PUNCH Evo

Vocal Impact Enhancer
Give Your Vocals More Dynamic Impact, Allowing Them To Cut Through Dense Mixes With Clarity And Power

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PUNCH Evo

PUNCH Evo is a unique processor that, as its name implies, lets you quickly and easily give your vocal more dynamic impact, allowing it to cut through a dense mix with clarity and power.

Combining advanced dynamic processing with an incredibly easy-to-use interface, PUNCH Evo gives professional results while letting you focus on your music.

As Paul White put it in his review of the original PUNCH in Sound On Sound:

"...you can nail the level of a vocal track in a mix without being a compression wizard...If you can't get your vocal to sit in a track using this, it's probably deficient in some other way."

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PUNCH Evo

PUNCH Evo is a smart dynamics processor that is designed to optimize the level of a vocal track to allow it to cut through a dense mix with power and clarity. It provides a combination of compression, gain, limiting, and overload protection with a user interface designed for speed and simplicity. 

All with only three simple controls:

Gain
This control allows you to increase the gain of your vocal. 

Impact
This is where the magic happens. This control lets you select the amount of “punch” that is added to the vocal. As you increase the value of this control, level variations in the vocal performance are equalized and their level raised.

Ceiling
This control allows you to attenuate the signal after all other processing. Although PUNCH Evo allows you to create a full- level signal without risk of ugly distortion, it will usually be wise to apply at least a little attenuation here to allow yourself some room for any further processing that might apply gain.

 

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Audio

The examples below demonstrate PUNCH Evo being used to enhance vocal impact.

Original Track


Note how the level of each vocal phrase tails off at end.

Processed with PUNCH Evo


Note the consistent level and increased dynamic impact.

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

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

System Requirements

Punch 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.