Bottom-line The Doubler is a great way to add depth, width, and ambience to your vocal tracks. It automatically grades your performances, so you can trace your progress as you improve. There are 100 versatile rhythms to help add plenty of life to all your keyboard performances. You can select up to 242 tones that include orchestral sounds, synthesized sounds, and more. With the touch of one button, it will take you directly to piano tones and piano lessons. While there is no doubt that it can provide all the sweetening that a vocal track needs most of the time, there are instances when a custom effects chain provided superior results. Fine Cut Bodies La Petite Excite Exciter plugins add subtle harmonics to your vocal track for some extra sonic-excitement in the high range.Next
Finally, the —and certainly the —might not be quite as essential as all the other plug-ins mentioned. Making short work of turning even the most pedestrian solo vocals into angelic choirs, the Doubler is frequently praised for the ability to thicken and widen vocal tracks without introducing phasing. Effects may also be applied for creative reasons, as would be the case when going for a special effect, or treating vocals in a genre-specific manner. There is also no denying how quickly and easily it can enable you to crank out radio-ready vocal tracks. The free from Fine Cut Bodies you just have to signup to get it is a great plug to try out. If there is anything negative that can be said about it, it is that it sometimes imparts a sort of metallic quality to the top end.Next
For users that need polished, radio-friendly vocals quickly, this has become something of a go-to plug-in. Going solely by that, the deserves special mention. Both the and the stand in a class of their own, but for different reasons. Demonstration Vocal Rider The is a vocal and dialog leveling plug-in that adjusts the level of vocal tracks automatically. This serves to balance out the levels in the audio, preventing the peaks from clipping the circuitry and letting softer sections be heard over the music. Six effects are include in the chain, helping you get your vocal tracks radio-ready with less effort as compared to standard vocal processing.
Waves Audio has a bunch of plugins designed specifically to save time in the studio when mixing vocals. Cleanliness and transparency are among its most frequently-praised characteristics, although many users also attest to its ability to nuke sibilance aggressively without thrashing the source audio. Demonstration Final thoughts — Which to Get? The Auto Accompaniment function allows you to simply play a chord and the keyboard then provides the corresponding rhythm, bass, and chord parts that play automatically. The Vocal Rider for its part does what most other compressors are unable to do so simply and so elegantly: control dynamic levels without adding nasty artifacts. I use both delay and reverb, but very light on the reverb.Next
These plugins show up on almost all my recordings. Make sure you take a look at the others below for other choices specific for what you might need. Perhaps it is a testament to how versatile it is that people of seemingly different tastes and priorities keep finding uses for this venerable plug-in. Here's what they're saying: About Band-in-a-Box® 2019. I have taken the very best settings which I use in my everyday mixes and crafted them into this chain.Next
Auto Accompaniment provides backup tracks to the chords you play. Even though they have been around for a number of years, there is life in these old dogs yet! For perhaps 90% of all vocal-related processing applications, this could be the only plug-in you will need. Acon Digital Multiply Chorus Vocals need some color. SampleTank 2 , if not running as administrator. Demonstration Aphex Vintage Aural Exciter The is modeled after the original Aphex hardware processing unit.Next
I almost always use delay on vocal tracks. Reverb takes your vocals out of the room you recorded them in, and allows you to make your own sound space. Voxengo OldSkoolVerb Reverb for vocals is essential. That being said, some users did feel that actually recording as many vocal takes as needed provides better results. Using a step-style sequencer the packs in a boat load of cool effects. In our guide we talked about why mixing dynamic sounds is a tough egg to crack. In any case, the Renaissance Vox is well worth adding to your plug-in tool chest, even if you already have a bunch of other compressor plug-ins.
The fact that you have every type of essential effect in one place is amazing. That said, the has to be mentioned as top choice for its convenient and extremely useful blend of multiple signal processors in one unit. Note that the bug can cause the driver to remain open after using Band-in-a-Box, so this bug fix might require you to restart your computer. So grab it and start experimenting. Who would not want to take advantage of this type of capability! The effects on definitely deliver a whole bundle of experimentation. Bottom-line There is a good reason why the Waves Renaissance Compressor still makes it to compressor plug-in rundowns years after it was released. They give me a solid foundation to create a great sound without going through a lot of changes.Next