Vocodex is the last word in vocoders, featuring advanced articulation envelopes, integrated Carrier synthesizer and Soundgoodizer maximizer, vocoder envelope control and up to 100 variable-width multi-parameter vocoder bands. Vocodex - By your command!

Related plugin - Fruity Vocoder.

Vocoding is the process of using the real-time frequency spectrum of one sound (Modulator) to modulate the frequency spectrum of another (Carrier). The vocoder engine consists of a series of bandpass filters that allow through only those frequencies detected in the Modulator source. So, for example, when a human voice is used to modulate a synthesizer chord, it will sound like the synthesizer is talking, the classic robot voice from many sci-fi movies.

Setup Inputs


Carrier Synthesizer

Vocodex includes an internal Carrier generator based on the Sytrus synthesis-engine.

  • Carrier sounds - Select from the Carrier options using the drop-down menu to the left of the keyboard. To use the internal carrier see the Setup section 'External Modulator with internal Carrier'.
  • Playing the carrier - You can lock keys (to create chords) on/off using mouse clicks. Alternatively when Vocodex is focused (interface selected) it will steal any MIDI keyboard controller input and can be played manually. When responding to a controller keyboard the note/chord will hold until the next note/chord is played. The first held note will clear all other notes. Any notes played after the first held note will lock on, to clear, release the first held note and play another note.

NOTE: the internal Carrier mode is aimed at live use as it does not respond to the Piano roll or Step Sequencer. However the same Carrier sounds are also available in the 'Vocoder carriers' preset section of Sytrus or from the Browser > Plugin presets > Sytrus > Vocoder carriers folder. Use the Production input method, described above, to use Sytrus as an external Carrier source.

Vocoding Tutorials

Plugin Credits: Didier Dambrin

Vocodex sample: Katy Theodossiou.