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Mon, April 08, 2013

Live performance features and expanded control highlight this new vocoder instrument, set to ship this spring.

Somerville, MA (April 8, 2013)—SONiVOX*, a leading creator of premium virtual instruments and synthesis technologies, has announced Vocalizer Pro Vocoder Instrument, the next-generation version of the amazing Vocalizer MIDI-controlled audio effect.

The original Vocalizer is widely renown for the ability to creatively process any type of percussive or melodic audio track. With Vocalizer Pro, this capability has been greatly expanded. Using their Polaris spectral synthesis engine, the SONiVOX Vocalizer Pro can transform any audio input to generate deep and complex musical results. The patented technology delivers unparalleled signal processing, advanced vocoding, and powerful re-synthesis. In addition, Vocalizer Pro allows the creation of simple or intricate vocal harmonies that can extend far beyond the natural limitations of the voice. One preset has the ability of producing thousands of different results—depending on the audio source.

In addition to the massive expansion of available parameters and control, Vocalizer Pro now features two rows of Parameter Snapshot Pads designed for unique live performance control. One row allows multiple notes or harmonies to be stacked on each pad. The other row allows parameters to be switched to new values. Snapshots provide instant switching of parameter controls, which can be triggered with the pads. These pads can also be mapped to provide access from any MIDI controller.

“We created Vocalizer Pro to provide a truly unique experience. These snapshot pads give you endless ways to be expressive and creative,” says Jason Jordan, Head of Soundware at SONiVOX. “For each pad, every automatable parameter can be set to a different setting. It’s almost as if every pad is a completely different patch, allowing the performer to instantly switch between parameter settings. People are really going to have a lot fun with Vocalizer Pro.”

SONiVOX Vocalizer Pro supports AU, VST, or RTAS formats, and is compatible with 32- or 64-bit Mac or Windows systems.

SONiVOX will be exhibiting at Hall 5.1, Booth B45 during the 2013 Musikmesse, April 10-13, in Frankfurt, Germany.

*inMusic is the exclusive distributor of Sonivox.