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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Waves introduces Video Sound Suite, effect plugin bundle

Waves Video Sound Suite

Waves has introduced the Video Sound Suite, a new bundle of effect plug-ins for Windows and Mac.

Professional video editors know that first impressions are lasting impressions. With producers and clients focused on every frame, even your rough cuts have to win them over. That means when you hit play, what comes out of your speakers has to be every bit as good as what’s up on the screen.

With the Waves Video Sound Suite of audio plugins, now you can sound as good as you look, quickly and easily. Using the same plugins as the industry’s leading movie and game audio professionals, you can do it all: Reduce noise. Clean up and enhance dialog. Smooth out and maximize volume. Re-create room acoustics and more.

Video Sound Suite integrates seamlessly into Avid Media Composer 5, Apple Soundtrack Pro, and Sony Vegas. Because they’re real-time plugins, it’s no longer necessary to render or create new files for every audio adjustment, and making audio changes weeks or months later is a breeze.

Video Sound Suite includes:

  • Renaissance Compressor – helps keep your volume levels under control, for smoother, more consistent cuts.
  • W43 Noise Reduction Plugin – reduces ambient noise like hiss, hum, traffic, wind, and air conditioning.
  • IR-L Reverb – lets you place sounds in real ambient spaces, add atmosphere, and smooth out tight edits.
  • Q10 Equalizer – lets you enhance frequencies, cut lows & add highs so the voice cuts through, or zoom in and clean up problem areas.
  • DeEsser – tames sibilance, the ‘ess’ and ‘shh’ sounds which can make voices sound harsh and distorted.
  • L1 Limiter – delivers louder, clearer sound to individual sources as well as final mixes.

The Waves Video Sound Suite is available to purchase in native format for $850 USD.

More information: Waves / Video Sound Suite

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