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AVOX 4

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Vocal Processor Plugin by Antares Audio Technologies
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AVOX 4 by Antares Audio Technologies is a Virtual Effect Audio Plugin for macOS and Windows. It functions as an Audio Units Plugin, a VST 3 Plugin and an AAX Plugin.
Product
Version
4.0.2
System Requirements
AAX Native (64-bit only)

• Pro Tools 2018.1 or later.

• Windows 10

VST3 (64-bit only)

• A compatible DAW that supports the VST3 format.

• Windows 10

Windows VST2 (64-bit only)

• Note: Only includes Auto-Tune Access, Auto-Tune EFX+, and Auto-Key. (No other Windows Antares plugins available in VST2 format).

• A compatible VST host program that supports the VST2 format.

• Windows 10
Product
Version
4.0.2
System Requirements
AAX Native (64-bit only)

• Pro Tools 2018.1 or later.

• macOS 10.13 or later as required by your version of Pro Tools.

VST3 (64-bit only)

• A compatible VST host program that supports the VST3 format.

• macOS 10.13 or later as required by your host.

Audio Units (64-bit only)

• A compatible DAW that supports the AU format.

• macOS 10.13 or later as required by your host.

Mac VST2 (64-bit only)

• Note: Only includes Auto-Tune Access and Auto-Key. (No other Mac Antares plugins available in VST2 format).

• A compatible VST host program that supports the VST2 format.

• macOS 10.13 or later as required by your host.
Effect
Formats
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None
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The AVOX 4 Antares Vocal Toolkit is the fourth generation of the comprehensive vocal processing suite. The user interface has changed and the plug-ins no longer require an iLok. The AVOX bundle combines 11 of our professional vocal processing plug-ins, to let you create stunning vocal tracks in any musical style, and design unique effects for audio post-production. From harmony creation and microphone modeling, to subtle warmth and doubling, to extreme vocal effects, AVOX is an essential toolkit for vocal and audio production.

Auto-Tune Pro, the result is an entirely new level of sonic performance. With faster, more accurate pitch detection, smoother, artifact-free pitch shifting, and seamless, natural-sounding (if desired) throat modeling, AVOX 4 plug-ins just work better. Leaving musicians free to focus on creating their music. Other additions include redesigned user interfaces for the original five AVOX plug-ins, five integrated channels of Antares' unique Choir Vocal Multiplier in Harmony Engine, high-quality pitch shifting in THROAT, tempo-synced alienization rate in MUTATOR, and more.

AVOX Evo includes:

Harmony Engine Vocal Modeling Harmony Generator: A real-time harmony generating plug-in that puts professional-quality harmony arrangements within reach of any songwriter, producer, musician or engineer. A quick, easy tool for creating realistic harmonies.

MUTATOR Extreme Voice Designer: MUTATOR Evo provides a combination of tools for creating unusual, weird, or downright wacky voices. With high-quality pitch shifting, throat modeling, pitch-tracking ring modulator-based "mutation" and a mind-bending Alienization function, MUTATOR is the perfect tool for unique vocal effects and post-production sound design.

ARTICULATOR Digital Talkbox: A modern-day version of the venerable talk box, ARTICULATOR lets a user extract the formant and amplitude information from a vocal (or other dynamic source) and apply it to any other audio track. Perfect for talking guitars, singing synths, and a wide range of special effects.

THROAT Physical Modeling Vocal Designer: A powerful vocal tool that lets you process a vocal through a meticulously crafted physical model of the human vocal tract.

Duo Vocal Modeling Auto-Doubler: Using a simplified version of THROAT's vocal modeling, along with variations in pitch, timing and vibrato depth, Duo automatically generates a doubled vocal part with ease and realism.

Choir Vocal Multiplier: Turns a single voice into up to 32 distinct individual unison voices, each with its own pitch, timing and vibrato variations. Assign instances of Choir to voices singing harmony and voila, instant choir.

PUNCH Vocal Impact Enhancer: Gives your vocal more dynamic impact, allowing it to cut through a dense mix with clarity and power.

ASPIRE Aspiration Noise Processor: ASPIRE is the world's first tool for modifying a voice's breathiness independently of its harmonic content. Whether reducing a bit of vocal rasp or adding a bit of smokiness, ASPIRE allows modification of the amount and quality of a voice's aspiration noise (the component of every voice that's the result of air passing over the vocal chords) without otherwise affecting the vocal's harmonic characteristics.

WARM Tube Saturation Generator: Based on Antares' Tube plug-in, WARM warms up vocals with Antares' analog tube modeling technology, while being so processing-efficient that it can be used on every track in a project with negligible impact on CPU usage.

SYBIL Variable Frequency De-Esser: Tames vocal sibilance with a flexible compressor and a variable side-chain frequency to match any vocal performance. A quick, easy tool for creating realistic harmonies.

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Latest User Reviews

Average user rating of 4.00 from 1 review

AVOX 4
Reviewed By tommyzai
February 16th, 2016

INTRO
AVOX-4 by Antares is an inspiring vocal pitch-processing effects plug-in bundle featuring 11 creative modules. The modules are eye-pleasing, well organized, easy to use, and perhaps more importantly — fun to use.

