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Bomb Squad… again. lol Robotic voice formula

written by :: January 10th, 2010

I went over to Proteus Studio to record DiMpLeZ part in Bomb Squad.  She plays the part of the bomb in this whole thing.  Aside from a verse she had to record as the bomb, she also had to recite times.  For example, “T-Minus 3 minutes 38 seconds.”

I couldn’t just use her actual voice because her voice is pretty soft.  So after some experimenting, I developed a decent technique to give her voice a mechanical/robotic touch.

Take the vocal recording, duplicate it twice (not necessarily recorded again twice, but you can if you want) so you have three different samples.  Give the first sample an old school radio type filter.  Run the second sample through a pitch shift transposed by -12.  Run the third sample though a pitch shift transposed by +1.  Note that when you pitch shift, do not shift the tempo so that all three will be played simultaneously.  Play them together and you will get a nice robot type sound.  Very sci-fi, I think.

Two more vocalists, and one re-recording, and this thing is OFFICIALLY DONE!  I cannot wait!


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