Pgpaw3

Aquired Mic, Discovered I hate my voice.

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Pgpaw3

So I finally got the blue snowball mic. I was really exited and tested it out right away. Then I heard the recording.

 

My god I hate my voice. Maybe its because I am not used to my voice, but I thought it was far deeper then what it was. People always tell me how deep it is, and how I was good at making other voices, but I cant see where they are coming from.

 

Is this a normal thing, because I really hope I didn't pay $95 for a mic and THEN find out have a crappy voice?

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Drasiana

Almost everyone hates the sound of their own voice. It's some science thing about us not being used to hearing it. You're fine.

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Hidi

So you think you had a problem when you thought your voice was higher than you thought?

 

But you see, I have always thought my voice (Even for a girl's) is quite deep!

I've gotten gradually more used to hearing my voice, so what I try to do more than find the right pitch (Because when I play back a recording, my voice is always higher than I want it to be), is find the tone I want, and record based on that, not that fact that I probably sound incredibly weird to myself.

SFOCast Theatre has given me an even bigger (Though not as big as the more major characters) opportunity to work with and hear my voice.

 

Basically, (I'm going to be blunt) stop thinking your voice is weird and don't think you wasted your money (Less of course the mic broke within a couple days of opening). Go play a game like TF2, save a replay, and listen to your voice over and over! (I'm so nice.)

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psy_commando

Well, I got the same problem ! XD

When I listen to my skype meeting recordings I facepalm for the entire duration for some reasons...

And my pronouciation isn't very good, in either language I speak XD

 

But oh well.. I guess the best way to deal with this would be not to take this so seriously (as with almost everything..).

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Hidi

[off-topic comment to Psy] - You can't complain about your French if you've heard me. I know my pronounciation sucks.

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Fedora

That happens quite a bit doesn't it? To this day, I'm still not sure about some of the voices I do (Lookin' at you General Pepper voice) and yet they get done. I mean, if people tell em it's good, then I'll go on assuming it's good. I'll have my own self-doubts but I fulfilling expectations along the way.

 

Long story short, you can only go up, especially if people already say you're doing fine.

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LoneWolf

It is entirely natural to think you sound weird when you hear your recorded voice. You get used to it after a while, but it does sound really weird/bad at first. Just wait a bit.

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Arashikage

Hello, Kage here.  You may know me as Fox McCloud in the SFOCast Theater.  You probably won't though as it just came out.  I just came to say I absolutely hate my own recorded voice.  People told me I was good so I decided to have a go at voice acting, but I can't critique myself because I don't like my own voice when I don't hear it in my own head.  

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Pgpaw3

Thanks everyone. I really wanted a mic because I was thinking about maybe doing voice acting for a career (I know the competition in that field is fierce), even though I am currently studying video game design, and hearing my voice from a good mic really made me sad and annoyed.

 

Guess I will have to do more recordings and see how that goes, and if I like it, I may try for a character in the SFO-Cast Theater Ep 3. I think that would be fun.

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Hidi

Really? You're doing video game design? That's a field I'm interested in going into as well!

I'm personally hoping that having music and decent voice acting in my back pocket could help me working for game companies when I consider it.

Please, tell me what your course is like, I'd love to hear!

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Pgpaw3

Really? You're doing video game design? That's a field I'm interested in going into as well!

I'm personally hoping that having music and decent voice acting in my back pocket could help me working for game companies when I consider it.

Please, tell me what your course is like, I'd love to hear!

 

My course is a Bachelor of Arts in Games and Interactivity. I have only completed one semester of a 3 year course, but so far its pretty fun.

 

I'm not doing stuff like art and code so much, but my course is more theoretical, with some practical stuff like 3d modelling available to do.

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Redeemer

Almost everyone hates the sound of their own voice. It's some science thing about us not being used to hearing it. You're fine.

 

I second this. You think you know what you sound like, by listening to yourself as you talk, but I think that you hear it differently because you're the source. Hearing a recording of yourself is totally different, and it's a shock because it's not what you expect or are used to.

 

When you really listen close, most recordings don't sound like the people in real life, they have this hint of grainyness that, although slight, still makes a huge difference.

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Hidi

I second this. You think you know what you sound like, by listening to yourself as you talk, but I think that you hear it differently because you're the source. Hearing a recording of yourself is totally different, and it's a shock because it's not what you expect or are used to.

 

When you really listen close, most recordings don't sound like the people in real life, they have this hint of grainyness that, although slight, still makes a huge difference.

The catch here, at least for me, is that I've heard my voice enough that I'm starting to hear more resemblance between my recorded voice, and when I talk!

 

Tip: If you record with a crappy mic and play it back (Or just listen to a replay with you speaking on TF2), you'll hate it more than if it's a clear, crisp recording.

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