Melodyne editor 2.0 comes with extended timing tools. See in this video, how the new Time Handles and the Attack Speed tool allow for even more detailed editing of your audio tracks.
New in this release:
- Attack Speed tool for editing transients. (That could make this a lot more interesting creatively.) New Time Handles for changing time in the notes. These tools have special applicability to percussion and vocal phrasing, respectively, but may have some other interesting alternative applications.
- Edit notes in other scales, temperaments, and tunings. (Re-tuning to alternative tuning systems, anyone?)
- Keyboard shortcuts work in plug-in mode, display and highlight is improved.
- Work via ReWire with hosts that lack plug-ins. Read: Reason. And that could make this an interesting companion to Reason’s record workflows.
More about Melodyne editor 2.0:
Here’s the pitch:
Shape audio as never before
Vocal polishing of the highest quality, the removal of wrong notes from piano recordings, incredible harmonic and rhythmic freedom: Melodyne editor is the most powerful edition of our one-track product family and offers you the entire spectrum of Melodyne’s award-winning capabilities
Unique and award winning
Melodyne editor, with its Direct Note Access technology, makes possible what had previously been considered impossible: access to individual notes in polyphonic audio material. Correct wrong notes in a piano recording; change the chords in a guitar accompaniment after the recording is over; refashion a sample lick. Only Melodyne editor gives you the freedom to work like this with audio. And allows you to do things you could only dream of doing before.
Edit music and not just audio data
With Melodyne editor you can edit your audio material in an intuitive and flexible way. Simply move an audio note to a different pitch or a different position. Make notes longer or shorter, louder or softer. Delete notes from chords or add new ones by copying. Use a multitude of scales, create your own or extract scales from audio recordings. Control the timing in detail and even the time course within notes. These functions for shaping audio will give you an experience you don‘t want to miss.
Best sound, best reputation, best of company
Melodyne editor is at home in all the great studios of the world and can be heard on countless productions. Leading producers are of one voice in praising the sound quality, flexibility, speed and reliability. Whether used as a problem solver in the hard day-to-day work of production or as a source of ideas and creative tool: Melodyne editor quickly becomes indispensible and inspires time and again.
The future of audio
Melodyne editor will change the way you work with audio. The note-based approach and intuitive operation of Melodyne editor will soon seem so natural to you and so much a matter of course that you will no longer regard audio as something fixed and given but quite simply as music. As music you can shape and refashion virtually at will. To correct and optimize or fully restructure in order to make new ideas reality. This is how we picture the future of audio editing. And with Melodyne editor, this future is yours already today.
Freaky Loops has released Future Tech Vocals, a collection of one word single shot samples, glitched vocal sounds, vox stabs, Fx Processed Loops, vocal hooks and re-sequenced parts which together form a formidable collection of samples for any producer looking to introduce the human element to loops and sections of their productions.
Future Tech Vocals, includes over 750 vocal loops and samples. In this unique pack you can expect to find vocoded and distorted, dry and compressed vocals.
This pack is suitable for electro, dubstep, minimal, tech house, progressive house, grime, glitch or big room electro.. no matter what genre, these vocals will top off your production nicely. Concentrating on single phrases and short, catchy lines, this is perfect for hooks and top lines.
Future Tech Vocals features
- 460 MB content, featuring 150 loops at 128 Bpm, and over 600 Single Hit Vocal samples recorded at 24 bit quality.
- Includes 100 Glitched Vocal Loops, 50 Twisted Vocal Loops, 32 Vocal FX, 157 Voice Phrases, 195 One Shot Vox, plus 222 Vocal Words.
- All loops are tempo labeled.
Future Tech Vocals is available to purchase for £24.95 GBP.
More information: Future Tech Vocals
More info: http://bit.ly/sEqxOG
In this video tutorial, Dubspot Instructor Matt Cellitti offers tips and tricks for transforming and shaping ordinary sounds with Native Instruments Maschine’s high-performance sampler and and turning them into versatile sampled instruments. Cellitti is co-designer and developer of our Maschine program, along with our very own Heinrich Zwahlen. For those looking for high quality training on Maschine’s hardware/software combination, this is the program. The classes will be available in our school in New York City and at Dubspot Online this January.
Virsyn has announced the release of KLON 1.1 vocal designer plug-in.
New Features in version 1.1:
- VST3 / VST2.4: 64-bit version for Windows 7 and Windows Vista.
- VST3: AI Knob Interface integrated.
The heart of the vocal designer plugin KLON is a harmonic pitch shifter for natural pitch and formant manipulation of vocal sounds in realtime. It takes your voice and adds up to 16 different copies of your voice in realtime.
