iZotope in Cambridge, Mass., a leader in digital audio signal processing, teamed up with T-Pain to create The T-Pain Effect ($99 MSRP), software that enables users to create beats and record vocals that feature T-Pain’s signature sound. The T-Pain Effect centers on The T-Pain Engine, a self-contained beat making and vocal recording application for PC and Mac.
The T-Pain Engine
Users can select from more than 50 professionally crafted song templates comprised of hundreds of T-Pain approved beats. With the backing track in place, users can then sing, rap, or speak on one or two vocal tracks to record a song with ease. Users can customize beats and song arrangements, as well as edit vocals, including punch-in recording for retakes.
For more vocal flavor, users can add The T-Pain Effect to vocal tracks, and adjust the Hardness and Softness controls to dial in the right sound. After adjusting the levels of the final mix, the completed song can be exported and shared with friends or published directly to SoundCloud.
In addition to the stand-alone T-Pain Engine, the product includes a plug-in version of The T-Pain Effect (VST/AU/RTAS) for use with popular digital audio workstations (DAWs) such as Pro Tools, GarageBand, Cubase, SONAR, Logic, and many more. The plug-in is a professional tool designed for music production studios and includes real-time monitoring through the host program, Hardness/Softness controls for dialing in the sound, and scale presets to match the key of a song. Advanced users can also create their own scale presets using the built-in keyboard or a MIDI controller.
iDrum: T-Pain Edition virtual drum machine
The product also includes iDrum: T-Pain Edition, a virtual drum machine that includes hundreds of custom beats of different musical genres, inspired by more than 50 new T-Pain iDrum kits with all-new samples. Used as a stand-alone application or a plug-in, users can arrange beats into songs, create new kits and patterns, import their own samples and edit samples with effects such as pitch, filter and decay. iDrum T-Pain Edition is fully compatible with other content from iZotope’s various iDrum titles.
“When I teamed up with iZotope my goal was to bring people a quality audio tool that produces quality sound,” says T-Pain. “iZotope’s knowledge of audio technology really impressed me and I knew they were the right team to partner with. This is the technology I use on my own records. I wouldn’t put my name on anything I didn’t stand by, and you can hear it on my records.”
“We’re very proud to partner with T-Pain to develop and evolve the world’s first signature vocal effect,” says Alex Westner, director of business development at iZotope. “As an influential and tech-minded Grammy Award-winning artist and producer, T-Pain has captured the attention of hip-hop, pop, dance and electronic musicians worldwide with his distinctive vocal style.”
For more information, visit www.izotope.com/tpaineffect.