We're currently living in the age of digital audio. Vocal Processing is an incredibly powerful tool that is essential to any music producer.

But there are so many different Vocal Processing plugins in the music production landscape, so we decided to create the ultimate list of the top Vocal Processing plugins today that will help you find the perfect fit.


VoxBox

Vocal Processing by SoundSpot



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Thicken Your Lead Vocals in a Simple and Intuitive Way

Lead vocals are often the most important element in a mix. To get lead vocals to jump out of a mix and not get buried in the music, a technique called ‘vocal thickening’ is used widely throughout the industry. Usually this technique requires multiple channels and plug-ins to achieve the desired results. When designing VoxBox however, our aim was to create a plug-in that simplifies the vocal thickening process, without compromising on quality. VoxBox helps you widen and thicken your lead vocals in a simple and intuitive way, while being light on your CPU and keeping your mixing chain simple.




Features

  • Fast and intuitive workflow
  • Advanced vocal stem separation algorithm
  • Preserves transients
  • Extremely light on CPU and RAM

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macOS:

  • 10.12 – 10.15 (older OS versions may work but are not tested)

Plugin Formats:

  • VST
  • VST3
  • AU
  • AAX (Pro Tools 11.0.2 or higher)

Windows

  • Windows 7, 8 or 10 (32 & 64-bit)

Plugin Formats: 

  • VST
  • VST3
  • AAX (Pro Tools 11.0.2 or higher)

Specification Requirements:

  • RAM: 8 GB RAM or more is recommended. Plus at least 8 GB hard disk space for installation.
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon 64 X2 or newer.
  • Formats: In theory any 32 or 64-bit VST, VST3, AU, or AAX compatible host application should work.
  • Licensing: Internet access for activating licence key. Please ensure any outgoing connection blockers are deactivated.
  • Sample Rates: Supported sample rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 and 192 kHz, in both mono and stereo.

OS Compatibility



Vocal Limiter

Vocal Processing by W.A. Production



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Description


Lift Your Voice

For a vocal to really cut through the mix and ride other instruments, it’s usually a good idea to make sure it’s loud and proud. However, the dynamics of a vocalist’s performance can vary wildly, from softly sung verses to strident choruses. Despite a comprehensive vocal effects chain, with careful volume-riding and compression, you’ll often need a final limiter to clamp down on fluctuating dynamics or to smooth slower phrases. 

W.A Production designed Vocal Limiter to be the last step in your vocal processing chain and as simple to use as possible. It’s specifically developed to target the frequencies of vocal performances so is less affected by overly high or low-frequency content. With multiple speed modes and real-time VU meters, you can use your eyes and ears to find the perfect settings… or just flick through the included presets. With Vocal Limiter you can be sure that your vocals will sit comfortably in the mix and be heard loud and clear.

Threshold

You’ll probably already be familiar with the normal functions of a limiter; set the threshold to clamp down on levels above a certain amplitude. How quickly a signal recovers after this is dictated by the Speed button.

4 Release Speed Modes

Use the central button at the bottom of the interface to toggle the auto-release of the limiter to 4-speed settings. Depending on the performance of your vocalist, each of these settings will give a different effect. Use a slow speed for smoother performances such as ballads and acoustic songs, and fast speed for quicker changes, perfect for vocal chops and raps. Medium speed is suitable for most other kinds of vocal but feel free to experiment and discover the best settings for your particular style. Ultra Slow speed has also been included as a bonus; useful for synth parts and other types of audio that require a more gentle, transparent release setting.

Input & Output

Adjust the Input and Output faders to balance vocals recorded at different volumes and dynamics. These parameters are also useful when used in conjunction with the click and pop-free bypass button, for accurate A/Bing in context.

Visual Feedback

The live VU meters of the interface show exactly what’s happening to your audio signal in real-time. This allows for accurate monitoring at every step of the chain.

Presets

It’s easy to adjust the parameters of Vocal Limiter and since this is such a simple plugin, finding the right settings is so fast. Nevertheless, W.A Production have bundled some of the most useful combinations of settings as factory presets, easily accessible via either the browser or the arrows to the left and right of the interface preset section. Just click these for quick access to curated presets.




Features

  • Super simple vocal limiting
  • 4 speed modes
  • Input & Output gain sliders
  • Real-time VU metering
  • Pop & click free bypass
  • Responsive & CPU friendly
  • Factory presets
  • Full PDF Manual & Tutorial video
  • Resizable user interface

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Value For Money

Sound Quality

General Ease of Use

Number of Presets


Mac

  • macOS 10.15 and later (64-bit only) (M1 Apple Silicon Supported)
  • VST, AU, AAX

Windows

  • Windows 8 or higher (32 / 64-bit)
  • VST, AAX

Note: The AAX format of this plugin requires Pro Tools 11 or higher.

OS Compatibility



Vocal Splitter

Vocal Processing by W.A. Production



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Clear & Wide

For decades, audio engineers have used a certain processing trick on vocals to help lacklustre mono vocals leap from stereo speakers. Now you can replicate that secret technique with one simple plugin. Vocal Splitter is a handy one-stop unit for turning mono vocals into thick, modern-sounding stereo. When W.A Production developed this plugin, they went one stage further, including frequency and drive parameters to help your vocal performances stand out from the crowd. Of course, you can also this plugin on audio other than vocals... download the demo and give it a try.

Under The Hood

Feel free to skip this part if you like, but here’s what is going on under the hood: Vocal Splitter uses a combination of a phase-offset vibrato effect (that splits the left and right channel by asymmetrically detuning the channels)  and an asymmetrical rectification of the left and right signal (creating a better defined stereo image). Combining these two effects in one plugin is an especially effective way to create a defined stereo split vocal signal with minimal phasing.

Mix

The central mix dial sets the dry / wet ratio of the original source signal and added stereo signal. If you want to listen to the added stereo signal in solo mode or use the plugin on an effects bus, just press the Mute Source button, muting the source signal so that you only hear Vocal Splitter’s processed audio.

Speed & Depth

These dials work together to control the behaviour of the phase-offset vibrato effect that splits the left and right channels. The channels are asymmetrically detuned and these dials adjust that effect so that you can achieve any intensity of processing, from subtle thickening to full-on doubling.

