Multi-Algorithm Vocoder Plug-In
Heard on countless songs in multiple genres worldwide, ORANGE VOCODER AU is indeed THE classic software vocoder plug-in. Originally developed by Prosoniq in 1998, ORANGE VOCODER has since evolved through numerous iterations, always staying at the cutting edge right to this day. It has a reputation for being the single most transparent sounding and flexible vocoder plug-in available…and we at Zynaptiq agree.
ORANGE VOCODER features a built-in 32-voice synthesizer, 8 different vocoder algorithms ranging from analog modelled circuits to far-out digital cross-synthesis modes, filter-bank freezing and reverb, a 10-band graphic EQ, and more…a dream-machine for creating new sounds!
The ORANGE VOCODER features at a glance:
- Realtime vocoder effects plug-in for the Apple AudioUnits (AU) format.
- Flexible Carrier/Modulator Routing, including side-chain input.
- Integrated 32-voice virtual analog synthesizer.
- 8 unique vocoder algorithms.
- HF Passthrough & Voiced/Unvoiced Detector with noise generator.
- Filterbank Freeze & Filterbank Reverb.
- 10-band Graphic EQ with Analyzer.
- Integrated Hall Reverb.
One Vocoder? How About 8…
ORANGE VOCODER doesn’t just give you one great vocoder sound, it gives you eight. Two different 24-band analog emulations give you classic vocoder sounds in linear and minimum phase. The ORANGE VOC 3 and Classic ORANGE algorithms give you the state-of-the-art ORANGE VOCODER algorithm, as well as its digital classic counterpart from the original plug-in from 1998. The unique MR 1st order, MR 2nd order and MR 3rd order Multi-Resolution modes use wavelet transform mathematics to provide frequency dependent time resolution, and sounds ranging from extremely natural to completely synthetic, while Colorize applies the Modulator’s phase response in addition to its frequency amplitude data, for a wild cross-synthesis effect.
Play It Again, Vocoder
The integrated virtual analog synth features two oscillators with ring-mod and hard-sync. Choose between analog emulation and sampled waveforms, and use the included 4-pole low-pass filter for shaping them. Add a distortion circuit that is so warm sounding that you’ll break a sweat, and throw in dual LFOs and an envelope follower and start tweaking. You can play the synth via MIDI, or tell it which notes to play using the on-screen keyboard.
Flip That Switch
ORANGE VOCODER is all about flexibility. The vocoder engine’s Carrier and Modulator inputs can be sourced from the plug-in input, a side-chain input, and the internal synth, and changing the routing is as simple as clicking one or two switches. Want to swap Carrier and Modulator signals? Hit Flip. Use the synth instead of the side-chain? Click on Synth, done.
We Hear Ya’ – And Don’t You Move!
Intelligibility is key when transforming speech using a vocoder. Which is something that ORANGE VOCODER excels at. Apart from its unique, highly transparent algorithms, it also features a high frequency pass-through circuit as well as voiced/unvoiced detection. On the other hand, ORANGE VOCODER has several options to make the results more diffuse, or even static – the integrated Filterbank Reverb allows smoothing and blurring the Filterbank modulation, while the Freeze function will capture the current state of the Filterbank and hold it infinitely.
All that said, there’s more. ORANGE VOCODER comes with an easy to use Hall Reverb, a three-channel mixer for blending Carrier and Modulator with the Vocoder’s output, a stereo widening function aptly called PHAT, a 10-band graphic EQ with analyzer, a random preset generator, and more than 60 factory presets.
ORANGE VOCODER is currently available for the Apple AudioUnits (AU) format on Mac OS X.
System Requirements Mac
- Apple Mac computer
- OSX 10.6.8 or newer
- Intel CPU running at 1.5 gHz or faster
- Apple AU (AudioUnits) compatible Host software (such as Apple Logic, MotU Digital Performer, Ableton Live, Presonus Studio One and more)
PLEASE NOTE that there is no support for VST, RTAS or AAX on Mac or Windows at this point!