As with a lot of today’s musical technologies, the vocoder (short for voice encoder) began life as a completely non-musical, utilitarian piece of electronic equipment. Throughout the decades, it’s been used by some of the most innovative artists in the music industry, including Laurie Anderson, Stevie Wonder, and Kraftwerk.
Pro Tip: Use Vocoder in MIDI Mode on drums. Here’s how:
1. Insert VocalSynth 2 on a MIDI track
2. Choose MIDI Mode
3. Set the sidechain input to a percussion track
4. Write some MIDI notes
5. Enable the Vocoder on the MIDI track
6. Blend the Vocoder to taste straight from the animation