ASPIRE Evo

Aspiration Noise Processor
The World's First Tool For Modifying A Voice's Breathiness Independently Of Its Harmonic Content

Aspire Evo Video Screenshot

ASPIRE Evo

ASPIRE Evo is the world's first tool for modifying a voice's breathiness independently of its harmonic content. Whether reducing a bit of vocal rasp or adding a bit of smokiness, ASPIRE Evo allows modification of the amount and quality of a voice’s aspiration noise without otherwise affecting the vocal’s harmonic characteristics.

 

ASPIRE Evo
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ASPIRE Evo

What’s ASPIRE Evo do?

Quite simply, ASPIRE Evo analyzes a vocal in real time and separates the aspiration noise (breathiness) component from the harmonic content. It then allows you to either increase or decrease the amount of aspiration noise, as well as letting you affect the character of the aspiration noise by applying a parametric EQ to the noise component.

Aspiration noise presents itself in a variety of ways, from a subtle bit of breathiness to a full-blown rasp. Of course, whether it’s a problem or not depends on the amount of noise and the style of a performance. A whole lot of roughness that would work well for screaming punk or roots blues might well be a problem for mainstream pop or a smooth ballad (of course, it also might not). Up to now, there wasn’t much you could do about it. Now, with ASPIRE Evo, there is.

Key ASPIRE Evo features include:

  • The ability to match a vocal quality to a performance style by decreasing or increasing a voice's natural breathiness
  • A band of parametric EQ to modify the quality of the aspiration noise component of the vocal
  • A real-time display that lets you visualize the effect of the aspiration noise processing

ASPIRE Evo
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Audio

This demo consists of three repetitions of the same vocal track used in the MUTATOR Evo demo. The first is the unprocessed voice. The same phrase is then repeated with ASIPRE set to increase the aspiration noise to give the voice a grittier sound and then again with ASPIRE Evo set to reduce the aspiration noise for a smoother sound. Note that in each case, the basic harmonic quality of the voice remains unchanged.

ASPIRE Evo Example


Upgrades to ASPIRE Evo (64-bit)

To Upgrade, you will need the Registration Code from your current product. (If you can't find it, we can probably help. Go here.)

Upgrades to ASPIRE Evo (64-bit) are available from the following products:

Upgrade From Upgrade Price
ASPIRE or ASPIRE Evo (32-bit) $7.99

System Requirements

Aspire requires an iLok (not included).

 
Mac

AAX Native (64 and 32-bit)
• Pro Tools 10.3.8 or later
• Mac OS 10.6.8 to 10.12 as required by your version of Pro Tools

RTAS
• Pro Tools 7.x to 10.x
• Mac OS 10.5.8 to 10.9.5 as required by your version of Pro Tools.

VST
• A compatible VST host program that supports the VST3 format.
• Mac OS 10.6.8 to 10.12 as required by your host.

Audio Units
• A compatible host program that supports the Audio Units format. 
• Mac OS 10.6.8 to 10.12 as required by your host.

 

Windows

AAX Native (64 and 32-bit)
• Pro Tools 10.3.8 or later
• Windows 7 to 10. as required by your version of Pro Tools

RTAS
• Pro Tools 7.x - 10.x
• Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, or 8.1 as required by your version of Pro Tools

VST
• A compatible host program that supports the VST2 or VST3 format.
• Windows 7 to 10 as required by your host.