iZotope VocalSynth – Manipulate Your Voice With Vocoder, Talkbox And More



UPDATE: Check out our iZotope VirtualSynth review!

If you love the sonic possibilities offered by classic and modern vocal processing techniques (or if you just don’t like the sound of your voice), these are exciting times.

A couple of months ago Madrona Labs has released Virta, a flexible and patchable synthesizer and effect that can be controlled not just by MIDI and OSC, but by audio too (see our Virta review).

Today iZotope introduced VocalSynth, an easy to use new multi-effects plug-in that opens up an expansive array of vocal potential, allowing you to produce the complex, interesting and unique vocal effects that have driven numerous hit songs (the press release goes from Daft Punk’s Around the World and Beastie Boys Intergalactic to Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody and Radiohead’s Everything in the Right Place – how about Laurie Anderson, guys?).

Thanks to VocalSynth’s four resynthesis engines — Vocoder, Talkbox, Polyvox, and Compuvox — and its expressive vocal effects controls you can create electronic vocal textures, robot sounds, computerised harmonies, vocoder and talkbox effects, and thick octaves or doubles.

Key Features
● Four advanced vocal engines: Use the voice as the foundation for robotic vocals (Vocoder), organic harmonies (Polyvoice), glitchy digital speech (Compuvox), and singing synthesized sounds (Talkbox).

● Specialized vocal effects: Add edgy or tasteful distortion, filters, speaker convolution modeling, beat-repeats, and wide stereo delays.

● Pitch correction: Correct off-key notes in vocals with real-time pitch correction, preserving the original formants and timbre of the vocals for natural-sounding results.

● Streamlined voice generation: Easily add harmonies, octaves, or unisons in Auto mode, or plug in a MIDI controller to drive VocalSynth with the specific harmony voicings.

● Presets across genres: Quickly access classic sounds that are known and loved, plus distinctive new combinations of all four vocal engines.

We’ll have more on this plugin soon, I’m looking forward to giving it a try.

UPDATE: Check out our iZotope VirtualSynth review!

Pricing and compatibility
VocalSynth is available to download now with an introductory discount of 25% until 16th June ($149/£104). A trial version is available.
Compatible with Windows 7, 8, and 10 and Mac OS X 10.8, 10.9, 10.10, 10.11
AAX (64-bit), AAX AudioSuite (64-bit), RTAS (32-bit), DPM AudioSuite (32-bit), VST2, VST3, and Audio Unit.

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