Lexlex

Ma Bell (Pat Fleet) agrees to do Asterisk prompt set.

50 posts in this topic

Also, assuming the set of Asterisk sounds becomes avalible how can I have Pat record some additional, custom, sounds?

I would need "Thank you for calling XYZ Corp, Please hold while we direct your call" and some other IVR things.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

These are 1.4 and I did re-word a lot of the prompts.

Yeah, I know - re-wording might piss some people off, but they do fit perfectly in the testing I've done so far. Some of the Asterisk prompts were so badly written: mixed logic, different words for the same thing, and non-standard and/or ridiculously long words used in simple prompts, I just couldn't repeat the mistakes again.

Here's what we're looking at so far:

Pat Fleet prompts will be available starting in about two weeks (during Astricon) - additionally, if you want to record custom prompts using Pat, she will be available to do so via a neat web interface that we're setting up. I'll post more information as it comes available.

IF YOU WANT TO TRY THE ASTERISK SET NOW

Just message me WITH YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS THAT CAN TAKE A 13MB FILE OR AN FTP LOC (plus your email address so I can notify you of updates) - I have the core set done and it's a drop in replacement. Everyone who has tried it so far is stoked at how official their system sounds!

It's beta though - as some prompts are missing (not everything was documented) and I need to get those made - but it works fine. I just need people who are using the various modules to test it and let me know if anything needs adjustment.

If you decide to do this, I just need you guys to not release the beta set until we get all these little things adjusted - then we'll release the final.

ALSO -- as I've gotten this down, I want to do some other sets: Pirate, Ebonics, Announcer Guy, Other any ideas?

Edited by lexlex
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Off the top of my head the main things that are missing in Asterisk are;

"Your call can not be completed as dialed, please check the number... "

"The number you called is busy"

"Seconds" (it's there but the end is cut off)

"Your call may be monitored or recorded"

Now, some of these are sort of there partially but there's nothing you can splice together to make a professional announcement. I think one that I spliced together was "The number is busy. Goodbye"

It would be nice if you could put together a spreadsheet with 1) filename 2) original text 3) updated text.

I'm not exactly fond of the changes in wording but they seem to be ok.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This I have. I will have a complete change list of everything that was done - along with rationale - in a spreadsheet. Additions above and beyond what's currently in core or extra sounds will either be in a new package or somehow added to extra. I have to talk with some Asterisk guys to see the best way to go about this.

Most of my changes are just fixing grammatical or logic errors - it really makes a difference when installed. We'll get around to reporting them as bugs and re-recording Allison's propmts as well. I just don't think anyone with a background in this has ever really looked at the thing as a whole.

L

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

One change I really would like is in the voicemail it should say "Your call has been forwarded to an automatic voice messaging system"{NUMBER or recorded name} ....

Vs "the person at extension" 123 ... OR

{recorded name} "is on the phone"

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Awesome! If anyone wants to hear the Asterisk voicemail app in action with the Pat Fleet voice you can call +1.305.7760334.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

OK -- very close to being done with the extra sounds. Here is an amusing BLOOPER where Ma Bell gets introduced to the gamer world!

baseblooper.wav

Edited by lexlex
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That's funny. I wish I could have seen the reaction on her face... ("What the ...?") :D

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

DONE!!

Alright boys and girls, the set is done and now in testing. We're set to release during Astricon in about 10 days. I'll put a link here once its hosted.

In the meantime, to give you an idea of what it sounds like, this particular Asterisk prompt is pretty funny and is something you've never heard on the PSTN. Lemme know what you think!

Lex

touchtone3.wav

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
In the meantime, to give you an idea of what it sounds like, this particular Asterisk prompt is pretty funny and is something you've never heard on the PSTN. Lemme know what you think!

I'm glad that Pat has a good sense of humor to record that. I'm sure she's thought of saying that but was never allowed to! :)

Hang up, drive to the store, buy a Touch Tone phone, take it home, and plug it in. I do have a rotary phone, but only as a collectable that sits on the shelf (it's a Trimline phone I got at a flea market). But in 2008, you'd hope that 99% of folks have a Touch Tone phone now!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That is funny!!! drive to the store... the one with buttons on it... LOL for realsies!

Can you ask her to make some funny answering machine messages we could put on our local machines?

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well, it took about 6 months - but they're here!

Go to:

scrumption.com

to get your set.

Flowroute, a SIP provider, generously agreed to host.

It truly all happened through BinRev, so thanks guys and girls for your support!

AK

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Dude... this is normally the part where I wake up ;)

Finally got a chance to download the package and give a listen, and it's absolutely awesome! I immediately went to work implementing it on my Asterisk box here at the office. And since I came up short a couple phrases, I threw a few bucks at FlowRoute to have some custom reading done.

I just can't get over the sheer awesome-ness of this. It took me several hours of scanning, recording, and editing just to get a complete set of numbers in Pat's voice a year ago... and now I have that, plus plus plus plus plus, without having to do any footwork whatsoever.

lexlex, thanks a million for making this extreme leetness possible.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just wanted to point out an error, it seems to be in the final but not the beta

sounds/letters/at.ulaw or at.g729 really should be at sounds/digits/at.ulaw or at.g729

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The link you provided only goes to a "buy custom recordings" page. Where do we get the Pat Fleet set?

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Never mind. I'm just a dummy. The table looked like it said "coming soon" for everything, but the first column is the Pat Fleet set. Don't make my mistake.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It would be really cool to get Pat to record a prompt for people to use against unsolicited callers. I find that telling people something like "you have reached a secure department of defense line, please enter your numeric identification code followed by your onetime passkey to escalate defcon level" or something to that effect makes them hang up and usually never call again.

Having that instantly recognizable voice would really make someone who didnt know better nervous.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Awesome set of prompts, really classy

Edited by coolbreeze
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Some interesting recordings you've never heard before, along with some history at PatFleet.com. Including something like the aforementioned nasty gram to telemarketers - and a blooper from Jane Barbe! I've NEVER heard that one before!

A

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i still have a copy on my external HD. i can upload it somewhere if people want it.

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

that link from pbxinaflash gives a 404.. i used to have a local copy but can't find it.. can someone resent/repost it?

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now