Bees Get Sore Throats While Role Playing

by Pixeleen Mistral on 15/05/07 at 11:01 pm

by Onder Skall, virtual beekeeper

Cab this bee make Tinkerbell sound like Barry White and vice-versa?

Screaming Bee announced their MorphVOX Pro software for online gamers. With it you can alter your voice and continue the illusion presented by your avatar. With voice coming to the main grid before the end of the month, this might be worth at least downloading the free trial. Settings include:

- Man to Woman
- Woman To Man
- The Demon
- Cyborg Warrior
- Man to Woman in Heavy Traffic

There are multiple voice presets available (with extras on the website) and optional settings for background noise. The jury is out on how effective this software is, but hopefully this will satisfy those who want to maintain the illusion that they are, in fact, a cybernetic wolf-demon of the opposite sex. [what about a tiny, gay furry gorean mech ageplayer of indeterminate sex from germany playing tringo? - Editrix]

17 Responses to “Bees Get Sore Throats While Role Playing”

  1. marilyn murphy

    May 15th, 2007

    mommy, make it stop!

  2. olawd

    May 15th, 2007


  3. Prokofy Neva

    May 15th, 2007

    I think I’ll just type, thanks.

  4. Gaius Goodliffe

    May 16th, 2007

    Ah, but can it make a nasally-voiced computer geek sound like James Earl Jones?

    This is, of course, a purely hypothetical question. ;)

  5. The 9th Circuit

    May 16th, 2007

    Is this software, or any voice morphing software for that matter, convincing at all? It has been my understanding that voice morphing software is still several years away before they are able to convincingly morph voices. I could be wrong though. Has anyone actually been fooled by anyone using a voice morpher. Can anyone vouch to their effectiveness?

  6. Melissa Yeuxdoux

    May 16th, 2007

    Um, down at the bottom of one of the pages about this software is the unfortunate string

    “For Windows 2000/XP/XP64/Vista”

    Where’s equivalent software for Linux or Mac users?

  7. Woolly Mittens

    May 16th, 2007

    Gaius, there’s a demo on the website. The male to female transformations is… unconvincing. Malw to demon, would work since I have yet to hear a real one… thankfully.

  8. LaughingMan

    May 16th, 2007

    Check out Angela, under the extra voice pack section. It sounds relatively convincing.

  9. shockwave yareach

    May 16th, 2007


    Still not the least bit interested in Voice in SL.

  10. naznomad

    May 16th, 2007

    I can’t even get it to work. I can set the audio input driver to ScreamingBee, but then the mic doesn’t work. If I go into the mixer panel and try to change the Mixing Device properties to Recording>ScreamingBee, the OK tab is grayed out and there is no way to get back to the mixer. I know the mic is working because I can record with other apps. I guess this needs some work.

  11. Doubledown Tandino

    May 16th, 2007

    I can’t get it to work either. I go from mic to mixer to line-in in my computer… there’s no settings for that whatsoever.

  12. NigrasOnMyLawn

    May 16th, 2007

    posting for the lulz

  13. nigrasonyourtoilet

    May 18th, 2007

    If you’re reading this, then congratulations! You have just met the next form of social de-evolution on the Internet. But dammit we can spell right good.
    To some, we will be their greatest enemy. Spoiling their fun and doing everything in our power to ruin all they hold dear.
    To others, their greatest friend and ally, always willing to make them laugh.
    How you react will decide your fate, because inside we’re gayer than a shopping bag of furfags.

    As the internet has grown in popularity, a disturbing phenomenon has occurred: Everyone thinks they they are SPECIAL. We are not excluded from this delusion.

    A special little snowflake handcrafted by God to make the world a better place. Sites like Livejournal, DeviantArt, Myspace, Habbo, and now SecondLife have all helped to support this idea of individuality. Our sentence structur alone should tell you you shouldn’t even be listening to us. I need to go back to high school, put away the battery operated self-gratification device, quit my job at Wal-mart and get a life.
    We have news for you… You aren’t special. Take it from first-hand experience.
    We cannot be stopped. We have no leader. We have no true names. We are Anonymous, and our numbers are vast. We are everywhere, and we never forgive. We also enjoy plagiarizing Hackers, coz Jonny Lee Miller is cool.

