Saturday, May 1, 2010

my voice is weird :(

I was testing out the new voice-recorder application on my iPhone today by recording an important review session with it.  At the end of class, in my hustle to get out of the room, I didn't immediately stop the recording, so it got a few minutes of me talking with a friend.  When I played it back later, oh my gosh.  I sound so weird!  I haven't heard myself in a really long time, and my voice is a lot lighter and childish than I thought it could be, and I started wondering if I ever sounded professional all those times I talked with bosses or if I just sound like some little girl.  It's been really bothering me ever since class, haha, although it's not the first time I've had issues with recordings of me  (I hated listening to the voicemail recordings I made for the home phone back in the day).

Curious, I looked it up online and it's a pretty popular question.  ("Why does my voice sound weird?!")  Apparently, our perceptions of how our own voices differ from what other people actually hear because we hear it with the effects of the sound passing/vibrating through our bones and bodies, whereas others hear it simply through the air as you produce it.  So... your recordings are your REAL voice.  It creeps me out a little, hearing "me" and not recognizing myself.

I haven't had the chance to really ask anyone if my real voice is weird or not...  haha, I know, I know.  I'm not stressing, just curious  =X


  1. well..yeah youre right on that when we record our voice its a lot weirder :D

    (ps. check out my latest post if you have time,,.thanks :3)

  2. Interesting post :)
    It kinda feels weird to listen to your own voice. LOL. But I know people who have a habit of recording their voices.

  3. We need a sample!!!! :P

    In my head, my voice sounds like Barry White. But on tape, the real voice, all I hear are squeaks and screechs!

    I'll do a recording if you will. LOL

  4. hahah Ric - I actually really would, as soon as I learn how to transfer recorded files off my phone!

  5. Haha, my computer won't record, so I need to finf another way to record my voice--so we can both post!!!


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