Methods and apparatus for altering audio output signals

  • US 10,381,016 B2
  • Filed: 03/29/2016
  • Issued: 08/13/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/03/2008
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for producing altered audio output signals, comprising:

  • at an electronic device with a processor and memory;

    receiving a user selection of an audio data file;

    loading a text representation of the selected audio data file;

    obtaining a first voice signature and a second voice signature;

    identifying a first speech timing unit in the text representation, wherein the first speech timing unit is less than the entire text representation and is associated with dialogue of a first character in the text representation;

    receiving instructions to apply the first voice signature to the first speech timing unit;

    identifying a second speech timing unit in the text representation associated with dialogue of a second character in the text representation; and

    applying the first and second voice signatures to speech units corresponding to the first and second speech timing units, respectively, to produce audio for playback.

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