I was trying out the word builder for the first time yesterday and encountered difficulty getting consonants to sound subtly - there\'s a harsh overemphasis, sort of a hiss or click effect depending on the consonant used.
I added in a variety of <#>, (#), and [#] adjustments to soften them up but somehow I don\'t think I\'m headed in the right direction.
If letters/sounds are repeated (e.g. rrrrrr) it extends the sound somewhat but introduces a sort of stuttering effect.
Just for curiosity\'s sake, I\'m also trying to figure out what spelling of an \'errr\' sound would work best.
Any suggestions and/or sample spellings of various words would be appreciated! Thanks.
P.S. What\'s the situation with the community word builder dictionary I read about in an older post? [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
when you write \"rrrr\", you are playing several notes, one \"r\" after another.
Regarding <>, (),:
<> change the velocity value of the letter
() add (or remove) ms to the next timer, that control when the next note will be played
 add (or remove) ms to the off timer, that control when the letter will be release
In 2 months, i will work in the new version of VotaUtility. I will have a convertor from english. To do this i will convert english to phonetics, and then phonetics to votox. To do this second step, i will need all the help i can get, having a lot of examples from you out there...
stevefu, VotA Utility is basically a much quicker and easier way of passing through the early and middle stages of making a piece using the choir. In many/most cases, you\'re still going to need to top it all off by exporting the consonants separately to EQ them, and perhaps adding some reverb.
Don\'t forget you still have access to controllers such as, the modwheel for the pitched consonants,and keyswitches and the modwheel for the non-pitched consonants. These will tailor the attacks really well.