Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by wrecked-gar, Apr 20, 2007.
Anybody got any clue how to make voice effects similar to those in the original cartoon?
Put your hand over your mouth, or put a metal garbage can over your head.
I believe Soundwave's voice was altered using a vocoder.
I knew I remembered Wally Burr briefly explaining the process once in an interview. Found it (thank you Google!):
Heh-heh, 'Flangers', heh!
Also, you could use some Programs for vocal editing, I've got one called Audacity, its pretty good.
Just messing around with it, I created a semi-Unicron clip which I thought wasnt bad, as soon as I work out how I'll post it, alongside an un-edited clip, if anyone wants to see what the program can do.
I'm pretty sure they layered a few of those voices at different pitches for certain characters.
The basic processing they did on the voices is very easy to do. Find a program like Adobe Audition or any half decent recordng program. There will be options to modify the recording. Just use a very minor reverb dose along with a light flanger.
Soundwave's....that's nigh impossible to replicate. First, you need the unprocessed voice to sound like Dr. Claw from Inspector Gadget. That was Soundwave's raw voice. From there they ran it through a vocoder. But without having the original vocoder and it's settings, you could never duplicate the effect.
If you smoke for long enough, you could get lucky enough to have your vocal cords removed, and get one of those cool things that the old guy on 'My Name is Earl' has.
Actually, my brother and I used to imitate Soundwave in tandem and it was a pretty danged good impression I must say. Sorry, I don't have a clip for you. I'll have to get w/ my bro and record one--we haven't done that since we were kids.
But there were more layers on Soundwave's voice in the cartoon and movie--the full effect, I agree, would be difficult to replicate.
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