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Output present Exhale: a modern vocal engine

Quickly make modern, manipulated vocals with new plug-in

Extreme vocal manipulation seems to be ever-present in the credible chart-topping tracks of today, exemplified by tracks such as 'Elastic Heart' by Sia and 'Where Are You Now' by Diplo & Skrillex among many others. 

Now, Output (the people behind the Rev instrument) are excited to announce the release of Exhale, a product they are calling “the first truly modern vocal engine”. Exhale is a playable engine built for every composer, producer and artist seeking that cutting-edge sound in today’s most creative music. 

Watch the intro video here:

“As musicians, we’ve always wanted a vocal instrument that was cool, creative and modern," says Output Founder Gregg Lehrman. "So we decided to build it!” To develop Exhale, Output enlisted a huge team of acclaimed record producers, vocalists and sound designers to capture, manipulate and shape the sounds. “We provide the starting point, the rest is up to you” adds Lehman.

The engine features three distinct modes: Notes for chromatic playing, Loops for looping vocal elements, and Slices for sliced vocal phrases. Find and customise your sound on the Main page using 4 Macro sliders, or dive deep into modulation, mixing and effects on the Engines page. It features over 500 presets, many of which include full banks of loops and slices.

Exhale has already garnered much praise from the pros. Here’s what people are saying:

"This thing is beautiful! Well done Output!"
~ Rik Simpson - Producer (Coldplay, Jay-Z, Kasabian)

"I didn't know I needed EXHALE until I got it! Where was this years ago?"
~ Joe Trapanese - Composer (Straight Outta Compton, TRON: Legacy, Oblivion)

"Unique, interesting and beautiful!"
~ Justin Meldal-Johnsen - Producer/Musician (M83, Nine Inch Nails, Beck)

"EXHALE is dope!"
~ Mike Dean - Producer (Kanye West, Jay-Z, Beyoncé)

"A new tool I can't live without!"
~ John Shanks - Producer (Van Halen, Bon Jovi, Sheryl Crow)

Exhale is available now for $199 or $179 for current Output customers through November 30th

EXHALE Features:

  • 500 Presets for instant playability
  • Real vocalists recorded by top producers
  • 3 Modes; Notes, Loops and Slices
  • All Phrases, Loops and Slices lock to tempo
  • 4 central Macro sliders unique to each Preset
  • LFO and Step Sequencer modulation
  • Complete effects control
  • Convolution reverb engine
  • Engine page for shaping sounds into your own
  • Smart tagging preset menu
  • Simple design and ease of use

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