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Antares Harmony EFX Software  

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    A quick, easy, affordable vocal modeling harmony generator for Mac or PC.

    Harmony efx vocal harmony software is a streamlined version of Antares' industry-leading Harmony Engine evo Vocal Modeling Harmony Generator. Based on the same groundbreaking evo Voice Processing Technology as its big brother, Harmony efx puts professional quality vocal harmony arrangements within reach of any musician or engineer. Whether you're an experienced vocal arranger, a songwriter looking for that perfect backup singer, or a composer experimenting with unique vocal effects, Antares Harmony efx gives you entirely new ways to create the harmony parts you hear in your head. This easy-to-use vocal harmonizer software can help you generate up to 5-part harmonies from a single vocal line.

    Features
    • Evo Voice Processing Technology for fast, accurate pitch detection; smooth, artifact-free pitch shifting; and seamless, natural-sounding (if you want it to be) throat modeling
    • 4 high-quality, formant-corrected harmony voices with independent pan settings
    • 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 EFX 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 Harmony Preset matrix that lets you create up to 12 complete harmony settings and instantaneously recall them in real time or via automation

    Get new ways to create dynamic harmony parts with this Antares software. Order now!

     

    Harmony EFX Software Specifications:

    • System Requirements
    • Mac:
    • Minimum: 1.5GHz G4 processor
    • Recommended: 1.8GHz (or faster) G5 or Intel processor
    • RTAS:
    • Pro Tools HD or Pro Tools LE 7.x or later
    • Mac OS 10.4.11 or later as required by your version of Pro Tools
    • VST:
    • A certified compatible VST host program
    • Mac OS 10.4.11 or later as required by your host
    • Audio Units:
    • A certified compatible AU host program
    • Mac OS 10.4.11 or later as required by your host
    • PC Versions
    • Minimum: 2Ghz processor
    • Recommended: 3GHz (or faster) processor
    • RTAS:
    • Pro Tools HD or Pro Tools LE 7.x or later
    • Windows XP or Vista as required by your version of Pro Tools
    • VST:
    • A certified compatible VST host program
    • Windows XP or Vista as required by your host
    • MIDI:
    • Harmony EFX's MIDI functions require that your host allow routing of MIDI to plug-ins. If your host application does not support the routing of MIDI to plug-ins, Harmony EFX's MIDI functions will not operate.
    • Harmony EFX authorization requires an iLok USB smart key (sold separately) and the ability to access ilok.com (from any computer).
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    AntaresHarmony EFX Software
     
    1.6

    (based on 11 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 4 Stars

       

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    • 1 Stars

       

      (8)

    10%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

      Cons

      • Limited functions (3)

      Best Uses

          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Experienced (7), Professional musician (3)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        Great Product

        This is a great product for the price, but you have to know how to use it to get the results you're looking for. Don't expect it to magically make a mediocre vocal performance...Read complete review

        This is a great product for the price, but you have to know how to use it to get the results you're looking for. Don't expect it to magically make a mediocre vocal performance sound over the top using a preset, but do expect it to make realistic harmonies on a decent performance.

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        Most Liked Negative Review

         

        Does this software really work?

        Harmony efx was obviously offered by Antares to make the buyer want to upgrade to the more expensive and extensive Harmony EVO, which it might do if I could get it to work. The...Read complete review

        Harmony efx was obviously offered by Antares to make the buyer want to upgrade to the more expensive and extensive Harmony EVO, which it might do if I could get it to work. The actual harmony vocals it produces aren't tonally bad and would probably be usable with a little tweaking if they'd actually sing the correct notes. The only two ways I saw in the instructions to make it do this were to program in every chord change complete with each inversion, then use automation to make the changes at the correct places--an extremely time consuming process in all--or by using MIDI. I chose the MIDI route and programmed the harmonies I wanted onto a MIDI track pretty quickly. Unfortunately, the harmonies that Harmony EFX played back came and went sporadically and were completely unusable. I asked for help on their forum a week ago, but have received no replies. I also use another company's similar software, and this Antares software is no competition for it in usability. Sad, because tonally it creates better sounding harmonies.

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        1.0

        pooh on antares sotware

        By Bubba

        from Bryan, TX

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Frustrating
          • Useless

          Best Uses

          • Creating Mental Stress

          Comments about Antares Harmony EFX Software:

          If somebody would create a Youtube video walking through the steps for the installation of this software onto a computer it would help. It's very frustrating to try to install a program every day for over two weeks without success. I can't recommend this product to anyone because it hasn't worked for me.

