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voice feminisation, resonance observations 

playing with github.com/ichi-rika/speech-an – finally a way to get instant biofeedback on formants, yay!

if the graphs are right, seems like exaggerated twang can give a heck of a boost to F1 at the same pitch! this validates my voice therapist’s opinion that twang is useful for feminisation. but I only see this effect on one specific vocal setting that I can’t reproduce consistently.

voice feminisation, resonance observations 

@melissaboiko Hopefully slightly easier to come to grips with than Praat? ^_^;

voice feminisation, resonance observations 

@porsupah praat is not hard to see formants at all—New, Record Mono Sound, record your sample, click View & Edit, presto. The red dotted lines are the formants, blue is F0, tab to replay.

The issue with Praat is that it’s not made to do feedback—it only acts on prerecorded samples, not interactively. As I learned when training pitch, instant feedback is invaluable for training.

voice feminisation, resonance observations 

@melissaboiko Ah, excellent point!

I wonder how difficult it'd be to add iOS support? I could do with a useful project to try to get started. I've bought basic iOS development books in the past, and inevitably drifted away without anything to anchor me.

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@melissaboiko I've downloaded this app but I'm not sure what to do with the data it's presenting me

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@roxy assuming you’re interested in voice feminisation: first use something like VocalPitchMonitor to train yourself into the female range (start speaking at ~A3; don’t fall below ~E3).

once you get used to pitch, learn resonance techniques to raise the formants relative to pitch, esp. F1. app gives you a graph of the formants.

see this channel for more info: youtube.com/channel/UCBYlEnfAU
(n.b. she calls F1 "R1" for some reason)

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@roxy the standard disclaimer:
hacking voice consciously via larynx technique and tongue carriage and biofeedback etc. is an interesting exercise for some ppl, but ultimately what matters most is to record yourself, listen, repeat; try to imitate a voice you like; and notice how it feels from the inside when you hit it.

I recommend learning to raise larynx explicitly at first, but eventually all this is intuitive and the best guide is the sound.

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@melissaboiko oh nice I'll have to check this out

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