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16/03/2017 19:42:05

DougBailey
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What are people doing to create animated / cartoon sounding voices?

I'm thinking there should be software out there that will create different sounding voices.

I have Audition, but that seems more for correcting audio problems. Not that familiar with it, maybe it does have what's needed?

Or are folks just changing the way you speak when recording?

Thanks for your thoughts
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16/03/2017 20:31:57

comictude
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DougBailey,

I use Audacity and vary the pitch. I used a high pitch on one of my characters and my grandson couldn't stop laughing. There are plenty of other changes that could also be made but so far the pitch has worked decent for me. And Audacity is free.
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16/03/2017 20:42:04

PatMarrNCMuvizu mogul
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here are links to a bunch of videos users have made about dialog creation. They're all useful in different ways.

DIALOG
using Audacity to create dialog tracks for Muvizu: (PatmarrNC)

Dialog Workaround (IKES)

Creating a Talking Character (student video tutorial)

How to get Multiple Dialog tracks in Muvizu: (JimMuvizu)

Fixing Muvizu lip synch problem: (Daniel Robinson)



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17/03/2017 13:32:35

PatMarrNCMuvizu mogul
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DougBailey wrote:
What are people doing to create animated / cartoon sounding voices?

lots of different things

I'm thinking there should be software out there that will create different sounding voices.

as far as software is concerned, some people use text-to-speech software that offers different characters

I have Audition, but that seems more for correcting audio problems. Not that familiar with it, maybe it does have what's needed?

lots of people use pitch changing in Audacity to make voices higher or lower, and my guess is that Audition probably has that capability. Another thing it might have is FORMANT correction. Formant correction is useful in making a male voice sound more female without making it sound chipmunkish.
MELODYNE is a relatively expensive piece of software that is all about sound manipulation. It has both pitch and format correction plus a whole lot more. It's practically "must have" software for any recording studio.

Or are folks just changing the way you speak when recording?

yep, that too! Even if you are also using software to alter the sound, its a good idea to speak differently for each character. Different accents, maybe a falsetto or a rasp or a lisp... (it worked for Bugs bunny and Elmer Fudd!)

But the absolute best (my opinion) is getting other people to voice act the parts
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17/03/2017 14:32:48

DougBailey
DougBailey
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Wow, thanks for the great replies!

Also have Audacity and will watch the videos.
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17/03/2017 18:02:23

sgnrmedia
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Another decent voice altering solution is Screaming Bee's MorphVOX.
But I agree with PatMarrNC, you should also be varying your vocal delivery. Try to imitate a funny voice you heard from a co-worker or celebrity. Even just delivering something in a monotone can have a huge impact when running through pitch shifting.
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17/03/2017 23:44:25

PatMarrNCMuvizu mogul
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sgnrmedia wrote:
Another decent voice altering solution is Screaming Bee's MorphVOX..


hey thanks for the info about MorphVOX... I had never heard of it, and it could be just perfect for the average Muvizuer who is trying to handle all the dialog alone! Many of the presets sound useful! And the price is certainly reasonable too! I may be adding that to my toolbox of solutions!

one of many youtube demos:


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18/03/2017 13:08:55

PatMarrNCMuvizu mogul
PatMarrNC
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here's a link to a youtube demo in which Melodyne's formant feature is used to manipulate the gender of a vocal. One advantage of Melodyne is that it can be used as a plugin with other audio software... Audacity for example.

Audacity comes in many versions, some of them can get quite expensive. But their entry level program can be found on sale occasioanlly at affordable prices. I'm not sure if the entry level version includes format manipulation though...

the demo:


the product:
https://www.sweetwater.com/c701--Celemony--Plug_ins_Pitch_and_Harmony?adpos=1t1&creative=175710473413&device=c&matchtype=b&network=s&gclid=CNH06diO4NICFdc7gQodZ8EOSQ
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