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What's the term for this vocal style?

What's the term for the vocal style in the bit from 0:55 to 1:18 in this cover of Happy?
posted by stebulus on Apr 10, 2014 - 3 answers

 

A smart phone smart enough to answer incoming calls by voice.

Due to limited mobility from a disability, I'm forced to rely strictly on voice commands to control a cell phone. Over the years, trying to find a solution for reliable hands free functionality in this area has been challenging. Anyone familiar with voice recognition in the past knows the capricious, quirky nature of the beast. It can be VERY frustrating and almost comical at times. Anyway, with today's processing speeds and the advent of Siri and Google Now, I can happily say that it's almost there for me. In fact, I give a 90% approval rating for recent experiences with the latest Iphone and Android products. The biggest obstacle now has been the necessity to hit the home button to trigger the lovely Siri. This last hindrance was overcome by none other than Google with their release of the Moto X -- which waits in standby mode listening for your command. I was so excited by all the reviews that I rushed out to buy my own. It turned out fantastically, but (and there's always a butt in these things) it came with another quirky disappointment. And this one is kind of surprising: The damn thing won't answer incoming calls by voice. I've looked thru all the settings and searched high and low for an app but to no avail. The closest I've come is an app that auto answers after one ring, but who wants that? What if I'm trying to dodge the ex-gf. Lol. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks in advance.
posted by dthm42 on Mar 13, 2014 - 7 answers

What and where is a gut feeling?

Frequently on Askme people say to trust your gut or inner voice when it comes to relationships. What exactly does that feel like and how do you teach yourself that? [more inside]
posted by kanata on Feb 5, 2014 - 31 answers

Insincerity and the spoken voice.

People often put on a 'funny voice' or accent for emphasis or just in general conversation. This is possibly a reaction to their company but possibly some kind of psychological obfuscation? Does askmetafilter know of any any research into the way people put on funny voices for emphasis when they say things? Accents and intonations etc. Google has not been kind to finding ideas or starting points.
posted by debord on Feb 2, 2014 - 10 answers

Recommendations for Irish SIM card for American

I will be traveling to Dublin, Ireland frequently in the next 6 mos - year and I need to find an appropriate SIM vendor. I have done a ton of research but I am still hamstrung in terms of concrete advice. Here is what I know: I have unlocked my old iPhone 4 for this purpose. My husband and I have AT&T for our stateside smartphone service. My mother has Verizon (my preschooler will be with her). I will use the phone to call my husband and daughter nightly (probably two separate calls) and I will want some data coverage for navigation, texting, etc. I would prefer not to initiate any kind of contract until after the first trip. Any recommendations? TIA.
posted by wildeepdotorg on Jan 25, 2014 - 6 answers

Ableton Live experts: how do you "sharpen" voices

How can I make slightly muffled voices on audio conference calls sound sharper or crisper using Ableton? Is their an audio equivalent of "unsharpen mask"? Bonus points if I can do it over a specific frequency range. [more inside]
posted by stp123 on Jan 17, 2014 - 6 answers

How much more secure are older low tech phones than the more modern ones

Are older phones or phones designed for poorer countries any less susceptible to spying than the latest Apple, Google or Android models? I've read about CEO's looking for the very old brick phones because since they don't have the sophisticated technology of the modern phones, they're harder to monitor or track. I understand the phones w/o apps are clearly more secure regarding third parties because they aren't sending personal data to companies. But what the government and everything else; voice, location via cell towers, SMS; the very basics.
posted by CollectiveMind on Jan 4, 2014 - 12 answers

Singing lessons in Northern Virginia

Does anyone have recommendations for a voice teacher in the DC area, preferably Northern Virginia? I'm a 58-year old male lead singer in a band. The band does mostly rock and country, with bluegrass and Great American Songbook stuff thrown in for good measure. I'm interested in extending my baritone range (I don't have a head voice or falsetto at all) and increasing power and volume. A couple of years ago I bought Roger Love's Set Your Voice Free, and I practice the vocal exercises daily, but that's the extent of my formal practice.
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Oct 27, 2013 - 4 answers

