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Re: looping with a Vocoder

  Thanks much, was just curious as I was considering buying one.  Is that
the Warp Factory?  I'm currently using an SE-70 which I believe, is 21
band.  *laughing*  anyway, blah blah blah...  Thanks...



At 01:20 PM 6/14/01 -0700, you wrote:
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Goddess" <thefates@earthlink.net>
>To: <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
>Sent: Thursday, June 14, 2001 1:10 PM
>Subject: Re: looping with a Vocoder
>>   -Just curious, does anyone know how many bands the electrix vocoder 
>> Thanks,
>> G
>> At 04:00 PM 6/14/01 +0200, you wrote:
>> > Yeah,a real fine topic for LD !
>> >
>> >I use since five years an analog Vocoder/Filterbank as an extraordinary
>> >effectdevice in my Setup.
>> >Most people think about a Vocoder,that it is a tool to make Robotvoices
>> >based on a Saw-wave.
>> >To difference my usage from this public prejudice,I call this device 
>> >VCA controlled Filterbank.
>> >It is very flexible to use for filtering or selected Filterband
>> >distortion(if it is analog).
>> >It can realize Pseudophasing effects,Filtersweeps,Singlebanddistortion
>> >so much more.
>> >And at least you can use it as an pseudo EQ,based on the Formants of 
>> >humans voice.As the Filters
>> >are working very sharp,it has a different quality to "normal" EQs.
>> >Use a Sinewave pitchshifting over a a space about +/- 4 octaves(a Casio
>> >offers such a strong
>> >modulation for example).Then you can hear how a really narrow bandwith 
>> >overtones will be faded in
>> >and out.Really a fine Filtersweep simulation.
>> >Mostly I use the Vocoder not for extreme effects.
>> >
>> >For my Livesetup I use an analog MAMVF11.Not the Ultima Ratio,but works
>> >and can be adjusted fast
>> >in a Live situation.In STudio I use a Software 22Band Vocoder wich is
>> >softwarebased.
>> >Both solutions are OK,but will not make me say that they are great.
>> >For the future I hope,that there will be a Vocoder/Filterbank,wich can 
>> >adjusted easily like my
>> >analog one,but has a fine soundquality(without the analog noise) and a
>> >spreaded Filterband.
>> >Maybe 48 Bands.
>> >
>> >Nevertheless,the Vocoder/Filterbank is a very important part of my 
>> >And like Rick I never
>> >used the "ROBOT"-function of this device.Hmmmmmmmm...? Maybe only to
>> >my little son and
>> >nephews on a birthday party. :-)
>> >
>> >A Vocoder/Filterbank is a great tool to shape a sound.So I only 
>> >!
>> >
>> >
>> >Marty
>> >
>> >
>> >----------
>> >>Von: "Rick Walker \(loop.pool\)" <GLOBAL@cruzio.com>
>> >>An: <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
>> >>Betreff: Re: Simran Gleason, looping with a Vocoder
>> >>Datum: Don, 14. Jun 2001 8:58 Uhr
>> >>
>> >
>> >>Nope, Simran,   my glitch was caused by turning up the robot pitch 
>> >>(I should have know that buying ANYTHING with a robot pitch knob was
>> >>getting me on to thin ice).   This introduces a sine wave, believe and
>it is
>> >>incredibly touchy.
>> >>Good luck.  I love my vocoder for looping or affecting loops once they
>> >>running.   You can sweep up the overtone series with your voice, turn 
>> >>freeze formant knob and then release it at the end of your 'solo' 
>> >>sweep down the overtone series with your voice.   Taking synth pads
>> >>and vocoding them with drum machine patterns or loops is very, very 
>> >>well.  I have yet to use the 'classic' vocoder voice sound (and 
>> >>never since I am cliche phobic).
>> >>
>> >>Later,  Rick
>> >>
>> >
>> >
>> ---
>>   "The only things I really think are important, are love, and 
>> -Then, anything is possible..."


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