Vocal Processing VST

Top 43 Vocal Processing VST plugins 2020

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We have collected for you the top 43 VST plugins Vocal Processing according to PluginBoutique.

VST list navigation:

  1. Nectar Elements
  2. VocalSynth 2
  3. Little AlterBoy
  4. Auto-Key
  5. Vocal Compressor
  6. VoxDoubler
  7. Mic Mod EFX
  8. Auto-Tune EFX+
  9. MUnison
  10. SA-2 Dialog Processor Native
  11. Dehumaniser Simple Monsters
  12. Antares Auto-Tune Pro
  13. Nectar 3
  14. MUTATOR Evo
  15. Auto-Tune Artist
  16. Dehumaniser 2
  17. VocALign Pro 4
  18. Revoice Pro 4
  19. PUNCH Evo
  20. VoxBox
  21. Vocal Splitter
  22. Auto-Tune Access
  23. Harmony Engine EVO
  24. Bitspeek
  25. DUO Evo
  26. MCharacter
  27. vielklang
  28. TNT Voice Executor
  29. CHOIR Evo
  30. AVOX 4
  31. VocALign Project 3
  32. ToneSpot Voice Express
  33. Voxpat Player
  34. Voxpat 2
  35. THROAT Evo
  36. ToneSpot Voice Pro
  37. Talkie Box 2
  38. Auto-Tune Vocal Studio
  39. SA-2 Dialog Processor HD
  40. ARTICULATOR Evo
  41. ASPIRE Evo
  42. SpeakUp
  43. Swift Vocal Production Bundle

1. Nectar Elements

by iZotope

Nectar Elements

 

Vocals, In the Mix

Give your vocals professional clarity and polish with Nectar Elements. Using the new Vocal Assistant, Nectar Elements analyzes and adapts to your vocal sound, taking the guesswork out of placing your vocal in the mix and letting you make your vocals stand out in just a few clicks.

A chain for every vocal

Get everything you need for pro vocals in seconds with six under-the-hood audio processors and intuitive controls. Nectar Elements intelligently combines our latest DSP for compression, de-essing, tonal and subtractive EQ, pitch correction, and reverb into one easy-to-understand interface.

Features

Vocal Assistant

Using our latest advances in machine learning, Vocal Assistant listens to your vocal and creates a custom preset unique to your sound. Select from three distinct mixing modes covering vocals of all styles, from modern music to dialogue. Nectar Elements automatically detects resonant frequencies, chooses the right amount of compression and reverb, reduces problematic sibilance, and then adjusts the tone to your chosen target.

Three Vibe Modes

Select between three distinct Vibe modes (Modern, Vintage, or Dialogue) to tell Nectar Elements what kind of sound you’re going for. Get an aggressive lead vocal that cuts through a rock mix, warm background vocals for a jazz arrangement, or beautiful dialogue for podcast. No matter what style you’re working in, Nectar Elements always knows what to do.

Scaling Controls

Customize your unique preset with six adjustable sliders that scale in intensity based on your target. Practical controls like Dynamics, Tone, and Space allow you to adjust your sound while keeping your vocals under control.

Bundle and save

Nectar Elements is available as part of the Elements Suite, along with RX Elements, Ozone Elements, and Neutron Elements. With these four essential mixing, mastering, and repair products, the Elements Suite is the fastest way for hobbyists and home studios to get up and running with iZotope.

System Requirements

Operating Systems:

  • Mac: OS X 10.8.5 (Mountain Lion) Pro Tools 10 only; OS X 10.9.5 (Mavericks) – macOS 10.15 (Catalina)
  • Windows: Windows 7 (Latest Service Packs) – Windows 10

Plugin Formats:

  • AU (32 & 64–bit)
  • AAX (64–bit, real-time)
  • AAX-AS (64–bit, Audiosuite)
  • RTAS (32–bit, real-time)
  • DPM-AS (32–bit, Audiosuite)
  • VST2 (32 & 64–bit)
  • VST3 (32 & 64–bit)

Supported Hosts:

  • Ableton Live 9 – 10.1, Cubase 9.5 – 10, Digital Performer 9, FL Studio 20, Logic Pro X, Nuendo 8, Pro Tools 10 – 2019, Reaper 5, Reason 10, Studio One 3 – 4, Audition CC 2018, Premiere Pro CC 2018

2. VocalSynth 2

by iZotope

VocalSynth 2

Vocals, Evolved.

VocalSynth 2 is an immersive vocal experience that adapts and adapts and evolves with your unique style and opens up a world of vocal possibilities. Color and shape vocals with five blendable eccentric-must-haves and stompbox-style studio effects. A one-stop for past, present, and future vocal sounds, VocalSynth 2 features a Vocoder, Compuvox, Polyvox, Talkbox, and Biovox: a brand new effect based on the sonic qualities of the human vocal tract.

The evolution of vocals

Elevate your vocal productions with the music production’s most unique plug-in experience for vocals. Quickly get old school sounds you need or create a new school of vocal sounds. Get lost in layers, textures, effects, blending, and morphing in an experimental vocal playground and finally find that secret something that makes your vocals stand out. Choose and meld five unique vocal tools or pick from hundreds of presets for quick impact.

Killer sounds out of the box

We’ve completely redesigned VocalSynth to get you a better sound, faster than ever. Through meticulous design we’ve made improvements to every aspect of VocalSynth including: expanding the Vocoder for a more faithful sound, packing more power into Shred, optimizing CPU, adding more control within each module, and much more. We’ve also added brand new presets that take full advantage of all VocalSynth has to offer, so you can get up and running right out of the box.

Biovox: Vocals down to a science

Create and manipulate your biological imprint with a brand new vocal effect. Using scientific modelling of a human vocal tract, adjust human vocal characteristics like nasality, vowel shapes, and formants for a smooth, textural vocal treatment to any audio signal. Use surgically to adapt takes to better fit your production or apply as a creative effect to make a vocal more present, breathy, or totally mangle it!

Stompbox playground

Further enhance your production with a custom drag-and-drop vocal effects chain featuring seven experimental effects including a new and improved Shred, Ring Mod, Chorus, Distort, Filter, Transform, and Delay. Add a little extra something special for a perfect cocktail of vocal effects.

Interactive visualization

Meet the Anemone, VocalSynth 2’s colorful animation that moves and grows with the shape of your audio signal. Driven by an advanced spectral analysis that reacts to the sonic characteristic of vowels, the Anemone blends fun interaction with a unique metering experience.

Inter-plugin communication

VocalSynth 2 works within the ecosystem of iZotope products. Like Neutron, Ozone, and Tonal Balance Control, VocalSynth 2 features inter-plugin communication, allowing seamless integration with essential tools for music production and analysis. VocalSynth 2 can be seen within Neutron 2’s Visual Mixer and Masking Meter and also within Tonal Balance Control, allowing you to interact and get visual feedback in real time.

3 Ways to Play

Three different modes allow you to interact with VocalSynth 2 in a way that suits your style.  Helpful in-app setup instructions tailored to your DAW get you up and running with ease, so you can spend more time making creative decisions.

  • Auto: Lock your vocals into key with real-time pitch correction, generate additional voices and harmonies, and seamlessly blend your module settings with VocalSynth’s intuitive mix panel.
  • MIDI: Use MIDI signal to control your pitch and effortlessly create custom vocal harmonies as you play. This replicates the experience of playing a classic vocoder or talkbox!
  • Side chain: Rather than using the synthesizer within VocalSynth, pipe in your own audio to use as your “carrier” signal.  This lets you make any audio “talk” or create new outlandish sounds that would be impossible otherwise.

Features

  • Biovox: Using scientific modelling of a human vocal tract, adjust human vocal characteristics like nasality, vowel shapes, and formants for a smooth, textural vocal treatment to any audio signal.
  • Stompbox-style effects: VocalSynth 2’s effects include two brand new pedal-style effects: Chorus and Ring Mod with a unique tremolo effect. Now drag to re-order all seven effects including an improved Shred with sequencer as well as Distort, Filter, Transform, and Delay.
  • 3 ways to play: VocalSynth 2 is built to be flexible, giving you three ways to interact and create: Auto Mode, MIDI Mode, and Sidechain Mode.
  • Inter-plugin communication: Use VocalSynth 2 within Neutron 2’s Visual Mixer and Masking Meter, as well as Tonal Balance Control for a bird’s eye view of your music production at all times.
  • Extensive sonic enhancements to the Vocoder module as well as Talkbox, Polyvox, and Compuvox that improve usability, CPU utilization, and sound quality.
  • Reimagined interface with deep control: VocalSynth 2 includes a brand new, modern interface and the addition of advanced synthesizer controls for each individual module. Paired with a fluid, evolving visualization, VocalSynth 2 is primed for hours of creativity with you at the helm.

System Requirements

Operating Systems:

  • Mac — OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion – macOS 10.15
  • PC — Win XP (32-bit Service Pack 3) – Win 10

Plug-in Formats:

  • AAX (64-bit), AU, RTAS (32-bit), VST, VST3

Supported Hosts:

  • Ableton Live 9 – 10, Cubase 9.5, Digital Performer 9, FL Studio 12, Logic Pro X, Nuendo 8, Pro Tools 10 – 12, Reaper 5, Reason 10, Studio One 3 – 4

Note: A graphics card with Open GL 2.0 support is required to display the visualizations in VocalSynth 2.


3. Little AlterBoy

by Soundtoys

Little AlterBoy User Interface

Monophonic Voice Manipulator

Vocal formant and pitch shifting. Hard Tune FX. Robot/Vocoder Mode. Tube Drive.

Little AlterBoy is Soundtoys’ exciting new tool for dramatic voice alteration. Get a huge range of vocal transformations from one simple plug-in. Change the pitch of a voice, or change the singer’s gender with formant shifting. Lock onto a single pitch for robotic sounds. You can even control the vocal’s melody using MIDI for creative vocoder-like effects.

Get Altered!

Want that overly popular pitch-quantized hard-tune effect? Yep, Little AlterBoy has you covered. Plus, we’ve included one of our classic tube saturation models from Decapitator to add warmth and edge to your new vocal creation.

Control Your Creation

Once you’ve crafted your perfect vocal effect signature, you can use MIDI in your DAW to control the pitch for dramatic vocoder or harmony effects. It’s a hugely powerful way to find new directions and drive new ideas.

History in the Re-Making

Our roots are in pitch-shifting. Our founders were part of the team that created the Eventide H3000, one of the most iconic pitch-shifters of all time. They went on to start a company called Wave Mechanics (soon to be called Soundtoys), which created the first real-time pitch and formant shifter: PurePitch TDM. Back in the ProTools TDM years, SoundToys also produced other high-quality pitch-based effects including the acclaimed PitchDoctor and SoundBlender.

With Little AlterBoy, we’ve distilled all of that knowledge to create a potent little vocal tool. We wanted to give you a wide range of the most popular vocal effects of the day, and give you the freedom to create your own signature sounds, too.

Features

  • Transform vocals with a set of easy-to-use tools in one simple plug-in
  • Shift the pitch and formant (gender) of vocals in real-time
  • Use the mix control to create instant vocal harmonies
  • Lock vocals to a pitch for robot effects
  • Create vocoder-like effects using MIDI control
  • Get that “hard tune” effect heard in countless hip-hop and pop hits

System Requirements

Plug-in Formats (64-bit only):

  • AAX Native, AAX AudioSuite, VST, and Audio Units (AU)

Supported Sample Rates:

  • Minimum: 44.1 kHz, Maximum: 192 kHz

Minimum Requirements:

  • Operating systems: Mac OS X 10.8 or later; Windows 7 or later
  • An internet connection is required at the time of activation
  •  A FREE account at ilok.com is required (a physical USB iLok is not required)

Officially Supported Host Applications

All version 5 Soundtoys products come with 64-bit VST, AU and AAX Native plug-in formats. Here is a list of all of the DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations) that we currently support:

  • Pro Tools 10.3.5 – 2018 (Mac & PC: AAX Native and AudioSuite)
  • Logic Pro 9 & X (​Mac: AudioUnits)
  • Ableton Live 9.2.2 – 10.1 (Mac: AudioUnits & VST; Windows: VST)
  • Digital Performer 8 – 10 (​Mac: AudioUnits & VST; Windows: VST)
  • Studio One 4.5 (Mac: AudioUnits & VST; Windows: VST)
  • Cubase 7 – 10  (Mac & PC: VST)
  • ​Nuendo 6 – 10 (​Mac & PC: VST)

Important Notes: 

  • You need to have a FREE account at ilok.com to be able to register and use purchased versions of any Soundtoys software.
  • This software is 64-bit only and is not compatible on 32-bit systems.

4. Auto-Key

by Antares

Auto-Key

Auto-Key is an automatic key and scale detection plug-in, designed to enhance your Auto-Tune workflow and save valuable time in the studio.

Choosing the correct key and scale for your music is an essential part of effective pitch correction, and Auto-Key makes this quick and easy. It’s also useful for choosing samples and loops that match the key of your project.

Place Auto-Key on a track to analyze your music in real time, or upload an audio file for faster than real-time analysis. Auto-Key automatically detects and displays the key and scale of your music, as well as the tuning reference frequency. The onscreen keyboard also lights up to show detected pitches.

Click the “Send to Auto-Tune” button, and compatible versions of Auto-Tune are automatically updated with the correct key and scale settings.

Even if you already know the key and scale of your music, Auto-Key will streamline your workflow by allowing you to conveniently set the key and scale for multiple instances of Auto-Tune with a single click.

Key and Scale Detection

Auto-Key makes it quick and easy to find the key and scale of your music. Just place it on an instrument track or master bus and begin playback.

Auto-Key will analyze the audio in real time and display the key and scale after a few seconds of playback analysis. You can also upload an audio file to analyze an entire song in seconds.

In addition to key and scale, Auto-Key also tells you the reference frequency of your music. Most modern music is tuned so that A is equal to 440 Hz, but this is not always the case. If your music or samples are tuned to a different reference frequency, Auto-Key will show you what it is, so you can make the necessary adjustments when applying pitch correction or selecting samples.

System Requirements

Mac

AAX Native (64-bit only)

  • Pro Tools 11.3.1 or later.
  • Mac OS 10.10.5 to 10.14 as required by your version of Pro Tools.

VST3 (64-bit only)

  • A compatible VST host program that supports VST3 format.
  • Mac OS 10.10.5 to 10.14 as required by your host.

VST2 (64-bit only)

  • A compatible VST host program that supports VST2 format.
  • Mac OS 10.10.5 to 10.14 as required by your host.

Audio Units (64-bit only)

  • A compatible host program that supports the AU format.
  • Mac OS 10.10.5 to 10.14 as required by your host.

Windows

AAX Native (64-bit only)

  • Pro Tools 11.3.1 or later.
  • Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 as required by your version of Pro Tools.

VST3 (64-bit only)

  • A compatible host program that supports the VST3 format.
  • Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 as required by your host.

VST2 (64-bit only)

  • A compatible host program that supports the VST3 format.
  • Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 as required by your host.

5. Vocal Compressor

by W.A Production

Vocal Compressor

Smooth Talking

Capturing that perfect vocal take is difficult, but knowing how to process vocals can be even trickier. The first step in the chain is often compression, but with so many different types of compressors to choose from which is the perfect solution for your vocals? W.A Production have created Vocal Compressor to solve that problem, featuring a compression chain that’s transparent, balanced and adds a subtle flavour, colour and grit to make vocals sit perfectly in a mix.

The 3-stage compression passes your audio through 3 distinct types of compressors to tame troublesome peaks, balance dynamics and add flavourful saturation. Throw in gating & colour controls alongside options for parallel compression and you’ve got an all-in-one compression tool that suits vocals perfectly but will also work well on synths, bass, leads and other audio.

Peaks

The first step in the signal chain; the Peaks compressor removes amplitude spikes from the signal to make it sound smoother. It aggressively clamps down on the rogue dynamics of your vocal, preparing the signal for the next stage. You’ll only need to push down the threshold by a few dB to hear the effect in action and at it’s transparent best.

Balance

This is a parallel compressor that leaves loud transients intact whilst making the softer parts of your audio louder. This results in a reduction of overall dynamic range to make the vocal sit better in the mix. Use the Mix and Makeup dials to set the balance between the lightly compressed Peaks output and the heavily compressed Balance processing of the same signal. Don’t hold back on the gain reduction as this compressor needs a threshold of around 20dB to work. Keep pushing that threshold down until things sound good.  

Flavour

This compressor has an integrated tape saturation curve to add harmonics, grit and flavour to the audio. Start subtly and then adjust the threshold until you can hear the bite of your vocal, so it clearly rides over the top of your track.

Gate & Colour

Remove unwanted and distracting pops, clicks and noise with the Gate dial. With the Colour slider, dial in a frequency curve that’s specifically tailored to vocal processing, making your vocal performance sound as professional as possible.

Bypass, Output & Master Mix

The bypass control is smoothed to be as click and pop free as possible for unhindered A/B testing when combined with the Output dial. Choose to mix the compressed signal with your original raw audio via the central Master Mix ratio control, allowing you to dial down the compression ratio for parallel effects.

Visual Feedback

The live visuals of the interface meters show exactly what’s happening to the signal as it travels through each compressor in real-time. This allows for accurate monitoring at every step of the chain.

Presets

With many included presets, it’s easy to find the perfect starting point for your own compression adventures. Categorised into distinct themes, these presets can be used on all sorts of audio, not just vocals. They include everything from subtle shaping to more full-on saturated compression effects.

W. A. Production are real-life producers making creative plugins to help you achieve studio quality processing quickly and easily. Enjoy!

Features

  • Easy to use compression designed especially for vocals
  • 3 compression stages
  • Peaks, Balance and Flavour
  • Noise Gate ratio
  • Frequency shaping via Colour slider
  • Pop & click free bypass
  • Responsive & CPU friendly
  • Factory presets
  • Full PDF Manual & Tutorial video

System Requirements

  • Windows 7 or higher (32 / 64 bit)
  • Mac OSX 10.7 or higher (32 / 64 bit)

Note: The AAX version of this plugin requires ProTools 11 or higher.


6. VoxDoubler

by Sonnox

VoxDoubler

 

VoxDoubler is presented as two separate Plug-Ins that focus on the two most common vocal doubling workflows.

Vocal performances lie at the very heart of a song. Doubling vocals is a really effective way of adding more contrast, drama and presence to the story of your song.

It’s therefore hard to imagine much of recorded popular music without the special quality that double-tracked vocals bring to a mix, either used over an entire track or just to help a chorus or key lyric connect with a listener.

Why VoxDoubler?

You want believable and natural sounding doubles but don’t have access to your vocalist, or the time required to:

  • Record extra takes in order to comp doubles
  • Transfer a lead take into an external editor, make copies of it and then manipulate the pitch and timing of them
  • Maybe you like the speed of using a classic stereo imager, chorus or harmonising effect, but aren’t so happy with the rather unnatural artefacts that can often occur?

Enter VoxDoubler. Bespoke designed to give you the best of these two approaches; ease of use, real-time processing and results that sound as lifelike as if the doubled parts were actually multi-tracked.

Saving you time, money and maintaining your creative flow.

Widen

Generates two new mono voices and pans them to the left and right of the original vocal.

Great for:

Widening a mono performance, ranging from subtle enhancement to a stack of hard-panned voices

Or why not try:

Manually processing the new doubled voices separately, then mixing them back in parallel with the original

Thicken

Generates a new stereo doubled voice and overlaps it with the original vocal.

Great for thickening a:

  • Mono performance, emulating the effect of singing the same part twice
  • Stereo group of voices by doubling each voice


Features

  • Generate believable double and triple vocal tracks to create width, depth or add thickness
  • Humanise section to adjust the Timing and Pitch of the doubles relative to the original vocal
  • Depth control to push the new doubled voices deeper into the mix
  • Tone control to prevent sibilant doubles from becoming distracting, or to brighten those that are too muddy
  • Track/Aux mode allows you to apply the effect in place or, for more advanced control, mix it in parallel on an aux return
  • A more cost-effective alternative, both in terms of initial outlay and speed of use, than more complex and manual processes
  • Engineered for vocals, but try it on instruments too!
  • Hallmark Sonnox audio precision, transparency and reliability


System Requirements

The new Toolbox range offers 2 activations for each product licence you buy.

Providing you have an iLok account, each activation will allow you to authorise your Plug-In on one of these devices:

  • Machine
  • iLok device, iLok2 / iLok3 required with latest drivers
  • iLok Cloud. Active internet connection required

Pro Tools:

  • Pro Tools 10.3.8 and above – AAX Native
  • Approved Pro Tools CPU, OS and hardware configuration

Audio Units:

  • Audio Units-compatible application (Logic, Digital Performer etc.)
  • Mac OS X 10.7 or later

VST2 / VST3:

  • VST2 or VST3 compatible application (Cubase, Nuendo, Sequoia etc.)
  • Mac OS X 10.7 or later
  • Windows 7 or later

Supported Hosts:

  • Compatible with any desktop application that supports Audio Unit (AU), VST2 or VST3 Plug-Ins.
  • Also supports Pro Tools AAX Native Plug-In format

Please Note: This product now supports iLok Cloud Authorisation. An iLok USB Dongle OR an active internet connection is required in order to activate and use this product


7. Mic Mod EFX

by Antares

Mic Mod EFX

Now the mics you own can sound like the mics you wished you owned.

If you’ve ever wished for an extensive collection of exotic mics (but shuddered at the cost), then Mic Mod EFX is the plug-in for you.

Using our patented Spectral Shaping Tool™ technology, we’ve created precise digital models of a wide variety of historical classic and exotic microphones. Simply tell Mic Mod EFX what microphone you are actually using and what microphone you’d like it to sound like. It’s as simple as that.

With over 125 microphones models included in Mic Mod EFX, you can afford to record each track through a model of the specific mic that will best produce that ideal sound you’re looking for. Or use it in live performance to get the sound of mics you’d never consider using on stage. You can even use it during mixdown to effectively change the mic on an already recorded track.

Not only do the models reproduce all of the subtle sonic characteristics that make each microphone unique, but they also give you control of each mic’s specific options. Does the mic have a low cut filter? If so, it’s in the model. Wind screen on or off? Close or far placement? Each option results in the same sonic effect that it would have with the actual modeled mic. And for that final touch of perfection, you can even add some tasty tube saturation.

Features

Source Mic and Modeled Mic

  • Simply select the mic you’re using (or used during your original recording) and the mic you want it to sound like.

Proximity

  • Proximity Effect is a bass boost that results from placing a directional mic in close proximity to a signal source (e.g., a singer’s lips). With Mic Mod EFX’s Proximity controls, you can actually create the effects of different mic distances based on the specific physical properties of each individual modeled mic.

Low Cut Filter

  • If your source mic has a low cut filter, enter its setting in the Source Mic Low Cut menu. If your selected modeled mic has a low cut filter, you can model the effects of any of its settings with the Modeled Mic Low Cut menu.

Pickup Pattern

  • If your source mic has variable pickup patterns, enter the selected pattern in the Source Mic Pattern menu. If your selected modeled mic has variable pickup patterns, you can experiment with the effects of any of its patterns with the Modeled Mic Pattern menu.

Tube Saturation

  • Based on the same technology as Antares’ famed WARM Tube Saturation Generator, the Tube Saturation control lets you give your track the warmth of a high-quality tube pre-amp.

Mic Mod EFX is available as a plug-in for RTAS (Mac & PC), VST (Mac & PC) and Audio Units. At a fraction of the cost of even a modestly lust-worthy mic.

Modeled Microphones

The following is the list of the models that are included with Mic Mod EFX.
Please Note: All trademarks appearing below are the property of their respective owners. The following manufacturer names and model designations are used solely to identify the microphones analysed in the development of our digital models and do not in any way imply any association with or endorsement by any of the named manufacturers.

