From the company that revolutionized vocal production with Auto-Tune comes AVOX Evo - the newest generation of the Antares Vocal Toolkit. Now featuring Antares' seriously evolved Evo™ Voice Processing Technology, AVOX Evo combines ten state-of-the-art vocal processing modules to give you the power you need to create stunning vocal tracks in any musical style as well as design unique vocal effects for audio post-production applications.
New in AVOX Evo is the incorporation of Dr. Andy's groundbreaking Evo™ Voice Processing technology. First seen (and heard) in Auto-Tune Evo, the result is an entirely new level of sonic performance. With faster, more accurate pitch detection, smoother, artifact-free pitch shifting, and seamless, natural-sounding (if you want it to be) throat modeling, AVOX Evo plug-ins just work better. Leaving you free to focus on creating your music.
Other additions include redesigned user interfaces for the original five AVOX plug-ins, five integrated channels of our unique CHOIR Vocal Multiplier in Harmony Engine Evo, high-quality pitch shifting in THROAT Evo, tempo-synced alienization rate in MUTATOR Evo, and more.
And at a new, lower MSRP, AVOX Evo matches its unbeatable creative power with truly unbeatable value.
The AVOX Evo Antares Vocal Toolkit includes:
Harmony Engine Evo is a real-time harmony generating plug-in that puts professional-quality vocal harmony arrangements within reach of any songwriter, producer, musician or engineer.
With four independent harmony voices, a variety of powerful harmony generating modes, humanization features for natural sounding performances, five integrated channels of CHOIR Vocal Multiplier, and a flexible real-time preset system for harmony and vocal type, Harmony Engine Evo provides incredibly easy-to-use tools to quickly and easily produce virtually any vocal arrangement you can imagine.
Whether you're an experienced vocal arranger, a songwriter looking for that perfect backup vocal, or a composer experimenting with unique vocal effects, Harmony Engine Evo gives you entirely new ways to create the harmony parts you hear in your head. In fact, experimenting with different harmonies is so easy (and, dare we suggest, fun), you may find yourself using Harmony Engine to explore harmonic alternatives you may have never otherwise considered.
Learn all about Harmony Engine Evo and listen to audio demos on the Harmony Engine Evo product page.
MUTATOR Evo Extreme Voice Designer
MUTATOR Evo provides a combination of tools for creating unusual, weird, or downright wacky voices. With high-quality pitch shifting, throat modeling, pitch-tracking ring modulator-based “mutation,” and a mind-bending tempo-synced Alienization function, MUTATOR Evo is the perfect tool for unique special vocal effects and post-production sound design.
All except the final MUTATOR Evo demo uses a single instance of MUTATOR Evo to process the same female vocal phrase.
|Here is the unprocessed vocal.|
Pitch Shift, Throat Modeling and Mutation
In these first two demos, we use MUTATOR Evo's Pitch Shift and Throat Modeling to create relatively natural variations of the original vocal.
|Demo 1 - Shift down|
|Demo 2 - Shift up|
In the next demo, we combine Pitch Shift, Throat Modeling, and one of the 24 varieties of Mutation to turn our vocalist into a demon.
|Demo 3 - Demonize|
Alienization is a realtime process that chops the audio input up into sections and plays each section backwards. The Dialect control selects the length of the sections.
In this first example, we apply Alienization with a medium Dialect setting to the otherwise unaffected vocal.
|Demo 4 - Basic Alienization|
In the next example, we add another variety of Mutation and set Dialect to a shorter period, allowing more recognizable bits of the original phrase to come though.
|Demo 5 - Short period Alienization|
Finally, yet another variety of Mutation with Dialect set to a much longer period, moving fully into the land of the weird.
|Demo 6 - Long period Alienization|
In this demo by Allen Papouban, MUTATOR Evo's new Tempo-Synced Alienization function is used to sync the alienized vocal to the tempo of the song.
|Demo 7 - Tempo-Synced Alienization|
All of MUTATOR Evo's various tools can be automated. Here we torture our vocal for the last time, varying pitch shift, throat models, mutation, processed/original mix and alienization.
|Demo 8 - Automated Variation|
In this final demo, singer/songwriter Hope Mayo has been gracious enough to let us muck about with her lovely song "My Life." We processed her vocal track in real time with one instance of MUTATOR, using automation to vary the pitch shift, throat length and width, original and processed mix (to produce harmony), and even a little alienization (sorry, we couldn't help ourselves). We have included the track in its original form so that you can clearly hear what MUTATOR Evo has done with it (plus, it's just a really nice song that deserves to be heard the way Hope intended).
ARTICULATOR Evo Digital Talk Box
A modern-day version of the venerable talk box, ARTICULATOR Evo lets you extract the formant and amplitude information from a vocal (or other dynamic source) and apply it to any other audio track or to a built-in broadband noise generator. Perfect for talking guitars, singing synths, and a wide range of special effects.
