Daft Punk Vocoder (Ableton Live Tutorial)

May 5, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized 

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Hello. My name is Mars.
 Today we’ll talk about vocal processing through a vocoder. Daft Punk have used this technique in many of their tracks.

I have searched for a long time to find a convenient and easy vocoder, and tried many different devices.

When we started work on the PLAYMA track “Cuz We Are PLAYMA”, the vocals weren’t catchy enough, and at the time I had not had the opportunity to ask some of my friends to record vocals for me. I decided to try recording them myself, even though I don’t like my voice.

For the record, I used a standard iPod headset. That sounded funny and my voice was so wrong. Here I was not even in tune, but it’s ok for this example.

To begin, compress the vocal track a little bit to cut some peaks in the sample, then use the vocoder effect.

In order to implement this effect, I first need to make a synth, which fills out my voice. For this I used a standard preset of “NI Massive” synth.

To create a melody for the synth, I copied the midi clip, which I used to lay down the guitar track.

The Vocoder effect is very simple to use. To make it work you just need to select the source channel as the Massive synth. After this you should tweak up the effect a little for a more pleasant sound.

Next, add a slight delay between the left and right channels to spread the stereo, and cut low frequency a little bit.

Thank you for watching. My name is Alexander Mars and this was my tutorial on “Daft Punk vocoder”. If you are interested in professional, affordable music courses, head over to xssracademy.com. There you will also find more free video lessons and articles, so be sure to check it out. Click “Like” below if you enjoyed this video, see you soon!

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