Voicemod is a voice changer program that, as you might have guessed, morphs the sound of your voice. You can use this to banter with your buddies or do some trolling in your favorite game. Since it creates a new virtual input device on your machine, it’s compatible with virtually all software that supports voice input. This means, while we don’t recommend it, you can, indeed, use Voicemod to make your voice sound like a chipmunk during your next work conference call.
When it comes to voice changers, there are quite a few options available to you. Most are available for free though they lock much of their functionality behind a paid version. Voicemod is available for free, but important features like the ability to create your own voice mods and the Meme Sound Machine (effectively a customizable soundboard) aren’t available to free users.
Voicemod is technically available for free, but the way the program is set up makes the free version more of a demo than a complete, standalone package. The free version comes with a set of 7 presets that you can toy around with. These 7 presets rotate every week. This means if you find a preset that you actually like, you’ll have to spend cash on the premium version if you want to continue using it the next week. This limits the long-term usability of the free version since you can’t store your favorite presets. The free version of Voicemod also doesn’t allow for creating custom voice mods. If you don’t like any of this week’s free presets, then you’re out of luck. Either spend money on the Pro version or roll the dice the following week and hope you get something to your tastes.
The Pro version essentially unlocks the core functionality of Voicemod, including the ability to create your own custom voice mods, add more than three sound effects to your soundboard, and store a list of your favorite presets. As of the writing of this review, Voicemod Pro comes with 77 different voice mod presets to choose from, ranging from freaky zombie voices to a preset that introduces an excessive amount of autotune to your microphone.
In total there are 77 voice mods to choose from. Some of them simply add reverb or delay effects, others come with their own custom soundboard that adds background sound effects. For example, the Cave preset adds reverb to your voice and a subtle sound of dripping water in the background. For most users, the available presets are more than enough to get going. There’s a wide range of mods with different effects ranging from the very subtle to completely over-the-top. If you want a little more control over the effects, the Pro version of Voicemod also lets you create your own voice mods.
Creating your own voice mods is easily performed through the menu. You initially start with your raw voice input and a list of different voice effects. Just click on the voice effects to add them and you’ll instantly be able to hear how they affect your voice. Each effect also has its own knobs and dials that you can tune to get the exact sound you’re looking for. Voicemod has many tutorials on their site on how to mimic some of the most popular voices out there. One thing we’d like to see is a way to export and import voice presets so sharing them with friends is easier. The free version lets you try out six random ones every day and use 3 sounds in the soundboard. The pro version gives you a lot more customization options than the basic free version.
What also sets Voicemod apart from the rest of the voice morphers is that you can make a custom soundboard or as they call it, the Meme Sound Machine. If you’re playing CS:GO you’re pretty much set with SLAM, but if you aren’t then you don’t really have many options. Voicemod makes it easy to create your own soundboard. Just add a new sound, give it a name, assign a hotkey, and you’re good to go. It’s important to note that the sounds on the Meme Sound Machine play are transmitted through your audio output and won’t be audible to you unless you’ve enabled “Hear Self”. Keep this in mind if you’re a streamer looking for a soundboard solution; it’s not just the viewers on your stream that will hear the sound effects, the players in your match will hear it, too.