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What is the easiest way to split a voice recording into phrases?

I am doing the Japanese Language proficiency test and it has a listening component. Some listening exercises are long ones and when practicing I don't understand the parts when needed. I'd like to ...
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Looking for voice recording setup w/ lavalier to laptop or phone

I'm looking for some technical advice for a correct voice-recording setup using a pro-level lavalier mic for speaking (no video)—like a RØDE Lavalier, for instance—with input into either a laptop with ...
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What is the synth effect of the voice in 'Funkytown' by Lipps Inc?

I always listened to this song and the FX that the voice as in the verse always fascinated me. Now that I'm into producing and sound design I'm wondering how to obtain it.
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Forensic-proof voice changer

What is the easiest way to change a voice recording such that the identity of the speaker can't be determined. The transformation has to be non-invertible. For instance, "pitch changing" won't work ...
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Obscuring voice recordings

I'm trying to design a relatively simple (electronic) device for obscuring/jamming voice recordings with a laptop microphone. I've read that playing white noises in the background doesn't mask over ...
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What kind of reverb/effects are used in the vocals of the song "Lucky" by "Supercar"?

The song should be fairly easy to find on youtube if you are unfamiliar. I've tried to replicate the style, specifically when the guy sings in the song it has a very full effect on the lower notes ...
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Modify voice recording so that the original voice cannot be recovered

I have a voice recording. I want to modify it to have a different voice but to keep the intonational shifts and the pauses between the words. I want to be sure that the original voice cannot be ...
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How to simulate stereo from a mono audio file with command line or python?

I'm trying to do stereo effect from a mono audio, not a copy of the mono track to another channel. Some examples of stereoizing with Audition and Cubase 5.
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Which effects can I use to mask my voice in Audacity, yet keep it a plausible male voice?

I'm making a voice-over for my animation, and since my voice sounds horrible, I'm embarrassed to even think that it would be reverse-engineered and heard by thousands of people on YouTube. I'm using ...
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Is there any difference between Gain and Volume for single input?

I've read a lot about gain when you have multiple inputs, it's best in a digital setup to keep it well under 0. I can't find anything about a single input though, which is what I'm recording for some ...
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How do I make a recording of a group of people playing a tabletop rpg?

I'm in front of small challenge. I'll be recording group of 6 people playing tabletop RPG. They'll be all sitting at one table but game master (person who narrates thru game) will be hidden behind his ...
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Unboxing - Recording voice when there's other louder noises (cutting, ripping)

So I often film unboxing and teardown videos for Youtube, and have so many issues with recording my voice clearly. Typically the waveform I get has severe peaks due to noises when cutting/ripping/...
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Add vintage film sound effect to voiceover audio

I want to make a voiceover commentary on a video sound like it's coming from a 1960s tape or film reel. I suppose for that I need to reduce quality in a distinctly "analog"-sounding way, add some ...
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Angle at which to aim a microphone to pick up voice

Consider the case where a person is making short videoclips of themselves talking and preparing food and they are using the kind of mic that needs to be quite close to their mouth. So it is not a ...
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Extract/amplify background noise from WhatsApp voice note

I have received a voice note over WhatsApp from someone, and I have noticed there is another person speaking on the background. The background voice is much quieter than the person recording the ...
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Low end is missing from audio through sound interface and condenser mic going to macOS

My setup is very cheap. I consider myself a beginner, so I wanted to learn and let this learning journey progressively unveil the need for better gear. Mic: Neewer® NW-700 Professional Studio ...
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How to make somewhat similar radio sound effect from Battlestart Galactica?

I have videos with timing that presents the effect. I may assume that there is some kind of chorus or flanger effect existing there but maybe I'm wrong... And possibly there is multiple voices ...
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What is the vote effect on the Muse's Unsustainable song?

I'm talking about the effect on the voice when it says the word "Unsustainable" (around the 1:29 point). How would you recreate it? Thank you.
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How loud must a speaker be for the sounds from it to be audible when the ambient noise is 80 dB, i.e. a speaker beside a highway

I am considering the miniature speakers of CUI Devices for a project. The ambient noise may be as loud as 60 dB to 80 dB (the speaker could for isntance be placed close to a highway), but could just ...
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Make voice sound smoother

I need to create a narration audio, my voice doesn't sound good and I want to make it sound smoother. For example the Yes Theory youtube channel when they do a type vlog video their voice sound normal ...
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What determines the 'innate signature' of a person's voice?

You can have two men who have grown up in the same country and place (let's take south London in the UK for example) who are the same age, went to the same schools, and the same pitch (depth) in their ...
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iZotope - Nectar

Did anyone try iZotope nectar? Look like nice and easy all-in-one plug-in. (source: izotope.com)
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How to find out if some sound recording is real or computer generated?

I would like to learn if there are any reliable methods to find out if some human voice recording is real or computer generated. The voice recording under suspect is here. The voice recording ...
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Software to identify words or voices in a recording?

