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Tascam and Antares Audio Technologies have collaborated to create the TA-1VP Vocal Processor, a single-rackspace processor for live performance, house of worship or studio use.
The TA-1VP uses the new Evo version of Antares’ world-famous Auto-Tune processing for real-time pitch correction and doubling of the input vocal. Antares’ TEC Award-winning Microphone and Tube Modeling is also included.
The TASCAM TA-1VP includes both a microphone input and line input. Compression, gating, de-essing and equalization are all available for the input signal. The front-panel interface is covered with dedicated, illuminated buttons and meters to show exactly what the unit is doing. Factory presets and user memory slots recall the ideal settings for your vocal style, and real-time MIDI control is also provided.
Built for every audio application from live performance to studio mixdown, TASCAM’s TA-1VP is the only hardware processor with Auto-Tune technology for flawless vocal intonation.
TA-1VP Vocal Processor features
- Antares Auto-Tune Evo real-time pitch correction with enhanced tracking and correction capabilities.
- Antares Microphone Modeling simulates a variety of high-end studio microphones with variable proximity effect.
- Analog tube modeling effect.
- Variable-knee compression.
- Downward-expanding gate processor.
- Variable frequency de-esser.
- Flexible 2-band parametric EQ.
- Automatic mono or stereo doubletracking.
- User-programmable settings.
- Dynamic MIDI control.
- XLR microphone input with phantom power.
- 1/4” balanced line input and output.
- S/PDIF digital output.
- 1/4″ footswitch input.
More information: Tascam / TA-1VP
Anteres has released the Auto-Tune EFX Vocal Toolkit, a collection of vocal effect plug-ins.
The Auto-Tune EFX Toolkit provides three essential vocal processing plug-ins designed to make it incredibly easy to create polished, great-sounding vocal tracks. At a price that represents dramatic savings over the prices of the three plug-ins purchased separately.
Combining Auto-Tune pitch correction, real-time harmony generation, and Antares’ unique microphone modeling technology, the Auto-Tune EFX Vocal Toolkit plug-ins let you achieve professional results with a minimum of hassle.
Auto-Tune EFX Vocal Toolkit features
- Auto-Tune EFX – Real-time Auto-Tune Effect and Pitch Correction
Powered by the same core technology as Antares’ world standard Auto-Tune Evo, Auto-Tune EFX is the quickest, easiest-to-use tool for real-time pitch correction and creating the Auto-Tune Vocal Effect (the T-Pain/Cher-style effect). Simply set the voice type and the key of your song and Auto-Tune EFX automatically does the rest.
- Harmony EFX – Vocal Modeling Harmony Generator
An incredibly easy-to-use tool for tool for creating realistic (if you want it to be) vocal harmony, Harmony EFX is a streamlined version of Antares’ industry leading Harmony Engine Evo Vocal Modeling Harmony Generator. With four formant-corrected harmony voices, humanization functions for realistic performances, and a variety of powerful harmony generation modes, Harmony EFX puts professional quality vocal harmony arrangements within reach of any musician or engineer.
- Mic Mod EFX – Classic Microphone Modeler
A modern reincarnation of Antares’ renowned Microphone Modeler plug-in, Mic Mod EFX lets any reasonable quality microphone sound like any of a variety of historical classic and rare exotic microphones. Using our patented Spectral Shaping Tool™ technology, we’ve created precise digital models that reproduce the subtle sonic characteristics that make each microphone unique. 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.
Auto-Tune EFX Vocal Toolkit is available for RTAS (Mac OS X and PC), VST (Mac OS X and PC) and Audio Units.
More information: Antares / Auto-Tune EFX Vocal Toolkit
Little Endian has released version 2.1 of SpectrumWorx, a modular effect processor that works exclusively in the frequency domain.
This is a first version that supports Mac OS X, bringing the latest advances in the frequency domain effects processing to this superior operating system. Windows version has also been updated.
SpectrumWorx 2.1 features
- Over fifty modules (pitch shifter, classic vocoder, wah-wah, robotizer, wobbler, autotune, reverser, etc.).
- Sophisticated engine optimized for low CPU usage.
- Flexible Preset browser.
- Over 100 presets.
- Highly configurable LFOs.
- External audio support.
- Presets in XML format.
- Slick GUI.
- Detailed User’s Guide.
SpectrumWorx for PC and Mac (VST) is available to purchase for $119 USD for a single platform license, and $149 USD for a license for both Windows and Mac.
More information: Little Endian
g200kg has released version 1.26 of KeroVee, a Pitch Corrector/Autotune effect plug-in for Windows.
KeroVee is focused to so-called ‘Autotune effect’ or ‘T-Pain effect’, that is robotic but different from the vocoder. KeroVee can mix two independent transposed outputs of pitch-corrector and bypassed output.
Changes in KeroVee v1.26
- SSE CPU check code is added. message will be displayed if cannot work.
- Improved tolerability for input level-over.
- Retune algo is improved, more natural correction.
