by Jason D. Buchwald
MusicPlayers.com, June 2012
Antares has another winner with Auto-Tune 7, and fantastic results are possible with only a little bit of patience...If you don't have pitch correction in your studio, you owe it to yourself to check out Auto-Tune 7. There's a good reason everything else in the product category is benchmarked against it.
by Scott Kahn
MusicPlayers.com, March 2008
Antares is on a roll. Or they're on fire. Or perhaps they're a fiery ball rolling down a hill! Whatever it is, they really don't miss the mark with their constantly expanding suite of vocal processing plug-ins. Just when you thought Auto-Tune was a required studio standard for keeping your singers in tune, along came the AVOX Vocal Toolkit featuring Throat�s physical vocal tract modeling that transformed the actual tonal character of a voice.
But that wasn't enough for Antares, who have now delivered to us Harmony Engine � a fantastic sounding plug-in that incorporates many technologies found in the previously mentioned products. A four-part harmony virtual machine, Harmony Engine makes it very easy to ensure that additional voices generated for your vocals do not sound like simple manipulations of your source audio, but rather distinctly unique harmony voices.
Audio News Room, December 2007
One of the most exciting plug-ins I've tried lately is Antares' Harmony Engine. I don't know why, but I've always been attracted by vocal harmonizers. And since they're not a common thing in the plug- ins' world, I couldn't miss Harmony Engine! Read the whole review in English and Italian
Also includes an interview with Marco Alpert about Antares and Harmony Engine:
Interview in English
Interview in Italian
Vocal harmonies are hard. They are challenging to sing, time-consuming to arrange, and usually essential to many pop styles. The Harmony Engine puts quality vocal harmonies more within the grasp of those of us without great vocal gifts, or deep pocketbooks for hiring session musicians. The entire approach makes creating harmonies more musical and creative and less about drudge work or trial-and-error. Read the whole review at audioMIDI.com.
Anyone that has chased the dream of being in show business knows that looks aren't everything, but it sure doesn't hurt if you've got 'em. Antares has completely re-organized the interface for Auto-Tune 5, which not only improves the appearance, but also the form and function - with much better contrast and a layout that is logical and conducive to workflow. Most importantly, the pitch edit display is much larger than it used to be. Along with the ability to draw curves with a pen tablet, this is a huge improvement.
Likewise, there have been a range of other detailed refinements, such as better organization of buttons and other controls as well as the automatic and graphic tracking controls that have been merged to a single options screen. These seemingly minute adjustments to the workflow make a significant difference in the speed and usability of the plug-in. And let's face it, when most folks are putting Auto-Tune 5 to use, it's usually with the sand dropping through the hour-glass as the producer is tapping his fingers on the mixing console - all - the-while you're trying to fix a take that the singer just belted so hard they lost their voice. Just like a well-designed piece of hardware, a unified and logical layout in a plug-in can make all the difference between a stress-free session or an awkward moment and mumbled excuses. Antares really got it right here, but don't be fooled - Auto-Tune 5's beauty is more than skin deep. Read the whole review at audioMIDI.com.
by Dave Beyer, GIG Magazine, June 2002
The new Antares AVP-1 Vocal Producer is a seven-headed beast in a box. Lucky for us, it's a user-friendly beast that helps us get that "ready for radio" vocal sound. Let's dissect the monster one head at a time. (Article currently unavailable)
Antares AVP Voice Processor and Pitch Corrector
We've seen Auto-Tune, we've seen mic modeling but now they're in a 1U rack package, along with compression, EQ, tube emulation, doubling, and deessing, for under $600. Sound interesting? Read EQ's AVP-1 review.
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