Dragon Not Naturally Singing

Posted on August 24, 2009 by noncon
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Ever used Dragon Naturally Speaking for dictating your muses and turning them into text?

I wondered how well it would take to singing, after it spewed out some gobbledegook after I started singing, forgetting I still had my mike on. Answer: not very well.

Well that’s not entirely fair. It seems to like mod and new-wave better than warbling ballads.
Or rather; words, as opposed to noises!

emot5Here are a few examples of genuine Dragon penmanship, when suffering a duet with yours truly:

“Down in the Chew Station at midnight all will will don’t want to go down this in no will will”
Down in the Tube Station at midnight oh ooh ooh ooh ooh oh
Don’t want to go down in the Tube Station at midnight oh ooh ooh ooooh ooh

Down in the Tube Station – The Jam
Not bad. I probably did sing ‘Chew’ in the haste of the song.

“Here in my car I feel safest of I can knock on my door is it the young and well in in car has been good and”
Here in my car I feel safest of all, I can lock all my doors. It’s the only way to live in cars – da da da da.

Cars – Gary Numan
“Da da da da” sounds like “been good and”? Well it got the first eight words correct! Perhaps I overdid it when trying to sing the synth part.

“and now a knee and I will live alone will win easily in the”
And I-ee-I will always love you-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh

I will always love you – Whitney Houston
I think there’s a freudian message in there somewhere – “…I will live alone will win easily…”
Does that mean people who live alone win arguments easily?

We wrongly they are mainly is moving Echo submarine and there has been re-and in the Ryanair is a fair submarine compares with… (Dragon gave up processing further)
We all live in yellow a submarine, a yellow submarine, a yellow submarine…

Yellow Submarine – The Beatles
“Ryanair is a fair submarine”, eh? – better tell them they’re in the wrong business.

Yes, I realize I’m giving my age away with these songs – I’ll throw Lilly Allen into the Dragon mix next time. That’ll be nice for her.

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