Native Instruments Introduces The Mouth
Native Instruments introduced The Mouth, a performance instrument and sound processor designed by electronic artist and musical innovator Tim Exile.
Based on Reaktor technology, The Mouth generates intriguing melodies and harmonies from any audio signal on the fly, turning vocals, drum loops and other sources into r electronic textures and "original sonic mayhem."
The Mouth is the second instrument collaboration between Native Instruments and Tim Exile, following the 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 stage performances. Equipped with automatic pitch detection and harmonizing controls, The Mouth provides an array of synthesizer, vocoder and talk box-style sounds and effects with a distinctive electronic character.
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 harmonization, musical scales can be either preselected or triggered in real time from a MIDI keyboard. The input signal can be 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 possible to tweak the overall sound.
The Mouth is based on the latest Reaktor platform, 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 & Availability
The Mouth is available for download purchase in the NI Online Shop for $79 / 69 EUR.
A video of Tim Exile showcasing The Mouth:
Additional information on The Mouth is available at www.native-instruments.com/themouth.
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