How To Use TikTok Voice Effects?

February 23, 2023 by No Comments

For both Instagram and TikTok, experimenting with the various filters is a big part of the appeal. Filters allow you to do things like alter the hue of your hair or add a vintage film effect to your video. Even if we haven’t shared the results, everyone has experimented with video filters. But, have you ever played around with TikTok’s vocoder features? If not, you’ve come to the proper place. What are voice effects on TikTok, how do you use them, and what are the most common ones?

A voice effect on TikTok; what exactly is that?

TikTok users are more likely than those of any other social media network to watch videos with the sound on. Because of this, the app’s video and voice effects are both extremely well-liked.

Obviously, voice effects are meant to simulate the sound of a human voice. They are typically employed for comic effect, but they have serious applications as well.

The TikTok Guide to Using the Voice Effects

Adding voice effects to a video on TikTok is as simple as using any of the app’s other filters. There is a preview function for each effect. So, you can select the best one for your TikTok. The procedure is as follows:

  • Make a video with the TikTok app.
  • If you’re done, click the red checkmark.
  • Try out some other voices by pressing the corresponding button.
  • Choose an embellishment to apply.
  • To hear how an effect sounds, simply tap on it and it will be applied as a filter to your video. It only takes a tap to apply the one you like most to your video.

The 13 different speech filters available on TikTok

As of this writing, you can choose from one of thirteen unique voice effects. We’ll run over a brief explanation of each type and provide some illustrations below.


You should expect a slight increase in pitch when using the Chipmunk filter, although it’s not as extreme as it sounds. If you want to go even higher, you can research the Helium effect.


Quite the reverse of what Chipmunk does. Baritone actually lowers your voice rather than raising it (but you probably guessed that, given its name).

The names of certain effects are more vague than others. The Mic effect simulates the sound of a microphone being used in a silent space. While it has a faint echo, it is not at all the same as the Echo effect.


Your voice will have the tinny quality of someone using an old telephone or a megaphone when you use the Megaphone effect. It’s possible the filter will make your voice seem like it’s being played back on a dusty cassette player.


Just what you’ve been seeking for if you’re trying to achieve that “robot” look and feel. This effect does a fantastic job of making your voice sound mechanical. And it’s being used as a replacement for text-to-speech by some customers.

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It’s a lot of fun to experiment with the Low Battery effect. In the middle of a sentence, it lowers the pitch of your voice and gives it other robotic qualities. There’s a distinct lack of power here that suggests the talking robot is about to shut down.


Using vibrato will give your voice a very slick, swaying quality. This effect causes dramatic and humorous pitch shifts in singing, and it’s a lot of fun to listen to.


There is some added work involved in noticing the electronic effect. It makes your voice sound more flat and robotic, rather than simply raising or lowering the pitch. In other instances, it even suggests the use of an autotune effect on your voice.


We had talked about the Mic effect, which is very similar, earlier on in this list. If you want to add a genuine echo to your voice, though, Echo is more likely to be what you’re picturing. Whereas the Mic effect makes it seem like you’re speaking into a microphone in a silent room, the Echo effect makes it seem like you’re speaking into a much larger empty area, like a gymnasium.


If you’re singing, or even just talking with a little musical cadence, you’ll enjoy this effect tremendously. It’s even better that you don’t have to have a great voice. The synth effect not only gives your voice a robotic autotune, but also adds some synth chords to the background.


The Helium effect raises your voice pitch by a few octaves. It’s actually not too dissimilar to how the Chipmunk filter might sound.


The Giant effect lowers the pitch of your voice similarly to the Baritone effect. This effect not only makes the speaker appear larger than life, but also slightly slows down the audio.

TikToks can be reimagined with the use of filters for both the video and the audio. However, keep in mind that although they are dubbed “speech effects,” they are actually “audio effects,” and will have an impact on any ambient noise. Remember that selecting None will return the sound to its original setting if you find that a particular adjustment was not to your liking.

Final Thoughts

It’s time to put your newfound knowledge of voice effects to use. TikTok is meant to be fun, so don’t expect perfection. Try not to be too hard on yourself and instead have some fun with the many effects and filters at your disposal. In addition, there are other places to try out other voice effects outside TikTok.