iRig Mic + VocaLive At Winter NAMM 2011

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IK Multimedia introduced iRig Mic, a condenser hand-held microphone designed for iOS devices and VocaLive, a vocal effects app, at the 2011 NAMM Show.

C.J. Pierce of Drowning Pool and IK Multimedia’s Starr Ackerman show you what you can do with IK’s 2 new releases iRig and VocaLive and then proceed to simulate a bad drug tip with VocaLive’s voice effects.

VocaLive will have a suite of 5 dedicated real-time vocal effects (pitch correction, choir harmonizer, voice doubler, vocal morpher and de-esser) plus 7 effects tailored to vocal processing (reverb, EQ, compressor, delay, envelope filter, chorus, phazer) that can be combined on a 3-processor vocal rig chain.

ImproVox Turns Your iOS Device Into A Real-Time Vocal Effects Processor

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iPad Music Software: Museami ImproVox (App Store Link) is a new vocal instrument for iOS.

ImproVox doesn’t offer the features of high-end dedicated vocal effects processors – but it does offer a powerful set of options in a cheap ($3.99) package.

Features Include:

  • Real-time vocal pitch correction
  • Real-time 4-part harmonization in varying styles (Choral, Pop, Barbershop, Jazz, Baroque)
  • Customizable key and scale selection (with a voice-controlled key selector)
  • Traditional effects – reverb, echo, stutter, and cavern
  • Abstract effects – ring modulator, bit crusher, flanger, and auto-wah
  • Change and mix any harmony style and effect while you sing
  • Shake the device to set echo times
  • Recording capabilities with .m4a and .wav file-saving
  • Overdub function allows you to layer your recordings with multiple performances
  • Sharing capabilities via the device’s email client, SoundCloud, and iTunes document sharing.
  • Import function allows you to import tracks from your iTunes library or SoundCloud, allowing you to collaborate with people from all over the world

Details below.
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GyroSynth Synth Jam

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iPhone Music Software: GyroSynth is a new $.99 music synthesizer for the iPhone 4, which takes full adventage of the gyroscope.

You can play and modulate the sound by moving your hand through the air, theremin style.

GyroSynth makes use of the gyroscope to measure true roll, pitch, and yaw and translates them to sound parameters like pitch, volume, modulation or filter cutoff. Continue reading

IRCAM Tools Sound Design

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Flux has released the first few videos in a planned series, looking at sound design with IRCAM Tools, its collection based on IRCAM’s “over twenty years of fundamental research within the realms of music related digital signal processing.”

Parts 2 & 3 below. See the Flux YouTube channel for more! Continue reading

New iPhone Vocoder, Virsyn iVoxel, Let’s You Talk Like Daleks, Play Talking Basslines

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iPhone Music Software: Virsyn has introduced iVoxel, a new vocoder for for iPhone/iPod and iPad.

iVoxel is a combination of a voice optimized synthesizer and a vocoder.

The vocoder part is based on the Matrix vocoder from VirSyn used by many famous artists – one of them the well known german group Kraftwerk. The channel filters used by iVoxel are based on the Sennheiser Vocoder VSM201 resulting in a rich and fat analogue sound characteristic.

Pricing and release date are TBA. Details below. Continue reading

Record 1.5 Adds AutoTune Via Neptune Pitch Adjuster

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Propellerhead today announced Neptune Pitch Adjuster for Record, as part of its series of teaser videos for Record 1.5 and Reason 5.

Neptune is an advanced pitch adjuster, audio transposer and voice synth for Record 1.5.

Propellerhead says:

Getting a vocal performance right means so much more than hitting the right notes at the right time. Sometimes you get that almost perfect performance with perfect feel and presence, but the singer might have missed a few notes. That’s when Neptune can save the day.

Sound a lot like AutoTune was a popular feature request. Read what Synthtopia readers want most from Reason 5 and Record 1.5.