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Hey all-

 

What I'd really like is a simple vocoder plugin where I can choose an external carrier, an external formant source and easily combine them, perhaps with some minor band setting controls. I don't need the vocoder to be able to generate it's own carrier.

 

Does anybody know of such a product that's relatively cheap or free?

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Cheap or free? No. Well, one: the 11 band TAL-Vocoder http://kunz.corrupt.ch/products/tal-vocoder, which is the only free 64 bit one I know of - it is mono, you need to feed the carrier to the left and the modulator to the right channel (or the other way around, not sure).

 

The best one I know (and significantly better sounding than the EVOC20) is Prosoniqs' Morph http://www.prosoniq.com/www/morph_AU.html. It works as an insert effect (on the voice or the synth track) with a sidechain input (for the synth or the voice). At $ 199 it is not cheap, as isn't the Orangevocoder by the same company, which, in spite of more parameters (and the bypassable onboard "synth") and an even higher price ($ 229), soundwise only comes second, though a very good and close second.

 

I've also tried the MVocoder by Meldaproductions http://www.meldaproduction.com/plugins/product.php?id=MVocoder, and I found it comparable to the EVOC20, though different. At only $ 39 it is worth the money/try. Lector by Waldorf looks impressive, but I was not blown away by it. http://www.waldorf-music.info/en/lector-overview.html They do give you a long demo period with full functionality though.

 

As an alternative, you can what I call "legally pirate" the Prosoniq and Meldaproduction plugins: use the demo's and bounce-in-place "around" the bursts of noise they emit. The annoyance that gives (having to endure and work with those bursts initially) is how you "earn" the use of the plugin.

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Thank you for the suggestions!

 

As an alternative, you can what I call "legally pirate" the Prosoniq and Meldaproduction plugins: use the demo's and bounce-in-place "around" the bursts of noise they emit. The annoyance that gives (having to endure and work with those bursts initially) is how you "earn" the use of the plugin.

Haha, I used to do this with the Massive/FM8 demos; made a patch within a 30 minute time frame then bounced it for resampling.

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i did a crazy vocoder hunt about 3 months ago, tried anything and everything that exists as an AU...wound up with orangevocoder. it's old tech, but it was the best (for me); and it's a 64bit AU, so..works in LX.

 

the place to get it is here (much cheaper than on the developer's site):

 

http://floridamusicco.com/proddetail~prod~Prosoniq%5FOrange%5Fvocoder.htm

 

i had no problems with the dealer, and again, great price...

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i did a crazy vocoder hunt about 3 months ago, tried anything and everything that exists as an AU...wound up with orangevocoder. it's old tech, but it was the best (for me); and it's a 64bit AU, so..works in LX.

 

the place to get it is here (much cheaper than on the developer's site):

 

http://floridamusicco.com/proddetail~prod~Prosoniq%5FOrange%5Fvocoder.htm

 

i had no problems with the dealer, and again, great price...

 

They should really update their picture of it...that's like the first version that was available back in OS9 days:

 

http://floridamusicco.com/images/product%20pics/smallwide/tnl_orange_vocoder.jpg

 

J.

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