May 22, 2018 by iZotope

Master the Modules: Compuvox in VocalSynth 2

Learn how to use VocalSynth 2’s Compuvox module, including how to break down a vocal, mangle vowel sounds, and increase vocal gravel noise.

Compuvox is based on a technology known as Linear Predictive Coding (LPC) which has existed since the late 1960s. As with a number of the audio processors in VocalSynth, LPC was originally a communications technology for encoding intelligible speech at low bit rates to save bandwidth. Nowadays this computerized vocal sound is often used as a special effect common in electronic music production. The outcome sounds similar to infamous toys like the Furby, Speak n Spell (which uses LPC), and even older text-to-speech technologies.

Crunch your vocals with  product-popover-icons-vocalsynth.png VocalSynth 2 ’s Compuvox:

In this video learn how to:

  • Switch between Read, Spell, and Math to find your Compuvox sound
  • Break down a vocal with Bits nob
  • Mangle vowel sounds with Bytes
  • Increase vocal gravel with the Bats nob
  • Dig deeper with the Advanced panel
  • Explore synth presets or tweak the sound engine
  • Adjust the filter output of Compuvox or the pan position

Pro Tip: Add growl to vocals with Compuvox. Here’s how:

  1. Add VocalSynth 2 to an audio track
  2. Turn the Bats nob to the max
  3. Automate the Global wet/dry blend in VocalSynth 2
  4. Blend the effect to taste from the animation