New REAKTOR-based performance instrument by Tim Exile harmonizes and transmogrifies audio in innovative ways 04/11/10
Tim Exile and his big mouth
Native Instruments has introduced THE
MOUTH, which they describe as a unique performance instrument and sound processor by
electronic artist and musical innovator Tim Exile. Here's what they have to say about it...
Based on versatile
REAKTOR technology, THE MOUTH generates intriguing melodies and
harmonies from any audio signal on the fly, allowing it to easily turn
vocals, drum loops and other sources into rich electronic textures and
highly original sonic mayhem.
THE MOUTH is the second instrument collaboration between Native
Instruments and Tim Exile, following the notorious keyboard-controlled
effects processor THE FINGER, and originating from the same custom
REAKTOR-based live setup that is at the center of Tim Exile's boundary-
breaking stage performances. Equipped with automatic pitch detection
and intuitive harmonizing controls, THE MOUTH provides an unlimited
array of expressive and inspirational synthesizer, vocoder and talk box-
style sounds and effects with a distinctive electronic character, offering
new and original ways to enrich an incoming audio signal or even turn it
into something entirely different and unpredictable.
THE MOUTH offers separate "Pitch" and "Beats" modes for tonal
processing of all kinds of audio material, enabling anything from auto-
tuning effects to unexpected chord structures and arpeggiated melodies.
For flexible harmonization, musical scales can be either preselected or
triggered in real time from a MIDI keyboard. The input signal can be
seamlessly mixed and replaced with the output from separate "Synth",
"Bass" and "Vocoder" sections, complemented by an additional "FX"
path. Each generator section offers a convenient preset matrix with
additional editing options, while eight global performance controls make
it easy to tweak the overall sound in a spontaneous and intuitive way.
THE MOUTH is based on advanced REAKTOR technology, and can be
used with the free REAKTOR PLAYER and in the full REAKTOR 5.5
software, both as a standalone processor and as a plug-within a DAW or
music sequencer. Pricing and Availability:
THE MOUTH is available for download purchase in the NI Online Shop
for $79 / 69 €.