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Title: HQ Card Room Announcements
Post by: Stuart Murray on August 23, 2010, 10:26:09 AM
Hi all, I have recently got a hold of some really high quality sound files for blinds, antes and events.

For best results use at least a 2.1 sound system to carry the bass of the announcements around your card-room/poker-room etc

The running ante announcements are seperate from the blinds for obvious structure reasons. Use the elapsedSeconds token to play the running ante after the blind announcement.  (VERSION 3.0 REQUIRED)

*** LOOK BELOW ON REPLIES FOR BLINDS AND ANTE ANNOUNCEMENTS***

*** LOOK BELOW ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR EVENT FILES ****

The last 3 hands for those unaware is a completion of re-buy periods, where the level finishes the clock pauses at the end of the level at 0 secs and then 3 final hands are played before the tournament goes onto break or next level.  This ensures the fairest conclusion to the Re-buy period, with all tables and players getting the same chance to re-buy.

10 mins until end of buy-ins applies to Add-on and late registration tournaments.

Regards
Stuart
Title: Re: HQ Card Room Announcements
Post by: TIMMER on August 23, 2010, 10:30:09 AM
thats nice, so can you share them ???
Title: Re: HQ Card Room Announcements
Post by: Stuart Murray on August 23, 2010, 11:14:22 AM
ANTES & OTHER ANOUNCEMENTS
Title: Re: HQ Card Room Announcements
Post by: Stuart Murray on August 23, 2010, 11:20:34 AM
Low level blinds FLOP GAMES
Title: Re: HQ Card Room Announcements
Post by: Stuart Murray on August 23, 2010, 11:27:41 AM
High Levels and Flat Levels
Title: Re: HQ Card Room Announcements
Post by: TIMMER on August 23, 2010, 12:18:49 PM
thanks, ;)    Stuart ;D
Title: Re: HQ Card Room Announcements
Post by: Stuart Murray on February 02, 2011, 04:50:06 PM
I have found a few issues with the announcement files, due to human error on my behalf which are now corrected and re-posted below!
I have also added the "10 minutes end of buy-ins" to the re-buy events files.

<EDIT> Version 3.0 required for these files

Stu
Title: Re: HQ Card Room Announcements
Post by: Usireland on February 14, 2011, 11:26:48 AM
Possibly just me but Tournament Director keeps giving me a "There was a problem loading the template" error message.  Can anyone help with this?

Regards
Ian
Title: Re: HQ Card Room Announcements
Post by: Corey Cooper on February 14, 2011, 11:51:25 AM
The template was saved with 2.6 beta 4.  You can't load it with an earlier version of the TD.
Title: Re: HQ Card Room Announcements
Post by: Usireland on February 14, 2011, 11:36:45 PM
The template was saved with 2.6 beta 4.  You can't load it with an earlier version of the TD.

Ah my mistake I'm running 2.5.11.
Title: Re: HQ Card Room Announcements
Post by: Corey Cooper on February 15, 2011, 10:45:32 AM
Sorry, I wish the TD could tell you that but the fact is the older version just doesn't understand the format of the newer version, so it gets confused.
Title: Re: HQ Card Room Announcements
Post by: ZeroTime on April 02, 2011, 08:04:36 AM
Hi Stuart.
Excellent job of 'obtaining' the crm sound files.
Thanks also for supplying the templates. They have enabled me to correct the way I associate my sounds with the levels. Mine were more long winded.
I do have a request though.
Do you have any of the sound files for the levels above 10000 - 20000.
Our club regularly reaches 20000 - 40000 and some times 30000 - 60000.
Levels higher than 30000 - 60000 would also come in very usefull later this year when I am hosting a 2 day team challenge event.
No problem if you don't have them. Worth asking though.....
Many Thanks
Clive Padden
Title: Re: HQ Card Room Announcements
Post by: Stuart Murray on April 02, 2011, 08:19:07 AM
Hi Clive,

The highest the soundfiles goes to is 10k/20k so nothing above that i'm afraid.  Glad your enjoying the sounds!

Stu
Title: Re: HQ Card Room Announcements
Post by: arthurbear on April 13, 2011, 05:42:07 AM
Hi Stuamurr

Like the quality of these sounds....Better than the internet based robotic sounds, I am updating my chips to higher amounts which will work well with these sound.Thanks...However I have anoucements at break times..One states theres now a 5 minute break and one for when food comes, theres now a 20 min break....Did you find these sounds on the web or did you use a piece of software ( like natural speaking ) to make these..Thanks aload
Title: Re: HQ Card Room Announcements
Post by: Stuart Murray on April 13, 2011, 05:55:36 AM
hi Arthur,

these sounds are professionally recorded in a sound lab for casino software, so can't help you out with other announcements, It does have "Start of Breaks" and "Short Break Soft"


Regards
Stuart
Title: Re: HQ Card Room Announcements
Post by: Stuart Murray on November 10, 2011, 07:47:25 AM
added !announce start short.wav
Title: Re: HQ Card Room Announcements
Post by: RichieD on July 20, 2012, 02:28:01 PM
Superb sound files.. really makes a tournament appear very professional (my tournaments are like a swan.. serene to all who play.. but sheer panic behind the scenes!)

