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Goddess Voice Mix

I have a task of mixing a female voice to make it sound "Goddess"-like and "Angel"-like and warm and soft and high-endy. Those are pretty much the producer's words. Any tips or hints or any past ...
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Getting rid of room sound on a voice recording?

Hi there, I'm currently doing a dialogue edit for a film, and there's a substantial amount of voice over. Knowing the studio where the recording was to take place well, I asked the recording ...
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How to make your voice sound like another persons voice?

Is there any software that will make a voice of someone sound like a voice of someone else? A guy in my skype list claims he has a friend who works in "SoundDesign business" who has such a tool, and ...
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Baby voice-over

I currently work on an animation project involving 6-to-18-month-old babies. The context is a bit special because we follow the realistic evolution of several babies until they say their first word. ...
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Designing a Humongous God-voice

Hey all, So last time I needed to create a goddess voice. Now, since I did such a good job on that (thanks to birdhousesound) they want me to continue working for them and I've now got a task of ...
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Is it possible to create a “Vocal Pad” with just synthesizers?

I'm trying to create a "vocal pad", just to clarify an ethereal voice singing just a single, sustained vowel. I'm approaching by using many band pass filters ( ie formants ) trying to emulate human ...
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Alternative ways of adding presence to a voice than just EQ.

Hello everyone. I am right now mixing a promotional video for a band's album and the lead singer did some voice over to be put in at the beginning over a montage with a song from the album playing ...
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What are some of your favorite voice effects?

I'm collecting all kinds of voice effects to add to my arsenal. My absolute favorite is Worldizing a voice in a room by playing it back 4X real-time and recording it 4X real-time so when it gets ...
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Amplify a person's voice in a phone record

I have a phone record with two persons speaking, let's call them A and B. A is very quiet on the record, B is "normal". Now I want to amplify the voice of person A so that it matches the loudness of ...
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De-Sickness plug-in?

Ok, Just got through recording a celeb who was just getting over a cold. I said no way to the producer. Producer told me deal with it. I said there is no way to deal with it. He said, just do it - ...
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Voice - how do you go about making it nice?

I'm certainly talking in terms of EQ. Also, I find it important to specify that embellishing voice (dialogue, VO, whichever) is a premixing duty. I usually stick with Pro Tools' RTAS EQ3 7-band EQ ...
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How to make the music sounds like playing in the picture

I am editing a video(by adobe premiere) which is a friends' chatting in a restaurant. I would like to add a background music which sounds like playing in the restaurant. I tried lower the db of the ...
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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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Getting the inner thoughts right

Hi, Just was wondering what was the best way to get the vocal perspective of someones inner thoughts. It is a normal situation where the actor is conveying their inner thoughts to the audience. ...
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The trailer voice-over “This summer, blah blah blah” (Don LaFontaine)

You know, this voice that sounds like it's the same guy doing all the trailers. I don't quite know how to describe it, it's a voice-over that's really well stuffed in the lows... that one: [youtube]...
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Microphone to pick voice of several people in a big room

I usually do online Skype meetings with my team. On my side, it is only me, but on the other side, there are several people with different distances from the laptop (5m radius max). So far, we have ...
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Recording voices for pitching down

I have an idea and I wanted to see if it has been done before or if it's worthless to try: What if I recorded an actor at 192K and dropped than into a 96K session so it's pitched down naturally (...
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How is this high, overtone like voice effect done?

Listening to the song That bird has a broken wing by Sun Kil Moon I wondered how they achieved the sound of the voice. I would describe it as if it had a sort of high, slightly eerie, overtone like ...
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Mic'ing character inside full animal costume?

I'm working on a project in which we'll be shooting two people in a unicorn costume (something in this vein, https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/Hola-unicorn-2-person-costumes-for_1980339805.html, ...
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Panasonic WM-61a or other DIY solution for recording human voice?

Nature recordists seem to love the Panasonic WM-61a capsules. But do these have any serious flaws for close recording of human voice? Would anybody of you strongly recommend against these in that ...
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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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How can i make this Horror Voice?

Can somebody tell me how i can make/produce this Horror Voice with Ableton Live or other programs. Its an Horror Sample from an German Movie. This Voice means " dont touch me ". You can download ...
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What gear is necessary to start vocal recording?

