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Microphone to pick voice of several people in a big room

If you are on a budget you might want to give the Blue Microphones Yeti a try. It has switchable pick up patterns on it one of with it polar which will pick up 360 degrees around the mic. It's USB so ...
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How to make the music sounds like playing in the picture

In addition to a little reverb (convolution reverbs are critical tools for sound for picture, IMHO), it will still sound like soundtrack music with extra reverb unless it is filtered. You could run ...
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Unboxing - Recording voice when there's other louder noises (cutting, ripping)

Context is king here. If you are seeing your mouth and the unboxing action, then you need to hear both. If we are only seeing the unboxing action, then you record only the sound of the unboxing action ...
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Forensic-proof voice changer

So long as you're doing some sort of transformation on the vocal sound, it can be reversed. A vocoder is probably the the best way to go if you need real-time disguising. If concealing vocal ...
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How to create a Mickey Mouse voice from computer Text-to-Speech output?

There are different aspects in "the Mickey Mouse voice (effect)": One is the relatively high general pitch of the voice. Mickey has always been spoken by a man, but the speakers voice's pitch or ...
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Microphone to pick voice of several people in a big room

I second Mike Rinehart's suggestion of the Blue Yeti. Although I haven't used one personally, it is one of the most popular budget mics on the market. Its switchable pickup pattern means you can set ...
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How can I improve this chain of filters to make a better voice with Audacity

Processing always has the negative side effect of either increasing noise or taking away from the quality. The secret to processing is you want to do as little as possible to achieve what you want, ...
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How to create a Mickey Mouse voice from computer Text-to-Speech output?

Have you considered flex-pitch in a product like Logic X? I don't do music and therefore haven't used it a lot, but you can make some interesting effects with it. You record the phrase in your normal ...
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Emulate phone speaker

I think that what you are looking for is something like SOX, through which you will be able to script a solution. The solution will be to simply apply an EQ curve to the recordings to emulate the ...
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How to make your voice sound like another persons voice?

For what it's worth, Adobe announced a tool (Project Voco) at Adobe Max last year that goes way beyond the typical 'voice changer' apps and EQ setups. It can literally change one voice into another ...
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Voice - how do you go about making it nice?

Assuming the recording and levels are good in the first place. I will almost always roll off lows and shelf the highs, even if its just a little. Human voices don't really have much below 120hz or ...
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Panasonic WM-61a or other DIY solution for recording human voice?

Panasonic got out of the electret microphone capsule business several years ago. But certainly there are many vendors of similar commodity electret capsules out of the usual places. The Panasonic WM-...
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i need a singer simulator or virtual singer?

Alter Ego Bones (free) Standalone, VST % AU 64bit - wi;; sing and speak whatever you type in to it, same presets are provided in English and Japanese, there are also add-on voices which are not free. ...
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How to isolate certain voices in video?

There is no way to do what you want. Human voice, no matter what voice timbre people have, is pretty much in the same frequency range. That said, you can at least filter out some of background noise ...
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What exactly makes a person's voice differ from other's?

The direct answer is very generic: Frequency: Changes in wave frequency relate to pitch/intonation Amplitude: Changes in wave amplitude relate to stress and pronunciation But that is pretty much the ...
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Right channel minus left channel?

With ffmpeg on the command line: ffmpeg -i ${f} -filter_complex "[0:0]pan=1c|c0 = 0.5 * c0 + -0.5 * c1[side]" -map "[side]" ${f}_voiceonly.wav Where ${f} is the file you want to convert. You can ...
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How to make the music sounds like playing in the picture

You need to add reverb and reflection similar to that room. Think convolution reverb with an impact that fits the restaurant space and eq with low pass if there are obstruction in the way of the sound....
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How can I improve this chain of filters to make a better voice with Audacity

I'm guessing there are going to be as many variations on this chain as there are answers. [It could reasonably be claimed to be "too broad" but here goes... My brain doesn't work in numbers, it works ...
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Microphone to pick voice of several people in a big room

Many manufacturers make microphones specifically for conferencing that have purpose-designed coverage patterns and low profiles. An example is a Shure MX396, which can be obtained with several polar ...
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How can I improve this chain of filters to make a better voice with Audacity

The Audacity manual on this page has this to day about the order of applying effects: Amplification or normalization may be done before or after Noise Reduction. Do any Notch Filtering or Click ...
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Recording our dreams: Ideas for speeding up post-analysis?

Use a gate! The following process will let you isolate what you need. First of all find the frequency of the voice, i suspect for a female voice an area between 250-800 should capture the main body ...
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Recording our dreams: Ideas for speeding up post-analysis?

Many handheld recorders have a feature that automatically starts a recording when a certain dB threshold is reached. That might save some time and file space. You'll have individual files of hopefully ...
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How to record voice and guitar with Zoom H6

You will almost always want to use two microphones. Yes, you could do it with one, but it will require you getting it perfectly placed, and it will not give you optimal sound quality for either guitar ...
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Mic'ing character inside full animal costume?

As it will not be seen, you have the freedom to attach it to the actor's head or face, rather than any clothing/costume. You could use a boom version, over the ear & just to the side of the mouth,...
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What is this sound effect? (Lady Gaga's Monster)

Essentially, the pitch of the sound is being progressively reduced. It used to be that the most straightforward way to do this (e.g. with analogue equipment like tape, or simple computer programs) was ...
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Components of a convincing voice impersonation

Speaking about relevant aspects for the way sounds are being formed it comes down to the individual forms of the vocal cords, mouth, tongue, nose and lips as well as the way how they all play together ...
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Balance woman speaking close to mic against man speaking far

You're going to hear lots of attempts at answering this question, but in reality the sad fact of the matter is that there is really nothing that you can realistically do to save this audio. I am ...
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Make voice sound smoother

Its a combination of a lot of things but mostly mic, position and performance are key. There are some things you can do in post but without the key ingredients you are limited. Post production is ...
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