Alvin, Simon... and You

The movie's production company has created a site that lets users digitally alter their own voices to get that distinctive high pitch and nasal timbre...

The movie's production company has created a site that lets users digitally alter their own voices to get that distinctive high pitch and nasal timbre...

Gary Susman '89 writes for the PopWatch blog at Entertainment Weekly magazine, where he is a senior writer and blogger.

See his post here on how you can hear what your own voice would sound like if you were a member of Alvin and the Chipmunks.

The lovable rodents' voices first appeared on a novelty record in the 1950s; the voices were embodied in cartoon characters in the 1980s TV cartoon series; and now, a Chipmunks feature film has been released. To mark the occasion, the movie's production company has created a site that lets users digitally alter their own voices to get that distinctive high pitch and nasal timbre. If you don't happen to have a microphone, or an audio clip of your own voice stored on your computer, the site lets you call in and create a sound clip over the phone.

Or, if all else fails, you can always do it the old-fashioned way and plug your nose.

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