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 equalizer. The skinned version shows just the preconfigured voices and some effects. Using either interface is easy. Select what you want, speak, and adjust as you go. Want to put background effects behind your voice? One click. Want to have sound effects? Again, one click. While the morphed voices won't fool anyone into thinking you've changed you sex or become an alien, they are pretty good as long as they remain close to your real voice, and the far-out effects are well done.
We used MorphVOX Pro both for online gaming and for VoIP calls, and had some fun with both applications. After you try the free version, we suspect you'll be hooked and upgrade to MorphVOX Pro. A well done application for this purpose.
Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of MorphVOX Pro 4.3.21.
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From Screaming Bee:
MorphVOX Pro Voice Changer will change the way you play games and chat. Change your voice to enhance your online gaming experience or to disguise your age, gender or identity. MorphVOX is optimized for online games, but is also is great for prank calling friends via instant messaging and VoIP. Download free voice and sound packs adding hundreds of new voices and sounds to MorphVOX Pro.
I installed MorphVox Pro 4.4.8 on my Win7 x64 system. No amount of tweaking could improve the abysmal recording level and the only way I could get it register was by shouting (note that I've been happily using my headset with things like TeamSpeak for years). I emailed Screaming Bee support using the supplied address and the email bounced. So I uninstalled it and wrote off $40.
I'm making some cartoons and this program is great. It has dozens of free voices that can be tweaked with free VST plugins. You have to pa another $20 to get tghe plugin interface. The sound quality is excellent and it is pretty easy to learn in one day.
Comes with two skins and a third smaller to download free. The smaller skins background noise drop down does not change to a new choice. I selected Shopping Mall Noise but it kept playing City Noise. I was forced to use the larger skin that did not have this bug. The program frequently crashed requiring me to restart the program to continue. Twice, the program list box scrolling ability completely froze. I had to reboot the computer to get out of that one. These are serious bugs! They are irritating, but I really like this program. I hope the developers focus on a really stable release. If you want a rock solid stable program this is not one. If you want a load of voices and flexibility in manipulating them AND can put up with the bugs - it is still worth the price. Huge fun! When adding your own sound effects they display in one large alphabetical list not by category even though you must create a "Sound Pack" first.
Fix the bugs and this is a great tool!!
Updated on Nov 26, 2012
Technical support went above and beyond helping me to isolate the cause of the crashing. It was not corrupt memory as an error message indicated (I ran a thorough memory test). It appears to have been the plugin Effects Rack or one of the plugins freely available. I uninstalled Effects Rack and the crashes stopped. This is a super cool program and I would recommend it to anyone who wants a convenient way to switch quickly in real time to many different voices. I tried it out on Pal Talk as well and people thought it was great. A main reason to buy this is the convenience of the interface that allows the application of many effects among many voices to be applied quickly. The help file could be much improved as I found myself stumbling on great features that were not so obvious. A definite buy. The 7 day trial period is a thumbs down, however. They should have a standard 30 day trial period.
ScreamingBee offers some of the best support and painless installs Ive seen, and they have a library of add-ons (some free). Its easy to tell they actually use their software. It is compatible with the exVox Voice Change Controller i use.
Although in no way is this software a bum deal, the price is a little above some of the competitors (Blaze audio Voice cloak, Scramby, for example).
If you've got time and no money, check out vocalster free voice change software or Funny voice. The free software is simple and creative and may be all that you need.
Demo has ads, but not too bad. Layout is good with semi technical audio options. Voice Dr. troubleshoot mode isn't bad for those who dont know much about settings. Lots of download-able content (some free) after purchase of full version. The price for full version is ok. I purchased this for use with with my exVox Audio and Voice controller, so I can go online XBOX, PS3, or cell phone and talk in funny voices.
Screaming Bee download / install is way more forgiving than AV voice software, but if you aren't ready to pay for voice software, I suggest trying Funny Voice first. You may get what you want for free.
I don't like paying for Voice software, but if you are set on purchasing one, this one isn't bad. Exvox.com has some other software suggestions.
Multiple voices, and free voice addons. Background sounds, Sound Effects, Voice Effect alterations, Graphic Equalizer, ability to to change your Voice Pickup / Quality in the setup, Background Cancellation, Hum Reduction, SKINS!
Just bought the software, and either it does not have this or I can not find it.. It would be nice to be able to visually see your voice before and after the signal processing.
I started with the Man to woman voice, and wow! You can click Morph to morph / unmorph your voice so that you can hear the difference!
I love to binding a few of the sound effects to my keyboard and mouse! I have bound Cuckoo and Quack to my mouse and the others to my keyboard. People get a laugh everytime I press quack.. Also if your in a large group and everyone is talking.. Just Quack twice and it brings everyone out of talking all at once.. kind of like saying "Stop it" :P
The Graphic Equalizer already has presets for equalizing from Man to woman and woman to man, which makes the voice sound much more realistic!
MorphVox is great for beginners, and for the Advanced users there is room to expand:
To enchance your voice realism, I recommand you use the Tweak Voice. How? Just hum a single note, and match your harmonics to it. If your voice sounds like 2 people harmonized, then it will give your voice more realism. Use Pitch shift to shift close to the harmonized voice, then use the timbre shift to get even closer!
I bought MorphVox Pro because Logitech G35 headset uses some of the MorphVox Pro technology inside its software. I wanted to expand on what Morphvox Pro has clearly done with the voice changing abilites it gives to the Logitech G35 headset. I love them both and nobody can tell me otherwise!
I'd recommend this product to all my friends! 5 Stars!
Updated on Oct 9, 2010
I just found out that the Graphic Equalizer also allows you to add your own custom presets! You just need to press the + button to add more or the - button to remove a custom preset.
Trial version tied to the developer's website works but sticks frequently. Full version screws up your OS to the point of System Restore. Complaints are handled by claims your OS must be out of whack, and he's never seen the problem before.
The Screaming Bee really is the poor consumer screaming he's been screwed by a money-hungry lying software developer who doesn't either care about his product or doesn't have the skill to develop it well. And I'd like to know why every other review I've posted here ends up mysteriously deleted. I keep warning consumers this character is making crappy software and won't refund your money on what is a scam of bait and switch---the trial barely works, and when you pay, you get even less than that!!! Buy a decent audio editor instead and change your voice.