Bleass Voices: The Ultimate Plugin for Vocal Effects and Creativity
Tutorial | Jun 28, 2023
In this video, I introduce a new plugin called Bleass Voices. Unlike other plugins on the market that are just repackaged versions of existing features, Bleass Voices offers features that are truly unique and worth looking into. The main interface of the plugin has multiple tabs, including performance, MIDI, voices, modulation, and sequencer.
The important tab is voices, where you can activate different pitches and effects on your voice recordings. The plugin offers two modes: transpose, which allows you to shift the pitch relative to the input signal, and flatten, which allows you to set specific pitches regardless of the input. You can also adjust formats, volume, panning, and add filters and delays. The plugin is like having multiple plugins in one, as you can create a chorus or choir sound by using multiple voices with different pitches. You can also use MIDI input to add additional voices for chord progressions and melodies.
The plugin is highly expressive and works well with real-time microphone recordings. It can be used to create pad sounds, lead sounds, or any other creative effects you desire. The video also mentions the modulation and sequencer tabs, which are not as important for Bitwig users since you can use Bitwig's own modulators. The plugin is also designed to work well on touch screens and has a low latency option. Overall, the plugin is highly recommended and the link to it is provided in the video description.
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Questions & Answers #
Maybe you dont watch the video, here are some important takeaways:
1. What is Bleass Voices and why is it worth looking at? #
Bleass Voices is a plugin that offers various voice manipulation capabilities, including pitch shifting, modulation, and sequencing. Unlike many other plugins on the market, which often repackage existing features, Bleass Voices offers unique functionality and can be a valuable addition to your toolkit. It allows you to transpose input signals, change formats, adjust volume and panning, apply filters, and delay the audio. With the ability to use multiple voices and create chorus or choir-like sounds, Bleass Voices stands out as a versatile and creative plugin worth exploring.
2. How does Bleass Voices work and what are its key features? #
The main interface of Bleass Voices features several tabs, including performance MIDI, voices, modulation, and sequencer. The voices tab is particularly important, as it allows you to activate and configure individual voices. In the transpose mode, you can adjust the pitch of the input signal relative to its original pitch by transposing it up or down by semitones. Additionally, you can customize the format, fixed frequencies, volume, panning, and apply filters and delay effects. Bleass Voices also offers a flatten mode, which provides absolute control over the desired pitches. In this mode, you can specify the exact notes you want to achieve, regardless of the input pitch.
3. How does Bleass Voices compare to other plugins? #
Bleass Voices sets itself apart from other plugins by offering multiple functionalities within a single package. It not only serves as a pitch shifter but also allows you to create chorus or choir-like effects using multiple voices with different pitches. Furthermore, the plugin provides pitch correction capabilities, ensuring that your vocals stay within a specific scale, which can be especially useful for maintaining musical coherence. Another standout feature is the ability to incorporate MIDI input to add additional voices, expanding the creative potential of Bleass Voices. Overall, the plugin offers a unique combination of features that make it highly versatile and attractive for various music production scenarios.
4. Can Bleass Voices be used with a real-time microphone recording? #
Yes, Bleass Voices is designed to work with real-time microphone recordings. With the ability to dynamically adjust the pitches based on MIDI input or keyboard presses, you can sing or play an instrument into the microphone and have your voice or performance harmonized and transformed in real-time. The plugin ensures that the output closely aligns with the keys you are pressing, even if your initial pitch or vocal performance is not precisely on target. The combination of real-time microphone recording, MIDI input integration, and the expressive capabilities of Bleass Voices makes it a powerful tool for capturing dynamic performances and creating unique sounds.
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[00:00:00] Hey folks, welcome back to another video, finally new content on my channel.
[00:00:04] Today it's about Bleass Voices.
[00:00:06] It's a plugin you probably really need.
[00:00:08] There are a lot of plugins on the market you know, you're not really need.
[00:00:13] It's just a new repackaged stuff you already have in a new interface or some kind of stuff.
[00:00:19] But this is a plugin I think it's really worth to look at.
[00:00:24] And I show you here how this works or what it's all about.
[00:00:29] So here I've recorded my voice, my beautiful voice just to make this a bit easier here
[00:00:34] to demo.
[00:00:39] Just I think just one pitch here.
[00:00:41] And on that we put Bleass Voices.
[00:00:46] This is how it looks like.
[00:00:47] That's the main interface.
[00:00:48] We have multiple tabs here, performance MIDI, voices, modulation sequencer.
[00:00:54] Important one is of course voices.
[00:00:56] And here we have first voice active, right, all these other voices are disabled.
