Sound sythesizing?

I am making a robot, and want to make it say "mole-e." I want it to be a clear reference to "wall-e." There is a long story behind why I want "mole-e," so I won't go into that. I am planning on making a very simple mp3 player that is triggered by an Arduino. Basically, I know HOW to make the robot produce sounds, I just don't know how to make it say "mole-e." There are mp3s and oggs readily available of the "Wall-e" sound bite, but does anyone have a clue as to how I can sythesize it to say "mole-e?" Any software reccomendations or tricks? Can I record it and then edit it to sound like "wall-e?"


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orksecurity6 years ago
Combination of voice acting, and some playing with speed adjustment and pitch adjustment and filters and effects (in Audacity or a similar sound editing tool), ought to be be able to produce the sound clip you need.
Audacity would be perfect for this.
I'm spoiled -- I'm running Sonar.

I'm still waiting for something that runs on Linux to reach Sonar's level of performance and functionality; that's the single biggest thing that keeps me from dropping my Windows partition. (Well, that, and a few tools I need for work which haven't yet been ported over.)
Tredlock (author)  orksecurity6 years ago
Where can I get Sonar (I'm guessing its open-source)? I have an old copy of WavePad......if that means anything.
No, Sonar is a pro-level digital audio workstation product. Still not unreasonably priced, but definitely overkill for a beginner.

http://www.cakewalk.com/

(Note: Buying the subset "home studio" version and then upgrading to one of the pro versions is sometimes cheaper than buying the pro version directly. That's how they sucked me in.)

But for the basics, Audacity does the job.
Tredlock (author)  orksecurity6 years ago
Ok, thanks for the information.