Quit smoking, can't sing

Why did my singing voice get worse when I quit smoking? How can I fix it? [more inside]
posted by greta simone on Oct 2, 2013 - 9 answers

Best Voice Recorder for Mostly Mac User

I am looking a voice recorder that is less than or around $100. It needs to be compatible with a Mac and PC. It needs to record both interviews and large classroom lectures. I looked at this thread but the models recommended are either too expensive and/or out of date. http://ask.metafilter.com/201610/Best-digital-voice-recorder-for-a-Mac-user-doing-PhD-research.
posted by turtlefu on Sep 19, 2013 - 11 answers

Hearing loss makes me talk too quietly (I think) - ideas?

The common sterotype of people with hearing loss is that they SPEAK TOO LOUDLY!!! in order to hear their own voices; for me, though, the problem is starting conversations just a bit too quietly to be easily understood. How can I fix this? [more inside]
posted by onshi on Sep 6, 2013 - 7 answers

How does one upload audio clips to YouTube?

For a while now I've been wanting to upload to YouTube audio clips of myself speaking . . . but I've no clue how to do this. [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on Aug 5, 2013 - 5 answers

How do you just... not talk?

My voice is possibly damaged; I can speak, but I probably shouldn't. Any tips on how to remember this? [more inside]
posted by Someone Else's Story on Jul 17, 2013 - 12 answers

How does an artist/designer forge a "signature style"?

I've always had a problem with finding a "signature style". How does an artist / designer (even filmmaker) go about having one? Is it a natural progression from one's interests or preferences, or is it more of a calculated choice? My problem is that I am a chameleon, and my work is very eclectic since I mastered a lot of different styles which makes me virtually unidentifiable. I've always had the project dictate the suitable style, but I realized that this got in the way of finding a unique voice in the midst of a very noisy market. [more inside]
posted by wisetree on Jun 12, 2013 - 24 answers

What is odd about my speaking voice, and can it be fixed?

Three times in the last week, I've had someone on the other end of the phone (think doctor's office) ask me if I'm "okay." Thinking back, I get this a lot -- someone on the phone, who can't see my facial expressions, thinks that I sound distraught. I also get asked where I'm from by people who assume that my native language is not English (I'm from the Chicago area, female, and raised by native English speakers; I'm also white, so they're presumably not asking because of my appearance.) Apparently, I have a very strange voice, and I'm starting to worry that it may be holding me back socially. Has anyone else had this problem? Is there any way I can fix it? Lessons? Exercises?
posted by Ralston McTodd on Jun 8, 2013 - 18 answers

cell phone networks

Does any cell phone network engineer perhaps know why you can't hear your own voice when speaking on a cell? [more inside]
posted by jtexman1 on May 18, 2013 - 12 answers

Help, I sound like an intern.

How do I sound older (35+) on conference calls? [more inside]
posted by mochapickle on May 5, 2013 - 16 answers

Google Voice calls from Playa del Carmen?

Can I make calls over the free Wifi at the Mexican resort I'll be at this week? [more inside]
posted by PSB on Apr 29, 2013 - 6 answers

Make me into Mr. Ed

Recently I had a throat infection, and for a couple of days my voice dropped about an octave from its usual pitch. This came with an unexpected perk: there seems to be an inverse correlation between pitch of male voice and female attention. Women's heads turned when I spoke. I got big smiles from women staff members who had been dour to the previous customer. Etc. This was awesome, and I'd like to find a way to reproduce this experience without having to get strep throat. The obvious answer is voice lessons, but I can't afford that at the moment. What are some exercises or other things I can do to make my voice deeper?
posted by zeri on Mar 30, 2013 - 7 answers

What we have here is a failure to communicate.

