With Voices from
Tap Tap Tap, you can record yourself talking in one of 17 different voices. The voice-morphing app’s options include such varying sounds as cyborg, chipmunk, echo, a Darth Vader-style bass, and more.
Many of Voices’ effects sounded pretty cool and provided a few good laughs when I tested the app. I particularly enjoyed hearing my brother sing “Ice Ice Baby” in a cyborg voice.
Using Voices is pretty simple. You just tap the effect you want to use and start talking as the app records. After you’ve finished recording, you can share your creation on Facebook, Twitter or through e-mail. All of your recordings are stored within the app for later use. The app works on both the iPhone and the second-generation iPod touch, though for the latter device, you’ll need an external microphone.
My only gripe with Voices is that you have to choose what effect you want before you record. It would be nice to be able to apply different effects after you’ve recorded some audio. As it stands now, to try out all 17 effects, you have to make 17 different recordings. And—in my opinion, at least—some effects aren’t nearly as good as the others.
Still, for just $1, Voices provides some decent entertainment.
[Tim Mercer is a technology enthusiast, graphic designer, and blogger, whose blog,
digital-artist-toolbox.com, offers free resources to the digital artist and graphic designer.]