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Old 12-08-2016, 03:44 AM   #1
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Good vocoder?

I recently ran into a need to create some gritty distorted robotic sound and found the vocoders I have to not be up to the task. I am not talking about that funky sound or some Daft Punk crap but something that's decidedly not organic. Any recommendations?

oh... Mac platform compatible. And I tried SugarByte's Robotronic already. Not what I need.

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Old 12-08-2016, 04:33 AM   #2
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Re: Good vocoder?

vocodex is fine, comes with fl studio, maybe its bitspeek what are you looking for ?

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Old 12-08-2016, 05:15 AM   #3
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I'm currently using it on something atm.

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Old 12-08-2016, 11:16 AM   #4
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Mybe try a mixture of ring modulation, comb filtering and pitch shifting...
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Old 12-08-2016, 11:31 AM   #5
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Re: Good vocoder?

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vocodex is fine, comes with fl studio, maybe its bitspeek what are you looking for ?
I have bispeek and it's still not what I'm looking for

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Old 12-08-2016, 12:41 PM   #6
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Re: Good vocoder?

For Vocoded passages, I've found IL Vocodex generally to have the best overall sound for it's price point, on the condition that the recording is noise-free and tight (otherwise it's a pain to work with). Would something like the Roland AIRA VT-3 with it's Vocoder option be along the lines of what you are looking for in terms of general sound?

Alternatively, mixing various other plugins to get a similar effect instead of utilising a standalone Vocoder might be a decent alternative. I've used Harmony Engine EVO mixed with Sonitus fx:modulator to get a somewhat convincing 'Vocoded' sound emulated, but the flexibility with using a chain in this instance means I can do much more afterwards for various other vocal passages despite the additional fiddling.

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Re: Good vocoder?

no a vocoder as such but harmour can do it
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Old 12-08-2016, 01:00 PM   #8
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Re: Good vocoder?

I'm trying for sounds along those in the classic Berzerk video game (Humanoid, intruder alert) or the vocals of VNV Nation "Elektronaut". Robotronic or Bitspeek either didn't give me enough of a vocal texture or didn't sound "robotic" enough.

I've considered running things through a bitcrusher, distortion or, as suggested, using a ring modulator.
Harmor is a plugin I'd love to have, but it's Windows only.

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Re: Good vocoder?

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The first video below is a general intro and the second is a more complete walk-through / overview of the program. It's worthwhile watching both in order to understand just what this program does and can do.



I know there are free options out there and I've used a lot of them in the past, but this one really kicks ass and is well worth the spend at the current reduced price.

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Hi,

Not that I have used them myself, but both the MMorph and Morph 2 taster videos show them being used to create weird vocal effects by combining two audio sources.

Just a thought
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Electro-Harmonix Voice Box (stomp box)

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