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 from Producertech, 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 Ableton Live 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!
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