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Awesome Robotic Sounds ?

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Designed from the ground up to capture that classic analog vocoder sound using today's DSP technology, this Vintage Vocoder plug-in is the most powerful, versatile and cost effective Vocoding solution available.

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  • Screaming analog style filtering
    >> cutoff frequencies from 0 to 11KHz
    >> variable resonance (Q factor)
    >> low-pass, hi-pass & band-pass modes
    >> pre-post filtering options

  • Versatile and powerful Filterbank for analyzing the modulator signal
    >> choose between 1 and 256 frequency analysis bands
    >> configurable analysis range from 0-11KHz
    >> configurable modulation factor

  • Onboard tone generator for use as the carrier signal
    >> useful in its own right as a quality signal generator
    >> up to 8 razor sharp oscillators
    >> triangle, square, sawtooth and sine wave shapes
    >> individual pitch, fine tune, volume, wave shape
    and mute controls for each oscillator

  • Modulate anything with anything!!!
    >> As an alternative to using the onboard tone generator, the Vocoder has a secondary mode which allows it to use the left audio input as the modulator and the right audio input as the carrier (or vice versa)

  • 32-bit IEEE Floating Point internal signal path for increased signal accuracy

  • Code optimization for Realtime performance on modern Pentium processor types
    >> uses between 1 - 3% CPU on an AMD Athlon XP1500 !!
    >> uses 10-20% CPU on Intel Celeron 433MHz laptop

  • Direct-X Plugin Architecture is compatible with most PC audio editing software

  • All parameters Fully automatable in supported host applications such as Cakewalk's Sonar 2.0

  • Import/Export parameter settings to a spreadsheet file - indispensable for transferring between different host applications
  • Operating System: Windows XP/2000/98/ME (not NT)
  • Hardware: 400Mhz Processor, 128Mb Ram
  • DirectX Runtime - version 8.0 or later
  • Compatible Audio Editing Software
    >> eg. Cakewalk's Sonar (version 2.0 or later),
    >> Sonic Foundry's Acid (version 3.0 or later) & Sound Forge,
    >> Syntrillium's Cool edit 2000 and Coo ledit Pro (Now Adobe Audition)

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The free plug-ins:

Bandisto - Multi-band distortion
BeatBox - Drum replacer
Combo - Amp & speaker simulator
De-ess - High frequency dynamics processor
Degrade - Sample quality reduction
Delay - Simple stereo delay with feedback tone control
Detune - Simple up/down pitch shifting thickener
Dither - Range of dither types including noise shaping
DubDelay - Delay with feedback saturation and time/pitch modulation
Dynamics - Compressor / Limiter / Gate
Envelope - Envelope follower / VCA
Image - Stereo image adjustment and M-S matrix
Leslie - Rotary speaker simulator
Limiter - Opto-electronic style limiter
Loudness - Equal loudness contours for bass EQ and mix correction
Multiband - Multi-band compressor with M-S processing modes
Overdrive - Soft distortion
Re-Psycho! - Drum loop pitch changer
RezFilter - Resonant filter with LFO and envelope follower
Round Panner - 3D panner
Shepard - Continuously rising/falling tone generator
Splitter - Frequency / level crossover for setting up dynamic processing
Stereo Simulator - Haas delay and comb filtering
Sub-Bass Synthesizer - Several low frequency enhancement methods
Talkbox - High resolution vocoder
TestTone - Signal generator with pink and white noise, impulses and sweeps
Thru-Zero Flanger - Classic tape-flanging simulation
Tracker - Pitch tracking oscillator, or pitch tracking EQ
Vocoder - Switchable 8 or 16 band vocoder
VocInput - Pitch tracking oscillator for generating vocoder carrier input

These free effect plug-ins work with Cubase and other VST compatible applications.
To install, unzip the files into your VstPlugins folder, or wherever your existing VST plug-ins are stored.

