Auburn Sound Graillon 2 Review – Live Vocal Transposing

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
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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.

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