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What Would You Like The New ATL Train Voice To Be?

Fri Nov 11, 2011 4:38 am

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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RE: What Would You Like The New ATL Train Voice To

Fri Nov 11, 2011 4:53 pm

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.
 
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RE: What Would You Like The New ATL Train Voice To

Fri Nov 11, 2011 5:05 pm

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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RE: What Would You Like The New ATL Train Voice To

Sat Nov 12, 2011 1:07 pm

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RE: What Would You Like The New ATL Train Voice To

Sat Nov 12, 2011 2:57 pm

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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RE: What Would You Like The New ATL Train Voice To

Sat Nov 12, 2011 4:14 pm

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

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RE: What Would You Like The New ATL Train Voice To

Sat Nov 12, 2011 4:51 pm

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 :/

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RE: What Would You Like The New ATL Train Voice To

Sat Nov 12, 2011 10:50 pm

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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RE: What Would You Like The New ATL Train Voice To

Sun Nov 13, 2011 12:13 am

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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RE: What Would You Like The New ATL Train Voice To

Sun Nov 13, 2011 12:38 am

Does anybody really care or even pay attention.
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RE: What Would You Like The New ATL Train Voice To

Sun Nov 13, 2011 2:43 am

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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Sun Nov 13, 2011 2:27 pm

One change in how many years is really not a strong argument.
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RE: What Would You Like The New ATL Train Voice To

Sun Nov 13, 2011 3:30 pm

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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RE: What Would You Like The New ATL Train Voice To

Sun Nov 13, 2011 4:34 pm

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.
 
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RE: What Would You Like The New ATL Train Voice To

Sun Nov 13, 2011 4:51 pm

Get the woman back in and re-record her. The voice works fine as is now.
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RE: What Would You Like The New ATL Train Voice To

Sun Nov 13, 2011 9:37 pm

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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RE: What Would You Like The New ATL Train Voice To

Sun Nov 13, 2011 11:53 pm

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.
 
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RE: What Would You Like The New ATL Train Voice To

Mon Nov 14, 2011 12:52 am

I have to agree with the above poster if its not broken why change it.
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RE: What Would You Like The New ATL Train Voice To

Mon Nov 14, 2011 1:18 am

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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RE: What Would You Like The New ATL Train Voice To

Mon Nov 14, 2011 4:30 am

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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RE: What Would You Like The New ATL Train Voice To

Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:10 am

James Earl Jones or Morgan Freeman.
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Mon Nov 14, 2011 8:06 pm

Quoting aerorobnz (Reply 20):
Morgan Freeman

Beat me to it.

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RE: What Would You Like The New ATL Train Voice To

Tue Nov 15, 2011 12:02 am

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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RE: What Would You Like The New ATL Train Voice To

Tue Nov 15, 2011 1:02 am

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.
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RE: What Would You Like The New ATL Train Voice To

Tue Nov 15, 2011 3:35 am

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

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