[00:01:07] So in this transpose mode, which is a relative pitch mode, you can just transpose the input
[00:01:13] signal to a different pitch.
[00:01:15] So you can pitch it down one semitone, two semitones or up, right?
[00:01:18] So it's relative.
[00:01:21] You also can change the formats here, the fixed frequencies of my voice recording.
[00:01:28] And the volume.
[00:01:30] The panning.
[00:01:33] We have some filters here and also we can delay it time wise to offset basically the
[00:01:41] So this is interesting.
[00:01:42] This is basically just pitch shifter kind of.
[00:01:49] And of course we have multiple voices.
[00:01:51] We can say we want to stay on the original pitch here with voice one.
[00:01:55] Voice two, we want to pitch it up to semitones.
[00:01:59] And now we have some kind of choir, some kind of chorus.
[00:02:11] So it's in relative pitch mode and we can use multiple voices to create multiple voices
[00:02:17] with different pitches.
[00:02:19] All these pitches are relative to the input pitch.
[00:02:22] So now there's the second mode called flatten and flatten is an absolute mode.
[00:02:27] And now it switches from semitones here, right?
[00:02:31] Two notes.
[00:02:32] So you put in the notes you want to end up or you want to have basically.
[00:02:39] So we want to have here for this, we want to have F sharp three.
[00:02:45] So it doesn't matter the input pitch here or what you're seeing in, you always end up
[00:03:00] on the pitches of F sharp three, D sharp four and A sharp three, right?
[00:03:04] It's an absolute mode.
[00:03:05] So I can show you this by pitch shifting here, the original audio file here in Bitwig.
[00:03:16] So the tonality changes of course, because of the pitch shift algorithm.
[00:03:21] But the voices or the pitches are basically the same.
[00:03:23] They stay fixed on these notes, which is really nice.
[00:03:29] So in transpose mode, you can do something like using the tune correction.
[00:03:35] So you can say, I want to sing in multiple notes, multiple pitches, right?
[00:03:40] But they always want to stay on a certain scale.
[00:03:43] So you can say, I want to use voice one, voice two and voice three.
[00:03:48] I want to pitch correct this to D sharp minor, right?
[00:03:55] So when you change the pitch here, also these output pitches change, but they always stay
[00:04:09] in the scale of D sharp minor, which is super nice.
[00:04:14] So with this plug in, you basically get multiple plugins in one.
[00:04:17] Do you have a pitch shifter?
[00:04:19] You can not only pitch shift one voice, you can use multiple voices to pitch shift onto
[00:04:25] different pitches.
[00:04:26] So you create some kind of chorus sound or choir sound.
[00:04:32] And you can also pitch correct here to a certain scale.
[00:04:38] And on top of that, if you not only want to use your four voices, you can also use additional
[00:04:44] voices by using MIDI input.
[00:04:47] You have this MIDI button here, right?
[00:04:49] So to show you this, I disabled these voices so you can hear what's going on.
[00:04:54] And what we do now is we create here a second track, an instrument track.
[00:05:00] So we can use MIDI input here.
[00:05:03] It's my, it's my sense of more for a MIDI keyboard.
[00:05:06] And on the, not on this track, on the audio track here in front of the plus voices, we
[00:05:12] use a receiver, a note receiver.
[00:05:16] And we want to receive notes from the instrument two here, right?
[00:05:21] Which is the MIDI input.
[00:05:23] So now when I play back here, this audio recording can hear nothing because we disabled all these
[00:05:30] But now we can add additional voices by using the MIDI keyboard.
[00:05:36] So I play your one note.
[00:05:39] Can also see the C on the keyboard.
[00:05:44] So every time you press a button or key on the keyboard to add one voice, we can use
[00:05:49] multiple voices.
[00:06:04] So you can play chord progressions with this and melodies.
[00:06:09] And the best thing is you don't need to use a vocal recording here.
[00:06:13] We can just use your real time microphone recording.
[00:06:19] So when I put this here and I switch this off and then I switch also my microphone and
[00:06:24] OBS off and switch this on, I can sing and play on the keyboard.
[00:06:45] And because when I play on the keyboard, it's basically an absolute on the flatten mode
[00:06:51] So it doesn't matter which kind of pitch I'm singing in.
[00:06:55] I can completely be off with all my pitches or I can't sing at all.
[00:07:01] This plugin basically makes it so you end up with your voice on the key you are pressing
[00:07:06] on your keyboard.
[00:07:08] So it's really neat.
[00:07:09] It's some kind of, you know, between a vocoder or pitch correction.
[00:07:13] So it's all in one basically, which makes it really nice and highly creative.
