I’m interested in doing some voice acting for an upcoming series of videos, and will be doing several different voices.
All (most) youtube tutorials dealing with voice changing deal with sounding like Darth &%#%* Vader, and a few are guides for speech clarification and resonance enhancement.
What I need are effect chains, batches, formulae, or whatever you call them, to alter my voice to some other plain-old guys (and gals). I couldn’t find anything with the forum search tool.
Any assistance would be treasured! Thank you all in advance.
“How do I make my voice into…”
Is a frequent request.
Of that I have no doubt.
From what I’ve found here, another frequent request is to have some Theme Tools, or at least a half-assed gesture toward them.
Yet another frequent request is to implement a cogent Effect Management System, rather than one tremendously unwieldy drop-down menu.
We seem to be just beleaguered with frequent requests, hmm…?
Audacity is an open source project, so you are able to contribute in many ways to make Audacity even better
I’d love to. My C++ is shaky at best, though.
Widgets, huh? If I only had the freakin’ time, I could really enjoy playing around with it.
Not enough hours in the day.
I could spend days on end working out the subtleties of a good set of voice altering tools.
But between storyboarding, scripting, animating, and set building - all on a shoestring budget - I’m lucky if I can settle into a workflow that doesn’t have me running in circles.
By producers desperate to avoid hiring voice actors.
The effects thing is more complex than you think. The single pile of effects is the correction. One system was a hierarchical listing of effects with layers and sub pages. This immediately killed those of us needing repeated application of effects buried in the layers. It made repeated applications 300% less efficient. But it was pretty.
With one single list, each application is one drag-click. I don’t even read them. I go down 2/3 of the way where the length of effects label titles get narrow and click.
You have to be careful you don’t program a Microsoft Word Processor.
Select the first letter of your document from this list.
The real fix is the ability to make your own favorite effects list each with its own hot key. No drop-down at all. That’s serious coding, not a quick fix.
Even if we do come up with a vitamin pill to change you into someone else, you’ll have the voice part but not the acting part. I’m a bass. I once played both male and female parts through pure acting. It kind of freaked the producer. He wasn’t ready for it, either.
Lauren Bacall’s voice was lower than Humphrey Bogart.
“You know how to whistle, don’t ya Steve? You just put your lips together and blow.”