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[Request] Reversed cultist sounds

PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 9:24 am
by Gez
The "cultist" monster comes with sounds from Blood that are very distinctive and don't fit well in the ambiance of a game such as Heretic or Hexen. If anybody with sound software could take the six OGG from the attached file and reverse them, maybe slow them a bit and adjust the pitch to make them sound more at home with the sounds of the Disciples of D'Sparil or the Dark Bishops, I would be grateful.

Re: [Request] Reversed cultist sounds

PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 1:37 pm
by NeuralStunner
I'll have a go at it, then. :)

How are these?

... I have to admit, about half of them sound comical now. I could swear DSCULSI1 now sounds like "Oh?! Snuggle!" :laff:

Re: [Request] Reversed cultist sounds

PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 2:08 pm
by Gez
Thanks.

NeuralStunner wrote:... I have to admit, about half of them sound comical now.

Yeah, they evidently need further adjustment. I think if they were slowed down a bit as well, making them less excited-sounding and lower-pitched at the same time, it could be better.

But that's where good sound editing software is needed. With something like the Windows XP sndrecorder, you can only halve or double the speed, which does not result in anything good. Further, you can't adjust pitch independently of speed.

Still, it's a good start. At least they don't seem to say "Yellow shit throw!" anymore!

Re: [Request] Reversed cultist sounds

PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 2:42 pm
by Enjay
Hmmm, I don't think this is any better. :?

http://files.drdteam.org/index.php/file ... sitluc.zip

Re: [Request] Reversed cultist sounds

PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 2:51 pm
by Zero X. Diamond
Honestly, you'd probably be better off just throwing out the sounds and starting over again. The Blood cultist screams are of a very distinct nature with frenzied pitches and specific inflections... they really, really do not lend themselves well to reversal because of this, and I don't think lowering the pitch or applying filters to the audio will do much to help it.

Re: [Request] Reversed cultist sounds

PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 2:56 pm
by Gez
Enjay wrote:tsitluc.zip

Heh. :)

DSCULSI4 is not bad, actually. Just for some sort of big beefy demon, not for a human(oid).

Re: [Request] Reversed cultist sounds

PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 3:31 pm
by NeuralStunner
Gez wrote:At least they don't seem to say "Yellow shit throw!" anymore!

As opposed to the green kind the bishops sling around? Or how about "modern oxen fear books!"

Zero X. Diamond wrote:Honestly, you'd probably be better off just throwing out the sounds and starting over again. The Blood cultist screams are of a very distinct nature with frenzied pitches and specific inflections... they really, really do not lend themselves well to reversal because of this, and I don't think lowering the pitch or applying filters to the audio will do much to help it.

Yeah... I don't if we can do much more with them, and still have them sound sentient. (As little as they seem to now... "Ooooooooooohhh? Hey shorty.")

Then again, you'd probably be a better candidate. (Yes, I've listened to your D'Sparil-waxes-typical-taunting-villain recording. Nice. ;) )

Re: [Request] Reversed cultist sounds

PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 4:04 pm
by Nash
I probably went overboard with the editing. Not sure if you'd be interested so I only did three sounds.

http://www.zshare.net/download/71686952230a0a2d/

Re: [Request] Reversed cultist sounds

PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 4:19 pm
by Enjay
They sound pretty creepy - like an undead cultist or a ghost cultist or something.

Re: [Request] Reversed cultist sounds

PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 4:20 pm
by Gez
ZShare is uncooperative to say the least. It made me wait 50 seconds five times in a row, and every time the "click here to start download" link just sends me back to the timer. :|

Re: [Request] Reversed cultist sounds

PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 4:26 pm
by Enjay

Re: [Request] Reversed cultist sounds

PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 4:33 pm
by Gez
Hmm. Interesting, but yes, that's a bit overboard. The latter half of DSCULSI4 might be usable, but the other two have a sort of jerky staccato effect and aren't even recognizable as voices anymore. Still, thanks.

Re: [Request] Reversed cultist sounds

PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 4:40 pm
by Zero X. Diamond
NeuralStunner wrote:
Gez wrote:At least they don't seem to say "Yellow shit throw!" anymore!

As opposed to the green kind the bishops sling around? Or how about "modern oxen fear books!"

I do have to point out that while it might sound a bit silly if you're listening for English words, the cultist language in Blood is actually a real(ish) language. The words are derived from Latin and Sanskrit and there are actually both formal and casual forms of speech while using it. It's probably my favorite fictional language, incomplete as it may be. The more you know!

NeuralStunner wrote:Then again, you'd probably be a better candidate. (Yes, I've listened to your D'Sparil-waxes-typical-taunting-villain recording. Nice. ;) )

Aw shucks, you're making me blush...

Re: [Request] Reversed cultist sounds

PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 5:02 pm
by Enjay

Re: [Request] Reversed cultist sounds

PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 8:16 pm
by Captain Awesome
Not to be a dick, but why don't you download Goldwave, and do it yourself? It's an essential tool for any modder really.