Like virtually any track in a mix, vocals are processed. However, there is more to voice processing than the usual compression, EQ and reverb. Over the past decade, some processing tools were designed specifically for the voice, allowing the unique features of this unique musical instrument to be manipulated. These algorithms have found various applications in the music industry, from creating virtual harmony voices for the live performer to perfecting lead vocals in the studio. This paper covers the different types of processing currently available on the market, as well as their applications and the underlying technology.
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