AEA

  • R44C

AKG

  • C12A; C414; C414B/ULS Limited Edition Gold; C414B/ULS Modified by Audio Upgrades; 460B/CK61-ULS; D112; C1000S; D790; C3000; C4000B; C 12 VR; C414 EB; C535 EB; The Tube; D1; Solidtube; D5; Perception 120; Perception 220

Alesis

  • AM61

Audio-Technica

  • ATM11; AMT25; ATM31; AT813A; AT853Rx; AT3525; AT4047/SV; AT4033a/SM; AT4050; AT4055; AT4060; AT4051; AT2020;

Audix

  • D4; OM2; OM3-xb; OM5; SCX1; CX111; OM-6; D-1; SCX-one

B&K

  • 4007

Behringer

  • Ultravoice ECM 8000; Ultravoice XM8500

Beyerdynamic

  • M-500; M-500 Limited Edition Classic; MC-834; CK-703

Blue

  • Bluebird; Blueberry; Mouse; The Bottle

Brauner

  • VM1; Valvet

CAD

  • Equitek E100; Equitek E200; Equitek E350; C400s; VSM1; 95Ni

Coles

  • 4038

Earthworks

  • Z30x; TC30K; QTC1

ElectroVoice

  • N/D357; PL20 RE55; RE15; N/D868; N/D767A

Groove Tubes

  • MD-1

Langevin

  • CR-3A

Lawson

  • L47MP

Manley Labs

  • Reference Gold

Marshall

  • MXL 2001P; MXL 2003

MicroTech

  • Gefell UM 800

Neumann

  • U47; U 87; U 87 70th Anniversary Gold Edition; M 149; TLM 193; KM 184; TLM103; U 89i

Oktava

  • MC-012; MK-219; MK-319

RCA

  • BK5A

Rode

  • NT1; NT2; NTV

Royer

  • R-121

Sennheiser

  • MD421; MD441; E609; E835S; K6-ME64

Shure

  • Beta 52; Beta 57A; Beta 58; Beta 87A; Beta 98D/S; SM7A; SM57; SM58; SM81; SM98A; KSM32; VP88

Sony

  • C37P; C48; C800G

Soundelux

  • U95S

Tannoy

  • Large Vintage Ribbon; Small Vintage Ribbon

Telefunken

  • U-47 (Original Tube)

System Requirements

Mac

Formats:

AAX Native (64 and 32-bit)

  • Pro Tools 10.3.8 or later
  • Mac OS 10.8.5 to 10.12 as required by your version of Pro Tools

RTAS

  • Pro Tools 7.x to 10.x
  • Mac OS 10.5.8 to 10.9.5 as required by your version of Pro Tools.

VST3

  • A compatible VST host program that supports the VST3 format.
  • Mac OS 10.8.5 to 10.12 as required by your host.

Audio Units

  • A compatible host program that supports the Audio Units format. 
  • Mac OS 10.8.5 to 10.12 as required by your host.

Windows

Formats:

AAX Native (64 and 32-bit)

  • Pro Tools 10.3.8 or later
  • Windows 7 to 10 as required by your version of Pro Tools

RTAS

  • Pro Tools 7.x – 10.x
  • Windows XP (32-bit only), Vista, and 7 as required by your version of Pro Tools

VST2, VST3

  • A compatible host program that supports the VST2 or VST3 format.
  • Windows 7 to Windows 10 as required by your host. (Not compatible with Windows XP.)

Host (DAW) Compatibility

Mac

Fully Supported:

  • Audition – CC (AU and VST3)
  • Pro Tools – 10.3.8 or later (AAX)
  • Not compatible with Pro Tools First
  • Logic Pro – 9.1.8 or later (AU)
  • GarageBand – 10.0.3 or later (AU)
  • Cubase – 6.0.7 or later (VST3)
  • Nuendo – 5.5.6 or later (VST3)
  • Ableton Live – 9.1.8 or later (AU)
  • Studio One – 2.0.4 or later (AU and VST3)

Possibly Compatible:

  • Reaper – 4.77 or later (AU)
  • Digital Performer – 8 or later (AU)
  • Audacity – 2.1.0 (AU)

Windows

Fully Supported:

  • Audition – CC (VST3)
  • Pro Tools – 10.3.8 or later (AAX)
  • Not compatible with Pro Tools First
  • Cubase – 6.0.7 or later (VST3)
  • Nuendo – 5.5.6 or later (VST3)
  • Ableton Live – 9.1.8 or later (VST2)
  • Studio One – 2.0.4 or later (VST2, VST3)
  • Mixcraft – 7.7 or later (VST2)

Possibly Compatible:

  • Sonar – X3 or Platinum (VST2)
  • FL Studio – 10 or later (VST2, VST3)
  • Samplitude – Pro X2 (VST2, VST3)
  • Reaper – 4.77 (VST2) or 5 (VST2, VST3)

Not Compatible:

  • Audacity

Note: Mic Mod EFX authorization requires an iLok USB Smart Key and the ability to access ilok.com (on any computer).


8. Auto-Tune EFX+

by Antares

Auto-Tune EFX+

Auto-Tune EFX+ is a versatile new vocal production tool, which combines the core features of Auto-Tune with the extensive Auto-EFX multi-effects rack, and Auto-Motion pitch-shifting melodic pattern generator.

For the producer, engineer, or musician looking for genuine real-time Auto-Tune pitch correction, Auto-Tune EFX+ provides a professional solution with low latency for live performance or tracking in the studio.  Fully adjustable Retune Speed and Humanize parameters let you fine-tune the desired effect for your tracks, from transparent pitch correction to the full Auto-Tune Effect.

And compatibility with Auto-Key (sold separately) means never having to worry about finding the key of your music before tuning. Auto-Key detects the key and scale and sends that information to Auto-Tune EFX+ with a single click.

New to Auto-Tune EFX+ is an extensive multi-effects rack that opens up a world of creative possibilities, from subtle enhancements to extreme vocal mutations and transformations. It includes six different effects modules, an XY Pad for real-time parameter control, and a library of multi-effects patches designed by industry leading producers, composers, and sound designers: Mike Dean, Jeff Rona, and Richard Devine.

Features

Real-time, low latency Auto-Tune pitch correction with fully adjustable Retune Speed and Humanize parameters let you achieve everything from transparent pitch correction to the full Auto-Tune effect.

Auto-EFX multi-effects rack that includes six different effects modules and an XY Pad for real-time parameter control:

  • Pitch and Throat: for real-time pitch and formant shifting
  • Duet: for realistic doubling, with adjustable pitch and timing variation
  • Vocode: for vintage analog vocoder emulations
  • Tube Amp: for analog tube distortion modelling
  • Mutate: for ring modulated audio mutation
  • Filter: a high-pass filter for EQ and special effects

Library of Auto-EFX multi-effects patches designed by industry leading producers, composers, and sound designers such as: Mike Dean, Jeff Rona, and Richard Devine

Automatic Key and Scale Detection with Auto-Key (sold separately) – The Auto-Key plug-in automatically detects the key and scale of your music and sends that information to one or more instances of Auto-Tune EFX+. Auto-Key may also be used to simultaneously set the Key and Scale parameters of multiple instances of Auto-Tune EFX+, saving valuable time in the studio.

Auto-Motion melodic pattern generator lets you create new melodic patterns and hooks by automatically pitch-shifting your original vocal or instrumental tracks.  Auto-Motion features an extensive library of melodic patterns that intelligently adapt to match the key and tempo of your project.  Auto-Motion also includes three different Trigger Modes, so you can trigger patterns manually, toggle them on and off, or automatically trigger when an incoming pitch is detected.

System Requirements

Mac

AAX Native (64-bit only)

  • Pro Tools 11.3.1 or later.
  • Mac OS 10.10.5 to 10.14 as required by your version of Pro Tools.

VST3 (64-bit only)

  • A compatible VST host program that supports VST3 format.
  • Mac OS 10.10.5 to 10.14 as required by your host.

VST2 (64-bit only)

  • A compatible VST host program that supports VST2 format.
  • Mac OS 10.10.5 to 10.14 as required by your host.

Audio Units (64-bit only)

  • A compatible host program that supports the AU format.
  • Mac OS 10.10.5 to 10.14 as required by your host.

Windows

AAX Native (64-bit only)

  • Pro Tools 11.3.1 or later.
  • Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 as required by your version of Pro Tools.

VST3 (64-bit only)

  • A compatible host program that supports the VST3 format.
  • Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 as required by your host.

VST2 (64-bit only)

  • A compatible host program that supports the VST3 format.
  • Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 as required by your host

9. MUnison

by MeldaProduction

MUnison

MUnison is a unique combination of doubler/unison and smart harmonizer. It lets your vocals sound like an orchestra with automatically scaled harmonies, produces classic double-tracking effect and much more…

Up to 50 Virtual Voices

MUnison takes your audio, analyzes it, detects its pitch if needed and generates other voices. These can play the same pitch as the original and just fluctuate around it to get the realistic unison effect. Or they can play harmonies, following the scale you choose, useful even for live performances actually. Or they can sound very different, creating a whole orchestra of people singing/playing with whatever you want.

Modulation Heaven

The plugin sounds very “live” already, but if you want to introduce some additional creative changes, the plugin provides plenty. MUnison lets you modulate any parameter from sources such as an LFO, audio level follower, envelope generator, randomizer, or pitch detector. Your sound will never be static again.

MeldaProduction Goodies

Like always you’ll find the standard MeldaProduction features: M/S, surround support as well as other channel modes, A-H presets for easy comparisons, our easy to use integrated help system, automatic gain compensation and much more.

Features

  • The most advanced user interface on the market – stylable, resizable, GPU accelerated
  • Unique visualisation engine with classic meters and time graphs
  • 4 exceptionally versatile modulators
  • Adjustable oscillator shape technology
  • 4 multiparameters
  • M/S, single channel, up to 8 channels surround processing…
  • Smart randomisation
  • Automatic gain compensation (AGC)
  • Safety limiter
  • MIDI controllers with MIDI learn
  • 64-bit processing and an unlimited sampling rate
  • Extremely fast, optimised for newest AVX capable processors
  • Global preset management and online preset exchange
  • Supports VST, VST3, AU and AAX interfaces on Windows & Mac, both 32-bit and 64-bit
  • No dongle nor internet access is required for activation
  • Free-for-life updates

System Requirements

Windows

  • Windows Vista / 7 / 8 / 10 (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • VST / VST3 / AAX compatible host (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Intel/AMD processor with SSE2 support

Always use 32-bit plugins in 32-bit hosts, or 64-bit plugins in 64-bit hosts!
 
64-bit plugins can’t work in 32-bit hosts even if the operating system is 64-bit. Do NOT use 32-bit plugins in 64-bit hosts. They would have to be bridged and can become slow and unstable.
 
Mac OS X

  • Mac OS X (10.7 and newer, 32-bit or 64-bit)
  • VST / VST3 / AU / AAX compatible host (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Intel/AMD processor with SSE2 support

Note: Please check your product PDF documentation for more information and installation instructions.


10. SA-2 Dialog Processor Native

by McDSP

SA-2 Dialog Processor Native

Please Note: This product is the Native version. You can purchase the HD version HERE.

Dialog. The focal point of any movie, television show, documentary, or for that matter, any creative media production involving the spoken word. Add to the mix a sweeping musical score, dozens of foley effects, and plenty more – and it becomes clear the job of dialog mixing is a tall order. After all, if you can’t hear what the actors are saying, why watch it at all!

The SA-2 Dialog Processor is based on hardware originally conceived by Academy Award winning re-recording mixer Mike Minkler and used on over 100 major motion pictures. The SA-2 is designed to improve the overall sound of recorded speech. But the SA-2 is not just for dialog. It’s equally useful for vocals, and is a great tool for adjusting the timbre of any track, a reliable de-esser, and a fine multi-frequency compressor, in our completely biased opinion.

The SA-2 Dialog Processor is made up of 5 bands of strategic active equalization, configured in a variety of modes to best address common issues of dialog. Each band of active equalization has a threshold control to determine at what signal level the active equalizer begins to effect the signal. There are also enable buttons for each band to quickly audition the effect of any given band. Two mode selectors – one for controlling the ballistics of the active equalization, and a second for placing the five bands at strategic locations in the frequency spectrum. Finally, there are input and output gain controls for overall adjustment.

Features

  • Five independent bands of strategic active equalization
  • Multiple process modes for a variety of applications
  • Unique signal reduction metering
  • Double precision processing
  • Ultra low latency
  • Mono and stereo versions

System Requirements

Mac:

  • OSX 10.8 or higher (64-bit only)

Windows:

  • Windows 7 or higher (64/32-bit)

Formats:

  • AAX Native
  • AU
  • VST

Platform Requirements:

  • AAX versions require Pro Tools 10.3.8 or higher, or Pro Tools 11.1.3 or higher
  • S6L versions require VENUE OS 5.2 or higher
  • AU versions recommended for Logic X, or higher
  • VST versions recommended for Cubase 7.x, 8.X, or higher, and Nuendo 6.5 or higher

Activation:

Please note: This product can be activated using iLok Cloud OR an iLok USB Dongle.


11. Dehumaniser Simple Monsters

by Krotos

Dehumaniser Simple Monsters

Simple Interface. Powerful Results.

Dehumaniser Simple Monsters is a powerful vocal processing tool perfect for a range of vocal effects, from monsters to robots and many more. Using Dehumaniser 2’s engine, Krotos have distilled its many parameters down to five main monster voice elements, offering incredible flexibility while streamlining your voice effects creation workflow. These five elements, controlled with sliders, interact and influence each other dynamically. Set the overall feel with the size, age and character parameters while using wildness and fury to shape your monster’s personality.

Monsters made easy.

Perfect for audio professionals, students or anyone looking for advanced sound design at great value, this versatile tool makes a strong addition to any post-production project. The plugin’s simplicity and integration with TouchOSC makes it quickly adaptable to live environments as well, such as voiceover sessions, theatre performances or Halloween attractions.

Features

Exciting new parameters and choice of interface

  • 5 dynamic parameters and a sample scrubbing function allow you to quickly and easily design sounds for any sort of monster
  • Pick between a slider layout or X/Y Pads interface
  • Assign elements to each axis to explore the processing differently, coaxing unpredictable results from the plugin, or maximise responsiveness during performance

Control from a distance with the TouchOSC remote

  • Free yourself from the confines of your desk with our new TouchOSC integration for iOS – a modular OSC and MIDI control surface for an iPad
  • Work from inside the booth, the comfort of a sofa or wherever inspiration strikes you – all that’s needed is a local Wi-Fi connection
  • Use our template or design your own using our integrated OSC commands

Note: TouchOSC license not included.

Presets to get you started

  • Organised into ‘Dialogue’, ‘Sci-fi’ and ‘Growls and Roars’ libraries, our presets were built with your creative needs in mind
  • Whether you’re making a gremlin or a god, our presets are designed to provide inspiration and cut setup time out of your workflow

Additional Features

  • Processing up to 192kHz/24 bit
  • Solo scrubbing playback
  • Save and recall Presets

System Requirements

Mac

  • Mac Intel computer with a minimum of 2.4 GHz Intel Dual Core Processor
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • OS X 10.8 or later

Windows

  • 2.4 GHz Intel Dual Core Processor
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • Windows 7 or above

Other Information

  • This software is a digital download
  • Formats (32-bit and 64-bit): AAX Native/AudioSuite, VST, AU
  • Minimum sample rate: 44.1 kHz
  • Maximum sample rate: 192 kHz
  • An internet connection is required at the time of activation
  • A free iLok account is required to activate and use both the demo and full version of the software – an iLok USB dongle is NOT required
  • Dehumaniser Simple Monsters can only be activated on one computer at a time
  • Supported host applications: Pro Tools (10.3.5 or later), Logic Pro X, Nuendo, Live, Cubase, Digital Performer, Reaper
  • TouchOSC License is not included

Note: A free iLok account is required in order to activate this product. An iLok USB dongle is NOT required.


12. Antares Auto-Tune Pro

by Antares

Antares Auto-Tune Pro

World Standard Professional Pitch and Time Correction

For twenty years, Auto-Tune has been the world standard for professional pitch correction (and more recently, time correction), and the tool of choice for the signature vocal effect of modern popular music. Now, with the introduction of Auto-Tune Pro, it’s more versatile and easy to use than ever before, thanks to a totally redesigned interface and powerful new processing, editing, and navigation features.

We’ve added automatic key and scale detection with the new Auto-Key plug-in (included with your Auto-Tune Pro purchase), a Classic Mode algorithm which brings back the celebrated “Auto-Tune 5 sound,” real-time MIDI Parameter Control, and ARA (Audio Random Access) functionality for closer integration with supported host applications. Both the Auto Mode and Graph Mode interfaces have been redesigned and optimized to offer the most efficient, flexible, and intuitive workflow for professional users and beginners alike.

Auto-Tune Pro also includes our Flex-Tune technology, which preserves a singer’s expressive gestures while still bringing them perfectly in tune, a Humanize function for more natural and transparent correction of sustained notes, and a Low Latency mode so you can monitor your track through Auto-Tune in real-time, without any disorienting delay.

It also features Time Correction for transparent, versatile, and non-destructive time editing, as well as Formant Correction, Natural Vibrato and Artificial Vibrato controls, and our unique Throat Modeling technology.

Auto-Tune Pro is the most complete and full-featured version of Auto-Tune, including both Auto Mode, for low latency, real-time pitch correction, and Graph Mode, for more detailed graphical pitch and time editing. Whether you want to quickly touch up a few questionable notes or meticulously polish an entire performance, Auto-Tune Pro offers the natural sounding, pristine pitch correction and classic effects you’re looking for.

The Professional Standard

For twenty years, Auto-Tune has been the world standard for professional pitch correction (and more recently, time correction), and the tool of choice for the signature vocal effect of modern popular music. Today, it’s used daily by thousands of audio professionals around the world to save studio and editing time, ease the frustration of endless retakes, save that otherwise once-in-a-lifetime performance, or to create what has become the signature vocal effect of modern popular music.

Freedom of Expression

Auto-Tune Pro offers the transparent, natural-sounding, and pristine pitch and time correction required for professional quality audio production, as well as the classic effects that have become a staple of popular music.

Use our Flex-Tune and Humanize technologies to bring a vocal performance perfectly into tune without sacrificing the expressive gestures and natural variations that give it its character and authenticity, or crank the Retune Speed for a dramatic Auto-Tune Effect.

The powerful Time Correction features in Graph Mode allow you to quickly touch up the timing errors in an otherwise perfect performance, or creatively rework the timing of your track without having to re-record it.

Our Low Latency Mode lets you perform through Auto-Tune in real-time on stage or in the studio, without worrying about distracting delay.

Whether you’re in need of natural-sounding pitch correction, versatile and transparent time correction, or classic effects, Auto-Tune Pro is the tool you’re looking for.


New Auto-Tune Pro Features

A New, Streamlined User Interface

Auto-Tune Pro features a sleek, all-new interface in both Auto Mode and Graph Mode, redesigned for ease of use and efficient workflow.

Auto Mode now includes two unique screen views: Basic View which gives you quick and easy access to the core features of Auto Mode, and Advanced View which unlocks the powerful MIDI, scale editing and vibrato features.

The Graph Mode interface has been redesigned from the ground up. In addition to a much larger Main Graph, the new Graph Mode features greater zoom resolution, user assignable zoom presets, and controls reconfigured to optimize workflow efficiency.

Classic Mode

Classic Mode is the much-requested return of the celebrated “Auto-Tune 5 sound.”

As we’ve added new features to Auto-Tune (such as Formant Correction, Throat Modeling, and Flex-Tune) the Auto-Tune algorithm has evolved, and its sonic qualities have undergone subtle changes, with each Auto-Tune version having its own slightly different character.

Over the years, the sound of Auto-Tune 5 has developed something of a cult following among musicians, audio engineers and producers, perhaps due in part to its use on many iconic pop recordings. Due to popular demand, we’ve made the Auto-Tune 5 sound available in Auto-Tune Pro via the new Classic Mode.

Auto-Key: Automatic Key and Scale Detection

Auto-Key is a brand new plug-in, included with your Auto-Tune Pro purchase, which automatically detects the key and scale of your music and sends that information to one or more instances of Auto-Tune Pro. If you already know the key and scale of your tracks, you may also find Auto-Key useful for simultaneously setting the Key and Scale parameters of multiple instances of Auto-Tune Pro from a single location.

ARA: Audio Random Access

Auto-Tune Pro now supports ARA (Audio Random Access.) ARA is a technology that allows for closer integration and exchange of information between audio plugins and host applications (digital audio workstations). When used with ARA-compatible DAWs such as Studio One and Mixcraft, it’s now possible to edit in Auto-Tune Pro’s Graph Mode without first playing through the selection to track the audio into Auto-Tune.

MIDI Parameter Control

Many of Auto-Tune Pro’s key parameters can now be controlled in real-time with a MIDI controller, including Retune Speed, Flex-Tune, Humanize, Throat Length and all of the Vibrato functions. Assign the parameters to the controls on your MIDI device, and perform dramatic effects in real-time on stage or in the studio.

System Requirements

Mac

AAX Native (64-bit only)

  • Pro Tools 12.4 or later.
  • macOS 10.11 to 10.14 as required by your version of Pro Tools.

VST3 (64-bit only)

  • A compatible VST host program that supports VST3 format.
  • macOS 10.11 to 10.14 as required by your host.

Audio Units (64-bit only)

  • A compatible host program that supports the AU format.
  • macOS 10.11 to 10.14 as required by your host.

Windows

AAX Native (64-bit only)

  • Pro Tools 12.4 or later.
  • Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 as required by your version of Pro Tools.

VST3 (64-bit only)

  • A compatible host program that supports the VST3 format.
  • Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 as required by your host.

13. Nectar 3

by iZotope

Nectar 3

The following Upgrade/Crossgrade options are available for current iZotope users:

Vocals, in the Mix

Get your vocals to sit in the mix with the most sophisticated set of tools designed for vocal production. From corrective to creative vocal production all the way to the final polish, Nectar 3 brings out your intended performance in isolation and in the context of the mix. Put your vocals in their place with everything you need for a clear, professional sound.

Everything in its place

Vocal Assistant

Nectar 3’s Vocal Assistant creates a custom preset for your vocal to get it to sit right in the mix. Like an extra pair of trusted ears, Vocal Assistant listens to your audio and gets you started by detecting and auto-adjusting level inconsistencies, identifying resonant peaks, timbre variations, and harsh frequencies. Vocal Assistant will intelligently set EQ nodes, analyze dynamics and set suggested compression settings, remove pesky sibilants, create space, ambience, and more. Once you’ve arrived at an optimal starting point, add your personal touch. 

Vocal Assistant: Unmask

Nectar 3 adds the ability to address masking of any vocal with Vocal Assistant: Unmask. Unmask directly communicates with the rest of your mix to place your vocal at the forefront by moving other mix elements out of the way. Through inter-plugin communication, Unmask will communicate with any instance of Nectar 3, Neutron 2 Advanced (available separately), or iZotope Relay (included with Nectar 3) to create the perfect nest for your vocal.

Inter-plugin communication

In addition to Unmask, Nectar 3 communicates through inter-plugin communication to give you a complete view of your entire production by sending essential vocal information to Neutron 2, connecting your vocal track with the instrument tracks in your mix. Appearing in the Visual Mixer, Masking Meter, Tonal Balance Control, and Insight 2’s Intelligibility Meter, Nectar 3 sits alongside instances of VocalSynth 2, Insight 2, Ozone 8, and Relay to seamlessly streamline the mixing process.  

Neutron 2, VocalSynth 2, Insight 2, Ozone 8, and Tonal Balance Control are available as part of Music Production Suite 2.

