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How to have a booming voice like God with effects?

Permanent link to this post Posted by Strickalator » Fri Dec 03, 2010 8:23 pm

I want to create a voice that sounds like it is coming from heaven, how do I acomplish that with effects on Audacity?
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Re: How to have a booming voice like God with effects?

Permanent link to this post Posted by billw58 » Fri Dec 03, 2010 8:39 pm

First, you need a "god-like" voice. Trying to alter a "non-god-like" voice will just lead to frustration.

Once you've got the voice, try adding echo and reverb.

Tips on using reverb are on this wiki page: http://wiki.audacityteam.org/index.php?title=GVerb

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNVBbUnW ... re=related starting at 3:25

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Re: How to have a booming voice like God with effects?

Permanent link to this post Posted by Strickalator » Fri Dec 03, 2010 9:38 pm

Thanks I had not seen the Reverb plugin , thats going to go a long way for neat effects
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Re: How to have a booming voice like God with effects?

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Fri Dec 03, 2010 9:55 pm

thats going to go a long way for neat effects


But maybe not all the way to God-Voice. This is a very similar posting to the people wanting to be turned into announcer/presenters. You can make an announcing voice better, but you can't start with a 10 year old's voice and magically turn it into Don LaFontaine. It's not a timbre or pitch problem, although it may sound like it. They speak differently than you or me with studied emphasis, pitch, and interpretation.

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Re: How to have a booming voice like God with effects?

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Fri Dec 03, 2010 9:57 pm

In the movie "Time Bandits," they didn't even try. Their "Supreme Being" looked and sounded suspiciously like a banker from London.

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Re: How to have a booming voice like God with effects?

Permanent link to this post Posted by Strickalator » Sat Dec 04, 2010 12:13 am

:D I think I got it, this is my own voice with some gverb effect ;)
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Re: How to have a booming voice like God with effects?

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Sat Dec 04, 2010 5:18 am

A little overbaked in my opinion -- you need to still be clearly intelligible after the effects. You started out half-way there with a reasonable voice. Back off on the reverb a touch and maybe try the Change Pitch downward one or two piano notes (before the reverb). Don't go much further. Change Pitch is very unforgiving.

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Re: How to have a booming voice like God with effects?

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Sat Dec 04, 2010 5:23 am

There is one other possibility. There are software packages that can automatically simulate a horn section from one horn by timing and pitch changes and multiple recursive copies. I wonder what that would sound like on a voice.....

I need to see if I can find that package.

That points up one thing the Hollywood people don't have to worry about:

"They did a good job on the God Voice in that movie. It sounded exactly like God."

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Re: How to have a booming voice like God with effects?

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Sat Dec 04, 2010 5:24 am

I want to create a voice that sounds like it is coming from heaven


Aren't you supposed to have harps playing...

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Re: How to have a booming voice like God with effects?

Permanent link to this post Posted by Trebor » Sat Dec 04, 2010 5:56 am

Strickalator wrote:daredoom.mp3

That was quite good. It’s worth mentioning that some reverb effects mix tiny bit of one channel to the other, Gverb doesn’t, so your god/devil voice could be wider …

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Freeverb and ANWIDA reverb do have this little bit of crossover, (whether you want it or not: can't switch it off).

BTW boosting the higher frequencies (2KHz -10KHz makes your god/devil voice more intelligible, (but does also exaggerate any hiss).

BTW2 a pop shield will help attenuate your plosives ... "I will Be your doom".
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