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v3.4.0.1 Synchro Arts VocALign Project

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Synchro Arts VocALign Project
  
Synchro Arts VocALign Project

Fast, Basic Functionality, Low Cost

VocALign Project 3 provides the latest version of the basic and legendary VocALign program that has been available since 1995, providing instant tight alignment of one audio signal to another. Simply capture a Guide signal with the right timing, capture a Dub signal to be aligned, press one button, and a new aligned Dub is generated and returned to your DAW.


Highlights

Features

  • VocALign Project takes just seconds to automatically align two audio signals so that the timing of one matches the other
  • Simple, intuitive operation
  • Sophisticated pattern matching techniques
    • Rejects guide track noise
    • Work with different speakers, singers, words, instruments and sounds
  • The aligned audio can be auditioned within VocALign Project
  • Scrolling, scalable display allows instant visual confirmation of sync
  • User interface allows adjustment of selected audio regions for processing
  • User-adjustable processing presets ensure optimal performance
  • Pitch of aligned audio is unchanged

How does VocALign Work?

VocALign works by applying varying amounts of time stretching or compression to one signal (called the ‘Dub’) to make its energy peaks and troughs align in time with a ‘Guide’ signal. It does this in three main steps as shown in the block diagram below.

vocalign diagram

  1. VocALign analyses the captured Guide and Dub audio signals using identical spectrum analysers to produce time-varying energy patterns.
  2. Then it uses advanced pattern recognition techniques to examine the energy patterns and determine the best way to ‘warp’ the time structure of the Dub signal so that its energy pattern is matched to that of the Guide. The time-warping path describes the best time-distortion of the Dub for matching to the Guide.
  3. The time-warping path is fed to an audio editing processor that time-compresses and expands the Dub audio to create the aligned version based on the path. It is this edited version of the Dub that is returned to the audio editing software for the desired use.

Note: In the above diagram, the spectrum analyser colours match those used in the VocALign screen for Guide and Dub audio signals and controls.

one VocALign Project 3.3 license will authorize all of the following versions:
Audio Suite, AAX, AU and VST3 plug-ins as well as a stand-alone version.

 

Free iLok Account (An iLok USB key is only required when using Pro Tool 10 and earlier.)

Trial and full licenses now can use simple (iLok) computer-based authorization.

This means an iLok USB key is no longer required (but can still be used).

Apple OS

  • Intel Processor
  • Mac OS 10.6 or higher
  • Audio File Format: As supported by host editor
  • Works with all Pro Tools hardware

Compatible DAWs include

  • Pro Tools 8.1.1 to 12.5
  • Studio One 3.0
  • Logic Pro X 10.0.0 to 10.2
  • Cubase 4.5.2 to 8.0
  • Nuendo 4.3 to 7.0
  • Digital Performer 4 to 9
  • Ableton Live 8
  • FL Studio
  • Adobe Audition CC 8
  • Reaper 5.1
  • Logic Pro 9.1.8

Not compatible with

  • Cubase Elements
  • Cubase LE
  • Final Cut Pro

Windows OS

  • Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista or XP
  • Audio File Format: As supported by host editor
  • Works with all Pro Tools hardware
  • The Audio Unit plug-in does not work on Windows

Compatible DAWs include

  • Pro Tools 8.1.1 to 12.5
  • Studio One 3.0
  • Cubase 4.5.2 to 8.0
  • Nuendo 4.3 to 7.0
  • FL Studio
  • SONAR X3

Not compatible with

  • Digital Performer
  • Ableton Live
  • Cubase Elements
  • Cubase LE
  • Pyramix
  • Samplitude
  • Sony Vegas

Our products are only supported for DAW and Operating System versions that are supported by the DAWs manufacturer.

v 3.4.0.1

VocAlign Project now supports ARA2

It provides ARA integration with

  • Studio One 3.3 and later
  • Cubase 10.0.30 and later
  • Nuendo 10.1 and later
  • Reaper 5.9.7 and later
  • Cakewalk by Bandlab 2017.02 and later

The AU plug-in also had a bug fix.

  • VP3-10 – Logic not recognizing Audio Unit plug-ins – Fixed