Producer's Guide to VocalSynth 2

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  • 3 Ableton Live Projects
  • 10 Exclusive VocalSynth Presets
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iZotope’s latest release comes in the form of VocalSynth 2, an immersive vocal experience with an impressive flexibility that allows it to adapt to a wide range of situations. The plugin comprises five powerful vocal tools, including a Vocoder, Talkbox and several modules for applying the sonic qualities of real life or digital vocal effects. On this course, you’ll be taken through each part of the software and then shown a series of practical studio applications, to help develop a good understanding of VocalSynth 2 and learn how to achieve great results in your music.

The course begins with Joshua Casper giving an overview of the plugin architecture and main graphical editing facilities, before getting stuck into each of the five main synth modules, beginning with the all new Biovox, which uses modelling of a human vocal tract to simulate multiple biological characteristics, including nasality, vowel shapes, formants and breathiness. He then works through the remaining vocal synth sections, every one of the effects and then MIDI and sidechain modes.

Once the GUI has been sufficiently explored, Joshua walks through a number of different projects, showing how VocalSynth 2 can be used to add mesmerising textures to a variety of parts, vocal or otherwise. Topics covered include retuning vocals in MIDI mode, adding flare, compression and Major Lazer effects, creative drum processing and using non-vocal sources with the plugin.

Signing up to the course gets you immediate access to the 100 minutes of streamed tutorials, plus 3 projects to try out the techniques covered and 10 bonus VocalSynth presets created by Joshua Casper. Several free sample modules are available as tasters of the lesson style and content, which will assist you greatly in taking your understanding of VocalSynth 2 to the next level!

Introduction to Biovox - New Feature in iZoptope's VocalSynth 2

Course Breakdown

Module 1 - Introduction to VocalSynth 2

4 lessons that provide an overview of the plugin GUI, working through the main architecture and functionality, the meter and XY pad, pitch correction and voicing.

Lesson 1 - VocalSynth 2 GUI Tour         05.38

Lesson 2 - Meter and XY Pad        02.18

Lesson 3 - Pitch Correction        03.43

Lesson 4 - Voicing        01.41

Module 2 - The Synth Modules

A lesson for each of the synth processors in the plugin, used to create a number of classic, digital and biological vocal effects.

Lesson 1 - Biovox        04.30

Lesson 2 - Vocoder        03.18

Lesson 3 - Compuvox        03.12

Lesson 4 - Talkvox        03.03

Lesson 5 - Polyvox        01.37

Module 3 - Effects

Joshua provides a guide to using effects within VocalSynth 2, working through each one of the available audio processors and the controls within them.

Lesson 1 - Effects Overview        05.04

Module 4 - MIDI and Sidechain Modes

An explanation of the additional modes for VocalSynth 2, where the plugin can be used in MIDI or Sidechain modes, as opposed to audio.

Lesson 1 - MIDI Mode        04.19

Lesson 2 - Sidechain Mode        03.48

Module 5 - Studio Applications

A series of lessons that show a number of different practical applications for using VocalSynth 2 in real sessions.

Lesson 1 - Retuning Vocals in MIDI Mode    05.39

Lesson 2 - Dealing with Wet Vocal Samples    04.39

Lesson 3 - Adding Flare to Vocal Loops    07.42

Lesson 4 - Improving Results with Compression    03.57

Lesson 5 - The Major Lazer Effect        05.42

Lesson 6 - Creative Drum Processing        05.14

Lesson 7 - Using Non-Vocals with VocalSynth    07.49

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Joshua Casper

Joshua Casper is an accomplished live performer, DJ, producer and music educator. His specialities are centred in and around Ableton Live and Native Instruments. His educational material has been featured on Ableton.com and Maxforlive.com, as well as a myriad of popular music production websites. His music has been featured on Dubstep.net, Midtempo.net, Trap and Bass, and too many others to list here!