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Octavox MIDI Functionality Question

October 01, 2018 - 02:53 pm



First time poster here, have really enjoyed playing around with the Octavox demo! Very quality plugin with very smooth harmony generation and awesome delay effects. I had a question regarding MIDI functionality though, before pulling the trigger on purchasing...

When in MIDI control mode, the vocal harmonies seem to always "move along" with the vocal input from the determined MIDI harmony based on the keys I am pressing and the selected key that I'm in. This is a cool effect, but not quite what I'm looking for, as it's not exactly "playable" in the way that I would play keys, it's just "controllable" in that I can set the harmony shifts MIDI. When I vary the pitch of my voice, the respective harmonies also vary. For example, if I sing a C note, and press E and G keys, I will hear E and G harmonies, but if I sing higher than C with those keys still pressed, the E and G harmonies will then move up to whatever the 3rd and 5th of the new note I am singing is. 

Is there a way to get Octavox to hold the vocal note to the key that I'm pressing, and keep it there regardless of the vocal input? Basically resulting in what is functionally a non-synthy vocoder, done through harmony generation rather than synth/formant mixing. Ideally this mode wouldn't require setting a key/scale either, as it would simply shift the pitch of the vocal input to the note(s) of the MIDI input, and would keep it there until new MIDI notes are pressed.

Melda Production's MHarmonizerMB does exactly this, which is great, but when shifting more than a few semitones the quality leaves a bit to be desired (unlike Octavox, where large shifts still sound natural, hence why I don't want to settle on MHarmonizerMB just yet).

Does what I'm looking for make sense? Thanks for your help.



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October 09, 2018 - 07:26 pm

Bump? If this isn't the right type of question for this forum or I'm in the wrong place, I apologize! 

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October 10, 2018 - 10:43 am

Hey Kam-

Sorry for the delay in response. Totally valid question and you're in the right place!

Unfortunately, Octavox doesn't have this capability. It was not initially designed with this feature in mind, and adding this functionality would be quite difficult at this point.


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November 22, 2018 - 03:39 pm

antares harmony engine has this feature. The plugin sounds good on vocals, though it seems less so for instruments.

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December 03, 2018 - 01:18 pm

I thought this plugin would do this exact thing, but it won't. Antares Harmony Engine does and it's awesome.