How to have a booming voice like God with effects?

I want to create a voice that sounds like it is coming from heaven, how do I acomplish that with effects on Audacity?

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: starting at 3:25

– Bill

Thanks I had not seen the Reverb plugin , thats going to go a long way for neat effects

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.


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


:smiley: I think I got it, this is my own voice with some gverb effect :wink:

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.


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.”


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

Aren’t you supposed to have harps playing…


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 …

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”.

So what did you do there in that before and after to make it sound better? :question:

Here it is. Chorus effect.

Throw that in the mix. Whisk gently.


The main thing was using a reverb which mixes a little of left with right and vice versa, which gives a wide (3D) stereo effect.

ANWIDA reverb and Freeverb* (both free) do that L-R crossover thing, (whether you like it or not), Gverb doesn’t crossover, (which isn’t necessarily a bad thing).

As I mentioned I also boosted the higher frequencies which improves intelligibility, (but also makes any hiss noise more obvious).

[* apparently there are Freeverb2 and Freeverb3, the one I’ve got is “Dreampoint Freeverb”, no number.
Be careful where you download from: preferably only download from the manufacturer/creator].

It’s easy for reverberation effects to make the voice muddy. You might want to put the clean voice on one track and the effect voice on a lower one. Use the Envelope tool to go between them until you get what you want. You can do that with the other tools as well.

I still think you can get a very otherworldly effect by just pitch shifting one piano note in addition to the other tools.