Thursday, September 9, 2010

Talking Presidents 1.0 on iOS

Ascii Studios has introduced Talking Presidents 1.0 for iOS, their entertainment app which allows users to create, email, and post comic video parodies containing their own morphed voice and the Presidents from Mt Rushmore. Talking Presidents expands the popular Talking Character concept by allowing movies to be made with multiple personalities. The included morphing control panel allows the user to tweak their voice to create humorous voice effects. The app requires a microphone for recording voices. Both the iPad and iPhone have built-in mics, but the iPod touch requires an external, plug-in headset/mic.

All characters simulate speech using complex, voice-dependent animation of their mouths. The mouth does not simply move up and down. Rather, it moves realistically, syllable by syllable. The character's eyes blink convincingly at the beginning or end of some sentences, further adding to the illusion.

Once recorded, the voice may be altered using the built-in DIRAC Time Stretch/Pitch Shift technology, which allows simultaneous, independent control of tempo, pitch, and resonance. It is quick and simple to create a high-pitched cartoon voice which speaks at normal speed. Following the creation of an animated clip, it is easy to create another using a different character and different voice effect. Clips are saved in the order created, and may be exported or saved as a single, multi-clip movie. In this way characters may engage in an entertaining dialogue if desired.

Feature Highlights:
* Create, save, and share animated characters featuring your own voice
* Extremely simple to use: just pick a character and touch the red record button
* Recorded voices may be morphed in limitless ways using built-in DIRAC technology
* Share your finished move on Facebook, YouTube or email from within the app
* Create multi-character, dialog driven movies by stacking clips to create a movie

"Entertain your friends on FaceBook and YouTube with irresistible animated characters speaking in crazy voices," said company Director Stephen Eddy. "Talking Presidents 1.0 employs sophisticated animation and sound technologies and the end result will be sure to make you laugh."

Pricing and Availability:
Talking Presidents 1.0 is available now worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category. Review copies are available upon request.

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