Open mic night (What do you sound like?)

Scorched_Cascade

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Hello escapists, usually people on [these] forums ask what you look like in real life but I want to know what you sound like.

What does your voice sound like? Do you think you have an accent? Do you like your voice? I tend to imagine forum posts spoken in a neutral voice when I read them and that's boring; there are so many voices, speaking styles and accents out there that it's actually quite a disservice.

It's a sad fact that a lot of people don't like how their voices sound when they are played back to them, I know I don't, and I know several people who won't use their mics in games because they are worried about how their voice sounds to others. Post your voice here and see how people perceive it or just listen to how the rest of us sound and realise that perhaps your voice isn't quite so weird :)

Post an uploaded clip of you speaking or, those of you who are showoffs overachievers, post a video you've previously uploaded that has you speaking in it.

Edit: Posters below suggest using http://vocaroo.com/ which seems much simpler than how I did it so it's probably best to do it that way.


Edit: Cleaner clip using vocaroo:
http://vocaroo.com/i/s179DqTZHaog

I sound far, far, too posh when I listen to that, I probably shouldn't have cut out all the swearing and failed attempts.

Odd emphasis on "actually" is me deliberately trying to slow myself down (I usually speak at somewhere between double and four times that speed)
I did it by using: Built in webcam to capture sound->audacity [http://audacity.sourceforge.net/] to cut out failed attempts and swearing after failed attempts->movie maker to add a picture->upload to youtube See the above edit.

*steps away from podium* So anyway, there's the mic, so let's hear you
 

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Great idea for a thread OP, I'll see if I can dig up a short clip of my voice later.
 

CleverNickname

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I spent 2 years talking to myself and putting it up on youtube [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fi4Lnhkg7HA]. Err, this isn't plugging my own stuff, I just can't be bothered to record something just for this.

So obviously I don't really mind all that much how I sound. Mind you, I hate my voice, but there isn't really anything I can do about it, now, is there?

If anything, the way I talk bothers me - and it's not just because English is technically my second language, I talk awkwardly in German as well. I easily distract myself, translating thoughts into words always takes me too long, my S's are too sharp, things like that.

With voice chat in games it's more that I never have anything to say. I don't call out stuff in TF2 (what's the point in a pub?), I hardly ever said anything in L4D2 (what's the point with randoms on normal - only chatty with friends) and even if people are just having fun, I don't chime in because I never feel clever enough.

but OP, you sound kinda nice, but the metallic sound quality kinda ruins it :D
 

Sonicron

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Good Lord, I hope I only sound like that in recordings. I'd hate to inflict this on generations of students in my classroom. :\
 

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Mine isn't great, but I don't hate it. I have two videos up in the User Review forums if you want to dig them up and hear what I sound like :p
 

Zaeseled

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsdCcf6Hfdc

Why would you ask for this? You sick thing you.
 

Epidemiix

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I can't believe I just uploaded my voice to the internet to be judged. XD
Fear the (maybe) terrible voice that may or may not make children cry!
 

The Funslinger

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Sonicron said:

Good Lord, I hope I only sound like that in recordings. I'd hate to inflict this on generations of students in my classroom. :\
That. Was. Awesome.

You should embrace that voice. Dress in suits, and buy a cane.

 

Sonicron

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Binnsyboy said:
That. Was. Awesome.

You should embrace that voice. Dress in suits, and buy a cane.
I already dress in suits rather frequently. Might as well buy a cane then.
Some folks from the MLP chat had a similar reaction... I'm very much surprised that people apparently like my recording voice, because quite frankly it still sounds weird to me.

Regarding your video, the impressions are absolutely great! Especially Gollum sounds spot-on! :D
 

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Sonicron said:
Binnsyboy said:
That. Was. Awesome.

You should embrace that voice. Dress in suits, and buy a cane.
I already dress in suits rather frequently. Might as well buy a cane then.
Some folks from the MLP chat had a similar reaction... I'm very much surprised that people apparently like my recording voice, because quite frankly it still sounds weird to me.

Regarding your video, the impressions are absolutely great! Especially Gollum sounds spot-on! :D
Well, thanks!

I'd yet to really road test Mickey up until that point, so some positive feedback is a great start.

I'm also working on Family Guy's Cleveland and Stewie. They're alright, but it comes off more like someone trying to do an impression of them than the voices themselves. Recognisable but not quite to the standard I'd like. Same with my Jack Sparrow.

As for your voice, I'm sure once the unfamiliarity passes, you'll see how brilliant it is.
 

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Here's a sample of my voice recycled from part of a video I made as an application for a job earlier this year:

 

Loop Stricken

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Well, Don't say I didn't warn you.

Technically I didn't, but I don't like being criticised!

 

Lt._nefarious

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Well, prepare to witness my voice, 'tis truly a thing of wonder... Y'ken?


Sorry if my "Freedom!" was a bit off...
 

hazabaza1

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I got a whole fuckin' youtube channel [http://www.youtube.com/user/MrHaza2?feature=mhee] mostly about me talking.
Apologies for advertising but it's a lot more convenient for me to do this rather than record more shit.
 

DanielBrown

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Fairly dark. Would be silly otherwise considering my height.
As for accents... Well, I'm Swedish, so even though my written English is great it doesn't sound that good when I'm speaking it. People have enough troubles understanding my Swedish since I mumble a lot and speak very fast.

Don't have any clips that I know of. If you're that intrested you could listen to a song of mine where I kind of speak. It's the Motörhead cover, "The Game". Metal Pig II: The Journey out of Hell also works since half the damn song is just my rambling.
http://www.myspace.com/wentbad
 

Esotera

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http://www.myspace.com/requiescant

.....Not great.

To be fair, our recordings suck as I was about a month into that style of throatbleeding when they were made and we had to do three songs in a day, and I'm sort of semi-decent at it now. So if I did an open-mic night now it would be slightly cleaner than that.
 

zelda2fanboy

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I've been told on a couple of separate occasions that I sound like actor Kevin Spacey, but my friends' impressions of me are usually nasally and somewhat high pitched.
 

Cavan

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My voice is the one thing that everybody I ever meet online will comment on, sometimes excessively.

I have a deep, almost monotone way of speaking, and an evil scientist-esque slow deep laugh.

I have been told I should do radio/narrating/phone sex hotlines/be a paedophile by more people than I can be bothered to count. I have also on multiple occasions been accused of using a voice altering program.

There is a video of me speaking but it's not good quality because it was recorded on a £5 headset.
You can have it anyway.


Show off moment:

The background photo is actually a picture of mount Beluka on the Siberian border, taken by me or a friend..I forget exactly.
 

Folji

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http://vocaroo.com/i/s1LOQTrBSkxN

I'm an equal opportunity voice-sharer, hail to the king!