(free) Robot Voice VSTs Wanted

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KVRist
283 posts since 31 Dec, 2020

Post Sun May 02, 2021 12:54 pm

Can someone recommend a robo voice program like this: https://www.plogue.com/products/chipspeech.html?

Preferrably free (if there are any such things).

That program is great, but I don't have 90 quid to spare.

Thanks

KVRAF
4398 posts since 21 Sep, 2005

Post Sun May 02, 2021 1:42 pm

Not familiar with Chip Speech. Sounds a lot like what's already in FLStudio though. I did a quick google. I'm sure Chip Speech is much more powerful, but they seem to be similar effects. Plogue do amazing stuff.

If you have FLStudio then you already have at least a couple of ways at hand to get this effect. First up is the Text to Speech synthesizer - you type in the text you want the robot to read then select from a handful of different robots (speech synths).

https://www.image-line.com/fl-studio-le ... 0Synth.htm

I've used it in a few tracks and it works surprisingly well. Really knock out in fact on one particular track I did. Maybe I'll dig it out to show an example.

If you don't own FLStudio you can download the demo and you can still use the plugins and you can still export to .wav or .wtf format you want. This works just as well as owning the program.

A second way to get that particular effect is to use the Vocoder. Vocodex specifically would be best.

https://forum.image-line.com/viewtopic.php?t=48745

I want to make a robot voice , I tried Vocodex with a sawtooth wave as a carrier, but I have not achieved the result that I was looking for.

I want to make a clear and dry robot voice like Kraftwerk (The robots)

Any advice?


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There are also quite a few tutorials on youtube utilising FLStudio to get this effect.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHPmLCjldYQ


This one is for the earlier mentioned Text to Speech thingie:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_81D-xg2dc



That should get you going. Not sure if you own FLStudio, but if you do, then you got a head start. If not, well, download it.

Free to render out your efforts to use in other programs. Vocodex is probably a bit more sophisticated but still, now and again I still use Text to Speech for shits and giggles because it works so well. Nothing will ever top that one track I did with it though. And that's probably enough, because, well, it's not the sort of effect you want to overplay.

Finally, if you really knew how to use Harmor, then I'm 90 percent sure you could get a great robotic voice with the additive re-sampling and mangling it provides. Or is it re-synthesis? Whatevs, Harmor can probably do it. It's in the demo version and you can still use it to render out .wavs for use in other programs.

Harmor Voice Resampling:

https://forum.image-line.com/viewtopic.php?t=138983


If you're not familiar with FLStudio it can also be loaded as a VSTi so you can essentially use it as a plugin in whatever DAW you are using at the time. Even the free version, though obviously it won't be able to recall your settings (might save them though iirc).

KVRian
1162 posts since 9 Jan, 2013 from morf

Post Sun May 02, 2021 2:22 pm

Man is least himself when he talks in the first person. Give him a mask, and he'll show you his true face

KVRian
554 posts since 5 Jun, 2001

Post Sun May 02, 2021 2:38 pm

ghostwhistler wrote:
Sun May 02, 2021 12:54 pm
Can someone recommend a robo voice program like this: https://www.plogue.com/products/chipspeech.html?

Preferrably free (if there are any such things).

That program is great, but I don't have 90 quid to spare.

Thanks
there's a free version of chipspeech that might be good for you
https://www.plogue.com/products/alter-ego.html

KVRAF
3254 posts since 2 Jul, 2005

Post Sun May 02, 2021 3:01 pm

I thought plogue had a free version of their singing synth.
Don't F**K with Mr. Zero.

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KVRAF
2567 posts since 18 Mar, 2011 from Spain

Post Sun May 02, 2021 4:44 pm

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KVRist
313 posts since 13 Dec, 2004 from USA

Post Thu May 06, 2021 12:47 am

Eauson wrote:
Sun May 02, 2021 2:22 pm
https://blog.wavosaur.com/text-to-speec ... speek/amp/

Could be too simple for you?
This one is definitely one of my favorites, has "that" sound to it...

Or just use the built-in text-to-speech in Windows and throw some effects on it, maybe something like BitSpeek (https://soniccharge.com/bitspeek) or the bitcrusher/reducer of your choice... that and some selective filtering and gating should make for a pretty decent compu-speech effect.

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KVRAF
19042 posts since 3 Feb, 2005 from in the wilds

Post Thu May 06, 2021 9:11 am

Vital has a free version and has a text to wavetable function... can be made to sound all sorts of ways

KVRer
6 posts since 16 Apr, 2021 from Spain

Post Mon May 17, 2021 8:50 am

An alternative approach could be processing real vocals with an effect like Sonic Charge Bitspeek

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