Mr Roboto Vocoder Intro (Vox only)

February 2, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

The Vocoder intro to the 1983 song “Mr Roboto” by Styx originally was created with a Roland VP-330 Vocoder

“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!”

iVoxel Version 2 – the singing vocoder

January 30, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

iVoxel – The Singing Vocoder now totally revised with tons of new features. Pitch tracking with automatic pitch correction to selectable scale, polyphonic sequencer, virtual MIDI and background audio, …

“iVoxel is not only an amazingly sounding vocoder – the unique concept of iVoxel turns this vocoder into a singing machine. iVoxel is a combination of a voice optimized synthesizer and a vocoder. The vocoder part is based on the Matrix vocoder from VirSyn used by many famous artists – one of them the well known german group Kraftwerk. The channel filters used by iVoxel are based on the Sennheiser Vocoder VSM201 resulting in a rich and fat analogue sound characteristic. The pitch follower and automatic tuning let you sing correct to a selectable scale.”

New in version 2

  • Realtime pitch following.
  • Automatic tuning correction to selectable scale.
  • Polyphonic sequencer.
  • Voxel editing.
  • Hi-end Reverb.
  • Support for virtual MIDI input connections and Background Audio.
  • Support for Korg’s Wireless Sync-Start Technology (WIST).
  • Publish recordings online with the SoundCloud audio platform.
  • Many more things and bugfixes.

 

Pricing and Availability:
iVoxel costs $5.99

More information:

Charlie Chaplin through a Bode Vocoder

January 28, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

http://youtu.be/0u2HbzfF1fM

Charlie Chaplin speech from The Great Dictator run through a Bode Vocoder. SCI Prelude used as the carrier signal.

In 1979 Moog released a vocoder of their own, although its design and architecture is almost identical to the Bode 7702 vocoder. It’s a 16-band analog vocoder which separates a given synthesizer sound (carrier signal) into seperate frequncy bands ranging from 50 to 5080 cycles per second. It does not have any internal oscillators so it is designed to be used as a processor for external carrier and modulator wave sources. The modulator is typically a vocal or drum beat used to modulate the carrier/synth sound being processed.

It has microphone and line inputs as well as 16 synthesizer inputs (1 for each frequency band) and 16 outputs. This 16 channel cross-matrix patching system is cumbersome, but useful during the modular synth era, allowing for full external patching between synth and vocoder sections. Other features include a high-frequency bypass, a short 6ms response time for capturing fast percussive sounds, sample-and-hold, and a global bypass switch to turn off the vocoding effect. Unfortunately there is no output mixer, MIDI or CV/Gate.

 

iOS VOCODER App “VOICE SYNTH”

January 20, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

字幕ONでご覧ください。
ブログ記事: iPhone / iPadで使える最新ボコーダー VOICE SYNTH
http://gajetdaisuke.com/archives/12120_121230.php

Googlish:

Please use the subtitles ON.
Blog: the latest VOICE SYNTH vocoder use in iPhone / iPad

Endless loop – Vocodrum Modular

January 6, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Machines in action:

Modular Synth Clavia ddrum 4se & Nord Modular (Vocoder)
4ms Peg RCD
Alesis filtre
Analogue Systems RS 100 RS 110 RS 360
Boss RV 5 & SL20
Buchla System #1
Doepfer A 114 A133 A134 ……
flight of harmony choices
Kenton Pro solo & 2000 II
Line 6 Filter Pro
Mackie Mixer
Make Noise Maths Moddemix Optomix QMMG Wogglebug
Malekko AO Jag Uncle
Moog CP 251 FreqBox(bass) MP201
Simmons Clap Trap
Toppobrillo TWF
Logic sequence by Korg micro X arp

Red Line – Modular Synth Clavia D Drum & Nord Modular (Vocoder)

