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    The New Mara Voice

    It's the elephant (or whatever Indy-related pun you can think of) in the room: that new Mara voice is just not going good for anyone. I made a new video featuring the new effects, but mashing the original voice with it, just to get an idea of how this new and eye-candy filled effect works with the original booming voice.

    New Mara Voice - YouTube

    I still feel like that Mara's now inviting me to a tea party....
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    Re: The New Mara Voice

    Mara's a female, she sounded too mannish. Now she sounds like a woman. What am i missing?

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    Re: The New Mara Voice

    Quote Originally Posted by Ruiner View Post
    Mara's a female, she sounded too mannish. Now she sounds like a woman. What am i missing?
    The new voice doesn't sound like a woman though.

    Anyway I like this comparison to show how ridiculous the new voice is.
    How it should be:
    * Disneyland Indiana Jones Adventure soundtrack part 2 - YouTube

    What it is:
    New Eyes of Mara Effect - Indiana Jones and the Temple of the Forbidden Eye - YouTube

    The comparison is shocking.
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    Re: The New Mara Voice

    I hope they change it back. I loved the ominous tone of the original voice.

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    Re: The New Mara Voice

    Quote Originally Posted by Quentin View Post
    The new voice doesn't sound like a woman though.
    It sounds more like a woman than the original voice

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    Re: The New Mara Voice

    Quote Originally Posted by Ruiner View Post
    It sounds more like a woman than the original voice
    That doesn't make it better. The fact that Mara is supposed to be female is irrelevant to the fact that the new voice is absolutely horrible. It's comically bad, especially the gold and riches one. No longer does Mara sound serious and threatening, now Mara sounds silly and inviting. This is a problem!
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    Re: The New Mara Voice

    Totally agree!

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    Re: The New Mara Voice

    Male.....female. It's crap. Wasn't broken - didn't need fixing.

    The visuals were great.
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    Re: The New Mara Voice

    I still can't believe this ever even got out of the recording studio. How many people had to approve this before it made its way into the ride, and what were they all smoking??

    I really don't think they intended it to be temporary (although it probably will end up that way since so many hate it), because as your video demonstrates, the old voice synchs well enough with the new effects that I don't see why they would go through the trouble of recording something totally new just as a "placeholder".

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    Re: The New Mara Voice

    I had always considered Mara to be female & the 'voice' to be just a mysterious warning voice. I admit I never listened extremely closely to the narration, but I always thought it spoke in the third person ('Mara's eyes', not 'my eyes').

    At any rate, the new voice is just wrong. It sound like a 20-something guy. It's even a bit familiar sounding, like I've heard it somewhere before. It's definitely not scary, almost sounds giddy. I almost expect the voice to say "Come on everybody, here we goooo into the Temple of Doooom!"
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    Re: The New Mara Voice

    Ya I think the new voice sucks! There was nothing wrong with the old voice at all. Why fix something that's not broken. This change is almost as bad as Journey Into Imagination (original) turning into the two monstrosities we know today.

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    Re: The New Mara Voice

    I haven't heard the voice in person, but having known the original one and it's deep forboding, I don't know why they changed it. I never thought of Mara as male or female. Mara is a god. It can be whatever it wants.
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    Re: The New Mara Voice

    I think the new effects are done really well, but he voice needs to be reverted back to the original voice. If they aren't going to go back the original they really need re-imagine the new voice to something better.

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    Re: The New Mara Voice

    I think they wanted a voice that sounded more female than male due to the name "Mara" (even though I could personally careless what gender does the voice). Either way, they could honestly do better. I never been on this ride, but personally I prefer the new effects with the old voice since it sounds more intimidating. Either that, or record with the same voice actor, but make them sound more threatening.

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    Re: The New Mara Voice

    Disney now owns Star Wars. The original Mara voice sounded a bit too much like Darth Vader. Hence, they came up with the new voice which is obviously not Darth Vader. (I think the new voice is OK.)

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