80 - Px - Vox

This is a bank of basic vocal enhancers and tools. It includes presets to change the pitch for effects, as well as others to correct out-of-tune vocals. In addition are a number of unusual reverbs, particularly suitable for vocal use. The effects in this Bank should in general be used 100 percent ‘wet’, as they incorporate their own mixing.

#8010 ‘Max’ Stutter

Width sets length of each stutter, Repeat is how long it keeps stuttering, Pitch makes them rise up or down. If Width and Repeat are less than half, output will try to catch up after the effect. Switchable in, mono out.

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#8011 Big Voice Pro

This is a downward pitch shifter with serious reverb and slap on the ends of words only. Small amounts add depth to an announcer, while large amounts are Oz-like. It’s similar to ‘Big Voice’, but a lot more versatile and with additional processing. Reverb is the open, spacious effect you get in a large hall. Slap is a repeating echo (echo… echo…). Choose either or both, and make them duck out of the way with the Sense slider. Switchable in, stereo out.

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#8012 Chipmunks

A small rodent of eastern North America (Tasmias striatus), or any of similar rodent of western N America, N Asia, or pop stars singing solo, duo or– ALVIN!! Turn your voice into furry little guys who like to sing harmony. Go from solo to duo to trio by hitting the Add Munk button. Switchable in, stereo. out.

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#8013 Doubletalk

Automatically turns parts of words inside out, or use softkeys to do it on cue. Great on comic effects, obscuring lyrics, campaign speeches… no, wait, they’re already full of doubletalk. Use it in the foreground as a trick effect, and it’s also useful to keep background voices from interfering. Automatic switches from normal speech to doubletalk at random. Manual lets you tap Garble and Normal on cue. Why two buttons? So you can use two fingers and cue the effect more tightly. Stereo in, stereo out.

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#8014 Fast Voice Process

This is a zero-delay version of ‘Voice Process Pro.’ Because it has to react in real-time, you may hear clicks on sharp transients. If so, lower the input level. Switchable in, mono out.

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#8015 Mega-Dragway

All the screaming excitement of a ‘SUNDAY…’ racetrack spot. Like the H3000B effect, but cleaner and with an optional third voice and echo. Adjust Pitch to make them more macho, and press Classic or Mega to select two or three announcers. Switchable in, stereo out.

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#8016 Nervous Talker

Put a voice in, and it’ll repeat itself nervously, at random. Great on your next aircheck… The input voice is essentially unchanged, except it repeats words at random. Slide Nerves to make it repeat more often. Switchable in, mono out.

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#8017 Triplets

If you need just three voices, this works better than ‘Were a Small Crowd.’ All three voices speak in unison, but with random variations so it doesn’t sound mechanical. Adjust Timing to control how well the highest voice keeps up with the others. Use less Pitch on high voices. Switchable in, stereo out.

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#8018 Voice Process Pro

Instant mike technique with upward gain levelling, compress, de-ess, lo-cut, equalize, and noise gate. Microphone technique in a box! Almost any voice will sound better through this program, which includes upward gain leveling, rolloff, equalization, compression, de-essing, and a noise gate. Tighter and more powerful than the version in the DSP4000. The Hold indicator shows when leveling is frozen during pauses, so background noises aren’t boosted. Adjust Thresh, so it responds to the voice: this slider also has a locking position fully right, which instantly freezes the gain. WARNING: this program delays the audio by two thirds of a second to catch transients and maximize level without sounding limited. If you’re working in video, use a -20 frame offset. If you need a non-delay version (for headphones or live broadcast), use ‘Fast Voice Process.’ Switchable in, mono out.

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#8019 We’re A Big Crowd

Smooth variation from 2 to 100 people. Press Auto to make the group grow or shrink on cue, or dial a desired sound. The Small and Big Crowd effects are totally different. ‘We’re a Small Crowd’ adds individuals until you have eight distinct voices at different pitches and timings. ‘We’re a Big Crowd’ flows smoothly from a small crowd party to a stadium, but as an effect rather than as individual voices. Switchable in, stereo out.

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#8020 We’re A Small Crowd

Adjust Ragged to control how well the voices keep up with each other: the more people in the crowd, or faster the copy, the less you should use. To add or subtract people on cue (‘I told one friend, and she told two friends…’), select Size and tap the up- or down-arrow keys. Switchable in, stereo out.

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