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Old August 15th, 2009, 02:58 PM   #1
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Mickey Mouse Voice

Does anyone have any suggestions on what I would do to a regular kids voice to make is sound like Mickey Mouse? I tried to shift the pitch up and it just sounds like the Chipmunks.

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-Garrett
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Old August 15th, 2009, 04:17 PM   #2
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Mickey's voice isn't an EQ/effects trick.

A quick clip hosted by NPH on the actors behind Mickey's voice:
YouTube - 1928 - 2009 The Three Voices of Mickey Mouse


And some more Mickey performed by:

Walt Disney (until 1946)
YouTube - Walt Disney voice of Mickey Mouse
YouTube - The Voice of Mickey Mouse - WALT DISNEY !

Jimmy MacDonald (until the mid 70s)
(my google-fu fails me here)

Wayne Allwine (until 2009)
YouTube - The Voices Behind Mickey and Minnie - Wayne Allwine and Russi Taylor (Part 1/3)
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Old August 15th, 2009, 05:54 PM   #3
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Does anyone have any suggestions on what I would do to a regular kids voice to make is sound like Mickey Mouse? I tried to shift the pitch up and it just sounds like the Chipmunks.

thanks,
-Garrett

After the "pitch shift", try boosting your midrange with a parametric EQ. Also, you might try slowing the audio down slightly...Mickey spoke slowly, compared to today's cartoon characters, and was always the more deliberate, thoughtful Disney character...
Slowing the audio slightly should get you out of the "chipmunk" range and closer to Mickey's style.
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Old August 15th, 2009, 06:41 PM   #4
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Does anyone have any suggestions on what I would do to a regular kids voice to make is sound like Mickey Mouse? I tried to shift the pitch up and it just sounds like the Chipmunks.

thanks,
-Garrett
The TCI-Helicon VoicePro will do what you want and then some.
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