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Antares Audio Technologies Announces the Antares Vocal Producer

New Rack Processor Provides Auto-Tune Pitch Correction and Microphone Modeling Along With a Full Complement of Vocal Processing Functions (September 20, 2001)
Antares Audio Technologies today announced the upcoming availability of the Antares Vocal Producer, a 1U rack processor that combines their world-renowned Auto-Tune Pitch Correction and TEC-Award-winning Microphone Modeler technologies with state-of-the-art vocal processing modules to provide everything needed to create stunning vocal tracks in any musical style.

Designed to be equally at home in the studio or in live performance, the Antares Vocal Producer features:

Auto-Tune Real-time Pitch Correction - Antares's world-renowned Auto-Tune technology corrects the pitch of vocals (or solo instruments), in real time, without distortion or artifacts, while preserving all of the expressive nuance of the original performance.

Antares Microphone Modeling - Antares's TEC Awarding-winning Microphone Modeler technology gives vocal tracks the characteristics of a variety of high-end studio mics as well as adjust the proximity effect associated with mic distance.

Analog Tube Modeling - Gives vocal tracks the warmth of a classic tube preamp.

Variable Knee Compressor - A state-of-the-art dynamics processor with threshold, ratio, attack and decay controls as well as a continuously variable knee characteristic.

Downward Expanding Gate - The Vocal Producer's gate, with threshold and ratio controls, works independently of the compressor to eliminate noise and breath sounds.

Variable Frequency De-Esser - The de-esser tames vocal sibilance with threshold, ratio, attack and decay controls as well as a variable highpass frequency to match any vocal performance.

Flexible Parametric EQ - For fine-tuning a vocal sound, two independent bands of equalization provide 6dB or 12 dB high or low cut, high or low shelving with variable slope, bandpass, notch and fully parametric peaking.

Automatic Mono or Stereo Double Tracking - Automatically mix a doubled track into the AVP's main output or route it to a separate output for post-processing and mixing.

Fully Programmable - Every parameter can be saved as a preset for instant recall.

Factory Presets for a Wide Variety of Vocal Styles - The AVP comes out-of-the-box with an extensive collection of factory presets for a variety of vocal styles (including a selection of presets for instrumental and percussion tracks.)

MIDI Automation - Every variable module parameter can be controlled via MIDI continuous controllers for realtime automation.

Really Easy To Use - With virtually every major function only a single button press away, there is no need to scroll though endless menus to find a particular parameter.

"The heart of any great song is a great vocal sound," said Marco Alpert, Antares VP of Marketing. "With everything from pitch correction to mic modeling, dynamics processing, de-essing, EQ and double-tracking, the Vocal Producer provides everything a musician or engineer needs to create professional quality vocal tracks. And while the AVP includes a large library of factory presets created by industry professionals, each of the individual full-featured processing modules give the user the flexibility and control to create their own signature sounds."

The Antares Vocal Producer will be available in late October 2001 at a U.S. MSRP of $599.00.

Antares Audio Technologies
Antares Audio Technologies is renowned as a developer of innovative, DSP-based audio software and hardware, including the ATR-1a Intonation Processor and AMMÐ1 Microphone Modeler, as well as the award-winning Auto-Tune (Pitch Corrector), Antares Microphone Modeler, MDT (Multi-band Dynamics Tool) and JVP (Antares Voice Processor) DSP plug-ins.

Antares Audio Technologies is located at 231 Technology Circle, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. Tel: 831.461.7800 Fax: 831.461.7801 Email: [email protected] Web:

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