It’s been a few months now since our total reliance on video conferencing apps like Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, Zoom, etc. to connect with the world outside while staying inside. And it wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that things are not looking up and everyone is literally going out of their minds with boredom.
While virtual meetings have been our saviors in these arduous times, the hard truth is that it is incomparably more difficult to maintain the same level of engagement in virtual meetings as it is in real-life meetings. We’re always looking for something new to spice things up a bit. You’ve tried the fun filters and tested the background bit, but now you are looking for something new. Well, congratulations! You’ve found it. Enter – Voicemod!
Voicemod is a voice changer app that you can use to change your voice in any video conferencing tools such as Zoom, Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, etc. It applies filters to your voice! Whether you want the helium gas effect without the actual gas, the voice of the infamous titan Thanos, a musical voice, or some other fun filter, the Voicemod app has dozens of filters to offer. Such fun!
It is a desktop app that integrates seamlessly with your system and works with almost all video conference apps you use on your desktop. The app creates a bridge in your system between your microphone and speaker and applies the effect on the voice in transition.
Download the Voicemod Desktop App
To get started, you will need to download the Voicemod desktop app. Go to the Voicemod website to get the free app for Windows. After you download the installer file, run it, and follow the instructions on your screen to install the app on your computer.
Setting Up Voicemod
Once you have installed Voicemod, launch it so you can set it up to use in any communication app you want. It might feel like it is too complicated and there are too many variables involved, but it is quite simple and linear. Also, you only need to set it up once for all your future endeavors.
First, choose the input and output devices for your computer in the app so it can access them. Choose your computer’s microphone as the input device and the speakers as the output device.
Then go to the Control Panel, and open Sound Preferences by going to Hardware and Sound and then clicking on the ‘Sound’ option. You can also type ‘Sound’ in the Windows search bar to quickly open it.
Now, make sure that your computer’s speakers are the default choice in the ‘Playback’ tab. If not, select your computer’s speakers and click on the ‘Set Default’ option to change the settings.
Then go to the ‘Recordings’ tab in the Sound preferences dialog box and make sure that your computer’s microphone, not the Voicemod microphone, is selected. If it isn’t, select the mic and click on ‘Set as Default’ and then click ‘OK’ to apply the settings.
Now, return to the Voicemod app and test whether the effects are working for you. Click on the toggles for ‘Voice Changer’ and ‘Hear my voice’ to turn them on. You can also use headphones to avoid any echo. Select any effect and speak; you should be able to hear your voice with applied effects.
If you can’t hear a thing, go to the ‘Settings’ option from the left navigation panel in the app.
Scroll down to ‘Advanced settings’ and turn off the toggle for ‘Mic exclusive mode’. Go back to the effects and try one now. It should start working perfectly fine.
Now that it is all set up, you can use it any communication app you want.
Note: After testing whether the app is working, turn off the toggle for ‘Hear my voice’ or you will end up hearing your voice in calls. Make sure to keep the toggle for ‘Change my voice’ on.
Using Voicemod in Google Meet
Go to meet.google.com on your desktop browser and click on the ‘Settings’ icon on the top right corner of the screen. The Voicemod app should be running in the background.
The audio and video settings dialog box will open. Click on the drop-down menu under the Microphone to expand the options.
Select ‘Microphone (Voicemod Virtual Audio Device)’ from the list, and click on ‘Done’ to save the changes.
Now, any effects you select in the Voicemod app will be applied to your voice in real-time in all your Google Meet meetings.
Using Voicemod in Zoom
To use the voice filters in Zoom, keep the app running in the background and open the Zoom desktop client. Go to settings by clicking on the gear icon.
Then, select ‘Audio’ from the navigation menu on the left.
Now, click on the drop-down menu next to the Microphone option to expand it and select ‘Microphone (Voicemod Virtual Audio device)’ from the options as the designated microphone.
Now in your meetings, the effect that you will select in the Voicemod app will be applied to your voice in real-time and other participants in the meeting will be in awe of your capabilities. Almost makes me wish for the Zoom voice in the Zoom app!
Using Voicemod in Microsoft Teams
The effects can be applied to your voice in real-time similarly in Microsoft Teams meetings. Run the Voicemod app in the background and open the Microsoft Teams desktop app and click on the ‘Profile’ icon on the title bar and select ‘Settings’ from the menu.
Go to ‘Devices’ from the navigation menu on the left.
Then click on the drop-down menu underneath the Microphone option and select ‘Microphone (Voicemod Virtual Audio Device)’ from the options.
Now the Voicemod app will apply effects you select to your voice in the Teams meetings.
Using the Voicemod voice filters in your go-to video conferencing apps is easy as hell. The free version for Voicemod lets you use some effects for free that change every day. To access their complete database of voice effects and other features like the soundboard, you can buy the Pro version.
You can just as easily switch back to your normal microphone in any communication app. You can also change your microphones while in a meeting, but it’s better to change them beforehand to avoid any glitches during the call. Now that you know how to, use the app to impress and entertain your peers and friends. But remember that using voice modulators to prank call people is illegal, and you will get in serious trouble. Jut use it for some light-hearted consensual fun.