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Soothing Voice is a spell-like ability for half-elf bards that give them the ability to expend a bardic music to cast Calm Emotions.

Captivating Melody allows for a bard to expend a bardic music as a swift action to increase the DC of an enchantment or illusion spell.

Can I use Captivating Melody to increase the DC of the spell-like ability Soothing Voice?

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    \$\begingroup\$ While this exact question hasn't before been asked, a closely related question has been asked and answered here. \$\endgroup\$ – Hey I Can Chan May 3 '19 at 21:07
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    \$\begingroup\$ @HeyICanChan Id agree with closing this as duplicate if Captivating Melody was a metamagic feat, but its a general feat. \$\endgroup\$ – ShadowKras May 8 '19 at 12:00
  • \$\begingroup\$ @ShadowKras I wasn't suggesting that this question be closed as a duplicate but, instead, that the asker may be able to divine the answer to his question from that other question's answers (then, perhaps, self-answer his own question). That is, the situation in this question is slightly different from the situation in the other question, but the answer to the other question and the reason behind the answer to that other question mirror accurate answers to this question. (As you know! ;-)) \$\endgroup\$ – Hey I Can Chan May 10 '19 at 12:55
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No, you cannot

Captivating Melody (Complete Mage, p.40) is a general feat that says:

As a swift action before casting a spell, you can attempt a Perform check (DC 15 + the level of the spell you intend to cast). If you succeed, you can sacrifice one of your daily uses of bardic music to increase the save DC of the next enchantment or illusion spell you cast in the same round by 2. If the Perform check fails, you still lose one daily use of bardic music but gain no benefit.

As you noticed, bard's songs are either Supernatural or Spell-like abilities, but are not spells. On a similar subject that follows the same ruling, you may also not apply metamagic feats to supernatural abilities, as seen in this other answer. Nor abilities that improve or upgrade spells in general, as seen on this other answer.

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