Freebie Friday: Free Vocoder & Voice Plug-ins

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A vocoder is a synthesizer that analyzes vocals and produces multiplexed or synthesized sounds from it. There are several free ones out there and some great vocoders and vocal changers for sale that have a lot more features. You’ve certainly heard it before. A great example of a beautiful song is Hide & Seek from Imogene Heap. Another example, Get Lucky from Daft Punk. Want something a little more old school? Phil Collins “In The Air Tonight”, 2Pac & Dr. Dre’s “California Love”, Beastie Boys “Intergalactic”, New Order “Ecstasy”, Laurie Anderson “O Superman”, and Kraftwerk “Computer World” are all great examples that span the genre from mainstream, to hip hop, to art-rock.

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Free Vocoder Plug-ins

The Full Bucket Vocoder

VST|AU, Mac|Windows

The Full Bucket Vocoder FBVC simulates the classic KORG VC-10 Vocoder from 1978. FBVC features are:

  • 20 band full stereo vocoder
  • 64 voice polyphonic built-in Tone Generator section
  • Accent Bending and Vibrato effects
  • and much more!


TAL Vocoder

VST|AAX, Mac|Windows

Tal Vocoder is a vocoder that emulates early 80s vocoder sounds and contains 11 bands.

Download TAL Vocoder

Cannabis Vocoder

VST, Windows

Cannabis vocoder can completely change the sound of your vocal track. The mono version is an effect plugin. In other words, it’s not a VST instrument. The poly version IS a VST instrument. With it, you can load the vocal track into the software. Using the MIDI channel, you can create a polyphonic vocoder.

Get Cannabis Vocoder

La Voz Cantante

VST| Windows

La Voz Cantante is an FFT based 1024-channel vocoder. There’s a lot more to it, so be sure to check it out.

La Voz Cantante

SmartElectronix Vocoder and Talkbox

VST|AU (Talkbox only), Mac|Windows

These are 2 vocoder plug-ins that are now open source. There are about 20 plug-ins that you can download at once.

Download Vocoder and Talkbox

Need something more powerful?

Zynaptiq Orange VocoderZynaptiq Orange Vocoder

A perfect match: Apples and Orange… This is THE classic OrangeVocoder effect used on popular tracks played on every radio station in the country. It’s an unmistakable sound that you won’t find anywhere else has made it Prosoniq’s top-selling product for over ten years! First released in 1998 as a VST plugin the OrangeVocoder has quickly gained a reputation as being the single most flexible and transparent sounding vocoder ever to be available as a plug-in.

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Vocal SynthiZotope VocalSynth

VocalSynth is a creative multi-effects plug-in enabling you to shape and manipulate your voice to create electronic vocal textures, robot sounds, computerized harmonies, vocoder and talkbox effects, and thick octaves or doubles.

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Little AlterBoySoundtoys Little AlterBoy

Vocal formant and pitch shifting. Hard Tune FX. Robot/Vocoder Mode. Tube Drive.

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Posted by Michele Yamazaki