ASPIRE Evo

Aspiration Noise Processor
The World's First Tool For Modifying A Voice's Breathiness Independently Of Its Harmonic Content

Aspire Evo Video Screenshot

ASPIRE Evo

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.

 

ASPIRE Evo
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ASPIRE Evo

What’s ASPIRE Evo do?

Quite simply, ASPIRE Evo analyzes a vocal in real time and separates the aspiration noise (breathiness) component from the harmonic content. It then allows you to either increase or decrease the amount of aspiration noise, as well as letting you affect the character of the aspiration noise by applying a parametric EQ to the noise component.

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.

Key ASPIRE Evo features include:

  • 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

ASPIRE Evo
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Audio

This demo consists of three repetitions of the same vocal track used in the MUTATOR Evo 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 Example


Upgrades to ASPIRE Evo (64-bit)

To Upgrade, you will need the Registration Code from your current product. (If you can't find it, we can probably help. Go here.)

Upgrades to ASPIRE Evo (64-bit) are available from the following products:

Upgrade From Upgrade Price
ASPIRE or ASPIRE Evo (32-bit) $7.99

System Requirements

Macintosh Versions
(Intel Processors only)

AAX Native (64 and 32-bit compatible)
• Pro Tools 10.3.6 or later (except Pro Tools SE and M-Powered Essential, which do not accept 3rd party plugins) 
• Mac OS 10.6.8 to 10.11 as required by your version of Pro Tools

RTAS

• Pro Tools 7.x to 10.x (except Pro Tools SE and M‑Powered Essential, which do not accept 3rd party plug-ins).
• Mac OS 10.5.8 to 10.9.5 as required by your version of Pro Tools.

VST
• A certified compatible VST host program that supports the VST3 format.
• Mac OS 10.6.8 to 10.11 as required by your host.

Audio Units
• A certified compatible host program that supports the Audio Units format. 
• Mac OS 10.6.8 to 10.11 as required by your host.

The VST and AU versions can operate in both 64-bit and 32-bit modes.

 

PC Versions

AAX Native (64 and 32-bit compatible)
• Pro Tools 10.3.6 or later (except Pro Tools SE and M-Powered Essential, which do not accept 3rd party plugins) 
• Windows 7 to 10. as required by your version of Pro Tools

RTAS
• Pro Tools 7.x - 10.x (except Pro Tools SE and M‑Powered Essential, which do not accept 3rd party plugins). 
• Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, or 8.1 as required by your version of Pro Tools

VST
• A certified compatible host program that supports the VST2 or VST3 format.
• Windows 7 to 10 as required by your host.

ASPIRE Evo authorization requires an iLok USB smart key and the ability to access ilok.com (on any computer).