If you are single women, elderly, or a minor, a voice changer can help you make sure anyone calling will not know you are alone or vulnerable. A voice changer is your first line of telephone defense. Most of the voice changers on the market work because they shift the pitch-sensitive sound waves of the users voice through a microprocessor controller and offer various pitch shift adjustments. Low priced models offer fewer pitch options and use a less effective and lower cost microprocessor than higher end models.
Because the pitch is only one part of a human, you are limited as to how much you can change a voice without it sounding electronic or processed. Higher end professional models use additional electronic circuits to change or buffer the unnatural sounds as well as contain better quality pitch shifting microprocessors. Lower end models are generally for use as a novelty item for practical jokes or for kids. If you are serious about changing your voice and protecting your privacy, you need to consider a professional grade voice changer.
Can I Really Change A Woman’s Voice To A Man’s, Or Voice A Vice Versa?
The answer is yes and no. Since everyone has a different voice, everyone will have a different result when using the same voice changer. Normally, a they can increase or decrease the pitch of your voice by one or two octaves while maintaining a realistic sounding result. A professional voice changer does a great job of disguising your voice even to friends and family.
There are usually two or three settings that, with a little experimentation, can produce very convincing results. The more options it has, the better you can fine tune the results, and the more «voices» you can effectively create. Though for a man to sound like a woman or vice versa, you must change the voice by several octaves. On lower end models, this results in you sounding like Mickey Mouse or Darth Vader. In order not to sound like that, you need a voice changer that has more than 2 or 3 adjustments. This also applies to making a child sound like an adult, and an adult sound like a child
Which Voice Changer Should I Buy?
It really depends on your needs, what type of phone you will be using, and how much you want to spend. There are mobile phone voice changers that only work with mobile phones, there are intermediate level voice changers that do a decent job and are quite convincing, and there are professional models that can be fine tuned to make you sound different even to your Mother.