Antares AVOX alternatives?

VST, AU, etc. plug-in Virtual Effects discussion
KVRAF
4423 posts since 17 Dec, 2009

Post Wed Oct 07, 2020 1:38 am

Are there any alternatives as encompassing as AVOX 4 for voice?
It includes 11 FX apparently, some seem pretty unique.


sidenote: I really wish they stuck with iLok - as iLok actually recognises separate boot volumes as a single machine activation unlike codemeter...
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KVRian
1070 posts since 3 Jan, 2019 from Holland

Post Wed Oct 07, 2020 3:20 am

Yeah i had to change from iLok to Codemeter with Avox recently.

Some plug-ins in the bundle are easily replaceable (Sybil, Punch, Warm) , yet others (Choir, Harmony Engine and Throat) i couldn't replace as they sound more natural than anything else available.
And the special fx (Mutator etc) are quite good too, not necessarily better but different sounding from others.
And while everything is tailored to work with voices, some are pretty cool on other stuff too.

But be sure to try them. I have had lots of issues with the older version of Avox 4 on my previous system. It seems to work better lately, since they switched to just vst3.
More BPM please

KVRist
375 posts since 10 May, 2019 from Germany

Post Sat Dec 19, 2020 9:48 am

Hi, and thanks for sharing your experiences with Avox. :-)
I'm also thinking of Avox 4 since they are offering it to me within my account as an upgrade
because of my previous purchses for $199.
I also have a voucher from them that brings the price down once again to $169.
That would make about $17 for 10 plugins (10 not 11, because I already have Harmony Engine, newest version)...
But like always: if you do not need something, then even the cheapest price can not be justified...
So I will follow your suggestion and try them all out first... :tu:

KVRAF

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4423 posts since 17 Dec, 2009

Post Sun Dec 20, 2020 4:10 am

I've since started using MHarmonizerMB and MUnison and MTransformer instead, it's a bit more flexible and i can get similar results.

Choir didn't interest me as much, and Throat was good but... not spectacular. Harmony Engine is great but when i need good harmonies i just make them with Melodyne or FlexPitch manually.
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KVRian
686 posts since 13 Oct, 2006

Post Sun Aug 01, 2021 10:01 pm

dionenoid wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 3:20 am
Yeah i had to change from iLok to Codemeter with Avox recently.

Some plug-ins in the bundle are easily replaceable (Sybil, Punch, Warm)
met welke heb jij warm vervangen? ik zoek al lang...
loads of hardware for sound creation and loads of software for effects!

KVRAF
1694 posts since 26 Aug, 2012

Post Mon Aug 02, 2021 5:29 am

I use melodyne to recreate overdubs with random timing and pitch and then invert velocity (vibrato).
Little microshift for doubling
Little alterboy for formant (which is what throat is)
Harmony engine sounds terrible and randomizes the placement of each part, so its kinda useless.
The rest are just gimmicky like mic mod or standard de-essers or compressors/transient shapers.
Having said that, I haven't tried their plugins for a while and maybe they've improved but I doubt it. Cant trial them anyway, they're subscription. Oh well.

KVRAF

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4423 posts since 17 Dec, 2009

Post Mon Aug 02, 2021 7:17 am

Throat is a very involved formant tho, i havent found one as flexible
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