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An FFT-based 1024-channel vocoder. The modulator input - usually a sung or simpjy spoken voice - is analyzed with respect to its spectral content, which is then applied to the other sound source. The latter may be any externally supplied signal ranging from pink noise, synth pads, guitar or even drums. Alternatively, there is an internal, MIDI driven synth which is optimized for best speech reproduction fidelity. You can blend the high frequencies with noise for natural-sounding sibilants. There is also a noise gate, a compressor and a stereo reverb on board.
Here is a summary of La Voz Cantante's features:
New in Version 6.4:
New in Version 6B:
I'm very impressed with this plugin, soundwise it's by far the best free vocoder I have found and it's actually on par with many paid ones as well. I was searching for a good vocoder VST for a while now and I'm very happy to find that one of the best options out there is actually free. It doesn't have as many options to customize your sound like some other plugins do (e.g. VocalSynth 2), but classic vocoder sounds are very well possible and since you can use your synth of choice as an external carrier signal, you have a wide variety of possibilites anyway.
I also think everyone who likes this vocoder should check out the "Midi Choir" plugin made by the same developer. It simply pitches your voice to the MIDI notes that you play and has a higher polyphony than La Voz Cantante, meaning that you can play chords with more than 3 notes at a time. It sounds really good as well.
If anyone runs into problems, because of the lack of a 64-bit version for this plugin, you should look into jBridger, an application that converts 32-bit plugins to 64-bit.Read Review
This vocoder is fantastic! I CAN'T BELIEVE THIS TECHNOLOGY IS free.
Story: Music is just a hobby for me, and for some time now, I've been researching how to emulate Imogen Heap's "Hide and Seek" sound--that synchronized, harmonized sound that's popping up in LOTS of interesting tunes these days--namely Amber Run's "Haze", Jacob Collier's "Danny Boy" and "Hide and Seek" (from the Maida Vale session) and other improvisations. I kept searching for "harmonizers", and it seemed like I was going to have to drop a few hundred bucks in order to get that sound I was looking for, but then I found this! It's more than adequate for my purposes. I used the TAL-vocoder for a while--also free, also very good, but not quite what I was looking for. Now I'm spending all of my free time with June Lee's transcription of Collier's "Danny Boy" learning to play and sing it at the same time. Very fun.Read Review