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New Version of Orange Vocoder Plug-In Coming

New Version of Orange Vocoder Plug-In Coming


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.


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  • 24-band virtual analog vocoder simulation
  • Bands srr assignable, and assignment can be rotated and shifted with a single
    mouse click
  • 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

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