Time machine: Oberheim OB-X + Roland VP-330

March 30, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Vintage synthesizer demo track by RetroSound
“Lost City”

synthesizer sounds: Oberheim OB-X Analog Synthesizer (1979)
analog strings and human voice choir: Roland VP-330 Vocoder Plus (1979)
recording: multi-track without midi
fx: a little bit delay and reverb

the long version:
https://soundcloud.com/retrosound-ii/…

Filterbank study

February 7, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Processing the modular (Echophon Clock output) through a Max patch, then processing the Max patch through the modular (Z-DSP (Stereo Ping Pong delay program)), all controlled with a Korg nanoKontrol.

The Max patch is a bank of “reson~” objects, divided into values taken from the Buchla 296e, Serge Resonant EQ, Moog 914a, ADDAC VC Fixed Filterbank, Moog/Bode Vocoder and EMS 3000 Vocoder units, with both manual and automated control over each band’s amplitude (displayed as sliders).

The patch is mono in/stereo out, with each band alternating between the left and right outputs.

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Get your on robot voice with Robovox

January 18, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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RoboVox – Transform your voice!

Transform your voice with RoboVox and have your voice sound scary or funny, musical, evil or like a robot! RoboVox is a voice recorder and voice changing app using vocoder technology. Choose among 24 different voice styles and jam with the pitch and modulation settings by sliding your finger across the X-Y control field. Modify your voice live with your headphones on, record your voice and play it back transformed or use the parrot mode that repeats your altered voice automatically.

Save your recording, send it via email or share it directly on Facebook* or SoundCloud. Get it now and alienate your voice!

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RoboVox Features:
- 24 voice models such as Pitch Shift (Chipmunk, Helium voice), Discobot, Badman, Exorcist, Bionic, Croack, Singing Robot, Dark, HAL, Stephen, Prophet
- X-Y control field for modifying pitch and modulation
- 3 different modes: real-time, parrot and recording
- Real-time mode (with headphones)
- Voice recording
- Share your results directly on Facebook* or SoundCloud
- Email your creations as WAV files
- Play RoboVox by connecting a MIDI keyboard
- Vocoder with real-time FFT spectral analysis

* Please note that your messages on Facebook are hosted publicly on soundcloud.com. Please note also that your direct Facebook uploads might be deleted after a certain time.”

Roland VP-330 Vocoder Plus – “Vocode Me”

January 13, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

One of the coolest instruments out there. The vocoder shapes its envelope and filters by any sound source fed into it, your voice or even a drum loop can be used which is then applied to another sound source, typically a synth pad. This creates a very unique and famous robot-like sound.

Aside from the 10-band vocoder, the VP-330 added a string synth section, choir and a human-voice sound, both of which are quite excellent themselves. Its 3 sound sections offer a few different presets that can be slightly edited with de-tuning and vibrato. The VP-330 is one of the best Vocoder synths ever and although there are many other types of Vocoders, none sound as good as this!

Vintage keyboard demo track by RetroSound
“Vocode Me”

vocoder, human voice sounds & analog strings: Roland VP-330 Vocoder Plus Mk 2 from the year 1979
digital drums: Yamaha DD-50
recording: multi-track without midi
fx: a little bit delay and reverb

more info: http://www.retrosound.de

Texas Instruments: Speak & Music on LSD

December 20, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Running a Texas Instruments “Speak & Music” keyboard through a Chamber of Sounds LSD (Light Sensitive Delay). Get your LSD on, only at chamberofsounds.com

NORD Vocoder action – Alpha Rain

December 3, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

The movie shows an improvisation in Carlos Alpha tuning system recorded while playing a Nord Modular G2 and my “alternative MIDI controller”.

The only melodic/harmonic sound source for this piece is the G2 retuned to Carlos Alpha with LMSO by X.J.Scott. The rhythmic track was created with Omnisphere Stylus RMX.

Read my blog for details: http://www.seraph.it/blog_files/c46d0a7ca80368e67afd7f2aadb46297-162.html

Voice Controlled Synth – BitSpeek Rack Extension

November 21, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Using Audio as a Control Voltage source in Reason 6.5 using the Pitch and Amplitude follower in Sonic Charge Bitspeek. Please note that you can create something similar using Neptune Pitch Corrector, however BitSpeek has extra CV out features that make this process pretty simple. Also, BitSpeek is available for Reason Essentials whereas Neptune is only available in the full version of Reason.

http://shop.propellerheads.se/product/bitspeek/

Time machine: Vintage Synthesizers I Roland VP330

November 6, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

A voyage into the heart of the Roland VP330 Vocoder Plus from the year 1979.
Exploration by Marko Ettlich (RetroSound)

vocoder, human voice choir, analog strings
separate mix levels for all sections
stereo chorus effect
49 keys

used by Vangelis, Kitaro, Laurie Anderson, Mike Oldfield, Styx, Ultravox, Genesis and more

One of the coolest instruments out there. The vocoder shapes its envelope and filters by any sound source fed into it, your voice or even a drum loop can be used which is then applied to another sound source, typically a synth pad. This creates a very unique and famous robot-like sound.

Aside from the 10-band vocoder, the VP-330 added a string synth section, choir and a human-voice sound, both of which are quite excellent themselves. Its 3 sound sections offer a few different presets that can be slightly edited with de-tuning and vibrato. The VP-330 is one of the best Vocoder synths ever and although there are many other types of Vocoders, none sound as good as this!

 

Vocoder exploration: Alesis, Clavia, Digitech and Roland

October 16, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

1.Alesis MetaVox
2.Clavia Micro Modular
3.Digitech Talker
4.Roland SVC 350
carrier Flame Talking Synth Modul
input Moog Freqbox quartet
CP251
Buchla System #1
Doepfer 2x A132-3
4ms Peg RCD VCAMatrix
Make Noise Format Jumper Wogglebug
Roland System 104 Sequencer
Kenton Pro 2000 II
Kick Logic Ultrabeat
FX Boss VF 1 Line6 Echopro Lexicon PCM 80 TC M3000

Live microtonal vocoding performance – Awesome

October 11, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Live microtonal vocoding performance featuring Opal Chameleon, Nord G2, LMSO and Logic Pro
See http://www.seraph.it/blog_files/category-video.html

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