become a coherent suite of applications that will change the way you reach and keep up with information. Features :Digital Signal ProcessingVocaTalk uses various DSP (Digital Signal Processing) technologies to enhance the speech output. Speech engines usually use 16Khz or 22Khz sampling rate. But VocaTalk's output is always at 44KHz (CD quality). The speech engines normally produce mono output. But VocaTalk's output is always stereo. VocaTalk applies various effects to the sound after resampling up to 44Khz, so the new sound has more details than the original. For example, a 16Khz voice is resampled, turned into stereo, and enhanced by effects that operate on the extra samples which is 4 times the original. Effects like positional audio, echo, voice pitch modulation thus produces a richer and lifelike sound. Audio output from different voice engines can be at different levels caused by the original samples used. VocaTalk automatically adjust volume level to be the same for all voices. VocaTalk also suppresses artifacts that may be produced by signal processing by using digital filtering and floating point precision.CD Ripping and Background MusicVocaTalk includes a CD Ripper tool embedded within the application UI. You can rip your CDs, create a library of albums, and put them as background music for an episode. By default, VocaTalk will shuffle and use all the music in your library. But you can chose what albums should be used. VocaTalk automatically adjusts the volume level of the music for a comfortable listening of the speech.Effects for FunAll effects are optional and can be selected per episode.Sliding Depth and EchoVoice is modified so that it'll smoothly vary between small-room echo to large-hall reverberation effects.Sliding Voice PositionVoice moves from left to right smoothly. This creates the illusion of speakers actually walking around you as they read the text.Sliding Voice PitchVoice pitch is smoothly modified from low to high frequencies effectively creating the illusion of more voices than you have installed on your system. So the number of voices appear to be virtually infinite.Ambient White NoiseFor people with Tinnitus, or for anyone who needs better isolation from environment, VocaTalk can put ambient white noise effect.Effects for Learning and RelaxationVocaTalk uses brainwave entrainment technology to embed special signals and effects into the generated mp3. These effects improve focus, memory and learning abilities or just relax the listener.Binaural BeatsThis is a special stereo signal that produces a slight frequency difference between left and right ears. For example, left ear hears a sinusoidal signal of 300 Hz and the other 310 Hz. As the brain constantly tries to adapt to this frequency difference of 10 Hz, a virtual sound is created that is not directly fed. This is like a 10 Hz wobbling sound which is heard only when you listen with both ears but vanishes when you listen to only the left or the right channel. The sound does not really exist, but generated by the brain because of the way the auditory system works. This virtual sound is an indication that the brain is stimulated to transition into different states of consciousness like focus, alertness, relaxation or sleep depending on the frequency. Cross-feed ModulationThis is another learning improvement technique based on scientific research and supported by VocaTalk. The spoken audio is smoothly shifted from left to right rapidly at about 1 cycle per second. You hear the voice coming from all around you rather than hearing it in the middle of your head as is the case with monoaural (single channel) sound. Some superlearning recordings employ this technique for improving memorization. VocaTalk's Self Introduction Video with Screenshots:If you have no idea what VocaTalk is all about, this is a good point to start. The speech is generated by VocaTalk. Watch VocaTalk in action:This video is a screenrecording of VocaTalk in action. Watch and see how you can create a podcast episode with background music from a web page, download to iTunes and Zune and play it and more.See what it looks like on iPod:This video is a real recording of an iPod touch that plays VocaTalk generated podcasts.How to create your own text-to-speech application:Create your own text-to-speech application using Microsoft Visual Studio.NET 2008. This tutorial gives you a very quick introduction to the new speech API in .NET 3.0 and 3.5. The final application can start/stop reading a given text and save the speech to a file. Created by the author of VocaTalk Personal Podcast. 'Flatland' Synthesized by VocaTalkThe audio track of this video was generated by VocaTalk using multiple voices, background music and some audio fx. The text is an extract from Edwin A. Abbott's 1884 novel 'Flatland'. Watch in 480p to get a better sound quality as well as video. The War of the Worlds' Synthesized by VocaTalkThe audio track of this video was generated by VocaTalk using multiple voices, background music and some audio fx. The text is an extract from H.G. Well's 1898 novel 'The War of the Worlds'. Watch in 480p to get a better sound quality as well as video. 'Cosmos' Synthesized by VocaTalkThe audio track of this video was generated by VocaTalk using multiple voices, background music and some audio fx. The text is an extract from Carl Sagan's Cosmos TV series, Episode 1, Shores of the Cosmic Ocean. Watch in 480p to get a better sound quality as well as video. Introduction to binaural-beats and brainwave entrainment:Learn what binaural beats are and how to use them for relaxation and learning. Relaxation music with binaural beats (Night is short)This is a sample music track with binaural beats (alpha and delta). This track is from the VocaTalk free background album. Please rate it so we can include the best loved music. Relaxation music with binaural beats (Interstellar)This is a sample music track with binaural beats (alpha and delta). This track is from the VocaTalk free background album. Please rate it so we can include the best loved music.

VocaTalk Personal Podcast is developed by ... Text-to-speech, background music, brainwave entrainment and podcasting in one product!

sound, output, effects, voice, music, learning, brain

 
  • VocaTalk
  • 1.0.28.0
  • Ilkay Benian
  • Win Vista, Windows 7,Windows Vista, Windows 7 x64
  • Freeware
  • 7.01 Mb
  • 227
  • Free
 
 

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