Waves OVox Tutorial - Creating a YouTube Jingle Using this Voice Effect

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Vocal Effects that Utilize the Latest Technology


Waves recently released the plugin“OVox”, the next generation in vocal effects that allows you to synth-morph, harmonise, use as a vocodor/talk-box, and more.

There are hundreds of presets that come included, and allows for use in real-time live performances, on lead vocals, as sfx, and more.

Here we will be looking at some features found in OVox and create a jingle to use for our YouTube channel!

Making a YouTube Jingle with Waves OVox – Video Access

Product URL : https://www.minet.jp/brand/waves/ovox-vocal-resynthesis/

Opening OVox


You can use OVox in your DAW as an insert effect on your track.


By turning on input monitoring, you can hear the effects of OVox in real time.

スタンドアローン Ovox

In addition, OVox can be used as a standalone program, and those who don’t have a DAW can still utilise OVox.

OVox Setting Audio

For the standalone version, you will need to designate the mic input and sound output from the top menu settings above.

How to Use OVox

Lets take a look at a few controls in OVox.
We will focus on using OVox in a DAW, but most of these controls are the same in the standalone version.

The interface shown when starting the plugin is a simple mode that will show just the basic/minimum controls.

Ovox Ad

Click on the icon in the top right to expand the window, and make more detailed edits.
The controls mentioned below will be done using this expanded view.

Rich Variety of Presets

OVox comes with a variety of great presets, allowing you to quickly get the most out of OVox before having to learn more about all the controls.

OVox Preset Load

Display the preset categories from “Load” and start looking for your desired sounds.
Because OVox is a light plugin, you can quickly switch between presets.

Editing in the Oscillator Section

You can use just the presets, but we recommend learning how to edit in order to tweak the presets and build your own sounds.


OVox contains 2 oscillators, and sound is created by combining the input voice and synth sound.

Ovox_OSC On/Off

You can easily turn each oscillator on/off as well.
Click the lamp to turn it off.
This change alone with greatly influence the sound, so try turning it on/off to compare the sounds.


The controls for the oscillator are as listed below:

  • Yellow: Select the sound mode. The sound characteristic changes drastically via this parameter.
  • Green: Drag the dot in the matrix to change the waveform characteristics. “HARMONICS” controls harmonics, and the higher the amount, the more harmonics added.
  • Blue: “NOISE” blends in noise to the sound and you can adjust the sound using the LP/HP (low/high pass filters).
    “TUNE” allows you to change the pitch in half-step intervals, and “FINE” allows you to make detailed adjustments to pitch in 1/100th of a half-step. You can change the pitch by an octave to easily get unique sounds as well.
  • Orange: “VOICES” allows you to choose a number of sounds to layer and fatten the sound.
    “DETUNE” shifts the pitch of the layered sounds to create a chorus like effect. “SPREAD” spreads the sound left/right to widen the sound.

Ovox Formant

The “FORMANT” section is an important parameter that helps determine the character of the voice.

  • Green: “FORMANT” adjusts the character of the voice, and you can change the formant change speed via “SPEED”.
  • Yellow: “VOICE DYN” controls the volume differences. The higher the amount, the more the volume is evened out.
    “PAN” controls the left/right placement of the sound, and “GAIN” controls the overall volume.


Balance the volume in each section found below to adjust the sound.

  • SIBILANCE: Adjusts the sibilance volume. The higher the amount, the stronger the sibilance.
  • VOICE: Adjusts the volume of the original voice. Blending just a small amount of the original voice is a good technique to use.
  • SYNTH: Adjusts the synth sound volume created in the oscillator section.
  • OVOX: Adjusts the volume of OVOX (combination of voice and synth sound). This sound is the core of OVox and will most likely be set high in most situations.
  • TONE: Adjusts the frequency spectrum. Lower it to lower the highs and enhance the lows. Raise it to lower the lows and enhance the highs.
    Its best to adjust this sound according to the track.
  • OUT: Works as a master volume to adjust the volume of OVox as a whole.
Applying Modulation and Effects

OVox contains various modulators and by automizing each parameter, you can add motion to the sound.

Mod Para Ovox

OVox select modulation from below OVox.


By dragging it to the desired parameter, you can assign the modulator to it.


Simply assigning it doesn’t change the sound.
The assigned modulator will be displayed in the slot, and drag it up/down to change the amount of change with the modulator.


An “EQ” section is also available, allowing you to quickly edit the sound.

OVox Effect

You can insert up to 5 effects in the “EFFECT” tab.
The reverb and delay style spacial effects are particularly important in designing sound.

NOTE Section

You can force voice pitches to scale notes, and you can utilize the harmoniser to get chords out of single notes as well.


To use this feature, turn on “NOTE MAPPER”.


The incoming voice signal’s pitch is automatically analyzed.
By selecting the song key and desired scale, the voice with automatically follow the designated pitches.
If playing chords via the voice, click the “EDIT” keyboard icon on the right.

Note Edit

The input/sung voice pitch is automatically analysed by OVox and displayed in white on the keyboard.
A pink square is displayed above the keyboard, and by clicking it, you can designate what notes are played when a specific voice-note is played.

In this mode, click on a note to display the blue icons on the keyboard (F/A/E/A in the image)
These are the notes that will be auto played.
Click on the keyboard again, and the blue icons will disappear meaning they have been deactivated for the specific pitch.


“SPREAD/FOLD” determines the behaivior of notes when a note an octave above/below is played.

  • SPREAD: For example, if you set up a chord to C1, when C2 1 oct above it is played, the chord will also be played an octave above.
  • FOLD: For example, if you set up a chord to C1, even if C2 is played 1 oct above, the chord played will be in the original octave.
Selecting Pitches with MIDI Notes/Track

By sequencing in pitches in a MIDI track, you can have OVox follow the MIDI performance as well.
In addition, this can be used in real time with a MIDI keyboard as well, making it great for live performance.


Prepare a MIDI track in your DAW.

MIDI Track to OVox

Sequence the pitches into the MIDI track, and select OVox from the MIDI output.


Change “NOTE SOURCE” to “MIDI” in OVox.
This completes the setup. The sounds in OVox will follow the MIDI notes.

Applying an Arpeggiator

OVox has an essential synth “arpeggiator” included.


Select the octave span via “ARPEGGIATOR” on the top right.
The note divisions can be changed via “RATE” from the right.

There is a demo version available as well.
Be sure to try out the innovative sounds in OVox!

Product URL : https://www.minet.jp/brand/waves/ovox-vocal-resynthesis/

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