Drive 

The drive feature lets you control the intensity of the asymmetrical rectification of the left and right signal, creating a better-defined stereo image. If that sounds technical, don’t worry. All you need to know is that pushed hard it provides a 
saturation-like effect and brings the stereo image back in towards the centre.

Filters 

The high pass and low pass filters allow you to filter the added stereo signal, especially important if you want the effect to only apply to a specific frequency range and avoid unwanted phasing in the low end.  

The Vocal Splitter logo acts as a bypass control for the whole plugin and is smoothed to be click and pop free for unhindered A/B testing.

W. A. Production are real-life producers making creative plugins to help you achieve studio quality processing quickly and easily. Enjoy!




Features

  • Create wide and modern vocals from a mono source
  • Presets for one-click transformations
  • Speed & Depth set the power of effect
  • Drive dial to add grit and increase definition
  • Mute Source button for using effect as a send
  • Click-free bypass
  • Minimal phasing
  • Full PDF Manual & Tutorial video
  • Resizable user interface

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Value For Money

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General Ease of Use

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  • Windows 8 or later (32 / 64-bit)
  • macOS 10.15 and later (64-bit only) (M1 Apple Silicon Supported)

Important Notes:

  • AAX format requires ProTools 11 or higher.
  • An internet connection is required to authorise and use this software.

OS Compatibility



Voxpat Player

Vocal Processing by Digital Brain Instruments



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Voice Generating Software

A realtime monster, creature and robotic sounds designer tool.

Voxpat Player is a standalone application developed as a quick start for those interested in monster, creature and robotic sound design, but also for low-budget projects, students and musicians.

Create amazing sounds for games, films, music and multimedia projects in just a few minutes. Procedural audio, audio synthesis, audio convolution, among other audio manipulation techniques are used to create multiple layers of sound using your voice, samples or plugin instruments.

Voxpat Player is a simplified Voxpat version which allows processing the input signal through all the high quality presets developed by respected sound designers as Frederic Devanlay, Stephan Schütze, Kate Finan, Russell Gorsky & Saro Sahihi.




Features

  • Real-time audio processing
  • Multi Player: Process up to 4 audio files simultaneously
  • Instrument Input: Play any virtual instrument
  • Process WAV, AIFF and MP3 files
  • Master FX Rack: LFO
  • Recording: Sample Processing
  • Input and Output Routing: Play/Record audio from any DAW/Audio Editor. Rewire - Send output to any daw via Rewire
  • Control Voxpat via your MIDI device
  • Presets Manager: Process your input signal through many different creature, monster and robotic Voxpat presets. Includes 71 presets and 41 samples from respected sound designers - Save & load your own presets
  • Output Morphing: Morphing between wet & dry signals
  • LFO & automatic LFO rate modulation
  • Master Rack: 2 plug-ins, 5-band parametric EQ, Pitch Shifting & Cut Off Filter
  • Recording: Up to 192kHz/32-bits. Dry/Wet signal recording available
  • Sample Processing. Process any sample in one click
  • MIDI Matrix: Control Voxpat via your MIDI device
  • Keyboard shortcuts
  • Microphone
  • Multi Player: Play up to 4 audio files simultaneously. WAV, AIFF and MP3 files
  • Virtual Instrument Player: Play any VST/AU instrument
  • Some amazing projects where Voxpat has been used:

  • Far Cry Primal (game)
  • Dishonored 2 (game)
  • Van Helsing (TV)

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Value For Money

Sound Quality

General Ease of Use

Number of Presets


Mac:

  • OS X 10.7 or later
  • 64-bit
  • Minimum 2GB RAM

Windows:

  • Windows 7 or later.
  • 64-bit
  • Minimum 2GB RAM

Important Note: This software will not function as a VST/AU/AAX plugin within your DAW as it is a Standalone Application.

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Bitspeek

Vocal Processing by Sonic Charge



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Sonic Charge Bitspeek is a real-time pitch-excited linear prediction codec effect. Right now you are probably thinking, "oh, another one of those"? Or perhaps not. Chances are that you have never heard about "linear prediction", although most of us use it daily when we talk on our cell phones. Linear prediction coding is a voice compression technology that appeared in commercial products in the seventies and was implemented in some well-known speaking toys of the early eighties.

We have applied this technology to create a VST / AU effect plug-in that analyzes audio, extracts a number of parameters (including pitch, volume and formant data) and then resynthesizes the audio using a simple oscillator, noise and filter architecture.

We have added a number of playback parameters that adjusts the pitch and tonal quality of the sound as well as support for MIDI and a beat-synchronized "formant freezing effect". Despite having only a few simple controls, this box can produce a broad range of sounds from cheap speaking toys to high-end vocoder and talkbox effects.



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Windows

  • Microsoft Windows XP or later
  • A host application that supports VST 2.4 plug-ins

Mac

  • Intel-based Mac
  • Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) or later
  • A host application that supports VST 2.4 or Audio Unit 2 plug-ins

OS Compatibility



Vocal Cleaner

Vocal Processing by W.A. Production



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Description


Syllables That Shine

However hard you try, capturing a perfect vocal is an almost impossible task. Contending with plosives and pops, crackles and clicks, has driven many a producer to distraction.

The first hurdle is getting your dry vocal track as pristine as possible and fixing all those troublesome little audio imperfections. This is way before you can even think about compression or reverb.

Vocal Cleaner puts your vocals through a rinse cycle, subtly taming harsh sibilance and removing intermittent noise. With simple threshold sliders and Amount dials for easy operation, this should be the first plugin in your vocal effects chain, taking the pain out of that initial stage of vocal processing. So load it into your DAW and get ready to really clean up.

De-Noise

Applying an intelligent algorithm to the incoming audio, this process splits the signal into voice and noise and allows you to strip away the background hum, hiss and other extraneous noise. Experiment with the main fader and the Amount dial to reduce the noise to a manageable level without compromising the vocal quality.

De-Ess

Hissing mouth sounds created by “sss” and “shh” sounds are known as sibilance. These can be exaggerated by some microphones and result in a recording that sounds unbalanced and is difficult to listen to comfortably. The De-Es unit within Vocal Cleaner detects these harsh high frequency sounds and creates an intelligent and adaptable EQ curve, reducing the volume of these unwanted artefacts. 