All the EQ, just for you

Nectar 3 includes two new 24-band Dynamic EQs form-fit to the unique needs of vocals. Transparent and clear, the Dynamic EQs serve both corrective and creative applications with adaptive nodes for frequency sculpting and pitch tracking. The new Follow EQ mode allows direct, dynamic tracking of pitch, eliminating the need for manual editing of individual resonant frequencies and harmonics for active shaping of timbre and tone. 

Follow EQ

Follow EQ Mode automatically sculpts and shapes your vocal in real time, locking on to pitch to help remove unwanted resonances, dynamically remove low end rumble, and shape tone while preserving the natural character of your vocal. Follow EQ Mode will ride selected frequencies and their harmonics for unparalleled control of pitch information so you don’t have to make hours of corrective manual edits by hand. 

The pinnacle of audio plug-in design

Every module in Nectar 3 has been redesigned with your time and experience in mind. Underscored by an ultramodern and luxurious graphic experiences, Nectar 3 directly integrates your actions with what you see within its smooth, delightful visualizations. With new ways to interact with key module settings, a resizable interface, exciting metering animations, and new contextual selection settings, it’s a visual experience so smooth, you won’t want to go back to knobs and faders. 

Your complete vocal chain

Nectar 3 addresses every part of working with vocals after recording. With fourteen core components that directly address vocal mixing in one package, Nectar 3 tackles pre-mix issues like auto leveling, breath removal, and corrective EQ, creative processes like adding depth, effects, and character, and mixing musts like compression, polish, and finding the perfect mix placement. It’s one stop from capture to creation.

Catch every breath

Nectar 3 is also bundled with iZotope RX Breath Control, which is designed to intelligently detect breaths in dialogue or vocal recordings and automatically suppress them, saving invaluable time in the comping and prep stage of vocal editing.

A match made in heaven: Celemony Melodyne 4 essential

As an added benefit to Nectar 3’s built-in pitch correction module, iZotope has partnered with Celemony to include Melodyne 4 essential: GRAMMY-award winning pitch and time correction. Melodyne adds surgical, intuitive, and truly transparent pitch adjustment capabilities that are an industry standard in professional studios around the world. 

Key Features

Brand new to Nectar 3

  • Vocal Assistant: One-click custom preset creation created with machine learning technology to help your vocal fit in the mix in seconds.
  • Unmask puts your vocal at the forefront of your mix by carving away other competing mix elements directly from Vocal Assistant’s menu screen. 
  • Dynamic EQ with new Follow EQ Mode to track down pesky resonances and remove them in real time, saving valuable time and energy. 
  • Auto Level Mode adjusts the level of your vocal before it even starts processing, eliminating the need for corrective dynamics or riding the fader. 
  • Inter-plugin Communication: Nectar 3 can communicate with other instances of iZotope plug-ins in your session to address mix issues, tonal balance, masking and more.

Extras

  • Component RX 7 Breath Control plug-in for reducing unwanted breaths without sacrificing audio quality with the power of iZotope RX 7. 
  • Melodyne 4 essential for GRAMMY-award winning time and pitch correction.
  • iZotope Relay: your hub for intelligently connecting your entire mix to your iZotope plug-in collection. 
  • Hundreds of professionally-designed presets for music and dialogue applications.

Processing improvements

  • Twelve redesigned and updated modules for completely vocal-focused production and mixing including: Corrective and Creative Dynamic EQs, Compression, Harmony, Pitch, De-Esser, Saturation, Reverb, Gate, and Dimension.

Improvements to modules include:

  • Delay: Two brand new modes and new independent controls for stereo support.
  • De-esser: New interactive threshold design experience that can be auto-set with Vocal Assistant.
  • Saturation: Two new Saturation modes, Decimate and Distort.
  • Harmony: Increased number of voices you can add from 4 to 8, improvements to MIDI mode experience for easier playability.
  • EQ: Ability to add two EQ instances of up to 24 bands with Dynamic processing for frequency and pitch. 
  • Compressor: Ability to add two Compressors. New interactive threshold design with interactive visualization.  
  • Reverb: Additional third EQ node for additional shaping flexibility; immersive visual display.  
  • Dimension: New Chorus and Phaser modes with interactive UI.

System Requirements

Nectar 3, Relay, and RX 7 Breath Control

Mac

Operating Systems:

  • OS X 10.8.5 (Mountain Lion) Pro Tools 10 only; OS X 10.9.5 (Mavericks)–macOS 10.15 (Catalina)

Plugin Formats:

  • AU (32 & 64–bit), AAX (64–bit, real-time), AAX-AS (64–bit, Audiosuite). RTAS (32–bit, real-time), DPM-AS (32–bit, Audiosuite), VST2 (32 & 64–bit), VST3 (32 & 64–bit)

Supported Hosts:

  • Ableton Live 9 – 10.1, Cubase 9.5 – 10, Digital Performer 9, FL Studio 20, Logic Pro X, Nuendo 8, Pro Tools 10 – 2019, Reaper 5, Reason 10, Studio One 3 – 4, Audition CC 2018, Premiere Pro CC 2018

Windows

  • Windows 7 (Latest Service Packs)–Windows 10

Plugin Formats:

  • AAX (64–bit, real-time), AAX-AS (64–bit, Audiosuite). RTAS (32–bit, real-time), DPM-AS (32–bit, Audiosuite), VST2 (32 & 64–bit), VST3 (32 & 64–bit)

Supported Hosts:

  • Ableton Live 9 – 10.1, Cubase 9.5 – 10, Digital Performer 9, FL Studio 20, Logic Pro X, Nuendo 8, Pro Tools 10 – 2019, Reaper 5, Reason 10, Studio One 3 – 4, Audition CC 2018, Premiere Pro CC 2018

Melodyne 4 Essential

Operating Systems:

Mac:

  • MacOS 10.6.8 and 10.11.x to 10.13
  • Intel Dual Core processor (Quad Core or better recommended)
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)

Windows OS:

  • Windows 7, 8.1 or 10 (64-bit recommended), ASIO-compatible audio hardware
  • Intel or AMD Dual Core processor (Quad Core or better recommended)
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)

Activation: Computer-based or iLok USB dongle (2nd or 3rd generation), Melodyne 4 essential only computer-based. Internet access is required for activation


14. MUTATOR Evo

by Antares

MUTATOR Evo

MUTATOR Evo provides a combination of tools for creating unusual, weird, or downright wacky voices. With high-quality pitch shifting, throat modeling, pitch-tracking ring modulator-based “mutation,” and a mind-bending tempo-synced Alienization function, MUTATOR Evo is the perfect tool for unique special vocal effects and post-production sound design.

MUTATOR Evo’s voice mangling tools are divided into three functional sections.

Voice Design Section

This section let’s you use the unique vocal modeling technologies from Antares’ THROAT Evo Vocal Designer to create the basic vocal characteristics of your voice.

Mutate Section

Having created your basic vocal characteristic with the Voice Design controls, the Mutate section let’s you turn that voice into a variety of, how shall we put it, alternative entities (i.e., weird creatures) by letting you select among 24 different varieties of “mutation” created via pitch-tracking ring modulation.

Alienize Section

Finally, the Alienize section lets you give your speech the quality of an alien language by chopping it up into small segments and playing each segment in reverse. You can create your own unique language by varying the length of the speech segments, or even syncing them to the tempo of your track.

System Requirements

Mac

AAX Native (64 and 32-bit)

  • Pro Tools 10.3.8 or later
  • Mac OS 10.6.8 to 10.12 as required by your version of Pro Tools

RTAS

  • Pro Tools 8.x to 10.x
  • Mac OS 10.5.8 to 10.9.5 as required by your version of Pro Tools.

VST

  • A compatible VST host program that supports the VST3 format.
  • Mac OS 10.6.8 to 10.12 as required by your host.

Audio Units

  • A compatible host program that supports the Audio Units format. 
  • Mac OS 10.6.8 to 10.12 as required by your host.

Windows

AAX Native (64 and 32-bit compatible)

  • Pro Tools 10.3.8 or later
  • Windows 7 to 10. as required by your version of Pro Tools

RTAS

  • Pro Tools 7.x – 10.x
  • Windows XP (32-bit only), Vista and 7 as required by your version of Pro Tools

VST

  • A compatible host program that supports the VST2 or VST3 format.
  • Windows 7 to 10 as required by your host.

Host (DAW) Compatibility

Mac

Fully Supported

  • Pro Tools – 10.3.8 or later (AAX)
    • Not compatible with Pro Tools First
  • Logic Pro – 9.1.8 or later (AU)
  • GarageBand – 10.0.3 or later (AU)
  • Cubase – 6.0.7 or later (VST3)
  • Nuendo – 5.5.6 or later (VST3)
  • Ableton Live – 9.1.8 or later (AU)
    • Currently, Avox Articulator is not compatible with Ableton Live.
  • Studio One – 2.0.4 or later (AU and VST3)
  • Audition – CC (AU and VST3)
    • MIDI features are not available in Adobe Audition

Possibly Compatible

  • Reaper – 4.77 or later (AU)
  • Digital Performer – 8 or later (AU)
  • Audacity – 2.1.0 (AU)

Windows

Fully Supported

  • Pro Tools – 10.3.8 or later (AAX)
    • Not compatible with Pro Tools First
  • Cubase – 6.0.7 or later (VST3)
  • Nuendo – 5.5.6 or later (VST3)
  • Ableton Live – 9.1.8 or later (VST2)
    • Currently, Avox Articulator is not compatible with Ableton Live.
  • Studio One – 2.0.4 or later (VST3)
  • Audition – CC (VST3)
    • MIDI features are not available in Adobe Audition

Possibly Compatible

  • Sonar – X3 or Platinum (VST2)
  • FL Studio – 10 or later (VST2, VST3)
  • Samplitude – Pro X2 (VST2, VST3)
  • Reaper – 4.77 (VST2) or 5 (VST2, VST3)

Not Compatible

  • Audacity

MUTATOR Evo authorization requires an iLok USB smart key and the ability to access ilok.com (on any computer).


15. Auto-Tune Artist

by Antares

Auto-Tune Artist

The Industry Standard for Pitch Correction and Vocal Effects

Optimized for Real-Time Tracking and Live Performance

Auto-Tune Artist (formerly Auto-Tune Live) is designed to meet the demanding needs of working musicians, producers, and live sound engineers. It includes all of the advanced real-time pitch correction features of Auto-Tune Pro and is optimized for low latency performance on stage or in the studio.

Auto-Tune Artist is also packed with powerful new features and enhancements, starting with a sleek new interface, redesigned for ease-of-use and optimal workflow. Antares have added Basic and Advanced Views so you can find the tools you need, when you need them.

They’ve also added Flex-Tune for more natural and transparent pitch correction, Classic Mode for the “Auto-Tune 5 sound,” and Transpose for real-time pitch shifting. Compatibility with the Auto-Key plug-in (sold separately) means never having to worry about finding the key of your music before tuning. Auto-Key detects the key and scale and sends that information to Auto-Tune Artist with a single click.

Auto-Tune Artist also features Humanize to preserve subtle pitch variations on sustained notes, automatic Formant Correction, adjustable Throat Modeling, real-time MIDI Control, and advanced Vibrato Controls.

Features

Pitch Correction and the Auto-Tune Effect

Auto-Tune Artist offers the transparent and natural-sounding pitch correction required for professional quality audio production and the classic effects that have become a staple of top-charting hits.

Use Flex-Tune and Humanize to bring a vocal perfectly into tune without sacrificing the soul of the performance, or crank the Retune Speed for the legendary Auto-Tune Effect.

Classic Mode

Classic Mode is the return of the celebrated “Auto-Tune 5 sound.” As Antares have added new features to Auto-Tune, the algorithm has evolved, and its sonic qualities have undergone subtle changes, with each Auto-Tune version having its own slightly different character.

Over the years, the sound of Auto-Tune 5 has developed a strong following among pro audio engineers, musicians and producers. After repeated requests from the professional music-making community, Antares have made the sound of Auto-Tune 5 easily accessible via Classic Mode in Auto-Tune Artist

Streamlined User Interface

Auto-Tune Artist features a sleek, all-new interface, redesigned for ease-of-use and optimal production workflow, with two unique screen views. Basic View gives you convenient access to the most popular Auto-Tune features, and Advanced View unlocks the powerful MIDI, scale editing and vibrato tools.

Auto-Key Compatibility

Auto-Tune Artist is fully compatible with the Auto-Key plug-in. Auto-Key is designed to save you countless hours in the studio by automatically detecting the key and scale of your music, and sending that information to Auto-Tune Artist with a single click.

Even if you already know the key and scale of your tracks, Auto-Key will streamline your workflow by allowing you to conveniently set the Key and Scale parameters for all of your Auto-Tune plugins within the project simultaneously.

Important Note: Auto-Key is sold separately and is not included with Auto-Tune Artist.

System Requirements

Mac

AAX Native (64-bit Only)

  • Pro Tools 11.3.1 or later.
  • Mac OS 10.10.5 to 10.14.x as required by your version of Pro Tools.

VST3 (64-bit Only)

  • A compatible VST host program that supports the VST3 format.
  • Mac OS 10.10.5 to 10.14.x as required by your host.

Audio Units (64-bit Only)

  • A compatible host program that supports the Audio Units format.
  • Mac OS 10.10.5 to 10.14.x as required by your host.

Windows

AAX Native (64-bit Only)

  • Pro Tools 11.3.1 or later.
  • Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 as required by your version of Pro Tools.

VST3 (64-bit Only)

  • A compatible host program that supports the VST3 format.
  • Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 as required by your host.

16. Dehumaniser 2

 by Krotos

Dehumaniser 2

The Essential Vocal Processing Solution

Dehumaniser 2 is a powerful vocal processing tool perfect for a range of vocal effects, from monsters to robots and many more. Utilising incoming live or pre-recorded signals, the software allows you to rapidly create seamlessly layered effects by using presets or dive right into customization by linking virtual patch cords to interactive effects modules. Dehumaniser 2 features proprietary effects like Scrubbing Convolution and Spectral Shifting that deliver dramatic results and offer totally new avenues for creative design.

With 10 essential modules, and over 100 impactful presets, renowned sound designers have used Dehumaniser to bring other-worldly characters to life in blockbusters like Avengers: Age of Ultron, The Jungle Book, Far Cry 4, and Doom. This versatile tool eliminates the difficulty of setting up complex processing chains, and allows designers to jump right into their creative work. Dehumaniser is an all-in-one solution that puts vital vocal design features at your fingertips, making it the ideal plugin for use in film, TV, video games, live performance, and more.

Bring your creatures to life

This modular, node-based processor eliminates the time and expense traditionally required in creature sound design by opening-up jam-packed full of presets and pre-analyzed sound libraries. Work in real-time to design unique creatures, and save your workflow – down to each module, sample, and setting – making it perfect for localisation.

Features

Perform live directly in your session

  • Use Dehumaniser 2 in industry-standard DAWs including Pro Tools, Logic, Reaper, Live, Cubase and Digital Performer
  • Run multiple instances of Dehumaniser 2 on different tracks or buses
  • Automate hundreds of parameters for unprecedented control over your processing and workflow

Design complex processing systems quickly and easily for unique sound design

  • Clearly see the layout of audio routings with our modular, node-based system
  • Use up to two instances of each node; use multiple pitch shifters, granular processors, spectral or convolution processes or more in complex serial or parallel signal paths
  • Create systems and settings which are truly performable

Jam-packed with inspiring presets and sounds to get you started

  • Our factory library ships with over 100 thrilling presets and 133 high-quality animal recordings, including Tigers, Leopards, Pigs, Parrots and more
  • Jump straight into creature design or create your own settings
  • Trigger sample sounds based on amplitude, pitch or from a range of audio descriptors

Additional features

  • Create dynamic effects that react to the input signal; create processing engaged by pitch or amplitude settings per node
  • Select between peak level, RMS level, energy difference or pitch tracking to bring your signal to life
  • Midi control, assign and recall
  • Gate, EQ and Limiters per module (including input and output)
  • Custom ‘drawer’ macro system per node
  • Envelope-follow based on pitch or noise content as well as amplitude, per module in your custom system

System Requirements

Mac

  • Mac Intel computer with a minimum of 2.4 GHz Intel Dual Core Processor
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • OS X 10.8 or later

Windows

  • 2.4 GHz Intel Dual Core Processor
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • Windows 7 or above

Other Information

  • This software is a digital download
  • Formats (32-bit and 64-bit): AAX Native/AudioSuite, VST, AU
  • Minimum sample rate: 44.1 kHz
  • Maximum sample rate: 192 kHz
  • An internet connection is required at the time of activation
  • Screen resolution of 1280×1024 or higher
  • A free iLok account is required to activate and use both the demo and full version of the software – an iLok USB dongle is NOT required
  • Dehumaniser 2 can only be activated on one computer at a time
  • An iLok 2 or later is required for dongle use
  • Supported host applications: Pro Tools (10.3.5 or later), Logic Pro X, Nuendo, Live, Cubase, Reaper

Note: A free iLok account is required in order to activate this product. An iLok USB dongle is NOT required.


17. VocALign Pro 4

by Synchro Arts

VocALign Pro 4

Advanced Automatic Audio Alignment

VocALign Pro 4 is the most advanced version of the legendary VocALign program, providing instant tight alignment of one audio signal to another. Simply capture a Guide signal with the right timing, capture a Dub signal to be aligned, press one button, and a new aligned Dub is generated and returned to your DAW.

The following upgrade is also available:

Key Features

  • Automatically analyzes the energy patterns of two audio signals and edits one to match the timing of the other.
  • Includes basic and advanced alignment and editing algorithms.
  • Works with voice, musical instruments and sound effects.
  • Provides time-saving and quality benefits for ADR, tightening double-tracked vocals and backing harmonies, foreign language dubbing, etc.
  • Simple, intuitive Audio Suite AAX, VST3/ARA and AU plug-in integration for most popular DAWs.
  • The pitch of aligned audio is unchanged.
  • Full ARA2 (Audio Random Access) support for an even faster and easier workflow with compatible DAWs.

Music Editing Using VocALign Pro 4

  • Perfectly-aligned double-tracked vocals and/or instruments
  • Tighter and clearer backing vocals
  • Shorter overdub sessions
  • Easy re-grooving of recorded vocals for remixing

Audio Post-production and Multimedia Using VocALign Pro 4

  • Perfect lip-syncing
  • Reduced studio time re-recording dialogue
  • More accurate and convincing foreign dialogue replacement
  • Tighter Foley and sound effects tracks

Features

  • VocALign PRO 4 automatically aligns two audio signals so that the timing of one matches the other.
  • Simple, intuitive operation with Audio Suite, AAX, VST3 and AU plug-ins work with popular DAWs.
  • Sophisticated pattern matching techniques:
    • Rejects guide track noise.
    • Works with different speakers, singers, words, instruments and sounds.
  • The aligned audio can be auditioned within VocALign PRO 4.
  • Scrolling, scalable display allows instant visual confirmation of sync.
  • User interface allows adjustment of selected audio regions for processing.
  • User-adjustable processing presets ensure optimal performance.
  • Pitch of aligned audio is unchanged.
  • Full ARA2 (Audio Random Access) support for tighter integration with the latest versions of:
    • Steinberg Cubase Pro & Nuendo
    • Presonus Studio One Professional
    • Cakewalk by Bandlab
    • Reaper

Advanced Features and Functions in VocALign PRO 4

  • Increased alignment accuracy: achieved with a more sophisticated pattern recognition algorithm.
  • Enhanced TimeMod (time compression/expansion): optimised for single-pitch signals. Basic TimeMod algorithm is also available for more complex signals.
  • Protected signal blocks: user can mark sections of the replacement (dub) signal to not be time-modified during alignment.
  • Comprehensive audio preview options: allows playback of sections or the whole signal(s) before and after alignment, individually or together. (In Pro Tools version).
  • User settable Sync Points: targets audio alignment at specified pairs of points in the two signals.
  • Longer maximum signal length: up to 5 minutes.

Benefits Using VocALign PRO

Editors in film, video post-production, music and multimedia now have more control over any required audio alignment editing. They will be able to target the alignment of the replacement signal (Dub) to the Guide where it is required and can keep sections of the Dub from being edited by specifying Protected areas. The Sync Points feature can help the algorithm sync matching points in very different signals.

These features will be invaluable for certain types of noisy or reverberant Guide signals and especially useful for foreign dialogue replacement. In addition, the new Preview Controls allow much more detailed examination of parts or all of the two signals, together or separately, both before or after alignment to confirm the quality of editing and alignment.

The other features such as improved overall quality of automatic alignment and micro-editing will save the user even more time and frustration.

How Does VocALign Pro Work?

VocALign works by applying varying amounts of time stretching or compression to one signal (called the ‘Dub’) to make its energy peaks and troughs align in time with a ‘Guide’ signal. It does this in three main steps as shown in the block diagram below.

  1. VocALign analyses the captured Guide and Dub audio signals using identical spectrum analysers to produce time-varying energy patterns.
  2. Then it uses advanced pattern recognition techniques to examine the energy patterns and determine the best way to ‘warp’ the time structure of the Dub signal so that its energy pattern is matched to that of the Guide. The time-warping path describes the best time-distortion of the Dub for matching to the Guide.
  3. The time-warping path is fed to an audio editing processor that time-compresses and expands the Dub audio to create the aligned version based on the path. It is this edited version of the Dub that is returned to the audio editing software for the desired use.

System Requirements

Mac

  • Intel Processor
  • Mac OS 10.6 or higher
  • Audio File Format: As supported by host editor
  • Works with all Pro Tools hardware
  • iLok USB Key

Compatible DAWs include:

  • Pro Tools 8.1.1 to 2019.6
  • Logic Pro X 10.0.0 to 10.4.8
  • Studio One Professional 3.0 to 4.6.0.55605
  • Cubase Pro 4.5.2 to 10.0.40
  • Nuendo 4.3 to 10.2.0
  • Ableton Live 9.7.5 to 10.1
  • FL Studio 12
  • Adobe Audition CC 8
  • Reaper 5.1 to 6.02
  • Logic Pro 9.1.8

Not compatible with:

  • Digital Performer
  • Reason
  • Cubase Elements
  • Cubase LE or Cubase AI
  • Final Cut Pro

PC

  • Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista or XP
  • Audio File Format: As supported by host editor
  • Works with all Pro Tools hardware
  • iLok USB Key

Compatible DAWs include:

  • Pro Tools 8.1.1 to 2019.6
  • Studio One Professional 3.0 to 4.6.0.55605
  • Cubase Pro 4.5.2 to 10.0.50
  • Nuendo 4.3 to 10.2.0
  • Ableton Live 10.1
  • Cakewalk by BandLab 2019.05
  • FL Studio 12
  • SONAR PROFESSIONAL 2017.2
  • Reaper 5.35 to 6.01

Not compatible with:

  • Digital Performer
  • Reason
  • Cubase Elements
  • Cubase LE or Cubase AI
  • Pyramix
  • Samplitude
  • Sony Vegas

Important Note: A physical iLok USB Key is required in order to activate this product.


18. Revoice Pro 4

by Synchro Arts

Revoice Pro 4

The Ultimate Pitch & Timing Toolbox

The following Upgrades & Crossgrades are also available for current Synchro Arts users:

Used worldwide by top music producers and audio professionals, Revoice Pro 4 features Syncro Arts’ industry-standard audio alignment technology, an extensive suite of pitch adjustment tools and a premium doubler which combine to create a vocal, instrument and dialogue editing powerhouse.

With Revoice Pro, Synchro Arts offer a solution which delivers premium audio quality while being fast and easy to use, saving you hours of tedious editing time, ensuring the highest possible production values and helping to achieve your creative vision.

