One brand new iOS app promises to add a real time channel vocoder to an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Called voice bot, the application uses an iDevice’s microphone to modulate its user’s voice, resulting in a robot-like, retro sound.
Developer Erik Sigth explains in the app’s release notes:
Voice bot is a real time channel vocoder. Using the microphone, your voice modulates the synth resulting in a robot like singing voice. The synth engine, also known as the carrier, comes with the oscillator shapes saw, square, pulse and noise and a pitch lfo. For the modulation part of the engine there is [sic] amplification settings for eight frequency bands, frame smudge and sample rate, delay and flanger.
In addition, voice bot also includes a minimalistic sampler, and comes with support for midi keys and Audiobus. Here’s a complete list of features available to access in the application:
- microphone input.
- oscillator (saw, square, pulse and noise).
- eight band amplification.
- frame smudge.
- sample rate.
- pitch lfo.
- self adapting input gain.
- output gain.
- core midi (usb/wifi).
- Audiobus (output, effect and input).
Below, we’ve included a video of voice bot in action, along with a number of screenshots taken from within the app.
If you’re looking to make music using an iDevice, check out voice bot now. The application can be downloaded for $0.99 in the App Store, and is optimized for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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