BLEASS Intros Voices, ‘The Ultimate Vocal Harmonizer’

Bleass has introduced Voices, a new effect for iOS, MacOS & Windows that they describe as “The Ultimate Vocal Harmonizer”.

Bleass Voices is an audio plugin dedicated to pitching, transforming, doubling and harmonizing vocals and other monophonic sources. It offers a total of 12 pitch-shifted voices, each providing detailed control over pitch, formant, tone, width and placement.

Four of Voices’ harmonized voices can be transposed independently by up to an octave higher or lower, or can be flattened to a chosen pitch. The remaining eight voices are triggered via MIDI, transposing the input signal to match the incoming MIDI notes. Coupled with BLEASS Voices’ deep implementation of MPE, this lets you play vocal chords, and vocal solos with realistic glides, trills and embellishments.

All voices have access to the plugin’s intelligent pitch correction algorithm that forces the voices into a selected key and scale. Additionally, as well as feeding into the master output, each voice has its own independent output buss allowing you to mix and add effects to those voices as though they were standalone recordings.

Bleass Voices works with fundamental frequencies ranging from 66Hz (approximately C1) to 5.2kHz (approximately E7), so you can use it for tuning, doubling and harmonizing not only vocal parts, but other monophonic instrument parts.

Bleass Voices Tutorial:

Pricing and Availability:

Bleass Voices is available now, with an intro price of $49.00 USD (normally $69) for desktop and $14.99 for iOS.

15 thoughts on “BLEASS Intros Voices, ‘The Ultimate Vocal Harmonizer’

      1. hrmmmm.. well, i’ll try it and see if it’s worth delaying everything else to (live context). that much is sorta disconcerting. trust the click & carry on!

  1. They use the word “flatten” which can in some contexts refer to lowering pitch. I’m guessing that in this case they mean locking to a fixed (non-moving) pitch.

  2. Correct; the “flatten” setting pins the first note, that pitch repeats with every new note.
    I saw this and bought it. Plugged in a mic and a cheap midi keyboard. Followed the midi routing steps for Logic to set it up in MainStage. Worked on the first attempt. I’m hooked. Is it a gimmick? Yeah. Do I love it? Absolutely.
    The opening band at this year’s Burlington (VT) Jazz Festival was a trio. The guitarist sang some backup using a harmonizer effect. First time I’ve heard this in what I’d call an artistic environment. That was last week. I’m letting go of some of my geezer prejudices. When it’s convenient.

    1. Casey Benjamin singing with a vocoder controlled by a keytar is super cool. with Glasper, so definitely what you might call an artistic environment, if jazz grammys count. i think the importance of synthesis in jazz is underrated to the casual listener

  3. 18 years ago, Imogen Heap released the amazing song “Hide & Seek” which featured some kind of vocal transposer with a 4-part harmony mode. She has mentioned what device it was, but I can’t find it at the moment.

    Some years later, a developer named Harry Gohs (VirSyn?) released the “Harmony Voice” app for iOS which functioned similarly. That app no longer works and has long been abandoned.

    It’s good news to see such a full featured app for voice. Also nice to see that they at least show some interest in its use with non-voice instruments. I hope they expand on that. It would be nice to use with other monophonic sounds.

    1. “Some years later, a developer named Harry Gohs (VirSyn?) released the “Harmony Voice” app for iOS which functioned similarly. That app no longer works and has long been abandoned.“

      Actually not true.
      I use both Harmony Voice and Harmony Eight for sound design. Harmony Voice works perfectly, and I just checked, both apps are still available on the App Store.

      1. Thanks, that’s good to know. I should have said that Harmony Voice no longer works on my iPad (9.7″ 6th Gen) running iOS 15.7.2

        But glad to hear that this just might be my system. I’ll try deleting and reinstalling to see if that sorts it.

        I ended up getting Voices, so it might be a moot point.

    1. Thx, phil. That version is cool. Different approach— set up ambient, panning, vocal, drones, simple harmonizer in spots. Clever use of gloves.

      With the original, she was playing a keyboard and the MIDI notes controlled the voices of some Digitech vocal pitch processor thingy. I love that song, and was surprised how close I could get to it using Virsyn’s Harmony Voices. The chords aren’t especially tricky.

      Imogen Heap pushes boundaries. Cinematic lyrics, rich melodies, cool rhythms, sophisticated sound design. Harmonically, it’s mostly diatonic (and staying in one key), but that’s part of her style. She has shifted her focus to these new sound control systems– but her songs are still as cool as ever. She’s got a nice interface with her fans, as well.

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