Quietschi Bunti by Nuance [web]
screenshot added by Bobic on 2012-09-03 23:28:51
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release date : september 2012
release party : Buenzli 2012
compo : combined 64k/4k
ranked : 2nd
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popularity : 61%
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alltime top: #3351
added on the 2012-09-03 20:09:20 by wysiwtf wysiwtf

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oh well the visuals are not quite original (and mostly stolen when i read the nfo right ;) but i lol'ed at the voice snyth.
so thumb
rulez added on the 2012-09-03 20:12:26 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
Very cool speech synth! Although the sound was a bit too shrill at the demoparty, it sounds very impressive with headphones and you can make out almost all the lyrics
rulez added on the 2012-09-03 20:13:08 by Noobody Noobody
For the visual presentation, looks so darn smooth and yummie colours <3
rulez added on the 2012-09-03 20:17:06 by mog mog
minus for color-banding, too large steps for sphere-marching these objects(generating visual artifacts this way), only one screen, too short.
plus for domain repitition.
thumb up goes for the speech-synthesis!
rulez added on the 2012-09-03 20:28:39 by ɧ4ɾɗվ. ɧ4ɾɗվ.
I want scene-icecream NOW!
rulez added on the 2012-09-03 20:53:46 by gaspode gaspode
is annoying like fuck to listen to, even if it's a speech synth in 4k
added on the 2012-09-03 20:55:26 by Puryx Puryx
I lolled so hard at the voice synth attempt.
rulez added on the 2012-09-03 21:04:24 by Optimus Optimus
portalish. visuals suck!
rulez added on the 2012-09-03 21:47:09 by las las
Good grief.. I'm not sure if I should laugh or cry.
rulez added on the 2012-09-03 22:14:32 by trc_wm trc_wm
awesome quietsch synth, visuals fit quite well :)
rulez added on the 2012-09-03 22:48:26 by cupe cupe
Liked only the first couple of seconds, then it got annoying.
added on the 2012-09-03 22:49:09 by Salinga Salinga
Singing smurf
rulez added on the 2012-09-03 22:54:19 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
Thumb for the funny "speech synth" even it hurts sometimes in the ears.
rulez added on the 2012-09-03 22:56:10 by Chainsaw Chainsaw
I wanna see sunshiiifh98qwyhuhgfne
rulez added on the 2012-09-03 23:07:35 by raizor raizor
rulez added on the 2012-09-04 07:40:07 by provod provod
nice voice synth, sadly to consistency with the visuals
rulez added on the 2012-09-04 07:55:18 by wullon wullon
rulez added on the 2012-09-04 08:36:33 by Cj Cj
lyrics pls
rulez added on the 2012-09-04 09:38:46 by marsulpi marsulpi
rulez added on the 2012-09-04 09:51:47 by Mystra Mystra
rulez added on the 2012-09-04 10:28:07 by Bartoshe Bartoshe
first WAT.
then LOL.
rulez added on the 2012-09-04 10:37:36 by revival revival
great speech synth
rulez added on the 2012-09-04 10:41:31 by nekomono nekomono
this thing conveys a rather surreal feeling, which i like somehow.
rulez added on the 2012-09-04 10:59:55 by a-move a-move
revival: only got to WAT
sucks added on the 2012-09-04 12:45:01 by rasmus/loonies rasmus/loonies
See above comments.

The "autotune" is annoying and cool at the same time just like real ones :)
rulez added on the 2012-09-04 13:57:12 by p01 p01
too much of ... something
sucks added on the 2012-09-04 14:09:31 by Parasight Parasight
good god
sucks added on the 2012-09-04 14:42:27 by ferris ferris
rulez added on the 2012-09-04 15:58:17 by Buckethead Buckethead
Mein Kopf, er platzte.
rulez added on the 2012-09-04 17:00:01 by moqui moqui
What Puryx and Salinga said.
added on the 2012-09-04 18:01:58 by StingRay StingRay
this was pretty horrible but it made me laugh so that's cool :D
rulez added on the 2012-09-04 18:17:26 by Gargaj Gargaj
actually, is the voice based off the cubase64 method?
added on the 2012-09-04 18:18:23 by Gargaj Gargaj
previous one was better :)
added on the 2012-09-04 18:23:04 by Maali Maali
Gargaj: I just skimmed over their article, so I might get some things wrong, but from what I can see, cubase64 uses vector quantization in order to compress the formant filters, and each one is stored as a waveform.
I also use some very crude form of vector quantization, yet it could be improved a lot. The main idea of my method is to compress the format filters themselves by storing a quantized version of the formant filter's log-magnitude spectrum in bark-frequency domain and then resynthesize it with random phases.

I think a fair comparison is not possible, especially because I need 10000000x the processing power for decompression and I have the aid of crinkler, but the raw numbers are that they need 13 kB for 255 different formants while I need about 0.7 kB for 186 different formants. And their algorithm scales better with longer music because they have real vector quantization.

