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What Would You Like The New ATL Train Voice To Be?  
User currently offline1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6649 posts, RR: 2
Posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 5884 times:

With the new International Terminal/Concourse F at ATL opening in the spring, the train will likely be getting a new voice, as there has to be a message for Concourse F, and all of the messages should have the same voice for consistency. So, what would you like to hear for the new voice?

I would actually like it if Deltalina recorded the voice for the train. The NATO Phonetic Alphabet should again be used, adding "Concourse F as in Foxtrot". Also, sound effects should be brought back; good sound effects would be some smooth jazz guitar chords.

Also, I wonder, could the doors closing message on the stations finally be replaced? Those still use the 1995 male voice.


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User currently offlineRamblinMan From United States of America, joined Oct 2010, 1138 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 5844 times:

Quoting 1337Delta764 (Thread starter):
I would actually like it if Deltalina recorded the voice for the train.

Dear God no.

I vote for getting David Cross to do it. Or if they want a local, Jeff Foxworthy.


User currently offline1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6649 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 5841 times:

Quoting RamblinMan (Reply 1):
Dear God no.

I vote for getting David Cross to do it. Or if they want a local, Jeff Foxworthy.

It will probably be a female voice, as studies have shown people pay more attention to a female voice than they do with a male voice. This was likely the reason why ATL switched to a female voice, as well as identifying the concourses with the NATO Phonetic Alphabet. The ATL SkyTrain uses a female voice as well.



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User currently offlineDL_Mech From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 1995 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 5804 times:

I vote for the original......

http://www.gregburrus.com/fb/Atlanta_shuttle_robot_voice.mp3



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User currently offline1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6649 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 5796 times:

Quoting DL_Mech (Reply 3):
I vote for the original......

http://www.gregburrus.com/fb/Atlanta...e.mp3

Not going to happen; they got rid of that voice since it was too difficult for foreign travelers to understand. I don't think they would take a step backward with the opening of Concourse F.



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User currently offlineelbandgeek From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 759 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 5791 times:

I feel as though Paula Deen would be an excellent option.
"Next stop is Councourse F y'all."

(I'm only about 40% sarcastic with that, too)


User currently offlineatrude777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5702 posts, RR: 52
Reply 6, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 5785 times:

Quoting elbandgeek (Reply 5):
I feel as though Paula Deen would be an excellent option.
"Next stop is Councourse F y'all."

Oh they should! Then it'd make me wanna go find...

*southern drawl*

"a stick of butter....."

Great, now I am hungry :/

Alex



Good things come to those who wait, better things come to those who go AFTER it!
User currently offlineDL_Mech From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 1995 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 5764 times:

Quoting 1337Delta764 (Reply 4):
they got rid of that voice since it was too difficult for foreign travelers to understand

I don't know if I buy that, but they did get rid of the "color-coded maps and signs to match the station colors."

I think that more people would pay attention to a Cyborg voice....how about a Cyborg female?


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[Edited 2011-11-12 14:52:47]


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User currently offline1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6649 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 5746 times:

Quoting DL_Mech (Reply 7):
I think that more people would pay attention to a Cyborg voice....how about a Cyborg female?

It could grab someone's attention more, yet be more difficult to understand at the same time. I think a human female voice identifying each concourse with the NATO Phonetic Alphabet is the right approach. Sound effects should be brought back as well, as pretty much all other airports' automated people movers have them.



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User currently offlineluv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12150 posts, RR: 49
Reply 9, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 5740 times:

Does anybody really care or even pay attention.


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User currently offline1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6649 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 5726 times:

Quoting luv2fly (Reply 9):
Does anybody really care or even pay attention.

Yes, otherwise we would still have the original Cylon voice.



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User currently offlineluv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12150 posts, RR: 49
Reply 11, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 5705 times:

One change in how many years is really not a strong argument.


You can cut the irony with a knife
User currently offline1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6649 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 5694 times:

Quoting luv2fly (Reply 11):
One change in how many years is really not a strong argument.