Noise Gate

Setting a minimum threshold of amplitude, the Noise Gate clamps down on quiet sections of audio whilst letting louder parts through. This is ideal for cutting out breath sounds and room noise. Fine-tune the effect with the Amount dial to maintain a natural sound.

Bright, Natural & Dark

The signal algorithms are optimised for audio with different qualities, so you can click the B/N/D buttons to tailor the processing to your individual needs. Choose either Bright, for high frequency noise, dark for noise in the lower register or Natural for a balanced effect.

High / Low Filter & Presence

Using the high and low pass filter helps to roll-off unwanted hum and upper frequencies, balancing the audio in a comfortable centre-ground. The Presence control restores some of the definition with a combination of saturation, compression and EQ. 

Bright, Natural & Dark (B/N/D)

The signal algorithms are optimised for audio with different qualities, so you can click the B/N/D buttons to tailor the processing to your individual needs. Choose either Bright, for high frequency noise, dark for noise in the lower register or Natural for a balanced effect.

Bypass, Output & Master Mix

The bypass control is smoothed to be as click and pop free as possible for unhindered A/B testing when combined with the Output dial. Choose to mix the cleaned vocal signal with your original raw audio via the central Master Mix ratio control, allowing you to dial down the impact of heavier processing for parallel effects.

Visual Feedback

The live VU meters of the interface show exactly what’s happening to the signal as it travels through each stage of cleaning in real time. This allows for accurate monitoring at every step of the chain.

Presets

With many included presets, it’s easy to find the perfect starting point for almost any type of vocal. With specific presets for female vocals, male vocals, backing vocals and many other options, you can find useful initial settings for most types of voice.

Features

  • Easy to use clean up for all sorts of vocals
  • 3 processing stages
  • De-noise, De-ess & Noise Gate
  • Bright, Normal & Dark optimisation modes
  • Presence control
  • Low and high pass filter
  • Pop & click free bypass
  • Responsive & CPU friendly
  • Factory presets
  • Resizable user interface



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Value For Money

Sound Quality

General Ease of Use

Number of Presets


Mac

  • macOS 10.15 and later (64-bit only) (M1 Apple Silicon Supported)
  • VST, AU, AAX

Windows

  • Windows 8 or later (32 / 64-bit)
  • VST, AAX

Note: The AAX format of this plugin requires Pro Tools 11 or higher.

OS Compatibility



Vocal Compressor

Vocal Processing by W.A. Production



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Smooth Talking

Capturing that perfect vocal take is difficult, but knowing how to process vocals can be even trickier. The first step in the chain is often compression, but with so many different types of compressors to choose from which is the perfect solution for your vocals? W.A Production have created Vocal Compressor to solve that problem, featuring a compression chain that’s transparent, balanced and adds a subtle flavour, colour and grit to make vocals sit perfectly in a mix.

The 3-stage compression passes your audio through 3 distinct types of compressors to tame troublesome peaks, balance dynamics and add flavourful saturation. Throw in gating & colour controls alongside options for parallel compression and you’ve got an all-in-one compression tool that suits vocals perfectly but will also work well on synths, bass, leads and other audio.

Peaks

The first step in the signal chain; the Peaks compressor removes amplitude spikes from the signal to make it sound smoother. It aggressively clamps down on the rogue dynamics of your vocal, preparing the signal for the next stage. You’ll only need to push down the threshold by a few dB to hear the effect in action and at it’s transparent best.

Balance

This is a parallel compressor that leaves loud transients intact whilst making the softer parts of your audio louder. This results in a reduction of overall dynamic range to make the vocal sit better in the mix. Use the Mix and Makeup dials to set the balance between the lightly compressed Peaks output and the heavily compressed Balance processing of the same signal. Don’t hold back on the gain reduction as this compressor needs a threshold of around 20dB to work. Keep pushing that threshold down until things sound good.  

Flavour

This compressor has an integrated tape saturation curve to add harmonics, grit and flavour to the audio. Start subtly and then adjust the threshold until you can hear the bite of your vocal, so it clearly rides over the top of your track.

Gate & Colour

Remove unwanted and distracting pops, clicks and noise with the Gate dial. With the Colour slider, dial in a frequency curve that’s specifically tailored to vocal processing, making your vocal performance sound as professional as possible.

Bypass, Output & Master Mix

The bypass control is smoothed to be as click and pop free as possible for unhindered A/B testing when combined with the Output dial. Choose to mix the compressed signal with your original raw audio via the central Master Mix ratio control, allowing you to dial down the compression ratio for parallel effects.

Visual Feedback

The live visuals of the interface meters show exactly what’s happening to the signal as it travels through each compressor in real-time. This allows for accurate monitoring at every step of the chain.

Presets

With many included presets, it’s easy to find the perfect starting point for your own compression adventures. Categorised into distinct themes, these presets can be used on all sorts of audio, not just vocals. They include everything from subtle shaping to more full-on saturated compression effects.

W. A. Production are real-life producers making creative plugins to help you achieve studio quality processing quickly and easily. Enjoy!




Features

  • Easy to use compression designed especially for vocals
  • 3 compression stages
  • Peaks, Balance and Flavour
  • Noise Gate ratio
  • Frequency shaping via Colour slider
  • Pop & click free bypass
  • Responsive & CPU friendly
  • Factory presets
  • Full PDF Manual & Tutorial video
  • Resizable user interface

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Value For Money

Sound Quality

General Ease of Use

Number of Presets


  • Windows 8 or later (32 / 64-bit)
  • macOS 10.15 and later (64-bit only) (M1 Apple Silicon Supported)

Please Note: The AAX version of this plugin requires ProTools 11 or higher.

OS Compatibility



ToneSpot Voice Express

Vocal Processing by Audified



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Best Vocal Mix Spotted Easily

Improves your vocal tracks in only a few clicks. This Express is a little brother of the ToneSpot Voice Pro.




