do voice changers degrade your voice quality

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Title says it all, if I use a voice changer, like Clownfish, will my voice come out as lower quality then without the voice changer? Just need some info, thanks!
 

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voice changers typically apply a filter of some sort, and these filters do alter the sound quality of the original. You could take a piano playing a middle C note, and use a filter to "create" all the other notes - it would not sound like someone actually playing a piano, although the actual pitch of the notes would be spot on. kind of like how auto-tune works. If you make a small pitch change you may not notice it, but make large enough changes, and you end up with a synthesized voice that is easily apparent to most listeners.
 
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Yes, exactly, does a voice changer just effect (in my case, pitch) just alter the voice but not degrade the original sound quality? (Mic without the changer)
 

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They're not movie magic. Algorithms that change the pitch on the fly will result in a changed-pitch voice that sounds worse than the initial one.

Really, the only thing makes sense here is looking at one of those voice-changers that has a free limited trial and test for yourself. If occasional artifacts or tinniness or the weird warped sounds you get with on-the-fly voice changing aren't a big deal for you, it might need your needs.
 

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voice changers typically apply a filter of some sort, and these filters do alter the sound quality of the original. You could take a piano playing a middle C note, and use a filter to "create" all the other notes - it would not sound like someone actually playing a piano, although the actual pitch of the notes would be spot on. kind of like how auto-tune works. If you make a small pitch change you may not notice it, but make large enough changes, and you end up with a synthesized voice that is easily apparent to most listeners.
 
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