This demo begins with the extreme suck of the vocal control signal, clearly showing that neither vocal quality nor accurate pitch is required for an effective result. It's then followed by examples of that control signal used by ARTICULATOR Evo to process three different guitar sounds.
It's important to note that none of the vocal control signal is mixed into the musical examples. What you're hearing is entirely the result of ARTICULATOR Evo applying the control signal's formant and amplitude model to the guitar.
|Making Me Cry|
WARM Tube Saturation Generator
Based on Antares’ legendary Tube plug-in, WARM warms up vocals with Antares' world-renown analog tube modeling technology, while being so processing-efficient that you can put an instance on pretty much every track in a project and still barely see your CPU meter twitch.
With two tube models, a variable Drive control to set just the right amount of dynamic saturation, and an innovative OmniTube™ function to apply the tube effect to the entire signal (as opposed to just the transients), WARM is a great-sounding, incredibly easy-to-use tool for giving your vocals the benefits of a wide range of modeled analog tube effects.
ASPIRE Evo Aspiration Noise Processor
ASPIRE Evo is the world's first tool for modifying a voice's breathiness independently of its harmonic content. Whether reducing a bit of vocal rasp or adding a bit of smokiness, ASPIRE Evo allows modification of the amount and quality of a voice’s aspiration noise without otherwise affecting the vocal’s harmonic characteristics.
When you speak or sing, air from your lungs is forced through your vocal chords, causing them to vibrate. The resulting waveform is propagated through the throat, the mouth and out through the lips. It is the shape of these structures that create the resonant characteristics that define a unique vocal identity.
But going into a bit more detail, the vocal waveform is actually a combination of two different components. One, the one we usually think of as the primary element of vocal timbre, is the harmonic content generated by the process described above. However, there is a second component that is generated by the turbulence of the air rushing past the vocal chords. This component, aspiration noise, does not have harmonic content and can roughly be thought of as “breathiness.”
Aspiration noise presents itself in a variety of ways, from a subtle bit of breathiness to a full-blown rasp. Of course, whether it’s a problem or not depends on the amount of noise and the style of a performance. A whole lot of roughness that would work well for screaming punk or roots blues might well be a problem for mainstream pop or a smooth ballad (of course, it also might not). Up to now, there wasn’t much you could do about it. Now, with ASPIRE Evo, there is.
This demo consists of three repetitions of the same vocal track used above in the MUTATOR demo. The first is the unprocessed voice. The same phrase is then repeated with ASIPRE set to increase the aspiration noise to give the voice a grittier sound and then again with ASPIRE Evo set to reduce the aspiration noise for a smoother sound. Note that in each case, the basic harmonic quality of the voice remains unchanged.
|ASPIRE Evo Demo|
THROAT Evo Physical Modeling Vocal Designer
THROAT Evo is a revolutionary new vocal tool that lets you process a vocal through a meticulously crafted physical model of the human vocal tract. THROAT Evo begins by neutralizing the effect of the original singer’s vocal tract and then gives you the ability to specify the characteristics of the modeled vocal tract.
THROAT Evo’s controls allow you to modify the voice’s glottal waveform as well as globally stretch, shorten, widen or constrict the modeled vocal tract. For even more detailed control, THROAT Evo’s graphical Throat Shaping display allows you to individually adjust the position and width of five points in the vocal tract model, from the vocal chords, through the throat, mouth and out to the lips. THROAT Evo’s Breathiness controls let you add variable frequency noise to the model, resulting in a range of vocal effects from subtle breathiness, to raspiness, to a full whisper. Finally, THROAT Evo allows you to shift the pitch of the voice up or down an octave to create a wide range of alternative vocal characters.
While THROAT Evo has been designed to allow subtle modifications to a voice’s vocal quality, the range of the controls also allows the creation of vocal tract models well beyond the limits of physical human anatomy, offering the possibility of vocal characteristics that are simply unattainable by any other means.
|THROAT Evo Demo|
In this piece, which features one male and one female vocalist, THROAT Evo has been used to create the various lead and backup vocal sounds. DUO Evo, CHOIR Evo and PUNCH Evo also make appearances.
DUO Evo Vocal Modeling Auto-Doubler
DUO Evo automatically generates a doubled vocal part from an existing vocal. In addition to allowing programmable variation in pitch, timing and vibrato depth, for even more realism, DUO Evo also includes a simplified version of THROAT Evo’s vocal modeling to provide timbral variation for the doubled part. DUO Evo’s output section gives you independent control of the level and stereo position of the original and doubled voices.
|Dry female vocal|
|Processed with DUO Evo|
AVOX 2 Video Tour
While this video has not yet been updated for the changes in AVOX Evo, it still offers a good overview of the 10 unique vocal processing tools that comprise AVOX Evo, complete with audio examples of each of them in action.
