Voice mechanizer thingie

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by thingmaker3, May 10, 2008.

  1. thingmaker3

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    Somewhere in storage I've got the first 400 issues of Marvel's Iron Man. I've also got a handful of Tales To Astonish and Tales Of Suspense but never did find a copy of TOS #39.

    I also saw the movie last night.

    I also go to three or four science fiction conventions per year.

    I also spotted my vacuum-forming machine in storage yesterday.

    So, what kind of audio modulation technique might one use to give a nice mechanized quality to one's voice? I'm sure some post-production tricks were used in the movie, as well as various TV shows where mechanical voices come from actors. But what might work for scifi con hall costume?
     
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  3. thingmaker3

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    I enjoyed the movie. There were some particularly memorable bits.

    "Hmm... This looks important..." rips out piece of opponent's armor

    One bad thing: The made Rhodes a gumby instead of a Marine. They made him a colonel, but still...

    I'll surf through some of those modulator hits and see if I find something to fit the bill.

    Thanks!
     
  4. thingmaker3

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    Bingo! "Vocoder" is the magic search term!:D
     
  5. joe.08

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    i was going to suggest the vocoder for a "Soundwave" (the transformer) type voice. ive got a program (thats a pain in the butt to use) on my down computer.

    it would be cool if you posted a link to a hardware solution
     
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    If you look closely in the scene in the movie that he assigns Pepper to go do something, (Being vague on purpose here) he dials on a piece of equipment that beeps. You only get a side view of the device, but it is almost assuredly an old tektronix scope. I'm pretty sure it didn't beep.
     
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