Looking for a versatile VST vocoder

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anti_phase
KVRist
85 posts since 1 Aug, 2015 from Russia, Moscow

Post Thu May 17, 2018 1:48 pm

So, I need a nice Vocoder effect, capable of making those old-school sounds like robotic voices in Kraftwerk\Rockets\Daft Punk style with distinct pronunciation of words and some modern stuff for experimentation.
The very important thing for me is that it must use any audio source as a career, because I tried several and they only can use midi-driven synths\samplers as a career.
Also reasonably priced VST`s are highly welcomed. :)
Before downloading and installing all of demo versions of all vocoders I`d like to narrow a little the number of options and maybe get some feedback from users

Greenstorm33
KVRist
357 posts since 27 Apr, 2012

Re: Looking for a versatile VST vocoder

Post Thu May 17, 2018 2:06 pm

If you're on Windows it doesn't get much more versatile than Image-Line's Vocodex. Price is pretty reasonable as well if purchased at jrrshop. Just be sure to test the demo thoroughly since you can't resell IL stuff.

virtualpt
KVRist
138 posts since 26 Feb, 2016

Re: Looking for a versatile VST vocoder

Post Thu May 17, 2018 2:09 pm

XILS 5000 is the best vocoder plugin available at the present time IMHO.

anti_phase
KVRist
85 posts since 1 Aug, 2015 from Russia, Moscow

Re: Looking for a versatile VST vocoder

Post Thu May 17, 2018 2:12 pm

Yes, i`m on Windows, thanks for suggestions!

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Aloysius
KVRAF
22050 posts since 11 Aug, 2008 from a computer

Re: Looking for a versatile VST vocoder

Post Thu May 17, 2018 2:13 pm

Kraftwerk were using the Virsyn Vocoder at one time.

Google ...

VirSyn is proud to report that Kraftwerk used our MATRIX Vocoder live on stage at their world tour 2008. Starting in September in Dublin, Krakow and Kiev and in the following concerts in Australia, New Zealand, Singapur and Hongkong. The MATRIX vocoder was used there live as a VST3 effect in Cubase 4 on a Sony VAIO FZ laptop.

http://www.virsyn.de/en/E_Products/E_MA ... atrix.html
I didn't get where I am today ...

chk071
KVRAF
17016 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Re: Looking for a versatile VST vocoder

Post Thu May 17, 2018 2:14 pm

Waldorf Lector is another candidate. Not sure if it does what you're after though (use all audio sources as carrier). I'd be surprised if it doesn't, though.

anti_phase
KVRist
85 posts since 1 Aug, 2015 from Russia, Moscow

Re: Looking for a versatile VST vocoder

Post Thu May 17, 2018 2:24 pm

Looking at Matrix I understood I forgot to note there should be no USB licensers, Dongles, Ilok and so on...
Anyway It`s nice to know Kraftwerk used it but I`m not searching for the exact tone, just for a reference

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Rommelaar
KVRist
178 posts since 12 Sep, 2013

Re: Looking for a versatile VST vocoder

Post Fri May 18, 2018 1:15 am

Zynaptiq is going to release an updated version of the Orange vocoder any time soon. Wait for that one I suggest. Of all the vocoders I own, I use Waldorfs Lector the most. Zynaptiq Orange vocoder will be an insta-buy for me.
Rig: i7-5960X,64GB RAM DDR4, Windows 10 Pro 64-bit, Samsung 34" Curved Monitor
Audio Hardware:Waldorf Blofeld & Pulse 2, Akai MAX49 & MPD226, Steinberg UR44 & CMC controllers
Software: Cubase Pro 9.5, Wavelab Pro 9.5, Dorico 2

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cturner
KVRist
343 posts since 7 Dec, 2009 from GWB

Re: Looking for a versatile VST vocoder

Post Fri May 18, 2018 2:18 am

I’d also suggest Waldorf Lector as a versatile choice. An unusual choice would be Madrona Labs Virta, back to regular price after a spring SOOPERSALE.
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anti_phase
KVRist
85 posts since 1 Aug, 2015 from Russia, Moscow

Re: Looking for a versatile VST vocoder

Post Fri May 18, 2018 3:32 am

I`ve just tried a demo version of Lector, and yes, it does what I want! Maybe I`ll purchase it or wait for Zynaptiq, seems to be really interesting. As for Madrona it`s too unusual for me

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hivkorn
KVRAF
2744 posts since 6 Sep, 2007 from France

Re: Looking for a versatile VST vocoder

Post Fri May 18, 2018 3:42 am

Tone2 warmverb was my favorite vocoder as long i was 32 bit with Osx

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