Voice Effects

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by questions, Nov 30, 2006.

  1. macrumors member

    Dec 8, 2005
    Does anyone have any idea how I can make a recorded voice of a young person sound like an elderly person, particularly using pro tools?
  2. macrumors 601


    Jul 18, 2002
    will it be written and performed to sound elderly? that's what'll get you most of the way there.

    from an engineering standpoint, to finish:
    1. use time compression / expansion to slow down the speech and drop the pitch
    2. edit in gaps in certain places to make it halting
    3. EQ out any kid-sounding artifacts
    4. EQ in any kind of artifacts that heighten the elderly thing (like wheezing)

    interesting exercise. what's it for?
  3. thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 8, 2005
    It's a project for my audio class. We have to just use the human voice and I wanted to do a sort of human life span where the voices of different stages kind of morph into each other. I could record my own voice, but I'm not sure how I could make myself voice sound "elderly". I was going to just try to use one of the voices I have for the adult voice, but I wasn't sure what else I can do besides pitch shifting.

    While I'm asking questions, is there a free converter I can download to convert aif and mp3s to wav files?

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