Like I said, by stealing their vector quantization idea, I could probably chip off some more Bytes or make longer samples, but what the synth is really lacking right now is a decent sound :-)
added on the 2012-09-04 20:03:19 by chock chock
voice in 4k!
rulez added on the 2012-09-04 20:32:00 by bitl bitl
Not that entertaining. Speech synth is a rare guest in intros and in 4k intros too. But... It sounds annoying and I can hardly understand what it says. So it sounds more like freak music :) Piggy for technical skill though.
added on the 2012-09-04 20:55:20 by stan_1901 stan_1901
chock: but i'm right in that it's not a "speech synth", but more of a very very vocal-specific audio "compression" (or "re-synthesis" as you called it)
added on the 2012-09-04 21:03:48 by Gargaj Gargaj
Gargaj: Yes.
added on the 2012-09-04 21:18:01 by chock chock
I couldn't produce something like this. Still, it made my ears bleed, so thumb down. Very sorry.
sucks added on the 2012-09-04 21:31:47 by Venty Venty
lalala Forever lalalala Sunshine
And what Gargaj said lol
rulez added on the 2012-09-04 23:28:21 by Danguafer Danguafer
Sometimes the voice sounds really great, other times it sounds like a saxophone. And that's all great.
rulez added on the 2012-09-04 23:48:12 by xernobyl xernobyl
rulez added on the 2012-09-05 01:16:52 by san_im san_im
daft punk in 4k...
rulez added on the 2012-09-05 02:45:15 by .. ..
Beauty! Loved this soulful 4k
rulez added on the 2012-09-05 04:02:57 by alk alk
Just.. no. :)
sucks added on the 2012-09-06 09:23:37 by gloom gloom
would be better if the singer could stay in tune :D
added on the 2012-09-06 10:53:51 by leGend leGend
Interesting... :)
added on the 2012-09-06 10:57:34 by noby noby
any chance for an 1024x768 version for screening purposes?
added on the 2012-09-06 15:38:03 by Gargaj Gargaj
Only understood the vocals after the 2nd try and having read some pouet comments... Good effort, but the final result is not really enjoyable. Also what leGend said.
added on the 2012-09-06 16:58:08 by xTr1m xTr1m
\o/ kool. now do a 64k with this technique :)
rulez added on the 2012-09-06 17:38:27 by pista pista
strange and odd and i like it for not trying to be more than it is, and it is quite cool.
rulez added on the 2012-09-06 17:41:38 by keito keito
is it the first ever 4k intro with vocal?
rulez added on the 2012-09-07 07:18:03 by Manwe Manwe
Golden rule of speech synth #1: Write the text on the screen at the same time. This will fool anyone into hearing the synth say exactly what is written.
Golden rule of speech synth #2: Have the voice be connected to the intro somehow. Just a little bit.

Manwe: No, this is something like the 10th 4k intro with vocals.
sucks added on the 2012-09-07 08:51:29 by Blueberry Blueberry
Really? I challenge you to name the other 9 pc 4ks. ;D

Anyway, this is quite weird. I agree with your points, but as flawed as it might be, it's quite entertaining still.
added on the 2012-09-07 10:56:25 by tomaes tomaes
added on the 2012-09-07 23:27:38 by Frequent Frequent
very nice, i like it! got that creepy portal feeling
rulez added on the 2012-09-08 09:55:52 by v3nom v3nom
Have you considered using it for "a cappella" or "beatbox" music?
rulez added on the 2012-09-08 13:53:26 by Inertia Inertia
that was a strange experience :D
rulez added on the 2012-09-10 21:34:18 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
sucks added on the 2012-09-11 10:38:17 by scooper22 scooper22

almost a cdc for this
rulez added on the 2012-09-13 03:07:06 by pera pera
I don't know what to think of the sound. Quite a strange feeling, in a good way I'd say.
rulez added on the 2012-09-16 20:42:24 by iks iks
I have to agree that it didn't work as an intro, but still thumb up for serious attempt at singing in 4k.
rulez added on the 2012-09-17 13:02:35 by KK KK
Really? I challenge you to name the other 9 pc 4ks. ;D

Who said anything about PC? ;)

Anyway, I could of course not let such a challenge go unanswered, and I could only think of four or so off-hand, so I went on a journey to find them (helped along by a little Pouet scraping script). It was great fun.

Here is your list of nine previous 4k intros featuring speech synthesis:

Cyboman 5 by TPOLM
xSqueeker by Szuwarek & Factor 6
Code Is My Pron by Nuance
Lautschrift by Radwar Enterprises
(core) by wamma & PwP
Planet Loonies by Loonies
Who Cares by PwP
fr-040 by farbrausch
Void 3 by kolor

Not included in the list is a handful of "cheaters" using the Windows Speech API. :)
added on the 2012-09-25 20:53:57 by Blueberry Blueberry
The sound is downright horrible. I usually like technical side of demos, but at some point there's a limit to what you can inflict to the audience.

So, sorry but thumb down.
sucks added on the 2012-09-28 11:49:07 by Zavie Zavie
I like it
rulez added on the 2012-09-30 07:55:25 by Lovely Hanibal Lovely Hanibal
Ok visuals.
To me the "speech synth" is involuntarily ridiculous.
added on the 2012-10-13 22:34:47 by BackSpace BackSpace
When my wife came in to the noise, i had to switch to porn, because it was easier to explain ... soooo thumb up!
rulez added on the 2012-11-11 11:28:32 by quiller quiller
What KK said. At some point we'll probably see Candytron in 4k!
rulez added on the 2012-11-15 22:44:33 by moozooh moozooh
Audio layer is beyond.. irritating :(
sucks added on the 2012-12-10 22:01:20 by kbi kbi
rulez added on the 2013-01-05 10:25:32 by slyspy slyspy
ugly banding and terrible sound - sweet anyway
rulez added on the 2013-01-05 18:47:19 by T$ T$
sucks added on the 2013-05-26 07:03:35 by praetor_alpha praetor_alpha
i want to know what speech synth is saying!
rulez added on the 2015-03-20 12:12:32 by non-handled guy non-handled guy
It made me chuckle. Also, what Blahmarandne said.
rulez added on the 2015-03-20 12:21:07 by TheT TheT
what wierd speech synth demo and some 3d objects
my ears bleed
sucks added on the 2020-09-28 16:59:38 by Sir Sir
nice tech but not so pleasant sound

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