I asked about an idea on another topic, Mimic II pre-trained model, about using my grandmothers voice with Mimic II
My issue is there is no way to get her to sit and record a set of phrases to do this. My solution is to use a high quality lavaliere microphone and just record conversations with her. I know that this would be a very tedious task, and involve clipping the audio into small clips and transcribe each, but I am willing to do this.
I would love to hear feedback about this, and give me ideas on mics to use, and the best software for recording also. The amount of audio that I need shouldn’t be a problem, as she lives with my aunt and can record as much as needed. I think with a high quality mic, this should be possible.
How about a processor to use this voice? Do I have to run my own Mimic II server? Or can I use the online TTS and just use a local voice?
Any ideas or input?