The real time pitch correction, the “autotune“, is the effect we all love to hate (and vice versa).
T-Pain, Cher, Daft Punk, Tatayet, Black Eyed Peas, and so many artists have used it creatively, for getting this weird robotic voice feeling.
We have searched all around the interweb, and tested for you : 5 FREE autotune VST plugins, to use in real time in any sequencer or DAW. We tend to prefer vocoder over the pitch corrector/autotune effect, but anyway, here’s the TOP 5 :
We already talked about this one in the “Voice FX post”, because it can do wicked chorus effects !
It’s also a nice pitch corrector autotune plugins : it’s intended to sound robotic, and works great for that “T-Pain effect”. Do you belieeeeeve it is free ? => yes it is.
One of the most used effect in music production / sound design / FX is the DELAY.
Many VST delay plugins are available, from very expensive to absolutely free.
Wavosaur can host VST plugins, with his VST rack, and it also can load presets ! single preset FXP or presrt bank (FXB)
We have picked one of the best (and oldest) reverb plugin and made about 10 presets to show all you can do with simple delays : Blue Delay VST !! by Digilogue
Now that Wavosaur can work natively on 64 bit systems, we need some 64 bit VST plugin effects that are full 64 bit. Many of the free VST plugins are still 32 bit, but we have found some nice 64 bit plugins, for your needs : compressor, limiter, reverb, equalizer, filter, distorsion !
This software compressor is very clean, works nice with any input, and has all the controls you need. You can use it on the master if you want, it has this transparent quality. It’s free, it’s x64, it’s funky.
You have just recorded vocals, you did not forget the anti-pop filter BUT
some harsh sounds still remain. sss
How to get rid of those annoying sibilances, harsh sound on “s” “ss” “sh” “ch” “z” ?
=> You can edit by hand if you have time, but it can be very tedioussss !
Or you can use a DE-ESSER, for automatically remove those annoying “s” in your vocal.
We have selected 3 FREE VST plugins you can use in Wavosaur or any audio editor or sequencer, that does the job ! let’s go :
The good old Northpole! the freeware from Prosoniq, unbeatable when pushing the resonance.
The actual version is Audio Unit for Mac but you can find the VST version for PC.
Just forget the distorsion knob.
Back to 1997 !
The well known free convolution VST reverb. Convolution reverb is a processing plugin that need an impulse response file. Impulse response is the response of a dynamic system when this system is feeded with an impulse. This gives (an approximation of) the transfer function of the system, the system can be a reverb unit, an open space, a room , etc..
The signal we send to the plugin is convolved with the transfer function of the system : the output is “like if we sent this signal in the modelized system)
The SIR1 reverb comes with two impulse response example, but of course you’ll need more than two impulse response files to cover a large variety of reverb (plate, spring reverb, cathedral, stadium, natural spaces, theater, small room, big room, etc..)
Magic of the internet ! you can find impulse response files ! and for free
Some nice free Impulse Response IR files can be found there :
You have music that you want to broadcast, you have set up a web radio, and now you need this “FM radio sound” : loud, clear and powerful.
You can set up a chain of effects to try to achieve this FM radio sound : multiband compressor (s), equalizer, enhancer… Or you can try this “all in one” FREE plugin, intended for FM broadcasting : Continue reading →
You want a robot voice, a daft-punk-funky-groovy voice effect, you want it you need it.
you need a vocoder ! For quick and dirty vocoderization, you can set up Wavosaur with some cool freeware plugins and get the job done.