IMPRESSIONS (after a little experimentation, research, and tracking)
This collection is capable of a wide variety of vocal effects, ranging from slight hair-splitting adjustments to full-blown otherworldly madness and everything in between. There's a great deal of musicality to AVOX-4, which is rare for audio effects software. Some of the modules work within the vocals, some wrap around, and some work along side as an instrument.

As with most AVOX-4 modules (Warm being a possible exception), users must use wisely and sparingly if they are after a realistic vocal expression for mainstream genres. However, alternative music maniacs will have plenty of freedom to twist, turn, and slide parameters into gut-wrenching vocal mayhem. In addition to cutting edge FX, this collection offers cool vintage options like Mic Mod EFX and Warm. Antares' analog tube modeling has been considered one of the best for years, and this module features that technology. I could see myself using a little of this on every track. It provides just enough rich saturation without the unwanted artifacts. Harmony Engine Evo is capable of realistic harmony generation and arrangement. This module is not surprisingly a bit more complex than the others. There are some useful presets to work from that feature basic chords and inversions. It's very possible to ascertain a convincing harmony that sits well in a mix; yet, I wouldn't recommend using it up front for most genres. Mutator Evo is capable of all kinds of special FX and creative sound designing. It's extreme! Articulator Evo cleverly imposes syllables on sound, yielding the robotic voices that have found a common place in many forms of EDM. Note: Talk Box is not a vocoder. Vocoders use a number of envelope-following bandpass filters in which the voice or other instrument acts as a modulator signal that is then filtered by a carrier like a synth — full of voice-like harmonics. Talk boxes, in general, are more basic, but nevertheless sound cool. Articulator Evo sounds very cool. I need to fight the urge to squeeze it into each track. Aspire Evo and Throat Evo modules are good for micro adjustments of breathiness and raspiness. The presets offer start-points for a variety of voices and vocal styles. Throat Evo is a bit more complex than most of the other modules, and I've had mixed results so far. Yet, I'm not discouraged as it shows promise. Duo Evo doubles vocal parts. I need to spend more time with this. It's my hope that this will serve as an ADT a la John Lennon/Abbey Road. In addition to doubling, Duo has other controls that adjust pitch, timing, vibrato, etc. It's an intriguing and potentially useful module. It may not replace a perfectly sung double track, but it can certainly replace a less-than-perfect one! So far, I've discovered a range from extends from a tight echo to a two singers and everything in between. I quickly realized that Choir Evo isn't a chorus effect. It's a choir generator. What was I thinking? Choir Evo turns a single voice into many. I need to experiment more with this module as it's capable of producing four-part harmonies. So far, it seems a bit tricky to get the combination of these voices to sound realistic, but it's certainly worth additional noodling. This particular module has received high praise from several online bloggers, reviewers, and friends. One buddy of mine swears by it and emphasizes the importance of placing it in the appropriate reverb space to maximize the effect and realism. Punch Evo is a simple, yet powerful compressor combined with an enhancer. It helps vocals to cut a bit more through the mix by increasing dynamics. Sybil Evo is a time-tested, straight-forward compression-side chain freq-based de-esser. Like most of the modules in this set, if used wisely produces great results.

BE WARNED! With great power and freedom comes great responsibility. It's very easy to become seduced by a cool effect (or suite of effects) and overdo it. I have countless yesteryear recordings of my original tracks that sound like the aural equivalent of Elvis sideburns, shag carpeting, and mullet hairdos — dated and embarrassing. I wish I could go back in time and minimize some of the little tricks that I thought were so clever at the time. Please forgive my preaching. In short, what I'm trying to say is this. .. with AVOX-4, less is more, and more could be annoying unless of course that's your goal.

FAVORITE FEATURES
• Neat, clean interfaces.
• User-friendly with shallow learning curves.
• Versatile, inspiring, and sometimes even musical at times.
• CPU friendly.

FAVORITE MODULES
• Articulator Evo digital talk box
• Warm tube saturation generator
• Duo Evo vocal modeling auto-doubler
• Punch Evo vocal impact enhancer.

OTHER THOUGHTS
• iLok is a security plus for some and an inconvenient minus others.
• Not limited to vocals.

SUMMARY

AVOX-4 is a fantastic suite of vocal manipulation tools that has three great uses:

1. Subtle adjustments to clean-up and sweeten vocal tracks.
2. Special vocal FX.
3. Sound Designing for vocals and anything and everything else.

They work smoothly on my system; They suit my workflow; They breathe life into my projects; Is this set of plugins right for you? I believe there are modules in the collection that would suit anyone working with vocals. The question is. .. would you love at least one or two enough to make it a worthwhile. In my case, the answer was yes! My overall production benefits from launching these babies. If you work with vocals of any genre, I highly suggest that you check out the online tutorials and download the demo. This just might be the secret weapon you've been looking for! I give AVOX-4 a big fat pair of thumbs up. Thank you, Antares, for creating such a creative vocal effects package.

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Michael L
Michael L
21 February 2016 at 12:25pm

What a great review (as all of yours are). I learn a lot by reading them. I never heard of the AVOX bundle but it seems a total quality plugin. Thanks so much for putting the time and care into writing these reviews.

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