Key Features

  • APT – Clone the timing, pitch, vibrato and level features of one audio track and use it on another.
  • Warp – Manipulate the timing and pitch of your audio whilst maintaining the highest audio quality.
  • Doubler – Instantly create natural-sounding mono and stereo double tracks.

Music Production using Revoice Pro 4

  • Tighten the timing, pitch and vibrato of “stacked” lead and backing vocals or instrumental tracks.
  • Create one or more realistic double tracks from a single input track.
  • Manually adjust the pitch and timing of your tracks with an easy to use graphical interface.

Post Production using Revoice Pro 4

  • Lip-sync dialogue (ADR) and vocals by the same or different performers, even when there are noisy guide tracks.
  • Change the inflection in dialogue (ADR, voice-overs etc.) with the desired Guide pattern provided by recording the director or dialogue editor.

Audio Performance Transfer (APT) Process

The APT Process transfers user-selected timing, pitch and level characteristics of a good “Guide” audio signal to one or more audio signals – automatically.

At the heart of Revoice Pro is Syncro Arts’ unique Audio Performance Transfer (APT) process, that allows the user to clone the timing, pitch, vibrato and level features of one audio track and use it on another, giving you the chance to match or correct timing, tuning and level.

Applications for the APT process include:

  • Vocal and instrumental double tracks: Tighten the timing, pitch and vibrato of “stacked” tracks while keeping them natural-sounding.
  • Dialogue replacement: Lip-sync dialogue (ADR) and vocals by the same or different performers, even when there are noisy guide tracks.
  • Transfer a performance: Change the inflection in dialogue (ADR, voice-overs etc.) with the desired pattern changes provided by recording the director or dialogue editor’s voices.
  • Fix corrupted live vocal recordings: Replace and sync problematic vocals with clean retakes.

Description of the APT Processing

The user loads or transfers the Guide and Target (Dub) audio to be processed into the Revoice Pro program from DAWs or audio files. The Guide signal should have the “perfect” features: either timing, pitch or both.

However, if your Guide audio needs further time or pitch modifications, you can use Revoice Pro’s new built-in Warp function to quickly and transparently adjust the Guide’s (or lead harmony parts’) timing and pitch.

In Revoice Pro, you can insert APT function blocks wherever you want them in dedicated “tracks” under each audio track that show where the processing starts and stops. You also chose the initial settings.

The APT process first determines the timing relationship between key features of the Guide and Target (Dub) audio signals using state-of-the-art pattern recognition algorithms based partly on Synchro Arts’ VocALign technology.

User-selected Guide performance features are transferred to the Target audio to create a new Modified Target signal with the selected Guide features. Next, the APT process measures performance-related features (such as timing, pitch, vibrato and level) of both the “Guide” (which usually has certain preferred performance characteristics) and one or more Targets (Dub) signals.

The transfer process usually includes the timing alignment, so Guide features are incorporated at precisely the correct places along the Target. However, this is an option.

If satisfactory, the processed Dub(s) can be instantly transferred back to the DAW via a number of methods including Revoice Pro Link plug-ins, drag & drop or copy & paste.

Important Features of ATP

  • The “tightness” of the transferred feature can be controlled to allow natural acceptable differences to pass through unchanged.
  • Optional user-inserted “Protected Regions” allow selected sections of the Dub signals to be left unchanged in timing or pitch by the APT process.
  • The automatic APT processing can be followed by (or replaced by) manual editing of the output features.
  • APT Pitch (and other feature’s) processing settings can be made time-varying (automated).
  • “Process-based” solo switching, via single keys, provides instant audition to compare inputs and outputs one or two signals at a time.
  • The effects of any changes made to APT control panel parameters will be immediately visible (after rendering) in the displayed output graphics of pitch, level and waveform traces.
  • Multiple Dub signals can use the same Guide and be efficiently processed at the same time.
  • A comprehensive Preset system allows saving and reusing settings.

Doubler

The Doubler – instantly create natural-sounding mono and stereo double tracks for voice and instruments or, crank the parameters for more extreme modulation style effects on your tracks. A great time-saving process often referred to as ‘the secret weapon’ in modern vocal production.

Applications for Doubler

  • Creating realistic double tracks from vocal or instrument recording when no double track is available.
  • Create a wide range of special modulation effects.

Process Details

  • Inputs can be mono or stereo signals.
  • Doubler automatically creates natural-sounding mono or stereo double tracks in seconds.
  • Provides controls for modifying timing variations, formants, and vibrato.
  • Supports extreme parameter variations to create special effects.
  • Comprehensive user Preset system.

Warp

Simple, fast adjustments with maximum quality- for voice and monophonic instruments.

In Revoice Pro 4, manual Pitch and Time Warping of audio are intuitive, making it easy to select and manipulate timing and pitch whilst providing the highest audio quality. The controls allow selection over any range and cursor tool changes to show what will move. Automatic snap to pitch option, plus play loops and undo functions make adjustments fast and easy.

Applications for Warp processes

  • Improving or altering the pitch and/or timing of tracks that are used as Guide tracks in APT or Doubler processes.
  • Correcting or altering the pitch of a harmony track before using it as a Dub input to an APT process that will have only its timing aligned to the Guide. The output of this APT process can then become a harmony Guide track for automatically aligning the time and pitch of double tracks of this harmony part.
  • Manually adjusting the pitch and time of a solo vocal or any voice recording.
  • If required, making minor adjustments to the features in the output of an APT process.
  • Modifying signal levels.

A powerful advantage of keeping time and pitch adjustments within Revoice Pro 4 is that any additional time and/or pitch changes to Guide or Input tracks will be passed automatically into the outputs of all processes using these inputs. This means that dependant audio tracks will always be in time and in sync instantly.

Warp Processing Details

There are now three new methods for manual Timing and Pitch Warping audio in Revoice Pro. However, the tools available in all of these are operated similarly.

The quick-access cursor tool’s function changes simply by moving the cursor position around the note selection blocks. This way, pitch traces can be shifted, squeezed, tilted and even inverted instantly by dragging the note-box sides or corners. Time and level can be manipulated similarly and easily.

Moreover – there is a Correct Pitch function for a quick snap-to-grid process which will automatically adjust a large proportion of out-of-tune notes to more acceptable tunings. However, in any processing, the most important element is sound quality – which in Revoice Pro 4, remains natural and transparent for moderate changes.

For working with low or high pitched instruments or voices, the pitch processing ranges can be extended down to bass instrument ranges or up to flute ranges- to maintain the highest quality processing.

The Warp Region Process

  • Adjustments are made to a single audio region in the same track as the input audio Region and the adjusted output is heard replacing the input audio.
  • This is meant for making large and small corrections or creative changes to the timing and pitch of voice and monophonic instruments to create perfected lead, harmony, ADR or voice-over parts.

The Warp Process

  • Like the APT or Doubler, the Warp process can (from part of a region or even from multiple regions) and allow creative adjustments and corrections to be applied to the input audio. But in this case, the Warp Process results are sent to an Output track – i.e. not in the same track as the input audio.
  • The Warp process takes its input from any length of audio in one track, from part of one region to spanning multiple regions. The output of the Warp process is sent to a designated output track where the adjustments are made. The input track is left unchanged.
  • Revoice Pro 4 – Three Warp Points inserted and moved
  • Three Warp Points inserted and moved

Warp Points

  • Warp points can be used to time stretch the signal between two points.
  • Vibrato Warp Points allow you to time-stretch or compress signals containing vibrato without modifying the vibrato rate.
  • You can also use speed points to gradually change the rate of time stretch.

What’s new in Revoice Pro 4?

With the release of Revoice Pro 4, Synchro Arts have continued to push the boundaries of what a vocal production tool can achieve, with better sounding and more musically pleasing automatic alignment and vocal vibrato adjustment, even faster workflow utilising the cutting edge ARA2 protocol and iLok Cloud based authorisation with no USB dongle. These along with the over 70 other new features and improvements mean Revoice Pro 4 truly is the ultimate toolbox for timing and pitch adjustment.

System Requirements

Mac

  • Intel Processor
  • macOS 10.7 or higher
  • Audio File Format: As supported by host editor
  • Works with all Pro Tools hardware
  • iLok 2, iLok 3 USB Key or iLok Cloud


Compatible DAWs include:

  • Pro Tools 8.1.1 to 2019.6
  • Logic Pro X 10.0.0 to 10.4.8
  • Studio One Professional 3.0 to 4.6.0.55605
  • Cubase Pro 6.0 to 10.0.40
  • Nuendo 4.3 to 10.2.0
  • Digital Performer 8 to 9
  • Ableton Live 9.6.1
  • FL Studio 12
  • Reaper 5.1 to 6.02
  • Logic Pro 9.1.8

Not compatible with:

  • Reason
  • Cubase Elements

Windows

  • Windows 10, Windows 8 or Windows 7
  • Audio File Format: As supported by host editor
  • Works with all Pro Tools hardware
  • iLok 2, iLok 3 USB Key or iLok Cloud

Compatible DAWs include

  • Pro Tools 8.5 to 2019.6
  • Studio One Professional 3.0 to 4.6.0.55605
  • Cubase Pro 6.0 to 10.0.50
  • Nuendo 4.3 to 10.2.0
  • FL Studio 12
  • SONAR PROFESSIONAL X3 to 2017.2
  • Reaper 5.35 to 6.01

Not compatible with:

  • Digital Performer
  • Reason
  • Cubase Elements

Important Notes:

  • This product can be activated using iLok Cloud OR an iLok USB Dongle.
  • A constant active internet connection is required in order to use iLok Cloud.

19. PUNCH Evo

by Antares

PUNCH Evo

PUNCH Evo is a unique processor that as its name implies, lets you quickly and easily give your vocal more dynamic impact, allowing it to cut through a dense mix with clarity and power.

Combining advanced dynamic processing with an incredibly easy-to-use interface, PUNCH Evo gives professional results while letting you focus on your music.

As Paul White put it in his review of the original PUNCH in Sound On Sound:

“…You can nail the level of a vocal track in a mix without being a compression wizard…If you can’t get your vocal to sit in a track using this, it’s probably deficient in some other way.”

PUNCH Evo is a smart dynamics processor that is designed to optimize the level of a vocal track to allow it to cut through a dense mix with power and clarity. It provides a combination of compression, gain, limiting, and overload protection with a user interface designed for speed and simplicity. 

All with only three simple controls:

  • Gain

This control allows you to increase the gain of your vocal.

  • Impact

This is where the magic happens. This control lets you select the amount of “punch” that is added to the vocal. As you increase the value of this control, level variations in the vocal performance are equalized and their level raised.

  • Ceiling

This control allows you to attenuate the signal after all other processing. Although PUNCH Evo allows you to create a full- level signal without risk of ugly distortion, it will usually be wise to apply at least a little attenuation here to allow yourself some room for any further processing that might apply gain.

System Requirements

Mac

AAX Native (64 and 32-bit)

  • Pro Tools 10.3.8 or later
  • Mac OS 10.6.8 to 10.12 as required by your version of Pro Tools

RTAS

  • Pro Tools 8.x to 10.x
  • Mac OS 10.5.8 to 10.9.5 as required by your version of Pro Tools.

VST

  • A compatible VST host program that supports the VST3 format.
  • Mac OS 10.6.8 to 10.12 as required by your host.

Audio Units

  • A compatible host program that supports the Audio Units format. 
  • Mac OS 10.6.8 to 10.12 as required by your host.

Windows

AAX Native (64 and 32-bit compatible)

  • Pro Tools 10.3.8 or later
  • Windows 7 to 10. as required by your version of Pro Tools

RTAS

  • Pro Tools 7.x – 10.x
  • Windows XP (32-bit only), Vista and 7 as required by your version of Pro Tools

VST

  • A compatible host program that supports the VST2 or VST3 format.
  • Windows 7 to 10 as required by your host.

Host (DAW) Compatibility

Mac

Fully Supported

  • Pro Tools – 10.3.8 or later (AAX)
    • Not compatible with Pro Tools First
  • Logic Pro – 9.1.8 or later (AU)
  • GarageBand – 10.0.3 or later (AU)
  • Cubase – 6.0.7 or later (VST3)
  • Nuendo – 5.5.6 or later (VST3)
  • Ableton Live – 9.1.8 or later (AU)
    • Currently, Avox Articulator is not compatible with Ableton Live.
  • Studio One – 2.0.4 or later (AU and VST3)
  • Audition – CC (AU and VST3)
    • MIDI features are not available in Adobe Audition

Possibly Compatible

  • Reaper – 4.77 or later (AU)
  • Digital Performer – 8 or later (AU)
  • Audacity – 2.1.0 (AU)

Windows

Fully Supported

  • Pro Tools – 10.3.8 or later (AAX)
    • Not compatible with Pro Tools First
  • Cubase – 6.0.7 or later (VST3)
  • Nuendo – 5.5.6 or later (VST3)
  • Ableton Live – 9.1.8 or later (VST2)
    • Currently, Avox Articulator is not compatible with Ableton Live.
  • Studio One – 2.0.4 or later (VST3)
  • Audition – CC (VST3)
    • MIDI features are not available in Adobe Audition

Possibly Compatible

  • Sonar – X3 or Platinum (VST2)
  • FL Studio – 10 or later (VST2, VST3)
  • Samplitude – Pro X2 (VST2, VST3)
  • Reaper – 4.77 (VST2) or 5 (VST2, VST3)

Not Compatible

  • Audacity

Note: PUNCH Evo authorization requires an iLok USB smart key and the ability to access ilok.com (on any computer).


20. VoxBox

by SoundSpot

VoxBox

Thicken Your Lead Vocals in a Simple and Intuitive Way

Lead vocals are often the most important element in a mix. To get lead vocals to jump out of a mix and not get buried in the music, a technique called ‘vocal thickening’ is used widely throughout the industry. Usually this technique requires multiple channels and plug-ins to achieve the desired results. When designing VoxBox however, our aim was to create a plug-in that simplifies the vocal thickening process, without compromising on quality. VoxBox helps you widen and thicken your lead vocals in a simple and intuitive way, while being light on your CPU and keeping your mixing chain simple.

Features

  • Fast and intuitive workflow
  • Advanced vocal stem separation algorithm
  • Preserves transients
  • Extremely light on CPU and RAM

System Requirements

Mac

  • 10.12 – 10.14 (Catalina not supported)

Formats:

  • VST
  • VST3
  • AU
  • AAX (Pro Tools 11.0.2 or higher)

Specification Requirements:

  • RAM: 8 GB RAM or more is recommended. Plus at least 8 GB hard disk space for installation.
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon 64 X2 or newer.
  • Licensing: Internet access for activating licence key. Please ensure any outgoing connection blockers are deactivated.
  • Sample Rates: Supported sample rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 and 192 kHz, in both mono and stereo.

Windows

  • Windows 7, 8 or 10 (32 & 64-bit)

Formats: 

  • VST
  • VST3
  • AAX (Pro Tools 11.0.2 or higher)

Specification Requirements:

  • RAM: 8 GB RAM or more is recommended. Plus at least 8 GB hard disk space for installation.
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon 64 X2 or newer.
  • Sample Rates: Supported sample rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 and 192 kHz, in both mono and stereo.

21. Vocal Splitter

by W.A Production

Vocal Splitter

Clear & Wide

For decades, audio engineers have used a certain processing trick on vocals to help lacklustre mono vocals leap from stereo speakers. Now you can replicate that secret technique with one simple plugin. Vocal Splitter is a handy one-stop unit for turning mono vocals into thick, modern-sounding stereo. When W.A Production developed this plugin, they went one stage further, including frequency and drive parameters to help your vocal performances stand out from the crowd. Of course, you can also this plugin on audio other than vocals… download the demo and give it a try.

Under The Hood

Feel free to skip this part if you like, but here’s what is going on under the hood: Vocal Splitter uses a combination of a phase-offset vibrato effect (that splits the left and right channel by asymmetrically detuning the channels)  and an asymmetrical rectification of the left and right signal (creating a better defined stereo image). Combining these two effects in one plugin is an especially effective way to create a defined stereo split vocal signal with minimal phasing.

Mix

The central mix dial sets the dry / wet ratio of the original source signal and added stereo signal. If you want to listen to the added stereo signal in solo mode or use the plugin on an effects bus, just press the Mute Source button, muting the source signal so that you only hear Vocal Splitter’s processed audio.

Speed & Depth

These dials work together to control the behaviour of the phase-offset vibrato effect that splits the left and right channels. The channels are asymmetrically detuned and these dials adjust that effect so that you can achieve any intensity of processing, from subtle thickening to full-on doubling.

Drive 

The drive feature lets you control the intensity of the asymmetrical rectification of the left and right signal, creating a better-defined stereo image. If that sounds technical, don’t worry. All you need to know is that pushed hard it provides a 
saturation-like effect and brings the stereo image back in towards the centre.

Filters 

The high pass and low pass filters allow you to filter the added stereo signal, especially important if you want the effect to only apply to a specific frequency range and avoid unwanted phasing in the low end.  

The Vocal Splitter logo acts as a bypass control for the whole plugin and is smoothed to be click and pop free for unhindered A/B testing.

W. A. Production are real-life producers making creative plugins to help you achieve studio quality processing quickly and easily. Enjoy!

Features

  • Create wide and modern vocals from a mono source
  • Presets for one-click transformations
  • Speed & Depth set the power of effect
  • Drive dial to add grit and increase definition
  • Mute Source button for using effect as a send
  • Click-free bypass
  • Minimal phasing
  • Full PDF Manual & Tutorial video

System Requirements

  • Windows 7 or higher (32 / 64 bit)
  • Mac OSX 10.7 or higher (32 / 64 bit)
  • AAX – ProTools 11 or higher

22. Auto-Tune Access

by Antares

Auto-Tune Access

The Easiest Way to Access the Essential Auto-Tune Features

Auto-Tune Access is the easiest and most affordable way to start using Auto-Tune. It delivers the core Auto-Tune features with a simple and intuitive interface.

Its light CPU footprint and professional quality processing also make it a convenient option for more advanced users working with larger projects.

Three-position Retune Speed and Humanize knobs allow for a variety of tuning applications, from subtle and natural-sounding pitch correction to the most extreme Auto-Tune Effect.

Low latency processing lets you perform through Auto-Tune Access in real-time on stage or in the studio, without worrying about distracting delay.

Compatibility with Auto-Key (sold separately) means never having to worry about finding the key of your music before tuning. Auto-Key detects the key and scale and sends that information to Auto-Tune Access with a single click.

Pitch Correction and Auto-Tune Effect

Auto-Tune Access delivers the same core Auto-Tune technology that professional artists and producers have relied on for years, in a more affordable and easy-to-use package.

Retune Speed and Humanize controls allow you to choose the desired effect for your track. Turn up Humanize for a more natural sound, or crank the Retune Speed for the full Auto-Tune Effect.

Low Latency

Thanks to its low latency processing you can sing or play through Auto-Tune Access and listen to your tuned performance in real-time, without distracting delay.

Auto-Key Compatibility

Choosing the correct key and scale for your music is an essential part of effective pitch correction. Auto-Tune Access works with the Auto-Key plug-in (sold separately) to make this quick and easy.

Just place Auto-Key on an instrumental or master track, and it will determine the correct key and scale. Then send that information to Auto-Tune Access with a single click.

System Requirements

Mac

AAX Native (64-bit only)

  • Pro Tools 12.4 or later.
  • Mac OS 10.11 to 10.15 as required by your version of Pro Tools.

VST3 (64-bit only)

  • A compatible VST host program that supports VST3 format.
  • Mac OS 10.11 to 10.15 as required by your host.

VST2 (64-bit only)

  • A compatible VST host program that supports VST2 format.
  • Mac OS 10.11 to 10.15 as required by your host.

Audio Units (64-bit only)

  • A compatible host program that supports the AU format.
  • Mac OS 10.11 to 10.15 as required by your host.

Windows

AAX Native (64-bit only)

  • Pro Tools 12.4 or later.
  • Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 as required by your version of Pro Tools.

VST3 (64-bit only)

  • A compatible host program that supports the VST3 format.
  • Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 as required by your host.

VST2 (64-bit only)

  • A compatible host program that supports the VST2 format.
  • Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 as required by your host.

23. Harmony Engine EVO

by Antares

Harmony Engine EVO

Introducing Harmony Engine EVO – Vocal Modeling Harmony Generator

The quickest, easiest tool for creating realistic harmonies.

From the company that revolutionized professional vocal production with Auto-Tune pitch correction technology, comes Harmony Engine Evo, the second generation of Antares’ real-time harmony generating plug-in that puts professional-quality vocal harmony arrangements within reach of any songwriter, producer, musician or engineer.

Building on the power and ease of use of the original Harmony Engine, Harmony Engine Evo incorporates Antares’ groundbreaking Evo™ Voice Processing Technology for faster, more accurate pitch detection, smoother, artifact-free pitch shifting, and seamless, natural-sounding (if you want it to be) throat modeling. And with the addition of 5 channels of Antares’ unique CHOIR Vocal Multiplier, you can now create huge vocal ensembles out of a single vocal line.

With four independent harmony voices, a variety of powerful harmony generating modes, humanization features for natural sounding performances, and a flexible real-time preset system for harmony and vocal type, Harmony Engine Evo provides incredibly easy-to-use tools to quickly and easily produce virtually any vocal arrangement you can imagine.

Whether you’re an experienced vocal arranger, a songwriter looking for that perfect backup vocal, or a composer experimenting with unique vocal effects, Harmony Engine Evo  gives you entirely new ways to create the harmony parts you hear in your head. In fact, experimenting with different harmonies is so easy (and, dare we suggest, fun), you may find yourself using Harmony Engine Evo to explore harmonic alternatives you may have never otherwise considered.

Features

  • Antares’ groundbreaking Evo™ Voice Processing Technology for faster, more accurate pitch detection and smoother, artifact-free pitch shifting.
  • Four high-quality, formant-corrected harmony voices with independent vocal character, vibrato, and pan settings
  • Five channels of our unique CHOIR Vocal Multiplier, to let you turn each voice into 2, 4, or 8 individual unison voices, perfect for creating jaw-droppingly amazing choirs out of a single vocal line
  • Antares Throat Modeling technology that lets you process each harmony voice through a physical model of the human vocal tract
  • A variety of innovative Harmony Control modes, from fully automatic to individual control of every note:
  • Fixed or Scale Intervals: Simply set the key and harmony voice intervals and let Harmony Engine Evo do the rest
  • Chord Degrees or Chord Name: Define your harmony chord-by-chord, complete with inversions and variable vocal ranges
  • Chord by MIDI: Define your harmony in real time via a MIDI controller or pre-recorded MIDI track
  • MIDI Omni: Directly “play” the four harmony voices as if they were voices of a synth or sampler
  • MIDI Channel: Use four separate MIDI channels for absolute control over each note of your vocal arrangement
  • Spread and Register controls that allow you to quickly and intuitively set the pitch range and harmony style of your vocal arrangement
  • Humanize functions that provide selectable amounts of variation to each harmony voice for realistic, natural sounding results
  • A Freeze function that allows a unique variety of backup vocal effects by letting you instantly freeze pitch and/or formant articulation
  • A Harmony Preset matrix that lets you create up to 15 complete harmony settings and instantaneously recall them in real time or via automation.
  • A Voice Parameter Preset matrix that lets you create and instantly recall up to 6 different “vocal groups”
  • Five-channel output capability (host dependent) that lets you assign or export the original input and each of the four harmony voices to their own channels for further processing
  • And lots more…

Harmony Engine Evo. The quickest, easiest tool for harmony creation. From the worldwide leader in professional vocal processing technology.

System Requirements

Mac

AAX Native (64 and 32-bit)

  • Pro Tools 10.3.8 or later
  • Mac OS 10.9.5 to 10.12 as required by your version of Pro Tools

RTAS

  • Pro Tools 8.x to 10.x
  • Mac OS 10.5.8 to 10.9.5 as required by your version of Pro Tools.

