Parody Maker

AV VCSG has a built-in Parody Maker. Click the Parody button on the Main panel to open Parody Maker dialog box.

Fig 01 - Parody Maker dialog box

To create a new parody, either (1) add a pre-saved voice as a parody or (2) record your own voice to use as a new parody.

1. Add a pre-saved voice as a parody:

This module is used to create new parodies by using pre-saved record voices.

Fig 02 - Choosing the target voice [Parody Maker dialog box]

Step 1:

Click the Browse button to load the voice you want to use as parody. The Open dialog box pop-ups, specify the file and click Open, the name of the file will appear at the Target Voice field (1).

Use the Play and Stop buttons to pre-listen to the voice you have just loaded.

Step 2:

Type the name of the parody into the Parody name field (2). It will also be set as the name of the parody when you import it into the Ready Parodies list.

Step 3:

To set a parody group for your new parody, either:

Choose from the Parody group combo box (3) by clicking on the arrow of the combo box.

- or -

Create a new parody group by typing directly into the  Parody group field, then click the Create button. The new parody group will be added at the end of the Ready Parodies Tree.

Repeat the above steps until you have loaded all the pre-saved voices into the Parody Maker. If you want to choose your new parodies to be handy use, select them by using the Ready Parodies Tree.

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2. Record your voice as a parody

You can record your own voice to play as a parody, or add an existing recording of your voice into the parody list. From the Your voice pane:

Fig 03 - Record or select your voice [Parody Maker dialog box]

- To record your voice, click the Record button and start speaking into your microphone; click it again to stop the recording process and save the recording. Type the name of the record in the Save As dialog box, then click Save. Play back your recorded voice by clicking on the Play button.

Tips:

Speak a short and simple sentence of about five seconds. Keep you voice as clear and natural as possible.

- If you already have a record of you voice, click the Browse button to specify it from the hard disk.

- When you have had the record of your voice, use the Add a pre-saved voice panel (See above) to turn your voice into a parody and add it into the Ready Parodies Tree.

If you want to choose your new parody to be handy use, select it by using the Ready Parodies Tree.

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The Ready Parodies Tree

This is the built in parody library of VCSG which allows you to manage and select the parodies to be frequently used later. The selected parodies will be shown in the Selected parodies pane (2) on the right.

 
Fig 04 - Ready Parodies pane [Parody Maker dialog box]
 
Using the Ready Parodies tree pane:

- From the Ready Parodies tree pane (1) on the left:

Choose a parody from the built-in list

Expand the group of the target parody, check the box before the parody name or double click the parody name, the selected parody will then be displayed in the Selected Parodies pane (2).

When a parody in a group is selected, the check box before the group name will be filled.

Remove a parody from the Selected Parodies list (2)

From the Ready Parodies list (1), expand the group of that parody, and either:

Uncheck the check box before the parody name in the.

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Double click the parody name.

Remove all selected parodies of the same group

Uncheck the check box before the group name.

Expand a parody group:

Double click the group name

- or -

Click the + symbol before the group name.

Rename a group or a parody in a group

Right click the item, or click it and press F2, choose the Rename command from the pop-up menu.

Del a group or a parody in a group

Right click the item, or click it and press F2, choose the Delete command from the pop-up menu.

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When you have selected all the parodies you want, click OK to close the Parody Maker dialog box, the selected parodies will be shown when you click on the dropdown box of the Parody list on the Main panel.
Fig 05 - Ready Parodies pane [Parody Maker dialog box]

Notes:

There is one built-in parody group in AV VCSG: the Default group. This group has eight built-in parodies: Female_celebrity, Male_celebrity, Female_politician, Male_politician, Bush, Rice, Angela, and Brad.

When Parody Maker is running, all morphing processes will be paused. They will be resumed after you close Parody Maker.

AV VCSG Parody Maker only support .wav file to be used as parody.

 

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