There have been several changes, actually:

1980-1995 - Cylon Voice.
1995-2002 - Human male voice with sound effects.
2002-2005 - New human male voice (introduced with new CX-100 vehicles), sound effects removed.
2005-2006 - First human female voice. Also, there was a short lived male voice in 2005 that identified each concourse with different names (not the NATO Phonetic Alphabet).
2006-2012 - Human female voice with NATO Phonetic Alphabet..
2012-future - ???



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User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8913 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 5682 times:

Just find the same person that did it before and be done with it.

And god no sound effects. We don't need noise in all places at all times.


User currently offlinealitalia744 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 4764 posts, RR: 44
Reply 14, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 5682 times:

Get the woman back in and re-record her. The voice works fine as is now.


Some see lines, others see between the lines.
User currently offline1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6649 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 5664 times:

Quoting DeltAirlines (Reply 13):
And god no sound effects. We don't need noise in all places at all times.

Why not? Practically all other airports' APMs have them. The ATL SkyTrain even has sound effects.



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User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8913 posts, RR: 12
Reply 16, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 5648 times:

Quoting 1337Delta764 (Reply 15):

Why not? Practically all other airports' APMs have them. The ATL SkyTrain even has sound effects.

Simple - noise for the sake of noise is unnecessary clutter. Just because everyone does it doesn't mean it's a good thing. The current system works fine - just find the person who did the voice before, have her pop in the studio for 5 minutes, record the three lines of material for Concourse F and be done with it.


User currently offlineluv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12150 posts, RR: 49
Reply 17, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 5640 times:

I have to agree with the above poster if its not broken why change it.


You can cut the irony with a knife
User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4898 posts, RR: 9
Reply 18, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 5638 times:

Quoting 1337Delta764 (Reply 15):
Practically all other airports' APMs have them.

PIT doesn't. It's the same woman since Day One, even with the removal of Concourse E.



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User currently offline1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6649 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 5619 times:

Quoting luv2fly (Reply 17):
I have to agree with the above poster if its not broken why change it.

I'm perfectly fine with keeping the existing voice, however, they will need to find the lady who recorded it to add a Concourse F message. I would like sound effects (such as smooth jazz guitar chords) just to spice things up a bit.



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User currently offlineaerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7396 posts, RR: 16
Reply 20, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 5609 times:

James Earl Jones or Morgan Freeman.

User currently offlineALTF4 From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 1214 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 5586 times:

Quoting aerorobnz (Reply 20):
Morgan Freeman

Beat me to it.

/thread

 



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User currently offlineBC77008 From United States of America, joined Sep 2011, 316 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 5568 times:

Quoting DL_Mech (Reply 3):
I vote for the original......

http://www.gregburrus.com/fb/Atlanta...e.mp3

God does that take me back to when I was just a small child flying on Eastern. Thank you for finding that!

Quoting DL_Mech (Reply 7):
Quoting 1337Delta764 (Reply 4):
they got rid of that voice since it was too difficult for foreign travelers to understand

I don't know if I buy that, but they did get rid of the "color-coded maps and signs to match the station colors."

I think that more people would pay attention to a Cyborg voice....how about a Cyborg female?

I remember years ago reading that they got rid of the robo-voice specifically in preparation for the 1996 Olympics. This was part of an airport update/beautification project and it included new carpet for all concourses. Which has since been replaced with tile.



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User currently offlineDL_Mech From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 1995 posts, RR: 9
Reply 23, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 5560 times:

Quoting BC77008 (Reply 22):
I remember years ago reading that they got rid of the robo-voice specifically in preparation for the 1996 Olympics.

I think they REALLY wanted to get rid of the "Caution.....Doors do not rebound or spring back" Southern drawl guy.



This plane is built to withstand anything... except a bad pilot.
User currently offlineusflyer msp From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2185 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 5547 times:

I vote for Lil' Jon...that would truly make ATL unique.

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