Toneboosters VoicePitcher

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KVRAF
3273 posts since 22 Jul, 2009

Post Tue Jul 21, 2015 1:50 pm

has anyone tried this? Toneboosters VoicePitcher

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KVRAF
3751 posts since 25 Jan, 2014 from The End of The World as We Knowit

Post Tue Jul 21, 2015 4:43 pm

Yes. It has a clear sound & is an easy to use, realtime effect-- fills a niche for sure.
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KVRian
653 posts since 26 Sep, 2014 from Kingshill Valley

Post Wed Jul 22, 2015 1:14 am

this one really comes just in time - i'm looking for a voice pitch shifter because i wasn't satisfied with logic's on board solutions - just as it's shown on the toneboosters website :D i guess, they will soon have sold another plugin :tu:

KVRAF
1717 posts since 14 Sep, 2004 from $HOME

Post Wed Jul 22, 2015 10:44 am

I usually cannot wait for a new TB release, but this one I don't know...
For what reason does one voice pitch shifting? Solely for drastic effects? Or is there a scenario where I could use it in more traditional pop songs? (Apart from what e.g. Cubase offers me with its builtin pitch correction and offline pitch shifting).

KVRian
653 posts since 26 Sep, 2014 from Kingshill Valley

Post Wed Jul 22, 2015 12:28 pm

fese wrote:I usually cannot wait for a new TB release, but this one I don't know...
For what reason does one voice pitch shifting? Solely for drastic effects? Or is there a scenario where I could use it in more traditional pop songs? (Apart from what e.g. Cubase offers me with its builtin pitch correction and offline pitch shifting).
one example could be when you only have acapella voice tracks and you want to write the actual music - however the vocals just wouldn't fit in the key you have in mind for the instruments/melody. remixing would be another scenario where this plugin could come in very handy. of course, if you only have full arrangements with vocals and instruments already in the same key etc. then you wouldn't see the necessity to use this... but even then you can also use the plugin to create fake harmonies so the vocals sound polyphonic. the problems with many pitch shifters become obvious when you take a look at the examples at the tb site: very often you get unwanted artifacts and/or the results just sound unnatural

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KVRAF
1789 posts since 9 Apr, 2011

Post Wed Jul 22, 2015 8:38 pm

fese wrote:I usually cannot wait for a new TB release, but this one I don't know...
For what reason does one voice pitch shifting? Solely for drastic effects? Or is there a scenario where I could use it in more traditional pop songs? (Apart from what e.g. Cubase offers me with its builtin pitch correction and offline pitch shifting).
Vocal octave doubling, automation (eg for EDM style risers), tape stop effects, gender bending

KVRist
188 posts since 1 Feb, 2011

Post Thu Jul 23, 2015 3:12 am

fese wrote:I usually cannot wait for a new TB release, but this one I don't know...
For what reason does one voice pitch shifting? Solely for drastic effects? Or is there a scenario where I could use it in more traditional pop songs? (Apart from what e.g. Cubase offers me with its builtin pitch correction and offline pitch shifting).
rappers use it a lot.. like quasimoto or captain murphy
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KVRAF
4314 posts since 15 Nov, 2006 from Hell

Post Thu Jul 23, 2015 3:15 am

i wonder how would it work on turning a guitar into a bass guitar
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KVRian
653 posts since 26 Sep, 2014 from Kingshill Valley

Post Thu Jul 23, 2015 3:29 am

Burillo wrote:i wonder how would it work on turning a guitar into a bass guitar
in this particular case i think there would be better alternatives, since the tb plugin is pretty much solely dedicated to vocals - hence the formant controls for example

KVRist
438 posts since 14 Aug, 2012

Post Wed Sep 09, 2015 12:48 pm

After a couple of weeks of testing and use, I just thought I'd post here, for the benefit of future (or current) forum-searchers looking for a good vocal pitch-shifter, that Toneboosters' VoicePitcher is, as far as I'm concerned, outstanding. It's specifically designed for voice, and I think it does an excellent job.

As someone who has tried, used, and, to be fair, often been happy with several similar plugins -- QuikQuak's Pitchwheel, ZPlane's Elastique Pitch, SoundToys' Little Alterboy come to mind -- I've been coming back to VoicePitcher repeatedly in recent weeks for vocal effects (and not, I think, just because it's the shiniest new toy). So, highly recommended.

(NOTE: I have no association or affiliation with ToneBoosters; I don't even own any of their other plugins. This is just a recommendation based on personal experience.)

KVRAF
2194 posts since 27 Jan, 2011

Post Fri Sep 11, 2015 4:17 pm

Does it have anything new to offer, say, a Melodyne owner?
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KVRAF
3751 posts since 25 Jan, 2014 from The End of The World as We Knowit

Post Fri Sep 11, 2015 4:35 pm

lingyai wrote:Does it have anything new to offer, say, a Melodyne owner?
Its more specialized so it can be faster. You drop it in a rack and start tweaking in seconds.
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KVRAF
2194 posts since 27 Jan, 2011

Post Sat Sep 12, 2015 7:02 am

Michael L wrote:
lingyai wrote:Does it have anything new to offer, say, a Melodyne owner?
Its more specialized so it can be faster. You drop it in a rack and start tweaking in seconds.
Anything else? The reason I ask is that in my case, I have Melodyne integrated into Sonar, so the workflow is quick and seamless.
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KVRAF
9438 posts since 16 Dec, 2002

Post Sat Sep 12, 2015 9:17 am

lingyai wrote:
Michael L wrote:
lingyai wrote:Does it have anything new to offer, say, a Melodyne owner?
Its more specialized so it can be faster. You drop it in a rack and start tweaking in seconds.
Anything else? The reason I ask is that in my case, I have Melodyne integrated into Sonar, so the workflow is quick and seamless.
Melodyn doesnt process a realtime audio stream, this does
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KVRist
438 posts since 14 Aug, 2012

Post Sat Sep 12, 2015 9:21 am

This is wholly subjective and very well may be all in my head and have no basis in fact, but I've never really found Melodyne to sound that great for simple, wholesale pitchshifting of an entire vocal (as opposed to note-by-note edits), at least not without lots of tweaking (granted, I use Melodyne as a plug-in, not built-in).

VoicePitcher is, to me, very easy and natural sounding. But why not try it yourself... Toneboosters has very generous demo capabilities on its plugins, including VoicePitcher.

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