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Color Your Audio: The Secret Weapon for Stunning Sound

Color Your Audio: The Secret Weapon for Stunning Sound

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Color Your Audio: The Secret Weapon for Stunning Sound


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For any music producer, nailing vocal production is notoriously challenging. Even seasoned studio engineers dread the meticulous attention to detail and countless hours of tweaking required to make vocals really shine. That’s why we created VocalShaper, the game-changing plugin designed to revolutionise the way you approach vocal editing.

Created in collaboration with multi award-winning audio engineer Emrah Celik, this innovative toolkit will help you achieve professional-grade vocal tracks in super quick time. Vocal processing is no longer a brain bending chore, with VocalShaper’s intuitive interface simplifying the process enormously. Producers of all levels can easily raise their vocal game from mediocre to massive. From dynamic cleaning to precise sibilance control, this multifunctional modular plugin has been fine-tuned to deliver unparalleled results for any type of sung and spoken word.

VocalShaper should be the first plugin on your vocal chain, enhancing clarity, adding warmth, and polishing the top end. Next, send your signal to your favourite delay and reverb plugins to finish the mix. With VocalShaper, perfect vocals are just a few clicks away.

Leveler, Cleaner & Compression

The first stage to achieving a balanced vocal is VocalShaper’s Leveler feature. Unlike traditional processing, this Leveler utilises pink noise to continuously adjust vocal amplitude, ensuring a smooth and consistent performance. The Cleaner stage eliminates unwanted background noise, headphone leakage, and intrusive breath sounds. With adjustable sensitivity, you have full control over the cleaning process, allowing you to tailor it to your specific recording environment. Based on the classic “child” compressor but optimised for vocals, this knob seamlessly adjusts compression levels based on input from the Leveler or directly from your recordings. Adjust for subtle natural compression or push the parameter hard for more aggressive punchy dynamics.

No More Mud

Demud is your ultimate pitch-tracking low resonance remover. Operating between 60-360Hz, this dial dynamically targets and reduces unwanted low resonances, ensuring crystal-like vocal clarity. Whether your vocal has subtle but annoying muddiness or more pronounced resonances, Demud automatically adjusts, applying the perfect amount of reduction for pristine sound quality. Plus, you can fine-tune the sensitivity to achieve precise results.

Sibilant Success

S-Volume is one of the groundbreaking features of VocalShaper, designed to tame those unruly sibilants with unparalleled precision. Unlike traditional de-essers, S-Volume goes above and beyond, offering linear control over sibilant “s” sounds for more natural and accurate processing. Use the Listen button to audition the exact signal that’s being affected. Whether you’re dealing with lispy vocal performances or excessive de-essing artefacts, S-Volume handles expression with care. Experience smooth and seamless sibilance balancing without compromising the overall vocal texture or its natural timbre.

Brilliance & Shine

Don’t let your vocals blend into the background. Use VocalShaper’s Air control to elevate them to new heights of clarity and impact. Crafted with precision, especially for vocal brilliance, Air acts as a finely-tuned exciter. The processing infuses your vocals with a delightful crispiness and buttery brightness that enhances the overall presence.

Tone & Enhance

VocalShaper’s Tone section is tailor-made for vocal processing, affecting just the body of the vocal and not sibilance. The Cut knob is used for subtle low-frequency trimming, the Low and LowMid knobs for adding body and punch, the Mid knob for adjusting muddiness, and the High knob for tweaking brilliance. The Depth control applies a boosted version of LA Opto comp processing, adding profound depth and getting vocals to be more “in your face”. Heat warms up vocal performances, introducing harmonic complexity and warmth. Spread is a classic micro-pitch-shifter effect that widens the stereo image of your vocals.

00:00 – Introduction
00:41 – General Overview
03:51 – Listening to Presets
05:01 – Comparing Color Profiles
06:55 – Designing Our Own Preset
09:47 – Using ColorBox on Drums
12:55 – Conclusion

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