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    I'm curious as to whether or not there is an effect on Pro Tools that will allow you to distort your voice. I'm looking for a "Talkbox" sound, similar to the one Roger Troutman would use. I was listening to an old song by Teddy Riley and Blackstreet called "If u need a fix" and i also heard the sound in it as well. If any one knows can you please let me know, it would be much appreciated.
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    use an eq cut the lows and highs and boost the mids that creates the telephone talkbox kind of effect
    if you have visual representation you want to basically create a bump in the middle with the frequencies on the far left and right non existant
    it you just have standard protools plugins you can use three one band eqs a low pass and a high pass and a peak dip

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    Ozone 3 has tons of presets.

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    Check out Bomb Factory's Cosmonaught Voice. I use it on a lot of my mixes, also any of the guitar amp modeling plugins work really well. Amp Farm is one of the greatest plugins out there for this type of effect.

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    Originally posted by anon83
    I'm curious as to whether or not there is an effect on Pro Tools that will allow you to distort your voice. I'm looking for a "Talkbox" sound, similar to the one Roger Troutman would use. I was listening to an old song by Teddy Riley and Blackstreet called "If u need a fix" and i also heard the sound in it as well. If any one knows can you please let me know, it would be much appreciated.
    thanks!

    I doubt you will find a plugin that will give you a "talkbox" effect.

    Also, a "talkbox" is not actually an effect on a voice - - it is an effect on an instrument. It takes an instrument sound and records it resonating through your "mouth hole" (for lack of a better term .)

    If anything, i would compare it most to a "wah" (or automated filter) effect. In some sense, a "talkbox" is similar in principle to a vocoder... but it is really nothing like a vocoder... except for that you can make "word" sounds with it.
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    Native Instruments' Guitar Rig has a "talk wah" module that sounds like a talk box. The Guitar Rig package also allows a whole bunch of creative distortion (and comes with a USB foot controller for sweeping the talk wah).

    Audio Ease released the Nautilus Bundle (well, either that or the Rocket Bundle. It's been a few years since I made music at my old Mac.) which had a "vocal filter" effect called Roger. Pretty cool.

    The latest version of Prosoniq's Orange Vocoder adds the ability to string vowel and consonant sounds together, for an odd "vocal-type" sound. It's not talk-boxy, though, just vocalish.

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    Wow!!!!!! thanks for all the insight. It's much appreciated!

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    On those songs as well as all other blackstreet and guy songs Teddy is using a actual talkbox you can't get a plug-in for it because it sends instrument tones from the tube to your mouth then you shape the words so you need a mic and a amp for it.

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