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Sonic Scoop - December 2018


"...It aims to excel at corrective and creative audio manipulation, allowing you to clone and apply the pitch and time of one performance to another; this can save countless hours when stacking multiple harmonies together, and when doing ADR work for film.

Revoice Pro 3 was an already established tool in the audio industry, but Revoice Pro 4 further streamlines and improves upon its predecessor’s features. 70 features are new to Revoice Pro 4, and many of them are massive upgrades from Revoice Pro 3...

The Revoice Pro 4 window looks similar to that of a standard DAW, with audio tracks laid out horizontally and stacked on top of one another. Each track will enable you to mute, solo, pan, and control the gain of its audio. Additionally, Revoice Pro 4 now allows you to widen the track controls to read longer names and stack more tracks.

The new Vibrato Warp function identifies the singer’s vibrato characteristics and preserves them, even when time stretching or compressing their voice. Vibrato warp points allow you to easily manipulate the speed and intensity of your vocals, and provide them with smooth start and end points. With other vocal production software, the vibrato speeds up or down when you alter the length of the part, but with Revoice Pro 4, the vibrato is preserved (or more accurately, regenerated). I’m really excited about this feature because it’s a huge technological breakthrough, and no other vocal production software is capable of this yet.

APT (Audio Performance Transfer) has been refined and now allows you to switch between two modes: Music and Dialog. APT enables you to transfer any of the time, pitch, or level characteristics from one audio track to another; this feature is Revoice Pro’s claim to fame.

Dialog mode is what has made Revoice Pro the standard for automated dialog replacement in the film industry. The brand new Music mode responds better to musical content, which will allow you to sync vocal doubles and harmonies to lead vocals. There are many parameters that will enable you to keep desirable human characteristics intact when syncing the time, pitch, and level of different takes together. On top of that, APT music mode allows for note segmentation, the ability to time align to a guide, and to pitch correct to a scale. General APT improvements include more aesthetic energy displays, the ability to compare guide and dub pitch traces, more comfortable control over information displays, and pitch protected areas now have pitch crossfades at the end.

Revoice Pro 4 still allows you to generate vocal doubles in the same way that Revoice Pro 3 did. This is excellent for creating stereo width, and works much better than duplicating your original vocal track and adding a chorus to it. If recording real vocal doubles isn’t an option, the Doubler feature in Revoice Pro 4 is your next best bet.

Revoice Pro 4 brings ARA2-compatible features to select DAWs. Audio Random Access (ARA) is a new plugin extension that provides instant communication between a plugin and its host DAW. This means that no capturing or spotting process is required to get your audio into Revoice Pro 4, and updates that you make within Revoice Pro 4 are instantly updated within your DAW. Currently, this feature is supported in PreSonus’ Studio One 4, and future support for Reaper, Logic Pro X, and other DAWs is on the way. A lack of seamless integration was a huge issue with previous versions of Revoice Pro, but it has now been fixed. ARA2 is Revoice Pro’s most significant workflow upgrade, and a feature that I’m very excited about.

There are many new interface-related updates that include instant track grouping, updated graphics, and user-definable key commands. Synchro Arts have also chosen to integrate cloud-based iLok licensing. This means that authorizing your software does not require a dongle..."

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