Audacity Robot Voice | Tutorial

Audacity Robot Voice

Audacity Robot Voice

Audacity is not only suitable for recording your own voice, but also, for example, if you want to change the pitch. We have already recorded a tutorial for this in the past. An interesting possibility for editing is also to create a robot voice in Audacity. For this, only a few settings are necessary to create a robot voice from your voice in Audacity. Of course, it always depends a little on your own voice and your requirements. Therefore, try out a little bit and take our given values as a help, but in no case as absolute, unchangeable values. By the way, this is generally a good tip in Audacity. Trying out functions and values expands your experience with the program and, in some cases, leads to very interesting results by chance.

Can I also create the voice of GLaDOS from Portal?

That is certainly possible. However, this is different from simply creating any Audacity computer voice or having to work with a model. With GLaDOS, it is not only the sound and the pitch that are important, but also the appropriate, droning pronunciation. We are currently working on a tutorial for the appropriate implementation and will link it here as soon as it is ready.

Step-by-step instructions:

  • Record your voice in Audacity
  • Mark the track with a double click and copy it with CTRL + C
  • Go to “Tracks” -> “Add New” -> Stereo track
  • Paste the copy with CTRL + V
  • Keep the copied track as marked and click on “Echo” under “Effect
  • Set the delay to 0.04 and the attenuation to 0.6
  • Go back to “Effect” (the track is still marked) and “Change Pitch”
  • Set the change to -10% (variable according to your ideas)
  • Make another copy of the first track (repeat steps 2-4)
  • Under “Effect” select “Change Tempo” and set the value for Change to something between -2 and -5
  • Note: Changing the tempo is only worthwhile for shorter sections, as in the long run the offset will become very large. If in doubt, always edit for smaller sections
  • Now select the first audio track and go to “Effect” and “Change Pitch”
  • Set the value to +10% this time
  • Done!

As you can see, it’s not difficult to create a robot voice inAudacity. And by using different settings you can always get different results. Even an inverted reverb (which comes before the voice) can sound interesting and create a very special characteristic. The possibilities are endless. We wish you a lot of fun with your projects!

Video tutorial:

coming soon

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