Prosoniq Orange Vocoder 10th Anniversary Edition
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Prosoniq Orange Vocoder 10th Anniversary Edition

Orange Vocoder 10th Anniversary Edition, Software Vocoder from Prosoniq.

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sonicsnap 03/05/2013

Prosoniq Orange Vocoder 10th Anniversary Edition : sonicsnap's user review

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Installation and Authorization quick and easy.
The Orange Vocoder, which is at version 3.40, can modulate one channel with another channel on the stereo, or take the internal synthesizer as "carrier." The synthesizer has two oscillators (ten waveforms or seven samples) with the possibility of pitch modulation and filter with distortion. As in the original version, there is the mixer, graphic equalizer, the "pseudo-reverb" (which actually plays on the decay and release effect.)
What's new then? Some details like a real reverb or mode "Phat" which gives a wider stereo, a "passthrough HF" and "voiced / unvoiced detection" with noise generator. But more importantly, we now have the choice of eight modes ("sound modes"), all described in the manual (in English) and which include emulations of vintage analog vocoder twenty four bands quite successful. It is good to know that the presets are offered one hundred names ("robot voice", "80's dark", "Kraftwerk", "talk box" etc.) that can scroll to find a good working basis. Finally, note that the Orange Vocoder can be used in principle as a plugin in a DAW but can also operate in "stand-alone".

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

No malfunction or stability in my Mac Pro, Mac OS 10.6.8 with Digital Performer. CPU consumption is not very important but not insignificant either, especially if you use the internal reverb. But hey, nothing dramatic as we have little reason to open together many instances of this type of software.

OVERALL OPINION

I use the Orange Vocoder since its inception. Thus, I can attest that the current version is a huge improvement over the original. This mainly because of the eight "sound modes". Just compare mode "Classic Orange", always available, the other seven. You can now get effects much more muscular, nasty before. This does not exclude all planeries imaginable. Admittedly, I've never handled analog vocoder time, but I know my classic 80s and really, at this stage, the Orange Vocoder has a range of possibilities that I do not see what may request that it can provide. Overall, I really like this and can not do without.