Pricing and Availability:
KLON will be available for 99 Euros until December 31st, 2011.
The upgrade to KLON 1.1 is free of charge for users of KLON.
I guess how professional it is remains to be seen, if you have tried it feel free to leave your comments.
VocaLive for iPad now available in the iTunes App Store! VocaLive for iPad takes an already powerful vocal processing app that has become a favorite on the iPhone® and iPod touch® and makes it even more powerful. The iPad version adds a fourth effect slot to the signal processing chain, and two of those effect slots can hold the specific “vocal effects” compared to just one vocal effect per chain on the iPhone version. The preset browser is also available in the main window of the interface making loading and saving VocaLive presets even easier. The Favorites section has been expanded from 4 to 40 in the iPad version utilizing a new bank button. Favorites put presets right in the bottom panel on large, accessible buttons for immediate loading of the artist’s most-used settings.
VocaLive includes 5 Vocal Effects — Pitch Fix (for tuning correction or stylized quantization FX), Choir (a 3-part harmonizer), Morph (an X-Y pitch and formant shifter that changes the tonal quality of the voice from subtle deepening to radical gender bending) Double (Double effect gets unlocked by registering) and De-Esser — along with 7 Studio Effects — Reverb, Delay, Parametric EQ, Compressor, Chorus, Phazer and Envelope Filter — that together create the perfect vocal processing solution.
VocaLive for iPad features:
- Real time vocal processor + recording app
- 4-processor vocal effects chain
- 12 professional studio quality vocal effects
- Single track recorder expandable to a full 8-track recording studio with master effects section, available for purchase in the in-app Shop
- Import and play songs to be used as backing tracks directly from your music library or computer
- Voice Cancel feature lets you create sing-along backing tracks by removing the vocal track from existing recordings
- 50 presets included with 4 Favorites for fast recall
- Includes metronome and vocal warm-up tools
- Low-latency for real time vocal processing
Here’s a preview of a new vocal synth for Windows:
My vocal synthesizer VstPlugin in action.
The sounds are completely synthesized / modifyed (no samples used) .
Voxengo has released version 2.6 of Voxformer, a multi-functional vocal channel strip effect plugin for Windows and Mac.
The most important change this version implements is the addition of 3 new saturation modes that extend the sound coloration palette you can use to process your tracks.
Changes in Voxformer v2.6
- Added 3 new modes to the saturation module.
- Plugin’s popup-windows now recover last position after reopening.
- Mouse backward and forward buttons can be used for filter type and parameter value selection.
- The “Alt” key can now be used to adjust knob parameters synchronously in several channel groups.
- The “Min Infrastructure” user interface display mode added.
- The “Flat Level Meters” level meter display mode added.
- The “Show All Filter Shapes” global switch added.
- Version change history information window added.
- The “Do Not Show Latency Changes” global switch added.
Voxformer for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available to purchase for $69.95 USD.
Voxformer is a multi-functional vocal channel strip plug-in for professional audio applications. Combining several professional quality processing modules, Voxformer was designed to be a comprehensive solution for all your vocal processing needs – be it spoken or sung vocals.
The coolest feature of Voxformer is its one-knob vocal compressor. Using only a single knob, you can get a tight, open and definitive professional vocal sound with an excellent articulation in no time. You do not have to worry about common ratio and make-up gain controls since they are automatically selected by the advanced compression algorithm while attack and release parameters are stored in a mode preset. Moreover, Voxformer features two compressors of this type, allowing you to apply either a two-band or a two-stage (serial) vocal compression.
Voxformer also features the de-esser with selectable center frequency and threshold. Multi-band noise gate is available, which, in a manner similar to the compressor, was designed to bring ease of tuning while providing excellent sonic results. For those who like a saturated vocal sound, Voxformer implements a special module which applies a smooth saturation. Another useful feature Voxformer has to offer is the presence boosting module, which you can use to add some shine and space to the vocals.
As a finishing touch, Voxformer offers you a flexible easy-handling 5-band parametric equalizer (pre/post selectable) with a real-time output stage fast Fourier transform (FFT) spectrum analyzer display. In most cases Voxformer can be used for processing of a wide range of instruments beside vocals.
Follow along as AfroDJMac shares the vocal effect rack he uses for live performances. Various effects and techniques from Beat Repeats to Reverbs, Distortions, Delays, etc. are discussed in a practical and immediately usable way. Also, there is a Dub Delay Rack for use on Send Channels to further add dimensions to your music. Enjoy!
Download the Live set here: http://bit.ly/freesynth12
Save the presets to your library.
