Yamaha released three new Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plug-insfor specific audio applications: Pitch Fix, Vocal Rack and FinalMaster. The plugs are compatible with Windows (XP/2000/ME/98/98SE) andMac (OS 9.x/X) formats.
Pitch Fix (pictured), the first implementation of Yamaha’sproprietary formant pitch correction and pitch-shifting technology,will operate with any VST/Audio Units–compatible software. Thispitch-correction utility uses formant shifting to preserve the originalsignal’s quality without creating artifacts or distortion. PitchFix also features user scales, custom pitch-detecting algorithms,pitch-correct rate control and formant shifting.
Based on Yamaha’s algorithms, Vocal Rack is a VST/Audio Unitsplug-in that includes 20 presets using several processing tools,including a highpass filter, compressor, harmonic enhancer, 3-band EQ,de-esser, gate and delay.
Final Master is also a VST/Audio Unit plug-in based onYamaha’s algorithms, and features a multiband compressor/limiterwith adjustable frequency control, three soft clipping models andpre-seek look-ahead technology.
MSRPs for the plugs are: Pitch Fix, $299; Vocal Rack, $199; andFinal Master, $199.