VST3

  • A compatible VST host program that supports the VST3 format.
  • Mac OS 10.6.8 to 10.12 as required by your host.

Audio Units

  • A compatible host program that supports the Audio Units format. 
  • Mac OS 10.6.8 to 10.12 as required by your host.

Windows

AAX Native (64 and 32-bit)

  • Pro Tools 10.3.8 or later
  • Windows 7 to 10 as required by your version of Pro Tools

RTAS

  • Pro Tools 7.x – 10.x
  • Windows XP (32-bit only), Vista and 7 as required by your version of Pro Tools

VST2, VST3

  • A compatible host program that supports the VST2 or VST3 format.
  • Windows 7 to 10 as required by your host.

MIDI

  • Harmony Engine Evo’s MIDI functions require that your host allow routing of MIDI to plug-ins. If your host application does not support the routing of MIDI to plug-ins, Harmony Engine Evo’s MIDI functions will not operate.

Host (DAW) Compatibility

Mac

Fully Supported

  • Pro Tools – 10.3.8 or later (AAX)
    • Not compatible with Pro Tools First
  • Logic Pro – 9.1.8 or later (AU)
  • GarageBand – 10.0.3 or later (AU)
  • Cubase – 6.0.7 or later (VST3)
  • Nuendo – 5.5.6 or later (VST3)
  • Ableton Live – 9.1.8 or later (AU)
  • Studio One – 2.0.4 or later (AU and VST3)
  • Audition – CC (AU and VST3)
    • MIDI features are not available in Adobe Audition

Possibly Compatible

  • Reaper – 4.77 or later (AU)
  • Digital Performer – 8 or later (AU)
  • Audacity – 2.1.0 (AU)

Windows

Fully Supported

  • Pro Tools – 10.3.8 or later (AAX)
    • Not compatible with Pro Tools First
  • Cubase – 6.0.7 or later (VST3)
  • Nuendo – 5.5.6 or later (VST3)
  • Ableton Live – 9.1.8 or later (VST2)
  • Studio One – 2.0.4 or later (VST2, VST3)
  • Mixcraft – 7.7 or later (VST2)
  • Audition – CC (VST3)
    • MIDI features are not available in Adobe Audition

Possibly Compatible

  • FL Studio – 12 (VST3)
  • Sonar – X3 or Platinum (VST2)
  • Samplitude – Pro X2 (VST2, VST3)
  • Reaper – 4.77 (VST2) or 5 (VST2, VST3)

Not Compatible

  • Audacity

Note: Harmony Engine Evo authorization requires an iLok USB smart key (sold separately) and the ability to access ilok.com (from any computer).


24. Bitspeek

by Sonic Charge

Bitspeek

Sonic Charge Bitspeek is a real-time pitch-excited linear prediction codec effect. Right now you are probably thinking, “oh, another one of those”? Or perhaps not. Chances are that you have never heard about “linear prediction”, although most of us use it daily when we talk on our cell phones. Linear prediction coding is a voice compression technology that appeared in commercial products in the seventies and was implemented in some well-known speaking toys of the early eighties.

Loopcloud Music App from Loopmasters.com

We have applied this technology to create a VST / AU effect plug-in that analyzes audio, extracts a number of parameters (including pitch, volume and formant data) and then resynthesizes the audio using a simple oscillator, noise and filter architecture.

We have added a number of playback parameters that adjusts the pitch and tonal quality of the sound as well as support for MIDI and a beat-synchronized “formant freezing effect”. Despite having only a few simple controls, this box can produce a broad range of sounds from cheap speaking toys to high-end vocoder and talkbox effects.

System Requirements

Windows

  • Microsoft Windows XP or later
  • A host application that supports VST 2.4 plug-ins

Mac

  • Intel-based Mac
  • Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) or later
  • A host application that supports VST 2.4 or Audio Unit 2 plug-ins

Read How To Authorize Your Sonic Charge Plugins


25. DUO Evo

by Antares

DUO Evo

Doubling is one of the best techniques for fattening up a lead vocal or giving it extra depth. DUO Evo is simply the quickest, easiest way to enhance vocals with a realistic doubled vocal part. 

Simply instantiate DUO Evo on your lead vocal, adjust the Variation parameters to create exactly the doubled voice you’re looking for, and hit play. Instant doubling. 

DUO Evo automatically generates a doubled vocal part from an existing vocal.

In addition to allowing programmable variation in pitch, timing and vibrato depth, for even more realism, DUO Evo also includes a simplified version of THROAT Evo’s vocal modeling to provide timbral variation for the doubled part. So you can create a doubled part that sounds like the same person as the lead vocalist or someone else entirely.

DUO Evo’s output section gives you independent control of the level and stereo position of the original and doubled voices, so you can essentially choreograph your two singers.

System Requirements

Mac

AAX Native (64 and 32-bit)

  • Pro Tools 10.3.8 or later
  • Mac OS 10.6.8 to 10.12 as required by your version of Pro Tools

RTAS

  • Pro Tools 8.x to 10.x
  • Mac OS 10.5.8 to 10.9.5 as required by your version of Pro Tools.

VST

  • A compatible VST host program that supports the VST3 format.
  • Mac OS 10.6.8 to 10.12 as required by your host.

Audio Units

  • A compatible host program that supports the Audio Units format. 
  • Mac OS 10.6.8 to 10.12 as required by your host.

Windows

AAX Native (64 and 32-bit compatible)

  • Pro Tools 10.3.8 or later
  • Windows 7 to 10. as required by your version of Pro Tools

RTAS

  • Pro Tools 7.x – 10.x
  • Windows XP (32-bit only), Vista and 7 as required by your version of Pro Tools

VST

  • A compatible host program that supports the VST2 or VST3 format.
  • Windows 7 to 10 as required by your host.

Host (DAW) Compatibility

Mac

Fully Supported

  • Pro Tools – 10.3.8 or later (AAX)
    • Not compatible with Pro Tools First
  • Logic Pro – 9.1.8 or later (AU)
  • GarageBand – 10.0.3 or later (AU)
  • Cubase – 6.0.7 or later (VST3)
  • Nuendo – 5.5.6 or later (VST3)
  • Ableton Live – 9.1.8 or later (AU)
    • Currently, Avox Articulator is not compatible with Ableton Live.
  • Studio One – 2.0.4 or later (AU and VST3)
  • Audition – CC (AU and VST3)
    • MIDI features are not available in Adobe Audition

Possibly Compatible

  • Reaper – 4.77 or later (AU)
  • Digital Performer – 8 or later (AU)
  • Audacity – 2.1.0 (AU)

Windows

Fully Supported

  • Pro Tools – 10.3.8 or later (AAX)
    • Not compatible with Pro Tools First
  • Cubase – 6.0.7 or later (VST3)
  • Nuendo – 5.5.6 or later (VST3)
  • Ableton Live – 9.1.8 or later (VST2)
    • Currently, Avox Articulator is not compatible with Ableton Live.
  • Studio One – 2.0.4 or later (VST3)
  • Audition – CC (VST3)
    • MIDI features are not available in Adobe Audition

Possibly Compatible

  • Sonar – X3 or Platinum (VST2)
  • FL Studio – 10 or later (VST2, VST3)
  • Samplitude – Pro X2 (VST2, VST3)
  • Reaper – 4.77 (VST2) or 5 (VST2, VST3)

Not Compatible

  • Audacity

26. MCharacter

by MeldaProduction

MCharacter

MCharacter is a unique tool, that lets you directly control the harmonics of any monophonic audio material. It can be used on vocals, bass, trumpet, saxophone… It opens a range of mixing and creative possibilities.

Direct access to the instrument’s harmonics

Most audio instruments have a distinctive character defined by harmonics and formants. While formants are pretty much static in spectrum, so you can change them directly with equalizer, harmonics are more problematic, because they follow the pitch. MCharacter lets you control the levels of first 32 harmonics in a very simple and effective way. By working directly in spectrum domain the plugin’s ability to detect pitch is outstanding and the changes are instant, which makes it outperform traditional equalizers in just about every way..

Powerful synthesis

What happens if some harmonics are not there at all? Or if you want to generate a sub-octave for example? Well, before it was pretty much impossible, but MCharacter makes this very simple. It lets you synthesize harmonics & tones that are not there using 2 simple graphs. Just say how much you want!

Modulation heaven

Looking for a little extra variation in your sound? Look no further than our extensive modulation options. Modulate any parameter from sources such as an LFO, audio level follower, envelope generator, randomizer, or pitch detector. Your sound will never be static again.

MeldaProduction goodies

Like always you’ll find the standard MeldaProduction features: M/S, surround support as well as other channel modes, A-H presets for easy comparisons, and our easy to use integrated help system.

The most advanced user interface on the market – stylable, resizable, GPU accelerated

  • Modern user interfaces must not only be easy and quick to use, but also versatile and the whole visual appearance should inspire you. MCharacter features the most advanced GUI engine on the market. It is still the first and only GUI engine, which is freely resizable and stylable. It also lets you choose between knobs, sliders or buttons, whichever you like the most.
  • The plugin can look as an ancient vintage gear, if you are working on old-school rock music. Or as super-modern futuristic device if you are working on modern electronic music.
  • If your display doesn’t have a high resolution, you can make the plugin smaller. If the fonts are too small, you can make the plugin bigger and save your eyes.
  • All the graphics is accelerated using your GPU, graphical interface, providing ultimately quick response and keep your CPU focused on the audio.

Unique visualisation engine with classic meters and time graphs

  • Your ears should always be the main judge, but a smart metering system can often be a huge help. MCharacter provides the most advanced metering system out there. The plugin can display the measurements of all relevant values using classic meters, or it can even show them in time using the time graphs. Everything is customisable as usual.

4 exceptionally versatile modulators

  • MCharacter provides 4 fully-featured modulators which can control any set of parameters including other modulators. Each modulator works as an LFO, level follower, midi/audio triggered ADSR enveloper, randomizer or pitch detector, or even a combination and can listen to the plugin\’s side-chain.
  • You can make the sound move in time, be less static and more interesting. You can make various parameters depend on the input (or the sidechain) level or even listen to the input pitch.

Adjustable oscillator shape technology

  • Every oscillator in MCharacter uses the most versatile oscillator algorithm on the market. It provides mix of predefined oscillator shapes, custom waveforms edited using our MeldaProduction Envelope System (MES), a step-sequencer and several methods for algorithmic postprocessing.
  • It also provides a harmonic mode, which lets you control the harmonic content instead of oscillator shape. This is especially useful for high frequency oscillators.

4 multiparameters

  • MCharacter lets you control multiple parameters using a single so-called multiparameter. This may not only come handy for automation for example, but the multiparameters are very smart units and you can use them to smartly morph between banks of settings for example. All in the name of creativity!

M/S, single channel, up to 8 channels surround processing…

  • MCharacter can handle not only mono and stereo signals, but also mid/side encoding for stereo field processing, separate left & right channels, separate mid or side signal and up to 8 channels of surround audio. It is perfect for audio production for music, movies, games…

Smart randomization

  • Being creative is sometimes complicated and one often needs an inspiration. By clicking a single button you can walk through the billions of possible settings and find the best one for you. The smart randomization algorithm wisely selects good sounding combinations of parameters. It can even randomize modulators for you. And if that\’s too much, you can just hold ctrl and MCharacter will just slightly modify existing settings.

Automatic gain compensation (AGC)

  • Most plugins change loudness of the output audio, which makes browsing presets inconvenient, not mentioning randomization. MCharacter includes automatic gain compensation, which quickly adapts to current settings and ensures the output sounds as loud as the input. This even protects you from thinking that something sounds better in cases it is just louder.

Safety limiter

  • Some plugins can intensely increase gain when exposed to specific audio materials. MCharacter provides a safety brickwall limiter, which ensures the output stays below 0dB and prevents your equipment and your ears from potential danger automatically.

MIDI controllers with MIDI learn

  • MCharacter contains a powerful MIDI processor, which listen to MIDI controllers and MIDI keyboard and control any parameters realtime.

64-bit processing and an unlimited sampling rate

  • MCharacter provides the maximum audio quality you can get. It uses 64-bit audio processing and can handle any sampling rate. It does not make much sense to go over 192kHz, but if you think it is a good idea, the plugin can do that.

Extremely fast, optimized for newest AVX capable processors

  • Computers are now extremely fast, but the algorithms are more complex and projects bigger, so we still need to use the processing power with care. MCharacter uses the fastest algorithms, takes advantage of the newest processor capabilities, lets your GPU hangle the graphics, and shares the resources with other MeldaProduction plugins. The plugin is among the fastest on the market, yet it provides the best possible audio quality.

Global preset management and online preset exchange

  • MCharacter presets are carefully stored in a system database and you can quickly access then from any project in any host. The plugin can automatically share your presets and download presets of other users from our servers. We are building a community and you can be a part of it!

Supports VST, VST3, AU and AAX interfaces on Windows & Mac, both 32-bit and 64-bit

  • MCharacter supports all major hosts on both platforms. Check system requirements for information about compatibility and installation.

No dongle nor internet access is required for activation

  • How many times did you forget your USB dongle? We are an honest company and expect the same from our customers. Our software uses licence files to activate your software. And the licences are to-person, so you can use it on all your computers as long as you are the user.

Free-for-life updates

  • When you buy the software you are entitled to free updates, forever. No more money wasted on major upgrades like it is with other companies. And we upgrade our software a lot!

System Requirements

Windows

  • Windows Vista / 7 / 8 / 10 (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • VST / VST3 / AAX compatible host (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Intel/AMD processor with SSE2 support

Always use 32-bit plugins in 32-bit hosts, or 64-bit plugins in 64-bit hosts!
 
64-bit plugins can’t work in 32-bit hosts even if the operating system is 64-bit. Do NOT use 32-bit plugins in 64-bit hosts. They would have to be bridged and can become slow and unstable.
 
Mac OS X

  • Mac OS X (10.7 and newer, 32-bit or 64-bit)
  • VST / VST3 / AU / AAX compatible host (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Intel/AMD processor with SSE2 support

Note: Please check your product PDF documentation for more information and installation instructions.


27. vielklang

by zplane

vielklang

Instant Harmony & Advanced Pitch Editing

vielklang Instant Harmony generates harmonies with 2-4 voices. It is packed with musical intelligence and music theory: it detects the best fitting harmonies for each individual input melody, and automatically synthesizes up to four voices with the voices not merely running in parallel but with their voicings selected to sound most natural (voice leading).

The advanced pitch editing controls (full version only!) give you fast and easy access to pitch, timing, vibrato control, formant shift, and to many more editing options.

Features

  • 2/3/4-voice harmony
  • voice leading rules
  • chord menu
  • Audio and MIDI file harmonization
  • MIDI input harmonization
  • Mixer (pan, volume)
  • simple note adjustment (pitch/length)
  • advanced pitch editing
  • vibrato/tremolo editing
  • View: Arranger
  • View: Piano Roll
  • View: Hybrid Score
  • Export mixdown (audio, MIDI)
  • Export single voices (audio, MIDI)
  • Import multiple files
  • Multitrack output
  • Snapshots and MIDI triggers

System Requirements

  • Audio format: single voiced, 1-2 channels
  • File format: wav, aif, aiff, mid
  • Plugin format: RTAS, AAX, AU (32/64bit), VST (32/64bit)
  • Min. system CPU: 2GHz
  • OS: Mac OS min 10.6, Windows min. XP
  • Host: Pro Tools > V9

28. TNT Voice Executor

by Audified

TNT Voice Executor

One-click voice track editing plug-in for speech and singing. Designed for music producers, podcasters, youtubers, audio books and voice-over artist, video makers and broadcasters.

Some situations do not give you enough time to play around with your compressors, EQs and other effects to achieve great sounding voice-over or vocal. The solution is Audified TNT Voice Executor all-in-one voice plug in, that helps to solve all the issues within a second.

Tomas Trkal

The owner of the TNT Recording and Postproduction Studios, Tomas Trkal, is a mixing engineer and a programmer in one person: In some situations and jobs you have to mix vocals or spoken word very quickly. Typically it is in broadcast operation or video production. We couldn’t find any plug-in that would suit this purpose well. So I had to create it myself…

What It Does

TNT Voice Executor is a unique plug-in that offers quick and intuitive voice tracks editing. Despite the easy look, there are multiple effect modules inside the tool. The plug-in contains complete dynamics controls and EQ, drive and delay. The modules settings are pre-set by TNT Studios. The effect is controlled by three knobs only. After loading the preset you only set up the input and output volumes and the effect amount. And off you go.

The Presets and Controls

TNT Voice Executor takes in consideration various possible applications. No matter if you mix singing, rap or spoken word, the effects gives you quick and perfect results. 

The presets in the first version are gathered in four groups. Each of them contains several variants for both male and female voices. All you have to do is to set the desired input and output volumes (using the I/O meters), choose the preset and tweak the amount of effect that will be applied. The right side of the plug-in shows, which effects are engaged and how much gain is being reduced. To keep the simplicity of use, no other controls (except advanced calibration in the service menu) are included. 

Do You Need It?

Do you have a microphone and record voice? Then yes! TNT Voice Executor is the ideal companion for all those who need to tweak singing quickly, but it’s priceless when it comes to audio books editing, v-log posts and YouTube videos, podcasts, advertisement voice-overs, trailers or news casts. Wherever voice sounds, the TNT Voice Exectutor is in place. 

System Requirements

Mac:

  • OS X 10.9 – Mac OS X 10.15

Formats:

  • AAX for Pro Tools (32/64-Bit) 
  • Audio Units – AU (32/64-Bit)
  • VST2 (32/64-Bit)
  • VST3 (32/64-Bit)

PC:

  • Windows 7 – Windows 10

Formats:

  • AAX for Pro Tools (32/64-Bit) 
  • VST2 (32/64-Bit)
  • VST3 (32/64-Bit)

Note: TNT Voice Executor isiLok protected. The hardware key is not necessary, only the License Manager, which is available at iLok.com


29. CHOIR Evo

by Antares

CHOIR Evo

CHOIR Evo is a unique processor that turns a single monophonic voice into 4, 8, 16, or 32 distinct individual unison voices, each with its own pitch, timing and vibrato variations. 

When multiple instances of CHOIR Evo are assigned to individual harmony parts, the result is an amazingly realistic large vocal ensemble.

CHOIR Evo accomplishes its magic with just a few simple controls:

Choir Size

This control allows you to select the number of individual voices that will be generated from the original voice. Choices are 4, 8, 16, and 32 voices.

Vibrato Variation

The Vibrato control allows you to select the range of variation in vibrato depth applied to the generated voices. Each voice is individually assigned a vibrato variation relative to the original voice. 

Pitch Variation

The Pitch Variation control lets you select the range of the random variation in pitch applied to each generated voice. Each voice is individually assigned a pitch variation relative to the original voice. 

Timing Variation

The Timing Variation control lets you select the range of the random variation in timing applied to each generated voice. Each voice is individually assigned a timing variation relative to the original voice. 

Stereo Spread

This control selects the extent to which the generated voices are spread across the stereo spectrum. At a setting of 0, all of the voices appear in the center of the stereo soundstage. As the value is increased, the voices spread out from the center until, at the maximum value, they appear across the entire stereo soundstage.

System Requirements

Mac

AAX Native (64 and 32-bit)

  • Pro Tools 10.3.8 or later
  • Mac OS 10.6.8 to 10.12 as required by your version of Pro Tools

RTAS

  • Pro Tools 8.x to 10.x
  • Mac OS 10.5.8 to 10.9.5 as required by your version of Pro Tools.

VST

  • A compatible VST host program that supports the VST3 format.
  • Mac OS 10.6.8 to 10.12 as required by your host.

Audio Units

  • A compatible host program that supports the Audio Units format. 
  • Mac OS 10.6.8 to 10.12 as required by your host.

Windows

AAX Native (64 and 32-bit compatible)

  • Pro Tools 10.3.8 or later
  • Windows 7 to 10. as required by your version of Pro Tools

RTAS

  • Pro Tools 7.x – 10.x
  • Windows XP (32-bit only), Vista and 7 as required by your version of Pro Tools

VST

  • A compatible host program that supports the VST2 or VST3 format.
  • Windows 7 to 10 as required by your host.

Host (DAW) Compatibility

Mac

Fully Supported

  • Pro Tools – 10.3.8 or later (AAX)
    • Not compatible with Pro Tools First
  • Logic Pro – 9.1.8 or later (AU)
  • GarageBand – 10.0.3 or later (AU)
  • Cubase – 6.0.7 or later (VST3)
  • Nuendo – 5.5.6 or later (VST3)
  • Ableton Live – 9.1.8 or later (AU)
    • Currently, Avox Articulator is not compatible with Ableton Live.
  • Studio One – 2.0.4 or later (AU and VST3)
  • Audition – CC (AU and VST3)
    • MIDI features are not available in Adobe Audition

Possibly Compatible

  • Reaper – 4.77 or later (AU)
  • Digital Performer – 8 or later (AU)
  • Audacity – 2.1.0 (AU)

Windows

Fully Supported

  • Pro Tools – 10.3.8 or later (AAX)
    • Not compatible with Pro Tools First
  • Cubase – 6.0.7 or later (VST3)
  • Nuendo – 5.5.6 or later (VST3)
  • Ableton Live – 9.1.8 or later (VST2)
    • Currently, Avox Articulator is not compatible with Ableton Live.
  • Studio One – 2.0.4 or later (VST3)
  • Audition – CC (VST3)
    • MIDI features are not available in Adobe Audition

Possibly Compatible

  • Sonar – X3 or Platinum (VST2)
  • FL Studio – 10 or later (VST2, VST3)
  • Samplitude – Pro X2 (VST2, VST3)
  • Reaper – 4.77 (VST2) or 5 (VST2, VST3)

Not Compatible

  • Audacity

Note: CHOIR Evo authorization requires an iLok USB smart key and the ability to access ilok.com (on any computer).


30. AVOX 4

by Antares

AVOX 4

The AVOX 4 Antares Vocal Toolkit combines 11 of our state-of-the-art vocal processing plug-ins to give you the power you need to create stunning vocal tracks in any musical style, as well as design unique vocal effects for audio post-production applications. All at a substantial savings over purchasing the plug-ins separately.

Harmony Engine Evo Vocal Modeling Harmony Generator

Harmony Engine Evo is a real-time harmony generating plug-in that puts professional-quality vocal harmony arrangements within reach of any songwriter, producer, musician or engineer. 

With four independent harmony voices, a variety of powerful harmony generating modes, humanization features for natural sounding performances, five integrated channels of CHOIR Vocal Multiplier, and a flexible real-time preset system for harmony and vocal type, Harmony Engine Evo provides incredibly easy-to-use tools to quickly and easily produce virtually any vocal arrangement you can imagine. 

Whether you’re an experienced vocal arranger, a songwriter looking for that perfect backup vocal, or a composer experimenting with unique vocal effects, Harmony Engine Evo gives you entirely new ways to create the harmony parts you hear in your head. In fact, experimenting with different harmonies is so easy (and, dare we suggest, fun), you may find yourself using Harmony Engine to explore harmonic alternatives you may have never otherwise considered. 

Please note: Harmony Engine Evo is available for individual purchase. Click HERE for more info.

MUTATOR Evo Extreme Voice Designer

MUTATOR Evo provides a combination of tools for creating unusual, weird, or downright wacky voices. With high-quality pitch shifting, throat modeling, pitch-tracking ring modulator-based “mutation,” and a mind-bending tempo-synced Alienization function, MUTATOR Evo is the perfect tool for unique special vocal effects and post-production sound design.

Please note: MUTATOR Evo is available for individual purchase. Click HERE for more info.

