IZotope Vocal Doubler
What’s better than a perfect vocal performance? Two! iZotope’s new freebie is the perfect partner…
Do your vocal tracks sound thin? Are your double-tracking attempts falling flat? Or sharp, for that matter? Maybe you need a killer clone of yourself. Or maybe you’ve got a fantastic vocal performance from a session singer, but need to fatten it up without racking up another session fee. Well, iZotope can help you out with their brand new freebie, designed to deliver doubled vocals in a jiffy.
Imaginatively (!) named Vocal Doubler, it does just what the name suggests, providing a duplicate vocal from an incoming signal. Said duplicate can then be tweaked to perfection using an intuitive interface not unlike that seen on many of iZotope’s recently revised plugins.
Operation is simple: drag up or down on the central handle to shorten or lengthen stereo separation, and rotate the same handle clockwise to dial in “natural, humanlike variation”. There’s also an Amount knob to control the wet/dry balance between the original signal and the copy, plus a toggle to solo just the effected voice. That’s pretty much it – all you need to whip up professional-sounding vocal doubles.
With the third version of their Nectar vocal suite just out (see p10), iZotope clearly mean business when it comes to voicemixing effects, so it’s a real treat that they’ve offered this useful doubler for free. izotope.com
Get a handle on your vocal tracks with iZotope’s attractive, interactive, intuitive Vocal Doubler effect