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Shreks ReVoice Studio Powered by VocALign

Allows people to create Shrek soundtrack with their own voices By DMN Staff Writer
One of the most unique features on the Shrek DVD from DreamWorks is Shreks ReVoice Studio, created by UK-based Synchro Arts Limited based on their award-winning VocALign audio processing software.

Shreks Revoice Studio allows people to replace the voices of the Shrek characters (Shrek, Donkey, Princess Fiona, Lord Farquaad and others) with their own voices. Running the DVD from a computer, users select scenes from the movie and then record themselves (with the script highlighted, karaoke-style, on the ReVoice Studio screen) as the various characters. ReVoice Studio synchronizes the recorded voices automatically with the timing of the film characters mouth movements, so that when the scene is played back, the characters appear to speak with the users voices. The result is that people can create their own unique version of the soundtrack.

Synchro Arts was responsible for developing the ReVoice Studio technology, with its VocALign software acting as the "engine" behind this concept. The Synchro Arts team is already working on a number of other film projects.

"VocALign is used extensively in the professional audio field, with a high proportion of movies and chart hits involving either some vocal tightening or automatic dialog replacement with the help of our software," VocALign creator Jeff Bloom explains."We saw the potential for this technology in the consumer market, and have been delighted to work with DreamWorks to create this unique interactive entertainment."

About VocALign
First launched in 1995, VocALign is an editing tool designed to synchronize two audio signals automatically at the touch of a button. It massively speeds up audio synchronization tasks and increases the quality of results, working by automatically "micro-editing" the new or replacement audio signal to align the timing of its modulations to match that of a guide signal. The range of applications for VocALign includes:

-- Tightening-up of double tracking, backing vocals and instruments
-- Modifying the timing of one music track to match another
-- Lip-syncing
-- Foreign dialog replacement
-- Multimedia applications

Synchro Arts Limited is based in Epsom, Surrey, UK, with a global distribution network. For more information on audio processing products see and for further information on ReVoice Studio products, see

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