In this article you'll find the absolute best VST plugins for processing vocal performances in 2023. Let's get started!
1. Antares Auto-Tune
Antares AutoTune is the most popular plugin for treating vocal recordings. It’s used by countless professionals and makes working with vocals incredibly easy. New features of AutoTune include flex-tune as well as time correction and humanization.
FabFilter make incredible processing plugins, including EQs, Compressors, Limiters, Reverbs and much more. The most popular FabFilter plugin is the Pro Q which offers ease of use with absolutely pro equalization quality as well as a very visual interface.
3. Renaissance Vox
Reneissance Vox is one of the top vocal compressors with incredibly simple controls (Gating, Compression, Output Gain). It’s used by the top mix engineers and music producers thanks to its great sound and accessible interface.
4. Vocal Rider
Vocal Rider is an intelligent gain adjustment plugin which automatically tweaks the volume fader according to the parameters you give it - without adding any coloration, compression, or changing the dynamics.
Melodyne allows you to change the pitch of certain recorded notes in a level of detail that's not accessible from any other plugin.
Soothe removes harshness, reduces sibilance in vocals, as well as treats uneven tonal balance in recordings. It removes mud, boominess as well as treats the proximity effect.
Nectar is an all-in-one vocal processing plugin that uses AI. It also includes very good formant shifting features.
8. Vocal Bender
Vocal Bender from Waves is a simple pitch and formant shifting plugin.
VoiceCentric gives you very simple controls over signature Greg Wells Delay, Doubler and Reverb effects. It gives you a super professional sound which is why this plugin is used by countless professionals.
Vocalign allows you to match the timing and pitch of two or more vocal recordings. It’s perfect also for processing instrumental recordings and sound effects. The plugin’s ease of use and automatic features make your workflow much faster.