How to Make Your Voice Sound Electronic

By James Stuart

Several prominent artists such as Kanye West use technology to give their voices an electronic quality.
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Several downloadable programs allow you to alter voices into electronic or robotic pitches. Some programs will give you the pitch-perfected sound heard in songs by T-Pain or Kanye West, while others will give you a much flatter, robotic sound. With the advent of smartphones, you can download cheap or free apps that will give you an electronic-sounding voice. Whether you're planning to record a song or simply want fun, you should be able to find an option that suits you.

Download audio manipulation software. Some cost money; others are free.

Record a vocal sample with a built-in microphone or a USB microphone. Record only the vocal component if you're recording a full song.

Maximize the auto-tune effect if you're using pitch perfection software, or select an electronic or robotic voice filter if you're using audio-manipulation software. Optimize the effect by setting the "retuning" threshold to 0, and changing EQ frequencies to 400 percent. Add reverb to further emphasize the effect. Experiment with the setting to get a sound you like.

Visit an app store. Download a robotic voice app such as My Robot Voice. These apps modify your voice when you speak into a smartphone microphone.