          Comment on this review

          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Requires a very expensive USB drive

          By confused

          from OC, CA

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • none

          Cons

          • I-lok

          Best Uses

            Comments about Antares Harmony EFX Software:

            there is no reason for them to charge you that much for a thumb drive.

            Comment on this review

            (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            CAUTION READ COMMENTS

            By jw

            from Newport Beach, CA

            Comments about Antares Harmony EFX Software:

            MUSICIANS FRIEND SHOULD TELL PEOPLE MORE CLEARLY THE PRODUCT DOES NOT WORK WITHOUT 2 TIMES THE MONEY FOR ADD ONS.

            Comment on this review

            (16 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            IF YOU DON'T HAVE I-LOK DON'T BUY

            By IncidentMusicLabs

            from Taylors, SC

            About Me Professional Musician

            Ask me a question

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Box Looks Good On Shelf

            Cons

            • Need An Ilok Key
            • Sounds Are Cornyfake

            Best Uses

            • Frisbee

            Comments about Antares Harmony EFX Software:

            I already have a couple of auto-tune devices for my studio and I find them very useful. I saw this on sale and couldn't resist. Then I realized that YOU CANNOT USE this product without an ILOK USB KEY which I had to buy at full price. Unless you already have an ILOK, this is NOT A VALUE/DEAL!

            Comment on this review

            (10 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            waste of money

            By note4note

            from atlanta ga.

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • none

            Cons

            • Limited Functions

            Best Uses

            • None

            Comments about Antares Harmony EFX Software:

            thought this was a stand alone program this is a waste of money i don't have

            Comment on this review

            (8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Not what I expected

            By Not so Happy

            from Maine

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

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              Cons

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                  Comments about Antares Harmony EFX Software:

                  As soon as I recieved it, I was so excited to use it, and then found out that I needed to spend another fifty to "open" the user licence. It would be nice if things that REQUIRE an ILOK, would have that in a bit larger print and closer to the top of the page. Needless to say, I still have not used my new program as I am now waiting on an ILOK. This is not a stage applicable program, it is for post production as far as I can tell by reading the instruction manual.

                  Comment on this review

                  (8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  IF YOU DON'T HAVE I-LOK DON'T BUY

                  By IncidentMusicLabs

                  from Taylors, SC

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Ask me a question

                  Pros

                  • I Have No Idea Because No

                  Cons

                  • I-lok

                  Best Uses

                  • Frisbee

                  Comments about Antares Harmony EFX Software:

                  I have to buy a 50 EXTRA smackaroonies I-lok before I can use this software. What? Don't buy this unless you already own an I-Lok USB key.

                  Comment on this review

                  (7 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Read the requirements (iLok)

                  By marveljam

                  from Rochester, NY

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Upgradable

                  Cons

                  • Ilok Required To Function
                  • Pricey / Poor Value

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording

                  Comments about Antares Harmony EFX Software:

                  I bought this on sale. Most good products have stopped using iLok as it is a terrible way to do copy protection. This is an entry level product so there is no need for an additional cost to use the product.

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                  (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Product

                  By DDub

                  from Phoenix, AZ

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                  • Limited Functions

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Studio
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Antares Harmony EFX Software:

                  This is a great product for the price, but you have to know how to use it to get the results you're looking for. Don't expect it to magically make a mediocre vocal performance sound over the top using a preset, but do expect it to make realistic harmonies on a decent performance.

                  Comment on this review

                  (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Too Autotuney

                  By mikeisamusician

                  from East Coast

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Cheap

                  Cons

                  • Autotuney
                  • Hard to use

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording

                  Comments about Antares Harmony EFX Software:

                  I got this when it was featured as the Stupid Deal of the Day, and I'm sort of regretting it. First, you need an iLok to use it after the 10-day trial expires (which is ok, if the iLok wasn't a huge pain in the butt to get). When I finally got the chance to use this on Logic Pro, the results sounded terrible. No matter how drastically you tweak the naturalizing settings, you get an autotuned piece of garbage. The manual doesn't provide much help for dialing in certain settings for particular applications/uses. I understand that this is the cheap, entry-level version of the same type of software, but if you're looking for clean, natural sounding harmonies, don't get this software. Sing them yourself.

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