Vocoding is the process of using the real-time frequency spectrum of one sound (Modulator) to modulate the frequency spectrum of another (Carrier). The vocoder engine consists of a series of bandpass filters that allow through only those frequencies detected in the Modulator source. So, for example, when a human voice is used to modulate a synthesizer chord, it will sound like the synthesizer is talking, the classic robot voice from many sci-fi movies.
Vocodex is the last word in vocoders, featuring advanced articulation envelopes, integrated Carrier synthesizer and Soundgoodizer maximizer, vocoder envelope control and up to 100 variable-width multi-parameter vocoder bands.
Vocodex is very flexible with respect to Modulator and Carrier input routing, via the MOD and CAR input selectors. Vocodex inputs work with the Mixer sidechain routing system. In this way, audio from any other pair of Mixer tracks can be routed directly to Vocodex's MOD and CAR inputs once these are sidechained to Vocodex's Mixer track. NOTE: If a MOD or CAR input is set to '0' then the audio passing through Vocodex's own Mixer track will be used on that input. If the selector is set to '---' then external Mixer track inputs are blocked.
The 'Immediate' method relies on the internal Carrier (synthesizer) generator built into Vocodex and is intended for live demo use, where you don't need to control the Carrier synthesizer from the Piano roll (see the note at the end of this method), the setup is as follows:
Select from the Carrier options using the drop-down menu to the left of the keyboard. To use the internal carrier, see the Setup section 'External Modulator with internal Carrier'.
Playing the carrier
You can lock keys (to create chords) on/off using mouse clicks. Alternatively, when Vocodex is focused (interface selected) it will steal any MIDI keyboard controller input and can be played manually. When responding to a controller keyboard the note/chord will hold until the next note/chord is played. The first held note will clear all other notes. Any notes played after the first held note will lock on, to clear, release the first held note and play another note.
General FL Studio system requirements apply
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- Speech enhancement contouring of noise or modulator pass-through
- Modulator noise reduction to reduce ambient noise bleeding through carrier
- Voice doubling and reverb capabilities
- Built-in Soundgoodizer for limiting and warm output
- Vocodex includes an internal Carrier generator based on the Sytrus synthesis-engine.
- Up to 100 bands individually locatable anywhere in the spectrum.
- Band unison to create a fat & lush sound.
- Sidechain carrier & or modulator input.