Soundwave's Voice

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  1. Fretburn

    Fretburn We need Instrument TFs

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    Hey guys, hoping some folks have an answer to this. I beseach those with more audio knowledge than I.


    I'm trying to figure out what modulation effects were applied to Frank Welker's voice for when he did the original Soundwave.
    Everyone tries duplicate his voice but the X-Factor was always "What does the voice sound like without modulation?"

    The answer is: Dr. Claw. Welker made him sound very much like the old Inspecter Gadget villian/Death Metal singer.

    Then all the modulation was thrown on top. And I think the pitch was shifted up.
    Here's a link to a clip where the sound studio flubbed and didn't put nearly as much effect on his voice.
    http://www.transfan-asylum.org/sounds/soundwave2.mp3
     
  2. jet convoy

    jet convoy Beast Wars Forever!!!

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    Cool. I always thought his voice sounded weird in that scene. Its from "Roll For It", I believe.
     
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    IACON "That's Vector Sigma?" TFW2005 Supporter

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    More examples in which Welker's voice wasn't proccessed correctly:
    *) MTMTE - ep 01 - When Skywarp revives Megatron in the Ark, Megatron says:
    "Quickly, we must revive the other Decepticons!" You can clearly hear Welker,
    without any sound proccesing.

    *) Megatron's Master Plan - Pt 02 - When Chip escapes, Megatron Commands
    Thrust: "Thrust! Bring him back." Another sound bit that didn't get proccessed.
     
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    From what I understand, they really didn't add any effects, per se, they passed Frank's voice through a vocoder to get the modulated voice.
     
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    IACON "That's Vector Sigma?" TFW2005 Supporter

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    Off topic :
    Lazerbeak - I like you avatar! Sweet! really brings back memories :lol  :thumb 
     
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    I was wondering if anybody would recognise it! :D 
     
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    LEADERS_MATRIX Wisdom of the ages...

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    I knew that some how, I never hard anything about it til now tho.
     
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    Also in the Ep War Dawn there's a spot where the effects were not applied.

    I believe Lazerbeak is right about the vocoder. There was another thread a while back that dealt with this very topic, though I think it was killed with the recent board clean up.
     
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    Has anyone ever been watching the Boomerang channel, and in certain breaks of a show, there are clips of action figures, and a voice says, "You're watching Boomeraction, on Boomerang." The voice sounds just like G1 Soundwave. Does anyone know if this is Welker?
     
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    what's the Boomerang channel?
     
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    Gears buh-buh-body ya Veteran

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    It's a Cartoon network affiliated channel on some cable systems that shows non-stop older cartoons and lots of DC cartoons. :thumb 
     
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    I used to have Boomerang back when I had digital cable. Man, I miss that channel, it had all my favourite Popeye episodes...
     
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    UK huh ?
    What about a "Thunderbirds" Fan ?
    :D 
     
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    Speaking of voices, I checked out MTMTE ep 01, and I found something funny that I used to notice when I was a kid....

    In the scene in which Ironhide and Bumblebee make a new river and save some people's house from being destroyed by a tidal wave, listen to the voice of the woman to the right of the screen (it's obviously a woman since she's wearing a dress). She sounds a liiiiiittle masculine.

    "She" says, "Thanks, neighbors!"
     
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    D'oh! I thought you really wanted us to answer teh question. Then you took the fun away:mad 
    I knew the answer :cry 
     

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