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IK Multimedia releases VocaLive for iPad

IK Multimedia has released VocaLive for iPad, the first professional vocal live performing and recording processor for the iPad.

IK Multimedia VocaLive for iPad

Singers and songwriters will have a suite of 5 dedicated real-time vocal effects (pitch correction, choir harmonizer, voice doubler, vocal morpher and de-esser) plus 7 effects tailored to vocal processing (reverb, EQ, compressor, delay, envelope filter, chorus, phazer) that can be combined on a 4-processor vocal rig chain. VocaLive also includes dozens of presets to help you get up and running in seconds.

With the VocaLive app you can record (single or multi-track), sing along with your iPod song library (with voice cancel included), and warm up with the included vocal tools giving you the most complete, portable vocal solution.

VocaLive can be used with the built-in iPad microphone, earbuds with built-in mic, or for the best results, with IK’s new iRig Mic. VocaLive is the most portable and powerful vocal processing tool always available at your fingertips on your iPad.

VocaLive features

  • Real time vocal processor + recording app.
  • 4-processor vocal rig chain.
  • 12 professional studio quality vocal effects.
  • Single-track Recorder expandable to a full 8-track recording studio available for in-app purchase.
  • Import and play songs for use as backing tracks directly from your iPod library or computer.
  • Voice Cancel feature lets you create sing-along backing tracks by removing the vocal track from existing recordings.
  • 50 factory Presets included with 40 Favorites for fast recall.
  • Number of user Presets limited only by device memory.
  • Includes metronome and vocal warm-up tools.
  • Low-latency for real time vocal processing.

VocaLive for iPad is available to purchase for $19.99 USD / 15.99 EUR. A free version is also available, and new effects can be added starting from $2.99 USD / 2.39 EUR.

More information: IK Multimedia / VocaLive for iPad

TC-Helicon announces VoiceLive Rack

TC-Helicon has announced the VoiceLive Rack, a complete vocal effects package and mic channel.

TC-Helicon VoiceLive Rack

VoiceLive Rack is based on the renowned effects engine that also powers amazing TC-Helicon units like VoiceLive Touch and VoiceLive 2, which basically means that all imaginable types of effects for vocals are covered: µMod (detune, chorus, flange), Echo & Delay, Reverb, Harmony, HardTune & Correction, Doubling, Transducer (distortion & megaphone), Rhythmic (stutter, tremolo, etc.) and Tone (Adaptive EQ, compression, de-esser, etc.).

Setting up a smooth producer-like vocal sound is as fast as it’s easy including digtal recall of a complete Mic Channel with gain and phantom settings. Of course, it’s the wide palette of included effects that offers tons of creative possibilities for the open-minded vocalist – a one-way ticket to ‘The Land of Opportunities’ for adventurous singers everywhere.

VoiceLive Rack features

  • MP-75 Microphone with integrated control switch included.
  • Based on the renowned VoiceLive 2 and VoiceLive Touch effects engine.
  • Pristine microphone preamp with digital control for storing gain settings.
  • 238 Factory Presets.
  • Memory for 400 presets.

The VoiceLive Rack is available this October, with an estimated price of $799 USD / €799 EUR SSP.

More information: TC-Helicon / VoiceLive Rack

iZotope update Nectar to v1.1

iZotope Nectar

iZotope has released version 1.1 of Nectar, a complete vocal processing toolkit for Windows and Mac.

Nectar is a complete set of 11 vocal production effects combined in one plug-in that’s designed to give you immediate results.

Built-in Styles get the grunt work out of the way so you can focus on the creative finishing touches.