[00:07:18] If you put here some kind of reverb on this, it's really nice for pet sounds.
[00:07:23] And this is also how I use it in one of my streams.
[00:07:28] So let's disable the microphone input on OBS again.
[00:07:39] And because you can sing and play at the same time, you can basically change how you sing
[00:08:00] into the microphone.
[00:08:04] You know, change your mouth positions and it's super expressive.
[00:08:09] And if you also use here this with MPE keyboard, so you can switch this here into MPE mode
[00:08:14] in Bitwig Studio and you can go here to the performance step.
[00:08:18] You have also slide and pressure and so on.
[00:08:21] So you can see here when I slide up and down on my central, maybe I show you this here
[00:08:27] on my right.
[00:08:28] When I do this here, slide up and down or to the side, left and right or pressure, how
[00:08:38] hard I press on the keyboard.
[00:08:41] You change basically these parameters here.
[00:08:45] So slide and you can see pressure.
[00:08:48] This is basically how hard I press on the keyboard.
[00:08:51] And then you can say, I want to move this here to, I don't know, MIDI format.
[00:08:59] It's the pressure, right?
[00:09:01] And then I can sing again.
[00:09:16] This makes this plugin highly expressive in combination with MPE and your voice, your
[00:09:23] real time voice input, because you can change how you sing, right?
[00:09:26] You can be expressive, which is really, really nice.
[00:09:31] And if you sample this and create pad sounds with this, put this into the sampler.
[00:09:35] You have basically an unlimited source of pad sounds, I would say.
[00:09:40] It's probably also nice for lead sounds or whatever.
[00:09:45] So just to give you some ideas for that.
[00:09:50] Of course, we also have here a modulation tab where we have LFO 1, LFO 2, an envelope
[00:09:55] follow and so on.
[00:09:57] But inside of Bitwig, that's not really important as you know it, you can attach a lot of modulators
[00:10:02] from Bitwig itself here, right?
[00:10:04] You can say I want to have here an LFO and then modulate here the pressure amount or
[00:10:09] whatever you want to, let's say, yeah, format voice, format one, and then you modulate this.
[00:10:17] You can see we, yeah, modulate this.
[00:10:20] So it's not really important for Bitwig users to have this tab here.
[00:10:25] It's probably my tab I never use.
[00:10:28] Also the sequencer here, it's also in there.
[00:10:31] It's probably nice if you use logic or cube base or whatever, where you don't have these
[00:10:35] abilities or maybe also on the iPad because this one here is or it originates on iPads
[00:10:42] or on mobile devices.
[00:10:44] So this is also why it looks in a certain way because we have these big buttons here,
[00:10:51] You can also resize this and it's also nice.
[00:10:55] And because this was designed on iPads or mobile devices, I can move this here to my
[00:11:02] second screen.
[00:11:03] I show you my, I have here on this screen, I've basically attached touch screens so I
[00:11:10] can nicely use this here with my Windows touch screen.
[00:11:18] It's easy to use because we have all these big buttons.
[00:11:22] We can draw stuff in here.
[00:11:24] Can I enable this?
[00:11:26] Yeah, you can draw stuff and it's really nice to use also on touch screens.
[00:11:33] So, it's not completely irrelevant for desktop usage.
[00:11:42] So it's nice that we have basically these big buttons, right?
[00:11:47] So yeah, that's basically, it's not a review.
[00:11:48] I want to show you this plugin because I showed this on my recent stream and a lot of people
[00:11:56] reacted to it.
[00:11:57] I want to know what kind of plugin this is and if it's, if the latency is too big or
[00:12:04] So the latency is completely fine.
[00:12:05] It's basically, let me see here in bit.
[00:12:09] You can read this here.
[00:12:10] It's 42 milliseconds.
[00:12:13] And I think I also explained this here on the right side.
[00:12:15] On the bottom, we have a real time button, this one here.
[00:12:18] So you can bring this down to zero.
[00:12:20] So there's no latency at all.
[00:12:22] It's probably the quality is a bit poorer or not that great.
[00:12:26] But you can bring the latency down to zero, which is probably important for some of you.
[00:12:35] I think that's it for this video.
[00:12:37] I want to show you this.
[00:12:39] If you liked the video, if you got something out of it, please leave a like, leave a subscription,
[00:12:44] maybe leave a comment if you have some questions.
[00:12:46] Also the link to this plugin is in the description below.
[00:12:49] It's not an affiliate link.
[00:12:52] So we can just click on that.
[00:12:53] I want to show you this and yeah, that's it for this video.
[00:12:56] Thanks for watching and I'll see you on the next one.