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Best vocoder?

germancomponist

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I am looking for a good vocoder for my actually pop production. I found this:
VOCODEX BY IMAGE-LINE

Do u know this plug or would you recommand another one?
 
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wst3

my office these days
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The Sonivox Vocoder is pretty cool, I'm less than thrilled with the company these days, but for $15???

Zynaptiq has announced a new version of the Prosoniq Orange Vocoder, and based on their other plugins it will probably be awesome, but it isn't out yet, so that makes it less useful. They are still selling the previous AU version.

UA has one, I haven't tried it yet because I'm afraid I will like it.

TAL Software has one, 32 bit only, but it sounds awesome if you have a machine that can run it.

I used Cakewalk/RGC Pentagon, but there were quirks that drove me nuts, and I'm not sure it is available any more.

For me? I'm using hardware vocoders (an EHX and a Korg) until the Orange Vocoder IV is released, and I will take that for a spin.
 

playz123

Senior Member
Had the original Prosoniq Orange Vocoder so have been waiting literally for years for a new VST version, and am still waiting. Unfulfilled ‘promises’! 😄
 

Living Fossil

Senior Member
I guess the "best" one is Melda's vocoder.


However, Melda's GUIs aren't very popular and the plug in has a learning curve.
 

jcrosby

Senior Member
I guess the "best" one is Melda's vocoder.


However, Melda's GUIs aren't very popular and the plug in has a learning curve.
Another vote for Melda MVocoder. Flipping excellent... also worth checking out would be Melda MMorph. it’s basically a vocoder on steroids with insane clarity.. (very similar to Zynaptiqs Morph)
 
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august80

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Vocodex is the best on the market. Own (or have used extensively) every single one available including those from Softube (UA), iZotope, Melda, Zynaptiq, Native Instruments, Sonivox, TAL, etc.

However, Vocodex is a pretty deep plugin. You have to read the manual or watch tutorials. It has A LOT of features (not all of them are intuitive) and is capable of a huge range of tones / styles. Most people likely don't even get 10% into what it actually does.

Here's 10 Part tutorial series:


(Unfortunately can't link playlists here, so I think it's linking to 1st video in series).

Agree with others - waiting to see what happens with Orange Vocoder - it used to be my favorite for software (nothing beats hardware yet). But Vocodex completely blows it out of the water, so they got to up their game on any future update.

This video does a somewhat decent job of going through some of the range of styles Vocodex does - but it can get WAY crazier than this, as this video doesn't even touch on the band editor or midi triggering, which is 50% of the fun:

 
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ManicMiner

in the Skylab landing bay
I own Vocodex, very happy with it. I demoed Razor and was unhappy with it. Vocodex dealt with the high freqs really well, most Vocoders dont.
I also waited and got it for $39. IL tend to have sales quite regularly.
There's a youtuber called "In the Mix" and he did a good run-through of Vocodex.
you can download and demo Razor and Vocodex,- both demos are almost fully functional.
 
I own Vocodex, very happy with it. I demoed Razor and was unhappy with it. Vocodex dealt with the high freqs really well, most Vocoders dont.
Razor apparently has one major advantage though ... it can work within Logic or other Mac DAWs, whereas judging from their web page, Vocodex is limited to FL Studio on the Mac. Which is too bad, because otherwise I might have been interested in it.
 

ManicMiner

in the Skylab landing bay
Razor apparently has one major advantage though ... it can work within Logic or other Mac DAWs, whereas judging from their web page, Vocodex is limited to FL Studio on the Mac. Which is too bad, because otherwise I might have been interested in it.
I use Vocodex VST plugin in Reaper. (Windows) There is a Vocodex demo, try and see if it works on your MAC daw.
 
I use Vocodex VST plugin in Reaper. (Windows) There is a Vocodex demo, try and see if it works on your MAC daw.
I don't think there's any point ... their website says there is no VST for Mac, and they don't even mention an AU (which is what Logic would require). In fact there is no link for downloading a Mac demo ... just the Windows demo, and one that is FL Studio specific (not even a download, just a link to something that explains how it is used with FL Studio).
 
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