The vocoder in MODX is unilke any vocoder you've ever seen. Not only can you control all of the effect parameters in real time via Motion Control, you can have either the A/D input (as covered in last week's article) or another Part as the modulator. What does that mean? Check out the video below from Moessieurs and find out!
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The A/D Input on MONTAGE is a cool way to bring external audio from a microphone or line input into the Motion Control system. A/D parameters can be controlled with the Super Knob. Standard Part parameters like volume and pan are one possibility, but the real magic happens when control is assigned to the Insertion Effects. Plus you have the Envelope Follower,Vocoder and Auto Beat Sync capability. Check out the video below from Moessieurs on the A/D Input below:
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With an expressive touch, keen awareness of melody and remarkable technique, Greg Spero is a talented pianist and keyboardist. He has performed with a diverse range of musicians, including: Arturo Sandoval; Corey Wilkes; and, former Miles Davis collaborator and music director, Robert Irving III. Additionally, he has co-produced tracks with producer Ski Beatz (Jay Z), and, Shock G (Digital Underground) - and is currently the keyboardist and sound designer for Halsey. Greg recently had a chance to experience Montage and was very impressed.
In this lesson, Bad Mister explains the "Side Chain" function of the Motion Control Synthesis Engine which allows for modifying one Part with another. It also extends to the external world as well, because the source PART could be an external input (microphone, guitar, audio device, etc.). This can take several forms and in this session, we'll take a brief look at three of the basic possibilities - including one popular in Electronic Dance Music.
MOXF Vocoder The Vocoder requires you connect a dynamic microphone to the mono AD Input on the back panel, and setup for mic level signal. The Vocoder will apply your voice as a "modulator" for the synth sound. Pitch is determined by the key or keys you play.