Output Announces Exhale – A Modern Vocal Synth Engine


Output has announced the release of Exhale, which they have dubbed “the first truly modern” vocal engine.

“As musicians, we’ve always wanted a vocal instrument that was cool, creative and modern,” says Output Founder Gregg Lehrman. “So we decided to build it!”

To develop EXHALE, Output enlisted a team of record producers, vocalists and sound designers to “capture, manipulate and shape” the vocal sounds.

Here’s the official video intro:

The Exhale engine features three separate modes: Notes for chromatic playing, Loops for looping vocal elements, and Slices for sliced vocal phrases. The user can find and customize their sound on the Main page using 4 Macro sliders, or delve deeply into modulation, mixing and effects on the Engines page.

Output Exhale Key Features:

  • 500 presets
  • Real vocalists
  • 3 Modes; Notes, Loops and Slices
  • All Phrases, Loops and Slices lock to tempo
  • 4 central Macro sliders unique to each Preset
  • LFO and Step Sequencer modulation
  • Complete effects control
  • Convolution reverb engine
  • Engine page for shaping sounds
  • Smart tagging preset menu
  • Simple design and ease of use

Output Exhale System Requirements:

  • Exhale runs in Native Instruments’ Kontakt or Free Kontakt player, version 5.3.1 or higher
  • Mac OS X 10.7, OS X 10.8 or higher is recommended
  • Windows 7 or higher
  • At least 4 GB of RAM (8 GB recommended), and 18 GB of free drive space
  • Access to a stable internet connection for digital delivery

Pricing and Availability

The Output Exhale vocal engine is available now on Output’s webstore and via authorized Output dealers. Regularly priced at $199, Exhale is available to existing Output customers for an introductory price of $179 through November 30, 2015. More information is available at the Output website.

2 thoughts on “Output Announces Exhale – A Modern Vocal Synth Engine

  1. At first I was wondering what this is. The term “engine” was a little vague. I think it is more of a vocal sample instrument with effects. But it’s not easy to tell from the text.

    One thing is for sure, it will provide “Today’s Modern Sounds”.

  2. I have all of OUTPUTS VSTs except the new Analog Synth one after Exhale. I have so many analog synths!
    But I LOVE and USE all of the other products. Exhale, Signal Rev, Rev-Loops. I can always find a little something or a major part in my compositions with these products. Great support also, and really nice people at company.

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