Sonivox has announced Vocalizer Pro Vocal Production Synthesizer, which they tell us is the next-generation version of the Vocalizer MIDI-controlled audio effect. Here's their press release with all the details...
Vocalizer Pro brings a harmonic/melodic voice to any audio input, thus vocalizing the sound. Simply singing or speaking--or any type of vocalizing--can intuitively create deep and complex musical results. The patented technology delivers unparalleled signal processing, advanced vocoding, and powerful re-synthesis. In addition, Vocalizer Pro allows the creation of simple or complex vocal harmonies that can extend far beyond the natural limitations of the voice. Vocalizer Pro is excellent for processing any type of percussive or melodic audio track. One preset has the ability of producing thousands of different results. This is because Vocalizer Pro is not just for vocals.
"I'm more excited about what the end user is going to do with this, because I know what I can do with it," according to Jason Jordan, Head of Soundware, Sonivox. "I can't even fathom what someone else is going to come up with. The sheer number of sound design possibilities is near infinite."
Vocalizer Pro provides two rows of pads for unique real-time control. One row allows multiple notes or harmonies to be stacked on each pad. The other allows parameters to be switched to new values. Snapshots provide instant switching of parameter controls, which can be triggered with the pads. For every pad, every automatable parameter can be set to a different setting. It's almost as if every pad is a completely different patch, thus allowing you to switch instantly between different parameter settings. These pads also control the settings of the effects as well. Vocalizer Pro features also include pitch pitch-and formant formant-shifting, detailed envelope control, sync-able LFOs, and double the number of effects and filters from the original Vocalizer.
Sonivox Vocalizer Pro can be used as a standalone program or as an AU, VST, or RTAS plug-in. Vocalizer Pro is compatible with 32- or 64-bit Mac or Windows systems.
Sonivox has also updated five of their most popular Virtual Instruments to include an integrated patch browser and native 64-bit support. These Version 2 releases will be available as a free download to all registered customers. Updated instruments and improvements include:
TWIST 2.0 Spectral Morphing Synthesizer • Ethereal sound design instrument • NEW! Improved step-sequencer graphics • NEW! Easy on/off control of parameter modulation • NEW! Additional envelopes and modulation control • NEW! Integrated patch browser • NEW! Native 64-bit • Standalone, AU, VST, and RTAS
Eighty Eight Ensemble Grand Piano Virtual Instrument • Exceptional embodiment of the Steinway 9' D "Practice" Piano • Layered patches featuring piano with strings, pads, or choir • Adjustable split patches with bass, piano and lead instrumentation • NEW! Updated user interface • NEW! Improved EQ control and new reverb • NEW! Integrated patch browser • NEW! Native 64-bit • Standalone, AU, VST, and RTAS
Big Bang Drums 2.0 Flagship Drum Instrument • Meticulously sampled custom SJC drum kit • Multi-velocity, multi-take round robin • SONiVOX Intelligent Rhythm Control™ technology • NEW! Updated user interface • NEW! Five new drum kits • NEW! Integrated patch browser • NEW! Native 64-bit • Standalone, AU, VST, and RTAS
Big Bang Cinematic 2.0 Percussion Instrument • Over 200 percussion patches • SONiVOX Intelligent Rhythm Control™ technology • NEW! Updated user interface • NEW! Patches • NEW! Integrated patch browser • NEW! Native 64-bit • Standalone, AU, VST, and RTAS