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Go wild with Devious Machine’s new vocal processor plugin, Pitch Monster

Devious Machines have just released Pitch Monster, an “absolute beast” of a vocal processor plug-in.

Behind a sleek exterior, the pitch shifter allows for an insane amount of real-time vocal manipulation, as well as the creation of incredibly lush harmonies with up to 64-voice capability.Devious Machines Pitch Monster

Devious Machines have just released Pitch Monster, an out of this world vocal processing plug-in capable of an insane amount of manipulation.

Devious Machines promise the plugin is capable of turning “a solo vocal into a beautiful choir or robotic melody…a mono synth into an orchestra, or your own familiar speaking voice into the rumbling vibrations of Thor.”

The Pitch Monster has three types of engine – granular, formant-shifting, and vocoder, all of which can be used in three modes: normal, MIDI, and chord.

Chord mode is perfect for creating lush harmonies, or alternatively, adding higher or lower energy to a sound. The function allows you to select up to 8 notes from the on-screen keyboard to create a chord. There are also eight chord memory slots, meaning you can save and recall chords for live performance.

MIDI mode allows you to manipulate already existing material in real-time, imposing new harmonies and melodies to your heart’s desire. The function allows you to control the amount of shift applied by using your DAW or MIDI keyboard, controlling your vocals as though they were an instrument, with MIDI note, glide, and pitch bend support.

The Pitch Monster has 8 voices of polyphony, allowing you to dial in 8 layers of voices in unison to create a 64 voice stack which can be spread out in pitch and time to create a fatter sound. The plugin also features a huge 6-octave range, as well as dual high and low pass filters for greater control of tone.

Pitch Monster is compatible with Mac OS X 10.7 or later and Windows 7 or later and available in VST2, VST3, AU, and AAX (64-bit) formats. It is currently on sale for around $110 AUD, but the regular price will be about $150 AUD.

A demo version is now available for download at the Devious Machines website, head there for more info.