Among all the latest gadgets Ethan Hunt and his team of secret agents lavish out in their latest Mission Impossible III, I am most interested in, perhaps, one of the less flashy technologies, voice synthesization. Within a half minute reading out a short note, the omnipotent villain Owen Davian has his voice programmed into a fine chip that, when attached to Hunt’s throat, modifies the latter’s vocal qualities to perfectly match his.
I come to appreciate the software engineers at Media Morpher or Audio4Fun or Voice Cloak for the galore of voice changer software products they have developed over the years as much as I am amazed at the extreme speed and precision of the Impossible technology. It is these tools that make real-time voice changing a Mission not so Impossible to an average person in the netizen community.
The Mission Impossible voice synthesization technology I adore above is more professionally known as voice comparator or voice changer. A voice comparator is a feature of voice changer software that, in effect, compares the vocal qualities of two parties and transmits the digital waves to the voice morpher. The latter then morphs one voice into the other’s. A voice changer software allows users to perform the seemingly complicated task in real time within split seconds, while voice changer hardware could morphs one’s voice over telephone lines or audio recordings.
Beyond synthesizing one’s voice to match a particular other’s, voice changer programs could well help users customize their voices according to almost all sorts of preference, age, gender, and even non-human sounds. This is not done in a half minute, but instantly, or as soon as users are satisfied with the settings. In addition, voice changers are friendly to even dummy netizens as many include a library of pre-set vocal outputs for ease of use. That reduces the task of voice changing to a seamless process of clicking and speaking.
Don’t take me wrong; I am not at all demeaning Hunt’s gadgets with all these voice changer softwares. Mission Impossible III technologies are simply nothing less than futuristically awesome. What I’m saying throughout this article is that seemingly impossible tasks are not that impossible to us after all, if we care to look, beyond our little selves, into the world of friendly expertise around us.
About the Author:
Josh Nowell is a press correspondent for Media Morpher. He is an observer of technology trends and is keen on analyzing how technology could enrich the human life.
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