Changes in Nectar v1.1

  • Reverb improvements
    • Nectar’s Reverb has been overhauled for a better sound, including improved workflow for dialing in great vocal reverb settings. Because of these changes, users may notice that sessions saved with Nectar Version 1.0 sound different. For guidelines on adjusting the Reverb of existing sessions in Version 1.1, please refer to this knowledgebase article.
  • Pitch-related improvements
    • Adds a “Non-formant preserving” mode, which allows you to turn formant preservation on or off. Small (less than 1.5 semitone) shifts that occur in subtle pitch correction often sound better with formant preservation turned off, while large shifts will be better with formant preservation on. Tip: Turning off formant preservation is also good for special effects (like the Chipmonk and Dark Lord Styles).
    • In supported hosts, dragging a note in the Manual Pitch Editor now creates a color highlight to better see the target pitch of the note you’re dragging.
    • In supported hosts, dragging a note will also produce a tone so you can hear the target pitch of the note you’re dragging.
    • Pitch transpositions now sound more natural due to a change in the envelope shape.
    • Optimizations to pitch correction algorithms for faster performance.
  • Doubler improvements
    • Adds Low, Medium, and High quality modes to the Doubler module. Note that the version 1.0 Doubler was the equivalent of the High quality mode.
    • Doubler CPU usage is dramatically lowered in Version 1.1 (5.7x at High quality and 13x at Low quality).
  • Other changes and fixes
    • Improved host compatibility on OS X in 64-bit VST formats.
    • Includes the new iZotope Crash Reporter to help customers automatically submit crash reports to iZotope for rapid diagnosis and bugfixing.
    • In several hosts, keyboard shortcuts meant for the host are no longer “eaten” by some windows, especially in the floating Manual Pitch Editor window.
    • Fix to iLok authorization issue in some hosts where loading Nectar prompted an “Error: unable to open protection interface” message.
    • Stability enhanced in several hosts. Rare crashes or hangs in isolated hosts were also fixed.
    • Performance improvements for Tracking mode.
    • Pitch algorithm quality improvements: fixed bugs causing glitching such as stuttering, clicking, and popping.
    • Minor bugfixes and performance enhancements.

Nectar for Windows and Mac is available to purchase for $299 USD.

More information: iZotope / Nectar

Wave Arts Dialog, effect plugin for spoken voice processing

Wave Arts Dialog

Wave Arts has announced the release of Dialog, an effect plug-in which combines all the processing needed to clean up, adjust, and sweeten recordings of the spoken voice.

It is perfect for voice-over, film/tv recordings on location or sound stage, and broadcast.

Dialog includes brickwall filters, de-hum and de-buzz processing, broadband noise reduction, de-ploding, de-essing, 10-band equalization, compression, and limiting. Separate presets for each section allow you to get results fast.

Dialog features

  • 10-band EQ section with 11 different filter types and 64-bit processing.
  • Low and high pass brickwall filters with various rolloff slopes.
  • Hum and buzz removal.
  • Broadband noise reduction.
  • De-plode function for plosive or wind rumble attenuation.
  • De-ess function for sibilant attenuation.
  • Compressor.
  • Peak limiter.
  • Comprehensive metering.
  • Master preset manager and preset manager per section.
  • Latency compensation.
  • Fully automatable.
  • Up to 192K support.
  • Mono or stereo.

Dialog for Windows and Mac (VST/DX/RTAS/AU/MAS) is available to purchase for $249.95 USD.

More information: Wave Arts / Dialog

Tascam announces TA-1VP Vocal Processor

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.

Tascam TA-1VP

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

ToneBoosters launches with BusTools and TrackEssentials, effect plugins by Jeroen Breebaart

ToneBoosters

ToneBoosters has launched its website with a series of VST audio processing plugins for Windows and Mac.

Our audio plugins are based on more than a decade of scientific research and product development in the areas of digital signal processing and auditory perception. We combine advanced signal processing techniques and highly-optimized cross-platform implementations with simple-to-use interfaces to optimize your workflow. We strive for both affordability as well as quality rather than settling for compromises and trade-offs, introducing professional-grade products to a broad range of users.

