Intro to iVoxel: A vocoder for iOS

July 12, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

In this video Ryan Hemeon demos and do a quick walkthrough of the iOS vocoder iVoxel.

“This is the best vocoder I have ever used, which may not be saying very much because I haven’t used very many but I really like this app. In the video I show a lot of the options and what they do as well as showing how to make your own “voxel”. There is A LOT more to the app then I could show you in 15mins but I hope this gives you some insight.

For more info please visit www.iosmars.com

Voice Bot – new real time channel vocoder for iPad

July 7, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Voice Bot is a real time channel vocoder for the iPad. Using the microphone, your voice modulates the synth resulting in a robot like singing voice.

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The synth engine, also known as the carrier, comes with the oscillator shapes saw, square, pulse and noise and a pitch lfo. For the modulation part of the engine there is amplification settings for 8 frequency bands, frame smudge and sample rate, delay and flanger. There is also a minimalistic sampler, support for MIDI  and Audiobus.

Features:

  • microphone input.
  • oscillator (saw, square, pulse and noise).
  • 8 band amplification.
  • frame smudge.
  • sample rate.
  • pitch lfo.
  • delay.
  • flanger.
  • self adapting input gain.
  • output gain.
  • core midi (usb/wifi).
  • Audiobus (output, effect and input).

More info here >>

Introducing the new Vocalizer Pro from SONiVOX

May 29, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Sonivox has announced that their Vocalizer Pro, a Vocoder musical instrument:

Vocalizer Pro allows the creation of simple or intricate vocal harmonies that can extend far beyond the natural limitations of the voice. One preset has the ability of producing thousands of different results—depending on the audio source. The original Vocalizer is known for its ability to process any type of vocal, percussive or melodic audio track;  Vocalizer Pro expands on these capabilities. Using SONiVOX?s Polaris spectral synthesis engine, Vocalizer Pro can transform any audio input “into a synthesizer,” for “deep and complex” musical results.

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“We created Vocalizer Pro to provide a truly unique experience. These snapshot pads give you endless ways to be expressive and creative,” says Jason Jordan, Head of Soundware at SONiVOX. “For each pad, every automatable parameter can be set to a different setting. It’s almost as if every pad is a completely different patch, allowing the performer to instantly switch between parameter settings. People are really going to have a lot fun with Vocalizer Pro.”
Sonivox Vocalizer Pro supports AU, VST, or RTAS formats, and is compatible with 32- or 64-bit Mac or Windows systems. The MSRP is $199.99 (USD).
http://www.sonivoxmi.com

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.

theshamblers.blogspot.com

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/

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