Re: How do they record the actors for voice response systems

Subject: Re: How do they record the actors for voice response systems
From: Peter Neilson <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
To: "Downing, David" <david -dot- downing -at- fiserv -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 01 Apr 2009 11:24:00 -0400

Downing, David wrote:
> How do they go about recording the raw material for those snippets...

It goes back before the digital age. The phone company (AT&T?) long ago
began providing a number you could call to learn the time of day. They
had someone, I seem to remember that it was a lady from Georgia, who had
a knack for recording all the right pieces that could be put together as
spliced recording tape.

Here's an article that gives a hint of the old technology:
http://articles.latimes.com/2007/aug/29/business/fi-lazarus29
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