Old 12-04-2019, 05:37 PM   #1
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Default Alien 2347: Audio Fiction Made with REAPER

Hi everyone !


You may already know my work in REAPER as a scripter, but did you know I don't use it only for scripting ?


My main project in REAPER is an independent humoristic sci-fi audio fiction called Alien 2347.


I'm on it since 7 years, I wrote, recorded and mixed 22 episodes, with more than 40 different actors and 70 characters, almost each episodes has more than 1000 items in it and requires news script to optimize the workflow, I think it has around 80 000 views all episode combined... Big project for me :P


I wasn't able to share it with you cause it is in french, and there is no way to add subtitles to audio track.
At least, there wasn't !


I just designed a fullscreen subtitles system for the soundcloud player, and decided to transcript and translate the first episode of my saga (this first episode is in fact the only one not made in REAPER, I switched just after, but the subtitles workflow involved REAPER deeply). I can now share this epic adventure with you !


Here is the link to Episode 01 (you will see a language switch button): https://www.alien2347.com/episode-01/

And here the concept

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Alien 2347 is an independent humorous science fiction audio saga, written and directed by X-Raym since 2012, and telling the story of aliens sent for reconnaissance on Earth in the year 2347.
Through their adventures against the vermoids, parasites which enter people's brains to take control of them, the 6 members of the Earth Explorer mission will be confronted to situations concerning space conquest, human cloning, genetic manipulation, totalitarianism, liberal corporations, political corruption, conspiracy, ecology, free will, and the very concept of humanity.


Not sure that you will like it (and I'm totally okay if you don't), as it has a particular tone, theme etc, but if you want to take a look, it will already make me very happy. If you like sci-fi, humor, absurd, epic music and worm which goes on people brain to take control of their body, this story is for you !



If you enjoy it, I will consider translating the other episodes !



Anyway, thanks for listening !


(note: I'm also actor in it :P)


Note: if you are curious about my workflow, I made a mking of video few weeks ago:




It also have english subtitles.


Enjoy !

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Old 12-04-2019, 05:48 PM   #2
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This is honestly so amazing, Ray!!

I am still mindblown how you managed to make a fullscreen subtitle system based on a soundcloud player.

You are amazing. WIll check out your first episode now
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Old 12-09-2019, 08:36 AM   #3
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I changed the language to English then pressed the full screen, but the translation remained in French only. I tried refreshing the page with English selected and still French. Am I doing it wrong?
Anyway, the general sound was awesome coming though my speakers. Impactful, I guess would be the right word.
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Old 12-09-2019, 09:18 AM   #4
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@sammydix
Many thanks for the feedback :P


I PM you right away to digg this issue, if you have time :P


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Old 12-09-2019, 09:43 AM   #5
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Sure thing. I'm curious about what was happening.
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Old 12-10-2019, 03:03 AM   #6
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sammydix issue is solved :P not sure what went wrong but it works now.
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Old 12-10-2019, 07:10 AM   #7
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"Let's celebrate with a little dance." hahaha
That was wild. It's was a pretty brilliant idea to color code who was speaking. Made it easier to follow.
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@sammydix
I'm so glad you liked it :P Both the subtitle system... And the episode of course !!



Indeed, characters colors are part of my whole workflow, from writing to reaper projects. It makes sense to me to also have them in subtitles.



(one color per character, one track per character, one region per dialog line)



Ok so I will envisage to translate the second episode then. It is very time consuming but if others request it, it may definitely worth it :P


Thanks again !
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Old 01-08-2020, 11:23 AM   #9
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Hi everyone !


If the episode 1 can be considered as a long intro showcasing the overall rythm, humor and characters of the saga,
it is only with the episode 02 that we can understand its scope and other main themes (corruptions, politics, conspirations, parasites..)


So I made I took time to make and translate subtitles for this second episodes, (the occasion to scripts new scripts for REAPER as well);


Here is the results:


I hope you will enjoy this saga !


I'm not sure if I will translate the other cause the amount of english speaking people interested is quite limited, but at least the two episodes are accessible to them... And this is already great!


Have fun!!
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Fantastique!
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You are from belgium right ? You will not be stuck by my subtitles translation rate then :P
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Indeed. I hadn't even noticed translations.

I seem to hear two voices. Is that right? Or is it all just one voice?

That was in the first part. Haven't had time for the rest, yet.
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@cyrano
There is actually somewhere around 50 different voice actors :P
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Listened about 3600 seconds ago. Sounds awesome on the phones. You get kind of sucked into the backing tracks.
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@sammydix
Many thx !


Indeed music is one core aspect of this project. In next episodes, the moment without it are extremly rare, and new compositions are made to have new themes etc.


Many thx to my friend Enny Harlan for his work on this !


We made a video about the musical compositon process on my channel but it doesnt have subtitles yet ^^
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There is actually somewhere around 50 different voice actors :P
Well, I was listening on laptop speakers... Is that a valid excuse?

Seriously, I imagined some great voice manipulation ability. How do you manage 50 different people?
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If it sounds good on laptop speakers, imagine how it could sounds with monitor speakers ! :P


Well recording is spread across a lot of different individual session, not everyone is in the same room ! Also it is 50 persons since project begining, first episodes and second is about 15-20.
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