ARTICULATOR Evo Digital Talk Box

A modern-day version of the venerable talk box, ARTICULATOR Evo lets you extract the formant and amplitude information from a vocal (or other dynamic sources) and apply it to any other audio track or to a built-in broadband noise generator. Perfect for talking guitars, singing synths, and a wide range of special effects.

Please note: ARTICULATOR Evo is available for individual purchase. Click HERE for more info.

WARM Tube Saturation Generator

Based on Antares’ legendary Tube plug-in, WARM warms up vocals with Antares’ world-renown analog tube modeling technology, while being so processing-efficient that you can put an instance on pretty much every track in a project and still barely see your CPU meter twitch.

With two tube models, a variable Drive control to set just the right amount of dynamic saturation, and an innovative OmniTube™ function to apply the tube effect to the entire signal (as opposed to just the transients), WARM is a great-sounding, incredibly easy-to-use tool for giving your vocals the benefits of a wide range of modeled analog tube effects.

Please note: WARM is available for individual purchase. Click HERE for more info.

ASPIRE Evo Aspiration Noise Processor

ASPIRE Evo is the world’s first tool for modifying a voice’s breathiness independently of its harmonic content. Whether reducing a bit of vocal rasp or adding a bit of smokiness, ASPIRE Evo allows modification of the amount and quality of a voice’s aspiration noise without otherwise affecting the vocal’s harmonic characteristics.

When you speak or sing, air from your lungs is forced through your vocal cords, causing them to vibrate. The resulting waveform is propagated through the throat, the mouth and out through the lips. It is the shape of these structures that create the resonant characteristics that define a unique vocal identity.

But going into a bit more detail, the vocal waveform is actually a combination of two different components. One, the one we usually think of as the primary element of vocal timbre, is the harmonic content generated by the process described above. However, there is a second component that is generated by the turbulence of the air rushing past the vocal cords. This component, aspiration noise, does not have harmonic content and can roughly be thought of as “breathiness.”

Aspiration noise presents itself in a variety of ways, from a subtle bit of breathiness to a full-blown rasp. Of course, whether it’s a problem or not depends on the amount of noise and the style of a performance. A whole lot of roughness that would work well for screaming punk or roots blues might well be a problem for mainstream pop or a smooth ballad (of course, it also might not). Up to now, there wasn’t much you could do about it. Now, with ASPIRE Evo, there is.

Please note: ASPIRE Evo is available for individual purchase. Click HERE for more info.

THROAT Evo Physical Modeling Vocal Designer

THROAT Evo is a revolutionary new vocal tool that lets you process a vocal through a meticulously crafted physical model of the human vocal tract. THROAT Evo begins by neutralizing the effect of the original singer’s vocal tract and then gives you the ability to specify the characteristics of the modeled vocal tract.

THROAT Evo’s controls allow you to modify the voice’s glottal waveform as well as globally stretch, shorten, widen or constrict the modeled vocal tract. For even more detailed control, THROAT Evo’s graphical Throat Shaping display allows you to individually adjust the position and width of five points in the vocal tract model, from the vocal cords, through the throat, mouth and out to the lips. THROAT Evo’s Breathiness controls let you add variable frequency noise to the model, resulting in a range of vocal effects from subtle breathiness, to raspiness, to a full whisper. Finally, THROAT Evo allows you to shift the pitch of the voice up or down an octave to create a wide range of alternative vocal characters.

While THROAT Evo has been designed to allow subtle modifications to a voice’s vocal quality, the range of the controls also allows the creation of vocal tract models well beyond the limits of physical human anatomy, offering the possibility of vocal characteristics that are simply unattainable by any other means.

Please note: THROAT Evo is available for individual purchase. Click HERE for more info.

DUO Evo Vocal Modeling Auto-Doubler

DUO Evo automatically generates a doubled vocal part from an existing vocal. In addition to allowing programmable variation in pitch, timing and vibrato depth, for even more realism, DUO Evo also includes a simplified version of THROAT Evo’s vocal modeling to provide timbral variation for the doubled part. DUO Evo’s output section gives you independent control of the level and stereo position of the original and doubled voices.

Please note: DUO Evo is available for individual purchase. Click HEREfor more info.

CHOIR Evo Vocal Multiplier

Neither a harmonizer nor a conventional chorus effect, CHOIR Evo is a unique processor that actually turns a single voice into 4, 8, 16, or 32 distinct individual unison voices, each with its own pitch, timing and vibrato variations. The voices can, if desired, be spread across the stereo spectrum. Assign an instance of CHOIR Evo to each of four voices singing four-part harmony and voilà, instant choir. 

Please note: CHOIR Evo is available for individual purchase. Click HERE for more info.

PUNCH Evo Vocal Impact Enhancer

PUNCH Evo is a unique processor that, as its name implies, lets you quickly and easily give your vocal more dynamic impact, allowing it to cut through a dense mix with clarity and power. Combining advanced dynamic processing with an incredibly easy-to-use interface, PUNCH Evo gives professional results while letting you focus on your music.

Please note: PUNCH Evo is available for individual purchase. Click HERE for more info.

SYBIL Evo Variable Frequency De-Esser

SYBIL Evo tames vocal sibilance with threshold, ratio, attack and decay controls as well as a variable sidechain high pass frequency to match any vocal performance.

Please note: SYBIL Evo is available for individual purchase. Click HERE for more info.

System Requirements

Mac

AAX Native (64 and 32-bit)

  • Pro Tools 10.3.8 or later.
  • Mac OS 10.6.8 to 10.12 as required by your version of Pro Tools

RTAS

  • Pro Tools 7.x to 10.x
  • Mac OS 10.5.8 to 10.9.5 as required by your version of Pro Tools.

VST3 (64 and 32-bit)

  • A compatible VST host program that supports the VST3 format.
  • Mac OS 10.6.8 to 10.12 as required by your host.

Audio Units (64 and 32-bit compatible)

  • A compatible host program that supports the Audio Units format. 
  • Mac OS 10.6.8 to 10.12 as required by your host.

Windows

AAX Native (64 and 32-bit)

  • Pro Tools 10.3.8 or later
  • Windows 7 to 10 as required by your version of Pro Tools

RTAS

  • Pro Tools 8 – 10
  • Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, or 8.1 as required by your version of Pro Tools

VST2, VST3 (64 and 32-bit)

  • A compatible host program that supports the VST2 or VST3 format.
  • Windows 7 to 10 as required by your host. (Not compatible with Windows XP.)

MIDI

Harmony Engine Evo’s MIDI functions require that your host allow routing of MIDI to plug-ins. If your host application does not support the routing of MIDI to plug-ins, Harmony Engine Evo’s MIDI functions will not operate.

DAW (Host) Compatibility

Mac

Fully Supported

  • Pro Tools – 10.3.8 or later (AAX)
    • Not compatible with Pro Tools First
  • Logic Pro – 9.1.8 or later (AU)
  • GarageBand – 10.0.3 or later (AU)
  • Cubase – 6.0.7 or later (VST3)
  • Nuendo – 5.5.6 or later (VST3)
  • Ableton Live – 9.1.8 or later (AU)
    • Currently, Avox Articulator is not compatible with Ableton Live.
  • Studio One – 2.0.4 or later (AU and VST3)
  • Audition – CC (AU and VST3)
    • MIDI features are not available in Adobe Audition

Possibly Compatible

  • Reaper – 4.77 or later (AU)
  • Digital Performer – 8 or later (AU)
  • Audacity – 2.1.0 (AU)

Windows

Fully Supported

  • Pro Tools – 10.3.8 or later (AAX)
    • Not compatible with Pro Tools First
  • Cubase – 6.0.7 or later (VST3)
  • Nuendo – 5.5.6 or later (VST3)
  • Ableton Live – 9.1.8 or later (VST2)
    • Currently, Avox Articulator is not compatible with Ableton Live.
  • Studio One – 2.0.4 or later (VST3)
  • Audition – CC (VST3)
    • MIDI features are not available in Adobe Audition

Possibly Compatible

  • Sonar – X3 or Platinum (VST2)
  • FL Studio – 10 or later (VST2, VST3)
  • Samplitude – Pro X2 (VST2, VST3)
  • Reaper – 4.77 (VST2) or 5 (VST2, VST3)

Not Compatible

  • Audacity

Note: AVOX 4 authorization requires an iLok USB smart key (sold separately) and the ability to access ilok.com (from any computer).


31. VocALign Project 3

by Synchro Arts

VocALign Project 3

The Worlds #1 Audio Alignment Plugin

VocALign Project 3 is the basic version of Syncro Arts’ industry-standard audio alignment program which tightly aligns one audio signal to another in seconds. There’s no longer need to manually align your audio, VocALign will save you hours of studio time so you can focus on what’s important, being creative and hitting deadlines.

Using VocALign is simple. Just capture a ‘Guide’ signal with the right timing, capture a ‘Dub’ signal to be aligned and VocALign instantly generates a new aligned Dub which is returned to your DAW.’

Quietly legendary, VocALign’s early life included use in music production ranging from Shania Twain and Steely Dan to Black Eyed Peas; as well as in popular TV shows such as Friends and Seinfeld and in blockbuster films including Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings.

Key Features

  • Instantly edits one audio signal to match the energy patterns in another audio signal.
  • Works with voice, musical instruments and sound effects.
  • Provides time-saving and quality benefits for ADR, tightening double-tracked vocals and backing harmonies, foreign language dubbing, etc.
  • Plug-ins for most popular DAWs plus a stand-alone version.
  • Full ARA2 (Audio Random Access) support for an even faster and easier workflow with compatible DAWs.

Additional Features

  • VocALign Project takes just seconds to automatically align two audio signals so that the timing of one matches the other.
  • Simple, intuitive operation.
  • Sophisticated pattern matching techniques:
    • Rejects guide track noise.
    • Work with different speakers, singers, words, instruments and sounds.
  • The aligned audio can be auditioned within VocALign Project.
  • Scrolling, scalable display allows instant visual confirmation of sync.
  • User interface allows adjustment of selected audio regions for processing.
  • User-adjustable processing presets ensure optimal performance.
  • Pitch of aligned audio is unchanged.
  • Full ARA2 (Audio Random Access) support for tighter integration with the latest versions of:
    • Steinberg Cubase Pro & Nuendo
    • PreSonus Studio One Professional
    • Cakewalk by Bandlab
    • Reaper

How Does Vocalign Work?

VocALign works by applying varying amounts of time stretching or compression to one signal (called the ‘Dub’) to make its energy peaks and troughs align in time with a ‘Guide’ signal. It does this in three main steps as shown in the block diagram below.

  1. VocALign analyses the captured Guide and Dub audio signals using identical spectrum analysers to produce time-varying energy patterns.
  2. Then it uses advanced pattern recognition techniques to examine the energy patterns and determine the best way to ‘warp’ the time structure of the Dub signal so that its energy pattern is matched to that of the Guide. The time-warping path describes the best time-distortion of the Dub for matching to the Guide.
  3. The time-warping path is fed to an audio editing processor that time-compresses and expands the Dub audio to create the aligned version based on the path. It is this edited version of the Dub that is returned to the audio editing software for the desired use.

System Requirements

Mac

  • Intel Processor
  • Mac OS 10.6 or higher
  • Audio File Format: As supported by host editor
  • Works with all Pro Tools hardware

Compatible DAWs include:

  • Pro Tools 8.1.1 to 2019.6
  • Logic Pro X 10.0.0 to 10.4.8
  • Studio One Professional 3.0 to 4.6.0.55605
  • Cubase Pro 4.5.2 to 10.0.40
  • Nuendo 4.3 to 10.2.0
  • Digital Performer 4 to 10
  • Ableton Live 9.7.5 to 10.1
  • FL Studio 12
  • Adobe Audition CC 8
  • Reaper 5.1 to 6.02
  • Logic Pro 9.1.8

Not compatible with:

  • Audacity
  • Reason
  • Cubase Elements
  • Cubase LE or Cubase AI
  • Final Cut Pro

PC

  • Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista or XP
  • Audio File Format: As supported by host editor
  • Works with all Pro Tools hardware
  • The Audio Unit plug-in does not work on Windows

Compatible DAWs include:

  • Pro Tools 8.1.1 to 2019.6
  • Studio One Professional 3.0 to 4.6.0.55605
  • Cubase Pro 4.5.2 to 10.0.50
  • Nuendo 4.3 to 10.2.0
  • Ableton Live 10.1
  • Cakewalk by BandLab 2019.05
  • FL Studio 12
  • SONAR PROFESSIONAL 2017.2
  • Reaper 5.35 to 6.01

Not compatible with:

  • Digital Performer
  • Reason
  • Cubase Elements
  • Cubase LE or Cubase AI
  • Pyramix
  • Samplitude
  • Sony Vegas

Important Note: A Free iLok Account is required for activation. An iLok USB key is only required when using Pro Tools 10 and earlier.


32. ToneSpot Voice Express

by Audified

ToneSpot Voice Express

Best Vocal Mix Spotted Easily

Improves your vocal tracks in only a few clicks. This Express is a little brother of the ToneSpot Voice Pro.

Features

  • Monstrous processing power and flexibility
  • Minimal controls
  • Settings based on the analysis of thousands of world-class records
  • Time-saver
  • Intelligent gain staging

Tone Hunting

As producers and mixing engineers we face daily challenges to make things sound more energetic, more full of life. For every artist, this could mean completely the opposite. Our role is to grasp an artist’s vision and make it real through all kinds of sound-shaping methods. We are the Tone Hunters!

Express Vs. Pro

With ToneSpot Voice Express, we have simplified the mixing process as much as possible.

One could say we did the mixing for you.

ToneSpot Voice Express will help you get the quick results you strive for. It delivers exactly the same sound quality and exactly the same amount of processing power as its bigger siblings from the Pro series, but without any need for detailed controls. This streamlined preset-based mixing method allows you to get the sweet spot of your tone super-fast.

The included presets are suitable for mixing any kind of vocal track from lush singing up to a heavy screaming and anything in between. Plus you can use it to mix a spoken word too.

Standard Vocal Mix Chains

Vocal chains can get complicated pretty quickly. Especially in today’s musical environment when everything is supposed to sound big, full and present.

In other words, you need a lot of CPU power at your disposal.
There is no need for this.

ToneSpot Solution

There is a more effective solution. With the ToneSpot technology, you can minimize the number of plug-ins you use, while maintaining the highest sound quality possible.

Let your DAW breathe and save your CPU for the creative and fun part of mixing we all love.

Sustem Requirements

Mac

  • Mac OS X 10.9 – Mac OS X 10.14

Formats

  • AAX 32 bit & 64-bit
  • AU 32 bit & 64-bit
  • VST2 32 bit & 64-bit
  • VST3 32 bit & 64-bit

Windows

  • Windows 7 – Windows 10

Formats

  • AAX 32 bit & 64-bit
  • VST2 32 bit & 64-bit
  • VST3 32 bit & 64-bit

33. Voxpat Player

by Digital Brain Instruments

Voxpat Player

Voice Generating Software

A realtime monster, creature and robotic sounds designer tool.

Voxpat Player is a standalone application developed as a quick start for those interested in monster, creature and robotic sound design, but also for low-budget projects, students and musicians.

Create amazing sounds for games, films, music and multimedia projects in just a few minutes. Procedural audio, audio synthesis, audio convolution, among other audio manipulation techniques are used to create multiple layers of sound using your voice, samples or plugin instruments.

Voxpat Player is a simplified Voxpat version which allows processing the input signal through all the high quality presets developed by respected sound designers as Frederic Devanlay, Stephan Schütze, Kate Finan, Russell Gorsky & Saro Sahihi.

Features

  • Real-time audio processing
  • Multi Player: Process up to 4 audio files simultaneously
  • Instrument Input: Play any virtual instrument
  • Process WAV, AIFF and MP3 files
  • Master FX Rack: LFO
  • Recording: Sample Processing
  • Input and Output Routing: Play/Record audio from any DAW/Audio Editor. Rewire – Send output to any daw via Rewire
  • Control Voxpat via your MIDI device
  • Presets Manager: Process your input signal through many different creature, monster and robotic Voxpat presets. Includes 71 presets and 41 samples from respected sound designers – Save & load your own presets
  • Output Morphing: Morphing between wet & dry signals
  • LFO & automatic LFO rate modulation
  • Master Rack: 2 plug-ins, 5-band parametric EQ, Pitch Shifting & Cut Off Filter
  • Recording: Up to 192kHz/32-bits. Dry/Wet signal recording available
  • Sample Processing. Process any sample in one click
  • MIDI Matrix: Control Voxpat via your MIDI device
  • Keyboard shortcuts

Inputs:

  • Microphone
  • Multi Player: Play up to 4 audio files simultaneously. WAV, AIFF and MP3 files
  • Virtual Instrument Player: Play any VST/AU instrument

Some amazing projects where Voxpat has been used:

  • Far Cry Primal (game)
  • Dishonored 2 (game)
  • Van Helsing (TV)

System Requirements

Mac:

  • Intel machine running OS X 10.7 up to 10.13. 
  • Standalone application

Windows:

  • Windows 7 or later
  • Standalone application

Important Note: This software will not function as a VST/AU/AAX plugin within your DAW.


34. Voxpat 2

by Digital Brain Instruments

Voxpat 2

Voice Generating Software: A Real-Time Monster, Creature & Robotic Voice Designer

Voxpat is a standalone software developed to create high quality monster, other world creatures and robotic voices for games, films, music, multimedia projects or for creating sound libraries in just a few minutes. But also for processing any kind of samples or instruments in many different ways.

Procedural audio, audio synthesis, audio convolution, among other audio manipulation techniques are used to create multiple layers of sound using your own voice or pre-recorded audio files.

Includes samples and presets from respected sound designers as Frederic Devanlay, Stephan Schütze, Kate Finan, Russell Gorsky & Saro Sahihi.

Features

  • Real time audio processing.
  • Up to 2 microphone inputs at the same time.
  • Multi Player Input. Process up to 4 audio files simultaneously.
  • Instrument input. Play any virtual instrument.
  • Process your input signal through 14 audio effects simultaneously.
  • Process Wav, AIFF and MP3 files.
  • Input Depending Mode.
  • Delays section.
  • Assignable LFO & LFO rate modulation.
  • Master FX Rack.
  • Recording. Batch processing. Sample processing.
  • Rec Me section. Record your voice in just 2 clicks.
  • Input & output routing to DAW or Audio Editor.
  • Rewire. Send all effects separately to any DAW.
  • Control Voxpat via your MIDI device, tablet or smartphone.
  • Lemur & touch OSC templates included.
  • Includes 71 presets & 90 samples from respected sound designers.

Main Features

Inputs:

  • 2 Microphone with HPF available
  • Multi Player.  Play up to 4 audio files simultaneously. Playback speed. Pitch. Loop. Reverse
  • Virtual Instrument Player. Play any VST/AU instrument

More Features:

  • Mix: This section allows mixing the spectral content from 2 inputs into 1 before to be processed through Voxpat
  • Voice Effects: Process input signal through up to 14 simultaneously effects. Each effect includes 3-Band Parametric EQ, HPF, and LPF. sends, mute, solo and Panorama controls
  • Input Depending Mode: Activate or deactivate any voice effect depending on the input level. It allows creating more dynamic sounds by activating outputs only when the input level is above the selected threshold for each voice effect
  • Delays Matrix: Add a delay to any voice effect to create interesting and unique decays to your voice
  • Voice Morphing: Cross-morphing between S1/S2 mixer sends. It allows creating awesome voice transformations
  • Output Morphing: Cross-morphing between dry & wet signals
  • LFO: Assigns LFO modulation to any effect.  Automatic LFO Rate modulation available
  • Master FX Rack: Includes 2 VST/AU plugin sections (serial & parallel modes available), 5-Band Parametric EQ, Pitch Shifter and a Cutoff Filter (HPF/LPF)
  • Output Clone mode: This allows generating a delayed copy of the output signal and to apply a slight different pitch shifting in comparison with the original output, creating interesting decay effects.
  • Recoding: Export Stereo/Mono WAV or AIFF files. Up to 192kHz / 32 Bits (depending on your soundcard). Simultaneously dry/wet output signal recording mode available
  • Batch Processing: Allows processing and recording a batch of files within a selected folder in just one-click. Stereo & Mono
  • Sample Processing: Allows processing and recording any audio file in just one-click. Stereo & Mono
  • Rec Me: A quick way to record your voice to be processed through Voxpat in a few seconds
  • Presets Manager: Create your own presets. Includes 71 presets from respected sound designers
  • MIDI Matrix: Control Voxpat via your midi device, tablet or smartphone. Lemur & Touch OSC templates included
  • Input & Output Routing: Process and record audio from any DAW/Audio Editor. Rewire
  • Keyboard Shortcuts: For better and faster user experience

Voice Effects (Fear – Beast – Roar – Burst – Predesigned Voice Effects)

Noiser

Process input signal through 2 noise signal convolution effects at same time. Each noise section generates a different kind of noise signal, which is used as the convolution carrier signal and modulated by the input signal.

  • Noise A section generates pink noise, white noise, or a mix of both kinds of noise.
  • Noise B section generates a noise signal based on FM synthesis.

Mammal

Procedural audio effect that generates a mammal sound depending on the selected settings. This mammal sound is used as the carrier signal for a convolution processing and is modulated by the input signal.

Output clone mode allows generating a delayed copy of the processed audio output by adding a delay and creating a pitch-shifted decay effect by changing the pitch of this delayed output version.

Shifter

Process input signal through 6 pitch-shifting sections at the same time.

Input depending section allows selecting different activation/deactivation threshold level for each section, this way you can create more dynamic and realistic voices if sections are activated at different input levels, higher or lower dependin on your configuration.

Delay section allows adding a delay to any of the 6 pitch-shifting sections to create different voice decays.

SCONV | Sample Convolution

Load any audio file from your computer to be convolved by the input signal. Up to 4 different samples to be used at same time as convolution carrier signals.

Loop and reverse playback mode. Playback speed selector. Amplitude envelope designer. Pitch-shifting. Crossfader. Convolution mode.  Samples folder integration. Drag & drop for faster user experience.

Splayer | Sample Player

Play any audio file from your computer. Load up to 4 different samples to be played at same time. Samples can be triggered by the input signal in 2 modes, as long as input is detected or always until the end of the sample length,

Loop and reverse playback mode. Playback speed selector. Amplitude envelope designer. Pitch-shifting. Crossfader. Samples folder integration.  Drag & drop for faster user experience.

Plugin Morphing

Load any VST/AU instrument to be convolved by the input signal. Choose either a synthesizer or a sampler as the convolution carrier signal.

Auto Key mode allows playing the selected virtual instrument without the need of using a midi keyboard.

Specta

Process input signal through 2 spectral pitch-shifting sections at same time.

Frequency Range section allows splitting input signal in 2 bands, the inner band containing the selecte audio frequency range and the outer band containing the frequency range above and below the inne frequency range.  Both bands can be pitch shifted independently. 

Amplitude Range section allows selecting an audio frequency range depending the amplitude level
range selected, from low to high amplitude level. This selected range will be pitch-shifted; the rest of the audio will be ignored. There are 2 range selectors available.

Dpitch: 

Process input signal through 2 different pitch-shifting sections at same time.Delay Pitch Shifter section creates delay loops of the incoming audio signal. Each loop introduces a selected amount of pitch-shifting in comparison with the previous loop. Feedback loop can be also processed by a HPF, LPF or a Peak filter. Changing the delay feedback level you can control the amount of loops generated; affecting the decay of the sound and creating interesting pitch-shifting & filtering changing effects.

Dynamic Time-based Pitch Shifter section allows changing the pitch of the incoming audio signal continuously as far as input is detected, like a never-end pitch-shifting. Increasing or decreasing the pitch as fast/slow as you want.

