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Softube Vocoder

Softube Vocoder

$199.00

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$199.00
4.8/5
(33 reviews)

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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.

Now You Can:

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

4.8/5
(33 reviews)

c. harris

September 22, 2019

Biggest UAD disappointment

I don't know what this plugin is supposed to be.UAD specialises in emulations of classic gear and this isn't anywhere near any classic vocoders I've ever heard.
It's an opaque interface which doesn't assist under the hood tweaking and it is as far from easy to use as I can imagine.
Sadly it fails in it's sound production too-so weedy and uninspiring.
I really hope UA and Softtube kick each other's butts, revisit this nightmare and give us a version 2 for free that emulates classic gear, is easy to edit and sounds inspiring.
My only bit of UAD gear that is at the bottom of my list when I need something like this.

P. Jacobsson

September 20, 2019

Vocoder!

Very nice, easy to use.

W. Khin

September 16, 2019

I love it.

Nice plugin for creative vocal touches.

M. McConaghy

August 26, 2019

Must for Vocals!

I use this as and parallel effect in almost every session. Love it!

S. May

July 15, 2019

So So Great

I just bought this to try on various tracks and now I’m trying it out on everything and seeing what different outcomes I can get. Yet another great tool.

J. Steffen

June 22, 2019

I like it but....

Sounds great over all but.... when it comes to vocals it just isn’t clear enough. Word pronunciation just isn’t really all that clear in comparison to say the Waves Morphoder or the Orange Vocoder. That’s my only gripe about it. It’s unfortunately a big deal for me when I have entire vocal tracks that are completely 100% wet vocoder. Having people constantly tell they can’t understand what I’m saying is a problem. I don’t have that problem with the Waves. I really wanted this to be the end of my search for a vocoder that I just rely on 100% of the time, but it’s not. If they could work on that and possibly update it, it would be perfect.

P. Uszyński

June 6, 2019

Works absolutely great!

Another top quality tool for your UAD platform. This is a very good sounding vocoder, very easy to use, also very vintage. Pure joy to use it on my upcoming album, definitely a great buy!

p. ormerod

May 10, 2019

The vocoder.

This is, at least for me, the best vocoder available today. Easy to use, and the sound is just as I remember vocoders from the past

D. Watts

May 5, 2019

this thing is fantastic

just demo'd it for a laugh really to see what it was like, now I'm in love with it! really good quality. Sounds great if you don't have a singer capable of singing harmonies. Also if you just want a classic vocoder vibe. It's a bit of a niche one I guess, but very good at what it does.

K. Haritatos

April 16, 2019

Inspire your self.

Inspire your self with this plugin . The Softube Vocoder adding new dimension . I love it.

A. Masotti

April 9, 2019

Good tool to use

Very good for backing vocals and adding a new dimension. Cool to mess around with, works well when tweaked just right.

A. Heinzelmann

March 17, 2019

Great Tool for Vocals

This is a great Tool for modern Vocals. I use the Softube Vocoder for Rap-Vocals as an effect. It´s also great for Backing Vocals.

D. Perini

February 8, 2019

Softube Vocoder

I love Softube Vocoder!

W. Marrera

January 30, 2019

Lost in sound

Be careful you can get lost playing with this thing

S. Parikh

January 30, 2019

Softube Vocoder

This is a very simple vocoder with a vibes sound. It's quick and easy to just open up and get something going that will sound good and inspire you. It's probably the most analogue sounding software vocoder I've used.

B. Vestal

January 21, 2019

Inspiring Tool

Who needs more eq, reverb, delay, tape?
Here's a tool that'll inspire you to make new MUSIC. very fun
Also, sounds better than the other few software vocoders I've tried and more fun to use, too.

B. Willems

January 16, 2019

awesome

Awesome sounding vocoder

H. Petersson

January 15, 2019

Instant vocoder

This is a very simple vocoder with a vibey sound. It's quick and easy to just open up and get something going that will sound good and inspire you. It's probably the most analogue sounding software vocoder I've used.
But the simplicity has the drawbacks of making it a bit limited. It doesn't have any built in effects so you will have to rely on other plugins for that. But most importantly it cannot take in an external carrier signal. So there is no way to use this with for example a bass, guitar or other instrument of choice. That would make it so much more useful, especially for live use. With this in mind I think the price is a bit steep.
But what it does it does really well. There's tons of creative fun to be had with this, especially if you pair it with other effects (do try it with the Lex 480L).

G. Hassenrück

January 10, 2019

This is a Vocoder... a Vocoder... a Vocoder!!!

Sprachverständlichkeit ist extrem hoch, die klanglichen Möglichkeiten ebenso. Zusammen mit Xils 5000 Vocoder das Beste was es auf dem Markt gibt! Kauft das Ding - es macht Spaß!

F. BOIC

December 28, 2018

Must have it

This is a real thing!