AudioThing has announced an update to The Orb, a formant filter effect plugin which simulates the characteristics of the human voice.

Version 1.2.1 includes macOS Silicon support, an accelerated GUI, and some bug fixes and improvements.

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.

Available in VST/VST3, AU and AAX plugin formats, The Orb is 40% off until October 31st, priced 29 USD/EUR (regular 49 USD/EUR).

Owners can download the update from their AudioThing account.

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