Upgrades to AVOX Evo are available for purchase and download by current registered AVOX, AVOX AT, AVOX 2, Auto-Tune Vocal Studio (Native or TDM), Harmony Engine, and Harmony Engine Evo owners. Prices are as follows:
From the original AVOX 2 or Auto-Tune Vocal Studio
• Upgrade from AVOX 2 or Auto-Tune Vocal Studio (Native or TDM) to AVOX Evo: $59.00
From AVOX or AVOX AT
• Upgrade from the original AVOX or AVOX AT (Native or TDM) to AVOX Evo: $199.00
From Harmony Engine
• Upgrade from Harmony Engine to the full AVOX Evo: $249.00
From Harmony Engine Evo
• Upgrade from Harmony Engine Evo to the full AVOX Evo: $199.00
To order your AVOX Evo upgrade, head on over to the Antares Software Upgrade page and follow the directions there.
Note: If you are an owner of AVOX AT (Native or TDM), you will have received two Registration Codes, one for the AVOX plug-ins and a separate one for Auto-Tune 5. In order to get your upgrade to AVOX Evo, you will need to specifically enter the AVOX Registration Code.
If you are an owner of Auto-Tune Vocal Studio (Native or TDM), you will have received two Registration Codes, one for the AVOX 2 plug-ins and a separate one for Auto-Tune Evo. In order to get your upgrade to AVOX Evo, you will need to specifically enter the AVOX 2 Registration Code.
CHOIR Evo Vocal Multiplier
Neither a harmonizer nor a conventional chorus effect, CHOIR Evo is a unique processor that actually turns a single voice into 4, 8, 16, or 32 distinct individual unison voices, each with its own pitch, timing and vibrato variations. The voices can, if desired, be spread across the stereo spectrum. Assign an instance of CHOIR Evo to each of four voices singing four-part harmony and voilà, instant choir.
|Backup singer. One female vocalist with multi-tracked harmony.|
|Backup choir. The same tracks with CHOIR Evo applied to each track.|
|Male trio. One male vocalist with multi-tracked harmony.|
|Male choir. The same tracks with CHOIR Evo applied to each track.|
PUNCH Evo Vocal Impact Enhancer
PUNCH Evo is a unique processor that, as its name implies, lets you quickly and easily give your vocal more dynamic impact, allowing it to cut through a dense mix with clarity and power. Combining advanced dynamic processing with an incredibly easy-to-use interface, PUNCH Evo gives professional results while letting you focus on your music.
As Paul White put it in his review of the original PUNCH in Sound On Sound:
"...you can nail the level of a vocal track in a mix without being a compression wizard...If you can't get your vocal to sit in a track using this, it's probably deficient in some other way."
To hear PUNCH Evo at work, check out the following example:
|The original track. Particularly note how the level of each vocal phrase tails off at end.|
|Processed with PUNCH Evo. Note the consistent level and increased dynamic impact.|
SYBIL Evo Variable Frequency De-Esser
SYBIL Evo tames vocal sibilance with threshold, ratio, attack and decay controls as well as a variable sidechain high pass frequency to match any vocal performance.
The AVOX Evo bundle, which represents a greater than 50% savings over the MSRPs of the individual plug-ins, is available at your local Antares dealer in versions for RTAS (Mac OS X and PC), VST (Mac OS X and PC), and Audio Units.
AVOX Evo is available for:Macintosh (Universal Binaries)
* Audio Units
AVOX Evo for Macintosh and PC
Macintosh VersionsMinimum: 1.5GHz G4 processor
Recommended: 1.8GHz (or faster) G5 or Intel processor
* Pro Tools HD or Pro Tools LE 7.x or later.
* Mac OS 10.4.11 or later as required by your version of Pro Tools..
* A certified compatible VST host program.
* Mac OS 10.4.11 or later as required by your host.
* A certified compatible AU host program.
* Mac OS 10.4.11 or later as required by your host.
PC VersionsMinimum: 2Ghz processor.
Recommended: 3GHz (or faster) processor
* Pro Tools HD or Pro Tools LE 7.x or later.
* Windows XP or Vista as required by your version of Pro Tools.
* A certified compatible VST host program.
* Windows XP or Vista as required by your host.
MIDIHarmony Engine Evo's MIDI functions require that your host allow routing of MIDI to plug-ins. If your host application does not support the routing of MIDI to plug-ins, Harmony Engine Evo's MIDI functions will not operate (and trust us, you will be seriously bummed).
AVOX Evo authorization requires an iLok USB smart key (sold separately) and the ability to access ilok.com (from any computer)..
Evo™, Auto-Motion™, and Solid-Tune™ are trademarks and Auto-Tune®, Antares®, AVOX®, Harmony Engine®, and Mic Mod® are registered trademarks of Antares Audio Technologies.