I have several legally obtained recordings ... too many. They're not labeled and I would like to see if I can "scan" these recordings for a particular voice so I know if that person is on that ...
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Recreating bone-conducted inner voice

When you listen to a recording of your own voice it seems alien to you, because it does not include the sounds that were conducted through your skull to the ear. Is it possible to recreate your "...
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Best hidden device for sound recording outdoor interviews

Hello sound enthusiasts! I have been looking for a good sound recording device to use outside for interviewing people. I do want it to be hidden, so that it's invisible to the person I'm interviewing. ...
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Emulating StarWars X-Wing Recv Communications Effect

I'm curious the best method to mock the effect used in the voice communications of the X-Wing and other ships that were garbled when received, There is some kind of modulation going on if I'm not ...
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How to create a Mickey Mouse voice from computer Text-to-Speech output?

I am trying to create a voice that sounds like the Disney character Mickey Mouse. My overall goal is to convert in real-time computer Text-To-Speech audio output to a voice that sounds like Mickey's. ...
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Is there way to improve R sound in audio?

If you need to get a sharper R on the audio track, to make it sound more Spanish. To make without selecting each instance or the sound. I.e. is it possible to apply some settings to the whole audio so ...
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How to pitch shift female voices to male realistically?

I have a friend currently gender transitioning and he is struggling with having too high of a voice. He'd like to make YouTube videos and podcasts, but the voice pitch is a serious problem for him. He'...
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What is the best way to change the voice from male to female (instantly)?

There are some software solutions as well as vocal performers. Anyway, it is unclear if vocal performer can produce any effect which would be impossible to get using software (if it modifies sound in ...
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A voice changer app for saving security instead of non liberal governments at online calling

I need to save me or other security some times for two usages (because of some political restrictions and problems via non liberal governments from religious parties or...): when I record the podcast ...
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Recreating Specific Female Vocals

This artist called jacaszek uses some specific delay, EQ, & reverb settings for his female melody lines. At 1:24 the female voice comes in. Can anyone help me ...
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Is there any software/tool to covert computer generated audio (TTS) into professional voice over?

I need a lot of voice over recorded, but it is costing a lot to hire real voice over artist. Is there any way I can convert "text to speech" audio into real voice over? Thank you
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Voice recording for deep warm voice (spoken)

I need to record a male voice for narration. I want to strengthen the natural "warmness" of the voice. I am not sure what the technical term would be, but I am looking to get a warm, deep voice. Think ...
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Adjusting carrier and modulation for a clear vocoder sound?

I'm currently trying to put some speech through a vocoder and add a melody. I'm using Reaktor 6 and the vocoder from this collection. I connected an oscillator (and sequencer) to the carrier input and ...
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How can I give the illuision of a voice that the speakers himself hears?

In other words what's the difference between the voice that is picked by a microphone and what the speaker himself hears when he speaks?
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Voice recording marking software

I have a corpus of recorded interviews and would like know what Windows 7 software (preferably commercial because it will be bought by administration of my institution, which is a bit reluctant to ...
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Speech separation of individuals from a phone recording

I have a phone recording of a conversation between 2 folks. I want to generate 2 separate recording each having one's conversation part in it. Is there a tool that can detect the 2 voices separates ...
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censor bleep delay - sam broadcaster

So am needing software solution that will allow a radio presenter to replace incoming mic audio with a bleep sound or cut out the section of audio where a person swears on air. We currently use the ...
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Balance woman speaking close to mic against man speaking far

I have a lot of audio interview recorded on a smartphone where the interviewer is a woman holding the recorder and the subject is a man across a table. So the woman's voice is too loud and the man's ...
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What equipment can I use to prevent clothes rustle from a digital voice recorder?

I have a digital voice recorder (Olympus WS852) and I often put the recorder into my shirt pocket as I move around while having a conversation. I would like to reduce the clothes rustle as much as ...
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What is this effect used by a lot of voice actors called?

I am looking for a specific voice effect that I have listened to in many videos on youtube and other places. I don't know what it is called and it also does not sound natural. Here are examples - ...
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Compare two recordings

I record myself saying the word "titillate", followed by a very nice recording of the same word which I found from the internet and which I hope my voice can be trained to be as closer to ...
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Why does my voice over sound like it's been reduced in quality when I Compress it?

I'm recording audio for a video essay with Audacity and a Blue Yeti microphone. The microphone is held by a stand and it's got a pop filter. I've watched a few YouTube tutorials like this one on ...
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Is it possible to make this kind of voice-modulation setup?

This is largely hypothetical: the answers I receive here will determine whether or not I and the peope involved even move forward with this project. I am part of a group hoping to build a series of ...
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Extract similarities between 2 audio files

I want to extract the similarities between 2 audio files. Here's an example so that you guys can get a better idea of what I mean: I have 2 files, one where someone says "Duck goose" alongside some ...
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Components of a convincing voice impersonation

Lots of people have tried their hand (or rather, throat) at mimicking another's voice. But what exactly are the things that define an individual's voice, and to what extent can they be manipluated? ...
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What's this vocal distortion called?

I've heard it called 'vox' once but nothing seems to come up when I search for it. I've tried replicating it with overdrive and sample rate changes but I can't seem to get it.
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Best time expansion for a voice - ADR Editing

I just recorded a bit of ADR and I need to expand the person's syllable about 6 frames longer (he didn't emphasize a word properly - unfortunately it was his first time doing ADR and he didn't have a ...