Voxonic international dubbing is totally amazing.

Voxonic

There is a company in New York called Voxonic and they are doing something that completely blows my mind. They can take a vocal track from a song and change the audio into a new language. For example, the vocals from a English hip hop track can be made into French or Spanish in the artists original voice. The artist does not have to re-sing the song or know the foreign language! The results are amazing believable.

Take a listen to this clip “French/English/Chinese”:

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I came across this company while listening to an interview with Arie Deutsch the Co-founder of the company on NPR.org. I highly recommend taking a listen. During the interview they play several more audio examples including Bill Clinton’s inaugural speech translated into Spanish: click here

Voxonic has developed proprietary patent-pending software, which transforms voices, making it possible to replicate any person’s voice in any language. Voxonic applies its “Voice Models” to transform speech from one person to another. All we need is a one-time, fifteen-minute sample of your voice. With that we will be able to present you saying what you want in the language of your choice. – Voxonic.com

For me this is one of those “wow they can do this now” moments. Imagine this technology built into your DAW? Another amazing fact from the interview is that Mr. Deutsch says the processing happens quickly in about the length of the source. So could this mean with a much faster computer we are approaching real time language translation? Voll giel!

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on February 21, 2008 at 3:22 am, filed under interviews, Uncategorized and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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6 Responses to “Voxonic international dubbing is totally amazing.”

  1. Cyril says:

    Hello !

    I’m french, and i can’t hear a single word of french in the démo :)

  2. Hah… thats hilarious! I guess its not all that amazing after-all! Did you also check the NPR podcast?

  3. ADD says:

    at the top right of the voxonic website (www.voxonic.com) there is a link for an audio and video demo. The audio demo is a mash-up of the following three languages: English, French, Chinese. One must listen closely because as the voice stays the same it is hard to tell when the languages change. But i can assure you that french is there

  4. Hi Arie. Thanks for joining in the conversation. I listened to the audio samples on your site and the NPR interview and yes I hear the different languages. Your product is impressive you guys should be proud.

  5. ADD says:

    Thanks for the praise Oliver!

  6. mediamovers says:

    Interesting product…..this could be very useful for foreign language dubbing & voice-over projects

    Lawrence Vishnu
    Media Movers, Inc.

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