southpark voices

Discussion in 'Vocalists' started by Birowsky, Dec 12, 2009.

  1. Birowsky

    Birowsky Guest

    Very interesting new project on my hands..
    does anybody know, or can anyone guess the vocal chain south park's production team uses for the kids voices.

    About the color of the tone:
    -how can their voices be lacking high freq and STILL be more detailed than mine
    -in such situations usually everyone punches some 4KHz+ freq and achieves the sweetness of the sound
    -but these guys just sound kinda boxy.. in a very nice way (but when I turn up the boxy frequencies i just can't rid of the additional muddiness)

    About the pitch of the tone:
    -melodyne just can't do it, I can get the pitch almost wright, but then there's no way to model the throat
    -antares throat, on the other hand, is another story. pitch is as easy as choosing 6 semitones, and the throat model, after messing with for like 2 minutes.. i got so damn close, if only it wasn't for the artifacts.

    as we speak, i'm working hard on this, i turned the web upside down and no one is talking about how do they do it. i even got the 12th season with the extras dvd.. there's the WHOLE PRODUCTION PROCESS without the audio. fun sh*t i know

    any help highly appreciated
  2. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

    currently Billings
    No one is talking about it because it isn't some computer modulation. The voices are a couple of actual people that do most of the characters. Same with the Simpsons. Different people though.
  3. Birowsky

    Birowsky Guest


    around 3:17
  4. Guitarfreak

    Guitarfreak Well-Known Member

    I remember hearing them say that all they do is have each person record their character's voice track, and then use plug-in processing like a voice transformer to make their voices sound higher, like a fifth grader. Not any EQ butchering that I know of, that doesn't make sense, you don't want to alter the human voice, just shape it a bit by adjusting the formant.
  5. EricIndecisive

    EricIndecisive Active Member

    maybe it would help if we could hear what you have?

    i didn't know they edit the voices. i never thought south park was funny at all. always been a family guy.. guy
  6. Birowsky

    Birowsky Guest

    this is what i found as we speak:

    all i had to do was record slowly and NOT use ANY pitch preservation algorithms while speeding up, so it pitches the thing all together (by bringing samples closer together). then all i have to do is model the throat with formant, which i still haven't done cz i'm so excited sharing this.

    however, next step is perfecting the voice color.
    suggestions are welcome
  7. EricIndecisive

    EricIndecisive Active Member

    asking us to critique audio that we can't hear is like critiquing a painting we can't see
  8. djmukilteo

    djmukilteo Well-Known Member

    Rainy Roads WA USA
    and the point is?
  9. Birowsky

    Birowsky Guest

    mr sarnz, u watch house?
    gotta admit.. sharp with the analogies :]

    i mean.. i would've initially posted some audio, but i'm a foreign language.. and i supposed you'd be making faces and stuff..
  10. Guitarfreak

    Guitarfreak Well-Known Member

    Audio is audio, doesn't matter what language its in its still audio and we can more than likely help you even though we have no idea what you are saying.
  11. fourone3

    fourone3 Active Member

    This doesn't completely answer your question, but I read this yesterday and thought it was interesting.

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