MishkinaMish: Vocalisations to Mouse/Keys

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This is a very quick video to show MishkinaMish, a windows utility, that can convert sound into mouse or key presses.

…going into the “exe” folder, start [miskinamish.exe]… it’s all in Russian. This particular one is set up for this sound here, an “Oooo” sound as in Boot…. and is converting the A press…. Start by clicking the start button….

In GTuner 4, start Keyboard Mouse Joypad (KMG) Capture…. linked to a PS4 and Titan Two [to a PC]…. [then makes Oooo / Ahhh sounds to show that with one-sound set-up you can use almost any sound to play a one-button game].

[This can be used with a mix of additional controls too].

Mishkina Mish PC utility window. Various buttons, arrows and instructions.

MishkinaMish is a remake of an old Windows utility Vocal Joystick. It converts sounds to mouse or keyboard actions.

Download MishkinaMish here (including and Russian versions). Some background history by the author MastaLomaster here and the developer Github here.

The software has recently been updated to include an English version. Phew! The extent of my Russian was Lada (Vaz), Vodka, Da (Yes) and Spasiba (Thank you). You can’t get far with that. The basics are:

1: Microphone. Use a desktop or headset microphone and check your volume is not too loud and not too soft using the sound level gauge. MishkinaMish is sensitive to background noise, but you can filter this a bit in training (when the red bar appears at the start of training, it’s briefly detecting background noise).

2: Training. Prepare to practice with this if wanting full access. 6 separate sounds can be learnt by the system. I’d recommend sticking with the “Eh”, “Ah”, “Oh” and “Eee” sounds for the arrows at first. When training, use a short comfortable pitch you can repeat. Do this until the training gauge fills up, pausing briefly between each sound. You can see if other parts of the system are picking up your sounds and clashing.

3: “K” and “Shhh”. “K” happens whilst you make a whispered kicking-K sound (whispered to make a white-noise sound). “Shhh” (I think) happens when you stop after saying “Shhhh”. For keyboard emulation, I tend to disable these two, as they don’t work so well for me personally. Otherwise they’re used as left-click and drag.

4: Disabling a sound: Double-click the training button to clear a setting, indicated by a “!” yellow circle. That will then be ignored. You can have this set up to detect from 1 to 6 sounds in this way.

5: Assigning Mouse or Keys: At the bottom of the Mishkinamish window, you can choose what each of the 6 sounds does. The top option will give a corresponding mouse action (e.g. mouse movement up). After that cursor controls for Up, Right, Down, Left. Then a range of alphanumerics (A-Z 0-9) and other keys. The “repeat” tick box makes these pulse on/off rapidly whilst the sound is made. For gaming, it’s likely better to have these unticked unless wanting a “button mashing” option. You’ll then get a more continuous “momentary” action that’s nicer in practice. The “toggle” tick box allows you to make a brief sound to latch a key or mouse action on/off without having to constantly say “ahhhhhhhhhhhhh”.

6: Save: Save your training and set-up. You may need several different copies of the Mihkinamish folder to suit different games.

7: Start/Stop: Use this to make the software listen to your commands. Perhaps test in a Notepad to see if the key-presses are being issued correctly. Set up your game to match. It’s possible to get analogue graduated control (to some extent) using extra software or the likes of a Game Control Mixer Titan Two. Contact us for more.

8: Run as Administrator: To use this as a mouse, run the software as an administrator (right-click the mishkinamish.exe programme). This is needed to use the likes of the On Screen Keyboard. Not essential for all games.

Belarusian YouTuber Sasha Zenko uses it to give him the ability to fire or jump in games. Works great like that with just one or two key-presses. The top video playing Jetpack Joyride using a Titan Two (using the KMG Capture) shows how responsive it is.