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La Voz Cantante

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Vocoder Plugin by MV's Plugins
La Voz Cantante
La Voz Cantante by MV's Plugins is a Virtual Instrument and a Virtual Effect Audio Plugin and a Standalone Application for Windows. It functions as a VST Plugin and a Standalone Application.
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6B
System Requirements
32-bit-capable host for VST plug-in, none for stand-alone executable
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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:

  • FFT based 1024-channel vocoder.
  • Stereo inputs for carrier and modulator, respectively.
  • Optional MIDI input to drive internal synth as carrier.
  • Polyphony with unlimited number of voices.
  • Up to three voices per note with adjustable relative detuning and stereo width.
  • Octave, semitone and fine tuning controls.
  • Option of noise blending for improved sibilant formation.
  • Built-in modulator noise gate with indicator.
  • Built-in soft knee limiter with color-coded LED indicator.
  • Built-in stereo reverb.
  • Master volume control with output clipping indicator.
  • LED indicators for inputs and outputs for quick check of signal routing.

New in Version 6B:

  • Increased resolution to 1024 channels.
  • Full stereo processing.
  • Reduced latency.
  • Report latency to host.
  • GUI rework.
  • Reworked sibilant management (much improved!).
  • Internal synth dynamic response.
  • Hide ADSR controls.
  • Added portamento.
  • Added delayed vibrato option.
  • New reverb powered by MVerb 7B engine (much improved!).
  • Optimizations and bug fixes.
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Latest User Reviews

Average user rating of 5.00 from 3 reviews

La Voz Cantante
Reviewed By diggiwhat
November 3, 2020

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.

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La Voz Cantante
Reviewed By 1eardown
December 19, 2018

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.

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La Voz Cantante
Reviewed By elena2
July 16, 2018

Despite being a free plugin, this is perhaps the best vocoder I tried to date. As the name suggests, it is intended not for those ugly robot-voices or sci-fi effects but to actually *sing* ! With an accurate choice of the proper carrier (for example by using an external analog synth as I do, even if the builtin synth does a nice job already) you can literally produce choirs or even solo vocals with a fidelity I would have never expected by a vocoder. This goal is perhaps achieved by the choice of using as many as 512 bands. The author made definitely a great job. Only drawbacks, if we want: no 64-bits version available; with Reaper I often experience crashes when loading a project with multiple instances of Cantante (but I can't tell whether it is a bug with Reaper or with Cantante itself). If you are looking for something more than just robot-voices, well, try this vocoder and consider a donation!Read Review

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Mac of BIOnighT
Mac of BIOnighT
4 March 2017 at 5:41pm

This tool is impressive indeed, clear and very pleasant to the ears! :) I only have a problem with it, I don't know if it's my computer or the effect: it only works as a master effect, which seriously limits its use and makes working with it very complicated. Is it my set-up or is that a choice by the developer? It would be fantastic if it could be made to work as an insert effect, too...

Beautiful, anyway :)

martinvicanek
martinvicanek
9 March 2017 at 6:56am

Glad you like how it sounds, Mac.

The plugin really just provides the inputs and outputs, the rest is a matter of the routing capabilities of your DAW. I use Reaper, and it is really easy to set up, but it should not be a problem for most other DAWs. The routing is similar to compressor sidechaining.

Good luck.

Mac of BIOnighT
Mac of BIOnighT
10 March 2017 at 2:15am

No big deal, I can just vocode the vocals, solo the track, export as audio and insert it in the project - thank you so much again :)

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