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VO questions

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Quick question - I've been working on some VO recording for droid dialogue and I'm getting to the point now where I'd like to start testing VO volume and quality in-game.

 

What kind of VO filters are generally used for droids? Protocol/sales droids specifically?

 

I'm currently using Audacity to record VO's into MP3 format.

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Quick question - I've been working on some VO recording for droid dialogue and I'm getting to the point now where I'd like to start testing VO volume and quality in-game.

 

What kind of VO filters are generally used for droids? Protocol/sales droids specifically?

 

I'm currently using Audacity to record VO's into MP3 format.

 

Would you like to try something new? Like using Vocodex from Fruity Loops maybe?

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I'm currently using Audacity to record VO's into MP3 format.

 

If you have a little bit of extra disk space, you should definitely record to a lossless format like WAV (w/ a lossless compression) or FLAC, then export your files from Audacity as MP3 once you are done with your editing. Because MP3 Is a lossy format, each time you save out a file you are slightly reducing the quality of your files. The bitrate/quality level and whatnot you'd normally use in-game is pretty low, so it might not be a big deal either way, but working in lossless and exporting to lossy is just a general best practice.

 

Also, when you're making your volume adjustments, try not to let your audio 'clip'. Details on how to achieve that in Audacity can be found in their manual wiki on the Amplify & Normalize page. Audacity can also use VST plugins, of which there are quite a few good free ones nowadays (and some amazing ones if you want to pay). Certain VST plugins will help you change the *apparent* loudness of files without having to just crank the knobs, causing clipping in other parts.

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If you have a little bit of extra disk space, you should definitely record to a lossless format like WAV (w/ a lossless compression) or FLAC, then export your files from Audacity as MP3 once you are done with your editing. Because MP3 Is a lossy format, each time you save out a file you are slightly reducing the quality of your files. The bitrate/quality level and whatnot you'd normally use in-game is pretty low, so it might not be a big deal either way, but working in lossless and exporting to lossy is just a general best practice.

 

So is it safe to say that the 'perfect' time to do filters and editing is when the file is still on WAV or FLAC format? I'm doing some basic audio editing too [but not VO, as I don't have the proper resources it needed] and I often do edit to whatever file necessary :vava: This is an update for me; thanks! :cheers:

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