Our teenage son's voice is so low and hoarse that none of us can hear it. [more inside]
posted by dean winchester on Mar 11, 2013 - 20 answers

Voice lessons in northeast Ohio?

How can I find a vocal teacher in my area? [more inside]
posted by DeltaForce on Feb 8, 2013 - 8 answers

How to make my voice sound DEEEEEP?

Metafilter, I am a tall and fit guy but my voice is high and nervous sounding. Are there any methods to deepen my sissy voice and make me a paler version of Morgan Freeman? [more inside]
posted by Sentus on Jan 19, 2013 - 14 answers

Voice and words don't match

What do you do when someone has trouble hearing and moderating their own tone of voice? They often come off harsher and more hostile than they intend when they are frustrated. [more inside]
posted by PuppetMcSockerson on Jan 18, 2013 - 24 answers

لَآ اِلٰهَ اِلَّا اللّٰهُ مُحَمَّدٌ رَّسُوْلُ ال

Where in the world has the most unique calls to prayer? [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on Dec 5, 2012 - 5 answers

OH.. MY... GOD IT'S CHANDLER BINGGG

Teach me how to sound pretty and mesmerizing! [more inside]
posted by dinosaurprincess on Nov 13, 2012 - 8 answers

Songless in Seattle

I'm considering taking singing lessons to increase overall confidence, voice volume and projection, and get some musical fix. Recommendations for a private singing teacher in Seattle? [more inside]
posted by E3 on Oct 30, 2012 - 1 answer

Is your voice like handwriting? Can you improve the quality and pleasantness of your default voice (pitch, intonation, etc) like you can with penmanship so that the changes you focus on become the default? Or will you always be in some way "singing" your words?

Is your voice like handwriting? Can you improve the quality and pleasantness of your natural voice (pitch, intonation, etc) like you can with penmanship so that the changes you focus on become the default? Or will you always be in some way "singing" your words? [more inside]
posted by Feel the beat of the rhythm of the night on Oct 29, 2012 - 10 answers

Canadian area code/rate centre VoIP DIDs

VoIP: How much should I really be paying for Canadian DIDs in major metro areas? Currently paying $2/mo for US numbers and $5/mo for Canadian. [more inside]
posted by thewalrus on Oct 24, 2012 - 1 answer

Audition piece for a high alto?

I need an a capella audition piece for an alto on short notice. [more inside]
posted by mirepoix on Oct 1, 2012 - 15 answers

How do I fix a Gmail/Google voice phone number on the same account

How do I force my Gmail account's phone number to associate with the same account's Google Voice number? [more inside]
posted by frodoxiii on Sep 20, 2012 - 1 answer

Help me find the commercial for Federal IT services that includes a GLaDOS-like voice

What is that radio commercial for Federal IT services that sounds like GLaDOS from Portal, and how can I find a copy of the ad? [Washington, D.C. area radio] [more inside]
posted by gemmy on Aug 23, 2012 - 1 answer

Third world woman needs consciousness raised

Enlighten me on current state of the art thinking, discourse and vocabulary around gender politics please. Terminally unique details inside. [more inside]
posted by infini on Aug 22, 2012 - 31 answers

How to improve my radio voice delivery?

Need a voice coach in Toronto or some sort of DYI or online solution. For radio, not singing. [more inside]
posted by JPDD on Jul 7, 2012 - 1 answer

Snap Crackle Plop

Why is my mp3 voice recording riddled with skipping? [more inside]
posted by Frasermoo on Jun 13, 2012 - 2 answers

iPhone voice memo lost to time.

My iPhone's Voice Memo app said it recorded a 21 minute interview, but when I pull the file, it's only 2 minutes long and 1.4 megs. Is the rest of it still on there, and how can I recover it? [more inside]
posted by SNWidget on Jun 5, 2012 - 19 answers

Help save my thumbs! I need a texting alternative

How can I text without typing on an iPhone? Is there a way to get voice translations right into a text without cutting and pasting on a 3Gs? [more inside]
posted by sleeping beauty on May 23, 2012 - 8 answers

How can I sound like a human being when I talk?

