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Bane Talk Voice Changer BTVC alters your voice to sound like the famous villain from "The Dark Knight Rises," making it fun if you are a devoted fan. Don't expect to sound exactly like him, though, as the app doesn't capture the character's signature nasal delivery unless that's how you talk into it, which is disappointing. It does make up for it with some prerecorded Bane noises and quotes.
Even though it can't change your voice in real time, Bane Talk Voice Changer BTVC can record up to 20 seconds of speech and change it. The app gets Bane's robotic gravel right, but it doesn't give your voice that nasal inflection for which Bane has become well-known. Instead, your voice ends up sounding more like Darth Vader. You can adjust the app to change the inflection, but most people will have to already do a good Bane impression to get the most of the app. The app does let you listen to a random Bane quote or Bane's bizarre meow grunt on demand, though. Setting up the app means agreeing to an obnoxious ad agreement and swiping through a 15-page Powerpoint-esque tutorial. Don't be surprised if you see parts of the tutorial popping up occasionally when you're using the app.
Bane Talk Voice Changer BTVC is not a home run voice-changing app on its own, but it doubles as a soundboard, which adds to its usefulness. Though it could be better executed, this application is most likely the best Bane-themed voice switcher you can currently find on Android. That makes it almost a must-download for big Bane fans.
Talk like Bane !Record your voice, then play to sound like Bane of The Dark Knight Rises (Batman) movie fame.RINGTONE MAKERUse the Menu - Ringtone setting to set the ringtone.SD CARD REQUIRED:This app requires an SD card be available. You will not be able to record or play if you do not have an SD card installed on your device.SUGGESTIONS- Record in quiet surroundings for best results.- May require some voice acting skills !TROUBLESHOOTING- All phones should now run well - some will only work at the default Buffer Size = 1x.- Most high-end phones will work at all Sample Rates and Buffer Sizes.- If missing audio - set Buffer Size higher than 1x (as on Samsung Galaxy Note).- Some phones (LGE LG-E400f - thanks to Brandon Woodham) may not work at 1x but will work at Auto-Set.- If a phone has aggressive noise reduction which is blunting the sharpness of the audio (like the HTC One X which also has lower volume) - try Audio Source = Raw (instead of the default "Normal").- Audio Sources = "Raw" has lower volume - try Volume Boost to increase recording volume.- Some phones have peculiarities - Samsung Galaxy Ace and Y only work at Buffer Size = 1x (default). Y does not work at 22050Hz - is louder at 11025Hz/16000Hz, flaky at 44100Hz.- Use the Menu - Email Us option to e-mail us with audio issues.USAGE:- recording and playing done with thumbs in landscape mode (like a game console).- a single tap on the Record areas will start the recording which is time limited (for this reason the app is safe for use by kids as you cannot get unlimited sized recordings)- a single tap on the Play area will start the playback of the recording- tap on the Adjust area to adjust for a deeper voice - within the Deeper Voice screen, tap on the Volume Boost to increase/decrease the recording volume, tap on Menu for sharing etc. options.- tap on the Breathe (Darth Talk only) to see what your breathing should sound like if done correctly. For unrelated reasons, a Meow is also provided.- the app is usable in speakerphone mode (because the volume is quite high and it will record even when you are far away from the phone - although background noise will start to dominate if you are very far away).- Menu button also on-screen - saving files is fast 3-tap process.- Tap on "?" to set Sample Rate, Buffer Size and Audio Source.FILE MANAGERThe app requires that OI File Manager - which is a free and open-source app produced by openintents.org - be available on your device. If it is not available, you will be sent to the Google Play Store to download it whenever you try to view your saved files (Menu - Folder).PERMISSIONS:- android.permission.RECORD_AUDIO (required to record audio)- android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE (required to save recorded audio to SD card)- android.permission.WRITE_SETTINGS (required to use the "set as ringtone" feature)- android.permission.INTERNET (required to fetch ads)- android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE (required to fetch ads)- android.permission.READ_PHONE_STATE (required to fetch ads for Greystripe ad network)LOCALIZATION:Varying degree of support - mostly the main text screens.If you would like to send in a better translation, please use the e-mail address for localization below.KW:free, voice changer, Bane, Tom Hardy, TDKR, The Dark Knight Rises, Batman, DTVC, BTVC, Darth Vader, Talk, impression, Star WarsCONTACTWebsite: http://www.stereomatch.com/banetalkRecent changes:0.9.8:- added Normal/Raw audio source.- disabled Flurry - crashed some phones0.9.7:- Buffer Size setting saves correctly.0.9.6:- Buffer Size = 1x default - all phones work. Set higher if audio missing or not record.- Deeper Voice/Volume Boost settings saved (tap center to reset).- Media Volume maxed while app is running (restored on app exit).- Screen not timeout while app is active.- 20 second recording- Animated eyesContent rating: Everyone
What's new in this version: 0.9.8:- added Normal/Raw audio source.- disabled Flurry - crashed some phones0.9.7:- Buffer Size setting saves correctly.0.9.6:- Buffer Size = 1x default - all phones work. Set higher if audio missing or not record.- Deeper Voice/Volume Boost settings saved (tap center to reset).- Media Volume maxed while app is running (restored on app exit).- Screen not timeout while app is active.- 20 second recording- Animated eyes
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