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    Posted: 16 Nov 2018 at 10:08am
Is it possible to obtain more virtual pilot voices?

The system only offers 5 voices (Adam,Katherine,Jack,Nathan and William)..

How does one acquire more ??

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Aambury:

We license the voices from a company called CereProc.  Voices usually cost about $50 per voice per instance, which of course would be prohibitive for ATCpro.  We could add additional voices, but the cost of ATCpro would jump dramatically.  

I had thought about making an additional voice available to individual users who requested them, but copy protection becomes the issue.

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At $50 per voice per instance (I assume for each copy of ATCPro) would be prohibitive.  One possibility would be if you can get the cost lower for a voice would be to release a DLC Pack that would contain a very large zone like SCT (Southern California) and a smaller zone like L30 (Las Vegas) and include 1 additional voice.  Around $40 for the DLC would not be too prohibitive to the consumer.  If the cost would be $60 or more, than it would not be worth it to add additional voices.  The important part is getting most of the money from the DLC to go to the ATCPro team to continue the development of ATCPro.

Thanks for the insight Tom.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote aambury Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Nov 2018 at 8:42am
Thanks gents for your response.
 
The voices already available are adequate, but it would have been a good to have more...


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote aambury Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Dec 2018 at 12:05pm
Just a thought...

Is it possible to add your own voice?

I'm thinking like car navigation where you can add other voices using specific software..

Am I being a bit naive ?
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Is it possible to add your own voice?
I'm thinking like car navigation where you can add other voices using specific software..

You're not being naive.  The company from which we license the synthetic voices does have a way to allow you to use your voice with their software.  The process is this:  You read and record a script of utterances, and then they input that to their voice processing software, and a new synthetic voice is the output.  Currently they charge about $2000 for this service.  If you want to write the check, we can make it happen.

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I think I will remain being naive it's cheaper Geek
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