Ring 

Process the input signal through to 2 single side-band ring modulators.

Plugs

Process audio input through 2 VST/AU plugins. Serial and parallel plugin processing modes. Plugins audio output cross-morphing available in parallel mode.

System Requirements

Mac

  • Intel Machine Running OS X 10.7 up to 10.13.
  • Minimum 2GB Ram

Format:

  • Voxpat 2 is a standalone tool and will not function in any DAW

Windows

  • Windows 7 or later, multicore processor.
  • Minimum 2GB Ram 

Format:

  • Voxpat 2 is a standalone tool and will not function in any DAW

Important Notes: 

  • You can load an play any VST/AU Instrument from your computer through Voxpat
  • Voxpat 2 is a standalone tool and will not function in any DAW

35. THROAT Evo

by Antares

THROAT Evo

THROAT Evo is a revolutionary vocal tool that lets you process a vocal through a meticulously crafted physical model of the human vocal tract, letting you literally design a new vocal sound. 

While THROAT Evo has been designed to allow subtle modifications to a voice’s vocal quality, the range of the controls also allows the creation of vocal tract models well beyond the limits of physical human anatomy, offering the possibility of vocal characteristics that are simply unattainable by any other means.

Whether to subtly enhance the quality of an existing voice or to create dramatically unique vocal effects for post-production uses, there is simply no other tool as powerful as THROAT Evo.

THROAT Evo begins by neutralizing the effect of the original singer’s vocal tract and then gives you the ability to specify the characteristics of the modelled vocal tract.

THROAT Evo’s controls allow you to modify the voice’s glottal waveform as well as globally stretch, shorten, widen or constrict the modelled vocal tract. 

For even more detailed control, THROAT Evo’s graphical Throat Shaping display allows you to individually adjust the position and width of five points in the vocal tract model, from the vocal chords, through the throat, mouth and out to the lips. 

THROAT Evo’s Breathiness controls let you add variable frequency noise to the model, resulting in a range of vocal effects from subtle breathiness, to raspiness, to a full whisper. 

Finally, THROAT Evo allows you to shift the pitch of the voice up or down an octave to create a wide range of alternative vocal characters.

Simply put, there is no other audio tool in existence with the capabilities and power of THROAT Evo.

System Requirements

Mac

AAX Native (64 and 32-bit)

  • Pro Tools 10.3.8 or later
  • Mac OS 10.6.8 to 10.12 as required by your version of Pro Tools

RTAS

  • Pro Tools 8.x to 10.x
  • Mac OS 10.5.8 to 10.9.5 as required by your version of Pro Tools.

VST

  • A compatible VST host program that supports the VST3 format.
  • Mac OS 10.6.8 to 10.12 as required by your host.

Audio Units

  • A compatible host program that supports the Audio Units format. 
  • Mac OS 10.6.8 to 10.12 as required by your host.

Windows

AAX Native (64 and 32-bit compatible)

  • Pro Tools 10.3.8 or later
  • Windows 7 to 10. as required by your version of Pro Tools

RTAS

  • Pro Tools 7.x – 10.x
  • Windows XP (32-bit only), Vista and 7 as required by your version of Pro Tools

VST

  • A compatible host program that supports the VST2 or VST3 format.
  • Windows 7 to 10 as required by your host.

Host (DAW) Compatibility

Mac

Fully Supported

  • Pro Tools – 10.3.8 or later (AAX)
    • Not compatible with Pro Tools First
  • Logic Pro – 9.1.8 or later (AU)
  • GarageBand – 10.0.3 or later (AU)
  • Cubase – 6.0.7 or later (VST3)
  • Nuendo – 5.5.6 or later (VST3)
  • Ableton Live – 9.1.8 or later (AU)
    • Currently, Avox Articulator is not compatible with Ableton Live.
  • Studio One – 2.0.4 or later (AU and VST3)
  • Audition – CC (AU and VST3)
    • MIDI features are not available in Adobe Audition

Possibly Compatible

  • Reaper – 4.77 or later (AU)
  • Digital Performer – 8 or later (AU)
  • Audacity – 2.1.0 (AU)

Windows

Fully Supported

  • Pro Tools – 10.3.8 or later (AAX)
    • Not compatible with Pro Tools First
  • Cubase – 6.0.7 or later (VST3)
  • Nuendo – 5.5.6 or later (VST3)
  • Ableton Live – 9.1.8 or later (VST2)
    • Currently, Avox Articulator is not compatible with Ableton Live.
  • Studio One – 2.0.4 or later (VST3)
  • Audition – CC (VST3)
    • MIDI features are not available in Adobe Audition

Possibly Compatible

  • Sonar – X3 or Platinum (VST2)
  • FL Studio – 10 or later (VST2, VST3)
  • Samplitude – Pro X2 (VST2, VST3)
  • Reaper – 4.77 (VST2) or 5 (VST2, VST3)

Not Compatible

  • Audacity

Note: THROAT Evo authorization requires an iLok USB smart key and the ability to access ilok.com (on any computer).


36. ToneSpot Voice Pro

by Audified

ToneSpot Voice Pro

Best Vocal Mix Spotted Easily

The all-in-one vocal mixing tool, which will make your voice sit in the track perfectly.

The Swiss Army Knife of mixing your vocal tracks. Designed to fit all musical genres from vintage to modern.

Features

  • Best mixing tricks for vocal processing
  • Monstrous processing power and flexibility
  • Intuitive controls
  • Settings based on the analysis of thousands of world-class records
  • Time-saver: No need to use many plug-ins
  • Intelligent gain staging

Tone Hunting

As producers and mixing engineers we face daily challenges to make things sound more energetic, more full of life. For every artist, this could mean completely the opposite. Our role is to grasp an artist’s vision and make it real through all kinds of sound-shaping methods. We are the Tone Hunters!

Vocals

The great sounding vocal is one of the most important things in today’s music production. It is often the key to success in almost every style of music. In particular, the lead vocal track is usually the main guide for the listener throughout the song. There are tons of different approaches and aesthetics of vocal production from which to choose, but they share some similarities as well.

Mixing Vocals

Many steps of getting the right vocal mix are based on the same acoustic principles. Whether you mix an old school swing or the latest pop sensation, you will most probably need to use some equalization and compression, plus some kind of ambiance. Depending on the genre, this could mean anything from subtle up to very heavy sound processing.

With the ToneSpot Voice Pro, you have all the tools to mix your vocals from the beginning to the end included in only one plug-in.

The ToneSpot Voice Pro is suitable for mixing any kind of vocal track from lush singing up to a heavy screaming and anything in between. Backing vocals, vocal layers, and harmonies will blend like never before. And you can use it to mix a spoken word too.

Standard Vocal Mix Chains

Vocal chains can get complicated pretty quickly. Especially in today’s musical environment when everything is supposed to sound big, full and present.

In other words, you need a lot of CPU power at your disposal. There is no need for this.

Tonespot Solution

There is a more effective solution. With the ToneSpot technology, you can minimize the number of plug-ins you use, while maintaining the highest sound quality possible.

Let your DAW breathe and save your CPU for the creative and fun part of mixing we all love.

Meet the ToneSpot Voice Pro

The ToneSpot Voice pro consists of ten powerful modules plus the input and output sections. They represent the usual vocal mix workflow and the signal is fed through them in series from left to right. Each module can be turned ON and OFF separately.

  • Character – Determines the basic flavour of the sound and reprograms many of the following sections.
  • Distortion – Real valve distortion circuit based on a vintage guitar amp, perfect for i.e. extreme voice techniques.
  • Saturation – An advanced model of a real valve saturation circuit that has a nice higher harmonics punch.
  • DeEssAir – Get rid of unwanted sibilance in your voice and add some air back at the same time.
  • Shaping – Shape your tone with the 8-band musically labelled EQ.
  • Punch – Punch is quite a strong compressor with slower attack time and a medium compression ratio.
  • Surgery – An extreme surgical peak EQ with 2 identical filters and up to -50 dB attenuation.
  • Smash – A peak-eating levelling compressor with faster attack time and a gentle compression ratio.
  • Effects – The two most important time-based effects for the vocal processing job – delay and reverb.
  • Finalizer – This is the mastering section of your chain. Sometimes the voice needs a final touch, some sweetness or fatness.
  • AGC – An automatic gain control included in both input and output sections. It sets the signal level to the plug-in’s 0 dBVU.

What Matters? Music or Sound?

Both.

Great musical ideas need great sound. The music industry has changed over the years. The quality of sound and sound aesthetics can often determine the success of the music. A great mix can help the great song to grow and to be truly larger than life. And let’s be honest, we all have that one epic song that brought us to listening to music in the first place.

You have the ideas, we have the tool, so…

Let’s get inspired together and make even better music from now on!

System Requirements

Mac

  • Mac OS X 10.9 – Mac OS X 10.15

Formats

  • AAX (64 bit only)
  • AU (64 bit only)
  • VST2 (64 bit only)
  • VST3 (64 bit only)

Windows

  • Windows 7 – Windows 10

Formats

  • AAX (32 bit & 64 bit)
  • VST2 (32 bit & 64 bit)
  • VST3 (32 bit & 64 bit)

37. Talkie Box 2

by Digital Brain Instruments

Talkie Box 2

Talkie Box is a standalone software developed for audio post-production purposes. It allows processing in real-time your voice to emulate walkie-talkie, radio or telephone sound effects.

Design your own background noise and voice effects with this user-friendly tool for sound designers and game audio.

  • Real-Time Audio Processing
  • Microphone Input
  • Audio Player Input
  • Walkie Talkie, Radio & Telephone Emulation
  • Sampler: Up-to 6 Preloaded Radio Samples
  • Telephone Dial Samples’Morse Code Generator
  • Fine Tuneing Emulation
  • Master FX Rack
  • Dry/Wet Recoding: Batch Processing 
  • Includes Presets
  • Input & Outpt Routing to DAW or Audio Editor
  • MIDI Matrix: Control Talkie Box via MIDI Device
  • Keyboard Shortcuts

Main Features

Inputs

  • 1 Microphone.
  • Audio Player. Play any file from your computer. Loop playback mode.

Walkie Talkie Emulation

Includes distortion, 3-Band Parametric EQ, High Pass, Low Pass, Bandstop and Resonance filters.

Radio & Telephone Emulation

Limit your frequency bandwidth. Includes 3-Band Parametric EQ, Resonance & Bandpass filters.

Dial Pad: Telephone Dial Pad. Create your own dialling sounds sequence.

Noise Laboratory

Design your own radio background noise and interferences sounds. Up to 6 different noise signals. Control FM Gen parameters via XY Pad. HP Filter, LP Filter & 3-Band Parametric EQ.

Noise Lab Sampler:  Once the desired background noise signal has been designed, is possible to trigger this noise signal as a sample via Noise Pad. Triggering envelope designer included.

Convolution Lab

Design your own voice noisy sounds. Add some noise and bad reception sounds to your voice. Input signal is convolved trough different noisy sound signals. Up to 6 different noisy sound signals. Control FM Gen parameters via XY Pad. Includes a 3-Band Parametric EQ.

Pre-Listen mode: It allows to listen the noise signal generated signal before the convolution process and can also be used as a second Noise Laboratory, like a background noise generator.

Input depending mode available: Activate or deactivate the convolution lab sound depending the input level. For example, you can create some noisy voice sounds and activate them only when the input level is high, so you will only hear these sounds only when y is louder, creating some interesting and realistic effects.

Sampler

Up to 6 pre-loaded radio & walkie-talkie sounds available. Load any sample from your computer; triggering envelope designer. Includes a 3-Band Parametric EQ.

Morse Code Test Tone Generator

Generate your own Morse Code messages.

Tuner

Fine tunning emulation (AFC)

Bitter

Add some extra distortion by reducing sample rate at output stage.

Master FX Rack

Includes 2 VST/AU plugin sections, 5-Band Parametric EQ, HPF and LPF.

Recording

WAV or AIFF files. Up to 192kHz / 32 Bits (depending your soundcard). Simultaneously dry/wet output signal recording mode available.

Batch Processing: Process and record a bunch of files in just 2 clicks.

Preset Manager

Includes presets. Create your own presets. Store and recall the whole session data.

MIDI Matrix

Control Voxpat via your midi device.

Input & Output Routing

Play and record audio from any DAW/Audio Editor.

Keyboard Shortcuts

For better and faster user experience.

System Requirements

PC

  • Windows 7 or later
  • Multicore Processor
  • Minimum 2GB RAM

Mac

  • Intel machine running OSX 10.7up to 10.13
  • Minimum 2GB RAM

38. Auto-Tune Vocal Studio

by Antares

Auto-Tune Vocal Studio

Auto-Tune Vocal Studio

Auto-Tune Vocal Studio combines Auto-Tune Pro, the worldwide standard in professional pitch and time correction, with AVOX 4, the latest generation of the Antares Vocal Toolkit. Together, this 12 plug-in bundle provide a comprehensive suite of tools for producing world-class vocal tracks. At a price that represents meaningful savings over the prices of Auto-Tune Pro and AVOX 4 purchased separately.

Products included:

Auto-Tune Pro

The Professional Standard

For twenty years, Auto-Tune has been the world standard for professional pitch correction (and more recently, time correction), and the tool of choice for the signature vocal effect of modern popular music. Today, it’s used daily by thousands of audio professionals around the world to save studio and editing time, ease the frustration of endless retakes, save that otherwise once-in-a-lifetime performance, or to create what has become the signature vocal effect of modern popular music.

Freedom of Expression

Auto-Tune Pro offers the transparent, natural sounding, and pristine pitch and time correction required for professional quality audio production, as well as the classic effects that have become a staple of popular music.

Use our Flex-Tune and Humanize technologies to bring a vocal performance perfectly into tune without sacrificing the expressive gestures and natural variations that give it its character and authenticity, or crank the Retune Speed for a dramatic Auto-Tune Effect.

The powerful Time Correction features in Graph Mode allow you to quickly touch up the timing errors in an otherwise perfect performance, or creatively rework the timing of your track without having to re-record it.

Our Low Latency Mode lets you perform through Auto-Tune in real time on stage or in the studio, without worrying about distracting delay.

Whether you’re in need of natural sounding pitch correction, versatile and transparent time correction, or classic effects, Auto-Tune Pro is the tool you’re looking for.

New Auto-Tune Pro Features

A New, Streamlined User Interface

Auto-Tune Pro features a sleek, all-new interface in both Auto Mode and Graph Mode, redesigned for ease of use and efficient workflow.

Auto Mode now includes two unique screen views: Basic View which gives you quick and easy access to the core features of Auto Mode, and Advanced View which unlocks the powerful MIDI, scale editing and vibrato features.

The Graph Mode interface has be redesigned from the ground up. In addition to a much larger Main Graph, the new Graph Mode features greater zoom resolution, user assignable zoom presets, and controls reconfigured to optimize workflow efficiency.

Classic Mode

Classic Mode is the much-requested return of the celebrated “Auto-Tune 5 sound.”

As we’ve added new features to Auto-Tune (such as Formant Correction, Throat Modeling, and Flex-Tune) the Auto-Tune algorithm has evolved, and its sonic qualities have undergone subtle changes, with each Auto-Tune version having its own slightly different character.

Over the years, the sound of Auto-Tune 5 has developed something of a cult following among musicians, audio engineers and producers, perhaps due in part to its use on many iconic pop recordings. Due to popular demand, we’ve made the Auto-Tune 5 sound available in Auto-Tune Pro via the new Classic Mode.

Auto-Key: Automatic Key and Scale Detection

Auto-Key is a brand new plug-in, included with your Auto-Tune Pro purchase, which automatically detects the key and scale of your music and sends that information to one or more instances of Auto-Tune Pro. If you already know the key and scale of your tracks, you may also find Auto-Key useful for simultaneously setting the Key and Scale parameters of multiple instances of Auto-Tune Pro from a single location.

ARA: Audio Random Access

Auto-Tune Pro now supports ARA (Audio Random Access.) ARA is a technology that allows for closer integration and exchange of information between audio plugins and host applications (digital audio workstations). When used with ARA-compatible DAWs such as Studio One and Mixcraft, it’s now possible to edit in Auto-Tune Pro’s Graph Mode without first playing through the selection to track the audio into Auto-Tune.

MIDI Parameter Control

Many of Auto-Tune Pro’s key parameters can now be controlled in real time with a MIDI controller, including Retune Speed, Flex-Tune, Humanize, Throat Length and all of the Vibrato functions. Assign the parameters to the controls on your MIDI device, and perform dramatic effects in real time on stage or in the studio.

Learn more about Auto-Tune Pro.

AVOX 4

The AVOX 4 Antares Vocal Toolkit combines 11 of our state-of-the-art vocal processing plug-ins to give you the power you need to create stunning vocal tracks in any musical style, as well as design unique vocal effects for audio post-production applications. All at a substantial savings over purchasing the plug-ins separately.

Harmony Engine Evo Vocal Modeling Harmony Generator

Harmony Engine Evo is a real-time harmony generating plug-in that puts professional-quality vocal harmony arrangements within reach of any songwriter, producer, musician or engineer. 

With four independent harmony voices, a variety of powerful harmony generating modes, humanization features for natural sounding performances, five integrated channels of CHOIR Vocal Multiplier, and a flexible real-time preset system for harmony and vocal type, Harmony Engine Evo provides incredibly easy-to-use tools to quickly and easily produce virtually any vocal arrangement you can imagine. 

Whether you’re an experienced vocal arranger, a songwriter looking for that perfect backup vocal, or a composer experimenting with unique vocal effects, Harmony Engine Evo gives you entirely new ways to create the harmony parts you hear in your head. In fact, experimenting with different harmonies is so easy (and, dare we suggest, fun), you may find yourself using Harmony Engine to explore harmonic alternatives you may have never otherwise considered. 

Learn more about Harmony Engine Evo.

MUTATOR Evo Extreme Voice Designer

MUTATOR Evo provides a combination of tools for creating unusual, weird, or downright wacky voices. With high-quality pitch shifting, throat modeling, pitch-tracking ring modulator-based “mutation,” and a mind-bending tempo-synced Alienization function, MUTATOR Evo is the perfect tool for unique special vocal effects and post-production sound design.

Learn more about MUTATOR Evo.

ARTICULATOR Evo Digital Talk Box

A modern-day version of the venerable talk box, ARTICULATOR Evo lets you extract the formant and amplitude information from a vocal (or other dynamic source) and apply it to any other audio track or to a built-in broadband noise generator. Perfect for talking guitars, singing synths, and a wide range of special effects.

Learn more about ARTICULATOR Evo.

WARM Tube Saturation Generator

Based on Antares’ legendary Tube plug-in, WARM warms up vocals with Antares’ world-renown analog tube modeling technology, while being so processing-efficient that you can put an instance on pretty much every track in a project and still barely see your CPU meter twitch.

With two tube models, a variable Drive control to set just the right amount of dynamic saturation, and an innovative OmniTube™ function to apply the tube effect to the entire signal (as opposed to just the transients), WARM is a great-sounding, incredibly easy-to-use tool for giving your vocals the benefits of a wide range of modeled analog tube effects.

Learn more about WARM.

ASPIRE Evo Aspiration Noise Processor

ASPIRE Evo is the world’s first tool for modifying a voice’s breathiness independently of its harmonic content. Whether reducing a bit of vocal rasp or adding a bit of smokiness, ASPIRE Evo allows modification of the amount and quality of a voice’s aspiration noise without otherwise affecting the vocal’s harmonic characteristics.

When you speak or sing, air from your lungs is forced through your vocal chords, causing them to vibrate. The resulting waveform is propagated through the throat, the mouth and out through the lips. It is the shape of these structures that create the resonant characteristics that define a unique vocal identity.

But going into a bit more detail, the vocal waveform is actually a combination of two different components. One, the one we usually think of as the primary element of vocal timbre, is the harmonic content generated by the process described above. However, there is a second component that is generated by the turbulence of the air rushing past the vocal chords. This component, aspiration noise, does not have harmonic content and can roughly be thought of as “breathiness.”

Aspiration noise presents itself in a variety of ways, from a subtle bit of breathiness to a full-blown rasp. Of course, whether it’s a problem or not depends on the amount of noise and the style of a performance. A whole lot of roughness that would work well for screaming punk or roots blues might well be a problem for mainstream pop or a smooth ballad (of course, it also might not). Up to now, there wasn’t much you could do about it. Now, with ASPIRE Evo, there is.

Learn more about ASPIRE Evo.

THROAT Evo Physical Modeling Vocal Designer

THROAT Evo is a revolutionary new vocal tool that lets you process a vocal through a meticulously crafted physical model of the human vocal tract. THROAT Evo begins by neutralizing the effect of the original singer’s vocal tract and then gives you the ability to specify the characteristics of the modeled vocal tract.

THROAT Evo’s controls allow you to modify the voice’s glottal waveform as well as globally stretch, shorten, widen or constrict the modeled vocal tract. For even more detailed control, THROAT Evo’s graphical Throat Shaping display allows you to individually adjust the position and width of five points in the vocal tract model, from the vocal chords, through the throat, mouth and out to the lips. THROAT Evo’s Breathiness controls let you add variable frequency noise to the model, resulting in a range of vocal effects from subtle breathiness, to raspiness, to a full whisper. Finally, THROAT Evo allows you to shift the pitch of the voice up or down an octave to create a wide range of alternative vocal characters.

While THROAT Evo has been designed to allow subtle modifications to a voice’s vocal quality, the range of the controls also allows the creation of vocal tract models well beyond the limits of physical human anatomy, offering the possibility of vocal characteristics that are simply unattainable by any other means.

Learn more about THROAT Evo.

DUO Evo Vocal Modeling Auto-Doubler

DUO Evo automatically generates a doubled vocal part from an existing vocal. In addition to allowing programmable variation in pitch, timing and vibrato depth, for even more realism, DUO Evo also includes a simplified version of THROAT Evo’s vocal modeling to provide timbral variation for the doubled part. DUO Evo’s output section gives you independent control of the level and stereo position of the original and doubled voices.

Learn more about DUO Evo.

CHOIR Evo Vocal Multiplier

Neither a harmonizer nor a conventional chorus effect, CHOIR Evo is a unique processor that actually turns a single voice into 4, 8, 16, or 32 distinct individual unison voices, each with its own pitch, timing and vibrato variations. The voices can, if desired, be spread across the stereo spectrum. Assign an instance of CHOIR Evo to each of four voices singing four-part harmony and voilà, instant choir. 

Learn more about CHOIR Evo.

PUNCH Evo Vocal Impact Enhancer

PUNCH Evo is a unique processor that, as its name implies, lets you quickly and easily give your vocal more dynamic impact, allowing it to cut through a dense mix with clarity and power. Combining advanced dynamic processing with an incredibly easy-to-use interface, PUNCH Evo gives professional results while letting you focus on your music.

Learn more about PUNCH Evo.

SYBIL Evo Variable Frequency De-Esser

SYBIL Evo tames vocal sibilance with threshold, ratio, attack and decay controls as well as a variable sidechain high pass frequency to match any vocal performance.

Learn more about SYBIL Evo.

System Requirements

Auto-Tune Pro

Mac

AAX Native (64 and 32-bit)

  • Pro Tools 10.3.8 or later.
  • Mac OS 10.8.5 to 10.13 as required by your version of Pro Tools.

VST3 (64 and 32-bit)

  • A compatible VST host program that supports VST3 format.
  • Mac OS 10.8.5 to 10.13 as required by your host.

Audio Units (64 and 32-bit)

  • A compatible host program that supports the AU format.
  • Mac OS 10.8.5 to 10.13 as required by your host.

Windows

AAX Native (64 and 32-bit)

  • Pro Tools 10.3.8 or later.
  • Windows 7 SP1 to Windows 10 as required by your version of Pro Tools.

