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How do you create harmonies from an existing vocal?

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I had high hopes for izotope nectar because it's so well thought out, but the harmonies are just not very good. I think it's the formants that sound tinny. I used to do it in melodyne, but now it's destructive regional effects in Cakewalk and that makes it harder. Any suggestions are appreciated. Thank you.
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Wouldn't it be easier to just sing the harmony?
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Yes but my voice isn't what it was, and I want to go back and work on a lot of old tracks.
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I see. If Melodyne works for you, can you copy the track and process it in Melodyne in standalone mode, render it and then import it into the project?
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Gd idea, I forgot about standalone. Thanks.
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Happy to help :D
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I can't sing for s*** so I use tools like this:
https://www.eventideaudio.com/plug-ins/quadravox/
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Thanks I'll take a look.
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I've used many tools over the years including (TC vocal processors for live use) but currently use software by Melda, Eventide, Antares, Celemony (Melodyne) and Waves. There are dozens more!
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Post by Martin Walker »

Zukan wrote: Mon Mar 13, 2023 8:33 am I can't sing for s*** so I use tools like this:
https://www.eventideaudio.com/plug-ins/quadravox/

Thanks for reminding me about this Eddie - I've had it for ages (Eventide offered it as a freebie many moons ago), but I've never got around to using it.
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Post by MarkOne »

Just an idea, you could get EMVoice and Jay (their male vocalist)

I've posted a bit about it here. In isolation as a lead vocalist their voices aren't 100% convincing (But my last Keela demo sounded quite authentic, maybe like a non-english speaker singing the song)

But as backing vocalists in a mix with a real lead vocal, all the voices are very good indeed.
https://emvoiceapp.com

...and Here's my tune with Keela:
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Post by Drew Stephenson »

In the same vein there's Dreamtonics' Synthesiser V, reviewed in the latest mag and sounding very interesting.
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