Beyonce’s engineer DJ Swivel has cooked up a vocal seasoning plugin called The Sauce

Not only is The Sauce a one-stop vocal processing plugin, but it also comes courtesy of top audio engineer DJ Swivel, who’s worked with the likes of Beyonce, Jay-Z and Kanye West.

This is styled as a ‘vocal seasoner’; instead of standard parameter labels, you get controls with names such as Flavor, Spice, Sugar, Drip, Squeeze and Smoke, presumably to make the plugin seem more approachable.

Behind the branding, though, the processors are familiar, covering pitch and formant modulation, harmonic saturation, overdrive distortion, chorus, flanging, compression, reverb and delay.

What’s more, you can apply these effects both to the entire signal or to three user-definable multiband layers. There’s also a Spread parameter, for adding stereo width, as well as high- and low-pass output filters.

The Sauce is available now for PC and Mac in VST/AU/AAX formats from the DJ Swivel website. You can also download a demo version.

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it. 

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