I would like my voice to be engaging and interesting sounding. Difficulty: I currently have the tonal range of a garbage truck. [more inside]
posted by peachfuzz on May 7, 2012 - 8 answers

A space in time removed, too soon to tell.

Grieving Protocol Question: My community lost a beloved friend in an accident on Friday night. I have some recordings of his voice. How soon can I share these? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 7, 2012 - 12 answers

Any port in a cell phone storm?

Currently, I have a Virgin Mobile PAYG smartphone. I'd like to get a phone on my family's Sprint plan instead (for the same monthly price as Virgin, I can get unlimited whatever). However, Sprint says they can't port my phone number because Virgin is a reseller of theirs. I've heard that you can port your number to Google Voice for a small fee, and then have Sprint port the number to a Sprint phone, but this advice was found on a forum somewhere and no one backed up the claim that it actually worked. Would it work? Have you done this? I'd really like to keep my phone number, and before I risk losing it, I'd like to know. Thanks.
posted by bluefly on May 7, 2012 - 6 answers

How to make my voice project louder and sexier?

How do I get my voice to project louder, naturally? [more inside]
posted by 6spd on May 6, 2012 - 14 answers

Where can I record vocals in Portland, OR?

Where in Portland, Oregon could I record vocals (using just myself and my own gear) without annoying anyone? [more inside]
posted by Lutoslawski on Apr 23, 2012 - 6 answers

Is my voice gone, or just severely out of practice?

I didn't sing for eight years, and now I basically can't. Is my voice gone, or just severely out of practice? I'm 22 and female. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 20, 2012 - 13 answers

How do I avoid straining my voice

How do I deal with voice strain? [more inside]
posted by storybored on Apr 17, 2012 - 5 answers

Top 10 all time displays of Condescension

Three people, in the last year or so, have independtly observed that my tone of voice portrays a condescending air of superiorty. In additional to general comments about this, I am specifically interested in video examples of both ends of the spectrum, both condescending, and the opposite. I've experimented in the pub, and my playful attempts to fake humility are generally rumbled. But I'm interested in adding this string to my bow .
posted by choppyes on Apr 11, 2012 - 19 answers

Awwww yeah, baby. I'm feeling that. Play that one more time.

Looking for a particular song, or barring that at particular song type. Sort of vague. [more inside]
posted by Gargantuantoe on Apr 3, 2012 - 10 answers

How does Throat Coat work?

How does Throat Coat tea work? Singers and people who use their voice professionally all seem to recommend Throat Coat to soothe vocal strain, but I'm interested in how it works. If I twisted my ankle, I wouldn't want to take a pain killer and keep running. Does Throat Coat contain some sort of herbal anaesthetic? Can anyone tell me how it works so well?
posted by surenoproblem on Mar 23, 2012 - 6 answers

Help me find a SLP to Skype

How to best go about finding a speech-language pathologist that is willing to do Skype sessions? [more inside]
posted by trogdole on Mar 22, 2012 - 5 answers

Verizon Prepaid = A 6 Month Lock on Switching Your Number to a Verizon Contract?

Verizon and Google Voice experts: Which of these plans will be the best way to port my number? What can go wrong with these approaches? [more inside]
posted by slidell on Mar 10, 2012 - 5 answers

compress voice memos itunes

I've got some long voice memos recorded on iPhone, transferred to iTunes. I'm wanting to send them, but the files need to be smaller. What's the easiest way to do this, either in iTunes or some other method?
posted by dearleader on Feb 13, 2012 - 4 answers

What was this strange phenomenon?

Weird thing that happened last night as I was going to sleep. [more inside]
posted by altopower on Feb 10, 2012 - 15 answers

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