    Wherever someone takes themselves too seriously, we will be there. Wherever someone has an inflated ego, we will be there. Wherever someone screams of fursecution, we will be there. Wherever someone forgets that a game isn’t important, we will be there. Wherever anyone puts themself above common sense, or puts fantasy before reality, we will be there to tear their lives apart. Excuse me while I masturbate, make some Macaroni & Cheese, switch camo pants and ask Mommy for the car this evening.

    After all, what is a man? A miserable pile of secrets. We will expose your secrets, force you to face your demons, and demand you listen to your own stupidity.

    We will do it through madness. And we will remove you from the high place you have built yourself.

    Deflate your eglives apart. Like that word? Eglives. I looked it up. ^^

    After all, what is a man? A miserable pile of secrets. We will expose your secrets, force you to face your demons, and demand you listen to your own stupidity. Didn’t I just say that? WTF. I have to stop huffing this brand of glue.

    We will do it through madness. And we will remove you from the high place you have built yourself.

    Deflate your egos, get off your high-horses, and stop your yiffing. The Patriotic Nigras are coming.

    United as one, divided by zero. We are Anonymous, We are legion, We do not forgive. We used to be actually cool, and worth the laugh and the reminder not to take things too seriously. But in our haste to remind others of their canny ability to ignore reality, we’ve expended all this energy, more energy than they do avoiding reality. So now we’re kindof a sad mess of dumbasses still clinging to an outdated manifesto that may as well be the instructions on someone’s VCR manual. We’re sad. Sad sad people. We eat Doritos for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We write minimal annoying scripts that do fuckall except annoy people for 12 seconds. We’re quick to brag about our endeavors because what press we’ve recieved has given us a false sense of validity. But don’t fool yourselves. We’re a bunch of sad, undersexed, testosterone-filled highschool dropouts who work fast food, live off our parents and smoke too much weed. Move along now. We’ve hit the snooze button on our 15 minutes of fame. Our voices are silent.

  14. warm fuzzies

    May 19th, 2007

    Yeah, but just like RL, won’t all the women be trying to talk at one time?

    (Oh, I am gonna be in so much trouble for that one.) XD

  15. Paul

    May 25th, 2007


    I think it is a big mistake from Linden Labs to make the step of adding audio to the RP game Second Life. I basically devide the player of SL into 3 types.

    The first type is the Single Life Player. He uses the SL mainly for extension of his RL. They mix RL and SL issue freely and there is actually not much roleplaying going on with these people. This makes them the biggest danger for SL and RL. Because they tend to spill arguments, etc. from SL into RL and try to enforce RL laws into SL,
    mistakenly trying to diminish the freedom in SL for other type player, because they themselves can not or do not want to differentiate SL from RL.

    The second type is the double life player. This is the real roleplaying type, who understands the meaning of RP. All matters and issues in SL are kept seperated from the matters and issues in RL. This seperation allows for a totally different set of rules for both worlds. The base intention of roleplaying games and in my view also the main idea for building SL. Double life players would prefer and environment without single life players, because single life player do not always understand or accept the seperation made by the real roleplayer and just label it as secracy. This makes interaction between single and double life players clash.

    To overcome all of this, the real roleplayer of the double life type, turn into triple life player, which is the third type of players. These players pretend to be a single life player, but actually are not. So, they have a SL and a fake RL (I call PL for pseudo-life) beside their actually RL. These type of players are capable to interact well with single life as well as double life players and florish very well on the grid of SL. They present no danger at all for RL or SL, because the triple life player is certainly capable to maintain seperation between 2 lifes, doing actually 3 instead.

    However, the second and third types are the people we should have in a roleplaying facility. The first type should be banned, because they will diminsh the integrity of the grid and reconnect the virtual world back with the real world, which reduces it to a plain communication tool, removing all the charme it had. The act of Linden Labs to add audio to the SL, add another connection between SL and RL to actually promote the single life player type and maybe makes life not much more difficult for double life players, cause they just turn it off. The triple life players are in big danger to loose the capability to hold up a PL (pseudo-life) so they can interact with all single and double life players.

    My conclusion is that the degrading of SL is started already and soon it will be a regular communication tool, while roleplaying will and have to move somewhere else. A shame we can not keep something pure in the real world…

  16. Buyer of this software

    Jul 20th, 2007

    This software is crap, the only good thing about is that is creates a fake audio input device for an application to link up to instead of interrupting the stream to “morph” it which now does not work in 1.18 meaning AV VCS (A better program) no longer works.
    This piece of software allows no where near as much configuration as AV VCS but as I said it now no longer works :(

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