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Vocoder Musical history (from Wikipedia)
In 1970, electronic music pioneers Wendy Carlos and Robert Moog developed one of the first truly musical vocoders. A 10-band device inspired by the vocoder designs of Homer Dudley, it was originally called a spectrum encoder-decoder, and later referred to simply as a vocoder. The carrier signal came from a Moog modular synthesizer, and the modulator from a microphone input. The output of the 10-band vocoder was fairly intelligible, but relied on specially articulated speech. Later improved vocoders use a high-pass filter to let some sibilance through from the microphone; this ruins the device for its original speech-coding application, but it makes the "talking synthesizer" effect much more intelligible.

Carlos' and Moog's vocoder was featured in several recordings, including the soundtrack to Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange, in which the vocoder sang the vocal part of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. Also featured in the soundtrack was a piece called "Timesteps," which featured the vocoder in two sections. Originally, "Timesteps" was intended as merely an introduction to vocoders for the "timid listener", but Kubrick chose to include the piece on the soundtrack, much to the surprise of Wendy Carlos.

In the late 1970s, vocoder began to appear in pop music, for example on disco recordings. A typical example is Giorgio Moroder's 1977 album From Here to Eternity. Pink Floyd made extensive use of the vocoder on the album Animals. The vocoder is featured prominently on the Alan Parsons Project album, "Tales of Mystery and Imagination Edgar Allan Poe" and later on the "I Robot" album. Vocoders are often used to create the sound of a robot talking, as in the Styx song "Mr. Roboto". It was also used for the introduction to the Main Street Electrical Parade at Disneyland.

Vocoder has appeared on pop recordings from time to time ever since, but in most of cases vocoder works just as a some kind of special effect in pop music. However, many experimental electronic artists and representors of "new age" genre often utilize vocoder in a more comprehensive manner. Jean Michel Jarre (album Zoolook, 1984) and Mike Oldfield (album Five Miles Out, 1982) are good examples. There are also some artists who have made vocoder an essential part of their music. Those include the famous German group Kraftwerk, jazz/fusion keyboardist Herbie Hancock during his late 1970s disco period, Patrick Cowley's late recordings and more recently, avant-garde-pop group Trans Am. The song "O Superman" by avant-garde musician Laurie Anderson is a popular recording released in 1981 that incorporates the vocoder. Neil Young made extensive use of vocoders on his 1982 electro-pop album Trans. The KLF used vocoder-distorted voices in their 1991 "Stadium House" mix Last Train to Trancentral (Live from the Lost Continent). British rock band Queen used a Vocoder for the hit Radio Ga Ga in 1983.In 1998, Marilyn Manson utilized the vocoder heavily in their glam- and 70s-influenced LP Mechanical Animals, whereon such songs as "User Friendly" and "Posthuman" among others make substantial use of the technology. Since 1998, Manson has favored the live concert use of vocoders and many concert-goers can hear him use the technology when performing many songs, notably, "Antichrist Superstar". The bands Mogwai, The Faint, Air, Ween, and Death from Above 1979 all have extensive use of the vocoder. Daron Malakian, guitarist of System of a Down has used a Vocoder in the songs Sugar, War?, and Old School Hollywood. Muse also used a vocoder on their latest album, Black Holes and Revelations, most notably when performing the song "Supermassive Black Hole' live. French house duo Daft Punk are also very well-known for their use of vocoders for their songs that contain lyrics. During his live performances, singer-songwriter Martin Sexton is well know for singing into a vocoder to simulate lead guitar while he simultaneously plays rhythm.

Music icon Paul McCartney used the vocoder on his 1982 hit album Tug of War.

Legendary funk artist Prince recorded the vocals to his 2006 song "Incense and Candles" using a vocoder. This song can be heard on the album 3121.

