We keep an up-to-date list of frequently asked questions. You may find answers to your technical issues here.
What is MorphVOX?
MorphVOX is a software application used to enhance your online experience. It modifies the pitch and tone quality of your voice. Now you can sound like a mighty giant or a grumpy dwarf. It is perfect for voice-overs for animations and is optimized for multiplayer games It also has other neat features like sound effects and a variety of skins.
How do I activate my software?
Screaming Bee offers a free 7-day trial on MorphVOX and most its software. In order to use a trial version the program must contact our servers to get an activation key. This happens automatically, and you must allow the application access to the Internet in order to start the trial software.
After your trial has expired, you’ll have to purchase the product to continue using it. To purchase, use the “Buy Now ” button when the application starts and it will show you how to purchase. After you buy, you’ll be e-mailed a code to unlock the program permanently and it will no longer need internet access to start.
Do I have rights to the content I create with MorphVOX?
You are free to use MorphVOX voices in your own original compositions without restriction. Neither the preview voices, program graphics nor sound effects may be resold or redistributed as sound effects, clips, visuals and/or graphic images.
All rights not expressly granted to Licensee are reserved to Screaming Bee Inc. or its licensors.
What are sound packs?
MorphVOX comes with a variety of add-ons. Check out the product pages for additional information.
MorphVOX and Voice Doctor show no audio when I talk.
Your microphone is probably not selected or the levels are set too low.
For instructions on adjusting your system microphone click here.
If the above does not work and you have multiple sound cards, then make sure that MorphVOX is set to use the correct microphone.
For more information on setting the microphone
What is the “MorphVOX Audio” driver?
We found that the most compatible way to use the morphing effects with other programs was to create a virtual driver.
This allows any application to use it, and there are no tricky backdoor hooks that will break in future versions
of the OS or compatibility problems with unknown programs. This driver has been rigorously tested.
How do I record my voice using MorphVOX?
To record the output of MorphVOX just change the program you use to record audio to use the "MorphVOX Audio" driver as the microphone
You may also record your voice directly to an audio file from within MorphVOX. Click Here for more information.
My voice is changed locally but others aren't hearing the change.
If the systems default microphone is not set to MorphVOX Audio or it is not set in the IM/game software
you are using then you will continue to use the built in driver and not get the changed voice.
You can solve this in several ways You can set the recording program to use MorphVOX Audio.
Click Here for more information on doing this in common game and chat programs.
You may also change the default system wide microphone to "MorphVOX Audio" Select "Default System Microphone" from the Tools menu. Be sure to click OK on the dialog that is launched.
Or Click Here for more information.
After Installing MorphVOX, my other recording applications are only getting silence.
The first thing to check is make sure you microphone is selected in the volume control and you are getting audio (meters move) when you run the Voice Doctor in MorphVOX
For more information on selecting the microphone
If set your System microphone to "MorphVOX Audio" then MorphVOX must be running to get any audio to come out.
You can solve this in several ways:
- You can set the recording program to use a different capture driver other than the default.
- You can run MorphVOX while you are recording.
- You can change the default device for sound recording back to your sound card's driver
Click here for more Information.
If you choose the third option, be aware that some programs only take input from the default device, and will now bypass MorphVOX.
What is the best type of microphone to use?
The best microphones are the kind that you wear on your head. With a headset microphone, your mouth is always in the right position for optimal sound. They also reduce the amount of background noise (such as explosions and people behind you yelling to get off the computer).
I need more FPS with high action games using MorphVOX.
The best way to run MorphVOX with games that take as much horsepower as your computer can give them is to use the voice toggle key.
You can turn on voice key toggling under Preferences (File: Preferences menu). Click on the "Sound Settings” item on the left and
check “Talk when key pressed.” In many games, such as CounterStrike, you assign a keyboard key to your microphone;
just assign the same key in MorphVOX.
The voice toggle key tells MorphVOX to get out of the way and only try to morph your voice when the assigned key is held down
MorphVOX cuts in an out of my normal voice when I talk.
The primary cause of MorphVOX not morphing your voice is because of low microphone levels. If you have run Voice Doctor and it indicated that the levels were low during your recording this is the cause of your problems.
You should adjust your microphone levels until Voice Doctor indicates "good" levels when recording.
If the levels are still not high when the slider is all the way to the right, most sound card drivers expose a "Microphone Boost" check box in the Volume Control.
I ran the Voice Doctor and all my Aliases sound weird.
It’s important to talk in a normal voice, if you sing it, or speak in a higher or lower note then normal it will affect all the Aliases. Try re-running Voice Doctor.
If it still sounds off, just tweak the voices by selecting the Alias and going to the Tweak Sound drop down panel.
After you get the right sound, just click the red check next to the preset name on the tweak panel and you’ll never have to mess with it again.
Often just a slight adjustment to the Timbre or Pitch makes all the difference."
How to uninstall MorphVOX Audio microphone.
Download and run the following dmg: MorphVOX Uninstaller
My voice sounds robotic, especially when using the lower voices.
I click on "play" next to a Sound Effect and I hear it, but no one else does.
The "play" button next to a sound effect is so you can audition the sound before deciding to annoy your friends with it.
Once you select an effect by clicking on the name, you can send it out by clicking on the bigger "play" button
at the top of the Sound Effects panel.
MorphVOX playback sounds stutters when I play games.
This typically happens with CPU intensive games on older machines when you have the Listen button on.
You can reduce this condition by:
- Open menu item MorphVOX/Preferences and select the Sound Settings link.
- Set the Sound Quality to 2nd (medium low) position.
- Minimize MorphVOX.
If the sound quality is just fine to the listeners, then the stutter is an artifact in playback that you don't have to worry about.
This was designed so that MorphVOX will give a higher priorty to the game and sound broadcast and lower prority to the playback.
This ensures that your game or broadcasted sound doesn't stutter. You may even get better performance during a game by turning
off the Listen button.
If you still have concerns about the output quality of MorphVOX, please contact support [at] screamingbee.com.
I get severe feedback or multiple voices in listen.
This usually happens because the speaker output is fed back into the microphone which then gets morphed again and put out the speaker.
There are a couple of solutions to this problem:
- Use a headset microphone instead of open speakers (recommended) so that the output does not feed into the microphone.
- Turn down the volume of your speakers and reduce the sensitivity of the microphone until it stops.
- Turn off listen and use Push to Talk so that the microphone is only active when you speak.
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