Resonant Cavity has released VST3 and AU plugin versions of Voloco, a freeware pitch correction effect for digital audio workstation software on PC and Mac.
Voloco is a simple pitch correction software designed for music producers who use auto-tune as a creative tool. The software doesn’t even try to sound subtle or natural while correcting the out-of-tune notes. Instead, it delivers the classic “T-Pain” effect with pitch-perfect notes that sound almost robotic.
The current version of Voloco features six different pitch-correction modes, aka presets. All the control parameters are hidden under the hood, which is why the user can’t edit the existing presets. Each preset handles the pitch correction speed and intensity in a slightly different manner but they are are all optimized for T-Pain auto-tuned vocals. The developers at Resonant Cavity are working on a “Pro” version of Voloco which will offer more hands-on control over its sound engine. For now, the users will have to do with downloading the freeware version.
Despite its limitations, the freeware version of Voloco can be set to lock the vocals to a particular key and scale. The pitch correction amount can also be adjusted by the user. Due to the plugin’s simple control scheme, the user interface is straightforward and easy to use.
If you’re wondering if Voloco is a serious music production tool, don’t get your hopes up. This is a fun piece of software for singers who want to play around with vocal pitch correction and nothing more than that. On the other hand, I’m pretty sure that someone will prove me wrong and make some great music using Voloco. Challenge accepted!
Voloco was originally available exclusively on mobile platforms. In fact, you can still download the iOS and Android versions of the software if you want to play around with pitch correction on your mobile phone or tablet. The apps are free to download and use.
Download: Voloco (EXE installer, VST3/AU plugin for PC & MacOS)