Voice Candy
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Recorder with 8 different effects.   Shareware ($12.95)
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Voice Candy is a fun and useful recorder for the Mac. It does for the microphone what Apple's Photo Booth does for the webcam. Voice Candy makes recording enjoyable by providing eight different effects, such as Vader and Chipmunk, to alter the speaker's voice. Once you have made the recording, you can use it to set a reminder, send an email, or take it with you on your iPod. You can also extend the capabilities of Voice Candy by writing AppleScripts to integrate with other applications. Features include:
  • 8 different effects to record with that alters your voice
What's New
Version 1.5.1:
  • Fixed a bug where an upgrade from the an old version would fail sometimes
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later



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Voice Candy User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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Drtyrell969 commented on 09 Mar 2014
Doesn't work on Maverick. HANGS instantly.
[Version 1.5.1]

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flash1296gmailcom8977 replied on 03 Apr 2014
Works PERFECTLY under Mavericks (10.9.2)

My only complaint is the use of the oddball .mov format for saved files.

All attempts at converting the resultant files to .mp3 fail.
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Jazzyguy reviewed on 14 Dec 2013
It works on Lion. I really like it!
[Version 1.5.1]


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Jazzyguy commented on 13 Dec 2013
I downloaded this From MacHeist too! The license disappeared from MacHeist as they were doing a house cleaning getting rid of old applications. I was willing to buy a license fot this app but it will not launch in Mavericks. I have to trash it. It is a fun application.
[Version 1.5.1]


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Mac007 reviewed on 20 Nov 2009
I downloaded this for free via the Macheist offer and I'm glad I did. Several of the effects are not all that great which makes this app mediocre in my humble opinion. The Old Radio, Phone, Bad Sci-Fi, and Sore Throat should be improved or replaced. Chipmunk and Mouse are good but are too similar. Vadar, Robot, and Mouse are probably the best. I would say if the developer improves on the present offering and adds more voice effects it would be worth buying. Until that happens I suggest prospective buyers download it first and make sure it's what you're willing to pay for.
[Version 1.2.1]


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Edox commented on 13 Nov 2009
Very nice application, it reminds me Audio Fun Machine on my Atari Falcon 15 years ago...
It would be nice to have a "Preview" (or "Pre-ear" ;) ) button, as if you only want to play with the effects you need to press the record button, even if you do not need any recording at all.
An option to change effect settings (pitch height, echo delay, lowpass/hipass values, etc..) could be a great feature as well.
[Version 1.2.1]


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Matarij reviewed on 25 Apr 2008
Voice Candy has a major design flaw - if you record an audio file and then quit without saving it, the file is lost. This happened to me after recording an important interview and being interrupted - I did not for a moment consider that the software would allow me to quit is without a) saving the file anyway, or b) without giving me the option to save it before I quit. So nice little bit if software for playing with - but not for serious work.
[Version 1.2]

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gsteiner replied on 26 Apr 2008
Well, that's a quick fix! 1.2.1 is out within 24 hours of the complaint. Very nice!
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Roy-Van-Der-Woning replied on 26 Apr 2008
Not to mention that passing out a 1 star rating just because the app is missing a single safeguard is unreasonable at best.
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8oo8 commented on 15 May 2007
Of the 8 predefined voice effects, only 3 or 4 of them make for more or less interesting selections, IMO.
Why not give Voice Candy the capability for the user to customize his/her voice according to an unlimited range of variables.
As it stands now, I'm really not impressed.
[Version 1.1.4]

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Smactron replied on 06 Jun 2007
I agree!
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evangelo costadimas commented on 01 Mar 2007
I would buy this if it could also synthesize a Parrot's voice.

Anyone know where I can get Parrot speech for MAC OS X?

EC
[Version 1.1.3]


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Jolly-Roger commented on 19 Sep 2006
Note to the developer:

I just clicked the download link and it made Firefox completely unusable because it started downloading it as text into the browser window, which slowed Firefox down to a crawl!

What's worse is it's not easy to figure out the complete download path until you've clicked the download link.

If you will add the following to your apache configuration (you can do this in a .htaccess file), your downloads don't appear as text in web browser windows:

AddType application/octet-stream dmg

More info here:

http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20040211102018600
[Version 1.1.2]

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Potion Factory (developer) replied on 20 Sep 2006
Thank you for pointing this out. We switched to a different web host very recently and this escaped us.

It has been fixed.
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Leoncahun commented on 19 Sep 2006
VC 1.1.2 crashed my Mac (10.4.7, Quicktime 7.1.2, G3 400MHz) hard(!) two times in a row; I had to restart -- are there any requirements regarding performance (VC basically came to a halt before freezing my Mac)?? At least, there are no requirements mentioned here, or on the website.

To be clear: my Mac didnt freeze for months (meaning, basically, I cannot remember when it did freeze the last time), so I consider my system in pretty good, ie. normal OS X-shape, etc.

I did can record my voice with VC, but the crashs happened when I tried to switch effects.
[Version 1.1.2]


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JonathanGrossman8371 rated on 24 Sep 2013

[Version 1.5.1]


Downloads:23,122
Version Downloads:4,081
Type:Multimedia Design : Audio
License:Shareware
Date:10 Feb 2011
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $12.95
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Voice Candy is a fun and useful recorder for the Mac. It does for the microphone what Apple's Photo Booth does for the webcam. Voice Candy makes recording enjoyable by providing eight different effects, such as Vader and Chipmunk, to alter the speaker's voice. Once you have made the recording, you can use it to set a reminder, send an email, or take it with you on your iPod. You can also extend the capabilities of Voice Candy by writing AppleScripts to integrate with other applications. Features include:
  • 8 different effects to record with that alters your voice
  • Set a remind with your recording
  • Awakes your Mac from sleep when reminder fires
  • You can snooze the reminder
  • Global shortcut key setting
  • Run as a menu app
  • Email recording
  • Send recording to iTunes
  • Extendable through AppleScript


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