Become a vocoder virtuoso using Ableton Live’s Vocoder device
Learn how to create intriguing textures and leads with Live’s stock vocal-transforming effect
Ever wanted to give yourself a robotic voice or create rich, textural vocal chords? You’ll need a vocoder. This used to be a costly affair – a Roland VP-330 vocoder would cost you upwards of $2,500 in the 80s. Fortunately, now you’ve got a vocoder sitting right in your DAW with Ableton Live’s Vocoder device.
In this Ableton Live Tutorial, MusicTech expert Liam O’Mullane will guide you through Ableton Live’s Vocoder. You’ll learn the difference between a Modulator and a Carrier, find out about the properties of bands and how to use MIDI to apply Vocoder to your vocal line.
Other lessons in our Ableton Live Tutorials series so far include:
- Creating a template
- Gating and sidechaining
- Creative Sidechaining
- Shaping sounds with Multiband Compressor
- Saving CPU
- Converting audio to MIDI
- Understanding Reverb and Convolution Reverb
- Arpeggiator MIDI effect
- Vinyl Distortion and Erosion
- Hooking up MIDI controllers
- Using Cue Mode
- Grain Delay
- Drum Buss device
- Spectrum and EQ Eight analyser
- Exploring Live’s Resonators
- Moving your Ableton Live Library
Those of you who already know Live inside and out, but are looking to explore other DAWs may want to check out our Logic Tips Series, following a similar pattern to this course.