Features

  • Monstrous processing power and flexibility
  • Minimal controls
  • Settings based on the analysis of thousands of world-class records
  • Time-saver
  • Intelligent gain staging
  • Tone Hunting

  • As producers and mixing engineers we face daily challenges to make things sound more energetic, more full of life. For every artist, this could mean completely the opposite. Our role is to grasp an artist's vision and make it real through all kinds of sound-shaping methods. We are the Tone Hunters!

  • Express Vs. Pro

  • With ToneSpot Voice Express, we have simplified the mixing process as much as possible.

  • One could say we did the mixing for you.

  • ToneSpot Voice Express will help you get the quick results you strive for. It delivers exactly the same sound quality and exactly the same amount of processing power as its bigger siblings from the Pro series, but without any need for detailed controls. This streamlined preset-based mixing method allows you to get the sweet spot of your tone super-fast.

  • The included presets are suitable for mixing any kind of vocal track from lush singing up to a heavy screaming and anything in between. Plus you can use it to mix a spoken word too.

  • Standard Vocal Mix Chains

  • Vocal chains can get complicated pretty quickly. Especially in today’s musical environment when everything is supposed to sound big, full and present.

  • In other words, you need a lot of CPU power at your disposal.

  • There is no need for this.

  • ToneSpot Solution

  • There is a more effective solution. With the ToneSpot technology, you can minimize the number of plug-ins you use, while maintaining the highest sound quality possible.

  • Let your DAW breathe and save your CPU for the creative and fun part of mixing we all love.

  • Sustem Requirements

  • Mac OS X 10.9 - Mac OS X 10.14
  • AAX 32 bit & 64-bit
  • AU 32 bit & 64-bit
  • VST2 32 bit & 64-bit
  • VST3 32 bit & 64-bit
  • Windows 7 - Windows 10
  • AAX 32 bit & 64-bit
  • VST2 32 bit & 64-bit
  • VST3 32 bit & 64-bit

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Best Vocal Mix Spotted Easily

Improves your vocal tracks in only a few clicks. This Express is a little brother of the ToneSpot Voice Pro.

Features

  • Monstrous processing power and flexibility
  • Minimal controls
  • Settings based on the analysis of thousands of world-class records
  • Time-saver
  • Intelligent gain staging

Tone Hunting

As producers and mixing engineers we face daily challenges to make things sound more energetic, more full of life. For every artist, this could mean completely the opposite. Our role is to grasp an artist's vision and make it real through all kinds of sound-shaping methods. We are the Tone Hunters!

Express Vs. Pro

With ToneSpot Voice Express, we have simplified the mixing process as much as possible.

One could say we did the mixing for you.

ToneSpot Voice Express will help you get the quick results you strive for. It delivers exactly the same sound quality and exactly the same amount of processing power as its bigger siblings from the Pro series, but without any need for detailed controls. This streamlined preset-based mixing method allows you to get the sweet spot of your tone super-fast.

The included presets are suitable for mixing any kind of vocal track from lush singing up to a heavy screaming and anything in between. Plus you can use it to mix a spoken word too.

Standard Vocal Mix Chains

Vocal chains can get complicated pretty quickly. Especially in today’s musical environment when everything is supposed to sound big, full and present.

In other words, you need a lot of CPU power at your disposal.
There is no need for this.

ToneSpot Solution

There is a more effective solution. With the ToneSpot technology, you can minimize the number of plug-ins you use, while maintaining the highest sound quality possible.

Let your DAW breathe and save your CPU for the creative and fun part of mixing we all love.

Sustem Requirements

Mac

  • Mac OS X 10.9 - Mac OS X 10.14

Formats

  • AAX 32 bit & 64-bit
  • AU 32 bit & 64-bit
  • VST2 32 bit & 64-bit
  • VST3 32 bit & 64-bit

Windows

  • Windows 7 - Windows 10

Formats

  • AAX 32 bit & 64-bit
  • VST2 32 bit & 64-bit
  • VST3 32 bit & 64-bit

OS Compatibility



SA-2 Dialog Processor Native

Vocal Processing by McDSP



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Please Note: This product is the Native version. You can purchase the HD version HERE.

Dialog. The focal point of any movie, television show, documentary, or for that matter, any creative media production involving the spoken word. Add to the mix a sweeping musical score, dozens of foley effects, and plenty more – and it becomes clear the job of dialog mixing is a tall order. After all, if you can’t hear what the actors are saying, why watch it at all!

The SA-2 Dialog Processor is based on hardware originally conceived by Academy Award winning re-recording mixer Mike Minkler and used on over 100 major motion pictures. The SA-2 is designed to improve the overall sound of recorded speech. But the SA-2 is not just for dialog. It’s equally useful for vocals, and is a great tool for adjusting the timbre of any track, a reliable de-esser, and a fine multi-frequency compressor, in our completely biased opinion.

The SA-2 Dialog Processor is made up of 5 bands of strategic active equalization, configured in a variety of modes to best address common issues of dialog. Each band of active equalization has a threshold control to determine at what signal level the active equalizer begins to effect the signal. There are also enable buttons for each band to quickly audition the effect of any given band. Two mode selectors – one for controlling the ballistics of the active equalization, and a second for placing the five bands at strategic locations in the frequency spectrum. Finally, there are input and output gain controls for overall adjustment.




Features

  • Five independent bands of strategic active equalization
  • Multiple process modes for a variety of applications
  • Unique signal reduction metering
  • Double precision processing
  • Ultra low latency
  • Mono and stereo versions

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Mac:

  • macOS 10.10 or higher (64-bit only) (macOS 11 Big Sur compatible)

Windows:

  • Windows 7, 8 & 10 (64-bit only)

Native v6 Software Support:

  • AAX Native
  • Audio Units (AU)
  • Audio Suite
  • VST3

Platform Requirements:

  • AAX versions require Pro Tools 12.x or higher and also support Pro Tools 2018, 2019, and 2020.
  • S6L versions require VENUE OS 5.3.2 or higher
  • AU versions recommended for Logic X or higher
  • VST version recommended for Cubase 9.x, and 10.x, and Nuendo 6.5 or higher
  • McDSP plug-ins require a v6 license (or Demo) on an iLok2, iLok3, or iLok Cloud to authorize the installers. Latest iLok drives are recommended. Cloud support requires v6.5 or higher

Compatible DAW's

McDSP HD and Native plug-ins are compatible with Pro Tools, Logic X, Cubase, Nuendo, Ableton Live, MOTU Digital Performer, Studio One, Sonar, and other DAWs that support AAX, AU, VST and/or VST3 plug-in formats.

