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MorphVOX Mac Voice Changer for Mac review

MorphVOX Mac Voice Changer for Mac lets you modify and disguise your voice through either a built-in microphone or headset. It integrates with online games and VoIP programs, or you can use it to create voice-over tracks for multimedia projects.

Pros

Good help: This program comes with an excellent Tutorial and complete Help documentation, as well. Even if you're familiar with this type of program, it's nice to have these resources to refer to if you're having trouble accessing one or another feature of the program. And for novice users, these Help options will be invaluable when … Read more

Review: Play lossless audio with VOX for Mac

VOX for Mac is an excellent audio player that supports multiple audio formats, including lossless and others not supported by iTunes.

VOX for Mac installs directly from the App Store into the Application folder on your Mac. It features a discrete player window through which you can easily open audio files for playback. Once the audio starts playing, album artwork and other track information is displayed in the player screen, provided, of course, that your files are properly tagged. You can add multiple audio tracks simultaneously by dragging and dropping them into the interface. Playlists can be viewed, edited, and … Read more

Review: GroupVox makes group chats and Push-to-Talk conversations possible

GroupVox brings back the old school Push-to-Talk method of communication and integrates it with Facebook. It could be a fine group chat app if you can find people to talk to. However, you might have a tough time doing that as the app is sincerely lacking in users. Sadly, it's also missing standout features that would bring those users over from the dozens of other chat apps they're probably already using. The unique features it does have might not be enough to win people over.

This app uses your Facebook profile for signup, so you'll need to … Read more

Change your voice and add sound effects easily

MorphVOX Pro is a voice changer application with sound effects and background tracks built in. (There is a free application called MorphVOX Junior from the same publisher if you want to evaluate the software.) The MorphVOX Pro software is aimed at those who want to communicate online either with a change in voice characteristics, or with different effects applied. The $39.99 software installs easily.

The MorphVOX Pro has two interfaces. The Studio interface is divided into five panes, one each for selecting preconfigured voices (Goblin, Shade, Cyborg, etc), pitch and timbre controls, sound effects, voice effects and a graphic … Read more

Change your voice easily with MorphVOX Junior

MorphVOX Junior is a free voice changer software app for Windows. Although it's designed for online games, you can use it for any purpose that requires voice changing and it works well with most VoIP and IM clients. MorphVOX Junior installs easily, and a relatively clean interface makes it easy to work with. There is a paid version of MorphVOX Junior that adds a lot more capability and better quality, but the free version will be fine for casual users.

Whether you want to change the timbre of your voice, make yourself sound like the opposite sex, or simply … Read more

The 404 1,017: Where Jeff has 30 problems (podcast)

Russ Frushtick is truly the Steve Martin of The 404 co-hosts, but we keep asking him back because well, someone has to talk about video games with Jeff, and it's not me. Speaking of, don't forget to wish Mubakalar a happy 30th birthday tomorrow, because this one's going to hurt.

There's lots to talk about with Russ, and first in the rundown is the ending to Mass Effect 3 and the secrets revealed this week about who signed off on it.

We'll also get Russ's take on ethics in gaming journalism and the future of the industry with regard to the new Apple iPad.… Read more

The 404 971: Where if you're good at something, never do it for free (podcast)

Russ Frushtick is back in The 404 studio this morning for his first appearance of 2012, and he's arrived just in time to spill the beans about his new gig at Vox Media's new gaming site.

With CES 2012 just days away, we'll look ahead at the big show and what we can expect in the world of gaming. While it's not usually regarded as a gaming-focused event, Nintendo and Sony will all be showing off their latest hardware.

Gamers of all kinds will love today's show, so tune in below!… Read more

Kobo's answer to Kindle Fire: $199 Vox Android tablet

Kobo has started shipping its new color-screen Android-based e-reader, the Vox, which is similar to both the Nook Color and Kindle Fire.

While specs for the device were leaked on a Canadian site prior to the Vox's unveiling, Kobo made a big change before launch: it dropped the price from $249 to $199 to match the Kindle Fire's price.

In terms of specs, it seems more in line with last year's Nook Color than the Fire. Weighing in at 14.2 ounces, the Vox has 8GB of internal memory, plus a microSD card slot for adding cards … Read more

VoxOx reaches out to iPhone

An app that offers a range of features including low-cost SMS and international calls, phone callback, voice mail with transcription, and conversation-recording features sounds a bit like a magic bullet for many of the ailments that plague smartphone users. A new iOS app released today by Southern California-based VoxOx includes those features and others, and it's offering them for free in a partial port of its desktop software called VoxOx Call (iTunes Store link).

Following the desktop program revamp that the parent company Telcentris Inc., released at CES 2011, VoxOx Call offers a stunning range of free features. Users … Read more

CES: VoxOx attempts communication unification, again

LAS VEGAS--VoxOx debuted several years ago as a high-powered multi-protocol chat alternative that incorporated some nifty VoIP features thanks to its parent company, a small telecom outfit called TelCentris.

Today at CES 2011, TelCentris announces a revamped VoxOx with an emphasis on simplicity and messaging unification.

The big improvement to the latest version of the program, available for Windows and Mac, is the unified messaging window. People will be able to interact via instant message, SMS, VoIP phone calls, and social networking all from the same communications stream. This includes voice mail transcriptions similar to Google Voice, although TelCentris … Read more