the-orb-gui

The Orb

AudioThing The Orb - Formant Filter / Vowel Filter GUI

The Orb

Formant Filter
$49

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    32-64bit
VST / AU / AAX

The Orb is a formant filter plugin which simulates the characteristics of the human voice. Featuring a set of three band pass filters, The Orb can transform any sound into a vowel-like formant-filtered sound. With the three LFOs you can modulate the Vowel, the Emphasis/Resonance of the formants, and the Drift, which can shift up or down the frequencies of each formant. You can also create your own set of vowels by changing name and frequency for each vowel/formant.

Specifications

Three Band Pass Filters (ZDF design)
Vowel Sets: Male, Female, Child and Custom
3 LFOs (destinations: Vowel, Emphasis and Drift)
Lightweight on CPU
Preset system with randomizer
Formats: VST, AU, and AAX (32/64bit)
Platforms: OSX, Windows

Download Manual (.pdf)

GUI elements
PC Demo MAC Demo
In demo mode the plug-in will output silence for 3 seconds every 45 seconds.

Minimal Requirements    

Windows XP SP2 / OSX 10.6.8
Intel Core 2 Duo 2GHz or equivalent
2 GB RAM / 500 MB HD
Screen resolution: 1024×768
VST2, AU, or AAX 32-bit or 64-bit host


The Orb

Each sector of the orb represents a Vowel. It’s possible to change the vowel for each sector by clicking on the vowel name.

The distance from the center of the orb to the dot represent the amount of Emphasis (resonance) for each formant filter.

The angle inside each sector represent the amount of Drift, which is an amount in Hz that will be added or subtracted from each vowel formant.



Custom Vowels

Clicking on the Edit button in the Vowels section, you can access the Custom Vowels window.

It’s possible to change each vowel name and frequency for the three formants.

Each custom vowels set will be saved in a preset (or DAW session), so you can create as many as you want by saving to a new preset.

The default set is the same as the Male genre settings.

Videos
The Orb Overview
The Orb Demo

2017/02/27: v1.0.1
– Extended LFO rate range from 0.01Hz to 2kHz (enable from More button)
– Improved CPU performance
– Fixed Vowel Editor default number bug
– Fixed Pro Tools stepped automation bug