I'm planning to involve myself in music recording, and I'm starting with the voice. Hopefully once I get more experience I'll also record instruments. For a starter, what gear is needed?
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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 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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Good Effects for Robot Voice

My next task is creating a robotic voice that gives information to the main character. One idea I had was to create an effect much like when a cell phone is breaking up and the voice gets all choppy ...
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Question about Tree-Beard.

I saw in the DVD extras on the sound-work for Lord of the Rings - The Two Towers a special section about how they created the Tree-Beard voice. Some of the video footage shows the voice being ...
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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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Make people sound younger?

Hey guys, just wanted to ask, is there any way to take an older males voice and make it sound like a younger version of that person? Is there some way to change the pitch or something? Or should I ...
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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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Mouth only Sound Design

I often and frequently use my own voice for sound design (and music) in many different aspects, not just human or animal interactions, but for example I was working on one short film that was on the ...
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How to make recorded voice sound good

I've just bought a new microphone Vivanco DM 30 Frequency range: 50-14.000 Hz Impedance: 500 ohm Sensitivity: 75 dB Housing: ABS and tried to record my voice with it. At first, ...
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Sequence in Mixing?

I've recorded voices for a good time now and I am currently learning how to mix. First question about mixing I have is: What is your sequence? Do you level the voices and balance the effects and ...
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Strip silence from voice recording

I want to remove or speed up small sections of silence in an audio recording, corresponding to the breaks between sentences and paragraphs. I have some audio files for a book that I need to listen to ...
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Emulate phone speaker

Basically I'm looking for the reverse of this question - I have voice recordings coming from a phone and I can immediately see from the spectrum that only frequencies up to 3khz have been preserved. ...
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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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What is this sound effect? (Lady Gaga's Monster)

"But I can't stop staring in those evil eyes evil eyes evilllllvvveeeeellllllll" How do you make a sound (in bold above) like that? Is there a name for it?
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Voice sounds uneven after noise removal?

After noise removal my voice sounds uneven if volume is more than 40.There are many ups and downs and also there are echos sort of thingy. https://clyp.it/sh3t0aoz (with noise removal) https://clyp....
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text to speech natural voice

I have been doing some text to speech recently and I tried finding a natural sounding one. All I have found was AT&T natural voice, which did not sound natural at all. Google's text to speech on ...
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Pretty sick thing for monster vocalization, but I have a question

This guy has a pretty sick Max patch that he has for vocalizations. Check out Dehumanizer Here. Are there any max users that are able to pick that apart and possibly give some pointers as to how you ...
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How to mix voice and background music like this?

I did allot reaserch before posting this question.I found no good answer. Question:How to mix vocal and background music like this. He is not cutting music with eq to ...
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Full/multiple room voice recognition

What kind of microphone is suitable for use listening to an entire room for voice control purposes? I've noticed the microphone array in the Kinect devices seems to be pretty good as this (still not ...
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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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iZotope - Nectar

Did anyone try iZotope nectar? Look like nice and easy all-in-one plug-in. alt text http://www.izotope.com/products/audio/nectar/images/nectar_main-view_large.png
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Baffles for Outdoor Interviews

Dear All, I know Colin Hart does this quite a bit but I wanted to ask if you guys know what I can use to baffle a voice better. I am going to be doing some live interviews in an outdoor environment ...
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Recording group of people playing 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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How do you edit quality pitched voice? (Q w/ example sample)

Sorry, if I am a bit unclear, but I've got a quick sample (of how should it sound a bit like) if you click here. These types of songs/editing are quite rare and can't be easily found and since they ...
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How can I improve this chain of filters to make a better voice with Audacity

I'm a true beginner in sound design, and use of softwares to edit sounds. However I started to make a chain of filters in Audacity (File > Edit Chains). I'm recording podcasts with only my voice as a ...
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How to improve the VOICE of a Villain.

My villain's voice is not convincing in my Action Movie. How I can improve his voice? Wich filters I can apply? I do not want to dub him. Thank you.
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Choosing a balance between soundtrack and voice

I've recently purchased a nice microphone and recording setup. However, my environment isn't as quiet as I would like. My goal is to make voice tutorials for software developers. I own a fair count ...