Record and alter your voice
In this activity, you will use Audacity (or a sound application of your choosing) to record your voice then alter your voice.
Turn In: Word processing document briefly explaining your voice alterations. Three sets of original/altered files: One-Original.aup, One-Alter.aup, Two-Original.aup, Two-Alter.aup, Three-Original.aup, and Three-Alter.aup.
In this activity, you will make three different recordings of your voice saying a phrase or sentence of your choosing. Save each of the recordings in the Audacity project format and name them: One-Original.aup, Two-Original.aup, and Three-Original.aup
Next make a copy of each of those files (right click on the file, pick Copy, right click on an blank area close to the original file, and pick Paste). Rename (right click and pick rename) the files from Original to Alter to that you have One-Alter.aup, Two-Alter.aup, and Three-Alter.aup
Close all of the original files, you will only be working with the files named Alter.
Decide what three alterations you want to make to your voice. Some suggestions are provided at the end of this activity and you may also do some research on your own to decide what type of voice alterations you want to do.
Open your word processing document and type in One-Alter, Two-Alter, and Three-Alter. Each of those should be on its own line with some blank lines in between each. Under each of those type a brief description of the voice alteration that you are going to do. After the brief description, type up the steps that you followed in Audacity to do the voice alteration. There are a number of tutorials, videos, and other information on how to use effects in Audacity to create the desired voice alteration.
You will submit both your original voice recording and the altered voices along with the word processing document describing what alteration is being done and how it was done.
Some alteration ideas are listed below or you can pull ideas from games you like playing or research you have done (i.e. search for both video clips and text based articles on voice alterations). Combine some of these.
- Robotic or machine like voice
- If your voice is low, make it very high. If your voice is high, make it really low.
- Speed up or slow down your voice
- Talking on a radio (i.e. walkie talkie) with background noise or some static in the "transmission"
- Sports broadcast with background noise from the crowd at the game
- Other voice alterations of interest to you
Copyright © 2021 Eric Schumm. Permission granted to freely use this in your classroom.