ToneBoosters plug-ins

  • BusTools
    • TB Isone – A virtual monitoring setup with adjustable speakers and room acoustic properties – right from your headphones.
  • TrackEssentials
    • TB Equalizer – Analyze and modify the spectral balance with TB Equalizer – a versatile EQ with digital and analog filter prototypes.
    • TB HumRemover – Clean-up that great performance and remove low-frequency rumble or AC hum resulting from ground loops with TB HumRemover.
    • TB DeEsser – Reduce excess sibilance from vocals, or apply smooth and natural limiting of high frequencies of stereo mixes with TB DeEsser.
    • TB Ferox – Add the warmth and punch of analog tape right within your audio workstation – with TB Ferox tape simulator plugin.
    • TB EZCompressor – Improve your workflow with the most advanced yet simplest to use compressor you can think of – TB EZCompressor.
    • TB Gate – Reduce any unwanted background noise or create that legendary gated reverb with your reverb of choice and TB Gate.
    • TB Reverb – Simulate any acoustic environment – from a small room to a warm and dense concert hall with TB Reverb
    • TB XYTool – Change the direction of your XY-configuration (super) cardioid microphones or add new microphones – after recording!
    • TB Compressor – Get any audio dynamics under control with TB Compressor – a versatile and advanced VST dynamic range compressor.

The BusTools and TrackEssentials for PC and Mac (VST) are available to purchase for 20 EUR each.

More information: ToneBoosters

iZotope Nectar, vocal processing plug-in now shipping

iZotope Nectar

iZotope has announced it is now shipping Nectar, a complete vocal processing toolkit announced earlier this month at the AES show in San Francisco.

“Nectar is designed so professionals can work faster and beginners can get results quickly,” explains Hart Shafer, Vice President of Product Management for iZotope. “With both a high level style-specific interface and eleven advanced modules, end users can choose how much creative control they want over the sound. Either way, the result is high quality vocals.”

Nectar offers 110 professionally designed vocal production styles in 12 genres powered by 11 processing modules that include Pitch Correction (automatic and note editor modes), Breath Control, Compressors, DeEsser, Doubler, Saturation, EQ, Gate, Limiter, Delay, and Reverb. Users will select an included style and then customize it with faders tailored to that style. For further customization of their vocal sound, users can switch to the Advanced View and access all of the controls of the underlying modules that power the plug-in.

iZotope Nectar is ideal for audio engineers, voice over artists, singer/songwriters, recording enthusiasts, podcasters, and anyone else who records sung or spoken vocals. Its dozens of styles cover genres including: Alternative & Indie, Blues/R&B, Classical, Country, Dance & Electronica, Hip Hop & Rap, Jazz, Pop, Rock, and Spoken Word.

Nectar is available to purchase for the introductory price of $199 USD until December 13th, 2010 ($299 USD MSRP).

More information: iZotope / Nectar

iZotope announces Nectar: Complete Vocal Suite

iZotope Nectar

iZotope has announced Nectar, a new plug–in which includes a complete vocal processing toolkit.

Nectar offers dozens of professionally designed vocal production styles powered by eleven processing modules. Users will select an included style and then customize it with faders tailored to that style. For further customization of their vocal sound, users can switch to the Advanced View and access all of the controls of the underlying modules that power the plug-in.

“Nectar takes the pain out of vocal processing,” says Hart Shafer, Vice President of Product Management for iZotope. “The combination of its innovative style-specific interface and access to eleven advanced modules mean that users can quickly dial in great vocal sounds without being creatively restricted.”

Nectar includes Pitch Correction, Breath Control, Compressors, DeEsser, Doubler, Saturation, EQ, Gate, Limiter, Delay, and Reverb modules. Among other innovations, Breath Control offers users a target mode, which allows them specify the desired level of breaths detected in the track. Pitch Correction includes both auto and graphical pitch editing controls.

iZotope Nectar is ideal for audio engineers, voice over artists, singer/songwriters, recording enthusiasts, podcasters, and anyone else who records sung or spoken vocals. Its dozens of styles cover genres including: Alternative & Indie, Blues/R&B, Classical, Country, Dance & Electronica, Hip Hop & Rap, Jazz, Pop, Rock, and Spoken Word.

Nectar will be available for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS/AudioSuite/MAS/DX) for the introductory price of $199 USD for the first 30 days after release, currently scheduled for mid-November, 2010 (regular price $299 USD).

More information: iZotope / Nectar