I found this website (http://www.oddcast.com/home/demos/tts/tts_example.php) which allows you to type in phrases and get them spoken, you can choose your language and voice [Daniel(UK) is closest to the files Stuart provided]

There's no direct way to save the spoken text from the website, however, if you are using windows, you can use the "Stereo Mixer" in Control Panel ->Sounds->recording, you can set this to be your default sound recording device ("Stereo mixer" is normally not visible - right click in the dialog and select "disabled devices" - or simply Google!!!), this will allow you to use the bog standard sound recorder to capture (and save) anything played through your pc speakers  8)

Rich
Title: Re: HQ Card Room Announcements
Post by: macacan on July 21, 2012, 07:48:06 AM
Superb sound files.. really makes a tournament appear very professional (my tournaments are like a swan.. serene to all who play.. but sheer panic behind the scenes!)

I found this website (http://www.oddcast.com/home/demos/tts/tts_example.php) which allows you to type in phrases and get them spoken, you can choose your language and voice [Daniel(UK) is closest to the files Stuart provided]

There's no direct way to save the spoken text from the website, however, if you are using windows, you can use the "Stereo Mixer" in Control Panel ->Sounds->recording, you can set this to be your default sound recording device ("Stereo mixer" is normally not visible - right click in the dialog and select "disabled devices" - or simply Google!!!), this will allow you to use the bog standard sound recorder to capture (and save) anything played through your pc speakers  8)

Rich

You should use Stuarts layout, it is identical to the UK casino's (cardroom magic) only better.

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Title: Re: HQ Card Room Announcements
Post by: macacan on July 21, 2012, 07:55:17 AM
Just noticed my web link is not working.
Title: Re: HQ Card Room Announcements
Post by: macacan on July 21, 2012, 08:03:24 AM
Just noticed my web link is not working.

Working now, forgot I had changed servers.

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Title: Re: HQ Card Room Announcements
Post by: Stuart Murray on July 21, 2012, 08:52:42 AM
If you have real player downloaded and installed as primary program an option will appear to "download movie" which will download the speech file as an mp3 file if memory serves me correctly that's what I did before I got hold of the files on this thread
Title: Re: HQ Card Room Announcements
Post by: NJPL on September 05, 2012, 05:24:02 PM
Just wanted to say thank you! I've added the HQ blind level announcement to our levels. Everyone gets a kick out of it.
Title: Re: HQ Card Room Announcements
Post by: Mesnik44 on October 18, 2012, 09:32:18 AM
Hi Stuart,

First off, thank you for supplying the voice overs. I have a question for you, is there a voice over for 2500 and 5000? If so, would you be able to provide it?

Thanks in advance!
Title: Re: HQ Card Room Announcements
Post by: Stuart Murray on October 18, 2012, 09:43:18 AM
hi mesnik,  i'm afraid not, although you could easily "cut n' shut" the 25-50 and add the word thousand to the end of each amount from a thousand announcement, I experimented and made a 12,000-24,000 but I didn't have the finesse to make a good job of it, so it sounds rather tatty compared to the others, which is why it is not included on the thread.

I was using Cool Edit Pro 2, but i'm sure there will be better programs around for editing .wav's

Regards
Stuart
Title: Re: HQ Card Room Announcements
Post by: Mesnik44 on October 18, 2012, 09:55:57 AM
Hi Stuart,

Thank you so much for your quick reply. I will try what you have suggested.
Title: Re: HQ Card Room Announcements
Post by: Mesnik44 on October 18, 2012, 10:07:46 AM
I have created it.

Stuart, could you please let me know if this is adequate?

Thanks again for the tips!

Title: Re: HQ Card Room Announcements
Post by: Stuart Murray on October 18, 2012, 12:00:03 PM
Hi Mesnik,

Decent enough job! i'll add it to the top of the thread

Regards
Stuart
Title: Re: HQ Card Room Announcements
Post by: luigy22 on November 28, 2012, 10:30:47 PM
Low level blinds FLOP GAMES

Hi there,
Im looking for sound: blinds are 1200 and 2400 with ante 300 or 400, it does exist in wsop tourneys, anybody?

Also, altough only used like once every 6 months on very large tourneys the following sounds:
12000 - 24000 - 4000
15000 - 30000 - 5000
20000 - 40000 - 5000
25000 - 50000 - 5000
30000 - 60000 - 10000
40000 - 80000 - 10000
50000 - 100000 - 10000
60000 - 120000 - 15000
80000 - 160000 - 20000
100000 - 200000 - 30000
Title: Re: HQ Card Room Announcements
Post by: Stuart Murray on January 16, 2013, 06:55:18 PM
Hi Luigi,

The newer version of the casino software apparently has higher value soundfiles, butI am yet to be at a cardroom where I am able to access them, once the regular casinos I am at are updated I should be able to get a hold of them, but no idea when that will occur