First of all - I am not an English native, so even though I have searched, maybe I have not searched for the right terms.
I am a newbie on Ardour, but I have many years of experience on video editing. For me, there were two options when it came to audio editing. ProTools or Ardour. And I really wanted to see what could be done with Ardour, so I got a subscription.
So far, I have managed to get it up and running, gotten the session set up so things are working. Imported two tracks of audio that was exported from video editing and now I am looking at plugins.
I need to change the voice of a person in an interview so that it can not be recognized. The audio of that person is on a separate track, so I can do it in the mixer with plugins, I guess?
But what plugins to use? Are there any free plugins that will do the job?
I am grateful for any tip. Sorry if this sounds real easy to you, but to me it is a challenge
You didn’t tell us if you are on Linux, OS X or windows, so I will just assume you are using Linux
One way of making a voice unrecognizable is to detune it with a pitch shifter plugin. Using just one pitch shifter will not protect your speakers identity if someone really wants to know who is speaking. It’s easy to try to change it back. You get a much better protection if you use two pitch shifters one tuning up and one tuning down. Also don’t use guessable tunings (whole semitones, 10% , 20% etc) instead use percents that are not whole numbers if possible.
I have not tested these myself but you could take a look at these:
Tap Pitch Shifter
Here is a forum post discussing pitch shifter plugins:
I always read forums by using the “Recent Posts” - link. That shows all posts and doesn’t tell what subforum the posts are on. But perhaps in the near future we will have a new forum ? I think I read somewhere that there is somebody working on migrating forums on a new platform at the moment.
I’m under linux and it is included in my repository, but pitch shifting is very commune, every pitch plug-in will do the job.
I don’t know any windows plug-in, but perhaps, someone in the forum have some clue ??