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Keep Calm, Put Your Headphones In And Make Music With Voice Bot Vocoder

Keep Calm, Put Your Headphones In And Make Music With Voice Bot Vocoder

July 7, 2013
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.
  • delay.
  • flanger.
  • 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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