Prismizer

What is a Prismizer?   Prismizer is an audio effect which is in some sense similar to the vocoder. Like vocoder, it also combines pitch and frequency characteristics from multiple sources. Similarly, its primary use is pointed to the processing of the human...

Auto-Tune

 Missing the note   Few singers are perfect. sometimes, the pitch of their vocal slightly misses the exact note they are trying to hit. If they are little out of tune, the vocal track can still be rescued – or ruined, depending on one’s point of view....

Pitch Correction

Pitch correction entails being able to identify the pitch, determine the correct pitch, and process the track with the pitch correction. However, being able to correct a pitch in the studio has been a recent technological advancement. Since the beginning of digital...

Talk Box

Talk Box history   The Talk Box dates back to at least 1939 when big band musician Alvino Rey used an early version. You can actually see Rey perform a slightly bizarre-sounding version of “St. Louis Blues” with “Stringy,” the talking...

Vocoder

Vocoder history   The vocoder (voice coder) derives from work in the telecommunications field to compress the human voice for more efficient transmitting over the telephone line. Bell Labs, among other companies, was working on vocoder technology back in 1950`s....

Time Stretching

What is time stretching?   Time stretching is a digital process which is altering the perceived passage of time in an audio signal without of intention of modifying its spectral characteristics, such as changing its pitch for example. Implementing generalized...