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Title: I've been trying to put into words how to describe my inner voice for Bubbles
Post by: Strawberrycocoa on 14 Aug 2018, 21:23
So I've been trying for awhile now to pin down how my inner voice for Bubbles can best be described, because of all the cast she has the most unique "voice" inside my head when I read the daily comics. I had a realization today that pretty much nails it: my inner voice for Bubbles is basically Orisa from Overwatch.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fhagNNcEEw
Title: Re: I've been trying to put into words how to describe my inner voice for Bubbles
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 14 Aug 2018, 22:06
Hmm!

Not too far from mine but my own "mental picture" was more under-played.
Title: Re: I've been trying to put into words how to describe my inner voice for Bubbles
Post by: Thrudd on 15 Aug 2018, 06:56
Ehhhh?  :?

My own voice-over is a bit more mellow and huskier(?) without the metallic reverb.

Just thinking about it now but a squad mate with a metallic synth voice would be jarring in any stressful situation.
My own perception is that the voice would be closer to what is produced through the Vocaloid Software suite but using a Brunhilda template.

Now I imagine hearing Bubbles sing Die Walküre and putting those Scottish Pipers to shame.  :-D
Title: Re: I've been trying to put into words how to describe my inner voice for Bubbles
Post by: Zebediah on 15 Aug 2018, 08:02
My mental voice for Bubbles essentially sounds like Gwendoline Christie with an American accent.
Title: Re: I've been trying to put into words how to describe my inner voice for Bubbles
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 15 Aug 2018, 08:18
To me, something level enough that she could burn you and you wouldn't notice at first.
Title: Re: I've been trying to put into words how to describe my inner voice for Bubbles
Post by: Strawberrycocoa on 15 Aug 2018, 09:05
Ehhhh?  :?

My own voice-over is a bit more mellow and huskier(?) without the metallic reverb.

Just thinking about it now but a squad mate with a metallic synth voice would be jarring in any stressful situation.
My own perception is that the voice would be closer to what is produced through the Vocaloid Software suite but using a Brunhilda template.

Now I imagine hearing Bubbles sing Die Walküre and putting those Scottish Pipers to shame.  :-D

I generally "hear" a metallic timbre to the AI character's voices when I read, since they all use square dialogue boxes. Using oval boxes like the humans do would suggest they sound more human-like, to me anyway.

I guess the squadmates wold just have to get used to the "robot tmbre" by drilling and training together? Not sure. I agree on the opera thing though. :D
Title: Re: I've been trying to put into words how to describe my inner voice for Bubbles
Post by: Carl-E on 15 Aug 2018, 21:27
Funny, I've never heard them in a non-human voice. 


Not even Pintsize, in the early days. 


Heck, not even PT410X...



But some of them - the battle droids, for example - I do hear in that metallic, shouting tin-speaker tone.  They seem more like smart weapons to me, less like a person.  And that's the thing - even the little early models, they're not uncanny valley, but they act more like a person than machine. 

Even Punchbot's manic laugh sounds human to me! 

I'm gonnna go drink some more of the kool-ade, now.   :-D
Title: Re: I've been trying to put into words how to describe my inner voice for Bubbles
Post by: Gyrre on 15 Aug 2018, 21:37
For me, Bubbles' voice is a mix of Cate Blanchett and Christine M. Auten ( red hair, dark skin (http://"https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jwR3KBliWPY") ).
Title: Re: I've been trying to put into words how to describe my inner voice for Bubbles
Post by: Akima on 15 Aug 2018, 22:00
My inner voice for Bubbles is basically Orisa from Overwatch.
Pretty good, though I hadn't imagined a Caribbean(?) accent. Since she's a product of the USA's military-industrial complex, I'd imagined a "neutral" American accent selected for ease of comprehension over radios etc.
Title: Re: I've been trying to put into words how to describe my inner voice for Bubbles
Post by: cybersmurf on 16 Aug 2018, 00:22
TBH I always thought Bubbles had some of the best Speech Synthesizers available. And depending on who she's talking to, she can switch from completely natural to Uncanny Valley at will, for intimitation purposes.

Now that I think of it she probably defaults to mostly natural, with a hint of robot, at least in my head. Nothing uncanny.
Title: Re: I've been trying to put into words how to describe my inner voice for Bubbles
Post by: Cornelius on 16 Aug 2018, 00:29
Since she's a product of the USA's military-industrial complex, I'd imagined a "neutral" American accent selected for ease of comprehension over radios etc.
(my bolding)


To be honest, that's why I imagine her sounding just like the announcement system in the stations over here.
Title: Re: I've been trying to put into words how to describe my inner voice for Bubbles
Post by: cybersmurf on 16 Aug 2018, 00:38
Do you think Bubbles can go "full smooth operator" and talk with the smoothest velvety voice you can imagine?
Title: Re: I've been trying to put into words how to describe my inner voice for Bubbles
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 16 Aug 2018, 07:51
I was just about to suggest HAL 9000 in fact.
Title: Re: I've been trying to put into words how to describe my inner voice for Bubbles
Post by: cesium133 on 16 Aug 2018, 07:56
"I'm sorry, Sam, I can't do that."
Title: Re: I've been trying to put into words how to describe my inner voice for Bubbles
Post by: Undrneath on 16 Aug 2018, 08:49
I still say Majel Barrett. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmHZ6dR4HhA)
Title: Re: I've been trying to put into words how to describe my inner voice for Bubbles
Post by: jwhouk on 16 Aug 2018, 09:09
Of COURSE! Majel. So should we ask Bubbles if she is holder of the Sacred Chalice of Rixx and heir to the Holy Rings of Betazed?
Title: Re: I've been trying to put into words how to describe my inner voice for Bubbles
Post by: Gyrre on 17 Aug 2018, 03:15
I always figured Bubbles to be a contralto or maybe a lady baritone based on her height and build.
Title: Re: I've been trying to put into words how to describe my inner voice for Bubbles
Post by: Carl-E on 19 Aug 2018, 13:08
Definitely a deeper voice, or she would just sound incongruent and silly. 

Her team mates would not have been able to take her seriously. 
Title: Re: I've been trying to put into words how to describe my inner voice for Bubbles
Post by: DSL on 20 Aug 2018, 14:39
Given that Bubbles was a military project, I think her voicebox might have been calibrated to match the recorded warnings military and airline pilots refer to as "Bitchin' Betty." (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0AK4yxBGnM) -- a voice selected to engage a (male) pilot's attention through the hubbub of an aircraft cockpit during hectic times. Bubbles's voice might have acquired additional modulation along the way, as her AI accumulated life experiences and her installed voice became more hers.
Title: Re: I've been trying to put into words how to describe my inner voice for Bubbles
Post by: Gyrre on 20 Aug 2018, 18:05
For me, Bubbles' voice is a mix of Cate Blanchett and Christine M. Auten ( red hair, dark skin (http://"https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jwR3KBliWPY") ).

Alternatively, Sumalee Montano (http://"https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fibB-VXyuyk#") somewhere between her voice for Arcee (TFPrime) and Nila (Critical Role S2).
Title: Re: I've been trying to put into words how to describe my inner voice for Bubbles
Post by: Case on 20 Aug 2018, 18:27
Frankie Adams (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2sRgwMHLG0), of course!