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Prodyon releases Enchoir v1.3

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Prodyon Enchoir

Prodyon has announced the release of Enchoir v1.2, a combination of a vocoding and harmonizing device.

Want to create nice and airy backing vocals? Then the Enchoir is what you need. It delivers up to 6 voices of background vocal harmony simple by playing MIDI notes! It features five choir operation-modes like “church” or “opera”. No matter what kind of music you produce – the Enchoir will always deliver you nice and silk sounding background vocals in no time!

Enchoir v1.3 features

  • VST2.0-compliant Windows-PlugIn.
  • MIDI-controllable / fully automatable.
  • 6-part vocal harmony.
  • 64-bit internal processing.
  • Digital FFT stereo vocoder high quality choir algorithms.
  • Internal 24-voice doubling.
  • Two reverb units.
  • Breath/univoice detection for clear sound.
  • Random formant alternating.
  • Auto harmony-shiting (+2 octaves).
  • Harmony hold mode.
  • Automute option for lead vocal.
  • Vibrato via aftertouch.
  • Built-in lead vocal enhancer.
  • “Blur” and “bluenotes” option for humanization.

Enchoir is available for Windows PC (VST) for $79.99 USD. A license includes free for life updates for registered users. Enchoir will also be expanded in the future with new “voices”, also free of cost.

More information: Prodyon

zplane.development updates Vielklang to v1.5.1

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zplane.development Vielklang

zplane.development has released version 1.5.1 of Vielklang, an audio harmonization instrument for Windows and Mac.

Changes in Vielklang v1.5.1

  • OSX: improved transport position tracking in AU hosts, cursor in vielklang now also follows transport position when the host is not playing.
  • OSX: looping in Logic didn’t work correctly.
  • OSX: vielklang didn’t play in Pro Tools on G4/G5 Macs.

Vielklang is available for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS) for 249 EUR. A demo version is available for download from the zplane website.

Visit zplane.development for more information.

zplane.development updates Vielklang to v1.5

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zplane.development Vielklang

zplane.development has released version 1.5 of Vielklang, an audio harmonization instrument for Windows and Mac.

Harmonize your melody with one single click – loading a single-voiced audio file – and create natural-sounding background choirs and brass arrangements!

New in Vielklang v1.5

  • Live MIDI input: play chords or voicings directly with the keyboard to control vielklangs harmonization
  • New harmonization styles: 3-voice intelligent, Block Chords, Fauxbourdon, Organum
  • New export options: Audio/MIDI File Export for individual voices, MIDI export of harmony tracks
  • Improved input melody analysis: new note detection algorithm improves accuracy and robustness
  • Ready for Pro Tools 8 and Cubase 5

Vielklang 1.5 is available for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS) for an MSRP of $299 USD / €249 EUR. For all registered users, the online upgrade to version 1.5 is free of charge.

Visit zplane.development for more information and a link to download a demo version of Vielklang.

Antares releases AVOX 2

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Antares AVOX 2

Antares has released AVOX 2, the second generation of the Antares Vocal Toolkit.

Building on the power of the original AVOX plug-in bundle, AVOX 2 adds an additional five state-of-the-art vocal processing modules, including Harmony Engine Vocal Modeling Harmony Generator, to give musicians, producers, and engineers the power they need to create stunning vocal tracks in any musical style as well as design unique vocal effects for audio post-production applications.

AVOX 2 Antares Vocal Toolkit includes

  • Harmony Engine, a real-time harmony generating plug-in that puts professional-quality vocal harmony arrangements within reach of any songwriter, producer, musician or engineer.
  • MUTATOR – Extreme Voice Designer, provides a combination of tools for creating unusual, weird, or downright wacky voices.
  • ARTICULATOR – Vocal Formant and Amplitude Modeler, lets you extract the formant and amplitude information from a vocal (or other dynamic source) and apply it to any other audio track or to a built-in broadband noise generator.
  • WARM – Tube Saturation Generator, based on Antares’ Tube plug-in.
  • ASPIRE – Aspiration Noise Processor, a tool for modifying a voice’s breathiness independently of its harmonic content.
  • THROAT – Physical Modeling Vocal Designer, lets you process a vocal through a meticulously crafted physical model of the human vocal tract.
  • DUO – Vocal Modeling Auto-Doubler, automatically generates a doubled vocal part from an existing vocal.
  • CHOIR – Vocal Multiplier, a unique processor that actually turns a single voice into 4, 8, 16, or 32 distinct individual unison voices, each with its own pitch, timing and vibrato variations.
  • PUNCH – Vocal Impact Enhancer, lets you give your vocal more dynamic impact, allowing it to cut through a dense mix with clarity and power.
  • SYBIL – Variable Frequency De-Esser, tames vocal sibilance with a flexible compressor with threshold, ratio, attack and decay controls as well as a variable highpass frequency to match any vocal performance.

