Waves Ovox - what do you think of it?

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Kalamata Kid
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4417 posts since 27 Jul, 2001 from Tarpon Springs, Florida, USA

Post Tue Apr 07, 2020 1:10 pm

nonstatic wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:37 pm
Currently around $38 with the new 40% promo at various retailers
Tried a few retailers with Ovox at around $63 but would work with
the code "CREATIVE40"

Even Waves.com rejected CREATIVE40.

Ah_Dziz
KVRAF
2855 posts since 2 Jul, 2005

Re: Waves Ovox - what do you think of it?

Post Mon Apr 13, 2020 2:51 pm

Chipi wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:26 pm
Ah_Dziz wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:41 pm
Anybody else unable to run the new version on windows 7? I got ovox to run so then I updated my whole Diamond bundle too and now it's just not showing up in hosts (vst 2 and vst 3). also the standalone crashed on start.
I am aware it is not officially supported. Just figured I'd ask.

Its NOT WIN7 compatible...sorry (upgrade for free to Windows 10 keeping all your software !! )
I am aware. Yet it is now working just fine. I’ll get around to updating when I don’t have so much work to do.
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MissOptimyst
KVRist
118 posts since 1 Mar, 2020

Re: Waves Ovox - what do you think of it?

Post Tue Apr 14, 2020 6:54 pm

Finally bought it. I’m obsessed. Instant magic. The best vocoder I’ve ever owned. Does so much more than that as well. I really appreciated the presets they have released for it too. Has helped me dive into the UI and learn more how to program and tweak it. Also pretty low latency when I tried tracking vocals during recording. Great tool to own. :tu:

simon.a.billington
KVRAF
1877 posts since 12 Nov, 2014

Re: Waves Ovox - what do you think of it?

Post Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:46 pm

Ploki wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:30 am
simon.a.billington wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:44 am
Yeah, I’m feeling it there too.

Although, concerning the Ovox vs VocalSynth I do see a lot of overlap, but there are differences as well. I don’t think it’s either/or, I think they can compliment each other quite nicely. Providing you have room in the budget for it.
yeah, especially since MIDI Out functionality i changed my position a little
I just discovered "sidechain mode" in vocalsynth (i dont know how i missed this) Where you can use any audio signal as a vocoder for the vocals. very neat trick.

As for sound quality, i'd say they're there there. I don't see Ovox being any smoother sounding than VocalSynth.
Ovox imo seems a better "performance" tool because you can do more stuff easier/quicker since it includes LFOs and arp, but vocalsynth can be tweaked deeper
Quality is always a trade off when something is designed for live use. Having said that, these tools would be getting used all the time for mainstream commercial productions... if it's good enough for them.

Then there are those who are just going to bit crush it later, making quality kind of redundant. Admittedly, though, that's not everyone.

Roman Empire
KVRian
895 posts since 1 Apr, 2002 from Spain

Re: Waves Ovox - what do you think of it?

Post Tue May 12, 2020 7:42 am

Did somebody experiment with the midi out function? I tried singing a few lines, and had Ovox translating them into Midi data, which wasn´t impressive at all. I´ve tried to tweak the settings but can´t get to find a way of making it do things more accurately. Perhaps it´ll help to use an autotune plugin that works really well and put it before obox in the effect chain?
Best Regards

Roman Empire

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rezoneight
KVRist
240 posts since 18 Feb, 2004

Re: Waves Ovox - what do you think of it?

Post Tue May 12, 2020 7:59 am

Kalamata Kid wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 1:10 pm
nonstatic wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:37 pm
Currently around $38 with the new 40% promo at various retailers
Tried a few retailers with Ovox at around $63 but would work with
the code "CREATIVE40"

Even Waves.com rejected CREATIVE40.
OVox isnt part of that sale. There is a list of stuff that the coupon code applies to.

simon.a.billington
KVRAF
1877 posts since 12 Nov, 2014

Re: Waves Ovox - what do you think of it?

Post Tue May 19, 2020 6:36 am

rezoneight wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 7:59 am
Kalamata Kid wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 1:10 pm
nonstatic wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:37 pm
Currently around $38 with the new 40% promo at various retailers
Tried a few retailers with Ovox at around $63 but would work with
the code "CREATIVE40"

Even Waves.com rejected CREATIVE40.
OVox isnt part of that sale. There is a list of stuff that the coupon code applies to.
Although I was excited to find that I could both upgrade to their instruments bundle, Inspire, and the Abbey Road Collection with that voucher.

The sad thing is I might not have the funding for it over the next few weeks. :(

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wagtunes
KVRAF
19077 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Re: Waves Ovox - what do you think of it?

Post Sat May 23, 2020 5:02 am

Question: Does OVox work on vocal samples?

For example, I load up Kontakt. I load it with a vocal phrase. I put Ovox in the FX chain. Will playing Kontakt affect OVox the same was as singing into a mic?

Kalamata Kid
KVRAF
4417 posts since 27 Jul, 2001 from Tarpon Springs, Florida, USA

Re: Waves Ovox - what do you think of it?

Post Sat May 23, 2020 7:21 am

I hope Ovox will be $29 on Black Friday, which is six months away.

WasteLand
KVRian
623 posts since 8 Jun, 2018

Re: Waves Ovox - what do you think of it?

Post Sat May 23, 2020 7:29 am

wagtunes wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 5:02 am
Question: Does OVox work on vocal samples?

For example, I load up Kontakt. I load it with a vocal phrase. I put Ovox in the FX chain. Will playing Kontakt affect OVox the same was as singing into a mic?
i think so, because the source is a voice. an a vocal sample is not different from your own recorded vocal. both wav's.. PCM...

EDIT: i think Ovox is for monophonic, i.e. one voice. but any source you can try.
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wagtunes
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19077 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Re: Waves Ovox - what do you think of it?

Post Sat May 23, 2020 7:55 am

WasteLand wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 7:29 am
wagtunes wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 5:02 am
Question: Does OVox work on vocal samples?

For example, I load up Kontakt. I load it with a vocal phrase. I put Ovox in the FX chain. Will playing Kontakt affect OVox the same was as singing into a mic?
i think so, because the source is a voice. an a vocal sample is not different from your own recorded vocal. both wav's.. PCM...

EDIT: i think Ovox is for monophonic, i.e. one voice. but any source you can try.
Thanks. Appreciate the response.

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