Audified have released their latest plugin - the TNT Voice Executor which they describe as a "unique utilitarian plug-in offering no-nonsense processing of vocal and spoken word tracks to sophisticatedly solve any issues instantaneously".
Why The TNT Voice Executor?
By their very nature, human voices are complex mechanisms and we all sound different, so not unsurprisingly when recording and broadcasting vocals or spoken word we need to treat them differently to suit individual voices to get them sounding perfect and this takes time and effort and we don't always have the time, so what if a lot of the work could be done under the hood so that we could have a vocal plugin that delivered good results quickly?
TNT Recording and Postproduction Studios owner Tomáš Trkal regularly faced this challenge but unlike most mix engineers, he also is a software programmer and so started to see if it was possibel to deisgn a plugin that would meet the brief, Tomáš Trkal takes up the story....
Often clients want to have the final mix of a song right after recording, which is unrealistic in most cases, so I was in need of something that I could apply to recorded raw vocal tracks, set one parameter, bounce the song, and give it to the client within minutes. I programmed something suitable and started using it, but when I started studying software programming at Brno University of Technology my teacher put me in contact with Audified CEO Lubor Prikryl. When I demonstrated my plug-in for him, he was so impressed that Audified decided to release it for all major formats, adding some professional standard features, such as metering and calibration to move the product forward.
The plug-in consists of eight processing modules —
noise gate [GATE];
compressor [COMP], with up to three active instances of compressor with different settings in one module;
4-band parametric [EQ];
stereo image enhancer [STEREO];
limiter [LIMIT] — that I typically use when mixing vocals.
I’ve treated those modules very carefully, preparing lots of super-usable presets in collaboration with Audified Sound Designer Jarek Musil to satisfy the user’s needs. In short, this plug-in is designed to get a great sound as quickly as possible.”
To use the plugin the design team suggest select a preset then use the three knobs to set the INPUT and OUTPUT volumes (using the I/O meters), tweak the DRIVE (effect) amount, and you’re good to go!
What About The Presets?
Gathered into four groups, each preset contains several variants for both male and female voices. The right-side of the plug-in’s GUI (Graphical User Interface) shows which effects are engaged and how much gain is being reduced. No other controls are available (apart from some advanced calibration settings ‘hidden’ in the service menu).
Who Is the Designed For?
Recommended applications include editing audio books, v-log posts, YouTube videos, podcasts, advert voiceovers, television trailers, newscasts... the list goes on.
Price, Format And 30 day Free Trial
- TNT Voice Executor is available to purchase as an iLok-protected plug-in — running as an AAX, VST3, and VST2 plug-in on Mac (OS X 10.9 - 10.12) and PC (Windows 7, 8, and 10) and AU on Mac
- Audified are offering an introductory price of $49.00 USD until March 19, 2017 (rising thereafter to $69.00 USD) from Audified’s online shop
- TNT Voice Executor is available to download directly from Audified
- Please note that iLok dongle hardware is not needed for either the 30-day trial or full version of TNT Voice Executor — simply create a free account and install PACE Anti-Piracy’s iLok License Manager.
- Review to follow.