We love deep voices
What do Morgan Freeman, Sam Elliott, Beyoncé and Oprah have in common? Besides having a lot of money, these stars also have deep and authoritative voices. A study between the University of Miami and Duke University found that individuals with lower-pitched voices are perceived as having more integrity, competence and physical power. It’s no surprise that a Voices.com survey found that this vocal group was voted 2018’s most popular voice archetype.
Everyone prefers the real thing
Despite studies confirming that robots could replace you at work, you have one thing the machines don’t – a real voice. The 2018 Voice Over Trends Report found that 93 percent of 1,000 survey respondents prefer human-generated sound and speech compared to robotic ones. So far, tech experts have yet to produce authentic human voices, making your natural pipes the more powerful pick.
The man with the deepest voice can’t hear it
Men often speak at a frequency of 65 to 260 Hertz. The lower the Hz, the deeper the voice. American singer Tim Storms holds the Guinness World Record for the lowest vocal note produced by a man and the world’s deepest voice, hitting a mere 0.189 Hz.