Sam La More and GT's new wave / electro supergroup Tonite Only recorded their hits Danger (The Bomb) and Where The Party's At using a Clavia Nord Modular vocoder. Nodisco was the first band that recorded full vocal lines in italian with a vocoder, in several songs from the album Pensiero Attivo, in 2004. Eurodance/techno band Eiffel 65 uses a vocoder and/or Auto-Tune in almost every song in their first two albums Europop and Contact!, but not so much in their self titled album, Eiffel 65

Imogen Heap uses the vocoder and her voice only for the song Hide and Seek on the album Speak for Yourself. She manipulates this via a MIDI keyboard to create the harmonies she wants her voice to do.

T-Pain's signature vocals in his songs are frequently confused as being a vocoder, but are rather the work of Auto-Tune software.[1]

Robotic Voices (From Wikipedia)

"Robot voices" became a recurring element in popular music during the late twentieth century, and several methods of producing variations on this effect have arisen. Though the vocoder is by far the best-known, the following other pieces of music technology are often confused with it:

This was an early version of the vocoder used to create the voice of the piano in the Sparky's Magic Piano series from 1947. It was used as the voice of many musical instruments in Rusty in Orchestraville. It was used as the voice of Casey the Train in Dumbo and The Reluctant Dragon. Radio jingle companies PAMS and JAM Creative Productions also used the sonovox in many stations ID's they produced.

Talk box
The talk box guitar effect was invented by Doug Forbes and popularized by Peter Frampton. In the talk box effect, amplified sound is actually fed via a tube into the performer's mouth and is then shaped by the performer's lip, tongue, and mouth movements before being picked up by a microphone. In contrast, the vocoder effect is produced entirely electronically. The background riff from "Livin' on a Prayer" by Bon Jovi is a well-known example. "California Love" by 2Pac and Roger Troutman is a more recent recording featuring a talk box fed with a synthesizer instead of guitar. Steven Drozd of the The Flaming Lips used the talk box on parts of the groups most recent album, At War with the Mystics, to imitate some of Wayne Coyne's repeated lyrics in the "Yeah Yeah Yeah Song".

The vocoder should also not be confused with the Antares Auto-Tune Pitch Correcting Plug-In, which can also be used to achieve a robotic-sounding vocal effect by quantizing (removing smooth changes in) voice pitch or by adding pitch changes. This has been employed in recent years by artists such as Daft Punk (who also use vocoders and talk boxes), Cher, T-Pain, and the Italian dance/pop group Eiffel 65.

Linear prediction coding
Linear prediction coding is also used as a musical effect (generally for cross-synthesis of musical timbres), but is not as popular as bandpass filter bank vocoders, and the musical use of the word vocoder refers exclusively to the latter type of device.

Ring modulator
Although ring modulation usually doesn't work well with melodic sounds, it can be used to make speech sound robotic. As an example, it has been used to robotify the voices of the Daleks in Dr Who.

Speech synthesis
Robotic voices in music may also be produced by speech synthesis. This does not usually create a "singing" effect (although it can). Speech synthesis means that, unlike in vocoding, no human speech is employed as basis. One example of such use is the song Das Boot by U96. A more tongue-in-cheek musical use of speech synthesis is MC Hawking. Most notably, Kraftwerk, who had previously used the vocoder extensively in their 1970s recordings, began opting for speech synthesis software in place of vocoders starting with 1981's Computer World album; on newer recordings and in the reworked versions of older songs that appear on The Mix and the band's current live show, the previously vocoder-processed vocals have been almost completely replaced by software-synthesized "singing".

Comb filter
A comb filter can be used to single out a few frequencies in the audio signal producing a sharp, resonating transformation of the voice. Comb filtering can be performed with a delay unit set to a high feedback level and delay time of less than a tenth of a second. Of the robot voice effects listed here, this one requires the least resources, since delay units are a staple of recording studios and sound editing software. As the effect deprives a voice of much of its musical qualities (and has few options for sound customization), the robotic delay is mostly used in TV/movie applications.