AudioThing has released version 1.0.1 of The Orb, a formant filter effect plugin which simulates the characteristics of the human voice.

Featuring a set of three band pass filters, The Orb can transform any sound into a vowel-like formant-filtered sound. With the three LFOs you can modulate the Vowel, the Emphasis/Resonance of the formants, and the Drift, which can shift up or down the frequencies of each formant.

You can also create your own set of vowels by changing name and frequency for each vowel/formant.

Changes in The Orb v1.0.1

  • Extended LFO rate range from 0.01Hz to 2kHz (enable from More button).
  • Improved CPU performance.
  • Fixed Vowel Editor default number bug.
  • Fixed Pro Tools stepped automation bug.

The Orb (VST/AU/AAX) is available from AudioThing and distributor Plugin Boutique for 49 EUR.