April 12, 2004
Prosoniq announced a new version of their OrangeVocoder plug-in, expanding
the range of sounds and features of the popular plug-in.
With a newly designed interface, OrangeVocoder 3 offers better MIDI control
for the built-in synth, support for loading sound files, virtually unlimited
polyphony, mono-mode with glide for classic R'n'B talkbox imitations, freely
assignable filter bands, and a real-time 24-band analyzer control. OrangeVocoder
3 also offers 5 different basic sound modes and some very advanced filterbank
effects, including a formant freeze function, a filterbank sample & hold
option and a voiced/unvoiced detector.
The automatable “phoneme dial” lets you string together sentences
without external speech signals, turning this plug into a vocal synthesizer.
Phonemes are vocal utterances that provide the basic building blocks of speech
– they encompass vowels, consonants, semivowels and dipthongs. The phonemes
can even be played on a MIDI keyboard, giving you real-time control over all
aspects of the synthesis.
- 24-band virtual analog vocoder simulation
- Bands srr assignable, and assignment can be rotated and shifted with a single
- Voiced/unvoiced detector
- Formant freeze
- Filterbank reverb
- Filterbank release and quantize (sample & hold)
- Selectable sound mode for a variety of styles
- Freeform EQ with realtime 24-band analyzer
- “Phoneme dial” for selecting and morphing between predefined utterances
- Phonemes can be directly played from a MIDI keyboard for realtime speech/singing
- On-board synthesizer (2 osc/voice, LFO, pitch/amplitude follower, osc sync/ring
mod, SOLO mode with glide, 24db LP filter with resonance and distortion)
- On-screen keyboard for playing without requiring MIDI input, as well as
full realtime MIDI control including pitch wheel, modulation and sustain
OrangeVocoder 3 for VST on MacOS and Windows is expected to be released in
May 2004 and will retail for 249 Euro. The update from version 2 will be priced
at 99 Euro. Other formats and platforms are planned to be announced.
For more information, visit their web site at www.prosoniq.com.