Me and my wife and my two *** age boys are having a little fun singing
a capella four part harmony.
Trouble is, we are three tenors and a soprano. We sound like the
Minnie Mouse clone war. (Episode XXIX of the Star Wars saga coming to
a theater near you, not at all soon.)
We need a bass.
I've looked at the Roland Boss VT-1. It'll transpose your voice up or
down, as desired, in real time. Plug in a mic and a small powered
speaker, transpose down an octave, and you've got a bass.
That's what a vocoder does, basically
The VT-1 is expensive, and they don't turn up on eBay too often.
I began to wonder if there is an application that will run on my
400 MHZ G3 (Macintosh) laptop that will do the same thing.
Is there? (I don't want to buy a sound card, so it'll have to be
native. No way to put a sound card into my laptop anyway.
It's possible I already own such an app.
I have Bias Peak LE, SonicWorx Artist and Amadeus. They have vocoders
that work great, but as far as I know they transpose input that has
already been recorded to the hard disk. And recording to the hard disk
is the slow link in the chain. Can any of these apps be configured to
transpose in real time without recording?
Obviously, I don't know a lot about this stuff.
Thanks in advance,