A computer-generated voice as presenter for a radio show? DJ Rewerb for his podcast what is still unthinkable, has tried. A computer-generated voice as presenter for a radio show? DJ Rewerb for his podcast what is still unthinkable, has tried. “The media is super exciting,” tells the House DJ, “because nowhere I can play easily and quickly with the technology. And even an audience reach with the music. With each episode the audience grows”. For nearly three months DJ Rewerb sends his Houseschuh radio show as a podcast on the net.
In real life his name is Thorsten Weber, but there never is mention in the podcast. He came to employ an artificial female voice for moderation on the idea of Siri, the voice of the iPhone. “With today’s computing power can realize gadgets which I still dreamed a decade ago,” enthuses DJ Rewerb. “At live gigs my CD player see exactly the speed of the music on the BPM decimal”. In beats-per-minute (BPM, beats per minute), the speed is specified by music. Typical house music is between 120 and 132 BPM. On demand, he considers the computer moderation then but more critically. “A voice that comes from the computer, was a gag.
The I something expanded, as I was sick. On the day when I wanted to record the presentation, my own voice sounded awful”. As he tells it, he coughs away the past cold and continues: “from my own experience I know that I can transport the finest nuances of mood with my presentation. I’m excited, delighted and offended? Every listener knows within seconds as I am. It will take a few years, until computer voice can convey such subtexts”. Since Thursday, 28 November 2013, the 13th episode of the Houseschuh podcast on the net is to hear, see Houseschuh.com/folge13.