Activation:

  •  Active internet connection required OR physical iLok USB Dongle required.

Important note: McDSP plug-ins require either a physical iLok2 or iLok3 USB Dongle or an iLok License Manager account and an iLok Cloud session for authorization.

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Auto-Key

Vocal Processing by Antares



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Auto-Key is an automatic key and scale detection plug-in, designed to enhance your Auto-Tune workflow and save valuable time in the studio.

Choosing the correct key and scale for your music is an essential part of effective pitch correction, and Auto-Key makes this quick and easy. It’s also useful for choosing samples and loops that match the key of your project.

Place Auto-Key on a track to analyze your music in real time, or upload an audio file for faster than real-time analysis. Auto-Key automatically detects and displays the key and scale of your music, as well as the tuning reference frequency. The onscreen keyboard also lights up to show detected pitches.

Click the “Send to Auto-Tune” button, and compatible versions of Auto-Tune are automatically updated with the correct key and scale settings.

Even if you already know the key and scale of your music, Auto-Key will streamline your workflow by allowing you to conveniently set the key and scale for multiple instances of Auto-Tune with a single click.

Key and Scale Detection

Auto-Key makes it quick and easy to find the key and scale of your music. Just place it on an instrument track or master bus and begin playback.

Auto-Key will analyze the audio in real time and display the key and scale after a few seconds of playback analysis. You can also upload an audio file to analyze an entire song in seconds.

In addition to key and scale, Auto-Key also tells you the reference frequency of your music. Most modern music is tuned so that A is equal to 440 Hz, but this is not always the case. If your music or samples are tuned to a different reference frequency, Auto-Key will show you what it is, so you can make the necessary adjustments when applying pitch correction or selecting samples.



Rating


Value For Money

Sound Quality

General Ease of Use

Number of Presets


Mac

AAX Native (64-bit only):

  • Pro Tools 2018.1 or later.
  • macOS 10.13 or later as required by your version of Pro Tools.

VST3 (64-bit only):

  • A compatible VST host program that supports the VST3 format.
  • macOS 10.13 or later as required by your host.

Audio Units (64-bit only):

  • A compatible DAW that supports the AU format.
  • macOS 10.13 or later as required by your host.

Windows

AAX Native (64-bit only):

  • Pro Tools 2018.1 or later.
  • Windows 10

VST3 (64-bit only):

  • A compatible DAW that supports the VST3 format.
  • Windows 10

OS Compatibility



PUNCH

Vocal Processing by Antares



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PUNCH - Vocal Impact Enhancer

Give your vocals more dynamic impact to cut through the mix.

Punch is a vocal compression plug-in that gives your vocals more dynamic impact. It provides a combination of compression​, gain​, limiting​, and overload​ ​protection​ with an interface designed for speed and simplicity. Using just a few controls, you can dial in the perfect vocal level for any mix in seconds.

Combining advanced dynamic processing with an intuitive interface, Punch makes your vocals cut through a dense mix with clarity and power.



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Value For Money

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General Ease of Use

Number of Presets


Mac

AAX Native (64-bit only):

  • Pro Tools 2018.1 or later.
  • macOS 10.13 or later as required by your version of Pro Tools.

VST3 (64-bit only):

  • A compatible VST host program that supports the VST3 format.
  • macOS 10.13 or later as required by your host.

Audio Units (64-bit only):

  • A compatible DAW that supports the AU format.
  • macOS 10.13 or later as required by your host.

Windows

AAX Native (64-bit only):

  • Pro Tools 2018.1 or later.
  • Windows 10

VST3 (64-bit only):

  • A compatible DAW that supports the VST3 format.
  • Windows 10

OS Compatibility



ASPIRE

Vocal Processing by Antares



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ASPIRE - Aspiration Noise Processor

Perfectly control the breathiness from a vocal performance.

Aspire is the world’s first tool for modifying a voice’s breathiness independently of its harmonic content. With Aspire, you can match a vocal quality to a performance style by decreasing or increasing​ a voice’s natural​ breathiness​.

Aspire analyzes a vocal in real time and separates the aspiration noise (breathiness) from the harmonic content. It then allows you to adjust the amount of aspiration noise, and affect its character independently by applying a parametric​ EQ​ to the noise component. It also includes a real-time display that lets you visualize the effect of the aspiration noise processing.

Whether reducing vocal rasp or adding a bit of smokiness, Aspire allows modification of the amount and quality of a voice’s breathiness—without affecting the vocal’s harmonic characteristics.

Key Features:

  • The ability to match a vocal quality to a performance style by decreasing or increasing a voice's natural breathiness.
  • A band of parametric EQ to modify the quality of the aspiration noise component of the vocal.
  • A real-time display that lets you visualize the effect of the aspiration noise processing.



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Mac

AAX Native (64-bit only):

  • Pro Tools 2018.1 or later.
  • macOS 10.13 or later as required by your version of Pro Tools.

VST3 (64-bit only):

  • A compatible VST host program that supports the VST3 format.
  • macOS 10.13 or later as required by your host.

Audio Units (64-bit only):

  • A compatible DAW that supports the AU format.
  • macOS 10.13 or later as required by your host.

Windows

AAX Native (64-bit only):

  • Pro Tools 2018.1 or later.
  • Windows 10

VST3 (64-bit only):

  • A compatible DAW that supports the VST3 format.
  • Windows 10

OS Compatibility



Talkie Box 2

Vocal Processing by Digital Brain Instruments



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Talkie Box is a standalone software developed for audio post-production purposes. It allows processing in real-time your voice to emulate walkie-talkie, radio or telephone sound effects.

Design your own background noise and voice effects with this user-friendly tool for sound designers and game audio.

