As some of you may know, as part of our growing customisation initiative we're looking into adding customisable/unlockable voice sets as part of character loadouts, alongside weapons, hats, and maybe even other cool stuff like different faces (don't take my word for it though - it's something we're looking into!).
To this end I've been doing a few recording sessions to test out how these alternative voice sets may work. Rejenorst, who did the original voices for the Pirate team did a cool alternate Captain voice a while back that I hope to show off to you all soon. I also have someone testing out a Geordie accent for our Archer (think of the Archer unit from the original Stronghold's voice) and a voice for a Viking shieldmaiden character.
Anyway, I myself have had a crack at an alt. Heavy Knight voice set. Here is a Soundcloud playlist. I'd appreciate your opinions and critique - whether you like the direction, delivery etc. Note that it's not fully mixed yet - it needs more 'muffling' to match the current HK's helmet effect, though recording with my head in a metal bucket got me pretty close to the sound I wanted to achieve. I was trying to be a pompous, proud, bellowing bastard, with plenty of gusto and yelling from the chest to make it sound like there really is a human tank under his half-tonne of steel plate armour.
Let me know what you think!