New Music Gear Monday: IsoVox Isoplug Vocal/Voiceover Plugin
A recent trend that’s starting to snowball is the all-in-one plugin that’s to be used for one type of program, but is intended to have all the parameters you need to do that job without resorting to additional plugins. The IsoVox Isoplug certainly falls into this category, as it sets out to be an all-in-one plugin for any type of vocal or voice-over job.
Isoplug is basically a channel strip intended just for vocal or a variety of voice-over applications. Besides the mandatory Input and Output level controls and meters, it has a compressor, limiter, de-esser, equalizer, saturator, and reverb. The layout is well-designed, making it easy for non-technical types to get the hang of it in no time at all.
One of the things that makes it easy to set up is the Optimal range setting on any parameter that has a meter. This includes Input, Output, Compressor, De-esser, and Limiter. Stay within this range and you’re assured to stay out of trouble.
To take that idea one step further, the presets provide a good starting point for a variety of applications. These include Voice Over, Audio Book, Vocals, Podcast, Streaming, and more.
The equalizer is interesting in how simple it is. Mud Remover sounds like it’s a cut-only shelving filter from about 150Hz down (Isovox doesn’t provide any specifics unfortunately), while Bass, Body and Sparkle are cut-boost equalizers for low-end, mid-range and hi-end.
The Reverb control is rather limited in that you can only select the type (1 through 4) and the amount, but all the parameters are fixed yet provide a reasonable added touch for each application.
IsoVox Isoplug is obviously aimed at voice talent who have to get the job done from a home studio, and want to be as streamlined and non-technical as possible. The price is $149 and it’s available for Mac and PC in VST, VST3, and AU plugin formats (no AAX yet) but it does have Apple Silicon support.
You can find out more here, or watch the tutorial video below.