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    Default [Contest] Get Your Voice into The Dominion of Men

    Yes, we are offering the opportunity for Fourth Age: Total War supporters to go up in street cred among their friends by using their voices to cover some of the units in our new campaign factions!

    The FATW Team is looking for voice actors for their Elven, Dwarven and Northmen units. So download the free Audacity software and get yourself a cheap microphone and record one or more of the list items below.



    Northmen Voice
    Spearmen
    Swordsmen
    Axemen
    Bowmen
    Longbowmen
    Horsemen
    Mounted archers
    Mercenaries
    Mercenary Cavalry
    Engines of War
    Hirelings
    Elvellyn


    Dwarven Voice
    Miners
    Spears
    Axes
    Warhammers
    Bows
    Engines of War
    Shieldbreakers
    Dwarves of the Iron Hills
    Durin's Guard


    Elven Voice
    Spears
    Swords
    Bows
    Longbows
    Riders
    Engines of War
    Galadhrim
    Mariners
    Lindon Guard
    King's Guard
    Noldor


    You can post your samples here, or you can PM them to Aradan or MasterOfNone. Please name the file/s in a manner whereby the culture, unit name and your name are known. E.g. MasterOfNone_Dwarven_EnginesOfWar.wav


    NOTE: When opening Audacity you should set the Project Rate (bottom left) to 22050 Hz and export the recorded voice in .WAV format.
    Also make sure that the file is a mono (only one audio channel) and the audio sample size is 16 bits. Audacity defaults to those values, but you can check to be on the safe side.


    TIPS: Avoid breathing on the microphone. Having the mic slightly to the side of your mouth (as with a headset) and having a tissue or handkerchief over it can help avoid exhaled breath being recorded. Remember to speak in a loud but controlled manner.

    NOTE: Please zip or rar the file if using TWC to attach it to your post. TWC does not accept .wav attachments.
    Last edited by Aradan; April 16, 2013 at 05:45 AM.

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    Default Re: [Contest] Get Your Voice into The Dominion of Men

    So basically all we will say is the names of the units under each faction mentioned above? Or can we add our own little things to it, like saying "Swords of the North" or something like that for swordsmen?

    I ask because I'm curious what exactly you want us to say.
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    Default Re: [Contest] Get Your Voice into The Dominion of Men

    Damn you, puberty, I'd be in too, if I could speak properly.

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    Default Re: [Contest] Get Your Voice into The Dominion of Men

    The voices we need are the words/short phrases exactly as listed above. Just "Swordsmen" and not "Swordsmen of Wherever".

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    Default Re: [Contest] Get Your Voice into The Dominion of Men

    I wish good luck to the one who will take Aikee's place for this project

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    Default Re: [Contest] Get Your Voice into The Dominion of Men

    Quote Originally Posted by Aradan View Post
    The voices we need are the words/short phrases exactly as listed above. Just "Swordsmen" and not "Swordsmen of Wherever".
    Did you already record some things? There are always several phrases a unit says, like "Riddermark Spears", "Spears of the Riddermark", or simply "Spears". So, just recording "Swordsmen" is somewhat, well, boring. There are several types of swordsmen for most faction.

    For Elves some Sindarin would be great. How many voice files can be assigned to one unit anyway?

    Actually I'd really like to have some more diversity. The voices are intended to be a feedback for the player. So, if you want to move your axemen and you hear "Riddermark Spears" you'll notice you've the wrong unit.
    Dunno how other players thing about this, but I don't really need this confirmation. I think it would be really great if some units shout a battle-cry like "Forth Eorlingas", "Helm, Helm", "Amroth for Gondor" or "Gurth an Glamhoth" when clicking at them.
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    Default Re: [Contest] Get Your Voice into The Dominion of Men

    "Swords" or "Spears" might be boring, but it saves us having to record 2-3 voices x amount of units in-game, and also every time we rename or add a unit, we don't need to record a new voice.

    I hope you realise having a good, unique voice-over for every single unit in the mod is a huge task. We believe it was a corner worth cutting.

    Battle-cries like the ones you posted above are in our plans, but only after the basic stuff are done. Also, unique voices for 'special' units. But again, only after the basics are done. This stage (basic voices) will help us identify the voice-actors with the most potential, who will then be given the more unique voices to do.


    EDIT: A unit can have many voices. Sindarin would be nice for Elves, if we could find someone with the right voice and pronunciation.
    Last edited by Aradan; May 20, 2011 at 07:20 AM.

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    Default Re: [Contest] Get Your Voice into The Dominion of Men

    I'll give this a go. Although I think my West Country accent wouldn't be suited for Elves xD so I might try Dwarves instead I could yell "Baruk Khazâd! Khazâd ai-mênu!"

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    Default Re: [Contest] Get Your Voice into The Dominion of Men

    Ah, now I see what you're up to.

    No axes for the Elves???!!!

    @ Revelo: No, no. Dwarves are from Scotland as everyone knows.
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    Default Re: [Contest] Get Your Voice into The Dominion of Men

    The Elven roster isn't quite finalised yet, so no Axes for them; yet.

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    Default Re: [Contest] Get Your Voice into The Dominion of Men

    Quote Originally Posted by Thangaror View Post
    @ Revelo: No, no. Dwarves are from Scotland as everyone knows.
    This is the problem, if they needed voices for Hobbit units then it would be easy but I can't be fussy. will give Dwarves a shot regardless.

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    Default Re: [Contest] Get Your Voice into The Dominion of Men

    I'll try my hand at Northmen later today...I gotta study for an exam and then I'll try it out.

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    Default Re: [Contest] Get Your Voice into The Dominion of Men

    My voice sounds strange when recorded
    I would rather have a memory that is fair but unfinished than one that goes on to a grievous end.

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    Default Re: [Contest] Get Your Voice into The Dominion of Men

    well, It's quite interesting... too bad... with my Chinese accent, it fit in no one....

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    Default Re: [Contest] Get Your Voice into The Dominion of Men

    Quote Originally Posted by Strategos Lykos View Post
    well, It's quite interesting... too bad... with my Chinese accent, it fit in no one....
    Well if they ever translate into one of the languages (I don't want to assume if you can or can't speak whichever language cause I don't wish to offend) you could help out.

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    Default Re: [Contest] Get Your Voice into The Dominion of Men

    Okay I'm recording and it sounds like there is a ton of background noise...I have followed your instructions and my room is pretty silent so I don't know what to do.

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    Default Re: [Contest] Get Your Voice into The Dominion of Men

    Turn down the gain and speak up.

    The mic is picking up the air currents as opposed to your voice.

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    Default Re: [Contest] Get Your Voice into The Dominion of Men

    How do I turn down the gain?

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    Default Re: [Contest] Get Your Voice into The Dominion of Men

    i have done a sample but when ova i try to upload it, it keeps saying invalid file, i hav made it wav, and 22050 Hz, and 16 bit.

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    Default Re: [Contest] Get Your Voice into The Dominion of Men

    Compress the file into .rar or .zip form before uploading it. Though it would be better if you PMd it to either me or MoN.

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