May 22, 2018 by iZotope

Master the Modules: Vocoder in VocalSynth 2

Learn how to use VocalSynth 2’s Vocoder module, including how to tweak the sound engine to create tones from bright to brooding.

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.

Re-invent your vocals with  product-popover-icons-vocalsynth.png VocalSynth 2 ’s Vocoder module:

In this video learn how to:

  • Switch between Smooth, Vintage, and Hard to find your Talkbox sound
  • Use the Shift nob to dial in a brooding or bright tone
  • Use the Scale nob to shift between a softer tone and sharper tone
  • Adjust the volume and panning of the Vocoder frequency bands
  • Tweak the Vocoder’s sound engine or select a preset
  • Adjust the filter and panning output of Vocoder
  • Blend Vocoder with other modules right from the animation

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