Can I "robotize" my voice in Garageband?

Daruma61

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Hi- Thanks in advance for any help.
I'm doing an audiobook where the main character is a man whose consciousness has been placed inside a mechanical body. I need to be able to create something along the lines of a Hawking-style synthetic voice (maybe not quite so severe) that still allows for emotional subtlties (so just doing text-to-speech doesn't cut it.) Is there a way to massage a recording of my voice to do this in Garageband? I guess there used to be an app called "Voice Candy" that would possibly have worked, but it won't run on my machine. I'm a complete noobie at Garageband. Any suggestions? Thanks!
 

G.McGilli

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The only thing I can think of - and this might totally not be what you are after - is that if you record your speech in Garage band - (or just a test sentence) - and then apply a massively heavy auto-tune to it [which is built into garage band]

You hear auto-tune in radio songs all the time - but if you apply a lot of it - you'll sound like a robot. Of course- because it tries to tune you - it can take away some emotion - but - worth a shot maybe...
 

StoneJack

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Yes, you can make sound it robotic. Just apply one of filters, there some that sound like u want.
 

slayerizer

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Hi- Thanks in advance for any help.
I'm doing an audiobook where the main character is a man whose consciousness has been placed inside a mechanical body. I need to be able to create something along the lines of a Hawking-style synthetic voice (maybe not quite so severe) that still allows for emotional subtlties (so just doing text-to-speech doesn't cut it.) Is there a way to massage a recording of my voice to do this in Garageband? I guess there used to be an app called "Voice Candy" that would possibly have worked, but it won't run on my machine. I'm a complete noobie at Garageband. Any suggestions? Thanks!

When doing a Voice project in GB, there is a filter in the EXPERIMENTAL category which is ROBOT VOCAL.
 
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sim667

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I imagine you'll get better results with dedicated vocoder software.