Hello stranger! Welcome to our Anonymous Voice Changer. Please note that while this free online tool will convert your voice to sound like the stereotypical anonymous voice, it won't make you or your voice actually anonymous. People with the skills and know-how will be able to reverse this effect to some degree, so please don't rely on it for an actual vocal disguise - this is just for people to play around with and have fun.
You won't need to download any software to use this - just click the "record a clip" button, record your voice, and we'll add microphone effects to it. You can also upload audio clips if you'd like to experiment with voices that aren't yours, and there's a drop-down menu for you to adjust the level of vocal distortion.
To be anonymous means to be unknown - whether that's because your identity is hidden, because you have no identifying traits, or because you lack a name entirely. Generally if someone is anonymous, it is purposeful (rather than because they forgot to put their name on a document) and designed to hide or confuse their identity and location for safety reasons.
Sometimes to be anonymous, people will not only withhold their real name, but will provide a fake name (or a pseudonym) as well. It was common for female writers a few decades ago to work under male pseudonyms in order to get work published - for example, Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Bronte all had male pseudonyms as they were afraid of the prejudice they'd face at being female authors. Joanne Rowling was encouraged to publish under only her initials - J.K Rowling - as her publishers felt that an audience of young boys may not want to read a work written by a woman. Louisa May Alcott wrote under a male pseudonym in order to get her gothic stories published, since such a genre was deemed unfit for ladies.
Today, the most popular use of the word is most likely the hacktivist group calling themselves Anonymous. Anonymous is an international group known for cyber attacks against governments, institutions and corporations, acting in instances where they believe police forces are either insufficient or are covering up crime. When appearing in public, they wear Guy Fawkes masks and are known to change their voices using voice converters or text-to-speech programs. This is actually where the "anonymous voice" became popularised - because of the use of a similar voice filter across the group, the distinctive sound became more widely known on the internet, with youtubers adopting similar voice disguisers for comedy.
So whether you're interested in this voice distorter to play a prank, make a video, or add a little pizzazz to a costume, we're here to help you out. We hope you find this hacker voice changer fun and useful!
If you enjoyed using this voice modulator, you might also like the microphone effects over at voicechanger. They have plenty of options to modify the pitch and frequency of your voice, and you can suggest new voice changers if they don't have what you need.
We love feedback and suggestions, so if there's another voice converter you'd like to see, or improvements or changes you think should be made, feel free to let us know in the comments or using the suggestions box!