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Respeecher Helps LC Waikiki Tell Sustainability Tales by Resurrecting Adile Naşit’s Voice

Adile Naşit was a Turkish actress, best known from the children's program called Uykudan Önce (Before Sleep), where she performed different tales. Generations rose listening to the adorable voice of Adile Naşit, and her storytelling became one of indispensable parts of every child’s life.

Unfortunately, the actress passed away in 1987 at the age of 57. Led by an idea to attract children's attention to the project and at the same time make it touching for older generations, LC Waikiki decided to “revive” Adile Naşit so that she could appeal to the society with a new relevant message.

The Challenge

Adile Naşit was a Turkish actress, best known from the children's program called Uykudan Önce (Before Sleep), where she performed different tales. Generations grew up listening to the adorable voice of Adile Naşit, and her storytelling became one of indispensable parts of every child’s life.

Unfortunately, the actress passed away in 1987 at the age of 57. Led by an idea to attract children's attention to the project and at the same time make it touching for older generations,

LC Waikiki decided to “revive” Adile Naşit so that she could appeal to the society with a new relevant message.

The idea was to resurrect the voice of the famous actress so that she could “tell” the "Nature love tale", aimed at educating children on environmental problems and how to reduce the negative human impact on the environment. 

To address many generations and mobilize them for action with the voice of a famous storyteller, our technology came to service.

The Solution

Respeecher speech synthesis technology allows us to bring voices of the past back to life.

The technology works as follows:

  1. An artificial intelligence-based algorithm analyzes the original voice and a source voice (speaker that would drive the system further).
  2. The system then learns the unique features of the voices, precisely those that make the voice stand out by itself.
  3. Then, a source speaker records dialog, and our system will reproduce it using the voice of the desired person, all while preserving the natural features of the transformed dialog. 

In order to create an authentic vocal model of Adile Naşit, Respeecher took one hour of original vocal recordings of the actress. By analyzing older recordings, Respeecher made it possible to synthesize audio content that sounds exactly like her. 

The Result

As a result, we were able to create an emotional speech that is indistinguishable from the original voice of Adile Naşit. The first 24 seconds of the tale called "Nature love tale" are already on YouTube. The tale can be also accessed via QR codes on the cargo boxes or via the video link.

This is not the first time Respeecher has resurrected the voice of a famous person. For example, we resurrected Manuel Rivera Morales’ voice for the Olympic Games and Vince Lombardi’s voice for the 2021 Super Bowl LV.

As for our role in this project, we are always happy to work with iconic voices of the past. It helps to create a connection between generations separated by time.

Historical figures can add a bit of optimism to the present, deliver some nostalgic good memories or make you reflect on some things you haven’t thought about in a while. And this is exactly what the project with Adile Naşit telling sustainability tales is aimed at.

Reviews

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Halsey Burgund

Co-Director In Event of Moon Disaster

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Ryan Steelberg

President and co-founder of Veritone

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David Romberg

Media, Communication & Film Studies, Muhlenberg College

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Abigail Savage

Sound Designer and Supervisor, Actress

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Michael York

Actor, Producer

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Tim Jones

Emmy Award Winning Animation Producer

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Joseph López Osorio

Marketing Technology Director, DDB Latina

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Edgardo Rivera

President & CEO, DDB Puerto Rico

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Joshua Madoff

Composer, Actor

We worked with Respeecher on a film called ‘In Event of Moon Disaster’ first shown at the Amsterdam Documentary Film Festival 2019. They helped us create a synthetic voice of Richard Nixon to bring to life a never-read contingency speech in case the Apollo 11 mission went badly. We created a highly realistic film, in a large part due to their work. ‘In Event of Moon Disaster’ shows the creative possibility of voice replacement technology as well as highlighting just how realistic deepfake technologies can be, acting as a civic engagement project for the public along with contextual and educational resources.
For Veritone, the most important thing is ensuring our clients get access to technology without compromising on the ability to protect, the delivery speed and quality, and in this case, of the generated content. Respeecher's technology meets both requirements and has a proven track record of working with tier one projects.
When I approached the team at Respeecher with a very sensitive and personal documentary project, I didn't know what to expect. I’m happy to say that it has been an amazing experience. They are extremely professional, ethically minded and are genuinely passionate about bringing their innovative technology to the world. Their approach to the voice cloning process is highly personal and transparent. As a documentarian, it was important to me that the approach was ethical and human focused. The Team at Respeecher delivered on their promises and I could not be happier with the results.
Respeecher is a remarkable tool for Sound Editors. It delivers very high-fidelity recreations of a target voice, with transparent performance-matching of its source. It blows text-to-speech out of the water! The effect is uncanny and incredibly effective and I can imagine a whole slew of uses going forward. I am very excited to have discovered Respeecher, and it will be my go-to for voice recreation in the future, without question.
I am very grateful to Respeecher for giving my words and work a whole new lease on life. The technique involved is as ingenious as it is amazing, and promises a great future for all those involved in voice work. With Respeecher, the quality of the re-worked passages is indistinguishable from the original. History comes almost miraculously alive again. I heartily endorse this product.
Respeecher's source/target conversion of Mr. York's speaking voice demonstrably opens doors for the entertainment, education, and healthcare fields. Suffice it to say, it was an absolute honor to collaborate with them. Their brilliant accomplishment and timely delivery have allowed our humble project to be a success, exceeding our expectations for what's even possible.
Discovering Respeecher was the highlight of our project. They agreed to work with the task even when our training data was not of the best quality. The result was fantastic, and the level of detail was just outstanding.
Working with Reespecher was a unique experience. Their attentiveness to detail and dedication to this project allowed us to reconnect with one of our lost narration idols in Puerto Rico "Manuel Rivera Morales" on a new level. It gave his family and PR a glimpse of what could have been if he was still alive and narrating all sorts of Olympic sports games. It was truly magical to see this project come alive.
Working with Respeecher has been incredible. Their team was meticulous and patient, walking us through the process of developing an accurate model... and the final result was nothing short of miraculous. It really sounds like we’re hearing our (deceased) subject speaking again. Something I never would have thought was possible.
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