Long story, but my nephew is recording an audio “book” - really a long story - and he’s recording all the parts. He knows that I podcast and am a tech geek with a bunch of effects, etc. for recording voice, but mine are all for cleaning up the sound, normalizing, etc. He wants to record as the narrator on the book, but the narrator is female. I told him the best way to do that is to find a female friend (he’s 22 and single and just broke up with his girlfriend) and get her to do it but he is really obsessed with recording it in his voice then transforming it to a female voice.
He’s already discovered that simply using Pitch (he’s editing in Audacity) just makes it sound like a squirrel or chipmunk if overused, and not enough like a woman if underused. I reminded him that Lauren Bacall’s voice was actually quite a bit lower pitched than Bogie’s and you’d never mistake her for a man! But I now am obsessed for trying to figure out how to do this (just because I get obsessed when I can’t figure something technical out, LOL!)
Google searches all just say move the pitch up higher. Anyone here have any ideas of how to do this effectively? He plans to record mic to Zoom recorder then edit on his PC.