WaniKani New Audio Update: Part 1

Hello again, my durtles! :durtjovahs_witness:

For a while now we’ve been working hard to record, edit, and prepare brand new audio for all of the vocabulary words on WaniKani. Well it’s done and we’re going to start rolling it out on the site for everyone to hear.

On Monday July 15, 2019 we will be updating the item pages with the new audio.

This update will not include Lessons and Reviews!

If all goes well on the item pages we’ll do another update to bring the audio to Lessons and Reviews.


The update is live! :musical_note:

All of the audio on item pages has now been updated with the new male voice actor. If you come across any issues, please let me know here or via email: hello@wanikani.com.

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cool cool cool

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Is the plan for a setting to choose between male and female audio or can we play both at the same time? Asking about both items pages and lessons/reviews.

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We’re currently only replacing the existing audio with new (male) audio files. Multiple audio files are something we’re working toward, but we’re not there yet.

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I can see this being further developed like GPS systems where you can choose various celebrity voices, including Snoop Dogg and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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That definitely isn’t something we’ve been planning all along. /s

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Not even Charlie Sheen?

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Never Charlie Sheen. >:|

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Awesome, I love how content keeps being added to WaniKani.
Soon i will be buying Lifetime that’s for sure!

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I’ll make it a script once speech synthesis gets good enough

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If only I actually listened to the audio… like fr, I really need to start listening to the audio.

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Yes. Yes you do. :wink:

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You don’t have it set to autoplay?

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I was hoping for a Hard Gay cameo

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I always listen to the audio during reviews and lessons.
On that note, I would actually prefer a female voice. Don’t care much for the new male one, though.

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I would buy ten more lifetime subscriptions for myself if Hard Gay does the audio.

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Can we get some kind of non-gendered AI or being of pure light energy to voice the lines instead?

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Autoplay is a pain if you ever do reviews in public.

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I suppose it would be. Never considered that, since I always wear headphones

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