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Old 2nd February 2011
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Very good stuff! thumbsup
Old 2nd February 2011
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in my experience, the best way to get a solid, legible vocal through a vocoder is to heavily compress the vocal and bump the high end EQ.
I didn't do that in my examples because I was just screwing around.
The synth sound you use also makes a big difference. Use not so fancy, and even single oscilators for very pure, clean vocals, drop down a few octaves to get that gnarly robot effect, for illedgable, washy vocals use fat sounds like "organ with vibrato" and trancey supersaws or slow thick synth strings sounds.
You can comp/limit EQ coming out also. Remember you are CREATING a sound, not trying to mix a real sound to sound more real. No limits, no rules.
Old 2nd February 2011
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Very good stuff! thumbsup
Thanks Don! That mean a lot coming from you... thumbsup

All of the vocal parts were done by me with the V-Synth GT's vocal designer. Even the the background vocals and vocal pads. It's an amazing machine.

Again,thanks for the props!
Old 3rd February 2011
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My Cruel Summer Cover using the V-Synth GT.
Cool. Thats a catchy melody and really nice vocoder..
Old 3rd February 2011
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in my experience, the best way to get a solid, legible vocal through a vocoder is to heavily compress the vocal and bump the high end EQ.
I didn't do that in my examples because I was just screwing around.
The synth sound you use also makes a big difference. Use not so fancy, and even single oscilators for very pure, clean vocals, drop down a few octaves to get that gnarly robot effect, for illedgable, washy vocals use fat sounds like "organ with vibrato" and trancey supersaws or slow thick synth strings sounds.
You can comp/limit EQ coming out also. Remember you are CREATING a sound, not trying to mix a real sound to sound more real. No limits, no rules.
Thanks for the tips!
I dont own a hardware compressor (Mixes are done ITB), but i guess i have to i invest in one to get the most out of my vocoder....
I have also tried different carrier signals, but so far i think the built in carrier synth signal in the vp330 works pretty good.
Old 3rd February 2011
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just go into your DAW box and slap a software comp/limit on its track. or if routing external limit thru your daw and back out to you vocoder? nobody NEEDS hardware anymore
Old 3rd February 2011
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I had no idea that vocoders go back to the 20s.

I was listening to The Who Sells Out & there are little vocoder parts between songs & that was the mid 60s.
Armenia City In the Sky

I have a vocoder plug-in, but still have not really fooled about with it. Need to get on that.
Old 3rd February 2011
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These have been "mouse-over" triggered sounds created for a multimedia CD, used in a job application a while ago. Therefore the samples are very short, and they had to be done quickly. The vocoder used was the sky soundlab voice spectra.
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application.mp3 (68.7 KB, 176 views)

editing.mp3 (16.5 KB, 172 views)

production.mp3 (29.9 KB, 149 views)

Old 16th February 2011
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Hi all,

Here are my Vocoder experiments:

1) In this song, almost all of the backing track sounds are made by sampling my voice through the Korg Radias vocoder into my Emax II sampler. That includes the bass . . .

Imaginary Friend by DanielB

2) All of the vocals in this song were made using the Radias vocoder:

http://www.type34.info/temp/My%20Com...esterday.5.mp3

I had very mixed feelings about this song and almost junked it altogether. Nowadays I feel better about it and may actually put it on my site.
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