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With a lot of channels you can imitate a vocoder: You need to split the carrier and modulation signal into frequency bands as Internet Human stated. For each frequency band you need 3 tracks with the exact same filter setup for example for band 1 you chose lowpass at 100 hz and highpass at 50 hz. One channel has the modulator as its input signal, the other ...


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Hi Tom, Remember that vocoders work in the frequency domain. What you are doing is passing one sound through the spectral envelope of another. If you like, think of the carrier spectrum as a sieve which the modulator passes through. If you try to pass a sound which is only low frequency energy through one which is only high frequency energy, then you get ...


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I second, fire as an impulse in your favourite Convolution Reverb also do this take your voice and run it against zplanes pitch tool and add layers of your voice on different octaves...the logic behind this is you adding more signal to your modulator, thus giving you more control over the carrier sound that provides necessary timbre towards the goal sound......


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One thing to consider is whether the listener needs to hear fire or needs to THINK that he/she is hearing fire. My suggestion is to build a complexly layered sound that is reminiscent of a roaring blaze (perhaps a sample of a forest fire or a molten steel mill), and add something with a voice-like tone to it as Mark said. Vocode THAT combination. Once that's ...


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This sounds very much like the MicroKorg vocoder but most vocoders will sound similar. There's a lot of free ones out there that will do the same thing. I would recreate it by recording the vocoder processing and the dry unprocessed dialogue at the same time on 2 separate tracks as the mix is mostly dry. The vocoder doesn't have any note change, it's just ...


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For me it sounds like he's applying FL Studio's Vocodex plugin. Although I'm not a specialist using this I know that you can do some insane stuff with it utilizing a "carry"-layer and a sound-layer so that the sound from the sound layer is vocoded using the MIDI-information coming from the carry-layer. Two really good tutorials on how to use the plugin ...


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I agree with Jay (hi Jay!!), this should be fairly straightforward to do and like Mark says you might need a DAW which will help you load the Vocoder software and route your ins and outs. Remember that for the vocoder to work you need two signals, a modulator (your voice) and a carrier (synth sound). You need to set the vocoder to receive your computer's ...


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If by vocoder you mean "voice simulator" you can try the following cli on your Mac's terminal: $say "Hello World" For more informations about the command line type in $man say If you search for the other type of vocoder, try Jack with a normal vst plugin like Matrix on your Mac. If you are on Linux it's even better here is what I've found searching ...


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The Vocoders I use are the built in Ableton Live, and NI Razors vocoder.The way I would try to recreate this particular sound is by first recording your dialogue, then maybe duplicating the track and pitching it up followed by throwing a vocoder on it. Maybe even playing with a filter, an Eq, and blending the tracks together. You could also playback your ...


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This method is simply using a vocoder with a dog sample as the carrier and the voice input as the modulator. Logic does come with a vocoder - you can look it up in the manual and here is an article from SOS that looks at it: http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/mar07/articles/logictech_0307.htm If you are unsure on vocoding in general then details can be found ...


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Just me, but I tend to go to vocoders when I want a Dialog Effect (like something special for a mechanical character). I think it's a leftover from the days of the original Battlestar Galactica and the vocoded Cylon voices which I thought were AWESOME as a youngster. Convo I tend to use for SFX more, and specifically interesting ambiences. On one animated ...


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Hi Shane, Welcome to SSD. Probably many of those books have sections on vocoding. What level of information are you trying to find? Are you looking for info on basic use or do you already know the basics and are looking for more detailed info? For basic music tech information Sound on Sound is a good source for general, well written articles. Here's an ...


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The specific manual of the vocoder that you're using. The overall idea of a vocoder is simple. In laymans terms: You have two audio inputs: the source and the modulator. The vocoder is a bunch of bandpass filters with envelope followers on each one of the filter bands. The envelope followers listen to the modulator input at each filter band, i.e. the ...


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Also try using the fire as an impulse in your favourite Convolution Reverb (Space Designer in Logic can do this)... by playing with the Decay, EQ and mix settings you may get closer to what you're looking for.


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I'd like to suggest my personal favourite, Image-Line's Vocodex. Nice routing and tweaking options, and it's not too expensive either, sitting at 99 USD :)


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