Combining the most comprehensive and best-sounding set of vocoding algorithms available today with laser-like pitch control effects, a powerful synthesizer, audio freezing, a super fun and efficient workflow, and tons more, ORANGE VOCODER IV is - quite simply - the ultimate vocoder plug-in.
One Vocoder? How About 24...
ORANGE VOCODER IV doesn't just give you one great vocoder sound, it gives you twenty four vocoding and cross-synthesis modes, each with its own unique sonic character.
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It can sound warm and fat (obese, even) or ghostly ethereal, dark and moody or crystal-clear, smooth as butter or utterly destroyed in a totally sick way…you’ll never run out of inspiring new sounds.
To create this bandwidth of sounds, we’ve used every trick in the book* - ORANGE VOCODER IV was designed to feature the most comprehensive set of sound hybridizing options available in a vocoder.
*:...and some that aren't yet in any books, actually
Staying true to the zynaptiq style, we didn’t stop there, though, and threw in an excellent formant shifter, a new take on filter bank release/reverb called TRACES, HF through and unvoiced synthesis, an expander keyed on the plug-in input, as well as zero-latency operation for two of the modes. And – most importantly! - all of this was meticulously crafted to sound incredible, up-front, and dynamic, and sit well in the mix.
Or in other words: it has everything and then some, and simply sounds awesome.
Did You Say Comprehensive?
Ooooh yes, we did – it's deep.
Going way beyond just offering the ultimate in vocoding, we’ve loaded ORANGE VOCODER IV with features for workflows related to vocoding, like creating vocal tuning and layered harmonization effects, pads and drones, synth sounds, harmonic support in a color bass style...you can (literally) mix and match.
To keep workflow fast and easy, ORANGE VOCODER IV’s modules are all hooked up in a semi-modular routing architecture, clearly laid out in the OVERVIEW view.
Using an interactive signal flow diagram as its interface, it makes coming up with new sounds a dream. Switch modules into the signal path and adjust their key parameters, load sub-presets into them, adjust routing, mix, solo or mute the various processors, and much more. To dig deeper, click on a module's box to open the synth, vocoder, or effects pages – it really couldn't be simpler.
ORANGE VOCODER IV is much more than a vocoder – it’s both an inspiring sound design playground as well as an efficient production tool.
ORANGE VOCODER IV features a 64-voice synth that comes with hundreds of presets, and a preset generator that will create new sounds for you with a click on a button. The synth can be used as input to the vocoder, layered with other modules, or used on its own.
Its two oscillators can use analog emulated waveforms as well as sampled vintage digital waveforms, and feature two flavors of ring-modulation, hard-sync, through-zero FM, and seven types of polyphonic distortion. They feed into a 6 to 24dB low-pass filter with beautiful resonance. Comprehensive modulation options include mono- and polyphonic LFOs (audio-rate capable for the oscillators), AD-envelopes, envelope followers and zero-crossing trackers, velocity and a 4-destination macro control. Unison operation with up to 8 additional voices and DETUNE and CLUSTER modes, as well as Mono Legato with glide are supported, too, and you can play the synth via MIDI, or tell it which notes to play using the on-screen keyboard.
ORANGE VOCODER IV features a pitch quantizer for forcing the input signal onto a specific pitch, which can be used in parallel to or instead of the vocoder. It has 5 modes – QUANTIZE, SCALE, NOTE, ENFORE and POLYFORCE – that provide flexibility and a wide range of sound options. ENFORCE and POLYFORCE use a wave-table inspired approach, and feature zero latency processing for live performance. The pitch quantizer is extremely easy to use: just switch it on and choose the algorithm, it will then be controlled by the same notes as the synth – including mono legato and glide, of course.
The FREEZER module will freeze the audio coming in to the plug-in when you click its big snowflake button, sustaining the current timbre indefinitely. It is placed before the pitch quantizer module so that you can play melodies with it. You can load and save freeze buffers, building a library of colours as you go.
The DICE button in ORANGE VOCODER IV triggers a smart randomizer, which will load randomly selected, but carefully designed, settings into the synth, vocoder and freezer modules – giving you the inspirational infusion that a randomiser brings to the table, but creating only useful results. No more of the click - meh! - click - OUCH -click- srsly?.
You can exclude any module from the dice-roll, select whether you want to use musical or SFX-ish sounds (or both), and whether to use the factory sub-presets or your own (or, again, both). The DICE are context-aware, so if you're in the synth view, only the synth will be rolled.