January 1, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Modular Synth Clavia D Drum & Nord Modular (Vocoder)
4ms RCD
Alesis filtre
Analogue Systems RS 360
Boss RV 5 & SL20
Buchla System #1
Doepfer A133 A134 …….
Kenton Pro solo & 2000 II
Line 6 Filter Pro
Mackie Mixer
Make Noise Maths QMMG Wogglebug
Malekko AO & Uncle
Moog B Murf FreqBox MP201
Roland SP-S
Simmons Digital Clap Trap
Logic sequence by Korg micro X arp

Tycho shows off vintage synths

November 9, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Wired Magazine has an article out featuring synth virtuous Tycho and a set of pictures of his most precious jems, here are two of them:

I guess these two are of no surprise to anyone :-)

Excerpt from the article:

Scott Hansen owns a lot of synthesizers. Moogs. Korgs. Obscure Italian synths from companies that don’t exist anymore. He loves them and protects them, because they make the music that makes him famous.

But whatever you do, don’t call Hansen, who performs under the name Tycho, a “synthesizer collector.”

Leading Wired.com through the basement studio here that houses his wares, Hansen lovingly showed off each item, but stressed that having so many synths isn’t about amassing fetish items — it’s about trying lots of machines in order to find particular sounds.

“I know it looks bad right now, but that’s why I have to get rid of some of them because there is some redundancy and waste here,” Hansen said. “I’d rather sell all of them than refer to myself as a collector. It seems sacrilegious. It’s wasteful if it’s not getting used because there are only so many of these in the world. Somebody else could put it to good use.”

That doesn’t mean there aren’t a few prized items Hansen, who is also a graphic designer under the name ISO50 (see his blog of the same name here), simply couldn’t live without. When making his latest album, Dive, which came out last week on Ghostly International, Hansen fell in love with the Minimoog and ended up using it to create many of the sounds on the record. He also used string synths to get the ambient, atmospheric vibes he was looking for.

Rest of the story here >>

A Closer Look at the microKORG

October 28, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Can’t believe I have already had mine for almost ten years now :-)

Take a closer look at the microKORG; Korg’s compact analog modeling synthesizer with an outrageous Vocoder built right in — we even include a cool gooseneck microphone. Chances are you’ve seen it on stage or heard it on a favorite song. Now is your chance to see it up close and hear some of 128 Killer sounds that are stashed inside. It’s compact, battery powered, and fun to play. And there all kinds of extras to enjoy: an arpeggiator with mute-able steps, effects, delays, pitch & mod wheels, and more. In addition to keyboard players, the microKORG is great for bassists who need a synth bass-sound, vocalists who want to add some sonic extras, or really any musician. Heck, just watch the video! http://www.korg.com/microkorg

Tme machine – Oberheim OB-X + Roland VP330 “Zero Gravity”

October 20, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Vintage synth demo track by RetroSound – “Zero Gravity”

strings and human voice choir: Roland VP330 Vocoder Plus mk2
lead and pad sounds: Oberheim OB-X 8-Voice
recording: multitrack

The Oberheim OB-X is an analog polyphonic synthesizer. It was the first Oberheim synthesizer that was created with internal prewired modules and not with the bulky SEM modules. Because of this, it was more functional for live performance, and therefore more portable. It was introduced in 1979 and was discontinued in 1981. It came in four, six, and eight-voice models. The starting price for only 4 voices of polyphony was a steep US$4,595. Besides the generous polyphony, each OB-X came with a memory capable of holding 32 user-programmable presets, along with polyphonic portamento, and polyphonic sample and hold. The OB-X was in direct competition with the Sequential Circuits Prophet-5. The OB-X would be used by artists such as Nena, Rush, Queen, Prince, and Jean Michel Jarre. It spawned more Oberheim analog synthesizers, such as the OB-Xa, the OB-8, and the Matrix series of synthesizers.

Sonicprojects have created a VSTi emulation of the OB-X, for Windows and Mac platforms called the OP-X, with near-identical sounds to the hardware version.

Check out the Wowcoder

October 16, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

VST effect plug-in for Windows that recreates a classical 16-band digital vocoder.

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