Female to Male - Changing one Octave

Hello to everyone :slight_smile:

(I just registered an account here, so please forgive me if I’m writing in a wrong topic)

I already know that if I want to change a female melody to a male one, I should change the pitch by -12 semitones (as one octave is).

But I figured out, that it won’t work the same with the human voice too in Audacity, because it becomes very low.

So, I have a question. How exactly semitones should I drop to make a Soprano (female), sound like a Tenor (male), so I can sing along in the same octave?

And I’m a Tenor :stuck_out_tongue:

Thank you a lot for your time :slight_smile:

Audacity doesn’t do vocal changes very well because the two voices are not just an octave apart. Vocal plosives, clicks, ticks, SS and FF sounds do not change between voices. Special software is required that “knows” what a voice is, how it works and what to change.


If you’re on Windows, the free plugin “RoVee” does male-female, and vice-versa,
see … https://forum.audacityteam.org/t/can-we-make-autotune-more-lifelike/39995/2
The same author offers a free plugin called “Kerovee” , which does a slightly better sex-change ,
( and does autotune ).

A lot of thanks to both of you for your replies :smiley:

I’m gonna definitely test that plugin right now :smiley:

Thanks :slight_smile: