Voice Morpher

The two most important music or human voice parameters are the Pitch and the Timbre of which combinations will create the differences of each sound or voice. A woman's voice and a boy's voice may be at the same pitch, but they are not sound alike. This is because their voice timbres are different. With the help of AV VCSG you can adjust the pitch and the timbre of voices, that way you can totally control the age and the gender of the voice output.

Fig 01 - Voice Morpher pane      [Main panel]

In the default skin, the Voice Morpher pane comprises the Pitch and Timbre graph and the Advanced Tune. Click the On/Off button to turn the Voice Morpher on. When the On/Off button is red, Voice Morpher pane is available for use.

How to use the Pitch and Timbre graph?

In the Pitch and Timbre graph, the X axis represents the Pitch and the Y axis represents the Timbre. To change an input voice, move the Pitch-Timbre pointer within the graph, or click the pointer and use the arrow keys to move it around. The Pitch value and the Timbre value are displayed at the lower right and upper left corners of the graph respectively.

When the pointer is at the center of the graph, both the Pitch value and Timbre value are 100% which mean the voice has not been changed (See Notes below). The maximum value of Pitch and Timbre are 200%, the minimum value are 50%. The higher the Pitch and Timbre values are, the higher the output voice is. The lower the Pitch and Timbre values are, the lower the output voice is.

To adjust only the the Pitch value, move the Pitch-Timbre pointer horizontally. To adjust only the Timbre value, move the pointer vertically.

The Pitch and Timbre graph should be used in combination with the Load and Save commands in the Nickvoices menu.

To reset the pitch and timbre in the graph to their original values, click the Reset button.

Use the Save command in the Nickvoices menu to save the settings of pitch and timbre for later use. The settings will be saved as a nickvoice of .nvc format.

Use the Load command in the Nickvoices menu to load the settings of pitch and timbre you have saved. The file is in .nvc format.

Fig 02 - Load and Save commands     [Nickvoices menu]


The 100% of Pitch and Timbre values only mean that this is the original voice with no changes. These values are unique for each voice/sound. Thus, with two different voices/sounds, even if you move the pointer to the same co-ordinate in the Pitch and Timbre graph (i.e. you make the same adjustment to them) the results of the two processes are different.


Use the Advanced Tune to improve the quality of the output

You can load a preset nickvoice from the Nickvoices menu first, then use Voice Morpher to change its settings.


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