  • Real-Time Audio Processing
  • Microphone Input
  • Audio Player Input
  • Walkie Talkie, Radio & Telephone Emulation
  • Sampler: Up-to 6 Preloaded Radio Samples
  • Telephone Dial Samples'Morse Code Generator
  • Fine Tuneing Emulation
  • Master FX Rack
  • Dry/Wet Recoding: Batch Processing 
  • Includes Presets
  • Input & Outpt Routing to DAW or Audio Editor
  • MIDI Matrix: Control Talkie Box via MIDI Device
  • Keyboard Shortcuts

Main Features

Inputs

  • 1 Microphone.
  • Audio Player. Play any file from your computer. Loop playback mode.

Walkie Talkie Emulation

Includes distortion, 3-Band Parametric EQ, High Pass, Low Pass, Bandstop and Resonance filters.

Radio & Telephone Emulation

Limit your frequency bandwidth. Includes 3-Band Parametric EQ, Resonance & Bandpass filters.

Dial Pad: Telephone Dial Pad. Create your own dialling sounds sequence.

Noise Laboratory

Design your own radio background noise and interferences sounds. Up to 6 different noise signals. Control FM Gen parameters via XY Pad. HP Filter, LP Filter & 3-Band Parametric EQ.

Noise Lab Sampler:  Once the desired background noise signal has been designed, is possible to trigger this noise signal as a sample via Noise Pad. Triggering envelope designer included.

Convolution Lab

Design your own voice noisy sounds. Add some noise and bad reception sounds to your voice. Input signal is convolved trough different noisy sound signals. Up to 6 different noisy sound signals. Control FM Gen parameters via XY Pad. Includes a 3-Band Parametric EQ.

Pre-Listen mode: It allows to listen the noise signal generated signal before the convolution process and can also be used as a second Noise Laboratory, like a background noise generator.

Input depending mode available: Activate or deactivate the convolution lab sound depending the input level. For example, you can create some noisy voice sounds and activate them only when the input level is high, so you will only hear these sounds only when y is louder, creating some interesting and realistic effects.

Sampler

Up to 6 pre-loaded radio & walkie-talkie sounds available. Load any sample from your computer; triggering envelope designer. Includes a 3-Band Parametric EQ.

Morse Code Test Tone Generator

Generate your own Morse Code messages.

Tuner

Fine tunning emulation (AFC)

Bitter

Add some extra distortion by reducing sample rate at output stage.

Master FX Rack

Includes 2 VST/AU plugin sections, 5-Band Parametric EQ, HPF and LPF.

Recording

WAV or AIFF files. Up to 192kHz / 32 Bits (depending your soundcard). Simultaneously dry/wet output signal recording mode available.

Batch Processing: Process and record a bunch of files in just 2 clicks.

Preset Manager

Includes presets. Create your own presets. Store and recall the whole session data.

MIDI Matrix

Control Voxpat via your midi device.

Input & Output Routing

Play and record audio from any DAW/Audio Editor.

Keyboard Shortcuts

For better and faster user experience.



Rating


Value For Money

Sound Quality

General Ease of Use

Number of Presets


PC

  • Windows 7 or later (64-bit only)
  • Multicore Processor
  • Minimum 2GB RAM

Mac

  • Intel machine running OSX 10.7 or later (64-bit only)
  • Minimum 2GB RAM

OS Compatibility



MUTATOR

Vocal Processing by Antares



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MUTATOR - Extreme Voice Designer

A powerful tool for special vocal effects and post-production sound design.

Mutator provides a combination of sound design tools for creating unusual and otherworldly voices. With high quality pitch shifting, throat modeling, ring modulator-based mutation, and a mind-bending tempo-synced alienize function, Mutator is the perfect tool for unique vocal effects, character design, and post-production sound design.

Mutators’s voice processing tools are divided into three sections. The voice design section lets you use our unique throat modeling and pitch shifting technologies to craft the basic characteristics of your voice.

The mutate section lets you transform and mangle that voice into a variety of strange creatures, with 24 different varieties of “mutation” created with pitch-tracking ring modulation.

Finally, the alienize section gives your vocal track the quality of an alien language by chopping it up into small segments and playing each segment in reverse. You can even create your own unique language by varying the length of the speech segments, or syncing them to the tempo of your track.



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Value For Money

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General Ease of Use

Number of Presets


Mac

AAX Native (64-bit only):

  • Pro Tools 2018.1 or later.
  • macOS 10.13 or later as required by your version of Pro Tools.

VST3 (64-bit only):

  • A compatible VST host program that supports the VST3 format.
  • macOS 10.13 or later as required by your host.

Audio Units (64-bit only):

  • A compatible DAW that supports the AU format.
  • macOS 10.13 or later as required by your host.

Windows

AAX Native (64-bit only):

  • Pro Tools 2018.1 or later.
  • Windows 10

VST3 (64-bit only):

  • A compatible DAW that supports the VST3 format.
  • Windows 10

OS Compatibility



ARTICULATOR

Vocal Processing by Antares



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ARTICULATOR - Digital Talkbox

Recreate the sound of classic talkbox effects.

Articulator is a modern digital version of the classic talk box, made famous on recordings by artists like Peter Frampton, Zapp, and Bon Jovi. Perfect for talking guitars, singing synths, and a wide range of special effects.

If you’ve ever seen a guitarist with a plastic tube in their mouth and a guitar that sounds like it’s talking, then you have a basic idea of what a talk box is. A physical talk box works by applying a filter (the human mouth) to an audio signal (usually a guitar or synth).

Articulator models this process by extracting the formant and amplitude information from a vocal track and applying it to another audio track or to its built-in noise generator in real time.

Articulator also features a built-in EQ, a formant modulation section, which lets you sculpt your vocal sound using our throat modeling technology, and an amplitude modulation control, which lets you dial in exactly how much of the effect you want on your track.



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Value For Money

Sound Quality

General Ease of Use

Number of Presets


Mac

AAX Native (64-bit only):

  • Pro Tools 2018.1 or later.
  • macOS 10.13 or later as required by your version of Pro Tools.

VST3 (64-bit only):

  • A compatible VST host program that supports the VST3 format.
  • macOS 10.13 or later as required by your host.

Audio Units (64-bit only):

  • A compatible DAW that supports the AU format.
  • macOS 10.13 or later as required by your host.

