Can anyone name this sound/voice effect?

Hey everyone, trying to figure out what sound/voice effect is used here, and maybe even where I could find a way to reproduce this effect with a custom voice recording of my own(preferably free or cheaply)

Thanks everyone, heres the sample clip. No download required

Oh forgot, Im on a Mac if that makes a difference.

A 192KHz sample rate is excessive and a huge waste of memory and download time, 44.1KHz will capture all the audio on your sample(2)…

Screaming bee have software (£$) which does something similar …

Although a similar effect can be done from scratch by applying multiple effects …

hey thanks for the reply

looks like the screamingbee software is only available for windows :confused:

how would one/what effects would someone use to do what you suggested with adding and layering multiple effects to obtain that result? and can it be done with just audacity?

For a demon type voice …

Drop pitch by 15%, (i.e. -15%),
(Optional : slow speed by 5%)
Bassboost 150Hz by 10db
Delay: delay time 0.05 sec, 5 echoes, 5db decay amount .

“Change Pitch” , “Change Speed” ,“Bassboost” and “Decay” are all on Audacity’s “Effects” menu.

Your “sample2” sounds like all of the above plus vocoding with high-pass filtered noise then reverbed,
(“Vocoder” is near the bottom of Audacity “Effects” menu).

hey thanks so much for the replies, ive managed to do those first four you suggested, am having difficulty with the vocoding, filtered noise, and reverb. my reverb effect is gverb. unsure what settings get this voice to sound abit more like the sample2. im trying to use this voice for a ghostly school project voice over, ideally id like it to layer the original voice similar to the original sample, although im sure thats as simple as laying the new track over the original and maybe a half a second behind it.

oh also, i noticed what you said in the other thread about reversing then doing the reverb then re-reversing. where would i implement the reverse and the unreverse in this particular series of steps to achieve the similar voice?

thanks again for all your suggestions.

In your “sample 2” the child’s voice and the demonic derivative are synchronised , definitely not “half a second behind it”.
If you must have the demonic voice lagging behind, not more than 0.05 seconds would be my suggestion, otherwise the mixture will be incomprehensible.

If you want to play the original and demonic tracks together omit the step 2 above : the optional 5% slowdown.

“Reverse” is in the Audacity “Effects” Menu.,it flips the track back to front : like playing a vinyl record (ask your parents :slight_smile: ) backwards.
To create the reverse reverb effect, reverse the track, apply reverb, then reverse it back the right way round. There is no “unreverse” just reverse the reversed.

Gverb produces a horrible metallic sound and does not lend itself to the reverse reverb technique.
This ANWIDA reverb effect is very good and free.

I’ve found a way of improving the Demon voice. Make a copy of the Demon voice you’ve made using the above instructions to run simultaneously with the first. Then apply the equalization on this graph to the copy.
Equalization to boost high frequency on demon voice.png
The resulting mixture then has plenty of high frequency content and sounds a lot better: clearer & scarier . A before after example is attached …
[Applying plenty of reverb only to the copy track with the high frequency content produces an ethereal effect]

Here’s a demon voice made using Pitch Change, and GVerb (and a touch of Equalizer)

Can you tell us what settings you used on Gverb to achieve that reverb Steve ?

[every time I’ve attepted to use Gverb the results have been horriby metallic]

If you use much “Early Reflection” you need to keep the room size quite big.
For smaller room size, reduce the “Early Reflection” a lot.
I always use GVerb on a copy of the track then mix the original (dry) signal with the duplicate track with reverb (wet).

OK I’ve reduced the early reflection on Gverb to minimum (-70db) ,
and applied Gverb with the settings shown below to the high frequency copy of the demon voice.
GVerb settings applied to high frequency copy of demon.png
Reverb was applied normally and reverse with the same Gverb settings, result attached …

I still think the ANWIDA reverb sounds much better than Gverb:

  1. less harsh, 2) the reverb from one channel crosses over to the other giving a more realistic reverberation.

Yes, I think the ANWIDA reverb is one of the best sounding free reverbs available but I don’t think that a Linux/Audacity friendly version is available. Nevertheless, GVerb can produce good results, but it takes a bit more work. (Other reverbs are available for Linux, but GVerb is about the most Audacity friendly one.)