Identifying the special effects used on vocals that make them so unique isn’t always easy.
It’s probably one of these magic tricks, a less or more subtle blend of special effects that’s helping the vocal stand out.
In this week’s Instagram post, we’re focusing on these special tools (including a free one) that can help you spice up your vocals (and more):
Check them out below and hopefully you will discover some new helpful tools !
Despite its simple interface, Little Alterboy can do pretty complex processings and works wonders as a pitch shifter, a harmonizer, a robot-style vocal processor as well as a simple auto-tune effect.But most don’t know that it can also be triggered via midi to get some cool synthesized vocals ! We LOVE it !
Bitspeek breaks down the audio into basic oscillators, noise, filtering and formant informations, with which you can then play to produce anything from robot voices, pitch-shifting effects, bit reduction tricks, mashed up vocals and more.
Modeled on a famous hardware gear, Radiator can add warmth, punch and saturation to vocals with class, but can also help in adding character and color to anything from bass to drums with a lovely analog sound.
Formerly known as ‘Harmony EFX’, EFX+ mixes the classic HQ Autotune algorythm with effects like vocoder, doubler, filter, saturator, harmonizer and pitch modulators to creatively manipulate vocals.
Manipulator is a voice transformation processor that can alter vocals in subtle ways, right through to a complex warping of the audio. It really shines in the creative stage to create crazy sounds.
Vocal Bender is a powerful yet simple-to-use plugin that can create anything from robotic vocals, artificial harmonies or vibrato: It’s ideal if you’re looking for modern and creative formant-shifting.
VocalSynth 2 is a staple for enhancing, modulating, and mangling your vocals, and a fantastic tool for sound design with all its creative features.
Hysteresis is a FREE glitch delay that can process anything from drums to guitars or synths, but on vocals it will shine by adding randomly generated, robotic artifacts and signal mutations.