Auburn Sound Graillon 2 Review – Live Vocal Transposing

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We step up to the mic and put Auburn Sounds’ Graillon 2 to the test…

graillon 2

Price €29
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Graillon 2 key features

  • Live vocal-changer plug-in
  • 32-bit and 64-bit, VST2 and Audio Unit, OS X, Windows
  • Pitch-shifter, pitch correction, bitcrush
  • Pitch-Tracking Mod with Ring or Freq Shift modes
  • Sums signal to mono to save CPU

Graillon 2 is a live vocal changer plug-in with a silky smooth pitch shifter that has been fine-tuned for vocals and can be adjusted in fine increments from minus 12 to plus 12 semitones. Next to this is a Preserve Formant dial that aims to retain the vocal sound, although in practice, we found it occasionally resulted in some raspy artefacts.

There’s also an incredibly flexible pitch-correction module with MIDI input, a bitcrusher, an output section with separate dry blend and wet/dry controls, and finally a unique-sounding pitch-tracking modulation section. This can be set to Ring Mod or Freq Shift and can be used to create complex overtones and cool octave robot voices.

There is a little latency, but it’s low compared to other similar products. Although the pitch-shift dial is a little fiddly and it would have been nice to have semi-tone jumps, this is an incredibly fun and versatile plug-in for creating quirky and unusual vocal sounds and quickly transposing vocals in real-time. A useful addition to your sonic arsenal.

8.0 Very Good

A great-sounding pitch-shifter, and a good-value alternative to more expensive voice-changing effects.

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  • User Ratings (4 Votes) 6.1

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Andy Jones

Andy Jones has an MA in Music Technology and has been writing about it for 25 years. He has launched and edited several magazines on the subject and was editor of MusicTech for the last four years. Naturally, he has far too many synthesisers…