- ‘Chord mode’ is added that will specify the multiple allowable note.
KeroVee is available to download as a freeware VST effect plug-in for Windows PC.
More information: g200kg
Antares has announced the release of Auto-Tune 7, the next generation of the worldwide standard in professional pitch (and now time) correction.
Auto-Tune 7 represents the most substantial advancement in capability and ease-of-use since Auto-Tune’s original introduction in 1997. Featuring a new-from-the-ground-up time manipulation system seamlessly integrated into the Graphical Mode interface, Auto-Tune 7′s time control capabilities combine an extremely high-quality time-shifting algorithm with an intuitive user interface, making it incredibly easy to correct timing errors or exercise your creative imagination.
Auto-Tune 7 also features the second generation of Antares’ Evo™ Voice Processing Technology, offering even more natural pitch shifting and throat modeling, along with a host of time-saving workflow enhancements.
New in Auto-Tune 7
- Integrated time correction and manipulation.
- Second generation of Evo Voice Processing Technology.
- Create target notes from MIDI in Graphical Mode.
- Adjust Adjust Throat Length on an individual correction object basis.
- Enhanced Amplitude Envelope Display.
- Enhanced Graphical Mode Adjust Vibrato function.
- Amplitude envelope in the graphical editing window.
- Expanded keyboard shortcuts.
- Smooth continuous scrolling of graphical audio data.
- The option to display the graphical timeline in bars and beats.
- Increased vertical zoom range in Graphical Mode.
Auto-Tune 7 is available to purchase for PC and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS, TDM coming) for $399 USD. Upgrades to Auto-Tune 7 are available to registered Auto-Tune owners (including owners of previous versions of the Auto-Tune Vocal Studio).
More information: Antares / Auto-Tune
P5Audio has released Hustla Vocals Vol. 1 & 2 and Thug State Eastside Vocal Hooks, three new sample packs from the Pro Hooks series.
Pro Hooks: Hustla Vocals vol. 1 & 2 features
- These are complete song sets including multi-tracked Hustla Style Vocals and full multi-tracked instrumental Loop Sets.
- Vocals include Autotuned vocals, Dirty South style screwed vocals, layered vocals, chants and phrases all recorded with that Dirty South Swagga.
- Instruments include multi-tracked drums, viper style synth, keys, brass, orchestral hits, strings, keys and more.
- Sold in groups of 5 Song Sets to keep the prices low.
Pro Hooks: Thug State Eastside Vocal Hooks features
- These Vocal Hooks are written to be a ‘sister product’ to the popular Thug State Eastside Loop Sets.
- There is a Vocal Hook to go with EACH loop set in the Thug State Eastside Loop Set product.
- This product contains the VOCAL HOOKS only. (To get the instrumentals you must purchase Thug State Eastside Loop Sets).
- Vocals include Autotuned vocals, Dirty South style screwed vocals, layered vocals, chants and phrases.
- All Pro Hooks are Royalty FREE and formatted for WAV 24, Acidized WAV 16, REX2, and Apple Loop formats.
Pro Hooks: Hustla Vocals Vol. 1 & 2 are available to purchase for $19.99 USD each. is Pro Hooks: Thug State Eastside Vocal Hooks is $24.99 USD.
More information: P5Audio
Big Fish Audio has announced the release of Hook City: RnB Edition and We Run Miami, two sample libraries in the VIP Loops Platinum Series by Digg Audio.
VIP Loops Platinum Series is pleased to bring you a very special product, Hook City: RnB Edition. Representing 15 one of a kind multi-track construction loop sets that all include vocal hooks. This product is massive and included over 2.2 giga bytes of inspiring content. From swagged out ballads to urban RnB bounce this product covers the modern RnB error perfectly. The hooks not only make your production job easier, but they also provide inspiration. You will find auto-tuned hooks and screwed vocals in this package.
Hook City: RnB Edition features
- Over 2.2 GB of content.
- Formatted for WAV(Acidized) and Apple Loops.
- 15 multi-track construction loop sets.
- All construction loop sets include music and vocal hooks.
- 2 track full mix stereo files for quick auditioning – with vocals included.
- 2 track instrumental only stereo files for quick auditioning – music only.
We Run Miami is another VIP Loops Platinum Series product exclusively from Digg Audio.
Representing 15 incredible multi-track construction loop sets in the style of The Runners, and Rick Ross. This product gives you over 850 MB of inspiring Miami dirty south based content. From big brass and string melodies lines to screaming synths, to swagged out guitar lines, to laced out live and programmed drum beats with rapid fire drum rolls this product has that current Miami dirty south hip hop sound down.
We Run Miami features
- 850 MB of content.
- Formatted for WAV(Acidized) and Apple Loops.
- 15 Multi-Track construction loop sets.
- 2 track full mix stereo files for quick auditioning.
Hook City: RnB Edition is available to purchase for $49.95 USD, We Run Miami is $39.95 USD.
More information: Big Fish Audio