Harmony Engine is a real-time harmony generating plug-in that lets you produce professional quality harmony arrangements from a single vocal or monophonic instrument track.
Whether you’re an experienced arranger, a songwriter looking for the perfect backup vocal, or a producer experimenting with unique effects, Harmony Engine gives you new ways to create the harmony parts you hear in your head. It offers a variety ofcontrol modes, from fully automatic to individual control of every note.
Harmony Engine featuresfour high-quality harmony voiceswith independently adjustablevocal character,vibrato, andpansettings for realistic or extreme effects. And five channels of ourChoir vocal multiplierlets you turn each harmony voice into 2, 4, 8, or 16 individual unison voices.
Harmony Engine provides all the tools you need to produce lush and convincing harmonies. Meticulously craft your own vocal arrangement note-by-note, perform your harmonies with your MIDI controller, or simply choose the chords and let Harmony Engine do the rest.
Harmony engine is also compatible with the Auto-Key plug-in (sold separately). Auto-Key is designed to save you countless hours in the studio by automatically detecting the key and scale of your music, and sending that information to Harmony Engine with a single click.
With four independent harmony voices, a variety of flexible harmony generating modes, andhumanizationfeatures for more natural sounding performances, Harmony Engine gives you the tools you need to produce any vocal arrangement you can imagine.
Antares’ groundbreaking Evo™ Voice Processing Technology for faster, more accurate pitch detection and smoother, artifact-free pitch shifting.
Four high-quality, formant-corrected harmony voices with independent vocal character, vibrato, and pan settings
Five channels of our unique CHOIR Vocal Multiplier, to let you turn each voice into 2, 4, or 8 individual unison voices, perfect for creating jaw-droppingly amazing choirs out of a single vocal line
Antares Throat Modeling technology that lets you process each harmony voice through a physical model of the human vocal tract
A variety of innovative Harmony Control modes, from fully automatic to individual control of every note:
Fixed or Scale Intervals: Simply set the key and harmony voice intervals and let Harmony Engine Evo do the rest
Chord Degrees or Chord Name: Define your harmony chord-by-chord, complete with inversions and variable vocal ranges
Chord by MIDI: Define your harmony in real time via a MIDI controller or pre-recorded MIDI track
MIDI Omni: Directly “play” the four harmony voices as if they were voices of a synth or sampler
MIDI Channel: Use four separate MIDI channels for absolute control over each note of your vocal arrangement
Spread and Register controls that allow you to quickly and intuitively set the pitch range and harmony style of your vocal arrangement
Humanize functions that provide selectable amounts of variation to each harmony voice for realistic, natural sounding results
A Freeze function that allows a unique variety of backup vocal effects by letting you instantly freeze pitch and/or formant articulation
A Harmony Preset matrix that lets you create up to 15 complete harmony settings and instantaneously recall them in real time or via automation
A Voice Parameter Preset matrix that lets you create and instantly recall up to 6 different “vocal groups”
Allen Papouban uses Harmony Engine with vocalist Holly Prothman to create the harmonies in his song, Time. The CHOIR function is used to thicken up the backing vocals in the first half of the song, while the second half features five-part harmony.
Sing in Harmony
Composer Jeff Essex recorded Jerry Kennedy singing the lead vocal, then used Harmony Engine's MIDI Channel mode to produce all of the harmony parts, including the integrated CHOIR on some of the phrases.
A Full Production
Producer/DJ/remixer Morgan Page uses Harmony Engine to create backup harmonies for his song, On My Chest.
A Pop Ballad - Original Tracks
The original vocal track by singer/songwriter Paloma Ramos and piano accompaniment by co-writer Jason Poyner.
A Pop Ballad with Harmony Engine
MIDI data from Jason's original keyboard performance is used as harmony control input to a single instance of Harmony Engine. At various points in the arrangement , the Formant Only Freeze function turn the harmony voices into wordless backup parts.
In this demo, Gerry Bassermann uses Harmony Engine for the song Lift Us Away. Two vocal parts, each with Harmony Engine.
Lift Us Away
Erik D and Stacey Dawn use Harmony Engine on the vocals of this tasty bit of techno.