The AVOX 2 bundle is available for Windows and Mac (RTAS/VST/AU) and costs $599 USD.

Visit Antares for more information.

Jonathan Schmid-Burgk releases Harmony Improvisator

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Jonathan Schmid-Burgk Harmony Improvisator

Jonathan Schmid-Burgk has released Harmony Improvisator, a VST plug-in supporting in composing, improvising and creatively exploring harmony.

Harmony Improvisator is intended to develop unusual but not arbitrary harmonic ideas even with little classical harmony knowledge. To this end the program lets you explore, by clicking the mouse, the manifold worlds of harmonies without having to consider rules of part-writing and keys.

Harmony Improvisator features

  • Perfect harmonic improvisation.
  • Composing with the rules of classic harmonic theory without previous knowledge.
  • Complex cadences suitable for all styles of music.
  • Improvisation mode for active live performance.
  • Visualization of chords depending on their musical function and on a virtual keyboard.
  • Compatibility with most VST hosting sequencers (Cubase SX3, Cubase S4, Live 7, Fruity Loops 7).
  • Critical saving of time when creating harmonic frames for songs, soundtracks and arrangements.

Visit Jonathan Schmid-Burgk for more information, audio demos and a video demo.

zplane.development releases Vielklang v1.1.1

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zplane.development Vielklang

zplane.development has released version 1.1.1 of Vielklang, an audio harmonization instrument for Windows and Mac.

Updated in v1.1.1

  • Full Leopard compatibility (MacOsX 10.5.x).
  • Drag’n’drop support from the workspace in Pro Tools on Windows.
  • Fixed: snapshot restore problem for large input files on project reload.
  • Fixed: GUI problems in Logic-8.
  • Fixed: handling of moved audio files.
  • Fixed: “umlauts” were not correctly processed during registration.

Visit the Vielklang site for more information, audio demos and a link to download a demo version of Vielklang.

zplane.development releases Vielklang v1.1

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zplane.development Vielklang

zplane.development has released version 1.1 of Vielklang, the audio harmonization instrument for easy generation of vocal or instrumental harmonies with up to four voices.

Version 1.1 now offers support for the RTAS interface and includes the following new features:

  • two-voice harmonization mode, generating only a second voice in a typical backing vocal style
  • availability of 7th chords
  • timing humanization control
  • single note splitting and muting
  • drag’n’drop and file export of audio and midi data

Vielklang costs 179 EUR/ $249 USD, and is available for Windows PC and Mac OSX in VSTi/RTAS/AU formats.

Visit the Vielklang site for more information, audio demos and a link to download a demo version of Vielklang.

Antares announces Harmony Engine

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Antares Harmony Engine

Antares has announced Harmony Engine, is a real-time harmony generating plug-in.

Key Harmony Engine features include

  • Four high-quality, formant-corrected harmony voices with independent vocal character, vibrato, and pan settings
  • Antares Throat Modeling technology that lets you process each harmony voice through a physical model of the human vocal tract
  • A variety of innovative Harmony Control modes, from fully automatic to individual control of every noteement
  • Spread and Register controls that allow you to quickly and intuitively set the pitch range and harmony style of your vocal arrangement
  • Humanize functions that provide selectable amounts of variation to each harmony voice for realistic, natural sounding results
  • A Freeze function that allows a unique variety of backup vocal effects by letting you instantly freeze pitch and/or formant articulation
  • A Harmony Preset matrix that lets you create up to 15 complete harmony settings and instantaneously recall them in real time or via automation
  • A Voice Parameter Preset matrix that lets you create and instantly recall up to 6 different “vocal groups”
  • Five-channel output capability (host dependent) that lets you assign or export the original input and each of the four harmony voices to their own channels for further processing

Harmony Engine will be available in July, in RTAS (Mac and PC), VST (Mac and PC) and Audio Units (Mac) formats.

Visit Antares for more information and audio demos of Harmony Engine.