Our friends at iZotope have released a new free Vocal Doubler plug-in designed to enhance your vocal track with a natural doubling effect, to add richness and depth. IZotope’s tell us that they have reimagined their doubling technology with a brand new interactive User interface dedicated to help everyone achieve a great double faster than ever.
What iZotope Say About Their Free Vocal Doubler Plug-in
With this free Vocal Doubler plug-in, you can control a doubled effect directly through an interactive visualisation.
Drag in and out to increase or decrease the stereo separation, and drag around to add natural human-like variation to the signal. The GUI gives users real time feedback as the intensity of the effect increases, making it easy to spot check how much the signal is affected.
This plug-in enables pro’s and novices alike to spend less time fiddling with knobs and get the sound they want with a quick gesture of the mouse.
OS X 10.8.5 (Mountain Lion) - macOS 10.13 (High Sierra)
Windows 7 - Windows 10
AAX (64-bit), AAX-AS (64-bit AudioSuite)
RTAS (32-bit), DPM (32-bit AudioSuite)
Supported Plug-in Host Applications:
Logic Pro X, Ableton Live 9-10, Pro Tools 10-2018, Cubase 9.5, Nuendo 8, FL Studio 12, Studio One 3-4, Reason 10, Reaper 5, Audition CC 2018, Premiere Pro CC 2018, Digital Performer 9
What We Think About iZotope’s Free Vocal Doubler Plug-in
It is a very simple intuitive interface whereby you can rotate the dot for more variation and move the dot further away from the centre to get more separation.
You can also use the mouse scroll wheel to adjust the individual controls when you hover over each of them. For my taste the law isn’t quite right yet, especially on the Wet Dry Mix control as one click on my mouse scroll wheel moves it 15%.
Let’s have a listen to some examples. First the dry vocal in Bypass for a reference…
Example 1 has the Separation at 100%, the Variation control at 75% and the Mix control at 70%…
Example 2 has the Separation at 100%, the Variation control at 75% and the Mix control at 100%…
Example 3 has the Separation at 70%, the Variation control at 75% and the Mix control at 100%…
Example 4 has the Separation at 100%, the Variation control at 0% and the Mix control at 100%…
Example 5 has the Separation at 0%, the Variation control at 100% and the Mix control at 100%…
Listening to what it can do, the doubling effect is different to other doubler plug-ins, which is a good thing. Although I have provided most of the examples with the Mix control at 100% (fully wet) normally I don’t think I would use this plug-in fully wet. Example 1 gives a very good sense of what it can do in a more normal context.
It sounds different to other Doubler plug-ins
Simple intuitive interface
The law for adjusting the controls with a mouse scroll wheel is too coarse, especially on the Mix control.