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How to make your voice like this? (Presumably helmet-radio)

Permanent link to this post Posted by 2Spooks » Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:08 pm

I've been looking around for ways to make a voice like the voice in the old teaser trailer video for the game DARK.
The voice is compelling and cool with it's effects, and I was wondering how to recreate a somewhat similar one in Audacity.
In more detail, it is to be involved with a sci-fi skit of a character speaking inside a concealed helmet to his radio, but the voice is heard from his perspective.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcnwrlNpLeI

Thanks!
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Re: How to make your voice like this? (Presumably helmet-rad

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:41 pm

I was going to go to my "Communications Radio" crushed voice effect, but I think that one's more like a dual-pitch effect (I'm not at home, so I can't do a good job listening).

Duplicate the voice track (Control-D, Windows) and apply Effect > Change Pitch to only one track. Change the volume of the shifted track to fade the effect in and out. You can use the Envelope Tool to fade in and out manually. Audacity naturally tries to play all your tracks together unless you tell it not to.

http://manual.audacityteam.org/man/envelope_tool.html

And as usual, apply explosions and effects to hide any mistakes.

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Re: How to make your voice like this? (Presumably helmet-rad

Permanent link to this post Posted by Trebor » Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:50 pm

2Spooks wrote: ... speaking inside a concealed helmet to his radio ...

viewtopic.php?p=121719#p121719
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Re: How to make your voice like this? (Presumably helmet-rad

Permanent link to this post Posted by Trebor » Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:10 am

or put this code in Nyquist Prompt ...
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(lowpass8 (lowpass8
(sum (lowpass2 (highpass8 (highpass8 (comb *track* 0.03 333)300)300)2000)
 (highpass8 (highpass8 *track* 300)300))
4000)4000)


helmet-voice code.png
helmet-voice code.png (9.09 KiB) Viewed 3770 times

Then use Audacity's (hard) limiter ...
helmet code then Audacity's (hard) limiter.flac
before-afters
(365.71 KiB) Downloaded 6 times
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Re: How to make your voice like this? (Presumably helmet-rad

Permanent link to this post Posted by steve » Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:18 am

Trebor wrote:or put this code in Nyquist Prompt ...
Code: Select all
(lowpass8 (lowpass8
(sum (lowpass2 (highpass8 (highpass8 (comb *track* 0.03 333)300)300)2000)
 (highpass8 (highpass8 *track* 300)300))
4000)4000)


Then use Audacity's (hard) limiter ...


Nice. That works pretty well :)

You could also include clipping in the Nyquist code using the CLIP function (http://www.audacity-forum.de/download/e ... l#index362)

It's also a good idea to add the Nyquist version number so as to avoid confusion over legacy code. When the version header is added, it overrides the "legacy syntax" checkbox.

Code: Select all
;version 4

(defun helmet-echo (sig)
  (lowpass8 (lowpass8
    (sum (lowpass2 (highpass8 (highpass8 (comb sig 0.03 333)300)300)2000)
         (highpass8 (highpass8 sig 300)300))
    4000)4000))

(lowpass8
  (clip (mult 2 (helmet-echo *track*))
        0.5)
  4000)
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Re: How to make your voice like this? (Presumably helmet-rad

Permanent link to this post Posted by Trebor » Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:52 am

New & improved helmet-radio effect plugin ...
HelmetRadio.ny
Helmet radio 1.1 plugin
(1.15 KiB) Downloaded 3 times

HelmetRadio1-1 demo, before-after on default settings.wav
The constant hiss & crackle are optional : they can be turned-off via plugin settings
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Not just helmets: the plugin is also usable for simulating Lo-Fi loudspeakers: intercom, speaker-phone, cheapo-cassette.
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Re: How to make your voice like this? (Presumably helmet-rad

Permanent link to this post Posted by steve » Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:08 pm

There maybe an error in Helmet radio 1.1 plugin:
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(sum (hissNcrackle *track*)(radio-crackle *track*)(lowpass8
(clip (sum (mult klip (helmet-echo *track*))) (/ klip))
 4000))

The function "SUM" in the above does nothing as you have provided only one parameter: (mult klip (helmet-echo *track*))
I'm not sure what you are wanting to do there.
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Re: How to make your voice like this? (Presumably helmet-rad

Permanent link to this post Posted by Trebor » Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:17 pm

steve wrote:
Code: Select all
(sum (hissNcrackle *track*)(radio-crackle *track*)(lowpass8
(clip (sum (mult klip (helmet-echo *track*))) (/ klip))
 4000))

The function "SUM" in the above does nothing as you have provided only one parameter: (mult klip (helmet-echo *track*))
I'm not sure what you are wanting to do there.

Now I see the second "SUM" in that code is redundant, (a hangover from a previous version).

Here's version 1.2, with sliders for high & low pass filters ...
Helmet Radio-1-2.ny
(1.27 KiB) Downloaded 2 times

The only problem remaining is hissNcrackle is only on the left channel, but that's no big deal : the usage will typically be on mono. ( I did try the "multichan-expand #'" to create stereo hissNcrackle, but I couldn't get it to work ).
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Re: How to make your voice like this? (Presumably helmet-rad

Permanent link to this post Posted by steve » Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:26 pm

I also notice that you have two controls; "constant hiss" and "constant crackle", but they are not constant because you multiply them by *track*. So when *track* is silent, then the "constant" hiss and crackle will be silent.
Again I'm nut sure what you want, but if you want the hiss and crackle to vary with the voice, then these controls should perhaps be renamed as just "hiss" and "crackle".
On the other hand, if you want them to be constant, then you need to remove the "(mult *track*" from those expressions.

This version should be functionally identical to "Helmet radio 1.1", but I've reformatted the code so that I could debug it. I think it should also be easier to tweak this version as it separates out the various effects into separate functions.
HelmetRadio12.ny
Helmet radio 1.2
(1.84 KiB) Downloaded 4 times


Update: I see our posts have crossed. The plug-in here is based on "Helmet radio 1.1 plugin".
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Re: How to make your voice like this? (Presumably helmet-rad

Permanent link to this post Posted by steve » Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:31 pm

Trebor wrote:The only problem remaining is hissNcrackle is only on the left channel,

I seem to have inadvertently fixed that in my reformatted version.
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