Antares Audio Technologies, known for the iconic Auto-Tune software, has released a new product in the realm of vocal production: Vocal Reverb. This tool aims to simplify the reverb process using artificial intelligence, promising efficiency and user-friendly operation for music producers and audio engineers.
Two novel features: AI and Auto-EQ
AI Assist: Vocal Reverb introduces AI Assist, which suggests initial reverb settings based on the chosen style. This feature is designed to save time, but its effectiveness in enhancing the quality of reverb in various musical contexts remains to be seen.
Auto-EQ Functionality: The Auto-EQ feature uses Auto-Tune's pitch tracking technology to adjust the reverb tail in line with the singer's pitch. This is an intriguing concept, aimed at achieving a cleaner, more harmonious blend between the vocal and reverb effects.
Vocal Reverb offers a range of additional features:
Reverb and Delay Options: Includes Hall, Plate, Room, Mono, and Stereo Ping Pong settings.
Effects for Pre and Post-Reverb: These include Pitch, Throat, Tube, De-Esser, Reverse, Auto-EQ, Tone Shaper, Compressor, Gate, and Width.
Artist Presets: More Than Just a Gimmick?
The inclusion of artist presets, curated by professionals like Bainz and Ian Kirkpatrick, adds an element of practicality, especially for those seeking quick setup. However, the real value of these presets will depend on their adaptability across different vocal styles and genres.
In our assessment, Vocal Reverb's reliance on AI and Auto-EQ is an interesting development, but it's not without its potential limitations. The quality and musicality of AI-generated settings are aspects that we believe users should critically evaluate.
We encourage our readers to try the 14-day free trial. This hands-on experience will provide a clearer picture of whether Vocal Reverb can meet your needs or not.
Trained in classical and jazz piano, Christof has over 30 years of experience in songwriting and music production. In 2021, he founded musicmanta and is now its Editor-in-Chief. Christof has worked in marketing for 25 years in Unilever and Kimberly-Clark. He is now the Head of Performance Marketing UK for Andrex, Kleenex, and Huggies, leading a team of 10 to create award-winning marketing campaigns, writing effective content, reaching millions of people.
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