Voice transformation

    Oct 06 2011 | 10:53 am
    I am wondering if anyone has got some nice example patches for voice transformation
    I am interested both in semi-relistic (which assumably is harder) and "far-out" transformation
    All the best

    • Oct 06 2011 | 11:29 am
      What kind of transformations do you want? Almost any audio processing (filtering, waveshaping etc.) will transform a voice... For the far-out, things like ring modulation (think Daleks) are a perennial favourite, and of course delay effects like comb filtering and flanging. Some FFT processes work well on voices too. And then there's vocoding! But for the semi-realistic, the best are probably speed/pitch and formant effects. Have a look at Tim Rozendal's recently posted DiracLE object - it does nice formant munging that will subtly - or not-so subtly - change a voice, cheers Roger
    • Oct 06 2011 | 12:32 pm
      some ideas - should give you more of an idea as to what patches you might be interested in tracking down - mostly simple patches but I think it sounds lovely and is implemented very well.
    • Oct 06 2011 | 1:25 pm
      grizzle, are patches from Ted Coffey available for download? If yes, could you please share the link?
    • Oct 06 2011 | 1:29 pm
      Thanks guys
      @Roger - Yeah I have tried all sorts of filters and the standard synthesis effects but I was wondering if there are some more specific methods that I dont know about. Ill take a look at the DiracLE object - havent heard about it before. Thanks :)
      @Grizzle - thanks Ill take a look at this when I get home :)
    • Oct 06 2011 | 2:32 pm
      For a while now I've been getting round to replicating something like this in Max:
      Perhaps monster voices aren't what you need, but there may be some inspiration in there for possible techniques.
      If I come up with anything interesting, I'll post back.
    • Oct 06 2011 | 4:04 pm
      Bummer - the DiracLe object is only for MAC :(