Windows

AAX Native (64-bit only):

  • Pro Tools 2018.1 or later.
  • Windows 10

VST3 (64-bit only):

  • A compatible DAW that supports the VST3 format.
  • Windows 10

OS Compatibility



CHOIR

Vocal Processing by Antares



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CHOIR - Vocal Multiplier

Turn a single voice into up to 32 individual unison voices.

CHOIR​​ is a unique vocal processor that turns a single monophonic voice into a lush choir of 4, 8, 16, or 32 distinct individual unison voices, each with its own pitch, timing and vibrato variations.

CHOIR accomplishes its magic with just a few simple controls. Choir​ ​Size​ allows you to select the number of individual voices that will be generated from the original voice. The Vibrato Variation​, Pitch​ ​Variation​, and Timing​ ​Variation​ controls allow you to control the amount of subtle variation applied to each of the generated voices. Finally, the Stereo​ ​Spread​ ​control lets you spread the voices across the stereo field.

CHOIR is the perfect tool for quickly and easily turning a single voice into a group of voices, each with its own unique character. When multiple instances of CHOIR are assigned to individual harmony parts, the result is an amazingly realistic large vocal ensemble.



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Value For Money

Sound Quality

General Ease of Use

Number of Presets


Mac

AAX Native (64-bit only):

  • Pro Tools 2018.1 or later.
  • macOS 10.13 or later as required by your version of Pro Tools.

VST3 (64-bit only):

  • A compatible VST host program that supports the VST3 format.
  • macOS 10.13 or later as required by your host.

Audio Units (64-bit only):

  • A compatible DAW that supports the AU format.
  • macOS 10.13 or later as required by your host.

Windows

AAX Native (64-bit only):

  • Pro Tools 2018.1 or later.
  • Windows 10

VST3 (64-bit only):

  • A compatible DAW that supports the VST3 format.
  • Windows 10

OS Compatibility



DUO

Vocal Processing by Antares



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DUO - Automatic Vocal Doubler

The quickest, easiest way to create realistic vocal doubling.

Doubling is one of the best techniques for fattening up a lead vocal or giving it extra depth. And Duo is the easiest way to enhance vocals with a realistic doubled vocal part—automatically generated from your existing vocal.

In addition to programmable variation in pitch, timing and vibrato depth, Duo includes adjustable vocal timbre modeling, so you can create a doubled part that sounds like the same person as the lead vocalist—or like someone else entirely.

It also gives you independent control of the level and pan of the original and doubled voices, so you can craft the perfect stereo mix.

Just put Duo on your vocal track, and adjust the variation parameters and output controls to create exactly the doubling effect you’re looking for Instant doubling.



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Value For Money

Sound Quality

General Ease of Use

Number of Presets


Mac

AAX Native (64-bit only):

  • Pro Tools 2018.1 or later.
  • macOS 10.13 or later as required by your version of Pro Tools.

VST3 (64-bit only):

  • A compatible VST host program that supports the VST3 format.
  • macOS 10.13 or later as required by your host.

Audio Units (64-bit only):

  • A compatible DAW that supports the AU format.
  • macOS 10.13 or later as required by your host.

Windows

AAX Native (64-bit only):

  • Pro Tools 2018.1 or later.
  • Windows 10

VST3 (64-bit only):

  • A compatible DAW that supports the VST3 format.
  • Windows 10

OS Compatibility



TNT Voice Executor

Vocal Processing by Audified



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One-click voice track editing plug-in for speech and singing. Designed for music producers, podcasters, youtubers, audio books and voice-over artist, video makers and broadcasters.

Some situations do not give you enough time to play around with your compressors, EQs and other effects to achieve great sounding voice-over or vocal. The solution is Audified TNT Voice Executor all-in-one voice plug in, that helps to solve all the issues within a second.

Tomas Trkal

The owner of the TNT Recording and Postproduction Studios, Tomas Trkal, is a mixing engineer and a programmer in one person: In some situations and jobs you have to mix vocals or spoken word very quickly. Typically it is in broadcast operation or video production. We couldn't find any plug-in that would suit this purpose well. So I had to create it myself...

What It Does

TNT Voice Executor is a unique plug-in that offers quick and intuitive voice tracks editing. Despite the easy look, there are multiple effect modules inside the tool. The plug-in contains complete dynamics controls and EQ, drive and delay. The modules settings are pre-set by TNT Studios. The effect is controlled by three knobs only. After loading the preset you only set up the input and output volumes and the effect amount. And off you go.

The Presets and Controls

TNT Voice Executor takes in consideration various possible applications. No matter if you mix singing, rap or spoken word, the effects gives you quick and perfect results. 

The presets in the first version are gathered in four groups. Each of them contains several variants for both male and female voices. All you have to do is to set the desired input and output volumes (using the I/O meters), choose the preset and tweak the amount of effect that will be applied. The right side of the plug-in shows, which effects are engaged and how much gain is being reduced. To keep the simplicity of use, no other controls (except advanced calibration in the service menu) are included. 

Do You Need It?

Do you have a microphone and record voice? Then yes! TNT Voice Executor is the ideal companion for all those who need to tweak singing quickly, but it's priceless when it comes to audio books editing, v-log posts and YouTube videos, podcasts, advertisement voice-overs, trailers or news casts. Wherever voice sounds, the TNT Voice Exectutor is in place. 



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Mac:

  • OS X 10.9 - Mac OS X 10.15

Formats:

  • AAX for Pro Tools (32/64-Bit) 
  • Audio Units - AU (32/64-Bit)
  • VST2 (32/64-Bit)
  • VST3 (32/64-Bit)

PC:

  • Windows 7 - Windows 10

Formats:

  • AAX for Pro Tools (32/64-Bit) 
  • VST2 (32/64-Bit)
  • VST3 (32/64-Bit)

Note: TNT Voice Executor is iLok protected. The hardware key is not necessary, only the License Manager, which is available at iLok.com

OS Compatibility



SA-2 Dialog Processor HD

Vocal Processing by McDSP



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Note: This product is the HD version. You can purchase the Native version HERE.

Dialog. The focal point of any movie, television show, documentary, or for that matter, any creative media production involving the spoken word. Add to the mix a sweeping musical score, dozens of foley effects, and plenty more – and it becomes clear the job of dialog mixing is a tall order. After all, if you can’t hear what the actors are saying, why watch it at all!

