This step will vary depending on your host daw and the synth plugin you are using to vocode, but the idea is you need to have the vocoder plugin set up as a playable synth. Sos tutorial 180 logic pro x audio als input fur vocoder school. Tal vst, au, audio unit, aax plugins for osx and windows. Audio engineer and songwriter, james muir, explains how to use the evoc 20 vocoder in apples logic pro to create percussive synth lines. If you have logic you can get the effect by using one of the stock plugins called the evoc 20 ps which is a vocoder synth and side chain your audio track from your mic to it and set it to vocoder mode. Of course, much later on software vocoders arrived.
Inside of logic pro using the evoc 20 ps, you create a new virtual instrument track, and load up the evoc 20 ps. We attempt to demystify the evoc20 vocoder plugin and suggest ways in which it could be useful in all kinds of music, not just as a tool to produce silly noises the evoc20 vocoder is one of logics most misunderstood and misused virtual instruments. Simply put, a vocoder is a device that is used to synthesize the human voice. Evoc 20 questions ive set up the vocoder plug in so that the side chain input is my microphone, and the vocoding itself works fine. Logic pro evoc 20 polysynth combines a vocoder with a polyphonic synthesizer, and can be played in real time. In 1996, doepfer in germany and music and more joined the vocoderproducing fraternity. Course for logic 210 vocoding with evoc by nonlinear. Evoc vocoder question regarding recording page 2 logic. Getting started with evoc 20 linkedin learning, formerly. As you look at the construction of a vocoder and we listen to the vocoder sound, youll find out that theyre two different devices that are worlds apart. When i want to add an element that needs to combine tightly with another sound, adding just a hint of something, it works great. Although commonly used to process voices, theres every reason to use a vocoder on other sounds in your songs.
We go over the evoc ps 20 in logic pro x and go over the routing needed to make some. The evoc 20 poly synth is a vocoder and a 20voice synthesizer. The software will convert these words into some graphical games, so users can learn and remember these words easily and quickly. A vocoder voice encoder takes an incoming audio signal, typically a voice, and applies this signal to the synthesizer, creating a hybrid vocal synthesizer. Vocodex by imageline windows the makers of fl studio have an absolute banger of a vocoder. How to get the classic vocoder singing synth effect. Vocoding remains popular in current electronic, hip. I have enlisted lamar mitchell to give us a look at a vocoder once again. Antares autotune pro by antares audio technologies. This music production software tutorial is on the use of the bv512 vocoder as a frequency specific effects gate in reason.
But lets concentrate on this video tutorial, where youll learn how to use and record the vocoder synth in logic pro. The 5 major errors to avoid when working in logic pro duration. If the input signal is a sung vocal melody, the individual note pitches are tracked and mirrored, or played, by the synthesis engine. This is the vocoder and polyphonic synth that comes with logic pros excellent. Its ignored by many who think that vocoders can only produce a certain type of sound, and in some cases if its used at all its only. Great little course on logic pros evoc 20 vocoder by david earl. Logic has been good enough to include a vocoder in its collection of effect pluginsthe evoc 20 the e comes from the old. We attempt to demystify the evoc20 vocoder plugin and suggest ways in which. These are the best free vocoder vst plugins for digital audio. From the late 1990s to the present, a number of standalone and integrated softwarebased vocoderslike the evoc 20have appeared. Dave provides an overview of all the evocs features and demonstrates how it can be used in several practical applications definitely worth the watch for any logic pro users. A good example is the evoc20, which forms part of the logic pro x bundle, and has plenty of great functionality for choral effects and robotforms alike.
Leaving this parameter at 100% is the default value, with 200% creating overlap between the ranges and extremely low values imparting a shimmery, crystalline texture to. This vocoder is optimized for voice processing and includes some algorithms for consonants to make the voice more intelligible. Ableton live vocoder effect builtin since version 8. See how to use vocoders as effect control units in this video. The history of the vocoder putting it into words musictech. The evoc20 package consists of two vocoders and one filter. In this quick tip well explore how to setup the vocoder in logic and use it to process a drum part. This way, it is quite easy to draw a frequency curve to delay only your treble, distort your midrange, and reverb your bass, or any configuration imaginable. Voice code by 9 soundware is a collection of presets for the evoc 20 vocoder within apple logic pro.
And i got to tell you, this is one heck of a good vocoder. The tracking oscillator tracks, or follows, the pitch of a monophonic input signal. Logic pro x video tutorial 57 evoc20 vocoder youtube. Evoc 20 is capable of creating classic, digital synth, and fm synthesis sounds as well as the stereotypical singing robot vocoder sounds that youd hear from kraftwerk or daft punk. Evan okay, so now were going to talk about evoc,thats the vocoder thats included in logic. Although sound modulation is one of the features packed in most. You need the airfoil software, as apples own only allows itunes audio to be.
In this chapter, well take a look at the evoc 20, which is a polyphonic synthesizer combined with the 20band vocoder. For those of you who dont know,the way that a vocoder works is basically that it. Vocoder is a simple application designed to help you modulate two sound files, thus creating a wide range of sound effects. Create a vocoder synth sound in logic pro with the evoc 20 polysynth. Software description os license file date comments power. It can create classic vocoder sounds, made famous by groups such as kraftwerk during the 1970s and 1980s. Logics evoc 20 polysynth is one of the coolest software instruments in logics ev series of vintage synths.
The evoc 20 is a vocoder built into logic that takes an audio signal from one channel strip and uses it to drive the vocoders synthesis engine the most common way that the signal is routed in logic is to have the output of a channel strip feeding the vocoder directly. The sound set contains presets for all three variants of the evoc 20. Included in logic pro is a vocoder called the evoc 20 ps polysynth, a very hand tool when it comes to audio editing. The issue is that im not sure how to record this effect. Evoc20 psa vocoder with a builtin polyphonic synthe. Using a live input with the evoc 20 logic pro x duration. Logic pro evoc 20 polysynth overview apple support. Called formant stretch on the evoc 20 and bw on live, the bandwidth parameter controls the total width of each frequency band. The evoc 20 trackoscillator is a vocoder with a monophonic pitch tracking oscillator. If you are looking to purchase a plugin to use in your daw, one of the finest sounding vocoders available is the matrix vocoder from virsyn. Eiosis els vocoder software reproduction of ems vocoder 5000 evoc20.1399 1576 1323 299 17 490 664 930 497 294 732 611 597 1242 1221 849 1472 1603 842 89 801 738 949 841 1199 441 797 592 744 1321 1151 1201 1084 16 1350 1011