May 7th, 2014

Cyanogen Inc

All the single ladies! Er, those who are taken are welcome to help too. Basically, if you’ve got a set of ovaries pumping estrogen into your body, the folks at Cyanogen Inc. could use your help. In a Google+ post today, Cyanogen Inc announced that they’re currently looking for women to help fine tune the custom voice wake-up function on the OnePlus One.

This means they’re looking for female larynxes of all shapes and sizes to help submit voice samples, and although it’s not a paid gig, you can tell your friends you helped a vital software component in an upcoming smartphone come to fruition. Pretty cool, right? Here’s exactly what Cyanogen Inc. is looking for:

Audio samples should meet the following requirements:
# Must be female voice, age range 18-75
# Low signal to noise (less than 25db)
# No post-processing or normalization of any kind
# No noise cancelletion
# Audio should be submitted as a single file: mono, 24 bit / 96 khz
​# For best results recordings should be conducted in a quiet environment with normal speech variations. No shouting or robotic voice (forced) speech.


# Start Recording
# Say: “Ok, OnePlus” ten times, with a 3 second delay in between each
# Select and read 4 random paragraphs from this link. (
# Pause for 3 seconds.
# Say: “Ok, OnePlus” ten times, with a 3 second delay in between each
# End recording

If you decide to take part, please submit the recordings to ciwrl (.at.) (dropbox link, soundcloud url, attachment, etc).

If you’re looking for something easy to help with recording, check out from your desktop web browser. No software installation or downloads needed, just record and share the link with the above listed email and you’re done. Thanks, everyone!

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