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Analog inspired real-time vocoder for retro and modern sounds.

Over the past four decades, vocoders have been used to stunning effect, transforming human voices into various forms of robot speak on hits by Herbie Hancock, Kraftwerk, Daft Punk, Afrika Bambaataa, and countless modern hit-making producers.

Developed by Softube, exclusively for UAD hardware and UA Audio Interfaces, the Softube Vocoder plug-in takes its sonic cues from the best analog vocoders of the past, while adding new features to take the iconic effect into the future.

Track in real time through the iconic, hit-making robotic vocal effect made famous by Daft Punk, Afrika Bambaataa, Imogen Heap, and more

Create movement and texture on vocals, percussion, drum loops, and more via the Freeze feature

Record with a warm, analog-sounding 20-band vocoder for three-dimensional effects and textures

Craft everything from gritty, old-school vocoding, to more modern, polished sounds

Take a Listen

Take a Listen
Softube Vocoder Basics
Softube Vocoder Basics

Softube Vocoder Basics

In this video, Softube product specialist George Reece shows you how to harness the Softube Vocoder on vocals, drum loops, and more.

Analog Synth Goodness

Analog Synth Goodness

Powered by an onboard, analog-inspired synthesis engine, the Softube Vocoder plug-in bests other emulations of the classic vocoder effect with its warm, gritty, three-dimensional sound. And with a purpose built feature set, including 6-voice polyphony, four waveform types, pitch modulation, pulse-width modulation, and more, you can easily fine tune or totally reshape your sources with a bonafide analog synth.

Resynthesis Control

Resynthesis Control

The Softube Vocoder plug-in gives you unprecedented control of the spectral response of your vocoded performance. Each band of the Vocoder analyzer can be independently adjusted, or grab the Spectral Tilt control to rapidly shift from high to low frequencies. The Parallel Blend control mixes the dry/wet signals allowing you to fine tune, or automate, the amount of synthetic texture added to your source.

Futuristic Freeze

Futuristic Freeze

A feature only found on the Softube Vocoder, the Freeze control lets you capture a snippet of a vocal, for example, and create chopped, DAW-synced rhythms within a track. And with real time control via MIDI, Freeze unlocks new creative possibilities for musicians and producers looking to create genre-bending sounds.

Key Features

Generates iconic robotic vocal textures with classic analog vocoder tone

6-voice polyphonic carrier synth with multiple waveforms and selectable octave

Freeze function can be DAW-synced to clock division, or controlled via MIDI

Variable bands (4, 8, 12, 16, 20) offering vintage to modern vocoding effects

Adjustable per-band Resynthesis Control

Adjustable envelope followers with Attack and Decay controls

Spectral tilt for rapid adjustment of high/low response

Notes and chords can be entered in real time with the built-in keyboard or via MIDI

Customer Reviews

Softube Vocoder

Overall Rating


T. TzwSVsOw

May 9, 2024



T. TzwSVsOw

May 9, 2024



F. San Filippo

January 16, 2024

Yeah, buddy!

It vocodes! Can be really cool on snares.

t. jensen

January 1, 2024

Nice plug

Easy to use. Sounds nice

A. Talley

October 11, 2023

Excellent and very useful

If you love those classic 70s funk records this plugin is a must have.

J. Weber

September 15, 2023

As Good as it Gets!

Great Vocoder!

D. Thorn

March 23, 2023

CYLON. need I say more?

Hardly ever post reviews but wanted to w/ this one (esp after seeing the less impressed posts).
While none the presets grabbed me, after a few minutes of tweaking I hit my gold standard of vocoding: the Cylons from OG Battlestar Galactic (esp compared to my boss
se-70 fx unit vocoder, while close, this gets it perfect. also love the aesthetics of that super early 80s gui.
Reviews say it’s not intelligible enuff and words aren’t clear or understood? Well that’s pretty much what vocoders of that era sounded like.. This is not a ‘California love’ vocoder but something special and unique and super fun to play with in real-time, esp with the midi control.

V. Trendel

January 1, 2023

Nothing more... JUSTE TEST IT !!!

Nothing more... JUSTE TEST IT !!!
Because it's Amazing this Vocoder take you in the game !

E. Shacham

December 2, 2022

Very cool....

This is a very cool instrument, had some issues engaging the midi.

P. Callaghan

November 30, 2022

Better price elsewhere

This was a black friday treat for me but soon after I bought it. I realised this isn't a UAD unison plugin and the version from softube is the same. But way cheaper. Unless I'm missing something of course. Is likely

E. Ananda

June 23, 2022


Fits well and feels realistic when combined with vocals and fun to play with on percussion.

J. Maasakkers

January 4, 2022


Good sound and easy to use

B. Sand

November 14, 2021

Poor vocoder

Pretty useless vocoder and it sounds terrible on most sources.

j. hilton

October 18, 2021

Useful as an effect more than a vocal vocoder

I've found the Softube Vocoder to be more useful as an audio effect as opposed to a typical vocal vocoder. I dig it for a different reason.

J. Boeke

April 23, 2021

Good sound, poor manual

It was hard to find out how to set up the vocoder in Logic Pro. It took some mailing with Softube (the company that build the plug-in) before I realised what had to be done. Once I did, the sound and ease of use in the GUI was fine!

G. Hipwell

January 22, 2021


Don’t have too much experience with other Vocoder plugs, but this works. The presets sucked for what I was looking for. I started at default and played with the settings until I found what I liked. You can find a lot of good sounds that way. I’d like to try the midi capability. That seems pretty wild.

A. Kolomvatsos

January 5, 2021

Great sound!

It's so easy to use and get insta good sound out of it.

N. Assolo

January 4, 2021

Un Vocoder comme on l’aime!

Très efficace, Top!

A. Faraboli

December 27, 2020

Softube Vocoder

Fantastic plugin! 5 super stars.

F. Trentini

December 19, 2020

Not quite there

I was looking for a decent, straightforward Vocoder plugin, to be able to finally avoid the hassle of setting up my old Roland SVC-350. I hoped this could be a solution but it isn't, by no means (at least yet). The sound is ok but not brilliant, the MIDI implementation isn't up to scratch, and it looks like some functions sometimes don't even work (octave). I hope you guys will release an improved 2.0 version soon, you can certainly do better than this.