I have been asked a bunch of times how I process my vocals for live performance. This week I am giving away the exact rack I use in my rig. It contains many different devices: reverbs, delays, filters, choruses, beat repeats… If we were talking about guitars, it would be as if I let you have my pedal board. I’ve spent the better part of a year tweaking this set up to get it to the point it is now, and I’m sure it will continue to evolve. The entire rack is made up of Ableton Plug ins, except for one, Izotope Nectar, which I occasionally use for an auto-tune effect (is that a sin?). (Note: if you don’t own Nectar, the rest of the rack will function normally). I’ve mapped most of the parameters of this effect rack to knobs on my APC 40 and LaunchPad. I left the midi mapping intact, in case you happen to own those two wonderful controllers (the video details the mappings). Otherwise, just map them to the controller of your choice.
Also, I’ve included another useful effect rack, “Dub Delay the AfroDJMac Way.” This is a rack I place on a Send Channel and use it to further manipulate various tracks in my set up. It has delay, reverb, chorus, high pass filter and allows you to send the output of the track back to the track itself, creating the Dub Delay effect. ( Dub Delay is simply when the output of a delay is fed back into the delay, essentially creating a feedback loop). In order to enable the sends on a send channel, you need to right click the send knob and select “enable send.” Be careful with this particular technique, because the track can get very loud very quickly.
MusicRadar has provided a nice list of all in all 96 vocal tips, enjoy
We generally recommend that if you’re aiming for really pro-sounding vocals it’s easier to have a real preamp on the go, keeping good signal levels on the way in. If you haven’t got access to one of these, however, you can always try throwing in something that provides the same sort of flavour. Plug-ins such as PSP’s Mix Saturator 2 offer some handy preamp settings that quite convincingly mimic outboard saturation and compression.
It’s vital to get the best mic position for your vocalist. While it’s usually best to start from right in front of the mic, some people’s voices may sound better a little closer or further away, or even to the side. If your singer’s voice has a nasal quality, for example, you might want to place the mic slightly above their nose rather than in front of or below it. Experiment until you find the sweet spot.
Many vocalists sing better when they tilt their head back a little, as it opens up their vocal chords. The easiest way to take advantage of this is to place the mic slightly higher than the singer’s mouth, angled down towards them – this will encourage them to tilt their head back as they sing.
It might sound a little obvious, but before doing a vocal take, it’s a good idea to make sure your singer has a clear idea of where the lines should be placed. There’s nothing wrong with having them scribbled down on a piece of paper, but generally speaking, a singer who doesn’t know the lyrics probably isn’t that sure how to sing them either.
Make sure you keep track of your singer’s position (even if your singer is you). You will often find yourself taking breaks, or coming back to re-record a line, and it’s very important to make sure the vocals are coming from the same position each time – if not, they might not sound the same. It goes without saying that you should keep track of where the mic was, too.
Adding an artificial stereo spread effect to a vocal can be a great way of giving it real presence, but it also has the effect of taking away some of the vocal’s punch and causing it to lose some of its prominence in a mix, so is often not ideal on the lead vocal. Instead, try using it for backing vocals or layered words, or for specific effect on certain words.
Chorus effects are great, but one of the best ways to achieve chorusing is to actually record multiple takes of the vocal. You can then take a few of these and layer them – try panning a couple slightly and leaving one centred, or thinning out the underlying two a little with EQ and more heavily compressing the central one for added impact.
You can thicken up a thin-sounding vocal by using a synth layered underneath it that subtly plays the same notes. You can even use a sidechained gate on the synth, triggered by the vocal, to ensure they only play together. Alternatively, try using something like Waves Tune, which will export the notes of your vocal as a MIDI file. Then compress the synth and vocal as one.
There are plug-ins out there, like Antares Punch, which are designed to accentuate the more punchy parts of a vocal, but you can also achieve something similar using gating or even an expander on your compressor. With a gate, for example, you just need to set it up so that only the punchy parts of your vocal open the gate, and then apply a small amount of gain reduction.
One of the great ways to keep a vocal punchy but still interesting is to use some of your additional takes to layer key words. These could be words that are significant in a lyrical sense, or that work well with the groove, or that enhance the arrangement. Just be sure not to overdo it – use them sparingly enough that they keep their impact when they appear.
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Inspiration for a waveguide model based on Lovecraft’s ululating Elder Thing came shortly after the development of Fauna VST. This more complex vocal tract includes a reflective multiport junction. It is a rather eclectic instrument.
The vocal tract includes a monophonic input for processing external sounds. The lightly limited demo is non-expiring. Would that the same could be said for human sanity.
The price is $20 for an introductory period, or $30 if you also wish to purchase Amboea VST.
You can download the demo version to try at http://www.xoxos.net/