Or can you?
Screaming Bee just introduced a female voice pack available for downloading as a free add-on to its MorphVOX voice-changing software. So if you’re a dude who wants to sound like a babe in an online game or virtual world (like I do), the pack gives you six more lousy female voices to choose from, in addition to the crappy one that comes standard issue.
As I wrote in a post not too long ago, I tried the free version of the software, the MorphVOX Junior, and it was a disappointment, particularly the male-to-female morphing.
The paid version, which has a price tag of $28.95, wasn’t much better. I downloaded it on a trial basis not too long ago and it was generally equally horrible. The only real measurable difference as far as I could see was that you could enhance the horribleness with a 10-knob graphics equalizer, as well as two slide bars to adjust pitch and timbre.
The paid version also boasted a menu of seven voice effects: after-effects chorus, distortion, gapper, phaser, resample, echo, and reverb. It had vocal tract effects, too: monotone, hypertone, breathy, nasal, harmonize, tremolo, vibrato and growl. Additionally, there were 16 downright silly sound effects, including screech, scream, moo and howl.
Anyway, check out this page to hear the voice pack samples; to listen, all you have to do is click on the images of the different women who are supposedly behind the voices. Celeste sounds pretty decent, but I can’t vouch for how it would work since I haven’t tried it — and I guess I won’t any time soon, because my trial has expired and I can’t see myself paying for a product that yields such poor results.
I’ll keep my eye out for future upgrades, though, and hopefully at some point the company will unveil some really kewl guy-to-girl voice-changing capabilities.
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