Voice Comparator

The built-in Voice Comparator of AV VCSG allows you to compare and change your voice to the voice of anyone you want. You may also compare your voice with sounds. To use Voice Comparator, click the Comparator button on the Main panel.

Fig 01 - Voice Comparator dialog box     [Main panel]

Voice Comparator has three modules: (1) Morpher, (2) Voice and (3) Similarity. The following table explains the functions of Voice Comparator controls:

(1) Morpher module

Fig 02 - Morpher module      [Voice Comparator dialog box]

Volume Meter

Indicates the volume level of the output sound.

Volume Balance slider

Adjusts the volume of the output sound.

Move the slider to the left to decrease volume, or to the right to increase volume.

Microphone Balance slider

Adjusts the volume of the input stream.

Move the slider to the left to decrease volume, or to the right to increase volume.

Timbre Balance slider

Adjusts the timbre of the recorded voice.

To change the timbre of the voice, click and drag the slider to the left or to the right, or click on the slider and use the arrow keys to move it.

Pitch Balance slider

Adjusts the pitch of the recorded voice.

To change the pitch of the voice, click and drag the slider to the left or to the right, or click on the slider and use the arrow keys to move it.

Advanced Tune Balance slider

Adjusts the tone of the recorded voice.

To make changes to the tone of the voice, click and drag the slider to the left or to the right, or click on the slider and use the arrow keys to move it.

Slider indicators

Indicate the values of Timbre, Pitch, and Advanced Tune.

Record button

Click this button to start recording your voice.

Tips:

While speaking to the microphone, try to imitate the sample voice (over the tempo, the intonation, and the pitch) as much as possible.

The hyphen between words indicates that there is no pauses between two words. When you repeat the phrase for recording, do not make pauses between these words.

Play morphed voice button

Starts/Stops playing the recorded voice.

Use this button to re-listened to your voice after recording.

(2) Voice module

Fig 03 - Voice module      [Voice Comparator dialog box]

Sample voice select box (i)

This select box shows a list of sample voices which are available for use. These are the voices with which your voice will be compared.

When a sample voice is selected, its name will be display at the Sample Voice field, and the phrase spoken by the voice will appear at the Phrase indicator (ii) underneath.

Phrase indicator (ii)

Shows the phrase spoken by the selected sample voice.

Play button

Starts/Stops playing the sample voice.

Add Voice button

Click this button to add another voice to the sample voice list.

Delete Voice button

Click this button to delete a voice from the sample voice list.

(3) Similarity module

Fig 04 - Similarity module      [Voice Comparator dialog box]

Tone Similarity value

Indicates the similarity of the tone of your morphed voice and that of the sample voice.

Timbre Similarity value

Indicates the similarity of the timbre of your morphed voice and that of the sample voice.

Intonation Similarity value

Indicates the similarity of the intonation of your morphed voice and that of the sample voice.

Total Similarity value

Indicates the general similarity between your morphed voice and the sample voice.

Compare button

Click this button to start comparing your morphed voice with the sample voice. The result will be display in the Total Similarity field.

Auto button

Click this button to let Voice Comparator choose the best morphing settings for your voice so that it will be most similar to the sample voice.

 

(4) Tip text

Show the tips of using features of the Voice Comparator.

Fig 05 - Tip text      [Voice Comparator dialog box]

OK button

Saves the morphing settings you have made for your voice and closes the Voice Comparator window.

Cancel button

Closes the Voice Comparator dialog box and do nothing.

Quick tour: How to morph your voice in Voice Comparator module.

  1. Turn the Duplex mode OFF by clicking DUPLEX button on the Main panel.

  2. Open Voice Comparator.

  3. Select a sample voice from the list or add a new sample voice. Click the Play button to listen to the sample voice.

  4. Click the Record button and speak to the microphone the phrase showed in the Phrase indicator.

  5. When the recording process is finished, click Auto button to start morphing. After your voice is morphed, click the OK button and the parameters for your morphed voice will be transmitted to AV VCSG Voice Morpher module.

Now you may turn the DUPLEX mode on and use in AV VCSG new morphing settings to morph your voice.

 

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