VST3 (64 and 32-bit)

  • A compatible host program that supports the VST3 format.
  • Windows 7 SP1 to Windows 10 as required by your host.

AVOX 4

Mac

AAX Native (64 and 32-bit)

  • Pro Tools 10.3.8 or later.
  • Mac OS 10.6.8 to 10.12 as required by your version of Pro Tools

RTAS

  • Pro Tools 7.x to 10.x
  • Mac OS 10.5.8 to 10.9.5 as required by your version of Pro Tools.

VST3 (64 and 32-bit)

  • A compatible VST host program that supports the VST3 format.
  • Mac OS 10.6.8 to 10.12 as required by your host.

Audio Units (64 and 32-bit compatible)

  • A compatible host program that supports the Audio Units format. 
  • Mac OS 10.6.8 to 10.12 as required by your host.

Windows

AAX Native (64 and 32-bit)

  • Pro Tools 10.3.8 or later
  • Windows 7 to 10 as required by your version of Pro Tools

RTAS

  • Pro Tools 8 – 10
  • Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, or 8.1 as required by your version of Pro Tools

VST2, VST3 (64 and 32-bit)

  • A compatible host program that supports the VST2 or VST3 format.
  • Windows 7 to 10 as required by your host. (Not compatible with Windows XP.)

MIDI

Harmony Engine Evo’s MIDI functions require that your host allow routing of MIDI to plug-ins. If your host application does not support the routing of MIDI to plug-ins, Harmony Engine Evo’s MIDI functions will not operate.

DAW (Host) Compatibility

Mac

Fully Supported

  • Pro Tools – 10.3.8 or later (AAX)
    • Not compatible with Pro Tools First
  • Logic Pro – 9.1.8 or later (AU)
  • GarageBand – 10.0.3 or later (AU)
  • Cubase – 6.0.7 or later (VST3)
  • Nuendo – 5.5.6 or later (VST3)
  • Ableton Live – 9.1.8 or later (AU)
    • Currently, Avox Articulator is not compatible with Ableton Live.
  • Studio One – 2.0.4 or later (AU and VST3)
  • Audition – CC (AU and VST3)
    • MIDI features are not available in Adobe Audition

Possibly Compatible

  • Reaper – 4.77 or later (AU)
  • Digital Performer – 8 or later (AU)
  • Audacity – 2.1.0 (AU)

Windows

Fully Supported

  • Pro Tools – 10.3.8 or later (AAX)
    • Not compatible with Pro Tools First
  • Cubase – 6.0.7 or later (VST3)
  • Nuendo – 5.5.6 or later (VST3)
  • Ableton Live – 9.1.8 or later (VST2)
    • Currently, Avox Articulator is not compatible with Ableton Live.
  • Studio One – 2.0.4 or later (VST3)
  • Audition – CC (VST3)
    • MIDI features are not available in Adobe Audition

Possibly Compatible

  • Sonar – X3 or Platinum (VST2)
  • FL Studio – 10 or later (VST2, VST3)
  • Samplitude – Pro X2 (VST2, VST3)
  • Reaper – 4.77 (VST2) or 5 (VST2, VST3)

Not Compatible

  • Audacity

Note: AVOX 4 authorization requires a iLok USB smart key (sold separately) and the ability to access ilok.com (from any computer).

System Requirements

Auto-Tune Pro

Mac

AAX Native (64 and 32-bit)

  • Pro Tools 10.3.8 or later.
  • Mac OS 10.8.5 to 10.13 as required by your version of Pro Tools.

VST3 (64 and 32-bit)

  • A compatible VST host program that supports VST3 format.
  • Mac OS 10.8.5 to 10.13 as required by your host.

Audio Units (64 and 32-bit)

  • A compatible host program that supports the AU format.
  • Mac OS 10.8.5 to 10.13 as required by your host.

Windows

AAX Native (64 and 32-bit)

  • Pro Tools 10.3.8 or later.
  • Windows 7 SP1 to Windows 10 as required by your version of Pro Tools.

VST3 (64 and 32-bit)

  • A compatible host program that supports the VST3 format.
  • Windows 7 SP1 to Windows 10 as required by your host.

39. SA-2 Dialog Processor HD

by McDSP

SA-2 Dialog Processor HD

Note: This product is the HD version. You can purchase the Native version HERE.

Dialog. The focal point of any movie, television show, documentary, or for that matter, any creative media production involving the spoken word. Add to the mix a sweeping musical score, dozens of foley effects, and plenty more – and it becomes clear the job of dialog mixing is a tall order. After all, if you can’t hear what the actors are saying, why watch it at all!

The SA-2 Dialog Processor is based on hardware originally conceived by Academy Award winning re-recording mixer Mike Minkler and used on over 100 major motion pictures. The SA-2 is designed to improve the overall sound of recorded speech. But the SA-2 is not just for dialog. It’s equally useful for vocals, and is a great tool for adjusting the timbre of any track, a reliable de-esser, and a fine multi-frequency compressor, in our completely biased opinion.

The SA-2 Dialog Processor is made up of 5 bands of strategic active equalization, configured in a variety of modes to best address common issues of dialog. Each band of active equalization has a threshold control to determine at what signal level the active equalizer begins to effect the signal. There are also enable buttons for each band to quickly audition the effect of any given band. Two mode selectors – one for controlling the ballistics of the active equalization, and a second for placing the five bands at strategic locations in the frequency spectrum. Finally, there are input and output gain controls for overall adjustment.

Features

  • Five independent bands of strategic active equalization
  • Multiple process modes for a variety of applications
  • Unique signal reduction metering
  • Double precision processing
  • Ultra low latency
  • Mono and stereo versions

System Requirements

Mac:

  • OSX 10.8 or higher (64-bit only)

Windows:

  • Windows 7 or higher (64/32-bit)

Formats:

  • AAX DSP/Native
  • AU
  • VST

Platform Requirements:

  • AAX versions require Pro Tools 10.3.8 or higher, or Pro Tools 11.1.3 or higher
  • S3L/S6L versions require VENUE OS 5.2 or higher
  • AU versions recommended for Logic 9, X, or higher
  • VST versions recommended for Cubase 7.x, 8.X, or higher, and Nuendo 6.5 or higher

Activation:

Please note: This product can be activated using iLok Cloud OR an iLok USB Dongle.


40. ARTICULATOR Evo

by Antares

ARTICULATOR Evo

A modern-day version of the venerable talk box, ARTICULATOR Evo lets you extract the formant and amplitude information from a vocal (or other dynamic source) and apply it to any other audio track or to a built-in broadband noise generator. 

Perfect for talking guitars, singing synths, and a wide range of special effects (all without having to put a plastic tube in your mouth).

If you’ve ever seen a guitarist with a plastic tube in his or her mouth and their guitar sounding like it’s talking, then you pretty much know what a talk box is. Antares’ ARTICULATOR Evo is a modern day version of the talk box that lets lets you extract the formant and amplitude information from a vocal line and apply it to any other audio track. It lets you create talking guitars, singing synths, whispering voices, or a wide range of special effects.

ARTICULATOR Evo is unique among the AVOX plug-ins in that while every other AVOX plug-in is designed to process and affect a vocal track, ARTICULATOR Evo is designed to use a vocal track to control the processing of a second track, ideally a track with broadband harmonic content like a rich synth patch, a processed guitar, or the built-in noise generator (but typically not another vocal track). 

System Requirements

Mac

AAX Native (64 and 32-bit)

  • Pro Tools 10.3.8 or later
  • Mac OS 10.6.8 to 10.12 as required by your version of Pro Tools

RTAS

  • Pro Tools 8.x to 10.x
  • Mac OS 10.5.8 to 10.9.5 as required by your version of Pro Tools.

VST

  • A compatible VST host program that supports the VST3 format.
  • Mac OS 10.6.8 to 10.12 as required by your host.

Audio Units

  • A compatible host program that supports the Audio Units format. 
  • Mac OS 10.6.8 to 10.12 as required by your host.

Windows

AAX Native (64 and 32-bit compatible)

  • Pro Tools 10.3.8 or later
  • Windows 7 to 10. as required by your version of Pro Tools

RTAS

  • Pro Tools 7.x – 10.x
  • Windows XP (32-bit only), Vista and 7 as required by your version of Pro Tools

VST

  • A compatible host program that supports the VST2 or VST3 format.
  • Windows 7 to 10 as required by your host.

Host (DAW) Compatibility

Mac

Fully Supported

  • Pro Tools – 10.3.8 or later (AAX)
    • Not compatible with Pro Tools First
  • Logic Pro – 9.1.8 or later (AU)
  • GarageBand – 10.0.3 or later (AU)
  • Cubase – 6.0.7 or later (VST3)
  • Nuendo – 5.5.6 or later (VST3)
  • Ableton Live – 9.1.8 or later (AU)
    • Currently, Avox Articulator is not compatible with Ableton Live.
  • Studio One – 2.0.4 or later (AU and VST3)
  • Audition – CC (AU and VST3)
    • MIDI features are not available in Adobe Audition

Possibly Compatible

  • Reaper – 4.77 or later (AU)
  • Digital Performer – 8 or later (AU)
  • Audacity – 2.1.0 (AU)

Windows

Fully Supported

  • Pro Tools – 10.3.8 or later (AAX)
    • Not compatible with Pro Tools First
  • Cubase – 6.0.7 or later (VST3)
  • Nuendo – 5.5.6 or later (VST3)
  • Ableton Live – 9.1.8 or later (VST2)
    • Currently, Avox Articulator is not compatible with Ableton Live.
  • Studio One – 2.0.4 or later (VST3)
  • Audition – CC (VST3)
    • MIDI features are not available in Adobe Audition

Possibly Compatible

  • Sonar – X3 or Platinum (VST2)
  • FL Studio – 10 or later (VST2, VST3)
  • Samplitude – Pro X2 (VST2, VST3)
  • Reaper – 4.77 (VST2) or 5 (VST2, VST3)

Not Compatible

  • Audacity

Note: ARTICULATOR Evo authorization requires an iLok USB smart key and the ability to access ilok.com (on any computer).


41. ASPIRE Evo

by Antares

ASPIRE Evo

ASPIRE Evo is the world’s first tool for modifying a voice’s breathiness independently of its harmonic content. Whether reducing a bit of vocal rasp or adding a bit of smokiness, ASPIRE Evo allows modification of the amount and quality of a voice’s aspiration noise without otherwise affecting the vocal’s harmonic characteristics.

What’s ASPIRE Evo do?

Quite simply, ASPIRE Evo analyzes a vocal in real time and separates the aspiration noise (breathiness) component from the harmonic content. It then allows you to either increase or decrease the amount of aspiration noise, as well as letting you affect the character of the aspiration noise by applying a parametric EQ to the noise component.

Aspiration noise presents itself in a variety of ways, from a subtle bit of breathiness to a full-blown rasp. Of course, whether it’s a problem or not depends on the amount of noise and the style of a performance. A whole lot of roughness that would work well for screaming punk or roots blues might well be a problem for mainstream pop or a smooth ballad (of course, it also might not). Up to now, there wasn’t much you could do about it. Now, with ASPIRE Evo, there is.

  • The ability to match a vocal quality to a performance style by decreasing or increasing a voice’s natural breathiness
  • A band of parametric EQ to modify the quality of the aspiration noise component of the vocal
  • A real-time display that lets you visualize the effect of the aspiration noise processing

System Requirements

Mac

AAX Native (64 and 32-bit)

  • Pro Tools 10.3.8 or later
  • Mac OS 10.6.8 to 10.12 as required by your version of Pro Tools

RTAS

  • Pro Tools 8.x to 10.x
  • Mac OS 10.5.8 to 10.9.5 as required by your version of Pro Tools.

VST

  • A compatible VST host program that supports the VST3 format.
  • Mac OS 10.6.8 to 10.12 as required by your host.

Audio Units

  • A compatible host program that supports the Audio Units format. 
  • Mac OS 10.6.8 to 10.12 as required by your host.

Windows

AAX Native (64 and 32-bit compatible)

  • Pro Tools 10.3.8 or later
  • Windows 7 to 10. as required by your version of Pro Tools

RTAS

  • Pro Tools 7.x – 10.x
  • Windows XP (32-bit only), Vista and 7 as required by your version of Pro Tools

VST

  • A compatible host program that supports the VST2 or VST3 format.
  • Windows 7 to 10 as required by your host.

Host (DAW) Compatibility

Mac

Fully Supported

  • Pro Tools – 10.3.8 or later (AAX)
    • Not compatible with Pro Tools First
  • Logic Pro – 9.1.8 or later (AU)
  • GarageBand – 10.0.3 or later (AU)
  • Cubase – 6.0.7 or later (VST3)
  • Nuendo – 5.5.6 or later (VST3)
  • Ableton Live – 9.1.8 or later (AU)
    • Currently, Avox Articulator is not compatible with Ableton Live.
  • Studio One – 2.0.4 or later (AU and VST3)
  • Audition – CC (AU and VST3)
    • MIDI features are not available in Adobe Audition

Possibly Compatible

  • Reaper – 4.77 or later (AU)
  • Digital Performer – 8 or later (AU)
  • Audacity – 2.1.0 (AU)

Windows

Fully Supported

  • Pro Tools – 10.3.8 or later (AAX)
    • Not compatible with Pro Tools First
  • Cubase – 6.0.7 or later (VST3)
  • Nuendo – 5.5.6 or later (VST3)
  • Ableton Live – 9.1.8 or later (VST2)
    • Currently, Avox Articulator is not compatible with Ableton Live.
  • Studio One – 2.0.4 or later (VST3)
  • Audition – CC (VST3)
    • MIDI features are not available in Adobe Audition

Possibly Compatible

  • Sonar – X3 or Platinum (VST2)
  • FL Studio – 10 or later (VST2, VST3)
  • Samplitude – Pro X2 (VST2, VST3)
  • Reaper – 4.77 (VST2) or 5 (VST2, VST3)

Not Compatible

  • Audacity

Note: ASPIRE Evo authorization requires an iLok USB smart key and the ability to access ilok.com (on any computer).


42. SpeakUp

by Audified

SpeakUp

“So They Can Hear What You Say”

Creating voice-overs has never been easier.

Adjusting the volume of a spoken word in a video can be time-consuming. In Audified, we thought there could be much easier way to edit voice-overs. Just add music and SpeakUp.

  • Advanced voice detection
  • Time-saving tool
  • Two independent control buses
  • Adjusting spectrum of music track to make speech clearly audible
  • Allows complex combinations of Sensor & Performer plug-ins
  • Cooperates with DAW automation

Story Behind SpeakUp

SpeakUp has emerged from the necessity to simplify the process of creating voiceovers and YouTube shows. SpeakUp plugin bundle does exactly that. Applying the SpeakUp Sensor plugin on the speech track and SpeakUp Performer on the music allows you to focus only on what is really important – your show. User friendly control allows you to adjust the plug-in behavior to suit you the best.

Do They Hear What You Say?

Some video editors spend hours of their precious time by adjusting the volume perfectly.
We kept them in mind. The responsive plugins assure the ideal blend of voice, background sounds and music.
SpeakUp was composed by professionals. For professionals.

Manual Voice-Over Adjusting

Voice-over projects takes a long time to prepare and it is not the most creative part of show production. And being radio-show-hosts is not easy while you have to master the multitasking skill to control the music and advertisements while doing talk-show. Easy to use tool that covers the technicality while allowing you to focus on show itself is not available.

SpeakUp Does It For You

SpeakUp, the unique tool that makes it all for you. So you can focus on the more important parts of your project.

SpeakUp Sensor

Just right amount of control.

  • Sensitivity – adjust the threshold of voice-over detection
  • Lookahead – tell the Sensor plugin how much to delay the speech so the music fades-out before the speech in the final render.
  • Control Bus – choose up to two independent control busses if you need sophisticated scenario.
  • Force Talk – push this button to be heard immediately no matter if you reach the Sensitivity threshold or not

Sensor Mode

The Performer is fully controlled by Sensors. It can’t be easier.

  • Ducking Amount – defines the currently applied amount (0-100%) of desired attenuation
  • Fade-out Time – transition time between 0 % and 100 % Ducking Amount
  • Fade-in Time – transition time between 100 % and 0 % Ducking Amount
  • Hold Time – keep the Ducking Amount value at 100 % while there is no speech
  • Target Attenuation – set the target attenuation applied on music track
  • Speech Frequencies Attenuation – set the attenuation of speech filter applied on your music track to enhance intelligibility of the voice-over
  • Control Bus – set the performer to listen to Sensor signals on up to two independent control busses

Automation Mode

Driven by your will – write Ducking Amount parameter automation curve directly to your DAW (in Sensor Mode), modify it or even redraw it from scratch. Then just let the SpeakUp Automation mode do its magic. Performer is only controlled by the Ducking Amount parameter value read from DAW, Sensor signals have no effect in this mode.

  • Ducking Amount – defines the currently applied amount (0-100%) of desired attenuation
  • Target Attenuation – set the target attenuation applied on music track
  • Speech Frequencies Attenuation – set the attenuation of speech filter applied on your music track to enhance intelligibility of the voice-over

System Requirements

Mac

  • Mac OS X 10.9 – Mac OS X 10.14
  • AAX 32b, AAX 64b, AU 32b, AU 64b, VST3 32b, VST3 64b

Windows

  • Windows 7 – Windows 10
  • AAX 32b, AAX 64b, VST3 32b, VST3 64b

43. Swift Vocal Production Bundle

by Exclusive Bundles+

Swift Vocal Production Bundle

Streamline Your Vocals

Introducing the 3rd instalment in the Swift Bundle series, Swift Vocal Production. This collection sees three professional products designed for expert vocal production come together in one unique package, where you will find everything you need to produce and mix your vocals until they are brimming with clarity and quality.

iZotope Nectar Elements is the all-in-one introductory software to vocal production. Using the 6 parameters, you can adjust the pitch, clarity, sibilance, dynamics, tone and space of your vocals to perfection. Nectar now comes with Vocal Assistant, iZotope’s world-famous assistive technology that analyses and provides suggestive settings to streamline the process of vocal production.

Sonnox VoxDoubler is a two-plugin product designed for production situations that involve vocal doubling. Thicken mode creates a more substantial vocal performance by emulating the effect of singing the same part twice, whilst Widen mode widens a mono performance by generating two new mono voices and panning them, making it perfect for getting super wide vocals that stand out.

Completing the bundle is Producertech’s comprehensive guide to writing, recording and processing your vocals. Featuring 11 modules, this video course walks you through the entire process of adding vocals to a track, leaving you with perfect sounding vocals, every time.

The Swift Vocal Production Bundle is exclusive to Plugin Boutique and available for a limited time only.

iZotope Nectar Elements

Vocals, In the Mix

Give your vocals professional clarity and polish with Nectar Elements. Using the new Vocal Assistant, Nectar Elements analyzes and adapts to your vocal sound, taking the guesswork out of placing your vocal in the mix and letting you make your vocals stand out in just a few clicks.

Features

  • Vocal Assistant: Using our latest advances in machine learning, Vocal Assistant listens to your vocal and creates a custom preset unique to your sound. Select from three distinct mixing modes covering vocals of all styles, from modern music to dialogue. Nectar Elements automatically detects resonant frequencies, chooses the right amount of compression and reverb, reduces problematic sibilance, and then adjusts the tone to your chosen target.
  • Three Vibe Modes: Select between three distinct Vibe modes (Modern, Vintage, or Dialogue) to tell Nectar Elements what kind of sound you’re going for. Get an aggressive lead vocal that cuts through a rock mix, warm background vocals for a jazz arrangement, or beautiful dialogue for podcast. No matter what style you’re working in, Nectar Elements always knows what to do.
  • Scaling Controls: Customize your unique preset with six adjustable sliders that scale in intensity based on your target. Practical controls like Dynamics, Tone, and Space allow you to adjust your sound while keeping your vocals under control.

Learn more about iZotope Nectar Elements.

Sonnox VoxDoubler

Vocal performances lie at the very heart of a song. Doubling vocals is a really effective way of adding more contrast, drama and presence to the story of your song.

It’s therefore hard to imagine much of recorded popular music without the special quality that double-tracked vocals bring to a mix, either used over an entire track or just to help a chorus or key lyric connect with a listener.

Why VoxDoubler?

You want believable and natural sounding doubles but don’t have access to your vocalist, or the time required to:

  • Record extra takes in order to comp doubles
  • Transfer a lead take into an external editor, make copies of it and then manipulate the pitch and timing of them
  • Maybe you like the speed of using a classic stereo imager, chorus or harmonising effect, but aren’t so happy with the rather unnatural artefacts that can often occur?

Enter VoxDoubler. Bespoke designed to give you the best of these two approaches; ease of use, real-time processing and results that sound as lifelike as if the doubled parts were actually multi-tracked. Saving you time, money and maintaining your creative flow.

Features

  • Generate believable double and triple vocal tracks to create width, depth or add thickness
  • Humanise section to adjust the Timing and Pitch of the doubles relative to the original vocal
  • Depth control to push the new doubled voices deeper into the mix
  • Tone control to prevent sibilant doubles from becoming distracting, or to brighten those that are too muddy
  • Track/Aux mode allows you to apply the effect in place or, for more advanced control, mix it in parallel on an aux return
  • A more cost-effective alternative, both in terms of initial outlay and speed of use, than more complex and manual processes
  • Engineered for vocals, but try it on instruments too!
  • Hallmark Sonnox audio precision, transparency and reliability

Learn more about Sonnox VoxDoubler.

Producertech Producer’s Guide to Vocals

A good vocal has the power to transform a decent track into an unforgettable global hit, and this course will provide all the knowledge you need to write, record and process your very own vocals.

The course is a comprehensive guide to the entire process of adding vocals to a track, beginning with writing tips and suggestions for selecting and finding a vocalist, before moving onto invaluable guidance on equipment and how to ensure the recording session goes without a hitch. He then gives an in-depth guide to his professional techniques for processing vocals, covering everything from EQing and reverb, to creative slicing of improvised material, using a range of DAWs’ internal effects and 3rd party plugins.

Sample Module

Learn more about Producertech Producer’s Guide to Vocals.

System Requirements

iZotope Nectar Elements

Supported Operating Systems

  • Mac: OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) – macOS 10.13 (High Sierra)
  • Windows: Windows 7 – Windows 10

Formats

  • AudioUnit
  • AAX (64-bit), AAX-AS (64-bit AudioSuite)
  • RTAS (32-bit), DPM (32-bit AudioSuite)
  • VST 2
  • VST 3

Supported Plug-in Host Applications

  • Logic Pro X, Ableton Live 9-10, Pro Tools 10-2018, Cubase 9.5, FL Studio 12, Studio One 3,
  • Reason 10, Reaper 5, Bitwig Studio 2

Sonnox VoxDoubler

The new Toolbox range offers 2 activations for each product licence you buy.

Providing you have an iLok account, each activation will allow you to authorise your Plug-In on one of these devices:

  • Machine
  • iLok device, iLok2 / iLok3 required with latest drivers
  • iLok Cloud. Active internet connection required

Pro Tools:

  • Pro Tools 10.3.8 and above – AAX Native
  • Approved Pro Tools CPU, OS and hardware configuration

Audio Units:

  • Audio Units-compatible application (Logic, Digital Performer etc.)
  • Mac OS X 10.7 or later

VST2 / VST3:

  • VST2 or VST3 compatible application (Cubase, Nuendo, Sequoia etc.)
  • Mac OS X 10.7 or later
  • Windows 7 or later

Supported Hosts:

  • Compatible with any desktop application that supports Audio Unit (AU), VST2 or VST3 Plug-Ins.
  • Also supports Pro Tools AAX Native Plug-In format

Please Note: This product now supports iLok Cloud Authorisation. An iLok USB Dongle OR an active internet connection is required in order to activate and use this product.

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