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The Orb

/ V1.1

Advanced Formant Filter Plugin (VST/AU/AAX)



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Product Overview

The Orb is a formant filter plugin which simulates the characteristics of the human voice. Featuring a set of three band pass filters, The Orb can transform any sound into a vowel-like formant-filtered sound. With the three LFOs you can modulate the Vowel, the Emphasis/Resonance of the formants, and the Drift, which can shift up or down the frequencies of each formant. You can also create your own set of vowels by changing name and frequency for each vowel/formant.

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Please note: This product is downloaded from the Audio Thing website. After your purchase you will be sent a unique code. Download the activation guide PDF from your account for further details.

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Each sector of the orb represents a Vowel. It’s possible to change the vowel for each sector by clicking on the vowel name.

The distance from the center of the orb to the dot represents the amount of Emphasis(resonance) for each formant filter.

The angle of each sector represents the amount of Drift, which is a value in Hz that will be added or subtracted from each vowel formant.

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By clicking on the Edit button in the Vowels section, you can access the Custom Vowels window.

It’s possible to change each vowel name and frequency for the three formants.

Each custom vowels set will be saved in a preset (or DAW session), so you can create as many as you want by saving to a new preset.

The default setting is the same as the Male genre settings.


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“Give any sound that vocalised vibe with the well-rounded latest effect from this fast-rising star of plugin development. The Orb is a must-hear creative processor for any electronic music producer. 9/10”

Computer Music Magazine. The world’s best selling magazine dedicated to making great music with your Mac or PC.

Matthew Sims (Audio Engineer / Producer)

“I haven’t come across an audio plugin like this. It functions as a Phaser, Talkbox, Step Sequencer, Filter and Vocal synth. Depending on how you use it, you can get surprising results.”

Matthew Sims. Audio Engineer / Producer who has worked with artists Pusha T, Usher, Frank Ocean, J Cole, Bon Jovi, Kai, Jennifer Lopez, Pentatonix, Lewis Hamilton, Craig David, Elle King, Post Malone, Lauryn Hill, Mike Posner, Keith Richards and more.


Try The Orb for free with some limitations: silence for 3 seconds every 45 seconds, saving disabled. Click the DEMO icon near the top of this page.

If you like it, you can purchase a license and then authorize the demo version.


  • Three Band Pass Filters (ZDF design)
  • Vowel Sets: Male, Female, Child and Custom
  • 3 LFOs (destinations: Vowel, Emphasis and Drift)
  • Lightweight on CPU
  • Presets system with randomizer


  • Windows XP SP2, 7, 8, 10 (32/64 bit)
  • Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2, 4 GB RAM
  • VST2, VST3, or AAX, 32-bit or 64-bit host
  • OS X 10.7 – macOS 10.13
  • Intel Core 2 Duo, 2 GB RAM
  • VST2, VST3, AU, or AAX, 32-bit or 64-bit host


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not just a wah vowel simulator fx

AudioThing really do create some high quality gear and The Orb is one of them: this new updated version gives one a larger screen and smoother fx, in which to work with. I have always liked the wah effect I was able to make when putting sounds through my trusty Park pedal, but this may be automated and and come up with something outside the realm of the norm, so a definite thumbs up.

Paul Corello

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