At 05:24 AM 2010-04-15, Ishumael Zinyengere wrote: >Dear All, > >Thanks very much for the all of the feedback. Here's a bit more >information about the original material, and what we're trying to do with it. ... >In order to make this material accessible to the public, it needs to >be redacted. The primary reason for redacting the material is to >protect the witnesses who have agreed to testify under the condition >that their identity remains undisclosed to the public. This is >crucial, because revealing the identity of a protected witness could >potentially put him or her in a life-threatening situation. Hello, Ishumael, Sorry I misunderstood your original post. I think, honestly, Lou Judson has the right idea. There are vocoders and other effects in many digital audio workstation programs that can really change the sound of a voice. While pitch can be changed, it can be changed without affecting timing (and vice-versa). If you'd like to send me a short clip, I could send you a couple of effects out of Samplifude that I never use, but now I know why they are there <smile>. Yes, it's a difficult problem, and I admire you and your team for making this material available. The situation in Rwanda was one of the worst that I can recall during my lifetime. You can email a clip up to 20 MB encoded to mailto:[log in to unmask] or 10 MB encoded to mailto:[log in to unmask] Send a voice that doesn't NEED to be distorted, but would be similar to one that would need it, please. I don't want to be responsible for someone's safety. Regards, Richard Richard L. Hess email: [log in to unmask] Aurora, Ontario, Canada (905) 713 6733 1-877-TAPE-FIX Detailed contact information: http://www.richardhess.com/tape/contact.htm Quality tape transfers -- even from hard-to-play tapes.