The SA-2 Dialog Processor is based on hardware originally conceived by Academy Award winning re-recording mixer Mike Minkler and used on over 100 major motion pictures. The SA-2 is designed to improve the overall sound of recorded speech. But the SA-2 is not just for dialog. It’s equally useful for vocals, and is a great tool for adjusting the timbre of any track, a reliable de-esser, and a fine multi-frequency compressor, in our completely biased opinion.

The SA-2 Dialog Processor is made up of 5 bands of strategic active equalization, configured in a variety of modes to best address common issues of dialog. Each band of active equalization has a threshold control to determine at what signal level the active equalizer begins to effect the signal. There are also enable buttons for each band to quickly audition the effect of any given band. Two mode selectors – one for controlling the ballistics of the active equalization, and a second for placing the five bands at strategic locations in the frequency spectrum. Finally, there are input and output gain controls for overall adjustment.




Features

  • Five independent bands of strategic active equalization
  • Multiple process modes for a variety of applications
  • Unique signal reduction metering
  • Double precision processing
  • Ultra low latency
  • Mono and stereo versions

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Value For Money

Sound Quality

General Ease of Use

Number of Presets


Mac:

  • macOS 10.10 or higher (64-bit only) (macOS 11 Big Sur compatible)

Windows:

  • Windows 7, 8 & 10 (64-bit only)

HD v6 Software Supports

  • AAX DSP & AAX Native
  • Audio Units (AU)
  • Audio Suite
  • VST3

Platform Requirements:

  • AAX versions require Pro Tools 12.x or higher and also support Pro Tools 2018, 2019, and 2020.
  • S6L versions require VENUE OS 5.3.2 or higher
  • AU versions recommended for Logic X or higher
  • VST version recommended for Cubase 9.x, and 10.x, and Nuendo 6.5 or higher
  • McDSP plug-ins require a v6 license (or Demo) on an iLok2, iLok3, or iLok Cloud to authorize the installers. Latest iLok drives are recommended. Cloud support requires v6.5 or higher

Compatible DAW's

McDSP HD and Native plug-ins are compatible with Pro Tools, Logic X, Cubase, Nuendo, Ableton Live, MOTU Digital Performer, Studio One, Sonar, and other DAWs that support AAX, AU, VST and/or VST3 plug-in formats.

Activation:

  •  Active internet connection required OR physical iLok USB Dongle required.

Important note: McDSP plug-ins require either a physical iLok2 or iLok3 USB Dongle or an iLok License Manager account and an iLok Cloud session for authorization.

This is an HD/HDX plug-in that is intended for use with the DSPs of an Avid HDX system to prevent the software from taxing your host processor. There is no difference in sound quality between the Standard and HD/HDX versions. If you do not own an Avid HDX system, all you need is the Native version.

OS Compatibility



UltraVox

Vocal Processing by Leapwing Audio



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An Intuitive and Great-Sounding Vocal Processor

Your New Go-To Vocal Processor

Leapwing is proud to announce its brand-new vocal processor: UltraVox.

A set-and-forget plugin that is designed for any songwriter, producer and engineer, wanting to achieve a great vocal sound quickly.

It comes with 4 unique algorithms, each optimized to work for any type of vocal:

Compression is meant to take out the peaks in vocal performance and balance out the vocal, achieving a consistent level without unwanted artefacts.

The gentle and very musical Gate has a dual purpose: one is to reduce room noise and the other is to reduce breathes and mouth sounds that are brought up by compression.

Harmonics gives a beautiful colouration to almost any vocal, and Air allows you to add crispiness to your vocal without introducing harshness.

  • Ideal Dynamics - Taming the peaks in a vocal as well as getting rid of any unwanted noises, the UltraVox dynamic control just sounds good!
  • Any Vocal - Highly optimized algorithms that influence each other, so they are ideal for any vocal!
  • Beautiful Design with Optimal Workflow - Beautiful Retina design with all controls on one screen.
  • Wide Compatibility - Available on Mac OSX (10.13 +), Windows 8, 10 (64-bit only) in AAX-Native, VST, VST3 and AU formats.

Your Vocal Sound in Seconds

Dynamic Control - Compression employs a single band soft-knee compressor with variable program-dependent (short) attack and (long) release times. The musical Gate aims to remove room or mouth noises, also with variable program-dependent (medium-long) attack and (short) release times.

Harmonics and Air - Harmonics give you primarily 2nd and 3rd order harmonics, that give a polished character to your vocal. Air employs equalization focused around 12kHz to give the vocal that shines, without introducing harshness. With its boost and cut capability, it’s useful to tonalize the vocal!

Quick and Intuitive Interface - It looks good and it sounds good because Leapwing Audio were thinking of you when they designed it.

UltraVox's algorithm makes it easy to get a good sound and the simple interface lets you visualise the adjustments you make as you hear them.

Applications

  • Recording - Production – Mixing
  • Ideal to put early-on in the vocal chain, possibly right after any corrective EQ and filtering, or right before adding any effects.



Features

  • 4 highly tuned algorithms that interact with each other, aimed at getting a quick vocal sound, these include:
  • Compression - Single-band soft-knee compression with variable programdependent (short) attack and (long) release times
  • Gate - Aimed to remove room noise, also with variable program-dependent (medium-long) attack and (short) release times 
  • Harmonics - Primarily 2nd and 3rd order harmonics that give a polished character to the vocal.
  • Air - Equalization focused around 12kHz to give the vocal that shines, without introducing harshness. With its boost and cut capability, it’s useful to tonalize the vocal.
  • All algorithms are meticulously tuned with the highest quality achievable and pristine sound.
  • Beautiful re-sizable Retina interface with a unique level visualization.
  • Sample rates supported up to 384kHz (DXD).

Rating


Value For Money

Sound Quality

General Ease of Use

Number of Presets


Mac

  • macOS 10.13 or higher (64-bit only)
  • VST2, VST3, AU, AAX

Windows

  • Windows 8 and 10 (64-bit only)
  • VST2, VST3, AAX

OS Compatibility